PHOTO OF THE WEEK as at 9 July 2020

July 9th, 2020 by Gail

 

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LOVE this description of the Irish Setter…

… the Irish setter, that wild, lovely, racing and chasing rapscallion, whose sins of far-ranging we always forgive for the sake of his beauty of action and speed of movement. The poise and suggestion of instant, controlled movement …

 

 

 

 

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK as at 21 June 2020

June 21st, 2020 by Gail

 


 


 

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BE THE JUDGE … ease COVID-19 boredom

June 21st, 2020 by Gail

 

 

YOU BE THE JUDGE … 

HOW WOULD YOU PLACE THE DOGS, AND WHY?

 

Open Dog Class :

  • (a)   Dog of very good type, sound balanced and full of quality but with a very light eye
  • (b)   Dog has exceptionally beautiful head, but upright shoulders, a dip in back & straight stifles, and moves as you would expect a dog built like this to move. He is the only champion in the class and has won 14 CCs
  • (c)   beautiful type, well made and sound but very nervous and will not be handled
  • (d)   moderate specimen all round but is put down in perfect condition and beautifully handled (by a member of the Kennel Club Committee)
  • (e)   Very good specimen with no outstanding faults but shown far too fate and his novice handler cannot get him to show or move properly
  • (f)    A very good looking famous old stud dog, sire of many winners, now well past his best and has lost most of his front teeth

 

 


 

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PHOTOS, FUN & LAUGHTER to ease COVID-19 boredom

June 21st, 2020 by Gail

 


 

 

 

 


 

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PHOTOS, FUN & LAUGHTER to ease COVID-19 boredom

June 21st, 2020 by Gail

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST TIME AT A DOG SHOW

First time at a dog show, I’ll tell you quite plain
I’ll never, no never, go near one again.
The breeder said “Show him” when I bought my dog
I showed him alright, the whole place was agog.

They gave me a number, they gave me a pin
But I couldn’t bear to stick the thing in.
So I rushed to a shop and bought some clear glue
And I stuck the card onto his back in the loo.

We arrived at the ringside to find we were first
In the dog pup class (this part is the worst)
We marched in together as fast we was able
Arrived at the judge who said “Up on the table”.

This really surprised me, my skirt was quite tight
And I just couldn’t make it, try as hard as I might.
The judge looked quite worried, he said “Listen here,
Put you dog on the table, not you my dear”.

By now I was trembling, I felt such a fool
But I said to myself “Play it cool… play it cool”.
“How old” said the judge, I heard it quite clear,
Well really, I thought, and said “Thirty next year”.

The Steward, poor fellow, threw a kind of a fit,
He spluttered, he coughed, and his eyes ran a bit.
“I’d have that cough seen to” I said to him when
He’d finally stopped … then he started again.

“Once round the ring dear, as fast as you can”
Said the judge, so I did, I just ran and ran.
But when I arrived (out of breath I’ll admit),
The judge said “Your DOG dear”, I felt such a twit.

Off round once again, I kept my head bent
Oh the shame, my pup crouched, he just went and he went.
A lady came running with bucket and spade,
With manure so pricey, has she got it made!

We came back to the judge who said with a frown
“Stand your dog” I said “Please Sir, He’s not lying down”.
“You can take the First Place Stand” he said … I said “ta”
What a job I had getting that stand in the car!

 

 

 

 


 

 

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2020 ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOW Announcement

April 29th, 2020 by Gail

 

 

Royal Melbourne Show 2020 cancelled: Decision to cancel due to ...

 

Parere Penale esame Avvocato 2018: trovate le differenze!

 

2020 Royal Melbourne Show CANCELLED due to COVID-19

 

 

 

Due to the continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in particular, the social distancing measures and mass gathering restrictions in place, The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Royal Melbourne Show in the best interests of public health.

The RASV has proudly presented the Royal Melbourne Show since 1855. The Royal Melbourne Show has only been called off on two occasions in its 165-year history. First, when Melbourne Showgrounds was requisitioned for the war effort in 1915 and again in WWII between 1940-1945.

The COVID-19 health crisis is unprecedented and the ongoing social distancing measures and mass gathering restrictions mean that we are unable to plan and deliver the 2020 Royal Melbourne Show.

The RASV recognises the importance to decide on the 2020 Royal Melbourne Show now, as many sponsors, exhibitors, and competitors spend months preparing for the Show.

The RASV relies on hundreds of volunteers including committees, judges, stewards and more, who give so generously of their time each year for the Royal Melbourne Show, many of whom take annual leave or time away from their farm. We are fortunate to have an incredibly passionate and supportive community involved each year and during these uncertain times we wanted to give everyone as much notice as possible.

The announcement follows the cancellation of the Adelaide Royal, Brisbane Ekka and Sydney Royal Easter Show earlier this year, all in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Royal Melbourne Show is Victoria’s largest and most iconic annual community event, attracting around 450,000 visitors over 11 days each year and contributes more than $244 million in value to the State of Victoria’s economy annually.

