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Summary 2011
 
The Showline Sporting litter...
 
Int Ch Showline Sporting Step
  • Startet 2011 with 2 x Best in Show in one weekend i January.
  • Then we went to Crufts and won CC and BOB. This was her 2.nd CC and BOB in the UK in just two shows.
  • BOB and BIS The Norwegian Sighthound Club
  • BOB and BIS 2 The Norwegian Greyhound Show
  • No 3 Top Dog All Breeds 2009, 2010 ......and 2011
  • Already a living legend!
Swed Dan Ch Showline Sporting Joy at Skyings
  • CC and 2.nd best bitch at the Norwegian Sighthund Club Show
  • BOB, CC, CACIB, the danish champion title and group placement on her trip to Denmark
  • Congratulations to Randie and Inger
Swed Fin Ch Showline Sporting Lad
  • BOB x 2, Group 2, Group 4, CC x 2, CACIB, his finnish champion title - all in one weekend in Finland
  • Congratulations to Luka, Roger and handler Helena
It Ch Showline Sporting Trophy at Sobers
  • Already an important sire with many top winning offspring nearly all over the world
  • Best of luck with his many beautiful children
  • Congratulations to Giacomo, Bitte and Pieri
Congratulations to daddy Int Ch Skying's Excalibur and mummy GB Int Ch Showline Silent Step for some very nice children!
 
The Showline Silent litter...
Among the "old ones", just Leo has been in the ring in 2011. He did very well!
  • Leo - Int Norw Swed Dan Fin Est LV LT VDG Germ PL Lux A NL H SK Ch Showline Silent Wish is now a champion in 14 COUNTRIES!
  • Won his 78th BOB in 2011
  • BIS Veteran in Show
  • Congratulations to Leo, Ingrid and Kjell Olav
 
The whippets...
 
Librium's Incredible Love
  • Top Whippet Male 2011
  • Winnner of 18 CC's and BOBs from junior and now youth class
  • Already the sire of 6 very nice litters
  • Congratulation Gerd, his breeder and co-owner
Librium's Jazz Festival
  • Winner of CC's from her first steps into junior class
  • Congratulation Gerd, her breeder and co-owner

11th September 2011, Stavanger International, Norway

Our little mascot, the young whippet Librium’s Incredible Love charms everyone on his way by his excellent type, super size and outline, overall balance, beautiful head, darkest of eyes, well made body, excellent angulations both ends and low free movement. In Stavanger International he again went on to win CC and best male, this time under Göran Bodegård, Sweden. 

So far he has been winning 9 CC and mostly best male in just 11 shows – all from junior class! This young lad is among the top winning males in the breed this year! He has already sired four litters of very nice quality and more to come!


Librium’s Incredible Love

winning his 9th CC and best male.

16th August 2011, Joensuu National, Finland

On Sunday he did even better – winning another BOB as well as group 2 under Robert Blümel, Austria. Well done Luka, his owner Roger and his clever handler Helena! Congratulations to you all. 


Swed Fin Ch Showline Sporting Lad

winning BOB and group 2 in Finland.

15th August 2011, Joensuu International, Finland

While Sara is staying home making a good recovery, her brother Ch Showline Sporting Lad in Sweden went to Finland for two shows and did some excellent winning! On Saturday he got the important CC, his new champion title in Finland, CACIB as well as BOB under Kenneth Edh, Sweden and group 4 under Gabriella Veiga, Portugal.


Saturday 23rd July
Kent, England
 
Sara and I was on the trip from Norway to Leeds in England hoping to get her third and qualifying CC. We flew to Brussels, renting a car and drove through Belgum, France, the Euro tunnel and staying overnight with good friends in Kent. We started to get ready at 2.00 Friday morning, for driving up to Leeds. Taking Sara out for a walk, I saw at once she was not doing well. She was on the operating table before 3.00!

Thanks to Clare Boggia's quick reaction, phone calls and great help, and the very clever Vet. Julien, Sara will make it through. A BIG THANK YOU both!

I did not dare to take her home by plane. Luckely Rita and Paul Bartlett were going to Sweden by car the next few days, so they kindly took her all the way through Europe. We went over to Sweden and brought her home on Thursday. A BIG THANK YOU Rita and Paul!!

Now Sara will stay at home and make a nice and good recovery. She is already very much herself again - enjoying life!

Seing this from the outside, we have been lucky. Sara is recovering well.

Lots of thank yours for all support, warm and positive thinking through many many sms, e-mails and phone calls from friends around the world.  THANK YOU ALL! 

June 18th
The Swedish Sighthound Club, Tånga Hed

We have received great news from Sweden – Luka – Showline Sporting Lad is now a champion! At the Swedish Sighthound Club Specialty at Tånga Hed, he won his qualifying CC and even best male under James Sillers, USA.  Well done Roger and Luka!


