This summer at least, the north of Scotland has had the best of the weather, thankfully missing out on those deluges which affected the south. Darlington was not so lucky and the showground, which was boggy even before the show started, soon turned into a swamp. Wellies definitely required!
The award for the bravest club members must go to Katrina and Linda who were camping......in a tent! We can only imagine what packing up must have been like in the middle of a bog, will they ever get rid of the mud?! June and Andy were also camping but they had the luxury of their super new motorhome.
It was well worth splodging through the mud though when Benson kept up his winning form by being placed 1st in his minor puppy class. Katrina's Leo also maintained his run of success by winning his puppy class and then going best puppy dog. There was to be even more celebrating for the Glenfound collies when Chance took 2nd in a huge limit dog class - 23 present!
In the gundogs, Elizabeth's Asher had a good day when he won his post graduate class. I'm not sure whether Sue's Logan had already qualified for Crufts but he certainly has now as he was 3rd in junior dog.
Linda and Ron's Leila seems to be back on track and over her 'panic attacks', she sailed through her class and took 2nd in post graduate bitch.
Daveena's Rowan was one up on her sister this time, she won her puppy class. Caitlin was busy with Young Kennel Club classes, she was placed 3rd in the junior handling with Ceilidh and 1st with Inka in the terrier stakes.
Well done everybody!
It all happens again this weekend at Driffield. To those that are going..........good luck and don't forget your wellies!