Our first show for this month was Coventry & District CA Open show where our gorgeous pup Déjà at only her 2nd show is winner of Best AVNSC Puppy & then onto WORKING PUPPY GROUP ONE!!! Thanks to judge Gerri French-Forsyth for the baby girls first adventure in the BIS ring!!!
First trip out since Crufts on the 7th at a very wet & rainy Exonian Open Show where Rio was awarded BOB under judge Terry Colwell.
On the 8th another trek to Wales to Pontypool Open Show where Rio was placed BOB & WORKING GROUP 4 under judge for today Mrs G Davies.
This sees Rio gain her SHOW CERTIFICATE OF MERIT!!!! Rio really is a record breaker, not only is she still the one & only red & white Malamute female to gain her Junior Warrant but she is the only red & white Malamute female to gain her SHOW CERTIFICATE OF MERIT!!! With the systems now changing & the ShCM being stopped in December 2018 & the JW system already changed, it appears that Rio will hold this record forever - we are so so proud of our girl!!
Wellingborough Open Show on the 14th where Voodoo made an outing for the first time in 7 months since her first litter where she did us proud by being awarded BOB under breed specialist judge Paul Bevan, a great start to see Voo back out again.
On the 21st another trip to Wales for W&PBs of Wales our 3 dog team were awarded a hat trick by breed specialist judge Char John. Rudie & Ouija were both awarded 1st in their Post Graduate classes & Voodoo was placed 1st in Open Bitch & BEST BITCH!!
Leominster Open Show on the 22nd where breed specialist judge Tate Shrimpton where Rudie was awarded BOB & then later in the group took WORKING GROUP 4 under judge Lorraine Rattler.
WOW WOW WOW!!!!! What a day on the 28th at WELKS Champ Show for our team. Rudie won his Post Graduate Dog class, Rio was placed 3rd Open Bitch & the two littel stars of the day, mother & daughter team Voodoo & Deja........ Deja, at her very first show was awarded 1st Minor Puppy Bitch, 1st Puppy Bitch, 2nd Junior Bitch & then took her very first BEST PUPPY IN BREED!!! Not to be outdone by her daughter, Voodoo won her Limit Bitch class & is then awarded her 1st CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE!!!! We are thrilled to bits with our results, huge thanks to our breed specialist judge on the day Sue Ellis, a day we will never forget. A year ago Mum said that VooVoo was a very important dog................ thanks for your message Mum, it seems that Voo is indeed very important.
MOYA awards announced for 2017....
* 'Rudie' Lapema Garoto Rude JW is Malamute of the Year & Top Dog!!!
* 'Ouija' BIS BPIS RBIS Lapema Tavola Ouija JW ShCM is Top Bitch & 2nd Malamute of the Year!!!
* 'Voodoo' BPIS Lapema Nino Vudu JW is 3rd Top Bitch & 11th Top Malamute
* 'Cielo' Lapema Angelo Di Ciel (dam of Voodoo & Ouija) is 5th Top Brood
* 'Rio' BJISS Justami Meoquanee Per Lapema JW ShCM (dam of Rudie) is 7th Top Brood & 13th Top Bitch
* 'Torres' Icewolf A Touch De Lapema (sire of Rio) is 11th Top Stud
And last but by no means least, our foundation boy, gone to the bridge many years ago, sire of Torres, grandfather to Rio & Cielo, great grandfather to Rudie, Voodoo & Ouija
* 'Rafa' BIS BVIS RBISS BVISS Gwinner Lapema Star De Jungla Negra Imp Esp ShCM ROM is still in the tables as 15th Top Stud Dog.
Fantastic results for our show team this year, so very proud of them all.
Time for CRUFTS again!!! This time, with all that we had going on, we decided to have an easier day & just enter one dog. We picked to take Ouija & from her great results it appears that we had chosen correctly!!! Ouija stormed away gaining her 1st place in a large, quality Post Graduate Bitch class!! We are over the moon with this result under this judge, Kennel Club Chairman Simon Luxmoore. A lovely day had by all catching with friends.
A full month of supporting the Open Show scene & some breed specialist judges starting of with a long journey to Darlington Open Show on the 3rd, where our red rocket Rio was awarded BOB under breed specialist judge Anne Nevinson then a lovely WORKING GROUP 2 under another breed specialist Sue Ellis.
On the 10th we traveled to Swansea Open Show to see Rudie placed BOB under professional handler Michael Craig & then later on gain a very nice WORKING GROUP 3 under breed specialist Avril Roper.
At Llynfi Valley on the 18th it was Rio turn out again to strut her stuff & breed specialist Julie Botterill was BOB against some very stiff competition then goes on to be placed WORKING GROUP 2 under breed specialist group judge Sue Ellis, behind the dog who later was awarded BIS.
Cheltenham & District Open Show was on the 25th where breed specialist jude Ed Forsey saw his BOB in our Rio, she then went into a very large & quality group to be placed WORKING GROUP 4 under pastoral specialist Steve Beaumont.
The first show for us this year was Boston Champ Show where the judge was our AMCUK club president Keith Givens. Some nice results for our team, Ouija was placed 1st Yearling Bitch, Rudie was 2nd in Post Graduate Dog & his mother Rio the red was 3rd in a nice Open Bitch class.
On the 20th we braved the icey conditions to attend Manchester Champ Show under judge Steve Hall where our show team of one today, Rio, was placed RES in Open Bitch.