Well the weeks are flying in and I see there are already Christmas adverts on television! It’s been such a fast year; it’s hard to believe it’s nearly over!
There were a few Open Shows happening around Ireland and the UK. AT Hyde and District Canine Club, Susanna Thorne’s puppy, Dyffrynsands Tilly Tinker was awarded Best Puppy in Breed and first in the Puppy Group. Her boy Jamboree Lee Couer De Masai also won his class. At Camberly and District Open Show, although there were no classes scheduled, Nichola Westgate showed in the AVNSC Toy class. Her boy Wizzizz When I need you was awarded 1st in the Yearling class and Wizzizz Desperado was awarded 2nd place in the Limit Class. Well done ladies!
Here in Ireland, the Ulster Toy Dog Society held their annual open show. Andrea Akkad’s and Olive Carty’s Ir Ch Bailemos Poker Face was awarded 1st Open Dog, Best of Breed and then Best in Show 3 under judge Jerry Monroe! Olivia Carty-Parge’s and Daniel Parge’s Flordecuba Amarillo Star was awarded 1st in Junior Bitch and Best Puppy in Breed!
Later that day, the Ulster Toy Dog Society held their annual Northern Ireland Toy Dog of the Year event. Ir Ch Bailemos Poker Face took part in the event and won his way through three rounds to be ultimately crowned Northern Ireland’s Toy Dog of the Year 2018 under judge Michael Hegarty! What a fantastic achievement for the breed! Well done to all concerned!
On Sunday, the Irish Kennel Club held a charity Open Show in aid of Laura Lynn Charity. The judge on the day was Ms T O’Flaherty, who awarded Best of Breed to Olivia Carty-Parge’s and Daniel Parge’s Flordecuba Amarillo Star. Best Champion in Breed was awarded to Olivia Carty-Parge’s and Daniel Parge’s Ir Ch Flordecuba Jacinto Jr Ch.
If anyone lives near a Pet Bliss petshop and happens to own a black dog, be sure to call into their stores today, as they are offering a free gift to all black dogs on their black Friday event! I see lots of offers and deals on various grooming items on various websites, but of course I have already stocked up on anything I needed last week – typical! Never mind, I can always say I saved a fortune on Black Friday by not spending a penny ☺
This weekend we have Cloghran Championship Show on Saturday. There are six Havanese entered, three dogs and three bitches. I, myself, am not entered, as my mother is judging group 6 and 10 breeds, so I have offered my services as a ring steward for the day. In the interest of fairness, I personally would never exhibit my dogs at a show where my mother is judging. I appreciate that there is no rule against same (as my dogs are not in her name), but I personally would not do such a thing. Perhaps my Equity lecturer in college very good at drumming home the principles of fairness and equality, but it is something that does not sit right with me. Anyway, I do enjoy stewarding – it gives me an opportunity to see different breeds and learn something.
Good luck to all competing over the weekend!
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