14 August 2020 Breed Notes

Sad news that two more Championship Shows have been forced to cancel. Firstly Blackpool, the committee have shown strength and commitment in hope the show would carry on. But alas it was not to be. This message came through from Michaela Hall.

Preston could be the country’s next area to have new Coronavirus restrictions imposed amid a surge of Covid-19 cases there, council bosses have said.
Residents in the Lancashire city have been strongly advised to avoid hosting visitors at homes as fears grow that government intervention will be needed if the growing spike cannot be brought under control.
The city is next door to Blackburn – currently suffering the highest infection rates in the country – and just north- west of Greater Manchester, which was placed into a partial lockdown last Friday with guests at home rendered temporarily unlawful.
Whilst no one can accurately predict what will happen in the next few weeks the Committee have decided due to the above if we cancel now before anyone has actually entered on-line exhibitors will not lose out financially, however, if you have already entered by post your entry including your cheque will be destroyed.
Thank you Michaela Hall

Unfortunately there will be no Christmas dog show celebrations for 2020.

The officers and committee of LKA very sadly regret to announce that our Championship Show due to take place on the 12th / 13th December 2020 at the NEC is now cancelled.
We have been working very hard behind the scenes with the NEC and attempted to see our way through the Government COVIDS 19 Regulations on how our large indoor show could be safely managed and allow us to go ahead.
After taking all matters into consideration but placing as a priority the welfare and safety of our exhibitors, judges, stewards, trade stands , and the many helpers that to give up their time to work with us. It was deemed necessary to cancel the show this year. All the judges, contractors and the many people that help us put on the show will of course be informed separately.
We hope you understand our decision and look forward to seeing you all at our 2021 show which we will plan to be bigger and better than ever.
Gillian Marley. ( LKA Secretary)

It is with great sadness that the 2 day Open Show on December 30 & 31 for Luton Canine Association is now officially cancelled. It was thought by the Committee that it would be impossible to keep 2ft apart let alone 2metres.
All our judges will be contacted and offered the same breeds in 2021.
On a personal side I never thought that in my 50th year as Secretary that I would be cancelling our lovely Christmas show loved by many.
We are hoping that we will be able to hold our show in 2021 on the last 2 days of the year. In the mean time we wish you all well and stay safe.
Ben Reynolds Frost.

For those that live in the Glossop area this may be of interest and a day out for you and your four paws. Woof & Ready are holding this grooming and show training event on Sunday 25th October 2020 from 10am – 4pm. To be held at Unit 8, Brook Industrial Estate, Glossop.
The hosts are Alison Rogers Grooming Academy and Hayley Morris. Ticketa are obtainable through Eventbrite.
The day involves show preparation and handling expertise with Geoff Corish, Michael Coad and Alison Rogers. This will be a chance to learn and ask the experts for top tips and advice.
To become the ultimate exhibitor it’s not just about the grooming or the handling of your dog but the whole package.
Improve your handling with Michael Coad. (Pamplona) Improve your grooming prep with Geoff Corish (Pamplona) and Alison Rogers
Bring your own show dog as if you were going to a show with your grooming kit and table (if required) etc.
In the morning there will be workshop were Geoff and Alison who will go around each table guiding and helping you prepare your dog. Along the way the experts will give you tips and tricks to get the ultimate show presentation to get the best out of your dog. There will then be a break for lunch which will be provided within the cost of the ticket. In the afternoon join Michael as he gives helpful advice to each handler and dog, enabling them to get the best movement and stand position when showing your dog to the judge.
All breeds catered for we will have limited numbers in each group to show the difference from breed to breed
Workshop ticket with your dog early bird £100 each
Workshop ticket with dog not early bird £120 each
Spectator ticket without dog early bird £50 each
Spectator ticket without dog not early bird £70 each
Eventbright fees will be added to ticket prices at check out.
All tickets are and non-refundable.
Please bring your own show equipment, grooming tools. Show leads, table, cages, shoes, bait that you would show your dog with.

So readers if this is something you would like to paticipate, enjoy and have fun.

So with shows cancelled up to the end of 2020 the only hope for those exhibitors that are champing at the bit to get to a dog show will be Bournemouth Championship Show. Time will tell if will be safe to do so.

Everyone take care, remember, the more you take care others stay safe too.
Enjoy the sunshine if it is still wearing its sunhat and sunglasses.