news - 02/10/2022 Wallonia Dog Show Mons 2022 - Belgium
by Karl DonvilMons 1-2 Oktober 2022
Kind: Single Show CACIB/CAC
Number of entries: 1358 entries, 571 on Saturday, 787 on Sunday
Place: Lotto Mons expo, new location, big hall, bright and within easy access to major roads and highways (Brussels-Paris)
Sponsor: Cpro Food
Number of judges: 14 from 7 nationalities, 4 from Belgium
BIS judge: Mr. Peter Friedrich Berthold from Austria
3 Best scoring judges Saturday: Mr. Norman Deschuymere with 61 entries, Mr. J-F Vanaken with 53 dogs and Mr. Manola Poggesi from Italy with 52 dogs.
3 Best scoring judges Sunday: Mr. Michael Western from Ireland with 90 entries, Mrs. Marie-Josée Melchior from Luxembourg with 88 entries, Mrs. Carine Swysen from Belgium with 87 entries
Best scoring judge: Mr. Michael Western and Mrs. Carine Swysen both with 137 entries, followed by Mr. Berchtold Peter Friedrich with 134 entries
Dogs/judging day score: 50,3
Good scoring breeds: English Cocker Spaniels
Best in Show winner: Pyrenean Mountain dog " Qamar Du Grand Tendre" owned by Alain Tytgat from Belgium
General Impression: Good timing, early finishing on Saturday. Visit of Mr.Georges-Louis Bouchez, president of the MR (liberal party in Wallonia). Many exhibitors from France as Mons is close to the border to France and on the highway Paris-Brussels. Number of visitors was not bad.
Minor remarks or suggested points of improvement: The main ring was rather long and could be a little more square, but this is just splitting hairs.