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Sheffield shows. Please help   (puppies) 2/12/2018 18:3:28

It was really nice to meet Sarah Smith today. She is really keen to get judges sorted for the shows (below) Please can you all help out

Thank you admin for allowing me to join your group. Im on Sheffield GSD committee and we are looking for judges for 2019 for all tests. If anyone can help suggest people or point me in the direction of judging lists, or you interested yourself please get in touch. Thank you in advance
14th april and 20th Oct 2019 both Open obedience, at Newark Showground

Thanks  (anntrodd) 4/12/2018 23:4:30


New Crufts 2019 page  (ObedienceUK) 22/11/2018 18:37:25

OK .... I've started the Crufts 2019 page !!!! (Is it too early?)

I've put the ticket qualifiers, and the judges I know into the page. Plus I've left the managers and assistant managers as they were last year.

If anyone can spot any errors or any changes I should make please let me know.

Then it's up to you to let me have teams members as they are known (please note that I need full kc dogs name and breed please), and any photos. To



Crufts obedience seats  (puppies) 29/10/2018 16:44:45

now showing as available to buy

South Western Inter Regional Team  (woollam) 13/12/2018 15:29:43

Gill, Pauline and I have finally been able to get together to select the Crufts team for 2019. We had so many lovely teams trying out for the places that putting the team together has been particularly difficult. Unfortunately, due to the breed restrictions, we were not able to put forward any of the collies for the lower classes, and we did have some very nice ones on the try out day, as we had to use our collies for the higher classes. We did have some very good other breeds which was lovely to see, including a delightful dachshund who was NFC, a Pyrenean Sheepdog, Cockerpoo, Lurcher - such a selection - so if you are not in the team this year, please do try again next year.

Our final choice is as follows:

Josephine Shipman-Toon & Schnitzel and Noodles (Noodle) Crossbreed Terrier

Janet Saker & Hilsgolden Dorset Pink Lady (Xante) Golden Retriever

Kate Asher & Our Little Tinker (Bella) Working Cocker Spaniel

Class A
Christine Richardson & Madabo Buffalo Soldier (Harvey) Min Schnauzer

Hilary Holley & Rannock Feargal (Darcy) Labrador

Class B
Barbara Colledge & Call me Chloe (Chloe) Border Collie

Class C
Sue Luce & Leading Lady at Willowyarde (Lucy) Working Sheepdog

Cheryl Wilson & Sharp Stanley (Stan) Pomeranian

Congratulations and good luck to all those in the team and we hope you enjoy every moment of your time at Crufts.

Steph Woollam (Team Manager)
Gill Storr
Pauline Hill

Congratulations everyone x  (ashstorm) 13/12/2018 17:10:44

Well done everyone  (michelle d) 13/12/2018 18:16:31

New schedule - Woodman  (ObedienceUK) 13/12/2018 17:34:52

I've just uploaded the schedule for Woodman Open Obedience Show, Open, 27th May 2019. Thanks to Teresa Paterson.

New schedule - Chesvale  (ObedienceUK) 13/12/2018 16:19:48

I've just uploaded the schedule for Chesvale DTC, Open, 5th May 2019. Thanks to Clare Williams.

Draw - BCOS Northampton  (ObedienceUK) 13/12/2018 9:13:17

I've just uploaded the running orders for BCOS Northampton. Thanks to June Le Fevre.

New schedule - Plymouth  (ObedienceUK) 12/12/2018 16:11:45

I've just uploaded the schedule for Plymouth DTC, 2 x Open, 11th & 12th May 2019. Thanks to Teresa Paterson.

More Than Dog insurance  (darcywick) 12/12/2018 12:8:58

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You can claim vet fees of up to 4,000 (with each injury or illness limited to 1,000 of vet treatment) or 12,000 (with each injury or illness limited to 4,000 of vet treatment) each year, for each pet you insure.

LYNNE CREIGHTON  (Jalas) 12/12/2018 10:28:14

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Lynne Creighton passed away recently. She will be remembered for her lovely GSDs Shogun, Tyro, Roscoe, and Connah all of whom worked in obedience and latterly Deacon, Katie and Cody who were her loyal companions. She also ran the Rhyl show for a number of years. Her funeral will take place on Thursday 20 December at 11.00am at Denbighshire Memorial Park and Crematorium Glascoed Road St Asaph LL17 0LG. Family flowers only donations to MacMillan Cancer Care.

Pat Smitheman and Sheila Taylor

I am so very sad to read this. What a shock. Lynne was such a lovely person and such a good friend.She will be so sorely missed.Most sincere condolences to friends and relatives. With love, Christine.  (silver) 12/12/2018 12:2:5

Obedience Leagues -  (Whyso) 11/12/2018 16:8:53 ... Join the fun .. Join the Obedience Leagues
put it in your diary to join in January!!!
The Obedience Leagues are getting all so exciting now .. just one open show left (Newton Heath on 30/12) so will placings change much?
Don't forget 2018 members can only enter results up to and including 31st December - after that the Leagues will close for awards to be sorted. Ensure all your 2018 results are entered - good luck to all League members.

Visit the website HELP page to read about how the Leagues Work .. there is a video on there too explaining it all.

You join the leagues .. basic membership includes any class you work and area leagues ... you can also join (at additional cost any of the leagues shown below)

You enter your own show results and the site does all the rest .. allocating points and putting your results in all leagues you enter automatically.

