The 168th EAKC Championship Dog Show was held on 10-11 October 2020 despite all the complications raised by the ongoing COVID pandemic, a real community effort was made to make it work. A huge thank you has to go out to Micheal Forte (IE) who helped us last minute, find a new judge when the scheduled one was unable to travel.
The Show was held at the New EAKC Showground – The Weld Dixon Showground which was a stunning and pleasant venue, allowing us to spread people to a safe social distance while hosting over 200 dogs! The last minute judge was Donne Lucas from South Africa who braved international travel and cut her holiday short to come to our rescue.
It was very hot at the show as the rains were brewing, but missed us by a whisker, allowing us to finish the show without any cars getting stuck.
There were many beautiful exhibits at the show, with the Best in Show going to Mr. S. Kabuga’s beautiful imported Rottweiler Gimli Spartan Arena (SERB), Reserve Best in Show to B. Davis’ Labrador Dual Ch. Ontulele Merely Amonarch and Third Best in Show to Mr. M. N. Butt’s German Shepherd Dog Ch. Rusko of Huhnegrab.
It was decided to keep the EAKC Trophies at the EAKC from now on as they are such an important part of our history, holding names of winners going as far back as 1919. So, while it may leave some mantelpieces without their prized display, we will be proudly displaying the cups at the EAKC Office for many more years to come. Please click here for the critique.
The EAKC Championship show was held on 12 and 13 October 2019 The judge for this show was going to be Carla Molinari from Portugal, however for personal reasons she was unable to make it, so she arranged a replacement judge for us. Luis Catalan, also from Portugal, was able to fit us in to his judging schedule at short notice.
The Born in Lisbon in 1955, Luis Catalan has been involved with English and American Cocker Spaniels, Basset Hound, Dobermann and Whippet. He is currently the Vice-President of the Board of Clube Português de Canicultura (CPC), President of the CPC Show Committee, Member and Vice President of the FCI Show Committee and President of the Portuguese Spaniel Club.
While we suffered some rain at the show, it was well attended and most of the dogs showed themselves to be weather resistant (while the officials box was anything but). A big well done to all those who competed.
Best in Show went to Biddy Davis’ Labrador Retriever Champion Ontulele Merely Amonarch (also Best Countrybred), while Reserve Best in Show went to Arvinder Ghautura’s Imported German Shepherd Dog Asja von Haus Milmar (SERB) and Third Best in Show went to Regula Wacker’s Wildfire Diva aka Skye.
The critique is also finished. Please click here to download it.2019 10 EAKC Critique - Luis Catalan - 167th
The EAKC Centenary Show was heldon 11 and 12 May 2019. Judged by Stuart Mallard (UK).
Here are his comments:
It was such a pleasure to be invited back, and a great honour to have the privilege of judging your Centenary Show. I wish to thank the officers and the committee for inviting me while at the same time congratulating them for such a well organised event. A lovely atmosphere prevailed throughout the weekend, thank you all for your sportsmanship. An excellent entry of dogs were exhibited and temperaments were of the highest order, the standard of handling was first rate in all but a very few instances.
The general standard of GSD’s was decent for breed type and condition. Not too many exaggerated toplines, although weak hocks still need working on. The best would hold their ground in any country.
Labradors were also impressive, with many worthy examples of the breed on show. In some countries the show type and working type are fields apart; not so here, which is how it should be. However their skills are honed they conform to one breed standard.
It was lovely to witness everyone working together, and the mutual encouragement.
Junior handlers – These young people are the future and in my opinion they are an investment and time well spent.
Best wishes for the future, and above all, enjoy your dogs and this wonderful hobby we all share.
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ENTRIES CLOSE: 13th April, 2019
ENTRIES RECEIVED after 13th but before 20th will be accepted at DOUBLE entry fees
ENTRIES RECEIVED after the 20th of April will NOT be accepted.
The 165th EAKC Championship Dog Show
Judged by Patsy Hollings (UK)
13 and 14 October 2018 saw the 165th EAKC Championship Dog show! It was a super event, once again blessed with rain as the show ended!
Finally I have completed the critique. My apologies for the delay. Sometimes the club’s management keeps me away from the much awaited critique. Please click here todownload the critique.
