Thursday, 26 November 2009

Christmas Party

It's that time of year again! Get yourself into the festive spirit with our Christmas party next Tuesday (1st).

There'll be party games (for dogs and humans), food and a raffle. There will also be a fancy dress competition for the dogs with prizes for the most creative outfits.

We'll be kicking off at 7.30pm with the fancy dress. Everyone is welcome so see you there!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Then and now

How time flies! Here's a photo of Linda taken at Towcester Racecourse in 1986 when she was showing Old English Sheepdogs.

Banff, Moray & Nairn, 23 years later..........

.............still at it - just slightly less dog to brush!

Thank you to Ron for sharing the photo and for giving me a little inspiration. It's always fun to look back at older photos so how about sending in any that you may have from when you first started training/competing with your own dogs? The club has been going for a good number of years now (I'll try and find out exactly how many) and some of our more senior (nearly called them ancient!) members have been involved with dogs since almost the Dark Ages! Time to indulge in a bit of nostalgia - even though they say it's not what it used to be.

Please email me any photos you might have, with a little bit of information about date, place, people and dogs involved. If you have photos but no way of getting them onto a computer, please pass them on to me via the club and I'll return them after scanning them.

Those of you who haven't been in the dog game for quite so many years are also included, you may not be going as far back but it would be nice to see what dog you started out with or perhaps your first competition placing or win. Anything goes!

Monday, 23 November 2009

Last training night

Don't forget that tomorrow will be the last training night of the year. The Christmas party will be held on December 1st and the Good Citizen tests on December 8th.

Classes resume on January 19th, 2010.

Gundog news

Some of our gundogs have been doing well of late so here's an update.

Sue's Kupah has had a string of successes. At Midland Counties Champ show, held at Stafford on October 25th, he was 1st in Minor Puppy Dog and, after another long trip down to the same venue, he took the same award at The Setter and Pointer Club's Champ show on November 7th. The following weekend was a busy one. On Saturday, at the Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland's champ show at Ingliston, he won another Minor Puppy class then took Best Puppy In Breed and on Sunday, at the Gordon Setter Club of Scotland's open show, he not only won his class but was declared Best Puppy in Show! Congratulations!


Also at Gundog Breeds of Scotland - Katie's Lara was placed 4th in a good sized Junior Bitch class, Fran's Diesel was 5th in Post Grad Dog and Nicola's Toby was 1st in Junior Dog and Grad Dog.


The LKA of Scotland Open show was held in Bathgate the following day and Lara had another good day, she won both her Post Grad and Open classes and went on to Best of Breed and G4. Toby was also at the show and took his first Best of Breed.

Also on the Sunday, the Weimaraner Club of Scotland held a champ show at Lanark, where Fran must have been chuffed to bits with Diesel's 2nd place in his Post Grad class as this means he has qualified for Crufts - his first time, I believe.

Well done everyone!!

Thanks to Sue, Ian and Katie for the photos.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Working and Pastoral Breeds of Scotland

Ingliston was the venue for Working and Pastoral Breeds of Scotland championship show last weekend and I have a number of wins to report.

Elaine's Fitz won his Junior Dog class and also the CC! Good going for a youngster who isn't long out of puppy. There was more success for Elaine when Fitz's litter sister Ava won her Junior Bitch class and Zeta won Post Grad Bitch.

Thanks for the photo Elaine.

Fitz - 1st JD and DCC

June's Benson kept up his winning form with a 1st in his Yearling Dog class.

Katrina's Marty was 1st in Minor Puppy Dog and Leo won his Post Grad class.

Linda and Vic's Gino was 3rd in Post Grad Dog and Buddy ws 3rd in Open Dog.

Congratulations All!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Banff, Moray & Nairn CC

BMNCC's second open show of the year was held at Lossiemouth on Saturday 31st October. It may have been Halloween but the warm and sunny weather made it feel more like a summer day. What a shame we were indoors!

Being a local show, there were plenty of club members present and many took top honours. Going all the way to the very top was June's Benson as he won his class, the working group and was then declared Best In Show - his 5th such award. Congratulations!

Also in the working group, Joanne's Walter was BOB and G2.

Terriers - Cathy's Sula took Best NSC and G1, she later went Best Opposite Sex In Show. Karen's Ceilidh took BOB and G2, I think.

Toys - Sue's Desmond won his class, Jill's Chico won his NSC class but was beaten to Best NSC by Linda and Ron's Esmee, who then went G4. Chico's little brother, Tiger, kept the Chin flag flying by taking Best Toy Puppy and then Reserve Best Puppy In Show.

Utility - Linda and Ron's Denzil was BOB.

Pastoral - Mandy's Lily did very well at her first ever show, she won her AV pastoral puppy class and was declared Best Pastoral Puppy. Jenny's Sadie was BOB.

Hounds - Erica and Doug's Willow won her class as did Charlotte who then took BOB and G1. Heather's Sasha (?) won her class but was beaten to BOB by Liz's Poppy who also took G4. Bob's Luka was BOB.

Gundogs - Sue's Jana won her class. Jennifer's Wallace won his and BOB. Sue's Logan won his class and BOB. Katie's Chewie also won his class and BOB. Lesley's Rommi won her NSC class and then Best NSC and G4. Fran had a very exciting day when Diesel won his class, BOB and then won his first ever group!

Morag's Logie took another Best Import Register.

Glenn won the JH 6-11 year class, Caitlin won the 12 - 16 year class and then Best Junior Handler.

Well done everybody!!

Thanks to Morag, Linda and Ron for contributing some photos.

Logie, Best Import, and Gigha, 2nd
Morag and Ria - twins!

Sula - G1 and Best Opposite Sex In Show

Working group line-up

Working group 1st - 4th

Esmee - Best Toy NSC and G4

Toy group line-up

Toy group 1st - 4th

Tiger - Best Toy Puppy and RBPIS

Denzil - Best of Breed

Utility group line-up

Pastoral group line-up

Pastoral group 1st - 4th

Lily - Best Pastoral Puppy

Charlotte - BOB and G1

Hound group line-up

Hound group 1st - 4th

Gundog group line-up, part 1

Gundog group line-up, part 2

Gundog group 1st - 4th

Junior Handling 6 - 11 years

Best in Show line-up

Benson - Best In Show

BIS, RBIS and Best Opposite Sex

Best Puppy line-up