Siirry sisältöön

Knut Blütecher

As I was active in horses from childhood, the greyhound and the whippet were for me the canine version of a thoroughbred horse. The first greyhound came in 1971 and the whippet in 1986.We do breed very seldom, but our dogs have been in the spotlight in the strongest competition in Scandinavia, USA, UK and rest of Europe.

Our last two greyhound bitches were from the 6th and 7th generation from our UK and USA imports from the 70-ties; the well known GB Int Multi Ch Showline Silent Step (22 Group- and 10 BIS wins) and her even more famous daughter GB Int Multi Ch Showline Sporting Step, one of the Top Winning Greyhounds ever in Europe; No 3 Top Dog All Breeds in Norway 2009, 2010 and 2011.She was made up in England in 3 straight shows, all with BOBs LKA 2010, Crufts 2011 and BIS at The Greyhound Club Championship Show 2012. Shown once in the US in Long Beach 2010, winning BOB at The Eukanuba National, and among the 12 last finalists in the World Challenge! Her brother It Ch Showline Sporting Trophy at Sobers is one of the most influential sires in modern time and behind several top winning greyhounds worldwide!

Our first whippet was Top Whippet in Norway in 1987. Her daughter Int Multi Ch Showline Statuette was Top Bitch All Breeds in 1995. Today we have three lovely girls, Showline Silhouette and the young sisters Swiss Ch EUJW23 WW23 Showline Sweet Tiger Lily and Showline She’s The One. The most exciting weeks in whippets last year must be winning BOB, Group:2, Group Junior:1 and BIS Junior :3 at the EDS in Denmark as well as CAC, BOB, Group:1 and BIS:3 Grand Prix CACIB Show, CAC at the Whippet Specialty and WW title at the WDS in Geneve!

Have been most fortunate judging at the largest International Championship Shows, WDS and Specialties since 1983 nearly all around the world, incl. Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and USA. One of the highlights was judging 249 whippet bitches at Crufts 2022 and 115 greyhounds at The Greyhound Club of America National 2023!

Thank you for being invited to judge in Finland again. Really looking forward to see some lovely dogs. Best of luck!

Knut Fr. Blütecher