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Discussion forum for Competitive Obedience. You can either raise a new topic by clicking the 'Post a new thread' link, or reply to the topic by clicking 'Add comments to above thread'. Les Perry (Coventry DTC) is the moderator for the forum.


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Maintenance downtime  (ObedienceUK) 14/11/2019 18:35:42

Please note that I've been given advance notice that there will be some possible downtime for our server (on which ObUK is hosted) on 24th November. I'm told:

"We will be installing new DoS attack mitigation devices during that time. As a result of this maintenance, we will be able to provide you with a more secure and reliable network environment"


Crufts Obedience Championships 2020  (richardk) 20/10/2019 13:19:6

Attention All Crufts Championships Qualifiers
Bitch Championships
Saturday 7th March 2020 21 competitors
Dog Championships
Sunday 8th March 2020 25 competitors
Judge: Michelle Newman
Firstly, congratulations to everyone who has qualified for the 2020 championships.
Once again the entry forms and schedules will be sent by email.
Could all qualifiers please let me have their email address as soon as possible so that the office can start work on next years show. If you can do this either by Facebook Messenger or email to that would be great.
If you were at Crufts 2019 I have your email address so you do not need to tell me unless you have changed address.
Please dont reply to this post as it may slip off the bottom and Ill miss it, thanks.
If you know of anyone who is not on Facebook or can you please pass on the message.
I look forward to hearing from you all and to a great show in 2020.
Richard Kebble

Draw Reedyford  (ObedienceUK) 21/11/2019 19:16:26

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

New schedule - Plymouth  (ObedienceUK) 21/11/2019 17:39:20

I've just uploaded the schedule for Plymouth DTC, 2 x Open, 9th and 10th May 2020. Thanks to Teresa Paterson.

New schedule - Caterham, Chipstead & Coulsdon  (ObedienceUK) 21/11/2019 10:40:3

I've just uploaded the schedule for Caterham, Chipstead & Coulsdon DTC, Open, 6th June 2020. Thanks to Barbara Short.

New schedule - Woodman  (ObedienceUK) 20/11/2019 18:18:23

I've just uploaded the schedule for Woodman Open Obedience Show, 25th May 2020. Thanks to Teresa Paterson.

Draw - BCOS East Anglia  (ObedienceUK) 19/11/2019 11:22:12

I've just uploaded the running orders for BCOS East Anglia. Thanks to Sarah Connell.

Wirral ATS 09/10 May 2020  (dellkos) 14/11/2019 16:36:16

The schedule for the show next year on Sunday 10 May 2020 should read Nina Weaver for A and not Brenda. Sorry about that, Brenda.

Nicki Fildes-Moss

Crufts Inter Regional Obedience  (LouJackson) 10/10/2019 21:17:22

I posted this for The Midland Area and although the selection process varies in other areas, the bones of the post still apply. Please contact your local team manager for details.
As some people may not understand what happens with the team selection, training and appearance at Crufts, I thought I should explain a bit more.

At the moment we are giving out application forms for anybody working beginners to C who are not already qualified for the obedience championships and would like to have a chance of a place in The Midland Team.

The team consists of 8 members, 1 beginner, 2 novice, 2 A's, 1 B, 1 C and a reserve beginner.

The selectors are myself, (Lou Jackson, Lyn Tozer and Steve Frazer.

We only have one try out day and don't see anybody at other times because we feel it's then a level playing field for everybody, under the same conditions. Our venue is as near as we can get to the center of our large area.

On 24th November at Markfield Canine Center, Leicestershire we have a try out day where everybody who has sent in a form will work their dog in their appropriate class, not as a competition, but so that we can see you as a team under competitive conditions. We also have a raffle to raise funds (we are self funding apart from a small contribution from the Kennel Club), there is catering and it's generally a great, sociable day out where everybody supports each other in a team atmosphere.

We will be not only be considering your successes during the year but also your teamwork and handling on the day. We are restricted by breed, we can only have 2 border collies or working sheepdogs, 3 crossbreeds ,1 of which must not be of collie type and 3 of any other specific breed. On the evening of the tryouts we sit down and compare notes and decide on our team. The next day I send everybody a letter either offering them a place on the team or thanking them for putting in an application.

