Walford College Campus, Baschurch, Shrewsbury, SY4 2HL.
Once again we are very grateful to Skinners for their most generous sponsorship.
124 classes – 177 dogs entered – 13 different judges.
First time at this venue, and what a beautiful setting! The weather was kind enough for all judging to be held outside on beautifully mown grass. Exhibitors parked their cars on a slightly higher level bank overlooking the 3 rings, with marvellous views across the sports fields and beyond to the Welsh Hills.
Had it rained the Sports Hall was available for our use. There was ample space inside for the three rings, and enough room to accommodate everyone comfortably.
We received very many positive comments regarding the excellent catering, which was available in the nearby permanent Refectory building. There was a very good choice of well cooked breakfast items, then for lunch there was again a good selection, surely something for everyone. Hot and cold drinks were available from a drinks machine within the same building.
The raffle raised £128 in aid of Search and Rescue Dogs, the charity chosen at this year’s AGM by members of Shropshire Gundog Society.
The show commenced on time at 10.00, and finished at 16.30. 21 breeds were present in the BIS ring, awaiting the attentions of BIS judge Mrs Jill Dixon. Each exhibit was given a careful examination before Mrs Dixon selected 8 for her shortlist: Cocker, Hungarian Vizsla, Weimaraner, Pointer, Welsh Springer, English Springer, Field Spaniel, Curly Coated Retriever.
BIS – Clarke’s English Springer Ternspringer Band Man at Reulemill.
RBIS – Perkins’ Pointer Ir Sh Ch Kanix Fate of Brent JW, ShCM, CW15.
G3 – Byrne & Egan’s Weimaraner Enryb Prosecco Party JW, ShCM.
G4 – Philipson’s Welsh Springer Menstonia Marksman ShCM.
There were 10 puppies competing for BPIS, 6 were shortlisted for further consideration: Labrador, Pointer, Irish Water Spaniel, Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla, Hungarian Vizsla, Sussex Spaniel.
BPIS – Byrne’s Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Aldozovolgyi-Drotos Nador at Enryb (imp Hungary).
RBPIS – Matthews’ Pointer Millpoint Simply Bootiful with Sonham.
PG3 – Bradbury & Preston’s Sussex Spaniel Serendel Sussex Euphoria at Harasteorra.
PG4 – Perkins’ Hungarian Vizsla Nevedith Strictly Claudia of Brent.
Thank you to everyone who helped at this year’s show, without your input the show could not have gone ahead.