BRATISLAVA 21. 8. 2015 – Dalmatian Club show

BRATISLAVA 21.8.2015 _ Dalmatian Club show

I was honoured with the invitation to judge your clubshow. This show is organized in collaboration with the allbreed CAC/CACIB shows (22.8 and 23.8.2015).

Coming Back to Bratislava is always a pleasure for me, as the friendship with the Fintora Family goes back to the early seventies. Together with Annie Huisman (mother of Annemiek Morgans) I have shared a lot of happy memories. Later on I met André and -Jana Gurtler with their beautiful Jennifer Plumpudding.

I judged the first clubshow in Bratislava in august 1977 and the dalmatian entry was much better than nowadays…. Perhaps too many shows organized the same weekend?

I found the entered dalmatians quite different in types. Some of them could have more chest and better shoulder angulations and in open class bitches I remarked that the bitches of the Straciatella kennel all excelled by their nice coatcondition and good spotting. I remarked a few proud tails as well. I liked the veteran bitch especially (Ch Dreamskaper Loves of Naire) for her nice type and good construction.

My BOB dog- and this dogs would repeat that the next days-was Ch Daumont Standing Ovation (breeder-owner Gabriele Vettori – Italy). His owner knows in the presentation to emphasize the good qualitities in this dog and the movement you can watch and enjoy for hours.

Temperaments were all good, but please don’t feed your dalmatians all the time.

A drink was offered by the club in honour of the winners and it was nice to see that there was an good atmosphere in and around the ring. I have to thank Linda Fintorova for her patience to write my critiques.

We are organizing the Belgian clubshow 11.10.2015 – the place is not far from Brussels and the invited judge is Sally ann Neath Duncan. As chairman of the club I should love to welcome you all there. A direct entry you can do via our website:


All the best!

Liliane De Ridder – Onghena