Special Leagues you can join which are great for 'other breeds' etc are:
>> ABC League - Anything but not a collie or collie cross
>> Border Collie League
>> Crossbreed League
>> Gundog League
>> Hound & Lurcher League
>> Rescue League
>> Spaniel League
>> Terrier League
>> Toy & Small Dog League
>> Working Sheepdog League
>> Young Handler League

Everyone will receive at least a certificate showing your placing in the leagues .. a large percentage will receive certificates, rosettes and medals.
League Members can also claim 'Winning Out' Certificates.

See the website for all details .. the help page for all info .. photo page to see what others have won over the years.

Click on the Black & gold Leagues Logo that is on this site.

Join the fun .. Join the Obedience Leagues

defibrillator Fund Donation  (Dave) 11/12/2018 14:14:17

On behalf of everyone,myself and Mary we would like to thank Fran Bush and the Obedience Class Final Team for the donation of 200 to the Defibrillator Fund, although we have the Defibrillators we do need to keep the fund topped up ready for the replacement batteries and pads.
To remind everyone the fund is ring fenced within the accounts of Avon Valley Canine Trust, this is Rugby based and the majority of trustees have an interest in Obedience.

Dave Ray

New schedule - St Marys  (ObedienceUK) 11/12/2018 13:45:0

I've just uploaded the schedule for St Marys DTS, Open, 22nd April 2019. Thanks to Janice Mearns.

Coseley show 7th April 2019  (bluezonic) 22/10/2018 15:10:52

So we have our first line judges but we need a few reserve judges mainly nov and A but who knows with border collie gone we may have more entries for other classes so before we have to do anything drastic like limit the classes etc etc lets see what response we get. Tony

7th April makes it the same day as GSD of Wales Open show at Monmouth.
John Verrill
  (michelle d) 22/10/2018 18:5:2

Oh no! That is so pants!  (preciousgem) 23/10/2018 0:17:57

Oh! dear. cant be in two places at once, enjoy both shows.  (behseh) 31/10/2018 21:31:55

According to schedule page GSD Wales is 14th so does not clash with Coseley. Pauline  (Polly) 4/11/2018 14:47:20

So the time has come to get some reserve judges as Brian wants to get the schedule out since my last message on here ive had one offer to judge but needs a steward for novice so any takers for that post? i will give it till the end of the week before i contact Brian then if no takers will have to see about capping so i apologise now in advance to the handlers who will have their entries sent back but no judges no class . Tony

ps the classes we normally split are nov and A  (bluezonic) 10/12/2018 13:48:17

Ditton Capped - Beginners report  (minpartner) 5/12/2018 22:1:50

Many apologies for the lateness of my report. It is now available.

What a wonderful positive report.  (sstar) 9/12/2018 7:11:51

New schedule - Plantation Park  (ObedienceUK) 6/12/2018 19:3:39

I've just uploaded the schedule for the Plantation Park Weekend, Open, 25th 26th & 27th May 2019. Thanks to Teresa Paterson.

YKC Obedience Training Day with Wendy Birch  (ObedienceUK) 4/12/2018 15:30:11

>>>Click HERE<<<

Newton Heath Show  (trimor) 4/12/2018 9:20:5

Newton Heath Show: Dave Banks will now judge both Pre Beginner & Beginner. Beginner class will start after Pre Beginner.

Draw - Lisburn  (ObedienceUK) 3/12/2018 23:29:27

I've just uploaded the running orders for Lisburn. Thanks to Anne Hamill.

SE&EA Team Announced!  (WendyB) 2/12/2018 11:7:0

The SE&EA Selectors are delighted to announce that these are the wonderful people and dogs chosen to represent our region at Crufts 2019 in the Obedience Inter Regional Competition!

It is always a difficult set of decisions, with so many things to take into account and I would like to thank Sarah Delany and Enid Diplock for their help support and guidance. Keith Gwillim, our judge for the day, gave invaluable input during the deliberations and we are all confident we have selected a strong and competitive team!

Beginners - Julie Green and Pippa (sheltie)

Travelling reserve - Kate Bartram and Hattie Brush (Wire Haired Fox Terrier)

Novice - Sheila Lunn and Rumba (Aussie Cross)
- Beth Carroll and Rufus (Cross)

A - Kim Watson and Puma (WSD)
- Rachel Chapman and Shadow (GSD)

B - Lesley Nichols and Tayler (Golden Retriever)

C - Jill Berry and Biffy (BC)

I would like to thank everyone who came to the final to put themselves on the line and work their dogs. The support yesterday was immense - everyone willing everyone else on to do well!

We have a super set of non travelling reserves too so congratulations to you guys - obviously we hope we wont need you but its great to know youre all backing us up!

Team fund raising went through the roof yesterday and we are indebted to everyone who supported the team in raising a fantastic amount... (I havent got round to counting up the figures yet!) Forgive me if I miss anyone out!!!

Thanks to Valerie Dickeson for organising the raffle. It made over 100!!!
Thanks also to Chris Milner (Cann) who auctioned a selection of her Border Collie statues and ornaments and contributed from her own pocket to raise another 100!
Chesvale Club sponsoring the day with hall rental, refreshments and their brilliant organisational skills, then staying till the last and cleaning up! Thanks Carol Spencer, Clare Williams and Gail too!
Thanks again to everyone who tidied up the hall whilst team decisions were made.

