DUN LAOGHAIRE MONKSTOWN CANINE SOCIETY CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – 6th August 2017
JUDGE – Judith Owens Poole
Steward (All classes) – Angela Higgins Scent Decoy Steward – Nadine Frei
Thank you to Dun Laoghaire Monkstown Canine Society for the invitation to judge at their show this year. Ger Philpott and all the team run a great show. A massive thank you to my stewards, Angela Higgins, you did a fantastic job in all classes and to Nadine Frei for doing decoy in Class C.
The weather was kinder than we had expected, it was quite windy but for the most part the rain held off until just before we finished.
Thank you also to the competitors, the dogs gave it their best and we saw some great work. Over the three classes all dogs were clear in stays.
1st Alex Mitura & AXEL (Springer Spaniel)
TT 0, HOL 21⁄2, HF 23⁄4, Recall 13⁄4. Total lost – 7pts
I have not judged this team before, well done on a nice round. Some wide about turns cost a few marks but lots of potential there with Axel.
2nd Barbara Murray & SALLY (Crossbreed)
TT 0, HOL 51⁄2, HF 3, Recall 1⁄2. Total lost – 9pts.
You had to work hard today Barbara, Sally really got herself bothered by the noise of the ring tape, and struggled to concentrate. lovely recall.
Class A Obedience
1st Nadine Frei & GOLDEN STAR (Crossbreed)
HW 23⁄4, Recall 31⁄2, Retrieve 2, Scent 2. Total lost - 9 3⁄4pts
Well done Nadine and Pippa on your fourth A win so Class B only now. A lovely round of heelwork, some of the nicest work I have seen her do and very clean handling. A lapse in concentration on Pippa’s part in the recall cost a few marks. Well done and good luck in B.
2nd Anne Farrell & CONNIE Nov. Ex. (Crossbreed)
HW 71⁄4, Recall 1⁄2 , Retrieve 11⁄2 , Scent 31⁄2 . Total lost – 12 3⁄4pts
Your hard work is paying off Anne, Connie is starting to put together some lovely work. A few extra commands at the start of the heelwork put the marks up a bit but tidy in the rest of her work.
3rd Chris Kane & RED MIST (Irish Setter)
HW 12, Recall 31⁄2, Retrieve 31⁄2 , Scent 30. Total 49
Most of the marks today were for extra commands and body signals, you did the right thing Chris to keep him focused. He has come on so much since you started out, keep it up.
Ch. Class C Obedience
1st & Green Star Pat O’Boyle & OB CH SUNNDACH SWIRLING SILICA (BC) HW 2, Sendaway 4, Retrieve 1⁄2, DC 0, Scent 11⁄2. Total 8.
Loly is so consistent in his work, putting in a solid round today, just a slight blip on the sendaway when he decided to go in the ‘side door’.
2nd & Reserve Green Star Pat O’Boyle & SUNNDACH GAFFLIN (BC)
HW 1, Sendaway 41⁄4 , Retrieve 1⁄2, DC 1⁄2 , Scent 33⁄4 . Total lost - 10
An super round of heelwork today from Glint, tidy retrieve and DC, he also decided to go in the ‘side door’ on the sendaway.
3rd Miriam Lyons & KALIYON LAOISE (BC)
HW 2 1⁄4 , Sendaway 3⁄4 , Retrieve 1, DC 6, Scent 3⁄4 . Total lost - 10 3⁄4
Lovely stylish heelwork from Laoise today, a missed position in DC proved very costly.
4th Mary Power & CORIES NAUGHTY N’ NICE AT DRAMBORO Cex (BC)
HW 6 3⁄4 , Sendaway 2, Retrieve 1⁄2 , DC 0, Scent 3. Total lost - 12 3⁄4
Some extra commands needed in heelwork today, for some reason Uisce lost focus. Nice sendaway and retrieve, just a bit over enthusiastic in scent.
Judith Owens Poole
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