Saturday 5th October 2019 sees the 52nd Championship Show of the Finnish Spitz Club.
This year the judge for the Championship Show is Mrs Brenda Williams and Mr Trevor Howlett is judging the Special Award classes.
The show will open at 10:00am with judging to start promptly at 11:00am, you are assured of a warm welcome, so please feel free to come along and enjoy the day, and see our beautiful breed.
Saturday 5th October 2019 saw the 52nd Championship Show of the Finnish Spitz Club.
The judge for the Championship Show was Mrs Brenda Williams, who has been heavily involved with Finnish Spitz since the 1980s, and was for many years the Secretary of the Finnish Spitz Club. The Special Award Classes this year were also judged by a breed specialist,Mr Trevor Howlett. The show was held at its' usual venue of Baginton Village Hall.
Although it remained dry throughout the day, the committee made the decision to hold all judging inside, with a spacious ring put up with plenty of ringside seats there was a warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout the day.
The show opened promptly at 10:00am with judging starting at 11:00am.
Following tradition our President, Angela Cavill and Vice President, Dolores Montgomery donated a boutonniere for every lady present in memory of Finnish Spitz no longer with us.
The show ran smoothly all day, with a great buffet lunch available for everyone, and free tea and coffee for all throughout the day. The raffle was full of excellent and prizes, and rounding everything off superbly there was champagne and cake for all to enjoy before their journeys home!
There were also numerous gifts for both human and canine exhibitors which were greatly appreciated.
The catalogue was special this year with all adverts in full colour it made for a special memento of the day.
The Finnish Spitz Club would also like to pass on their sincere thanks to Brenda and Maurice Callow for all their hardwork on the day, and Christine Gilbert for stewarding throughout the day.
The rosettes were once again this year in the traditional blue and white colours for Finland, our thanks to Jannice at Moocraft Rosettes for the excellent rosettes once again.
The Best In Show line up, from left-right, Dog CC and BIS Ch/Fin Ch Karahkan Fransu To Toveri (Imp), Bitch CC and BOSIS Ch Kekkeruusin Emma Through Toveri (Imp FIN), Res Bitch CC and BVIS Ch Toveri Piku From Hakojen and the Res Dog CC winner Toveri Frans.
Judging in full swing, Brenda Williams pictured here assessing her eventual Reserve Dog CC winner, Toveri Frans.
Brenda Williams awarding Best Puppy In Show to Kulta Poika's Bailey (Imp DEU).
The amazing, in both looks and taste, cake, donated by Nicola Croxford and Robert Greaves, before our judge Brenda Williams started the champagne reception by cutting the cake for all to enjoy.
The show was opened by Club Chairman, Mr Robert Greaves, pictured here introducing our judge, Brenda Williams whilst opening the Show.
Our judge, Mrs Brenda Williams with her Bitch CC and BOSIS winner Ch Kekkeruusin Emma Through Toveri (Imp FIN), and her Dog CC and BIS winner Ch/Fin Ch Karahkan Fransu To Toveri (Imp).
Evie Byrne pictured taking a breather, Evie was busy throughout the day helping the stewards hand out the special prizes for class winners, and also Hannah and Billy with the raffle.
Best Brace in Show was Brian and Clare Masters Brace.
The Bitch CC and BOSIS winner Ch Kekkeruusin Emma Through Toveri (Imp FIN) pictured after being awarded the CC.
Club Trophy steward, Brian Masters pictured with all the trophies on display which can be won by Club members at the show.
Billy James pictured with the amazing raffle table, Billy along with his partner Hannah Bruce and Evie Byrne did a sterling job encouraging exhibitors to buy raffle tickets!
Club Treasurer, Karen Byrne, enjoying herself at the show, Karen also assisted with the stewarding on the day