Dog Obedience Championship
Heather Sheppard & MACLOUDS SILVER LINING
1st Heather Sheppard & MACLOUDS SILVER LINING
2nd Paul Ingham & OB CH PIPRIAN ISLAND ROGUE
3rd Linda Rutherford & OB CH SINEDES SECRET SWITCH
Reserve Ian Watts & OB CH IATKA ZYG DANN
Bitch Obedience Championship
Sue Howell & OB CH BHEINN SUBTLE TOUCH
1st Sue Howell & OB CH BHEINN SUBTLE TOUCH
2nd Dot Watts & OB CH ZYGDANN ZYMA
3rd Sharon Dunstan & OB CH PIPRIAN FANCY FLEUR
Reserve Karen Davies & OB CH TANAMERYE BANNER RIGG
Obedience World Cup
Winners - England
with OB CH Whatknow Razzamataz "Jazzy"
Runners Up - Northern Ireland
with Anndale Awisp OW "Wisp"
3rd - Netherlands
Guus Scholten with Colliewood Velazquez Giovanni "Gio" (WS)
Angela Kroon with Trads Dreamer "Herbie" (BC)
Bianca van der Post with Kayleighs Mac Mellow "Mellow" (BC)
Reserve: Greet Vink with Sealight Boryck "Boryck" (BC)
4th - U.S. of America
Joanne Johnson with OTCH Jo's Xpensif Hobi O'Redfield UDX MX AXJ (Shetland Sheepdog)
Bridget Carlsen with OTCH High Times Belvederes Duck Soup UDX MH (Golden Retriever)
Dave Gannon with OTCH Breakwater Ice Skater UDX JH (Golden Retriever)
Kathleen J. Rasinowich with OTCH First Strings Cubby Bear UDX AX NAJ (Golden Retriever)
Jane Moran with Zullmarg Zygoma OW (WSD)
Winners - Northern Region
Manners with Foxfold Justice
1st - Heather Staines with Kaisers Little Cracker (Rottweiler)
=1st - Felicity O'Neill with Byeways Kings Jester "Rory" (Flat Coat Retriever)
=1st - Jan Lewandowski with Pepsanner Sunbeam (G.Retriever)
1st - Tracey Ansell with Somanic on a Mission for Chalkwell "Spirit" (Std/Pdle)
1st - Annette Benoist with Vindomora Dream (Border Collie)
Dog of the Year
Winner: Ob Ch Whatknow Razzamatazz with handler Herbie Watson
Runner up: Ob
Ch Topori Touch of Class with handler Ann
Obedience Championship Judge
When MACKIE (Mac Belan), a small black and white working sheepdog came into Carole's life in 1978 she did not know that obedience competitions existed, they joined a local dog training club simply because she wanted her dog to be well behaved. On 9th June 1979 they attended their first obedience show at Carlisle Race Course and finished second in pre beginners receiving a blue rosette, a black and white rosette and £1.50 prize money. That is when Carole caught the obedience bug. MACKIE went on to win Crufts Dog Obedience Championships in 1986 qualifying for the competition on 6 consecutive occasions. He also won the Pro Dog of Year competition in 1989.
Carole then trained and worked her husband Colin's German Shepherd Dog, RADAR (Sufayre Bandolerio), and he had won 2 B's when he was forced into a premature retirement having suffered 2 stomach torsions. Colin will be the main Ring Steward for the Crufts Obedience Championships this year.
TAGGIE (Jewhisp's Belan) a Border Collie was Carole's next dog, bred by Angela Jude, TAGGIE qualified for Crufts Dog Obedience Championships on 4 occasions finishing 4th in 1995.
Currently Carole is working JUDE (Jewhisp's Judabelan) a Border Collie in Championship Class C and he won his first Challenge Certificate in August 2004 at Holyrood. Also living with Carole, Colin and JUDE is KENI (Dherrington Belan) and rumour has it that he is hoping to start his obedience career once his mum has stopped worrying about judging at Crufts.
All Carole and Colin's dogs are first and foremost pets, and, if they compete in obedience competitions that is considered a bonus.
Carole's first open show judging appointment was in July 1982 at Eden Valley DTC show and she awarded her first Challenge Certificate at East Kilbride DTC show in September 1994. She is also an approved Regulations and Judging Procedure Accredited Trainer (Obedience) and along with fellow Accredited Trainers Ellen Herries and Sandra McIntosh presented the very first Regulation and Judging procedure (Obedience) Seminar and Assessments at the offices of the Scottish Kennel Club on 23rd October 2004.
To say that Carole was shocked to be invited to judge the Obedience Championships is an understatement, in fact she was speechless for about an hour after reading the letter of invitation. Those people who know her well are confident that she will do her very best to set an evenly balanced test and judge it to the best of her ability. Her team of stewards include her husband Colin, Ellen Herries, Angela Jude, Shelagh Page, Kate Heron, Margaret Harvey, Sandra Gordon and Margo Lewis who all offer her a wealth of experience and support.
Obedience World Cup Judge - Bronwyn Bartley
Bronwyn has had a
love of animals for as long as she can remember. As a teenager she
bred and successfully showed rabbits but horses, and particularly
dogs, were her first love. Her future husband, Bruce, gave her a
puppy for her seventeenth birthday and from then on it was dogs
all the way. She started training Robbie at a local road safety
dog training school but very soon found out about obedience shows,
started competing and that was it, she was bitten by the bug.
Inter-Regionals Judge - Kay Raven
Kay first got involved in the sport of dog obedience in 1970 after acquiring a very nervous long coated GSD bitch called Bella, when she joined Jack Thorpe-Foulsham's dog club. It was in the advanced class of this club that she was to meet the likes of the infamous Muriel Pearce, Robert Willetts, etc.
Bella was followed by a rescue dog called Penelope Pitstop (Penny to her friends!), and Kay was eventually to have the privilege to become a member of the club with one of the longest waiting lists not only of its time, but before or since, run by none other than Barbara & Dick Hill. This club was full of top Championship C handlers, too numerous to mention.
Her next dog was a much longed-for white Shanvaal dog called Flak, who sadly had to be retired from working Ticket at the age of 6 when he became deaf (unfortunately this was not allowed in the rules to work a deaf dog at that time).
During the mid 1970's, whilst working as a veterinary nurse, Kay was introduced into the world of working animals in TV when she helped Jack Thorpe-Foulsham prepare a dog for man work for a TV programme, and even stunt-doubled the actress on the day of filming!! Kay subsequently set up her own company providing animals for TV and films, which is still as successful today, and has given her the opportunity to work with not just all breeds of dog, but most types of animal, and therefore appreciates first hand the work that goes into training different types of dogs.
Since then all of Kay's subsequent dogs have been at least C only (including her Beardie, Roy), with the exception of her GSD Woody who, after being taught man work, was to become a quite sought after TV/film dog.
In 2001 Kay was to make up her first Obedience Champion (Ob Ch Tanamerye Bunnie), who competed at Crufts on 2 occasions, and retired in 2002. She is currently competing with her young dogs Lucas (Golden Retriever) and Bailey (Beardie), who are both now C only.
In all, Kay has been judging for nearly 30 years, and was awarded her first Ticket appointment in 1996. She has also not only judged, but also held training seminars, in Holland, Belgium, Jersey and the Czech Republic.
Kay is very much looking forward to the honour of judging the Inter-Regionals at Crufts in 2005, and to having the opportunity to judge a variety of breeds/levels, and wishes everyone an enjoyable day and the best of luck.
The Crufts 2004 page (and 2003/2002/2001/2000) is still available by following this link