Driffield Ch show society doesn’t seem to have much luck with the weather, and they really drew the short straw this year as it was cold, with torrential rain and gale force winds for most of the week leading up to the show; although it did improve for the weekend. They were certainly more fortunate than some societies. I was due to go to an agility show on Saturday, but received last minute notice that it had been cancelled. The secretary’s marquee had been damaged and the other marquee was last seen flying somewhere over the Cheshire countryside!
Keeshonds don’t have CC’s on offer and our judge was Tony Allcock who had drawn an entry of 17 dogs; seven of which were entered in Open Dog and there were 4 absentees. As Driffield offers a very generous classification, there were many unfilled classes; no entries for Puppy Dog, Special Beginners Dog, Good Citizen Dog Class, Junior Bitch and Special Beginners Bitch. The single entry for Good Citizen Bitch Class was absent and there was just one puppy bitch entered.
Best Dog with Best Of Breed was Matthews & Peck’s recently crowned Ch Byquy Workin Boots (Ch Wund-R-Y Workin for a Livin at Szaryk (imp Can) x Byquy Willma) handled as usual by David Matthews. Reserve Best Dog was Melanie Harris’ Ch Neradmik All About The Boy For Watchkees ShCM (Ch Am Ch Kemonts Skylines
Best Bitch was David, Linda and Malcolm Matthews’ Szaryk Aphrodite At Valindale (Am Ch Wund-R Y Hard Habit To Break (imp USA) x Szaryk Queen of the Night) who was automatically Best Puppy too. Reserve Best Bitch was the Shreeve’s Gineter Christmas Angel (Ch Winklestar Hadar x Bargeway Peaches and Cream Gineter) from Post Graduate
Last week at Wombwell & DCS Limit Show my young Tenat, Flatmeer Flaithri went Reserve Best Puppy in Show under Judge Jocelynne Cyprien (Jocebec) For a £3 entry fee, each class winner got a rosette and there was a free buffet supper provided by the committee for all exhibitors. I haven’t been to a limit show for years and had forgotten what an enjoyable affair they can be.