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Kimekai at Shows

 2023: Mikado and I took an 8 month break from shows and upon the return ,Mikado earned multi  RESERVE BEST IN SHOW ,group wins and placings ,  Goldfields Dog of the Year 4th under Austrian judge Maria-Luise Doppelreiter,  his final CACIB ( all under foreign judges) for his CIB(FCI) title.Breeder judge  Marianne Holmi (Pei Fang Chow Chows)  Norway  awards him  a fabulous RESERVE IN GROUP . Shortlisted tin all the Special Events . XIAN-TAO earns the ZAW'23 , CGC (Br) multi puppy , junior and group wins and placings.

2022: Mikado is the Reserve Utility Dog for 2020 and 2021, he qualifies for Crufts , adds ZAW'22 & KUSA National Chow Chow 2022 to his awarded  Best in Show all breeds , multi Reserve Best in Show and multiple & Group wins and placings.   A finalist (top 12) at Dog of the Year.    Also a Top 12 finalist from 40 dogs in the Petexpo challenge.
We welcome Xian-Tao who is awarded BBPIS at her 1st show in ZA , followed by many Baby Puppy group and  Puppy group wins and placings She also is awarded her Junior Merit (JM) 

2021: another Covid hampered year. However for the shows we did attend , Mikado continued the promise he showed as a youngster amassing multiple Group wins and placings as well as a Res Best in Show all breeds and Res Best in Show Group.  He is also awarded his Supreme Champion title and completed the KUSA Showdog year at number 7. 

2020: post Covid  shows saw Mikado earn his Champion and Grand Champion title , as well a group 2nd. At the  all breeds championship shows pre-Covid for the year , Mikado is awarded , Best in Show, Best Junior in Show, Reserve Best Junior in Show, Reserve KA Supreme Puppy and multi group placings. Mikado was also ranked as the Reserve Dog of the Year prior to the ratings system cancellation due to Covid. 

2019 : Mikado is awarded 7 x Best Puppy in Show , 3 x Reserve Best Puppy in Show , 1 x Res Best Junior in Show ,5 x Best Junior in Show  ,2 x Res Best in Show and a Best in Show ( Group) , multi Group 1st , multi group placings - also Res Best Baby puppy in Show & Best Baby Puppy in Show. Kasumi  earns her CGC (bronze) , multi Best of Breed and Group 3 also qualified for  NAPC Top Dog  and is  the Animaltalk all breeds dog number 93.

2018:   Kendo's 12th invitation to the Supa Sevens where he is honoured with a lap of honour  , Kasumi is invited to the Animaltalk Top 100. Very few shows for us this yet Kasumi features consistently in the group.

2017 :   Kendo , Ki-Mi and Kasumi were awarded multi Best of Breed  , multi Reserve Best of Breeds, multi group wins and placings. Kendo notched up 5 Best Veteran in Show and  a  Reserve Best Veteran in Show and was also shortlisted for Best in Show  . All three achieved their Grand Champion titles.  Kendo invited for his 11th time to participate in the Animaltalk Top 32 South African bred dogs and was shortlisted to 16 . Kendo adds 'ZAW17' to his list of titles . Kendo is invited to the Supa 7 Sensational for the 11th time.  What a privilege for Kendo to be honoured at the AnimalTalk Awards !Kasumi  is the 2017 KUSA National Chow Chow. Kasumi at the  Vereeniging Open Show goes Best in Show , Goldfield Supporters show S : Reserve Best Champion in Show, Goldfields Supporters show N: Best in Show 

All sorts of other news

2023 :A super time at the Chow Chow Speciality and the Bichon Speciality in Slovakia

2022:  The most fantastic experience judging at an all breeds show in Sanda, Norway . A super entry of 26 chow chows.  I qualify to judge Toys at Championship shows and Hounds & Terriers at Open) non-championship) shows.

2020: Ki-Mi and Mikado pass the CGC Bronze tests ! So proud that the Norway Chow Chow Club has invited me to judge the Speciality Show .This is postponed to 2021 due to the Covid Crisis.  I presented a seminar on the Chow Chow in the Cape in January.  Overberg KC had invited me to judge Utility group and this was my 1st championship show judging appointment for this year.

2019: Unexpected and devastating we said good bye to Kasumi  . Mikado the Emperor became part of our family . Time at an all breeds show in Italy  and with chow chows & all breed folks.

2018:  Fantastic to meet same minded chowists in Buenos Aires and Italy this year . Kasumi finishes the show year as all breeds dog number 93. I passed the KUSA Utility Exams .& and may now judge at championship shows.   Kendo left us very abruptly  in March (an aggressive cancer) and in  August we said goodbye to  Tanaka ,our tough Dutch girl.

2017 : I passed the 1st exams for the KUSA judges scheme , and in July and September did two practical assessments at shows .I was fortunate to visit  the Italian Chow Chow Show (over 200 chow chows entered) in April and spend time hands on with breeders, exhibitors .Meeting up with old friends and making new ones !  The Book on the Chow Chow within Southern Africa was published and the 1st copies ( of currently 220 copies worldwide) were delivered to chowists at the Italian Chow Chow Show  (click on the link for info)