Our charming boy "Tian"- MultiJCh. JEUW-17 Almanza Secret Of Success is going to be a daddy for the first time! Also "Miles"- MultiCh. Int.Ch. Almanza Get A Grip had a nice date. Check out the exciting litter plans with my boys <here>
Together with Lucia we drove to Lipica. We had a beautiful weekend in great atmosphere. The dogs made us proud once more... <3
07.10.2017 CACIB Lipica (SL)
Flatcoated Retriever (Guido Schäfer, DE):
Golden Retriever (Alenka Černe, SL):
08.10.2017 CACIB Lipica (SL)
Flatcoated Retriever (Olga Šinko, SL):
Golden Retriever (Olga Šinko, SL):
Finally a show weekend in company of Maria again. It was great to travel with you- as always :) We had a lovely time together with our italian friends. A lot to celebrate :)
23.09.2017 Clubshow for FCR, NSDR, CCR & CBR
Flatcoated Retriever (Anette Nielsen, DK):
"Tian" and me went to Winnenden. A special day, as it was the last time in junior class for my little boy... He didn't let me down and won his class. Therefore he collected his 7th (!!) junior champion title! This boy makes me so proud... <3
16.09.2017 DRC Show Winnenden (DE)
Flatcoated Retriever (Anderzey Stepinski, PL):
"Let's go to Ukraine" was the starting sentense of this absolutley crazy trip... A total of 2500km, many many adventures, lots of problems to solve but all in all a successful trip to the European Dog Show 2017. Many thanks to all friends who helped to make this journey possible. Without you, we 'd probably still be in the middle of nowhere :) I'm so proud of "Floyd" and "Tian" who were the best travel mates during this endless trip. Also they showed their hearts out and we were rewarded by getting three new titles, including the precious JUNIOR EUROPEAN WINNER-2017 !! <3
24.08.2017 CACIB Kiev
Flatcoated Retriever (Per Iverson, NO):
BIS-2 BREEDERSGROUP for kennel Almanza - I had the pleasure to handle Almanza Hard Rock Hallelujah <3
25.08.2017 CAC Kiev
Flatcoated Retriever (Dinky Santos, PH)
26.08.2017 EUROPEAN DOG SHOW Kiev
Flatcoated Retriever (Andrzej Stepinski, PL):
BEST IN SHOW BREEDERSGROUP for kennel Almanza - I had the pleasure to handle Almanza Hard Rock Hallelujah <3
Together with Janine we drove to Innsbruck. We decided to go only one day this time. We had a great day in super company.
20.08.2017 CACIB Innsbruck (AT)
Flatcoated Retriever (Chris Attkinson. GB):
How nice it is, to drive only 15 minutes to the showground :) We had a great day with friends and nice results too.
05.08.2017 CACIB Kreuzlingen (CH)
Flatcoated Retriever (Kirsi Nieminen, FI):
Golden Retriever (Tina Illukka, FI):
What an easy weekend. Only Tian and me went to Luxembourg wher we met Lucia to spend a lovely day at the Retriever Clubshow in Luxembourg.
13.07.2017 RCL Clubshow Mertert
Flatcoated Retriever (Hannele Jokisilta, FI):
Andrea and me spent a lovely day at the Retriever Clubshow in Germany.
