Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Scottish Border Collie Club

Katrina's pups continue to make their mark with wins at the Scottish Border Collie Club's open show at Alva on Sunday.

Phoebe was 2nd in Minor Puppy Bitch and 1st in Debutant Bitch. Leo had a fantastic day, winning Minor Puppy Dog, Debutant Dog, Novice Dog and topping it off with Best Puppy in Show.

A great start Katrina, you must be very proud. Keep it up!
Leo - Best Puppy in Show

North of Scotland Toydog

The North of Scotland Toydog Club committee encountered a slight hiccup to the start of their show on Sunday at the Community centre in Arbroath. Normally they are in very early, all set up and with the smell of cooking bacon in the air, all ready to welcome in the exhibitors. A missing hall keeper meant that a long queue developed on the pavement outside (luckily the weather was lovely) and entry wasn't possible until almost 10am with judging due to start at 10.30am! All credit to them though as they managed to get up and running with only half an hours delay.

Sue's Rosa and Desmond had to settle for 2nd places this week but Pansy won her Limit class and then took Best Bitch.
Pansy - Best Bitch

Carluke and District Open

Nicky was the only club member I know of who went down to Lanark Racecourse for Carluke and District Open show on Saturday. It was to be Alfie's day as he won his class, then took Best of Breed and also Group 3!

Well done Alfie!
Alfie - BOB and G3

Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show

Unusually for Ingliston, the sun was shining and there was hardly a breath of wind for Friday (16th), the first day of the show, but it was all change for Saturday, being typically damp and cold. I'm not sure how the Sunday was but it just goes to show that you have to be prepared for all weathers at our outdoor shows.

There were quite a few good wins as well as some Crufts qualifying places for Spey Valley members.

Karen's Ceilidh won her class and went on to take the bitch CC - just one more to go!

Katrina's two pups started their show careers in style - Phoebe was 3rd in Minor Puppy Bitch and Leo did extremely well by winning Minor Puppy Dog, Best Dog Puppy and then Best Puppy!

Lynne's Pamona won her class and then took Best Bitch.

Joanne's Walter won his Post Grad class and Annie was 2nd in hers.

Sue's Gennasus papillons had a good day, Desmond qualified with his 3rd in Junior, Rosa won her Puppy Bitch class then Best Puppy Bitch and was up against her homebred brother (now owned by someone else) for Best Puppy, which he took. Desmond had another qualifying place at the Scottish Papillon Club champ show the following day with 2nd in Junior.

Congratulations all round!
Ceilidh - 1st Limit Bitch and BCC

Looking very relaxed about her success

Phoebe - 3rd Minor Puppy Bitch

Leo - 1st Minor Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Breed

Rosa - 1st Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy Bitch

Desmond - 3rd Junior Dog, SKC

and 2nd Junior Dog, Scottish Papillon Club champ show

Annie - 2nd Post Graduate Bitch

Walter - 1st Post Graduate Dog

Monday, 26 May 2008

Scottish Junior Handler of the Year

Caitlin went down to Ingliston on the first day of SKC to take part in the finals of the Scottish Junior Handler of the Year competition. Handling Kia, she did a great job and took the winning spot!

Congratulations Caitlin!
Caitlin and Kia