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The end of the Bartonview era  (DaveB) 4/8/2020 22:35:29

Sadly, I have to report that Jean Hogan passed away earlier today following a stroke in the care home she'd recently moved into.
She and her late husband John were very well known in Obedience for many years in the 1970's, 80's and 90's both competing and judging in the South, South East and Eastern Counties.
They were Mr & Mrs Bartonview for many years.
They bred some fabulous B/C's and Shelties n their time, we still,have one of them.
Both will be sadly missed.

Very sad news. What a lovely couple they were.   (dingdongcharlie) 5/8/2020 15:16:12

So sorry to hear this. John and Jean were such a part of the obedience world.
I remember them so well and with such nostalgic memories.
  (JMartineau) 5/8/2020 21:8:24

WATS obedience shows refunds  (bayley) 4/8/2020 20:29:14

Wirral alsatian training society
Reminder to please cash any refund cheques from our cancelled shows. There are still 20 outstanding from end of march.
Kathy (treasurer)

Sheffield GSD obedience show 18th October 2020  (Sheffieldgsd) 27/7/2020 14:10:25

It is with great sadness that the decision has been made to cancel Sheffield show on the 18th October 2020. This decision has not been made lightly, but it is felt that it is best to protect the health of everyone and especially those more vulnerable.
Hopefully things will be better in the new year.
Best Wishes
Anne and the committee

A DOG SOLICITOR NEEDED URGENTLY  (chris P) 17/7/2020 20:54:2

Hello, can anyone recommend in the South East a solicitor who deals with dog bites. Police have been informed, but in short husband got bitten by dog and contracted Sepsis and spent 5 days plus in and out of hospital on drips etc plus 2 x 999 calls. Husband not out of danger re the sepsis. Not funny especially with Covid-19. Please feel free to PM me.
Thanks and hope everyone is all OK and keeping well.
Chris P

There are many good dog bite solitors if you google dog bites no win no fee,
Janet oliver.
coriecollies.  (janetoliver) 19/7/2020 14:57:24

Sandyglow Silver Shadow (Shetland Sheepdog)  (layash) 15/7/2020 11:30:5

Sandyglow Silver Shadow (Pebbles)
06-10-03 - 10-07-20
Sadly that day we all dread came, and we had to say goodbye to our gentle blue boy Pebbles.
Sweet dreams, run free sweetpea.
Lesley and Peter Lubbi

sorry for your loss  (puppies) 15/7/2020 11:49:19

So very sorry to hear your sad news xx  (Loobylou) 15/7/2020 22:35:9

So very sorry to hear your news. Sleep well Pebbles. Hope you are both ok  (Mikadine) 16/7/2020 6:48:40

So sorry to hear your news.Remember the good times.

Chris & Tilly  (Just Tilly) 16/7/2020 7:37:37

So sorry to hear this, thinking of you both. Run free dear Pebbles xx  (Kethinna) 17/7/2020 9:57:25

Oh Lesley and Peter, so sorry to hear that you lost the lovely Pebbles. xxx  (Fineartdogs) 17/7/2020 13:35:37

The Thinking message is for you. Lily  (doghouse) 18/7/2020 8:7:25

So sorry to hear your sad news.   (BarbShort) 18/7/2020 9:54:13

So sorry to hear that you have lost your lovely boy Pebbles whom I am sure will be so much missed. Sending much love and sympathy to you both.xx
  (REMMIE) 18/7/2020 11:33:9

Thinking   (doghouse) 17/7/2020 19:49:21

Thinking of you both. Take care.

Doing the night shift  (Just Tilly) 24/6/2020 2:52:17

Tilly is not very well a the moment and as the weather is not helping I have decided to stay awake during the night and sleep during the day. She is a little fighter so fingers crossed she will be around for a few more months. She is nearly 16. Bless her.

So sorry Chris, do give her a big hug from Izzy and me xx  (Wizzpop) 6/7/2020 12:3:37

A big hug to you and to Tilly. xx  (dawncox76) 6/7/2020 14:42:20

crufts 2021 obedience champship  (lofty) 4/6/2020 9:40:18

most ticket shows have been cancelled I am trying to find out what the kennel club are doing about cruft's 2021 obedience .I have sent a email to them but nothing back

Early in May I posed a question on facebook:

"IF we have a Crufts in March 2021, and IF we don't have enough dogs to run the Championships, what would you recommend the Crufts Committee to do on the 2 vacant days? (Hypothetically!)"

Suggestions so far are:

1) Run the 2020 ABC final!!!!!

2) Invite back the previous years competitors

3) Have an interregional championship c for Dogs and bitches

4) Bring back Obedience World Cup under new name of international invitation if travelling is allowed 😊

5) Invite all handlers in ticket with rescue dogs

6) Invite all the dogs and bitches that got the reserve tickets

7) Best of all breeds that compete. Eg. Newfoundland down to Yorkies.

8) If the situation does clear up sooner rather than later, it'd be nice to have like a full week of shows or something with tickets every day and everyone camp the week

Plus various others.  (ObedienceUK) 4/6/2020 19:28:40

Invite the 25 top winning ticket dogs of the previous season?  (dingdongcharlie) 5/6/2020 11:17:24

At a glance inviting reserves sounds good.  (doghouse) 6/6/2020 8:37:40

Out of sight stays  (dingdongcharlie) 3/6/2020 9:45:33

What is the situation regarding out of sight stays? Looks like we won't get any shows this year, so will next year's shows not have any out of sight or is it still waiting to be discussed or awaiting KC approval? Sharon

Hi Sharon, I hope you and your Dad are keeping well.
I don't know but think they will be gone by the time we have a show to go to.

