United States of America Beagle import and multiple national champion in two countries, Americana Kempinski at Argyle, was the biggest winner for its owners Jeremy and Ruth Cook and Kelly Lockwood at the Bundaberg Canine Club Easter Extravaganza.
The event was held at the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct over the weekend, with the pooch winning two Best in Show titles.
Around 500 dogs from throughout Queensland and New South Wales were drawn for the event which was first conducted in 1948 but was returning after it was a victim of Covid-19 last year, with five shows conducted over the four days under Brisbane judges.
Americana Kempinski at Argyle, an American Grand and Australian champion, was Best in the Championships shows that were conducted on Friday and Monday.
One District Owner and Breeder, Irene Hayton, of Childers, was also among the Best in Show victors, with her German Shepherd Laguardia Only Has Eyes For Me, triumphing in the Open (Trainee Judges) show on Saturday.
The other Championship Show success stories were two Australian champions, English Springer Spaniel Fraelights Feel The Magic, in the first show on Saturday, and Great Dane, Great Dane Underane Gold Amour (AI), on Sunday.
Another Australian Champion, Irish Setter Yarramo Fight Fire With Fire, which was bred by husband and wife and hardworking BCC President and Secretary Tony and Margaret Norton, was Runner-up in Show on Friday for its Brisbane owner Amanda Harvey.
Tony was delighted with the success of the Bundaberg Canine Club Easter Extravaganza, especially considering whether it was going to be able to go ahead with the Covid-19 induced Brisbane three-day lockdown from Monday-Thursday last week.
The start of the first show was delayed to 5pm Friday to allow competitors time to travel to Bundaberg after the easing of the restrictions, and they also had to deal with rain over the long weekend.
“It was a lot of work – it took a day and a half to set up and about the same to pack up and finalise everything afterwards, but the grounds were in pristine condition, and everyone was happy,” Tony said.
“All up there were 150 breeds of dogs, divided into seven groups, with the likes of Toys and Terriers, and they were all presented in immaculate condition.”
Bundaberg Canine Club Show Results
02.04.2021 – Championship – Best in Show: 263 Beagle, Aust Ch. Am Gr Ch. Ch Americana Kempinski at Argyle (imp USA); Runner Up in Show: 210 Irish Setter, Aust Ch Yarramo Fight Fire With Fire (Bundaberg); Baby in Show: 365 Swedish Valhund, Rosenval Parotai Colby (imp NZ)
03.04.2021 – Championship – Best in Show: 194 English Springer Spaniel, Aust Ch Fraelights Feel The Magic (Aust); Runner Up in Show: 139 Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Aust Ch Toplace Fifty Shades Of Mayhem (Aust). Baby in Show: 196 German Shorthaired Pointer, Edelhof End Of The Rainbow (Sunshine Coast)
03.04.2021 – Open (Trainee Judges) – Best in Show: 351 German Shepherd, Laguardia only Has Eyes For Me (Childers); Runner Up in Show: 442 Samoyed, Snoweb Hollywood Boulevard (Aust); Baby in Show: 196 German Short Haired Pointer, Edelhof End Of The Rainbow (Sunshine Coast)
04.04.2021 – Championship – Best in Show: 510 Great Dane, Aust Ch Underane Gold Amour (AI) (Aust); Runner Up in Show: 194 English Springer Spaniel, Fraelights Feel The Magic (Aust); Baby in Show: 535 Shar Pei, Aust Ch Ayzsa Queens Rockstar (Aust).
05.04.2021 – Championship – Best in Show: 263 Beagle, Aust Ch. Am Gr Ch. Ch Americana Kempinski at Argyle (imp USA); Runner Up in Show: 191 English Springer Spaniel, Fraelights Phantom Of The Opera (Aust); Baby in Show: 365 Swedish Valhund, Rosenval Parotai Colby (imp NZ)
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