Lapema would like to thank everyone who have continues to support us during the hardest of times in 2016, being there through the high points & when our world fell apart. It really does mean alot that we have some great friends & people we can rely on when the chips are down. We have lost our biggest part of the team during this year but we will try our very hardest to continue to do Mum proud every single day. We wish everyone the very best of luck in 2017 & we hope that it will be a successful & healthy one for all. See you all soon!
Our final show for 2016 was a nice local one seeing our whole show team on the day taking pole position in all their classes!!! Firstly, our Labrador on the day Rosie, was placed 1st in Open & then challenged to win RESERVE BEST OF BREED thanks to judge Des Hodgkinson. Then our Malamute team kept up the fine work with Ouija, Rudie & Rio all winning their classes. Ouija then goes on to show her socks off in the challenge & be awarded not only BEST PUPPY IN BREED but also BEST OF BREED above her older show mates in our team!! Ouija was then placed WORKING PUPPY GROUP 4 thanks to the breed & group judge Siberian Husky specialist Kevin Whitehead.
LKA Champ on the 10th with just a two dog team. Ouija is placed 2nd in Puppy Bitch & RES in Junior Bitch. Rusie is placed 3rd in Junior Dog. Thanks to breed specialist judge Nicola Singh.
We start off the Open shows this winter with Coventry & Foleshill on the 5th under breed specialist Tate Louch. Ouija is placed 2nd in Junior, Rudie awarded 1st Post Graduate & RESERVE BEST OF BREED & Voodoo wins Open.
WOW WHAT A DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On the 19th we head off to Walsall Open under breed judge Kelly Hughes where Ouija, Rudie & Voodoo all win their classes. Ouija is then awarded BEST OF BREED aswell as BEST PUPPY IN BREED. In the groups, the judge Joe Chorley places Ouija WORKING GROUP ONE & WORKING PUPPY GROUP ONE!!! Little Ouija at just 10 months of age is then awarded not only BEST PUPPY IN SHOW but also RESERVE BEST IN SHOW!!!!!!! Under judge Dieter Sprung! Over the moon, bubbles were had to celebrate the babies amazing acheivement.
Great results at the Nordic Spitz Speciality Open on the 26th under Caroline Friend-Rees out of a huge entry! Rudie is placed 3rd Post Graduate, Ouija 2nd in both her Puppy & Junior classes & Voodoo wins a super Open Bitch class with great competition of quality in that class.
On the 27th at Sedgley Open, Ouija is placed 2nd in Junior, takes BEST PUPPY IN BREED & WORKING PUPPY GROUP 4, Rudie wins Post Graduate & RESERVE BEST OF BREED & Voodoo wins Open thanks to judge Paul Harding.
SWKA on the 8th, Rudie placed RES in Junior Dog, Voodoo also RES in Post Graduate Bitch, Castiel RES in Open Dog & beating her team mates by one place is Ouija taking 3rd in both her Minor Puppy & Puppy Bitch classes. Thanks to judge Jeff Horswell.
Just two of the team at Midland Counties Champ show under judge Andrew Brace. Rudie 2nd in Junior Dog & VHC in Yearling Dog, then Ouija RES in Puppy Bitch & 2nd in Junior Bitch.
We start off the month with a nice close show at City of Birmingham Champ show on the 3rd. Rudie wins his Junior Dog class & Voodoo matches him with a nice win in her Post Graduate Bitch class, Castiel bags himself a nice RES in Open Dog & Ouija shows herself into a 2nd in Junior Bitch & a 2nd in Puppy Bitch thanks to judge Albert Wight.
On the 10th Mike accompanies Kerry to Richmond Champ show. Rudie is placed 3rd in Junior Dog, Castiel is placed 2nd in a nice Open Dog class & Ouija wins both Minor Puppy & Puppy Bitch classes, thanks to judge Kevin Young.
A bittersweet day on the 24th at the AMCUK club Champ show, where we were due to celebrate Mum's 70th birthday, it was all planned & the cake booked thanks to Tony Nevinson, so we decided to all celebrate in Mum's memory & toast to her with some bubbles & cake for everyone who attended. The show was a huge success results wise too, seeing Rudie win not only his Junior Dog & Yearling Dog class under breed specialist judge Sue Ellis but also the Junior stakes class & Reserve Best Stakes under judge Penney Roberts - all this seeing Rudie gain his JUNIOR WARRANT TITLE at 14 months of age!!!!! The girls strut their stuff too under the bitch breed specialist judge John Phillips with Ouija being placed 2nd in Minor Puppy Bitch & 3rd in Puppy Bitch & then her half sister Voodoo being awarded 3rd in Mid Limit Bitch.
