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Multi Best In Specialty Show, CRUFTS BOB, AM.CAN.COL.VEN. Champion

Mokaodc Robobull Catatumbo

 

“CATA” is a WORLD CLASS French Bulldog with important wins around the world from renowned breeders who understand TYPE, SUBSTANCE and STYLE in a STANDARD package!!

A Best In Specialty winner from the puppy class in South America, Cata completed his American title at the prestigious SANTA BARBARA weekend in less than forty eight hours, with FOUR majors and a Best In Specialty Show win over top competition under THREE distinguished breeder judges.

His second appearance in the USA resulted in Best of Opposite Sex at the French Bulldog Club of America Ind. National Specialty in an entry of over 100 Specials!

Four months later Cata travelled to England to win Best of Breed at CRUFTS under the legendary breed specialist Mr Victor Van Raamsdonk from Belgium!

Now a Canadian Champion his first weekend out with handler Carey Brewer.

We look forward to the future!

Owned By: James Dalton (USA) Fabelhaft French Bulldogs and Breeder Diego Celis (Venezuela) Mokaodc 
Presented By: Carey Brewer

OCEANSIDE KENNEL CLUB – BRITISH COLUMBIA
MARCH 31, APRIL 1, 2, 2017
Friday Best in Show Judge: Leni Finne
BIS Basenji - Ch Arubmec's Top Model
RBIS Retriever (Golden) - Ch. Doubletakes Who Is In The Tardis
Saturday Best in Show Judge: Julio Rueda
BIS Shih Tzu - Ch Sealegends Magic In Moonlight
RBIS Newfoundland - GChEx Heartsease Empress Of India
Sunday Best in Show Judge: James Reynolds
BIS Newfoundland - GChEx Heartsease Empress Of India
RBIS West Highland White Terrier - Ch Skyehigh's Here We Go Again
RED DEER & DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB
MARCH 31, APRIL 1, 2, 2017
Friday Best in Show Judge: Alberto Berrios
BIS Bullmastiff - Ch Kenterain's Sweet Child O'Mine
RBIS Setter (English) - Ch Sevenoaks Lady Penelope
Saturday Best in Show Judge: Tanya Stockmari
BIS Bouvier des Flandres - Lanvern Firefall Dble O Seven
RBIS Chinese Shar-Pei - Ch Siosalach's Fire Dragon
Sunday Best in Show Judge: Lee Anne Bateman
BIS Bullmastiff - GCh Newalba's Supercharged
RBIS Irish Terrier - Ch Takala Trails Darcy
NICKEL DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB
MARCH 31, APRIL 1, 2, 2017
Friday Show 1 Best in Show Judge: Wendy Schira
BIS Bichon Frise - GCh PaRay's Molto Particulare
RBIS Newfoundland - GCh Summerford's What Ever
Friday Show 2 Best in Show Judge: Lee Steeves
BIS Afghan Hound - GCh Winterbourne's Amantaka
RBIS Havanese - GCh Very Wonder Full Mano Gentis
Saturday Show 3 Best in Show Judge: Ole Nielsen
BIS Borzoi - GCh Ionesco du Grand Fresnoy
RBIS Old English Sheepdog - Ch Lambluv's If I Could Turn Back Time At MerryMops
Saturday Show 4 Best in Show Judge: Chris Woodrow
BIS Rhodesian Ridgeback - Ch Dykumos Thatsa Country Hound
RBIS Staffordshire Bull Terrier - Ch Absolutely Here For Your Entertainment
Sunday Show 5 Best in Show Judge: Cheryl Paterson
BIS Old English Sheepdog - Ch Lambluv's If I Could Turn Back Time At MerryMops
RBIS Bichon Frise - GCh PaRay's Molto Particulare
Sunday Show 6 Best in Show Judge: Kathrine Grant
BIS Bichon Frise - GCh PaRay's Molto Particulare
RBIS Havanese - GCh Very Wonder Full Mano Gentis
UPCOMING SHOWS THIS WEEKEND
 Fredericton Kennel Club – New Brunswick
Newfoundland (All Breed) Kennel Club – Newfoundland

