21.05.2017. Setter Derby Austria, Schloss Kottingbrunn
We took part in the Setter Derby near Vienna for the first time, and I don’t think it was the last time. For the show, 114 (!) setters and pointers were entered from 11 countries, so the event seemed to be very exciting. The venue of the show was in a pretty park, and although the wheather was not the best, it was perfect for the dogs.
Two English judges worked in parallel in two rings: Mick Howes (pointer, Irish setter, Irish red and white setter) and Susan Ann Mitchell (English and Gordon). The organisation of the event was more than great; all participants got a little gift, they took photos of the winners on a podium and they got a rosette and dog cakes.
There were nine Irish red and white setters entered, Mila started in working class. Due to the parallel judgements, the competition went well, everybody got detailed descriptions. I was very excited because of the competitors. It meant the heaven for me. Four males ran in the working class, including Mila’s brother (Boreas Artegerd), then also four females. It was great experience to watch the competion of the boys. My handling with Mila was not the best, but the judge liked her very much and she got the first place in the working class and the CACA title. Then she ran in the competition for the best female with two other bitches. This title was awarded to CORNADORE ADA (owner: Justyna Rojek). The best of breed was the best male, CORRANROO COUNT GENTLE (owner: C. + M. Volkmer).
Detailed results can be found on the site of the exhibition:
The photos of the show are here:
There were Hungarian class winners in each breed.
Congratulations to everyone and thanks for this great show!
Mila played happily with her brother, they loved each other from the first moment, so she and we also felt well, we will come back again certainly.
Our photos are below. More photos shown than usually, because they deserve the space (click for the bigger pics):