22. May 2012
We participated in several events of the World Dog Show in Salzburg between 17-20 May. Besides the main programme, there were 2club shows and a WT. We spent a wonderful weekend in beautiful surroundings.
17 May: Schloss Aigen Clubsiegerschau – out of 26 countries 148 labradors competed, including 21 bitches in working group.
Judge: Barbara Müller (CH)
Daphne received Excellent qualification and ranked 3rd.
Schloss Aigen Clubsiegerschau judgements in detail
18 May World Dog Show, 292 labradors competed, including 20 bitches in working group.
Judge: Per Iversen (N)
Daphne received Excellent qualification and ranked 4th.
19 May Schloss Anif Clubschau 168 labradors competed, including 11 bitches in working group.
Judge: Frank Kane (GB)
Daphne was chosen into the best 7 dogs.
20 May Working Test Schloss Aigen. Dapne was entered in class "L", where 77 dogs competed.
Tasks were difficult due to local conditions, mainly because we can hardly ever practise under such circumstances. Still, Daphne completed the tasks really well. We were extremely happy that judge Cinzia Sgorbati (I) praised Daphne for her performance, and said that it was her pleasure to see such a good-looking show dog performing so well.
Out of 77 dogs 42 were qualified.
Daphne got 84 points out of 100. So she was ranked 23rd.
On Work & Show competition, where all retrievers are compared based on looks and achievements, she was ranked 6th.
WT judges: Cinzia Sgorbati (I), Jennifer Hay (GB), Gordon Hay ( GB), Stefania Gandolfi (I), Renate Berger ( GB)
We are very happy and proud that in such a strong selection, among so many ICH dogs and with experienced and renowned judges we could get such excellent results.