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Greyhound jets to the top at Windsor Print E-mail

... to quote Reporter Stuart Band in OurDogs

The annual Members' Supper was held on the eve of the show and, as always, it was good to see so many it friends and acquaintances enjoying a sumptuous Plyvine buffet, whilst entertained by Clem Cartledge. One wall of the marquee was transparent and provided guests with a superb view of Windsor Castle and a spectacular sunset.


There was no Royal Standard flying over Home Park for the duration of the show, as HM Queen Elizabeth was spending the weekend in Sandringham attending the christening of her latest great - grandchild, Princess Charlotte. It is to be hoped that she takes an interest in canine affairs just like her great - grandmother.


Jane Lilley, a familiar face at Windsor, was the Best in Show judge and she had a magnificent line-up of seven group winners to assess before deciding who should take the top spot.  So many interesting factoids came out of this year’s show and will share some of them with you throughout this report.


She chose for the top spot Espen Engh and his life-partner. Age Gjetnes’ Greyhound, Multi Ch Jet's Moonlight Serenade, who was attending her very first show in the UK who had been awarded her 1st CC & BOB by Dr. Ron James and the Hound Group under Jan Pain. The Jet’s kennel is the top winning Greyhound kennel of all time, having made up 192 homemade champions with more than 680 titles in 60 countries! The Jet's kennel was established by Espen and his late mother, Kari, in Norway in 1975.


This year saw the introduction of a new stakes class, the Windsor Charity Stakes. This was held in memory of 'Sunny', Ch Allmark Indecent Proposal JW ShCM, co - owned by Robert Harlow & Paul Routledge. All entry fees for this class are to be donated to the Cinnamon Trust, the national charity for elderly and terminally ill people and their pets. Generous prize money bad been donated by the owners and friends  of ‘Sunny' along with numerous  gifts and prizes donated by friends and trade stand holders and the daily winners were also presented with a magnificent rosette.


For the rest of Stuart’s report and the Group and Breed judge’s reports see OurDogs 10th July edition

Show report by Jane Lilley, BiS Judge Print E-mail

What a truly wonderful Show! It was an honour to be invited to judge the best of over 9,300 dogs at this most sophisticated and elegant of summer shows. Thank you to all the committee and officers, who so generously and thoughtfully went out of their way to make my time here so very enjoyable … and they more than succeeded even down to the weather for BIS, which could not have been more perfect for showing dogs.

Show results and photos Print E-mail

For full details of the show results and photographs of the Group Winners at Windsor Show go to www.highampress.co.uk and click on the Windsor link.

Another bumper entry Print E-mail

Windsor is delighted with this year's entry of 9305 dogs making 11405 entries. This is an increase of nearly 700 dogs over last year's figure and the committee wishes to express their appreciation for the support that has been received from our exhibitors. Thank you all very much!


Details of ring and benching arrangements will be posted on this website as soon as the adjustments necessitated by the increased entry have been finalised.


Please note

Unfortunately no dogs, other than those that have been entered or Registered Assistance Dogs, are permitted in the show. There will be a tent for unentered dogs at each entrance to the show. Rottweiler Welfare will be providing this facility and there is a charge of £6.50 per dog per day to their funds.