So now we know our Team for 2019!!!
Get behind them again and give them the all the support you can. They certainly deserve their places! Congratulations to you all!
Wendy Birch, Sarah Delany & Enid Diplock

Good Luck everyone   (puppies) 2/12/2018 18:55:47

Reedyford DTC Show Saturday 1st December 2018  (Kymza) 2/12/2018 18:9:6

Reedyford DTC Show sat 1st December 2018

Can I first thank all of the committee for putting in the amount of work needed to put on this show, their really are just a handful of us , Edward our Chief Steward, Elaine our Chief Stay Steward along with Susan,Diane,Judith,Lynne and Maureen (stay Stewards) , Lynne & Judith serving the Judges & Stewards their food in the Cafeteria, Diane boiling kettles , Brenda & Susan running round doing a bit of everything , we were missing one member Wendy who couldn't make it due to having some devastating news on Thursday, she was very much missed by us all, also Audrey Wilkinson who was there to help at the crack of dawn with setting up the rings and anything else that needs doing early on show day.

As always a MASSIVE Northern THANKYOU to all the Judges and Stewards for giving up their day to judge for us at Croft Top Equestrian Centre, with some of you travelling quite a distance to do so, without you all we wouldnt have a show to put on, hope you all enjoyed your day our hospitality,

This show was almost cancelled due to having only 30 entries at the beginning of the week that entries closed, so it really does go without saying THANKYOU to all the competitors who entered and joined us on the day,

There was some very happy faces walking past clutching their Trophies, Rosettes & Prize Cards, well done.

The food in the cafeteria was excellent and the staff brilliant all day , and as a bonus the cafeteria overlooked both the main arenas where after some juggling about we managed to fit all the rings in this time, very decent sized rings as well, the cafeteria also looks over the smaller arena where the large stay ring was this time,.

The weather wasnt behaving as it should we had a very wet day but I dont think it put a dampener on the day as a whole..
The track leading down to the arenas, got muddier as the day went on we had lots of rain from Wednesday and it is still raining now Sunday teatime so unfortunately there was nothing we could do about that ,

Hope you all had safe and uneventful journeys home with your precious 4 legged friends ,

If you won a ribbon or not your dogs are all so very precious and should never be taken for granted they can be gone in a heartbeat, cherish every moment you have them at your side as a team.

Just one last thing I was asked to pass on by the staff at Croft Top they could not get over how well behaved all the dogs were at our show and asked me to pass on their compliments.

All of us at Reedyford DTC look forward to see you all at our next show on Saturday 2nd March 2019.

New schedule - Culverstone  (ObedienceUK) 30/11/2018 10:20:46

I've just uploaded the schedule for Culverstone DTC, 20th (Open) & 21st (Championship) July 2019. Thanks to Jo Newman.

New schedule - Burnbank  (ObedienceUK) 29/11/2018 9:49:56

I've just uploaded the schedule for Burnbank DTC, Championship, 4th May 2019. Thanks to Andrew Kousourou.

Midlands Inter Regional Obedience Team Crufts 2019  (LouJackson) 28/11/2018 16:40:50

Crufts 2019 Midlands Inter Regional Obedience Team

Miss Ella Garwood. Krazy Kyuss Mayhem. Collie x Kelpie
Dr. Rachel Richards. Goodbye Mr Chips. Min.poo. x terrier.
Sam Ashman. Reivermorada Rel Slim Shady. BC.

Class A:
Miss Tracey Pilsbury. Capnmegs High Jynx. W/S.
Mrs Valerie Ridgers. Pepsanner The Pirate. GR.

Class B:
Miss Lynn Griffin. Krisannrio Lola Loo. GSD.
Class C:
Mrs Kaye Ball.
Pepsanner Lady Macbeth of Barcarolle OW. GR.
Beginner Reserve:
Mrs Jenny Henton. Hercules of Wintercrack. Lab.
Congratulations to you all.
Lou, Lyn and Steve.

New schedule - Sherborne Vale Open Show  (ObedienceUK) 28/11/2018 13:55:35

I've just uploaded the schedule for Sherborne Vale DTC, Open, 16th June 2019. Thanks to Teresa Paterson.

New schedule - Sherborne Vale Limit Show  (ObedienceUK) 28/11/2018 13:50:25

I've just uploaded the schedule for Sherborne Vale DTC, Limited, 28th April 2019. Thanks to Teresa Paterson.

For Jenny Harknett  (jane) 27/11/2018 18:23:54

My sincere apologies for not attending the presentation at the end of your class at Culverstone.
I thought we had been pushed out of the line up.
Note to self: check properly next time!
Jane Bowman.

Inter Regional - South West Team Tryouts  (woollam) 26/11/2018 16:6:59

A huge thank you to everyone who made the tryouts, for the above team, yesterday such a success. What a fantastic day. We had plenty of very enthusiastic beginner applicants - some with very supportive trainers who came along also - and everyone else who tried out for the other classes. What a job we will have choosing the team!! There was plenty on offer apart from working their classes; dog toys, titbits, cakes, cream teas, a tombola and a book table. So many people put so much into making the day a success that we raised well over 300 for our team funds. I must thank Gill and Pauline, my co selectors, Sue who stewarded all the classes, Debbie for all the fund raising, Jan for the home made scones and cream teas and Lydia who worked tirelessly in the kitchen providing non stop drinks etc. Also everyone else who helped on the day and just made the day the success it was.

