Karen Wakefield shares her experience of winning the coveted BOB title with Milo at Crufts this year:
Winning BOB at Cruft’s this year with Milo has been a wonderful experience. Milo of course takes it all in his stride and probably wonders what all of the fuss is about. Going to Cruft’s is always an event to look forward to. There’s the build up of anticipation of attending and of course the desire to do well. Our build up also entails friends, family, work colleagues, villagers and even our local butcher, who supplies us with a wonderful supply of bones wishing us well and waiting for news. No pressure then!
A little background about Milo….We imported Milo, Hickson Matrix of Milo from Joanna Maard of Hickson pinschers in Sweden in 2012. I have shown him mainly in Europe and very lightly in the UK. In fact last year he was only shown twice in the UK. From a Junior he has been a successful show dog. He has won six best of breeds including Crufts this year, his others being at the Euroshow clubshow in Geneva 2013, at the Brussels dog show from Junior in 2013 and three BOB in France in 2014, including at the Championnat De France. He has numerous titles which are Junior World winner 2013, Hungarian Junior Champion 2013, Swiss Junior Champion 2013, European Junior champion 2013 and Golden Trophy winner. He has to date sired one litter and from that litter Sally Clark imported his son, Max, Hickson Phantasos Dream vid Dreamtasos. Max had never been shown prior to Sally owning him so his success at Crufts winning RBD is a credit to Sally’s training as she has only owned Max for a very short time. His daughter has also become a Champion in America at only 13 months of age. He has proven to be a beautiful example of the breed and a worthwhile addition to UK German Pinschers. We are very proud to own him. The day was altogether a happy and enjoyable one with a happy atmosphere all round. Following his win we have had some wonderful messages from so many people and locally the village is delighted to have one of their own be successful at Cruft’s ….Milo has become a mini celebrity!
We had our 30 seconds of fame in the big ring which was a lot of fun, photos, interviews and you tube videos……. Travelling home to Champagne, conversations with an ecstatic and very proud breeder and five girlies who were delighted to see us back. We still haven’t stopped smiling…..