Friday, 30 July 2010

Leeds Championship show 2010

Leeds Championship show was held at Harewood House, 23rd-24th July. The weather forecast hadn't been very promising but all three days turned out to be fine and dry.

June's Benson continued his run of success by taking the DCC, Best of Breed and being short-listed in the group.

Elaine was also present in the working group ring as Zeta took the BCC and Best of Breed. The Kumormai kennels had a very successful day with Zeta's litter sister (Manipulation) taking the RBCC.

Sue's Elwood was 2nd in his Minor Puppy class, a position repeated at the Northern and Eastern Papillon Club's open show at Thorpe Willoughby the following day.

Katie's Lara was 4th in a large Post Grad class.

Well done everyone, keep them coming!

Thanks to Glenn and Anne Macgregor for the photos.

Above and below in the group ring, Zeta - BCC & BOB

Benson - DCC & BOB

The Kumormai family
Elsa, Purdy, Zeta, Milo and Storm

Elwood - 2nd MPD

Friday, 23 July 2010

New Deer Companion Show

Last Sunday a Companion Show was held at New Deer. It seems to have been an unusual setting - alongside the bar, as can be seen in the photos below!

Club members took the two top spots, John's Harvey winning BIS and Erica and Doug's Twiglet taking RBIS. Fran's Diesel also did well when he won a large gundog class.

Well done!

Thanks Fran and Ria for the photos.

Diesel - Best Gundog

Harvey - BIS and Twiglet - RBIS

Twiglet's lap of honour

Lochaber & District CC Open Obedience Show

Lochaber & District CC held their annual two day Open Obedience show at Spean Bridge, near Fort William, last weekend (17/18th). It's a very scenic setting but the weather was very unsettled - waterproofs definitely required!

Lisa, Colin and Fran all competed in the Beginners class but Lisa was the only one to do both days. Max was placed 4th on Saturday and 5th on Sunday.

Fran had two dogs in the same class on Sunday and Tash came out on top, she took 3rd and Diva was 8th.

Colin's Beauly also did well with his 6th place on Sunday.

Well done everyone, all that training is paying off!

Thanks for the photos Lisa.

Max with his 4th on Saturday

Colin's Beauly - 6th on Sunday

Fran's Tash 3rd and Diva 8th on Sunday

Max again - 5th on Sunday

Thursday, 22 July 2010

National Working & Pastoral Breeds and a new Champion!

Malvern was the setting for last weekend's National Working & Pastoral Breeds Champ show and a few of our members attended the show.

It was a day to remember for June as Benson was awarded his 3rd CC, thus making him a Champion, and on top of that he took BOB and another G2!

Elaine also had a great day, Milo won his Puppy Dog class plus Best Puppy and Zeta took another CC. The winners of Post Grad and Limit Bitch were also Kumormai breeding and I think it was Zeta's litter sister who took the RBCC.

It was also well worth the long journey down for Carol, she had a win in Junior Dog, Limit Bitch (sorry, don't have names) plus the RBCC, and Chaos won her Puppy Bitch class and also Best Puppy.

Big congratulations to you all!

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Caithness Canine Club Open Show

It's a very long way up to Wick but the friendly atmosphere at this show and lovely home baking made the journey worthwhile. The weather was beautiful on Saturday 10th which made for a very scenic drive. There weren't very many club members at the show but I do have a few results of note.

Niamh's Mia was Best Hound Puppy.

Caitlin's Solo was BOB and G1. Caitlin was also Best JH.

Linda's Esmee was Best Toy NSC and G4.

Joanne's Manfred won the Junior Stakes class.

Sue's Desmond and Pansy each won their classes, Desmond took BOB and G2. Elwood was Best Toy Puppy and Gypsy Best Toy Veteran.

Well done everyone!

And another Companion Show

One more to add to the list. A show will be held in the field behind the primary school in Fochabers on Sunday 25th July. Entries from 12 noon with judging starting at 1.30pm.

I'm afraid that's all the details I have just now.

More from East of England

Elaine was missed out on the earlier post, she also made the long trip down to Peterborough and it turned out to be a good day for the Kumormai kennels. Milo was 2nd in Puppy Dog, Zeta was 2nd in Open Bitch and Elaine handled Zeta's litter sister to take the BCC and BOB!

Good going Elaine - you're on a roll!

Also missed out was Jill, Cracker was 3rd in Puppy Dog and Tiger 2nd in Junior Dog.

Well done!

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Companion shows

Some details of upcoming companion shows. For more information regarding time, entry fees, etc, please telephone contact numbers shown.

