Lunn with Ob Ch Longhalves on a High
Ray with Woodsorrel Red Devil (BC)
Waddington with Tyefold Seven of Clubs
Watts with Ob Ch Iatka Zyg Dann
Woollam with Jaysara Mischief O.W.
6th ARO Wendy
Hagger with Ob Ch Aramisty Double O'Seven
Innes with Ob Ch Barlingo Go Balistic
Kathy Ingham with Ob Ch Ruskath Othentic
Image CDEx UDEx WDEx TDEx (WS)
Linda Rutherford with Ob Ch Colliewood
Green with Ob Ch Kuseley Diamond (XB)
Dot Watts with Ob Ch Zygdan Zyma (WS)
Christine Smeaton with Ob Ch Rockin
At Glenbrittle (WS)
Team Winners - England
with OB CH Danesway Double Delight at Forever
with OB CH Vanistica Eclipse OW Groenendael
Ray with Woodsorrel Red Devil
- Danielle de Jonge
with Mikey (Mikey) BC
Fox with Georgie Femme Fatale
Novice: Valerie Dean with Jetril
Novice: Carolyn Lloyd with Murvagh
Finn McCool Papillon
Reserve: Marie Kirk with Pepsanner
Patricia G Ret
Class A: Fiona Gomm with Decoymans
Piper Sunrise Nova Scotia DTR
Class A: Teresa Davies with Samphrey
Star Performer Sheltie
Class B: Gillian Winyard with Master
Jazz Bow Jangle WS
Class C: Sue Jaggers with Suzie
Q`s Micky WS
Fox with Georgie Femme Fatale
Perkins with Pollys Perry Philou Crossbreed
Class A: Fiona
Gomm with Decoymans Piper Sunrise
Nova Scotia DTR
Class B: June
Fevell with Saartji My Amigo
Pandy Hannay with Dodgin Mister Moon
The Kennel Club
Good Citizen Dog Scheme
Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes Final
Claire Arend with NIMBUS
Neale with WAGGERLAND
INDIGO BLUE WS
Carol OHara with HUXTABLE
Pam Collier with ROSMARINUS
RAINMAIDEN OF PEPPERBOX BC
Ann Dormer wirh WEEDON
WONDER WIRE XB
1st Lucinda Godwin with Adnicul
Dreamer Jazz (WS)
Duesbury with Dodgin Amber Gambler
Shortland with Nell It's Me And You
Brutto with Laetare Made In Heaven
Jones with Petitchein Maitre De La
Tidey with Jaroma Glenn Ross
Lowndes with Nana's Billyboy
Harriet Harding with Sadie Of Barrington
Thompson with Mills In Wheels (WS)
Machon with Owanhill Chox Away
Downey with Llyn Peninsula Discovery
Uquhart Smith with Meister Werk Cedar
1st Danielle Jones with Vanistica
Kitto For Jenny At Moshanta (BSD Groenendael)
Amanda Fenner with Merry The Maid (WS)
Vicky Bowe with Wannabe Twister
Vicky Bowe with Talacae Trick O' The
5th Gemma Brunt with
Charlie's The Name (WS)
1st Jodi Lunn with Gypton
Just Hadta Havya (WS)
Natalie Webb with Lianbray Lovebug
Jones with Moshanta Moonlight Fantasy
Lowndes with Nana's Billyboy
McIntosh with Xandras Girl Paige
Hawes with Trimore Warrior Knight (WS)
1st David Healey and Bamboozle
Xtra Special Of Joem (BC)
Healey with Joem Jellennium
Fenner with Coriecollies Jupitar
4th Sophie Bint with Jaro's
Vanilla Ice (WS)
Herbie believes it
is a great honour to be invited to judge the obedience championships,
and thanks the Kennel Club for this privilege.
His first dog was
a German Shepherd bitch called Spring of Selina, which was bred
by his friend Sid Phoenix on the understanding that Herbie would
take her to dog training classes.
That's when Herbie
got hooked on obedience and has been hooked ever since. Spring was
4 years old when they won beginners and novice on the same day,
then he found out about championship shows and ticket classes from
Jim Craggs who explained to him how to make up an Obedience Champion.
