(Photos by OUR DOGS Newspaper www.ourdogs.co.uk)
The weather at the Southern Counties Canine Association show was cold and rainy. But the competition was hot with a total entry of 131 Papillons.
From an entry in open class Ricky won his class and then was selected as Best Male earning his second CC in the UK. The breed was judged by Mrs. Carolyn Roe and she later selected him as BOB against the competition of BOS winner Temelora Forest Nymph JW of Mesdames Morrell & Teague.
In the main ring Mr. Bill Browne-Cole judged the Toy Group but Ricky was not his cup of tea and was not selected to compete for BIS.
The warmth of meeting and chatting with friends and meeting new ones also helped to chase away the gloomy weather. Ricky and I look forward to meeting with you again when we compete for the final CC needed for a UK championship.
At the European Winner Dog Show in Dublin Ireland Ricky may have made a few of the other competitors “green” with envy.
Out of a very well represented field of competitors Ricky was selected as Best of Breed. The win carried the title of European Winner 2009 and a Green Star or Challenge Certificate.
The Breed judge was the very knowledgeable Mr. Hans v/d Berg from The Netherlands.
As breed representative in the main ring in the Toy Group Mrs. A. Ingram from Ireland placed him 4-BIG.
Ricky has also made history in his own kennel as he has become the first Irish champion of the Costalina.