More Dutch Routines

Another 2 Dutch World Championship routines have found their way to YouTube.

First Esther with Jamie, who placed 11th in HTM...

And Grietje with Floris, who were 10th in Freestyle:


Buy Pictures from Herning

Wiegaarden's Photo Studio have taken lots of photos of the HTM in Herning.

You can see/buy them by going to www.hunden.dk and choose See/Buy Photos World Dog Show 2010.

Then search for Heelwork To Music and there will be lots of very nice pictures to choose from - both from the routines performed in the World Championship ring and in the Arena and from the presentation in the Arena.

Brigitte van Gestel and Ruby in Herning Folkeblad

Herning Folkeblad - the local Herning newspaper - wrote a big article about the World Championship and used lots of photos of Brigitte and Ruby from Holland. They even made it to the front page!

Well done Brigitte and Ruby - you look great!

Emmy and Whisper's Main Arena Demo

Emmy and Whisper's (Team Denmark) demonstration in the Main Arena on Friday morning.

Brigitte van Gestel (Holland) with Twizzle & Ruby on YouTube

Enjoy Brigitte and Twizzle's freestyle routine and Brigitte and Ruby's HTM routine from the World Championship. Ruby placed 6th in the HTM and Twizzle was unfortunately disqualified for bringing a toy into the ring after having performed a super routine.

Thank You for Visiting the Blog During the World Championship!


Over and out.....

This was Hall J3 at 19.38 Sunday evening.

Thank you to every person who has contributed in making this weekend World Class:
  • The competitors and their dogs
  • The judges
  • Each and every one of our amazing helpers
  • The Danish Kennel Club & The FCI
  • Hanne Madsen, DKK
  • And last but not least the staff of the Herning Messehal who have honoured our requests without discussion and always with a smile
THANK YOU !!!!!!

Detailed Results from Sundays Finals

Detailed results for the freestyle finals (if you click the picture it gets bigger):

Detalied results for the HTM finals (if you click the picture it gets bigger):

Over and out from Herning...

Price Giving Cermony Sunday

The price giving cermony for the individual Freestyle and HTM Championships - complete with moving speeches from the head judge, champagne and cookies!



Thank you so much to everyone for making this a memorable and fantastic weekend!

Freestyle Finals - Top dogs

    Final results of the Freestyle World Championships 2010

  1. Thierry, France, 57,47 p
  2. Vanda, Czech Republik, 57,00 p
  3. Alena, Czech Rep, 56,80p
  4. Emmy, Denmark, 55,27
  5. Linda, Belgium, 53,97
  6. Galina, Russia, 53,53 p
  7. Michelle, GB, 53,10 p
  8. Johanna, Denmark, 52,66 p
  9. Karolina, Sweden, 52,47 p
  10. Grietje, Holland, 51,97 p

FS Finals - Thierry Thomas - France - Border Collie - Ubac

Music: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy "I Wanna Be Like You"

Again I must say as yesterday: What a fantastic performance. They really nails the happiness and joy from the Jungle Book - and especially from King Louis i Disney's version.

They show so many moves, tricks and turns so it almost takes my breath - and when you think:

Oh, now they are doing so - they do something completely different.

A fantastic trick in this performance is the dog dancing on its own in and out and between the figures in the tableau on the scene.

Judges' points in the finals: 29,17 which gives a total of 57,47


FS Finals - Karolina Petterson - Sweden - Hungarian Pumi - Arbetsmyrans Amazing Ai

Lina and Zing performed a very dramatic prison-break program to film music from The Rock. As far as I'm concerned they nailed it! They had some novel moves such as scratching out of the prison cell and ducking for incoming helicopters. Furthermore they e.g. had a great crawl and a cool back to back sideways move.

The judges points for the final is 26,50 and the total is 52,47 p


FS Finals - Galina Chogovadze - Russia - Border Collie - Moja Nadezhda Rolly Royce

Galina and her Border Collie performed an amazing traditional dance to "Barynya". I think I have never seen a dog dance number before where it looks just like the dog is doing human choreography, usually you see some adjustments in pace and motions but I couldn't see any such here. They were perfectly in sync with the music and each other in spite of having a really fast routine. Among other things they had a running sequence where Galinas back was turned to the dog and the dog still jumped over her legs at just the right moment.

The judges points for the final is 27,43 and the total is 53,53 p


FS Finals - Linda De Smet - Belgium - Border Collie - Eby of Sun Loch Valley

Music: Cirque du soleil "Alegria"

What a fantastic performance -it was a wonderful asian-inspired act.

