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Happy new year for all my friends all over the world. Wish you the very best for 2012...
Sorry for that long silent period. Time has run with too many activities without spending time to update that website. During that time, our dogs have been shown only a few times... and nothing happened in the whelping box :
Capucine in Leeuwarden, pictured by A.M. Class
and her brother C'est Moi (photo C. Bakos)
Two days before, the dutch kennel club organized a second show, where both littermates won CACs (under C. Molinari from Portugal). Capucine won the BOB and ended 2nd in the group finals. With these two big victories, Capucine becomes also DUTCH champion.
And moving Eminence pictured in the Donaueschingen newspaper the day after the show :
Pictured Farrah, Emotion and the young Fascinant
A few months ago, Theo came back to me. He was 5 years old. Early November, his owner abandoned him from his new brand Porsche in a rescue pension. Theo ended in the last lane of that pension without explanation. During one month, he stayed outside under the rain and the snow and stopped eating. After one month, the pension keeper discovered that the dog had papers and a breeder. He contacted me and I immediately picked him. He had probably lost 10 kilos and was in the worse condition. My vet was not sure he would survive as he still refused all kind of food. During 6 weeks, I did force-feeding him and he recovered slowly his weight and started to eat by himself. In 5 years, Theo had no contact with other dogs: he had also to learn socialization. After a few months his condition became better, and i decided to show him. Without any show experience and training, he took 2 CACIBs and 1 RCACIB... shown only 3 times !!! He is one of the very best that i have ever bred and had. Unfortunetely, he got a bad allergy to some new dog food and lost all his coat in may/june. His condition is coming back slowly and I hope to be able to finish his champion title next year. Here is Theo last February
On this photo, at his first show in Angers 03/11...
Amazing week end for the young E Menuel Galopin generation :
Also big succes for Fanfan, with her 3 class won at the Northern afghan specialty (GB). T...he "baby" was kept in the last 5 for the CC !
That's a very nice start for a new doggy year :
All photos Rita Kadike-Skadina
Ch. Capucine won the Belgium winner show for the second year in a row on saturday 18th. With that CAC CACIB, she became also Belgium champion. THe judge was Audrie Vanstellant.
One week before, in Nantes, the young Emotion won the CAC CACIB BOS over champions, from the intermediaire class under S. Oates (Irl)
No shows for us in the last 2 months... But yesterday, the young Emotion made her first show with the adults and won the CAC from the intermediaire class in Rouen (judge M. Hermel)
Pictured with coowner/handler Michèle Bouquet Guillotin
Two weeks after her english triumph, Ch. Capucine became EUROPEAN champion 2010 in Celje, Slovenia, winning the CAC and the CACIB under Lisbeth Mach (Ch).
At that show, Ch. Thor was veteran BOB, and ended the day as BIS all breeds veteran.
Capucine, new european champion 2010
Winning the CACIB, pictured with the RCACIB Ch. Oudry Gandamak
BOB Line up. All photos N. Nevrev
SHE DID IT !!! Ch. Capucine is a new ENGLISH CHAMPION. She won her 3rd CC under Angela Brown at Richmond last week.
After Crufts (where she got the RCC) we decided to try the BIG title. Exactly 6 months after, in 5 shows, she collected her 3 CCs under 3 english breeder judges. She becomes the first afghan bitch, continental owned and bred, to become UK champion. She carries the 6th generation of champion bitches "made in Menuel Galopin". Very proud of that...
Back from a wonderful trip to England, where Miss Ch. Capucine collected her second CC, under Jill Knight. 150 afghans were entered. THanks for THE Capuc' fan club big support... And yes, we'll go to bed this evening, dreaming about the 3rd one ! Carré d'As won his PGD class (15 entered) too. Congratulations for the Ch. Voltaire son Miarmana Masquerade for his MPD class win (5 puppies) and for the Ch. Turenne son Gezancol Enrique, for his LD class win (15 entered).
Better late than ever, here is a short report of our very succesful july in the rings :
Times flies... That has been too long without any new updates. Due to a busy program, we have not been showing a lot during the last two months :
Here are some new photos of Ch. Capucine,
Here are Mr A. Wight's words, published in the english dog papers, after giving Capucine the Hound group 1st at Welks last week :
"Group 1st was the black Afghan bitch Fr/Lux/Int Ch Capucine du Menuel Galopin, this lovely bitch drifted into the ring with such style poise and elegance covering the ground with a real spring in her step, head held arrogantly high and her hocks powering her around,lovely head punishing foreface, reachy neck, good wither definition, lovely bend of stifle, tail carried perfectly, in good coat, she was hard to ignore and for me had the 'it' factor."
Back from Welks ch. show in England...
For our third show this year, "Amazing Miss Ch. Capucine" won the CC and BOB (148 afghans) and went on winning the HOUND GROUP 1st (1300 dogs). Thanks for all the ringside warm support. Pictured winning CC BOB with judge Avril Lacey and the dog CC (Owen and Rashid). Photo Jan Fielder.
Her brother, Ace, won also his class (entry 14). Here is a lovely head shot of Ace and Capucine
Yesterday, at the Angers int'l show, Ch. Capucine picked her trophy "challenge des Pays de Loire" as top winning sighthound 2009.
The day before, Ch. Voltaire won the RCAC RCACIB (over 33 males) In Luxemburg under L. Heinesche (Lux). Ch. Charlotte ended 3rd in champion class. The young Eminence was awarded BOB puppy and was selected in the last 6 in the BIS ring. Well done to owner handler Isa Rudant !
Congratulations to a new champion Polo son : Sheralji Van Halen became Norvegian Ch. in Harstad International show 23.3. 10, with CC and Cacib. Judge was Margaret Davis, Australia.
Back from the prestigious Crufts show with Ch. Capucine. For her very first show in England, and at the tender age of 2.5 yo, she was awarded the RCC over 150 bitches. The judge was Brenda Thornton (Karnak afghans).
Her litter brother Ace won the post graduade class (entry of 15) under Sylvia Evans.
All photos by the talented David Patton
Let me introduce the new Menuel Galopin litter. Ch. Alycya is the proud mum of 10 puppies (all black masked golden) out of the gorgeous Ch. Ulrick. This litter is co bred and raised by Alycya owners, Dominique Guzek and Sabrina Ferrando (Sweet Fantasy).
Both parents and all 4 grandparents are bred by me, which makes this combination, a very "Menuel Galopin" stamped litter. This close pedigree is very similar to my last litter (Jarmo x Variance) as Ulrick is a Polo son (like Jarmo) and Alycya is a Primadona daughter (like Variance).
3 weeks ago, Miss Ch. Capucine made her first 2010 show in Niort (judge M. Voilet) and won another CACIB BOB and group 2nd.
First of all, I want to wish all my friends, all over the world, a happy, healthy and succesful year 2010.
2009 was another great year for the Menuel Galopin team.
In France, Le Menuel Galopin is, far ahead, number one afghan kennel for the 15th year in the last 16 years. My young Ch. Capucine is number one afghan bitch shown in a very limited basis. She won the BOB at the french championship show last june and won 4 Groups 1st, while shown only 5 times in champion class. Here is her latest (unretouched !) photo, last week...
2009 has been an exceptional year for my stud dogs offsprings, all over Europe :