MyDog 2023
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MyDog 2023

We had signed Jörfi up for the MyDog 2023 in Gothenburg. This is the biggest dog show in the Nordic region and according to the organisers, close to 8000 dogs were registered for four days of dog show 5 – 8 January. Therefore it came as a bit of surprise that there were only two Smooth Collies presented at the dog show yesterday, Jörfi and Pinja owned by Annika Fajersson. Jörfi got ‘Very good’ and Pinja ‘Excellent’. Photo above shows Annika with Jörfi to the left and Pinja to the right. It turns out Annika knows Jolanda Berkelmans at kennel Mabinogion, Jörfi’s breeder, and has been using one of Mabinogion’s males in her own breeding at kennel Light of Dawn. Small world! Jörfi wasn’t too keen on being touched by the judge, so this is something we have to work on, but otherwise she handled the stress of being surrounded by some many dogs and people pretty well. She found comfort in Deli, who was as calm as always, and her Briard friends Nizze and Madicken, who where attending MyDog in the neighbour ring.

Photo: Erik Sturkell. I haven’t been to a Dog Show since we showed Deli many years ago at another MyDog show. Luckily, we were one of the first breeds to be shown, which meant it was still quite relaxed. When we left around 10 there were lots of people and dogs!
Photo: Erik Sturkell. Our friend, Lina Rasmusson came to give moral support. She had been handling cairn terriers at dog shows in her young days.
Photo: Erik Sturkell. Annika Fajersson with her Finnish import ‘Pinja’.
Photo: Erik Sturkell. The three Smooth Collies immediately found each other and started playing. Fun to see.
Photo: Gabrielle. This was a photo I took for Jolanda in the Netherlands.
Photo: Erik Sturkell. Lena Lundqvist showing their Briard female ‘Madicken’.
Photo: Erik Sturkell. Lena and Madicken. They placed three out of four females.