SLIGO '16 BEST IN SHOW
Seamus Dunne, well known for his involvement in the Dachshund world, was Best In Show judge at Sligo and from the ten group winners his choice for BIS fell to Harold and Helena Quigg’s Kerry Blue Terrier Irisblu The Fiddler.
SLIGO '16 BEST IN SHOW
Reserve BIS under Seamus Dunne was Karen Weir’s Kaninchen Smooth Dachshund Ch Magik Rainbow Gloria.
SLIGO '16 BEST BABY PUPPY IN SHOW
Seamus Dunne’s Best Baby Puppy in Show was Barry O’Neill’s Basset Hound, Knockogue Buccanneer, five-month-old ‘Buck’ already starting to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious BIS-winning sire Ch, GB & Int Ch Knockogue Arthurs Legacy.
SLIGO '16 PUPPY STAKES
Taking charge of the stakes classes at Sligo was Marie Hogarty and her Puppy Stakes went to Orlaith Keenan’s Medium Poodle Sleepybrook Licence To Kill. Runner-up was Many Moore’s Leonberger Lempileijonan Aito Suomileijona At Hillhaven.
SLIGO '16 CHAMPION STAKES
Marie Hogarty’s Champion Stakes winner was Henry Stanley and Gordon Gault’s Pekingese Ch Pekehuis Midnight Magic. Second place went to Barry O’Neill’s Basset Hound Ch, GB & Int Ch Knockogue Arthurs Legacy, proud daddy of today’s BBPIS winner.
SLIGO '16 VETERAN STAKES
SLIGO '16 GROUP 1
The Border Collie, David and Morag Connolly’s Nahrof Blurred Lines At Huntly, who went on to BIS4, was Paul Lawless’ Group 1 winner with the runner-up slot occupied by Michael Hurley’s imported German Shepherd Dog Nensy Vom Yugerschof.
SLIGO '16 GROUP 2
Heading Group 2 under Mary Walsh was Tony Winston and Paula Thornton’s Boxer Benton Track Back, with the runner-up spot taken by Mary Butler’s Bernese Mountain Dog Ch Siansela Louisa’s Alpine Sky.
SLIGO '16 GROUP 3
It was Finnish judge Leni Finne who sent through the eventual BIS winning Kerry Blue Terrier, Harold and Helena Quigg’s Irisblu The Fiddler, from group 3, with second place awarded to Ger and Liam Delaney’s Irish Terrier Ch Carliams Red Dawn.
SLIGO '16 GROUP 4
Topping the Dachshunds of Group 4 under Dutch judge Wilma Strijbos was Karen Weir’s Kaninchen Smooth Ch Magik Rainbow Gloria, later RBIS, with second place going to Gerry McFaul’s top winning Long Ch & GB Ch Dachville Special Blend.
SLIGO '16 GROUP 5
Colm Beattie’s Group 5 winner was Sean Carroll and James Newman’s Pomeranian, Ch Bella Klein From This Moment Gus. In second place was Olive Taylor’s Chow Ch Taylorian Starlight.
SLIGO '16 GROUP 6
Leni Finne also judged Group 6 where her winner was Barry O’Neill’s Basset Hound Ch, GB & Int Ch Knockogue Arthurs Legacy. Runner-up was Sharon Kelly, Dorothy Park and Jane Hough’s Black and Tan Coonhound Scentaway Sherlock Holmes.
SLIGO '16 GROUP 7
Yvonne Cannon’s Group 7 winner was Tom and Annie Mervyn’s German Shorthaired Pointer Sh Ch Tomanipoint Celtic Knight, who finished the day as BIS3, with the runner-up spot taken by Kay Donnelly’s Irish Setter Sh Ch Millcroft Whispering Moon.
SLIGO '16 GROUP 8
Heading Group 8 under Norwegian judge Siv Sando was the American Cocker Spaniel, Lisa Nelson, Leanne Bryant and Bev Morris’ Am Ch Silhouette Troubling Nasailleen With Mycalleys. In second place was Emma, Bette and Frank Archibald’s Golden Retriever Abinvale Levanto.
SLIGO '16 GROUP 9
Yvonne Cannon also judged Group 9, awarding the winner’s rosette to Sean Carroll and James Newman’s Papillon Ch, Cz & Ger Ch Hundebuden’s Juno Pondabudens. In second place was Sally and Sean Burns and Mary and Val Coghlan’s Standard Poodle Ch Dinastii The Libertine Afterglow.
SLIGO '16 GROUP 10
Group 10 was judged by Harto Stockmari from Finland who awarded top honours to Gerry and Pauline Clarke’s Irish Wolfhound Ch Lady Rose Of Shantamon. In second place was Breda Dunne’s Saluki Ch Ruweis Tibr.