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    We have two brand new CHAMPIONS!

    Andy with his first rosette.

    Oh, what a lovely show weekend we had last week, 17-18.06, two lovely, super nicely organized National dog shows in Luige, Estonia!

    Results were following:
    Waterline´s Candy Crush “Andy” – first time in baby class, both days BOB Baby with PP!
    Edlen House Annona “Gracey” – BOB Puppy with PP both days, showed by her owner, Reilika, Congrats Girls!
    Merrilow Damaskus “Dassu” – BOB Veteran both days, also Best Male 3 and Best Male 2!
    Bellissima Ragazza Z Grodu Hrabiego Malmesbury “Ragazza” – made me super proud on both days, taking BOB Junior on both shows, on Saturday she also got her last needed jCAC so she is now brand new ESTONIAN JUNIOR CHAMPION!!!! She also took Best Female and BOS on the first day and Best Female 2 second day! She is only 11 months old! She was also shortlisted on Sunday in this HUGE junior BIS competition!
    Divladjo Nation of Freedom “Nora” – showed herself to the title on Saturday, winning working class with an ease and Best Female 3, together with her one and only needed CAC to confirm the title, she is now brand new ESTONIAN CHAMPION!!! Huuuge Congrats, Reilika, I´m sooo happy and proud of you girls!

    Nicole was participating in Child and Dog competition both days, on Saturday together with Tsunami, they took 4th place and on Sunday with Ragazza they took 3rd place! They need to practise some specific things, but I´m still super prouf of them all!

    Mari-Liis was also participating in Junior Handler with Damaskus on Sunday, no placement this time, but I think they did a really nice job there!

    Also huuuge congrats to Eva and Beata, and thank you both for trusting me those lovely yellows!!! 

    Thank you, Reilika & Erkki for the best possible company as always!

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    Some show results.

    First weekend of June, on Saturday, 03.06.17, we had  Retrievers speciality in Estonia, held by Estonian Golden Retriever Society and judged by Jef Varrees from Belgium. It´s also one of my favourite shows, so I´m showing there every year, if possible! I truly Love that show, this year it was held in Vanamõisa, a breathtakingly beautiful place for a dogshow! 

    Our Results were following:
    EDLEN HOUSE ANNONA – BOS Puppy (showed by Reilika)
    BELLISSIMA RAGAZZA Z GROGU HRABIEGO MALMESBURY – winner of a quite big junior class, got her first jcac and BOS Junior and finally landed as BEST BITCH 4, she is only 11months old!!! 
    DIVLADJO NATION OF FREEDOM – excellent 3 in working class
    TSUNAMI BELLA MARE – excellent 3 with cq in a really big and lovely champion class.
    Damaskus & Tsunami were 2nd Brace with PP today!

    On the next day, there was INT show “Estonian Winner 2017”, judged by: Catherine Collins from Ireland.
    Damaskus was the star of the day, winning male veteran class, adding a new title “ESTONIAN VETERAN WINNER 2017” to his name and taking BOS Veteran in the end of the day! So proud of my black boy!
    Girls did also nicely, Ragazza took excellent 4 in big junior class and Tsunami was excellent 3 with cq in champion class!

    Next weekend, 11.06.17, we had a National dog show, star of the day was little Gracey, who took BOB Puppy and BIS 4 Puppy!!! Congrats, Reilika, you two were stunning in the ring!

    Next day, 11.06.17, we had III, IV, VI, VIII group speciality show today in Estonia, in Vanamõisa. Labradors were judged by Moa Persson from Sweden, I added all my dogs under her, cause I really just wanted to get critiques from her and to show her, so I really did waited that show for a long time, but sometimes if you really wait dor something, things will just go the other way.

    Super news first:
    BELLISSIMA RAGAZZA ZGHMBOB Junior, got her 2nd jcac, and she is still just 11months old and she is now only one step away from her first jch title and she took also BB3! She ended the day being BEST IN SHOW 4 Junior under breed(er) judge! I´m really happy and proud of her, she is a true sweetheart! 