16.07.2017 DRC Clubshow Oberhausen - Rheinhausen
Flatcoated Retriever (Louise Jones, GB):
Golden Retriever (Peter King, AUS):
What a memorable weekend we hd at the Swiss double CACIB show in Aarau!! I'm so so proud of the dogs who handled the hot tmperatures so well and gave there best to shine in the ring! <3
24.06.2017 CACIB Aarau (CH)
Flatcoated Retriever (Sjoerd Jobse, SE):
Golden Retriever (Henric Fryckstrand, SE):
25.06.2017 CACIB Aarau (CH)
Flatcoated Retriever (Henric Fryckstrand, SE):
Golden Retriever (Sjoerd Jobse, SE):
MultiCh. Almanza Get A Grip- "Miles" made us incredibly proud today! He won his fist English CC at the Blackpool show under judge Mr. Richard Stafford. He also was awaded BOB and got shortlisted in the gundog group! Thanks to everyoone who is involved in this success <3
A lovely weekend in Austria <3
10.06.2017 IHA Klagenfurt, AT
Flatcoated Retriever (judge Jaques Monscavoir, FR):
11.06.2017 IHA Klagenfurt, AT
Flatcoated Retriever (judge Mateja Tomasic, SL):
This Swedish holidays where planned since a long time! So happy to go back to one of my most loved countries. I met many dear friends, had super talks about dogs and a lot of fun for sure :) My travel companion was "Floyd", I think we can be proud that he did so well in a strong entry of quality dogs. He was placed in his class all three days :)
03.06.2017 Norrköping Day 1
Flatcoated Retriever (Duncan Mcallister, AUS):
04.06.2017 Norrköping Day 2
Flatcoated Retriever (Lena Sundquist, SE):
BEST IN SHOW BREEDERSGROUP for kennel Almanza - I had the pleasure to handle MultiCh. Almanza Burberry Goodiebag <3
05.06.2017 Norrköping Day 3
Flatcoated Retriever (Aneta Dopierala, PL):
RESERVE BEST IN SHOW BREEDERSGROUP for kennel Almanza - I had the pleasure to handle MultiCh. Almanza Burberry Goodiebag <3
MultiCh. Almanza Get A Grip- "Miles" first time in the UK show ring ended up in a super result! He was 2nd in a lovely open class and was also awarded the reserve CC! Judge was Ms. Ann Youens, Kennel Riverglide.
I always love to go to Dortmund! So many nice memories from past shows! Also this years we created some truly memorable days up there :)
Thanks to everyone who was part of that super weekend! <3
19.05.2017 VDH Europasieger Show Dortmund (DE)
Flatcoated Retriever (Frank Kane):
Golden Retriever (Liam Moran):
20.05.2017 VDH Frühjahrssieger Dortmund (DE)
Flatcoated Retriever (Anne-Berith Waskaas):
Golden Retriever (Bruno Facq)
We spent a lovely day in the western part of Switzerland. Very happy with the result too! :)
23.04.2017 La National Lémanique Montricher (CH)
Flatcoated Retriever (judge Josette Germaine, FR)
We had a super nice day in Luxembourg with great results for our Team!
09.04.2017 CACIB Luxembourg
Flatcoated Retriever (Bojan Matakovic, HR):
Golden Retriever (Carin Swysen, BE):
CRUFTS in Birmingham is of course one of my favourite events of the year! It's a special feeling to show on THE green carpet and also it's lovely to meet many many friends from all over the world.
This year I had the pleasure to show Lucia Scarpa's "Floyd" and we are very happy with our result!
11.03.2017 CRUFTS Birmingham
Flatcoated Retriever, judge Victoria Goldberg, GB:
Another SUPER show weekend is over! It was so nice to catch up with my Austrian friends! Saturday was showtime for my Swedish boys and they did fantastic! I couldn't be more proud of them!
Sunday I had the pleasure to held a Ringtraining in Graz. My students did great and it was a really nice morning! The plan was to drive home after the training but as Miles did so well on Saturday, we had to go back to compete in the Best In Show finals! What a great feeling to show (and own :D ) one of the ten best dogs of the weekend...
04.03.2017 Int.Show Graz (AT)
Flatcoated Retriever (Breed: Beatrix Maerki Casanova, CH / Group: Maria Luise Doppelreiter, AT):
Happy Birthday our special liver Queen <3
I love crazy trips, specially if they are successful as our Budapest tour was!! :) We spent some super nice days in great company!
