A photo of Ch. Capucine winning BOB in Brussels last week. Pictured with BOS Hilton du Jegdalek and judge R. Brandt (photo S. Van Den Heyden)
Some photos (by R. Kadike Skadina) of Capucine in Brussels last sunday
Super Ch. Capucine did it AGAIN ! In Brussels, she won the CAC CACIB Belgium winner 09, BOB, Group 1st and BIS3rd (3300 dogs). She also finished her international title at 27 month (youngest age to finish). R. Brandt (Dk) judged the breed and the group and L. De Ridder (B) judged the BIS. Her litter sister Castafiore went 2nd in open class.
Shown 5 times in champion class since August, she has won 4 Group 1st (two of them at major european event) and has been placed on the BIS line up each time !!!
I am very late for some very important updates !!!
Yesterday was a very special day with two new Menuel Galopin champions :
Both are littermates to Ch. Capucine, just over 2 years old. Both dogs have always been owner handled to their titles. Congratulations to these wonderful people !
Today, at the int'l Alencon show, Ch. Soliano won the veteran BOB and later the veteran RBIS. Well done Michele for another beautiful performance.
One more International champion title for a Polo daughter : Ester ( Ch. Xcitng Stare N' Whisper) gained her last CACIB in Herning last week end under O. Staunskjer, when her litter sister Julia (Ch. Xciting Feel Free To Stare) went BOB.
Congratulations Marie and Lennart for that great achievement.
Julia (All photos Carina Ekwall)
Yesterday, at the Nantes int'l show (3000 dogs), Ch. Capucine won the CACIB BOB (L. Dehaes - Belgium), the Group 1st (H. Anschober - Austria)... Close decision for the BIS (under F. Kane - UK ), between the afghan and the Eurasier dog... and the ultime win went to the beautiful winner of group V !
Pictured winning the group 1st...
All photos Lena and Kolya
once upon a time, a 12 yo afghan won a All Breed BIS... This could be a fairy tale... But then today... the 12 yo Champion Olaf du Menuel Galopin won the very competitive ALL BREED BIS inTallinn after winning the veteran BIS. unbelievable ! Thanks to...... judges G. Nymann (DK), breed and group, and R. Reiyners (B) BIS.
At that point, I want to congratulate and thank Olaf owner, Galina Anton, for her care and devotion to her dog...
pictured with his handler Jurijs Geidons
He is Ch. Polo 20th champion kid !!!! Ch. Nightwind O Pourquoi Pas finished his american champion title in a few shows. For his first champion class, he won the BIS at Austin Specialty under L. Wadworth (House of Orange)
Back from the world show in Bratislava, that was so good to see all these friends that I see too rarely...
Show side, both Ch. Capucine and Ch. Jarmo placed 4th in their class. Jarmo's litter brother Ingenue Premier choix won both CACs at the world show and at the club show the following day... and became a new SK champion and POLO's 19th champion kid ! Well done Heli.
Las sunday, in Avignon, Ch. Alycya won another CACIB BOS under C. Magre.
The same day, Ch. Vandale was awarded the BOB and group 3rd in Hasparren under M. Le Magnan.
Jarmo Superstar !!!
Yesterday, at the Beauvais int'l show, Ch. Ingenue O Menuel Galopin won the ALL BREED BIS (judge JC Larive). From the intermediaire class, he was awarded the CAC CACIB BOB and Group first by judge B. Chapiro. Thanks to Ludovic Gerona for showing him in the breed competition on the morning.
Castafiore du Menuel Galopin won the CAC CACIB and BOS that day !
The BIS win
The group win
Congratulations to Mandinah High expectations (Oscar), a Ch. Tancrede du Menuel Galopin son who finished his swedish and danish titles last week end. That's Tancrede 7th champion child !
In Leipzig, last sunday, Ch. Thor du Menuel Galopin finished both his german and his VDH champion titles, under M.C. Delabelle. Congratulations to Janine Bernus, his owner-handler !!!
Casta pictured 3rd in the group X
Olaf winning BOB, from the veteran class
Olaf winning 2nd in the group X
Sorry to be so late to update the site, but... I am coming back with some great news :
THE KING IS GONE. It is with a deep sadness that I have to announce the loss of my best friend for the last 10 years. POLO (ch. Parce Que du Menuel Galopin) died yesterday night. He was taken by an acute pulmonary oedema two days before, and didn’t survive the after-effects of that attack.
Polo has been a major actor of the European afghan History during the last decade. Therefore, I want to share the memory of that King with all the people that approached him, judged him, bred to him and just LOVED him. I am sure they understood how exceptional he was, and how fantastic temperament he had.
A big chapter of my afghan life ended yesterday. Good night my buddy.
After two years rest, the Menuel Galopin whelping box is back to use ! Since one week, my dear Ch. Variance is the proud mother of 8 puppies. Their father is my young promising finish boy Ingenue O Menuel Galopin.
Just back from Liege in Belgium with some wonderful results :
Another CAC CACIB win for Ch. Capucine, in Douai, yesterday under S. Stefik (sk).