New Deer Show, 17/18th July, Craigieford Park, New Deer. Tel: 01771 643997

Banchory Show, Sat 31st July, King George V Park, Banchory. Tel: 013398 86955

Clatt Show, Sat 31st July, Clatt. Tel: 01464 831417

Turriff Companion Show, Mon 2nd August, The Haughs, Turriff. Tel: 01888 568830

Black Isle Show, Thurs 5th August, Mannsfield Showground, Muir of Ord. Tel: 01463 870870

Keith Country Show, Sunday 8th August, Seafield Park, Keith. Tel: 01542 882978

Roseisle Hearing Dogs Show, Sun 5th September, Roseisle Hall, Nr Elgin. (Further details to follow)

Elgin, Moray Friends of Archie, Sun 10th September, Elgin (venue tba). Usual pedigree and novelty classes. Entries from 11am, judging starts noon. £2 per dog for first class, £1 for subsequent. Pat Dempster (Benreeda) will judge the pedigree classes and Linda Younie the novelty. Email for further details.

Strathspey Canine Club, September, Nethybridge. (Details to follow)

East of England Champ Show

I don't think many of us northerners made the journey all the way down to Peterborough for East of England last weekend. Intrepid Katie was one who did and Lara won her Graduate Bitch class and took 2nd in Yearling Bitch.

Well done!

Cheshire County Open Show

While June and Katrina were away having a good time camping at the champ shows down south they also took in Cheshire County Open Show. Unusually for an open show, it is held over two days and must be very popular because it had classes almost as big as many of the champ shows!

Newfies had six classes and an entry of 43! Benson won his class, took BOB and then G2.

I'm sure the collie classes would have been well filled too, Marty won one of his classes and was 2nd in the other, Leo was 2nd in his.

Well done!

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Aberdeen Canine Training Society Open Obedience Shows

ACTS held their weekend of obedience shows on July 3rd and 4th at Hazlehead Park. Saturday saw fine weather, if a little windy, but the rain fell on Sunday and it was wellies and waterproofs all round.

Lisa and Max had good Beginners rounds on both days, being placed 4th on Saturday and 10th on Sunday.

Fran was stewarding on Saturday, and Diva was busy at Bon Accord being a showdog, but they had a great result in Sunday's Beginners where they took 2nd place. Fran also worked Tash in the same class and was placed 6th.

Congratulations Lisa and Fran! Commiserations to Colin and Beauly who had some bad luck in the stay ring involving a dog which was more interested in the other dogs than staying where it was supposed to be. Better luck next time Colin...just make sure you're the opposite end of the ring to that dog!

Thanks for the photos Lisa and Colin.

Saturday's Beginners 1st-10th

Lisa and Max 4th

Sunday's Beginners 1st-10th (R-L)

Wet but happy

A damp looking Max

Fran with Tash, 6th, and Diva 2nd

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Bon Accord Kennel Association Open Show

Seaton Park, Aberdeen was the venue for BAKA's second open show of the year on Saturday, 3rd July. As this is an outdoor show with no wet weather accommodation, everyone was hoping for a dry day and thankfully this was what we got. It was a bit on the breezy side but there was plenty of sunshine too.

Lots of wins to report, let me know of any I've missed and feel free to send any photos you may have.

Terrier - Caitlin had a great day with Solo, he was BOB then won the group and, at his last show as a puppy, he also won the Puppy Group. Daveena's Inka took Best AVNSC.

Working - I think Donna's River won his class but was beaten to BOB by Joanne's Manfred who went on to G2. Elaine's Zeta may have taken top honours last week but she had to make way for young Milo who took BOB. June's Benson was also BOB as was Richard's dobe (sorry,not sure of his name).

Pastoral - Linda's Gino won his class, BOB and Group 4. Fran's Diva took Best AVNSC.

Gundog - Lesley's Rommie was Best AVNSC and G2.

Utility - Morag's Logie won the Import Register class.

Hound - Joan's Bo was 1st in his class and BOB. Erica and Doug's Twiglet won her Post Grad class and PG2. Erica also handled Suzanne and Alan's Brodie and he won the AV Hound Minor Puppy class.

Toy - Jill's Tiger won the AVNSC class. Elizabeth and George's Lola was BOB. Sue's Rosa won her class and Elwood was 1st in the Toy Minor Puppy class. Lynne's Murphy was BOB.

Junior Handling - Ria won the 6-11 year class and went on to win overall Best Junior Handler.

Well done to everyone!

