Friday, 4 September 2009

Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show

SKC held their second champ show of the year at Ingliston last weekend. Despite fairly heavy rainfall on the Friday, conditions were pretty good and the two day show did not become a mud-fest. It was windy though. Does anyone remember a time when it wasn't windy at Ingliston?!

There were quite a number of wins and Crufts qualifying places for club members, which I've picked up from Fosse Data. If I've not spotted your dog then please let me know. I have no photos from the day and would welcome any that you may have taken.

Working - Elaine had a good day with the mastiffs, winning PD, PB (and Best Puppy), PGB (and RBCC). Sorry, I don't know the dogs by name but will find out who was who. June's Benson also won his Yearling class. Sian's Bertie will be Crufts bound next year after his 2nd in PD.

Gundogs - Sue's Finlay was 2nd in PGD, Katie's Lara was 3rd in both PB and JB, Jennifer's Wallace was 3rd in PGD. There was at least one win and some qualifying places in the cocker classes but I am waiting for names, watch this space.

Pastoral - Linda and Vic's Gino was 1st in PGD, Katrina's Marty was at his first show and will be heading to Crufts as he took 3rd in MPD, Leo also took a 3rd in Yearling.

Utility - Morag's Logie won his class, Best Dog and then Best Import Register. Although unable to compete in the group, they got to do a lap of honour in the ring before judging started.

Toys - Jill's Suki won her JB class. Sue's Rosa won her PGB class. Elizabeth and George's Lily (?) was 2nd in NSC Open but Lola went one better by winning her class then Best NSC and Best Puppy. Caitlin handled Gus to take a 1st in his class. Ria's Jasper was on fine form, after taking 2nd in his PG class he was whisked off to the YKC working/pastoral/utility/toy stakes class, which he won! Ria and Jasper also had further success in theYKC and JHA classes with a 2nd and a 3rd, these qualify them for Crufts and Richmond I think but, as there were a number of handling classes, I have to admit to being a bit confused - it was all good news anyway!

Terriers - Daveena's Rowan won her class and then took RBB. Her sister Poppy, handled by Caitlin, took 1st in the YKC terrier/gundog/hound.

Hound - Elizabeth's Bunty was 3rd in PGB. Erica and Doug's Charlotte was 2nd in PGB and Willow was 3rd in OB.

Congratulations to all!

Thanks to Sian for the photo below. Lizzie the horse looks less than impressed by Bertie's news that he's off to Crufts next year!