I want wish all my friends over the world a Merry Christmas and nice holidays.
Last sunday in Alencon Jacques Le Magnan judged the afghans (I think his first afghan assignment). He gave the CACIB and BOB to Ch. Une and the CACIB BOS to Ch. Soliano. Well done Michelle, proud owner-handler !
Just back from the prestigious Stockholm nordic winner show 2007 (10500 dogs entered). Ch. Parce Que was 2nd best male, from the veteran class, beating the 14 champion class males. The judge was Renee Spore-Wiles. Later, he got the veteran BOB and was awarded on sunday the veteran All breed BIS award (judge Hans Lehtinen)!!!
See some pictures (by Lennart) here...
The same day, another very "famous" veteran, Ch. Olaf was awarded the veteran BIS 3rd in Vilnius.
See the nice photo of Ch. Thor (pic by Marc Goetstouwers) at the eurosightound show in Courtrai (B) two weeks ago :
Second week end out... and second wins with the team Ch. Trouble / Martina (Nightwind) : in Wells (Austria), Ch. Trouble won the CAC both days, with the RCACIB on saturday (judge N. Ahrend) and the CACIB on sunday (judge M. Blaha).
Alycya won another CAC in Martigues yesterday under J.L. Grunheid.
Pictured below is Ch. Parce Que winning the finish title (with BOB and Group 2nd) last week...
See the new pictures of Ch. Adele
Ch. Parce Que did it again ! Second show under Eija expert hands... and second champion title. He won the CAC and BOB (from the veteran class, over 38 afghans) and Group 2nd at Jyväskylä (SF) and collected his finish champion title. With that new championship, he becomes also new NORDIC champion. Congratulations Eija !
Well done kids at the two big afghan even this week end :
All of them being owner-handled...
Almost 10 years old, Ch. Olaf won the baltic winner veteran of the year 2007. That was in Riga yesterday. No words to congratulate you Galina !
Thanks to the owners of Ch. Une, Ch. Soliano, Ch. Sebastien, Ch. Unabella, Ch. Voltaire, Ch. Vandale, Ch. Turenne, Ch. Romance and Ugo, who entered their dogs at our big double international show in Nantes last week end. It was very nice to see all these champions, owner-handled, competing all together.
On saturday, under M.T. Durando, Ch. Turenne won the CACIB and BOB, while Ch. Une was awarded the CACIB and BOS. On sunday, under A. Campagne judgments, Ch. Sebastien won the BOB - CACIB. Ch. Une was BOS and CACIB winner for the second time in the week end.
Congratulations to Martina (Nightwind) who showed Ch. Trouble for the first time in Germany... and took on him the CAC CACIB and BOS under L. Jorgensen judgments at Hannover. She also got the RCAC and RCACIB on Ch. Adele... both of them from the open class, over champion classes. See the picture (by B. Fabig):
A new crown on Ch. Parce Que's head : he became norvegian champion yesterday, winning the CAC and Best male 2 from the veteran class. He was Vet BOB and BIS 3rd as well ! Eija Pahtakari was handling him...
Alycya won the CAC and RCACIB in Perpignan under J.L. Grunheid today.
Back from a very long show week end :
After his very successfull finnish holidays with Eija, Ch. Trouble will be staying with Martina (Nightwind) for a while.
In Sweden, Polo's daughter Xciting Feel Free To Stare became a swedish champion. Congratulations to Julia and her owner Marie Elofsson !
Yesterday, Alycya has been awarded the specialty CAC (important point for the french title) and the BOS, in Avignon under M. Lombard.
Congratulations Hadley !!! My 5 weeks old puppies are very proud to announce that their father Miarmana Motivator became an english champion yesterday, by winning his last CC in Belfast under Lynn Hewson. At that show, the bitch CC and BOB was awarded to Hadley litter sister Ch. Miarmana Mandolin of Ashahni.
Big success for our dogs yesterday !
Pictured Thor, winning in Oostende...
Congratulations to the owners of all these dogs, for their wonderful job !
For his second show ever, Urus won the CAC CACIB and BOS in Compiegne under H. Huygues Despointes last sunday.
Martina spent a few days in Croatia at her friend Iva and attended two shows in Bosnia with Adele and Ch. Tancrede. Both of them won both days (under M. Mazalika on saturday and M. Vretenicic on sunday) and became Bosnian champions !