The Alaskan Malamute Club of UK held a very special memorial stakes class at their September champ show in memory of Pamela Wilkinson in aid of Malamute health. Photos show Kerry judging the unruly bunch entered into this class!!! Huge thanks for the committee & their great idea & all the 'exhibitors & handlers'.'
And the Pamela Wilkinson memorial stakes winner is.......
A great way to end the month of September at Driffield on the 29th under judge Roger Cruden. Rudie wins both his Junior & Yearling Dog classes, really cementing the JW points now! Ouija then wins her Minor Puppy Bitch class! A very long journey very much worthwhile.
On the 13th we trekked to Bournemouth Champ show under judge Richard Kinsey. Rudie is placed 2nd in Junior, Voodoo wins an excellent Post Graduate Bitch class, Cielo is 2nd in Open Bitch, Castiel 3rd Open Dog & our little star of the day Ouija is wins both Minor Puppy Bitch & Puppy Bitch then awarded BEST PUPPY IN BREED!
Welsh Kennel Club Champ show on the 20th where the weather was horrific!!! Liz Dunhill gave our dogs some great placings. Firstly, Rudie is placed in pole position in her Junior Dog class beating some strong competition, Voodoo is placed RES Post Graduate Bitch, same as her mother Cielo in the Open Bitch class, Castiel awarded VHC Open Dog & Ouija 3rd in Puppy Bitch & 2nd in Junior Bitch.
On the 6th another little Labrador day trip this time to the Cots & Wye club Champ show on the 6th under breed specialist Alison Scutcher seeing our little show girl Ivy be placed 3rd in a very large Post Graduate Bitch class.
A great start to our show results for this month on the 9th at East of England Champ Show. Rudie wins Puppy Dog & is then awarded BEST PUPPY IN BREED, Voodoo takes 2nd place in Post Graduate Bitch, Rio RES Limit Bitch & Cielo 3rd in Open Bitch. Thanks to breed judge on the day David Cavill.
A close one for us on the 16th held at Malvern showground, NW&PBs Champ show with breed specialist judge Jill Broadberry. Rudie sents us off to a great start with a win in Puppy Dog, Voodoo placed 2nd in Post Graduate Bitch, Cielo is VHC in Open Bitch & our newest recruit & baby of the bunch Ouija, daughter of Cielo & half sister to Voodoo, is placed 3rd in her Minor Puppy Bitch class, seeing her qualify for Crufts 2017 at her very first show at just 6 months of age & what a star she was too! Looking forward to campaigning this young lady as part of our show team & hope for a bright future if today is anything to go by!!
On the 17th our world here at Lapema was absolutely rocked by the very sudden, yet peaceful passing of the Lapema founder, owner, my Mum & best friend in the world Pamela Wilkinson. I now know the meaning of true loss & pain. The dogs were mine & Mum's outlet, our hobby, our joy, our sadness, our everything, so to have to go it alone without my sidekick & partner in crime is devastating. Things will never be the same again but I know that we must carry on & do Mum proud whatever it takes. Lapema is now Mum's legacy & she was such an amazing woman that I will not & cannot ever let that be forgotten. I miss you Mum every single day, you were & are still my world & I hope that wherever you are, that you have some peace & can be free from the pain that life dealt you, although strong & selfless & I probably didn't say it enough when you were here, I know at times you struggled & I hope you can now find the peace that you deserve. I love you Mum, everything I do is now in your honour & memory.
The following is a piece printed in the dog press Our Dogs
Pamela Ann Wilkinson
(Lapema) 1946 - 2016
'Pamela Wilkinson passed away suddenly, but peacefully whilst be watched over by her daughter, Kerry Jelfs, after a sudden admission to hospital, following a fall a few months ago from which she never really recovered.
Pamela co-owned the Lapema affix with Kerry for their Alaskan Malamute & Labrador kennels, naturally the whole family has been totally shattered by her passing.Born & raised in the East End of London from the Elephant & Castle, life led her to the Midlands where she made her home & her kennels with the support of her family.
