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