Irish Munster Circuit 2017

September 3, 2017

Every year southern Ireland holds a "circuit" of shows all a few days apart, I've been wanting to go for years but never had the organisational skills to make it happen. Im not overly sure how but from a random facebook chat with some friends it was decided to go.. and then things started to get booked! Myself, Steph Jefford with her Havanese & Lisa Webb & Nicky Walton then starts counting down the days till this insanity. 

 

 

Steph & I left home on the Thursday and arrived at Lisa's house to pack up the van and head off early to make our ferry (for anyone who knows me, making ferries in time is not a skill I hold greatly!)

Friday we made the crossing which amused Zoe to no end as apparently boats are exciting... except when you get sea sickness! 

 

Our first show was on Saturday 

 

Navan Dog Show .
Judge Mr Ivo Ingraffia (Italy)

Derek was graded Exc1 Junior Male

Linda was graded Exc2 Open Female

 

Later that afternoon the Dobermann Club of Ireland held their Championship show. 
judge Mr David McKenna (Ireland)

Derek was graded Exc1 Junior Male & Best Junior

Linda was graded Exc3 Open Female

 

We then drove to our rented cottage for the week where we had few hours kip... only to jump back in the van again and head to the next show on sunday. 

 

Clonmel All Breed Champ Show .
Judge Mr O Simon (Croatia)

Derek was graded Exc1 Junior Male

Linda was graded Exc2 Open Female

 


Monday was our day to rest... do a little shopping, cook and sleep.. ready fro Tuesday which was: 

 

Limerick Championship Show

Judge Mr D Connolly (Ireland)

Derek was graded Exc1 Junior Male

Linda was graded Exc2 Open Female

 

Wednesday was a day off, we headed to a local beach for an airing for the kids & zoe to get her feet wet in the sea! 

 

 

Kilarney and District Champ Show.
Judge Mr Van Der Bosch (belgium)

 

Derek was graded Exc1 Junior Male & GREEN STAR!

Linda was graded Exc2 Open Female

 

A Green star is the equivalent of a CC in the UK, you need 7 of these to make up to an Irish CH. 


Tralee Champ Show
Judge Mr Lobb (Canada)

 

Derek was graded Exc1 Junior Male

Linda was graded Exc1 Open Female

 


To finish the week off, Derek is now (subject to IKC conformation) Holyhell's Blue Steel JW, Ir Jun Ch. By being awarded 5 Exc1 placings he is able to claim the Irish Junior Championship. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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