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Breed Notes - 16 Apr 2013
Sunday 14th April was the club AGM held this year at the home of our hardworking secretary Liz, in Bradmore, Nottinghamshire. With only eleven attending we got down to business and finished in record time. With Elinor Anderson standing down we welcomed Nick Boisseau on to the committee and started our first meeting, all before lunch.
Lunch was superb, and Janet had made the biggest Victoria sponge I had ever seen. It was the same size as the one she takes into her office for the fund raising “Children in Need” weekend. I think we all took some home.
The main item of discussion at the meeting was the Show and Seminar weekend. Gill and Bettina, being on the spot, are taking charge of the seminar detail, and there is to be an innovation at the show, when there will be 3 classes, to be judged at the lunch interval by a judge from our “C” (to give him or her more hands-on experience). These classes will be totally separate from the show, rosettes will be given, but no “best dog/bitch” awarded, and the placings will not count in the main show, regarding the opportunity to challenge for best dog or bitch. You will, however, have to enter in the main show in order to compete at this “show within a show”. It is quite hard to see how it will actually work out, but it will for sure be interesting.
I feel sure that the competitor with the dancing Racoon, featuring in “Britain’s got Talent” next Saturday, is the one and only Kimberly Unger, who owns a black and gold Hovawart called Kaszper, and we will be sure to watch and see. I believe she walks them together, which seems nothing short of a miracle.
I walked the dogs without wellies this week, that must be a first for months and months, hasn’t it been a long long winter? Roll on summer, I can’t wait.
This article was posted on: 16-Apr-13