The other stay things are up to be discussed and hopefully have some amendments before being sent up to the Activities committee and then going to the Board for approval.
This is just my understanding due to once being a Liaison Rep. Stay well. Lily  (doghouse) 4/6/2020 8:28:31

It would be good to know. My youngster won out of Novice at Culverstone in Feb and I just wondered whether to bother teaching out of sight, because I haven't so far.   (dingdongcharlie) 4/6/2020 10:51:17

LEICESTERSHIRE GSD SHOW  (snooki) 31/5/2020 20:35:13

i would just like to say as the show was moved first due to not being a bank monday then had to be cancalled to coronavirus but it would of been a very nice day as weather been great . i would like to say a thank to the judges and stewards how had agreed to give time to judge and will step in for me next year thats great

STANHOPE SHOW  (Mollexie) 23/5/2020 11:12:14

The committee of Stanhope Show have taken the decision to cancel the whole event this year due to the ongoing pandemic.
They hope to see you all again next year.

Posted on behalf of Moira Jobling.

Marion Healey   (sorcha) 19/5/2020 22:10:7

After a sudden illness Marion passed away on May 11th. Marion worked started in obedience many years ago. With a goldie Duke, then got a collie. A member of Wilton obedience and latterly Redcar and District Working a dog caljed Fen , Unfortunately due to the current situation. Its only family who can attend her funeral Which is taking place on Friday 22nd slept tight my friend, Beach walks will never be the same 💔

Plymouth DTC Open Show Cancellation  (Blacksheep) 18/5/2020 22:42:7

We have decided to cancel our Open Obedience Show for 3rd & 4th Oct 2020
No entries have been taken. See you all May 8th & 9th 2021. Fingers Crossed.
PDTC Show Sec

BIRMINGHAM & DISTRICT GSD ASSOCIATION SHOWS   (polomazda) 15/5/2020 12:37:46

It is with great sorrow that following the KC's announcement on Wednesday, myself and the committee, felt we had no alternative than to cancel our shows on 19th & 20th September. This is to safeguard the health and safety of judges, stewards and show helpers, many of those are in the vulnerable age group and like most societies rely on these stalwarts for the running of the shows.
In 38 years (this would have been my 39 year as show secretary) I have never had to cancel a show and in fact being at the end of the season have been able to help other clubs reschedule their events, unfortunately the cruel and unpredictable virus as beaten us all, not even Sandwell can help us out this year.
I have been able to inform all judges for 2020 and 21 and ticket judges for 2023 and the vast majority have been able to move their contracts to the following year. This has been a great relief to me and I am truly grateful for your co-operation.
Sorry if this as spoiled your weeks holiday in the Midlands but stay safe and we should all be able to enjoy it next year.
Best wishes from a very disappointed secretary.
Kathy Hood

Schedules page - removing Shows  (ObedienceUK) 5/4/2020 8:52:44

I normally remove Shows (and the information) for a Show the day after the show, but if I did that I would also remove the refund instructions.

So, I'm going to leave all April shows on the schedules page until the beginning of May then delete all of them. Then May shows leave until beginning of June etc.

If Show secretaries want me to update the instructions please let me know.

If Show Secretaries believe all refunds have been actioned, then let me know and I'll add a note to that effect.  (ObedienceUK) 5/4/2020 9:13:17

I've changed my mind on this. Instead I'm going to move all cancelled shows that would have already occurred onto a new SCHEDULE ARCHIVE page - you can find this under the Miscellaneous (Misc) menu item on this website.   (ObedienceUK) 16/4/2020 12:29:43

OK, I've changed my mind again.

I've moved ALL Cancelled Shows to the Schedule Archive page (in Misc menu). This leaves all the shows that are 'Potentially' still running still on the Schedules page.

Please start filling in your shows for 2021 now.  (ObedienceUK) 13/5/2020 19:50:55

CHESVALE DTC - Show cancellation   (CarolS) 13/5/2020 19:1:11

Show cancellation.
We have decided to cancel our obedience show on Sunday 30th August.
No entries have been taken. See you in 2021. Stay safe at home x to can

Cancelled: BURNBANK CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 10 10 20  (ObedienceUK) 13/5/2020 17:1:25

Posted on behalf of Sandra Gordon:

It is with great sadness we will be cancelling our show this year as we have to make Health and safety our 1st priority for all our judges members and competitors look for to seeing you next year .Please stay safe

Elm Park cancelled  (iappleton) 13/5/2020 16:58:32

Unfortunately we have had to cancel Elm Park's show this year due to the KC's latest announcement. It really is a shame as it was Thurrock's last year. Hopefully next year will be back with Elm Park running both days.

Keep safe everyone.


Thurrock & Elm Park cancelled  (Kath) 13/5/2020 16:26:8

Its with a very heavy heart I have to announce that after the latest KC announcement, Thurrock is cancelled 😰 Elm Park also, but Julie Appleton will add a few words herself. Its such a shame its come to this, as it was to be our last show. Id like to thank again all the judges whod agreed to judge this year (all notified already) and everyone whos judged for us in the past. Our very first Open Show was way back in 1983, so its been a long time. Tough to end like this, but better for us all to stay safe. Take care everyone, and hope to see you around the shows next year x

GSD Club of Wales 27th September - Cancelled Show  (TheWizard) 12/5/2020 13:58:56

Sadly, in view of the current pandemic and the uncertainty of future safeguarding restrictions, the committee has decided to cancel our show scheduled for the 27th September 2020.

Hopefully we look forward to seeing you all in 2021 at our Open Show on 28th March and our Championship Show on 26th September.

Keep safe

Sue Evans, Secretary

Ditton weekend cancellation  (gefion) 11/5/2020 14:42:55

Hi all
Sadly, due to the current circumstances and recent updates, Ditton weekend show will not be going ahead this year.
Next year the dates are 21st and 22nd August 2021. Could I ask that all judges that can trf their judging appointment across to next year to comment below or let Teresa Paterson know.
Hopefully we will have a full line up of judges ready for next years show.

pay pal  (annmoore) 7/5/2020 19:3:33

Hi les i have just my subscription for obedience uk
regards Ann Moore sorry my email not working at the moment

My subscription is due on 25th May ,how do I pay ?   (Bet) 10/5/2020 11:7:37

Bet, check the Help page at  (ObedienceUK) 11/5/2020 0:47:19

Emails for Steve White  (WendyB) 8/5/2020 4:41:41

Ive been following Steve Whites progress in fighting Covid19 through reading Rob Bints daily updates - thanks Rob!
Im so pleased to learn hes now beginning to sit up, eat and drink a little and taking steps to communicate with his family.