    But so the sad part, I showed my veteran boy Damaskus, who got a really lovely critique, but sadly was limping a bit today, because of some mystical reasons. Actually, we went swimming yesterday, and while he ran into the water to get the dummy, there was some hole or something, so he probably got hurt a bit, in the morning he was totally fine, but because of the heat and tiredness it was probably enough for him. His description was lovey: “strong boy, 9years old, strong masculine head, typical kind expression, good neck, strong back for age, a bit long in body, a bit open in angulations, good forechest, excellent double coat, correct tail which he uses , unfortunately he´s limping in left front leg and cannot be judged.” (Damaskus is totally recovered by now!)

    So, then I took Tsunami out, who I hoped will take the breed today, but no… she was also limping, I may know why, but still a big shock, but I still decided to show her, to get the critique, so the following words came: “excellent type, strong girl, classical labrador, well shaped head, kind expression, excellent neck and topline, ended with a wagging tail, correct angulations in front and back, barrel-ribcage, excellent forechest, strong bone, double-coat, unfortunately she´s limping in front, so cannot be judged.” When I heard the critique I had tears in my eyes, cause she was in such a show-mood today and having two of your beautiful dogs limping on a show and under a breeder judge, who you have waited for a long time, just feels so terrible! (Tsunami is also totally recovered by now)


    Also huuuge congrats for Reilika and Gracey for BOB AND BIS I PUPPY ! Super proud of you girls! 

    Thank you, Reilika & Erkki for the best company, as usual and all the others! Also to organizers of those lovely shows!

    And most importantly, THANK YOU Erik-Steven & Rahel for taking the best care of baby Andy , while we were at shows!

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    SpringShow 2017

    Today was held unofficial Springshow 2017 for labradors, by Estonian Labrador Retriever Club, we were happy to participate and took home some fabulous results. This lovely event was judged by Ilona Araja (kennel Gilbron Pride), Latvia. I Just want to mention, that I´m a HUGE fan of those little lovely shows, so I´m so happy, that other clubs are also organizing them!

    We were participating with Gracey, Ragazza and Damaskus, cause it´s kind of a similar show to a puppyshow, but there is also a beginners class, for adult dogs, but as our big girls are a bit more than beginners, slightly said, so they stayed home today.

    Little Gracey had her second show and she won a big strong baby female class, then took BOB Baby and finally ended the day as BEST IN SHOW Winner!!!! About 50 labradors entered, we are super happy and proud of our little chocolate girl, it´s just her second time out in the ring and she takes her second BIS win – WOW, What a start! Today handled so nicely by her owner Reilika!

    Ragazza was out in a junior class, and as a somekind of a little tradition she ended up 4th in quite big junior class – hope to brake this tradition soon, but she was showing herself nicely, so I´m still happy and proud of her!

    Damaskus won BOB Veteran today, shining as always – happyhappyhappy!

    Thank you Organizers, for this lovely show, all participants for this lovely atmosphere, the judge for all the lovely critiques about our labradors – we are happy and proud! 

    Gracey – BEST IN SHOW
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    16.04.2017 Retrievers Speciality Show in Riga, Latvia

    We had a really lovely showday in Latva last weekend, judged by Henric Fryckstrand from Sweden. This is also one of my favourite shows, always so well organized, everything is going smoothly, at least for the participants and the atmosphere is also nice. This year I was also proud to be a photographer on that show, so you can see my photos HERE. Thank you, Reilika, for taking photos, while I was showing dogs!

    Nothing smashing from the breed ring, except baby Gracey who got BOB and BISS Baby on her first show ever, lovely presented by her owner Reilika, described as a “super baby” by the judge. She is simply stunning!
    Damaskus was placed 2nd with excellent in veteran class, my little puppy-junior Ragazza, was placed 4th with excellent out of 9 in junior class, Nora, the little potato, was placed 4th with excellent out of 7 in open class and Tsunami was 3rd with excellent, cq in champion class and she also got “The Best Yellow” award from the show.

    My Black and Yellow couple did it again, another BEST IN SPECIALITY SHOW win for my lovely pair, in nice competition,out of 5 other pairs! I am 
    SO PROUD of those two! My biggest, thank you, to the judge, for loving them!

