Gigolo De Costalina keep the Costalina flag high in
Stangehallen (Hamar),national dogshow in
The Monaco Kennel Club International Championship show is held each spring in this small but well known Jet Set destination.
It has been a long standing tradition for The Costalina Kennel to attend this show and enjoy the ambiance of its setting. It is also
beginning to become a tradition that The Costalina dogs attending do well at this show. This past weekend was no different as
BIS, BOG, BISS, Multi Ch. Queen Bless JP Royal Connection (Ricky) and Siljans Ooh La La (Sweetie) have become official
Ricky went on to compete in the Toy Group and was selected as BIG 2.
Many thanks to the breed judge Mrs. Hassi Assenmacher-Feyel from Germany and the Toy Group judge Mr. Pietro-Paolo Condo from Italy.
Ricky has 16 group wins since he came to stay with The Costalina Team!
At the Internationale Rashondententoonstelling der Hopstreek, a Belgian CC show, Mrs. Silvertand-Hazen from The Netherland gave Ricky the CC and BOB, later in the finals Mr. Machetanz from Germany awarded Ricky Best in Toy Group!
"Ricky" Multi Ch QUEEN BLESS JP ROYAL CONNECTION was BEST OF BREED & BEST IN GROUP @ CRUFTS 2009 !
At the Niort International Dog Show the French Papillon and Phalene club held a speciality competition. The invited judge Mr. Pichard from Switzerland was unable to preside as he was sick. We wish him a speedy recovery. Mrs. Moreau de Vincens stepped up to take his place as judge for the small entry field.
Our Little Sweety (Siljans Ooh La La) won the CAC International CACIB point and Best of Sex. She has now become Champion de Beauté de la Fédération Canine International (FCI).
Manne (Siljans My Man) Multi Ch, BIG and BIS Winner won the CAC he needed to become French Champion.
Ricky (Queen Bless JP Royal Connection) Multi Ch, Multi BIG Winner, Multi BIS Winner took the International CACIB point, BOB, BIG and BIS3!
Mrs. Moreau de Vincens critique for Ricky was simple but powerful : "Superb subject, the titles speak more than words" (Superbe sujet, fair honneur à son titre).
Group judge was Mrs. Custot from Switzerland and BIS judge was Mr. Davidovic from Serbia.
Our heartfelt thanks to them for recognizing Ricky outstanding qualities and continuing his record winning streak.