New Ch Showline Sporting Lad
with his handler Helena

Luka is the 4th champion in this litter of five by Multi Ch Skyings Excalibur ex GB Multi Ch Multi title Showline Silent Step. The other ones are Swed Ch Showline Sporting Joy at Skyings (Randie), It Ch Showline Sporting Trophy at Sobers (Giacomo) and our Sara - Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08-09-10 KBHV-09 WW-10 NORDV-10 Showline Sporting Step. The last one, Kingston - Showline Sporting Cup has two CCs in LC and enjoys running in the fields among cows. Congratulations to you all!

June 12th
The Norwegian Sighthound Club, Hadeland

On Sunday the Norwegian Sighthound Club had their yearly show, even this one for all the sighthound breeds. Ray Lindholm, Sweden was doing the breed and our Sara - Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08-09-10 KBHV-09 WW-10 NORDV-10 Showline Sporting Step won the BOB and later on Best in Show, again under Ray Lindholm.


Multi Ch Showline Sporting Step
winning Best in Show under Ray Lindholm

 

Her sister Randie - Swed Ch Showline Sporting Joy at Skyings, co-owned by Inger Johansson, won another Open class as well as CC and 2. best bitch!


Swed Ch Showline Sporting Joy at Skyings winning the CC

The whippets where judged by Bitte Ahrens Primavera. Our two whippets did very well! The young Scott - Librium’s Incredible Love was winning his 6th CC, all from junior class and placed best male in tip top competition - just 12 months old!


Librium’s Incredible Love
winning his 6th CC from junior class as well as best male!

Our lovely puppy Fanny - Librium’s Jazz Festival was again best puppy bitch! Thank you for all the positive response about these two young ones, and especially from several breeders that all of a sudden asked to use Scott for their new generations! He will be bred to 4 bitches and then we’ll see how he produces.


Librium’s Jazz Fantasy
winning best puppy bitch both days!

 


June 11th

The Norwegian Greyhound Club, Hadeland

We surely had a very nice weekend at the yearly sighthound gathering in Norway during the Witsun. On Saturday the Norwegian Greyhound Club was organizing their show for all the sighthound breeds. Bitte Ahrens Primavera, Italy was doing greyhounds and our Sara - Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08-09-10 KBHV-09 WW-10 NORDV-10 Showline Sporting Step won the BOB and later on BIS2.


Multi Ch Showline Sporting Step
winning Best in Show 2 under Bitte Ahrens Primavera

Her sister Randie - Swed Ch Showline Sporting Joy at Skyings, co-owned by Inger Johansson, came all the way from Sweden, winning a large Open class. 


Librium’s Incredible Love
winning his 5th CC from junior class just 12 months old

We even had two whippets entered under Henrik Härling, Sweden, both co-owned by their breeder Gerd Røssland. Our young Scott - Librium’s Incredible Love won his 5th CC from junior class and the lovely puppy Fanny - Librium’s Jazz Festival was best puppy bitch! She is already a group winner from puppy hood!

June 6th
The Croatian Kennel Club, Umag

At the last show during this trip Leo - Int Norw Swed Dan Fin Est LV LT VDG Germ PL Lux A NL H SK Ch KBHV-06 Showline Silent Wish, went on to win another CC, CACIB and BOB, this time under Luis Catalan. Even this day, because of high temperature they did not stay for the group finale.

This was Leo’s 73th BOB! He is a champion in 14 countries! What a nice show record for this very handsome dog – a great ambassador! We are very proud of him! Well done Ingrid and Kjell Olav!

June 5th
The Croatian Kennel Club, Umag

The next week Leo - Int Norw Swed Dan Fin Est LV LT VDG Germ PL Lux A NL H SK Ch KBHV-06 Showline Silent Wish, went to another huge show, again winning CC, CACIB and BOB under Sandra Terzic. Again because of high temperature they did not stay for the group finale.

May 29th
The Hungarian Kennel Club, Szekesfehervar

The next day Leo - Int Norw Swed Dan Fin Est LV LT VDG Germ PL Lux A NL H SK Ch KBHV-06 Showline Silent Wish, he won another CC and BOB under Peter Harsan. Because of high temperature they did not stay for the group finale, but moved on to Croatia.

May 28th
The Hungarian Kennel Club, Szekesfehervar

The globetrotters, the Eggan family went once again on a looong holiday from their home in Orkanger, outside Trondheim. This time they drove all the way to both Hungary and Croatia. As always their companion was the multi title Leo - Int Norw Swed Dan Fin Est LV LT VDG, Germ PL Lux A NL H SK Ch KBHV-06 Showline Silent Wish, now aging nearly ten together with his best friend, the whippet Timmy.

