Well I was myself busy judging at both Paignton and Bournemouth shows - first Estrela Mtn Dogs then Pyrenean Mtn Dogs, but the Elbereth Team did me proud. First at Paignton under Mr J Bispham we had a new BOB winner in Judi Cross' Elbereth Marja, giving Hapmi yet another BOB winning offspring to his credit and pushing him further in the lead as top sire. Res BB was Marja's half sister Elbereth Apina at Pavoskas ShCM.
Then at Bournemouth, the breed was judged by Mr K Baldwin, it was a first BOB for Ian & Pia Reynold's Elbereth Kaisa at Arktinen, following a number of reserve BB, she was handled by Sam Moore and Lyn Etches, and shortlisted in the group. The res BD was my son, Phillip's Elbereth Matkamies, his 6th such award and he is still only a junior. Kaisa's win puts Toive well on top for the top brood spot again.