The Leonberger Club of Canada’s First National Specialty Show.
The Leonberger has been recognized by the Canadian Kennel club since April of 1992.
It has been a long haul, with several ups and downs, but history was made Saturday June 15th 2013 when the first National Specialty for Leonbergers was held at Orono, Ontario in conjunction with the Ontario County Kennels Club all breed shows.
The credit goes to all of the Leonberger lovers, breeders and the families that share their homes with a Leonberger or two. A huge thank you to all for your generous donations of raffle items, your time and of course our beautiful dogs made the first specialty a huge success.
The weather was perfect, the location ideal for showing or watching. Lunch was excellent and provided by a local Girl Guides group. All the money collected was donated back to the Guides which they put towards their planned trip to England. They set the meal up ringside, served it and cleaned up afterwards. It doesn’t get any better than that!!
National Specialty Results:
For the specialty show the conformation judge was Ms Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen from Finland.
Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best of Breed was De’mos Lowe von Blumengarten/Gros owner by Zsuzsanna Gasper, winning the Specialty from Open Dog Class. (pictured above)
Best of Opposite sex went to Ch. Heronviews GoGo Dancer owned by Livi Sillaste. (pictured above)
Reserve Winners Dog was Altair vom Welland owned by Cindy Hunt.
Reserve Winners Bitch was CR Imperial Duchess owned by Heather & Matt Frolick.
Select Dog was awarded to Ch Goldenphoenix Change of Pace owned by Kim Kehoe. He was also judged Best Canadian Bred in the Specialty. (pictured above)
Best of Breed in the altered Class competition was awarded to Ch. Kumnc Myles of Birch Bark RA CGN. (pictured above)
Best Veteran was Lewenhart’s Chaos Meridiani owned by Lynn Pritchard
Reserve Altered Dog was won by CR Edge of Knight owned by Colleen Stamp.
Congratulations to all of the specialty winners and also to Ch. Kumnc Myles of Birch Bark who obtained 2 legs on his CD title at this show with a 186.5 & a 191.
Sieger and Sweepstakes Results:
It was a pleasure to welcome Mrs. Cindy Koppen from British Columbia to judge the sweepstakes classes and also the Sieger Show. It was Cindy’s first assignment and she did very well and seemed to enjoy the day. Cindy has bred and owned Leos since 1996, having her first litter in 1998. Her knowledge of the breed came through as she went over the dogs and made her selections.
Sieger Regular Results:
Best Male, De’Mos Lowe von Blumengarten/Gros owned by Zsuzsanna Gasper (pictured above).
Best Female, Ch. Heronview’s GoGo Dancer owned by Livi Sillaste (pictured above on the right) along with Best Male (pictured left).
Sieger Veterans Results:
Best in Veterans Lewenhart’s Edelweiss, RA CGN owned by Marian Jean. (pictured above right) Best of Opposite in Veterans Lewenhart’s Chaos Meridiani owned by Lynn Pritchard. (pictured above left)
Best in Puppy Sweepstakes CR Keepin’It Real owned by Don Sidney & Cindy Hunt.
Best of Opposite in Puppy Sweeps went to CR Katies Keepsake owned by Cindy Hunt.
Best in Veterans Sweepstakes Lewenhart’s Edelweiss, RA CGN owned by Marian Jean.
Best of Opposite in Veterans Sweepstakes Lewenhart’s Chaos Meridiani owned by Lynn Pritchard.
June Ward (pictured left) and judge Cindy Koppen (pictured right).