Monday, 27 October 2008

Banff, Moray & Nairn Canine Club

BMNCC's open show was held on Saturday at an extremely windy Lossiemouth, thank goodness it was an indoor show!

There were many wins for club members so I'll split them into groups.

The biggest success came from the terrier group with Jock's Chardonnay being declared Best in Show and his Lewis Reserve Best Puppy in Show. This is the second time that Chardonnay has had BIS at Banff, Moray and Nairn - must be her lucky show. Congratulations Jock and well done to Anne who was handling Chardonnay. Another place in the terrier group went to Clare's Kyla, she was BOB and G4.

Toys - Sue's Desmond and Pansy both won their classes, Linda's TJ won his but the boys had to give way to Pansy who went Best of Breed and then took the group. Linda's Mollie won her NSC class and Les and Rita's Queenie was Best Toy Puppy.

Hounds - Bob's Luka beat brother Bo for Best of Breed and he also went G4. Heather's Fraya won her class and BOB. Dougie and Erica's Charlotte was 1st in her class, Nicky's Alfie won his and then he took BOB.

Pastoral - Katrina's Leo was still on form, he won his class, BOB and G3 (not bad for just out of puppy!). Morag's Arran was BOB and G4. The slippery floor was not to Linda and Vic's Gino's liking but he still managed to win his class and BOB.

Working - Joanne and Mark's Annie had to take 2nd place to her brother this time (nothing to do with Morag's handling!) as Walter took BOB and then G3. June's Benson just couldn't wait to get into the ring (he attempted to join the toy group and then Junior Handling) and when he did he got another Best Working Puppy.

Gundogs - There were four club members in the gundog group line-up. Elizabeth's Bronni is still on a roll, she took BOB and G3. Jennifer's Riley was also BOB as was Fran's Diesel. Sue's Finlay was another and her Logan won a large AV Gundog Novice class.

Utility - We seem to have a lack of Utility dogs at the club but Linda and Ron kept the Spey Valley flag flying. Ruby was taken along mainly for a day out but she went on to prove that she really shouldn't be left at home by taking BOB and also G3!

Glenn won the 6-11 year Junior Handling class, Ria was 2nd.

Congratulations to all the winners!

As usual, if I've missed something please let me know.
Luka and Blake make a great great that they won the class!
Dog shows can be SO tiring

Jasper tries to catch up on his beauty sleep, he was not amused
at the early start.......not a morning person!

The RBIS has a tiny moment of boredom

Benson tries chewing his way into the ring

The Amazing Two-Headed Dog!

Queenie - Best Toy Puppy

Mollie - 1st Toy NSC Post Graduate
TJ - 1st Papillon Limit

Desmond - 1st Papillon Novice

Glenn and Ria - 1st and 2nd Junior Handling, 6-11 years

Glenn competing for Best Junior Handler

Toy group judging

Working group 1st - 4th

The unconventional Ruby - BOB & G3

Utility group judging

Utility group 1st - 4th
Pastoral group judging

Pastoral group 1st - 4th

Hound group judging

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Gundog group part 1

Gundog group part 2

Gundog group short list

Lewis - Reserve Best Puppy in Show

Chardonnay - Best in Show

Best Puppy line-up part 1

Best Puppy line-up part 2

Best in Show line-up

Best in Show (Chardonnay) and Reserve Best in Show

Best Puppy and Reserve Best Puppy (Lewis)

More catching up

Some more late news for you.

Tay Valley Gundog Association held an open show at Carnoustie on Sunday 12th October. This venue is right beside the beach so it's handy for letting dogs let off steam after their time in the ring.

Marianne's Glenn was 1st in his English Springer Junior class, Sue's Finlay won the Gordon Setter Post Graduate class, Jennifer's Wallace was 1st in English Setter Junior and Sue's Jana won the AV Graduate stakes class (and £5 to boot!).

Another show that has been and gone was the North of Scotland Sheepdog Society open show at Stonehaven on the 18th October. Linda's Gino won his Post Graduate class and Katrina's Leo won yet another puppy class.

Congratulations everyone!
Very late photos of Donna's River, which were taken after his wins at Border Union in June and SKC in August.
Border Union - 1st PD

SKC - 1st PD

Friday, 24 October 2008

Belated Belfast news

There weren't many club members who made the long journey over to Belfast this year but I do have some late results to post.

The Harris family must have been chuffed to bits when their new boxer puppy won her class! Sorry, I can't put a name to her at the moment and would be grateful if anyone could let me know.

Mark and Joanne also ventured 'abroad' and there was to be no one-upmanship for Walter and Annie as both of them took 2nd place in their respective Limit classes.

