In May Eeva and I had our first showing venture onto the Continent with a trip to the World Show in Salzburg. Our judge was Jorgen Hindse from Denmark and he graded Eeva Excellent and placed her first in the Open Bitch class, he then awarded her the CACA and the CACIB so she is World Winner Austria 2012!. We were awarded a lovely cup to commemorate the occasion.
We were also entered at the World Club Show where our judge was Rodi Hubenthal from Sweden. He also graded Eeva Excellent and placed her first in the Oepn Bitch class, he then awarded her the CACA and BEST OF BREED! We were awarded another cup declaring her World Club Winner 2012.
This was Eeva's first time under FCI rules and even without our success it was a wonderful experience, both to see Lapphunds competing together from so many countries and also the opporunity to meet fellow Lapphund exhibitors. Can I just say thank you to you all for making sure I knew what to do and when to go back in the ring (the FCI system is quite different to the UK and its easy for a Brit to get lost).
It was a magical trip in a beautiful setting and well worth the 4 and half days round trip to get there.