DUBLIN '12 BEST IN SHOW
Making the final decision at the last show of the year, Dublin Dog Show Society, was Elaine Drennan, and from the ten groups winners assembled in the seasonally decorated BIS ring she chose to crown the St Bernard, Austin and Ann Long Doyle’s , Ch Il Divo Roly By Longsdyle, Best in Show – the final top winner of the year and a first for many years for the breed. ‘Roly’ has had a great year in show ring in 2012, finishing top of the Connolly’s Red Mills/ICP Group 2 Leaderboard for the season, another 1st for the breed. He was also the group winner at Irish Ladies and Clonmel, took 2nd at South Tipperary, and had a further three placings, giving him the points to top the group. Elaine gave the Reserve BIS spot to James Newman and Emily Terry’s Pomeranian, Belliver Unexpected Target, bred by James and his Uncle, Sean Carroll, and over from GB to be campaigned for his Irish crown, to which he is now well on his way.
DUBLIN '12 BEST IN SHOW
Austin and Ann Long Doyle’s St Bernard, Ch Il Divo Roly By Longsdyle Best In Show under Elaine Drennan.
DUBLIN '12 BEST BABY PUPPY IN SHOW
Jennifer Garry’s Samoyed, Beyond Continue the Chaos, won Best Baby Puppy In Show under today’s BIS judge, Elaine Drennan. Imported from New Zealand, ‘Khaleesi’ was at just his 2nd championship show. Kerrie & Katie Kelly’s Polish import, Mini Wire Dachshund, Tete-A-Tete Diervilla Avec Kmai, was runner up. Five months old ‘Pria’, had taken Res BBPIS at Combined Christmas show earlier in the month.
DUBLIN '12 CHAMPION STAKES
The Champion Stakes winner was Ann Taggart’s West Highland White Terrier, Ch Cooley Double The Trouble, under Philomena Leonard. Runner up on this occasion was Jean Cullen’s Dobermann, Ch Tuwos Impeccable, handled by breeder Billy Henderson
DUBLIN '12 PUPPY STAKES
Philomena Leonard was judge elect for all the Stakes and, starting with the Puppy Stakes, she found her winner in Clodagh Fallon’s homebred Pug, Clodana Bojangles; eligible for these stakes for the first time,‘Dobby’ has just turned 6 months, and was actually Philomena’s Best Baby Puppy in Show at Cloghran, just 5 weeks earlier. Runner up was another homebred youngster, Lynda & Paul Magee’s Great Dane, Clonallan Tis Himself.
DUBLIN '12 VETERAN STAKES
Topping the final Veteran Stakes of the year under Philomena Leonard, was Lynda Dunn’s Saluki, Ch, Aust, Int, Rom & Rom Vet Ch Padtheway Notorious. A new face in Veteran, Cathy Loughlin’s Irish Setter, Sh Ch & Int Sh Ch Thendara Versace Among Rohanmor, took his first points with 2nd place.
DUBLIN '12 BRACE STAKES
The Giant Schnauzers, Ch Jannem Boy George and Jannem Munire, won the Brace Stakes under Philomena Leonard. Jointly owned by mother and daughter partnership Angela and Emma Willis, they are regular winners of these stakes and have had a great run through 2012.
DUBLIN '12 GROUP 1
Seamus Oates judged Group 1 where his winner was Sarah Matthews’ Pembroke Corgi, Ch & GB Ch Maplecreek Beach Bunny at Craigycor, handled as usual; by husband, Alan. Imported from America, ‘Bunny’ at 8 ½ years old has won three groups, Clonmel and Tralee, and today. Paul, Jean & Kelly Lawless’ Schipperke, Ch & GB Ch Monterrez Jungle Belle For Hantreved, repeated his Cloghran win with 2nd place.
