Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Brint almost gets his second

Jenny competed with Brint at the first Scottish open obedience show of the year, which was held at Arbroath on Saturday 20th March.

For those who are not familiar with obedience competitions, moving up the levels involves winning out of the lower classes. Jenny and Brint already have one win in Beginners (no mean feat as competition is fierce) and one more will mean they are permanently out of that class and working in Novice and above. They very nearly achieved that goal at Arbroath but instead had to settle for yet another 2nd place. So near and yet so far!

Well done on getting placed and fingers crossed for next time Jenny.

Brint lets off some steam

Obedience match

Our obedience match on March 21st went well and although there were less competitors than we usually get, those that took part completed some good rounds and enjoyed themselves. They also enjoyed the very tasty sausage rolls...and there were plenty to go round!

A big thank you to our judge Nicola for giving up her time and doing such a good job.

Well done to the winners and all those placed.

Ria and Jasper were 1st in the SKC Pre-Beginners under 16yrs class, this qualifies them for the finals at SKC in August.

1st and 2nd in the SKC Pre-Beginners over 16yrs - Margaret with Ellie and Karen with Susie. They also qualify for the finals.

Class 3
1st Margaret with Ellie
2nd Jenny with Sadie
3rd Martin with Digger
4th Morag with Logie

Class 4
1st Martin and Jamie
2nd Fran and Tasha
3rd Sue and Teasel
4th Jenny and Keira
5th Jenny and Brint
6th Colin and Beauly

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

LKA and Manchester

More late results, this time from LKA champ show in December and Manchester champ show in January.

Elaine had a great day at LKA, Fitz won his Junior Dog class, Zeta was 1st in Limit Bitch and went on to take the CC.

Katrina's Marty kept up his run of success by winning another Puppy Dog class.

Elaine with Zeta

At Manchester it was yet another 2nd place in Puppy for Katie's Lara, the wins may have eluded her but she has certainly been consistant.

Sue's Kupah is another pup who has been doing well and he notched up another win in Puppy Dog at Manchester.

Well done!

Katie with Lara on the distinctive blue carpet at Manchester

Thanks to Elaine and Katie for the photos.

Sunday, 28 March 2010


Crufts has been and gone for another year and I have news of quite a few wins and places for club members, particularly in the gundog group. I only have a few photographs so if you have any of your dog on the famous green carpet, please send them in.

Gundog - Katie's Lara was 2nd in Junior Bitch, Elizabeth's Asher 3rd in Limit Dog, Sue's Kupah 1st in Puppy Dog, Nicola's Toby 3rd Yearling Dog, Fran's Diesel 5th Good Citizen Dog and Jennifer's Wallace 1st Good Citizen Dog.

Working - Elaine's Zeta won her Limit Bitch class and went on to take the RCC.

Terrier - Daveena's Inka was 3rd in Open Bitch and Karen's Ceilidh 3rd Veteran Bitch.

Hound - Liz's Bunty(?) was 4th in a large Post Grad class.

Pastoral - Linda and Vic's Gino was 3rd in another large Post Grad class.

Toy - Pugs had the second highest entry in the toy group and classes were very large, Ria's Jasper did extremely well to get placed 4th out of 20 in Post Grad and he also won the Good Citizen Dog class. Elizabeth and George's Lola was 2nd in Junior Bitch.

Caitlin took part in the YKC grooming for the first time and was placed 2nd in her class.

Well done to you all!

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

Sadie shares her benching

Striking a pose in the ring

Jasper winning his class

Looking quite at home on the green carpet

Catrine CC Open Show

A very late result but one that's well worth mentioning. Way back in December, Jill was at Catrine Canine Club's open show in Irivine. Not only did Chico do very well with a Best NSC and G4 but younger brother Tiger went one better, he took Special Best Toy Puppy and then topped it off with Special Best Puppy in Show! Congratulations!

Another best at Bon Accord for Benson

Bon Accord Kennel Association held their first open show of the year at Thainstone Mart, Inverurie on January 16th. Last year the walk across the car park was made difficult due to icy conditions, this year, thanks to lashing rain, the challenge was to get into the hall without dogs and owners getting soaked to the skin!

Once again June's Benson took the top spot, his third big win in a row at Bon Accord shows. Last year he was Best Puppy at Thainstone and he also took BIS at the summer show in Seaton Park. Congratulations June and Benson!

There were a number of wins for club members, I'll try and remember them all but please let me know if I've forgotten any.

Terrier - Cathy's Sula won her class and went on to take the terrier group. Karen's Ceilidh won her class and G3, Poppy was Best NSC and G4. Caitlin's Solo won his minor pup class and puppy group 2.

Pastoral - Jenny's Sadie took BOB and then the pastoral group.

Toy - Jill's Chico was Best NSC and G2, Sue's Rosa won her class and Gypsy was Best Toy Veteran.

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

Hound - Liz took the whippet BOB and G3 but I'll have to find out which dog it was. Joan's Bo was BOB and also G2. Erica and Doug's Willow won her class and BOB.

Utility - Morag's Logie added another Best Import to his collection.

Ria won the JH 6-11 yr class, Glenn was 3rd. Caitlin was second in the JH 12-16 yr. There are also adult handling classes at this show and Morag took Best Lady Handler and then Best Overall Adult Handler.

Well done everybody!

Sula - Best of Breed and G1

Sadie - Best of Breed and G1

Pastoral group 1st - 4th

Toy group 1st - 3rd

Part of the gundog group line-up

Best in Show line-up


Good Citizen passes

Back in December we had our usual Good Citizen test night. Well done to everyone who passed...all that practising paid off!



Gigha missed the photo for Silver but Morag's chuffed with her pass!


Remember Christmas?

Time for a catch up. The Christmas party may have been some time ago but here are the photos - better late than never!

Serious concentration for musical statues

The tricky potato and spoon race

Fancy dress

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Obedience match

Tomorrow's match will be judged by Nicola Ward from Aberdeen. Entries will be taken from 10am and judging will start at 11am.

Monday, 8 March 2010


As most of you will know, Crufts will be happening from Thursday to Sunday this week. Unlike last year, you will be able to see it on TV as digital channel More 4 is providing coverage.

Wishing all club members making the long trip down to Birmingham safe journeys and good luck!

Obedience Match

We will be holding an Obedience match on Sunday 21st March in the hall, which will be open to anyone who would like to come along.

There will be four classes in all, the first two (under 16 years and over 16 years) are part of the Scottish Kennel Club's Obedience Beginners' competition and are open to anyone who has not taken part in an Open Obedience show. The first four in each of these classes will have the opportunity to compete at the finals, which will be held at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, later in the year. The exercises aren't too difficult so come and have a go!

For those that have previously competed, there will be two classes. The first is restricted to dogs which haven't been entered at Open level and the second is open to all.

There will be some lovely rosettes on offer and we will be having a break for refreshments. Further details regarding judge and time will follow.

Fingers crossed we won't be hit by any more snow!