Saturday, 18 June 2011

Border Union Championship Show - 18.06.11

A lovely day at Kelso, and the rain managed to hold off long enough for our classes.
Clover, now 9 months old was 5th in GR Puppy Bitch and 4th GR Novice Bitch under Judge Mr kjell Svensson (Seacrest) from Sweeden. I also put her in Any Variety Novice Gundog, Hound, Terrier Dog or Bitch and she gained a very respectable 3rd place under Mrs Kay Aspin (Scartwaite). This was her first time competing against other breeds and I was so pleased with her, she really has become a lovely young lady.
Brook unfortunately wasn't place in his post grad dog class, but he is up against the 'big boys' now and it really does come down to personal preference now.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Northumberland County Show - 30/5/2011

A very early start for this show - arriving at the showground at 7.45am just to be able to get parked. Our classes didn't get started for the goldies until 2.30pm!
Clover was 3rd in GR puppy but went on to win GR Junior and picked up her first Junior warrant point. Brook decided he was on top form and flew around the ring to gain 1st in GR Open, unfortunately it wasn't quite enough to take the Best of Breed from a lovely bitch that he challenged against. A very long day, but at least we had the main show to look around, and the others came to for a day out, with Thorn having his first venture to a show.

North Riding Gundog Club Open Show - 29/5/2011

A very windy day with drizzle rain and yes, we were outdoors!
Clover was 2nd in GR Minor Puppy and 3rd in GR Puppy, Brook surprised me by winning a very strong Post Graduate class, by this time the rain had also stopped too. Unfortunately he didn't get anything in the challenge, but at least he made his mark.