Thursday, 30 August 2007

New puppies

The summer break is over and it's back to school. Here are some of the new pups - all shapes and sizes!


Nana gets her tummy tickled.
She might not be new but she's still a puppy!



Pleased to meet you








SKC - no wellies required

At last a dry show! Ingliston was, as usual, very windy but at least it was warm and the rain held off. However, rain wouldn't have been a problem for a lot of exhibitors because, due to some of the showground being churned up at the Highland show, rings 1-20 were moved into the large and impressive hall. Those still outside were in three-sided marquees, which were well protected and actually became quite warm. The outdoor clothing trade stands wouldn't have done as much business at this show but I think the ice-cream van did well.

No photos from SKC but quite a few good results. If I've missed any, please let me know.

Three who won their post grad classes were Katrina's Star, Erica and Dougie's Willow and Roseanne's St John.

Karen's Fergus took BOB (Karen had a fair idea this would be the case beforehand!)

Daveena's Inka also took BOB.

Lynne's Pomona won her junior and post grad classes and then went on to BB.

Helen's Kez did extremely well to take 2nd, beating 18 others, in a huge open class.

Sue's Pansy was 3rd in good sized limit and open classes and this means that she now has her stud book number.

Well done everyone!

Late news from Leeds

These results are a bit late, seeing as Leeds was held in July, but better late than never.

Well done to Karen and Ceilidh who took Best Bitch.

Lynne's new import, Pomona, had a great day winning her puppy class then going on to RBB and best puppy.

Big congratulations also to Elizabeth and Bronni who not only took BCC but also BOB!


Tuesday, 21 August 2007

A very mucky Keith

Unfortunately, the weather was not kind to Keith show and those that had attended Turriff were soon experiencing deja vu. The sun did come out late afternoon but too late to stop the showground turning into a quagmire. Not so much dog showing as bog showing! However, everyone was in the same boat and all dogs ended up mud splattered as soon as they set paw in the ring.

The entry was down on previous years but the conditions obviously had an effect. Things actually went from bad to worse during the night, there was an absolute downpour and organisers were forced to cancel the second day of the agricultural show. Let's hope for better next year.

Brave (or is it foolhardy?) club members who turned out and squelched their way round the ring had some good results. Karen's Lily did the best by going RBIS, Morag's Arran had yet another Best Veteran, Joan's Bo won junior, June's Barney won the working class and Sue's Pansy won the toy class. Best in Show was won by the Irish setter for the second year running! Well done to everyone.

We are very grateful to our judge, Ann Layte, for stepping in at extremely short notice. Good job she brought her wellies.

We know Joan's Ruddi is a little overweight but her attempt to pass him off as a gundog was never going to work!

Keith photos

Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show

Best puppy

Best Veteran

BIS line up

BIS line up, part 2


Junior class

Gundogs are becoming racier!

Friday, 10 August 2007

Keith Companion Dog Show

Don't forget that a Companion show will be held at the Keith Country Show this Sunday. Entries will be taken from 12 noon and judging starts at 1pm. The usual pedigree and novelty classes are scheduled, dogs do not need to be Kennel Club registered but they must be at least 6 months old.

Thursday, 9 August 2007


Congratulations to Joanne and Annie who came out on top at what turned out to be yet another wet and muddy outdoor 'summer' show. Despite the awful conditions, the open show managed to go ahead, unlike the companion show scheduled for the following day. Due to the continual rain, the showground became flooded and the second day had to be cancelled altogether.

It was worth braving the elements for many club members with quite a few winning red rosettes.

In the working group Joanne's Annie added another BIS to her collection, June's Barney was BOB and Brodie also did well by being placed 2nd in a large veteran (7-9 years) class.

Linda and Ron had a doubly good day as Leila was BOB and Leo took Best Utility puppy.

Equally good in terriers, Lorna's Lucy was Best AVNSC, G2 and Lottie Best Terrier puppy, Karen's Molly won the veteran 10+ class.

Joan's Bo continued his winning streak by taking AVNSC Hound and G2. Liz's Erin was BOB as was Joanne's Flash.

In the pastoral group Katrina's Chance was BOB and G3 and her Cosmo was also BOB. Jenny's Brint retained his crown by going BOB.

Well done everyone!

Thanks to Morag for reporting results and taking photos.

Joanne's Annie - BIS

Best in show line up

Katrina's Cosmo (BOB) and Chance (BOB & G3)

Pastoral group judging

Pastoral group 1st -4th

Lorna's Lucy - Best AVNSC, G2

Lorna's Lottie - Best Terrier puppy

Joan's Bo - Best AVNSC and G2

Liz's Erin -BOB

Joanne's Flash - BOB

Hound group judging

Linda and Ron's Leo (best Utility puppy) and Leila (BOB)

The latest fashion

Bob - Best not separately classified rare Scottish breed

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Pastoral Group

There were so many photos to put on yesterday that I completely forgot the pastoral group! Here they are now.
Group judging

Arran - BOB, G2 & best pastoral veteran

1st to 4th in the group