Everyone seemed to enjoy working their dogs and were happy with their rounds. We will get together soon to choose our team but in the meantime thank you to all who applied and came along to work dogs or just to watch and support. It was a great day.

Steph Woollam
Team Manager

New pictures - Ditton  (ObedienceUK) 26/11/2018 15:19:27

I've just uploaded Alan Brierley's pictures from Ditton to Out & About / flickr. Enjoy!

Midland Team Try Outs  (LouJackson) 26/11/2018 9:49:37

Well, what a fantastic day we had at the Midland Team try outs at Tomlinsons yesterday. Midlanders you certainly did us proud. Big thank you's to Kath Hardman for arranging the venue and setting it all up in the morning, Bev Smith, Roy Page, Sarah Shelton-Porter , Nicola Shelton-Porter and John Joy Patilla for stewarding and scent decoys, Margaret Pugh for all your work arranging the raffle which raised a whopping 210.00, all the supporters who came and spent their hard earned cash and supported the applicants rather than attending a show, Shirley Owen for doing the draw and keeping us in coffee all day and last but certainly not least, all the applicants who came and worked their lovely dogs for us, all of which, without exception,did you proud and without you there wouldn't be a try out day or a team. The standard was extremely high and we had some tough decisions to make especially with the breed restrictions but we did eventually come to a decision and everyone will be having a letter sent out today by first class post. We would be grateful if you would keep these letters secret until I announce the team which will be as soon as all eight people have emailed me to accept. Thank you again, HURRAY FOR TEAM PURPLE!! Lou, Lyn and Steve. X

Midlands Area Obedience   (RBURB23) 25/11/2018 21:22:47

I am reaching out to all those who have a interest in competitive obedience, from Pre Beginners to experience handlers and Young Kennel Club members who live within the following areas:

Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire

Have you joined the Midlands Obedience Liaison Council page,

If not please ask to join this group, so that as your Obedience Council rep we can hear your feedback for the upcoming agenda for the council meeting in January.

The agenda has various items which needs viewpoints from all those that compete, judge, steward, and organise/manage obedience shows.

Many Thanks

Richard Burbidge-Grant.

New schedule - GSD Club of Wales  (ObedienceUK) 24/11/2018 17:8:5

I've just uploaded the schedule for The GSD Club of Wales, Open, 14th April 2019. Thanks to Sue Evans.

Crufts Inter Regional 2019 - South Western Area  (woollam) 23/11/2018 14:6:10

Just a reminder that the try out for the above team is this coming Sunday 25th November. The hall will be open from 9.00am with a view to starting the beginner class at around 9.30am. Tea/coffee will be available from 9.00am.

Looking forward to a good turnout to support the team. There will be dog toys, titbits, cakes, cream teas and a tombola to raise funds so come prepared.

Steph Woollam
Team Manager

show report for Phoenix and Wigton  (alithomson) 22/11/2018 18:33:27

Just to let you know i've posted my reports for Phoenix and Wigton shows.

New schedule - Andover  (ObedienceUK) 22/11/2018 16:5:2

I've just uploaded the schedule for Andover & District DTS, Open, 21st July 2019. Thanks to Shirley Hayward.

Birmingham & District GSD Shows  (polomazda) 21/11/2018 19:41:51

Just to let everyone know that over the last few years I have been concerned that should anything happen to me there is no-one in the Association either experienced or willing to run the shows. Having built up the show from a small one day to a double Championship show I would hate to see it go.
Having tried unsuccessfully to keep Midland Border Collie show going, it was obvious that James and Sarah Prince were willing to help with show organisation. I wish to act as Show Secretary for the next 2 years to complete 40 years but I have asked James and Sarah to help with the running of the shows from now, with a view to take over completely anytime after my 40 years. The committee of the Association were all agreeable to this arrangement.
Please give James and Sarah every help possible.
Kathy Hood

This is brilliant news. Huge congratulations to all involved.

As requested by Kathy it's also now copied over onto the ObedienceUK Facebook page.

Roy   (roypage) 22/11/2018 9:50:50

That's fantastic Kathy xx  (river) 22/11/2018 10:0:34

New schedule - Knightswood  (ObedienceUK) 20/11/2018 0:20:33

I've just uploaded the schedule for Knightswood DTC, Championship, 21st April 2019. Thanks to Annette Benoist.

New version added this morning (ticket judges switched around)  (ObedienceUK) 21/11/2018 9:44:18

Sheila Service.  (Wayside) 19/11/2018 17:28:51

It is with great sadness that I write this.
Today, Sheila lost her fight against cancer. She was the secretary for The Dartford Dog Training Club for some 40 plus years, from the night the club was first formed by her school friend Brenda Openshaw in 1960 upto 2001 when she moved to Devon. Brenda and Sheila were the force behind the clubs many activities making it the success that it was and still is today.
Thank you Sheila for the many happy memories and good times we had.
Roy Newman. Past Chairman of The DDTC.