During January and February there will be be 4 training sessions to enable the team to get to know each other and support each other. These are not to change anybodies training methods or ideas although we have two top obedience instructors who will offer advise.

On the final get together we usually finish up with gifts and cards and a meal out at the pub then it's off to Crufts!!

Inter Regionals are on the Friday and I think everyone who has participated in the past will agree that you will have a ball and the friends you make in the team will be lasting.

I hope this explains a little of how things work but please ask questions if you want any more info.

Thanks for all that information very helpful know what I'm letting myself in for now lol
Jean +Reggie Jackson  (MillieMo12) 13/11/2019 14:50:54

Draw - Lancashire BCOS  (ObedienceUK) 12/11/2019 18:4:46

I've just uploaded the running orders for Lancashire BCOS. Thanks to Henri Carew.

Midland Inter Regional Obedience Team Try Outs  (LouJackson) 11/11/2019 14:17:45

Midland Team Try Outs Crufts 2020

Thank you all for your team applications and for supporting Team Purple. The try out day is to be held on Sunday 24th November 2019, (this isnt a competition but will enable us to see you and your dog work in a competitive environment) at:
Tomlinsons Canine Centre,
Upper Grange Farm,
Ratby Lane,
Markfield. LE67 9RJ.
Directions: From M1 J.22. Take A50 towards Leicester. At 1st roundabout turn right towards Ratby. We are situated about mile from the first roundabout on the right and just before a right hand bend.
Arrival Time: 9-30am for 10-00am start. (Please note that NOBODY EXCEPT ORGANISERS WILL BE ADMITTED BEFORE 9-00am and we need time to set up).
We will start with novice.
When you arrive please see Shirley Owen to take a running order draw for your class.
Spectators are welcome to bring their dogs but unfortunately they will not be allowed to train in the hall.
Catering is available eg: Bacon, eggs, burgers, chips, cakes tea and coffee (at only 1-00 per cup).
We are very fortunate to secure this centrally located venue so please take note of the following:
NO DOGS OFF LEAD as this is a working kennels and kennel dogs are being exercised.
You may walk your dogs on lead around the grassed tracks around the paddocks. Beyond the paddock is a public footpath across fields which could be muddy.
Please take a towel to clean your dog off before bringing into the training hall.
If anyone has barking dogs please park behind the building to keep peace with the locals.
Please clean up after your dogs, there are plenty of waste bins available.
Although you are under no obligation to stay on after your work out, this is a team event and as such we would really appreciate that you stay on to support the rest of the applicants.
Looking forward to seeing you all on the big day, dont forget to bring some pocket money to spend on the raffle which is going to be fabulous with loads of lovely prizes that people have generously donated.
Lou Jackson (Team Manager).

Draw - GSD (Alsatian) Club of the UK  (ObedienceUK) 9/11/2019 15:52:48

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

New schedule - St Marys DTS  (ObedienceUK) 9/11/2019 15:37:8

I've just uploaded the schedule for St Marys DTS, Open, 13th April 2020. Thanks to Jan ice Mearns.

New schedule - Wirral Alsatian  (ObedienceUK) 7/11/2019 17:38:13

I've just uploaded the schedule for Wirral Alsatian TS, 9th (Championship) & 10th (Open) May 2020. Thanks to Stephanie Evans.

Draw - BCOS Moulton  (ObedienceUK) 6/11/2019 11:18:10

Ive just uploaded the running orders for BCOS Moulton. Thanks to June ale Fevre.

New schedule - Lisburn  (ObedienceUK) 5/11/2019 16:51:45

I've just uploaded the schedule for Lisburn & District DTC, Open, 7th December 2019. Thanks to Kate McCartney.

Draw - Ditton  (ObedienceUK) 4/11/2019 15:31:28

I've just uploaded the running orders for Ditton. Thanks to Teresa Paterson.

