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2016 IKC CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS
Tom and Annie Mervyn’s German Short Haired Pointer, homebred Sh Ch Tomanipoint Celtic Knight, topped the entry at Coleraine’s 2nd all breed championship show at the NSC at Cloghran, under BIS judge Martin O’Donoghue of the Philipstown Labrador Retrievers. ‘Rory’ already has 7 group wins so far this year, with a RBIS, a BIS 3 and three BIS 4, and currently is well ahead on the Group 7 Gain/ICP/Dog World Leaderboard, so this was the icing on the cake; he came through the breed and Group under Gundog specialist, Brian Grace. Reserve BIS went to Sean Carroll and James Newman’s Papillon ‘Juno’, Best in Show last weekend at Monkstown, and 3rd CC, BOB and Group 2 winner at Windsor, the multi titled Ch, GB, Ger, Cz & Int Ch Hundenbuden’s Juno Pondabudens, handled by Sean.
Dun Laoghaire Monkstown Canine Society held its 82nd all breeds Championship Show on Saturday 31st July at the IKC National Show Centre with an overall entry of around 1,170 dogs for the all Irish panel of judges. Best in Show judge was Beri Beare,  and she chose selected for the top award the Papillon, Sean Carroll and James Newman’s Ch, GB, Ger, Cz & Int Ch Hundebuden’s Juno Pondabudens, piloted by James to yet another top award. Reserve BIS went to Bill Warke’s homebred Long Haired Dachshund, Ch Glasvey Hurricane Run, ‘Rick’ handled on the day by Gerry McFaul.
Judging Best in Show at Munster Agricultural championship show, it was Michael Forte who chose Ross Delmar and Ewa Lunden’s Smooth Fox Terrier, Ch, Swe, Nor, Dk & Int Ch Residentsets Stand-In, as the first BIS winner in the new era of Munster Ag; This was ‘Stanley’s’ third BIS award of the year after success at Swords and Kilkenny. Michael’s Reserve Best in Show was Roma Giedraitiene’s Siberian Husky, Kristari's Wild Charm, 2 year old ‘Buster’ group winner at Kilkenny.
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