International, Swedish & Danish Champion

Rivarco Tiramisù per Adagio "Tina"

Best In Show Winner at Bremen all breed show2013,
JWW-09,  BOB Junior & BOB at the World dog Show in Bratislava 2009
Lure coursing license. Crufts qualified for 2010

Born 16th of December 2008
Breeder Gaetano Turrini, Italy.
Owner Adagio and Kristina Blad, Tina is the mother of litter 21 LINK, litter 22 LINK and litter 24 LINK

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Tina winning BEST IN SHOW at Bremen/Germany all breed show 2013,
judge Svend Lövenkjaer, Denmark also in the picture Ilona Kroos, show master.

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Multi Ch Adagio Love Supreme

Int Ch Carry On Pastrami Int Ch Birkonbrae True E'Nuff (imp. GB)
Ch Carry On Bordeaux
Int Ch Flic Flac Kiss of Love (imp. DE) Ch Lorricbrook Bandleader (imp. Can)
Int Ch Pencloe Dutch Amber (imp. GB)
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Dumbriton Rainon
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Wenrick's Rave N'Sportingfield (imp USA)

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Talking About "Whippets"


Picture taken of the TV screen by Ryan Davies.

You are all MOST welcome to visit this page and take part of what myself and my Whippet "Robbie" Ch Adagio Love Supreme experienced at Crufts 2008. This is a life time memory for me and I wish that everyone who are interested in showing/handling/breeding/owning dogs could get the opportunity to have such a once-in-a -lifetime thrill with your dog. You will find texts that are clickable, these are marked with an , there you will find lots of info and videos, pictures etc.
The photos are courtesy of; Salvador Roca, Bart Scheerens, Molly McConkey, Monique Post, Carolyn Hinchey, Ryan Davies, Pauline Oliver & others. The videos are courtesey of; Katarzyna i Wojciech Lazar (Lazarus whippets, Poland)

Thank you all very much for sending pictures and videos, You have all helped me to make this event into a lasting memory.


Pictures I (Breed judging)
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Pictures II (Group judging)
3
Video gallery
4
Full results
5
My own story
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The cards & rosetts
Link to TK Dogs.com Link to E Whippetzine  

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Robbie inspected in mouth and front by Judge Morag Bolton- Lockhart.


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Rear should be checked as well.


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In the competition for open dog.


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Winning open dog and we are so happy!


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First in Open Class dog, Robbie stacked for the photographers.


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Robbie wins Best Dog at Cruft's & his 4th CC in UK, Robbie also enjoys it!
We are congratulated by the judge Morag Bolton Lockhart.


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Just Robbie & myself, what have we done?
Now we are waiting who will be awarded the Dog RCC.


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Robbie inspected in BOB competition by Editha Newton (Nevedith)


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Look how relaxed Robbie are.


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Dog judge Morag Bolton Lockhart (Pencloe) & Bitch judge Editha Newton (Nevedith) discussing who to choose.


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A referee had to be called in so Robbie is on the table for the third time this day.


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Robbie & Spyanfly Sharon Stone stacked in the BOB challenge for Liz Cartledge.


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Liz Cartledge has now made her decision, no one but her know who is going to win.
She is walking to the table to sign the card.


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Liz Cartledge raise the hand with the BOB rosette for the dog - Robbie!


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Jesus what happines! This can't be true...


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:Robbie- You and I made a great job today.


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Robbie BOB The Judge Morag Bolton Lockhart and Åge Gjetnes with Spyanfly Sharon Stone.


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Robbie just by himself.


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Robbie and myself feeling so proud with the Judge Morag Bolton Lockhart. This is BIG!


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Robbie BOB The Judge Morag Bolton Lockhart and Åge Gjetnes with BOS Spyanfly Sharon Stone.


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A lot of hugs and congratulations!


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Here we are getting interviewed by the BBC Television Event, they need to know everything about Robbie for the coming broadcasting later in the Hound group.


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It was a quite long interview with the BBC.


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Robbie himself take the hole thing with peace.

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This Super Trophy is awarded for BIS.

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This picture shows just how magical it is in the main ring at Crufts.