DUBLIN '12 GROUP 2
Simon Rooney judged Group 2, sending through the eventual BIS winning St Bernard, Ann and Austin Long Doyle’s Ch Ch Il Divo Roly By Longsdyle Jun Ch, and he gave the runner up place to Tara Lawlor & Noel Beggs’ Rottweiler, GB Ch Jakroy Dark Defender, handled by Noel earlier to take his Irish crown to add to his GB title.
DUBLIN '12 GROUP 3
Ger Cox, show manager of Limerick, judged Group 3 and chose for his winner Elaine Butler’s Irish Soft coated Wheaten Terrier, Ch Ballysax Bremner; this homebred dog, who comes from a long line of winning Wheatens at home and abroad, won his first CC with BOB at Belfast in September, and won his first Group at Portadown this year. Cara Davani & Cathy Neill’s Kerry Blue Terrier, Ch & GB Ch Kebulak Dirty Harry, BIS earlier in the year at Cork.
DUBLIN '12 GROUP 4
Ann Cuthbert was in charge of the Dachshunds of Group 4, and her winner was Emma and Jennifer North Row’s homebred Wire Haired, Ch Barmaud Violet, on one of her rare appearances this year while Mark McDonnell’s Min Long Haired, Ch Smartdac Supernatural, was 2nd placed.
DUBLIN '12 GROUP 5
Ann Cuthbert also judged Group 5, her winner being the Reserve BIS winning Pomeranian, James Newman & Emily Terry’s Pomeranian, Belliver Unexpected Target, while Anita Foley Duggan handled husband Jimmy’s Siberian Husky, Ch Bedarra Cold Paws Warm Heart For Leorient, to Group 2nd. ‘Flint’ has five group wins this year, together with 3 Best in Shows at all breed ch shows.
DUBLIN '12 GROUP 6
Barry O’Neill and Sandra Stack’s Basset Hound, Ch & GB Ch Knockogue Arthurs Legacy, won the group under Denis Dowdall; Arthur is top of Group 6, this being his fifteenth group of the year. Aidan McKiernan’s Beagle puppy, Dialynne Indiana Jones at Bushbane, took his second Reserve Group win on the trot.
DUBLIN '12 GROUP 7
Judge of Group 7 was Rachael Shaw-Rainey, and she chose for her winner the BIS 3 winning English Setter, Aidan McKiernan’s Sh Ch & Int Ch Richecca Reach For The Skye, while Ken Kennedy’s Irish Setter, Sh Ch, GB Sh Ch & Int Ch Glennara Coer De Lion, Group winner at Bray, Sligo and Dundalk, was 2nd placed.
DUBLIN '12 GROUP 8
Michael Forte judged Group 8, his winner was Caroline Reynolds’ Clumber Spaniel, Sh Ch Badgersmoon The Bard of Glenariff. Sue Merrill’s Labrador Retriever, Sh Ch, GB Sh Ch & Int Ch Brockburrow Dream Maker For Gostwyck, BIS at Limerick in 2010, was 2nd.
DUBLIN '12 GROUP 9
Sean Carroll & James Newman’s Papillon, Ch, GB, Ger, Slov & Int Ch Denemore Iconsruben, now absolutely confirmed as IKC Dog of the Year 2012, was the choice of Seamus Oates, to win Group 9; this was ‘Ruben’s’ thirteenth group win of the year, and he also has 4 all breeds BIS wins. Ashling Connolly’s Bichon Frise, Ch & GB Ch Ashmair Double Act, BIS at Swords in June and the Eukanuba Challenger for Ireland, was Group 2nd.
DUBLIN '12 GROUP 10
Terrier specialist, Laura Cox, new secretary of Limerick, judged Group 10, and she sent through to the big ring the eventual BIS 4 winning Whippet, Colin & Lynda Cuthbert Matthews’ Ch, GB & Int Ch Collooney He’s The One; ‘Brad’ still enjoying his winning ways, despite being well into his eighth year, while his kennelmate and BIS winning Borzoi, Ch Donskoi Asmodey, handled by Stephen Minogue, was 2nd.