Alla foton är tagna av aVera F, som jag tackar.
I was very pleased to be invited to judge the Sheltie
champion ship show in St Petersburg. There were some very beautiful
There were a lot of blues with a clear silvery blue tone, the tris were
black not rusty and grey and the sables were of a good deep colour.
Over to the dogs
The BOB puppy Mikelangelo iz Grafskogo Pomestja by Evad Spectre of The North - I could have taken him home with me. He was in the charming age 4-6 months, very sweet and full of confidence, sweet head moved very well. Should have a bright future.
BOS puppy Ketrin Frau Madam by Blomlane's True Blue - a very sound sheltiepuppy with a lovely colour and showed well , very good body and bone for age, in excellent condition.
BOB came from Winner class Ketrin Annabelle by Dippersmoor Dark Mirage – stood and showed all the time, very good head, extremely good body, neck and topline, moved like a dream, very good angulation both front and rear, in excellent coat and condition.
BOS came from Intermediate class Harwish Glittering Gem by Bridemoor's Sergeant Pepper – a young tri dog with potential, masculine head, wellrounded muzzle, excellent body with wellrounded ribs and strong bone, moved very well.
It was very interesting for me to see the winner of Champion class bitches – Marithall Lobelia, as I'm the breeder and owner of her father, CIB Bermarks Pride´N´Presence who is still going strong with me at 13 yrs.
I also liked both the Veterans - Blek Foks Domovenok by Rockaround Night Ranger and Maritholl Izabella by Maritholl Starlet, who were in an excellent condition for their age. I love to see good old veterans as I´m a veteran myself.
I also want to mention the Juniorbitch Maritholl Yonona by Milesend Midnight from Lavika – a very promising bitch with a lovely head and expression and of excellent type and shape.
The show with dogs and handlers after the show !!! How funny !!!
I stayed in St Petersburg for three extra days, was a typical tourist, visited the Erimitage and Winter Palace, some churches and the Chokolate Museum. I bought two pistols in chocolate for my grandsons, got cought in the Security control at the airport, had to unpack all my luggage, try to explain that the pistols were made of chocolate, a lot of men arrived, no you can't come through, the chairman of the Security arrived, I said you can have a bit or lick at the pistol, stood there about 15 minutes, argueing if they were real or not. At last I got through ! A funny memory !
Thanks again for your warm hospitality and good sportsmanship !