Well done everyone.
Annie - 2nd Limit Bitch

Walter -2nd Limit Dog

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Match results

There was a pretty good turn out for our match with Banff, Moray & Nairn CC, despite a few of our members being away at other shows, and it was an enjoyable day.

Thanks very much to Neave for giving up her time to come and judge. As you can see from two of the photos below, anyone judging a match has to be prepared for some unusual combinations! We were just commenting on how you couldn't get two more different breeds than Malibu, the Chinese crested, and Arran, the GSD, when who should follow them into the ring but Annie, Great Dane, and Jenny Taylor's Yorkie!!

Thanks also to everyone who donated food and raffles, to those slaving over hot pizza in the kitchen and to Nicky for creating rosettes with a real wow factor.

Elizabeth's already successful week was topped off nicely when Asher went Best in Match. Linda Younie's Moray was Reserve Best in Match. Karen's Poppy ended her time in the puppy classes on a high when she was declared Best Puppy in Match and Morag's Arran showed he is still going strong by winning Best Veteran in Match. There was a bit of sibling rivalry in the Junior Handling class and Glenn was thrilled to beat Caitlin and go Best Junior Handler. Last, but by no means least, Nicky got to take home one of her own rosettes when Rosie won the Best of the Rest class.

Well done everyone!
Above and below - from one extreme to another!

Junior Handler class

Down to the last three

The main winners
Our judge with her Best in Match (Asher) and Reserve Best in Match (Moray)
Poppy - Best Puppy

Arran - Best Veteran

Glenn - Best Junior Handler

Rosie - Best of the Rest

Monday, 20 October 2008

Gundog Society of Wales

Elizabeth went away down to Malvern for the Gundog Society of Wales Championship show last Wednesday, a very long way to go but it was well worth it. Asher was first in his class and Bronni came away with another RCC! She now has 1CC and 3 RCCs.


Saturday, 11 October 2008


Don't forget the match with Banff, Moray & Nairn CC next Saturday (18th) in our hall.

Entries will be taken from 11am and judge Niamh Wilson (Speymalt) will start proceedings at noon.

Raffle and refreshments as usual - any donations will be gratefully received.

See you there!

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Spey Valley DTC hits the heights at Lochaber

Lochaber & District CS's open show at Fort William is always a reminder that the show season is tailing off and that winter is coming but that doesn't stop it being one of the most enjoyable of the year. The committee deserve a big well done for staging such a friendly, well-organised show and for baking the lovely cakes on the hospitality table. The prize money, bags of food and whisky that are on offer for major winners are much appreciated and we'll never get tired of the scenery......we'll be back!

Spey Valley had a great day with many members taking top honours, definitely a day to remember.

Jill's Chico had yet another big win when he won Best Toy NSC, G1 and then Reserve Best in Show. This gave him the last few points he needed to get his Show Certificate of Merit - congratulations!

Karen's Poppy was another representative in the 'in show' awards, she beat her sister Rowan to Best Terrier Puppy and then went Best Puppy in Show - more congratulations!

June's Benson has had a fantastic first few shows and he didn't let the side down here. He went Best Working Minor Puppy and then Reserve Best Minor Puppy in Show - even more congratulations!

Another ShCm was attained at the show when Joanne's Annie took best NSC and G1. Magnolia definitely ahead of stripes now! Congratulations again!!

There were more wins for the Forbes family in the terrier group, Caitlin handled Kia to Best of Breed and Karen's Ceilidh was jumping for joy when she went Best of Breed and G4 (see photo below).

There was success in the gundog ring too - Sue's Jana won her class and Jennifer's Wallace put in a very polished performance to win his NSC gundog post grad class.

Now the pastoral posers. Katrina's Leo has had plenty of red rosettes in the last few months and he took another two here, he won the border collie puppy dog class and then he took Best Pastoral Puppy. The Glenfound gang had another winner when Chance won his class. Morag's Arran, despite turning nine this coming Friday, (Happy Birthday!) proved he still has what it takes when he took Best of Breed and G4. Linda's Buddy was also Best of Breed.

Toys also kept the Spey Valley flag flying. Sue's Rosa won her junior class (admittedly she was the only one!) but Desmond had some competition and did well to win his class then take Best of Breed and G2. Louis had his third big veteran win of the year (and £10 into the bargain!). Les and Rita's Magic was Best of Breed and G3 and their new baby, Queenie, was Best Toy Minor Puppy.

I don't think there were any wins for club members in the hound or utility groups but please let me know if I've missed anything.

All in all, a very good show for the club - well done everyone!

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Annie - Best NSC Working, G1 and Show Certificate of Merit

Benson - Reserve Best Minor Puppy in Show

Chico - Best Toy NSC, G1, Reserve Best in Show and Show Certificate of Merit

Desmond - Best of Breed and G2

Queenie - Best Toy Minor Puppy

Toy group 2nd - 4th