At his first show, Leo won the CC, BOB, and the Group under Istvan Laszlo as well as Best Veteran in Show!

May 7th-8th
The Norwegian Kennel Club, Kristiansand

The only show for us in May was The Kristiansand International, The Norwegian Kennel Club. As Knut was judging The Whippet Club in France on Saturday, there were an unique team and great planning resulting some excellent wins! The very clever junior handler Patrick Oware handled Sara - Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08-09-10 KBHV-09 WW-10 NORDV-10 Showline Sporting Step to BOB and Cecilie handled her winning the group, both under Bjørg Foss, Xciting Whippets. Early Sunday morning Knut took a long taxi trip to the airport in Paris, then off to Oslo Gardermoen and the next flight to Kristiansand, arriving the showground some 20 minutes before the BIS finale! Sara ended up as BIS4 under Annika Ulltveit-Moe. This was an important win, as it was Sara's group win no 30 and BIS/BIS-placement no 27! Thank you to everyone involved and the great support making all this possible! We all know that very little can stop doggy people!

April 9th-10th
The Norwegian Kennel Club, Bergen

The first spring show in Norway was The Bergen International, The Norwegian Kennel Club. We surely had quite a trip over the mountains in stormy snow weather. But we all know that very little can stop doggy people! Sara - Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08-09-10 KBHV-09 WW-10 NORDV-10 Showline Sporting Step won BOB and her 29th group 1 under Arne FossPaper Moon, Norway and Best in Show 2 under Hassi AssenmacherGermany!


Foto: Lars Blomberg

March 12th
dfs Crufts, Birmingham, England 

In March we had only one show to enter, but Crufts 2011 became a dream come true! We went all the way to Birmingham and our Sara - Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08-09-10 KBHV-09 WW-10 NORDV-10 Showline Sporting Step went on to win bitch CC and BOB under Gerd Flyckt Pedersen, Hubbestad, USA! To our knowledge, Sara is the very first Norwegian owned sighthound to win BOB at Crufts! This was her second show in the UK and her second CC and BOB!


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

pictured winning CC and BOB at Crufts 2011.
Photo:
Barbara Thiel

Thanks a million to our judge Gerd Flyckt Pedersen for making this possible, for the great support ringside and the many greetings and kind remarks ticking in worldwide. You all made this day to a very special one!

Here is a video from Crufts.
Point with the cursor in the black area to start the video!

Gerd Flyckt-Pedersen reports about Sara in Dog World; "An extremely attractive lady of the highest calibre! Lovely feminine head, long elegant neck. Good body with excellent depth and tuck-up. Shown in great form and expertly handled. Moved freely and efficiently. CC & BOB."

February 19th-201th
The Norwegian Kennel Club, Bø

The final show in February was The Bø International, The Norwegian Kennel Club. Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08-09-10 KBHV-09 WW-10 NORDV-10 Showline Sporting Step won BOB and her 28th group 1 under Nenne Runsten, Sweden and Best in Show 2 under Rafael Malo Alcrudo, Spain!

This February was a very nice month!


Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-0-09-10 KBHV-09 WW-10 NORDV-10 Showline Sporting Step

winning her 25 BIS/BIS-placing, this time under Rafael Malo Alcrudo

February 13th
The Norwegian Corgi Club, Oslo

The next day we did the very same! Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08-09-10 KBHV-09 WW-10 NORDV-10 Showline Sporting Step won BOB and the group under Benny Blid von Schedvin, Sweden and Best in Show under Rainer Vourinen, Finland!


Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-0-09-10 KBHV-09 WW-10 NORDV-10 Showline Sporting Step

winning her 13th Best in Show, this time under Rainer Vourinen

February 12th
The Norwegian Boxer Club, Oslo

The next weekend we did even better! Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08-09-10 KBHV-09 WW-10 NORDV-10 Showline Sporting Step won BOB and the group under Lisbeth Campell, Norway  and Best in Show under Knut Sigurd Wilberg, England!


Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-0-09-10 KBHV-09 WW-10 NORDV-10 Showline Sporting Step
winning her 12th Best in Show, this time under Knut Sigurd Wilberg 

February 5th
The Norwegian Schnauzer & Bouvier Club, Oslo

Our show season started in February. Sara - Int Nord Ch JWW-08 NV-08-09-10 KBHV-09 WW-10 NORDV-10 Showline Sporting Step started nicely winning BOB and the group under Ingebjørg Stenhaugen, Dogcastle, Norway and Best in Show 4 under Jeff Luscott, England!


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

pictured with Knut at Long Beach, California where she won BOB
at The National and among the 12 finalists at The World Challenge 2010