Draw - Culverstone  (ObedienceUK) 3/11/2019 20:39:33

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

Draw - National Obedience Class Finals  (ObedienceUK) 3/11/2019 9:8:31

I've just uploaded the running orders for the National Obediene Class Finals. Thanks to Rhia Mulrenan.

Reedyford dtc show important info  (Kymza) 1/11/2019 18:56:52

Reedyford DTC Show Important information
Saturday 30th November

Change of Judges

C part 2 will now be judged by Rachael Young

B will now be judged by Bill Pykett (thankyou Bill)

Brenda Holden will replace our scheduled Chief Steward due to unforeseen circumstances .

Micheldever A Part 1 - report posted  (minpartner) 30/10/2019 18:51:30

Apologies for the very late posting of this report. It is now on Obedience UK and on the Facebook page.

Draw - Phoenix  (ObedienceUK) 30/10/2019 18:47:25

I've just uploaded the running orders (and full class lists) for Phoenix OTC. Thanks to Steve Rutter.

Draw - Wigton  (ObedienceUK) 28/10/2019 19:46:23

I've just uploaded running orders for Wigton. Thanks to Pat Wilson.

Thurrock C part 3   (williamc) 28/10/2019 16:13:25

Report added

NOCF 2019  (jembush) 16/10/2019 13:33:44

There is still time to get your entries in for this years fabulous event, entries close 28 October!

Remember to send in your competitor profiles to ASAP for the DTW Special Edition.

This is your chance to don your bling and show off your amazing dogs in a happy and supportive atmosphere, if this event is to continue, then we need your support as without you - there is no NOCF!,uk

Go for it folks, it's a great event  (K9MadLady) 28/10/2019 12:50:7

Thurrock Show Report Beg  (kimford) 27/10/2019 21:18:47

Thurrock show report for Beginners added

Team Wales inter regional   (lucybell) 25/10/2019 16:53:43

Anyone in the North Wales area fancy applying for the Welsh inter regional team let me know or download an entry from on here. Time is getting close! Pat

**** HERE ****  (ObedienceUK) 25/10/2019 22:57:50

New schedule - Forest Oaks  (ObedienceUK) 25/10/2019 22:52:55

I've just uploaded the schedule for Forest Oak (Glos) Canine Society, Open, 1st February 2020. Thanks to Michelle Dodson.

Northern Branches BAGSD 2021  (NBBAGSD) 23/10/2019 17:0:19

Just a heads up for other shows. We have applied for Sunday 11th April 2021 for our show, Sheffield will be on the following Sunday. Easter Sunday is 4th April 2021.

If you are plannng a show on this date please note our venue is in Beverley, East Yorkshire & we would appreciate if applications to hold a show within 100 miles were not made. We have no choice of dates due to racing days

Dog show   (myra) 22/10/2019 13:6:38

Has any kind person got the dates for South Eastern North West Kent and plantation parking August please and Ditton thank you

I think Gt Yarmouth/ Norf Brds are moving to Aug bank holiday weekend ,S Eastern is linked with Billingshurst which is on the schedule page as 27 June , NW Kent & Ditton are both ticket shows , so will be on the ticket page  (dingdongcharlie) 23/10/2019 7:49:20

Dates for shows - Billingshurst/South Eastern 27th & 28th June; Ditton 22nd & 23rd August; Gt. Yarmouth/Norfolk August Bank Holiday weekend.  (Sunhat) 23/10/2019 9:3:17

Leicester show September 2020  (pam100red) 20/10/2019 15:20:3

Hi Does anyone know the dates of Leicester show September 2020? and name of secretary? thanks Pam

Sorry that's Lichfield!!
  (pam100red) 20/10/2019 18:57:5

Lichfield champ show is 5
September  (puppies) 21/10/2019 5:46:0

Show Joint Secretary: Tracey Pilsbury and Beatrix Benton  (K9MadLady) 21/10/2019 10:14:15

Shetland Sheepdog Limit Obedience  (candlewind) 20/10/2019 18:2:11

Report for Beginners and Class A now added.

