On Saturday 14 March 2015, Animaltalk’s Top 100 Awards were held at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways. South Africa’s top show dogs were honoured at a gala lunch, attended by dog owners and several of the top dogs themselves. During the function R20 000 was raised for the SA Guide Dog Association, which will use the money in aid of training canine companions for people with disabilities.
Each year, Animaltalk magazine recognises the achievements of the Top 100 best show dogs in the country, with high accolades going to the dogs who have scored the most points during the course of the year. This year Animaltalk magazine also had something to celebrate – it was the 20th anniversary of this highly prestigious event and everyone at Animaltalk is hoping for another great 20 years to come.
Well done to this year’s winner KUSA National Puppy ’12 Multiple Ch Midnightdream Thril’f Victory, a Shih Tzu owned by Riekie Erwee. The other Top Dogs and their owners or handlers photographed here are: (back row from left to right): Rottweiler Zarrose Frankie-Freo and Richard Carter; Henk Jutte of SA Complete Pet Food (co-sponsor of the event); Pointer Seasyde Hollywood and Louis Kruger; Irish Wolfhound Celticlight Aslan Crusader Of Toddington and Brigid Harmer; Joy McFarlane, owner of the Saluki Elamir Classic Design For Fleetwind; Great Dane Fairmoor Call Me Frazer and Leigh Beckmann; Urs Honegger, publisher of Animaltalk; Afghan Hound Scaramouche Show Must Go On
(front row): Skye Terrier Linum Precious Ringo Of Nonsuch and Belinda Tarr; Samoyed Annan Burning Ambition and Denise Edmondson; Yorkshire Terrier The Best Models Trust Me At Xamner and Rene Potgieter; Shih Tzu Midnightdream Thril’f Victory and Riekie Erwee; Maltese Fabulous Moment Valentina’s Magicand Dr Heidi Rolfes; and Daniela Perra (representing the Pekingese Sunrise Dragon Sunny Sky Of Noblecourt)