Thursday, 23 September 2010

Nethybridge Companion Show

Strathspey Canine Club will be holding a companion show at Nethybridge Public Hall (Near Grantown on Spey) this Saturday (25th) in aid of Grantown Dog Rescue. There will be pedigree, novelty and obedience classes.

Entries will be taken from 12 noon, judging will start at 1pm. Maria Hall will be judging the pedigree and novelty classses, Evril Spencer the obedience.

Lochaber 2010

Lochaber and District Canine Society's Open show was held at Fort William on September 12th. The hospitality at this show is second to none and there are always generous prizes as well as prize money given out. Well done to the committee for organising such a lovely show.

There weren't that many club members at the show but there are a number of wins to report.

Erica and Doug's Twiglet won her class then BOB and G2.

Cathy's Sula took BOB and also G1, Karen's Poppy was BOB and G2 and Caitlin's Solo was also BOB and he took G4.

Linda and Ron's Hugo took BOB and G4.

Jenny's Sadie was BOB and G2, this gave her the last point needed to gain her Show Certificate of Merit, she also won a large AV Open Bitch class and £10 prize money to boot! Fran's Diva (handled by John) took Best Pastoral NSC after winning both of her classes.

Sue's Desmond won his class, Elwood also won his class and was Best Toy Puppy.

Well done to all the winners!

Thanks John and Erica for the photos of Twiglet and Diva.

Twiglet - BOB, G2

Sula - BOB, G1

Hugo - BOB, G4

Sadie - BOB, G2 & Sh Cm

Diva - Best Pastoral NSC

Elwood - Best Toy Puppy

Jasper finds the perfect place to rest his head

Friday, 17 September 2010

Another big day for Benson

At Lothian CA Open show last Saturday, June's Benson went all the way to the top once again with another Best In Show award. Well done!

Benson was also entered in the Scottish heat of the Kennel Gazette Junior Warrant Competition, which was being held at this show, and he was one of those chosen to go through to the semi-finals at Discover Dogs in November. Good luck for that June, let's hope that Benson will be one of the ten finalists who go on to compete at Crufts 2011.

Roseisle Companion Show

The sun was shining for our Companion show at Roseisle, which no doubt helped bring out all the doggy folk, and a good sum was raised in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Thanks to the three judges for doing a great job, to all who worked hard to make the day a success and to everyone who came along and took part.

Lesley's Rommi was declared Best In Show and Ria's Jasper was Reserve Best In Show.

Well done to all the winners!

Thanks for the photos Nicky.

Rommi - BIS

Jasper - RBIS

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Companion Show in Elgin

Don't forget the show being held in aid of Moray Friends of Archie this Sunday, 19th, in Moray College car park.

Entries will be taken from 11am with judging starting at 12 noon. Pedigree classes will be judged by Pat Dempster (Benreeda) and Novelty by Linda Younie. £2 first entry and £1 for further classes with the same dog.

There will also be a burger van, face painting and a raffle.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

City of Birmingham Champ Show and a new Champion!

The City of Birmingham champ show was held from 3rd-5th September.

It turned out to be a very exciting show for Elizabeth (one which she almost didn't make due to her van breaking down just outside Perth!), Bronni won the Open Bitch class and then went on to take the CC. Since this was her third such award, she is now a Champion. Huge congratulations!

CH Pot of Gold on Kerrara

There are a few other wins to report.

June's Benson continues to be in the cards, he won his Limit Dog class and then took the RCC.

Sue's Kupah won both his Junior Dog and Graduate Dog classes. He has been chasing JW points and would have got 3 for his GD win but I'm not sure how many he has under his belt at the moment.

Liz's Bunty and Poppy did very well to get placed in their enormous whippet classes. Bunty was 3rd out of 17 Post Grad bitches and Poppy was 4th in a class of 22 Limit Bitches. (Hope I've got them the right way round!)

Well done to all!

Kilmarnock Obedience Show

Colin and Lisa went down to Kilmarnock on Saturday 4th September. Colin's Beauly did a good round but ended up just out of the places in a class of 36 Beginners. Lisa and Max did make it into the line up with their 8th place. Well done!

Lisa and Max

Colin and Beauly working hard

At this show there is a special charity C class which looks like it would have been great fun. The handlers had to do the round dressed in a clown's outfit, leave their dog in a stay whilst applying face paint and also bounce about on a space hopper! Quite a test for dog and handler.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Scottish Kennel Club Champ Show, Aug 10

The sun was shining at Ingliston on 28th and 29th August but, as is often the way at this venue, a very strong wind was blowing, which made things a little chilly. Just as well those marquees are pretty sturdy as they took quite a battering!

Spey Valley members did well, one coming home with a CC and three with RCCs!

Working - Elaine's Zeta was 1st in her Open Bitch class and added another CC to her collection, June's Benson was 1st in Limit and took the RCC.

Hound - Niamh's Mia was 1st Junior Bitch, Liz's Bunty was 4th in a large Post Grad Bitch class but sister Poppy went even better by taking 2nd in Limit Bitch and then the RCC.

Toy - Elizabeth and George took Best Bitch with one of the Bolognese (Lola?), Jill's Cracker won his Puppy Dog class, Sue's Elwood won his class and Best Puppy Dog, Pansy was 2nd in Open Bitch and also took the RCC.

Utility - The Eurasiers were out in force for the Imported Register classes, Morag's Gigha was 2nd in Post Grad Bitch and Logie won his Open Dog class and then went Best Import.

Pastoral - Linda and Vic's Gino was 3rd in Limit Dog and Candy won her Limit Bitch class. Carol's Chaos won her Puppy Bitch class and her brother was 3rd in Puppy Dog.

Gundog - Fran's Diesel was 1st in Limit Dog, Sue's Irish Setter pup (whose name I don't know!) was 1st in her Puppy Bitch class and Katie's Leia was 2nd in a good sized Limit Bitch class.

Terrier - Daveena's Inka took BOB.

Junior Handling - Caitlin got to grips with an Australian Shepherd Dog and won the YKC handling class.

Congratulations everyone!

Leia - 2nd LB

Logie doing his lap of honour in the group ring after taking Best Import Register

Elwood - 1st PD and BPD

Pansy - 2nd OB and RCC

Caitlin - 1st YKC handling

A top spot for Desmond

The Papillon Club of Scotland held an open show at Alva on Saturday, 28th August. Sue's Elwood won his Puppy Dog class and Desmond also won his class but then went one better by taking Reserve Best In Show!

Desmond - RBIS
(photo courtesy of Bill Duncan)

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Jay gets his UDex

Steve's Jay competed at Lauder Working Trials last Saturday and put in a very good performance with 184.5 points out of 200, giving him 5th place in his class and the letters UDex after his name.