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This Super Trophy is awarded for BIS.

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Lights on the carpet and it says of course: Crufts.

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Things happening in the main ring are followed by several cameras from BBC Event.

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Look at all the audience - it is crowded, 7000 people at the NEC Arena main hall. Then a couple of million watching at home.

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horns

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Robbie and I enters the main ring, a steward from the Kennel Club has told us in what directions we should move.

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We keep on moving, showing what a great dog Robbie is.

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We want to make a good first impression for the audience.

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This is the Cruft's table, there should be a table as this in the main ring at every show.

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Robbie and I are relaxing a bit and I'm looking at all the audience.

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A bit more relaxing as we are the last of the 29 in the Hound group who should be examined by the Judge.

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Stacked for one of the last times this day.

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The group Judge Zola Rawson inspects Robbie on the table. He is on the table for the fourth time this day and begins to be a bit tired.

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The group Judge Zola Rawson points out in what direction she wants us to move.

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Robbie showing his movement....

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...and we moves...

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...and we moves...

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...and we moves...

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Now one more round in the main ring, we are lucky that we can enjoy it for a bit longer.

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On the move in the main ring what a nice place to be, we really enjoyed the big space. In the background You can see one of the camera mans from BBC.

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Robbie is shortlisted in the Hound group and we are waiting for our turn.

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The final line up with the eight that are shortlisted of 29.

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Shall we be placed as one of the four? No we are not but we are so satisfied with our day!

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Well we found it at Cruft's, now we just need to find our way out of the NEC arena.

Videos from Crufts 2008


Below You are able to follow some of the BOB judging.
The videos courtesy of: Katarzyna & Wojciech Lazar (Lazarus whippets, Poland)

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Video part ONE Both the dogs are stacked for the judge and they try to make a decision.

Video part TWO The referee Liz Cartledge arrives and inspects the two competitors for BOB.

 Video part THREE Spyanfly Sharon Stone showing her movement.


FINAL VIDEO and BEST OF BREED


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From the left BOB Ch A. Love Supreme, in the middle BOS Spyanfly Sharon Stone,
to the right BOBP Huntinghill Jazzalicious. Photo©Pauline Oliver.

Full Results Crufts 2008

Provided by Fosse Data Systems

 

BEST OF BREED
CH/INT/SWE ADAGIO LOVE SUPREME [ATC AD00555SWE]
Dog
Owner: MR S RåGHAMMAR

BEST PUPPY
HUNTINGHILL JAZZALICIOUS
Bitch
Owner: MISS RC & MRS AE SNELGROVE

DOG CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE
CH/INT/SWE ADAGIO LOVE SUPREME [ATC AD00555SWE]
Dog
Owner: MR S RåGHAMMAR

BITCH CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE
SPYANFLY SHARON STONE
Bitch
Owner: MRS P S OLIVER

RESERVE DOG CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE
CH RAILFIELD RAINDUST
Dog
Owner: MR T K & MRS S J ELLIS

RESERVE BITCH CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE
COBYCO CARELESS LOVE
Bitch
Owner: MRS L YACOBY-WRIGHT



VETERAN - Dog
Entries: 21 Abs: 2
1st
CH/CAN/AM/ AIRESCOT RUBY RASCAL (IMP) (MRS F J MINNS)
2nd
CH/IR/INT/ COLLOONEY SILVER JIGOLO (MS V COULTER)
3rd
NEVEDITH BEEFA BEEJABERS AT LOKEREN (MRS J FIERS)
Res
NEVEDITH YIPPY YUPPY OF LOROLI (MS L GRISOLI)
VHC
PEPERONE PACE SETTER AT GILNOCKIE (MR D & MRS A TURNER)


SPECIAL PUPPY - Dog
Entries: 12 Abs: 0
1st
SAVUKA MAMBO SUN (MR N & MISS B WARNER & HETHERINGTON)
2nd
SPINNEYHILL RAINMAKER OF RAILFIELD (MR T K & MRS S J ELLIS)
3rd
HUNTINGHILL THE JAZZ MAN (MISS RC & MRS AE SNELGROVE)
Res
LOROLI AUTHORIZED BY DEROHAN (MRS C OSBORNE)
VHC
CHAPLEIGH GOLDEN PROSPECT (MR M D & MR D E RANKINE & SMITH)


