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New schedule - Caterham, Chipstead & Coulsdon DTC  (ObedienceUK) 10/4/2021 10:36:20

I've just uploaded the schedule for Caterham, Chipstead & Coulsdon DTC, Capped Open, 19th June 2021. Thanks to Barbara Short.

BIRMINGHAM & DISTRICT GSD ASSOCIATION SHOWS   (polomazda) 10/4/2021 8:24:52

The contact telephone number on the schedule and entry form is incorrect. The correct number is 07714159712.

Sheila Webster, the ticket bitch judge on 19th September has had to withdraw due to health reasons. A replacement will be announced as soon as possible.

Kathy Hood.

Draw - Downlands Obedience Group  (ObedienceUK) 9/4/2021 14:38:1

I've just uploaded the Running Order and Information for the Downlands Obedience Group. Thanks to Rhia Mulrenan.

New schedule - Newton Heath  (ObedienceUK) 9/4/2021 14:12:47

I've just uploaded the schedule for Newton Heath DTC, Open, 14th July 2021. Thanks to Julie Donohue.

New schedule - Solihull DTC  (ObedienceUK) 9/4/2021 13:51:12

I've just uploaded the schedule for Solihull DTC, 9th (Championship), 10th (Open) & 12th (Open) August 2021. Thanks to Jen Wyatt.

Cancelled - Isle of Man Dog Club June Shows  (ObedienceUK) 8/4/2021 17:40:58

It is with deep regret that the Isle of Man Dog Club committee have made the decision to cancel their June open obedience show which would have been held on the 19th and 20th of June 2021.

We had hoped to keep the show using local judges, however with the current Covid situation on the Isle of Man we felt it best to cancel. Hopefully we will see everyone next year.

Sorry for the late cancellation, I hope you and yours are well.

Kind regards
Sue Biggerstaff

New schedule - Birmingham GSDA 2 x Champ  (ObedienceUK) 8/4/2021 5:43:18

I've just uploaded the schedule for Birmingham & District GSDA, 2 x Championship, 18th & 19th September 2021. Thanks to Bryan Luckock.

New schedule - BCOS  (ObedienceUK) 7/4/2021 18:39:48

I've just uploaded the schedule for 3 day BCOS show with Grand Prix Final, 29th, 30th & 31st May 2021. Thanks to Anita Neal.

Loughborough Champ Classes  (robz) 6/4/2021 13:9:48

Loughborough Champ Classes, I have received acceptance from the Kennel Club for our nominated judges for the classes at Worcester venue on Friday 27th August, a big thank you to Louise and Committee of Worcester for their kind invitation to hold our Champ classes with them, well fingers crossed anyway. The judges are Steve Frazer Dog and Bill Pykett Bitch. The schedules will be out shortly, please note all camping to be booked through Worcester even if just coming for the one night.

Birmingham & District GSD Association at Sandwell  (polomazda) 5/4/2021 17:29:32

Sorry forgot to state Rule 31 applies to the ring area only. That is the area bordered by the circular tarmac road.
Kathy Hood

Birmingham & District GSD Association at Sandwell  (polomazda) 5/4/2021 17:26:1

Just to clarify the situation.
In order to book the venue Sandwell have stipulat
ed several rules that need to be complied with. Rule 31 on the schedule is to show Sandwell we are doing the best to comply with their rules and to run the show as Covid safe as possible.
Hopefully by September all restrictions will be lifted and we will be able to run the show under normal conditions.
No-one knows what will happen in the following few months but if we could not book the venue we could not have a show.
Hope everyone understands why we had to include the rules on the schedule and you will still support our shows.
As Carmarthen are holding their ticket classes at Sandwell they have also had to include the rules on their schedule.
Kathy Hood

Defibrillator  (YOKO) 5/4/2021 12:5:15

Sadly the Defibrillator fund is now empty, we are at the time that batteries need replacing, We have spent over 1000 on replacements and still some needed. ( includes out of date pads)
We would welcome any donations from individuals or clubs, and any donations will go into our Charity funds and is ring fenced within "Avon Valley Canine Trust" we will have shows soon so if you can help contact me via e-mail

New schedule - Birmingham GSDA Capped Open  (ObedienceUK) 4/4/2021 8:36:29

I've just uploaded the schedule for Birmingham GSDA, Capped Open Show, 11th September 2021. Thanks to Bryan Luckock.

New schedule - Carmarthen Re-scheduled Tickets  (ObedienceUK) 3/4/2021 18:13:18

I've just uploaded for Carmarthen Canine Society (re-scheduled tickets), 2 x Championship, 11th & 17th September 2021. Thanks to Bryan Luckock.

WIRRAL A. T, S. Championship Show 31st July 2021  (dellkos) 3/4/2021 14:11:8

Subject to K. C. Approval we will be holding our champ. Show at Lune Valley Venue.Westmoreland County Showground. As soon as K. C. approval received, schedule will issued. Nicki Fildes-Moss. Show Secretary.

New schedule - Burnbank  (ObedienceUK) 2/4/2021 11:13:0

I've just uploaded the schedule for Burnbank DTC, Championship, 11th September 2021. Thanks to Janice Mearns.

Judges Required for Witham and District dog show   (Whatsname) 1/4/2021 7:48:10

Hi all. Appealing for judges again for Witham & District show. We are hoping to go ahead with our show on 31 July this year. We need a judge for A and a reserve judge who is able cover all classes. Without these places filled we will not be able to hold the show. Please is there anyone who can offer to judge. Bridget

Hi Bridget,

I can judge A for you but I would need a steward. Any offers please?

Wendy  (TREEVY) 1/4/2021 9:55:42

New schedule - Culverstone DTC  (ObedienceUK) 26/3/2021 11:36:44

I've just uploaded the schedule for Culverstone DTC, 18th (Open) & 19th (Championship) August 2021. Thanks to Jo Newman.

New schedule - Hatchford Brook DTC  (ObedienceUK) 26/3/2021 10:59:31

I've just uploaded the schedule for Hatchford Brook DTC, 7th (Championship) & 8th (Open & Obreedience) August 2021. Thanks to Stephanie Evans.

New schedule - East Anglian Five of Clubs  (ObedienceUK) 24/3/2021 8:49:26

I've just uploaded the schedule for East Anglian Five of Clubs, 3 x Open, 2nd, 3rd & 4th July 2021. Thanks to Teresa Paterson.

Plymouth DTC Open Obedience 8th/9th May 2021  (Blacksheep) 23/3/2021 6:59:39

With latest K C announcement, Plymouth DTC will not now be holding any stay exercises.
Run off's will if required be held. i.e. Prize Cards 1st -6th only
Rita Goodfellow
PDTC Show Secretary


Following discussion by the Activities Committee it has been agreed that the requirement to include any stay exercise in obedience competitions will be suspended until 31 December 2021

Full details in Obedience News

Daphne Steane''s Funeral  (roypage) 18/3/2021 11:11:55

Daphne Steane's funeral.
This message is on behalf of Kath Hood:
Daphne Steane's funeral will be at Streetly Crematorium at 4.00 p.m. on 7th April. Kath had hoped that many of Daphne's friends could have lined up outside the crematorium to show their respect but she has been advised that this would not be allowed for more than 6 people. As an alternative Kath suggests that it would be nice if people could light a candle at the above time in memory of this lovely lady who, along with her husband Fred, gave so much to our sport in the past.
Roy Page

Woodman Open Show 2021  (shadowsofcolour) 17/3/2021 7:11:29

We have moved to the 30th of August and are having a smaller capped show. less rings smaller classes. We are looking for a B Bitch judge if anyone can help please.
The show is Banstead Surrey.
My email is

Thanks Carol

New schedule - Plymouth DTC  (ObedienceUK) 16/3/2021 13:34:13

I've just uploaded a new schedule for Plymouth DTC, 2 x Open, 7th & 8th May 2021. Thanks to Teresa Paterson.

Dryfte  (BarbShort) 18/2/2021 11:33:20

So sorry to hear Dryfte has gone to rainbow bridge. Time flies remember how hard he tried for you Peter Good age , he did well. RIP Dryfte

Sorry to hear or your loss Peter.

xx  (Fineartdogs) 13/3/2021 15:23:1

WOBURN WEEKEND  (hackpack) 13/3/2021 7:41:32

We had hoped to be able to hold our weekend of shows in August but sadly this is not possible. Last week we were told we no longer have a venue and our future bookings have been cancelled. Obviously with the current restrictions it is extremely difficult to look for venues and to meet to discuss our needs, so we have taken the decision to cancel Woburn for this year. HOWEVER, Hatchford Brook is on the same weekend this year and has kindly agreed that we can hold our 2 Ticket classes on their Open show day at their venue. All judges have already been informed.

