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The Sporting Terrier Association of Yorkshire (8th February 2009)

Filed under: Show Reports — Ness @ 11:37

We like it here.  Everyone is friendly and there is always a good turn out of cairns.  Ness says it smells like things used to before the days of double glazing and central heating.  It’s musty, damp and a bit on the cold side; she finds it comforting.  The sun streams through the windows, until we get blinded and have to close the curtains.  Tony likes it here because you get big mugs of well made tea (he didn’t come with us today though).  I showed well and didn’t come last; a good day out.

Henley-on-Thames Canine Society (25th January 2009)

Filed under: Show Reports — Ness @ 11:27

This was a very busy show.  I was in a different room from where all the judging was taking place, which was nice, as by the ringside there was no room to move.  We waited around for ages, then Ness battled her way through the crowds with me.  Then she cleared off!  She left me with some nice people who also had cairns and came back with my crate.  We squeezed into a corner.  Then it was off outside to play ball and then before I knew it we were in the ring.  The judge made me work ever so hard, but I showed myself off (apparently moving well in profile).  We came out the ring, waited around for a couple more classes and then we were back in again.  Ness made a mistake in my handling, the judge swapped sides and she hadn’t noticed; can you believe it she nearly walked between me and the judge.  At least she realised what she had done.

Today I got my first, first!  I like the colour red.


Boston and District Canine Society – Championship Show (11th January 2009)

Filed under: Show Reports — Ness @ 12:19

I think I like these champ shows.  Ness couldn’t find where we were, but Mick and Babs were there to sort us out.  They are so friendly and helpful.  Brenda was there too, and we sat with her after our class to watch some of the judging.

After the cairns had been in the ring Ness took me on walk about.  It was all very odd, I had to go into a different type of ring from what I’m used to and do what I normally do at obedience training, but without any treats!  Anyway I went with the flow and Ness was so excited when we got a rosette and lovely big certificate.  I have got my Bronze Good Citizen Award.  This means that I am very good at being good.  The man who judged us said he was very impressed, there aren’t many dogs who will stand completely still for a minute.  He said most dogs have to lie down or sit.  I smiled to myself at this and Ness looked down at me smiling too.  We both know that if I lie or sit I move around and that would have meant that I would not have passed.  Well it’s good to keep them humans on there toes and guessing!

Nottingham Sherwood Foresters Kennel Association (30th December 2008)

Filed under: Show Reports — Ness @ 11:56

What is going off?  Didn’t we come here a couple of days ago?  If you think I’m putting up with the cold and the blowing heaters again, you’re sadly mistaken!  Today I made a bid for freedom…unfortunately for me I was caught just before I got into the ring with the chihuahuas.  I thought I was really clever, it took me ages to work the zip out, oh well, better luck next time.

When we got into the ring for our bit we went first.  I don’t think this went well with the other exhibitor and Ness hadn’t a clue what was going on, she kept looking to the judge for instruction but Ness either wasn’t listening or was not in the zone.  She really needs to get a bit more experience…I know what I’m doing!

Ashbourne and District Canine Society (28th December 2008)

Filed under: Show Reports — Ness @ 11:46

Wow, for an open show there were a lot of us in the ring.  Eight of us in my class.  We did our stuff, although Ness seemed to find it hard work, I thought the floor smelt lovely!  Anyway we did our stuff and we were just about to walk under the tape round the ring and we were placed!

Don't I look lovely!

Don't I look lovely!

As you can see I looked great on the table!

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