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News November - December 2012

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Luton Premier 2 day Open Show

Sunday 30th December 2012, our last show of the year, and what a way to finish!!!!

Taking only 'Chaos', I head up to Cambridge to show at Luton Premier 2 day Open Show. We had a nice entry of Springers (20)

Delighted when 'Chaos' won the Open Class, and went onto win 'Best of Breed' Breed judge was Mrs Sue Mitchell (Brobruick)

Reserve Best of Breed was Cassapple Juno (sh Ch Timere Thriller x Meadowdale Venus at Cassapple), well done to Maggie

Then there was a long wait for the Group.

But again well worth the wait, so pleased when Chaos won the Gundog Group, in a strong group. Group judge was Mrs Kathy Gorman (Walgoreg)

Mid Herts Gundog Premier Open Show

My first Open show for a long time, on the 1st December.

This show had attracted a super entry of over 400 dogs (just gundogs)

There were 30 ESS's entered!

Banjo and Chaos had to be in the same class unfortunately.

Banjo won and Chaos was third (thank you Mathew for handling him for me, thrown in at the deep end!)

Banjo was declared 'Best of Breed', then the long wait for 'Best in Show'

Well worth the wait. A super line up with many Show Champions competiting for BIS

Delighted when Banjo was awareded 'Best In Show'

BIS Mid Herts Gudog - 2012.12.1

Breed judge - Mrs E Glass (Covina)

BIS Judge - Dr Ron James

Shown left winning BIS (click to enlarge)

Judging Seminars

A busy couple of months attending seminars to learn more about the gundog breeds and take the relevant judging exams.

24th November - attended Hungarian Vizsla Breed seminar, delighted to have passed the judging exam

25th November - attended Bracco Italiano Breed seminar, learning about this lovely breed. Passed the breed standard exam

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Midland ESSC Championship Show

Sunday 4th November 2012, I head off up north to Doncaster to show Banjo and Chaos at the 'Midland ESSC Championship Show'

Our judge was Mr Frank Kane

We had a super entry of 125 dogs for this show.

First up was Banjo, he was in the Yearling class, delighted when he won

Next was Chaos, he was in the biggest class of the day, Limit Dog, with 18 dogs. So pleased when he was placed 3rd. (the winner of the class went on to win the CC and BIS!)

Well done to Sue and Rye (Meadowdale Riot is Madaza) on winning the Graduate Class

In the dog challenge, was so pleased with Banjo when he got down to the last 4 for the CC

The photo of Banjo, taken just after the judging at this show, by Lesley McCourt