Daphne Steane  (roypage) 7/3/2021 7:58:1

Daphne Steane

Sad news today with the loss of another Midlands stalwart from the earlier years of our sport. Ive been informed by Kath Hood that Daphne Steane passed away yesterday in her care home after a short stay in hospital.
My mind goes back to those seemingly endless warm summer Shows of the early 70s when the shows themselves were very different and so many valued friendships were forged on the anvil of obedience. That was when I first met Daphne and her husband Fred who were members of Lichfield & DDTS. Daphnes involvement with dogs and dog shows goes back way beyond that.
Daphne and Fred had joined the Birmingham & District GSD Association in 1964 with the intention of training their first dog. They also became longstanding and dedicated members of the BAGSD Walsall Branch and the Lichfield Club..
For those of us who were not connected with the GSD clubs, it is almost certainly for the running of the BAGSD Walsall Branch Show that Daphne, along with Fred, will be remembered. For almost 30 years the pair of them were at the helm and who amongst us today can ever remember a Walsall Show without a good argument between them. When we heard the words Youre doing it wrong Woman we all knew something was amiss, but at the end of the day everything always turned out right. Although Walsall was their Show, Daphne could always be found helping at other Midlands Shows, Birmingham & District, Lichfield, Derby and so many others.
Its worth remembering just how much Daphne and Fred did together, because it wasnt just their love of dogs. Cycling, Photography, Wine Making, Quizzes and a love of classical music were all shared interests. They seemed to do virtually everything together and the arguments which they became famous for seemed, in reality, to just draw them closer together.
It is people like Daphne who did so much in those early years to make our sport what it is today and Im sure she will be missed by all those of you who remember her. Reunited now with Fred. Rest in peace Daphne.

Roy Page

Sorry to hear this. I have many lovely memories of Daphne. Sleep tight. Sue Luce x  (harrybean) 7/3/2021 8:25:35

RIP Dapne;

As you say Roy, shows certainly did feel different back then.  (krwall) 7/3/2021 13:52:15

Hatford Brook show 7-8 Aug 2021  (corneroak) 27/2/2021 7:52:29

I hope everyone is safe and well and looking forward to seeing all the obedience folk and competing again later this year.
Its looking hopeful that Hatchford Brook show be able to go ahead. 🎉🎉

Unfortunately due to our house renovations and a great deal of mess, Ive lost some of my paperwork and have absolutely no idea who I had booked to judge ticket this year. If you could get in touch with me please or failing that, I might be looking for two new judges. 

Im also hoping that the judges that we unfortunately had to cancel last year will still be up for judging this year. I did contact you all last year but of course Ill be sending out new contracts in the next week or so for 2021.

Annette Dowd
07989 053916

Wirral ATS champ & Open shows. 2021  (dellkos) 27/2/2021 7:48:14

It is with deep regret that I have to advise that after much consideration and debate, we have decided to cancel the shows scheduled for 9/10 July 2021. The dates in July are too near the potential 'return to normal' time in late June which is of course subject to Data confirmation by the government scientific Advisors. It would only take a minor delay to prevent the shows going ahead All being well we will be back next year on the 14th and 15th May 2022. I must point out however, that we will need help then apart from Judges and stewards, as we like everyone else are getting older. We will be in touch with our judges.
On a positive note we may be able to reschedule the Ticket Classes subject to K.C. agreement and the availability of the venue/judges. We will keep you updated regarding this.

Exeter DTC - 2021 Show Cancelled  (moortime) 22/2/2021 15:3:27

Following the latest announcement from Boris the Committee have decided that there is too much uncertainty at the moment regarding whether we would have been permitted to hold the show to enable us to continue.
We were also concerned about our ability within the club to achieve the number of additional helpers that additional covid restrictions would have imposed upon us.
We were also aware of the implications for judges, some of whom have to make special arrangement to come down for the weekend, and wanted to give them some clarity.
I will be contacting judges within the next few days to see if hey can help us in future years.
Paul Cousins
Show Secretary

So sorry. Have copied to Facebook   (puppies) 23/2/2021 3:22:39

So sorry to hear you have had to cancel this show but hopefully we will be able to get back to it next year stay safe everyone  (tralanas) 26/2/2021 15:35:0

Will still judge the original class Paul.. Stay safe, and will see you next year..Regards Bob Faville  (bobs.labs) 26/2/2021 20:33:37

Obedience Show Organisers - safety idea:  (Whyso) 26/2/2021 9:43:49

Show organisers
Now we have the hope of some shows this year - could a thought be given to show direction signs?
Could the word Dog or Dog Show or any image of a dog be taken off all signs and maybe just the club name (or part of the name if it includes dog) ?
With the real threat of dog theft I am thinking a sign saying Dog Show is an open invite to the wrong people.

2021 Obedience Leagues - join today ...   (Whyso) 26/2/2021 5:53:56

All fingers crossed - its looking good that we have some shows this year. If you would like to renew please look at the HELP pages of the website.
If you have been a member in any previous year you RENEW your membership (see Renew membership section of HELP page.
If you are a completely new member you need to register to join ... complete the form on the website and pay.
Look at the help page for video explaining the Leagues and loads of HELP sections.
Hope to see you all re-joining and some new members for 2021, we all deserve our hobby back after the dreadful long time without anything we have had.
Note ... all members with zero points on the 2020 leagues will be automatically moved into 2021 as a basic member (if you want additional leagues you need to pay for each one)
Shirley -

D.O.G. capped show  (Rhia) 22/2/2021 15:42:2

For info... Obviously, the show in March cannot go ahead, after the latest Govt announcement. I have asked The Kennel Club for their official view on which "step" in the plan they see dog shows falling into, and have asked for an urgent response. This will inform me for the next rescheduled date - I have 18th April reserved with the venue, but this can only be used if the show can be run under step 2, and step 2 doesn't get delayed.

Watch this space!

Good Luck Rhia. i think it looks possible under rule of 6.Lets hope fingers crossed   (BarbShort) 23/2/2021 12:15:36

I have arranged for the April date to be the following Sunday, 25th, just in case that helps (not so close to the step change date, in case it gets delayed)   (Rhia) 24/2/2021 16:35:13

Plantation Park Weekend  (Kath) 24/2/2021 12:30:30

Hi everyone. Sad news Im afraid. Weve waited patiently for clarification from the KC, but the latest press release hasnt helped, so we have no choice but to cancel our Plantation Weekend at the end of May. Ill be contacting all our lovely judges and hope theyll be able to transfer over to next year. Third time lucky 🤞
The dates for next year are 28/29/30 May, but please note the Monday next year is not a Bank Holiday, in case anyone is working and needs to book this day off. The Bank Holidays have changed to the following weekend (Friday & Monday)

Cancelled Shows moved from Schedules page  (ObedienceUK) 23/2/2021 18:30:6

Now that we have an idea of when shows will start, I've decided to move all of the 'Cancelled' Shows from the Schedules page and put them on the Archived Shows page which is accessed via the MISC menu item.

This leaves the Schedules page with the Shows that haven't been cancelled (yet)!

RIP Fred  (BarbShort) 18/2/2021 11:13:25

Really saddened to learn of Freds passing. Always supportive with helpful advice. Will be badly missed .

Fred Burns  (christine.cann) 13/2/2021 9:25:44

Just to let everyone know that Fred passed away on the 27th January.

So sorry to read this will always remember him for his send-away box such gent condolence to his family.R.I.P. Fred.   (angela96927100) 13/2/2021 10:9:14

Such sad news. A real gentleman who put a
Lot into the sport   (puppies) 13/2/2021 13:21:27

I was so very sad to hear the news about Fred. When I took over as Show Secretary for Hampton Dog Show he was my rock. I knew that I could call him with any problem or query and he would be there for me. He was our chief Stay Steward for years and I knew that with Fred at the helm the Stays were in very safe hands!
My thoughts are with Betty at this very sad time. I know that I speak for everyone at Hampton Club when I say that Fred was one in a million and we all loved him very much!  (Jules) 13/2/2021 14:57:55

so sorry to hear this. He helped me so much around the shows when Michael and I first started. Will always remember very fondly. Lily and Michael  (doghouse) 14/2/2021 7:41:20

I shared the information and have received so many responses, so are sharing them back here on the forum:

Meg Knapp
RIP Fred.

Debbie Back
That's sad

Angela Whitnell
Oh so sorry to read this RIP Fred x

Angela Einon
So sorry RIP Fred xx

Sheila Rodger
So sorry to hear this....he was such a lovely man and so encouraging in our early days. I will remember him fondly. RIP Fred.

Betty Briley
Oh no, so sorry

Sarah Connell
How sad. Fred was such a stalwart for so many years. Always ready to help at shows, a lovely man. RIP Fred 🌈

Karen Branthwaite
Oh so sad RIP Fred xxx

Clare Williams
How sad. Fred was a lovely man. Condolences to his family x

Carol Clack
So sorry to read this sad news. He did a lot for the sport. RIP Fred

Jill Davis
Yes same here - very encouraging when I first started out in obedience. Condolences to his friends and family.