The sponsors, Top Dog, Bounty Water, Petstore Kenya, Bravo, Josera, Royal Canin, Inqaba Biotec, Bravecto and Petworld offering super offers, spectators and competitors having a great time.
250 dogs in 25 different breeds competed for the title of Best in Show and 21 Dogs tried their skill at the Obedience test though only a few passed.
Its interesting that I hear so many trainers talk of their work throughout the year, demanding differently named tests, but few step up to the plate! I hope more of you will be ready for the tests in 2019!
During the day there were practice sessions for Junior Handling and a total of 32 kids competed in Junior Handling.
Our judge, Patsy Hollings had a great time. She was impressed at the improvement in our dogs over the last 10 years, and commended the quality as being able to compete on the international stage.
Amazingly, the rain held off until the show had finished on Sunday, only a few big splashes cooling the Best in Show line ups.
Congratulations to everyone who took part and Thank you for making the show the success it was!
A special congratulations must go to:
- BEST IN SHOW Biddy Davis’ Country bred Labrador Retriever Champion Merely Amonarch
- RESERVE BEST IN SHOW Nadeem Butt’s German Shepherd Dog Champion Rusko vom Hühnegrab of Doeland (D)
- THIRD BEST IN SHOW Adil & Debrah Butt’s Beagle Cherive Sylvester (ZA)
EAST AFRICA KENNEL CLUB’S 164th CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW
Judged By Pedro Sanches Delerue (Portugal)
The 164th EAST AFRICA KENNEL CLUB’S CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW KINDLY SPONSORED BY COOPERS K-BRANDS LIMITED WAS HELD ON SATURDAY 12 AND SUNDAY 13 MAY 2018 AT THE EAST AFRICA KENNEL CLUB SHOW GROUND
243 ENTRIES in 25 Breeds! all 5 Groups.
We had a wonderful time at the show, despite the seemingly endless rain, we managed 2 whole dry days, and only when the judge uttered his final words did the heavens open! By then we were all squared away and enjoying a chat.
The finals were a tense moment with so many beautiful puppies, veterans and Best of Breeds lining up to see which the judge would give the ultimate award to.
Best in Show went to Mr. Adil Butt’s gorgeous Beagle Male, Cherive Sylvester(ZA) followed by Mr. Nadeem Butt’s GSD Male, Rusko vom Huhnegrab of Doeland (D) with Third best in show going to the gorgeous country bred Labrador Retriever Ch. Ontulele Merely Amonarch.
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INTRODUCING OUR JUDGE
Pedro Sanches Delerue, Born in Porto, Portugal in 1959, Lives in Sintra – Portugal
He speaks Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, English, a bit of German, holds a master in Economics & Management and has been involved with Dogs since he was 6 years old when he started to Show and help breeding German Shepherds under his father’s affix the “de Vandoma”.
Pedro’s affix is Quinta D`Abroeira, which he registered in in 1978, With Old English Sheepdogs, then Dobermann, Dachshunds first Standard Wirehaired, and later all sizes and coats, Serra D`Aires, English Bulldogs and Pugs.
At the moment he has Wirehaired Dachshunds in 3 sizes, English Bulldogs and Pugs.
Pedro has also been involved in other breeds as Basset Hound, Retrievers, Mastinos Napoletano, Bullmastiff, French Bulldog and Boston Terrier.
He is the top Breeder of Portugal, with more than 200 Champions on several different breeds in many countries from Russia to Argentina. His dogs have won more than 500 best of Group, more than 100 BIS, 38 World & European titles in 6 different breeds, also winner of top puppy, junior and adult all breeds of the year in Portugal and other countries.
Pedro is the President of Dachshund Club, Bulldog Club and Serra D`Aires Club, and was member of Portuguese Kennel Club Fiscal Committee.
Winner of show grooming context Golden Scissor. Responsible for the redaction of the actual standard for the Portuguese breed Serra D`Aires.
He has judged in almost all European Countries and in almost all the most famous shows, having also judge in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Kazakhstan, USA, England, Japan, China, Africa and at the FCI World and European Shows, in many of them, he had the honour to award BIS.
Pedro has also judged Specialty Breed Club shows in many breeds like German Shepherd club shows, the world Cup Bullmastiff, Dachshund Clubs, OES, Dobermann, Australian Shepherds, Belgian, Boceron, Bulldogs, French Bulldog, Cockers, Basset Hounds, Retrievers, Greyhounds, All Portuguese Breeds and also.
