Crufts kykado dalmatians8 march 2014
Wednesday 5 march we began our trip to Crufts with Kayo. First to my mother where Lara would stay overnight.
On Thursday 6 march we left for Knokke (Belgium) to visit Pieter, Eddy (Kykado Danville) & Willy.
It was really beautiful weather when we arrived at Pieter's, and we have made a lovely walk along the boulevard with three dogs (pictures will follow soon !!).
Friday 7 march we went to Birmingham where we stayed in our "regular" hotel ;-)
Saturday 8 march was the big day ..... "Crufts" !!
The alarm was at 6:30 am but we were already awake at 6:00 am .
So we made everything ready and left for the NECC. Always exciting such day .. especially when you consider that last year Kayo became Reserve Dog !!
Then it can hardly be better ?? Well It can !!

Kayo "Ch. Solbo's Kayo" became Best Dog with DCC and then also Best of Breed ! What a dream !! The judge was mrs. D. Dinsdale (UK).
And than further in the group. We found the whole experience behind the scenes of the Crufts very excited.
Every year we look at the group online and then we say to each other, "what a dream it would be to be in the big Arena".
Before I entered the arena I was pretty emotional, it is the Crufts and we were going to be in the arena :-)
It was fantastic to be in the big arena and Kayo flew over the green carpet !! We were encouraged and that gave us wings .
What an experience and we are extremely proud of Kayo who has enjoyed all the attention !!

Back to my mother on Sunday 9 march where Lara was waiting for us with a big smile because Lara is incredibly proud of her Kayo to.
Now at home we look the pictures and then I think "were we really there ?", very weird to see yourselves on TV.
We have received lots of sweet messages, cards, phone calls and flowers thanks for that !!
Meanwhile, the "ordinary" life started again , but we are still on cloud nine !!

Critique
1. Hultink & Hoies, Ch/Multi Ch Solbos Kayo,
one of the best dogs I have ever gone over, hard to fault. 

Wonderful head and expression, good ear set, clean well held neck and he has a proper front. 
Good along back, well ribbed and well let down hindquarters. 
Tail simply perfection and he is a moving machine, flowed round the ring with easy long strides. 
I thought he looked superb in the group CC. BOB.

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