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We especially like to celebrate success by eating cake: there is an unwritten rule that any first prizes result in the winner bringing cakes to club on the next club night.
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The following results have been achieved recently in Competitive Obedience:
OMG fantastic what more can I say I am so pleased and happy with everyone that took part. Competing outside was a first for some but everyone excelled the results speak for themselves; a lead of nearly 50 points is brilliant. Trish and Daisy and Jan and Maia did great rounds but unfortunately didn't get placed. On top of winning overall we made a clean sweep of all the trophies. Many thanks to all who took part or came along to support. - Emma Hagan, Team Manager
Wow I have to say many thanks to all who took part over the winter we won again which makes 6 wins out of 6 matches played. Fantastic result! - Emma Hagan, Team Manager
Nearly a full house, another matched worked and another won well done everyone. - Emma Hagan, Team Manager
Many thanks and well done again to all involved another win for Cheltenham! - Emma Hagan, Team Manager
Wow what a start to the year with another win, 3 matches down with 3 wins. Well done to all involved. - Emma Hagan, Team Manager
Well we are definitely on a roll two matches played and two wins a fantastic start to the season. Congratulations to all who took part and thank you for being involved. - Emma Hagan, Team Manager
Best Percentage Shield - Sophie and Elsa (NSDTR), Richard and Rufus (Lab) - 98.18% - Class 1
Best Toy - Janet and Zeke (Lowchen) - 88.25% - Class 4
Best Gundog - Sophie and Elsa (NSDTR), Richard and Rufus (Lab) - 98.18% - Class 1
Best Labrador - Richard and Rufus (Lab) - 98.18% - Class 1
Best Beardie - Janet Martineau with Miller (Bearded Collie) - 95.86% - Class 5
Best Corgi - Maria and Gina (Corgi) - 97.72% - Class 6
Best Crossbreed - Iain and Harley (XB) - 96.8% - Class 1
Best Other Breed - Phillipa and Nellie (wire-Haired Vizla) - 95.4% - Class 2
Best Black and White BC/WS - Veronica and Zeta (WS) - 97.72%- Class 2
Best %age Male handler - Richard and Rufus (Lab) - 98.18% - Class 1
Best GSD - Steve and Ki (GSD) - 97.27% - Class 1
Best Other Colour BC/WS - Juliet and Dee (BC) - 94.25% - Class 4
Best Veteran (over 5 years) - Claire Stewart with Carney (WSD) - 96.73% - Class 5
The final match of the League season and we got it right at last with a fairly substantial points win of 24 - 19. congrats to all and to Claire for her organisation of us as a team. Nicely done with especial plaudits to Mari with Gina and Kathy with Rubi for their first places.
At last - things went our way and our dogs and their handlers got more things right than wrong. Three firsts. and some greatly improved work all round gave us a victory. Many congrats. Let's do the same for our last match on 14th.
Well that was one of the closest matches we have had. One point in it but yet again it wa a loss for us, by just that one point. The dogs worked very well, there was some very good handling and how nice it was to see that our dogs were enjoying their time on the floor. One or two slip ups here and there which one cannot predict and all classes were drawn until we came to Class B. A match of mixed fortunes for us. Well done all those placed and gaining points for us especially Cara Cousins who won Elementary for us with her Sam, and then went on to get 2nd working Barbara Colledge's Molly in Beginners.
A match of mixed fortunes for us. Well done all those placed into the points especially our firsts, Claire with Carney in Novice, and Maria with Gina and Carina who won A and B for us. Enjoyable but once again a win for Bristol by 23 - 20. The ups and down of dog training, that's how it is. Better luck next time - we still have three matches to put our backs into. Keep the fun in your training.
An enjoyable afternoon with excellent hospitality from Woodspring Not quite a win for us but a definite improvement on our previous score line. Next time - we only needed for one or two dogs to go one point better and it would have been a win for us but the judge was very complimentary and said how good it was to see the dogs and handers enjoying each others company. Well tried the team - just go one better all round next time.
