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2018 South Western Inter Regionals Team Application

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - Posted by Stephanie Woollam, in Crufts

CRUFTS 2018 INTER REGIONAL COMPETITION

 

SOUTH WESTERN AREA

 

Application forms are now available to anyone from AVON, HEREFORDSHIRE, SOMERSET, WILTSHIRE, DEVON, CORNWALL, DORSET AND GLOUCESTERSHIRE who may wish to be considered to work for the above team.

 

The team will consist of – 1 Beginner, 2 Novices, 2 A, 1 B and 1 C plus a Beginner reserve and may include up to 2 BC/WS. 3 Crossbreeds (one of which must not be a collie type) and up to 3 of any other single breed.

 

Obedience Champions and those qualified for Crufts Obedience Championships 2018 may not compete.

 

Closing date for eligibility is 31st October 2017

All tests will be as defined under KC Ob Show Regulations (G)

 

Application forms are available from:

 

Steph Woollam (Team Manager)

01179 855172 or 07788707642

Email: stephanie.woollam@blueyonder.co.uk

 

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Everyone is welcome to a try out day on 19th November 2017, whether to be considered for the team or, if you are not sure, to have a work out with your dog and decide on the day whether to put yourselves forward. In any event, please fill in an application form and return to me.

 

http://www.obedienceuk.net/Newspad/uploads/2018_South_Western_Inter_Regional_Team_Application_in_pdf_format.pdf


http://www.obedienceuk.net/Newspad/uploads/2018_South_Western_Inter_Regional_Team_Application_in_Word_format.doc

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2018 Midlands Inter Regionals Team Application

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - Posted by Lou Jackson, in Crufts

Crufts 2018 Inter-Regional Obedience Competition


Midland Team


If you live in the following counties: Debyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Salop, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands or Worcestershire then you are eligible to apply to be considered for The Midland Team.

The qualification date for class eligibility is 31st October 2017.

The team will consist of 1 Beginner, 2 Novice, 2 Class A, 1 Class B, 1 Class C and a Beginner reserve.

A maximum of 2 Border Collies or Working Sheepdogs, 3 Crossbreeds (one of which must not be of border collie or W/S type) and 3 of any other specific breed.

Obedience Champions are NOT eligible and competitors qualified for 2018 Championships are NOT eligible.

A try out day is arranged at Markfield Canine Center, Leicester on November 25th (Sat.)

Please fill in an application form and send to me, Lou Jackson, Comox, Harrisons Lane, Gailey, Stafford. ST19 5PS. before 12th November 2017.

Forms from myself or downloadable here or from our Facebook page. We will also have forms available at West Bromwich shows.

Don't be shy, give it a go, what have you got to lose!

TEAM PURPLE NEEDS YOU.
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2018 Wales Inter-Regional Obedience Competition

Monday, September 11, 2017 - Posted by Jen Jessop, in Crufts

Application forms are now available to download from obedienceuk website under ‘news’.  All the information can be found on them.

 

Please support as no-one is pre-selected. 

 

Application forms will also be available directly from me 01633 411449 or from Alison O'Connor (West Wales) Tel. 01834 891510 and Pat Werner (North Wales) Tel. 01824 780455

 

Jen Jessop (Team Manager)

 

Remember, we are now working the G regulations.


http://www.obedienceuk.net/Newspad/uploads/Wales_-_Inter_Regional_Application_Form_-_Word_format.doc


http://www.obedienceuk.net/Newspad/uploads/Wales_-_Inter_Regional_Application_Form_-_pdf_format.pdf

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Northern Inter-Regional Team Applications

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Posted by Emma Lavender, in Crufts

CRUFTS INTER-REGIONAL

OBEDIENCE COMPETITION 2018

 

 

NORTHERN TEAM

 

Friday 9th March 2018

 

Team to consist of:

 

1 Beginner, 2 Novice, 2 A, 1 B and 1 C  (Plus Beginner Reserve)

 

2 Border Collies or Working Sheepdogs

3 Crossbreeds (1 of which may not be of Collie type)

and up to 3 of any single breed only permitted

 

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ELIGIBILITY DATE: 31st  OCTOBER 2017

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ENTRY FORMS FROM

 

