Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Hearing Dogs Companion Show

This Sunday we will be holding our annual show in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Come along and have a great day out with your dog. There will be pies, rolls and baking available in the hall. Everyone is welcome, dogs do not need to be registered with the Kennel Club but they must be at least 6 months old to enter.

Details below, click on the entry form to see full size.

Ringcraft rota

26th October.................................Daveena and Helen

2nd November............................Sue and Morag

9th November..........................Joan and Joanne

16th November..........................Karen and Katie

23rd November...........................Jenny and Elizabeth

30th November.................................Mary and June (Last training night)

7th December...............................Christmas party

14th December...............................Good Citizen test night

25th January 2011...............................TBA

Friday, 27 August 2010

Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show

WKC was held last weekend, many miles away at Builth Wells. For Elaine, the long journey and lack of sleep was all forgotten when Zeta won her class, took the BCC and also Best of Breed. Not only that but Milo was Best Puppy.


Lourin Fair

A companion show was held at a very windy Lourin Fair last Saturday. Once again a Carvaha beagle took the top spot, hot on the heels of her Keith win, Charlotte collected another Best In Show award.

Reserve Best In Show also went to a Spey Valley member - Niamh's Mia.

Congratulations Erica, Charlotte, Niamh and Mia!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

More about Kennel Cough

Just to clarify the situation regarding Kennel Cough.

We have not had any coughing dogs at training classes but we would like everyone to be aware of the condition so that we can avoid the chance of spreading it amongst our dogs.

For those who may not know very much about it, Kennel Cough passes from dog to dog much like humans pass on colds and flu. Dogs don't have to have been in kennels to catch it, just having contact with an affected dog. Most healthy dogs that catch it will get over it very quickly and easily but it can be more of a problem in young pups and older dogs with problems.

If your dog does have a cough, get it checked by your vet, avoid other dogs and please don't bring it to classes until it is well again. If it has been in contact with affected dogs then you should also keep it away from classes until you know for sure that it hasn't contracted Kennel Cough.

An Irish Champion

Jill's Chico went away over to Ireland to take part in the run of Champ shows known as the Irish Circuit. Last week at Killarney he gained the last Green Star that he needed to become an Irish Champion.

Congratulations Jill and Chico!

A good placing for Fran and Diva

Govan Open Obedience Show was held on Saturday 14th, Fran was the only club member who went down to compete.

Tasha had a great time in the ring but missed out on a placing. Diva took it all a little more seriously and managed to get a very worthy 3rd place in Beginners. Competition is always fierce in these well filled classes and any place is well earned. Just 3/4 of a point separated 1st and 3rd place so it was a very close thing!

Well done Fran and fingers crossed for 1st next time.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Tayside, Lochee & District Canine Club Open Show

The venue for this show is Carnoustie Leisure Centre, situated right beside the beach, and with the sun shining all day long on Saturday (14th), you couldn't have asked for a better setting for a show. We won't think about previous shows where it rained and a howling gale was coming off the sea!

Four rings were held outside, quite some distance from the two held inside the hall, which meant for a bit of a split. It wasn't easy to keep track of what went on but I have some results, let me know of any I've missed. Sorry, no photos.

Linda and Ron's Esmee was Best AVNSC toy, Freda was BOB and Best Hound Special Minor Puppy.

Elizabeth's Belle beat all her kennel mates to take BOB.

Sue's Desmond won his Graduate class and Jana won her Post Grad class.

Well done all!

The Linconor Team

Thanks to Linda for sending in these photos of Denzil, Hugo, Esmee and Freda, taken after a run of successful shows.
Freda qualified for Crufts at the Hound Association Champ Show at Stoneleigh recently. See Highland, Turriff and Tayside, Lochee posts for the other results.





Falkirk Open Show

The Central Hall, Ingliston was the venue for Falkirk & District Canine Club's open show on August 7th. It's a large hall with plenty of space but quite noisy and with the added attraction of dried cow dung dotted around the rings! Plenty of classes were scheduled and the groups were all of a good size.

Sue's Desmond won his class, BOB and then G4. Elwood won the AV toy minor puppy class and Puppy Group 3.

I don't think any other club members were down there but let me know if I'm wrong.

Another win for Benson

June's Benson was at the Joint Newfoundland Club's Champ show at Stoneleigh recently and had a very good day. He won his Limit class, the RCC and then Reserve Best In Show!


Turriff, Clatt and Keith Companion Shows

Clatt companion show was held on the same day as Highland open show but didn't do so well with the weather as it poured down there! Lesley's Rommi took the rain in her stride and went BIS.

A companion show was held Monday, the second day of Turriff show. Erica and Doug's Twiglet did very well when she took RBIS.