Susie Duke
So very sorry to read this. RIP Fred xx

Rosie Ison
I am so so sorry to read this. 😢

Jenny Gould
Oh thats very sad news😢. Rip Fred

Michelle Verrill
The saddest news

Marianne van Gils
So sorry to hear this, he was a lovely man who always had something encouraging to say. RIP Fred x

Russell Becque
Sorry to read this, for as long as I can remember Fred was a stalwart of obedience. Although he retired a while ago I know he will be very sadly missed. My condolences to all his family. RIP Fred.😢

Jan Matthews
A true gentleman....RIP Fred....some great memories of times past.....thinking of his family at this sad time.

Carol Bath
Such sad news. RIP Fred x

Ruth Poupard
Very sorry such a lovely man RIP

Jen Wyatt
Sad sad news, such a lovely man. RIP Fred. It was a pleasure to know you. X

Margaret Fox
Lovely man
RIP Fred x

Moina van der Heijden
So sad to see these news. Condolences to Freds family and friends. Goodbye Fred.

Kim Innes
So very sorry to hear this sad news. RIP Fred x

Fiona Holdsworth
Sad news, thinking of friends and family

Carole Patrick
So sad. Condolences to Freds family xx

Jan Fagg
So sorry to hear this sad news. Lovely memories of Fred at shows.

Carey Holah
So sad to read this, I remember him with lots of fondness. RIP Fred xxx

Jane Bint
Will be sadly missed, lovely man RIP Fred x

Sandra Stredwick
Thats sad news Fred gave such a lot to our sport looked forward to any class he Judged that we were in. RIP Fred a true gentleman very sadX

Rita Oaten
Sad to hear this sad news 😢x

Margaret Pinder
So sad, condolences to his family x

Lynne Ward
I am so sorry to read this. Fred was a lovely man. He did a reading at both my mum and dads funerals. RIP Fred xx

Rita Scott
Fred was a really honest man and always ready to listen to the competitor. So sad to read this and my thoughts go to Betty at this painful time for her, RIP Fred and thank you for all your contributions to the Obedience World. Rita X ( Rita Rottie )

Theresa Gitner
A one and only gentleman in the sport. RIP Fred.

Alan Gresty
A great character in obedience RIP Fred x

Arlene Phillips
Oh dear, pat Gash and I were talking of him the other day and wondering if he had any contact here. How sad , big help to me as Chief Steward when running Poole show, lovely man R.I.P Fred.

Dawn Cox
Thats sad news. A real gentleman, and a stalwart of Obedience. Condolences to his family.
RIP Fred.

Anita Neal
Oh, that's so sad. Fred was one of the best and was very much missed when he retired from obedience.
Sending my sincere condolences to Betty, his family and friends.
Sweet dreams Fred xx

Pauline Heather
Very sad news. RIP Fred.

Gloria Fountain
Sad news. A lovely man who gave so much to the obedience world. My sympathy to his family and friends.
RIP Fred

John Higgins
Very sad to hear. Fred did give so much to obedience. RIP Fred

Jenny Harknett
Such a true gentleman was Fred. Kind, considerate, good company and fair-minded. He had a nice sense of humour too. The world is a sadder place when it loses such as Fred. Condolences to his family. I hope they can be comforted by all the lovely tributes on here.

Nicky Murrell
Oh no. Very sad news. Thinking of his family at this sad time xxx

Rob Case
Very sad news, Fred was a very big part of obedience he will never be forgotten RIP Fred.

Jude Stone
Oh how very sad We had so many laughs Such a lovely man RIP Fred xx

Gilly Hunter
Such sad news. Fred did so much for obedience and was a great help to Aylesbury in the running of our show for many years. Thinking of Betty, family and friends. RIP Fred.

Bridget Taylor
So sorry to hear this. Great memories of Fred round the shows. Thinking of his family. Sleep tight Fred x

Shirley Budgen
Oh so very sad Fred was lovely.

Carolyn Lloyd
So sad to read this. Fred was such a lovely man always helpful and ready for a chat. My condolences to Betty and all his family and friends. RIP Fred x

Sue Slater
Oh thats sad news.
Fred was a lovely man...always extremely approachable and had his love of the sport at heart.
RIP Fred.❤️❤️❤️

Chrissie Turner
So sad. Stewarded for Fred many a time. RIP. Condolences to Betty and the family.

Lou Jackson
So sorry to read this, what a true gentleman Fred was. RIP Fred it was a real pleasure to have known you.

Katy Girdler
Oh Heavens, how very sad. He was always so encouraging to me, and he put-in to the sport selflessly. 🙁

Kathy Case
So very sad to read this news. Our thoughts and love go to Betty and family. Fred always helped out at Eastleigh for which we were truly grateful. I met Fred at All Britain Dog Trainers course, Totnes some 36 years ago when he had his giant schnauzer. He was a very kind man. Will be missed.

Lynne Bennett
Such sad news. Thinking of his family

Sue Parmiter
So sorry . RIP Fred xx

Karen Thompson
Such sad news. Condolences to his family

Wendy Parkin
Very sad news. Such a lovely guy.

Kathy Russell
So very sad. He was such a lovely man . RIP Fred xx

Jean Hill
Condolences to Freds family ,he contributed so much to our sport,RIP Fred xxx

Lindsay Evans
Such sad news, Fred will be sadly missed. He was a great help to me with my pop-up caravan. Condolences to Betty and family. Sleep well Ted.

Annette Boulter
Very sad news. RIP Fred

Wendy Birch
Ahhh, dear Fred, such a gentleman. He was always judging or helping at shows and gave so much to Obedience... He was manager of the southern team and gave me and Della our big chance to work B in the team in 2011... that was the spur we needed to follo See more

Sue Peachey
I made that team too thanks to Fred's encouragement. The whole team were very supportive and gave me the chance to compete on the green carpet which I never thought I would do. RIP Fred.

Ken Boulton
So very sorry to hear that Fred as passed away RIP big man.Obedience will miss you.x

Dyane Jones
Lovely man, always could make me smile 💔🌈🌈

Christine Bland
Ohh so sorry we have very fond memories of Fred RIP 💝💝

Sue King Northampton
Sad news x

Karen Lunn
So sad x

Hilary Holley
So sorry to hear this lovely man really encouraging when I was working Cracker, thoughts are with the family x

Carol Hale
So very sad to hear this, Fred was very kind when I first started Obedience. RIP lovely man

Janice Holliman
Sorry to hear this, he seemed a kind and gentle man.

Kathy Killick
What sad news. He was very much part of my early days in Obedience.

Sue Chiverton
That's so sad R.I.P Fred

Rhiannon Mulrenan
Sad news, a lovely man

Tina Kimblin
So sorry sad news

Michael McCartney
So so sorry

Jane Pottle
So very sad, condolences to his family.

Chris Paris-brown
So sorry he was a polite and friendly man condolences to his family .R I P Fred.

Annegret Tack-Benton
So sorry to read this. He was a right gentleman of the sport in and outside the ring. R.I.P Fred

Stella Henstridge
So very sorry to hear this, a lovely man. RIP Fred..

Sheilagh Hyde
Oh how very sad. I have fond memories of Fred, May he rest in peace.

Stephanie Evans
Such a lovely gentleman, the first person I scribed a ticket for, always did so much for obedience. I missed him when he retired from competing. Rest in peace Fred and condolences to his family x x

Sheila Legg-Smith
Sorry to hear such sad news, a lovely man, a real gentleman. Sending love and much sympathy to his family.x

Denise Cierech
Bless R.I.P fred

Ann Gwillim
So very sorry to read this. Fred was one of the very best RIP Fred. Condolences to all the family xx

Julie Osborne
Sad news, I met Fred & Bet when I was pulled through the doors of my local Dog Training Club in Marlow when I was 14. He was the chairman of the club at the time. He was always so supportive and helpful. I stewarded for him and John McDonald a few time See more

Dee Steadman
Sad news Fred was a part of my early days in obedience
Always willing to help at shows
R.I.P Fred.

Heather Cook
So sad, such lovely man a real gent. RIP Fred

Connie Handford
R.I.P Fred, you helped and encouraged many

Angela White
So sad, one of the gentlemen of the sport.

Judy Harper
So very sorry one of lifes true "gentlemen"

Sally Collins
Sad news a lovely man xxx

Sandra Trainer
Sad news I had some lovely conversations putting the world 2 right with Fred and was a pleasure 2 steward for. A gentleman of the sport RIP Fred xxx

Sue Heard
So sad I remember him well 💔

Hilary Hughes
A true gentleman who will be sadly missed.

Anne Strachan
Sad news such a nice man

Roy Newman
Another great character from our sport sadly now gone, he certainly did his bit for Obedience. RIP Fred.

Lesley Taylor
Sad news indeed. Obedience has lost another mainstay. Always helping in so many ways, condolences to Betty and his family.

Patricia Faulkner
So sorry to be reading this Fred was a lovely man.
Condolences to his family

Sharon Dunstan
So very sad. Loved having a chat with Fred a true gentleman xx

Julia Harbord
Oh, that's sad, such a lovely man

Janet Plant
Oh, how sad, a lovely man fondly remembered, god bless Fred xx

Pat Batchelor
Such sad news, he did a lot for obedience.

