2001 SHOW LICHTENFELS GERMANY

It has long been my dream to travel to Europe with one of my Saints to exhibit at a major show. This became a reality when, together with her owners, Jaqui & Bryan Baynes, we decided to exhibit Youngstead Mona Lisa of Montacrie at the World Union of Saint Bernards (WUSB ) show in Germany in May 2001! This show co-incided with the 110th anniversary show of the Saint Bernard Club of Germany, held under the banner of the European Forum.

THE NEXT STEP

After many hours of planning, e-mails, faxes and telephone calls everything was finally set in motion – we boarded our flight for Germany!

The results listed below speak for themselves:

SHOW RESULTS
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WUSB  SHOW  :GRADING of  “EXCELLENT”
3rd  PLACE  in  OPEN  CLASS OF 27  BITCHES
INTERNATIONAL JUDGES:HERR W. SCHMID from GERMANY : MRS.   J  ZIELINSKY   from   USA
 
FORUM SHOW :GRADING of “EXCELLENT”
5th  PLACE  in OPEN  CLASS OF  23 BITCHES

INTERNATIONAL JUDGE: DR. G. MORSIANI

At this point I would like to thank everyone who was involved in this venture , especially:

Kevin with Mona Lisa in WUSB Germany 2001

Kevin with Mona Lisa in WUSB Germany 2001

Clive and Sharlene Bergh of Shamare kennels in Namibia, Jaqui & Bryan Baynes of Baynest  in Johannesburg , and our sponsors Nola, manufacturers of Bobtail dog food in SA. Special thanks go to Saint Bernard breeders and fanciers from all over the world for their encouragement and enthusiasm ; this was truly a joint venture by many people who had nothing personal to gain except the satisfaction of seeing a fellow breeder and Saint fancier realize a dream that at first seemed so far out of reach , as well as the opportunity to be a part of breeding potentially show winning Saint Bernards !

Being part of the International Saint Bernard fraternity is a  wonderful  experience  which I hope to be able to continue to enjoy  for many years to come .

ADDED BONUS

We decided that we would also look for a suitable stud dog for Mona Lisa  while we were in Europe and  chose  Ch. Herman v. Wingert HD 0/0, owned by W&D Jung .  Herman  was the best longhair male and WUSB winner at the 1999  WUSB  show in Portugal and  exhibited many of the attributes  we  required in an “ideal”  Saint Bernard . Herr Jung agreed  that Mona Lisa could remain at his kennel in Weilburg-Gaurdernbach  after the shows until she was ready to be covered and also agreed that we could use Herman as the stud dog ! The matings took place a week after the shows , while I was still in Germany, and we are looking forward to  the litter of puppies with great anticipation.

MONA LISA AND HER PUPPIES

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