Draw - GSD Club of Devon  (ObedienceUK) 19/10/2019 21:30:1

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


Are you interested in becoming a KC obedience Judge.
If you are I am prepared to run the two necessary. Courses in the new year at a convenient venue
If you are interested then reply to this posting or email me on

Bryan Luckock
Kennel Club Accredited Trainner _ Obedience

today''s tickets  (puppies) 19/10/2019 15:56:4

congratulations to Trish Jones (dog cc) and Mary Ray (bitch ticket) ..

Changes to submission criteria BC&WSD FDUK  (Debbax) 17/10/2019 23:52:32

The BC&WSD FDUK would like to share some exciting news on changes to the criteria required to add a submission on to the database. We hope it is self-explanatory, but if you have any questions please use the contact form on the website and we will talk you through it.


training ring  (CHAPMAN.A4) 3/10/2019 17:55:59

Just to let you know the show is Elm Park

I was sorry that I didn't manage to get over to your training ring Alan, but wanted to thank you for all your help over the past few years. My WS Boomer was a frequent user of your ring and you've helped him go from Novice to ticket. When he was still in A and B, I was regularly training C rounds in your ring and this ensured a smooth transition into C, and he got placed in C at his 2nd attempt. Thank you. Sending love to Rosemary.   (dingdongcharlie) 16/10/2019 10:40:30

Retiring a dog at Crufts 2020???  (WendyB) 13/10/2019 18:40:50

One more Ticket show to go...
Please Private Message or text me (07811911741) or email ( if you are intending to retire your dog at Crufts in the Championships... Or if you know of someone who is intending to retire their dog this coming Crufts - 2020...

Many thanks
Wendy Birch xxx

Class List - English Shetland Sheepdog Club  (ObedienceUK) 11/10/2019 17:9:14

I've just uploaded the Class Lists for the English Shetland Sheepdog Club Limit Show. Thanks to Jean Tuck.

Culverstone November Cappped Show  (Dippi) 11/10/2019 12:6:58

Entries for Novice are now closed as we have reached our limit for this class. Remember you can still enter "A" as your lowest available class but this is filling up fast. Thanks. Jo

Will keep a waiting list on first come first saved incase anyone wins out or can't make it.Jo  (Dippi) 11/10/2019 12:14:36

Lost property left at Elm Park  (iappleton) 11/10/2019 11:45:16

I'm on my way to Acorns and have forgotten the box of lost property. I'll give it to Kath Westell to take to East Grinstead. Sorry Julie

Ditton Capped Open Ob. Show 17.11.2019  (Sunhat) 9/10/2019 23:21:31

Novice is now full; but you can still enter Class 'A'. Where are the Pre-Beginner and Beginner entries? Teresa P.

Draw - Sheffield GSD  (ObedienceUK) 9/10/2019 15:43:42

I've just uploaded the running orders for Sheffield GSD Society. Thanks to Sue Bean.

Best crossbreed in pre-beginners  (iappleton) 9/10/2019 11:50:52

Please can Melanie Oak contact me as this a perpetual trophy and needs to be signed for.


Unclaimed Rosettes and lost property at Elm Park  (iappleton) 9/10/2019 11:47:6

Liam Norfolk - 5th Place
Kate Bartram, Pat Faulkner, Pam Clarke, Mo Shamsolmaali - 6th place

1 green cardigan with a white tuggy ball in the pocket
1 pair blue leggings and a bottle of water
1 blue, grey and white jacket with hood
2 tuggy toys
1 titbit pot and 1 white dumbell with a red middle

