Ricky did something I never thought could be possible winning Best In Show, BIS-2 and BIS-3 at the biggest dog event the Finnish Kennel club has ever organized during their 125 years!! Over 23 000 dogs were entered for the whole weekend.
Friday, which was the Helsinki Winner show, started with a Best of Breed win under the Australian judge Noreen Harris. This means that Ricky also got the Helsinki Winner 2013 title! Later the group win was achieved under Jose Homem de Mello from Portugal and Best in Show 2 under the Finnish judge Rainer Vuorinen!! This day 6600 dogs were entered to the show.
The next day it was time for the Nordic Winner show, where petit bassets were judged by Gerardo Paolucci from Argentina. He made Ricky Best of Breed and also Nordic Winner 2013. The group was today judged by the Finnish judge Harry Tast who gave Ricky one more group win. Best In Show was judged by the Spanish judge Carlos Fernandez Renau. No words can express the feeling I had when I heard that the Nordic Winner 2013 Best in Show was announced to be the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen!! Thank you Carlos Fernandez Renau for this huge win! The Nordic Winner was the biggest show of all the three Winner shows and approximately 8600 dogs were entered.
Last day the Finnish Winner was organized and Jose Homem de Mello judged the petit bassets. Ricky won Best of Breed and achieved his third winner title Finnish Winner 2013. The group judge Tino Pehar from Croatia placed Ricky as the winner and later Finnish judge Soile Bister placed Ricky Best in Show – 3!!!
I am totally speechless after this weekend, I really have no words to describe my feelings.
Million thanks to friends for your lovely message and a true deep THANK YOU to each and every judge who made this weekend the most fantastic one of my life.