Emma Lavender – emmalavender30@yahoo.co.uk

Alison Gresty – agresty@hotmail.co.uk

Karen Davies – karendno3@gmail.com

 

 

ENTRIES TO BE RECEIVED BY EMMA LAVENDER AT 63 WEETSHAW CLOSE, SHAFTON, BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE, S72 8PZ NO LATER THAN 3rd December 2017


http://www.obedienceuk.net/Newspad/uploads/Norther_Team_info_sheet_2018.pdf


http://www.obedienceuk.net/Newspad/uploads/Northern_application_form_2018.pdf

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Scotland - Inter Regional Team Applications

Monday, September 4, 2017 - Posted by Carole Patrick, in Crufts

Crufts 2018

Inter-Regional Obedience Team Competition

To be held on Friday 9th March 2018

“Under Kennel Club ‘G’ Regulations”

 

SCOTTISH TEAM

We are looking for handlers and dogs of all breeds who work Beginners, Novice, Test A, Test B & Test C to complete an application form and come along to the Try-Out/Selection Day.

 

The team will consist of “one Beginner Dog”, “two Novice Dogs”, “two Test ‘A’ Dogs”, “one Test ‘B’ Dog”, “one Test ‘C’ Dog” and “one Beginner Dog – Reserve”.

 

The restrictions on the breeds allowed in each team are as follows:

-       Two Border Collies or Working Sheepdogs

-       Three Crossbreeds (one of which must not be a Collie/Working Sheepdog type)

-       Three of any other single breed.

-       Obedience Champions cannot compete.

-       Competitors in the Crufts Obedience Championships 2018 cannot compete.

 

If you would like to be considered for the SCOTTISH TEAM,

PLEASE complete an application form and either ...

-       return it to me, Ellen Herries or Anne Marie Parker at shows

-       email it to me at cpatrick1984@outlook.com

-       or post it to my home address, 10 Glencaple Ave, Dumfries, DG1 4SJ

 

Please can you let me have your completed forms before the Try Out/Selection Day, (preferably by Friday 11th November 2017).

 

The date for calculating your eligibility is the last day of October 2017

 

We are holding our “Try Out/Selection Day” on Sunday 19th November 2017 at

Rio DTC’s Training Hall, Rio Community Centre, St Mary’s lane, Newport-on-Tay, DD6 8AH 09:30 for 10:00

 

PLEASE NOTE:

If you are selected to be a member of the SCOTTISH TEAM that will compete at CRUFTS 2018, you will be expected to attend two Team Training Days, one in January 2018 and one in February 2018.

 

If any Club or individual would like to sponsor a “Team Training Day” then please contact me as soon as possible so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

 

Many Thanks

Carole Patrick


See Application Forms for download below:


http://www.obedienceuk.net/Newspad/uploads/Scotland_IR_-_Crufts_2018_-_application_form_in_Word_format.doc


http://www.obedienceuk.net/Newspad/uploads/Scotland_IR_-_Crufts_2018_-_application_form_in_PDF_format.pdf

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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE DOG AND OWNER BECOME CRUFTS OBEDIENCE CHAMPIONS

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - Posted by KC Press Release, in Crufts

Vito, a Working Sheepdog, and his owner Ria McGovern from Newton Bromswold, Northamptonshire took home one of the top obedience prizes at Crufts on Saturday 11th March after winning the Obedience Championships dog final.

 

Ria, who is a retired nurse and now runs and owns a boarding kennel, has been involved in obedience for over 35 years. The pair came first in the final held at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, after competing against some of Britain’s best dogs for the coveted title.

 

All competitors at the championships had made it through to the final from one of the 46 championship shows that hosted qualifying classes for the Crufts Obedience Championships. 

 

Proud owner Ria said: “It feels indescribable, unbelievable, fantastic to have won. I can’t stop smiling - it’s dream come 1.”

 

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: “Congratulations to Vito and Ria for their fantastic success. They clearly worked together as a team and it was wonderful to see how obedient and well trained Vito was.

 

“Top obedience competitors from all over the world come to showcase their abilities at the world’s biggest and best dog show. You can really see how much the dogs taking part enjoy the activity.”

 

Crufts took place from 9th-12th March 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. For more information, please visit www.crufts.org.uk.

 

The results for Crufts 2017 can be found online at www.press.fossedata.co.uk. For free downloadable images from Crufts 2017, please go to www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2017/.

