The FLCV’s Annual Breed Specialty Championship was held on the 2nd of November at KCC Park, with UK Judge and breed specialist Mrs Elaine Short (of Glenchess Kennels) judging the championship show. Property classes for the show were judged by Victorian All Breeds Judge, Mrs Jill MacDonald.

We are pleased to report that this year’s show was our largest championship show to date, with 82 dogs entered from all over the country – making our breed show one of the largest breed specialty shows held that day.

Melbourne’s spring weather wasn’t co-operating with us this year, and with both rain and hail forecast the decision was made by the Club to hold our show in the indoor rings at KCC Park. While it was certainly a bit of a squeeze with the excellent breed numbers we had (which is a nice problem to have!), everyone attending showed good humour and the comradery and good will that the Lappie community is well known for was certainly on display. 

In addition to a great entry, we appreciated the generosity of our judges for sharing their expertise and knowledge of the breed.  While it was a long and very eventful day, particularly for Mrs Short who had only flown in from the UK the day prior, we are grateful for both our judge’s time and commitment, and hope that they enjoyed their appointment.  

Thanks also go to the show officials and Club members who were organising the event, include our Show Secretary, Sue Sharp and Show Steward, Arthur Wilson.

Finally, we wish to express our appreciation of the support of our generous show sponsors, Helen Green PhotographyTotal Animal LogisticsOrivet and Winning Edge Artisan Show Leads.

The FLCV’s Breed Specialty shows are important events in our club calendar and the Committee strives to ensure that the judges we appoint are not only knowledgeable about the breed, but have the same love and respect for our dogs as we certainly do.

We are pleased with how this year’s event ran and feedback to date has been mostly positive. That said, the Club is always open to suggestions from members on how we may improve future shows, so attendees will have the opportunity to voice their views in the next few months.

Congratulations to go to our Best in Specialty Show (BISS) winner, SUP CH. TAIGAKOIRA TAHTIEN VALO (AI), owned by Huey Miin Lim and Terri MacDonald, and bred by Terri MacDonald. 

Congratulations also to our Runner Up Best in Specialty Show (RUBISS), AM CH CH CALABAN’S DIRTY DANCING RE ET JC (IMP USA), owned by Jacqualine Lincoln and bred by Kit Brillinger (USA).

Full results, including photos and the critiques for dogs placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their classes, are available here.

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