Wednesday, 30 May 2007

First Aid Seminar

The club is grateful to Fraser Murdoch for coming and giving an informative talk on first aid for dogs, ably assisted by vet nurse Lesley and three very patient patients, Dillon, Brodie and Oban. We were shown how to do various dressings and a few people had a bash at doing it themselves with pretty good results - their extremely co-operative patients helped enormously!

It was a very enjoyable evening, made an interesting change to the usual Tuesday and we've hopefully all learned something new.

Fraser holds Dillon whilst he gets his paw dressed

Caitlin makes a good job of Brodie's ear bandage

Joan demonstrates her expert tail bandaging

Banff, Moray & Nairn CC

Banff, Moray & Nairn CC Open show was held last Saturday. Unusually for this show, the weather was bright and sunny, which meant it was quite a hot atmosphere in the hall. However, there were quite a few good results for club members and photos follow, well done to everyone. I missed some groups so, if anyone knows of any other wins, please let me know.
BIS was the Newfoundland, Reserve the Westie and BPIS the Peke.
Hound Group
Heather's Sasha was BOB & G2
Joan's Bo won the Hound puppy class & G4
(Bit confusing having two Borzois in the group)

Bob & John's Luca, Best AVNSC, G3 & Best Hound Puppy

Lorna's Lucy, Best AVNSC Terrier & G3

Morag's Arran, BOB & G3

Katrina's Chance, BOB & G4

Linda & Ron's Leila and Leo.
Leila went Best AVNSC Utility, G2 and Best Utility Puppy

Sue's Gypsy, BOB & G4

Jan and Edgrr at SKC

Some of you may remember Jan Crampton who used to come to the club with her Tibetan Terriers but has since moved back down to England. SKC must be a lucky show for her as Edgrr won another CC there last week and that means he is now a champion!! Great news. If you see this Jan - congratulations! We knew he'd get there, he looked a cracking dog from the start but Spey Valley training classes must have had an influence!

Scottish Papillon Club Champ Show

Sue went down to the Papillon Club of Scotland's Champ show at Lanark with Pansy and Gypsy and both of them did really well. It was the first champ show they have attended this year (apart from Crufts) and Pansy qualified for next year with a 3rd in a class of 11 Post Graduate bitches and Gypsy won Open bitch (6 present). They were very pleased to be competing for the CC but the competition was too strong - so near and yet so far.



Thursday, 17 May 2007

First Aid seminar

There will be no training classes at all on Tuesday 29th May as Fraser Murdoch from Moray Coast Vet Group will be coming to give a talk on first aid for dogs. He will be bringing a dog or two for demonstration purposes so please don't bring your own. It starts at 7.30pm, the cost is £3 per person and refreshments will be available.

If you are interested in attending, please pre-book and pay in advance as we need an idea of numbers, this can be done on Tuesday 21st at the hall but, if you are unable to attend that night, you can email me.

Look out for further seminars in the future - we are planning one on homeopathy in the autumn.

Sunday, 13 May 2007

Good luck Caitlin

The Scottish Kennel Club Junior Handler of the Year competition is being held on Thursday 17th May in Edinburgh. Caitlin Forbes will be competing, having qualified at one of the heats held earlier in the year. Good luck Caitlin, we hope you do well.

Best Veteran again

Well done to Morag and Arran, they went down to Working and Pastoral Breeds Open show at Perth, took best of breed and then won Best Veteran in Show.

Companion show at Insch

Club members had a good day at the Companion show held at Insch recently.
Another Best in Show for Joanne's Annie, Heather's Sasha was Reserve Best in Show and Best Puppy in Show went to Linda and Ron's Leo. Congratulations to you all.
The Odd Couple class was won by Sarah's Sasha accompanied by Bob and John's Thistle, I think you'll agree they were perfectly described!
Best in Show

Sasha and Thistle - surely an unbeatable Odd Couple.

Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Jay and Quincy

Steve and Hilary's Jay and Quincy looking very laid back about their wins at the Pets As Therapy show and the obedience match.
Jay won the Pastoral class and Quincy won the Highers obedience class at Roseisle and they both took third in their respective classes at the match. Well done boys.

Monday, 7 May 2007

Scottish Great Dane Club Championship Show

Joanne went down to the Scottish Great Dane Club show with her three youngsters and had a very successful day. Nana was 3rd in minor puppy bitch, Walter 3rd in junior dog and Annie continued her winning streak with 1st in junior bitch. You'll have your hands full at Crufts next year Joanne!

Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Obedience match

The match went well and everyone who took part seemed to enjoy themselves. Our thanks go to Alison Robertson for doing such a good job as our judge and to the members of other clubs who kindly supported us. It was very nice to see some of our own Beginners training class taking part and doing so well - see you all at the next one!

Class 1

1st Shona and Halle

2nd Jessica and Molly

3rd Katherine and Teddy

4th Heather and Skye

5th Olivia and Tess

6th Rhonda and Kyra

Class 2

1st Sally and Star

2nd Jenny and Brint

3rd Steve and Jay

4th Colin and Beauly

5th Shona and Halle

Class 3

1st Arlene and Libby

2nd Morag and Oban

3rd Hilary and Quincy

4th Arlene and Daisy

5th Lewis and Iira

6th Jenny and Brint