1 June 2019

Shows may 2019

In England, there was a tremendous success: Firstprizebears Rio Grand won the pastoral group (similar to FCI group 1) of the puppies at the national show in Birmingham / GB.

The judge of the breed was Mrs. Ann Andrews, she gave her Best Puppy. Su Jones (the owner of Lola) best friend Helen Hards has presented “Lola”.

The famous Hungarian all-rounder Tamas Jakkel judges the pastoral group and gave it the victory. Really something special.

just a week later, “Lola” won at eh Open show in Basildon / GB, Best Puppy, Best of Breed and finished 2nd in the Group

Firstprizebears Rio Grand with her owner Su Jones

The European winner Dortmund. I had told all my exhibitors  NOT to enter with these judges. It was just awful !!! Too bad a judge is not  under observation and can be withdraw  his license in case of gross misconduct.

On Saturday the judge was  the Belgian Mrs. Gregori, she  had great fun throwing Monika Fuss with Firstprizebears Pikes Peak with an unplaced Excellent out of the ring.

On the second day the german Allrounder Mr.  Dux judged,  that was not very pleasing, Luckly Monika Fuss did not enter the second day .

Ch. Firstprizebears Patrick Duffy was registered on both days by his owner Mrs. Knuchel / CH. Fernando Suney showed him as always very stylish

1. day Excellent 1 CAC and thus all required entitlements together for the title German and VDH Champion

2. dayExcellent 1, Res-CACIB, CAC

Mrs. Cocozza was also present on both days with her always in g”ood mood Ella “Firstprizebears Q’Walnut Creek”

1. day Excellent 3

2. day Excellent 2 Res- CAC

The Swiss Bearded Collie Club held its club show on 26-5-2019 in Lotzwil / CH. It was once again a festival for the ” Firstprizebears “kennel.  In the past year, Ch. Firstprizebears Percy Sledge was Best of Breed. We even won Best of Breed and BOS in 2019. Judge was Mrs. Heide Müller-Heinz from Germany.

Best of  Breed  Multi Ch. “Firstprizebears Nora Jones ” Owner Fernandy Suny and Best Male Multi Ch. “Firstprizebears Patrick Duffy”owner the Knuchel Family

Firstprizebears Patrick Duffy

Both are now club winners of the Swiss Bearded Collie Club

Here are all results from the club show and will see how many dogs have been bred from our Dogs.


Fernando presented  Patrick Duffy as always beautiful. “Paddy”  is  a lookalike of his famous grandfather. “Lasse” (Lärkängens at Firsticebear)

Firstprizebears Patrick Duffy    Firstprizebears Patrick Duffy

We have news from Estonia by Marita Ginterre:

Season change officially announced!
Jenny has been the most loyal and motivating supporter of Elvis Opmanis and Lauris Opmanis during their Ski season. Now it is her time to shine bright!
24 May – Lithuanian British Sheepdog show in Moletai, Lithuania. Firstprizebears Q’JenniverLopez – CAC, BOB and BIS5  

Thank you Judge Judit Korozs-Papp (Hungary) for the super critics and appreciation of our princess 🙂
Thank you CCornelia Loest for trusting and letting us have this smart an

beautiful dog in our Family!

The judge Mrs.  Judith Korozs-Papp and  Marita Ginterre

BOB Firstprizebears Q’ Jennifer Lopez                                                                                                      Relaxen after the  Show with Lauris Opmains



I do not want to write about the Show on 25-5-19 in Hertogenbosch. I had a very high opinion of the judge, this was destroyed in 6 minutes that day.


In Neumünster / GER the Int-Show took place on 25-5-19. Judge was Mrs. C. Nölke / GER. Best of the breed and 3rd best of the group 1 at Mr. Dux became “Firstprizebears Q’Kim Kardashian”, her litter brother “Firstprizebears Q ‘Brad Pitt” won the intermediate class. Both are littermates to Q’Jennifer Lopez. Firstprizebear’s Q ‘Butterfuly Mc Queen had to settle for second place in youth class. Proud owner of these 3 beauties is family Hellwig-Grammann from Rühn in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern