Last week we had a trip to visit some friends.
At first we visit Nelleke and Ab, the breeders of our first love Dazzle (Multi Ch. Handsome Harley Dalmoor Manor († '16). They don't have dalmatians anymore but
we were welcomed by dachshunds Gijs and Abel. We had a great time together.
Then we drove to Noah (Handsome Friends Bold to the Bone) and his moms Myrthe and Willeke. Noah is such a sweet and gentle dog. A friend for life!
At the end of the day we've visited Liesbeth and Marijn and their spotties Coco (Handsome Friends All You Need) and Enzo (Handsome Friends Bo's Black Legend - co-owned by us). The dogs were so happy to see us and wanted to kiss and cuddle all the time. So sweet.
We're very satisfied and happy how our B-litter developed. They are all lovely dogs with a really good construction. We're very proud of our special B litter.
We want to thank everybody for their hospitality.
Coco and Enzo;
Yesterday we went with mother and son to the International Dog Show in Leuven (BE). The judge was Mrs. Robbins (AU).
Joy (Ch. Handsome Friends Brazilian Battle) was 2Exc. in champion class.
Koh I Noor (Multi Ch. Handsome Friends Adamas Koh I Noor) was 1Exc. with VCAC in veteran class and Best Veteran of Breed. In the ring of honour she was selected with the best 6 and later BIS3!
Both dogs did amazing and wagged their tail all day long. They loved their special day out. Thanks to Joy his co-owners to bring him so early in the morning and pick him up at the end of a long day.
We went for a mini holiday to Schoorl with Koh I Noor and All Stars. For Masai a walk of 23 km was a bit to long so she joined us only on Saturday. We had a great time! Click here for the photo album.
Yesterday we went to the International dogshow in Rotterdam. The judge was Mrs. Patterson (IE).
Joy (Handsome Friends Brazilian Battle) was 1Exc. in open class males, won CAC/ CACIB and Best Male. With this result he is now Dutch Champion! On top of that he also won Best of Breed!!
We're so proud of our sweet and happy boy who behaved perfectly. What a day!
We went to the World Dog Show in Amsterdam. The judge was Mr. Foss (NO).
Joy (Handsome Friends Brazilian Battle) got VG in open class males. Despite of the fact he was in the ring with 19 other males he enjoyed it alot wagging his tail all the time. It was a pleasure to show him!
Koh I Noor (Multi.Ch. Handsome Friends Adamas Koh I Noor) got Exc in a champion class of 20 bitches. The judge was surprised she is already 9 years old and said she looked amazing.
It was a special day. Of course mother and son shopped some treats and shared them at home with Masai and All Stars.
Yesterday Masai joined us at a high tea with a friend. She loved all the extra attention, cuddles and treats.
Today we went with Koh I Noor and All Stars to a workshop rescue swimming and both did an amazing job. They worked really good and fulfilled all the exercises. We're so proud of them! Click here for the photo album.
But it was also a special day today; Koh I Noor celebrated her 9th Birthday. She was spoiled with Birthday cake and presents. We want to wish her brothers Jamie and Mador and sisters Ajwa, Amira, Coco and Lieve also a lovely Birthday. Enjoy your Birthday gift we've send you!
Yesterday our dogs gained nice results at the NCDH clubshow under judge I. Petrakova (RU).
Joy (Handsome Friends Brazilian Battle) was 4Exc. in open class males.
All Stars (Handsome Friends Bo Darya-Ye Noor) was 3Exc. in breeders class males.
Koh I Noor (Multi.Ch. Handsome Friends Adamas Koh I Noor) had an off day and got "Excellent" in champion class bitches.
Masai (Multi.Ch. First Forest Forever Friends) was the oldest in her class with 11 years and 7 months and was placed 3rd with Excellent.
We are very proud of all of them! It was very hot but we had a nice place under the tree so it was not to hot in the tent. Only in the ring is was hot for the dogs, especcially for Masai but after they finished we spoiled them with goat milk. It was a really great day with all our dogs complete and the company of Joy his owners. Sadly we haven't got that much pictures.
Yesterday we went with Joy to the International Dogshow in Tilburg. The judge was Mr. Deschuymere (BE).
Joy was 1VG in Open Class males. It was disappointing to read in his judge report he had a lower qualification because he didn't want to be touched. But this wasn't thrue; the judge touched him without any problems?! Joy had a very nice day and made lots of new friends so we're very proud of him.
Perfect weather for some icecream in the garden.
Yesterday we went with All Stars (Handsome Friends Bo Darya-Ye Noor) to the Kynospirt Summer Event; the clubshow of our showhandling school.
As only Dalmatian All Stars was Best of Breed but with excellent points and very nice comment. In the afternoon he also won the group and we where selected for Best Handler in Show. At the end we've made it with the last 4 out of 67 handlers! All Stars did amazing. After a long day still happy and wagging his tail in the ring of honour. He's such a good boy.