Top 15 All Breeds in Canada 

Rank    Name Breed Points

1   Ch Sevenoaks Lady Penelope  English Setter  1691
   
 
2   GChEx Heartsease Empress Of India  Newfoundland  1622
   
 
3   GCh Claircreek Faro Do Atlantico Portuguese Water Dog  1414
   
 
4   Ch Rexroth's Angelina  Miniature Pinscher  1256
   
 
5   Ch Ebonyshadow's Silverfox Rock'n Siberian Husky 1053
   
 
6   Ch CrystaltonChikoda Wht Diamonds  Standard Poodle 1002
   
 
7   GCh PaRay's Molto Particulare  Bichon Frise West Highland 998
   
 
8   Ch Kenterain's Sweet Child O'Mine Bullmastiff 979
   
 
9   GCh Gwich'inz Paparazzi Vizionz of Summerwindz  Afghan Hound  931
   
 
10   Ch Skyehigh's Here We Go Again White Terrier 893
   
 
11   GCh Carnaby Between Friends English Cocker Spaniel 722
   
 
12   GCh Xoe's Heartbreaker Pug 691
   
 
13   GCh Gallardo Tybrushe GirlAlmighty Boxer 594
   
 
14   GCh Armahani Diamond Davvenasti Finnish Lapphund 578
   
 
14   GCh Africanadian James T Kirk Basenji 578
unofficial results courtesy of  www.canuckdogs.com

 

Top 15 All Breeds in The USA

Rank    Name Breed  

1   GChP Belle Creek's All I Care About Is Love Bichon  
   
 
2   GChB Cordmaker Mister Blue Sky Puli  
   
 
3   GChP Hill Country's Let's Get Ready To Rumble Pug  
   
 
4   GChB Ingebar's Tynan Dances With Wildflowers  Giant Schnauzer   
   
 
5   GChP Cerise Blindside English Springer  
   
 
6   GChS Clussexx Man Of Steel Clumber Spaniel  
   
 
7   GChP Mojo's Continuation Of A Myth Akita  
   
 
8   GChP Silverhall Strike Force American Cocker Spaniel (ASCOB)  
   
 
9   GChP Fidelis Ripcord Doberman Pinscher  
   
 
10   GChG Nanook's This Girl Is On Fire Siberian Husky  
   
 
11   GChP Mephisto's Speak Of The Devil  Boxer   
   
 
12   GChS Tamarin Tailback Affenpinscher  
   
 
13   GChB Shaireab's Bayleigh Daenerys Stormborn Welsh Terrier  
   
 
14   GChP Lockenhaus' Rumor Has It V Kenlyn German Shepherd Dog  
   
 
15   GChS Yarrow Hi-Tech Drills N Skills Affenpinscher  
       
for events processed through March 16th, 2017
The 2017 Northern Ontario Zone Junior Finals
Held in Sudbury Ontario 
Saturday April 1, 2017
 
The Judges
Tom Curley
Diane Bell
Christina Heard
Edgar Rojas

The Class Winners
Best Junior Handler: Isaac Clarke
Runner Up: Jessie Powell

Best Junior Obedience Handler: Breanna Stephens

Junior Novice: Emilie Savignac
Intermediate Novice: Hailee Hutt-Laviguer
Senior Novice: Jessie Powell
Junior Open: Isaac Clarke
Senior Open: Breanna Stephens

ShowScene Congratulates all of the winners at the Zone 4 Junior Handling Finals!
Best Junior Handler
Isaac Clarke
Best Junior Obedience Handler
Breanna Stephens

Nickel District Kennel Club
Sudbury, Ontario

Toddler Plush Toy Class


Best Overall Toddler Plush Toy Class Winner
Hunter Stephens

Behind the Scene

Tony Moores
LandnSea Labradors
Breeder/Owner/Handler
Newfoundland
 
 
1) If you could have another breed, what would it be?
There are so many breeds I would love to own, but if I had to choose I would probably be torn between, a Bloodhound or a German Short Haired Pointer.
 
2) What was the last movie you saw at a theatre?
Honestly it’s been so long I can’t remember, with Netflix who goes out to movies anymore? LOL.
 
3) If you could only attend one “must do” show a year, what would it be?
If I could only go to one, it would be the Labrador specialty in Potomac, Maryland, there is anywhere from 1500 or more Labradors, a dream for a Labrador lover.
 
4) What show in Canada have you attended that always gives that little extra to their exhibitor’s, which makes it your favorite to attend?
I always love going to New Brunswick and the PEI shows, but the one Maritime show that always gave a little extra were the Cape Breton Kennel Club shows. The club members were always there to help out, which always included helping unload your show equipment and always help to repack when the show was done. I’m glad to see they have their shows up and running again.
 
5) What is you favorite dog of all time?
There are so many that I love it would be difficult to name one. I do love one of our own home bred girls though, GCH MBIS MRBIS BPIS Landnsea Lighthouse Keepher AOM , Keepher. This dog has given me so much with all of her wins and accolades we have attained with her, how could she not be my pick . This record making girl definitely deserves to be my pick, the most BIS’s by a Labrador in CKC history. I simply love her!!!
 
