Leah Hill with Bluesboy High Flyer (Walter) Staffie ObedienceUK
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Crufts 2024

Crufts Obedience Championships

Judge - Rob Bint 

Bitch Championship

 

In Running Order:

 


1 Val Venables with OB CH FIRETOUCH SUPER GIRLEE (handler Kamal Fernandez)

Val Venables
2 Helen Murray with SARKAM MADEMOISELLE PHURY

Helen Murray

3 Lyn Tozer with OB CH RAITAL KIA POP

Lyn Tozer

4 Jane Pottle with OB CH HAVASTORM LET'S GO CRAZY

Jane Pottle

5 Kathy Russell with OB CH SARKAM EXPLICIT IMAGE FOR RUSKATH

Kathy Russell

6 Philomena Barnes with OB CH JEZZADDY ITS SO SCARLETT

Phil Barnes

7 Frances Tye with RAITAL RUMOUR

Frances Tye

8 Karen Aarons with OB CH SYANNE FANCY THAT EDITION

Karen Aarons

9 Wendy Hughes with TIGRYS BRING ME SUNSHINE

Wendy Hughes

10 Sharon Dunstan with OB CH REDISTEDI MERRY DANCER

Sharon Dunstan
11 Alison Gresty with OB CH TRADERS APPRENTICE

Alison Gresty

12 Sue Monk with OB CH RUSKATH KNOCKOUT IMAGE

Sue Monk

13 Karen Harrison with HAVASTORM DREAM ON

Karen Harrison

14 Suzy Tooley with OB CH EVERUSH OLYMPIC FLAME

Suzy Tooley

15 Claire Bath with LONGWAVES TEMPA MENTAL

Claire Bath

16 Kathy Russell with OB CH RUSKATH KLASSIFIED IMAGE

Kathy Russell

17 Kat Farrants with OB CH SOLARWIND POWER AND GLORY

Kat Farrants

18 Mary Ray with OB CH SARKAM SINGS THE BLUES

Mary Ray

 

 

Dog Championship

 

In Running Order:

 


1 Emma Lavender with OB CH SIXELA SNOW WOLF

Emma Lavender

2 Suzy Tooley with WOUGHSTOCK WOTCH THIS SPACE

Suzy Tooley

3 Mary Ray with OB CH SARKAM SINATRA

Mary Ray

4 Anita Neal with FIRETOUCH HE'ZZ SO SCRUMMY

Anita Neal

5 Sue Monk with JANJELLY FUDDLED BOY

Sue Monk

6 Julie Rowlands with KOOPATROOPA DIDDY SAURUS

Julie Rowlands

7 Karen Davies with STILLMOOR STAR BANNER

Karen Davies

8 Linda Rutherford with OB CH LUPITOONZ LIMELITE STEELER

Linda Rutherford

9 Marie Cartwright with OB CH KELTLODGE BLUE HIGHLANDER

Marie Cartwright

10 Alison Gresty with HE'S A ROGUE TRADER

Alison Gresty

11 Patricia Jones with OB CH LONGWAVES CLOUDY SKY

Patricia Jones

12 Jacky Roddick with TIGRYS GOLDEN STARLIGHT

Jacky Roddick

13 Michelle Richmond with CALDONBECK PERFECT STORM

Michelle Richmond

14 Karen Otto with SIXELA DARK SECRET

Karen Otto

15 Julie Rowlands with OB CH SARKAM DOUTHINKHE SAURUS

Julie Rowlands

16 Carolyn Heath with OB CH JEZZADDY IT'S TIME TO PLAY

Carolyn Heath

17 Lorna Hilton with OB CH HALLIGALLI TAKE A BOW

Lorna Hilton

18 Jenny Gould with OB CH ZAKANJA GOLDEN CHANCE

Jenny Gould

19 Ann Durie with SYANNE FUTURE EDITION

Ann Durie

20 Helena Weaver with SARKAM MAGICAL IMAGE

Helena Weaver


21 Shirley Clowes with SARKAM THUNDER STORM

Shirley Clowes

 


Inter Regional Obedience

 
Judge - Ellen Herries

 

 

South East & East Anglia

Team Manager - Wendy Birch

Assistants: Sarah Delany & Enid Diplock

Beginner

Shelley Chantler with Stellenbosch Specularis (Mabel) Toller

Shelley Chantler

Reserve: Rhonda Stokes with A Bear Necessity (Bear) Collie x Retriever

Rhonda Stokes

 