And I had an idea that it would be great if the Obedience Community also started to send more messages of support and encouragement to Steve... letting him know how many of us are supporting him from our homes. My first thought was to send a card... and for others to do so too... but obviously thats just not possible...

So, after messaging Rob and liaising with Steves family, weve sort of got an idea... 💡

If you know Steve personally and even if you dont, you can send a photo of yourself with your dog/dogs... heelwork in competition, a prize-winners pose, or a picture of you chilling at home... just so he can see who you are - he might recognise you or have memories of you?

And with your photo you can send him a short message... could be good wishes, or an introduction to tell him something about yourself - especially if you dont know each other yet - or introduce your dogs, new pup, etc...
You could send a funny message, an anecdote, a joke - the more variety the better! It will give Steve something to read as he begins to recover and he will know more about the lovely Obedience people whove been following his time in hospital, praying for his recovery and wishing him well.

To manage all these little photos and messages, I thought itd be a good idea if I get them sent to me.
Then I can copy and paste them together in sets using word documents, with maybe 4-6 photos and messages per page.., then if I emailed these on every time I filled two Word doc pages, that would be a manageable size to pass onto Steves family, who could then forward them so they can be printed out in hospital to give to Steve, when hes sitting up, awake and recovering but maybe getting a bit bored n fed up???

If you want to contribute to this, please email me a small size photo of yourself and dogs, together with your message - not too massive please as I need to collate them with other peoples contributions... Ill copy n paste and email onto the family.

Send with the header:-

Message for Steve

And email to me at



Dont all rush at once as Ill spread them out over the coming days, weeks... etc

Cheers folks
Wendy Birch

Please see my update on Facebook where Ive posted some sneak peeks of how the pages are looking so far...
Wendy xx  (WendyB) 8/5/2020 4:45:11

Crufts Championships Commentary  (richardk) 5/5/2020 13:33:23

Crufts Obedience Vacancy

We are looking for somebody to take on the role of commentator for the two days of the Crufts Obedience Championships. As you will know the Championships are held on the Saturday and Sunday of Crufts at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham during March each year.

We need to fill this vacancy in readiness for the next event and would be interested to hear from anyone who would like to be considered for the role. There is no monetary reward for the post but you will be paid your travelling expenses to the NEC and will receive two nights accommodation.

If you feel you would be interested in applying please, in the first instance, send an email to with relevant information about you, your experience in Obedience, and details of what you feel you can bring to the role of commentator for this event.

We look forward to hearing from interested parties.


Richard Kebble
On behalf of the Crufts Committee

Im keen,- in respect of equal opportunities- that some of the very articulate and knowledgeable female majority in our sport put themselves forward.....just saying!   (candlewind) 5/5/2020 14:4:44

NBBAGSD Refunds  (NBBAGSD) 28/3/2020 17:24:39

If you have not yet contacted us regarding the destination of your fees for the show, please email me via asap

Please note due to the current Coronavirus restrictions, cheque refunds are not possible as both the other signatories are in full isolation & lockdown due to ongoing health conditions & it unsafe to post partly completed cheques to either & expect them to post them to claimants as they both live alone.

Payments can be made via BACS or PayPal directly meaning you are refunded immediately.

Weekly reminder  (NBBAGSD) 2/4/2020 12:21:26

Bump  (NBBAGSD) 8/4/2020 11:58:26

All requests upto 9/4/20 have been processed. If you paid by cheque please e mail with your bank details. Please check your bank account as I have refunded one or two people who have not yet contacted me. The payment will show up as NBBAGSD REFUND  (NBBAGSD) 9/4/2020 10:35:9

All requested refunds paid upto date.

If you haven't requested payment yet please do so as above  (NBBAGSD) 14/4/2020 10:40:9


Email  (NBBAGSD) 27/4/2020 14:11:58

Final reminder for refunds as we are now 1 month after the show date.   (NBBAGSD) 4/5/2020 7:54:17

EAST KILBRIDE CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 6/9/20  (AMP) 2/5/2020 17:45:51

Now that both the KC & all of our judges have been notified.

EAST KILBRIDE DTC Championship Show on Sunday 6th of September 2020 is cancelled.

We waited before making the decision in the hope that we might be able to do something but it looks as if any relaxation of restrictions will come too late for us to be able to hold the show and keep everyone safe.
The safety of our members, helpers, officials & competitors is of paramount importance to us.
Fortunately we had held off producing our schedule, so no entries have been received.
All judges have been contacted and we hope that many will be able to carry over the appointment to next year.
Stay safe & we will hopefully see you all on Sunday 5th of September 2021

Anne Marie & all at East Kilbride DTC

WIRRAL ALSATIAN TRAINING SOCIETY   (bayley) 1/5/2020 20:25:13

All refunds FROM WITH YOUR DOG entries have now been issued. The last few envelopes have been posted today. Over 400 paid paid back with 140ish cheques written.Many thanks to those very generous people who donated their entries. This money totalled 900 and has been shared between 3 local animal charities on the Wirral.
Friends of Birkenhead Kennels
Horse sense Wirral
Pawprints Wirral wildlife rescue (including hedgehog rescue and Tam O'Shanters urban farm)
Kathy Mangan treasurer.

Show secs .. Have you informed KC of Cancellation?  (ObedienceUK) 29/4/2020 13:39:24

It would seem that not everyone has contacted the Kennel Club to say their show is cancelled. Its important to do this as soon you make the decision and let them know if you wish to transfer the licence to a later date or a refund. Bear in mind refunds will take time as the number of shows across all disciplines is over 700 and thats just to the end of June! .... Sue Garner

Anglian Acorn Shows - Cancelled  (ObedienceUK) 28/4/2020 16:31:9

Anglian Acorns Obedience Group Open Shows 2020.

Issuing this post fills me with sadness, however the health of our helpers, judges, stewards and competitors must take precedence.

Our shows which had been planned for the 15th and 16th of August 2020 have been cancelled. It was to be our first show in August having done battle with high winds and monsoon rain for the last two years in October. This year we were looking forward to the sunshine, long days, BBQ's and we even had a licensed bar booked.