    Thank you, Reilika and Erkki for, basically everything!!!
    and thanks again to organizers, for this lovely show!


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    Eesti Labradori Retriiverite tõuühing valis aasta 2016 parimad koerad!
    Mina ei saaks enam uhkem olla – AITÄH Sõbrad ja suur tänu kõikidele kohtunikele, kes minu koeri nii kõrgelt hindavad!
    kõik tulemused koos punktidega leitavad SIIN

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    Eesti Retriiverite Tõuühingu AASTA NÄITUSERETRIIVER 2016 
    ja Aasta Retriiveri 2016 üldarvestuse 2. koht:
    BISS, EST, LVA, LTU & BALT JCH, EST, LVA CH, TLN WCup W´16, LVA CLW16, Qualified on the field  

    SHOWDOG OF THE YEAR 2016 by Estonian Retrievers Society
    and Retriever of the year 2016 2nd place:

    BISS, EST, LVA, LTU & BALT JCH, EST, LVA CH, TLN WCup W´16, LVA CLW16, Qualified on the field 

    © Kadri Kont-Kontson
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    11.02-12.02.17 Show weekend in Tallinn

    11.02 was held 8.group Speciality Show by Estonian Retrievers Society. A really lovely show with lots of nice people, I really enjoyd the atmosphere on that show.  
    Judge was Jari Partanen from Norway.
    BELLISSIMA RAGAZZA Z GRODU HRABIEGO MALMESBURY won female puppy class and then also took BOB Puppy, next to lovely little puppyboy DAVOS PARSENN DORF. (on the picture, BOB & BOS puppy)
    MERRILOW DAMASKUS won male veteran class and took BOB Veteran.
    TSUNAMI BELLA MARE was 2nd excellent/cq in very strong champion class, and finally landed as BEST BITCH 4!

    12.02 was held International Dog Show “Tallinn Winter Cup´17.”
    Judge: Zvi Kupferberg from Israel.
    BELLISSIMA RAGAZZA Z GRODU HRABIEGO MALMESBURY was second very promising/promotion prize in puppyclass.
    TSUNAMI BELLA MARE was 2nd excellent/cq in very strong champion class again, and landed also as BEST BITCH 4!

    THANK YOU Judges and everyone for lovely words of my lovely dogs, specially for my personal support team!

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    Finnish Main Labrador Retriever Speciality Show

    On 28.01.17, we went to Finland to their Main Labrador Retriever Speciality show. I have wanted to go and show my dogs in Finnish speciality for a while now, and finally there was a superb opportunity to do so. I loved this show, the apmosphere, people, so many wonderful labradors around – it really became one of my favourite shows of all and I definitely plan to visit it again. Next time I plan to take Dassu with us, he stayed home with mom this time!

    First I showed lovely Nora in biiiig open class, she got excellent and was really close of getting a placement! After a while, I showed my queen Bee in the same ring, who was totally naked and looked like a junior among the CH class dogs, she also got excellent with a really lovely critique, but obviously was not placed – I totaly agree with the decision! But I was so proud to show those two, thank you, Reilika, for your trust! 

    I also had a baby Ragazza with me, who is already a puppy actually. She was shown in 7-9 months old puppy class, as it was her 7months Bday on the same day. Oh boy how this little one showed herself! We even got compliments from the ring steward. I was a bit shocked actually, I thought she will be good, but she was like a proffessional, like she had done it for years! So she won her class, out of six, if I remember correctly. After that we had to compete to Best Female Puppy “title”, next to us was a younger puppy class winner, who had just won in her class, out of 20+ dogs! Ragazza took the “title” and was Best Female Puppy – WOW!!! In the evening we had an honour to participate on the BIS competition, where she took BOS Puppy and BIS II Puppy next to a lovely yellow boy! I´m really proud of this little showgirl!

    Fist of all, thank you, Reilika and Erkki, for being already basically as crazy as I am, and for the best company, there is never a dull moment with you two! and THANK YOU to, Ragazzas breeder Beata and her co-owner Eva, for your trust!!! We are on our way to make you two very proud – I promise!