BANBRIDGE '17 BEST IN SHOW
Coming out on top from the ten group winners under judge Evelyn Hurley was Philip and Ed O’Brien and Jarka Poulova’s Kerry Blue Terrier, Ch & Cz Ch Edbrios Exotica,
RBIS was Gerry McFaul’s Standard Long Haired Dachshund, Ch Shardaroba’s Fashion Flow.
BANBRIDGE '17 BEST IN SHOW
Best In Show judge Evelyn Hurley with her choice for BIS, Philip and Ed O’Brien and Jarka Poulova’s Kerry Blue Terrier, Ch & Cz Ch Edbrios Exotica.
BANBRIDGE '17 BEST BABY PUPPY IN SHOW
Evelyn Hurley’s choice for Best Baby Puppy in Show fell to Raymond and Liz Campbell’s 5 months old black Chow Chow, Tanlap Takoda with RBBPIS awarded to Gut’s 4 months old Cairn Terrier, Mata Hari Du Harpuoy D Auzan.
BANBRIDGE '17 PUPPY STAKES
The Stakes classes at Banbridge were judged by Sinead Taggart where her Puppy Stakes winner was Ashling Connolly’s 11 months old Bichon Frise, Petit Ami's Set Fire To The Rain, runner-up was Laura and Diane Whan’s 7 months old homebred Leonberger, Sulandi A Dream Come True.
BANBRIDGE '17 PUPPY STAKES
Sinead Taggart's Puppy Stakes winner was Ashling Connolly’s 11 months old Bichon Frise, Petit Ami's Set Fire To The Rain
BANBRIDGE '17 CHAMPION STAKES
Heading up the Champion Stakes under Sinead Taggart was Sally Burns, Mary Coghlan and Lesley Howard’s Toy Poodle, Ch Grayco Poetic Image, ‘Madge’ qualifying for the Champion of Champions Final next year to defend the title which she won in January. Runner-up was Tom and Annie Mervyn’s German Shorthaired Pointer, Sh Ch Tomanipoint Celtic Knight.
BANBRIDGE '17 VETERAN STAKES
Darren and Elaine Walker's 8 year old Alaskan Malamute, Ch & Int Ch Lueldar A Little Patience, was Sinead Taggart’s Veteran Stakes winner with second place awarded to Marion, Tim and Ian Finney’s Wire Haired Kaninchen Dachshund, Ch Nice One From Vitoraz To Gulliagh.
BANBRIDGE '17 BRACE STAKES
The Brace Stakes winner under Sinead Taggart was Lamb and Saltmarsh’s Cairn Terrier pairing of Bireslaw Dark Charmer and Renshaw There And Back Again.
BANBRIDGE '17 GROUP 1
Francesco Cochetti from Italy judged Group 1, finding his winner in Catriona O’Neill Caraher’s Border Collie, Sh Ch Huntly I Ain’t No Panda, with second place going to Patrick Fortune and Emilio Castillo’s Shetland Sheepdog, Ch, GB, Lux & Dutch Ch Irish Legend Of Navarrem.
BANBRIDGE '17 GROUP 2
Heading up Group 2 under John O’Gorman was the Leonberger, Mandy Moore’s Ch, GB & Int Ch Leokings Lionheart At Hillhaven, runner-up was Ann Moore’s Dobermann, Ch & Int Ch RozenyasPlayin With Fire.
BANBRIDGE '17 GROUP 3
Marion Gregg’s Group 3 winner, Philip and Ed O’Brien and Jarka Poulova’s Kerry Blue Terrier, Ch & Cz Ch Edbrios Exotica, went on to win Best in Show; runner-up was Catherine and Tina Broaders’ Lakekand Terrier, Ch Brookside Aristocrat.
BANBRIDGE '17 GROUP 4
Topping the Dachshunds in Group 4 under Irish All Breeds judge Ann Cuthbert was the Reserve BIS winning Long Haired, Gerry McFaul’s Ch Shardaroba’s Fashion Flow, with second place to Martin McDonnell’s Miniature, Ch Smartdac Rising Phoenix.
BANBRIDGE '17 GROUP 5
Colette Muldoon judged Group 5 where her winner was Olive Taylor’s Chow, Ch Chivas Royal Djalo At Taylorian, runner-up was Jimmy Duggan’s Siberian Husky, Ch Leorient Flying Solo, handled by wife Anita.
BANBRIDGE '17 GROUP 6
Cybel Alford's Group 6 winner was Jane and Geordie Anthony’s 9 months old Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottzridge Nemesis, with Lesley and Roy Blevins' Basset Fauve De Bretagne, Blevwil Now Or Never, also 9 months old, in second place.
BANBRIDGE '17 GROUP 7
Heading up Group 7 under John O’Gorman was Cathrina Caffrey’s Weimaraner, Sh C hWeidovan Quick Silver Hugel, who went on to BIS 4 later in the day, with second spot filled by Kay Donnelly’s Irish Setter, Sh Ch & Int Sh Ch Millcroft Whispering Moon.
BANBRIDGE '17 GROUP 8
Claire Ann Ahern’s Group 8 winner was Emer Wright and Mairin Jackson’s Flat Coated Retriever, Caci's Just Take A Look At Lacsar, second place was was Colm Beattie’s American Cocker Spaniel, Multi Ch Colourfull’s Pride And Predjudice.
BANBRIDGE '17 GROUP 9
It was the BIS 3 winning Bichon Frise, June Gould’s Manoir’s Air Force Zero, who came out on top of Group 9 under Patsy McDevitt, with second place going to the 8 months old Long Coat Chihuahua, Saorise McKenna’s Chanticos The Notorious.
BANBRIDGE '17 GROUP 10
Heading up Group 10 under Francesco Cochetti was Felicity Thompson’s Whippet, Barnesmore Hells Bells, 2 year old ‘Belle’ gaining her Irish title today; runner-up was Gerry and Pauline Clarke’s Irish Wolfhound, Ch Lady Rose Of Shantamon.
Best in show judge, Evelyn Hurley, was introduced to the exhibitors by Johnny Anderson, Secretary of Banbridge & District Canine Club.
Some of the Irish judges watching the groups in the main ring are l-r, Sinead Taggart, Johnny Muldoon, Colette Muldoon, Claire Anne Ahern, and her husband, Maurice (ICP's 'Dognostic').
Joan and John Walsh, pictured here, are staples at the dog shows in Ireland now with the introduction some years ago of on line entries, with over 90% of exhibitors entering the shows online at www.dogshowentry.ie and just a handful still doing paper entries. Their results service also takes a great burden off the show secretaries, as results are up on the web before the end of the shows, a boon to the oldies, (and the press) but just expected as a matter of course by those newer on the show scene.