Mayhem and I recently had the honour of being invited to attend the Canine Supporters Charity ‘Contest of Champions’, held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
In this week’s In Conversation we talk to Lucy Hill from Manchester who campaigned her dog throughout 2014 and attended Contest of Champions.
I was privileged to have been invited to judge Beagles and handling at Sunderland open show on Sunday April 19. I will never tire of seeing the high standard of handling that is being displayed in the ring at the moment.
Junior Handling – 6-11 years (6,2a) 1 Paige Spencer, handling a BMD. Very smart handler whom I have given top honours to previously. Dog was presented square in the stand & moved at the correct pace.
The past few weeks has seen another two of the UK Junior Handler of the Year semi finals take place in the toy group, judged by Emma Mason and terrier group judged by Gemma Alpe.
In this week’s Q and As we talk to the three people who have had an opportunity to judge at one of the three JHA semi final competitions. We spoke to BUBA JHA semi finals judge 21-year-old Charlotte Page (CP) from Pymoor in Cambridgeshire.
I watched some handling classes recently and I was sad to see that the judge didn’t stand still during the pattern work. What I mean is that they did not deliberately move on the pattern work, but just fidgeted around the ring.
At National Terrier in the JHA six-11 years semi-finals, the first three winners were: 1 Lauren Goddard; 2 Poppy Wynter; 3 Paris Harding. Pictured with judge Gemma Alpe and Haley.
I would like to say a very big thank you to Marina Scott and Liz Cartledge for the invitation to judge the terrier group semi-finals at National Terrier within its new format.
The third Junior Handling Association semi-finals of the 2014/15 season took place at National Terrier last weekend. Winner of the six-11 years terrier semi-final was Lauren Goddard, handling a Border Terrier. Judge was Gemma Alpe.
As the dust settles on another Crufts and the main stream media forget about bashing the pedigree dog world (hopefully), until next year, it’s time to reflect on the highs and the lows.
In this week’s In Conversation we interviewed two people who both have a shared interest – Lizzie Mason, 17, from Cumbria and Heather Simcock, 18, from Shropshire, who both compete in obedience.
Learning about other breeds is quite important if you want to judge handling. The reason for this being that people will show their dogs as they are meant to be shown in the breed ring, and rightly so.
I would like to extend my grateful thanks to the Crufts committee for this appointment. My warmest thanks go to Mrs Liz Cartledge & her most efficient team for a very kind welcome & for generous hospitality during my stay. Mrs Cartledge & her team...
I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge YKC handling & SWDs at their show & many thanks to my very efficient & patient steward!
I would like to start by saying what a pleasure it was to be invited to judge both toy group semi-finals today. I had a firm idea of what I was looking for & I am over the moon with both of my principal winners who both fulfilled my criteria & more!
Well that’s Crufts over for another year, and what a show it was with juniors once again holding their own in the breed and group rings.
For many years the organisers of Crufts have been reaching out too YKC members to encourage them to get involved in stewarding. By putting yourself forward you get to work alongside some great stewards who have years of experience, throughout the...
By the time this goes to press ‘Crufts’ will be well and truly over for another year. Sadly overshadowed by some awful events and accusations, the only consolation is that the dog world has and will pull together to protect and champion our sport.