The Royal Melbourne Show provides a unique and valuable platform to promote and celebrate excellence in agriculture with thousands of agricultural exhibitors from rural and regional Victoria coming together at Melbourne Showgrounds.

While the gates will not open this September, the RASV will continue to promote and celebrate food and agriculture, cultivate events and strengthen communities.

The RASV is exploring alternative opportunities to present some of the traditional and much-loved elements of the Royal Melbourne Show online in an all-new virtual experience, along with creating new events and celebrations to support food and agricultural producers.

The RASV thanks the Victorian community for their support and looks forward to bringing everyone together to celebrate the Royal Melbourne Show when it returns bigger and better in 2021 from Thursday 23 September to Sunday 3 October at Melbourne Showgrounds.

 

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT COVID-19

March 23rd, 2020 by Gail

 

 

In a show of unity, every ANKC Ltd Member Body has taken positive action in response to COVID-19, all decisions have been taken in consultation with, and in line with directives of their respective State or Territory Government.

It is therefore announced, in response to the COVID-19 situation,

the cancellation and postponement of ALL EVENTS

until at least 30 April 2020. 

The situation will be reviewed on 15 April 2020.

 

 

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK as at 14 March 2020

March 14th, 2020 by Gail

Happy St Patrick's Day

 

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SHOW RESULTS as at 15 March 2020

March 14th, 2020 by Gail

We welcome and encourage ALL irish setter show results for publication – however when submitting please forward ALL awards :
i.e. DCC/BCC/BOB/RUBOB/Reserves/any IN GROUP/IN SHOW placements


As always, any errors are purely unintentional… please advise of any mistakes for correction
Thank you to all persons submitting show results and/or photos for publication


 

 

Sunday 15 March 2020

TWEED RIVER CANINE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

held at Murwillumbah Showgrounds, New South Wales.     Judge : Mr M Arthur  

DOG CHALLENGE/BEST OF BREED/BEST OPEN IN GROUP

SUP CH EIREANNMADA VERSACE (Browne/Sanney) 

BITCH CHALLENGE/RUNNER UP BEST OF BREED

CH EIREANNMADA NINA RICCI (Browne/Ward)

Reserve Dog

EIREANNMADA MOON RIVER (Nowlan/Sanney)

Reserve Bitch 

EIREANNMADA CATHRYN SOPHIA (Browne)

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Sunday 15 March 2020

PAKENHAM A & H SOCIETY CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

held at KCC Park, Skye, Victoria.   Judge : Mr A Burt  

DOG CHALLENGE/BEST OF BREED/BEST EXHIBIT IN GROUP/BEST JUNIOR IN SHOW

CH EIREAN IN TO MY ARMS (AI) (Anderson)

BITCH CHALLENGE/RUNNER UP BEST OF BREED

CH EIREAN WAITING FOR ME (AI) (Hearn)

Reserve Dog

no other

Reserve Bitch 

EIREAN ALWAYS ON MY MIND (AI) (Anderson)

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Sunday 15 March 2020

SOVEREIGN CITY KENNEL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

held at Ballarat, country Victoria.   Judge : Ms V McLaughlin 

BITCH CHALLENGE/BEST OF BREED

COMHLUADER BORN TO TRY (Govan)

DOG CHALLENGE

none

Reserve Dog

n/a

Reserve Bitch

no other

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Saturday 14 March 2020

TWEED RIVER CANINE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

held at Murwillumbah Showgrounds, New South Wales.     Judge : Mrs S Foster (Sth Aust)  

DOG CHALLENGE/BEST OF BREED/BEST EXHIBIT IN GROUP

SUP CH EIREANNMADA VERSACE (Browne/Sanney) 

BITCH CHALLENGE/RUNNER UP BEST OF BREED

CH EIREANNMADA NINA RICCI (Browne/Ward)

Reserve Dog

no other

Reserve Bitch 

no other

 

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Saturday 14 March 2020

ELTHAM & DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

held at KCC Park, Skye, Victoria.   Judge : Mr M Clarke

BITCH CHALLENGE/BEST OF BREED

SUP CH RHIANNON SCIENCE N FAITH (Scott/Scott)

Reserve Bitch/RUNNER UP BEST OF BREED

CH RHIANNON RED LETTER DAY (Scott/Scott)

DOG CHALLENGE

CH RHIANNON CODE RED (Scott/Scott)

Reserve Dog

no other

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Friday 13 March 2020

TWEED RIVER CANINE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

held at Murwillumbah Showgrounds, New South Wales.     Judge : Mrs N Abela (NSW)   

BITCH CHALLENGE/BEST OF BREED

EIREANNMADA CATHRYN SOPHIA (Browne)

DOG CHALLENGE/RUNNER UP BEST OF BREED/BEST MINOR PUPPY IN GROUP

EIREANNMADA MOON RIVER (Nowlan/Sanney)

Reserve Dog

SUP CH EIREANNMADA VERSACE (Browne/Sanney) 

Reserve Bitch 

no other 

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK as at 9 March 2020

March 9th, 2020 by Gail

 

 

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