Pamela had been involved in the dog show world for near on 30 years. Firstly, with her young daughter Kerry, who started out on the fun dog show scene with their pet Boxers & Rottweilers for days out. In the late 80's they took more to the Champ & Open show scene accompanied by the 'chauffeur' & general dogsbody, Pam's husband Patrick. Here they tried their hand with the Rotties & Boxers, being mainly Fantasa, Kitwe, Lynpine & Witherford lines.
It was Pat Withers (Witherford) who introduced Pamela to Gwen Broadley of the world famous Sandylands Labrador kennel where a great connection was made & Sandylands to this day run very strongly in the Lapema Labrador pedigrees. Pamela bred one of her females, Jimjoy Topaz at Lapema, to Ch Sandylands My Guy in 1995 producing a very special litter including Lapema's Leo of Sandylands & Lapema's Larry of Sandylands who were bought into the Sandylands kennel by Mrs Broadley & Mr Anthony, who continued a friendship & to this day Pamela was firm friends with Erica Jayes.
Leo gained his stud book number in 1997 under valerie Fosse at Leeds & a CC under Peter Palmer at Driffield. Larry was sold as a junior to Franco Barberi (Loch Mor) in Italy & sired the fabulous Multi Ch. World Winner Amber. Larry continued to be very influential in the Loch Mor pedigrees. Encouraged, Pam & Kerry having recently been hitting the show circuit with their homebred Labradors & very much enjoying the experience with some nice results.
Pamela judged occasionally but it never really gave her the same buzz that the exhibiting did & she decided that judging really wasn't her bag so she concerntrated her energies on the shwoing, where she had moderate success with her Akita's, then she got the Spitz bug! However, still not completely satisfied she researched the Alaskan Malamute & found her niche within that breed. Although Pamela & Kerry had always shared a passion for the dogs, Kerry generally stayed in the background, just helping out with her husband Mike. When Pamela became disabled & more Malamutes were added to the show team, she handed the reins to Kerry, and was happy & proud to watch her blossom, lending a hand occasionally with handling if she felt able & never being too far away from ringside teaching Kerry everything she knew. Pam also supported Kerry to push herself for CC's which she will be giving for the first time in 2017. They did everything together, Pam even attended jedging seminars just to support & be with Kerry.
Pamela's beloved foundation pair of Malamutes were imported in 2003 & 2004. First to join her in 2003 was 'Fibi' Multi BVIS / RBVISS / RBIS Gorkeane De Jungla Negra Imp Esp who accumulated a CC & five RCC & prior to ticket status 10 x BB & 8 x RBB. The following year 'Rafa' BVISS / RBISS / BVIS Gwinner Lapema Star De Jungla Negra Imp Esp ShCM ROM entered the country collecting 2 ccs, BOBs, a WG2 at Boston Champ in 2009 under top all rounder Brenda Banbury, 3 RCC & prior to CC allocation 7 x BD & 14 RBD being jointly handled by Pamela & Kerry.
Rafa is still leaving his legacy by continuing to be very strong in the pedigrees of some quality dogs doing very well on both the show & working circuits. Since then Lapema has grown & received some fantastic resulots with theie mostly homebred team seeing them gain numerous stud book numbers, best of breeds, best puppies, CCs, RCCs, JWs & some excellent placings under a huge variety of judges. Pamela was immensely proud.
Pamela's eldest daughter Danielle & her granddaughter Charlotte said; 'As a daughter & granddaughter we were very lucky to be blessed with a Mum & Nanna who was strong & independant woman with high standards & morals. She was someone I would turn to in times of need, she would always give great advice, you knew she would be true & honest. She could put any situation into perspective, in my darkest moments she helped me to be strong & get through to the other side, to become stronger. when one door closes, another one opens, everything happens for a reason, believe in fate. That I was able to do anything & I was good enough. She taught me right from wrong, guided me to be a true & honest person, to take pride in myself & all I did, she showed me that you could stand up for yourself & what you believed in, to speak up & not allow anyone to put you down. She had a wonderful way with Charlotte, she would help her see things clearly with reason & sense. We adored her, loved her, rspected her, we both miss her & life will never be the same again.'
The world of dogs has lost a real character, a true dog person, with an eye for a good dog, the courage to speak the truth & an instant sense that someone was stretching the truth. Honest to a fault but time for everyone who wanted to be in her company. Like her or loathe her, you could nver forget her.
Pamela leaves behind husband Patrick, daughter Kerry, son in law Mike, eldest daughter Danielle & her partner Lynton, her granddaughter Charlotte, Samii, long standing kennel manager, son Andrew, his wife Caroline & their children Sam, Jemma, Lee & Scott. Most importantly she leaves behind her legacy in the dogs that she bred & owned.'
