Day four – Toy and Terrier
6 – 11 years
1st Grace Rutherford
A polite young handler who kept her lines straight and corrected her dog whenever he started fidgeting.
12 – 17 years
1st Lauren Goddard
This handler shadowed her dog perfectly and kept her lines neat. On the return, she was attentive to my position and presented her young dog correctly.
2nd Sophie Wildig
Another handler who displayed perfect shadowing. Sophie kept her lines exceptionally neat and presented her dog correctly in the lineup.
3rd Poppy Wynter
18 – 24 years
1st Rhianna Brooks
A handler who evidently has a lot of experience. She kept her lines straight and knew exactly when to swap hands when I changed my position.
2nd May Kennedy
Another handler who kept her lines neat. In addition to this, she had a great rapport with her dog and moved him at the correct pace.
25 – 40 years
1st Dan Mann
This handler stood alone but earned his place by gently correcting his dog whenever she started fidgeting. In attition to this, he moved his dog at the correct pace and displayed correct shadowing.
1st Petula Humphrey
This was a close class, particularly between first and second. I awarded this handler first because she made no obvious mistakes. She was attentive to my position, kept her lines neat and encouraged her dog around the ring.
2nd Vic Pearce
This handler had his dog stood correctly as soon as he entered the ring, which caught my eye. Unfortunately, he got between myself and the dog whilst on the move. Despite this, he kept his lines straight and knew exactly how to present his dog.
3rd Wendy Smith