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5.11.2005 Metz (F)
Tara (Finnlander's Be My Hero) participated in the International Dog Show in Metz, France. She was easily BOB (judge M. Le Magnan) as no other participants. The group was judged by M. Hermel and he chose Tara among the 5 best Hounds! This time no podium for us but we were very pleased with her first short listing.


11.6.2005 Basset walk in Wadgassen-Differten (D)
On Saturday, 11th of June, we participated in a basset walk in Differten, organised by Mr. Hans Schäfer (de dep. Sarrelouis). This was the first walk of this kind and it was very nice to see that many enthusiastic basset (mostly pbgv) people gathering together.
Thank you Hans for inviting us "Luxemburgers" as well!


3.-5.6.2005 European Winner Show Tulln (A)
Aimée (Finnlander's Born to Be Wild), owner: Ursula Swierstra:
Youth class Exc 2nd (judge: Karl P. Reisinger, A)


22.5.2005 Clubmatch Druten (NL)
Again the weather was on our side when driving to the Clubmatch of the Dutch Griffon Vendéen Club, in Druten. 12 gbgvs and 67 pbgvs had been entered and they were judged by Mr. Gérard Genichon (F).
Diva got this time only very good (open class, 14 females), so it was a piece of cake for Tara to "beat" her mother. She got excellent and became 3rd in the youth class (out of 10).
A wonderful BBQ party crowned the day. Thanks to all the organisers!


14.-15.5.2005 National d'Elevage in St. Galmier (F)
For the third time we participated in the French Specialty which was held in St. Galmier in Loire, close to Lyon. For the first time the show was a 2-day show, and, we thought that our turn (youth and champion classes) would be on Saturday. So on Saturday both girls (Diva and Tara) had been brushed and they were ready for the show when we heard that it is only the open class on Saturday, all the other classes will be on Sunday. So, it was a free day for us ;-)) It was quite a cloudy day and we got some rain showers and as for Sunday it had been promised even worse we were not happy to wait until Sunday...
On Sunday the show was scheduled to start at 8 a.m. so we were ready in time just to hear that the judgements would start only at 9.30 a.m and that there would be some judge changements as well. So, we were again unaware what is to come. Fortunately, the weather was completely against the forecasts, the sky was blue and the temperature was rising and rising.
Suddenly, around 9.00 a.m. we noticed that the judgement for the champion class had already started. A quick brushing for Diva and directly to the ring, as the first judgement is done individually without any numerical order. She got excellent and we got to the second round. The winner of this class, and later BOB, was a French bitch Poupée des Echos de Buzet (bred by Mr Jehanno and owned by Mrs Jehanno), Diva's full sister Nekhebet of Traveller's Joy (bred & owned by Lilian Wauben-Sinkovec) was 2nd, Diva's half sister Thabit of Traveller's Joy (bred & owned by Lilian Wauben-Sinkovec) came as 3rd, Diva (Isis of Traveller's Joy) was 4th and Newgrif a Taste of Honey (bred & owned by Connie & Bent Rasmussen) was 5th.
Tara's turn in the youth class was a bit later and it was already really hot. Tara does not stand heat very well but was still doing fine in the ring. She got excellent but unfortunately didn't qualify further. The winner of this class was Vanessa (bred by Mr Jehanno, owned by Mrs Jehanno).
We enjoyed the weekend a lot with our friends and with our dogs.


24.4.2005 Dresden (D)
Anneke Swiestra & Finnlander's Born To Be Wild: Junior Handler 1st price! Herzlichen Glückwunsch Anneke & Aimée!
Pictures available at


17.4.2005 Dachau (D)
1. Spezialzuchtschau für Französische Laufhunde in Bayern (14 pbgvs)

TARA: Youth Class EXC 1, Youth CAC
AIMEE: Intermediate Class EXC 2
DIVA: Champion Class EXC1, BOB, Best in Show!
An excellent day for us! Thank you Andrea & Beate for organising such a nice show and thank you for your hospitality during the weekend!
See all the pictures on Rudi's homepage at

Diva 17.4.2005, Dachau (D): BOB, BIS

BOB Diva and BOS Grand Loui vom Esculap

Aimée: Youth Class, VG 1st, judge: Jochen Eberhardt (D)

Tara 17.4.2005, Dachau (D): Youth Class Exc 1

Aimée 17.4.2005, Dachau (D) Intermediate class Exc 2nd