In The Show Ring

Animaltalk Top Dog 100 2019

The crème de la crème of South Africa’s show dogs have competed throughout the year to earn top honours and a coveted place in the Top 100 South African show dogs.

The owners or the Top 100 dogs for 2019 received highly sought-after invitations to the 25th Anniversary Top 100 celebratory lunch on Saturday 18  January 2020. Not only were the Top 100 honoured at the function, the Top Dog, Top Bitch,Top SA Bred, Group Winners and Top 10 were also individually recognised with a trip up the red carpet!

Titan (CHAMPION Craignair Special Titan was AWARDED 45th PLACE of 100 dogs, AND 5th of the SUPA 7’s TOP GUNDOGS which also meant that He is ultimately THE TOP LABRADOR RETRIEVER in South Africa!

BEST IN SHOW

Northen Tswane Kennel Club

All Breeds 660 Entries!

Forever I have dreamed of a day like this but I never thought it would ever happen. 

How do I begin to thank all the people involved in making this Dream a Reality? Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to work with animals. Our hobby and passion started to grow when I married my darling Husband Gerhard van Tonder 11 years ago.  Thanks to him my dream started coming together through his unwavering support and belief in me and by pushing me when I needed it the most. There were times when I wanted to quit and times when it just did not seem worth it. Yet he was always there by my side.  Without you this would not have been possible.

I also want to thank Jane and Kevin Pott from Craignair Labradors for entrusting Craignair Special Vintage at Kloofzight to us and then again his offspring Craignair Special Titan.  Just like his father he shines in the show ring… But this time Titan went one better by winning BEST IN SHOW (all breeds).  Jane, I hope we have made you proud!!

Thanks also to Mrs Betty Howard for your guidance along the way.

I also want to thank our Judge Ms Cathy Camac of Australia for appreciating Titan and awarding him the highest honour she could – Best in Show at Northern Tshwane Kennel Club All Breeds Championship Show on the 19th May 2019.

We are over the moon!

Our Kennel’s Awards

  • Challenge Certificates = 49
  • Reserve Challenge Certificates = 15
  • BEST OF BREED = 9
  • RESERVE BEST OF BREED = 12
  • Crufts Qualifier = 2
  • BEST IN SHOW = 1
  • TOP 100 Animal Talk 45th Place
  • 5th Place SUPA 7’s
  • Best in GROUP = 3
  • Group 3rd
  • Best CHOCOLATE Challenge = 2
  • Best Open Bitch = 2
  • BEST Veteran = 2
  • Progeny Challenge = 2
  • Best Baby Puppy = 1
  • Best Baby Puppy in Group = 1
  • Best Puppy of Breed = 2
  • Best Puppy in Group = 3
  • BEST PUPPY in SHOW = 1
  • Reserve Best Junior in Show = 1