Sunday, 31 May 2009

Normal service will resume....

Apologies for the delay in posting recent results but I am having technical problems. My monitor is refusing to co-operate with me. Just for today I am using an ancient one which was lurking at the back of the garage and has a tiny screen, how we managed with it in the past I do not know, I can only assume my eyesight was so much better then!

I'll be updating as soon as possible but, in the meantime, you might like to visit the website of Stephen Hammond. He was the photographer who was busy clicking away at all the dogs at Banff, Moray and Nairn Canine Club's show yesterday. You might just see your dog there and you can order prints from him too.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Irvine Valley DTS Open Obedience show

Last weekend Irvine Valley DTS held a two day open obedience show in Darvel, Ayrshire. The weather was terrible, which made for very testing conditions for handlers and dogs, including having to do stays in inches of water!

Colin and Beauly braved the wind and rain, put in a good performance and won the Pre-Beginners class on one day and got a fourth on the other! That win means Colin and Beauly have now won out of Pre-Beginner classes.


Monday, 11 May 2009

Kirkcaldy and District Open Show

The weather was not kind to all the dedicated showing folk for Saturday's show at Thornton Park, near Kirkcaldy. There is no wet weather provision at this show so everyone is at the mercy of the elements.

Many people would have taken some sort of umbrella/shelter with them and those that didn't probably had to resort to taking cover in their cars, which, luckily, are not too far from the rings. There is no shelter whilst in the rings of course and, by all accounts, judging was a pretty soggy affair!

The only results I have come from Jill, whose dogs had another great day out. Jamie the cavalier won his class, Best of Breed and G3. The Chins all did well too. Chico went Best of Breed and then won the toy group. Sisters Evie and Suki took 1st and 2nd respectively in AV Toy Puppy and Evie also took PG2. Congratulations!

There are no photos, Jill was all prepared to take some but it was just too wet!

Sunday, 10 May 2009

North of Scotland Toydog

Arbroath was the venue last Sunday (3rd) for the North of Scotland Toydog Society's first group open show of the year, they hold another in the autumn.

There were only a few club members at the show but red rosettes were won and Jill came home with quite a few of them! In the cavalier ring, both Barrie and Jamie won their classes. Jamie went on to take Best of Breed and his daughter, Jazz ( owned by Joanna Cockburn and bred by Mary McCance) was declared Best Puppy in Breed.

Jill had quite a long wait for the Japanese Chins to be judged but it was worth waiting because both Evie and Chico won their classes, Chico took Best of Breed and Evie Best Puppy in Breed and PG4.

There was a Bolognese class scheduled at this show and Elizabeth and George's Giovanni took Best of Breed.

Sue's Desmond won his papillon Post Grad class and also Open Dog.

Well done to all!

Sorry, I don't have photos of everyone.

Jamie (R) Best of Breed and his daughter Maisie(L) who was Best Puppy in Breed
(Apologies to Jamie who seems to have been caught sticking his tongue out!)

Desmond - 1st PG and 1st Open Dog

More reds for Benson

June's Benson had a very good day at the Working and Pastoral Breeds Club of Scotland's open show, which was held in Perth last weekend.

He was first in Newfoundland Graduate, first in Newfoundland Post Graduate and went on to take Best of Breed, beating his mother in the process.

Well done Benson, hopefully that Junior Warrant is within reach.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Happy Birthday Joan!

It was Joan's birthday on Tuesday and, seeing as it was quite a big one, we thought it was worth shouting about!

Better start taking things easy Joan, we don't want you getting over-excited!

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

William's headed for Crufts

The Shih Tzu Club of Scotland held their championship show on Saturday in Glasgow (at least I think it was Glasgow, correct me if I'm wrong). This was a first champ show for Linda and Ron's William and the long journey was made worthwhile as he qualified for next year's Crufts.