Novice

Cathy Butler with Westoning Bendazzle Tia (Tia) WS

Cathy Butler

Carly Adams with Vonkalacia Astraeus (Huxley) GSD

Carly Adams

 

Class A

Samantha Ragus with Mediterranean Jet (Alfie) Labrador

Sam Ragus

Camilla Burge with Trijem Snowbell (Margot) Australian Shepherd

Camilla Burge

 

Class B

Justine Wright with Watercoombe Halli (Skye) Belgian Malinois

Justin Wright

 

Class C

Anne Northfield with Moshanta Made For Me (Prada) BC

Anne Northfield

 

 

 

Northern Ireland

 

Team Manager - Michael McCartney

Assistants: Helen Boyde

Beginner

Aimee Henry with Ezra Underneath The Hot Sun (Ezra) Cockapoo

Aimee Henry

Reserve: Emma O'Hare with Regerastace Burrito (Salsa) Mudi

Emma OHare

 

Novice

Helen Duggan with Syanne Mirror Edition (Connie) Border Collie

Helen Duggan

Brenda Patterson with Corneroak Golden Dreams (Jodi) Golden Retriever

Brenda Patterson

 

Class A

Ruth Carpenter with Half Dutch Rock (Rock) GSD Cross

Ruth Carpenter

Daisy Mulcahy with Helter Skelter Belter Ben (Ben) WSD

Daisy Mulcahy

 

Class B

Lisa Craig with Pepsanner Sutton Belle (Evie) Golden Retriever

Lisa Craig

 

Class C

Jean Young with Manannans Isla Man (Isla) Border Collie

Jean Young

 

 

 

Midlands

 

Team Manager - Lou Jackson

Assistants: Lyn Tozer & Mavis Mills

Beginner

Georgina Robinson with Jezzaddy It's So Cookie BC

Georgina Robinson

Reserve: Laura Welsh with Dougal The Duke X Breed

 

Novice

Kathryn Reynolds with Madduse Sea Willow (Zoe) GR

Kay Reynolds

Glenis Charles with Corneroak Golden Gambler GR

Glenis Charles

 

Class A

Lesley Deegan with Vylano Kovu Remus GSD

Joy Patilla with Janjelly Inky Colours Collie X

Joy Patilla

 

Class B

Jane Levell with Touch of Wexford Charm WS

Jane Levell

 

Class C

Dawn Cox with Manannan's Mountain Mile (Martha) BC

Dawn Cox

 

 

Scotland

Team Manager - Karen Otto

Assistants: Pamela Stevens & Hazel Ewing

Beginner

Lilah Dunlop with Peggy Power (Peggy) Labrador X Poodle

Lilah Dunlop

Reserve: Catherine Anne Cassidy with Cassia's Onion Casserole (Onion) Crossbreed

Catherine Ann Cassidy

 

Novice

Ann McDonald with Gadloch Thunderstorm (Monty) English Springer Spaniel

Ann McDonald

Debbie Pankhurst with Tillychance Royal Star (Callie) Border Collie

Debbie Pankhurst

 

Class A

Sarah Jane Campbell with Sarkam Reach for the Dream (Myka) Border Collie

Sarah Jane Campbell

Heather Moir with Westmac Fflam Neverending (Never) GSD

Heather Moir

 

Class B

Frank Glancy with Gaytonwood Strictly Kevin (Kevin) Golden Retriever

Frank Glancy

 

Class C

Pamela Stevens with Sixela Mad Hatter at Xandras (Dani) WSD

Pamela Stevens

 

 

 

Northern

Team Manager - Emma Lavender

 

Asst Mgrs - Alison Gresty & Julie Rowlands

 

Beginner

Faye Hughes with Xbalanque Aurora (Aurora) Rottweiler

Faye Hughes

Reserve: Louise Tupling with Rico's Buddy Boy (Buddy) XB

Louise Tupling

 

Novice

Mo Conlin with Mo's Wookie Warrior (Tracker) XB

Mo Conlin

Karen Mortimer with Vonbekkas Chaos Viper (Jet) GSD

Karen Mortimer

 

Class A

Terry Clarke with Ani Have Some Fun (Ani) WSD

Terry Clarke

Paige Jepson with Jeplong Fire Cracker (Pepper) BC

Paige Jepson

 