Karen Fone
What a lovely gentleman he was. Will be missed by so many. X

Lynn Griffin
Very sad news. RIP Fred xx

Sue Howell
Sad news rest in peace Fred.💔

Kate McCartney
So very sorry to read this. Such a lovely man x

Mandi Oliver
Oh that's sad, a real gentleman and I have lovely memories of him as a judge, he did alot for obedience. Rip Fred x

Sue Ferber
So sorry to hear this known he since Marlow dog club! Lovely man ready to help anybody and gave obedience his all! Thoughts go to Bet xxx

Sue Childs
So sad , lovely man , will be missed

Janette Forrest
Sad news...

Bernice Emanuel
Such sad news xxxxx

Julie Rowlands
How very sad big lost .. such amazing gentlemen xx RIP Fred xx 😢

Sue Reed
Such sad news. He was such a gentleman. Thinking of Betty. Sleep well Fred.

Chris Smith
Another oldie passed on.
I met Fred in my early days of competition with my GSD he was always supportive. I had the pleasure of Stewarding on several occasions for him.
When I was organising shows at Slough he was always very willing to judge for us.
He was always a gentleman he gave a lot to the obedience world in many ways.
A very sad loss.

Steve Frazer
So sorry. Yes certainly a figure in our sport and think he retired to play bowls. Remember his send off at Rugby i think!

Lou HOlmes
Oh thats sad to hear. He was a very nice man and gave a lot to obedience.

Bill Pykett
Ho dear that's sad, RIP Fred

Ann Elliott
Sad news. He was always so kind and encouraging when he judged .

Andrew Dicker
Such sad news. I had the privilege of winning at Crufts with my Jed for Freds Southern team in 2000. I will always treasure those memories and the advice he gave me then.
RIP Fred. A very special person x

Chris Simpson
So very sorry to hear this sad news x

Lee Lampert
Dear Fred put a lot back in to obedience sorry to hear this sad news my thoughts are with his family!

Dawn Barry
That's sad , fond memories of chatting to Fred at shows

Linda Dewey
Aw such a gentleman and so kind. My sincere condolences to all his family RIP Fred x

Margaret Pugh
So sorry, such sad news. X

Kelly Green
So sad 😞 Fred was a lovely man, always keen to help. He will be greatly missed, love to his family x

Myra McCarthy
So sad lovely man RIP fred

Shirley Parsons
So sorry to hear this news .xxx

Claire Coughlan
Very sad news. Gave a huge amount to our sport and was a pleasure to be with and know. Rest in peace, Fred.

Eve Price
Really sad to read Fred has passed, many a good time in obed was had by myself and my dogs thanks to him, xxxR I P

Tammy Wallace
That is so very very sad such a lovely lovely man and set both Darren and myself on our judging paths, RIP lovely man xx

Rick van Veeren
So sorry.

Wendy Hagger
How sad, Fred was a lovely man who gave his all to obedience and was devastated when he became 'to old to judge'. (KC) Alan and I have many happy memories of time spent in his company. Rest in peace Fred. xxx

Julie Holmes
So sorry to hear that Fred has passed. May he R.I.P

Denise Fry
Oh sad news... really missed Fred around the shows, always helping, condolences to his wife, family and friends x💔

Kathy Mangan
So sorry to hear, such a lovely person. Condolences to his family

Beverley Maguire
A true gentleman. RIP Fred.

Julie Sheldrake
Oh no sad news he was a lovely man rip Fred xxx

Jan West
Oh my goodness. Fred judged me at Crufts for the team event a day I shall always remember. RIP

Lesley Turtill
So sad lovely man

Eileen Restell
So sorry to hear this, a true gentleman, RIP Fred, you served obedience very well. X

Sean Taylor
So sorry to hear Fred has passed away R.I.P Fred u will be sorely missed. Condolences to his family

Barbara Macknish
It never seemed like a proper show unless Fred was there and woe beside any sinners if he was wearing his parking hat. So many fond memories of Fred especially as a judge. Rest in peace Fred xxx

Sandrae Hill
So sad 😭 it was a pleasure to have known him R.I.P Fred.

Sandra Curry
So sorry to hear this sad news. As been said on here, so very encouraging to me when I first started and always had time to help you
My condolences to Betty and his family . R I P Fred x

Rose Barham
RIP Fred.

Liz Davis
So sorry to hear this, a lovely man, condolences to his family.

Caroline Eley
Condolences to his friends and family xx

Rose Sparkes
So sorry to hear this condolences to Betty and family much a lovely man.xx

Lesley Deegan
What a shame Fred was so lovely

Sue High
Sad news. Condolences to his family and friends.

Vanda Fitter
So sorry to hear such sad news. Our condolences to Betty and family. R.I.P. Fred.

Terry Sheldon
Rest in peace fred

Ann Rogers
So sorry to hear this sad news condolences to the family. X

Lynda Snowling
How sad such a nice man

Gill White
The lovely Fred so so sorry rip. Condolences to Betty. Fred gave so much of his life to the obedience world.

Wendy Coles
Lovely memories

Carol Curtis
So sad to see this, have many memories of Fred at shows, such a lovely man.

Sue Luce
Sleep tight Fred. Great memories of a lovely man. X

Dot Watts
So sorry to read this such a nice man always ready to help Condolences to his family RIP Fred xx

Maureen Shelley
R.I.P. Fred

Joy Patilla
So very sorry such sad news fred was a lovely chap RIP

Suzanne Drew
So sad, a lovely and kind man. 😞

Kath Westell
So sorry to hear this. Such a lovely man who did such a lot for our sport. RIP Fred

Mary Ray
Aww so sorry to hear this sad news,RIP Fred xx

Janet Butler
So sorry to hear this sad new RIP. Condolences to his family

Gill Brett
Oh so sad to hear that news. Spent some fun times with Fred over the years.
So sorry to hear this such a lovely man and always so helpful. Rest in peace Fred. Xxx

Kamal Fernandez
So sorry to read this, many fond memories of Fred... Sleep well....

Sylvia Bishop
Such sad ews Fred you will be missed .R.I.P

Madeleine Loft
So sorry.Lovely Man.RIP Fred.xx

Philomena Barnes
RIP dear Fred such a lovely gentleman

Sandy Wadhams
So so so sorry. Such a kind thoughtful man.

Patricia Gash
Sad news,Fred gave such a lot to Obedience,a real mainstay of the sport,a very nice gentle man.He and John Macdonald were always together at shows working tirelessly. My condolences to Betty.Glad to have known him.x

Richard Kebble
That is so sad. RIP Fred My condolences to the family

Pamela Longhurst
So sorry to read this, such a lovely man, and such stalwart at our shows, condolences to Freds family

Cathy Butler
So sorry to read this such a lovely man. Condolences to his family RIP FRED XX

Daniel Thompson
So sorry to read this. A lovely gentlemen.

Janet Bates
Really sad to read this, R I P Fred a true gentleman. Condolences to Betty at this terrible time xx

Sally Porter-Roots
So sorry to read this RIP Fred

Sue Biddiscombe
So sorry RIP Fred love to Bett xx

Jane Meredith
Such a nice man

Pat Thompson
Oh no! Im so sorry to hear this. He was a great sport and a true gentleman.

Julie Foster
So very sorry x

Bill Larkin
Lovely man

Rita Marquand
Oh very sad news, R.I.P. Fred , you will be missed . Xx

Lynn Clark
So verry sorry to hear such sad news. Fred was a real gentleman and a lovely person.

Gaynor Parkin
Lovely man !! sorry!😪

Chris Daubney
Lovely man, rest in peace Fred

Chris Holder
Very sad news. Many good memories. RIP Fred. My condolences to the family. Chris Holder

Barbara Wuidart
Respected by all in the obedience world, fondly remembered, so sorry to hear this sad news.

Andrea Ferguson
How very sad. A true gentleman of obedience. Condolences to all his family. xx

Sue Ison
Sad news. Rest in peace Fred.x

Rebecca Coleman
Really sad news. Rest in peace Fred. Xx

Pat Keeble
So sorry to here about Fred he was such a lovely person done such a lot for our sport. He will be missed RIP Fred. 😪

Linda White
Sad news,RIP Fred x

Robin Arblaster
A lovely guy, very helpful RIP Fred.