Ch. Soliano won the CACIB and BOB at the int'l show in Pontoise today, under A. Campagne
Two years after my last litter, I am proud to announce that Ch. Variance is the mother of 9 new Menuel Galopin babies since a few days. The sire is the english dog Miarmana Motivator, Crufts CC winner 2007 (and BOS to his litter sister Ch. Miarmana Mandolin of Ashahni, the Crufts BOB winner 2006 and 2007). Both mother and puppies are doing very well. There are 5 boys and 4 girls, all in black and tan - black and brindle shades...
You can see some pictures of Hadley and littermates here...
At the sighthound specialty in Bratislava, Ch. Thor won the CAC and BOS under K. Edh (S) over an entry of 33. Thor was owner handled.
See the new pictures of Ch. Trouble :
Some late news : last month, Ch. Olaf won the BOB and Group 1st (from the veteran class !) At Tallinn 07 show under M. Heine. He was also placed 3rd for the BIS.
See the new pictures of Ch. Tara :
Some wonderfull HOT nordic news : Mr Ch. Trouble became a new Nordic champion today. He won the norvegian CAC (and best male number 2) in Oslo (Judge K. Nillson, DK) and ended his norvegian title as well. In less than 3 month in Eija loving and expert hands, he became a finnish, swedish, norvegian, Latvian, Estonian and Nordic champion. Thanks so much for these loving and expert hands...
After a break from the show rings, Adele won the RCAC (from intermediaire class) in Gelsenkirchen under Keith Thornton (GB).
How to get rid from a worrying competitor (bitch)? 10 minutes before the bitch judgments (when the dogs are already been judged), you make a official complain that the bitch is in season and in the 5 following minutes the organisation will not allow that bitch to enter the ring. That was happening with Ch. Tara today in Donaueschingen (D). Yes, she is in early seasons. Despite to the FCI and VDH rules (that allows bitches in seasons to be shown), she was not allowed to be judged today. Congratulations to the winners.
Back from a holiday break in Sweden...
See some new pictures of Ch. Variance (by P. Bukowczan) in Sweden last week...
Ch. Thor won the CACIB and BOB at the afghan specialty in Douai today under A. Cuny.
July 8th was an exceptional day for us, in the show rings :
On sunday 1st, the french afghan scene took the "Menuel Galopin" colors...
A new champion ! Vandale is the 61th Menuel Galopin afghan to become a champion. He finished his international champion title in Medina de Pomar (Sp) with the CAC CACIB win under David Allan (Sp).
See the holiday pictures of Ch. Vicomte on a greec beach !
Some new paintings are online at the paintings section.
One more champion title for Ch. Trouble !!! For his first show in Finland with Eija Pahtakari, he won the CC, Best male 2... and became FINNISH CHAMPION that day under Karin Hedberg (S)!
3 of our afghans have been shown yesterday all over Europe... and they all won BOB !
Here are the pictures of Ulrick in Lyon :
Here are some wonderfull news from England : the beautifull UK CH Kharak lady muck at Gezancol (CH Gengala Fig Jam daughter) is in whelp from Ch. Turenne. Puppies are due for the end of june. More informations at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yesterday was a very sunny day in Lyon ! One month after his father's group win at the french championship, Ulrick was awarded the CAC CACIB, BOB, Group 1st and RESERVE BIS in Lyon (one of the biggest french international show). Jarmo Vuorinen (from Finland) was the judge and he awarded the BOS with the CACIB to Ch. Variance and the CAC RCACIB (usable) for Alycya from the intermediaire class. G. Mensancal judged the BIS. Some photos will come soon...
Since the beginning of the year, we took part to 3 international french shows... which ended with 3 group wins (with BOB and BOS each time) with 3 different dogs !!! Congratulations to Ch. Thor in Niort (also winning the BIS), to Ch. Parce Que in Montlucon and to Ulrick in Lyon. Thanks to the owners of these dogs...
It was a big succes indeed for Ch. Olaf in Riga Last week, all from the veteran class, over tough swedish and finnish competition...
Another champion son for Ch. Parce Que : Ch. Popov's Thunder'n Lightning finnished his dutch title sunday in Arnhem. Congratulations Faye and Regina for all your succes (included Elfie becoming german champion this week end).
Here are some pictures of Namur yesterday
Ch. Thor winning BOB and Sayadena Delight BOS
A very smiling (exhibitor, judge and dogs) picture for the group podium. Seems that everybody was happy !
3 Menuel Galopin afghans shown today...
These 3 afghans have been shown by their owners. well done!
