Born in London, moved to Kent at age of 8, then to Essex when I got married. "Emigrated" to Moray in 2002. Have owned and shown dogs since 1978. First breed was Old English Sheepdogs, then added Lhasa Apsos in 1983, a Lagotto Romagnolo in 2000 and Shih Tzus in 2003. The latest acquisition is an Affenpinscher who took up residence this year (2008). Enjoy showing my dogs and judging. I have stewarded about 1,000 classes at all levels and show managed open and breed championship shows. My showing is more limited now as the distances are far greater from Moray to the general championship shows. I will retire in 2011 at which time I will have more time to travel, but probably not enough money to get to the shows! However, I am always hoping that either Ernie or the Lottery will come up trumps!
We made the long journey (480 miles round trip) to Border Union and thought we had moved to the Med - the weather was absolutely glorious. To make the journey worth while and put a couple of cherries on the cake, we qualified Denzil and Leo, both of them winning 2nd place in their respective classes (Puppy and Limit). Our Crufts 2010 team has now gone up to 4 - Leila has yet to get her act together, although she managed to get VHC in Limit Bitch. She likes to think she is top of the tree at Roman Camp, but she needs to get her priorities in order!! Perhaps next time ...?! I saw a number of people from the Club so I hope they all had a good day as well.