Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Companion show photos

The sun shone down on the companion show in aid of PAT and MacMillan on Sunday, this made for an enjoyable day with a bumper entry. The grand sum of £1100 was raised for the charities.

There were quite a few wins for Spey Valley members - Sue's Gypsy won the toy class and then went Best in Show, Jenny's Brint won the pastoral class, Joanne's Walter won the working and Karen's Poppy was first in a very large puppy class.

Best Puppy was won by Maria Hall's Polly, bred by Erica and Dougie, continuing her run of success.

Jayne and David's Charley was Best crossbreed (photo to follow)

Well done to everyone.
Organiser Gladys with Danny and Nikki

Enjoying the sunshine

Jasper getting in some between posing for the paparazzi

Best six legs
The winners

Best In Show line up


Triers obedience
R - L
1st - Eleanor Harrison and Misty
2nd - Jean Matherson and Bria
3rd - Jayne Currie and Charley
4th - Katherine McCrae and Teddy
5th - Emma West and Archie
Fliers obedience
R - L
1st - Eleanor Harrison and Dusty
2nd - Eleanor and Misty
3rd - Gail Robertson and Tarn
4th - Jayne Currie and Charley
5th - Bailey
Highers obedience
R - L
1st - Eleanor Harrison and Misty
2nd - Alec Wolstenholme and Jake
3rd - Alison Robertson and Cody
4th - Jenny Wood and Brint
5th - Sue Gray and Teasel
Best Puppy
Maria Hall's Polly

Reserve Best In Show
Mrs Paskin's Standard Wire-haired Dachshund

Best in Show

Sue Gray's Gypsy

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

If at first you don't succeed

Kyra had a real struggle with the minute stay so well done to Rhonda for not giving up. It may have taken four attempts but all that training paid off and here's Kyra looking very pleased with herself and her hard-won rosette. Watch this space for Silver in July!

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Bronze passes

Well done to everyone who passed their Bronze test last Thursday, especially to Rhonda and Kyra. It may have taken a while to crack that stay but perseverence paid off! Congratulations.
James and Murphy, Nicky and Alfie, Irene and Willow, Karen and Bailey

Sue and Ruby, Corri and Barra, Rhonda and Kyra, David and Rufus,
Brenda and Tia, Karen and Roger, Liz and Rio, Robyn and Ruby, Mike and Rudi,
Olivia and Tess, Karen and Baxter, Irene and Holly

Saturday, 19 April 2008

Companion Show at Roseisle

There will be a Companion show on Sunday 27th April at Roseisle, near Elgin, in aid of Pets As Therapy and MacMillan.

As well as the usual pedigree and novelty there will be three obedience classes, which are based on the Good Citizen Dog Scheme and therefore will be catering for all capabilities - come and have a go!

Dogs do not need to be Kennel Club registered to enter but puppies must be over 6 months.

There will be refreshments available and a raffle will be held.

Entries taken from 10.30 am and judging will start in all three rings at 12 noon.

Come and support two good causes and have a great day out at the same time.

Friday, 18 April 2008

Ross and Cromarty

The hall at Invergordon is usually extremely busy at Ross and Cromarty Canine Club's open show but it seemed to be a much quieter affair this year. There were a few breed club champ shows the same weekend, as well as other open shows further south, so perhaps this affected the entry. The weekly rise in the cost of fuel is bound to be a consideration too.

Spey Valley members were in short supply but, in general, those that attended were quite successful.

Gundogs - Sue's Finlay was BOB

Pastoral - Morag's Arran was BOB and 2nd in a large veteran class, Roseanne's Toby was best pastoral puppy.

Terriers - Karen's Ceilidh was BOB and G2.

Toys - Sue's Louis was BOB and G3.

Heather's Kayla won the veteran class.

Dougie and Erica were pleased to see that Polly, the puppy bred by them and now owned by Maria Hall, continued her run of success by winning Best Pup in Show.

BIS was a beardie.

Well done to everyone! If I've missed any wins, please let me know.
Toby - Best Pastoral puppy

Finlay - BOB

Louis - BOB & G3
Ceilidh - BOB & G2

Arran - BOB & 2nd in Veteran

Cambuslang Open

Congratulations to Nicky's Alfie who was BOB and G4 at Cambuslang Open on April 13th.
Alfie - BOB & G4

Scottish Great Dane

The Scottish Great Dane Club Championship show was held in Dumfries on 12th April.

Well done to Joanne's Walter who was first in the Open Brindle class and a bigger well done to Annie because she qualified for Crufts with her third place in Post Grad.

Annie rules this time!

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

It takes all sorts

No matter how big or small, all breeds can be trained!

Jasper's first night at dog club and he's not a bit fazed by Walter.

First CC

Karen had a long trip down to Stafford for the National Terrier Club Champ show last weekend but probably didn't notice the journey home because she was up on cloud nine after Ceilidh took the bitch CC!

Congratulations and hopefully the next two won't be far away.

Bronze test night

The Bronze class is doing very well and many are ready to move on to Silver so a test night will be held on Thursday, 17th April. It will take place in the hall at 7 - 7.30pm. Remember your poo bags, brush and identity tags!

This is purely for Bronze level, a test night for all three levels will be held on Tuesday, 15th July.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Obedience match

Our obedience match was held in the hall last Saturday and, due to such a great entry, it turned into a long but enjoyable day. Thanks to everyone who came and especially to our judge Jim McKay and his steward Louise for doing a great job and happily staying on their feet from 11am until gone 6pm!

Jim said afterwards that it was wonderful to see so many people entering and also how nice it was to see such a variety of breeds competing.

We hope all club members enjoyed taking part and, if you didn't make the line up this year, keep up the training and we'll see you next year!

Well done to all the winners.

Remember you can left click on the photos to see them full size.
Class 1
1st - Diana and Jaime
2nd - Katherine and Teddy
3rd - Liz and Rio
4th - David and Casper
5th - Sally and Bonnie
6th - Joanne and Nana
Class 2
1st - Sue and Teasel
2nd - Eleanor and Misty
3rd - Morag and Arran
4th - Kirsty and Gatsby
5th - Colin and Beauly
6th - Diana and Kizzy
Class 3
Steward Louise and judge Jim
1st - Hilary and Quincy
2nd - Sue and Teasel
3rd - Jenny and Brint
4th - Gladys and Niki
5th - Morag and Oban
6th - Eleanor and Misty
Relaxing between rounds

Jasper - obedience star of the future?

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Crufts placings

Well done to the dogs below for getting placed at Crufts.
Buddy - 2nd Undergraduate Dog

Bo - 1st Good Citizen Dog

Ceilidh - 2nd Limit Bitch

Malibu - 5th Yearling Bitch

Pansy - 3rd Good Citizen Bitch