Jane spent a lovely morning, in lovely company at a K9 First Aid Course hosted by Annandale Canine Society at Gretna and presented by Training Together. Not only did she come away with more knowledge she also gained her K9 First Aid Certificate (valid for 3 years, and she won several prizes in the raffle!
Great to be back in the show ring after a 6 month absence. Had a lovely evening at Penrith and District Canine's Limit Show. Brother and sister, Tavern and Willow (Threerivers Tanglewood and Threerivers Willow) did us proud and took four first places and two second places between them..
On one of the worst snowy weekends, Jane changed her travel plans and took the train to Nottingham, staying the night before with friends in Retford, to judge at this friendly show. Despite the adverse weather, the committee worked hard to ensure that the show ran smoothly on the day and that breeds classes were covered where judges had been unable to reach the venue due to the adverse weather. Their hospitality was first class and they provided a really delicious lunch. Jane thoroughly enjoyed her day of judging Labradors and her first appointment of judging Golden Retrievers. It was a shame there were so many absentees in both breeds but that was very understandable given the weather. Jane was delighted to watch her Golden Retriever Best Puppy (BP) and Best of Breed (BOB) have further success in their respective groups with the BP taking PG1 and the BOB being shortlisted to the last 7 but the highlight of Jane's day was learning that the Golden Retriever Puppy then went on to take Reserve Best Puppy in Show.
Jane thoroughly enjoyed her appointment at Heywood & Radcliffe Canine Society's well run, friendly open show. She had a really nice entry of quality dogs. All classes were very strong and I was splitting hairs between placings, especially in the puppy class where she wished she could have placed them all.
Tavern and Ross had a lovely day out today at Whitehaven & District Canine Association's Limit show where Tavern won 1st Labrador Open and Best of Breed and Ross took 1st Any Variety Gundog Veteran. Many thanks to Cath Moffat (Kylera) for liking both boys.
Jane attended a Pointer breed seminar and judging assessment hosted by Border Counties Gundog Club. She thoroughly the day, particularly listening to the guest speakers and is delighted to say that Jane passed the B List Judging Assessment.
Under judge, Mary O'Donoghue (Phillipstown) Ross gained his studbook number (3767DC) today at Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland's Championship Show by gaining a 3rd in the Open Dog class, qualifying him for Crufts for life. He also took 2nd in the Veteran Dog class.
Just home from an enjoyable evening judging at Westmorland Canine Association Ringcroft's match night. I had some lovely dogs to judge and it was so nice to go over some different breeds. Thank you to the committee for making me feel welcome. My Best Puppy in Match was a Border Terrier and Best in Match, a German Short Haired Pointer.
We are over the moon and very proud of Ross tonight for winning Best Veteran in Show at Carlisle and District Canine Society's Limit Show under judge Paul Routledge. We really appreciated the comments about Ross being lovely to watch enjoying himself and not looking his age.
Just home from an enjoyable evening judging at Middlebie Dog Training and Ringcraft Club's match night. I had some lovely dogs to judge and it was so nice to go over some different breeds. My Best Puppy in Match was a Whippet and Best in Match, the Basenji. Thank you to the club for your hospitality and for making me feel welcome.