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Friday, 14 December 2018

Amsterdam Winners Show 2018

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Best in Show was the Standard Poodle, Ch Afterglow Poppa Don’t Preach. ‘Grace’ is owned by Maud Nilsson, Tom Isherwood & Jason Lynn and was bred by Michael Gadsby, Jason Lynn & Tom Isherwood. Also pictured (l-r), Inga Siil (Group judge),  Rony Doedijns (Managing Director Dutch KC); BIS judge Ekaterina Senashenko from Russia, Monique van Wijk (artist), Jack Alberts (President Dutch KC), Hugo Stempher (Dutch KC) and Vince Hogan (OUR DOGS MD, International Media Partners). Best in Show was the Standard Poodle, Ch Afterglow Poppa Don’t Preach. ‘Grace’ is owned by Maud Nilsson, Tom Isherwood & Jason Lynn and was bred by Michael Gadsby, Jason Lynn & Tom Isherwood. Also pictured (l-r), Inga Siil (Group judge), Rony Doedijns (Managing Director Dutch KC); BIS judge Ekaterina Senashenko from Russia, Monique van Wijk (artist), Jack Alberts (President Dutch KC), Hugo Stempher (Dutch KC) and Vince Hogan (OUR DOGS MD, International Media Partners). Photos by Kynoweb

At an historic Amsterdam Winners show in mid December 2018, Jason Lynns Standard Poodle ‘Grace’ took best in show at the final Winner show to be held in the Rai and in Amsterdam itself.

Amsterdam Bows Out Gracefully

In a fitting finale, Russian BIS Judge Ekaterina Senashenko had an excellent line up of international dogs and exhibitors but it was British based American owner handler Jason who took top owners with the stunning white Standard Poodle…much appreciated by the watching audience.

The Winner show will now move on to a new venue in the Amsterdam area and a new look show will be revealed in 2019. This year’s event also developed the whole concept of ‘Hond’ involving many dog disciplines as well as the conformation side of things. There was an international panel of judges including Geoff Corish, Mark Cocozza and Joyce Crawford Manton from the UK.

The Holland Cup took place on the first day won by a well known top Dutch kennel; that may also have been the last Holland Cup as I believe that the Dutch Kennel Club are looking at the number of shows taking place in Holland and cutting back a little bit. Many countries and shows are having to take a long hard look at themselves in the light of falling entries and sponsorship from trade companies being hard to get …or at least the value of the sponsorship.

That being said the Winner team put on a good event with an entry of about 4,200 over the three days. The impact of a world show only last August will have had an impact on the entry it was widely felt. Expect the 2019 show to be two days as the Winner always was. At the same time as the breed classes in the Rai, there was a special events ring for other disciplines and a junior handling final for the Dutch Junior handler of the year.

The Winner team had a dinner at the show hotel on Saturday where the BIS judge expressed her delight at the honour of judging BIS at such a prestigious event.Saturday night also saw light snow...but nothing to compare with the blizzard that hit us last year and caused so many delays. So we look forward to the new look winner in 2019.

This last 12 months has been busy for the Dutch Kennel Club with a world show taking place in between two winner shows all in that time. So now a time for them to reflect and plan for a super show next year!

BEST IN SHOW JUDGES REPORT WINNER 2018

The Amsterdam Winner is one of the most prestigious and respected dog shows with a long history. I’ve been at this show as breeder and owner of dogs, but I always dreamed to come to this show one day as a judge. To get an invitation to this prestigious event is like to get a certificate of professional recognition. It’s my dream come true and moreover!

I received not only an invitation to judge the Amsterdam winner, but also to be the BIS judge! I was overwhelmed and very thankful for the trust, but I of course understood that this is also a responsibility because I would have to put a final point in this performance and it must be correct and spectacular. EXCITING How it is - to be BIS judge at such great event as Amsterdam Winner? If reply in one word - it is exciting!

Did I think or plan - how will everything go? Probably not. It was an improvisation. After the entry of the magnificent d ogs to the main ring I attentively examined each of the 10 group winners. They were really beautiful dogs, worthy and absolutely not just random representatives of their groups. Each of the 10 was a top quality dog. I placed all of them in my mind, but I could announce only two - Winner and Runner up. These are the rules of Amsterdam Winner as well as on Crufts. Only two dogs can climb on the podium. All the others are not ranked – but they remain the winners of their groups and should be just as proud!

My choice was absolutely obvious for me and I believe that my colleagues shared my opinion. It was highest quality amazing White Standard Poodle and fantastic handsome Basset Griffon Vendeen in reserve. Both commanded the ring and did a lap of honour to great applause from the crowd and with music and lights.

A great finale to a super show! I am very grateful to President of Raad van Beheer Mr. Jack Alberts and Director of Raad van Beheer Mr. Rony Doedijns for the great honour and trust placed in me. For me personally, this event was headed my personal top rating of the all BIS that I did before! Ekaterina Senashenko

Amsterdam Winners Photo Gallery by Kynoweb

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