Congratulations to the Polo daughter, Esme Del Ghyryo, for another CAC CACIB BOB yesterday in Perigueux, under H. Huygues Despointes.
Many new pictures today...
Voltaire with his owner Yvon (pictures Janine Bernus),
Ch. Vicomte shown in Greece last week end (Pictures Valia),
One more champion title to Ch. Vicomte. He won the CAC CACIB BOB and Group 3rd at Athen int'l dog show, and became greec champion (judge Luis Catalan -P-). He gained his 3 tickets shown 3 times, winning the 3 Athen int'l points, with the CACIB and BOB each times !
Back from St Gallen in Switzerland (for a dog show, not for "money business" !!!) Miss Ch. Variance was the queen of that swiss week end with both CAC CACIB wins. In one year, she was shown 4 times in Switzerland... resulting in 4 CAC CACIB wins!!! Her litter brother Voltaire made his very first step abroad : he also got his first foreign CACIB win on sunday out of an entry of 40 afghans. The judge for saturday was Mrs Klepp (N) and the judge for sunday was Paula Heikkien-Lehkonen (SF).
Congratulations for the beautifull Ch. Neliapilan Kuutamokeikka for winning the BOB and the very competitive group 1st on sunday ! Pictures will come soon...
Here she is... Remember Satine, the foal : she is one year old now and has turned out into a very promising youngster...
Congratulations for Vandale for winning his 5th CAC CACIB BOB at San Sebastian (E) yesterday under C. Stefanescu (Rom).
Also congratulations for the Ch. Polo daughter Esme del Ghyryo for winning the Europasieger title in Dortmund this week end under A. Van Den Broek (NL). Her litter brother Ermes del Ghyryo won the CAC and the RCACIB at that show as well... What a succes !
The Menuel Galopin team had fantastic results at the french championship show in Montluçon yesterday under irish judge Mickael Forte...
That was Ch. Parce Que first show since the world show in Poznan, six months ago. That was also his first french show in two years !!! At almost 8 yo, he won the CACIB BOB and the GROUP FIRST over some top european sighthound competition under Lisbeth Mach judgments.
8 Menuel Galopin afghans shown and they won :
You can see a picture report of that show here.
on April 28th, Ch. Tancrede won the CAC-CACIB and BOB at the int'l show Oldenburg under Martha Heine (D)
On April 29th, Vandale was awarded the CAC and CACIB at Viana Do Castelo (P)under Sonia Faletti (I). He is CACIB winner in 3 different countries now and is in the waiting time to finish his international title. See the new pictures of Vandale...
A little late... One week ago, Ch. olaf won the BOB from the veteran class at the latvian national specialty from the veteran class (judge M. Ostrovska, Russia). Later on, he was awarded the veteran BIS win !
See the new pictures of Ch. Tancrede in Martina's garden yesterday...
One week after her RCAC at the FALAPA show (35 bitches entered), the young Alycya won her first CAC at Avignon yesterday under C. Leneuf.
Ch. Tancrede won his second german CAC (and best male)... in two following shows in Germany with Martina ! That was yesterday in Mertingen under M. Heine... With that win, he stands 2nd in the german afghan males ranking for 2007 !
Kids of my boys have done very well in the show ring...
Back from a very busy week end... On saturday, Ch. Thor became Luxembourg champion with the CAC CACIB BOB and GROUP 1st (290 sighthounds) at the prestigious Luxembourg title show (Crufts qualitication show) under Iveta Vojtekova (SK - Gandamak kennel) judgments. Ch. Variance was awarded the reserve in the champion class.
I want to thank Martina Kempken (Nightwind) for taking Ch. Thor in the ring for me (busy somewhere else !) and handling the dog for the very first time... To a group 1st win in such a competition !!!
Unfortunately, we had to leave Luxembourg and couldn't compete for the BIS competition on sunday evening...
Pictured Thor winning BOB, handled by Martina, the judge I. Vojtekova and Ria Van Rameloo with her champion Serra Parecis Goo Goo Doll, BOS. More pictures of Luxembourg 07...
On sunday, both Ch. Thor (owner handled) and the very young Alycya (also owner handled... from the intermediaire class) won the RCAC at the FALAPA show under H. Huygues Despointes and K. Kaiser (USA).
One more champion title for Ch. Vicomte... He won 3 CACs in one week end in Novi Grad, Prijedor and Banija Luka. He finished his BiH champion title and also became the most titled bulgarian afghan of all times. So well done Valia with that 2.5 yo youngster !!!
