Saturday saw Bon Accord Kennel Association's second open show at the new venue of Thainstone Mart - it doesn't seem a year since the last one. Some re-organising had been done to avoid last year's overcrowding and two rings were moved to a different hall, this seemed to work very well but it did make it a little harder to get photos of everyone.
It turned out to be a very good show for Spey Valley members with quite a few taking top honours. We had representatives in for BIS, BPIS and BVIS.
Joan's Bo is still riding high, he beat his brothers to take BOB and then the hound group and looked very impressive in the Best in Show line-up.
June's Benson is also still on the crest of a wave. He took Best of Breed, Group 3, Best Working Puppy and then Best Puppy in Show!! Rita's Danny was another in the Best Puppy line-up after he'd taken Best Toy Puppy.
Sue's Louis was Best Toy Veteran and then went on to Best Veteran in Show! This is the second year running that he has taken this award.
The other winners were:
In hounds, Nicky's Alfie won his class and then BOB, no group place unfortunately so he is still chasing 2 points for his ShCm (Good luck for Caledonian!). Liz's Poppy won her class and then took BOB and G4. The whippet entry was huge so this was a worthy win. (Sorry, no photos).
In terriers, Claire's Kya was BOB. Karen's Ceilidh was also BOB and then G3.......despite her obvious lack of coat! There is no truth in the rumour that Karen is developing a new breed called the Irish Hairless Terrier.
The only pastoral win that I know of was Katrina's Leo, he was still on form and won his Post Grad class.
In gundogs, Sue T's Logan won his class and BOB. Sue G's Jana won AV Gundog Yearling.
In Toys, Sue's Rosa won her class. Jill's Chico is another who just keeps on winning, he took the Toy NSC class and then G3.
It was a family affair for Morag's Logie when he took on his mother and sister in the Import Register class. He came out on top and was Best Import.
Junior Handlers - Glenn was 2nd and Ria 4th in the 6-11 years. Caitlin kept pace with her brother with her 2nd in the 12-16 years.
There was also adult handling and Morag was placed 3rd in the ladies class. This qualifies them for the final at Coventry LKA in March 2010.
Great results for Spey Valley!! Congratulations everyone.
Thanks very much to those of you who sent me photos.