Christmas Party Match & Dog of the Year Presentations

We held our Christmas Party Match on Tuesday 17th December – the turnout was very good and we hope everyone had a good time.

The trophies were presented for the first time to those who had done well in our monthly matches, the results were as follows:-

Match Dog of the Year 2013 – Karen & Robin Sandells’ Boston Terrier, Maranns, Jubilee Lets Party Dragonusa (William)

Puppy of the Year 2013 – Debby Gracey’s Shi Tzu, Debshore Fifty Shades of Gold (Rupert)

Handler of the Year 2013 – Kate Popple

Well done all our 2013 winners

Well done all our 2013 winners

Left to Right,  Karen Sandells with Match Dog of the Year 2013 – William;  Kate Popple, Handler of the Year 2013 with her JR Cross Maggi;  Debby Gracey with Puppy of the Year 2013 – Debshores Fifty Shades of Gold (Rupert)

 There were games, involving the dogs and their handlers, such as egg n spoon race, sausage race and musical mats (Dog World)!

We had a Grand Raffle which had 2 tables groaning under the weight of the prizes!

There were Christmas Nibbles, mainly provided by the Club but there were a few extras donated by members, including a wonderful Christmas Cake, baked and decorated by Daphne Twell – we thank her for bringing this once again – as always, it was delicious.

We held a Team Handling Competition, judged by Norman Brown who is one of our regulars, who comes to the club on alternate weeks, to help us with our handling and pass on the benefit of his many years of experience in dog showing.   We are very grateful to Norman for giving up so many evenings for us, year in, year out.