Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Forthcoming matches

The club has invited Donside and Silver City Ringcraft clubs to a show match in the hall on Saturday 23rd February. Entries from 11am, judging at 12noon. The judge will be Helen Henderson (Nigg). There will be a class for puppies and veterans and also one for junior handlers if there is enough interest.

Another match to look forward to, this time for obedience. It will be held at the hall on March 29th and the judge will be Jim Mackay. This match is open to all and there will be three classes - from very basic to suit any beginners up to more challenging for the more advanced.

There will be refreshments and a raffle at both matches.

Monday, 21 January 2008


Membership fees for 2008 are now due. Single - £3, joint - £5

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Bon Accord Kennel Association

Bon Accord's first open show of the year was held on a very icy January 12th at the new venue, Thainstone. With very large car parks there was no problem finding a space but great care had to be taken getting to the hall as the whole area was like a skating rink! Not so easy whilst carrying show gear and holding onto a couple of large dogs.

It is a good venue, with great food available, but suffered from being rather cramped around the rings. Perhaps next January a few alterations could be made to improve the situation.

There were some successes for club members, please let me know of any I have missed.

Terriers - Karen's Ceilidh was BOB & G3

Hounds - Joan's Maddie was BOB, G2 and best hound veteran. Nicky's Alfie was BOB and G4.

Working - Joanne's Walter was BOB (must have been down to Mark's expertise as a handler).

Gundogs - Jennifer's Riley won his class and Elizabeth's Bronni won hers. Lynne's Luigi was best nsc.

Toys - Sue's Louis was best toy veteran and best veteran in show.

Sorry, I didn't have my camera handy so not many photos to post.

Some of the winners

Louis - BVIS

Alfie - BOB & G4

Walter - BOB

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone and good luck for all the competitions in 2008.

It all seems so long ago now but here are some photos of the Christmas party, which seemed to be enjoyed by dogs and owners alike. The sausage race was the highlight of the night, not many could refuse the temptation - Heather's whippets excelled, maybe thinking of their figures.

The sausage race

Sausage? What sausage?............

........Got it on the way back!

Not even a second glance.

On your marks, get dressed!

Shall we dance?

Fancy dress

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Bronze, silver and gold passes

Well done to everyone who passed their tests, we look forward to seeing you at the next level. Colin and Beauly were the only gold pass this time but all these silvers will surely be going for it in July.