So sorry. Lovely lady Sandy  (sandy) 20/11/2018 10:1:28

So Very Sorry to read this I have lots of fond memories of Sheila and the whole D D T C crowd. You will be sadly missed Sheila Love Lesley x  (manno) 20/11/2018 15:12:42

So sorry , I got to kmnow Sheila when we were clearing up Wilf Young`s bits & pieces , I was doing a bit of work on his car .  (dingdongcharlie) 20/11/2018 16:19:55

Sheffield report posted  (trimor) 20/11/2018 12:3:36

B part 2 report posted

Discover Dogs - KCGCDS  (kitbclow) 19/11/2018 14:28:40

KCGCDS Special Pre-Beginner stakes Semi Final report for both days on Ob Uk

New pictures - Wigton  (ObedienceUK) 18/11/2018 11:22:5

I've just uploaded Angela Bragg's pictures from Wigton to Out & About / flickr. Enjoy!

Draw - Reedyford  (ObedienceUK) 17/11/2018 8:27:54

I've just uploaded the running orders for Reedyford. Thanks to Steve Rutter.

South Western Area - Inter Regional Comp  (woollam) 13/11/2018 13:34:59

A reminder that the try out for the above team is Sunday 25 November. If you haven't yet applied or sent in your application form and you would like the chance to work your dog at our try out with a view to being considered for the team, or even if you just want to see how you and your dog work in the hall, then get those application forms to me asap.

At the moment we are particularly short of class A and B dogs so if you work those classes then please support our area and come and give your dog a work out.

There will be lots on offer on the day - dog toys, titbits, a tombola, cakes and cream teas. Looking forward to a great turnout.

Hall will be open from 9am. Only organisers will be allowed in before then to set the hall up.

Steph - South Western Team Manager

Draw - Ditton Capped Open  (ObedienceUK) 12/11/2018 11:48:10

I've just uploaded the running orders (and full class lists) for Ditton DTC Capped Open Show. Thanks to Teresa Paterson.

Midland Team Try Outs  (LouJackson) 11/11/2018 13:32:28

Midland Team Try Outs Crufts 2019

Thank you all for your team applications and for supporting Team Purple. The try out day is to be held on Sunday 25th November 2018, (this isnt a competition but will enable us to see you and your dog work in a competitive environment) at:
Tomlinsons Canine Centre,
Upper Grange Farm,
Ratby Lane,
Markfield. LE67 9RJ.
Directions: From M1 J.22. Take A50 towards Leicester. At 1st roundabout turn right towards Ratby. We are situated about mile from the first roundabout on the right and just before a right hand bend.
Arrival Time: 9-30am for 10-00am start. (Please note that NOBODY EXCEPT ORGANISERS WILL BE ADMITTED BEFORE 9-00am and we need time to set up).
We will start with beginners.
When you arrive please see Shirley Owen to take a running order draw for your class.
Spectators are welcome to bring their dogs but unfortunately they will not be allowed to train in the hall.
Catering is available eg: Bacon, eggs, burgers, chips, cakes tea and coffee (at only 1-00 per cup).
We are very fortunate to secure this centrally located venue so please take note of the following:
NO DOGS OFF LEAD as this is a working kennels and kennel dogs are being exercised.
You may walk your dogs on lead around the grassed tracks around the paddocks. Beyond the paddock is a public footpath across fields which could be muddy.
Please take a towel to clean your dog off before bringing into the training hall.
If anyone has barking dogs please park behind the building to keep peace with the locals.
Please clean up after your dogs, there are plenty of waste bins available.
Although you are under no obligation to stay on after your work out, this is a team event and as such we would really appreciate that you stay on to support the rest of the applicants.
Looking forward to seeing you all on the big day, dont forget to bring some pocket money to spend on the raffle which is going to be fabulous with loads of lovely prizes that people have generously donated.
Lou Jackson (Team Manager).
Midland Team Try Outs Crufts 2019

YKC Judge required for Warlingham Open Show 2019  (MrsEdwards) 8/11/2018 15:6:49

The Warlingham Open Show will be taking place on 18th May 2019 and we are looking for a kind soul to judge our YKC class.
If anyone is able to help - please post or contact me on 07860 173375.
This is only our third year holding the class and the Club are very keen to keep it going.
Thanks in anticipation.
Susan Edwards

SE&EA Obedience Crufts Team Final   (WendyB) 7/11/2018 13:34:15

Really pleased to announce that the Final of the SE&EA Team selection is going ahead! Different venue but same date.

Saturday 1st December (same day it was originally)
Flaunden Village Hall,
89, Birch Lane,

Excellent facilities including:-
* A nice sized square hall with a non-slip covering down.
* A good size stage for spectators, with on-stage heaters!
* A nice kitchen (BRING YOUR OWN MUGS! They only have polite size teacups n saucers!)
* A HUGE car park and lots of green space to exercise and train your dogs.
* Rural location but with good links to M25 & M1, centrally placed for all in the SE&EA Region.

The selectors have already shortlisted teams from the first Try Out who we would like to invite to the Final and I will be contacting those people today either by text, private message or email.
Can I ask those selected to please reply to confirm attendance at the Final?

It's NOT too late to send in your application forms for this coming Sunday's second Try Out at Thurrock, we have space in every class - especially in B and C!!!

See you there! 😃
Wendy, Sarah and Enid.