Keith companion show was held in lovely sunshine and there was a great turn out for it. Morag's Gigha won the utility class, Sue's Pansy the toy class, Lesley's Merry the terrier class. Erica and Doug's Twiglet won the junior class and Charlotte won the hound class and BIS. Heather's Skye won the gundog class and RBIS.


No photos from Clatt or Turriff I'm afraid.

Charlotte and Skye at Keith with judges Les and Rita Walker

Turriff Open Show

After a dry, and at times sunny, Highland show, it was all change the following day at Turriff with rain predominating later in the day. Some judging took place under cover but much of it took place outside with some of the toy and utility groups getting quite a soaking!'

It was difficult to keep track of all that was going on so please let me know of your wins if I've misssed any.

Hound - Erica and Doug's Charlotte won her class but was beaten to BOB by Twiglet who went on to take Group 3. Linda and Ron's Freda won her class and BOB.

Terrier - Caitlin's Solo was BOB and G2.

Utility - Logie was Best Import Register.

Working - Donna's River won his class and I think Joanne's Walter won his with River taking BOB. John's Harvey won his class and Best AVNSC.

Gundog - Sue's Kupah was 1st in his class and BOB.

Pastoral - Jenny's Sadie took BOB and G3. Katrina's Marty was 1st in his class as was Leo who went on to take BOB and G4.

Toy - Ria's Jasper was 1st in his class. Jill's Tiger won his class and G2 (?). Elizabeth's Malibu took Best AVNSC, not too sure if she took a group placing. Sue's Rosa, Desmond and Pansy each won their classes with Pansy taking BOB then winning the toy group for the second day running and topping it off with Best Opposite Sex in Show. Elwood took Puppy Group 2.

Well done everybody!

River and Harvey competing in the working group

Terrier group 1st - 4th

Twiglet - BOB & G3

Freda - BOB

Hound group being judged

Hound group 1st - 3rd

Pastoral group part 1

Pastoral group part 2

Pastoral group 1st and 2nd

Pastoral group 3rd and 4th

Rosa, Desmond, Pansy and Elwood after a weekend of very successful shows.
(Gypsy missing from photo due to being in season and Jana because she was too big to fit in!)

Monday, 16 August 2010

Kennel Cough

Please be aware that Kennel Cough seems to be on the go again. If your dog is coughing or has been in contact with affected dogs, please don't bring it to the training classes.

Committee meeting

There will be a committee meeting on Friday (20th) at 7.30pm in the Ugie.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Highland CA Open Show

Highland CA held their annual summer show at Dingwall Mart on Saturday 31st July. The rain threatened a few times but never really came to anything, which was a good thing seeing as the gundog, working and pastoral rings were all outdoors.

It was a good day for Spey Valley with lots of wins for members, including the top spot, which was won by June's Benson. I think this must be his 10th Best In Show!

Linda and Ron's Hugo was also up there at the top, he took Reserve Best Puppy In Show!

Plenty of others to report:

Terrier - Jock and daughter Ann's Rosie (I think) took BOB and G1, puppy Zac was Best terrier pup. Cathy's Sula was Best NSC and G2. Karen's Ceilidh was BOB, took G4 and Best terrier veteran.

Gundog - Heather's Skye was Best NSC and also took the group. Sue's Jana won her class then BOB and G3. Katie's Chewie was BOB. Sue's Kendal and Logan both won their classes and BOB.

Utility - Linda and Ron's Denzil won his class, BOB and G2, Hugo Best Utility puppy and RBPIS. Morag's Logie was Best Import.

Toy - Sue's Elwood, Rosa and Pansy each won their respective classes, Pansy took BOB and G1. Elwood was Best toy puppy and Gypsy was Best toy veteran. Jill's Tiger was BOB and G2. Ria's Jasper won his class, BOB and G3. Linda's Esmee was Best NSC and G4.

Pastoral - Linda's Gino won his class, BOB and G4 (I think). Katrina's Marty won his Graduate class.

Working - June's Benson BOB, G1 and BIS. Donna's River was also BOB.

Hound - Erica and Doug's Charlotte won her Post Grad class, Willow won her Open class but was beaten to BOB by Charlotte who went on to take G2.

Glenn won the 12-16 year Junior Handling class.

Well done to all the winners!

Thanks to Glenn and Karen for the BIS and JH photos and Ria for the toy group winner.

Skye - Best Gundog NSC & G1

Jana - BOB & G3

Chewie - BOB

Utility group being judged

Utility group 1st - 3rd

Pansy - BOB & G1

Jana, Kendal and Logan during the gundog group judging

Benson wins the working group

Skye takes the gundog group

Jana - G3


Glenn - 1st 12-16 yrs JH