A two year old Bullmastiff bitch called Wilma has won the first
ever Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme (GCDS) Supermatch
competition, held on Sunday 29th November 2015 at the Kennel Club
Building at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.
Wilma, whose Kennel Club name is Ardhub Black Obsession at
Alonzobar, from Deiniolen in Gwynedd, Wales, competed against 80
other dogs which have won GCDS breed classes throughout 2014 and
2015, in a series of knockout rounds to be declared 'Best in Match'
at the competition. Wilma's owner Geron Abbott handled her in
Reserve Best in Match was Sabu (KC name Ir Ch/Int Ch Asterel
Sabugeiro of Bamcwt), a five year old Estrela Mountain Dog from
Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, owned and handled by Louise
The competition was created to recognise and reward exhibitors who
support the GCDS through breed classes and Any Variety GCDS Stakes
classes at championship shows, and was open to dogs in the GCDS
Breed Classes at General, Group or Single Breed Championship Shows.
To be eligible, dogs had to have been:
- Winner of a GCDS Breed Specific Class (single or mixed sex) at
a General or Group Championship show, or
- Winner of a GCDS Class (single or mixed sex) at a Breed
Specific Championship Show, or
- Placed 1st - 5th on any day in the AV GCDS Stakes Classes held
at General or Group Championship shows.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "Our
congratulations go to Wilma and Geron for winning the first ever
Good Citizen Dog Scheme Supermatch and to Sabu and Louise for
coming in second.
"For some years the scheme has been supporting breed shows through
the GCDS Classes at General and Group championship shows, and we
are pleased with the response that the first competition has
received and that two very worthy dogs have taken the top
"The competition has introduced a new element of excitement for
Good Citizen dogs and helps to highlight the role of the Good
Citizen Dog Training Scheme in providing training and welfare
education to dog owners across the whole spectrum of dog