Friday, 4 July 2008

Chin up at Dundee

The weather was just perfect for Dundee Canine Club's open show at Camperdown Park last Saturday, sunny and warm with just enough breeze to keep dogs comfortable. It's a great place for a show but whether or not it rains makes a huge difference when you are parked on a large hill!

On my way down to Dundee I realised that I had forgotten my camera and jokingly said that it would be a day when a club member would go Best In Show and I wouldn't be able to record right I was! A big well done to Gill Swanston whose Japanese Chin puppy, Chico, won the toy group, toy puppy group then went on to win BIS as well as Best Puppy! What a great day for you!! (Photos to follow).

There are a few other wins to note.

Moira's Dandy won the toy minor puppy class - this was his first ever show and Moira's face was a picture!

Lynne's Pomona and Luigi won their breed classes with Luigi taking Best of Breed.

Karen's Molly won her class and Best of Breed.

Donna's River won his puppy class.

Nicky's Gabbi won the hound puppy class.

Marianne's Glenn won his junior class (I think!).

Sue's Rosa came 2nd, to the big winning Japanese chin, in a good sized toy puppy class - stiff competition there!

Stakes classes are scheduled at Dundee and, unusually, they are held before BIS. This can mean classes clash and you have to keep an eye on a few rings at a time. Prize money is on offer though and it can be worth trying to recoup a bit of that petrol money. Sue's Jana was whisked from minor puppy stakes (3rd and £3.50) to the puppy stakes under a different judge (2nd and £5) and then just caught the end of the gundog minor puppy bitch class, with yet another judge, where she got a 3rd out of a large entry. A bit of rushing about but she took it all in her stride. £8.50 is a drop in the ocean when you consider fuel costs these days but it's better than nothing!

Well done to all and if I've missed anyone, please let me know.