Dreams do come true
When Mandela was Dog of The YearR #4 all breeds 2018 I had a dream that he could also be placed top 4 in the veteran competition 2019.
Already in May he took the lead! and kept it throughout the year with BIS veteran placements in 9 out of 11 shows and finishing as
VETERAN OF THE YEAR 2019 all breeds
It was a dream come true and standing in the main arena during the celebration I hoped that the moment would last forever, tears running down my cheek (and little again writing this).
But as if this wasn't enough, Mandela also finished
CHOW CHOW OF THE YEAR for 5th year in a row in both Danish Chow Chow Club og Danish Kennel Club
Mandela you are my one and only! You have given me so many wonderful and exceptional experiences - so much more than I ever have dreamt of when we started our journey together.
The most winning Chow Chow in Denmark over the last 30 years and the most fantastic ‘teammate’ - I’m happy and proud beyond words
A huge thanks to so many people
- Friends and family who have cheered and helped us
- Mandelas breeder, Michael & Susanne Lunau for your friendship and this amazing dogs
- All the judges who appreciated the quality in Mandela
- My sponsor Lloyd shooes for running in style
Mandelas career as a veteran/veteran achievements (from Sep. 18 to Dec. 19)
- Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Nordic, 80th Anniversary jubilee Poland Veteran Winner 2018
- European, Austrian, Copenhagen, Danish, Nordic Veteran Winner 2019
- Best In Show Veteran #1 x 5 (Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden)
- Best In Show Veteran #2 x 5 (Norway, Denmark)
- Best In Show Veteran #3 x 2 (Denmark)
- BOB Veteran x 22 (at International, Nordic and Club shows)
See more and more pictures on Mandela's page
See total score for Dog of the Year: DKK Veteran of the year
2020 will be the year where Mandela slows down his show career.