16.02.2017 FEHOVA Winterdogshow Budapest1
Flatcoated Retriever (Vig Orsolya, HU):
17.02.2017 FEHOVA Winterdogshow Budapest2
Flatcoated Retriever (Markus Anita, HU):
18.02.2017 Special CAC Show for Retrievers & Waterdogs Budapest
Flatcoated Retriever (Jef Verrees, NL):
19.02.2017 FEHOVA Winterdogshow Budapest4
Flatcoated Retriever (Beata Petkevica, EE):
We had a super day in Herrenberg, Germany! I'm very proud of my boys :)
28.01.2017 DRC Neujahrszuchtschau Herrenberg
Flatcoated Retriever judge Marjo Jaakola, FI:
What a super first big journey we had in 2017. Together with Stefanie we drove to Slovenia to compete at 3 shows there. We had a lot of fun and I'm very happy with Miles and Donna's results!
21.01.2017 CACIB Ljubljana1
Flatcoated Retriever (Astrid Lundava, EE):
21.01.2017 Retriever Clubshow Ljubljana
Flatcoated Retriever (Mateja Tomasic, SL):
22.01.2017 CACIB Ljubljana2
Flatcoated Retriever (Mile Aleksoski, MK):
"Miles" & "Donna" did the double at the Clubshow of the Slovenian Retriever Club!!
At least the showyear started great! I'm specially happy with our youngster "Tian" who did so well at his first show with only 9 months...
07.01.2017 IRA Nürnberg
Flatcoated Retriever (Anja Pusch, DE:
Das neue Jahr startet sehr unglücklich... wir mussten uns schweren Herzens von "Nancy" verabschieden. Alle die sie gekannt haben wissen, dass sie ein ganz spezielles Mädchen war!
"Nancy" wir werden dich nie vergessen <3
2017 started very rough... we had to say goodbye to our "Nancy"! She was a special lady and I'm greatful that she was part of our lifes!
Run free Ms. red and white <3
As 2016 has come to an end, it is time to sum up some of our great results and adventures of the last year! First, a big THANK YOU to everyone who was part of our great year!! <3
So here are some facts and figures about my own dogs & the dogs that I've had the pleasure to handle regularly during 2016:
MultiCh. Twilight Star's Part Of My Life- "Tosca"
Our veteran lady had a fantastic year. She enjoyed to be back in the ring to the fullest! Tosca was shown 12 times in veteran class this year.
Everything started in March. It was the first time I showed one of my own dogs at the worlds most prestigious dogshow- CRUFTS in Birmingham. It was definitely a dream come true when our "Queen-Tosca" was "reserve" (Nr.4) in a class of 24 bitches!! Thanks again to my special friends Mercedes, Eirin & Hans Ole for driving Tosca all the way to Birmingham for me!!
In Summer we participatet at the European Dogshow in Brussels where Tosca was just one step away of the precious title. She became 2nd in a lovely veteran class.
At ALL 10 other shows Tosca won her class and also BEST VETERAN OF BREED. She went twice all the way to BEST IN SHOW VETERAN at Clubshows. At the International Dogshow in Aarau she won BEST OF BREED among a lovely entry!
For a "special project" Tosca was entered in champion class again for some Swiss shows after she finished the Swiss veteran title. Tosca was placed 1st or 2nd on four out of 5 shows where she was entered in champion class. At the Retriever Show in Montricher she even ended the day as best bitch & BOS.
All in all Tosca could add 6 more titles to her collection during 2016:
- Swiss Veteran Champion
- German Veteran Champion VDH
- German Veteran Champion DRC
- Austrian Veteran Champion*
- VDH Europa Veteranensiegerin-16
- VDH Frühjahrs-Veteranensiegerin-16
I really adore this special girl and hope she will be with us for many more years! <3
Ch. Almanza Get A Grip- "Miles"
Miles became daddy of two more litters during 2016. It is a pleasure to see his progeny growing up. I'm very pleased with them so far and the owners of his puppies seems to be so too :) Some of the puppies have already been shown successfully.
Miles himself was shown only lightly in 2017 but still achieved some great results! He won BOS at a German Retriever Club Show, became Insubria Winner- 16 and therefore he also won the last CACIB needed for his INTERNATIONAL SHOW CHAMPION*. He finished the year with a BEST OF BREED in Austria & made one step more towards his next title.
Ich wünsche allen ein glückliches, erfolgreiches Neues Jahr!
HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone! May 2017 bring you a lot of happiness, joy and success!