All judges have been notified either by email, phonecall or on messenger.

We have had our 2021 dates confirmed as the 14th and 15th of August, with camping available from the 12th - 16th. Many of our judges are happy to carry over their appointments to 2021 - thank you. Once I know if we need further judges I will be asking for volunteers 😊

Thankfully we had restricted entries on WYD and those competitors will receive a full refund in due course. We had only received 1 paper entry at this point and that will be destroyed.

We hope you all stay safe and well and look forward to seeing you all in 2021 😊

Christine Bowles

Richard Betts  (Bettsy Chris) 24/4/2020 1:25:0

To All That Knew My Dad . I have to inform you that He passed away on 23rd April 2020 in Sunderland General Hospital at 5 30pm . Due to pneumonia and sepsis .

Chris I've shared your post on Facebook, and have received many responses:

Kamal Fernandez: My condolences...

Sue Hill: So sorry Richard. Only spoke a few times but what a gentleman. X

Lesley Mann: So sorry RIP

Jo Bramhall: So sorry :(
Richard was a true gentleman xx

Donna Bastin: So sorry, thinking about his family at this sad time xx

Sarah Jane Campbell: So sorry x

Lisa Pierce: So sorry xx

Helen Munks: So sorry for your loss he was a lovely man give Chris a big hug 💔🙏 xxHelen 🥰

Marisa Spurgeon: Very sorry to hear that Richard, I always liked your dad. Hope you are bearing up okay, have you got somebody there with you? Can you manage the dog okay?

Helena Weaver: So sorry for your loss xxx

Pauline Barr: So sorry for your sad loss - condolences to you all xx

Nolla Sermant: RiP

Jessica Lewis: So sorry xx

Julie Sheldrake: So sad hugs xxx

Annie Robertson: So sorry such a lovely man ❤

Colin Stuart: So sorry x

Anita Neal: Condolences to his family and friends x RIP Richard x

Lesley Thompson: My heart goes out to you. Richard was such a lovely man who loved his dogs, family and his friends. I didn't see him without a smile on his face, I am so sorry he had been so poorly. Much love to you all xx

Sue High: So sorry. Xx

Jan Mitchell: Very sorry xx

Rita Oaten: So sorry 😢x

Lynn Mayes: So sorry xx

Julie Rowlands: So sorry .. so sad .. thinking of you all xx

Kathy Russell: So sorry Chris . Such a lovely man . Xx

Hazel Turnbull: Im so sorry a lovely Man x

Dawn Cox: Very sorry to hear this. RIP

Maggie Taylor: So very sorry to read this.

Fiona Holdsworth: So sorry, such a kind gentleman. Thinking of Chris and all your family and friends

Joanne Wallace: Thinking of all the family x

Margo Lewis: So very sorry thinking of you all x

Karen Dalgleish: Thinking of you all 💔

Sheila Cooke: So sorry thinking of all the family

Jean Queen: So very sorry

Janet Plant: So sorry for your loss x

Michelle Newman: So very sorry xx

Wendy Bray sorry for your loss

Yvonne Percy: Sorry for your loss

Margaret Goulden: So sorry xxx

Ann Durie Sorry for your loss

Fiona Perry: Very sorry for your loss. x

Louise Williams So sorry xx

Carolyn Lloyd So sorry

Rachael Young
Image may contain: Richard Betts

Sue Vickers: So very sorry to read this x

Christine Bowles: Such sad news x

Jean Geddes: Such sad news. I am so very sorry for your loss.💔💔

Diane Ricketts: Xxxxxx

Tammy Wallace: Am so very sorry for your loss xxx

Glenis Wood: My condolences Xx

Doreen Bidgood: So sorry xx

Ken Boulton: So very sorry for your loss.

Pam Llewhellin: So sorry xxx

Mary Ray: I am so very sad & sorry to hear this terrible news,hugs Chris,RIP Richard,what a lovely guy ❤️xx

Christine Norman: So sorry xx

June Boden:

Karin Spanhaak: So sorry

Jenny Clarke: So sorry xxx

Sarah Connell: So sorry ☹️

Anne Sanderson: So sorry your dad was a really lovely man x x

Lynne Lucas: So sorry to read this

Kathryn Reynolds: So very sorry thoughts are with you

Lynn Hillary: So sorry for your loss, thinking of you n family x

Anne Marie Parker: So sorry Richard 💜

Cathy Loughrey: So sorry xx

Lyn May: So sorry x

Kate McCartney: I'm so sorry You Dad was a lovely man 💔 x

Pat Keeble: How sad sorry to hear this RIP. 😪

Steven Whitehead: Sorry to hear r.i.p Richard

Sharon Dunstan: So very sorry Chris your Dad was a true gentleman xx

Pamela Pearson: So sorry x

Jacey Tee: So sorry for your loss 🌹😔

Jan Jordan: So sorry he was a lovely man xx

Gayle Evans: So sorry Chris, your dad was such a lovely man. Thinking of you, your family and your dad's friends at this heartbreaking time ❤️

Julie Duesbury: So sorry for your loss xx

Penny Crowe: So sorry xx

Bill Pykett: Very sorry

Jill Berry: So sorry

Shirley Parsons: So sorry to hear thoughts to you and your family. X

Judith Brookes: So very sorry. Thinking of you all❤️❤️

Sheila Britton: So very sorry x

Ann Young: so sorry he was a gem.xx

Linda Currie: I am so sorry xx

Caroline Cece: So Sorry to hear of your sad news. Condolences to Your family.