Congratulations to the handsome Polo son, Neliapilan Hei Melennetään (Moses) that became a new finish and Latvian champion yesterday, winning the BOB (27 afghans) and GROUP 1st under judge Nicholas White. He has also the Finish winner 08, LV winner 09 and Est jr winner 08 titles to his credit... He is Polo's 17th champion kid !
Some new beautiful pictures of Ch. Variance
photos J. Noble
That was another AMAZING week end !
All photos Isa
At that show, Jarmo was awarded also his first lux CAC (from the intermediaire class too)
Their brother Paco made his debut in the USA : On friday he was WD BOW BOB and Group 4th. On saturday, he got WD BOW BOS and on sunday won WD BOW BOB and GROUP 1st !!! Well done Mimi.
NEW FRENCH CHAMPION : Capucine finished her french champion title in a record time, winning the afghan specialty CAC at Chartres yesterday under C. Leneuf. Here is a photo of yesterday, under a 30° temperature :
photo M. Guillotin
At the same show, Ch. Soliano, went Best Veteran.
South, in Italy, Ch. Alycya was awarded another CAC CACIB BOB. That was in Rapallo, under M.T. Durando (I).
Some new photos of Ace in England (photos Jan Fielder)
Some new photos of baby boy Jarmo, 16 months old (photos Julie Noble)
Ch. Alycya won the CAC CACIB BOS in Torino (Italy) under Mr Brixhe (B).
Yesterday was the most unbelievable day for my "C" litter...
At the french championship show in Paris (judge C. Vantu - R), Capucine was the Queen of the day : from the intermediaire class, she won the CAC, the CACIB and the BOB, beating 16 champions. Her litter brother C'est Moi(also in intermediaire class) was awarded the BOS with the CAC and CACIB... That show gives the required points to become a french champion.
Their mother Ch. Variance won the champion class
Their great-uncle Ch. Soliano went Veteran BOB and ended the day with a 3rd place in the all breed Veteran BIS competition !!! Soon to be some photos...
In Austria (Klagenfurt), brother Jr EUR Ch. Clovis, won his second CAC CACIB BOB in two weeks (19 afghans entered, included champions). He was placed 4th in the group. The judge was D. Javor (Cro). Photo :
In England, brother Carre d'as won RBOB and also won a stakes class, post graduate (15 in that class).
Last week end, Charlotte won her first danish CAC at the Ranböldal sighthound specialty under T. Finney (Irl).
Here are the photos of Clovis winning his first CACIB last week end :
Photos C. Leleu
Congratulations to the NELIAPILAN team in Finland. In tallinn, on sunday 7/06, the titles have been won by :
In Helsinki (at the national specialty show -SAFA), NELIAPILAN ONNI OIKEIN (Polo son), won the junior class in front of 17 males !
First show in 2 months, the junior european winner 2008 Clovis won his first CACIB BOS in Portoroz-Slov (entry 21 afghans) under S. Sinko, on june 7th. At the same place, he also took the CAC the day before under Zeljko Gajic.
Congratulations to new champion Enka del Ghyryo for becoming german champion in Hunstetten last saturday under A. Scholtz (D). Enka is Ch. Polo 15th champion child !
One more time, kids of my kids did very well : yesterday was the german year show with 82 afghans entered :
Not to forget the mothers of these beautiful girls... Congratulations of the owners and breeders involved !
First show in intermediaire class for Ingenue O Menuel Galopin (Jarmo), just 15 months old : the young boy took the CAC CACIB BOB over champion classes, in Tours, under M. Finney (Irl)... The rest of the Menuel Galopin gang did also very well :
Unformal photo of Jarmo last week in the garden (photo L. Hedström)
In Germany, Mister Keops (Ch. Tonnerre du Menuel Galopin) made a remarkable comeback in the rings, winning his last CAC (and became german champion), with the BOB and the SBIS. Here are the last photos of Keops :
At least, here are some very nice shots of Ch. Vandale, shown winning in Libourne last week.
On may 17th, Ch. Vandale was awarded the BOB and Group 2nd in Libourne. The judge was P. Gallardo (Sp). Later in the day, in the champion finals, he ended with the Champion (all breeds) BIS win. Well done to the Breuilh family.
Congratulations sent to the far north, for their BOB to :
What a week end !
In Toulouse, my young Capucine did hit the french show scene : she won another CAC CACIB BOB... This time, she added her first international Group 1st and ended as All breed Reserve BIS !!! Judges were M. Hagstedt (S) for the breed and the group and G. Mensancal (BIS). Her littermate C'est moi was awarded the dog CAC RCACIB (after an int.champion, so he can use it). That's his second CACIB win in two following shows. At least Jarmo, shown for his second time ever, got his second junior BOB.
See the pictures of the little princess
photo Hermitage d'éole Barzois
The same day, Ch. Thor won another impressive group 1st in Saarbrucken (D), after winning the CAC CACIB and BOB under L. Mach (Ch).
Congratulations to the Ch. Tancrede daughter Ch. Mandinah Hopeless Whisper for another BOS win at Skara under N. Molins.
Something I am very proud of...
