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!