Lots of photos were taken. This is the winner class in Open Bitch: Swedish-American Ch Villas Cruella At Dizzny, Russian Ch Griland Beauty Bear and Greek Ch Rollingview Aryakas Elektra.
Worlds' greatest dog-show, Crufts, takes place during four days from Thursday to Sunday in March in Birmingham, England.
herdis, Yrsa, Lene and Birte took the early flight Friday morning and reached their hotel in the center of Birmingham at 11 o'clock A.M.
The rest of the day was spent looking at the town with its many shops and markets. Saturday we went to the showground and did some shopping in the huge area of shops with everything for and about dogs.
Sunday we went to see the OES-show. We met the Danes: Lisa, Dortemarie, Bendte and Johnny and also sat together with many wonderful OES-people from several different countries.
The quality of the entered dogs varied a lot. Since the dogs have to qualify to participate in Crufts, we couldn't help thinking, how some of the young males were able to be there!
22 of the entered OES' came from abroad. Russia, Germany, Greece, Sweden, Canada, Austria, Belgium and Hungary were represented and had roles to play in the winner classes.
In the class Limit Bitch winner was Brinkley Sofia Of Raynham own by Jenny Joice from the Raynham kennel.
BIR – best of breed – was Swedish-American owned AMCH Villa’s Cruella At Dizzny.
BOB – best of opposite sex – was German owned LUXCH Rollingview Shaggy Blue Zorbas.
Reserve best bitch was Russian owned CH Griland Beauty Bear, while reserve best dog was Zorbas far, CH Ayakas Cosmo Junior.
Later on that day it was time for group judgments and best in show.
No less than 30 different breeds entered the Pastoral Group and among them were Ingela with Cruella and Jesper Ravn with a Puli of own breed.
Judge was Mrs. Brenda Banbury, and much to our pleasure she choose the wonderful Cruella for best in group, while Jesper with his Puli got a fine 3rd place.
Sunday evening we spent with a small dinner at Diane Anderson and Woody Nielson's hotel. Also Per and Ingela came and were celebrated for the super result with their bitch Cruella. Also Norman was celebrated for his long life an strong engagement in the Old English Sheepdog breed.
Monday we had time to do the last shopping, before the plane went home to Copenhagen.
Thanks to Herdis, Yrsa and Lene for nice travel company. Thansk to all the nice OES-friends we met. They all made this weekend something very special. And of course congratulations to Per and Ingela and their nice Cruella. By winning the group they made it all a fine experience.
Herdis, Lene and Yrsa in front of the townhall in Birmingham.
Lots of known and unknow vegetables at the outdoor market.
At the indoor market there was a shop with bowels. It would surely make the dogs very hungry, but it was ment for humans to eat!
Right: The fish market was really exotic.
The show area concisted of five huge halls and the hall for Big Ring.
The many breeds had each their stand, where you could see the breeds and talk to the owners.
There were lots of shops with dog figures. This is one of the more sophisticated - and extremey expensive too!
There was also a shop where you could by Old English Sheepdos - but only the teddy-OES', luckily!
After some mixed male classes the Open Class males entered. What a sight!
Jenny Joice von Limit Bitch with her lovely Brinkley Sofia Of Raynham in front of the breeder-owned Brinkley Sheza Star. Both from UK.
The winners in Yearling Bitch. I was especially pleased with nr. 5, Hibray Leading Lady.
The trip to Birmingham was also a nice reunion with Chris, Jenny and Wendy.
CH Rollingview Shaggy Blue Zorbas (BOB) and CH Villas Cruella At Dizzny.
Per and Ingela were celebrated because of Cruella's super place in the group. Here is Ingela together with Diane (left).
At dinner Norman Harrison (right) was celebrated with speech and a diploma from Diane, and Herdis gave Norman one of her beautiful medals.
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