I'll take these to Anglia Acorns and leave with the Secretary

Elm Park Show Sec''s write up  (iappleton) 9/10/2019 11:39:16

Another successful ElmRock weekend over for another year. We were so lucky with the weather, dry on Saturday and not too bad on Sunday, we didnt get the terrible rain as forecast.
The weekend started at 10.00 on Friday morning when both clubs gathered their forces to start setting up the rings. A big thank you to Dave Gillet who comes over every year to help with the rings. Thank you to Teresa and Linda for manning the gate while the show construction was taking place. The fish and chips went down well at lunchtime. I think the whole show was set up by around 4.00.
Thank you to Les Willis for taking over gate duties late evening and early oclock on Saturday and Sunday greatly appreciated thanks. To Shaun and Malcolm for keeping an eye on the gate during the day on Saturday and Sunday. To the Elm Park members and the Thurrock team who helped during the weekend. To our judges and stewards for giving up their day hope you enjoyed it. Also to the score board stewards for keeping the scores in order. To Colin and his stay team thank you. To Richard Kebble our Chief Steward once again, hope youre ok for next year.
Once again Smiffys did a fab buffet lunch.
Congratulations to our two ticket winners Lorna Hilton and Halligalli Take a Bow and Kathy Russell and Ob Ch Ruskath Mokana Image and all the other successful competitors.
I hope I have not forgotten anyone.
Cant wait to do it all again next year lol!

Plymouth DTC  (eunice) 9/10/2019 11:7:41

Pre-Beginner and Beginner write ups posted.

Draw - East Grinstead  (ObedienceUK) 7/10/2019 16:59:58

I've just uploaded the running orders (and full class lists) for East Grinstead. Thanks to Teresa Paterson.

Thurrock unclaimed rosettes  (Kath) 7/10/2019 12:13:50

I have the following rosettes which Ill take to Anglia Acorns next weekend.
Ill leave with the Secretary.

4th place Ann Rogers
2 x 5th place Debbie Moore & Pam Fleet
2 x 6th place rosettes for Jenny Smith
Other 6th place rosettes for Fiona Mears, Kathy Russell & D. Boxall

I also have a dumbbell belonging to Lynne Weston

Todays dog cc  (puppies) 6/10/2019 17:18:18

Well done to Trish Jones and Cloud

Todays bitch cc   (puppies) 6/10/2019 16:35:22

Many congratulations Kathy Russell and Zuri

Todays bitch cc  (puppies) 5/10/2019 17:55:32

Congratulations Kathy Russell and Zuri

Todays dog cc   (puppies) 5/10/2019 16:23:50

Lorna Hilton and Halligalli Take A Bow

Great Baddow show report  (kitbclow) 4/10/2019 13:41:45

Show report added to site for 'A' Dog Pt 1 posted on behalf of Mary Perry

steward needed urgently for BAGSD Huddersfield   (lynneBAGSDHudds) 4/10/2019 9:53:6

We desperately need an A steward for BAGSD huddersfield show for Ray Wakelin .If you could help please email me on

I've had a kind offer now thanks to Vikki Curtis  (lynneBAGSDHudds) 4/10/2019 11:49:11

training ring  (CHAPMAN.A4) 3/10/2019 15:14:57

This will be my last training ring on Saturday 5th Oct,so all my training bits are for sale for a donation to my charity this is Saturday only.
I am in my 80s now and with Rosemarys condition i have run out of steam i hope some of my old customers will come and see me
Good luck and happy hunting at the shows to you all

You will be missed Alan, I have always loved using your training ring, and thank you so much for all the help you given us competitors, and all the money you have raised for charity. Jacqui  (Wizzpop) 4/10/2019 11:48:58

Draw - Liskeard  (ObedienceUK) 4/10/2019 9:16:25

I've just uploaded the running orders (and full class lists) for Liskeard and District Canine Society. Thanks to Kay Allen.

New schedule - BCOS (Northampton)  (ObedienceUK) 3/10/2019 15:16:32

I've just uploaded the schedule for BCOS (Moulton, Northampton), 17th November 2019. Thanks to June Le Fevre.

Midlands Inter Regional Obedience Crufs 2020  (LouJackson) 3/10/2019 8:24:3

To all instructors at obedience clubs in The Midland Team Inter regional Obedience area, could you please encourage any promising beginner handlers to apply for the team. We find that beginners especially don't always know about the competition, so we'd be very grateful if you could explain about it and help them to apply. Thank you.

Sorry Mr Cruft, I omitted your 'T' !!
  (LouJackson) 3/10/2019 8:26:52

Travel arrangements Elm Park/Thurrock  (Kath) 3/10/2019 8:26:51

Elm Park/Thurrock travel arrangements:

Entire weekend from 9pm, Friday 4 October to 5am, Monday 7 October. A13 both directions road closed beneath the A128 junction (Orsett Cock roundabout) with diversions via the exit slip road, roundabout and entry slip road.

