Well it really is finally summer! What fantastic weather we have had to enjoy with our dogs.
I’ve had a great time visiting Toller puppies this week and going to the Toller Funday (really a weekend).
The Toller Funday , organised by the Toller Club of Great Britain was a huge success with 81 Tollers in attendance plus a few interlopers! The weather was glorious, even though we were predicted thunderstorms of a life-threatening nature! Bacon butties to start us all off on the Saturday morning, then it was time to have a go at a selection of activities, including flyball, agility, temptation alley and water retrieve, just to name a few.
We broke for lunch, then we had My Tollers Got Talent and the Fun Dog Show, again a few interlopers interceded, with my sister’s flatcoat winning Most Handsome Dog. I can only blame the judge Amanda Foster-Brown, who did a fabulous job on the day, judging so many dogs in the heat and with great humour. Partially supplied by myself in the brace class with my two pups. I’m pretty deaf sometimes, but the howls of laughter I heard during the brace confirmed I was probably the most entertaining thing in the ring that afternoon, which was a tough call, as Nova Dee and his Dad were in the brace too! A truly fun day was had by all. A lovely line up for Best In Show, which was awarded to Patrick and Jackie Fielder’s, Mac, Schindow Junior Cowboy With Cretshengan.
Patrick Fielder also won most of the raffle prizes, but as it was his 50th Birthday this week, we let him off. Closely followed by Bek and Sarah Stobbart, and Tina Westwood, who seemed to have accrued a complete selection of collars by the end! A huge Thankyou to the committee and all those who helped with the Funday, it really couldn’t be done without all the unsung heroes of the day working behind the scenes. Hope to see you all again next year.
After all the excitement of Saturday, some brave souls set off early the next day and travelled over to Southern Counties Championship Show for Gundog day. Tollers were judged by Mr Richard Stafford and his Best of Breed was awarded to Tina Westwood’s Bitch, Multi Ch Eusanit Apple Of One’s Eye JW, Best Dog was Harding & Whitehill’s Sh Ch Trevargh The Entertainer At Brizewood, Reserve Best Dog, Rimmer & Phillips Tivalake You’re The Top, Best Bitch Westwood’s Multi Ch Eusanit Apple Of One’s Eye JW, Reserve Best Bitch, Amanda Foster-Brown’s Stellenbosch Sausaulito (AI), Best Puppy, Rimmer and Phillips’ Tivalake You’re The Top, Best Veteran, Harding & Whitehill’s Sh Ch Trevargh The Entertainer At Brizewood.
Upcoming shows are Three Counties this weekend, Border Union (who sadly don’t have Toller classes), and Blackpool on 24th June.