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TOP DOGS IN OBEDIENCE ARE FROM THE MIDLANDS

Friday, March 17, 2017 - Posted by KC Press Release, in Crufts

A team of dog owners representing the Midlands won the Inter-Regional Obedience Team event on Friday 10th March at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts.

The Midlands team beat the six other regions from across the UK: Northern Ireland, Scotland, Northern, Wales, South & South West, South East & East Anglia.

Five levels of obedience competition were on show, and showcased a range of breeds and competition levels in obedience. Each team had seven handlers and dogs competing to win for their region.

The following competitors were part of the winning Midlands team:

  • Emily Crookes and her four year-old Border Collie, Lexie from Newark, Nottinghamshire
  • Sue Lang and her four year-old Shetland Sheepdog, Kete from Gnosall, Staffordshire
  • Katie Bloor and her four year-old crossbreed, Squid from Ilkeston, Derbyshire
  • Lynn Griffin and her five year-old German Shepherd Dog, Ace from Worcester
  • Alison Bowkett and her seven year-old German Shepherd Dog, Sam from Biddulph, Staffordshire
  • Dawn Cox and her ten year-old Working Sheepdog, Dorothy from Birmingham
  • Pip Colledge and her five and a half year-old Golden Retriever, Tully
  • Reserve: Lydia May Harrison and her one year-old Malinois Belgian Shepherd Dog, Diva from Birmingham

The team manager was Lou Jackson from Staffordshire, and the assistant team managers were Lyn Tozer and Steve Frazer.

Team manager Lou Jackson said: “We were absolutely over the moon to win the Inter Regional Obedience Competition this year. The whole team including the assistants and our supporters have worked so hard and I feel that this was their just reward.

“The team members have shown great team spirit and their dogs were of a superb standard, but you just never know what will happen in the unique atmosphere that is Crufts so we were all elated to come out on top and will be grinning for quite a while.”

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: “Congratulations to the Midlands team – they are excellent representatives of the area’s top dogs.

“It’s fantastic to see the dedication of both the dogs and the handlers to compete in such a brilliant team event. The competition has been around for many years and it’s always such a closely fought event as everyone works so hard. Well done to all teams who took part in the competition.”

Crufts took place from 9th-12th March 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. For more information, please visit www.crufts.org.uk.

The results for Crufts 2017 can be found online at www.press.fossedata.co.uk. For free downloadable images from Crufts 2017, please go to www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2017/.

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NORTH YORKSHIRE DOG AND OWNER BECOME CRUFTS OBEDIENCE CHAMPIONS

Friday, March 17, 2017 - Posted by KC Press Release, in Crufts

Lolly, an eight year-old Border Collie and her owner Karen Davies from Redcar, North Yorkshire took home one of the top obedience prizes at Crufts on Sunday 12th March after winning the Obedience Championships (Bitches) final.

Karen, who has been involved in obedience for over twenty five years, and eight year-old Lolly came first in the final held at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, after competing against some of Britain’s best dogs for the coveted title.

All competitors at the championships had made it through to the final from one of the 46 championship shows that hosted qualifying classes for the Crufts Obedience Championships. 

Proud owner Karen, who owns and run Target Dog Training Club in Skelton-in-Cleveland, North Yorkshire said: “It’s just amazing to win. I got second place two years ago and I got to the point of thinking that this was just going to elude me, so this is just amazing.

“Lolly is gorgeous, everybody loves her and she’s just so lovely.”

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: “Congratulations to Lolly and Karen for their fantastic success. They clearly worked together as a team and it was wonderful to see how obedient and well trained Lolly was.

“Top obedience competitors from all over the world come to showcase their abilities at the world’s biggest and best dog show. You can really see how much the dogs taking part enjoy the activity.”

Crufts took place from 9th-12th March 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. For more information, please visit www.crufts.org.uk.

The results for Crufts 2017 can be found online at www.press.fossedata.co.uk For free downloadable images from Crufts 2017, please go to www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2017/.

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GSD's HAILED NATION’S MOST OBEDIENT BREED AFTER WINNING OBREEDIENCE

Friday, March 17, 2017 - Posted by KC Press Release, in Crufts

A team of German Shepherd Dogs (GSD) have won the Obreedience competition at the world’s biggest dog event, Crufts on Thursday 9th March.

