Our show news

year 2008

International Dog show Wijchen - the Netherlands.

40 amstaffs judged by Mr. Burgwal from the Netherlands. Because this judge did judge our breed for the first time, we did only enter one dog, Vega.

Dutch - Luxembourg - German Youth champion and Danish Champion Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won 2nd place in the championclass and reserve best bitch.............
Vega ended this year with finishing the Danish title as also the Dutch - Luxembourg and German Youth title. She is also pointed in the Netherlands with 7 1/2 CAC's, in Germany with 7 CAC's and one CAC in Belgium and Sweden. Furthermore she won this year BOB at the World Speciality Sweden ( 171 entries), BOB at the Amsterdam Winner Show ( 72 entries) , BOS at the Danish Speciality ( 90 entries) and reserve best female at the Dutch Speciality ( 113 entries).


20Dec2008
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National and International Dog show Kassel (Germany)

Saturday December 6th: National Dog show judged by Mrs. S. Wurgatsch from Germany, 35 entered amstaffs.
Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me won 1e place / CAC in intermediarclass and reserve best male.
Carmichael's Chick on a Mission won 3e place in the intermediarclass.
Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won the championclass / CAC and best female / CACIB - BOB.

Again excellent results of these young dogs!

Villain won from half October till begin December this year 4 CAC's in Germany, Vega won from end April till begin December 7 CAC's.

Both dogs are too young to finish the German title!!

We want to thank Vincent Noya for handling Chick and assist me for the Best of Breed competition.

We also want to congratulate co-owners Rene & Carolien Rugl and breeder and co-owners Rene & Anette Thirup with this great result.



6-7Dec2008
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Amsterdam Winner Dog show

72 amstaffs entered, judged by Mr. P. Iversen from Norway.

Sagebrush Prince Alex 3rd place in open class.
Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me won the intermediar class.
Ch Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won the Champion class, best female and later she won Best of Breed!!!
Vega did do this at an age of 22 months !!

After winning Best of Breed last year with Ch. Dk Staff's Go Rio Go at the biggest dog show from Holland, we are again very proud and wish to congratulate co-owners Rene & Carolien Rugl and Rene & Anette Thirup.



29Nov2008
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Dutch National Speciality

109 amstaffs entered under Judge Mrs. de Ridder-Onghena for the males and Mr. Doedijns for the females.
Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me won the intermediar class.
Ch. Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won the champion class and reserve best female ( 2nd best female in breed).

Vega earned with this win another CAC to her Dutch title, she has now 5 1/4 CAC for this title, only need 4, but she must be 27 months to get this title.



23Oct2007

Our trip to the National Speciality USA

We did compete with 3 dogs at the National Specialty USA and with great news to report:

We arrived on Sunday 19th October at the airport in St Louis, were in that week the Regional and National Speciality will be organised by the STCA at the Prina Farms.

On Monday we did pick up our new boy Presley ( Ch. Hartagold Devil in Disguise) from the airport, Tim Brashears ( Hartagold kennel) did ship him from Pittsburg to St Louis. Thanks again Tim for the possibility to have Presley in our home.

Our dogs did very well at the Regional and Nationals:

Villain - Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me was placed 3 out 4 shows, as the only uncropped dog in his class . His placements were as following:
* 2nd Place - Regional Specialty - Bred by Exhebitor Class - Judge Mr. William Potter - USA.
* 3rd Place - National Specialty Sweepstakes - 12-18 months Youth Class - Judge Mr. Rade Dakic Kica - Serbia.
* 3rd Place - National Specialty - Bred by Exhebitor Class - Judge Mr. Ken McDermott - USA

Vega - Ch. Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond was placed both times she was in the ring, as youngest and the only uncropped bitch in this class, she did loose from the bitch what won Best of Winners at the Nationals.

* 3rd Place - Regional Speciality - Open Class - Judge Mr. William Potter - USA.
* 2nd Place - National Speciality - Open Class - Judge Mr. Ken McDermott - USA.

Presley - Ch. Hartagold Devil in Disguise won an Award of Merit at the Regional Speciality out 107 entered amstaffs under judge Mr. William Potter.

The stud dog from our last litter Ch. Majestic N Klarr Jolly Roger won an award of Merit at the Nationals thNationals. I was also asked by Dick Pascoe to handle Ch White Rock Mocha with a Cream at the Nationals, unfortunately she didn't win anything this time.