SPECIAL JUNIOR - Dog
Entries: 19 Abs: 3
1st
LAKEISLE RAINLORD OF RAILFIELD JW (MR T K & MRS S J ELLIS)
2nd
COURTHILL CHASE MANHATTAN (MR R M & MRS P M STOCK & GILMOUR)
3rd
PALMIK MIDNIGHT MISSION JW (MR M & MS Y HOWGATE & HULL)
Res
WILLINGWISP STAR TROOPER (MISS H RUSSELL)
VHC
HARRI HESTER (MR P & MRS E COWTON)


YEARLING - Dog
Entries: 30 Abs: 4
1st
HILLSDOWN FERDINAND (MR E GIZZARELLI)
2nd
NORMAINA BORDER REIVER (MR & MRS J W MIDDLEMISS)
3rd
PEPERONE PALOMAR (MRS A & MISS C OLDFIELD)
Res
SHALFLEET SABATINI (MISS J WILTON-CLARK)
VHC
VANJONSTONE RARE ROMEO JW (MR D G & MRS S COUSINS)


UNDERGRADUATE - Dog
Entries: 22 Abs: 2
1st
COLLOONEY MOCHACCHINO (MRS C MARTIN)
2nd
SHIROTAE SILVER SONG (MRS M A VAN RAALTE)
3rd
PALMIK MIDNIGHT MISSION JW (MR M & MS Y HOWGATE & HULL)
Res
DEJARE COBWEB (MISS D J REED)
VHC
MAURITIAN SILVER SURFER (MR G M & MRS S G SWEENEY)


GRADUATE - Dog
Entries: 16 Abs: 0
1st
ARJUNA ANTURUS (MRS F RUSSELL)
2nd
HILLSDOWN RAPHAEL TO ASTRI (DR R PHILLIPS-GRIFFITHS)
3rd
SHIROTAE SILVER SONG (MRS M A VAN RAALTE)
Res
DENIMONDE WEAVING A DREAM (MRS D ORMOND)
VHC
BLUESTREAK BRIGHT SIDE AMONG SUNWALKERS (MISS A & MR W CLARKE & MOORE)


POST GRADUATE - Dog
Entries: 18 Abs: 0
1st
DALEKO HIGHLAND BOY (MRS C J RISHWORTH)
2nd
JAYGLO JUST A GEM (MISS M E CROSSE)
3rd
SHIROTAE SILVER SONG (MRS M A VAN RAALTE)
Res
PEPERONE PATENT PENDING (MISS J & MR J W PAHNKE & BROWN)
VHC
MEANDI DARE TO DREAM (MR A BOUGHTON)


MID LIMIT - Dog
Entries: 17 Abs: 3
1st
TONMAWR MIDNIGHT LACE AT TURNSTONE JW (MR J & MRS V TURNBULL)
2nd
COURTHILL COME FLY WITH ME (MR R M & MRS P M STOCK & GILMOUR)
3rd
BARMOLL BEARE HUG (MRS B M MCCONKEY)
Res
SCARLETFAIR ONE KNIGHT JW ShCM (MISS H & MRS J WAYMAN)
VHC
JUNERIC MIDNIGHT MISCHIEF (MRS F RUSSELL)


LIMIT - Dog
Entries: 33 Abs: 2
1st
RASLEE WARM DUST (MRS J M HOLLAND)
2nd
JANELYN LEMTEC LACOSSE (MR L G & MRS J E COOPER)
3rd
CHRISPAN CROWN OF GOLD FOR WINDSDREAM (MRS T BELL)
Res
CROSSCOP STORMY WEATHER JW ShCM (MESDAMES L & D MORRIS & BRATTON)
VHC
ENDWAY ALPINE GOLD (MRS E H STILES)