So pleased that your final is going ahead, good luck to everyone competing and to Wendy and team who put so much work into these events, I hope you get lots of support from your area. XX  (LouJackson) 8/11/2018 8:35:45

Crufts Inter Regional Obedience Midland Area  (LouJackson) 31/10/2018 19:42:24

Just a reminder that I need all applications for the Midland Team by November 11th.Try outs are at Markfield Canine Center, Leicester on Sunday November 25th. It's a great day out and a good work out for your dog so please give it a go and if you've got a friend that needs a push to fill in an application then please make sure they do it. We particularly need more beginners please.Applications are downloadable from the latest news section above.If selected you will take part in three or four training sessions (we don't aim to change your training methods in any way), we usually have a meal out at the end and then there is the fabulous day with your dog at Crufts 2019. I think anybody who has been a part of the competition in the past will tell you they have had a great time with lovely memories.
Please consider supporting your area,
Lou Jackson, Team Manager. X

Go for it Midlanders! It's a brilliant experience!
Good luck at your Try out day everyone and all the best to Lou and the selection team!
See you at the NEC!
Let battle commence!
Wendy Birch
SE&EA Team Manager
xxx  (WendyB) 4/11/2018 16:13:52

Let battle commence indeed, Wendy and The Southern Team!! Good luck for your selections. X
  (LouJackson) 8/11/2018 8:33:6

Crufts Obedience Competitors  (richardk) 8/11/2018 8:28:19

Note to all Crufts 2019 Championships Competitors.
The entry forms are being sent out, by email to the address supplied to me recently, on Friday of this week.
Please keep an eye on your emails and send in your entries as soon as possible. The email from the KC will give you the address to which your entries should be sent, please do NOT send them to Fosse Data as they will get lost amongst all the breed ones!

Thurrock Car Park  (ObedienceUK) 8/11/2018 8:21:28

Thurrock Hall Car Park gate wont be unlocked until 8.30am on Sunday.
Please dont arrive early!!! Have a lie in !!!

Wendy Birch

Exciting News from SE&EA Team Selectors   (WendyB) 5/11/2018 13:10:30

Well... myself, Sarah and Enid had a fabulous day at the first Try Out for the SE&EA Team on Saturday! 💖

Lots of lovely dogs and handlers came along to Knowl Hill hall in Maidenhead and showed us their skills and teamwork! ⭐️ There were even more people than we were expecting! The raffle was a roaring success, kindly organised by Teresa Davies and lots of people donated to the tea and coffee tub - thank you everyone!

More entries have come in for the second Try Out at Thurrock and theres still nearly a week to go...

We have also had some amazingly generous individuals making donations to the Team Funds - you know who you are!!!😘 - as well as greatly appreciated donations from dog training clubs and groups in our region.
Id like to thank the following clubs:-

North West Kent
The Collar & Lead Club
Basingstoke & District
Winchester City

Thank you all so much. This has all made an enormous difference to the situation just over a week ago, where, due to the small number of entries, I had to make the decision to cancel our Final.

However, with the increased entries and much improved financial situation, the Team Selectors are really excited to announce that the Final will be going ahead after all!!!! 😀

Its planned for the same date - Saturday 1st December - but we are at the moment trying to secure a more central venue...

All the teams shortlisted on Saturday at Maidenhead will be contacted individually once the venue is confirmed. So save the day!!! Everyone is welcome to come along on the 1st and support their friends!

As is traditional in SE&EA Region, the Crufts Team will be announced at the end of the Final on the 1st - making for an exciting competition with a great atmosphere on the day itself!

We will therefore be announcing the Teams shortlisted to come back to the final at the end of the day next Sunday at the Thurrock try out.

As soon as the venue is confirmed, Ill be making an announcement - so keep an eye out for that.
Thanks again everyone. We needed your support and youve all rallied round!
Wendy, Sarah & Enid xxx

Draw - GSD Club of the UK  (ObedienceUK) 4/11/2018 20:17:43

I've just uploaded the running orders (and full class lists) for the GSD Club of the UK. Thanks to Stephanie Evans.

B bitch bagsd report added  (jaro) 4/11/2018 18:31:9

as above

Draw - Culverstone  (ObedienceUK) 31/10/2018 14:16:45

I've just uploaded the running orders (and full class lists) for Culverstone. Thanks to Joanna Newman.

New pictures - NOCF''s  (ObedienceUK) 31/10/2018 1:10:51

I've just uploaded Richard Moss's pictures from the National Obedience Class Finals to Out & About / flickr. Enjoy!

Les perry  (janetoliver) 30/10/2018 19:43:6

Hi les
Can you alter too 2019
As on my I phone
My mistake print too small
Thank you
Janet Oliver

Sorry Janet. I don't change Forum posts (never have done). But I have deleted yours so you can add it again.  (ObedienceUK) 31/10/2018 1:8:27

Show report.  (Wayside) 30/10/2018 18:6:10

GSD of Devon Novice class posted.

show report Birmingham   (sandymay) 30/10/2018 17:56:30

to those who worked under me a Birmingham C B. I am unable to write a report due to this latest thing not having a show catalogue. I requested a copy of sort back in September but to no avail Sorry
Brian Reed

New schedule - Lisburn  (ObedienceUK) 29/10/2018 23:17:27

I've just uploaded the schedule for Lisburn & District DTC, Open, 8th December 2018. Thanks to Kate McCartney.

