Report from Emma Gates
Well what can we say. the first 6 months of 2016 have been absolutely amazing for us at Lunartico…
A quiet start to the year saw Galaxy, Ivan and Bonita all doing extremely well at the shows, with them all winning multiple best of breed and taking the working and pastoral groups respectively. We also picked up several RCAC and RCACIB’s on our European travels.
Crufts was the real start of our show season and what a fantastic day we had. although we had 4 dogs qualified for Crufts, only Ivan attended and was awarded a fantastic 3rd place in a huge class under a highly respected breed specialist Mrs V.Freer.
From then on, the youngsters have continued to exceed all our expectations with constant fantastic results, There are so many to mention but there a quite a few extra special moments that we will certainly cherish. At Utrecht International Show, Netherlands, Ivan was 1st excellent and took the RCAC & RCACIB. Our Galaxy continued to shine by beating some tough competition in the females to take the CAC & CACIB and then went on to win best of breed under respected Dutch Specialist Judge Mrs Giellise.
The superb results continued with Ivan taking several 1st places at Championship shows under several breed specialists, but his highlight so far was at Bath Championship Show in may where he won 1st Limit Dog and went on to take the CC under long standing breed specialist Mrs S Mann, and giving him lifetime Crufts qualification.
We had a wonderful trip to Germany for the 3 day show extravaganza at Dortmund and Hemer, where both Ivan and Galaxy started their Germany National Championships, and Germany Nordic Breeds Specialty Championships. in total we can away with 6 x VDH CAC, 4 x DCNH CAC and 2 x CACIB’s, with Galaxy taking Best Bitch on all 3 days and gaining herelf 3 new titles of Europaseiger Winner ’16, Fruhajasseiger Winner ’16 and Triple Show Winner ’16.
Our most recent trip to Europe is one we will certainly remember for many years to come
At the 2 day International Show at Uden &Miererij, Netherlands, Day 1 saw Ivan take the RCACIB and Galaxy taking the RCAC and RCACIB. Then on Day 2, we had another fantastic day with Ivan starting off by beating some stiff competition and taking the RCAC and CACIB. Then it was Galaxy’s turn, what can I say, she showed her heart out and was awarded the CAC and CACIB and was crowned New Dutch Champion!! We even met a lady who spotted our CSJ jacket and turns out she had bought ‘‘the best collies I’ve ever had” from Ceri Rundle herself.
We are absolutely over the moon with the achievements so far this year, and have many more adventures planned for the remainder of 2016 so watch this space. Galaxy is now officially know as RBIS / NL Ch / Bel JCh Icewolf Strike a Pose de Lunartico Sh.CM / ESg ’16 / WPD, and is the most successful Alaskan Malamute in Wales in recent years, and turns out she has quite a fan base on the continent!!
Our best wishes go to everyone at CSJ and we are eternally grateful for your continued support and hope to share many more fantastic memories with you all over the coming years
Emma & Shane