OPEN - Dog
Entries: 24 Abs: 2
1st
CH/INT/SWE ADAGIO LOVE SUPREME [ATC AD00555SWE] (MR S RåGHAMMAR)
2nd
CH RAILFIELD RAINDUST (MR T K & MRS S J ELLIS)
3rd
INT CH BOXING HELENA'S EPOS ENA [ATC AH00942BEL] (MR B & MRS L SCHEERENS & DAMS)
Res
MIRA MARKSMAN FOR TAHIR (MESDAMES J & A WILSON & KEATLEY)
VHC
IR CH COLLOONEY HE'S THE ONE (MRS L & MR C CUTHBERT & MATTHEWS)


SPECIAL RACING/COURSING - Dog
Entries: 7 Abs: 0
1st
BRUNTSFIELD BEETLE (MRS E M THIRD)
2nd
SPIDERS 'N' SPOONS (MISS J NOEL-SMITH)
3rd
DEJARE COBWEB (MISS D J REED)
Res
WHISTERFIELD JACK THE LAD AMONG SILKDANCE (MS C A PRICE)
VHC
MOONLAKE MUST BE COOL (MISS G ROBERTSON)


GOOD CITIZEN DOG SCHEME - Dog
Entries: 12 Abs: 0
1st
TATZUMA SPECIAL EDITION JW SHCM (MRS S CRONIN)
2nd
CH BRUNTSFIELD PLAYAWAY JW SHCM (MRS E M THIRD)
3rd
HARRI HESTER (MR P & MRS E COWTON)
Res
SHIMMEREE MAGIC MAC (MR A W & MRS W H CLARK)
VHC
SILKDANCE RED ADMIRAL (MR P W & MRS S E CONNATTY)


VETERAN - Bitch
Entries: 13 Abs: 3
1st
FALCONCRAG VICTORIANA (MESSRS R N & P W H BECQUET & DARBY)
2nd
SHOALINGAM SELEBRATION (MRS E C WALKER)
3rd
SILKSTONE BUTTERFLY AT SILKDANCE JW (MS C A PRICE)
Res
BECSCOTT GRACEFUL LADY (MESSRS R N & P W H BECQUET & DARBY)
VHC
FULLERTON HEAVENLY GRACE OF FREEHAMLET (MRS A C PROWSE)


SPECIAL PUPPY - Bitch
Entries: 19 Abs: 4
1st
HUNTINGHILL JAZZALICIOUS (MISS RC & MRS AE SNELGROVE)
2nd
DARQUELL HANNAH NUTHERWON (MRS J BANYARD)
3rd
SPINNEYHILL SERENDIPITY (MR P J MORGAN)
Res
JANELYN DEETEC DELTA AT FEDAYE (MS A & MR A DEFAYE & CROUCH)
VHC
DEMERLAY VIVACE (MR D A & MRS J M YOUNG & WITHAM)


SPECIAL JUNIOR - Bitch
Entries: 25 Abs: 2
1st
PALMIK MIDNIGHT MISCHIEF JW (MR M & MS Y HOWGATE & HULL)
2nd
TRADEWIND TOUCH OF MAGIC (MRS C C LEDGER)
3rd
WHIRLYGIG LAVENDER BLUE (MRS A RANDALL)
Res
BUEBEZI FEMME FATALE AT OXANA (MISS S J SHEPHERD)
VHC
BIRKONBRAE OH PRETTY ONE (MR A & MRS B R ILLINGSWORTH & ANDERSON-ILLINGSWORT)


YEARLING - Bitch
Entries: 30 Abs: 5
1st
BALMY LIMONITE DOMINIJA [ATC AH00943LTU] (MR B & MRS L SCHEERENS & DAMS)
2nd
WITCHSTONE KRAKA WHEAT (MR & MRS S & MR A EVANS & LEONARD)
3rd
LOROLI JOYSTONE (MRS W & MS K HILLS & LITTLE)
Res
WINDSDREAM WHITE LINNEN (MRS T BELL)
VHC
DEMERLAY FLICKERING FLAME OF PALESIDE (MR D & MRS D MITCHELL)


