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Foster - Sh Ch Oakberrow WotzinanameThis year we only entered the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas at Crufts and they did really well under breed specialist judge Chris Guest.  Our new girl on the block - Sloane - Oakberrow Let the Fun be Gin was placed 2nd in puppy bitch class and her Grannie Breeze - Oakberrow Gintastic - won the open bitch class.  However Tilly - Ginger Lillie Around Oakberrow - who is owned by Yvonne Aldridge won Best Veteran in Breed and also the Reserve Champion Bitch.  So our lovely girl Gin - Mum to Tilly and Breeze was very proud of her girls.

Photo of Gin with Breeze as a wee puppy.

EVEN BETTER - the Best of Breed German Shorthaired Pointer Navigaremor Hard to Port - HP to his friends - is a son of my handsome boy Foster - Sh Ch Oakberrow Wotzinaname.

So TEAM OAKBERROW had a brilliant Crufts.  In 2020 I am judge at Crufts so looking forward to this with great excitement.

Gin and Breeze


Crufts results 2016 the oakberrow team

Gin and meWhat a great Crufts we had.  Steve and I set off early in the morning with the gingers - Gin (Farnfield Pussy Galore at Galicar) and her daughter Breeze (Oakberrow Gintastic).  Good run to the NEC, stroll from the car park to Hall 5 where we had a lovely cup of coffee.  We then made our way to the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas benches which there was great activity and excitement. 

The girls went on the benches and had lots of visitors talking to them.  This was Gin's first Crufts for 2 years as I had retired her from the show ring - she is rising 10 years old.  The gorgeous Breeze got her figure back just in the nick of time after having her pups 11 weeks previously.

The judge on the day was Chris Morgan and Chris made my day and I had tears in my eyes.  Gin has had many many wins but she never had a first at Crufts and this was the day!!!  She stood well and moved like a dream and won Veteran Bitch.  Thanks Chris.  Limit Bitch saw Breeze being placed second which I was equally delighted about.

Gin's grandchildren - Oakberrow Gin Gernut won 2nd in Puppy bitch and Mike Lewin's bitch sired by Gin Jiminay of Oakberrow (Stowford) won 1st in Post Graduate and the Reserve Challenge Certificate - so a great day for the Oakberrow family.

Steve and I then made our way to Hall 5 to meet our friends for the BASC Gamekeepers class where Gin joined a working cocker and a golden retriever making up Pirton Shoot team and they were 4th out of 15.

Very tired we packed up to wind our way home - but memorable is the word.

Breeze before pups


Crufts - the greatest dog show in the world

On Friday it was gundog day at Crufts and eagerly awaited here at Oakberrow.  Unfortunately we could only take Gin as Foster is docked and therefore not eligible to compete at Crufts. 

Gin was entered in the Picker up class in the Gamekeepers section but did not win anything in that class - however the rest of the day improved.  In the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Breed classes under breed specialist Sheila Gray, Gin and her daughters did really well.   First of all Ginger Lillie Around Oakberrow owned by Yvonne was a creditable 2nd in a huge class (post graduate), followed by Incahoots at Galicar owned by Jo Cairns who won the Limit class.  Mum was next to compete in the top class - Open and the judge awarded here a 5th place in this good sized class.

We then went back to the Gamekeepers classes where Gin together with Smartie and Lily were entered in the Team for Madresfield Shoot - so Steve, Jan and Sue got themselves ready and looked a very well matched team and we were over the moon winning 3rd place in tough competition. 

After what was a very long day we then made our way wearily back to the car but delighted with our day at Crufts.