Campers should be ok if you arrive before 9pm Friday, but be aware traffic may be heavier than usual. Day trippers coming from M25 direction should be ok as youll come off at A128 junction, but again traffic might be heavier than usual. If coming from Southend direction, there will be diversions in place but it might be easier to come along A127 and down the A128. If coming this way, turn right into Prince Charles Ave at the Orsett Hall, left at the end and then follow this road until you reach the showground.

Drive safely everyone 👍

German shepherd needs home  (suechilds) 3/10/2019 8:15:48

Can anyone. / know of anyone who can give a pet home to a female long coat German shepherd, she is 5years old.

Sheffield GSD Society  (Kairobea) 2/10/2019 22:9:10

All Judging will now commence at 9.30
Prebeginner judge is Mel Ely
Beginner judge is now Ann Trodd
Novice Pt.3 judge Glenys Grimes
Class C Pt.3 Mary Vessey

New schedule - BCOS (Northampton)  (ObedienceUK) 2/10/2019 18:9:54

I've just uploaded the schedule for BCOS (Northampton), 29th December 2019. Thanks to June Le Fevre.

New schedule - BCOS (Somerset)  (ObedienceUK) 2/10/2019 17:41:36

I've just uploaded the schedule for BCOS (Somerset). 9th February 2020. Thanks to Rachael Painter.

Plymouth DTC Open Obedience 5th & 6th Oct 2019  (Blacksheep) 2/10/2019 16:14:37

Change of Judge:
Saturday 5th Oct 2019 Pre-Beginners & Beginners will be Judged by Eunice Pearson as Original Judge has been hurt playing at Bob the Builder/Decorator we wish you a speedy recovery.
Show Manager

Thurrock change of judge  (Kath) 2/10/2019 8:5:5

Thurrock change of judge:

Massive thanks to Wendy Birch for stepping in at the very last minute to judge A Dog part 2.
Hoping Judy Weights dog gets better.

Wendy Birch will need a ring steward - any offers please?

Hi you need a steward for Wendy Birch on Sunday, I can help out please call or text only on 07950210787 Valerie Mason  (bvmason) 2/10/2019 12:15:3

New schedule - Newton Heath  (ObedienceUK) 1/10/2019 20:18:25

I've just uploaded the schedule for Newton Heath DTC, Open, 30th December 2019. Thanks to Julie Donohue.

Woburn Judges Report  (CarolS) 30/9/2019 16:0:56

B dog report added

New schedule - Lune Valley  (ObedienceUK) 30/9/2019 14:14:11

I've just uploaded the schedule for Lune Valley DTC, Open, 25th January 2020. Thanks to Lesley Alsop.

Travelodge for elm park thurrock weekend  (river) 30/9/2019 10:24:4

Have got a travelodge booked for 5th oct for 1 night at Brentwood east Horndon travelodge. Wont be using it now. Cost 47 if anyone interested x

Anglian Acorns Show  (lynkavanagh) 29/9/2019 18:45:5

Would anybody be able to steward an A round for me at Anglian Acorns show on the Sunday. Thanks Lyn Johnson

Sheffield GSD Society Beginner Judging 9.30  (Kairobea) 29/9/2019 17:9:53

Sheffield GSD Society 20th October, please note due to the large number of entries in the lower classes. ALL classes Judging will commences at 9.30am

Todays tickets   (puppies) 29/9/2019 16:20:25

Alison Gresty bitch cc
Dot Watts dog cc

C Judge Sheffield GSD  (Kairobea) 28/9/2019 16:0:52

Is there any kind soul that would be willing & able to judge class C for Sheffield GSD Society on Sunday 20th October at Notts & Newark Showground, NG24 2NY Please

Draw - Anglian Acorns Obedience Group  (ObedienceUK) 28/9/2019 11:11:30

I've just uploaded the running orders (and full class lists) for the Anglian Acorns Obedience Group. Thanks to Christine Bowles.