Hip, hip, hurray; All Stars, Enzo, Joy and Noah are having their 4th Birthday!! They're all spoiled with Birthday cake and nice presents. We wish these special brothers a happy and healthy new year.
Yesterday we went to the Gundogshow in Papendal with Joy. The judge was Mr. Czegédi (HU).
Joy (Handsome Friends Brazilian Battle) was 1Exc. in open class and Best Male with CAC! Later he was also chosen as
Best of Breed!!
It was very hot but he did really great. We are so proud of this special boy.
At the International Dogshow in Lingen (DE) Joy (Handsome Friends Brazilian Battle) was 2VG in open class. The judge was Mr. Seibel (DE) and there where 51 Dalmatians entered.
Diana Kok made some nice pictures of our lovely boy. Thank you!
We had a fabulous day at the International Dogshow in Nieuwegein. The judge was Mr. Schemel (AT).
Joy (Handsome Friends Brazilian Battle) was 1Exc. in open class.
Koh I Noor (Multi.Ch. Handsome Friends Adamas Koh I Noor) was 1Exc VCAC in veteran class and Best Veteran of Breed. She is now official Dutch Veteran Champion! At the end of the day she rocked the ring by winning BIS3 Veteran!
So proud of mother and son! They both had very nice judge reports.
Again a great result for Joy (Handsome Friends Brazilian Battle) at the International dogshow in Goes. He won open class males with Excellent under judge Mw. Bailey (UK) and was also chosen as 2nd Best Male with RCAC/ RCACIB! He had a lovely judge report.
His co-owners joined us today so we had lots of fun.
What an amazing day yesterday at the International Dogshow in Leiden. The judge for the Dalmatians was Mr. Jakkel (HU).
Joy (Handsome Friends Brazlilian Battle) was 1Exc. in open class and also won Best Male with CAC/ CACIB!! He loved being in the ring and was such a good boy!
Koh I Noor (Multi.Ch. Handsome Friends Adamas Koh I Noor) was 1Exc. in veteran class with VCAC and again Best Veteran of Breed. But she also won Best Bitch with CAC! So mother and son had to compete for BOB. After a short battle the judge choose Koh I Noor as Best of Breed.
So at the end of the day she had to come back in the ring of honor where she showed her socks off; In the group judging she was selected but didn't placed. In the final for the veterans she did amazing and won 2nd Best Veteran of the Day!! The judge told us Koh I Noor catched his eye immediatly; "A lovely bitch with a really good size and amazing movement". Wow, what a great comment.
Of course Koh I Noor and Joy did some shopping to celebrate the amazing results and chosen and nice cuddle blanket. A day to remember.
Today we've tried a new sport with Koh I Noor. At first she didn't wanted to pull the step but walked perfectly at the back wheel, just as she belongs to do when we take her with our pony in front of the carriage. So we changed; Leonieke with the experienced dog in front and the instructor with Koh I Noor behind her. And it worked, she did amazing. Good girls!!
We had a wonderfull show weekend at the MartiniDogShow in Groningen. The first day Mr. Hiddes (NL) judged the Dalmatians. In his opinion the spotting of our (and many other) dogs is to heavy so the qualifications where a bit dissapointing. They ended up with these results;
All Stars (Handsome Friends Bo Darya-Ye Noor) was 3VG in open class males. He had a very nice judge report. All Stars did really great and enjoyed his time in the ring very much. So we're very proud and satisfied with his performance.
Koh I Noor (Multi.Ch. Handsome Friends Adamas Koh I Noor) was 2VG in veteran class bitches. She also had a great judge report and loved being in the showring again.
After the judging our dogs took part at a amazing dog diner in the ring of honour. They really loved it!
The second day the judge for the Dalmatians was Mr. Tainin (IL).
Joy (Handsome Friends Brazilian Battle) was 2Exc in open class males. The number one became Best Male so after that Joy beat the junior, intermediare and champion males and was choosen as 2nd Best Male with RCAC/ RCACIB! The judge loved his "marvelous gait".
Koh I Noor (Multi.Ch. Handsome Friends Adamas Koh I Noor) was 1Exc. in veteran class bitches with VCAC. Later Koh I Noor also won 2nd Best Bitch with RCAC and Best Veteran of Breed!
They both did perfect and had amazing judge reports. After the judging our dogs took part at a workshop body awareness in the main ring. They had a great time!
Cold but sunny winter weather in Holland. Perfect conditions for some new pictures of our dogs.
All Stars (Handsome Friends Bo Darya-Ye Noor);
Koh I Noor (Multi Champion Handsome Friends Adamas Koh I Noor). Masai was cold and wanted to keep her jacket on;
Three generations: Grandma, mam and (grand)son;
Hip hip hurray; it's Masai's (Multi Champion First Forrest Forever Friends) 11th Birthday! She's still recovering from the flu but fit enough to unpack her presents. She also loved her Birthday
We wish our sweet girl many more happy and healthy years!
Martine & Leonieke Gootjes - Bovensmilde - NL - firstname.lastname@example.org - +31 (0)592-352766