6) What is a favorite grooming product or tool that you will not be without?
The best grooming tool is the Dremmel cordless nail grinder it is awesome!! 

7) How do you pick which shows you attend?
Usually look at shows that I haven’t attended in awhile, also I look at the judging panels. Being a Labrador person I prefer sporting dogs judges.
 
8) Beside your dogs, what other animals do you have?
None, I’m happy enough with my Labradors.
 
9) What is your favorite beverage?
Beer LOL… A close second would be a good double rum and coke.
 
10) Name something that is on your “life” bucket list to do?
Crufts. I have heard so much from people who have gone, that I hope to get there someday.

The Fancy Speaks

 
As breeders and judges and professional handlers, we travel all over the world seeing our own breed, whether we are seeing the breeds at specialty shows, at world class dog shows, and in our own home countries.
 
Presently what are your breed's strengths? 
What do you feel breeders need to improve on the most?
Is there a country other than your own that is producing consistent quality in your breed? 
Judy Taylor - Golden Retrievers – Ontario
There is no question a great deal of improvement needs to be made in shoulder structure in Golden Retrievers.  I would suggest that breeder’s start appreciating correct breed type as well.  Australia, Sweden & England all produce beautiful Golden Retrievers.
Leeza Friedman-Prokopishyn – Finnish Lapphunds - Alberta
International judges who have met Lappies in Canada have remarked that many of us maintain our dogs in such physical condition, that they could do their original jobs. I have seen this strength in several Canadian kennels. 
A Finnish all breed judge expressed concerns to us about the trend of breeding dogs with heads which are too large, and too lion-like.
If a Finnish Lapphund has a broad head, it should be in correct proportion to the rest of the body.
Breeders in Finland have expressed concerns to us about eyes becoming too light in dark dogs. We have seen cases of both pigment, which is too light, and heads, which are too large in Finnish Lapphunds in North America. 
We continue to look to the Finns as the stewards of the breed. The quality of the dogs there is still the highest in the world, in my opinion, thanks to the efforts of both classical kennels and also successful newer breeders alike. I also appreciate how the Finnish Kennel Club and Lappalaiskoirat Ry (The Lapphund Club of Finland) maintain the health, conformation, and history of our breed. 
Michelle Chisholm – Chinese Shar-Pei – Ontario
I think the Chinese Shar-Pei have made great improvements in temperament’s overall.  Of course there is always the exception but I feel the breeders have worked hard in this area.
I also feel that some improvements have been made in front structure and overall balance. The main area of concern in the breed (and has been for quite some time) is topline and tail sets.
All too often we are seeing dogs with level top lines and low tail sets being exhibited and rewarded. The slight dip at the withers and slow rise topline and the extremely high tail set is a distinguishing feature of our breed and extremely important.
Other than that I would like to see more consistency in breed type and size for the breed. The FCI standard and the CKC standard are quite different and so is the style of dog. So it is very hard to compare.
At the risk of sounding arrogant, Canadian breeders have for many years taken a handful of dogs to the US Nationals and have won consistently. The US breeders continue to have beautiful dogs but the type and style varies on the region of the country.
There are still many breeders in Europe etc, that are importing from the US and Canada. Outside of North America I believe Australia has some beautiful type and balance in their dogs.
Kim LeBlanc – Siberian Huskies – Ontario
My breed is the Siberian Husky Our strength lies in the fact that our dogs are a more generic body type and so there are no extremes to work with. This translates into sound dogs that whelp naturally. Siberians generally speaking are a pretty healthy dog.
Correct structure is a work in progress. Judges will find many worthy specimens in the ring but constant vigilance is required by breeders to maintain structure. Probably what breeders need to work on the most is having dogs with equal bone lengths, which gives the dogs balance and correct movement.
Quality Siberians can be found in many countries around the world. I do not think there is just one place to find good ones though Canada and the US are very strong in quality.
Ainslie Mills – Golden Retrievers – Ontario
In Golden Retrievers, I believe the temperaments are generally strong, as they should be. I occasionally see Goldens that are too needy and sometimes a few that are a bit over the top with energy and enthusiasm. Rear movement is generally good.  Some dogs lack convergence at one or both ends, and there are some wide moving fronts that create undesirable body rolling. In North America you can’t go too far in the show ring without decent movement and I think our breed generally is reasonably sound. 
Breeders really need to read the standard. Many Goldens lack balance, with upright shoulders, lack of return of upper arm, and incorrect angulation combined with over-angulated rears.
The Golden is a moderate dog and extreme reach and drive is not correct for the breed. Neither are fronts lacking reach, combined with over-reaching rears!
Breeders should also be breeding for a correctly textured, resilient coat, with good undercoat, that wraps and protects the body. Proper coat cannot be created with products and coats should never be blown into fluffy, open coats.  The standard is clear in allowable grooming and trimming -neatening of ears and feet and untrimmed natural ruff. 
We all know people do a lot more but it should never be obvious and underlines should never be cut/trimmed with straight shears. Experts in the breed can do a lot on a Golden, but you will never see a scissor line and the coats will look as they should - natural.
Heads in Goldens in North America range from beautiful to down right terrible. The incorrect heads lack stop, have narrow muzzles, eyes that are too small and/or set incorrectly and lack the desirable friendly appearance. Poor pigment is common and the nose, eye-rims and lips should all be the desirable black pigment that adds so much to expression.
The other major problem is Goldens that are frequently too long in proportion and do not meet the 12:11 ration of length to height required in the standard, when measured from prosternum to pin bone and withers to ground. This proportion is only slightly off square. Lack of fore chest and depth of brisket not to the elbows are other concerns.
I have judged the Golden National Specialty in four countries and judged and/or attended Golden specialties and large entry shows in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Indonesia and across North America. In my opinion, Australia has some exceptional Goldens with beautiful heads, pigment, correct coat texture, lovely balanced angulation, sound movement that are conditioned and presented very well. While visiting the UK, I have seen Goldens from Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Spain that were really wonderful. I think our long history with the breed has benefited from some exceptional breeders who have imported some influential dogs from overseas and that has allowed the blending of off-shore and local bloodlines to produce some top quality Goldens in Canada. Many Canadian and American breeders have consistently produced correct Goldens and remained true to the requirements of the breed standard despite the sometimes, negative influences of the demands of winning.
 