He is the writer of several articles in magazines all over the world, and writer of the only book on the Serra D`Aires breed. Former and examinable judge and presenter of several seminars in different breeds especially in Dachshunds and Bulldogs.
We really enjoyed Hosting Pedro Sanches Delerue and his wife Margarida
EAST AFRICA KENNEL CLUB’S 163rd CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW
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Judged by Leni Finne from Finland!
The 163rd EAKC Championship Dog Show, judged by Leni Finne (FIN) sponsored by Top Dog and Bounty Water was a great success! The judge arrived safely on Wednesday night but Saturday morning started badly as it poured with rain while I drove to the showground. However, as I turned off Ngong road and onto Kibera Drive the rain stopped! PHEW!
At the showground a bit of bad news awaited us, as quite many dogs had to be withdrawn from competition as they had gone down with Kennel Cough. (No coughs were heard at the show).
It was all better from then on. Judging went well with the judge being strict, but fair. Commenting that despite our GSDs not being as fit as they would be in other countries, they moved very well, or even better than elsewhere in the world! This can be attributed to good breeding and a successful Hip Dysplasia scheme. GOOD JOB GSD BREEDERS!
The Best in Show for the THIRD show in a row was Michael Omondi’s GSD Champion Kilele Wendi, a country bred(local) GSD Bitch, bred by Dr. I. Luvai out of Kilele Kimon and Kilele Hot Favourite!
On Sunday we had a heart stopping moment when a report came in that 2 Rottweilers were being stoned to death on Ngong road. However, this too had a happy ending as they showed up with some injuries, but 2 dogs no worse for wear (excellent temperament), one of them even went on to win the Rottweiler Bitch CC.
We were very pleased to have so many new faces at the show! Ms Mazibuko with her gorgeous Bulldog, Ms Shiraz’s gorgeous Maverick, a Standard Poodle puppy imported from Belgium, bred by Keith Mullan (who used to show the mom here).
Ridgeback Dog CC winner, Limpopo Tide of Mr. Zavala, Ms Kaur with the gorgeous Tavetan Nani (GSD Dog RCC) and many more!
We were very grateful to have Josera, Bravo (by Sigma), Royal Canin and Harley’s Limited support our show by having a stand and to Mumbi Muli for doing such a fantastic job with the catering! The food was YUMMY!
As I was feeling lazy, I only took around 3000 photos at this show. They are all online, in small version, so as not to crash the site! Please feel free to look through them all, click on an individual photo to get the title, and send me an email (email@example.com) if you wish to have a copy, just tell me the exact names of those photos you want, as you can imagine it’s quite a job to sort them all. Click here to see them.
About the Judge:
Breeds owned / bred: Bloodhound, Boston Terrier, German Shepherd, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Shorthaired German Pointer, Pointer, Shetland Sheepdog and Finnish Hound
Breeder since: purchased her first dog in 1965 and bred her first litter in 1967
Languages: Swedish, Finnish and English
Has judged in following countries: the Nordic countries, Australia, Estonia, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Kazakhkstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, San Marino and Spain
Year of first qualification: 1986
Qualified to judge all breeds
EAST AFRICA KENNEL CLUB’S 162nd CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW
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A PROFILE OF OUR JUDGE: Keith Baldwin (UK)
Throughout my hobby, I have bred and made up Champions in Dobermann, Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Schipperke and Miniature Pinscher
In England the Working Group was split in 1998 to form the Pastoral Group, but I have won the Working Group at Border Union 1996 with my Belgian Shepherd Dog, CH, Belamba Monopoly over Nightstorm, then in 2001 his son that I bred and showed to 16 Challenge Certificates, CH, Nightstorm’s Fotocopy was awarded BOB at Crufts.
I first awarded Challenge Certificates in 1996 for Dobermann then Belgian Shepherd Dog from 2002, I am now approved by the Kennel Club to award Challenge Certificates in 17 breeds. The Working Group, the Pastoral Group and ultimately Best in Show
I have had the pleasure of judging Dobermann bitches at Crufts 2013 and I am booked for 2018 Australian Cattle Dog, 2019 Tibetan Mastiff and 2020 Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervueren and Malinois)
Abroad I have judged Vladivostok – Russia, Sweden, Jersey, Guernsey and Southern Ireland,
I am so very much looking forward to judging in Nairobi Kenya 2017.
