June / July 2014 : Champ Shows, Norfolk,Herding, Scent Course & Good Citizens !

Busy 2 months saw 3 pups Crufts qualified (one with a Reserve dogg CC), Megan on a Scent Training course, 2 Pups gain their Bronze KC Good Citizens Awards, a Vallhund Weekend in Norfolk, & a Herding Clinic......

Such a busy 2 months! beachvallthingmain

Three puppies from Tilly's Dragon Litter went to East of England Champ Show and, under Breed Specialist Judge Karen Gilliland, they had an extremely successful day : Barley (owned by Helen & Bob) won the Puppy Dog Class, beating his sister for Best Puppy, then won the Reserve Dog CC, brother Odin on his first Show outing (owned by Marc, Donna & family) was 3rd in Puppy Dog, so is Crufts Qualified,our Freki was first in Puppy Bitch. Proud dad Truls won his PGD class too.

Megan went to Leeds Champ Show & was 2nd in the biggest class of the day : LB, under Breed Specialist Judge Pauline Harrild. Megan & Tim also attended Part 2 of the Talking Dogs Scent Work Course run by Pam Mackinnon, which included directed searches & search patterns, changing height, increasing the duration, & multiple/zero finds. Megan was described as 'Super Sniffer'and just loved it all!

Then we had a long weekend in Norfolk which our friend Sharon & we organise once a year, a total of about 30 Vallhunds attended, a chance for owners to meet other people who are 'owned by Vallhunds. 11 dogs also attended a Herding Clinic that I organise once a year, this time with Sarah Jenkins & sheep, happily this year all dogs showed a good natural Instinct.

Lastly Barley & Freki amazed Helen & Fi by gaining their KC Bronze Good Citizens award, I have to say with no practice whatsoever......Quite WHY they are so naughty the rest of the time is a mystery to us both!!!

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