Thursday, 26 June 2008

Banff, Moray & Nairn CC match

If you are intending to go to the match at Spynie Hall on Monday (and we hope you are), please note that the road leading to the hall from the A96 will be closed but you will have access from the Elgin to Duffus road.

Good luck to those going, enjoy your evening.

Wins for Wallace and Riley

Here are a few belated results for Jennifer's Riley and Wallace from two shows earlier in the month.

At Livingston Open show Wallace was BOB and at St Andrews, Cupar and District Open he won his Graduate class and Riley was 1st in the AV Sporting stakes class.


Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Blackpool takes a battering

Blackpool champ show has been hit by winds and bad weather in previous years but this year conditions were so bad that the show had to be abandoned part way through the third day. The catering tent completely collapsed, trapping a large number of people within, and part of the main ring marquee fell inwards.

Exhibitors were instructed to leave the showground immediately and, although there were a number of injuries, nobody was seriously hurt. It must have been pretty scary for everyone there.
Flattened catering tent and main ring in tatters

A link to news coverage of Blackpool:

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Border Union

Sorry for the delay with these results but my computer seems to be sickening for something!

Border Union Championship show was held last weekend in Kelso and enjoyed much better weather than last year, no muddy walkways and the sun even shone. The wind was a little chilly but we weren't complaining.

There weren't a great many club members at the show but those that went generally did well.

Linda and Vic's Gino won his graduate class and Joanne's Walter won quite a large post grad class. There were a few qualifying positions - Katrina's Leo was 2nd in puppy dog, Donna's River was 1st in his puppy dog class and Elizabeth's Bronni was 3rd in open bitch.

Sue's Rosa won her puppy class then went on to take the RBCC and Best Puppy in Breed. This at the age of 11 months - let's hope it's not just a flash in the pan!

Congratulations and well done to everyone. Let me know if I've missed anyone.
Gino - 1st Graduate Dog

Rosa - 1st Puppy Bitch

Walter - 1st Post Grad Dog

Rosa posing after taking the RBCC

A dog show wedding

Two papillon exhibitors have perhaps set a trend by becoming the first couple to get married at a dog show. They tied the knot in the Border Union best in show ring after the group judging had finished and this was followed by a disco and buffet on the grounds.
The happy couple

The cake

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Show match

Banff, Moray & Nairn CC will be holding a match at Spynie Hall on June 30th, 6.30pm for 7pm start.

You can keep up to date with all BMNCC events by going to their new blog. You'll find them in our 'Links'.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008


Leila turns a corner

Linda and Ron have asked me to pass on their thanks in the following message:

''Ron and I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the 'hands-on' trainers and the members of Spey Valley for the patience and encouragement they have given us in trying to persuade Leila to behave herself and not scream at the judges as the fancy takes her.

We might (fingers and everything else crossed) now have turned the corner as, at SKC she got 3rd in Post Grad Bitch and actually stood on the table without uttering a sound and wagged her tail at the judge. She was again a good girl at Banff, Moray and Nairn when she allowed the appointed judge to go over her without 'speaking' to him!

I am attaching a picture of Leila as she was a year ago and am hoping that she will revert to her 'arrogant' self, as portrayed, in the not too distant future.

Once again, many, many thanks to all concerned''.

Leila, Ron & Linda (and Leo as well)

Friday, 6 June 2008

Junior Handling Seminar - a report by Caitlin Forbes

The first ever Junior Handling Seminar in Scotland was held on Sunday 1st June. Ria, Jodie (from Banff, Moray & Nairn club) Glenn and myself were lucky enough to go. Karen and Jenny were good enough to take us down to Carnoustie, Fife.

The first part of the programme was the conformation of the dog. Do you know where the pin bones are? Can you find them on your dog?

Then we were put into groups of experience, in my group there were seven of us. We were instructed by Michelle McAngus. We had to do triangles, Ls, circles, shadowing, show dentition and bite.

In the second group both Glenn and Ria were given the confidence to take part in JH by Cath Mason. Jasper did not make life easy for Ria but, with perseverence, they enjoyed the experience! Glenn got to handle my Tilly and Davy the papillon. Tilly was so good she was used by two other Juniors. We then stopped for lunch before more practice and then the competition!!

I was 4th in the 12 -16 age group and Ria was 4th in the 6 - 11 age group.
Glenn, Ria, Caitlin and Jodie

Caitlin gets some tips from the instructor

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Banff, Moray and Nairn CC Open show

Banff, Moray & Nairn CC held their first open show of the year at Lossiemouth community centre on Saturday 31st May. The hall was very busy with people and dogs and it became quite warm at times. It's a pity it couldn't have been an outdoor show as the weather was glorious.

June had two judging appointments at this show, as well as tackling the working group she also did a great job of the junior handling classes.

It was a good day for quite a few members of the club, many taking top honours and going home with some very impressive rosettes.

Heather's Sasha won her whippet class but was beaten for BOB by Liz's Erin who then went on to win the hound group and then Reserve Best in Show - well done!

Still with hounds, Bob's Luka was BOB and G2 and Erica and Dougie's Charlotte won her class but was beaten for BOB by Nicky's Alfie who then took G4.

Elizabeth's Bronni was BOB and G2. Also in gundogs, Marianne's Glenn won his NSC class and Jennifer's Riley was BOB.

In terriers Jock's Dram was BOB and G1, Sarah's Sasha was BOB and also placed in the group but I'm not sure of the place at the moment, will add it later. Daveena's Rowan was Best Terrier Puppy.

Linda's Mollie was Best AVNSC toy and G1, Sue's Rosa was BOB, G2 and Best Toy Puppy.

Morag's Arran was BOB and 4th in the pastoral group and Linda and Vic's Buddy was BOB.

In the working group Joanne's Annie was BOB and G3, Donna's River was Best Working Puppy and went on to Reserve Best Puppy in Show!

Caitlin won her junior handling class and then overall Best Junior Handler.

Congratulations to everyone!

If I've missed anyone, please let me know. Thanks to Jenny and Daveena for some of the photos, apologies for quality but the lighting in that hall makes it very difficult. Remember you can click on the photos to see them full size.

Best in Show was the Samoyed and Best Puppy the Tibetan spaniel.
Junior Handlers

June judging the Dane class

Rowan - Best Terrier Pup

Arran - BOB & G4

Rosa - BOB, G2 & Best Toy Puppy

Linda's Mollie (catching up on beauty sleep) - Best AVNSC & G1

Working group 1st - 4th

Gundog group 1st - 4th

Hound group - 1st, 2nd and 4th
Best in Show line up

Best pup in show line up, part 1

Best pup in show line up, part 2

Erin - Reserve Best in Show

River - Reserve Best Puppy in Show

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

English Setter Society of Scotland

Belated results for Jennifer's Wallace. At the English Setter Society of Scotland's open show at Alva on 23rd March Wallace was 1st in puppy dog, 1st in maiden dog and went on to take Best Opposite Sex Puppy in Show.

Well done!

More from SKC

A few more Crufts qualifiers who were missed out of the earlier SKC results.

Karen's Poppy was third in the puppy class, beating her sister into fourth. Maybe Rowan can turn the tables next time.

Jennifer's Wallace was 2nd in his junior class.

Linda and Ron's Leila had a good day and went 3rd in post graduate.

Congratulations and see you all at Crufts!