The act starts with the handler in a big basket with the dog looking for her around the basket - on the floor and on frontlegs with backlegs on basket running around it. Nice trick.

In the other end was a big snake with head in the air - and they danced to it and around it with a bunch of turns and tricks.

The performance end in a perfect way with the dog jumping into the basket and closing the lid.

Judges' points at the finals: 27,60 which gives a total score of 53,97


FS Finals - Johanna Allanach - Denmark - Border Collie - Kojima E-Physical Graffiti

Johanna and Soda performed to the "Raiders March" from the film Indiana Jones. They had great contact and did some really good positions and fun transitions. Johanna used the machete in an inventive way, showing that the same prop can be used to several different moves. Soda opened a chest and found the treasure :)

The judges points for the final is 26,53 and the total is 52,66 p


FS Finals - Emmy Simonsen - Denmark - Shetland Sheepdog - The Charmed One's Biscuit in Blue

Music: Disney Version of "Annie"

Again we were brought to the heart-breaking world of Annie - but at the time time the dog showed Annie's positive mind entering the ring.

Biscuit was saying - we are going to have fun - and they did.

Handler and dog really performs as one.

I especially noticed the dog running splendidly backwards round the bucket. The act ended with the dog performing fantastic turns round the handler - while dreaming of tomorrow so much in accordance with music.

Judges' points at the finals: 27,80 which gives a total score of 55,27


FS Finals - Michelle Dodson - Great Britain - Border Collie - Kamarda Doctor Foster

Michelle and her Border Collie made a playful performance to Jim Dale/York Theatre Companys "Blow Us A Kiss/Busker Alley". They did some really nice distance work with the handler and dog turning in different directions and they also worked independently at a couple of light posts. Furthermore they had some great heelwork and a cool headspin (done by the dog).

The judges points for the finals is 26,43 and the total became 53,10 p


FS Finals - Vanda Gregorova - The Czech Republik - Australian Shepherd - All That Brandy Gentle Mate

Music: Kool & The Gang "Jungle Mix"

What a jungle miz - and what a hunting act for the elephant.
The team showed a wonderful interpretation of the music - and every move the made was true to the changes in the music.
At a time in the act the music changes to a even faster rhytm - and so did both handler and dog.
The dog was brilliant on its backlegs - walking, running and jumping.
And they did get the elephant at last :-)
Judges' points at the finals: 28,13, which gives a total of 57,00

FS Finals - Grietje Wagenaar - Holland - Border Collie - Fjurdyhoeve Floyd

Music: Annette O'Toole/Barry Manilow "Man Wanted/Dancin' Fool"

The music says Dancin' Fool, but there certainly were no dancing fools in this performance.

The act began with handler and dog turning their head from side to side at the same time - and then it broke lose :-)

The performance was so full of activity all the time with lots of jumps, turns and tricks - and every thing in perfect accordance with music.

I noticed one speciel trick, when dog dog turned round it selves bowing.

Wonderful start on the freestyle finals.

Judges' points for the finals: 25,20, which gives a total of 51,97

FS Finals - Alena Smolikova - The Czech Republik - Border Collie - Dapper Dame Black Chevers

Alena and her Border Collie performed a fast paced action filled program to Bonnie Tyler's "I Need A Hero". They totally rocked! The theme was fire-fighting and the routine combined difficult tricks with speed and fluency and was - I dare say - also very crowd pleasing :) Some of the tricks were novelties such as the handler spinning on her knees while the dog leans its hind legs on her and the dog jumping through a (paper) window. They also made some cool somersaults as well as the dog spinning on its hind legs and doing some distance work.

The judges points from the final is 28,23 giving a total of 56,80 p


HTM Finals - Top dogs

These are the results for the HTM finals today at the World Championships 2010

  1. Kath, Great Britain, 57,40 P
  2. Anja, Denmark, 57,10 p
  3. Vanda, Czech Republik, 56,20 p
  4. Emmy, Denmark, 55,97 p
  5. Carole, Great Britain, 54,73 p
  6. Brigitte, Holland, 54,50 p
  7. Birgit, Austria, 51,43
  8. Polina, Russia, 50,53 p
  9. Helle, Denmark, 49,97 p
  10. Daniela, Czech Republik, 49,86 p

HTM Finals - Kath Hardman - GB - Border Collie - Stillmoor Lady in Red

Kath and her Border Collie performed to "No more tears" by Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand. The music starts out slow and then gets really fast. They moved great to the music and had a large variety of positions, directions and transistions. Everything was very fast and fluent. The dog kept very close to the handler and they worked great together :)

The judges points for the final is 28,80 and the total is 57,40 p


HTM Finals - Polina Il`ina - Russia - Malinois - Shteffi

Film music from the Matrix

Again today a wonderful interpretation of music and the plot in the movie.