John Verrill
Sad news, a true gent

Gill Wetherall
So sorry to hear that Fred has passed away. We got to know him over the years on Pat and Herbies courses at Barkers Butts. He gave alot to Obedience. RIP Fred x

Cathy Loughrey
Im so sorry. He was a lovely man, a real gentleman. Condolences and love to Betty and all the family xx

Carolyn Mc
Such sad news. Loved having chats with Fred

Lyn Tozer
So sorry to hear that Fred has passed away. A true gentleman in every sense. We will remember him with great fondness and we so missed the chats around the shows with him.
He was a true ambassador for our sport and gave so much to it. RIP. Lyn & Mick

Keith Gwillim
Such sad news, a true gentleman and always had time for a chat. Condolences to Betty and family. R.I.P. Fred xx

Carol Clarke
So very sorry to read this, so sad RIP Fred 💙

Pam Llewhellin
So sad to read about Fred Burns. Such a gentleman. Enjoyed his company at Obedience shows xxx

Heather Witty
The kindest of gentlemen

Sam Rice
So sorry to see this. Condolences to his family

Ruth Lewis
R.I.P Fred

Michelle Newman
So sorry to hear this, rip Fred xx

Julie Jones
Aw so sorry RIP Fred xx

Kirsten Becque
Oh no, thats such sad news .... RIP Fred x

Dave Gillett
Very sad RIP Fred

June Fewell
So sorry lovely gentlemen ,Condolences to his family x

Charlotte Murphy
Aw lovely man, RIP Fred xx

Rosemary Bate
So sory to hear this

Louise Williams
So very sorry to see this, Fred was such a lovely man. Condolences to his family, RIP Fred xx

Jan Barrett
Such a lovely man, used to have many a chat with him.

Bob Faville
I remember my first experience of a very nice gentleman in our sport, when I stewarded for Bill Pykett at Lichfield, and what a lovely man..made sure he came to offer so much support for the standard of stewarding, and did so with that lovely smile of his..and only asked a few months ago if anyone knew how Fred was..such a loss. so many people like Fred passing and leaving us the poorer in our sport..wish we could all enjoy it, and todays training methods..RIP Fred, you will be sadly to Betty..thoughts with you xx

Kathryn Reynolds
RIP Fred ...thoughts are with Betty and family

Margo Brothwell
So very sad to read this. My condolences to his family. ♥️

Christine Norman
So sorry to hear this RIP xx

Rob Bint
So sorry to hear this, such a gentleman .Condolences to his family

Pauline Barr
Such sad news may he rest in peace. Condolences to all his family xx

Madge Thompson
Oh I'm sorry to hear this sad news. He was such a great guy. RIP Fred. Condolences to Betty and family.

Elaine Baker
Very sorry to hear this, he put a lot into obedience over the years, helped a lot of people on their way in the sport, thanks Fred!

Claire Lyster
Sorry to hear this news xxx

Julie Garnett
Lovely man. X

Sue Flight
So sorry..

Sarah Delany
Very sad, he was a lovely man, a real gentleman. Condolences to Betty and family

Annette Greaves
Very sorry to hear this

Janet Cook
Bless him. Such a pillar of strength at shows. Sympathy to his family x

Annette Dowd
Im so sorry to hear this. Fred was such a gentleman. His family are in my thoughts.

Susan Brown
Sad to hear this fred was lovely man, my condolences to his familyxx

Suzanna Janice Hough
So sorry to hear this news. A lovely man. Condolences to his family xx

Anne Northfield
So sorry to hear this very sad news. Sending condolences to his family.

Jilly Holness
Awww so sorry to read this. Hugs to Betty xx

Krysia Wilenczyc
Very sad news. He put a lot into our sport

Maureen Sale
So sorry to hear this sad news. Always such a kind gentleman x

Bev Smith
Oh how said, RIP Fred, such a nice man, I scribed for him a few times

Donna Bastin
Very sad news, Fred was always willing to help out at shows, club matches/competitions. Many a time I would phone him and ask him to judge a club match or comp, he rarely said no. He managed the Crufts Southern team for many years and cared deeply about our sport.
Having known him since the age of 14 he was one of the people who inspired me to start doing competitions with my borrowed dog and then with my very own.
Fred you will be missed.

Eileen Borland
so sorry to hear the sad news. A lovely man.

Patricia Jones
So sorry to hear that. He was a lovely man

Jill Berry
So sorry to hear this, he was such a lovely man, one of my favourites

Val Kelsey
How sad, another stalwart gone. Such a gentleman, always friendly and helpful. RIP Fred, condolences to all his family

Eddie Andrew
Bless him, a lovely man. RIP Fred.

Carole Harrison
So sorry to hear this RIP Fred xx

Karen Harrison
How sad, I passed his place 2 days ago and wondered how he was , a lovely honest man. RIP Fred xx

Mavis Mills
Kind man .always ready to help xx

Ruth Britton
So sorry to hear this, condolences to his friends and family at this sad time. RIP Fred xx

Janice Woodcock
So sorry to hear this. RIP Fred, condolences to friends and family xxx

Sue Howard
Andrea Bolden and I had some wonderful weekends at shows camping with Fred, and sometimes Bett...I spoke to him before Xmas...Lovely man, lovely memories..

Julie Duesbury
So sorry

Lynda Johnson
So sorry to hear this sad news thinking of Betty and family xx

Susan Craig
Very sorry to hear this, a stalwart of the obedience fraternity x

Diane Ling
End of another era, dear Fred

Andrea Bolden
So sad to hear that Fred has passed away. So many happy memories regularly stewarding and scribing for him and camping in our little trio with Sue Howard. Such a lovely, lovely man who taught me so much and was so supportive. Rest in peace Fred and love to Betty. 💜

Brian Olby
Sorry to here the sad news a lovely man R.I P Fred.

Linda Sage
So very sorry to hear this sad news. Sleep tight Fred. Thoughts with Betty and family.xxxx

Janet Martineau
Enjoyed Fred's company on many occasions on courses and at shows. So sad.

Lesley Holmes
Oh no that is very sad news. Lovely man. RIP Fred x

Joy Greaves
A kind,charming gentleman.

Sandra Jane Boreham-Green
My condolences to your family and dear friends, RIP Fred x

Sue Starr
RIP Fred x

Roy Page
We should all be grateful for the work and time people like Fred have given to our sport over so many years. So very sorry to hear of his passing. Rest in peace Fred. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

Avril Grant
So sorry to hear this.RIP Fred a true gentleman .xx

Patricia Watson
So sorry to hear this sad news, A true ambassador of our sport, we will miss a good friend, our condolences go to Betty and his family at this sad time.
Pat and Herbie

Wendy Hanlon
So sorry to hear this sad news. We always enjoyed our chats. R.I.P. Fred. Wendy & Malc xx

Margaret Scott
Sad news. Fred gave so much time and knowledge to our sport. Regards to Betty. X

John Westell
So sorry to hear this sad news

Christine Smeaton
A very kind man. Most sincere condolences, he will be greatly missed.

Janet Phillips
Very sad news! Knew Fred and Betty from my days going to Maidenhead DTC many, many years ago! Sincere condolences to Betty and family.

Lindsey Mell
So very sorry, he was a lovely man and a great judge. RIP Fred. 🌹🌹🌹😥🌹🌹🌹

Mo Graham
I can remember him judging me in a novice many years ago. I didnt do a very good round. At the end he just smiled and patted me on the head.

Ian Appleton
That is sad news, he did so much for our sport, greatly missed.

Doreen Davies
Oh thats terribly sad news. Fred was such a stalwart of the obedience world and a lovely, likeable, helpful and knowledgeable man. He was sorely missed when he retired and his presence will be missed now. RIP Fred. x  (ObedienceUK) 14/2/2021 8:53:26

So sorry to read this , I spent a lot of time with Fred in many stay rings , he taught me a lot , RIP Fred , condolences to Bet & family  (dingdongcharlie) 14/2/2021 12:15:1

Dear Fred,
JANET OLIVER  (janetoliver) 15/2/2021 9:13:36

Condolences to Freds family. Gerard always loved a chat with Fred!
Gerard and Jane   (candlewind) 15/2/2021 15:44:11

We all loved Fred at Hampton dog training club. He was always helpful RiP Thinking of Betty and family xx  (Chrisblenkinsop) 16/2/2021 16:11:9

so sorry to hear the sad news RIP Fred  (annez) 18/2/2021 8:25:35

Fred Burns  (chris P) 15/2/2021 13:10:40

A true gentleman and such a stalwart of obedience when it was (in the good old days). So helpful with Fred and Barry.

