I had a wonderful day at Crufts 2016. It is a once in a lifetime honour to judge one's own breed there. A wonderful entry of 132 with very few absentees was a real compliment.
There were so many beautiful Shibas at times it was really difficult to chose and some deserving dogs had to leave cardless. The two photos to the left are of Michaela and Lenny going Best of Breed and then going on to win Utility Group Two in the big ring under Judge Mary Deats.
My Veteran Dog was Mr M & Mrs C Watson-Bryans Ch Hoshi No Shunkou Go Nankaiseisou
Minor Puppy Dog Mr M J & Mrs T Mothersdale's 1amivike's Al Jolson
Puppy Dog Miss A & Mr P M Gilson & Crane's Echezeaux Pure Euphoria Res DCC
Junior Dog Mrs B & Miss C Roskell's Rahima Marshall Mathers
Yearling Dog Mrs J Petrova's Awa No Rikiou Ashuu Ootanisou (imp Jpn)
Post Grad Dog Mrs L & Mrs D L Curtis' Vormund Kurt Geiger
Limit Dog Miss J C & Miss J Cooper & Dunhill-Hall's Vormund Heath Cliff