Thursday, 29 April 2010

Summertime hours

Now that the nights are getting lighter we are changing back to summertime hours, starting Tuesday 4th.

Ringcraft - 6.45 - 7.45pm

Puppy and Bronze classes - 8 - 9pm

Silver and Gold class - 9 - 10pm

Companion show at Insch

Donside Ringcraft Club held a well attended companion show at Insch last Sunday and it turned out to be a winning day for our whippets. Liz's Erin took Reserve Best In Show and John and Niamh's Mia was Best Puppy In Show.

There was also a good result in the working class, June's Barney was 1st and Donna's River was 2nd.

By all accounts it was an enjoyable show with well filled classes. Well done to all the winners!

Thanks to Donna for the photos.

1st - 3rd in the working class

Donna and River

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Last weekend's results

Last weekend was a busy one for Morag, she was at the Scottish Utility Club's show on Saturday followed by Perthshire CC's show the next day but the effort was well worthwhile as Logie took Best Import Register at both shows.


The Import Register class at Perth - very nearly a Eurasier class!

Perth show was not one of the most successful for club members, wins were thin on the ground, but I do have a few to mention.

For the second week running, Joanne's Manfred was Best Working Puppy. Sue's Gypsy won the toy veteran class.

Manfred - Best Working Puppy

The junior handling classes at this show are qualifiers for Richmond with 1st to 3rd places going through. Both Ria and Caitlin made the grade after being placed 2nd in their respective classes.

Ria handling Jana

Caitlin handling Solo

Leven and District CC's open obedience show was also held last weekend and Lisa had a great day with Max because they won the Pre-Beginners class. This means that they have now won out of this class. Good luck in Beginners and Novice, Lisa!

Max with his prizes

Well done all!

Thanks to Morag and Lisa for sending in photos.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Ross and Cromarty Open Show

Ross and Cromarty Canine Club's Open show was held last Sunday at Invergordon. The weather was beautiful, very warm and sunny, what a pity it wasn't an outdoor show.

Once again, June's Benson took top honours, he went Best Of Breed, took the group and was then declared Best In Show - his 7th such award. Well done and keep it up Benson!

Caitlin and Solo were also up there at the top, in fact they appeared in both the line up for Best In Show as well as Best Puppy In Show after Solo won the terrier group as well as Best Terrier Pup! Congratulations!

A number of other club members did very well, here's a round up of results:

Working - Donna's River won his class but was beaten to BOB by Joanne's Walter who went on to G2. Joanne also had success with Manfred who took Best Working Puppy.

Pastoral - Roseanne's Toby and St John both won their classes and Toby took BOB. Katrina's Marty and Leo also both won their classes with BOB going to Leo. Jenny's Sadie was BOB and also G4.

Terriers - Caitlin's Solo, as above. Karen's Poppy took Best NSC and also G2.

Hounds - Erica's Charlotte was BOB and G3.
Gundogs - Fran's Diesel was BOB as was Sue's Finlay.

Utility - Morag's Logie was Best Import Register.

Toy - Jill's Chico was BOB plus G2 and his son, Cracker, won the toy minor puppy class. Ria's Jasper won his class, BOB and G3. Linda's Mollie was Best NSC and G4.

Well done everybody!

Thanks to Fran for the photo of Charlotte, I missed the hound and gundog groups completely so any photos would be welcome as well as any news that I may have missed.

Walter - BOB & G2

Working group 1st - 4th

Manfred - Best Working Puppy

Sadie - BOB & G4

Toby - BOB

Pastoral group being judged

Pastoral group 1st - 4th

Solo - BOB, G1, Best Terrier Puppy & Best Puppy In Show

Poppy - Best NSC and G2

Terrier group 1st - 3rd (apologies for bad photo!)

Charlotte BOB and G3

Chico - BOB & G2

Jasper wins his class

Toy group 1st - 4th

Cracker - Best Toy Minor Puppy

BIS line up, part 1

BIS line up, part 2


BPIS line up, part 1

BPIS line up, part 2


A win and an award for Benson

June's Benson is still on top form, three weeks ago he took the UK Newfoundland Club's award of Top Winning Dog Open Shows and followed that up a week later by winning Limit Dog at the Northern Newfoundland Club champ show.


Terrier news

Daveena, Karen, Caitlin and Glenn have kept the terrier flag flying at the open shows where young Solo, in particular, has been doing very well. Here's a round up of recent results.

Caledonian Open Show - Solo won his minor puppy class and Puppy Group 4, Poppy took BOB. Caitlin won her YKC and JHA classes, Glenn came 2nd in his.

Highland Limit Show - Solo was 1st terrier puppy and PG1, Poppy was Best NSC and G1.

National Terrier Champ Show - Inka and Ceilidh both took 2nd in their respective classes, Solo was 4th in the Pup Of The Year stakes.

Well done!

Thanks to Karen for the photos.

Caitlin and Solo at Highland

Glenn handling a Lakeland at Bon Accord

Caitlin and Solo at National Terrier

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

One more from Crufts

Caitlin after her 2nd place in the YKC grooming competition and pictured with the dog she worked on.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Forthcoming Companion Shows

News of two Companion shows in the not too distant future.

Donside Ringcraft Club will be holding one at Bennachie Leisure Centre, Insch on Sunday 25th April in aid of Mrs Murray's Home for Stray Dogs and Cats. Entries will be taken from 10am with judging starting at 11am. The judge will be Mr Jack Gordon and there will be 10 pedigree and 5 novelty classes.

The second will be held at Roseisle Village Hall, nr Burghead on Sunday 16th May. A spring show has been held here for many years but this will be the first time it has been organised by our club and we have nominated the PDSA as the charity which will benefit. The judge will be Jackie Fraser (Wyvisview) and there will be pedigree, novelty and obedience classes. Entries from 11am with judging starting at 12 noon.

Raffles and refreshments will be available at both shows. Everyone welcome, dogs do not need to be KC registered but they do need to be over 6 months of age.

Latest ringcraft rota

6th April.............................Jenny and Morag

13th April...........................Sue and Elizabeth

20th April...........................Karen and Katie

27th April............................June and Mark

4th May...............................Claire and Mary

11th May.............................Karen and Joanne

18th May.............................Nicky and Joan

25th May............................Daveena and Helen