The GSD team proved themselves more obedient than the 10 other breed teams that made it to the final at Crufts in Birmingham. The other finalists were Cairn Terriers, Border Collies, Manchester Terriers Giant Schnauzers, Jack Russell Terriers, Miniature Long Haired Dachshunds, Pyrenean Sheepdogs, Cirneco Dell'Etnas, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

Obreedience, an exciting team obedience competition, was introduced at Crufts 2014 as a special display event. Now in its second year as an official competition, obreedience continues to grow and entertain the crowds that come along to support their favourite breeds.

The winning team members were:

  • Paula Davis and eight year-old Dylan, from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Kath Gorick and eight year-old Jed from Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Naomi Baggaley and seven year-old Kara from Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Gemma Pinkard and her dog Zephyr from Dursley, Gloucestershire

Paula Davis said: “It’s thrilling. We’ve worked very hard to get here and we were thrilled when we won – the team are great.

“The dogs are wonderful. It will be Dylan’s last Crufts as he’s retiring now. We’ve trained hard over the last eight years. It’s lovely to bring your dog to Crufts and to actually get a rosette is thrilling.” 

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “Congratulations to the GSD team these dogs are fantastic examples of happy, well trained dogs that have a great relationship with their owners.

“The obreedience competition is a brilliant way to show off the fact that any breed, given the right training and socialisation, and of course patience from their human counterparts, can do well in competitive obedience. We look forward to seeing which breeds excel in obreedience at the heats being held throughout 2017.”

Each obreedience team comprised four handlers and dogs, who took part in two rounds.  The first was a heelwork round completed as a group, with the dogs being assessed on their ability to complete different moves whilst remaining synchronised with their team mates. The second round featured four set exercises and each member needed to successfully complete one of the four different exercises. Points were deducted for any faults and the team with the most points won. The exercises were a retrieve (handler’s own article), a send to bed, stop the dog, and scent over articles.

For further details about obreedience, please visit the Kennel Club website www.thekennelclub.org.uk/obreedience.   

Crufts takes place from 9th-12th March 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. For more information, please visit www.crufts.org.uk.

The results for Crufts 2017 can be found online at www.press.fossedata.co.uk For free downloadable images from Crufts 2017, please go to www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2017/

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SOARING FRED CROWNED GOOD CITIZEN PRE-BEGINNER OBEDIENCE STAKES WINNER

Friday, March 17, 2017 - Posted by KC Press Release, in Crufts

Soaring Fred, a two year-old crossbreed terrier from Northamptonshire has triumphed at Crufts by winning the Good Citizen Dog Scheme (GCDS) Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes Competition.

Fred and his owner Paul Watts beat 19 other talented dogs to be crowned the winner of the 2017 GCDS Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes competition at the world’s greatest dog show.

Speaking after his win Paul said: “I am over the moon to win this class, Fred is my first dog so I wanted to take him to obedience classes. I am delighted to have qualified him for Crufts and then to win this today was amazing. I am so pleased with him. The day finished on a high with Fred and I being presented with our award in the Arena with the winner of the Obedience Championships – wow.”

The GCDS Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes competition was first held in 2005 to encourage owners of dogs who have passed their GCDS bronze award to take part in obedience competitions. The exercises included in the test are a combination of current GCDS exercises and the Pre-Beginner Obedience test. Building on the basic training skills learnt through the GCDS, this competition helps to bridge the gap between basic training and entering a competition. Dogs must have obtained their GCDS bronze award prior to the closing date of the show.

Dogs competing in the final had to qualify at one of the 32 heats held across the country last year with each heat qualifying the top two dogs: one Border Collie/Working Sheepdog and one ABC (Anything But a Collie). The grand final at Crufts was judged by highly experienced judge, Ms Pat Wilson.         

Maurice Cooke, Good Citizen Dog Scheme Working Party Chairman, added: “Fred and Paul performed a great round today – they really were soaring. The standard of competitors was very high and the pair should be proud of their achievement. The Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes are a great way for dogs and owners to enter the obedience world and I wish them luck in the future.”

To find out more about the Good Citizen Dog Scheme, please visit the website www.thekennelclub.org.uk/training/good-citizen-dog-training-scheme/.

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