Janet Hinson: So sorry to hear about Richard, such a lovely man. Condolences to you and your family xxx

Helen Murray: Ryan So sorry Richard was a lovely person xxx

Janice Woodcock: So sorry for your loss xxx

Gaynor Parkin: So very sorry. Richard was a lovely man x condolences to all his family at this sad time xxx

Ria McGovern van Campen: So sorry xx

Pauline Davenport: So sorry Chris, lovely person, thinking of you xxx

Judith Dunn: So sad to hear this xx

Debra Lavender: So sorry to hear this Chris, your Dad was a lovely man, always a smile for everybody. RIP Richard
Condolences to you & your family xx

Gail Holl: Hugs Chris, so sorry to hear this, Richard was a wonderful man x

Wendy Parkin: So very sorry. X

Lynn Marsden: Really sorry to hear your sad news. Your dad was a lovely man x

Andrena Fridd: Condolences to his family

Gillian Hodson: So very sorry for your loss 🙏🙏

Yvonne Roberts: So sorry for your loss 💔💔

Paula Ackary: How very sad xx

Sue King: So very sorry for your loss x

Lynda Johnson: So very sorry xx

Barbara Walsh: So sorry for your loss xx

Jean Steen: So very sorry for your loss - your dad was a real gentleman. Thinking if you and Chris xx

Emma Winwood: Very sad. Condolences to the family xx

Margaret Pugh: So sorry condolences to the family xx

Dave Banks: Sorry to read this, Chris. Always had a smile on his face and a chat as we passed each other at the shows

Karen Aarons: So sorry Chris, your dad was a lovely man, 💔
  (ObedienceUK) 25/4/2020 11:47:0

So very sorry Chris - your dad was a lovely guy. Take care. Pat x  (Pat Wilson) 25/4/2020 15:46:40

So Sorry to hear about your Dad Cris. Richard was a lovely gentleman. You and your family are in our thoughts.
Liz lyddiatt  (lizlyddiatt) 25/4/2020 18:3:7

Hope this makes you smile  (Just Tilly) 25/4/2020 9:43:16

I wish I was a glow worm
A glow worms never glum
How can you be unhappy
When the sun shines out your bum

Chris & Tilly

Danesford open show 2020 - cancelled   (gwymwilliams) 21/4/2020 19:38:4

Danesford committee would like to thank everyone for their understanding in the cancelling of our 2020 show.
All this years judges have now been notified.
Next years show is to be held on 15th August and all contracts already signed for 2021 will still stand.

We hope everyone stays safe and we look forward to seeing you all next year...

NWKent DTC Shows cancelled  (EileenRestell) 21/4/2020 9:33:27

NWKent DTC Championship & Open show weekend, 25 & 26 July is cancelled. We tried to have hope that we might be able to do something but it looks as if any relaxation of restrictions will come too late for us to be able to hold the show and keep everyone safe - so many issues to consider sadly. Fortunately WYD entries were put on hold early so very few refunds to be made and all paper entries & cheques will be destroyed. All judges will be contacted and we hope that many will be able to carry over the appointment to next year. Stay safe.

Norfolk Weekend Shows cancelled  (patjordan) 21/4/2020 8:31:2

Sadly due to the current situation Gt.Yarmouth and Norfolk Broads have reached the decision to cancel their 3 shows at Plantation Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend. We would like to thank all the judges who have kindly agreed to hold over their appointments until next year. All being well we hope to see everybody then. Stay safe.

Glynis Smith

WIBURN SHOWS CANCELLED  (hackpack) 20/4/2020 18:24:39

Owing to the present Covid 19 situation, the committee has taken the decision to cancel our shows this year for all the reasons mentioned by other show committees. It is a great disappointment to us but the health and welfare of all our judges, stewards and competitors, and also our ageing committee members, are obviously our main concern. All our judges have been informed and I am grateful to those who have so far replied and are so willing to transfer their judging appointments to 2021/22. Online entries will be dealt with by WYD. I have only received 6 entries with cheques and these will be destroyed. Keep safe everyone and we shall be back in 2021 on 7/8 August.

Jane Ellen''s book Crufts Obedience Championships  (kyledon) 14/4/2020 9:49:44

Hi All

I have been looking to obtain a copy of Jane Ellen's loose leaf book on Crufts Obedience Championships but sadly despite much searching on the internet I have had no luck to date. Is there anyone out there who may have have a copy I can purchase. Thanks in advance. Mikem

I have a copy you can have give me a call on 01827 285304.

Chris  (Just Tilly) 20/4/2020 5:56:5

Andy Perrons  (DaveB) 11/4/2020 14:37:53

I've just taken a phone call telling me that Andy Perrons lost his fight against pancreatic cancer this morning at 9am.
He'd been in hospital for two weeks on permanent liquid treatment.
Jean is being very stoic about it at present.

Thanks for letting us know - we don't all do Fb! I remember Andy moving 'up North' like you did and I believe they were also made welcome. Anyone who knows Jean, pass on my regards. Such sad times.   (Choxxstart) 17/4/2020 0:53:25

Thank you for letting us know , I too do not do facebook.
I had such fun times with Andy when he was competing and indeed when he was judging.
Rest well Andy .
Janet Oliver.
Coriecollies  (janetoliver) 19/4/2020 14:5:16

Downlands Obedience Group refunds etc  (Rhia) 18/4/2020 16:14:26

So instead of spending the weekend at the shows, I have instead spent today sorting out the refunds...these have now been posted to bank accounts where possible - expenses already incurred have been deducted from entry fees, but any camping and postage fees paid have been refunded in full. Just over 80% of all entry fees have been refunded.

For those of you who offered to donate some or all of the amount that could have been refunded - THANK YOU, it is very generous, and very much appreciated.

There are still 90 competitors who have not yet been in touch with me about how to refund them - please note that if you entered online, you will now have a credit in your account, that you can leave there until needed if you want. If you paid by cheque, then please remember that if I have not heard from you within 3 months of the cancellation announcement (so by 18th June 2020), then it will be assumed that you are happy to donate your refund in this manner.

For refunds - please either provide your bank account name, bank sort code and bank account number - by email to;making sure you quote the name the entries were under. PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS POST

Please keep your fingers crossed for next years event!

Rescheduled Burnbank Championshp Show  (jwatson) 20/3/2020 12:37:0

Burnbank Dog Training Club would like to Thank The Kennel Club,Our Judges and all who assisted in helping to arrange the Reschedule of Burnbank Championship Show on Saturday 10th October 2020. Yes *Saturday 10th October 2020.*
Schedules will be available on OBEDIENCE UK very shortly.
Keep fit and well during this difficult time.
Thanks Again.