Thanks to Nicky and Lynne for some of the photos.

Above and below - working group judging in progress

Diva - Best Pastoral NSC

Gino on his way to G4

Solo - G1 and PG1

Terrier group 1st - 4th

Murphy - BOB

Toy group judging

Toy group 1st - 4th

Bo - BOB

Brodie on his way to winning Hound Minor Puppy

Ria wins Best Junior Handler

Part of the line up for BIS

Best In Show

Reserve Best In Show

Club match

There was a good turn out for our club match on June 29th and it was a nice way to end this session of classes.

Thanks to Pearl Crawford for coming along and judging the main match for us. Her Best In Match was Erica and Doug's Charlotte and Reserve Best In Match Fran's Diva. Best Veteran was June's Barney.

Morag judged 'Best of the rest' and chose Fran's Diesel. Niamh judged the Junior Handlers and Glenn was the winner there.

Well done all!

The final contenders

Charlotte - BIM and Diva RBIM

Mia - BPIM

Barney - BVIM

Diesel - Best of the rest

Glenn - BJH

Three Counties Champ Show

Katrina is the only club member that I know of who went to Three Counties. It was worth the long trip down to Malvern as Leo came 2nd in a very large Limit Dog class and this gives him his Stud Book Number. Marty also did well to be placed 5th in a pretty big Junior Dog class.

Well done Katrina and the boys!


Blackpool show was held from 25th-27th June and it turned out to be a scorcher for all three days.

Elaine had reason to celebrate when Zeta won her Limit Bitch class and then took the bitch CC, her third, which now makes her a Champion. Congratulations Elaine and Zeta!

June's Benson came very close to becoming a Champion, he won his Limit Dog class but had to settle for the RCC this time.

Katrina's Marty won his Junior Dog class and was 2nd in Yearling Dog, Leo was 2nd in Mid Limit Dog.

Katie's Lara was 3rd in Grad Bitch and Leia won her Limit Bitch class.

Sue's Kupah was 1st in his Junior Dog classs.

Congrats to all.

Thanks to June, Fran and Katrina for the photos.

CH Kumormai Atonement (Zeta)

Benson - 1st Limit Dog and RCC

Above and below, Katie's Leia - 1st Limit Bitch

Leo - 2nd Mid Limit Dog

Marty - 1st JD & 2nd YD

Friday, 2 July 2010

Border Union Champ Show

Border Union Champ Show was held at Kelso on June 19th and 20th and the two days couldn't have been more different as far as the weather was concerned. Although it stayed dry on Saturday, there was an extremely cold wind blowing which meant all but the very hardy were wrapped up in fleeces and coats! The trade stands were selling fleeces like hot cakes! Sunday still had a bit of a wind blowing but it was altogether much hotter and more like how a summer show should be.

Quite a number of club members attended with a good success rate. The best result has to be June's Benson winning his Limit Dog class, taking the dog CC (his 2nd), BOB and topping it off with Group 2! Congratulations June, we'll keep everything crossed for that 3rd.

Getting a group placing at a champ show is a major achievement, we wondered how many other club members may have done it in the past. I do know that Elaine had a G4 at Welsh Kennel Club with one of her mastiffs (remind me of the details Elaine). If you know of anyone else who may have reached such dizzy heights then let me know.

Other results:

Utility - Morag's Gigha was 2nd in her JB class, Logie went a bit further with his win in PGD and then taking Best Import Register. Linda and Ron's boys have both qualified for Crufts with Hugo's 3rd in MPD and Denzil's 3rd in PGD.

Pastoral - Katrina's Marty was 3rd in JD and 4th in YD.

Gundog - Ria handled Sue's Jana and she won her PGB class. Sue's Kupah was 2nd in PD and Jennifer's Wallace just missed qualifying with his 4th in PGD.

Terrier - Karen's Poppy was 2nd in AVNSC PGB. Glenn was handling her and this is the first time he has handled a dog to a qualifying position.

Toy - Sue's Elwood won his MPD class and was also Best Puppy Dog, Desmond qualified with his 2nd in a good sized PGD class. Jill's Tiger was 1st in his JD class and Suki (I think) was 3rd in PGB.

Well done to everyone, keep it up!

Thanks to Karen, Ria and June for photos.

Benson on his way to winning BOB and Group 2

Logie - Best Import Register

Desmond - 2nd PGD

Elwood - 1st MPD & BPD

Jana - 1st PGB

Ria and Jana in the line up for Best Bitch

Poppy - 2nd AVNSC PGB