Class B

Carol Johnson with Stillmoor I Dream A Dream (Jeanie) BC

Carol Johnson

 

Class C

Jennifer Cain with White Lily of Rexburn (Lily) GSD

Jennifer Cain

 

 

 

Wales

 

Team Manager - Gill Walker

Assistants - Jane Moran & Meriel Bentley

 

Beginner

Sophie Griffin with HundenKraft Dutchman (Aries) GSD

Sophie Griffin

Reserve: Kirsty Mallindine with Bertie Bop (Bertie) Crossbreed

Kirsty Mallindine

 

Novice

Jennifer Jessop with Buffy the Ike Slayer (Buffy) Corgi

Jen Jessop

Vikki Curtis with Yonie Fantastico Blue Baloo (Gino) BC

Vikki Curtis

 

Class A

Katy Girdler with Pashamatts Tri 'n' Stop Me (Kelly) Australian Kelpie

Kay Girdler

Barbara Roberts with Ryansdi Strawberry Fields (Ted) Crossbreed

Barbara Roberts

 

Class B

Liz Evans with Jeplong Du A Gwyn (Morgan) BC

Liz Evans

 

Class C

Michelle Verrill with Sixela TwentyfourSeven (Logan) BC

Michelle Verrell

 

 

 

South & South West

Team Manager - Emma Galbraith

Assistants: Sharron Dainton & John Clark

Beginner

Leah Hill with Bluesboy High Flyer (Walter) Staffie

Leah Hill

Reserve: Tina Plowman with Kentwone Come Fly With Me (Kevin) Corgi

Tina Plowman

 

Novice

Helen Connolly with Solarwind Dusted in Glory (Dusty) Aussie

Helen Connolly

Jo Sermon with A Zip of Magic (Zip) Beardie

Jo Sermon

 

Class A

Veronica Hill with Maisnme Magic Moment (Chilly) WS

Veronica Hill

Tracy Allen with Torlake Raven (Jay) BC

Tracy Allen

 

Class B

Janet Saker with Corneroak Golden Girl Velda (Velda) GR

Janet Saker

 

Class C

Brian Reed with Jodame Grand Finale (Jimmy) WS

Brian Reed

 

 

 


'OBREEDIENCE'

Judge - Shelagh Page

 

Team 1

The Wagtails Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Team Manager - Janette Ross

Janette Ross with McKenzie Cepheus RL4 EX (Buddy)

Maggie Dawson with She's No Shrinking Violet RW (Violet)

Ann Fawcett with Vonnyisle Ice Lord RL1 EX (Stuie)

Jen Dearlove with Kathysgirls Riker (Riker)

Mark Branch with Wandris Ralph Lauren (Ralphie)

 

Team 2

Cool Cockers Cocker Spaniels

Team Manager - Heather Gardner

Heather Gardner with Aliceholt Hantaywee Sioux (Bourbon)

Caroline McDonnell with Celestial Blue Moon (Luna)

Violet-Mae Murch with Charlie Care Bear (Charlie)

Charlie Blake with Olive Sky (Buzz)

Reserve: Paula Davis with Ciadfa Bonniejazz (Bonniejazz)

Reserve: Ava Gardner with Kentixen Resistance (Ray)

Reserve: Aart Dubbeldam (Team reserve) with Hunbart floradam (Elly)

Aimee Lloyd with Kinmel Bay Bailey (Bailey)

 

Team 3

The Woodcockers Cocker Spaniels

Team Manager - Heather Gibbs

Heather Gibbs with Godiva Chocolatier (Isla)

Josette Hibbert with Rownwood Bracken (Alfie)

Jodie Coutts with Sunrise Amber (Amber)

Lewis Evans with Knightspool Chocolate Eigg (Tain)

Reserve: Sarah Renshaw with Charlie Bears (Jos)

Reserve: Natslie Wakelin with Knightspool Chocolate Eigg (Mia)

 

Team 4

Golden Acorns Golden Retrievers

Team Manager - Glenis Charles

Glenis Charles with Corneroak Golden Gambler (Gamble)

Sarah Squires with Staverton Wesley (Hudson)

Sue Cotton with Fallowfen Lightening Bolt (Lewis)

Julia Bodsworth with Corneroak Golden Genesis (Gracie)

Reserve: Sue Cotton with Corneroak Golden Nugget (Nugget)