Best Percentage Shield - Claire Stewart with Carney (WSD) - 98.2% - Class 5
Best Toy - Jan Thomas and Bertie (Pug) - 93.75% - Class 2
Best Gundog - Les Wills with Monty (GR) - 92.7% - Class 2
Best Beardie - Janet Martineau with Miller (Bearded Collie) - 94.7% - Class 5
Best Corgi - Jan West with Maia (Pembroke Corgi) - 94% - Class 4
Best Crossbred - Sally Sherry with Seth (Lurcher) - 88.7% - Class 2
Best Other Breed - Sheila Godwin with Gracie (Min Poodle) - 95.8% - Class 2
Best Black and White BC/WS - Claire Stewart with Carney (WSD) - 98.2% - Class 5
Best Rescue or Rehome - Sally Sherry with Seth (Lurcher) - 88.7% - Class 2
Best %age Male handler Class 2 and upwards - Steve Barnes with Mabel (GSD) - 89.1% - Class 2
Best GSD - Steve Barnes with Mabel (GSD) - 89.1% - Class 2
Best Other Colour BC/WS - Vicky Norton with Rico (WSD) - 96% - Class 4
Best Veteran (over 5 years) - Claire Stewart with Carney (WSD) - 98.2% - Class 5
Judged by Steve Wiltshire and stewarded by Carol. To say the least this was not one of our best. All the dogs and handlers did try hard but it was not to be. Bristol thrashed us I think you can say, the points score was 27 - 16 to Bristol. We had several dogs in the team for their first time and there were some very good bits from all of them. The hall has been totally refurbished with a lovely new floor and a third of one wall is now covered in mirrors. Fantastic for training but rather a distraction to the dogs. My two rushed up to it to greet the two beautiful Beardies that had just come into the room!! "Most off putting, it's only us!! Bother!!" Our scores were nothing to write home about but it was a good indication as to what we must work on. I enjoyed my two and they worked really well and enjoyed themselves. Lark says, " Sorry for my misdemeanour - I just couldn't help it!" If only - she would have been first.
Hosted by South Cotswold Dog Training Club at Nymphsfield. The seven teams entered gathered at the beautifully cut sports field at Nymphsfield. A cold and breezy afternoon but no rain. A lovely chance for the dogs to work well which for the most part they did, but it was just not our day. The ups and downs of dog training showed themselves today, with unfortunately several 'downs'. The winning team was Bristol Dog Training Club with a total loss of 55 1/4 points, second was Bath Alsatian Dog Training Club with a loss of 57 3/4 points whle we came down the list a bit with 94 1/2 points deducted.
Special Beginners: Graham Claxton and Dotty, Joyce Lancaster and Twig, Cara Cousins with Sam
Novice: Claire Stewart and Carney, Jan West and Rhoda, Harriet Harding with Becks (2nd)
Class A: Janet Martineau and Miller, Julie Harding with Cassie (4th)
Class B: Maria Carter and Carina (5th)
Many many congratulations to Jane Bint who has now won her third ticket with Danni and can now call her Obedience Champion Janjoy Jumping Jaro.
This was the way to finish the league match season. A good hearty win. Four classes saw our dogs in first place. Many congrats all who took part and there were some promising training rounds from some young dogs who will be no doubt raring to go by the time the next league season comes round. Mary Siddall was our judge and we thank her and Pauline her steward for giving up their time. It was a most pleasant and friendly afternoon, with our usual popular tea provided and prepared by our club. members. We ended up with a win by us of 26 - 17.
An enjoyable afternoon was spent by our team at Stoke Bishop. The judge was Val Long, her steward was MarySiddall. Not the best of results but everyone tried their hardest and several of our dogs showed how keen they were with an anticipatory theme!! or perhaps by singing in the stays!! Real operatic stuff by Toby, he did like the accoustics in that hall, lovely work by Monty on his first outing for us, a very clever recall by Twig who scooted in and landed more or less under the matting and did a perfect present and finish despite the obstruction. A very good win in A by Cassie and also a first in B by Carina. Never mind the marks, we all enjoyed it and thank you to Stoke Bishop for a really good tea to finish with. The match resulted in a win for Stoke Bishop by 24 - 19 - one more match to go let's see what we can do on 1st March.
A friendly way to start the year and a successful one for us. The second match for us of the winter season and we had a very good result with a win for us by 25 to 18.
I don't think we began with very high hopes as one or two of our dogs were not well enough to come and play but a bit of juggling of handlers and dogs did the trick and we came out rather well with a win by 25 for Cheltenham to 18 for Stoke Bishop. The judge for the first four classes was Helen Fishlock and her steward was Michelle Dunscombe who took over and judged the two B competitors.