In Angers, the Ch. Mario Boss daughter Bahia D'Ab Del Shiraz became new international champion with the CACIB and BOB under C. Magre.
First show with Martina... and first german CAC for Ch. Tancrede. That was today in Ostercapelln and he went BOS over the champion classes under B. Novak-Slo)!
His daugther Alycya won today her first CACIB (before 18 months old) in Gerona (E) under the judgments of S. Markaritis (Gr).
Added 4 new paintings
Congratulations to the Ch. Turenne son Jodak Body Rocker and his breeder-owner Jo, for winning a BOB and GROUP 1st in England last week end !
Pict. is Thor with Janine, judge Louis Dehaes, Audrie Vanstellant with ch. Sayadena Delight BOS (pict. Stefaan Van Den Heyden)
Last week, at the very competitive Offenburg show (D), the young Adele won her first german CAC (and also RCACIB) under Beatrix Mearki (Ch), from the intermediaire class.
Some wonderfull "half Menuel Galopin" news...
Hot news from Germany. Ch. Tancrede leaved a few days ago for some german holidays at Nightwind. He will be shown there by Martina for a while. All the Menuel Galopin family wishes good luck for that new team !
Ch. Ch. Tancrede 's daugther Adele was in Croatia last week end and came back with another CACIB.
Ch. Vicomte was shown for the first time since he became best sighthound 2006 in Bulgaria... That was in Kishinev (Mol) under the famous L. Muun from Russia. He won the moldavian champion title that day !
The Valence specialty was Ulrick first show this year and he won the precious specialty CAC RCACIB under S. Stefik (sk).
Congratulations to the Ch. Parce Que son, Van Gogh du Shikarah for his 5 CACIBs win (in 3 different countries) shown only 5 months !
Last week end in tallinn (Est), Ch. olaf won once more the all breed veteran BIS under Jane Seymour (Aust) and Georges Kostopoulos (Gr)
Tancrede was not shown in the last 18 months due to a coat drop. As you can see, he is back in condition and will step the show rings very soon...
Niort international was our first show this year. Ch. Thor had not been shown since his world title 3 months ago. As a comeback, it turned out to a big succes, winning the CACIB BOB GROUP 1st and ALL BREED BEST IN SHOW. The breed and group judge was Mrs Kadike-Skadina (Lv), the BIS judge was Mr Pinto Texeira (P).
The rest of the family did also very well, with Ungaro winning the CAC and RCACIB (usable CACIB - his second CACIB win in two shows), Ugo winning the RCAC. For the bitches, Ch. Variance got the BOS with the CACIB (for her first time in champion class)
Pictured with the group judge Mrs Kadike-Skadina
Congratulations Martina and Adele !!! After the group win two days ago, they went back to Eindhoven to compete for the best in show. This 15 months old girl ended with a 3rd placement in the BEST IN SHOW line up... On the way to the show, Thomas made some new pictures of Adele.
See the new pictures of Unabella. She was clipped down 18 months ago. She is almost back in condition and will be shown this year to complete her championships (she is already a CACIB winner in Belgium and Spain).
What a start ! Adele was shown today for the first time in the adult competition... and won the CAC CACIB BOB in Eindhoven - NL, (from the intermediaire class) under Lisbeth Mach (CH) over a multi champion competition ! Congratulations !!! Later in the day, she was awarded the GROUP 1st win over a top sighthound competition under J. Scheppers (NL)...
Some bad news... for the 2349 afghan people who had made reservation for a Ch. Passy child : that little parson russel terrier, "mascotte" of the Menuel Galopin family, delivered only one puppy boy two days ago ! Both mum and baby are doing very well... Of course, some pictures will come soon...
Added 4 new paintings... in the painting section
Congratulations Ch. Olaf... He won the prestigious title of best veteran all breed 2006 in Tallinn last month.
In the last two years, he is undefeated in the veteran BOB competition !!!
New champion title at 9 years old !!! That was for Ch. Olaf in Slovenia who won the CAC and the specialty BOB in Lubjania under A. Van den Broek (NL) over a big competition (there was 3 shows at the same place).
Congratulations for Ch. Vicomte for being NUMBER ONE afghan in Bulgaria 2006 !
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007 FOR ALL OUR FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD !!!
2006 has been an exceptional year for the Menuel Galopin name with 30 new champion titles... Many thanks for all of you that have been taking part of this succes...