Leeds Champ Show was very eventful for us here at Bonaforte.
Under well-respected judge Per Iverson, the Bonaforte's had a cracking day out. Bertie Bonaforte's Earl Grey, came 1st in Limit handled expertly by Roisin and went on to be awarded his 1st RCC to overjoyed applause by our owners who had gathered to support him and Roisin.
What was rather special is his dam Creamy was placed 1st in Veteran bitch handled by Phil Appleyard. Creamy's two grandsons and Bertie’s sons were shown for the 1st time placing 3rd and VHC in puppy. A real family outing, with Stan Bonaforte’s Justice coming 3rd in PG dog. Tracy is delighted that both her boys are qualified for Crufts.
We were very pleased that Chatty Bonaforte’s Back Chat handled by Maggie Holder came 2nd in Limit bitch. Chatty's son, Niall Bonaforte's Kelly's Hero, came 2nd in Junior and last but not least the delightful Tempe Bonaforte’s Jussis came 1st in Gradutate bitch handled by Linda, these two are enjoying the days out. Sharon Lake showed her boy Woody Grimm D'Harcourt, for the 1st time and was rightly proud of him because despite thinking that he would run her out of the ring he placed 4th in Open Dog…a real achievement!
While we are utterly delighted with Bertie’s RCC the pleasure for us is knowing that all our owners are having a good day out regardless of placings.
Solid and supportive friendships have been forged, and it is as much about meeting up and enjoying a day out as it is about showing dogs, after all, they ALL take the best dog home.
I would like to thank Amanda Brown, for not only putting together these news articles, but for encouraging the Bons to have a go at showing and also to Maggie Holder for mentoring, her support and expertise, is invaluable.