Brilliant well done   (gillie) 17/4/2020 14:0:10

Sheffield GSD cancelled May show  (Sheffieldgsd) 16/4/2020 13:25:35

Please be advised that applications for refunds (less expenses) will be kept open until April 30th. Please send your stamped addressed envelope to Anne Hardy Nairn Lodge Sutton Crossroads Retford Notts DN22 8QL.

The next show will be 18th October 2020 all being well

Do you mean the April show?  (ObedienceUK) 17/4/2020 10:21:29

Culverstone July Shows  (Dippi) 16/4/2020 17:45:11

Culverstone Open & Champ show in July. Following the announcement today that lockdown is going to continue for at least another 3 weeks we have decided to cancel our show for this year & concentrate on hoping we will be able to hold our Capped show in November. Please could any wanting a refund of their entries please email me I will contact all who so kindly had offered to judge for us in the next few days. Keep safe everyone. Jo

Lichfield and District show  (apachearrow) 14/4/2020 16:41:27


Following discussions with the show committee yesterday, we have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 obedience show.

We are disappointed, as we were all looking forward to showing off our new venue, however with the current uncertainty regarding the coronavirus situation, we decided this was the only responsible way forward.

The safety of our show team and helpers was at the forefront of our minds when we made this decision. Many of our team are in the at risk/ vunerable category and their health must come first.

We also felt we had a responsibility to our contracted judges to make a decision early and put their minds at rest, that they would not be expected to attend. All judges should have already received an email from us and thank you so much to all of you who have kindly agreed to judge next year (or the year after) instead!

We have 2 postal entries already, those people will be contacted and cheques either destroyed or returned. Online entries were stopped as the virus began to spread, so no refunds are required.

We hope everyone stays safe and well over the coming months and we hope to see you all next year. Our dates for your diaries are the 4th and 5th September 2021.

Rugby Show Refunds  (K9MadLady) 13/4/2020 14:13:12

Anyone received or know when these will be dealt with?
Show has gone off the list for "Refunds shortly" on WYD

On 6th April Dave Ray said:
"Just to confirm that all cheque's that arrived with entry forms for RUGBY DTC on 5TH MAY have been shredded. All those who entered via With Your Dog will have a refund online as soon as possible but they have a huge job so please be patient it will take many weeks for it to be completed, there will be a small admin charge for online refunds."  (ObedienceUK) 14/4/2020 10:52:48

Hatchford Brook Show  (corneroak) 13/4/2020 11:55:33

Unfortunately due to Covid 19, we have had to make the sad decision to cancel Hatchford Brook show on 1st and 2nd August this year 2020. I am sure you will all understand that even if the current restrictions are reduced, until a vaccine is available, the threat imposed by Covid 19 to judges, competitors and our club members is far too great a health risk for the show to be held this year.
I hope you all stay safe and healthy and we'll see you next year Annette

Wigton Champ & Open Cancelled  (ObedienceUK) 13/4/2020 8:29:13

WIGTON DTC - The committee have today made the decision to cancel our Championship show on 29th August and the open show on the 30th in view of the present uncertainties of the Coron virus. Pat Wilson.

Worcester DTC shows - Cancelled   (louise21) 12/4/2020 14:31:49

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic the committee has taken the decision to cancel this year's shows on Sunday 30th and Monday 31st August.
This was a difficult decision however the health and safety of everyone involved must be our priority.

We hadn't published the schedule, therefore haven't taken any entries so no refunds are due.

All things being equal we will be back in 2021 on Sunday 29th and Monday 30th August.

Hope everyone remains safe in these difficult times.
Worcester DTC

Carmarthen Show  (GillBrett) 8/4/2020 16:28:6

Does anyone know what is happening re refunds for this show.

i haven't seen any info about it.

I'm being told that the club will be making a final decision on the process for refunds in the next couple of days.  (ObedienceUK) 8/4/2020 16:34:36

WATS obedience shows  (bayley) 8/4/2020 10:2:39

There are still a lot refunds still to be claimed from with your dog online entries. Could you message either myself {Kathy 07735357499}or Nicki if you don't want a refund please.

Solihull Show  (jenwyatt) 5/4/2020 17:42:11

Re Solihull Open and Championship Show. 4/5th July

Hi all,
I hope you are well in this difficult situation we all find ourselves in. We have made the sad decision to cancel the show this year on 4/5th July. Because of all the uncertainty surrounding us at the moment, we felt the right decision was to cancel for the health and well being of everyone. We have a few vulnerable and at risk committee members and helpers and it does not seem right to continue with preparations for the show.
I am sure you will understand and hope you will support our decision. Our show dates for 2021 are 3/4th July.

Any paper entries I have already received will be destroyed and online entries will have a full refund.

Stay safe and hope to see you all maybe towards the latter part of 2020.

Best wishes

(Show Secretary)

Judge''s shows reports  (dingdongcharlie) 1/4/2020 16:25:1

Very sad to see nothing in the new reports section of ObedienceUK.

Come on you judges who have judged and not written a report. Give us something to read. Put a smile on someone's face.

Wirral ATS 09/10 May 2020 -Reminder Refund  (dellkos) 30/3/2020 19:56:31

Please remember you must send S.A.E.s for any refunds no later than 07th April 2020, after which date the remaining funds left from the entry fees will be given to Charity. Just to reiterate, the address to send them to is 25 Dell Close Bromborough Wirral CH63 0PP.


Nicki Fildes-Moss
Show Secretary W.A.T.S.

