Thursday, 30 July 2009

Benson beats them all at Dingwall

Highland Canine Association held their second show of the year at Dingwall mart last Saturday.

The weather was very good, allowing uninterrupted judging in the outdoor rings and a chance to admire the lovely scenery. The sun became quite strong in the afternoon, especially by the time it came to Best in Show. June's Benson seemed to take it all in his stride though, he put in a good performance to win his class, the working group and then top it off with another BIS! Congratulations!

Well done all the winners and as ever, please let me know if I've missed anyone. Thanks to Morag and Jenny for sending in photos.


I missed most of the utility group but, apart from Logie, who won another Import Register class, I think the only win was for Linda and Ron's Denzil who was Best Utility Puppy.

Logie - Best Import Register


Joanne's Walter won his NSC class, as did Donna's River who went on to take Best AVNSC Working.

Working group shortlist


Jasper won his NSC class and then went on to take his first group win! Jill's Barry won his class, Chico was BOB, G3 and Tony won the toy puppy class. Sue's Desmond was BOB and G2, Pansy was Best Opposite Sex and Louis was Best Toy Veteran.

Jasper puts his best paw forward and wins the group

Desmond - BOB, G2 and Pansy - Best Opposite Sex

Louis - Best Toy Veteran


Erica's Willow won her class, BOB and G3 (?). Heather's Fraya also won her class and BOB. Bob's Luca won his NSC class.

Fraya - BOB

Willow - BOB, G4

Hound group being judged


Sue's Finlay and Logan both won their classes and BOB.

Gundog group part 1

Gundog group part 2


Katrina's Leo won his Post Grad class and Jenny's Sadie was Best of Breed.


Pastoral group line-up part 1

Pastoral group part 2


Karen's Fergus won his class, BOB and he was also Best Terrier Veteran (sorry, no photo)

Ria handles Jasper to win the JH 6-11years

Caitlin wins the 12-16 years, Jodi was second

Competing for Best JH. After a tight contest, Caitlin was declared the winner

Best in Show line-up part 1

Best in Show line-up part 2

Best Puppy line-up


Benson's lap of honour