AOM means:
n addtion to the awards of Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex, the club giving the show has the option to allow the judge to give Awards of Merit to those entries in the Best of Breed class which they feel show outstanding qualities of conformation and showmanship. The number of these Awards of Merit which may be awarded by the judge are determined by the number of dogs entered in the Best of Breed class at the show.

We want to thank co-owners Rene Rugl and Rene & Anette Thirup for attending us this week in the US.

To see our photogallery from this trip, please click here.


19Oct2008
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Dog shows Dortmund - Germany

Friday 17th International Bundessieger, 38 amstaffs entered under judge Mr. Stefanescu from Rumania.

Sagebrush Prince Alex won 4th place in open class.

Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me won 1st place CAC Intermediarclass - Double CAC.

Great Am-Staff-'s Good as Diamond 1st place Intermediarclass - Double CAC.

Dk Staff's Go Rio Go 2nd place Champion class - CAC / reserve CAC

Saturday 18th National Bundessieger,28 amstaffs entered under judge Mr. Peper from Germany.

Sagebrush Prince Alex won 3rd place in open class.

Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me won 1st place CAC Intermediarclass - CAC.

Great Am-Staff-'s Good as Diamond 1st place Intermediarclass - CAC and Best Opposite Sex.

Dk Staff's Go Rio Go 2nd place Championclass.

In general an good weekend for our dogs.

Villain won 3 CAC in one weekend, Vega has already 6 CAC and Rio finished the German title.

She is now Champion in 5 different countries as also International Champion.



18Oct2008
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International Dog show Kortrijk - Belgium.

57 amstaffs entered under judge Mrs. K. Grosso from the USA.

Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me 3rd place intermediary class.

Ch. Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond 2nd place champion class.

Carmichael's Painted Beauty 1st place baby class, best baby in breed and 2nd best baby in show!!!
It was the first show for Carmichaels Painted Beauty, and what an start!!!

Also congratulations to co-owner Danielle Jordans- Scheepers!


16Oct2008

International Show Maastricht - Netherlands

67 amstaffs entered under judge Mr. P. Roosenboom - Belgium.

Ch. Great Am-Staffs Good as Diamond got 3e place in the champion class.
Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me got 1e place in the youth class, and won his 4th Dutch Youth CAC


28Sep2008

National terrier show Harlev - Denmark.

42 amstaffs entered under judge Mrs. G. Hagstrom - Sweden.

Ch. Great Am-Staffs Good as Diamond got 3e place in championclass.

International Show Ballerup - Denmark.

44 amstaffs entered under judge Mr. H. Lehtinen - Finland.

Ch. Great Am-Staffs Good as Diamond won the championclass and won reserve CACIB.


20Sep2008
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Some official health results from the last months.

Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me got HD-A ( OFA Excellent) on his hips, he did pass also OFA Cardiac by Cardiologist.

Carmichael's Chick on a Mission got HD-A ( OFA Excellent) on her hips.

Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond got HD-B ( OFA Good) on her hips, she did also pass OFA Cardiac by Cardiologist. Her elbows were normal ( ED-0), and she did pass the TT test ( Mag test)

Sagebrush Prince Alex got an normal ( ED-0 ) on his elbows, he was already done on his cardiac and hips ( OFA Excellent).

More health tests will be done in the coming months!


17Sep2008
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National Belgium Speciality

Judge: Mr. P. Krol - Poland, 87 amstaffs entered.
Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me got 3e place in the intermediarclass.
Sagebrush Prince Alex got 1e place in the open class.
Ch. Wht Rck Hartagold Black Label got 2e place in the champion class.
Carmichael's Chick on a Mission got 3e place in the bred by exhibitor class.
Ch. Dk Staff's Go Rio Go got 3e place in the champion class.
Ch. Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond got 1e place in the championclass.



14Sep2008
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International Dog show Luxembourg.

Judge: Mr. Selimovic - Croatie, 89 amstaffs entered.

Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me got 3e place in the youth class.

Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond got 1e place in the intermediarclass and won the CAC.



07Sep2008
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International Dog show Rotterdam

76 amstaffs entered under judge Mr. Doedijns - the Netherlands.

Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me won the youth class out 9 males, with this win he finished the Dutch youth title.
" Villain" is now German & Dutch youth champion!!!

Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won the intermediar class.
Carmichael's Chick on a Mission was selected by the last 6 females out an class of 16 youth bitches.


30Aug2008
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National Dog Show Hedensted - Denmark.

