• Date: 10/02/2019
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Suzanne Keree-Bartolo Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Portsmouth & Southsea Kennel Association

Portsmouth and Southsea Kennel Association

Open show

Sunday 10th February 2019

I would like to thank the officers and committee of the association for their hospitality and the exhibitors for the honour their entries and their good sportsmanship.

Handling classes

These were qualifying classes for the JHA semi finals

Junior Handling Association

6-11 years (5,3 abs)

1. Calleigh Hird, age 10 handling a field spaniel, very smart, confident, good with her figure work, showed the dogs bite well and was able to answer my points of the dog questions, although a little more study would be good on the points of the dog. Her handling and lead changes were good and she had a good rapport with the dog. Well done

2. Jack L Martin, age 11 A very smart young man handling a difficult young Beagle, his figure work was good and he was able to answer my questions, although he too would benefit from further study of the points of the dog. He has a nice manner with the dog just needs to gain more confidence. Well done.

12-16 years (5,4)

1. Abby Webb, age 16 Very smart in appearance, good presentation of the Tibetan Terrier, she had a good rapport with her dog, was able to easily answer my questions on the conformation of her dog, showed the dogs mouth well, had good lead control at all times with smooth hand changes when required, she used the correct pace for her breed and her figure work was positive and correct. She was well aware of the golden rule. I Was pleased to award her Best Junior Handler. Well done.

2. Phoebe Toublic, age 12, handling an English Springer Spaniel, A very smart and sympathetic handler, her figure work was good and she was able to answer my questions, she showed the dogs mouth well and was aware of the judge’s position all of the time, hand changes could do with more work, however a good performance. Well done.

3. Callum Thurlow, age 13 handling an 8 month old Korthals Griffon puppy, He really had to work very hard to get his puppy to move and was very sympathetic as a handler, working really hard to do his figure work, He was able to show the dogs mouth well and answer my questions on the points of the dog, he was very smart in appearance and should do well once he builds a better rapport with the young puppy. Well-deserved placing. Well done.

4. Sian Spencer age 14 with a borrowed long coat Chihuahua, new to handling and needs to do some homework on the points of a dog, the golden rule and her figure work. I would suggest getting a copy of Marina White’s Junior Handling book for some really good tips. A good start, well done.

Adult Handling (4,2abs)

These were qualifying classes for the Coventry Ladies ‘Kennel Society Adult Handling Competition.

17-39 Years

1. Nikki Skinner, Very Smart appearance, handling a young Beagle, she was able to answer the points of the dog questions with ease, The dog was stood correctly for the breed and well presented, she showed the mouth well when asked, when moving the dog she gaited correctly for the breed and her figure work was excellent with smooth hand changed when required, she was well aware of the golden rule, a very good overall performance, was pleased to award her Best Adult Handler. Well done.

2. Heather Vine handling a great Dane, Tidy appearance, stood the dog well, showed the dogs bite when asked, able to answer the points of the dog questions correctly, coped well with moving a large breed in a small ring. Figure work was good. Well done.

Adult Handling 40 years & Over (2,2abs)

Judge: Suzanne Kerée-Bartolo (Shirkeira)