Moakies Memorable Rokkie  (FredaBetts) 23/10/2018 15:28:11

Yesterday my big handsome boy died in my arms.
I can feel your head on my knee waiting for a cuddle.
I can feel you on my left leg wanting to do heelwork,
I can feel you in my arms saying goodbye,
I can feel the pain in my heart when you left.
You were beautiful inside and out and very much loved.
Sleep well darling boy.
Love mum

so sorry freda.. what a wonderful dog he was for you .. thinking of you
Bernice   (puppies) 23/10/2018 16:1:6

So sorry for your sad loss Rookie was such a gentle Giant Isa sends his love to the pair of you.xx  (ken) 23/10/2018 18:31:45

So sorry to hear this
He was a special boy, and a favourite of mine xx  (sueking) 24/10/2018 19:34:45

So sorry Freda. RIP Rokkie. Angie  (jessica) 24/10/2018 22:27:38

So very sorry Freda Rokkie was such a special boy & you know he had a soft spot in my heart Love & Hugs
Dot xx  (dottwatts) 25/10/2018 17:16:8

Freda I was so sorry to read you have lost Rokkie. I know how much you are going to miss him. He was such a lovely boy and yes he was beautiful inside and out.
R.I.P. lovely boy.
Barry and Vanda Fitter  (Vanbar) 26/10/2018 17:32:50

So sorry to hear this Wendy  (mattstone) 26/10/2018 18:32:51

Thank you all for the kind things you have said about Rokkie. I miss him so much xx  (FredaBetts) 29/10/2018 22:13:20

New pictures - NOCF''s  (ObedienceUK) 29/10/2018 21:29:20

I've just uploaded Alan Brierley's pictures from the National Obedience Class Finals to Out & About / flickr. Enjoy!

New Sheff GSD report  (wildl) 29/10/2018 15:55:21

I have just posted prebeginners and beginners report for the Sheffield GSD show 21st Oct

SE&EA Team Important Message  (WendyB) 29/10/2018 13:46:10


Due to the extremely low number of application forms received from South East and East Anglia competitors wishing to try out for the Crufts Inter Regional Obedience Team, the selectors have had no choice but to CANCEL THE FINAL AT BRENTWOOD ON THE 1st DECEMBER.

This is down to a lack of money in team bank account. We fund the main costs of the try out venues and the two team workouts venue through team entry fees in the try outs, along with raffle ticket money and any generous individual or club donations we may be fortunate to receive...

The try outs at Knowl Hill Hall, Maidenhead this coming Saturday 3rd November and at Thurrock Hall, Essex next Sunday 11th November will go ahead as planned.
Sarah Delany, Enid Diplock and myself will then meet to decide the Crufts Team for 2019.

The successful teams will then be contacted individually.

We currently have 15 teams coming along on Saturday and only 11 booked to attend on Sunday 11th at Thurrock.

With the breed restrictions we have imposed on us, we are going to have a number of difficult decisions to make...

Entries to the Try out days will not close and well even be happy to receive forms on the days themselves, (though a quick pm or email ahead of the day would be nice!!!) 😉

Please consider trying out for the Team?!
Its a brilliant event and lots of fun too!

Team members work so well preparing themselves and their dogs for Crufts, they usually hit the new show season absolutely firing on all cylinders!!!

You could be part of Crufts 2019!!!

Kim Auton  (woollam) 27/9/2018 21:27:2

Kim very sadly passed away last Friday evening the 21st September. Pete rang this morning to say her funeral will take place on Thursday 11th October at 1.30pm at Kingsdown Crematorium, Kingsdown Road, Swindon SN25 6SG. He has requested family flowers only.

So sorry to read this , I met Kim when I was doing the stays at Exeter & were friends ever since , condolences to Pete & family & frieds . RIP Kim  (dingdongcharlie) 28/9/2018 7:55:32

Our thought are with Pete and family, on the loss of Kim. Such a kind and thoughtful person, supporting me when I had my op's and also when I my Father passed away.
Rowena and Pat  (mischief) 30/9/2018 20:44:2

I'm so sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.  (LouJackson) 1/10/2018 22:33:45

So sorry to hear this sad news. Thoughts and prayers to Pete and family.  (HMC) 29/10/2018 7:50:3

Brian Reed Show Reports  (sandymay) 28/10/2018 17:12:29

Just posted Brians show reports for Winchester, Billingshurst, Worcester, Burnham and Andover. Think I'm all caught up now.

Thank you for your lovely comments Brian.   (harrybean) 28/10/2018 18:25:42

Terry Donaldson  (patjordan) 26/10/2018 19:5:13

I have sad news that Terry Donaldson passed away in hospital in the early hours of Monday 22nd October 2018 after a short battle with cancer.
His funeral will take place on Friday 9th November at 13:15 at St Faiths Crematorium, Norwich, NR10 3LF. (Black dress not necessary & family flowers only please)
**Charity Donations** Rather than flowers, Dad requested donations to charity in his memory and to help others. The charities are: British Heart Foundation and Mesothelioma UK. (the type of cancer that took him from us all). Please contact the Funeral Directors (Fakenham & District Funeral Services) on 01328 838838 to make any donations.

New schedule - Forest Oak  (ObedienceUK) 26/10/2018 15:45:6

I've just uploaded the schedule for Forest Oak (Glos) Canine Society, Open, 2nd February 2019. Thanks to Michelle Dodson.

