Wednesday, 27 October 2010

KC Good Citizen Scheme course

Lesley, Jenny and Fran went down to Forfar last Saturday for a Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme examiner assessment course.

It was a busy day, with a seminar in the morning followed by two quite involved tests, but all three came away with certificates, which means that they are now approved to act as examiners for the Bronze Good Citizen award.

Well done on passing!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Latest ringcraft rota

24th January................................Sue and Morven

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6th March......................................

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Please be at the class for 6.30pm to help set up and, if you are unable to take the class, please try and arrange to swap with someone.

Club donations

Spey Valley DTC is not run for profit and we do support a variety of charities. This year the club has given the following donations:

£500 to PDSA

£100 to Keith Grammar School

£250 to Mrs Murray's Home for Cats and Dogs

£100 to Keith Sports Trust

£500 to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

£250 to DAWGS

£250 to Willows Animal Sanctuary

Obedience match

We will be holding an obedience match in the hall on Sunday 31st October. The judge will be Martin Clayton of Aberdeen, judging starts at 12 noon and entries will be taken from 11.30am.

There are three classes which will cater for all abilities so don't be afraid to come and have a go. Rosettes will be awarded in each class. Refreshments will be available.

Everyone welcome!

Catching up

A few results from some recent shows.

At South Wales Kennel Association Champ show Liz's Bunty was 3rd in her Post Grad Bitch class.

The Gundog Society of Wales Champ show was held on 13th October, Sue's Reeves won his Puppy Dog class and sister Kirby was 3rd in hers.

At Tay Valley Gundog open show, Carnoustie on October 9th, Elizabeth's Asher won his class, Katie's Lara was 1st in Post Grad and Leia 1st in Open, Lara went on to take BOB and was also shortlisted for Best In Show.

On the same day another group open show was held, Scottish Toydog, at Bonnybridge. Sue's Elwood won his Puppy class.

Yet another group open show, this time Scottish Utility Breeds, which was held at Bo'ness on October 16th. Morag's Logie headed a line up of Eurasiers in the Import class and Gigha was placed 4th.

Well done to everyone!

Logie and Gigha

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Late Belfast result

Jill's Chico has returned home from his stay in Ireland. Not only did he become an Irish Champion but he finished off his stay by winning his class and taking Best of Breed at Belfast.

Well done Chico!

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Weimaraner Club of Scotland Open Obedience Show

The Cochrane Hall, Alva, hosts a number of shows and last Sunday it was the turn of the Weimaraner Club of Scotland's Open Obedience show.

The hall sits in a park with the Ochil hills as a stunning backdrop. You'd never guess from the photo above just what a mudbath dogs and handlers had to contend with in the rings! Many dogs found the conditions hard to cope with, especially when it came to having to sit or lie down in puddles!

Jenny's Brint took the wet in his stride and took 2nd place in Beginners, just a quarter of a point behind the close yet again to winning out of Beginners. Margaret and Ellie were at their first open show and they also coped with all the mud and were placed a worthy 5th in Pre-Beginners. Well done to you both!

Thanks for the photos Margaret.

Pre-Beginners line-up
(Click on the photos to see just how muddy it was!)

Beginners line-up

Northern Newfoundland Club Open Show

Benson added another Best In Show to his collection last weekend at the Northern Newfoundland Club's show in St Helens.

Congratulations June and Benson!

Benson - BIS
Also pictured is his uncle who had won Best Landseer In Show

Driffield Championship Show 2010

Driffield Champ show was held at Wetherby Racecourse last week, 30 Sept - 3 Oct. Conditions were not great and I think at least three of the four days were hit with rain, certainly Sunday had heavy rain for most of the day, which made for puddles in the rings, despite being in marquees, and plenty of mud everywhere. There were problems leaving the venue with some having to wait over two hours to get out!

Just a few results to report, I don't think many club members were there.

Liz's Poppy was 1st in Post Grad Bitch and sister Bunty was 3rd in Limit Bitch.

Sue's pup (still don't know his name) won his Puppy Dog class and was Best Puppy, Katie's Lara won her Yearling Bitch class.

Katrina's Marty was 2nd in Yearling Dog and Leo was 2nd in Limit Dog.

Well done everyone!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Nethybridge Companion Show

Strathspey Canine Club held their annual Companion show at Nethybridge on Saturday 25 September.

Heather won the hound/terrier class with Sasha (?), Linda and Ron's Esmee won the toy/utility class and Freda was Best Puppy in Show. Well done!

Esmee and Freda

Colin, Lisa and Margaret were also at the show, entered in the obedience classes.

Margaret and Ellie won the Intermediate class, Lisa and Max won the Advanced class with Colin and Beauly coming a close second. Well done everyone!

Margaret & Ellie

Colin & Beauly

Max with his prizes

The teams in action...

Everyone reports that it was a lovely show, well worth attending, especially for the meringues!

Thanks to Linda, Colin and Lisa for the photos

Belfast Championship Show 2010

There weren't many of us at Belfast the weekend of September 25 - 27, perhaps the thought of having to go 'overseas' (plus the cost!) puts most people off. Classes in general were down in number.

I think the only win to report is Sue's Elwood, who won his Puppy Dog class.

Elwood - 1st PD

Irish Collie Club

Linda had a back to back showing weekend recently. She travelled over to Ireland for the Irish Collie Club champ show on Saturday 25th September, followed by Belfast on the Sunday.

It was well worth the trip because at the Irish Collie Club's show Gino won the LD class and then took the RCC! Congratulations!

Thanks for sending in the photo Linda

Gino - 1st LD & RCC

Darlington Championship Show 2010

Darlington Champ show was held at Newby Hall, 17-19 September.

Just a few wins to report, there don't seem to have been that many club members there.

The Kumormai kennel had a very good day, Milo was 1st in JD, Joely 1st in PGB and litter sister Zeta won her OB class then took the CC, Best of Breed and was also short-listed in the group. The week before, Joely proved she could use her brains when she passed her Good Citizen Bronze test at the Mastiff Association's club show. Congratulations Elaine and gang!

Sue also had a day to remember, Kupah won his GD dog class and this gave him the last few points needed for his Junior Warrant. Not only that but her young pup (not sure of his name) was at his first show and he qualified for Crufts with a 2nd in MPD.

More good news from the gundogs, Elizabeth's Asher won his LD class and Bronni was 2nd in OB.

Well done everyone!

Monday, 4 October 2010

Juniors at Richmond

Caitlin and Glenn both qualified for the Junior Handling semi-finals, which are held at Richmond Champ show, Guildford. This was a first trip down there for both of them and it turned out to be a very successful one for Caitlin when she was placed 4th in her class. Well done to you both on qualifying and congratulations on your place Caitlin!

It was to be a busy weekend for the Forbes family, straight after Richmond they headed back north for the long drive up to Lochaber!

Caitlin with Solo and Glenn with Poppy
Richmond 2010