• Date: 24/08/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: LIZ stannard Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 20/09/2019

Scottish Kennel Club

Breed: Best in Show

My thanks to the management committee of SKC for giving me the honour of my first Best in Show appointment at Championship show level.

This is my 50th year in dogs so this certainly made it a Golden Anniversary and the hospitality, good wishes and congratulations just added to the event, which obviously I will never forget.

To sit through all seven groups and see the winners come through meant that I knew I was going to get a strong line up for BIS and the other 5 group winners are to be congratulated at getting so far and there is no shame in not going further.

My eventual winner is well known having had a long and very successful career but every time he appears in a big ring he seems to pull out all the stops and certainly never lets his handler down who presents him in tip top condition. From the ringside applause it was a popular win and thanks to those who stayed to support all the group winners, I know from being in that position it means a lot.

 

Best In Show CH NIKARA DIAMOND DANCER JW Breed: Samoyed (MRS V & MRS S A FREER & SMITH)

A dog that certainly belies his age to see him move and to go over him and feel his body condition you would never believe he was a Veteran. A dog you can certainly never ignore in any level of competition.

The first words of the Samoyed breed standard says it all “Most Striking” he is that and more, with no exaggerations. Balanced strong muscular body, covered in thick correct texture coat, free moving with drive and power.

Correct wedge shaped head with jet black pigment and that smiley Samoyed expression.

Reserve Best In Show CROSSCOP LET IT SHINE FOR SUPETA JW Breed: Whippet (MRS L, MR G & MISS F MORRIS, WADDELL & MYCROFT)

A very balanced dog with elegance but well muscled and no exaggerations. Enough length of back and deep chest. Very free moving with a long stride. Well carried head with alert expression.

 

Judge

LIZ STANNARD