2021 Cancelled Show Listing as at 8/2/21  (Whyso) 8/2/2021 14:55:32

Latest update: 08/2/21 3pm
2021 Shows Still active (as per obedienceuk schedules page - shows in italics are from Roy Page Ticket Judge list):
MARCH 2021
21/03 - Downland
APRIL 2021
10/04 - BAGSD Oxhey **BEING RE-SCHEDULED - new date TBC possibly 9/10**
MAY 2021
08,09/05 - Plymouth DTC
22/05 - Scottish KC
29/05 - Exeter
29,30,31/05 - Plantation Park Weekend
JUNE 2021
06/06 - Petersfield
12/06 - Midlands Obedience Society
12,13/06 - Newton Heath Dog Training Club
19/06 1 - Caterham Chipstead and Coulsdon dtc
19,20/06 - Isle of Man Dog Club Open
19,20/06 - Preston and Fylde GSD Club
20/06 - Chalfield
26/06 - Billingshurst DTC
26,27/06 - Cheshire
27/6 - South Eastern
JULY 2021
02,03,04/07 - East Anglian Five of Clubs
03,04/07 - Ramsey DTC
03,04/07 - Solihull
04/07 - Andover & District
08,09/07 - Somerset Obedience Society
09,10/07 - Wirral Alsatian TS
10/07 - Coventry (July) Championship
10,11/07 - SWCOG (info Claire Porter fbk 8/1)
11/07 - Winchester
15,16/07 - Crufts - Inter-Regionals
17,18/07 - Phoenix
24/07 - North West Kent
25/07 - Redcar & District DTC
31/07 - Witham
31/07,01,02/08 - Lune Valley DTC
01/08 - Halstead
07,08/08 - Hatchford Brook DTC
07,08/08 - Woburn
13,14/08 - Royal Manx Agricultural Show
14,15/08 - Anglia Acorns
15/08 - Danesford
18,19/08 - Culverstone (WAS 17,18/07/2021 Jo Newman email 26/1)
21,22/08 - Ditton
28/08 - Cheltenham & District
28,29/08 - Wigton DTC
28,29,30/08 - Gt Yarmouth & Norfolk Broads (Jude Stone fbk 23/1)
29/08 - Wakefield
29/08 - Chesvale DTC
29,30/08 - Worcester
04,05/09 - Lichfield and District
05/09 - Great Baddow Dog Training
11/09 - Burnbank Dog Training Club
11,12/09 - Micheldever Dog Training Club
12/09 - Coventry DTC
18,19/09 - BAGSD Birmingham & District
25/09 - BAGSD
26/09 - GSD of Wales
26/09 - BAGSD Birmingham North
02,03/10 - Plymouth
03/10 - BAGSD Huddersfield Branch
09/10 - possible new date for OXHEY (new Champ Show)
16/10 - East Grinstead
14/11 - Phoenix
20/11 - Wigton DTC
28/11 - The GSD ( Alsatian) Club of the UK
09/01/2021 - BCOS Final
20/01/2021 - Lune Valley
21/02/2021 - Culverstone
28/02/2021 - GSD Club of U.K.
06/03/2021 - Reedyford (info from Show Sec 1/1)
28/03/2021 - GSD Club of Wales (Sue Evans 4/1)
02,04/04/2021 - Carmarthen (Roy Page list 8/1)
03/04/2021 - NE Border Collie Club (Annette Benoist 10/1)
05/04/2021 - St. Mary's (Anne Sanderson 2/1)
11/04/2021 - NBBAGSD (Dyane Jones 1/1)
18/04/2021 - Knightswood Dog Training Club (Mary Sullivan fbk 14/1)
18/04/2021 - GSD Birmingham South (Coseley) (Tony Morris fbk 31/1)
1/05/2021 - Burnbank - rescheduled to 11/9
02/05/2021 - Chesvale (Carole Spencer 3/1)
02/05/2021 - Rugby (Dave Ray 1/1)
03/05/2021 - Leicestershire GSD (Jacki Snook via LP fbk 2/2)
09/05/2021 - St Edwards (Jenny Harknett fbk msg 7/2)
15/05/2021 - South Cotswold (from ObedUK members forum/Les Perry 8/2)
22,23/05/2021 - Loughborough (Ruth Lewis fbk 27/1)
29,30,31/05/2021 - Waldridge Fell 3 day (Jenny Clarke1/1)
03/06/2021 - Border Collie Club of Wales (Cathy Loughrey 2/1)
05/06/2021 - Nuneaton (Julia Bodsworth Email to Les 27/1)
05,06/06/2021 - Lisburn & District DTC (Kate McCartney fbk 2/2)
12,13/06/2021 - St Marys (Anne Sanderson fbk 23/1)
13/06/2021 - Newbury (Doreen Davies fbk msg)
19,20/06/2021 - Prestwick (Karen Otto fbk 8/1)
10/07/2021 - Nuneaton DTC ( schedule list)

just to confirm that at this stage the Exeter Show in May has not been cancelled. The Committee will make a decision by the end of February.
Paul Cousins
(Show Secretary)  (moortime) 15/2/2021 11:30:5

Petersfield Champ show June 2021  (Rhia) 15/2/2021 8:0:6

The committee of Petersfield & District DTS have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's Championship Obedience Show, which was scheduled for 6th June 2021.

(Next year's date is Sunday 5th June 2022.)

ALL OBEDIENCE LEAGUE MEMBERS ... ...   (Whyso) 14/2/2021 14:1:50

ALL 2020 members with a result on the leagues - if you have moved home since registering your address on the Obedience Leagues please let me know URGENTLY by email. Awards will start to be sent out this month and they will be sent to address registered when you joined if I am not advised otherwise.
Let me know urgently by email if you have moved:

Sherborne Vale Limit and Open Shows  (Sunhat) 12/2/2021 11:0:1

Val Bale has asked me to post the following:

Due to the uncertainty over the covid situation the committee of Sherborne Vale have decided to cancel their limit show, which was due to be held in April, and their open show, which was due to be held in June. Fingers crossed for 2022.

Andover & District DTS Open Show CANCELLED  (mb) 10/2/2021 15:52:38

It is with regret that I have to announce that the Andover & District Dog Training Society Open Obedience Show is cancelled for 2021.

The committee has decided that considering the current Covid 19 situation it would be unwise and financially unsustainable to proceed with the show.

We hope to return for 3rd July 2022.

Shirley Hayward
Open Show Secretary

Hand made Snuffle Mat,s  (golden1.) 9/2/2021 12:33:20

Is there anyone that makes them please.
Thank You.

Surrey DTS Open show cancelled  (carolineheale) 9/2/2021 7:3:8

It is with huge regret that our committee have decided that in view of the current restrictions we won't be able to hold our open show , planned for 20th June this year.
We are very sorry to have to give such disappointing news but we will use this time to build up our team and work hard to come back stronger in 2022.
We want to thank all those who had agreed to judge for us this year - and hope that we will be able to find willing people for next year.
Fingers crossed for better times to come.
Caroline Heale ( Secretary)

South Cotswold Show CANCELLED  (preciousgem) 8/2/2021 10:0:30

South Cotswold DTC Committee have decided to cancel our Show Scheduled for 15 th May 2021. The current situation with Covid-19 hasnt been resolved yet but we hope to run again on 14 May 2022. Thanks to all the judges that have offered their services: we will be in touch.....

LEICESTERSHIRE GSD SHOW  (snooki) 2/2/2021 15:23:31

Leicestershire GSD Cancelled
I am just letting you know with this virus still having affect I have decided to cancel Leicestershire GSD show on mon 3rd may 2021 but hope to be back in 2022, Monday 2nd May.
Jacki Snook

COSELEY SHOW CANCELLED  (bluezonic) 31/1/2021 16:43:49

BAGSD Birmingham South Show Cancelled the club left the decsion as late as we could just incase but the way they talking we will be lucky to have any shows this year all we can do is hope.So date for our show next year 24th April we will need judges as not fair to expect judges to roll over 3yrs so will be grabbing you later in the year. Tony

Midlands Inter Regional Obedience Team Crufts 2021  (LouJackson) 31/1/2021 11:49:50

It is with great sadness and disappointment and after much soul searching by all the team managers and organisers that it has been agreed with The Kennel Club it would not be safe to continue with the Team Event for Crufts 2021. The organisation before the event and with applicants coming from different counties means we would have to start selection at the latest the end of April which looks really unlikely.
Thank you all most sincerely for your applications, I will of course, safely dispose of all your personal details and I hope to hear from you all again at the end of the year for Crufts 2022 when hopefully we will be nearly back to 'normal'.
Stay safe everyone, Lou, Lyn and Steve.

