Gloucester Open Show - Viv Coulter (Colooney)
Badger was 3rd in a large puppy class and Ruso was VHC, again in a big class so pleased with the lads. The badge then entered the AV Hound Puppy class and won it under Linda Swann
South West Whippet Club- Judge Sarah Pirie
Badger won a class of 7 in MPD and then challenged 2 others puppies to be BPD and RBPIS. Ruso was 3rd in the Lure Coursing Class.
Whippet Club of Wales - Mr Bill Browne-Cole (Travella)
Badger won both Minor Puppy Dog and Puppy Dog, and was RBPIS. Ruso was second in Post Graduate
Lichfield and District Open Show - Judge Dawn Mason (Aphrael)
Ruso was second in the Postgrad Class and Badger won Puppy and then took BPIB and RBOB.
Manchester Championship Show - Harry Boyle Judging
Ruso took the reserve in Junior (from 13), and The Badge Man was 3rd in a class of 8, qualifying fo Crufts 2009 first time of asking. Well Done to the Black and White Bombshell!
Southampton and District CS Open Show - Judge Robert Greaves
Badger was second in Junior (no puppy class today) and Ruso won the Post Grad Class
Midland Whippet Limited Show - Rachel Hannington
Big entries today and both the pups did well, Ruso coming second in Junior to Roger Stock's lad and The Badge was third in MPD with 9 entries, so I'm very pleased with that as it was his first breed club show.
Weston Super Mare CS Open Show - Nicky Warner
Ruso won Junior and Badger was fantastic in his first Puppy Class and was only beaten by a puppy almost twice his age, so no shame there. I was over the moon with the lads today!
Knowl Hill Monthly Match - Judged by Rita Aldridge (Fleckers)
The Badge Man takes another big Baby Puppy Walk and comes home with a huge cup lol!
Bray Ringcraft Quarterly Match - Jeane Collins (Jedforest)
The pups excelled themselves tonight, both retaining their trophies. Badger won Baby Puppy from a class of 10, and Ruso won Junior with 8 entries
Whippet Club of Wales - Judge Dave King
Ruso was reserve from a puppy class of 16
The Dent Challenge - EAWCC Lure Coursing Event
Winx wins The Purse in this 32 dog stake
Badger has his first ferreting experience and catches his first rabbit! Click here to see all the action!
VDCC Wickwar Hill Sprint
Mr Winx wins his stake on the 400 metre uphill course
Midland Whippet Club Championship Show - Dog Judge Jessie Mcleod
Ruso takes reserve out of a big puppy class.
South Yorkshire Whippet Club Champ Show - Mrs C Neale judging
Ruso was placed 4th in a class of 9 in PD and Jacob was VHC out of 8 in his class.
Bray Ringcraft Quarterly Match – Judge Fiona Lambert (Kanix)
I thought I'd take everyone this evening, Badger could have a practice (he went to his first ringcraft lesson last week) and Winx could put a show lead on for the first time this year!
Badger won his Baby Puppy Class (3 to 6 months) out of 7 entries
Ruso won Junior, from a class of eight.
Winx excelled himself to take 2nd out of 6 in Novice
Jacob didn’t have the best night of his life lol! He was 5th out of 6, but he showed well.
A very good night for Alacrity!
City of Birmingham Championship Show with Judge Mr Alec Mackenzie
Ruso was 2nd in MPD and 3rd in PD, and Jacob showed his socks off and won the Post Graduate Class. Way to go boys, you did me proud today. Pictures are on Jacob's results page.
East Anglian Whippet Club Championship Show - Dog Judge Maureen Blanks
Ruso wins the Minor Puppy Dog Class of 8, and qualifies for Crufts 2008 in style. Jacob takes VHC in a Post Graduate Class of 20. Well done boys! Pictures are on Ruso's Results page
Badger arrives at Alacrity!
Check out his page to read the story of his homecoming.
Ruso wins the Puppy Hurdling Event
We went to the Total Lurcher Show at the weekend, and Ruso excelled himself, winning the puppy hurdles with ease. I also had the pleasure of handling a friends dog Merlin, who won his class and went on to be Reserve Best in Show - Way to go Merlin!
Paignton Championsip Show with Jenny Startup Judging
Another reserve for SBSD in quite a big class, but boy what a difference, it seems the lad has mastered the art of standing still....well for at least 10 seconds at a time!
Badger is born!
Our new addition came into the world at 4.45 on the 25th of June, and I was there at his birth. It was very special to be present at the whelping of this young lad, and he is absolutely stunning. you can find out more about him on He comes from excellent lines in both working and showing, so as you can imagine, I am very excited about being able to bring him home to Alacrity!