And the winner is... the Beagle!
We decided short hand to let the showyear 2017 fade away with the prestigious show "Austrian Champion of Champions 2017". Only dogs can be entered to this competition who have been already confirmed Austrian Champions. The dogs - males and females separately - are running couplewise against each other. Five internationally renomed judges decided than without knowing about the vote of their colleagues which dog is going one round further. Till only one remains.
The Champion of Champions!
We entered our shining star Dollar after the olympic thought "to be there is everything". The Austrian beagle scenery is full of great champions - already the view of this class is by an average show is a WOW feeling and generally there are among all breeds the Austrian Champions great dogs.
The gala evening was opened by a pre-ring. The judges got the possibility to look each participant in detail and in movement before it started...
The males have been called by couples - running a round than stacking either on golden or red - till Ms. Manner called: "Your votes, please!"
Dollar had been called as penultimate - and see... 5 times golden!
In the next round it was the same - again five cards turned for our boy!
Then it went faster and faster... one more round... and again further... and one more round... again further with 3 voes... and again!
Till we realized - there were only two more males left before the last decision and one of them was Dollar!
By this point the atmosphere was outstanding outside the ring - a lot of known and unknown were cheering for the sheltie and the same number for the beagle!
It was called then last time... "Your votes, please!"
Shortly we snached up after breathing... than screaming and applauding around the ring! 3 votes for the beagle!
What an evening and what a title!
Dollar (Vienna Calling Dollars To Donuts) is Austrian Champion of Champions 2017!
We say thank you to the judges:
Ms. Heliane Maissen-Jarisch (A)
Ms. Marija Kavcic (SI)
Mr. Dr. Otto Schimpf (A)
Mr. Hans Van Den Berg (NL)
Mr. Espen Engh (N)
for their high opinion about our Dollar!
Thanks to Taku Boutique for the special prize
Photo by ProDog - Mak Dodan
Photo by Dog-Foto - Horváth Balázs