Help needed for Thurrock   (Fran) 18/9/2019 19:19:28

I'm STILL looking for scent decoy volunteers for Thurrock Show on Sunday 6th October. Getting people booked for this job in advance really helps the show organisers.

If you're going to the show and would like to help out with a very easy, mostly sit-down job which normally takes under an hour, please put your name forward. No previous experience necessary.

It's normally an afternoon job.

Needed for the following classes:-

B Dog Part 1 - Aiden Queen (via Jean Queen)
B Dog Part 2
B Bitch Part 1
B Bitch Part 2
C Dog Part 1 - Tanya Symonds
C Dog Part 2
C Dog Part 3
C Bitch Part 1
C Bitch Part 2
Championship C Dog - Jenny Holt
Championship C Bitch - Bridgette Cameron

Names please below or private message me.

I could scent decoy, either B or C Julie Jones   (mistermoss) 27/9/2019 19:39:44

STAYS MIDLAND SHOWS  (marcia756) 23/9/2019 20:35:5

So the last of the shows Sandwell Valley and my opportunity to say a BIG THANK YOU to all those who come to help in the Stay rings. At most shows I have a team of three or four who stay with the rings for most of the day and this makes it easier, then this is supplemented by Handlers popping up to offer help. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.
Generally this year I have been blessed with good weather sohaven't needed to start "Singing in the Rain" or dancing to "Bring me Sunshine" to fill time !!!
I love what I do at the shows, and am so happy to be able to still be part of "our dog world".
Enjoy your lovely dogs and success in what you do together. Marcia

Thank you Marcia (and teams) for all your hard work this year. Sue Luce  (harrybean) 23/9/2019 21:8:38

Appreciative thanks Marcia to you and your team...always there with a smile xx  (Ian) 24/9/2019 6:59:27

Thankyou Marcia for yours and your teams professionalism, stays to time with enough stewards. You should be dubbed Miss Birmingham  (Mikadine) 24/9/2019 7:42:32

A Big Thank you Marcia.
Always good to see you
Brian Reed Dorset  (sandymay) 24/9/2019 17:34:24

Thank You Marcia you work so hard with a smile on your face you are very much appreciated for all your time and effort, now have a lovely rest ready for next year xxx  (TammyW) 25/9/2019 12:43:16

As always, you are a star Marcia - thank you for all that you do

Sheilagh x   ( 25/9/2019 19:17:8

Thank you Marcia for all your hard work.  (ddsteadman) 25/9/2019 19:45:40

Thank you Marcia, a pleasure as usual, thank you for your hard work along with your merry band of helpers  (DaveB) 25/9/2019 21:18:47

Thank you Marcia for all your hard work.  (robz) 27/9/2019 12:24:38

B.HAM & DISTRICT GSD ASSOC SHOWS 14th & 15th Sept   (polomazda) 25/9/2019 19:11:8

Another year over, all equipment and stationary packed away, except judges' contract for next year.
This year was our 70 years anniversary, so every judge and steward received a small gift from the Association. Thanks to everyone who attended our show. It was a great success, no problems and the weather was superb for the time of the year.
Special thanks to all our judges and stewards and the numerous helpers who started on the Tuesday before the show marking out the rings, wardens in the paddocks, gate stewards, stay stewards, decoy stewards, people who helped set up the show, man the refreshment tent and dismantle on Sunday. There are too many to name but you all know who you are, without you these shows could not be run, you are all invaluable and reside all over Great Britain and meet up in the midlands for a weeks holiday.
Special thanks must go to Bryan Luckock who is our Chief Steward for both days and Marcia and Andy for being Chief stay Stewards.
It was the first time I had stayed on site for the duration of both weekends. I now know why so many people stay, before dusk on the Sunday night there were 14 rings erected for training throughout the week. With brilliant weather, everyone was willing to help anyone who wanted to work through a problem and people moved from ring to ring. It was a wonderful atmosphere.
I understand some judges were disappointed with the fact we only put a class list in the judges envelope instead of a full catalogue. We were thinking of the environment and trying to cut down on waste. Out of 593 competitors 219 witheld their address (37%) so the full catalogue gave very little extra details. Next year I will ask judges if they would like a full catalogue to rectify this mistake. (I am prepared to learn and take your comments on board)
With regards to running orders, it is impossible to please everyone. At present there is a discussion taking place on facebook, hopefully a solution will be found.
Enjoy the remainder of the showing season and hopefully see you all next year.
Kathy Hood (Secretary