I'm happy for my entry money to be donated
Heather  (Wispasmum) 31/3/2020 14:16:14

WATS obedience shows  (bayley) 31/3/2020 11:54:40

WATS obedience show.
If you sent a postal entry, no cheques have been or will be cashed. All cheques will be destroyed unless you wish it to be returned to you. In which case you need to send a sae to the show secretary.
If you entered via WYD on line, to have a full refund of entry and camping you need to send a SAE to the show secretary. Unfortunately WYD had sent the money to our bank and were not able to take it back and process the refunds. Hence the need to do the above and for us to write upwards of 200 cheques.
Any full or partial money not reclaimed from online entries will be donated to charity.
Show secretary Nicki Fildes Moss, address as per schedule.
Kathy Mangan treasurer

Derby show  (Sally) 27/3/2020 17:27:27

Derby and District Dog Training club- Open Show 25th July, 2020

It is with regret that due to the ongoing situation regarding Covid 19, and the fact that our venue is a school, we have no option other than to cancel this year's open show. This is in line with government directives regarding mass meetings, and the directives issued by the Kennel Club. Stay safe everyone looking forward to seeing you all later this year and next year at our show.
Sally Collins show secretary

Sherborne Vale Open Ob. Show 21.6.2020  (Sunhat) 23/3/2020 15:31:5

Have received confirmation from Val Bale at Sherborne Vale that their Open Ob. Show to be held on Sunday, 21st June 2020 has been cancelled. The few postal entries that Val has received will be destroyed and any entries via WYD will be refunded less their admin charge.

Take care and keep well everyone.

Teresa Paterson

NBBAGSD refunds  (NBBAGSD) 18/3/2020 17:2:47

If you wish to have your entry fees refunded please email your paypal account name or bank details to the show email

Anyone who does NOT want a refund will have the option to ask for their fees to be used for the 2021 show or donated to charity at a later date. At present you don't need to do anything to alliw us to refund fees first.

Please note fees will be at a reduced rate depending on the expenditure already incurred that cannot be recovered

Right in view of the KCs belated rules for refunds & no club to make a "profit"from the situation & the requirement for a pre agreement for not requiring a refund coming way too late for most shows that have closed, We have 3 options for people.

Please note refunds will be on a pro rata basis once I have totalled the expenses that have been incurred

Request a refund by email to with paypal account or bank details if entered online or just email if you paid by cheque as still have photocopied cheques. I cannot send out cheques for refund as the 2 other signatories are in isolation due to age/ health issues.

If you wish for your refund to be sent to a Charity email your name to

The charity will be Drone SAR for missing dogs

3. To be treated as a donation towards next year's show email your name to

If anyone wishes to report me to the KC for doing this go ahead. I know one person who will do so  (NBBAGSD) 21/3/2020 10:44:38

If you have not yet contacted us regarding the destination of your fees for the show, please l e mail me via asap  (NBBAGSD) 23/3/2020 12:9:37

New schedule - Rescheduled Burnbank  (ObedienceUK) 20/3/2020 19:43:29

I've just uploaded the new schedule for Burnbank DTC, Championship, 10th October 2020. Thanks to Janice Mearns. (Wow that was swift.)

Reedyford DTC Class B Report  (GLENDALE) 20/3/2020 15:43:25

So sorry this report is late,

BILLINGSHURST DTC SHOW CANCELLED  (eunice) 20/3/2020 14:19:54

With regret we have made the decision to cancel the show, including the Rally classes, which was scheduled for 27th June 2020. With your Dog will deal with online refunds but please cut them some slack as every show up to the beginning of July has been cancelled, or rescheduled if you're lucky. Any cheques received by post for entry fees and/or camping will be destroyed unless you email me pdq if you want yours returned.

Hope to see you all next year - 26th June 2021

Eunice Pearson
Obedience Show Secretary
Billingshurst Dog Training Club

WIRRAL REFUNDS (09/10 MAY 2020 SHOWS)  (dellkos) 20/3/2020 12:58:51

Hi All Please note that unfortunately we are unable to transfer payments to you electronically, and WYD are also unable to help due to the many other shows which have cancelled before their closing dates. Please therefore can you let me have an S.A.E. for the return of your payments made via WYD. The refunds will be by way of a cheque. For confirmation, the address is the same as on the schedule, however for anyone who does not have a copy it is - Nicki Fildes-Moss 25 Dell Close Bromborough Wirral CH63 0PP. We will deal with the matter as quickly as we can. The S.A.E.s should be sent as quickly as you can, so that we close this year's non show down and start on preparation for next, by the way it is the 8th/9th May 2021, all being well. Nicki xx

Nikki please do not refund my fee send it to a charity of your choice
Regards Jean Everist  (Mikki) 20/3/2020 13:30:28

LEICESTERSHIRE GSD SHOW  (snooki) 20/3/2020 8:43:35


well after all the problems i had with VE day and now unfortunately i have had to cancel Leicestershire GSD show. the cheques i have could you let me know if you want me to shred them or send me a S.A.E and i can send them back.i will be intouch with WYD . i will be intouch with all the judges later but thank you for agreeing to judge this year but if any judge is willing to do same classes in 2021 please let me know

many thanks

jacki snook

Wirral ATS 09/10 May 2020  (dellkos) 18/3/2020 16:38:43

Hi All
If you wish to receive a refund of entry fees, please send an S.A.E. to me at the address shown on the schedule no later than 31st March 2020. Cheques will issued to you as quickly as possible after that date. The date for destroying cheques is still the 7th April, if you wish your cheque returned please send an S.A.E.
IMPORTANT If you were down to judge for us this year, and would do so next , please can you let me know . I would very much appreciate it. Please email me on

thanks very much, looking forward to seeing you all sometime this year!

Nicki. W.A.T.S.

Hi Nicki, just wondering what will happen to the money if I choose not to claim a refund of my entry fees? Will it there be a donation to charity or something else. Thanks Sandra  (Rooney) 19/3/2020 17:45:11

hi, just checking does this apply if we paid WYD? if not how do we get the refund through WYD? thanks.  (alithomson) 19/3/2020 18:37:48

COSELEY SHOW CANCELLED  (bluezonic) 18/3/2020 12:20:47



As we have not banked the cheques,if you require your cheque to be returned could you please send a stamped addressed envelope to Alan Bratt 98 Compton road, Pedmore, Stourbridge.DY90TH. If you sent a postal order we can return the amount with a cheque if you send a stamped addressed envelope and state to whom the cheque should be made payable.After 31st march 2020 all remaining cheques will be shredded.

All the best Tony  (bluezonic) 19/3/2020 13:24:30

New schedule - Coventry (September)  (ObedienceUK) 18/3/2020 21:35:1

I've just uploaded the schedule for Coventry DTC (September), Championship, 13th September 2020. Thanks to Stephanie Evans.

