FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE...
News from Natalia Shergina of the winners at the Russian Cavalier and King Charles Spaniel Club who held their 7th Annual show in St Petersburg on March 18th 2012. The judge, Günther Ehrenreich came from Austria and he had an entry of 29 Cavaliers and 3 Charlies.
The National Cavalier and King Charles Spaniel Club was approved by the Russian Federation Cynologique on April 29, 1997 and the motto of our club is "With a cavalier - for life!'' The first Cavaliers came to the USSR in 1986 from East Germany and in 2005 our first Cavalier/King Charles show, under the rules of FCI, was held in St Petersburg.
Here are some of the winners
Tsarsky Podarok ( Milkeyn Sheer Classic x Chadyline Calendar Girl ) was Best Baby Puppy
Brightlight Of Moscow Supreme ( Maibee Make Believe x Brightlight of Moscow Simply Angel Beauty ) Best Puppy
Brightlight of Moscow Simply Angel Beauty (Lymrey My Boy x Tosca Gorska Fantazja ) Winners Bitch
Bonitos Companeros Consul (Rosscrea Diplomatic X Castle of Roses Abigaile ) Best Junior, Best of Breed and Best in Show
Anne Reddaway (Homaranne) has broken her wrist while skiing and sadly has had to withdraw from judging Cavalier bitches at next week's UK TOYDOG SOCIETY SHOW . Janice Spark (Sharvo) has kindly agreed to judge in her place. Anne, I know, will be bitterly disappointed to miss this appointment. We wish her a speedy recovery.
Beata Radomska's 5 year old, CH APHRODITE Gorska Fantazja won Best of Breed last weekend at the Katowice All Breeds show and went onto win the Group and then the dizzy heights of runner up for Best in Show. The judges were household names in dog showing circles. Michael Forte judged the Breed and Group whilst Frank Kane was the Best in Show judge. Cavaliers had the biggest entry.
SOME MORE ADVICE...
GET WELL SOON
Mary Forrester (Salbrie) was taken ill this week this week and was hospitalized. Scarey but the good news is that she is home and doing well. Just needs to put her feet up and take it easy.
Emma Owens and her new Irish Champion MENOTA BOOGIE WOOGIE (Craigowl Battenburg ex Menota Crystal Charm). Emma lives in Co Wexford and showed "Rupert" to win his 7th and qualifying Green Star at the St Patricks Day show in Dublin on 17th March 2012 under judge Kenny Stevenson. In 2010 he took Irish Cavalier Puppy of the Year and went on to win the RCC at Belfast Ch show.
The William Secord Gallery is the only gallery in North America dedicated exclusively to dog art. It specializes in fine nineteenth century dog and animal paintings. Located in Manhattan's Upper East Side. The gallery was established in 1990 and since then, has become a popular destination for those interested in dog art and collectibles.
Standing Cavalier King Chales Spaniel in porcelain (8.5" x 15" x 6") by the Dresden Porcelain Co in Germany
William Secord is considered the world authority on nineteenth century dog painting and is the first author to explore the representation of the dog from its origins to the remarkable paintings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries up to modern times. He has written six dog art books and has collected over 2,500 works dating to 1805. He is also the founding director of the only art museum in the country dedicated to dogs, the American Kennel Club's Museum of the Dog. The museum has over 700 paintings, drawings, fine porcelains and bronzes on display, and gets about 12,000 visitors a year, a number that's been increasing steadily each year.
Engraving by Edwin Landseer (1802 - 1873)
GIRL WITH BONNET AND SPANIEL
The above link takes you to an interview with William Secord in his Gallery. Spot some Cavaliers on the walls.
NOW WE KNOW!
Andrea Sedgbeer (Russmic Cavaliers) rang to say she recognised the tricolour bitch and the shadow in the picture. It is Russmic Roseanna (by our Craigowl Crusoe) who is owned by Jade Burrows and they were taking part in the Obedience events.
CAVALIERS IN PORTUGAL
Top Cavalier in Portugal for 2011 is RALPH LOREN DO MONTE SANTA MARIA. He is almost 2 years old by Multi Ch Babbler´s Pick Me x Rosa da Qta Bicharada. Owned by Marcos and Alvaro Lopes and bred by Bruno Castro.
HOW "ART" THOU?
"The sisters, Annie and Henrietta Marie Shaw" by James Curnock (British) 1812-1870
.......next weeks edition of CHATTERBOX includes
Cavaliers in the Ukraine