Latest Shows going ahead/Cancelled as at 28/1/21  (Whyso) 28/1/2021 10:21:52

Latest update: 28/1/21 1pm

2021 Shows Still active (as per obedienceuk schedules page and from Roy Page Ticket Judge list):

21/03/2021 - Downland
10/04/2021 - BAGSD Oxhey **BEING RE-SCHEDULED - new date TBC**
18/04/2021 - GSD Birmingham South (Coseley)
03/05/2021 - Leicestershire GSD
08,09/05/2021 - Plymouth DTC
09/05/2021 - St Edwards
15/05/2021 - South Cotswold
22/05/2021 - Scottish KC
29/05/2021 - Exeter
29,30,31/05/2021 - Plantation Park Weekend
06/06/2021 - Petersfield
12/06/2021 - Midlands Obedience Society
12,13/06/2021 - Newton Heath Dog Training Club
13/06/2021 - Newbury (date via Doreen Davies)
19/06/2021 - Caterham Chipstead and Coulsdon dtc
19,20/06/2021 - Isle of Man Dog Club Open
19,20/06/201 - Preston and Fylde GSD Club
20/06/2021 - Chalfield
26/06/2021 - Billingshurst DTC
26,27/06/2021 - Cheshire
27/6/2021 - South Eastern
02,03,04/07/2021 - East Anglian Five of Clubs
03,04/07/2021 - Ramsey DTC
03,04/07/2021 - Solihull
04/07/2021 - Andover & District
08,09/07/2021 - Somerset Obedience Society
09,10/07/2021 - Wirral Alsatian TS
10/07/2021 - Coventry (July) Championship
10/07/2021 - Nuneaton DTC
10,11/07/2021 - SWCOG (info Claire Porter fbk 8/1)
11/07/2021 - Winchester
15,16/07/2021 - Crufts - Inter-Regionals
17,18/07/2021 - Phoenix
24/07/2021 - North West Kent
25/07/2021 - Redcar & District DTC
31/07/2021 - Witham
31/07,01,02/08/2021 - Lune Valley DTC
01/08/2021 - Halstead
07,08/08/2021 - Hatchford Brook DTC
07,08/08/2021 - Woburn
13,14/08/2021 - Royal Manx Agricultural Show
14,15/08/2021 - Anglia Acorns
15/08/2021 - Danesford
18,19/08/2021 - Culverstone (WAS 17,18/07/2021 Jo Newman email 26/1)
21,22/08/2021 - Ditton
28,29/08/2021 - Wigton DTC
28,29,30/08/2021 - Gt Yarmouth & Norfolk Broads (Jude Stone fbk 23/1)
29/08/2021 - Wakefield
29/08/2021 - Chesvale DTC
30/08/2021 - Worcester
04,05/09/2021 - Lichfield and District
05/09/2021 - Great Baddow Dog Training
11/09/2021 - Burnbank Dog Training Club
11,12/09/2021 - Micheldever Dog Training Club
12/09/2021 - Coventry DTC
18,19/09/2021 - BAGSD Birmingham & District
25/09/2021 - BAGSD
26/09/2021 - GSD of Wales
26/09/2021 - BAGSD Birmingham North
02,03/10/2021 - Plymouth
03/10/2021 - BAGSD Huddersfield Branch
14/11/2021 - Phoenix
20/11/2021 - Wigton DTC
28/11/2021 - The GSD ( Alsatian) Club of the UK
09/01/2021 - BCOS Final
20/01/2021 - Lune Valley
21/02/2021 - Culverstone
28/02/2021 - GSD Club of U.K.
06/03/2021 - Reedyford (info from Show Sec 1/1)
28/03/2021 - GSD Club of Wales (Sue Evans 4/1)
02,04/04/2021 - Carmarthen (Roy Page list 8/1)
03/04/2021 - NE Border Collie Club (Annette Benoist 10/1)
05/04/2021 - St. Mary's (Anne Sanderson 2/1)
11/04/2021 - NBBAGSD (Dyane Jones 1/1)
18/04/2021 - Knightswood Dog Training Club (Mary Sullivan fbk 14/1)
1/05/2021 - Burnbank - rescheduled to 11/9
02/05/2021 - Chesvale (Carole Spencer 3/1)
02/05/2021 - Rugby (Dave Ray 1/1)
22,23/05/2021 - Loughborough (Ruth Lewis fbk 27/1)
29,30,31/05/2021 - Waldridge Fell 3 day (Jenny Clarke1/1)
03/06/2021 - Border Collie Club of Wales (Cathy Loughrey 2/1)
05/06/2021 - Nuneaton DYV (Julia Bodsworth Email to Les 27/1)
12,13/06/2021 - St Marys (Anne Sanderson fbk 23/1)
19,20/06/2021 - Prestwick (Karen Otto fbk 8/1)

Kennel Club Show Information:  (Whyso) 28/1/2021 10:18:1

Kennel Club latest on Obedience Shows etc at this link, then copy and paste the link into your browser to see it on the KC site ..... (article there also copied below for info):

Updated: 11 Aug 2020

Risk assessment
Download guidance of how to lay out your obedience risk assessment.
Obedience regulations temporarily suspended/amended until 1 July 2021
Societies are advised to hold smaller shows where possible to allow more space for social distancing and space around rings. Classes could be planned for either a morning or afternoon, and be advised in the schedule so that competitors can manage their arrival and departure.
All special arrangements put in place in relation to the regulations listed below must be clearly stated in the schedule.
Regulations have been amended/altered to facilitate smaller shows as follows:

Regulation G.7
Societies may apply for any type of licence up to six weeks prior to the show date. (The required date may not be available if another championship society already has that date.)

Regulation G19
Printed award cards need not be given but class results can be sent out after the show to all competitors to be retained as evidence.

Regulation G26
Electronic version only to be shared with judges and other officials. Any Kennel Club returns to be sent electronically.
A complete set of results to be published as a record of the dogs achievements instead of prize cards.

Running orders
Regulation G29.f
Societies will decide whether classes will have a pre-drawn full running order or one set up on the day, either as a full running order or time slots as handlers book in. In each case the order of working must be adhered to with handlers available to compete when required.

Timed stays
Regulation G29.g
Stay times will remain as per regulations but timed stays and the need for a separate ring may be suspended if the show society wishes. Classes may instead have stays in groups in the working ring, for example after every 10/12 dogs have been judged, those dogs will then do their stays, or at the end of class with only those with a viable score. Judge and ring steward will manage the stays when they take place in the working ring.

Number of entrants/classes
Regulation G(A)
It is suggested that not all classes are scheduled but that events are restricted to either the lower classes (e.g. introductory to A) or higher (e.g. novice to C).

Regulation G(A)3
It is recommended to restrict any dog to enter no more than two classes.

Capped classes
Regulation G(A)13
Societies are advised to consider the use of capped classes.
Societies may also cap open classes at championship obedience shows (but not Championship C classes).

Competing Regulation G34.f
Scent and equipment Regulation G(C)2.d
Scent test for class A, B and C can take place as part of the ring work in a designated area of the ring set aside for this.

Regulation G(C)4.i.(3) and Regulations G(C)4.i.(4)
Class A and class B scent will be as detailed in the regulations.
Class C scent will be the handlers scent, there will be two decoy cloths, both from the same decoy steward.
All cloths will placed in a box and not handled for at least 48 hours before the event.
The judge will place the cloth in the pattern in class B and class C.
The ring steward may then act as decoy steward.

Championship Show Dates
Should a society need to change its championship show date it may be possible to schedule two championship obedience shows on the same date as long as they were geographically wide apart (150 miles minimum). Each application to do so would continue to be considered on a case by case basis.

Loughborough Show 22nd/23rd May  (robz) 27/1/2021 11:30:27

It is with deep regret the Committee has decided to cancel our forthcoming show in May due to the uncertainty of the Covid Virus and to keep everyone safe. Hopefully things will improve as time goes and we will see you next year. Ruth

Marj Horans funeral  ( 26/1/2021 16:10:3

The funeral is on 4th February at 12 oclock. For those wishing to follow by webcast, the details are -
Service order for
Marjorie Joy Horan

Service Date

04-Feb-21 at 12:00

Service Chapel

Chapel - South Leicestershire







Live Webcast

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Thanks to Bill Pykett for the information

ST. MARY''S DTS  (Kenya) 23/1/2021 9:34:39


It is with regret the Committee has made the decision to cancel our Summer Open/Championship show due to be held on 12/13 June 2021. We are so sorry but in the current unsettled situation we thought it was the safest decision to make.
However, we have our Summer Championship show booked for next year 11/12 June 2022, and promise even better cakes.
Take care.

Woughstock Wynsome Dryfte of Layash W/S  (layash) 9/1/2021 9:3:56

17/03/2004 - 08/01/2021
Sadly that day we all dread came, and we had to say goodbye to our gentle boy Dryfte. Sweet dreams, run free sweetpea.
Peter and Lesley Lubbi

So sorry to hear such sad news, thinking of you both. Sleep well dear Dryfte xx

Keith & Ann  (Kethinna) 9/1/2021 15:20:53

So sorry Peter &n Lesley,run free Dryftie . sending hugs .  (dingdongcharlie) 9/1/2021 19:25:38

So sorry for your loss.

Chris  (Just Tilly) 10/1/2021 3:45:12

So sorry. To you both. Sleep well Dryffte  (Mikadine) 10/1/2021 4:52:53

Thinking of you. Give us a ring if you wish. Lily  (doghouse) 10/1/2021 7:16:3

So sorry to hear this xx  (Loobylou) 12/1/2021 9:33:9

So sorry   (puppies) 13/1/2021 3:25:45

So sorry to hear this sad news. Love from Sue Wareham.x  (brysue) 14/1/2021 9:30:9

So sorry for your loss, he will be missed greatly as they had such a presence. Take care x  (DebbieG) 20/1/2021 3:30:9

So sorry Peter and Lssley. Sending love.RIP Dryfte
Sharon & Charlie  (dingdongcharlie) 20/1/2021 6:28:54

BAGSD Oxhey 2021  (WendyB) 19/1/2021 10:44:43

BAGSD Oxhey will be later on in the year in 2021.
We will do everything we can to reschedule our fabulous show.
Please bear with us...
Wendy Birch and the Committee of BAGSD Oxhey xx

Show Cancellation   (derri) 14/1/2021 16:2:6

It is with great regret that Knightswood D.T.C have decided to cancel their Championship show on the 18th April due to COVID restrictions and to keep our members safe hope to see you all next year.

