This event was held on the 5th December 2017, at our now established venue for the NW Training/Handling class at the Working Men’s Club at Little Lever.

The judge for the evening was Bob Blackley – the Crufts judge for 2017 – I’m sure he enjoyed this stint just as much as Crufts, particularly the fancy dress at the finale.

This was won by Chris Howard with Oliver pictured above on the left, with John handling Kappa on the right.


Not a bad turn out on the night but, sadly, nothing compared to previous Run-off dates in the past few years.


 There was food a plenty and a super raffle, putting a smile on everybody’s faces, some more than others – witness the happy couple, right Alan & Denise Ramsden






Round 1 Adults 

Left picture, Bryn Allsopp with Blue & Elaine Norton with Penny – winner Bryn

Right picture, Steven Tigue with Maddie and Dawn Holmes with Shadow – winner Dawn

Left picture, Dawn Holmes with Raven and Paul Sutcliffe with Shadow – winner Dawn

Right Picture, Liz Stanway and Aimee Birchall – winner Aimee 



 Round 2 Adults – winners from Round 1 – Dawn Holmes, Aimee Birchall and Bryn Allsopp

Winner – Best Adult Handler Dawn Holmes with Raven, right 


Round 3 Puppies – winner Michaela Riley with Rita, on left and Dawn on right with Nuala





Competition for Best in Match left – Dawn with Raven, the Adult winner versus Michaela and Rita the Puppy winner






Best in Match, below – Dawn Holmes handling “Raven” AKA Kurostaffs Dark Nights – not a bad night for Dawn winning left right and centre, well done.

That’s the serious stuff over – on with the pageant and the Christmas fancy dress – embraced by most on the night, except one or two, maybe three or four hailing from the frozen north, except Dawn!! and Steven


And the winner of the Christmas Fancy Dress competition was Oliver