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Monday, October 31, 2011

Joe Wins 2 Terrier Group First's at Canada's Largest Show at LMDF!

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Handler:  Milton Lopes
Show:  Lower Mainland Dog Fanciers (Canada); Oct 28, 2011
Judge:  Mr. Carl-Gunnar Stafberg (Sweden)
Joe is now the #2 Terrier and #8 Dog (among all-breeds!) in Canada!

I have just returned from a thrilling and fun-filled weekend at Canada's largest show - Lower Mainland Dog Fanciers (LMDF) held at Tradex in Abbotsford, BC.
My dog Joe attended along with 15 of the top 20 dogs (all breeds) in all of Canada, and over 1000 other dogs!  Not only was it the largest show in Canada so far this year, but also hosted the largest Terrier entry so far this year!

Joe was awarded TWO GROUP WINS!  One of whom is a well renowned terrier expert, Mr. Carl-Gunnar Stafberg of Sweden!  Mr. Stafberg is a renowned breeder of Border Terriers since 1963 (bred over 100 champions!), but other terriers he has owned and bred include Airedale, West Highland, Irish and Welsh Terriers!  He has been judging since 1967 and has many international accomplishments.  What an honour for me to have Mr. Carl-Gunnar Stafberg choose my boy Joe as his Terrier Group Winner, especially given his background in terriers and my breed!  WOW!

Joe's second Group Win on the weekend was from the well respected judge from Russia, Mrs. Elena Yerusalimskaya, who qualified as a judge in 1981.

I was so proud to watch Joe in the Best in Show line-up twice this past weekend.  As you can see from these photos he is in excellent condition, coat and trim, works perfectly with Milton and Tracy who present him and he absolutely loves to show! 

Many people at the show were captivated by Joe!  A friend came out to watch the show and took some amazing photos -- in a few days I'll update this blog with a link to some of her photos!

For now - here is a sample of Elaine Hu of SquAire Dog Grooming of Joe showing how Joe won the groups at LMDF 2011!

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