‘Flint’ is fired up for Monkstown!
Best in Show at the 78th Dun Laoghaire Canine Society/ Monkstown Championship show was Jimmy Duggan’s Siberian Husky male CH Bedarra Cold Paws Warm Heart for Leorient who was handled by Anita Duggan. John Fox of sponsors GAIN and judge Miklos Levente are also seen with the winners.
Report & Photographs by Paul Scanlon
5th August 2012
THE HISTORICAL Dun Laoghaire Canine Society ! Monkstown Championship show took place as is tradition on the August Bank Holiday weekend and the venue was the National Show Centre in Dublin where just under 1,200 dogs challenged for the winning cards across breeds stakes classes, Obedience and Agility.
This was the society’s 78th championship show and it was a very important one for the Monkstown team as secretary Mary Crowley was retiring from her position after many years service and will now take up a committee members seat.
Exhibitors were once again treated to strong panel of Irish, UK and International judges and the venue was once again superbly laid out by the experienced team led by Chairman Nick Hammond and show manager Michael Drennan while Simon and Catherine Rooney looked after exhibitors enquiries and every need calmly in the secretary’s office. The show was well sponsored by the GAIN Dog Food brand and Manager John Fox was on hand with the team while it was great to welcome Kathy Gorman and Bill Moores of Fosse Data who were the printing service choice for Monkstown this year.
Miklos Levente from Hungary had the pleasure of making the main decision of the day while the UK’s Ronnie Irving was the stakes classes judge in the main ring early in the day.
What a couple of weeks for Jimmy and Anita Duggan and their Siberian Husky CH Bedarra Cold Paws Warm Heart for Leorient as ‘Flint’ took his second Best in Show in two weekends at the Cloghran venue when Miklos selected the Group 5 winner as his BIS. It was a quick follow up for the Kilkenny based team and the Scandinavian import who topped the Dundalk event just the previous week.
A memorable year so far for Team Leorient. Joe Caulfield handled his and fiance Joanne Furlong’s top winning Irish Water Spaniel ‘Marley’, SH CH/INT SH CH Fynder On Shifting Ground, to take Reserve BIS in the strong line up.
There will be another Pug invited to the Combined Canine Club GAIN Pup of the Year Final next Easter as Ronnie Irving’s winner in the Puppy Stakes class from an overall entry of 43 was Caryn Coogan’s Finnish import Kingpoint Where Them Girls At. John Fox represented sponsors GAIN in the presentations.
Chairman Nick Hammond and Vice Chairman and Show Manager Michael Drennan helped retiring Secretary Mary Crowley cut her special cake to mark the occasion.