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At the showground a bit of bad news awaited us, as quite many dogs had to be withdrawn from competition as they had gone down with Kennel Cough.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
We are very excited to welcome Keith to Kenya!
The Previous Shows
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…!!!
We are very excited to welcome Rafael to Kenya!
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.