Best in Show 2013


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Peter Embleton - Belfast Dog Show Society Show Manager

Peter Embleton

The officers and committee of Belfast Dog Show Society are saddened to announce the untimely death of their Show Manager, Peter Embleton, who, having been diagnosed just four months ago, lost his brave fight against cancer in the early hours of Monday, July 7th.

Peter was in his third year as Show Manager of the society and was a much respected and active member of the committee, along with his wife, Jacqui. Together with Jacqui, he was highly successful in the Bernese Mountain Dog ring for many years, making up Champions both at home and in Great Britain under their Bernemcourt prefix. A Group 2 judge under Irish Kennel Club rules, Peter was also passed to judge his beloved Bernese at CC level; his first appointment would have been at Working & Pastoral Breeds of Scotland, in November.

On behalf of the members of BDSS, the officers and committee send their sincere condolences to Jacqui, their young children, Lauren and Jack, and all his family circle. Peter will be sadly missed.


Our recent dog match took place on Thursday 3rd July with our judge Christopher Cathcart Best in Match was Ivor & Michele Keelan’s TEJOS HEARTBREAKER Best Beaten was Stephen Mann’s ALDANT MADA DOG

Best in Match - July 2014Best in Match was Ivor & Michele Keelan’s TEJOS HEARTBREAKER
Best Beaten in Match July 2014
Best Beaten was Stephen Mann’s ALDANT MADA DOG

Photos by Heather Salmon-Wilson


Date for your Diary!

Our 2014 Championship show

to be held at the Kings hall Complex, Balmoral, Belfast

Saturday 27th September 2014

Hound, Gundog, Terrier Breeds

Sunday 28th September 2014

Working, Pastoral, Utility and Toy Breeds

Schedules now available – and online entry via Fosse Data Systems

Click here to view our schedule