Tyne Wear and Tees Boxer Club
The Club Held its annual Xmas Rally, an enjoyable day was had by all Judge Mick Fisher found his Best Puppy & Best in Rally in Vicky Bell's Surfstone No Nonsense
Best In Rally - Surfstone No Nonsense
Best Adult - Barbarossa Blade Runner
Best Puppy - Surfstone No Nonsense
Best AV Bull Breed
The Club held its second Open Show on Saturday 20th, thankfully we had a cooler day meaning we could comfortably hold the show outdoors. The Special Puppy Event was judged by Marion Richardson (Hembadoon) who found her Best Special Puppy in Carter's Susancar Honor Wynna. The Open Show was judged by Robert Vanston (Vandenrob) Best In Show was Parker and Martin's Olleyville Ophelia and Best Puppy was again Susancar Honor Wynna. For full results including class winning photos see our results page.
The Club held its Open Show on Sunday 27th, we looked forward to a super entry for us however the weather had other ideas! With the car park virtually inaccesible the show looked to be in jeopardy but as ever the hard working committee armed with shovels cleared the run into the car park and the show turned out to be a great sucess. Puppy Stakes Judge Zandra Vautrey found her Best Special Puppy in Pynegar and Murray's Scooby V.D. Heidezoom Vom Berfynfa and Open Show Judge found his Best In Show in Parker and Martin's Olleyville Viviana
and Best Puppy in Stockdale's Stockerbox Songbird for full results and photos of class winners check out our results page,
The Club held its 40th Anniversary Championship Show on Saturday 4th, aswell as Videos uploaded to YouTube like last year we also tried to break new ground by streaming the show LIVE on uStream. From general feedback we have received this seems to have gone down well! Main winners on the day were DCC: Morison's Xandene Black Oasis who was made up on the day and a first home bred champion for the kennel, RDCC: Jones's Kevanor Federer, BCC and Best In Show: Cook's Manic Show Off RBCC and Reserve Best In Show: Susancar Anna Compliss. For all other results and photos check out the results page. We have received several comments from people who said they enjoyed the show and felt it had a great atmosphere. They are much appretiated, Thank You!
The Club Held its annual Xmas Rally, an enjoyable day was had by all Judge John Sampson found his Best in Rally in Bryan Hubbard's Hembadoon Worth the Wait, Best Puppy in Rally in Steven Martin and David Parker's Olleyville Outablue, and Best AV Bull Breed in Steven Martin and David Parker's Wynlee Our Vera For Olleyville.
The club held its 2nd Open Show on Saturday 21st. Best in Show was Barbarsossa Blade Runner, Reserve Best in Show was McRobs Out of the Blue, Best Puppy in Show and Reserve Best in Show was Roamaro Rum Truffle and Best Special Puppy was Susancar Ann Dover to Lorossa. For full results and photos see our results page. We would like to thank our judges for the day Kerry Hobson and Chris Breakspear, we hope you enjoyed the day! Thanks also to all exhibitors who helped make the show such a sucess.
The Club helds its AGM on Sunday 20th, Mick has stepped down as Secretary and become Vice Chairman. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mick for all his hard work. I (Stewart Copeland) have taken on the Secretary's role and I will do my best to try and take the club forward. In addition we would like to welcome new committee members Gary Pearce, Dale Francis, Elizabeth Tarbett and Laura Tarbett.
The club held its Open Show on Saturday 14th. Best in Show was Verdendo Yule Be Lucky, Reserve Best in Show was Faerdorn Faegan at Sunvalley, Best Puppy in Show was Olleyville Ophelia and Best Special Puppy was Berwynfa Bibity Bobity Boo Of Longsdale. For full results and photos see our results page. We would like to thank our judges for the day Catherine Thomson and Jayne Winter, we hope you enjoyed the day! Thanks also to all exhibitors who helped make the show such a sucess.
.....Tim wrote of the Event in his Dog World Breed Notes :-
I’M NOT quite sure why we gave South Wales a miss this time as we enjoyed it last year even though it has no CCs. I think we had probably decided that a weekend off was in order after a fairly relentless run of shows. In fact as far as I was concerned, I’d managed to fill most of my weekend ‘off’ by agreeing to give a breed-specific seminar and hands-on assessment all the way up in County Durham.
I’d always planned to go straight up from London on Friday evening, stopping with Helen and Eddie Banks en route, having an early night and then doing the final stretch first thing Saturday morning in time for the 9am kick-off. The only flaw in this plan was the fairly obvious fact that the words ‘early night’ and ‘Sunhawk Norwatch’ don’t go together, so I hit the road on Saturday feeling rather second-hand though a bacon sandwich thrust into my hand by Helen perked me up and by the time I got to Sedgefield normal service had been resumed.
Stewart Copeland with some able helpers had laid the whole thing on very professionally, the Sedgefield Racecourse venue was excellent and the delegates were really attentive, including several from other breeds which is always nice to see. The morning was taken up by my talk on the Standard and then after a good lunch we moved on to the hands-on assessment where ten delegates, one at a time, went over five dogs, placed them under my watchful eye and then did a detailed critique on each one which I then discussed with them later in the afternoon.
I did feel for the five dogs and handlers in question who had to go through their paces ten times over, especially the young brindle pup who was just eight months, but his tail never stopped wagging. He seemed to love every minute of it but I bet he slept well the following day!
I was particularly impressed by one of the handlers, nine-year-old Nicole Hogg, who had a feisty red bitch to show who she was handling for someone else. She kept her calm and did a great job right the way through the ten sessions, showing the bitch beautifully and talking to her all the time. Afterwards she came over, chatting away, and I asked her what her favourite subjects were at school “I’ve got so many” she said “that I couldn’t just say one” and she promptly rattled off about half a dozen “but outside of school my favourite subject is definitely working with dogs” she said with great assurance.
Nicole had sat quietly and interested throughout my two-and-a-half hour talk in the morning and it was lovely to speak with such an enthusiastic and polite young lady afterwards. We could do with more of Nicole’s kind in the breed, that’s for sure. Let’s hope she sticks at it; she has had some excellent wins in YKC and junior handling already so no doubt the show bug has bitten.
It had been a long day at the seminar winding up at about 5pm, so it was nearly 9pm by the time I got home, but it had been very enjoyable and well organised. The delegates did a great job and I think we all learnt something. I know that Stewart had a bit of difficulty getting dogs and handlers to come along for the assessments in the afternoon. If you can help with any similar events in the future, do try to say yes. We all know that judges have to start somewhere and going over real dogs is a great way to learn.