Friday, 30 October 2009


Payment is now due for the Hands On and Conformation And Movement seminars which we are holding on December 5th/6th. If you have booked a place, please let Joan (treasurer) have your payment by next Tuesday (3rd Nov).

If you have booked but now find that you are unable to attend, please let Joan or Karen know so that somebody else can be offered your place.

Show results catch up

The North of Scotland Sheepdog Club held an open show at Stonehaven recently. Katrina and Linda were there and both had a successful day.

Katrina's Leo was 2nd in his class but young Marty did even better, winning his class and then going on to Best Puppy In Show!

Linda and Vic's Gino and Buddy both won their classes with Buddy taking Best Dog.

Another recent show was Scottish Utility Breeds, which I think is held at Ingliston (correct me if I'm wrong). Morag's Gigha was third in the Import Register class, Logie won the class and another Best Import Register.

Well done everyone!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Benson goes one better

We didn't have to wait long for great things from June's Benson. Last Saturday, at the Newfoundland Club's Champ show at Stoneleigh Park, he won his class and then went on to take the CC and Reserve Best In Show! What a fantastic year he's had.

Congratulations June! What a thrill to get that first CC, good luck for the next two!

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Winter timetable

Now that the darker nights are upon us, please note that, starting from this Tuesday, there will be a slight change to the class times.

Ringcraft - 6.45 - 7.30pm
Puppy Foundation - 7.30 - 8pm
Bronze - 8 - 8.45pm
Silver and Gold - 8.45 - 9.30pm

Gundog Society of Wales Championship Show

There were only two club members that I am aware of who made the journey down to Malvern for the Gundog Society of Wales's champ show last Wednesday.

Sue's Kupah was at his first champ show and qualified for Crufts with his 1st in Minor Puppy Dog.

Elizabeth's Bronni kept up a consistent run of success with a 3rd in Open Bitch.

Well done!

Kupah on the move

Monday, 12 October 2009

Kennel cough

A club member has reported that her dog has been diagnosed with kennel cough so please be aware that it is on the go.

Kennel cough is very contagious so if your dog is coughing or has been in contact with coughing dogs, please do not bring it to training classes and avoid mixing with dogs in general until it is clear of the virus.

Top spot for Benson

It's been a great year for June's Benson, his many wins at open shows have made him the Northern Newfoundland Club's Open Show Dog Of The Year!

Congratulations June and Benson, we're sure there are great things ahead!

Driffield and South Wales KA Championship Shows

Two results from Driffield Champ show which was held 1st - 4th October. Katie's Lara is nothing if not consistent as she took yet another 2nd place in Puppy Bitch. She was also 3rd in Junior Bitch. Lesley's Tilly just missed out on qualifying for Crufts when she took 4th in Minor Puppy Bitch. I think this was her first show and she was very much the baby in a good sized class. Fingers crossed for next time.

The South Wales Kennel Association Champ show was held 8th - 10th October and it gave Elizabeth's Asher the opportunity to take another RCC! Two reserves in a row! Let's hope the next one will be the CC. Bronni also had a good day when she was placed 2nd in Open Bitch.

Well done everyone, keep it up!

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Belfast, Perth, Scottish Beagle and Angus & Kincardine

There were a number of shows held last weekend, here's a round up of them.

First of all the two day Belfast Championship Show. I know of only three club members who made the mammoth journey. June's Benson was 2nd in his Limit Dog class, Morag's Logie took another Best Import Register and Katrina's Marty was 2nd in Puppy Dog and Leo 3rd in Post Grad Dog. Well done all, hopefully you've recovered by now!

Perth Racecourse was the new venue for Perth Canine Club's open show on Saturday. Terriers were judged in a marquee whilst toys were in the most unusual of places - a bar! In fact, the bar itself made up one side of the ring. All other groups were judged on the grass between the racecourse and the grandstands. It made for a lovely setting, especially with the sun shining, but might have looked a little different in the pouring rain!

There were places for the few club members present but only one win that I am aware of. Unfortunately I have no names, but see the photo below with the running husky. I'd appreciate further details if anyone has them.

Also on Saturday, Scottish Beagle Club held their breed open show at Alva. The sun shone there too and they even had a wedding at the show! It was a good day for Erica and Doug's Willow as she won the Limit Bitch class. Well done Erica and Willow!

Angus and Kincardineshire CA held their open show at the community centre, Arbroath on Sunday. The only 1sts that I am aware of were Erica and Doug's Willow who went BOB and Elizabeth and George's Lily who took Best NSC toy. Although not wins, there are a couple of places worth mentioning. Karen's Ceilidh was 3rd in a very large NSC terrier class, there were 18 in it! Sue's Louis took 2nd in a class of 16 veterans. It was a family affair in the JH classes with Glenn winning his class and Caitlin winning hers and then Glenn going on to take Best Junior Handler. Well done all.

As ever, please let me know if I've missed anyone.

Willow - 1st LB at Scottish Beagle Club
Photo courtesy of Gary Clacher

A few photos from Perth Racecourse.

The outdoor rings seen from the grandstand

Scone Palace is next door

The toy ring plus bar!

The winners enclosure

Nicola gets some extra handling practice

Katie keeps her head this time

This may have been BD and BB in huskies but I'm not sure

Nicola and Toby

Helen had a couple of places with her dogs

Are perms making a come-back?

The grandstand made a great sunbathing spot