Elbereth Finnish Lapphunds
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Driving up the A1 is getting to be a habit - and stopover at Wetherby is now a regular haunt, same hotel 3 times this show season! Headed up on the eve of Wednesday - which was not ideal as in rush hour traffic most of way - arriving shortly before 10. Dogs walked and settled, then cup of tea made and then for early night - then the 1 mile drive (result) to the Wetherby Racecourse venue or the Driffield show. We don't have lapphund classes at this show so it was AVNSC (any variety not separately classified or as some of us call it - not seriously considered!) - was lovely to meet up withChris and Mikko at the show and we had plenty of time to relax and do some shopping before the judging. Our judge Mr Nev Newton had a real mixture of breeds to work through in the AVNSC classes. I was thrilled to bits when Matkamies won the puppy dog class, and perhaps even more so when he held his own in Junior - coming second to a 16 month old Vallhund. Chris and Mikko continued their winning ways heading a very strong open dog class and then winning BD, with Ainokainen taking the puppy bitch class, putting her head to head with Matka for Best Puppy. Interestingly that although Aino is a couple of days older than Matka she is the baby at the moment so not really surprised when the baby wolf (Matka) won another best puppy! Full results of the classes.