Reserve: Sarah Squires with Corneroak Golden Hermione (Hermione)

 

Team 5

The Clumberjacks Clumber Spaniels

 

Team Manager - Claire Knowles

Ellis O'Grady with Meadowskye Storm (Fergal)

Elizabeth Kwint with Parkforth It'll be Reyt (Sköll)

Claire Knowles with Jackpotstud Running Late (Tardy)

Lesley Knowles with Jackpotstud Super Model (Twiggy)

 

Team 6

Stafford Stars Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Team Manager - Tracey Robbins

Tracey Robbins with Jakataffs Summer Song (Bird)

Kelly Harris with Illori Camiyah (Camiyah)

Leah Hill with Blues Boy Highflyer (Walter)

Abbi Spink with Staffordwill Radebe (Buddy)

Reserve: Tina Williams with Illori Back Chat (Wilf)

 

Team 7

Shepherds Delight German Shepherd Dogs

 

Team Manager - Chris Bennett

Betty Keepax with Bearskisheps Luna Queen (TULA)

Jean Tomkinson with Alexbria Quahneah (Neah)

Monica Henley with Alexbria Spice (Rachael)

Eileen Taylor with Tashablitz Sherry (Ash)

Helen Hepple with Kenynten Bellini (Maya)

Sarah Shelton Porter with Cedarsmount Greta (Holly)

 

Team 8

Manchesters Reunited Manchester Terrier

Team Manager - Brenda Harrison

Ann Harrison with Ch Magpiebank Ash (Ash)

Brenda Harrison with Larkswing Belle Star at Rosadyva (Sadie)

Sue Pinkham withTalanors Fantasy Dreams for Pinkadees (Lexi)

Chris Harrison with Magpiebank Teal (Teal)

Lavinia Bailey with Lake Sunset (Donald)

Lesley Olbinson with Rattustrap Citra at Carapast (Grace)

 

 

Team 9

The Labrapaws Labradors

Team Manager - Kaye Littlehales

Kaye Littlehales with Kaliture Appollo of Kayendor CDex-TDex (Richie)

Tracey Hinsley with Purdey Christmas Pudding (Purdey)

Alexandra Turner with Tau Bonnievale (Tau)

Samantha Woods with Quinn Jet (Harley)

Jane Hudson-Evans with Bredonedge Kite (Nell)

Faith Woods with Raven's Wings (Raven)

 

Team 10

The Russellers Jack Russell Terrier

Team Manager - Julia Bodsworth, Deputy - Sian Rees

Julia Bodsworth with The Masters Lottery (Lottie)

Sian Rees with Little Miss Tiny Temper (Mable)

Louise Dexter with Our Own Little Izzy Whizz (Izzy)

Harry Friswell with Everyone Loves a Cookie (Cookie)

Kirsty Stuart with Fedsig's Blithe Spirit (Ghost)

Anne Shuker with Scally's Skullduggery Swag (Scally)

Ffion Roe with Barnes Wallis Bouncing Boy (Barney)

 



The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme

Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes Final

Judge - Janel Fone

 

