BORDER COLLIE CLUB of Ireland 2012
STAKES: CD, UD, WD
Judge: CAROLINE WOODS
Tracklayers: Judith, Jeff, Jenny and Steve
My thanks to the club for the invitation to judge, to Jeff and Judith for their hospitality and to all my helpers - tracklayers Judith, Jeff, Jenny and Steve, and steward, Riona, who not only did every single square, but also stewarded - particular thanks to Riona.
The weather was fine on the Saturday and rainy on the Sunday, although this didn’t seem to affect the tracking, which was on grass.
1st Samantha Rawson with RYANS DAUGHTER, Collie, B, 94.5, Q. An excellent performance, giving them their CDEx. A steady but enthusiastic bitch.
2nd Anne Collen with ShCh ACHOUFFE FANTOME, Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer, B, NQ. An excellent control round, only losing 2. Those jumps will come!
1st M. McGarry and D. Conlon with REGAN’S BOY, GSD, D, 176.5, Q. A slightly iffy start to the track, but a good mark nevertheless. An excellent C/A round. This gives them UDEx , so the best of luck in WD, Dennis.
2nd Ed Dunne with FALK VON KONGISHOF, GSD, D, NQ. Good track and search, but it all went a bit awry in the C/A. You WILL get it together!
Best Track – Anne Collen and ShCh ACHOUFFE FANTOME.
1st Samantha Rawson with Ryans Daughter, NQ. Very good attempt for her first WD. She would have qualified but for the sendaway
Best Track – Jeff Poole with FIRCROFT DOMINI