Friday, 29 June 2007


Scottish Working Trials Society held an open trial at Ballater on the 23rd and 24th of June. In keeping with most of the country, conditions were extremely wet so anyone attending deserves a medal!

Extra large medals should go to Hilary, who was judging, Jenny and Colin, who spent most of the weekend trudging through heather laying tracks and not forgetting Steve in his role as first-time Trial manager. Hope you've all dried out by now!

Gladys wouldn't have noticed the weather at all, seeing as she was on cloud nine after Danny qualified for his certificate of merit in CD. He was, in fact, the only one to qualify and also won the class! Very well done Gladys, we know how much effort you have put into training Danny (we've heard you!)

Well done Danny Boy

More Blackpool news

Missed this one! Katrina's young rough collie, Cosmo, was 1st in his class at Blackpool too. Well done!

Katrina also had a good day at Blackpool with her border collies, Chance and Riva both had 2nd places and Star a 3rd, very good going seeing as collie entries are always big.

Blackpool came at the end of Katrina and Linda's big adventure - two weeks in a tent and taking in three champ shows. Very brave when you consider British summers nowadays!

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Malibu wins at Blackpool

Blackpool Champ show was held last week and the only win that I am aware of was Elizabeth's Malibu who was 1st in Puppy Bitch. Congratulations!

Malibu looking windswept and interesting.


More results from Caithness show.

Daveena's Tilly went BOB and G2, Karen's Ceilidh was best NSC terrier and G3 and Caitlin was best junior handler.

Joan's Bo was best NSC hound and G2.

As far as I know, Caithness is the most northerly open show and used to be very well attended but seems to be suffering from reduced entries, in common with many open shows. The long journey up there will obviously be a factor and it has been suggested that more members of our club might enter if a bus could be organised next year. Would anyone be interested? Please comment.


1st Junior dog, Border Union

More from Dundee

Here are a few results which were missed from Dundee.

Karen's Ceilidh was Best of Breed and both Caitlin and Glenn did well in the junior handling classes. Caitlin was 1st in JHA (12-16 years) and this qualifies her for Scottish Junior of the Year and also Richmond. Glenn was VHC in YKC (6-11 years) but, best of all, 2nd in JHA (6-11 years) which means he will be accompanying Caitlin to Richmond as this is a qualifying position. Well done both of you and good luck when the time comes.

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Leila goes out with a bang!

Linda and Ron bravely travelled to the end of the earth (well almost) and attended Caithness open show on 23rd June. It was well worth the effort because Leila, who has had a very successful puppy career, took Best Puppy in Show. Linda tells me that it was Leila's last puppy class so she certainly did it in style. Congratulations!

Border Union

(Agility show a week later)

Border Union champ show was held at a rather muddy Kelso on the 16th and 17th June, although the showground was in a far worse state for the agility show held there the following weekend! I'll try and post a photo taken then to illustrate how lucky we were.

Plenty of club members attended the show and many were placed well but the only wins that I know of were Joanne's Walter winning his Junior class and Lynne's Luigi winning Best Import. Congratulations to all. If anyone knows of wins that I have missed please email me.

A good weekend for Joan and Bo

Dundee Canine Club held its open show at the great venue of Camperdown Park on the 9th June and it was immediately followed by St Andrews and District at Perth ice rink on the 10th. I am not aware of any club members doing much in the way of winning at Dundee, Joan and Bo probably had the most success with a worthy second in a very large hound puppy class and this was topped off with Best Hound puppy at Perth the following day. Looking good Bo! Keep it up.