This year I had to attend the French Club Show, as I would love to finish the French Championship of Phoebe but we will have to try next year. Of course as every year we met some friends and had nice moments during and after the show.
On the route
On Saturday, as always, it's time for the Nationale d'Élevage with 89 Ridgebacks under the judges Mr. Eddie Patterson, who judged the males and the babies, puppies and veterans and Mrs. Gail Patterson who judged the females. Both breeders of Rhodesian Ridgebacks for a long time under the Kennel name Rocksham in Ireland .
And on Sunday, at the Special with 59 Ridgebacks under the judge Mrs. Milada Krchnavá (Luanda kennel from Slovakia).
SATURDAY - NATIONALE D'ELEVAGE
We arrived early on Saturday morning to instal the camp under shadow as it was supposed to be a sunny day, which it didn't. The judgement started at 9:30 in two rings, which was really a mess as I love to watch all the dogs, males and females and this kind of judgement avoids any attempt to it as you need to be alert to know when is your turn to enter the ring.
Phoebe in the judgement
Phoebe in the movement
Phoebe - Exc 2 in Intermediate Class and Selected for Best Movement and Best Ridge
Open class - 26 females
Zuri waiting to be judged
Zuri in the judgement
Zuri in the movement
Zuri - Excellent in Open class
Waiting in the ring to finish the judgement of the other females
The movement of all the females in open class
Zuri was selected between the finalist but at the end not in the last 4.
Ale helping with the veteran for the Best Female
BOB - Oluwa-Seyi Aslan Du Domaine D'Adeane
BOS - Kijana Lion Dixie By George
Having lunch after the show. Enjoying cava, prosecco, champagne, jamón ibérico, fuet, chorizo, cabecero de lomo, tortilla española, spanish cheese, saucisson, terrine, french cheese...
SUNDAY - NATIONAL DOG SHOW OF CHATELGUYON
SPÉCIALE DU RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK
On Sunday, there was the Rhodesian Ridgeback Special with the judge Mrs. Milada Krchnavá. We also arrived early as we had to park the car and as it was the National Dog Show with more than 1324 entries, there were a lot of people.
The judging started at 9:30.
Phoebe in the intermediate class
While being judged
In the movement
Phoebe finished as Excellent 2 in Intermediate class
Zuri in Open class
Big open class
Movement in groups
Waiting to be judged
During the judgement
Zuri ended as Excellent 4 in Open class
Ale, me, Elisabetta and Lisa
We went to have dinner to this lovely restaurant chosed by Elisabetta, it was excellent.
Côte de Boeuf avec du vin d'Auvergne