KILKENNY '18 BEST IN SHOW
Best in Show judge at Kilkenny was Brian Fogarty who chose, from the ten group winners exhibited before him, the American Cocker Spaniel, Ivor and Michelle Keelan’s 3½ year old Ch & Int Ch Bunnybois Brainstorm At Tejas; RBIS was awarded to Emilio Castillo and Patrick Fortune’s Shetland Sheepdog, Navarrem Fortuna Girl
KILKENNY '18 BEST IN SHOW
Kilkenny Best In Show under judge Brian Fogarty was the American Cocker Spaniel, Ivor and Michelle Keelan’s Ch & Int Ch Bunnybois Brainstorm At Tejas
KILKENNY '18 BEST BABY PUPPY IN SHOW
Best Baby Puppy In Show under Brian Fogarty was Emma Dunlop’s 5 months old Beagle, Mustafar Drop Dead Gorgeous, with RBBPIS awarded to Ralph Dunne’s 4 months old Clumber Spaniel, Richley The Showman.
KILKENNY '18 PUPPY STAKES
Willie Dobbin took charge of the Stakes classes at Kilkenny, in the Puppy Stakes his winner was Damien McDonald’s 11 months old Shetland Sheepdog, Fearnach Making Mischief, with 2nd taken by Darren and Elaine Walker’s 10 months old Alaskan Malamute, Lueldar When The Heavens Speak.
KILKENNY '18 GROUP 1
It was the Reserve Best in Show winning Shetland Sheepdog, Emilio Castillo and Patrick Fortune’s, Navarrem Fortuna Girl, who topped Group 1 under John Canty with 2nd place awarded to Irene Keogh’s 11 months old Border Collie, Huntly Ruby Tuesday.
KILKENNY '18 GROUP 2
Amanda Payne’s Group 2 winner was Valerie Hughes’ Bernese Mountain Dog, Ch Werlwind's Celtic Dream For Carraigbern, who went on to BIS 3 later in the day, with the runner-up spot taken by Mick and Liz Dyer’s 23 months old Boxer bitch, Ch Gollybox Harley Quinn Of Zensin.
KILKENNY '18 GROUP 3
Stephanie Walsh’s Group 3 winner saw a first group victory for Paul and Elaine Martin’s Kerry Blue Terrier, Something Blue For Clanciarrai, with 2nd place awarded to Marie Hogarty’s Cairn Terrier, Ch & GB Ch Cadagio Don't Stop Me Now.
KILKENNY '18 GROUP 4
Italian judge, Massimiliano Manucci, was centre stage for the Dachshunds in Group 4, finding his winner in Wheatland’s 3 year old Smooth Haired Kaninchen, Pinedax Stars In Her Eyes, with 2nd place taken by Lesley Patton’s Wire Haired, Ch Lesandnic Ludovic.
KILKENNY '18 GROUP 5
Carlos Saevich judged Group 5 where his winner was Roat-Pola’s Pomeranian, Ch Dan-Star-Kom Say Hello. Runner-up under Carlos was Maureen and Crian Carroll’s Keeshond, Ch Cedarhills-Shamrock Foreign Correspondent Lyntova.
KILKENNY '18 GROUP 6
Massimiliano Manucci’S Group 6 winner was Jane and Geordie Anthony’s 3 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottzridge Done That, with second place taken by Debbie and Jim Irvine’s Basset Hound, Ch Emmorah All Right Now.
KILKENNY '18 GROUP 7
Ines Dawes from Australia judged Group 7, awarding top spot to Kay Donnelly’s Irish Setter, Ch & Int Ch Millcroft Whispering Moon, with the runner-up spot taken by Mark McDermott’s Irish Red and White Setter, Sh Ch Cilleigne Cu Chulainn @ Drumlace.
KILKENNY '18 GROUP 8
Ines Dawes judged Group 8 where her winner, Ivor and Michelle Keelan’s American Cocker Spaniel, Sh Ch & Int Ch Bunnybois Brainstorm at Tejas; runner-up was Emer Wright and Mairin Jackson’s Flat Coated Retriever, Sh Ch Caci's Just Take A Look At Lacsar.
KILKENNY '18 GROUP 9
Sean Carroll and James Newman’s BIS 4 winning Papillon, Denemore The Story Of Ragge, was Stephanie Walsh’s choice to top Group 9, with 2nd place going to Ray O’Neill’s Pekingese, Ch Trendylook Hedley Lamarr.
KILKENNY '18 GROUP 10
Carlos Saevich’s Group 10 winner was Emer Mooney’s Deerhound, Ch & Int Ch. Rosslyn Quartet; in second place was the Appleby, Minchin, Edwards & Mulvaney partnership’s Afghan Hound, Ch, GB & Int Ch Davashey To Tell The Truth.