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The Kennel Club of Jersey has just held its final Championship Show of the year at the Royal
Three judges came over, with Claire Coxall judging the Utility, Working and Pastoral groups. Eleanor Bothwell was looking after the Hound and Toy groups and
Guilheme Pelissier was in the
Terrier and Gundog ring. Coming through to the final line up from the Utility group was the Lhasa Apso Kutani Codebreaker For Zanamop, owned by Peter Walker. The
Siberian Husky Jersey Ch Lapatka Spirit Wolf, owned by Sue Warn won the Working group and David and Carol Turners Australian
Shepherd Ch Am and Jersey Ch Harmonyhillsatinfunnycideman at Chakona Pd’H, came out top in the Pastoral group.
Taking the honours in the Hound group was Nikki Deen and
Marie-Claire Hannigans Afghan Hound, Jersey Ch Jangels Just a Gigalo at Jahera, with Julian Schofields Pomeranian Thelbern Step In Time With Rudoli winning the Toy group.
The Terrier group was won by Russell Marett’s Cesky Terrier, Gayteckels Highflyer Pd’H and Debbie Houghton and Enid Le
Gresley’s Am Cocker Spaniel
Fielgar Majestic Quest, won the Gundog group.
The rings were then joined and Claire Coxall who stepped forward to award BIS to the Afghan Hound, with the Lhasa Apso getting RBIS. Best Puppy in Show went to Peter Walker’s Lhasa Apso Petwalk Prada, who also went on to win Best Novice and Junior in Show.Res BPIS went to Margaret Bayes’’ Boxer Docrema Champagne
Charlie. Best Veteran In Show went to Pat Dale and Pat Michels Pekingese, Jersey Ch Ksarina Designers Dream Pd’H and Res
Veteran was Russell Marett’s Cesky Terrier, Gayteckels Highflyer Pd’H. Best Brace in Show went to Collette Allen’s Rough Collies.
The show was attended by Our Dogs photographer John Jackson, who was also accompanied by Vince Hogan, the Our Dogs Managing Director.
The following day Eleanor
Bothwell held a conformation and movement seminar for 20 people. The day-long event was extremely informative giving a real insight into the structure of the dogs and how the dogs conformation has changed over time. Mrs Bothwell took the
audience through the history of how dogs have developed over the years, to what we see today. Being able to identify the different parts of a dog correctly and understand how they are put together to create the
different breeds that were bred for different jobs is a skill and she made it accessible and enjoyable.