EAST AFRICA KENNEL CLUB’S 161st CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW
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Judged by RONNIE IRVING (UK)
Ronnie Irving, who is a Scot, is a third generation breeder of Border Terriers. His wife’s family and his family have, between them, produced a total of 64 UK champions.
He first awarded Kennel Club Challenge Certificates in 1967 and is approved at championship show level in the UK to judge the Terrier Group, the Pastoral Group and Best in Show – which he has been judging at that level since 1986. He judged Best in Show at Crufts in 2015.
He has also judged extensively in many European countries, in the United States, Australasia and on two previous occasions in Kenya.
He was Chairman of the Kennel Club in London from 2002 until he retired from that position in 2011 and now writes regular columns in the dog magazines in the UK and USA.
We are very excited to welcome Ronnie Irving for the third time and so glad Kate could come too!!
EAST AFRICA KENNEL CLUB’S 160th CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW
14 & 15 May 2016
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Judge: Christina Chapman (UK)
Mrs. G.C. (Christina) Chapman (Bukris) was raised with her grandfathers’ Smooth Fox Terriers and her uncles’ Labs. Her father introduced her to German Shepherds at a very early age and these remained her breed until the mid-sixties.
In the early seventies, (looking for something a little less powerful) She went into Norwegian Buhunds, making up a Champion Dog and owning & breeding other CC winners.
Christina has been a speaker at Breed Specific Seminars on a large variety of breeds from Alaskan Malamutes to Rottweilers & Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
Her other experience includes 30 years on various committees in posts ranging from General Dogsbody to Chairman. She the current President of the Australian Shepherd Club of the UK. She is the Vice President of the N.E. Working & Pastoral Breeds Society and the Vice President of North Lines Dog Club, as well as Area Representative for Lincolnshire on the KC Shows Liaison Council. Christina has been made an Honorary Life Member of the East Anglian Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club and the Norwegian Buhund Club. Christina has taught understanding construction, conformation and movement & interpretation of Standards, Rules & Regulations as part of “Potential Judges Training” at Seminars since 1999 as a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer for KC Seminars.
We are very excited to welcome Christina Chapman!
EAST AFRICA KENNEL CLUB’S 159TH CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW
AT THE EAST AFRICA KENNEL CLUB SHOWGROUND, JAMHURI PARK, NAIROBI
JUDGE: MR. RAFAEL MALO ACRUDO (SPAIN)
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Rafael grew up among Pyrenean Mastiffs in his family’s farm near the Pyrenees, in Aragon (Spain). He has been a breeder of Pyrenean Mastiff since 1974 under the kennel name “La Tajadera del Tío Roy”, having won more of 180 National and International Championships, as well as seven European Winners and six World Winners. That is a World Record among all kennels dedicated to Spanish breeds.
Rafael is the Founder, in 1977, of the Spanish Pyrenean Mastiff Club (CMPE).
He is also the Author or co-author of nine books and several articles, both in Spanish and English, mainly about Molosser breeds, but also about sight-hounds and pastoral dogs.
Rafael has been an International FCI judge since 1982 and an All breeds FCI international judge since 2005. He is a Member of the Board of Judges of the Spanish Kennel Club.
Rafael has been judging International all breeds Shows giving seminars about different Molosser breeds as well as judging many specialty shows for Molosser, terrier and Sighthounds in the five continents.
His hobbies include: History; literature; wildlife; rock’n’roll; cars racing sport… and, of course, dogs…!!!
The VIP 158th EAKC Championship Dog show
held in May 2015, generously sponsored by Very Impawtant Paws Pet Spa was a great success with a large number of entrants. After the show the judge, Espen Engh (NORWAY) wrote us the following note:
I would like to thank you and the committee of the EAKC so much for a very memorable time in Kenya. I felt so very welcome, the hospitality was second to none and I would recommend to anybody to go to Kenya to judge dogs.
Best in show went to Ms. Rees’ Ridgeback Maringa Sabaki of Mukuini with Reserve Best in Show going to Mrs. Davies’ Labrador Ontulele Vision ‘n’ Velvet and Third Best in Show to Mr. Mullen’s Standard Poodle Signature on File Afterglow (GB). Please click here to download the full critique of all the winners at this show.