It is that time of year that all doggy people think of as the highlight of the dog showing calendar. Whether you are attending just for the day, or are lucky enough to go everyday, I hope that you enjoy it all the same. I am sure that most of you will have been practicing like mad to perfect your handling ready for your time to shine. Whether this be by attending ring craft, handling seminars; some of which I have listed previously, or just been practicing with your parents in the garden. Or you have been brushing, trimming, bathing, stripping to make sure that all important judge notices your dog in the line up. I would like to wish you all the very best of luck! Remember to enjoy yourself, get a good nights sleep before and have what you can already organised; from your outfit, knowing the judging order, making sure you have bait/toy ready, ring number and finally that you are signed in, if you need to be. One of the worst feelings is to be rushed or unprepared. Believe me I know!
I will be there all four days and would love to see you and would especially love to know any good results whether handling, stakes or breed. So please feel free to find me so that I can take a picture of you, your dog and the win to include in the next Handling Scene.
Now with the amazing weather we have all experienced within the last week many shows/events have been cancelled. The event of The Welsh Top Dog and therefore Top Welsh Junior Handler has been postponed and rearranged to the 1st April, which mean this will be covered here at K9 News just after.
Finally, some of you will hoping that your successes continue to Crufts.
Charlotte Goddard has been having an amazing start to her young pup’s career by winning BOB, BPIB, TG4, TPG1 and BPIS at Maidenhead & DCS which was shortly followed by BPIB, BOB, TG1, TPG1 and finally RBIS and BPIS the next day with Mac: Sweeping Is This Your Final Answer Awbrooksky. Plus she won BJH at Horley & DCS. Fantastic!
Fleur Walker aged 14 and SWD Valentisimo’s Tizi won AVNSC Gundog, GG1 and then BIS at Maidenhead & District CS. Under Brigette Bodle. Then to top it off she then won BJH under Kian Pellow. Her father Nigel tells me that this win was just after attending one of James Newton’s handling seminars and now Fleur and Tizi have qualified for South Coast Top Dog 2019. Just proof that practice makes perfect. Congratulations!
Poppy Wynter and WFT (Jean de Cresecques Avec Furlongfox) won 12-16 JHA at Gloucester DCS under Mr Gary Quest and the next day at the Terrier Club of Devon won BOB, shortlisted for BIS and won 12-16 JHA under Mr Thomas West. Well Done!
Stacie Nicoll had a great day at Okehampton win the YKC 17-24 Handlings, 1st in Adult Handling and then BOB and PG1 with BSD Terv, Hawksflight The Hustler. Plus, at Illfracombe & DCS, Stacie also won 18-39 Adult handling class under Miss Becki Rowe. Congrats!
Jessica Bootes won the 12-16 JHA at Maidstone, Folkstone Hythe &DCS win Donay Special Delivery under Mr Osbourne. She also won BJH at The Beagle Association open show under Charlotte Ayes Cousin. Great job, keep it up!
Another set of results were sent from Sue Caton detailing the Papillon Club Of Scotland’s handling results. Judge Laura Mandelson
1st Amy Whitehall
2nd Ellie Davidson
3rd Samantha Wilson
4th Lucy Whitehall
1st Emma Whitehall
2nd Kyle Davidson
BJH: Amy Whitehall
Well done to all!
Min Witheyman won 12-17 JHA and Best Junior Handler in Show under judge Miss Olivia Busby at Oxford Open Show. Amazing result!
Finally; Charlotte Rutherford aged 7, won the Junior Handling at the UCPDAE in Granada, Spain with Ria, Rayaragua Ria del Chanderhill her 2 year old SWD. Charlotte was also asked by Aronagua SWD Kennel Of Malaga, to take part in the breeders team, where they were awarded 3rd place.
What a brilliant example of a young handler doing so well, even without it being her own dog. (She is pictured here, have you ever seen a happier handler!)
So, all there is left to say is Good Luck at all, enjoy and I shall hopefully see you there.
Until Next Time…