UNDERGRADUATE - Bitch
Entries: 26 Abs: 2
1st
SPYANFLY SHARON STONE (MRS P S OLIVER)
2nd
COLLOONEY SWEET N SASSY AT SALATINI (MISS N HUNTER)
3rd
COLLOONEY FIELDS OF GOLD AT KIERPARK (MR & MRS K REES & JONES)
Res
LINALKIN BLUE MEADOW (MISS L A JULL)
VHC
KHANDIBAH KARA (MR & MRS F MEAD)


GRADUATE - Bitch
Entries: 26 Abs: 3
1st
PALMIK MIDNIGHT MISCHIEF JW (MR M & MS Y HOWGATE & HULL)
2nd
RAINY DAY AT RAILFIELD (MR T K & MRS S J ELLIS)
3rd
BARNESMORE SMART MOVE (MRS L THOMPSON)
Res
BECSCOTT DELECTABLE LADY (MESSRS R N & P W H BECQUET & DARBY)
VHC
KHANDIBAH KARA (MR & MRS F MEAD)


POST GRADUATE - Bitch
Entries: 17 Abs: 1
1st
APHRAEL DAMHAN-ALLAIDH (MR R P MASON)
2nd
CORNSTALK SOPHIES DREAM FOR LOWTHERHILLS (MR D T ROBERTSON)
3rd
MOSSBAWNHILL SHE'S ELEQTRIC AT SALATINI (MISS N HUNTER)
Res
ELMANASH MAJORETTE (MR & MRS F J HOLLAND)
VHC
JAYGLO JUST THE ONE (MISS M E CROSSE)


MID LIMIT - Bitch
Entries: 21 Abs: 5
1st
SUPETA'S BOOTILICIOUS BABE (MRS S M MYCROFT)
2nd
FIELDRUNNER NAUGHTY 'N' NICE (MR G & MRS K WILLIAMS)
3rd
JUNERIC MIDNIGHT MAGIC (MRS F J & MRS M F J MINNS & PASCOE)
Res
KHANDIBAH SHAMYAANHA SH CM (MRS M H FULCHER)
VHC
SIOUXLINE JESSICA FLETCHER (MRS J A & MRS S M MANLEY & ERGIS)


LIMIT - Bitch
Entries: 20 Abs: 2
1st
SPINNEYHILL CINNAMON AT HAMMONDS (MRS A RANDALL)
2nd
DUNARUNA SKY SHADOW (MR M & MR R BURTON)
3rd
TRIKEN SWEET DREAMS (MRS P M & MISS A, & MR R DUFTY, MORLAND-ALLEN & MO)
Res
BLUESTREAK BURNING BRIGHT (MS BROWN)
VHC
PENRALT CHASING RAINBOWS (MR J TOLLETT)


OPEN - Bitch
Entries: 27 Abs: 5
1st
COBYCO CARELESS LOVE (MRS L YACOBY-WRIGHT)
2nd
BURNT SIENNA MIDSUMMER BREEZE [ATC AJ00020SWE] (MRS L JOHANSSON)
3rd
CH/AUS CH PEPERONE WHITE HEATHER (IMP) (MR J & MRS J MCLEOD)
Res
CH/IT/INT/ RIVARCO ARWEN [ATC AH00876ITA] (MR M PERNA)
VHC
PIPIJAY STARLIGHT OF SCARLETFAIR JW ShCM (MISS H & MRS J WAYMAN)


SPECIAL RACING/COURSING - Bitch
Entries: 6 Abs: 0
1st
ALZAO NIAMH AT DEJARE (MISS D J REED)
2nd
SHOALINGAM SELEBRATION (MRS E C WALKER)
3rd
SILKSTONE BUTTERFLY AT SILKDANCE JW (MS C A PRICE)
Res
WHISTERFIELD WILD ORCHID OF SHULEAH (MISS A M BAYLEY)
VHC
SILKDANCE HIGHLAND AFFAIR (MISS A M BAYLEY)


GOOD CITIZEN DOG SCHEME - Bitch
Entries: 8 Abs: 0
1st
KUSHKA'S FIREFLY JW ShCM (MRS E J & MISS M V DI DIO)
2nd
FREEHAMLET STAR KWALITI (MRS A C PROWSE)
3rd
COPSEBURY LUCKY MOVE TO CASTLEFENNY (MRS E WHITE)
Res
SILKSTONE BUTTERFLY AT SILKDANCE JW (MS C A PRICE)
VHC
FREEHAMLET SILVER MOON (MRS A C PROWSE)

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My Own story from Crufts 2008.