He then started to travel to qualify Spring for ticket, she went
on to win a ticket and 2 reserves.
Herbie then dropped
out of the sport when Spring was 7 years old and came back in to
it 5 years later.
He has trained 6 obedience
Champions the first being Gerard Gemmas Lad, Deangary Drummer, Missy
of Sekwef, Ginsun Jamie, Forever Magic Fluke and of course Whatknow
Razzamatazz winning a total of 151 Obedience Certificates plus Crufts
with Jazz and numerous 2nd and 3rd at Crufts.
The first ticket Herbie
ever judged was at Scottish Kennel Club which was won by Bron Bartleys
Tokie who Herbie believes to be a truly outstanding dog.
He is looking forward
to the 2 days judging and hopes the competitors enjoy their day.
Brian was born in
Dundee Scotland in 1949, but moved to England as a child. His love
of dogs started during childhood and has played a major part in
his life ever since.
Brian first competed in obedience
in the late sixties and won his first beginners class in 1968 under
Paula Ackery. In the seventies Brian decided to "do Europe"
for a few months and stayed away for over 30 years. Whilst living
in Holland he met and married Ria. They met through dog training
and have shared the same hobby ever since. Brian has won the Dutch
Obedience championships on two occasions with two different dogs.
Brian and Ria currently own 5 dogs; 3 Germans Shepherds, a Border
Collie and the most recent addition, a Malinois. Brian's other interests
include ballroom dancing, bird watching and fly fishing.
In Holland Brian founded the Dutch
Obedience Society which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2008.
He was chairman of the society for almost 20 years and is now honorary
chairman. Brian & Ria moved back to The UK in 2004. They own
and run Chalkwell boarding kennels
Involvement is Competitive Obedience
has taken Brian all over Europe and also to New Zealand and America.
It is no secret that Brian prefers
keen motivated dogs and his Crufts round will reflect this. He believes
that Crufts is a showcase to the rest of the world and has set a
heelwork pattern that will allow competitors to really attack the
round and show their dogs at their best.
from Wales and having brothers working sheepdogs on the farm, it
was inevitable that Hugh would have a collie but not until 1975
when on a rural posting with the constabulary. This necessitated
joining a dog training club and eventual introduction to competitive
obedience through club matches and the club's championship obedience
show where he was allowed into the kitchen to do the washing up.
Having competed for a number of years judging followed with invitations
to judge only Novice classes for a period, then success with his
third working sheepdog Scott (Woughstock Welltimed ap Wyncek) enabled
him to judge other classes including his first ticket at Lichfield
DTC in 1998. He has judged in Holland and in both Northern and Southern
has represented the South East and East Anglia on the Obedience
Council since 1995, became a Kennel Club member in 1999 and on the
Activities Sub-Committee (WTOA) since 2001. He is a KC judge's accredited
trainer and has also assisted with the Inter-Regional Competition
is a regular competitor with his working sheepdog Tyke (Woughstock
Woven Waterway ap Wyncek) who just doesn't want to leave Class B
by avoiding his third win at all costs i.e. failing stays, messing
retrieve and just generally being an annoying little man - that's
the polite version.
regularly judges all classes and takes weekly pet/obedience classes
at the club, where he is currently the Vice-President after working
his way through all the offices including chairman for 13 years
and is the show manager and chief steward of Cambridgeshire Dog
Training Club's Championship show.
considers judging this Inter-Regional Competition a great honour
and with his experienced team is looking forward to the return to
hall 5. He will have straight forward rounds as he considers the
competitors will create their own pressure without this being added
Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes Final Judge
Having been a great
supporter of the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme since it began,
it was a great honour for Jane to receive the invitation to judge
the Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes Final at Crufts in 2009.
She always enjoys judging the variety of breeds encountered at this
level so is enormously looking forward to this appointment.
Jane's interest in Obedience began
as a teenager, when, after watching Blue Peter and seeing Petra
take part in a training class, decided that she should also like
to train a dog. After years of hankering after a dog and borrowing
other peoples, her parents decided finally, that she was at last
old enough to have one of her own. Enter Sebastian, a Border Collie.