D.O.G. show now rescheduled!  (Rhia) 7/1/2021 6:25:27

Downlands Obedience Group 3 Class Open Capped Obedience Show - February 2021

Here we go again, it's turning into a bit of a farce really, isn't it...
New date to aim for is now Sunday 21st MARCH

Entries have not yet closed, so can be edited / deleted online as desired

News updates from The Kennel Club UK
It is with regret that due to the recently introduced UK-wide lockdown we recommend the cancellation of licensed events until at least 28 February 2021. Societies should refer to the conditions stipulated by the government in their area.
This position will be reviewed again in line with Government guidance at the start of March.

Please note that there will be a revised schedule in due course, but just waiting for confirmation from judges etc  (Rhia) 8/1/2021 7:7:31

Keep going Rhia!! We will eventually all get there.
Well done for persevering
Louise  (quilters1) 11/1/2021 7:57:17

CARMARTHEN CS 2021 CH/OP OBEDIENCE SHOW  (ObedienceUK) 9/1/2021 13:42:9

The bad news about our show is starting again: despite our efforts to try and put on the 3 day show this Easter we have again been outflanked by the Coronavirus.

The venue has become a major testing and vaccine distribution hub and will not be available for our Easter dates and they have intimated that this could go on for quite a time after Easter. We have tryed to find alternative venues that can accommodate our three day show within a reasonable travelling distance of the main helpers , but no luck.

In addition, we cannot be certain that enough helpers, judges, stewards or competitors are going to be able to travel as you know that Wales has had some of the strictest lockdowns; so we dont want to be in the position of "setting up a show" and then having to cancel.
We are investigating the possibility of a show later on in the year but we have to find a date that doesn't clash and a suitable venue that it is available.

So reluctantly we have to cancel the 2021 show at this moment in time.

Finally thankyou for your support and we hope that you all "stay safe"

Bryan Luckock

St. Mary''s Cancelled Show  (Kenya) 8/1/2021 13:46:22

Our Committee have made the very sad decision to cancel our Easter show this year due to Covid.
We hope to see everyone in the not too distant future, love your dogs,keep training and keep safe.

Anne Sanderson x

Cancelled - GSD Club of Wales Open Show 28th March  (ObedienceUK) 4/1/2021 17:16:48

Because of the continuing situation with Covid we have taken the decision to cancel our Open Show on 28th March. Sue Evans

CHESVALE DTC - CANCELLATION  (CarolS) 4/1/2021 10:28:37

MAY 2nd 2021

It is with regret that the Show Committee have decided to cancel our May Open Obedience Show due to the Covid 19 pandemic. We feel this is the right decision in view of the situation at this time and the uncertainty of how things will progress into early 2021.

We are still intending to hold our show on Sunday 29th August and hope that we will be able to increase the size of the show from 3 classes (pre-beginner, beginner, novice) to our normal 5 class show to including A and B. We also hope that the Kennel Club will allow us to hold our heat of the Special Pre-Beginner Stakes if the diary allows. However, all of this will be dependent on the situation nearer the time so lets keep positive that all will be well for the summer.

Wishing everyone a happy New Year

Carol Spencer
Show Manager

Sheffield GSD Obedience show 11th April 2021  (Sheffieldgsd) 3/1/2021 10:46:10

Sheffield GSD Obedience show to be held on the 11th April 2021 has been cancelled.
Hopefully the Pandemic and the confusion caused by the present circumstances will be resolved later in the year and the show scheduled for the 17th October 2021 will be held.
Thank you for your patience and on behalf of Sheffield GSD Society we would like to wish you a happier and safer New Year
Anne Hardy

Midlands Inter Regional Obedience Team Crufts 2021  (LouJackson) 30/12/2020 4:17:0

The new try out date for the Midlands area team selection is April 25th and so I can still take entries for a while longer so please keep them coming in. Happy New Year, Lou. X

marj horan  (snooki) 27/12/2020 5:52:21

Morning everyone, some very sad news,
Very sorry to say that marj horan passed away in the early hours this morning, I will remember marj with fondness and laughs, for marj and Jim obedience was there life, and there contributions was vast, marj helped with the organising of all the Leicester gsd shows and stewarded at crufts, like Jim she really was a all rounder always there to lend a hand when needed, when I know about the funeral I will let you know, take care everyone

D.O.G. capped show - January 2021  (Rhia) 20/12/2020 19:41:28

The next covid tier review is supposed to be Wednesday 30th December...although there is, in theory, another one before this show date, it is only the Wednesday before, so I plan to make a decision on this show after any announcement from 30th December's review.

Either it will go ahead on 17th January, or be rescheduled for 21st February.

The decision will be made prior to the closing date, which will then be extended if the show is moved to February.

Ok, so I had the email from the KC yesterday, but as I'd already committed to providing an update after the next tier review on 30th December, I thought I'd wait until then before doing anything...I didn't take into account that the KC info would be made public, so to avoid any confusion...the next show is now scheduled for FEBRUARY 21st. I am still waiting for a couple of officials to confirm they are ok for the date change at the moment, and have sent the revised docs to Les for the schedules page  (Rhia) 22/12/2020 8:24:4

Show Cancellation (again!)  (Rhia) 17/12/2020 9:12:44

Due to this week's announcement, I am sadly left with no option but to cancel the Downlands Obedience Group show on Sunday 27th December (again 🙁 ), as even some of the replacement volunteers are now in Tier 3 areas from Saturday.
I will start the refund process asap, and post an update when I am able.

Such a shame when will it end.
  (BarbShort) 17/12/2020 19:21:23

It is just getting dreadful. All our freedoms being taken away. No shows, no dog training.
Feel for everybody. You tried so hard but let down by this state of Pink tie man.
Have a lovely Xmas.  (chris P) 18/12/2020 14:8:34

Refunds for the cancelled show, scheduled for 15th November, then 27th December, have now been processed...if you paid by cheque, you have been refunded to the same bank account; if you entered online, then the refund is in your obedienceshowsonline account, and can be used towards any future entries. If you would like a refund from your online account, please see the FAQs under the menu from home/view.

I am afraid I have had to take expenses for the 'covid specific' items that needed to be purchased, including signs, sanitizer gel, gloves, etc etc, as well as for some of the items that were dated, and obviously, the postage has been spent as well...from the entry fees, you will get back just under 75%.

Thank you also to those who contacted me to say not to refund the remainder - this will go towards a buffer for future shows...

(I haven't banked any cheques for the January/February show yet, as I wanted to get this out of the way first)  (Rhia) 20/12/2020 19:38:45

Downlands Obedience Group needs your help!  (Rhia) 14/12/2020 12:55:45


With today's announcement, this show (Sunday 27 December) is now seriously at risk of cancellation as it is looking likely that I have lost at least two, and maybe all three, judging teams.

Please please please, if anyone in a Tier 2 area is now able to offer to judge, can you urgently get in touch with me on asap

I will need you to do your best to supply your own steward as well, and if possible, to work the round already designed by the previous judge, which is already printed for everyone's info

Obviously, if you and / or your steward are entered, then your entry fees will be refunded in full....and you'll get undying gratitude from everyone else entered!!!

Rhia if you want me to judge instead of Chief steward I will  (cybicraft) 15/12/2020 14:42:7

Thanks Pat...will let you know...x  (Rhia) 15/12/2020 15:25:47

Change of Judge for Class A - D.O.G. show 27/12/20  (Rhia) 12/12/2020 13:8:33

Class A will now be judged by Gill Winyard

Possible downtime on Sunday 13th Dec  (ObedienceUK) 11/12/2020 9:9:28

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New schedule - Downlands Obed Grp 3 Class Capped  (ObedienceUK) 2/12/2020 12:19:59

I've just uploaded the schedule for the Downlands Obedience Group January (3 Class) Capped Show, Open, 17th January 2021. Thanks to Rhia Mulrenan.

Steve white   (Steve white) 30/11/2020 8:40:20

Hi everyone just i quick update first on my lovely wife liz as you all know she is in a nursing home in Monmouth what am i saying of course you know she is in a home you all new before me I was having a little sleep at the time anyway the home say she is doing well as I have not been aloud to see her since the beginning of September they say she keeps them on there toes as she won't sit down she is always on the go i have not had a conversation with liz she will look at you ut won't talk may
be one day well it comes to me now first i would like to thank everyone who sent good wishes it ment so much to me when I came around i am getting on the mend its going to take a long time i stii get out of breath if I go a bit to quick my walking is coming along well my dancing is going to take a bit longer can only dance to one track then need a sit down but it will come and I am starting back to work part-time starting at 12 noon tomorrow so looking forward to that mikki has won over everyone's heart and just loving the attention i have been told I have to rent her out for hoildays she has ha

Sorry about that tried to say she has had 3 holidays this year so thats about it so thank-you all again stay safe I will come to a few shows next year  (Steve white) 30/11/2020 8:44:2

thinking of you and Liz .. what an amazing recovery you have had ... you have an amazing attitude from what i've read and seen about you .. take care  (puppies) 30/11/2020 11:37:28

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