| 2009 |
 

December 10th-11th
LKA - The Ladies Kennel Association, Birmingham, England

After just a short rest from Long Beach, California, we went all the way to Birmingham, England! Our dear Sara, Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08-09-10 KBHV-10 WW-10 Showline Sporting Step went on to win CC and BOB under the breed spesialist Elaine Newsham, Windspiel Greyhounds and Hound Group 3 under the hound spesialist Ann Macdonald, Mabrooka Salukis, Skottland. This was her very first trip to the UK.


Photo: Alan Walker
Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08-09-10 KBHV-10 WW-10 Showline Sporting Step
winning CC, BOB and Hound Group3 at her very first trip to the UK.

Ann Macdonald reports:
"Group 3 cose up and another which impressed was the Greyhound, Int Nord Ch Showline Sporting Step, judged this bitch in her home country of Norway earlier this year where she won the sighthound group under me and then Best in Show. So elegant in outline and graceful, light and easy on the move, defines the Standard so well, she was up against very strong competition here and I was splitting hairs to separate the place of winners. A great showgirl I much admire, who was beautifully presented and handled!"

2010 has been a fantastic year for Sara and us. In the strong "Team Sara" there are many we want to say THANK YOU! To everyone who have kept their fingers crossed before a show and then lots of congratulations and nice remarks after her many wins. Nutrition is of course of great impontance and the ProPlan team have done their best! Also a big thank you to our friend Wenche at www.AquaDog.no who have worked so nice with Sara on the water trademill with great success.

December 3rd-4th
AKC/Eukanuba National og Eukanuba World Challenge 2010,
Long Beach, California

Our dear Sara, Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08-09-10 KBHV-09 WW-10 Showline Storting Step was representing Norway at this great event with some 3 200 dogs in Long Beach, California. At The National where all the top dogs in their breed were invited, Sara went on to win BOB and Best-Bred-By under Gloria Reese, Holmby Hills, USA. Mrs Reese was the owner of Punky, CH Aroi Talk of the Blues, Top winning greyhound of all time. This win was a very important and most emotional one for us! Thank you!

At the World Challenge there were 43 top dogs around the world competing. Sara went on to be among the 12 dogs that went into the last final, where a superb Doberman pinscher from Argentina was BIS. As a total, Sara is the top winning dog from Norway ever at this large show! Thank you to everyone for great remarks and kind words! This is like a dream!


Sara, Knut and Siv Sandø, representing NKK, carrying the Norwegian flag
in the lap of honour into the final in Eukanuba World Challenge 2010


Sara pictured being one of the 12 finalists in AKC/Eukanuba World Challenge 2010.
To the left the judge Jaime Ganoza, Dega Afghans, Peru and next to me, Richard Learwood,
Proctor & Gamble - Eukanuba Petcare Global Marketing Director. On the right Dan Rajczak,
Senior Vice President of Global P&G Pet Care and Snacks
Photo: Lisa Croft Elliot.

October 16th-17th
Tromsø national

This weekend started very well, when Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09 WW-10 NV-10 Showline Sporting Step was BOB under Marit Sunde, Norway, winning the group under Carl Gunnar Stafberg, Sweden and Best in Show under Marit Sunde in a strong line up of quality dogs!
 
This was her 24th group win and 21 BIS/BIS-placing!


Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09 WW-10 NV-10 Showline Sporting Step
winning Best in Show in Tromsø. This picture was taken at Oslo International where Sara was BIS.

Tromsø international, The Norwegian Kennel Club

This show was the more important Tromsø International chasing points for the Top Dog competition. But no points today! Sara was placed second in a class of two! This has never ever happend before! Quite a new experience for us all! Thank you for all support and kind words after the show.
 
Sara is still the current No 2 Top Dog All Breeds 2010, No 1 Top Bitch All Breeds and No 1 Top Dog All Breeds Owner Handled! A very close line up before the last show at Dogs4All!
 
Our dear Sara is representing Norway in the Eukanuba World Challenge 2010! This is a great honour. We are very proud indeed! Thank you to everyone who have made this possible!
 

October 9th-10th
Hamar international, The Norwegian Kennel Club

We even had a fantastic weekend at Hamar International! Our Sara, Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09 WW-10 NV-10 Showline Sporting Step was BOB under Petter Fodstad, Norway, winning the group under Benny Blid von Schedvin, Sweden and No 2 Best in Show under Arne Foss in a very strong line up of quality dogs!


Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09 WW-10 NV-10 Showline Sporting Step
winning under benny Blid von Schedvin

Sara is the current No 2 Top Dog All Breeds 2010, No 1 Top Bitch All Breeds and No 1 Top Dog All Breeds Owner Handled!
 

September 11th-12th
Stavanger international, The Norwegian Kennel Club

We surely had a fantastic weekend at Stavanger International! Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09 WW-10 NV-10 Showline Sporting Step was BOB under Iren Naarits, Estonia winning the group under Henrik Johansson, Sweden and Best in Show under Harry Tast, Finland!


Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09 WW-10 NV-10 Showline Sporting Step
winning Best in Show  

Sara is the current No 1 Top Dog All Breeds in Norway 2010! We are over the moon! Thank you for the many congratulations and nice greetings from friends around the world!


 

August 15th
Oslo International, The Norwegian Kennel Club, The Norwegian Winner Show

Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09 Showline Sporting Step was BOB under Åge Gjetnes, winning the group under Frans Gerritsen, Holland and Best in Show 2 under Michael Camac! She even got the Norwegian Winner title 2010!


Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09 WW-10 Showline Sporting Step

winning Best in Show 2
Photo: Jane Elin Brattberg, NKK

Sara is the current No 2 Top Dog All Breeds in Norway 2010!

What an exciting weekend we had among some 9 000 dogs winning BIS on Saturday and BIS 2 on Sunday! Thank you for the many many congratulations and nice greetings from good friends around the world!

August 14th
Oslo International, The Norwegian Kennel Club, Crufts qualification

Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09 WW-10 Showline Sporting Step was BOB under Frans Gerritsen, Holland, winning the group under Ann MacDonald, Scotland and finally Best in Show under Wera Hübenthal, Norway in an entry of 4 300 dogs!


Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09 WW-10 Showline Sporting Step
winning Best in Show at one of the largest shows ever in Norway. She did the very same last year as well!

June 25th
World Show Herning, Denmark

Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09 Showline Sporting Step was BOB under Rainer Vourinen and Group 3 under Espen Engh! She even got the World Winner title 2010!


Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09 WW-10 Showline Sporting Step

winning Group3  pictured under Espen Engh

Her dam GB Int Nord CH NORDV-02-03-06 KBHV-03 NV-04 SV-04 Showline Silent Step was out for the first time in two years and was best veteran in the breed and won the title Veteran World Winner 2010. What a nice day to retire for this lovely top winning bitch!

The Showline Greyhounds won best breeder class as well!

What an exciting day we had at the World Show 2010! Thank you for the many cards, phone calls, sms, e-mails with congratulations, pictures and gifts from good friends around the world – and even new ones as well!

 June 23rd
The Danish Sighthound show, Fredericia, Denmark

Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09  Showline Sporting Step was BOB under Bitte Ahrens Primavera, Italy and Best in Show under Regina Trump Prujn, Holland, Bitte Ahrens Primavera, Italy and Robert Paust, Sweden/USA in an entry of dogs from 20+ countries!


Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09 Showline Sporting Step
Waiting in the final and later on winning Best in Show

 

May 8th
NKK International in Kristiansand, Norway

Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09 Showline Sporting Step was BOB and won the Group under Andre von der Broek, Holland, and BIS 4 under Karl Erik Johansson, Sweden. At time of writing she is Nr 2 Top Dog All Breeds 2010!


Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09 Showline Sporting Step
winning her 18th Group under Andre von der Broek, Holland


 

April 18th
NKK International in Bergen, Norway

Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09 Showline Sporting Step was BOB under Espen Engh, Jet's Greyhounds, Norway, Group 1 under Per Iversen, Norway and BIS 3 under Espen Engh again. This was her 4th show so far this year incl. 4 BOBs, 3 Group wins, 1 BIS and 2 BIS 3! It seems to be an exciting year!


Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09 Showline Sporting Step
winning her 17th Group win, this time under Per Iversen.

April 17th
An All Breed Open Show, Moheda, Sweden
 

Showline Sporting Lad was BOB under Tove Stäveby-Hällström, Sweden and went directly to win Best in Show under Ing-Marie Hagelin, Sweden.. This was his first outing together with his new owner Roger Kleven. Well done Luka and Roger, and best of luck in the time to come.

March 21st
NKK international in Harstad, Norway

Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09  Showline Sporting Step was BOB and Group 1 under Margaret Davis, Australia and BIS 3 under Annika Ulltveit Moe, Sweden. Sara is No 3 Dog of the Year 2010 – so far...


Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09 Showline Sporting Step
winning her 16th Group1  pictured and Best in Show All Breeds, her 13th BIS/BIS placing!

February 21st
NKK international in Bø, Norway

Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08 KBHV-09 NV-09  Showline Sporting Step was BOB and Group 4 under Nils Molin, Sweden.

February 13th-14th
Leto, Eidsvoll, Norway

INT NORD UCH JWW-08 NV-08-09 KBHV-09 Showline Sporting Step starts the show season winning BOB and the group under Eli Marie Klepp, Norway and Best in Show all breeds under Karl Erik Johansson, Sweden. This was her group win No 15 and BIS No 6! What a nice way to start 2010!


INT NORD UCH JWW-08 NV-08-09 KBHV-09 Showline Sporting Step
winning BEST IN SHOW  under Karl Erik Johansson