Saturday, 29 September 2007

News from Driffield

I don't think many club members could have made the trip down to Driffield but Linda was one who did (leaving Ron to hold the fort at home) and it was well worth it as Leila won a large junior class. Congratulations!

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Homeopathy talk

There will be no training on Tuesday 2nd October as one of the vets from Miller and Swann, Elgin, will be coming to the hall to do a talk on homeopathy. It costs just £2 to attend and refreshments will be available. The talk will start at 7.30pm and everyone is welcome.

Podger Slater

Sadly I have to report that Podger, husband of Lorna Slater, died suddenly on Friday 21st. His funeral will be held at Macduff Parish church at 10.30am on Saturday.

Both Podger and Lorna have been at the club and shows with their Lakeland terriers.

Our sympathy and condolences go to Lorna and family.

Saturday, 22 September 2007


Darlington Championship show was also held last weekend in the lovely grounds of Newby Hall, near Ripon, where the weather was much more pleasant than at Airth. All three days were rain free, in fact the third day was quite warm and sunny, and the showground was in great condition - one of the lucky few champ shows this year.

Lynne seems to have been the only club member to win anything there. Her new pup won his minor puppy class and Pamona won her junior and post grad classes and went on to another reserve best bitch. Congratulations!

Apologies to Linda and Ron! I missed the fact that Leila had won her special yearling class. Well done Leila.

Jay does his first trial with style!

SKC Open working trials were held last weekend at Airth, Steve's Jay was competing in his first ever trial and not only did he manage to qualify in CD but he also won it - what a great start!

Steve says the weather was warm but the rain poured all day. Jay found two out of the three articles in the search square, completed a reasonable control round and managed enough marks to qualify in the jump section. Finally, in deteriorating conditions, he managed full 2 minute sit and 10 minute down stays even though all the other dogs broke. Their final score was 182.5 out of 200.

Well done to you both and good luck at the next trial!

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Companion show at Nethybridge

Strathspey Canine Club will be holding a companion show at Nethybridge Public Hall on Saturday 29th September. All proceeds to go to Grantown Dog Rescue.

Entries are from 12 noon, judging at 1pm. There will be pedigree, novelty and obedience classes. For further information please telephone 01808 511733 or 01479 811712

Roseisle results

Despite the strong wind and lack of sunshine, our show at Roseisle was a resounding success. We had a great turn out, the car park was overflowing, and altogether managed to raise the fantastic amount of £801.30 for Hearing Dogs

Thanks to our judges - David, Lesley and Arlene - for doing a grand job, also to everyone who helped out on the day. The kitchen did a roaring trade thanks to some great food and willing helpers.

Well done to the winners, we hope everyone enjoyed the day and see you all next year!

BIS - Aileen Perry with Gunner

RBIS - Wilma Ewing and Jazz

BP - Karen Maybury and Amy

BV - June and Brodie

The winners with judge David Patterson

BIS line up, part 1

BIS line up, part 2

Steve and Jay win the Flyers obedience

Hilary and Quincy win the Highers obedience

The raffle prizes covered three tables and included this impressive hamper from Baxters.

Winnie, Sylvia and Daveena doing a great job in the kitchen

Shirley Basset wins Most Appealing Eyes

Assorted Odd Couples

Well handled odd couple

The winners

These two were a bit of a handful!

Pirate Brint wins the fancy dress class

The novelty classes were often hotly contestesd

Saturday, 15 September 2007

Ken Knight

Sadly I have to report the untimely death of Ken Knight. He, along with his wife Elaine, regularly came to the club a few years ago and many will know of him and his Klanzmun mastiffs. His funeral will be held at Forgue church on Tuesday at 12.30pm.

Our sympathy and condolences go to Elaine and the family.

Roseisle photos

Photos coming soon.

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Companion show at Roseisle

Don't forget that our annual Companion show in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People will be held this Sunday (9th) at Roseisle Hall, near Elgin. Entries will be taken from 11am and judging starts at noon.

There will be the usual pedigree classes as well as novelty - your chance to show off your best six legs and don't forget your dog's fancy dress. There will also be three classes of obedience to suit from the complete beginner up to more advanced.

Everyone is welcome, dogs do not need to be KC registered but they do need to be at least six months old. Refreshments will be available.

Please come along to support a good cause and have a fun day out.

If anyone would like to donate a raffle prize it would be much appreciated.