Yogi makes history at Manchester
Best in Show at Manchester was the Hungarian Vizsla
Aust Ch & Sh Ch Hungargunn Bear It’n Mind, owned by Mrs N Cragg & Mrs K Armstrong.
Seen in photo with Best in Show judge Mr Derek Smith, Mr R Gregory (Chairman)
Mrs Fiona Coward-Scholes & Mrs Val Foss (President)
The hugely successful Hungarian Vizsla, Sh Ch/Aust Ch Hungargunn Bear It’n Mind, smashed a record held for the last eighty years, after taking his 17th all-breed best in show at Manchester championship show last Sunday.
Yogi, who is owned by Kathryn Armstrong and Australian breeder Naomi Cragg, Yogi was handled by John Thirlwell to re-ignite his supercharged start to the year, following on from his Boston BIS earlier in the month where the award equalled the record of 16 set in the 1930s by the Scottish Terrier, Ch Heather Realisation.
To add to the celebrations, breed judge Chris Atkinson awarded him his first Manchester group when Yogi commenced his march to the top.
Sired by Aust Ch Hurbertus Dealers Choice and Aust Ch Hungargunn Unforgetable, Yogi was imported into the UK from Australia back in 2004. Since then Yogi has taken the breed’s UK CC record. He is the current winner of 63 CCs (62 CCs from different judges), he has become Top Dog all breeds UK in 2006, 2007 & 4th Top Dog all breeds in 2008. In 2009 he became the Crufts’ Gundog Group winner and finished 2009 as 7th Top Dog all breeds and finally, Top Stud Dog all breeds.
Yogi’s handlers Moray Armstrong and John Thirlwell told Our Dogs: ‘We are absolutely overwhelmed with Yogi’s success here in the UK. He turned seven years old on 22nd December and we have no intention at the moment to retire him from the ring, as he still enjoys his time at the shows and always puts on a great performance. His next show will be Crufts in March. We could not be more thankful to all the judges who have awarded Yogi his 63 CC’s, group placings, and 17 Best in Shows all breeds, and not to forget his Best in Show wins at Club Championship shows.’
All eyes will be on Yogi at Crufts for that all important Best of Breed!
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