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.
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