You can really, today it is like all the competitors (handlers and dogs) knows, that today it really counts - and also in this performance there were wonderful work handler and dog together.

They made wonderful sidesteps - and I especially notice the trick, where the dog is on its backlegs with its back towards the handler and both turning round themselves rather quickly.

I had the great opportunity of writen about this act 2 days ago - and I wasn't a bit dissapointed seeing it again.

Judges' points for the finals: 25,23 which gives a total of 50,53


HTM Finals - Emmy Simonsen - Denmark - Border Collie - Bridacre Wisp

Film music from Disneys Ratatouille

This was another wonderfull performance from a team not performing as a couple but as one.

To me every movement, every change in position and every change in speed was to precise in according to rhytm and change in music.

Their tiptoe-steps especielly were wonderful.

I always like to see a performance where the dog is wagging the tail and looking at the handler with love in his eyes all during the act.

Judges' points for the finals: 28,00, which gives a total score of 55,97


HTM Finals - Anja Christiansen - Denmark - Border Collie - Fæhunden´s Queeny Las

Anja and Queenie performed to film music from Lord of The Rings. They made a great job of interpreting the music and the film!

Their program was fluent and the position changes were really good and sooo fast :) They used a lot of different positions (all of them?) and had some very impressing moves and changes behind Anjas back.

The judges points for the finals was 28,90 and the total is 57,10


HTM Finals - Birgit Gragobern - Austria - Border Collie - Australis Arkansas Dream

Music: "Le Onde" by Ludovico

Thank you Austria for a brilliant performance. The dog is a big border collie, but all through the performance it seemed like the handler and the dog was flowing in the air just a few inches above the ring floor.

It was so nice to see, when they made small running steps together.

They were precise in every movement according to the music - and the handler made splendid use of the dog running through her legs in almost every change in position.

Judges' points for the finals: 25,80, which gives a total score of 51,43

HTM Finals - Vanda Gregorova - Czech Rep - Australian Shepherd - All That Brandy Gentle Mate

Wanda and her dog performed to "Gipsy Dance Mix" by Edvin Marton/Latina Guitarro. They performed a wonderfully fluent program with many positions and directions. The transitions were really good and they made everything look so easy (although it was anythin but). The dog kept very close to the handler and they made a cute high step together. The most moving part for me was however to see the intensity of their connection, they moved as one and worked lovely together.

Judges points for the final 28,50 giving a total of 56,20 p


HTM Finals - Brigitte van Gestel Holland - Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever - Ruby From Nova´s Power

Music: "Espana Cani" with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
This time we wen't to a bull-fighting arena - and the handler and dog starts in a bowing position.
They did a great healwork-performance - and every could see that the dog just loves doing this: always a wagging tail and a loving eye-contact with the handler.
All movements followed the music perfectly - no matter if they went forward, backward or by side.
I really liked the trick at the end, where the dog rolles towards the handler.
Judges' points for the finals: 27,20, which gives a total of 54,50

HTM Finals - Daniela Siskova - Czech Rep - Border Collie - Aurora Piranha Rainy Love

Daniela and her Border Collie performed a boxing routine to "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. They had a very cool start with handler and dog shaking their heads to the beat of the music. They did a lot of sidework where the dogs side is next to the handlers front or back and used the music well. I loved the paw-crossing trick and think that they did a really good job although the dog occationaly seemed a bit distracted :)

The judges points for the final was 24,93 which makes a total of 49,86 p

HTM Finals - Carole Dodson - GB - Border Collie - Kinaway Dr Watson

Music: Escala Compilation
Carole and her dog were the first competitors to open the ball - it must be some pressure but what a start!
The performance started with the dog lying on its back - and from the beginning to the end they showed fantastic heelwork with a wonderful interpretation of the music.
Handler and dog performed not as a couple but as one - no matter the direction or placement of the dog to the handler.
What a way to start the finals.
Judges' points for the final: 27,43, which gives a total of 54,73

HTM Finals - Helle Larssen - Denmark - Border Collie - Littlethorn Avensis

Helle and Doggie performed to film music from Billy Elliot "Shine". Doggie didn't seem quite as focused as on friday but they worked really well together and had a beautiful and fast paced program with some nice start-stop motions.

The judges points for the final is 25,00 and the total is 49,97

Finals "White Dog" (freestyle) Marianne Blesky - Denmark - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Lykkedragen's DeeDee Blondie

(A white dog is a performance that opens the competition but which isn't part of the competition).