On the 22nd Mike & Kerry headed to Leeds to get the dogs back to some normality & had some great results thanks to judge Anne Hardy. Rudie wins his Graduate Dog class, as does Voodoo. Rio wins a fantastic Limit Bitch class, Cielo is placed RES in Open Bitch, Castiel is 3rd Open Dog & baby Ouija is placed RES in Minor Puppy Bitch & 3rd in Puppy Bitch.
On the 4th we had a breed specialist judge from overseas Arie Swarz at Southern Counties Champ show where we gained some nice placings throughout in very large classes. Rudie is RES in Puppy Dog, Voodoo RES in Post Grad Bitch & Rio 3rd in Limit Bitch.
Some great results for us at Three Counties Champ show on the 9th under breed judge Stuart Mallard. Rudie wins a very nice Puppy Dog class, Voodoo takes 2nd in Post Grad Bitch & Castiel RES Open Dog. Alot of cake shared by all for Kerry's birthday, thanks for all the well wishes!
A little Labrador day out on the 11th under breed specialist judge Carol Coode at the Labrador Retreiver Club Champ show. Thrilled to see Ivy win a very large quality Maiden Bitch class & also the other 3 girls showed their socks off & had a really lovely day.
A long trip to Blackpool Champ show for Kerry on the 26th but the journey was worthwhile with some good placings for all of our team. Rudie p;aced 2nd in Puppy Dog, Rio VHC in Limit Bitch & Castiel VHC Open Dog, thank you to judge on the day Christina Chapman.
Another overseas judge, our second in a month, at Windsor, Elina Haapaniemi from Finland. Rudie is plaved 2nd in Puppy Dog, Voodoo wins her Yearling class & Rio RES Limit Bitch.
A great day of results for our team at Bath Canine Society Championship show on the 28th thanks to breed judge Barry Croft. Our youngest member of the team won his Puppy Dog class, Voodoo takes a VHC in Post Grad Bitch, Rio is placed well with 3rd in Limit Bitch & Castiel RES in Open Dog.
At Bath Champ today we took some nice placings with our kids -
Lapema Garoto Rude 'Rudie' wins Puppy Dog, BIS Lapema Angel De Cambios JW ShCM 'Castiel' RES Open Dog, Lapema Nino Vudu 'Voodoo' VHC Post Grad Bitch, BJISS Justami Meoquanee Per Lapema JW 'Rio' 3rd Limit Bitch.....Thanks to judge Barry Croft
An excellent day for our Malamutes at Banbury Open under judge John Carter on the 2nd. 'Rudie' Lapema Garoto Rude, wins his Junior class & not only goes on to win BEST PUPPY IN BREED but also BEST OF BREED!!! 'Rudie' then went on to be placed WG3 & win the WPG!! 'Voodoo' Lapema Nino Vudu wins her Open class & RESERVE BEST OF BREED.
Firstly, on the 5th we exhibited at Birmingham National Championship show on Gundog day with the Labrador team under International judge Mr Pinto Tuxedo where 'Ivy' Lapema Poison Ivy was placed 2nd in her Maiden Bitch class. Back on the 6th with the Malamutes & thrilled to see 'Rudie' Lapema Garoto Rude take 2 qualifying placings under judge Frank Kane, 2nd in Puppy Dog & 3rd in Junior Dog with the big boys!!!
Our 4th show in a week was on the 7th so with bleary eyes we travel to the AMCUK Malamute breed club Open show. 'Rudie' Lapema Garoto Rude, was placed 2nd in both of his classes today, Puppy Dog & Junior Dog under breed specialist judge Joan Sheehan. 'Voodoo' Lapema Nino Vudu was placed 2nd in her Yearling Bitch class under breed specialist bitch judge Louise Forster. A most enjoyable day ended with some amazing awards for our team in the Malamute Of The Year Awards for 2015!!
( Ouija with her dad )
Absolutely over the moon with the AMCUK Malamute Of The Year Awards for 2015 for our fur kids, we couldn't be more pleased!!!