Dr. Gail Forsythe - Alberta
Japanese Chin
Remaining true to historic breed type. It’s charming and playful nature. 
Health testing of patellas, heart, eyes and GM2; plus use of the OFA database, to share test results The UK has lovely Japanese Chins
 
Pekingese
Overall health, longevity and consistent quality specimens
Large, envelope shaped head and rear soundness
Lovely Pekingese in the USA, UK, and Russia 
 
Chow Chow
Temperment and health testing
Vigilant attention to stilted rear movement with short, strong hocks; square body proportion
Lovely Chows in Russia, Italy, USA
 
Cynthia Crysdale – Ontario
Scottish Deerhounds - At their best, a regal, elegant and graceful sight hound capable of sprinting over rough terrain to take down deer.
Breeders need to improve on breeding a Deerhound that speaks to the standard, and the functional history of this wonderful breed. Currently, so many Deerhounds are overdone - in size, coat and coarseness. The Deerhound is a rough coated Greyhound of larger bone and size, NOT a Wolfhound.  Deerhounds were used to bring Wolfhounds back, not the other way around.  A bitch should look like a bitch. 
The standard states that the coat is supposed to be harsh and wiry 'about' 3-4 inches (thick, close-lying and ragged, crisp to the touch).  Correct coat is not profuse, and much harder to grow.  More attention needs to be given to front and rear set up.  It is a major fault to have hocked rears or weak pasterns. The rear requires substance, not mass, to power the Deerhound over rough and uneven terrain. Movement should be light with lift. Deerhounds should not lumber around the ring. This is a breed that should have a shapely, balanced, and elegant outline befitting its royal heritage. 
 
Skye Terriers - At their best, a lively, charming, loyal, agile, and strong terrier capable of going to ground to ferret out vermin. Breeders need to focus on correct size and better toplines.  The standard is long, low, level and lank.  The standard states 9 - 10" at the shoulder.  The correct proportion of body length to shoulder height is 2:1.  A swayback Skye is incorrect. This breed is on the edge of extinction, and, with such a small gene pool, 'correct' Skyes are essential to the lasting form and function of this breed. There are some lovely Skyes being bred in parts of the UK and Europe.
Stefanie Giddens - Greater Swiss Mountain Dog – British Columbia
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog was bred to pull and I believe that the breed has continued to stay true to its working heritage. The dogs continue to be produced with how they were intended; working farm dogs. And, many to this day have strong working/herding/draft instincts.  
They have great personalities and whether living on a farm assisting with livestock, or watching over a growing family, they absolutely adore their people. 
The structure and temperment of this breed is still an integral part and I believe it is because of tenacious breeders networking with each other and deeply investing in the desire to be custodians of the GSMD. 
And, as with all breeds, good health is always something that breeders strive to optimize in their programs. 
The USA - in Canada, we have very few GSMD breeders here.

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