KENT SUPERDOG 2007

Photographs above and below by Immi Photography

Puppies - Judged by Brenda Hutchison

I felt there was a tremendous depth of quality in the puppies which presented themselves here. Without going over the other groups it is hard to make a definite statement, but I thought that this was probably the strongest group of the three. All the dogs here were worthy competitors, and this must speak well for the future of dogdom in this corner of the world. My final line-up – to my astonishment-consisted entirely of hounds. I had a smart Finnish Lapphund, a delightful mini smooth dachshund, and a very stylish whippet. I found it very hard to choose between these three, but finally chose the Whippet, Cronin’s Lux. & Dutch Junior Ch. Peperone Paterson. Masculine without being coarse, he was well constructed throughout with superbly muscled hindquarters, and moved soundly and with grace.

Above photographs by Heather Taylor

Open - Judged by David Hutchison

The dogs present were quality exhibits representing five of the groups. There were some easier early decisions, however some outstanding dogs came up against each other and so were eliminated from the final rounds. My semi-final line-up comprised of the Leonberger, who I was particularly sad to lose against the Greyhound, and the G.S.P. who was unfortunate to come up against an outstanding whippet. The final was an all hound affair, my winner Am Ch. Hyperion Summer in Paris with Mistweave owned by Miss Clare Boggia, Mr. Ian Savage and Mrs. Barbara Hargreaves-Savage, expertly handled by Miss Clare Boggia, was full of quality, so balanced in outline and movement, a combination of power and elegance. As my co judges and I felt that the final line up was an extremely strong one, we made a joking request to be allowed to split the award. When this was understandably rejected we unanimousl

Veteran - Judged by Dagmar Kenis

Winner - Mr & Mrs Hill's Ch. Donay Kappa (Beagle)

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