9 amstaffs entered under Mr. Rajko Rotner - Slovenia. I was asked by Rene Thirup from Great Am-staff's kennel to handle Ch. Lobotown Fatboy in the champion class.
Ch. Lobotown Fatboy vel Capo and me won this class out 5 champion males, included the world winner 2008. Later that day, Capo won best male and BOS
Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won the intermediarclass, CAC and with this third CAC in Denmark, she finished her Danish Championship!!! This with an age at 19 months, what's an new Danish record, as youngest Danish Champion in our breed!!!
Later that day she did compete against the winners of the champion male and champion female, as also to the the best veteran male and female.

Vega obtained Best of Breed, so she finished the Danish title in style!!!

In the ring of honour, she was elected by the last 6 terriers, but unfortunately only 4 dogs got an placement....

We are extremely proud of this victory and also wish to congratulate the breeders and co-owners Rene & Anette Thirup.



17Aug2008
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International Dog show in Cloppenburg- Germany

18 amstaffs entered under Mrs Kirschbichler from Austria.

Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me won the youth class males and went to best youth dog in breed, with this win, he finished the official title " VDH German Youth Champion ".
Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won the intermediary class bitches and best bitch / BOS, this is her third CAC in Germany at an age of 18 months.


03Aug2008
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International Dog show in Leuven - Belgium.

31 amstaffs entered under Mrs Opara from Poland.

Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me won the youth class and went to best youth dog in breed.
In the ring of honour was he selected by the last 8 all breed youth dogs, but finally no placement.


02Aug2008
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Denmark for the National Speciality

90 amstaffs entered under judge Ulf Brathen from Denmark.

I was asked to handle Michl R California Redboy in open class, I got 2e place.

Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won the intermediary class and BOS!!!

After winning BOB at the World Amstaff Speciality in Sweden, another great result for this young lady!!!

Off course we also wish to congratulate breeders and co-owners Rene & Anette Thirup with this result of Vega.



26Jul2008
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World Dog Show in Stockholm.

We went to Sweden for the World Show event in Stockholm. We did compete with Vega ( Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond ) at three shows in that week:

* On Wednesday 2nd July was the world terrier show, judged by Mrs Petik from Hungary.
Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond got 3e place out 17 youth bitches, she was the 1e uncropped bitch.

* On Thursday 3rd July was the World Amstaff Speciality Show, 171 amstaffs ( 41 champions) entered under Mrs. Cindy Vogels from USA and Mr. Mannucci Massimiliano from Italy.
Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won the youth class out 27 bitches, later that day she won the CAC, after that she did compete to the winner of the champion class bitches, she beat also the champion bitch. Last but not least, she won Best of Breed!!!!!

* On Saturday 5th July was the World Winner Show, the bitches were judged by H. Kliebenstein.
Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond 34 youthbitches were entered in the youth class 9-18 months, Vega was selected by the last 6 bitches in her class as the only uncropped bitch, but she didn't get an placement.

For more pictures from those amazing shows please click here.


05Jul2008
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On Monday June 23rd, 4 Males and 4 Females are born. The males are brindle, blue brindle and blue fawn. The females are black brindle, brindle and blue brindle. Check our website for frequently updates on new puppy pictures.



23Jun2008
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Brussels Winner Dog show Belgium

66 amstaffs entered under Mr. P. Fodstadt from Norway
Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me won the youth class and best youth dog in breed, with this win he won the official title " Belgium Junior Winner 2008 ". " Villain" was selected by the last 8 best youth dogs in show, but didn't get an placement, because there were only 3 placements.

Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won the intermediary class.

Ch. Dk Staff's Go Rio Go won the champion class, best bitch and finally BOB. " Rio " was selected by the last 6 dogs in the terrier group, but only 3 got placed.

Rio won the biggest dog show in Holland - Amsterdam winner show in December 2007, now she won also the biggest dog show from Belgium!!!

Pics will be posted so soon as possible.


22Jun2008

National Dogshow Namur.

Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won BOB and a Group 4 under judge Mr. Frederick Devitt from France.



15Jun2008
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International Dog show Hulten - The Netherlands.

32 amstafs entered under judge Mrs. Cindy Kersemeijer from the Netherlands.

Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me won the youth class and earned his second J-CAC, he needs one more to finish the Dutch Youth title.
Carmichael's Chick on a Mission handled by co-owner Vincent Noya won second place in the youth class and Reserve CAC ( 2e best bitch)
Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won the youth class and earned her sixth J-CAC, later she won CAC / best bitch / BOS.

