We were at Crufts on Sunday and enjoyed ourselves tremendously. There were so many visitors from the continent and one from the United States.
Julia and Wiggins made it along with Alby and George (owned and showed by Naomi Forrest). Here is George in the ring
So the Tolutim connection did well as George was Best Puppy in the breed and Alby was second to George.
Wiggins was placed in Limit (4th) while Beren did not get placed in Midlimit.
The Thorners came with Molly and Marcy. Marcy got a second in Limit while Molly did not get placed. Zaffre was fifth in her Veteran class.
Crufts allows us to see a number of dogs which don’t ordinarily appear locally (especially those foreign dogs). So it is interesting for breeders to visit, watch the many classes and dogs, and exhibit their own dogs, comparing them with the best shown during the year as well as the european dogs.
Wiggins and Beren were in the line up at the Joint Dalmatian Clubs’ Show. Wiggins did well with the Reserve Challenge Certificate.
Often we get portraits, and here is one we wanted to share.
Frank and family sent us seasons greetings, and we wish all of the Tolutim lurkers a happy holliday period.
At an open show in Newport Marcy went Best In Show.
Marcy went to the Westbury Show and was awarded best of breed and went on to take the second in the utility group.
photo by Ann Hurst
Mary and I have had a wonderful time with Molly and her owners. Even more wonderful has been the fact that Liesel and Lou have shown Molly and kept in touch with us during her career.
We were on hand to see Molly receive her third CC and become a champion.
Tolutim Drambuie, ShCM, is now subject to KC confirmation as a Champion. Mary and I are so very pleased for the Thorner family.
Tolutim Drambuie and Ch Offordale Chevalier at Welsh Kennel Club in August 2014 challenging for BOB.
It was a wonderful day at Crufts, where Zaffre received a second prize in Veteran Bitch, beaten only by one of the most winning bitches in the breed, Ch Dvojica Voodoo.
We enjoyed meeting all of our friends who made it to Birmingham, some from other parts of the country, others from the continent.