• Show Date: 06/05/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Jenny Thornton Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

Devon, Cornwall & South West Beagle Society

Breed: Junior Handling

I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge their handling classes at this wonderfully friendly and efficiently-run show. Thanks also go to those handlers who entered - it was a pleasure to judge you all. The great thing about participating in handling classes is that there are always new skills to learn and perfect. If you are unsure of certain patterns, like pairs, there are always plenty of people around to help and advise you - just ask!

Junior Handling 

6-11 years. 0 entries

12-16 years. 2 entries 0 abs

1st. Ella Laing Finlay

This smart young handler acted in a very professional manner from the moment she entered the ring. Her pattern work was faultless with neat, tight corners and straight lines. She had a very good rapport with her dog, talking to him and reassuring him when he became a little unsettled. Ella had him stacked to perfection at all times. A joy to watch. Well done! BJH and BH overall.

2nd. Kyra Harrison

Kyra showed her dog well, always moving at the correct pace. She was obviously enjoying her turn in the ring which gave a lovely overall picture. The pattern work was not as accurate as 1 but this is something which comes with practice. I’m looking forward to watching Kyra’s progress in the handling classes. RBJH

Adult Handling

17-40 years. 3 entries. 1 abs. 

1st. Holly Nash

Holly showed her dog well, speaking to and encouraging him when needed. The table work was very tidy and she showed me the bite correctly. Her lines were straight and the pattern work was very accurate. 

2nd. Danielle Williams

This young lady was extremely close to 1 and all of my comments about Holly also refer to Danielle. When the handling skills between two very good handlers are this close, the final decision may just be down to a slight ‘mistake’. Danielle did not have her dog stacked squarely in front of me for her final presentation and this was all that separated these two ladies. Thank you and well done to both of you!

41+ years. 3 entries. 1 abs. 

1st. Rena Barrow

Rena presented her dog well at all times and her table work was very good, with her dog perfectly stacked and she showed me the bite correctly. Rena had a gentle manner with her dog and got the best from him. Her lines were straight and she made good use of the large ring and I was very pleased to award her BAH.

2nd. Zoe Adey 

Zoe had a good rapport with her dog and her table work was very good. The pattern work was not as polished and accurate as 1, but with more attention to the corners and straight lines, Zoe could do very well in future handling classes