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

Open Dog Miss M S Dunhill-Hall's Cro/Balt Ch Vormund Leonado Di Caprio DCC & BOB Utility Group 2

Veteran Bitch Mevr M Van Gestel Dutch Int. Ch Kuro Cha-goi Sinju of Wankytan Dych ((ATC AM00768NLD)

Minor Puppy,  Puppy  & Junior Bitch Mr M J & Mrs T Mothersdale Amivike's
Firecracker Best Puppy

Yearling Bitch Mrs M Dorikhina's Lekkou Make it Real Not Fantasy [ATC AS0356RUS] 

Post Grad Bitch Mrs L Logan's Miamilady Warrior Zivva

Limit Bitch Mr M & Mrs C Watson-Bryans Marilouvales Lexus BCC

Open Bitch Mr D & Mrs B Goudie's Doriken Royal Tempest At Pearlbefree. Res BCC

Good Citizen Bitch Mrs J Bannister's  Janeryl's Divine Angel.