In Running Order

1 Katy Green with Messano Mister Ed (Golden Retriever)

2 Mick McCurry with Arcane Bro zite (Crossbreed)

3 Diane Bruce with Johnasta Jus Chalkie Among Launatzarben (Papillion)

4 Adrian Taylor with Manannans Glendale of Man (Border Collie)

5 Karen Humphries with Born Survivor at Avonlea (Crossbreed)

6 Jo Rengger with Saucy Bear (Crossbreed)

7 Emma O'Hare with Regerastace Burrito (Mudi)

8 Jayne Clarke with Kevela Keepsake at Felleywood (German Wirehaired Pointer)

9 Wendy Shaw with Oroshaza Ivy With Dinnsearmor (Hungarian Visla)

10 Kathryn Parkin with She's Uniquely Awesome (Crossbreed)

11 Jo Town with Fly Over Tattimo (Working Sheepdog)

12 Hannah Mills with Aidenslabs Denethor (Labrador Retriever)

13 Kelly Harris with Illori Camiyah (Staffordshire Bull Terrier)

14 Jodie Parry with Mystic Megan of Valgray (Crossbreed)

15 Zoe Gilbert with Flinnamsrise Rock Chic (English Springer Spaniel)

16 Linda Cook with Indiana Gold (Golden Retriever)

17 Sammy Glaister with Triskelion Warrior Of Merle (Working Sheepdog)

18 Suzanne Boucher with Tilly the Trick Pleaser (Crossbreed)

19 Diane Lincoln with Blimey Mr Riley (Crossbreed)

20 Chris Harrison with Magpiebank Teal (Manchester Terrier)

21 Ebony Judge with Bright Fox Extra Spicy Iduex (Imp Rus) (German Pinscher)

22 Andy Meek with Cassie Cashew of Wiccaweys (Working Sheepdog)

23 Amanda Walton with Ozzie Mandias (Working Sheepdog)

24 Angela Garvin with Erin's Beech Princess (Labrador Retriever)

25 Wendy Nixon with Havastorm Maybe Dynamite (Border Collie)

26 Lizzie Lang with Slatina Norocca (Crossbreed)

27 Francessca Cairns with Looking for Sunshine (Crossbreed)

28 Sandra Jones with Gaelleda Krystal Dream Girl (Golden Retriever)

29 Anne Moynagh with Walker's Wee Deoch an Doris (Crossbreed)

30 Isla Dunn with Kenxtwen Sapphire Sun (Miniature Schnauzer)

 

The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme

Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes (YKC Final)

Judge - Janel Fone

 

In Running Order

1 Over 18yrs - Francessca Cairns with Looking for Sunshine (Crossbreed)

2 Over 12yrs - Beatrice Rolf with Fressinghill Spitfire (Cocker Spaniel)

3 Over 12yrs - Reuben Parrish with Epsilon Clara Stelo (Crossbreed)

4 Over 18yrs - Jenny Witt with Marvelmas Eternal Flame (Miniature American Shepherd)

5 Over 18yrs - Ebony Judge with Bright Fox Extra Spicy Iduex (Imp Rus) (German Pinscher)

6 Over 12yrs - Isla Dunn with Kenxtwen Sapphire Sun (Crossbreed)

7 Over 12yrs - Beatrice Rolf with Pippilotta Starflight (Crossbreed)

8 Over 18yrs - Bryony Jackson with Leylak Unscripted (Doberman)

9 Over 18yrs - Katy Green with Messano Mister Ed Golden Retriever

10 Over 12yrs - Victoria Phair with My Lady of the Lakes Maltese Terrier

 

 



YKC

Judge - Sean Taylor


Basic

 

6 to 11

 

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12 to 17

 

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18 to 24

 

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Novice

 

6 to 11

 

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12 to 17

 

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18 to 24

 

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High Flyers

 

6 to 11

 

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12 to 17

 

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18 to 24

 

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JUDGES AT CRUFTS 2024

 


Judge - Rob Bint

(Dog & Bitch Championships)


Hi - I have been given the honour of judging the Obedience Championships at Crufts . This is something I have wanted to do since I first went when Crufts was held at Earls Court many many years ago, I believe I have been competing for at least 40 years, my first show being at Newbury racecourse with my spaniel Tammy. I won out of beginners at Stoneleigh by winning beginners' and novice on the same day . I may be a bit older now but it seems like yesterday. My first ticket win was at Cambridge champ under Chris Bloomfield with my dog of a lifetime Beau posh name Wyvos Entertainer I made him into a Champion but his obedience was a small part of what he meant to me. Dog shows have been a massive part of my life ,it was where I meet my wife thanks to Beau,where my kids had the freedom and adventures with so many friends keeping a watchful eye on them, and I have made so many lifetime friends. One of those friends will be by my side in March.

My team are Jane my wife. Carol Clack .Super Steward Paul Evans and his wife Steph. Sheila and Colin Huntley, Kate Hall, Emma Galbraith and my mate Mark Davies. There is one more unofficial member and that is Michelle Newman who has been invaluable with her help running up to Crufts to make it a day to remember for everyone. A massive thankyou from me. To everyone competing enjoy every second making memories, I know how much blood sweat and tears it takes but the sense of achievement when it comes together overrides this.

Remember dreams can come true

 

Judge - Ellen Herries

 

(Inter Regionals - Obedience)

I wish to thank The Kennel Club for their invitation to judge The Inter-Regional Obedience Competition at Crufts Dog Show 2024. I am honoured and privileged to do so.

