Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Highland Canine Association Open Show

There were no wet whippets at Dingwall this year because the weather stayed warm and dry for Saturday's show. It was actually a little too warm, especially in the hall, but we are not complaining......Turriff and Keith shows are fast approaching and we haven't forgotten the wet and mud that affected them last year! (See previous posts).

Entries seemed a little down at the show and quite a few of our usual crowd weren't there, perhaps Leeds champ show had an effect on numbers. However, there are still plenty of wins to report. Photos follow but I didn't get all the groups as I was in a ring elsewhere for some of them.

Liz and her family of whippets had a wonderful day, Aggie and Erin won their classes and Poppy took best hound puppy and then Reserve Best Pup in Show! Bunty had to make do with a 2nd but she was obviously just letting her sister have a turn this time. Well done on getting two RBPIS in a matter of weeks!

Still with the hounds, Erica and Dougie's Charlotte was BOB and G3 and Bob's Luka continued his winning streak by taking 1st in AVNSC graduate, beating his brother and sister.

Morag's Arran was definitely on top form as he won his class, BOB and then the group (he's had many group places but this was his first time in the BIS line-up) but to top it off......he also took best pastoral veteran. Good going Arran (and lots of sprinting round rings for Morag).

Katrina's Leo carried on his run of success in the puppy classes by taking best pastoral pup. Linda and Vic's Gino won his class and Best Opposite Sex.

In gundogs Elizabeth had a clean sweep when Asher won his class and Bronni also won hers plus BOB and G3. Jennifer had two dogs in for the group, Wallace and Riley both took BOB although Riley had to work a little harder for his (!) and he also went on to take G4.

The club had another representative in the Best Veteran line-up, Linda's Nesa won her open class and also the toy veteran (the judge was very impressed with her full complement of pearly whites).

Still with toys - Jill's Chico was BOB and took the group, Les and Rita's Magic was Best NSC and G2. Sue's Pansy won her class but was beaten for BOB by Rosa, who then went G4, and Desmond took Best Opposite Sex.

It was Ria's Jasper's first show and he behaved impeccably. He took 2nd in the toy minor puppy class and then helped Ria to a 2nd in the junior handling class.

A big well done to everyone!!

I seem to have nothing to report from the terrier, working or utility groups but, if I've missed something, please let me know.

See you all at Turriff.