In 2013 I once again attended the WUSB show , seminar and conference, this time in Denmark, as the SA delegate, together with my wife Cathy. This year in Denmark I was nominated by Switzerland delegates to judge at next year’s WUSB show, to be held in Germany, and received 27 of the 32 votes. This means that a South African will be judging at the WUSB for the first time in their 47 year history.
This year we had a good entry for our show, showing excellent growth for the club. We welcome the new members.
I am very pleased to report that our judge this year was Mr. Rob Forsythe, Chairman of the Goldfields Kennel Club. What a great entry, 38 saints! A lot of fun was had by all who entered the “Funny Classes” ( Brace, Best Body, Best Short Coat, Best Long Coat, Best Gait, Best Head, Best Tail). We hope Rob had a great day with our Saint Bernards and we thank him for judging our dogs.
Our dog food prizes were sponsored by Bobtail. Thank you Bobtail for their generous donation of food as well as ring decorations.
Other prizes were donated by Mrs. Mara Southern, our Honorary vice president, for which we were most greatful. Thank you once again for you continuous support.
We added a new class this year, being the Best Member and Dog Team, and the prize was donated by Bertie and Henriette du Plessis of Duvaal Saint Bernards. Well done to Costa Jackson and Zenia for winning this prize!
My thanks to the other committee members for their help in organising the show, and especially to our club Secretary, Cathy Young. Without her invaluable support we might not have a show!