Working Obedience

Wonder what I do at obedience shows?
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Please see our dogs working results!

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"Sylvi in training’

Whittlesey DTC
14/10/12
Beginners 1st
“1st – Sylvi (33) Losing 2 ½   What a lovely round, they worked as a successful team which was great to watch. There were some crooked sits and presents, which was the only downfall. Your recall was excellent and was clear. It was a well-deserved win, and wish you all the luck in the future.”

 

Thulens Jenni (Beg Ex)

BAGSDS CH. OBEDIENCE SHOW
21/09/13
Novice Bitch. Joint 3rd. 4th after run off
"4th 74 Mrs G Blair Thulens Jenni F.Lapphund Losing 4. Original round was very commendable. One of two Finnish Lapphunds in the class. Good luck with your youngsters."
Thulens Jenni (Beg Ex)
Coventry DTC
08/09/13
Novice Bitch 2ND place
2nd - Gail Blair & Thulens Jenni "Good clear set exercises today, main faults within Heelwork was altering of position and occasional drifting, great to see another breed competing within Obedience keep going, hope your putting forward for the Inter-regional competition."

Thulens Jenni (Beg Ex)

"Jenni training Heelwork & retrieving her dumbell"

Birmingham & District GSD Assoc
15/9/12
Beginners 1st
1st No 75 Gail with Jenni , B, Finish Lapphund, B, Lost 4. "What a cracker of a round hard to fault with the odd wide on heelwork and not much else. You should have no trouble winning your novices with Jenni as she is great and your attitude is spot on. Very well done.”
Coventry DTC
9/9/12
Beginners 1st

Thulens Jenni (Beg Ex)

(Photos courtesy of Kieran Liggins Photography)

Hatchford Brook
4/8/12
Beginners 3rd  (joint 1st place, 3rd after run offs)
3rd Mrs Blair with Thulens Jenni
F. Lapp losing 1.5 Jenni also had to run off for first place and was good enough to win on another day. "This lady had three lapphunds in the class and each one was a credit to her, all worked well and had super attitudes. Well done.”
12 Loughborough
19/5/2012
Beginners 4th
“4th Mrs Blair Thulens Jenni Finnish Lapphund. Another well motivated dog. A joy to watch you train when you brought your youngster in.”
Rugby DTC
1/5/11
Beginners 4th
Midland Border Collie Club
24/4/11
Beginner 3rd
BAGSDs Birmingham South
17/4/11
Beginners 4th
Coventry DTC
12/9/10
Beginners 5th
Worcester DTC
22/8/10
Beginners 2nd
Working Belgian Shepherd Dog Soc
21/8/10
Beginners 4th
Hatchford Brook
7/8/10
Beginners 4th
SKC
23/5/10
Pre - Beginners 2nd
Midland Border Collie
25/4/10
Beginners 5th
BAGSDs Birmingham South
4/10
Beginners 2nd

Thulens Jenni (Beg Ex)

Jenni winning 2nd in Beginners at her first show....what a great start to her obedience career!

(Photos courtesy of L.Perry, Obedience UK)

BAGSDs Birmingham South
4/10
Pre - Beginners 1st

Thulens Jenni (Beg Ex)

Jenni winning Pre Beginners at her very first show (Photos courtesy of L.Perry, Obedience UK)

 

Blairswolf Tellervo

BIRMINGHAM & DISTRICT GSD ASSOC
04/09/13
Novice Bitch. 2nd
2nd Mrs J. Blair with Blairswolf Tellervo Lost 5 1/2 " A good team. Confidently handled in all exercises. Good neat heelwork and set exercises. Well done."

Blairswolf Tellervo

Blairswolf Tellervo

‘Photos by kind permission of D. Greer’

Worcester DTC Open Obedience Show
17/8/13
Novice Bitch 1st

 

Blairswolf Tellervo

Blairswolf Tellervo

‘Photos by kind permission of D. Greer’

Cheltenham & District Open Obedience Show
24/8/13
Novice Bitch 4th
4th Mrs Blair with her Finish Lappland Blairswolf Tellervo loosing 3.25 and I'm afraid the run off for 3rd. "Wow what a lovely little dog, again clear on her retrieve and recall just a little nosy doing her heelwork and loosing her position which cost her, you are going to have so much fun with her."

 

Leemax Herra

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1999
BAGSDs Working Trial Long Compton. Loki was awarded 3rd place UD. NQ and Best Track Trophy. 178.5/200 marks. Judge Ms N Ansell.
It was a very windy day and the track was on rolled plough, many dogs had already failed the track because of the weather conditions. Loki stormed round, never lifted his nose…thrilling to be on the end of the tracking line.

Leamington DTC Working Trials section Annual Competition. 1st place Pre-CD. 90/100 marks. Judge Mr T Orchard and Ms L Short.

Loki only competed at a few trials and he was retired in 2000 as he was having difficulty with all the jumps. We had extensive tests at the vets but no explanation could be found for the intermittent lameness. It was only when he was 12 years old we found that he had problems with a cruciate ligament.

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Gail and Nishmah were awarded the ‘Outstanding Partnership’

2007
Trophy by the Rough and Smooth Collie training Association in recognition of their work together in Working Trials, Breed ring and as a PAT Dog. This was the first time this award had been made. A very proud moment.

Nishmah received the Platinum Award from the Rough and Smooth Collie Training Association for gaining 12 points on their Versatility Scheme. She is the ONLY Rough Collie to have achieved this award. You can see Nishmah on the Roll of Honour here www.rscta.co.uk

1999
For the second year Nishmah was given the ‘Achievement Award’ in Working Trials by the Rough & Smooth Collie Training Association.

1998
Qualified UD at Brocket Park Open working Trial plus 1st place! 195/200 marks. A good qualification! Judges Mr C Ball & Mrs F Ball.
ASPADs CH Working Trial Scarborough qualified UDX. 171/200 marks Judge Mrs C Crawshaw. We worked the track during a tremendous thunderstorm and torrential rain, so I was pleased with Nishmah’s commitment on her track.
Leamington CH WorkingTrial qualified UDX 192/200 Judge Ms. E Rushton. One heart stopping moment on the track when the tracklayer got her sandwiches out and Nishmah thought about going to join her for a picnic…she didn’t ..phew!
Awarded the ‘Achievement Award’ in Working Trials by the Rough & Smooth Collie Training Association.

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Left BROCKET PARK (1998) Right LEAMINGTON ( 1998)

1997
Banbury & District DTS Open Working Trial 2nd place CD NQ. Unfortunately the jumps were our downfall this time.
Tewksbury CH Working Trial Qualified CDX 91/100 Judge Ms A Shepherd.
ASPADs CH Working Trial Scarborough Qualified CDX 90.5/100 Judge Mr B Lynch.

1996
Mercian Open Working Trial. This was our first working trial, Nishmah won 1st  place CD but didn’t qualify. My nerves and the jumps got the better of us.

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