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March 11, 2013 Subscribe

PBGV Wins Crufts, plus a Welcome to British ‘Dog World’

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Ch. Soletrader Peek a Boo became the first of her breed to go Best in Show at Crufts on Sunday. Senior Editor Christi McDonald reports on the final win in the extraordinary career of one of Britain’s most successful show dogs in recent years. Learn about ‘Jilly’s’ astonishing success on the end of breeder/owner Gavin Robertson’s lead.

Senior Editor Bo Bengtson spoke with judge Geoff Corish mere moments after the legendary dog man selected the PBGV for Best in Show. Find out what it was like to face the seven Group winners before 12,000 spectators, and let Bo’s experience at the National Exhibition Centre this past weekend entice you to visit Britain’s greatest dog show next year.

In his Monday Morning Mop-Up, Blogger-in-Chief Billy Wheeler brings you his perspective on the results from the final three days of competition in Birmingham, England. Be sure to check in with Billy for The Back Story where he’s got the names of this weekend’s Group and Best in Show winners from two continents.

Best In Show Daily has partnered with British Dog World to deliver news and information to fanciers on both sides of the pond. While social media streams have brought people in the dog sport closer, Internet publications allow owners, breeders and handlers to share their pride and joy with the world while navigating the local, national and international show scene. Please join with us as we expand the online experience of today’s ever-evolving “dog world.”

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Editor in Chief

Monday Morning Mop Up
By Billy Wheeler

Out in California’s Central Valley, fanciers are gathered in the town of Hanford for four shows. Read about Thursday’s Sequoia Kennel Club’s opener here. Friday’s SKC final was judged by Jay Richardson who had an impressive seven from which to choose his best two. They were the German Shorthaired Pointer, GCH CH Dogwdcreek's La Vite E Bella, the Bloodhound, GCH CH Quiet Creek’s Kiss and Tell, the Doberman Pinscher, GCH CH Tiburon Arsenal, the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Absolutely Talk of the Town, the Japanese Chin, GCH CH Victory Spencer, the Standard Poodle, CH Del Zarzoso Salvame From Afterglow, and the Shetland Sheepdog, GCH CH PaRay Preferential. more
 

Britain’s Top Dog Wins Crufts
By Bo Bengtson

The top dog won Crufts, but it was not at all a sure thing. That’s what judge Geoff Corish told me just a few minutes after he had awarded ‘Jilly,’ the PBGV Ch. Soletrader Peek a Boo, the momentous win at this storied show, making her the first of her breed to top all breeds there. Geoff said, before he was swallowed up by a horde of camera crews and mainstream journalists, that he was impressed by all the winners, and it was really not an easy choice. more
 

Fancy That: ‘Jilly’ Best at Crufts
By Christi McDonald

It seems that Crufts 2013 went off much better than last year, in large part thanks to the fact that, as far as I can tell, all of the high profile breeds made it through to the Group judging. I found the Groups just filled with extraordinary dogs, at least from what could be seen on screen, and I didn’t envy the judges having to make tough choices.

The world knows by now that the ultimate winner this year was the 2012 Top Dog of all breeds in the U.K., PBGV Eng. Ch. Soletrader Peek a Boo. more
 

 

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