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SHCGB Northern Open Show 2008

well, it’s been over a year since we last wrote anything on here. we’ve both been way too busy with work, the dogs etc.

i decided to take a break from showing this year and spend more time at home in the garden and, with the way fuel prices are going, save some money. we will be doing a few shows, but more as a holiday than anything else so guy can go fishing. we had a nice weekend away in the Borders a few weeks ago, staying at a great B&B near Melrose (recently voted the best in scotland) for a few days before Border Union and then over to Carlisle for the club show. i’d missed the entry for Border Union so just entered Elvis in Veteran Dog at the club show under Yricka Gardner, which he came first in. the last show we did was darlington i think, so Elvis was full of himself and my handling skills were a bit rusty.

Elvis – CC Number 4 & Best in Show

the trip up to Scotland on Sunday was certainly worth it with Elvis gaining his 4th CC and winning BIS at the first SSHC Championship Show. his sister Pearl, CH Huskidoo String of Pearls, was RBIS. it was great to end our show season on such a high note. guy spent the day at home kitting out the van which is coming along now, so hopefully it won’t be long before the cages are finished.

Kelso, Carlisle, Flatbed lorry

this weekend saw Elvis get a 1st in Limit under breed specialist and keen musher, Lindsey Sutherland. we all got a tad excited in the challenge as the judge carefully compared Elvis with his father, Kaliznic.


as you can see, he was looking rather good chasing his dad around the ring. there are some more photos of him from this show on his page here. what a fabulous venue this show has. it was nice to be only a minute away form the car, without having to go through barriers etc. it was noted by a few, that the few periods of rain had little affect on the dogs that work in Winter. what’s a rain shower to an outdoor dog? many a rally is spent in the wet! I do agree with the judges decision to stay outdoors. the wet-weather ring was tiny and we would never had got the chance to see our boy move so well.

after Kelso, we headed down for a sleepy night at the Metal Bridge hotel in Carlisle. on Sunday, Elvis was placed second to his brother, Fya in Open class, at the SHCGB Northern Open Show. the grass was a tad long and the terrain undulating in the dog ring. he went on to be thrown out of the working stakes class, which left me somewhat speechless, considering he was number 3 in the 2003/4 UK Dual Championship. to finish the day, our Jeep sprung a radiator leak just as we set off, which meant us travelling back to York with the car on the back of flatbed tow truck. suppose we saved on petrol?

big thanks to Mark and Bette for providing coffee and cakes whilst we waited for the AA to turn up to diagnose that we needed a tow home. it was only 12 months ago that the radiator on the mr2 sprung a leak on the way home from Blackpool on a queuing motorway – which then saw a line of husky people pulling over with offers of help. Anthony Rees gave us a bottle of water for Elvis cos this extra wait had not been part of our plan. we have some great friends in the Husky Club.