Marianne and her cavalier performed a fun routine to the theme from the TV series Huset på Christianshavn - a Danish classic. They had some very clever broom work and good distance moves. Blondie is only two years old so I think we'll get to see more of her big competitions - and not as the white dog ;)


Here we go!

Good luck to all the competitors!

FS Individual running order for sunday (small change from yesterday)

After the prize-giving ceremony saturday the individuel running order for the FS-finals sunday was drawn and is:

  1. Grietje Wagenaar, Holland
  2. Alena Smolikova, The Czech Republik
  3. Vanda Gregorova, The Czech Republik
  4. Michelle Dodson, Great Britain
  5. Emmy Simonsen, Denmark
  6. Johanna Allanach, Denmark
  7. Linda De Smet, Belgium
  8. Galina Chogovadze, Russia
  9. Thierry Thomas, France
  10. Karolina Petterson, Sweden (due to bitch in heat)

The best of luck to all of you.


Two hours to go

to the first ever Individual World Championships in HTM & Freestyle


Detailed Results Freestyle Saturday

Price giving cermony and Freestyle results (saturday)

The results for the first ever World Freestyle Championships are:

In the team competition

1. The Czech Republic
2. Denmark
3. Russia

Top-ten-individual results :
1. Vanda, Czech Rep
2. Alena, Czech Rep
3. Thierry, France
4. Emmy, Denmark
5. Grietje, Holland
6. Michelle, GB
7. Linda, Belgium
8. Johanna, Denmark
9. Galina, Russia
10. Karolina, Sweden

Thank you to all the contestants! You did a great job!


FS Brigitte van Gestel - Holland - Border Collie - Twice as nice Twizzle van Benvenida's Joy

Music: Chipz "In the game"

The theme for this performance was a succer-game - and it was a very joyfull performance.

Both dog and handler did their best to get the ball - trying any trick to get it, while they moved around very precise according to the music.

Finally the dog gets a warning, which it truly gets very embarressed over - and they ends up limbing out.

Judges' points: Very sadly a disqualification due to competetion rule nr 5 saying that it is not allowed to have toy in the ring.

Top dogs so far

Vanda, Czech Rep, 28,87 p
Alena, Czech Rep, 28,57 p
Thierry, France, 28,30 p
Emmy, Denmark, 27,47 p
Grietje, Holland, 26,77 p
Michelle, GB, 26,57 p
Linda, Belgium, 26,37 p
Johanna, Denmark, 26,13 p
Galina, Russia, 26,10 p
Karolina, Sweden, 25,97 p
Sini, Finland, 25,33 p
Jenny, GB, 25,30 p
Tatyana, Russia, 25,30 p
Birgit, Austria, 24,50 p
Lucie, Czech Rep, 24,20 p
Olga, Russia & Jette, Denmark 24,00 p
Esther, Holland, 21,93 p
Rose, France, 21,17 p
Li, Sweden, 20,60 p
Corinne, France, 19,93 p
Penny, GB, 15,50 p
Agnes, Sweden, DQ
Birgitte, Holland, DQ

(This is a preview - hopefully it's correct!)

FS Agnes Mohlin - Sweden - Border Collie - Pelle

Agnes and Pelle performed their pantomime program to Detektivbyrån's "Hemvägen". Agnes makes a wonderful mime and Pelle was quiet today (unlike yesterdays HTM program)! They are performers taht make everything look so easy :) My favourite moves are when Agnes uses Pelle as a clothes rack and when he refuses to leave the basket to make room for Agnes.

Go Team Sweden!

Points: DISQ (unfortunatly they left the ring before the last note of the music was played)


FS Michelle Dodson - Great Britain - Border Collie - Kamarda Doctor Foster

Music: Busker Alley "Blow Us a Kiss"

The handler and dog took us all to a trip to the streets of London - and I think they enjoyed themselves as much as we did. Anyway I like to see, when the handler is able to sing along at the same time as giving the commands.

They had 2 light-stands in the ring, and they were used to different turns one way or another.

All in one the whole act was true to the rhytm in the music - and they also showed so many different turns or movement all around the handler.

Judges's points: 26,57

FS Corinne Médauer - France - Border Collie - Vulcain

Corinne and her dog performed to "If I were a boy" by Lee Car. They started with a cute look-over-the-handlers-shoulder move :) The dog appeared slightly distracted in the beginning but after that they had great contact and did some really good positions including "arrows" and "tail". Good job!

Points: 19,93


FS Emmy Simonsen - Denmark - Shetland Sheepdog - The Charmed One's Biscuit in Blue

Music: Disney version of Annie "It's a hard knock life/Tomorrow mix"

The story of Annie always bring tears in my eyes - and so did this performance :-)

The handler and dog gave an interpretation so close to the plot in the movie -as well at the fosterhome as when Annie dreams of a better future.

