The Costalina own the Master of the year 2008: Ricky, At the Viyo Master Trophy in Liege Multi Champion Queen Bless JP Royal Connection (Ricky) won the top event: Master 2008. This year the competition gathers 42 dogs having obtained the best results in Belgian shows during the past year. They where from different countries like Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Poland and France. The competitors participate two by two, until the election of the best of the evening: Master 2008. In the first round Ricky was beat by a Affenpinscher ‘Tamarin Tamino Rheingold, so Ricky went the second round as ‘Lucky Loser’, from that match he won till the final and beated a top Alaskan Malamute Ch. Int. Ch, Italian Ch, Euro winner Belgian Ch, Al Cantara El Lado Oscuro de la Luna’.
International jury came from Belgium (Mr. Norman de Schuymere), Ireland (Mr. & Mrs. Mike Elaine Drennan, Sweden (Mrs. Renée Sporre-Willes), Italy (Mr. Giovanni Battista Tabo) , Hungarian (Mr. Levente Miklos) and Switzerland (Mrs. Mach). All competitors and jury were in cocktail dress……… Between the 3rd round and 4th round there was diner and concert. It became a late night white a lot of champagne and a happy owners-handler.