Newbury Cancellation  (Brynards) 18/3/2020 17:13:28

It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that Newbury & District DTS have had to cancel their show, scheduled for 14th June this year, according to the Government and Kennel Club recommendations. Who knows, if circumstances change dramatically, maybe we could hold a CDS or similar show later in the year. We will have to wait and see what God sends us.
All of you who have made a super human effort and entered already will get a refund just as soon as WYD get to sorting out our show.
I will miss meeting up with you all at the show, and maybe throughout the summer, but as Vera Lynn, that old-time singer said, 'We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when, but I know we'll meet again some sunny day. That's one for us Oldies who, apparently, are the persons 'most at risk'.
Doreen, Show Sec.

Downlands Obedience Group Shows in April  (Rhia) 18/3/2020 14:6:26

Event cancellation - covid-19

Expenses already incurred will be deducted from entry fees before refunds - it is my intention to refund camping, postage fees, and obreedience entries full.

For refunds - if you entered on paper, please either provide your bank sort code and account number, along with details of your entry - either by post, or by email to; or send an sae to "Grasmere, Findon Road, Findon, West Sussex BN14 0RD", making sure you quote the name the entries were under.

If you entered online, the funds will appear as a credit in your online account - if you would like the funds returned to your bank, follow the instructions in the FAQs. If you do not want the funds credited, and would prefer them to be donated to the Group's reserves to assist with future shows, then please let me know.

Please allow some time for the refunds to be made.

If you are happy to donate your refund amount to the Group's reserves to assist with future shows, then please let me know, and if I have not heard from anyone who entered by paper within 3 months, it will be assumed that you are happy to donate your refund in this manner.

EXETER DTC SHOW 23RD & 24TH MAY 2020  (moortime) 18/3/2020 13:27:29

In line with KC recommendations the Exeter DTC have decided to cancel their show for 2020.
On line entry fees will be refunded by With Your Dogs and postal cheques will be shredded.
I will be contacting Judges due to judge at the show within the next few days.

Paul Cousins
Show Secretary

Woodman Open Show 2020  (shadowsofcolour) 18/3/2020 10:11:26

Woodman Open Show 25th of May

Sadly, following the Government and Kennel Club directives we are cancelling our show.
I have contacted nearly all our judges, and some have kindly filled our 2021 vacancies.
So, thanks to them for their help.

Refunds will be made on receipt of a S.A.E to me at my address(secretary) on the schedule.
All cheques will be destroyed unless a request for return is received.

Carol Curtis

Please note that WYD will now do on line entry refunds
Please dont send SAE  (shadowsofcolour) 18/3/2020 13:16:55

SOUTH COTSWOLD CANCELLED   (preciousgem) 18/3/2020 13:11:59

With Your Dog will be refunding online entries, less a nominal admin fee. If you have sent a postal entry and require your cheque back, please send an sae (Address on schedule). I will shred cheques and entry forms after a few weeks.

If our lovely judges would consider offering judging for us in 2021, please let me know. We really value your expertise.

We look forward to seeing you all next year. Keep safe.

Mary Siddall

Plymouth DTC Open Obedience 9th/10th May Cancelled  (Blacksheep) 18/3/2020 12:57:56

As Advised by Kennel Club relating to the Corona Virus issue I am advising all competitors that the show has been cancelled for May of this year.
We do not consider that it is worth putting your selves,judges/stewards/helpers at risk.
With regards to refunds: All on line entries will be dealt with by 'With your Dog' Please be patient as there are a few shows to be dealt with. All entries & Cheques sent to Mrs T Patterson will be shredded.
Hopefully see you in October watch this space.
PDTC Show Sec

Loughborough Show Cancelled  (robz) 18/3/2020 10:46:13

Sorry to inform you as Kennel Club announcement to cancel shows Loughborough unfortunately has to do this, any cheques I have received by post will be shredded none have been cashed, I will arrange a cheque for you Polly before you ask because yours was postal order. I will contact WYD for them to cancel payments made to them and will contact all judges later. Ruth

CARMARTHEN CS EASTER SHOW 2020  (tervyuk) 17/3/2020 21:3:44

Good Evening All

In light of the current advice relating to the Corona Virus issue I am advising you that the show has been cancelled for this year.
We do not consider that it is worth putting you, our judges/stewards and helpers at any risk.
With regards to refunds I will send a further email advising you of our procedure.
I hope that you will all understand why we are taking this essential action and will bear with us.
Look after yourselves and try and help those that are vulnerable

All the Best
Bryan Luckock

Hi Brian,
What a lot of hard work you have all put in for this fabulous show.
Please keep my entry fee's.

Best wishes to you all,
Janet Oliver.
Coriecollies  (janet oliver) 17/3/2020 22:14:21

BAGSD Oxhey cancelled  (WendyB) 17/3/2020 20:42:4

BAGSD Oxhey - Saturday 11th April 2020.

With enormous sadness we regret that Oxhey will not go ahead this year.

I will post further details as soon as possible.

So sorry but we want everyone to stay safe...

Wendy Birch
Show Secretary

AYLESBURY SHOW  (gillygsd) 17/3/2020 20:17:39



Following on from the Governments directives and the KC announcement plus the likelihood of not having a venue available the Aylesbury show has been cancelled.

Please give us a few days to sort ourselves out and we will post regarding refunds.

Sad times but in the overall scheme of things the main thing is for us all to stay safe, healthy and look out for each other. We still have our lovely dogs and think of all the training we can do!

A big thank you to all our judges, I will be contacting you personally.

Gilly Hunter

Plantation Park Weekend cancelled  (Kath) 17/3/2020 18:53:58

Following the KC announcement, its with sadness I have to say that the Plantation Park weekend at the end of May will have to be cancelled (Les Perry)
Would all the people who have already paid for camping only, please send an sae to Liz White for a full refund. To the competitors who have already entered, please bear with us for a few days while we sort the finances out (and get new cheque books!) Ill make a further announcement regarding refunds in a few days.
To all our judges, Ill be in touch and really hope youll all agree to judge next year instead 😊

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