From an entry of over 400 Whippets at this Year's Crufts , my very dear owner/breeder/ handled "Robbie" Great Britain Champion, International, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish & Finnish Champion Adagio Love Supreme went Best of Breed.

Wow …. You can imagine how it felt and with such joy and happiness. Robbie showed at his very best and put up a super performance just the way that I want him to look, he is such a companion this guy.
Thank you to specialist judge Morag Bolton-Lockhart (Pencloe) & referee Liz Cartledge.

Robbie and the winner of Best Bitch Spyandfly Sharon Stone judged by Editha Newton (Nevedith) entered the BOB ring and the two judges were to decide which one of the two would win the breed. However, no such decision could be made, so referee Liz Cartledge was called in to decide and her choice was Robbie - Jesus, I almost fainted.

A lot of people have asked me if this was a dream come true and I asked myself can I as a Swedish breeder have a dream of winning BOB at the world's most prestigious dog show with my homebred Whippet - think not. Well, that was not the end …
You can maybe not believe the whole circus that happened after the win, of course all the people who came forward to congratulate me and Robbie; that was emotional I can tell you. I am so proud of my Robbie, he really did his very best!
Maria who was my travel companion with her "Täppas" Ch A. No Regrets was being interviewed by the Kennel Club & BBC telling them what a great dog Robbie is. Then we had to go to the Purina stand where we were congratulated by their team, we also had to walk that long way to their studio for photographing, but all the time escorted by their crew.

Back at the Whippet rings the KC had a steward for us who was going to escort us to the main ring for Group judging, the security for passing through the halls was rigorous. Everybody in the KC's crew was very nice and helpful and we were offered hot and cold drinks before we entered the ring. I was really pleased to meet several other Swedish exhibitors who also had been qualified for the Hound Group competition. This was a bit special as BBC filmed the whole thing for broadcasting later in the evening. In the UK they place four dogs in the Group but first it should be shortlisted and the Group judge Zola Rawson picked out eight out of 29 in the Hound Group and Robbie was among these eight. We were not placed but we were thrilled with our performance. I was so pleased with the day when myself and Robbie walked out of the main ring, just imagine, we had been filmed by the BBC.

After a day like this you really should be exhausted, but I could not feel any tiredness at all. It was lucky that we had decided to stay another night in the UK and not having to catch the ferry to the Netherlands the same evening. The car just flew on Cloud Nine all the way to our night accommodation - we had to drive for three hours that evening/night but it was nothing. We had a nice ride back home through the Netherlands/Germany and Denmark before we reached Sweden. It takes three different ferry-routes to get from the UK to Sweden and we reached home 11.30 PM on Tuesday. Maria and her dog stayed the night at my place and we were happy to be home safe and sound. Next day Maria & Täppas caught a train for their final destination Sundsvall in the middle of Sweden..
Thank You Maria & Täppas for very nice travel company.
Both Robbie & I enjoyed it very much!

It was a joy to meet so many people that had Whippets sired or grandsired by Robbie and to watch some of them getting very high placing. We also collected the special prize for Top Whippet Sire 2007 in the UK given by Dog World & Royal Canin.

I will end this with saying a BIG thank You to Maria Apell & Morgan who took care of the remaining dogs at home, all was perfect when I got back home!

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This was the second year that Robbie achieved Dog World's/Royal Canin's special prize for Top Stud Dog.


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First in Open class, Best Dog & CC (his fourth), BEST OF BREED

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First in Open

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The Challenge Certificate signed by the judge Morag Bolton Lockhart.

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The Kennel Club Award Card for Best of Breed signed by the Judge Liz Cartledge

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The confirmation from The Kennel Club winning the fourth Challenge Certificate.

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