'Voodoo' BPIS Lapema Nino Vudu JW (Am Gr Ch Chayo Just The Ticket WPD WPDDA WPDX 'Paolo' x Lapema Angelo Di Ciel 'Cielo') at the tender age of 16 months is placed
2nd Top Malamute Overall
'Cielo' Lapema Angelo Di Ciel (BIS Am Gr Ch / Ch Chayo All Eyes On Me 'Enzo' x Neskyla Star Sopra Lapema 'Senna') is placed
2nd Top Brood
18th Top Bitch
'Castiel' BIS Lapema Angel De Cambios JW ShCM (BIS Am Gr Ch / Ch Chayo All Eyes On Me 'Enzo' x Neskyla Star Sopra Lapema 'Senna') is placed
4th Top Dog
7th Top Malamute Overall
'Senna' Neskyla Star Sopra Lapema (RBISS / BVISS / BVIS Gwinner Lapema Star De Jungla Negra Imp Esp ShCM ROM 'Rafa' x Snowallen Granite Lupine 'Skye') is placed
8th Top Brood Bitch
'Torres' Icewolf A Touch De Lapema (RBISS / BVISS / BVIS Gwinner Lapema Star De Jungla Negra Imp Esp ShCM ROM 'Rafa' x Multi Ch Misspittypat Del Biagio 'Mishka') is placed
18th Top Stud Dog
And brought a happy tear to my eye to see our foundation boy 'Rafa' RBISS / BVISS / BVIS Gwinner Lapema Star De Jungla Negra Imp Esp ShCM ROM from over rainbow bridge is placed
9th Top Stud Dog
I also handled Debbie Prout's 'George' to be placed Top Malamute Overall, Top Dog & Top Special Beginner & 16th Top Puppy.
Leanne Holt's 'Bliss' to be placed 6th Top Bitch, 7th Top Import & 13th Top Malamute Overall & Linda & Seth Jerman's Lapema girl 'Reina' must have done well in Top Veteran seeing her get Rafa to 9th Top Stud.
So proud & really puts it into perspective & how fortunate we have been with our show team in 2015 to have produced such great results. Huge thanks to all the judges who have shown their appreciation for our dogs last year & well done to all others placed within the MOYA 2015
On the 14th we attended a local show for us, Redditch & District Open, where our Malamute 'Rudie' Lapema Garoto Rude, was awarded BEST PUPPY IN BREED & WORKING PUPPY GROUP 2!!! 'Voodoo' Lapema Nino Vudu was placed 2nd in Open thanks to breed & group judge Helen Gutteridge. Over in the Labrador ring under judge Jane Eyeington, at her very first show our 6month old 'Nancy' Lapema Season Of The Witch, is placed 2nd in Junior & 'Ivy' Lapema Poison Ivy is awarded 3rd in Post Graduate.
It was the turn for 'Rosie' to shine in the Labrador ring at West Country Dog Club on the 15th under judge Jennifer Fairhall where she won her Novice class.
We attended WELKS Championship show for both Working & Gundog days with some great results for both breeds. Firstly, on the 22nd we took 2 members of our homebred Labrador show team under breed specialist judge Anne Taylor. At her very first champ show 'Doris' Lapema Midnight Hour, is placed 3rd in a very large Minor Puppy Bitch class seeing her qualify at her first general champ show for Crufts 2016!! Not to be outdone our 'Ivy' Lapema Poison Ivy, was placed 2nd in Yearling Bitch seeing her qualified for Crufts 2016 too! Back again on the 24th with the Malamutes & our youngest male 'Rudie' Lapema Garoto Rude, is placed 2nd in Minor Puppy Dog & wins the Puppy Dog class under judge Dave Killilea, this also qualifies 'Rudie' for Crufts 2016 so he will be eligible to enter along with the rest of our show team who are Crufts Qualified for Life with Kennel Club Stud Book Numbers.
On the 9th at Wellingborough, it was a day for the Lapema Labrador team. All 3 of our homebred team saw some amazing results under Breed Specialist David Foulds. Our 'Doris' Lapema Midnight Hour won her puppy class & subsequently BEST PUPPY IN BREED, 'Rosie' Lapema Scarlet Witch was placed 2nd in Post Graduate behind the male RESERVE BEST OF BREED winner & her sister 'Ivy' Lapema Poison Ivy won her first ever Limit class & then went on to be awarded BEST OF BREED!!!
On the 11th we attended Crufts with our homebred Labrador girls Ivy & Rosie, where we competed in some huge classes of 32 & 33, no places for the girls this year but they showed their socks off & did us proud.
