Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Obedience match

  • 1st - Katie and Mia
  • 2nd - Ria and Jasper
  • 3rd - Jenny and Sadie
  • 4th - Morag and Logie
  • 5th - Karen and Baxter
  • 6th - Karen and Bailey
  • 7th - Lisa and Max
  • 8th - Nicky and Gabbi


  • 1st - Alison and Dash
  • 2nd - Nicola and Storm
  • 3rd - Nicola and Skye
  • 4th - Morag and Arran
  • 5th - Eleanor and Dusty
  • 6th - Morag and Logie
  • 7th - Heather and Skye
  • 8th - David and Casper


  • 1st - Nicola and Mist
  • 2nd - Alison and Cody
  • 3rd - Katie and Hallie
  • 4th - Eleanor and Misty
  • 5th - Alison and Dash
  • 6th - Jenny and Brint
  • 7th - Morag and Oban
  • 8th - Colin and Beauly

Elizabeth and Daisy won the judge's special rosette for trying hard in the starters class.

Photos from the day

What a tiring day!

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Companion show news

Moray Firth Ringcraft Club held a companion show at North Kessock on Sunday.

Well done to Joanne and Mark's Walter, Heather's Sasha and Linda's Mollie who won their respective classes. Well done also to Caitlin who won the Junior Handling class and to Bob's Luca who was declared Most Handsome Dog.

Best in Show line-up. The springer, Gunner, went on to win.

Best Junior Handler.

Thanks Karen for sending in the photos.

Results from Crufts

A good number of members were in the cards at Crufts, I hope to have photos soon but, in the meantime, here's how they all did.

Big congratulations to three who actually managed to win their classes amidst strong competition. Elizabeth's Bronni won her Open Bitch class, Jill's Chico won his Yearling Dog class and Linda and Vic's Gino was first in his Graduate Dog class. Well done all, you must have been thrilled to bits!

Elizabeth's Asher took 5th in Limit Dog so she had a wonderful Crufts with both her entered dogs being placed.

Daveena's Rowan was 2nd in Junior Bitch, her turn to beat her sister, Karen's Poppy, who was 5th in the same class. Karen's Fergus was 2nd in Veteran Dog and Ceilidh 5th in Open Bitch.

Jock also had a good day with two of his dogs being placed. Lewis was 2nd in Puppy Dog and Wee Dram was 5th in Limit Dog.

The whippet classes were enormous so Liz's Poppy did extremely well to get a 5th in her Yearling Bitch class.

Border collies were another breed which had huge classes, Katrina's Star was 5th in Post Graduate Bitch and Leo was pulled into the final six in Junior Dog but just missed out on a place.

Jennifer's Wallace was 2nd in his Good Citizen Dog class.

Elizabeth and George's Giovanni was 2nd in his Junior Dog class and their Lilianna took 3rd in her Post Graduate Bitch class.

Well done everybody!!

(As always, if I've missed anyone, please let me know)

More for the gallery

Here are a few more photos of the Crufts qualifiers.

Katrina's Leo, Star and Chance

Linda and Vic's Gino......

......and Buddy

Wednesday, 11 March 2009


Banff, Moray & Nairn CC will be having a members' match night at Spynie on Monday 16th at 7.30pm.

Our club will be holding an obedience match on Saturday, 21st March in the hall. Entries will be taken from 10am with judging starting at 11am. There will be three classes to cover all abilities and everyone is welcome. The judge will be Arlene Deans from Aberdeen Canine Training Society. Refreshments will be available.

Coming soon - Crufts results.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009


Crufts starts tomorrow so it's a big GOOD LUCK to all club members who are making the exciting trip south.

Even though the BBC are not filming the show, those who won't be there can still see a bit of the action because the Kennel Club will be screening some of it on their website, you can find it here. And don't forget to check out Fosse Data for the latest results from the breed rings.

Below are some of the dogs who have qualified this year. If your dog is one of the qualifiers then please send in a photo so that I can include it.

Some that I know of which are still to come:

Elizabeth's Bronni and Asher, Linda and Ron's Leila, Linda and Vic's Gino, Buddy and TJ, Katrina's Chance and Leo, Jill's Chico, Liz's Poppy.

Qualifiers gallery

Sue's Logan.......

.......and Finlay

Lesley's Mareno

Katrina's Star (and Leo and Chance)

Karen's Ceilidh (and Fergus)

Daveena's Rowan and Inka, Karen's Poppy

Doug and Erica's Charlotte (plus Willow and George)

Moira's Dandy

Joan's Bo

Joanne and Mark's Walter.........

.........and Annie

Sue's Rosa, Gypsy, Louis, Pansy, Desmond......

.........and Jana

June's Benson

Marianne's Glenn

Jennifer's Wallace

Donna's River