What a beautiful end of a fantastic show year!!
18.12.2016 Christmas Clubshow Olten (CH)
Flatcoated Retriever (Judge: Pamela Stanley, GB):
Golden Retriever (Judge: Susanna Zubair, GB)
Mainring (Judge: Einir Matulla, GB)
Just slightly crazy to drive 1200km for one showday with only 2 dogs... But it was so worth it! We enjoyed a lovely Saturday evening with friends and a successful Sunday in Austria!
11.12.2016 CACIB Wels (AT)
Flatcoated Retriever (Breed: Dan Ericsson, SE / Group: Barbara Müller, CH):
Lovely results in Geneva! Many thanks to all owners who entrusted me with their lovely dogs!
19.11.2016 IDS Geneva
Flatcoated Retriever (Sandra Schär, CH):
Group 7 (Judge J. Medard-Mangin, FR)
Senior Handling Competition (Judge Maya Delaquis, CH):
20.11.2016 IDS Geneva
Flatcoated Retriever (Manuela Schär, CH):
Golden Retriever (Michael Gruber, CH):
"Phito" & me winning the handling competition!! <3 Thanks again Steffi for entrusting me this amazing boy!!
"Uli" closed his Swiss title by winning championclass both days! <3 Thanks Vittoria for your trust!!
An easy weekend with great results and a lot of fun meeting up with friends.
12.11.2016 CACIB Karlsruhe (DE)
Flatcoated Retriever (Axel Komorovski, DE):
Golden Retriever (Sverre Sand, NO):
13.11.2016 NRA Karlsruhe (DE)
Flatcoated Retriever (Sverre Sand, NO):
"Donna" won her crowning CAC!! <3
Noris had the pleasure to join Maria and Sheltie Maxie to Sardinia. Thank you so much Maria for taking care of my boy and for showing him so well!
05.11.2016 CACIB Ozieri (IT)
Flatcoated Retriever (Antonino La Barbera, IT):
05.11.2016 Raduno Retriever Clubshow Sassari (IT)
Flatcoated Retriever (Philipp Lammens, FR):
06.11.2016 CACIB Sassari (IT)
Flatcoated Retriever (Alberto Cuccilato, IT):
"Noris" together with my dear friend Maria!
It was a very spontaneous desicion to enter to Italys biggest show- the Insubria Winner Show close to Milano. What should I say- I'm just so happy we went there. Perfect organisation, beautiful mainring and best of all- awesome results :)
30.10.2016 Insubria Winner (IT)
Flatcoated Retriever (Manola Poggesi, IT):
Fantastic results at one of my favourite shows of the year!
25.09.2016 Retriever Show Avenches (CH)
Flatcoated Retriever (Michael Gruber, CH):
Golden Retriever (Pauline Barns, GB):
"Mitch" & "Tosca" did the double!! <3
To show only two dogs was really relaxing and we are very happy with the results too :)
17.09.2016 SRA Winnenden (DE)
Flatcoated Retriever (Alenka Pokorn, SL):
Golden Retriever (Ann Stephenson, GB):
"Dancer" wins BEST OF BREED & his crowning CAC!! <3
I've visited Miles' puppies at kennel Twilight Star's! They are soo lovely... <3 I'm really pleased with his offspring so far and hope all his kids will continue to develope nicely!
Wir besuchten Miles' Puppies in der schweizer Zucht Twilight Star's. Sie sind super süss <3 Bis jetzt bin SEHR zufrieden mit Miles' Nachzucht und hoffe sie entwickeln sich weiterhin so toll!
On the way home from Brussels we stopped in Lich, Germany, to show our team- a hot but beautiful day with great results!
28.08.2016 SRA Lich (DE)
Flatcoated Retriever (Kelly Holland, GB):
"Floyd" won best male in Lich! <3
"Donna" winning her class with CAC <3
Maria and me made a short trip to Brussels to compete at the European Dogshow. It was nice to see many friends from all around the world!
