Under judge breed specialist Gillian Skelly (affix Skelstaff) things got off to a good start for the North West when Bev Harrison won Minor Puppy dog with her home bred dog Trawden Ice Rebel, pictured left.

For our next member win we had to wait for Post Grad dog, with Nick Yorke and Braunstaff Feel The Noise following on with his success at the North West in the same class – sorry missed the photo opportunity – but check out Birmingham National.

The next class Limit dog was a great win for Linda Miller’s dog Deldenas Black Shadow, handled by Geoff Boote, as always – well done to these two NW committee members. Second in this class was Mike Richie (from Aberdeen but still a NW member) with his Northsaltire Nice One Sam.


But we weren’t finished there – the Black Shadow went on to take the RCC, a terrific result for Linda and Geoff.



Then the North West went one better – John Finney – a long standing NW member – took the Open dog class with Ballindona Crafty Copper at Sanguliano, followed by the Dog CC and ultimately BOB.








On to the bitches and more North West success with Andy and Linzi’s bitch Joemikeste Queen Of The Nile at Fergiestaffs maintaining her winning run in the Puppy Class.







Paul & Liz Stanway didn’t have a bad day out – first up their Spanish import Stormfire Crack The Code at Waystaff, not long out of Puppy, won Junior, and this was followed up by another import, this time from Australia – Mosstrooper Making Mischief at Waystaff taking the RCC from 2nd place in Open.

















Lastly, the aforementioned Mike Ritchie (see Limit Dog, above) won two bitch classes – Novice with Northsaltire Force India and then Limit with Blazinstaff reflection at Northsaltire, so well worth the trip.