Two weeks ago Chihiro and we were present at the 5th edition of the European Hozonkai Championship, which took place in Torino, Italy.
As was to be expected "the Chi" was still too much out of coat, so in the end we decided not to show her (almost all dogs were in great condition and better do it good or not at all). However, the event itself was a blast. Joined by many great friends and great dogs, even without showing Chihiro the trip itself was still very much worth it. Plus we added a little holiday at Lac d'Annecy, so no worries there either. ^_^
The day before there also was a special Judges Course that focussed on the brindle Akita. Next to having participated in that, Anto Lombardo and I worked on a summary, which can be found on the official Hozonkai Europe Facebook page. For your convinience, you can also download the summary as PDF.
Below is one of the pics Peter shot (stunning Komahime Go Shun'You Kensha), you can find the entire album with more lovely Akita photos on our Facebook page.