Hello and Welcome!
I am very excited to introduce the new Juniors Section right here at K9 News. So where better to start than the biggest event on the dog showing calendar; Crufts. Whether you are competing in Handling, Stakes, Agility, Obedience, Flyball, Grooming or just Breed it is one show that we all look forward to. Crufts always has and always will always give me butterflies. Just the prestige of being qualified in any event for the biggest show in the UK is something to be proud of and cherish within itself. Below I have listed all the Judges for each discipline at Crufts 2018:
- Stakes (Breed): Mr Paul Harding
- Handling: Mr Adam Rose
- Agility: Mr Simon Chandler
- Obedience: Ms Emma Lavender
- Grooming (Groom Through): Ms Jodie Draper
- Grooming (Clip/Trim & Strip): Ms Dorothy McIntyre
- GCDS YKC Pre Beginners Stakes: Mr John Farr
- Flyball: Mr Wayne O’Rourke
- HTM: Ms J O’Dwyer, Mrs M Hubbard & Mrs J Deakin
So not only am sure you have been practising, making sure your dog is in top condition and have been trolling the internet for the perfect outfit to wear, but it is the perfect time to attend various training days. To polish off the rough edges formed over the christmas break, for you to perfect that one thing that you always struggle with or to just try and improve and learn something new. Below I have listed various events that are being held before Crufts, with several different mentors, so that you are ready and raring to go.
– Marina Scott is holding a handling seminar on the 25th February at West Parley Memorial Hall, Stocks Lane, off Christchurch Road, West Parley, BH228SP.
– James Newton is holding an all breeds handling workshop on the 4th March in Scunthorpe. There are still places available at £40 each held at Grange Farm Hobbies Centre, Wesley Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1SA. To book please contact Judy Yacoub on firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Lisa Moir and Marina Scott have organised a juniors day in Scotland in conjunction with the YKC on the 11th February at Polmont Church Hall Falkirk, FK2 0PT.
– Deena Freeman is holding an Agility training day in Daventry on Sunday 11th February. It is being held at Chance Agility Training Centre, High March, Daventry, NN11 4HB. All skill levels will be catered for and the cost will be £30 per session.
– Lisa Moir is holding a training day on the 4th March at Tealing Village Hall, Tealing, By Dundee, DD4 0QZ. Where the charge will be £30 per Handler.
In the coming weeks we will be getting feedback on the training days detailed above. If you would like to attend any of these please contact the YKC or the aforementioned mentors and they will point you in the right direction. In addition if any of you know of any or are holding an event, then please feel free to contact me via Facebook or email@example.com.
Last but certainly not least; let us look at the latest news in the Handling Scene.
Well done to Lauren Goddard who was 1st in 12-16 JHA and BJH under Ms Steph Marston- Pollock at Chichester DCS.
Also Sophie Mitchell who won the 12-16 JHA and BJH at Coalville DCS.
Thank you to Shelley Cooper for letting me know that 12 yr old Rebekah Hallett handled her 8 month old puppy, Pavoskas Ceili to win BPIB and Best Bitch at Manchester Ch Show, Huge Congratulations.
Finally Manchester Championship Show results for YKC stakes as there are no handling classes scheduled. The YKC stakes were judged over all 4 days by Mr M. King:
– Hound 1st: Mr M A & Mrs K A Smith and Mrs M L Moon’s Drakesleat Prim N’proper for Alncroft.
– Terrier 1st: Mr M A & Mrs K A Smith and Mrs M L Moon’s Ch Alncroft Tussle
– Toy 1st: Misses J & S Wildig’s Affentude Pianoman
– Utility 1st: Miss T Weaver’s Estava Rain Sky Fits Heaven (imp Nor) NAF
– Working 1st: Miss A J Wilkinson’s Jacalous Mirra Image of Cyanda JW Sh.CM
– Pastoral 1st: Mrs H Robert’s Moves like Jagger Elvikam (imp)
– Gundog 1st: Ms D & Miss T Newson’s Tivalake More than Wishes
Huge Congratulations to all winners.
Please feel free to contact me with any news or anything you would like to be discussed.
Contact me either by Facebook or e-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until Next Time!