26.08.2016 European Dogshow Brussels (BE)
Flatcoated Retriever (Bojan Matakovic, CRO):
Golden Retriever (Anne- Berith Waskaas, NO):
"Floyd", my Italian guest <3
What a well organized show with perfect weather & lovely results! It was a very busy day with many young dogs that gave their debutes :) Thank's all involved!!
21.08.2016 Retriever Clubshow Burgdorf (CH)
Flatcoated Retriever (Bertil Lundgren, SE):
Also I had the pleasure of handling the lovely Golden Retriever Jewelhope New Day Rising- "Nemo" in the Mainring and we had a lot of fun together!! "Nemo" won:
"Nemo" RESERVE BEST IN SHOW!!
"Nemo" BEST SWISS BRED IN SHOW!!
We had a nice weekend in Austria!
13.08.2016 CACIB Innsbruck (AT)
Flatcoated Retriever (Sergio Scarpellini, Italy):
Golden Retriever (Sergio Scarpellini, Italy):
14.08.2016 CACIB Innsbruck (AT)
Flatcoated Retriever (Doris Getzinger, Austria):
Golden Retriever (Doris Getzinger, Austria):
"Mitch" both days exc1 & CACA!
We enjoyed a lovely weekend in Aarau (CH)!!
18.06.2016 NHA Aarau (Ch)
Flatcoated Retriever (Natasa Davidovic):
English Cocker Spaniel (BIS-Junior judge Franki Leung, China):
"Bonny" BEST JUNIOR IN SHOW!!
"Tosca" BEST OF BREED!!
19.06.2016 IHA Aarau (CH)
Flatcoated Retriever (Kalvo Kriisk, EE)
Golden Retriever (Natasa Davidovic, SRB)
English Cocker Spaniel (Nenad Davidovic, SRB)
English Springer Spaniel (Nenad Davidovic, SRB)
We spent a lovely weekend in Saarbrücken! Many thanks to my dear friend Maria Antich for great company and super pictures!
15.05.2016 CACIB Saarbrücken (DE)
Flatcoated Retriever (L. Mach, CH):
16.05.2016 Nat. Show Saarbrücken (DE)
Flatcoated Retriever (C. Lohmann, DE)
Golden Retriever (C. Lohmann, DE)
"Donna" CACIB, BOS & Saarlandsieger-16!!
"Noris" NEW GERMAN CHAMPION VDH*!!
What an amazing weekend we had in Dortmund!! At the biggest show in Germany, my team could add 9 new titles to their collections!!
07.05.2016 VDH Europasieger Show Dortmund (DE)
Flatcoated Retriever (S. Lane, GB):
"Donna" CACIB, BOS & Europasieger-16!!
"Mitch" resCACIB at Europasieger Show
08.05.2016 Int. Show Dortmund (DE)
Flatcoated Retriever (B. Lane, GB)
It was a little bit crazy to do two shows in two countries in one weekend... but it was absolutely worth it!!
24.04.2016 Retriever Show Montricher (CH)
Flatcoated Retriever (M. Legrand- Leloup, FR):
Golden Retriever (Yvonne Jaussi, CH)
"Kaos" BISS- Junior
Despite the pouring rain we had a perfect showday in Germany!! So happy with our results!!
23.04.2016 SRA Friedberg (DE)
Flatcoated Retriever (A. Geschwindt- Eriksson, SE):
Golden Retriever (Males B, Espeland, NO)
Last sunday I had the pleasure to visit Miles' puppies at Kennel Flataholics in Austria. I am VERY pleased with them! More pictures of this little sweeties <here>
Ich war letzten Sonntag in Österreich um die Welpen von Miles zu besuchen. Ich bin total begeistert von dem Wurf in der Zucht "Flataholics" & hoffe die Kleinen entwickeln sich weiterhin so vielversprechend! Mehr Bilder von den Süssen <hier>
A dream came true! I had the pleasure to show my own dog at the worlds largest dogshow, CRUFTS, in Birmingham. A big thanks to everyone who made this happen- it was great teamwork!
11.03.2016 CRUFTS Birmingham (GB)
Flatcoated Retriever (Judge: A. Brook, GB)
MultiCh. Twilight Star's Part Of My Life- "Tosca" "reserve" (Nr.4) in a veteranclass out of 21 entries!