Jane joined Epsom Canine Training Society, which at that time boasted
at least half a dozen Obedience Champions in the Advanced class
which she watched in amazement at every opportunity. Sebastian was
very strong willed and proved quite a challenge but they got out
of Novice - the final one being in a class of 76 - before the days
of splitting at 60! He was followed by Tacky, a little smooth coat
bitch who won out of A and competed in a couple of Working Trials
and some Agility before Jane's first pregnancy put a stop to such
activity! Trooper, a GSD also won his A's but decided that fast
pace was not his 'thing'. Then came Wally, Kentygern Kadwaladr OW,
who, despite another pregnancy of Jane's did everything he could
for her. He competed successfully in Breed, Sheepdog Trials, did
a lot of TV, film and photographic work, represented The South East
and East Anglia as the Collie in the team at the Inter Regionals
in the days when it was only Class C. He was C only at 3 years old
and earned his Obedience Warrant and several places in Ticket. Lady
Luck never shone on them, but she likes to think he was as likely
as any to win a ticket at that time. Jane also handled Verelcroft
O'Malley in ticket for a friend. Suenijon Driftaway followed and
he also gained his Obedience Warrant. Jane is currently competing
Coriecollies Joey in B & C and SnowBlue Mr Macaw (who she has
'borrowed' from her daughter) in Working Trials. Baby Lennie, aka
Ludgate Power 'n' Glory has just arrived and Jane is looking forward
to starting training.
She runs classes for puppies and
pet dog owners where Jane relish the variety of breeds and their
owners! Her links with Blue Peter have gone full circle now as in
2000, she was asked to train Lucy, their Golden Retriever and the
presenter Simon Thomas and put them through the Bronze test as part
of a class. This was great fun and she is now the proud owner of
a Blue Peter badge! Lucy continued in class with her 'real' owner
and achieved her Gold award, she still goes back to visit!
Jane is also a founder member of
the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme and was one of the first few
to achieve Accreditation.
She would like to wish all the
competitors the very best of luck and a very enjoyable day. Jane
would also congratulate them on the terrific achievement of gaining
a place in the 2009 Pre Beginner Stakes Final.
Paddy joined his first
obedience club some forty years ago and quickly became involved
in training companion dogs. He is totally committed to his beloved
Hatchford Brook a registered dog club (he is now President after
serving as its first Chairman for some 35 years till his retirement
in 2008), he has helped others often on a one-to-one basis within
and outside of the club environment to hone their handling skills
and to compete in Obedience at the highest level.
He acquired his first sheepdog
'Sadghyl Meg' shortly after joining his initial obedience club and
began working her in competition. Meg won every class from Pre Beginner
to Championship 'C' taking him to Crufts for the first time in 1978.
He has owned and trained several Border Collies/Working Sheepdogs
and he is currently fortunate to own Libby a beautiful Border Collie
bitch. Additionally In partnership with Pauline his wife they own
a team of Papillons shown under their Kennel Club prefix PauPad.
They are at most of the General Championship Shows and a good number
of local open breed shows.
He has judged throughout the UK
including the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, Jersey and Guernsey.
He has awarded Challenge Certificates since 1985 and has awarded
the Green Star (Obedience) in Southern Ireland. He judged the final
of Good Citizen Special Pre Beginner at Crufts in 2007.
Paddy is a Kennel Club member,
a long-term member and former Vice-Chairman of the Obedience Liaison
Council and an elected member of the Working Trials, Obedience and
Agility Council (WTOA. now called the Activities Sub Committee).
He has been committed to the Good
Citizen Dog Scheme since its inception and was involved with Crufts
demonstrations of the Scheme until 2007. Paddy was amongst the first
to be tested for the Bronze, Silver and Gold with his own dogs.
He has since assessed potential new examiners and has spoken at
presentations of the scheme. In 2005 he was very proud to be presented
with the first Good Citizen Dog Scheme Outstanding Contribution
He started attending Young Kennel
Club camps when his daughter Claire was very young and has since
helped to train Obedience on many occasions at YKC camps. He aims
to judge YKC at one Obedience Show a year (will not judge more to
enable competitors to earn Diplomas under different Judges) and
would be delighted if more judges would familiarize themselves with
the tests and offer their services.
He is the author of Step-by-Step
Guide to Obedience
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