5 June 2018

Shownews Juni 2018

There is the 110th Champion of the Firstprizebears: D-VDH and Club Champion “Firstprizebears Pat Boon” Owned by Petra Hähner / GER. “Scotty” is the litter brother of “Proud Percy” and also only 28 months old. 2 more dogs from this litter will also finish their championship titles in the coming months. A very special litter from “Mr. Smitt” and “Prada”

Ch. Firstprizebears Pat Boone” on 03-6-2018 in Bad Salzhausen were he won Best of Breed this day  for the judge Mr. Steinmetz /GER and gained his Championtitel of German Champion


Mrs. Hellwig was with her “Holly” ate the Int- Show in Neumünster/GER. Holly became Best Veteran and in the ring of honor shw was among the last 6 of all breeds.
Ch. Firstprizebears Hollywood

“Ole” the beautiful  blue male of family van Bossche got his Polish title at the exhibition in Leszno / PL with the judge Mrs. J. Korocz-Papp / Hu

Multi Ch. Firstprizebears Lucky Luke

At 8-6 and 10-6.18 was the Double Show in Nitra / Slovakai. Multi Ch. “Firstprizebears Neil Diamond” was present with his owner Katerina Vasilioglo. On the first day “Neil” was Best of Breed and in the group 1 he was in the last 6 and on the 2nd day it was the CAC and Res-CACIB. I did not know the judges and neither did I know if he has enough CAC’s for the Slovak Champion title.

“Ch. Firstprizebears Neil Diamond” with his wonderful movement

On Sunday, 10-6-18, the club show of the Swiss Bearded Collie Club took place in Switzerland. The french Lady Mrs. D. Ponthus (Beardies of  Emerald du Lac) judges on this day, which was VERY successful for our “Firstprizebears”. Xavier Pottiez ventured the long journey from Belgium and became Best of the breed with his “Percy”.

Ch. Firstprizebears Proud Percy” BOB and Best in Show Swiss Club Show with judge Mrs. Ponthus


Family Kirmis with “Firstprizebears Pasadena” were also successfully represented. She won the Open Class with CAC

Ch. Firstprizebears Oscar de la Renta” of Mrs. Y. Müller won the 3rd place in championclass.

Also, on that day, the  club show was held in the Netherlands by one of the 3 Breed Clubs the  BCVN. It was the judge Mrs. K. Edward / UK who made Berry and Arie happy. The only 8 month old “Firstprizebears Q’Johnny Depp” became Best Puppy in Show.

Mrs. Edward und Johnny Depp


Family Kirmis was not in Milano but at the 2 days show Erfurt / GER on June 9th and 10th. Judge on the first day was Mrs. K. Selle / GER “Sally” won the Intermediate Class with CAC on Day 2 also Ex 1, with CAC on Mrs. M. Buthler / Irl.

Firstprizebears Pasadena” both days CAC

Milano/Italy, the beautiful city in northern Italy, was the venue for the ENCI show this  weekend 16 / 17-6-2018 and 2 more shows at the same venue.

Firstprizebears Patrick Duffy” was registered by his family the  Knuchel’s on these 3 days and, as always, excellently shown by Fernando Suny Alvarez, the owner of Kim Karnes and Nora Jones. “Patrick” convinced with his quality and won the CAC from this judges on all 3 days: Mr. Lehkonen / Finland, Mrs. Ceccarelli / Italy and Mr. G. Jipping / NL. This 3 CAC plus the 3 that he had already won gave him the title of champion “Italian Champion“.

He is the 3rd dog from the litter of “Firstprizebears Meryl Streep and “Beardiemarked Sighn for sore eyes” who became champion. A very special litter, Prada is just something special. He is the number 111 in our gallery in 29 years.

Patrick Duffy 1 Milano It. Ch Patrick Duffy 1 Milano It. Ch

Marita Gintere was with her Beardie girl on a national show in Lithuania. Judge was L.H. Wilberg from Norway.

Firstprizebears Q’Jennifer Lopez” was almost perfect. Only in the Best in Show competition for the Best Puppy in Show she was just too cocky and that costs the 1st place. But the fun everyone had was 1A

The weekend on 23./24.6.2018 with the 3 shows in Aarau / Switzerland was GREAT !!!!!

CACIB Show 23-6- Judge Mrs. Böhi-Wenger / CH

CAC Show 23-6- Judge Mr D. Manton / Ireland

CACIB Show 24-6-2018 Judge Mr. R. Branislav / SI

there were 3 Firstprizebears and they won ALL. Simply GIGA gigantic.

Firstrpizebears Patrick Duffy 3x CAC, 1x CACIB, 1x Res-CACIB, 1x Best of Group 1 and Swiss Champion. Owner family Knuchel / Ch. Handler as always the best friend of ours Fernandy Suny Firstprizebears Percy Sledge 3x CAC, 1x CACIB, 1x BOB and Swiss Champion. Happy owner Xavier Pottize / Belgium

and the girl

Firstprizebears Pasadena, 3x CAC, 2x CACIB, 3x BOS and new Swiss Champion. Owner of an overjoyed family Kirmis from Stuttgart in Germany

Proud Percy

Firstprizebears Proud Percy Firstprizebears Proud Percy


                            Percy and Pasadena

  Pasadena and Patrick Duffy   

Patrick Duffy


Winner Group 1 in Aarau

Mrs. Cocozza the happy owner of the “always in the good mood” Ella aka “Firstprizebears Q’Walnutcreek” fullfilled the conditions for the German Youth Champion.