Crufts 2016 'Rosie' Lapema Scarlet Witch aged 17months (ShCh Farnfield Topo Gigio (ai) JW ShCM x Lapema Lest We Forget)
Crufts 2016 'Ivy' Lapema Poison Ivy aged 17months (ShCh Farnfield Topo Gigio (ai) JW ShCM x Lapema Lest We Forget)
On the 12th it was the turn of the Malamutes for Crufts, sadly none of ours attended due to coats, seasons etc. Quite a shame when we had 6 dogs qualified but nature is nature!
On the 20th we showed at Retford Open show under judge Kelly Hughes, a Siberian Husky specialist, where our boy Rudie won a very nice Junior class, BEST PUPPY IN BREED & WORKING PUPPY GROUP 2 under group judge Richard Kinsey. Voodoo also took a good 2nd in her Post Graduate class, only beaten by a male twice her age.
"Rudie Retford 7 months old BPIB & WPG2"
It was all about the Labradors at Bridgwater Open on the 27th where our newest baby 'Doris' aged 7 months was placed 2nd in Junior behind the BEST OF BREED winner aged 15months old, she was also awarded BEST PUPPY IN BREED. Our Post Graduate girl Ivy also won her class. Thanks to judge Catherine Harris.
On the 28th at Cheltenham Open, our brand new baby Labs first show 'Doris' stunned us all by winning a huge Puppy class, BEST PUPPY IN BREED, RESERVE BEST OF BREED & GUNDOG PUPPY GROUP 2 under judge Doreen Smillie Gray. Ivy was also placed well taking 2nd in a very good Junior class.
On the 6th it was our new baby Rudie's first show at Rugby Open show. Rudie took his first show by storm winning BEST PUPPY IN BREED & BEST OF BREED then going on to be placed WORKING GROUP 4!! His mother Rio was awarded 1st in Open & RESERVE BEST OF BREED - thanks to breed & group judge Mel Hardy. Over in the Labrador ring our homebred Yellow girl Rosie won her Junior class & was then awarded BEST OF BREED from a very nice entry - thanks to judge Ray McDonald.
'Our rosette & trophy collection from Rugby Open show'
On the 13th we attended NW&PBs Open show at Coventry. Rio won the Open class & ultimately BEST OF BREED & her son Rudie won BEST PUPPY IN BREED & WORKING PUPPY GROUP 4 thanks to breed judge Irene Rushfirth & Puppy Group judge Darren Clarke.
Gloucester Open was on the 20th, under judge Mr P Thomas our Rio wins Open class & BEST OF BREED & her son again takes BEST PUPPY IN BREED & then WORKING PUPPY GROUP 2!!! Our Labrador girl Rosie wins another Junior class & takes RESERVE BEST OF BREED from a great entry under judge Steve Parsons.
Our critiques from Gloucester Open for our mother & son team on the day Rio BOB (Icewolf A Touch De Lapema 'Torres' x Chayo Chasing Dreams 'Gabi') & Rudie BPIB WPG2 (Chayo Klass Act JW 'Bradley' x BJISS Justami Meoquanee Per Lapema JW 'Rio') thanks to our judge on the day Mr P Thomas
1st Graduate Lapema Garoto Rude. Well grown 6 month old male in good coat, strong forelegs, with well angled shoulders giving this dog a free flowing movement, just enough rear angulation to make a very nice picture, should mature into a very fine dog. BPIB WPG2.
1st Open Justami Meoquanee Per Lapema JW. Very nice typical specimen in rear hard condition, in good coat, nice strong head moved to perfection as you would expect from a dog with such good angulation & good reach of foreleg. BOB.
On the 16th we attended Manachester Champ show where Castiel had a great result taking 3rd place in Open dog behind his Uncle the breed record holder & his half brother who is also a Champion, quite the family line up in the top 3! Then our star on the day was our red Rio, winning her very strong, both in numbers & quality, Open Bitch class & then ultimately being awarded the RESERVE BITCH CC!!!! We are thrilled with this award, only her 3rd Champ show since having her first litter, who are still only 5 months old. Kerry as always, handled Lapema girl Reina for her owners to win Veteran Bitch & BEST VETERAN IN BREED!! Great day for our kennel thank you to our judge on the day Mrs Roberta Wright (Satrebor).
The Championship show season got underway on the 7th with Boston Champ show under judge Mr Hedd Richards seeing some nice results for our show team. It was a 'yellow' day for us seeing both our kids, Castiel & Rio, placed 3rd in their Open classes & Kerry also handled Lapema bred Reina for Linda & Seth Jerman to be placed 3rd in Veteran Bitch.