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We've added an extra chart showing Louis' weight against how many weeks old; makes it easier to read and compare.

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Louis has retired from the show circuit despite him only needing one more CC. As he got older they became less and less fun, both for him and for Sue.

So – no more Crufts from now on!

Louis had been to lots of shows and got his Junior Warrant, two Challenge Certificates and two Reserve Challenge Certificates.

At Bournmouth Canine Association Champ Show in 2007 judge Frank Kane awarded Louis his first Challenge Certificate.

Louis’ big win of 2007 was at the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Of Great Britain Champ Show where judge Janet Parker (Rejan) awarded Louis Best In Show and his second Challenge Certificate. The Club’s website no longer shows the 2007 results – the above is a preserved image preview by Google. I’ve also found a few old archive pages which I’ve saved and you can read them here and here and here.

He was also awarded two Reserve Challenge Certificates in 2007. One at Blackpool & District Canine Association Champ Show (you have to select the relevant show) under judge Mr D. J. Simpson and the other at City Of Birmingham Champ Show under judge Mrs J. Bates.