Vega won till now, at an age of 12 months these results:
* Best in Show Youth dog out of 63 breeds in Lommel (Belgium) 2008
* Best youth bitch at the Young dog and Veteran day 2008 at the Amstaff club of The Netherlands
* Best youth bitch at the Dutch Specialty 2007
* 6 x J-CAC in The Netherlands
* 1 x J-CAC in Luxembourg
* 4 x J-CAC in Germany
* 1 x CAC in Denmark
* 1 x CAC in Belgium
* 2 x CAC in Germany
* 3 1/4 x CAC in The Netherlands
* 1 x Res. Best female in Denmark
* 2 x Res. Best female in The Netherlands
* 1 x Res. Best female in Germany
* 2 x BOS in The Netherlands
* 1 x BOB Open All Breed Dog show in Kaatsheuvel The Netherlands
* 1 x BOB at an All Breed Dog show in Rheinberg, Germany
* 1 x BOB at an All Breed Dog show in Belgium
* 1 x BIG 4 at an All Breed Dog show in Belgium
* Rheinland-Sieger 2008
* Rheinland-Jugendsieger 2008
* Saarland-Jugendsieger 2008
* Dutch youth Champion
* Luxembourg Youth Champion
* VDH Youth Champion



14Jun2008
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National Dog show Lommel - Belgium

24 amstaffs entered under Mrs Steffensen from Denmark.
Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond aka Vega won best youth dog in breed, later in the ring of honour she won BEST YOUTH DOG IN SHOW!!!!!

There were 70 dogs from all breeds competing the youth ring, judged by Mr. V.A. van Raamsdonk ( Netherlands).

Dk Staff's Go Rio Go won CAC and Best Opposite Sex, handled by breeder and co-owner Tonny Bergstrom.


10Jun2008
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International show Neumunster - Germany.

24 amstaffs entered under judge Dr. Wilfried Peper ( 2419 dogs in total) Youthgroup and Terriergroup also by Dr. Peper - Germany.

∫ Dutch / Luxembourg/ German Youthchampion Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won the intermediarclass and won her second CAC in Germany. Bred and co-owned by Rene Thirup from Denmark

Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me won the youthclass and won his second J-CAC. In the youthgroup he won 2e place!!! Co-owned by Rene & Carolien Rugl

∫ Danisch/ Swedisch/ Luxembourg/ Dutch/ International Champion Dk Staff's Go Rio Go won the champion class bitches and BOB. Later that day she won the terriergroup!!!! handled by breeder and co-owner Tonny Bergstrom.



01Jun2008
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International Dogshow Varde - Denmark

52 amstafs entered under judge Mr. P. Fodstadt from Norway.

Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond went to second place in intermediar class ( 15-24 months) out 9 bitches.

Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me won the youthclass ( 9-18 months) out 7 youthmales.



31May2008
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The National Amtaff Club youth specialty

88 amstafs entered under 2 years under judge Mr. G. van den Bosch from Belgium.:

Carmichael's Chick on a Mission handled by co-owner Vincent Noya got an excellent and was elected by the last 6 bitches, out 18 youth bitches from 9-18 months.

Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me won the youth class ( 9-18 months) out 12 youth males, later that day he got appointed as " favourite youthdog of the day ". Very nice results for this beautiful young boy, an BISS at this young age is not very common!!!
Of course we also wish to congratulate Rene & Carolein Rugl, Rene & Anette Thirup and Vincent & Arlette Noya with these nice results.


Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won in the same class second place with an excellent.



25May2008
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International show in Arnhem - Netherlands.

60 amstaffs entered under respected judge Mr. Vella from Malta.
Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me won on his 1st birthday and 1st place in youth class 9- 18 months out 12 youth males!!! Later that day he obtained reserve CAC, after an Champion dog.
Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won 1st place in the intermediary class out 6 bitches. Later that day she obtained reserve CAC - CACIB, after an Dutch Champion bitch, what gives her an full point for the Dutch title, she is on her way now with 2 and a quarter point, needs 4 for the Dutch title !!!

Off course we also wish to congratulate Rene & Anette Thirup and Rene & Carolien Rugl with the results of these nice dogs.

Thanks for Dimitri van Raamsdonk handling assistance at this show.



