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Dracula Dog Show - 3 shows, 1 weekend. Tirgu Mures, Romania

01.09.2007 Club Show of the Hungarian Vizsla and English Pointing Dogs' Club of Romania judge: Sándor Szabó (Hungary)
Copper's Music And Paws champion class winner, CAC, Best Bitch, Club Winner '07

01.09.2007 CACIB show judge: Atilla Kelemen (Romania) - Seamus Oates from Ireland was supposed to judge but they had a change :-(
Copper's Music And Paws exc 3 in champion class.

02.09.2007 CACIB show judge: Aramis Lim (Australia)
Copper's Music And Paws exc 1, CAC, CACIB, Best of Breed!!! - with this result she also became Romanian Champion.

We were unlucky enough to have the breed judge from the day before as the group judge and he obviously did not like my girl :-) so no group placement this time.

It was a very adventurous weekend again. Budapest-Tirgu Mures is about 550 km, should not have been a big deal. But: if you find yourself confronted with electric wirings hanging down to the road in a village, causing a full blockage that in turn results in traffic detour through pastures with cows and all this takes 1,5 hours of your life, then yes, it is just irritating. We managed to reach the border somehow, bought the mandatory motorway vignette (road toll) and then realized that there is no highway :-) Instead we found ourselves in a loooooong queue of cars, by long I mean a 200 km long car queue (both directions, so no way to overtake)! We drove with max 40 km/h through the mountains of Transylvania. It was only the last 50 km that went kind of smoothly. After 10,5 hours drive we finally arrived at the camping; nice wooden houses, occupied by only dog people from many countries :) It was nice to have a rest after those long hours in the car. The next morning we got up early as we wanted to have a nice place at the show and also a good parking place near the entrance :) Unfortunately we were way to early (is 8.30 early?) as the rings were not allocated yet. After a while our ring was set up, new surprise: stones as a ground (see photo above). This because of all the rain they had last year, the organizators did not want us to run in mud up to the knees. But these stones were just soooo bad, no dog could move on them. Otherwise everything was OK. Very nice and friendly people, the city has lots of Hungarian speaking inhabitants, so no language barrier either :) Very nice food and coffee at the show ground, this is important, I think we can agree on this! Also the showground itself was beautiful, the garden of a medieval castle.

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Comment by Laura Kolbach on September 3, 2007 at 6:29pm
Forgot to add that she is Romanian Champion now :)
Comment by Ana Gaspar Kozelj on September 4, 2007 at 1:07am
Congratulations Laura!!! I tried to click on photos to enlarge,Danka looks beautiful!!!
Comment by Johanna Blacklake on September 4, 2007 at 2:28am
Way to go, ladies!
Thanks for sharing the photos, they are lovely!
Comment by Kati Mäkelä on September 4, 2007 at 3:22am
Well done girls :o)
Comment by Laura Kolbach on September 4, 2007 at 8:04am
Thanks to all!
For those who are interested:
BOB at the clubshow was Armani My Irish Destiny of Longford, also BIS later on, owned by Johanna Csermak.
BOB on Saturday on the CACIB was Cataluna Regency Dandy, owned by a Greek girl, can't find my catalogue now so I don't know the name :-(
Comment by yvonne on September 4, 2007 at 3:49pm
congratulations , nice lady !
Comment by Yvonne Joerling on September 5, 2007 at 9:41am
Hallo Laura, herzlichen Glückunsch zu dem schönen Erfolg :0)
Comment by Alenka Pokorn on September 6, 2007 at 5:07am
Hi Laura, another adventures weekend for you. Nice to hear Danka is Romanian champion. I saw the boy from Greece you mention in Zagreb in Junior class. Was very young but looked nice. We haven't anyone from Greece on this site. Love, Alenka
Comment by Agnieszka Dufrat 'Neiven' on September 6, 2007 at 8:53am
Congratulations girls!
I found one your photo: http://gallery.seterkowo.org/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=108752&g2_serialNumber=3&g2_GALLERYSID=ca056bcb7ef0c26111eaebb9d20a34a4
Comment by Jelena Kreitmayer on September 6, 2007 at 3:41pm
you should write a book " the adventures of Odin, Danka and Laura". Bet it would be an interesting read :)))
Now all you need is a Bosnian Champion ;)


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