The Bath Show Ground was immaculate. Unfortunately you had to get there from the car park which was, due to the weather, a quagmire, even had to be pushed onto the field when I arrived and it took two men to push me out. Having said all of that great efforts were made by Bath Committee to do all they could to provide towing vehicles and good natured personnel. They were at the mercy of the weather.
At Bath the AV Imported Register Breeds, Working and Pastoral were judged by Mr G C Duffield who found his Best of Breed in Brailey`s Springhaze Elusive Dream (Swiss Mountain Dog). Our Bergamasco Calshair Carradal of Chique received Reserve Best Dog from Post Graduate. It is always a pleasure to show at Bath as they schedule our breeds in the Best of Show ring so no one can complain that the ring is too small.
On Saturday, 31 May, BOFF (Bergamasco Owners and Friends Fraternity) held their second AGM. Our President, Max Jones and all Officers were re-elected for a further year. Special congratulations went to our Treasurer, Alasdair Walker who has now been promoted to Surgeon Rear Admiral , fantastic.
We also voted for proposals which brought our Code of Conduct in line with that defined by the Kennel Club. There was a unanimous `yes` to the logo designed by one of our supporters, James Baldwin and Lee Marsden reported that the website would be ready in the very near future – will advise when this is operational. Details of the Family Open Day were discussed which is to take place on Saturday 19th July at Bickenhill. The afternoon was finished off with a cream tea and lovely cakes.
Our next showing date was Three Counties where the sun shone on us on the Thursday. Our judge was Mr Stuart J Mallard who found his Best of Breed in Turley`s Hillary Dakota at Liddyleaze (Imp.Fra) – Mexican Hairless. The Bergamascos had a wonderful day pulling off the double with Rottger & Beasley`s Calshair Cullin of Spellweaver being awarded Best Dog, very ably handled by Emma Beasley, and the Knight`s Calshair Carradal of Chique being awarded Reserve Best Dog.
Reyna G Knight