In the last 3 weeks, some major shows have been won by the Ch. Polo children all over Europe :
Pictured is Nightwind Orleans at Volkmarsen (photo Nightwind)
Almost the same for Ch. Tancrede children !
Then, it will be time for the Ch. Trouble children to show their beautiful qualities soon. Congratulations to the breeders D'Ab Del Shiraz in Belgium (Christine Marville) and Habib ul-lah in Germany (Renate Abel) for their very nice litters out of Ch. Trouble
Congratulations for Ch. Thor for finishing his portuguese title at Viana do Castello int'l show with the BOB, Group 1st and BIS3rd win !
Same day, Carré d'As ended 2nd in a very competitive junior class at Welks championship show under D. James.
Another big win for Capucine yesterday : at the int'l show in Limoges, she won the CAC CACIB BOB from the intermediaire class over 4 champions. Her litter brother C'est moi entred the ring for the second time ever... and was awarded the CAC CACIB BOS over top champion class. The judge was R. Barenne.
C'est moi first pictures, one week ago...
The day before, Cantor made his first steps in a ring : that was in Maubeuge under M.C. Delabelle (B) and got the CAC BOS...
Last week end, Capucine was awarded the RCAC at the FALAPA show (french national) from the intermediaire class (judge Brassat Lapeyriere). Ch. Alycya was 2nd in the open class. In the boys ring (judge Al. Weinraub), Ch. Voltaire was 4th in open and the brillant veteran Ch. Soliano won the veteran class.
Marathon girl : that was Capucine last week end ! On saturday, she was in Luxemburg and was awarded the CAC from the intermediaire class under R. de Santiago (while her friend Ch. Ulrick was 3rd in a very competitive champion class of 12). On sunday she repeated the win in Angers with the CAC and the RCACIB under J. Larive.
Big congratulations to Nightwind Orleans (the Ch. Polo daughter for her CACIB BOS win in Luxembourg over all these beautiful champion bitches !
Congratulations to the littermates Mandinah Horizon and Mandinah Hopeless whisper : they became champions last sunday at the big Malmo show. Their father, Ch. Tancrede is very proud of his swedish kids...
Photos KE Bolin.
Same day at Riga, Ch. Olaf) went veteran BIS 2 over a very big competition.
Some very nice pictures of Variance at Crufts last week (photos T. Subertova):
Congratulations to Ch. James Bond at Ersari Varius Avis, a Ch. Sophie Marie son (out of Ch. Grand Gambler Varius Avis, himself son of my Ch. Polo) for being number one afghan and number one sighthound in Poland 2008.
Carré d'As won the undergraduate dog class at Crufts !!! Well done Shirley and Sharon. His mum Ch. Variance went 5th in open class (20 entered-almost all champions). Congratulations for Masha and Doushman for their wonderful BOB win !
A few photos of Ch. Trouble, yesterday...
photos I. Robin
Photo of Ch. Trouble finishing his german title last week end, with Martina handling him and the judge Mrs Wild :
Last week end, Clovis got his first slovenian CAC under A. Novak.
Ch. Trouble finished his german and VDH champion titles in Langerwisch on saturday under Mrs Wild (Ch). With very limited shown, Trouble has accumulated the incredible record of 15 champion titles. He is international, french, nordic, finish, swedish, norvegian, danish, russian, polish, estonian, latvian, luxembourg, austrian, german and VDH. He is back at my home after a long stay with Martina (Nightwind). Thank you so much Martina for your care and love for my dogs
Congratulations to Martina for her BOB win at Langerwisch on her young Polo daugther Nightwind Orleans !
In Friburg, Castafiore won the CAC under Jean Austin (USA).
Last week, the Ch. Trouble daugther , Best side of Life Habib ul-lah won the Jug cac and BOB at Reinberg (D).
The same day, at Glauchau (D), JAHZORN at ERSARI Varius Avis , son of Ch. Sophie Marie du M.G. and Ch. Varius Avis Grand Gambler ( himself, son of Ch. Polo ) was awarded the CAC and BOB under O. Grin (Rus) judgments...
That was another very successful week end for our dogs and relatives !
Ugo won the CAC CACIB BOB and Group 3rd in Bourges int'l yesterday. The judge was V. Nataletti (I). He gave the bitch CACIB to Ch. Une and the dog Reserve CACIB to the veteran Ch. Soliano. Congratulations to these dogs's owner-handlers...
Well done Martina : Her Polo daughter, Nightwind Orleans was shown for the first time (15 months old) and got... her FIRST CACIB !!! It was in Eindhoven two days ago. The judge was M. Heine (D).
Fantastic 2009 start in the show rings : At the Bordeaux Int'l (juge Roberto Posa - CH), Capucine won the CAC CACIB BOB and Group 2nd, from the intermediaire class, in front of several well known champions. Ch. Une, got the champion class and the reserve CACIB.
That was also Jarmo (Alias Ingenue Ô Menuel Galopin) first steps in a ring : he won the junior class, became BOS over several chamipons, Jr BOB, Jr Group winner and... JR BIS winner !!!
Capucine on the left,
Junior BIS for Jarmo.