Miles and me spent some lovely days in Norway. Thank you so much dear Eirin & Hans Ole for your hospitality- it's always great fun to be with you!
21.02.2016 NKK Bö (NO)
Flatcoated Retriever (Judge: S. Feragen, NO)
What a fantastic year for my showteam!! 3 winners and 2 runner up's in the annual ranking of the Swiss Retriever Club!!
Nr.1 Male & RCS Top Opposite Winner-15 Ch. Almanza Get A Grip- "Miles"
Nr.2, runner up best bitch MultiCh. Twilight Star's Part Of My Life- "Tosca"
Top Puppy Winner- 15 jCh. Camwood Well Done- "Donna"
Nr. 6 Ch. Sweet Macchiato Z Grodu Hrabiego Malmesbury- "Mitch"
RCS Top Puppy Winner- 15 Lozung All Eyes On Me- "Flynn"
Nr.2, runner up best male Xanthos Nimbus- "Dancer"
One of the highlights in the showyear- the perfectly organized Clubshow of the Swiss Retriever Club! We had a fantastic last showday in 2015!!
13.12.2015 X- Mas Clubshow Olten (CH)
Flatcoated Retriever (Males V. Bowen, UK / Females C. Atkinson, UK):
Golden Retriever (Males J. Richardson)
jCh. Xanthos Nimbus was the star of the day!! With only 21 months he managed to win the breed and also BEST IN SHOW in an entry of more than 300 retrievers!!
Ch. Camwood Copper Magic In Motion BEST IN SHOW VETERAN again!! He had a fantastic 2015 and truly enjoyed his time in the ring!!
We had a beautiful weekend in Wels, Austria. Thank you Maria for joining me- it was great fun as always! I'm very proud of our dogs that did so well in a big entry!!
05.12.2015 IDS Wels
Flatcoated Retriever (Judge Lena Hägglund, SE):
06.12.2015 IDS Wels
Flatcoated Retriever (Borge Espeland, NO):
Ch. Camwood Copper Magic In Motion BEST OF BREED for judge Lena Hägglund!!
Ch. Almanza Get A Grip won champion class both days, on Saturday also CACIB!!
What a weekend in Geneva!
21.11.2015 IDS Geneva
Flatcoated Retriever (Judge Hannie Warendorf, NL):
Golden Retriever (Jeff Verres BE):
Senior Handling Competition (Judge Yvonne Jaussi CH):
22.11.2015 IDS Geneva
Flatcoated Retriever (Jeff Verres BE):
Golden Retriever (Hannie Warendorf NL):
Ch. Camwood Copper Magic In Motion went all the way to BEST IN SHOW VETERAN!!
Our "Queen-Tosca"- MultiCh. Twilight Star's Part Of My Life proved that she is still in top condition- she won BOB for Judge Hannie Warendorf!
Noris & me went to Karlsruhe last Sunday. We met his son "Amazing Shadow Aiden" and had a lovely day in super
15.11.2015 NHA Karlsruhe
Flatcoated Retriever (Judge Chantal Varaines FR):
"Noris" on the right side together with his son "Aiden" <3
We had a lovely weekend in best company in Dortmund!
16.10.2015 Bundessieger Dortmund
Flatcoated Retriever (Judge Mandy Romeo - Dieste GB):
Golden Retriever (Judge Jan Roger Sauge N):
17.10.2015 Herbst-Sieger Dortmund
Flatcoated Retriever (Luis Catalan P):
Golden Retriever (Judge Moa Persson SE):
jCh Xanthos Nimbus- "Dancer" made us proud by winning a big Intermdiateclass on saturday- this is already his 3rd CAC in
Owner: Ulrich & Verena Zingg
Super day in Avenches!! BOS in two breeds and many more nice placements for my showteam!!
Flatcoated Retriever (Judge Marjo Jaakkola FI):
Golden Retriever (Judge Pat Taylor UK):
The two fantastic boys "Miles" & "Dancer" went BOS. So proud of them!
...but is still under construction ;)