12May2008
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International dog show Saarbrucken - Germany

27 amstaffs entered under respected judge Mr. F. Devitt from France.
Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond aka Vega got placed 1st in the youth class and a bit later she got appointed as best youth dog, by obtaining this, she obtained the title " Saarland Jugendsieger title " . By obtaining this J-CAC, Vega is now German - VDH youth champion, as she was already Dutch and Luxembourg youth champion.

Ch Dk Staff's Go Rio Go got placed 1st in champion class and later that day she got appointed as Best bitch in breed, by obtaining the CAC - CACIB, she obtained the title " Saarland Sieger ". Rio won her 5th CAC in Germany, what makes her unofficial German - VDH Champion, there must be one year between the first and last CAC, to get this title, Rio won these 5 CAC's in just 5 months!!!

We wish to congratulate Rene & Anette Thirup as Tonny and Tina Bergstrom with this great results.

" Mange Tak! "


11May2008
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International terrier show Luxembourg

At the international terrier show Luxembourg, we did compete with our 2 youngsters in youth class ( 9 - 18 months).
54 amstaffs entered out 7 different countries as Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany and Luxembourg, judged by Mr. Patrick Parson from France.
Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me won 4th place out 6 youth males.

Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won 1st place and J-CAC out 6 youth females, with this win she finished her Luxembourg Youth title.

"Vega" is now Dutch and Luxembourg Youth champion!!! We are very proud of this wonderful bitch and we feel very fortunate to have her and we wish to congratulate Rene & Anette Thirup with this great result as well.



27Apr2008
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International dog show Lingen - Germany.

There was an entry of 24 amstaffs, judged by Mrs. E. Feuz from Switzerland.


Dk Staff's Go Rio Go won 2nd place in champion class.

Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won 1st place and CAC from the intermediary class ( 15-24 months) at an age of just 15 months. She earned also Reserve CACIB.

Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me on 1st place and J-CAC from the youth class ( 9-18 months ). Finally he won Best Youth dog and last but not least Best of Breed over 5 champions, this all just at an age of 11 months!!!!

Later that day he was selected by the last 10 best youth dogs in show, but there were only 3 dogs placed.

Thanks for Ingrid Goppel handling assistance at this show.


20Apr2008
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International terrier shows in Hedensted - Denmark

At the international terrier shows in Hedensted - Denmark we did show our two youngsters "Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me" aka Villain and Dutch youth champion "Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond" aka Vega. It was an big competition with many imported cropped dogs out different countries, like Italy, USA, Poland and Russia. On Saturday were 55 amstaffs entered under judge Mr. Korosz from Hungary.


Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won 3rd in the intermediary class 15-24 months out 9 bitches at an age of 15 months.
Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me won the youth class 9-18 months at an age of 11 months out 6 males. Later he was received with CAC and best youth dog.

On Sunday were 58 amstaffs entered under judge Mrs Jernhake from Sweden.

Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won intermediary class 15-24 months out 8 bitches and CAC.

Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me won 2nd place in youth class 9-18 months out 7 males.



12Apr2008
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Youth dog amstaff speciality Netherlands

88 amstaffs entered under respected judge Mr. M. v/d Weijer - the Netherlands.


Carmichaels Shut Up and Kiss Me got placed 2e excellent out 8 youth males ( 9-18 months) at an age of 10 months.
Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond got placed 1e excellent out 16 youth bitches ( 9-18 months) at an age of 13 months.

Vega won her class again, its her 10th win out 12 shows!!!


30Mar2008
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International Dog Show in Luxembourg

There was an entry of 158 amstaffs out 10 different countries, there were amstaffs entered from USA, Russia, Hungary, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Poland and Luxembourg. The males was judged by Mr. Piet Roosenboom - Belgium, the females was judged by Mr. Nagy from Hungary.


Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me ot placed 2e excellent in youth class 9-18 months ( 28 entered dogs) at an age of 10 months.

Great Am-Staff´s Good as Diamond got placed 3e excellent in youth class 9-18 months ( 14 entered bitches) at an age of 13 months.
Dk Staff's Go Rio Go got placed 4e excellent in champion class ( 11 entered bitches).

Lobotown Fatboy ( owner Rene Thirup ) was handled by me in open class, he got placed 3e excellent out 19 open dogs.




20Mar2008
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International dog show Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

On 24th march we booked excellent results at the International dog show Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, under honourable judge Mrs Puumala from Finland.


Great Am-staff's Good as Diamond got placed 1st youth class, this was her 9th win out 11 shows in youth class!!