Draw - Phoenix ODC  (ObedienceUK) 26/10/2018 0:34:17

I've just uploaded the running orders for Phoenix ODC. Thanks to Joanne Woodhead.

Draw - GSD Club of Devon  (ObedienceUK) 23/10/2018 20:13:58

I've just uploaded the running orders for the GSD Club of Devon. Thanks to Carol Bath.

Anglesey   (Bet) 22/10/2018 19:17:53

Any one know if Anglesey show is on this year and if so what date

New pictures - Sheffield GSD  (ObedienceUK) 22/10/2018 17:2:42

I've just uploaded Chris Parkin's pictures from Sheffield GSD Open Show to Out & About / flickr. Enjoy!

Liskeard Novice Bitch  (helgam) 22/10/2018 16:0:54

Report Posted

Helga Metherell

Ditton Capped Ob. Show 24.11.2018  (Sunhat) 22/10/2018 10:55:17

Please note Novice and Class A are full. Would be nice to have some more pre-beginners and beginners though.

Teresa Paterson

KCGCDS Special Pre Stakes -Southern S/F Results  (KCGCDS) 22/10/2018 9:42:57

Results form the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes - Semi Finals (Southern A & B) held at Discover Dogs, Excel London - Judge Kit Clow

Saturday 20th October 2018 - Southern A
1st Jeanna Gwilliam & Fleekform Explorer of Amienko (English Springer Spaniel)
2nd Kathleen Winkless & Yus M'Lady (Labrador)
3rd Kay leverington & Nampara's Garrick (WSD)
4th Lydia Harrison & Divamine Inspiration (Malinois)
5th Maggie McDevitt & Carrick's Popping Candy (WSD)

Sunday 21st October 2018 - Southern B
1st Patricia Bridgland & Fletcher Reggie (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Ret)
2nd Teresa Vaughn & Altricia What A Carry On at Tonkory (BC)
3rd Ann Hughes & Tippitoes Moondust (Standard Poodle)
4th Martina Perry & Chelsasa Kaya's Image (Cavaliar King Charles Spaniel)
5th Jo Shipman-Toon & Inka Tinka (Crossbreed)

These handler/dog teams have now qualified for the KCGCDS Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes Grand Final due to be held at Crufts on Saturday 9th March 2019 in the GCDS Ring /Hall 3)

Note - The Northern Semi-Finals will be held on Sunday 11th November 2018 at Ladywell Leisure Centre, Penicuik, Edinburgh.

2019 Crufts Obedience Championship Qualifiers  (richardk) 21/10/2018 7:11:31

Attention All Crufts Championships Qualifiers
Dog Championships
Saturday 9th March 2019 21 competitors
Bitch Championships
Sunday 10th March 2019 21 competitors
Judge: Philomena Barnes

Firstly, congratulations to everyone who has qualified for the 2019 championships.
As in the past two years the entry forms and schedules will again be sent by email.
Could all qualifiers please let me have their email address as soon as possible so that the office can start work on next years show. If you can do this either by Facebook Messenger or email to that would be great. (If you have retained my address from previous years please note this has changed since last year) Please dont do it by replying to this post as it may slip off the bottom and Ill miss it, thanks.
If you know of anyone who is not on Facebook or can you please pass on the message.
I look forward to hearing from you all and to a great show in 2019.

Richard Kebble

Todays dog cc  (puppies) 20/10/2018 18:22:26

Dog cc. Well done Paul Cook and Dunburgh Fun Lovin Criminal

Bitch cc  (puppies) 20/10/2018 17:20:44

Congratulations June Stenning and Iatka Starshine

STAYS MIDLAND SHOWS  (marcia756) 11/10/2018 11:4:48

My opportunity to say THANK YOU to those competitors who offer to Stay steward, and "come running" when I shout Help.
A special thanks to Rosemary who has stayed a good part of the day covering many classes, and at the Sandwell Valley shows Chris, with us all days. To Paul, when he is not Ring Stewarding, will be with me All day, and very often doing Running Repairs on Kyams, and on the Gazebo, which collapsed on top of four of us!! To those 3 or 4 who will remain all day at many of the other shows, you all make it so much easier, and I hope.....happy rings.
A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL. Hopefully do it all again next year.

The biggest thank you goes to you Marcia for stay stewarding for our shows, you are very much appreciated especially from Loughborough. You stand out in all weathers and never complain, I am sure I say for all us Secretaries a big THANK YOU.  (robz) 12/10/2018 13:15:19

Marcia, you are the calming influence to many competitors who are not keen on make it a lovely place to set up and do the exercises..You are a star..and from someone who competes and Judges. Thank you so much for your hard work..not easy in some of the weather you have encountered this year.Bob
.  (bobs.labs) 13/10/2018 22:27:45

Marcia you are just amazing, thank you so much for all the hours you spend in all weathers doing stays so that we competitors can work our dogs in the sport we love.You always have a smile and a relaxed demeanor putting people at ease in what some people find a stressful environment, you deserve a medal.Bless you and see you next year. XXXX  (LouJackson) 16/10/2018 23:32:11

Always good to see you in the stay ring when I'm judging or competing Marcia its a pity others arn't as giving.  (RWA) 20/10/2018 10:15:4

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