Indy leaves Youth Class with a Bang

Endeavour Morse vom Storkenbusch (“Indy”) was entered for the last time in Youth Class at the Retriever Club Luxembourg show in Parc Mertert(Lux) this weekend before he turns 18 months next week.

Judge this weekend for the Labrador Retrievers was the legendary Mrs. Penny Carpanini (Carpenny – GB) and with a strong class of 11 entries we had very little expectations. Indy though had different thoughts on the matter and used all of his charm on Mrs. Capanini. To our surprise he was awarded an Excellent 1st Place.

Mrs. Capenini commented: “Pleasing Yellow, 17 months old.Quite mature for his age.His sturdy old fashioned compact type appeals to me, as does his head and expression.Good reach and drive on the move, showing well sprung hocks and pasterns. Good coat and tail.Pleasing calm temperament. Excellent”.

To round this off Indy was also awarded Luxembourg Youth Champion!

Also entered of course was Dutch Scooter vom Storkenbusch. Riley was presented in the Champion Class, also with stiff competition. Riley clearly suffered more with the heat than his little brother and was awarded and Excellent 3rd Place although Mrs. Carpanini did comment: “Worthy black champion enjoying his day out but feeling the heat. Free sound mover. Excellent coat, Pleasing friendly head. A lovely specimen”

We really thank Mrs. Carpanini for her kind words on both our Supermonsters.

Riley and Indy were joined this show by Mother Tess (A Sense of Pleasure’s Pepsi), and sister June (Delicious June vom Storkenbusch), both shown by breeder/ owner Dagmar Eck and brother Doc (Doc Corner vom Storkenbusch), shown by owner Silvia Berft.

Congratulations to all.

And we cannot forget Ferny Herkes and her team at the Retriever Club Luxembourg. Once again they pulled of an amazing show, well organised, great judges, great dogs and great people and a fantastic atmosphere again in Parc Mertert. We are already looking forward to being there again next year.

Some pictures from the weekend are below.