Monday, 27 April 2009

Insch Companion Show

Donside Ringcraft Club held a Companion Show at Insch yesterday. A number of members went along and quite a few picked up rosettes but the best result came from Doug and Erica's Charlotte who won the hound class and then went on to Best In Show.

Well done Charlotte!


Perthshire Canine Club

Last Sunday saw Perthshire Canine Club's Open show at the Ice rink in Perth. This turned out to be one of the warmest days of the year so far but you wouldn't have known it if you were inside the rink! It's a pretty good venue for a show, large and spacious with a birds-eye view of the rings from the cafe upstairs. This was a well attended show with large classes.

Nicky was in celebratory mood after Alfie won his class, Best of Breed and Group 4. This gave him the last two points he needed to gain his Show Certificate of Merit. Well done Alfie!

Ria and Jasper had a very busy weekend. On Saturday they attended the Scottish Pug Champ show at Haddington, their first breed champ show, and had a great day despite not getting placed. However, another day and another show, Perth turned out to be much more successful. Jasper was placed a creditable 2nd in a good sized breed class and then won his AV graduate class. On top of that, Ria won her Junior Handling age class and then went on to take overall Best Junior Handler! I think this qualifies them for Richmond next year.

One other first place that I know of is Linda and Ron's William. He won his class and Best of Breed.

Congratulations all!!

Alfie - Best of Breed and G4

Ria, Best Junior Handler, and Jasper, 1st and 2nd

William - Best of Breed

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Scottish Great Dane Club Champ show

Joanne and Mark's Nana and Walter went down to the Scottish Great Dane club's championship show on Saturday 11th April.

Walter won his Special Open Brindle Dog class and Nana was second in Special Open Brindle Bitch.

Well done guys.

Nana and Walter .....but where's Joanne?!!

Friday, 17 April 2009

Ross and Cromarty Open Show

A sunny Invergordon was the setting for Ross and Cromarty Canine Club's Open show on Easter Sunday. This is a nice, friendly show with a lovely scenic drive up there, seen at its best on one of the warmest days so far this year.

It was a very successful day for club members, especially for Katrina. She is probably still floating after Leo took Best of Breed, G1 and then Best In Show! This is apparently a first BIS for the Glenfound collies so many congratulations!

There were two other club members in the BIS line-up, Donna's River had won his NSC class and then the working group and Karen's Ceilidh took Best of Breed and then won the terrier group.

Jenny's Sadie was another winner in the pastoral group. She beat big brother Brint and a champion dog to take Best of Breed. Morag, who handled her, and Jenny were both over the moon. Also in pastoral, Linda and Vic's Buddy was Best of Breed.

June's Benson had to make do with a second place when his big brother Barney (another handled by Morag) took Best of Breed.

Linda's Leo won his class, Best of Breed and G3 and then his son, Denzil, at his first show, won the Utility Minor Puppy class. Also from the utility group, Morag had more success, this time with her own dog, when Logie won the Import class. This was a very good weekend for Logie because he had been declared Best Import at the Scottish Utility Breeds Open show the day before at Bo'Ness.

In the toy group, Jill's Chico won his class and G2. I think there was another win for the Pamojill kennel as one of the cavaliers took G4 but I don't have a name at the moment. Linda's Buffy was also at her first show and she won the Toy Minor Puppy class.

Karen's Poppy won the NSC terrier class and G2.

Sue's Logan kept the Spey Valley flag flying in the gundog group. He won his class and Best of Breed.

In the hound group, Heather's Sasha was Best of Breed and G3 and Doug and Erica's Charlotte also took BOB then G4.
Well done to all the winners!

As ever, please let me know if I've missed anyone.
Thanks to Morag, Jenny and Linda for sending in photos.

Charlotte - Best of Breed and G4

Sadie - Best of Breed

Leo - BOB & G3. Denzil - 1st Utility Minor Puppy

Logie - Best Import

Gundog group judging

No sitting on the floor for Sasha

Hound group judging

Toy group 1st -4th

Jasper keeps half an eye on the judging

River - Best NSC Working and Group 1

Barney takes Best of Breed

BIS line-up part 1

BIS line-up part 2

Full line-up

Leo - Best In Show

Anne Macgregor's Swallow - Reserve Best In Show

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Flyball training session

Last Saturday some of the top class got together at Lesley's and had an outdoor flyball training session with a little bit of obedience too.

Aberdeen Canine Training Society have been practising flyball for a while now and Alison came over to help out. A ring was also set up so that dogs and handlers could try out an obedience round in a totally different environment to the more usual hall.

The weather was lovely, everyone had a good time and the dogs had a run about at the end.

Alison's Dash shows how it's done!

Angus and Kincardine Limit show

A late result from this show, which was held in Arbroath on Sunday 5th April.

Well done to Marianne's Glenn who won his AV NSC gundog class.

We were placed at Crufts!

These are a little late getting posted but I've been waiting for a few photos. Hopefully, the missing few will be added later.

Bronni - 1st Open Bitch and Asher - 5th Limit Dog

Poppy - 5th Yearling Bitch

Chico - 1st Yearling Dog

Gino - 1st Graduate Dog

Star - 5th Post Graduate Bitch

Giovanni - 2nd Junior Dog

Lilianna - 3rd Post Graduate Bitch

Ceilidh - 5th Open Bitch

Lewis - 2nd Puppy Dog