CANINE PERFORMERS – 19th NOVEMBER
CANINE PERFORMERS AT LONGFIELD, KENT – 19 NOVEMBER 2016
This is a new venue for a show and works very well, with enough space for the dog to work, and for audience to watch without impeding them. There is also a good exercise area to the rear. As usual, Louise and her team managed a relaxed and enjoyable show.
Judges Jan Debnam and Louise Ince
1st -Alison Wilde and Shemella Badgers Moon (Border Collie) performing to Rhapsoblue in D/Telstar by Simon Nichol. Score 20.55
A round with good dressage content using heel and free positions. The backwards and sideways moves were of good duration and demonstrated Badger’s ability to maintain his pace throughout.
2nd - Sue McAuliffe and Decoymans Piper Wilma (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever) Score 19.45.
This is a lovely busy little dog. The props were well integrated into the choreography and used in an imaginative way to change between positions. Good use of walking and trot paces.
3rd -Jo Preston and Calandrella Ankti (Chesapeake Bay Retriever) performing to On the Road Again by Willie Nelson Score 19.25.
There was some very nice dressage within this round, with Ankti working at a brisk, stylish trot, but she was sadly lacking in focus at times which detracted from the overall quality of the performance. Next time!!