I try to get to as many shows as possible with my Cirnechi but work sometimes does
not allow, especially during the busy summer. I was saddened to read that at Paignton
there was only one dog and one bitch shown in the Import classes. Best Dog & BIR
was Hadranensis Remo and again at Bouremouth only two. BD & BIR to H. Remo and Best
Bitch to Cathy Allan's Anharbn Bluebayou Among Allanabru. Thank you to those who
attended. Hopefully with the introduction of the Import Register Support Group at
the end of August it may encourage more import register breed owners to enter shows.
This will then help to give the IPR classes at shows some recognition by the show
It was most unfortunate and in my opinion, unacceptable that a recent judge made
comment that he had never seen a Cirneco before and knew nothing about them. I can
only ask that If you are accepting an appointment to judge Imported breeds, may I
suggest that you read the breed standards and look at as many pictures as you can
find. We do pay for your opinion!!!. Again, is this something that the IPRSG will
be in a position to have a say in the judges we get or possibly allow a standard
to which judges must strive to achieve before allowed to judge such a variety of
How wonderful it is to see the first group winner .. Lucky Del Borgo Di Pratica Anharbn
who participated in his third official show in Finland. He was BOB, CAC and became
Finnish Champion! And this was his third BOB. And guess what - in the group finals
he went BEST IN GROUP. I think this is a first for a Cirneco - unless you know different.
What an Achievement. Many congratulations to Inka Luomanmaki. I hope his pups follow
in his superb footsteps. Fin Ch. Anharbn Yellow River, (AKA Jokinen)'s daughter, Vespinja's
Highland Mist, (AKA Sumu) was BOS. Congratulations to Annikki Peltola. Breed judge
was Gert Christensen (DK) and group judge Paula Heikkinen-Lehtonen (FI), Valkeakoski
national show 13.-14.8. 2202 dogs entered: I once won group under this judge with
a Pharaoh Hound in Belgium around 4 years ago. The same judge placed Vespinja's Hazel
River (AKA Hertta) who is also a Jokinen daughter as Best in Show 2 junior a week
earlier. It's very unusual for cirnechi in Finland to be placed in group finals let
alone to win.
Also FI V-10 NO V-10 Chininas Ursula un Uragano Lieve, made Swedish Cirneco history
with a Group 2 at Ronneby INT show, 14/8-11. This was Lavas third group placement
at INT shows.
On the puppy front Martin and Mona of the Caprica Kennels in Norway have a litter
of puppies born on the 24th May 2011 contact Newcaprica@me.com for further information.
At WKC the best Import Register dog was Int.Ch. Anharbn White Tiger WW10 with the
BIR going to the Bovarian MH from an entry of 11.
Our last puppy has gone to Finland so they are all now settled in their new homes.
Good luck to all those future show dogs but remember, win or loose, they are the
dogs you own, love and always the best dog to take home.