Thank you Kathy for putting the show on. I know many people love it. We arrived to a carnival atmosphere on Friday the 13th (maybe that e3as a sign) after our extremely testing journey!
On the subject of the catalogue, or lack of, I judged class A dog Pt 1 on Sunday the 15th and commented in my write up on the class list because a great deal of the print on mine was so faint, I had to refer to other show catalogues to get details of the placed dogs. I like to keep catalogues from shows I judge at but, recently, I've started to recycle the single sheets meaning I have no references to breeding, breeders, lines, ages or area's that people come from if the addresses aren't witheld.
I can accept the guidlines of keeping privacy and know a lot of competitors not wanting their details open to all and respect that so, I'm not sure how to get round that as eventually these details could fall into the wrong hands.
With regard to running orders, I know it is difficult but, Penny entered just one dog over the 4 days and was drawn each day but, I've already said my bit so I'll end here.
Dave Banks  (DaveB) 25/9/2019 21:17:16

John Blacker`s Funeral.  (MikeScott) 24/9/2019 9:52:1

Just a reminder and update on a wake.


Monday 30th September at 1.30 pm
South Bristol Crematorium
36 Bridgwater Road
BS13 7AS

Afterwards, everyone is invited to his Wake at .....

New Manor Farm Shop and Tea Rooms at Bishop Sutton. BS40 6HW (On the side of Chew Valley Lake)

So sad. Too far for me sadly.
R.I.P Big Man
Brian Reed  (sandymay) 24/9/2019 17:32:50

BAGSD W/END AT SANDWELL VALLEY  (michael) 24/9/2019 17:7:14

I would like to thank everyone and all the judges and stewards that helped at the w/end especially the ones that came forward in our time of need. Special thanks to Tony. Thank you all from Doreen & Mick

New schedule - Ditton Capped Open  (ObedienceUK) 24/9/2019 9:31:55

I've just uploaded the schedule for Ditton Capped, Open, 17th November 2019. Thanks to Teresa Paterson.

Draw - Plymouth  (ObedienceUK) 23/9/2019 15:32:33

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

BAGSD Sunday 22nd Sept A Dog 1  (LouJackson) 23/9/2019 10:25:14

Report posted.

Draw - Huddersfield  (ObedienceUK) 22/9/2019 19:57:56

I've just uploaded the running orders for BAGSD Huddersfield. Thsanks to Sue Bean.

Draw - Thurrock  (ObedienceUK) 22/9/2019 19:47:42

I've just uploaded the running orders (and full class lists) for Thurrock DTS. Thanks to Teresa Paterson.

Todays tickets   (puppies) 21/9/2019 17:29:58

Congratulations Sue King dog and Jodi Lunn bitch ticket

West of England BCC Open rally and ltd obedience   (puppies) 18/9/2019 20:56:55

Entries for West of England Border Collie Club Open Rally and Limited Obedience Shows being held on 19th October are disappointing at the moment. Please support our shows the entries close 30.9.19. Schedules can be downloaded from our website or pm me and I will send you one. We are a happy bunch. Come along to have some fun. 😊😊

Too late for this year, but can I suggest you do a capped open, rather than limit show? It might get more entries?  (Rhia) 20/9/2019 13:9:54

Plantation Park, Blofield  (patjordan) 18/9/2019 21:55:52

Darren Goddard's funeral - for those that might like to know Darren was a good friend to the dog clubs that hold shows at Plantation Park, Blofield. His funeral will be at 11.00 am on 2nd October at St Faith's crematorium, Norfolk and afterwards at Plantation Park.

Wigton C Report , EK Champ Dog Report   (gucci1) 18/9/2019 16:57:58

Both reports added

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