There were so many different tricks and turns - and all close to the rhytm and changes of the music.

Judges' points: 27,47

FS Galina Chogovadze - Russia - Border Collie - Moja Nadezhda Rolly Royce

Gailna and her Border Collie performed a fast and entertaining program to "Barynya", a traditional dance tune. They had a really cool start with the dog jumping on its hind legs in pace with the music. Their entire routine was very happy and perfectly in pace with the music and they made it all look so easy and fluent :)

Go Russia!

Points: 26,10


FS Alena Smolikova - The Czech Republic - Border Collie - Dapper Dame Black Chevers

Music: Bonnie Tyler "I Need A Hero"

It we just had heroes like them :-)

We had a fire in the ring - the dog starts with the frontlegs on a fire-vehicle and drives it towards the fire - and then the work/show startes in the best spirit of the music.

The dog jumps any possible way on, over and under the handler in so many different ways, but extremely precise.

To the end the dog jumps through a paper-window. Then they get to the fire - the dog grabs the water-tube and the fire is put down.

So I must say again - if we just had heroes like them :-) A fantastic performance.

Judges' points: 28,57

FS Grietje Wagenaar - Holland - Border Collie - Fjurdyhoeve Floyd

Grietje and her dog performd to a medly by Anette O'Toole & Barry Manilow "Man wanted / Dancin' Fool". Their program was an entertaining and extremly high speed dance routine. The dog did some cute hugging of the handlers legs and they did a cool start-stop running where the dog hanged its backlegs on the handlers lifted leg. They also had a really fun zig-zag with twists.

Go Holland!

Points: 26,77


FS Karolina Petterson - Sweden - Hungarian Pumi - Arbetsmyrans Amazing Ai

Film music from The Rock

The performance starts with the handler and dog behind the bars - and they are both having a really bad time there.

Suddenly they break out and sneaks away - and luckily that. Seeing the rest of act it would be so bad, if they had to be behind bars!

If was a super show with lots of good tricks. One in particular was when dog and handler was crawling on the floor side by side - and in the end, where the dog tries to help the handler lying on the floor by pulling her by a lead.

Judges' points: 25,97

FS Jenny Deakin - Great Britain - Border Collie - Shepwood Morning Sunshine

Jenny and her Border Collie performed a country western themed program to "Pencil Full of Lead" by Paolo Nutini. Jenny captured the attitude of the music perfectly and they did som very nice start-stop motions and great heelwork. They also did the "arrow" movement and some cool heelwork-at-a-distance moves (among others the dog danced around the handler in a big circle going backwards).
Points: 25,53

FS Thierry Thomas - France - Border Collie - Ubac

Music: "I Wanna Be Like You" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

In this act the ring turned into a jungle featuring Baloo and King Louis from the Jungle Book.

What a fantastic performance - so full of joy and happiness. The handler was playing a palm-guitar, while the dog was dancing around in the ring, around the palmes and the figures - and with a lot of wonderfull turns around, over and under the handler.

A speciel trick was when the handler sended the dog away from him to Baloo - and the dog danced arund the figure on backlegs and with frontlegs on Baloo.

Judges' points: 28,30


FS Jette Haastrup - Denmark - Dachshund - Percenta's Addi

Jette and Addi performed a fast paced program to film music from Zorro. Addi is the first Dachshund in the competition and performed a fantastic variety of tricks e.g. fetching, standing on her back legs, distance work, jumping over her handler and rolling over. Way to go!

Points: 24,00


FS Tatyana Gette-Kishinevskaya - Russia - Entlebucher Sennenhund - Korolevstvo Gorni

Music: "Boogy-Woogy"

We were all following the rhytm - and especially the handler and the dog.

The dog was not so high - but some of the tricks was some nice high jumps and they made a lot of nice turns following the music in a perfect way.

Both handler and dog were very active - and we all sat with a smile on our faces both during and after the performance.

Judges' points: 25,30

FS Vanda Gregorova - Czech Republic - Australian Shepherd - All That Brandy Gentle Mate

Kool & The Gangs "Jungle Jazz mixed with Time Splitters" was the music for Vanda and her Australian Shepherd. They put on a great show! Lots of fantastic tricks and great contact between the dog and the handler. They had some start-stop motion, nodding and looking left/right to the beat, the dog pulling its own leg as well as handler and dog holding back feet/paws. The dog also performed front and back limp and a very cute front-end-crawl.
Go Czech Republic!
Points: 28,87