Dk Staff's Go Rio Go got placed 1st in champion class, best female and Best of Breed!!! Later that day Dk Staff's Go Rio Go got placed 7th in group III ( Terriers) under honourable judge Mrs Petik from Hungary.

Thanks for Vincent Noya's handling assistance at this show.


24Mar2008
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"Rio" and "Junior" at the Temperament test

On Sunday 23rd march, we did compete with " Rio " and " Junior " at the Temperament test ( MAG - test) from the Dutch kennel club.
Both dogs did pass the temperament test successful. "Rio" will be bred at the end of this year.



23Mar2008
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International dog show La Louviere - Belgium

At the international dog show La Louviere - Belgium, 22nd march we booked an nice results under honourable judge Mr. G. van den Bosch ( B ).


Wht Rck Hartagold Black Label vel Junior got placed 1st in champion class, best male and BOS.

With this win, he obtained the Belgium title. He starts his show career at almost 6 years of age in Europe, and with limited shows, he finished the Belgium and Luxembourg title !!


22Mar2008
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International dog show Leiden - the Netherlands

Judged by Mr. Theo v/d Horst from the Netherlands.


Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me got an 4th place in youth class 12-18 months out 8 youth males.

Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond got 1st place in youth class 12-18 months out 10 youth bitches.

Vega is now 10 times shown by me in youth class 12-18 months, after I got her from breeder and co-owner Rene Thirup - Great Am-Staff's kennel Denmark.

She won 8 times!!!

I did also handle " Dunia Madju " for owner Vincent Noya at this show, " Madju " won 1st place in champion class males ( 2 ) and Best male, with this CAC / CACIB he finished the Dutch and International title!!!




16Mar2008
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International dog show Groningen - the Netherlands

Judged by Mr. Miklos Levente from Hungary.

Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me was presented the first time in youth class and got an 3e place with an excellent out 6 youth males.

Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won the youth class out 6 youth itches and won her 3e youth CAC and finished her Dutch youth title!!!

Vega is now 10 times shown by me in youth class 12-18 months, after I got her from breeder and co-owner Rene Thirup - Great Am-Staff's kennel Denmark.

Ch Dk Staff's Go Rio Go won the champion class bitches and won also best bitch, CAC / CACIB, with this win she finished her Dutch title, she will be 3 years this month and she is Danish, Swedish, Luxembourg, Dutch and International Champion!!!
A big thank you, to Vincent Noya for assist handling me at this show!!!



03Mar2008
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National dog show in Rheinberg - Germany

Judged by Mr. Korosz from Hungary.

Ch Dk Staff's Go Rio Go won the champion class bitches and won so her 2e German CAC.
Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won the youth class bitches and won her 2e German youth CAC, she won from the best youth male and was chosen as the favourite youth dog and won the Rheinland Jugendsieger title. Last but not least she won Best of Breed over 3 champion dogs, this all at an age of 13 months!!!!


16Feb2008
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International Dog show Eindhoven

judged by Mr. Selimovic from Croatia.

Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me won best puppy in breed ( 11 puppies) and in the main ring he won 3e best pup in show!! His achievement in puppy class from 8 times shown in puppy class are:
* 5 x best puppy in breed
* 1 x best puppy opposite sex
* 2 x 2e place in puppy class males
* 1 x 1e Best pup in Show
* 2 x 2e Best pup in Show
* 1 x 3e Best pup in Show

Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won 3rd place youth class female (7).

CH DK Staff's Go Rio Go won the champion class bitches (2).

Carmichael's Chick on a Mission won 3rd place puppy female (5)



11Feb2008
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Open all breed show from K.V. Waalwijk

This is the biggest open show from Holland, 932 all breed dogs were entered. 35 amstaffs were entered under Mr. Jakkel from Hungary and our breed was the second highest entry from all breeds.

Carmichael's Shut Up and Kiss Me aka "Villain" won best puppy in breed and later that day in the main puppy ring, he won Best puppy in Show!! Afther two times 2e best pup in show, now he got the highest scaffold!

The main puppy ring was also judged by Mr. Jakkel.

Great Am-Staff's Good as Diamond won the youth class, best bitch and Best of Breed, this at an age of 12 months!!!



17Jan2008
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Carmichael's Black to Remember

We did receive this picture from Lenz & George out Rumania. Its a male out our first litter from last year, Carmichael's Black to Remember, he is 7 months old in this picture.



07Jan2008