I have had dogs around me all my life. The breeds were varied and all these lovely dogs contributed to my interest, being volunteered as dog walker, dog carer, etc. Eventually I took ownership of a rescue GSD and then a rescue yellow Labrador Retriever. Through the local Guide Dog branch, I became acquainted with the lady who ran the local dog club, and she arranged a bus trip to Crufts each year. How could I resist? When I watched the Obedience Championship competition I knew I would like to attempt this dog sport specialty.

From attending the local dog club and then other training classes I made good friends who invited me to train with them and encouraged me to compete. At my first competitive show, I was awarded third place in Beginners with Echo and I was hooked! My friends gave me the chance to become more involved by taking on the duties of scoreboard steward, ring steward, scribe, decoy and then judge at a lower level. By doing so and competing at various dog shows I gained experience and made further friends along the way.

My first Open Show judging appointment was in 1989 at St. Mary's DTC and now I am privileged to be a Championship Class C judge. I have judged various classes in many parts of the UK and have judged in the Isle of Man, Holland and Southern Ireland, awarding their Green Stars.

From a Crufts point of view, I competed in the Inter-Regional competition in 1989 with Echo, and with Cody on numerous occasions. Cody won the Class 'C' competition in 2002. Also I competed in the Championship with Cody and in World Cup competitions with Gabi. I have been a member of the ring party at Crufts on three occasions.

Becca and Haven are my current dogs and I am working Becca in Championship Class C and Haven in Class A.

I am a Kennel Club Accredited Instructor (KCAI (Ob)), an Approved Pet Dog Training Instructor (IABTC), and a Kennel Club Accredited Judges Trainer.

I instructed at the local dog club for over 20 years and was a member of a KC Registered dog club for a few years. I was pleased to become a committee member and to assist with the running of their shows.

My thanks and appreciation to my ring party for all their help with the preparations for the 'big day', their assistance, giving of their time, and for their good company at the practice sessions.

My best wishes to all team members in this year's competition and my congratulations to you all on being selected to represent your region.

Ellen




Judge - Janel Fone

(KCGCDS Special Pre Beginner Stakes)

Many thanks to the Kennel Club for the invitation to judge the Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes Grand Final and Young Kennel Club Final - it is a real honour to be judging at Crufts.

My own obedience journey started when I was 12, and a family friend had broken her arm and asked if I would take on the training of their Bearded Collie, Benji. I went along to South Beds Dog Training Club and loved it! We competed in club matches as well as a few breed shows. My mum, Joan Johnson, took me to Crufts in 1976. We watched the obedience championships and were both mesmerised and fell in love with border collies.

Fast forward lots of years and the feelings haven't changed! I have learnt so much about dog training from some truly great trainers and have made wonderful friends and lots of happy memories. I've been fortunate to have shared my life with the best dogs - each of which seemed perfect for my life at the time. Jemma (Ob Ch Runfold Dallas of Joem) made all my dreams come true in taking me from Pre-Beginners to Crufts; Jeffrey (Jeffrey of Joem) took me down a peg or two by showing me that I wasn't the great trainer I thought I was (although we did manage a Reserve CC); and Jylly (Joem Jylly) was the perfect all round dog to have when my children were growing up, qualifying for the obedience championships when I was on maternity leave with my first son.

I currently share my life with Josie (Jodame Escapade) who loves her obedience work (a bit too much at times) and has taught me the importance of good handling and footwork. She is wonderful walking companion and spoilt "only child" now that my sons have left home!

I'd like to wish all competitors a wonderful day - enjoy your dogs and enjoy your day. A big thank you to my niece, Karen Fone, who will be stewarding and to my friend, Louise Healey, who will be trying to keep us in order! As I'm judging, my Mum (who is now 93), won't be at Crufts this year but she will be thinking of us all.

Janel Fone

Judge - Sean Taylor

(YKC Obedience)

 

Judge - Shelagh Page

(Obreedience)

I was originally asked by Kathy Hood to be a member of her Obreedience judging party, however when Kathy realised the uncertainty of being able to fulfil her judging appointment I was invited by the Kennel Club to take her place. I have previously stewarded this event at Crufts so now I’m really looking forward to judging it.

I am lucky enough to have members of Kathy’s original team with me, although slightly shuffled. We are all looking forward to our time on the green carpet with the teams who have worked hard to get their chance to “strut their stuff” at Crufts.

I wish all the teams good luck and hope they enjoy their day.

Shelagh Page