Kennel Club shines in Savannah contest

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July 26, 2016

Tanglewoode’s on the Warpath (Scout) places 1st and 2nd in novice obedience achieving his CD Title.

MEMBERS of the Bahamas Kennel Club (BKC) travelled to Savannah, Georgia at the end of June to compete in the annual Savannah Dog Training Club’s Obedience Trials.

Competing in the trials were Amanda Meyers and Fox Hill’s Monkeying Around Bahamian potcake “Monkey”, Diane Fletcher and Blue Banner’s Big Bang Shetland sheepdog “Penny” and Lynn Gape and Tanglewoode’s on the Warpath Australian shepherd “Scout”.

The group was supported by Michael Albury, BKC director and Tonya Gay, BKC director and group trainer.

“We were very pleased with the performance of the participants at the show,” said Ms Gay of Follow the Leader Dog Training. “Everyone competed at a high level and qualified, as well as placed in several trials.”

“We continue to be impressed by our Bahamian participants,” said Carol Mett, show chair. “They do extremely well considering that many do not have the ring experience of many of the competitors. This is the 3rd year that some of the participants have competed and I continue to see improvement in their performance.”

The BKC members train as a group and have been supported by Purina (Bahamas Wholesale Agencies) who support the BKC’s Annual Dog Show in March and a special obedience trial and training in January each year.

“We are extremely grateful for the continued support of Purina for our training as well as the support for our January trial. We also appreciate the service provide by Saga Boy Air Charters which allows us to travel with our dogs inside (the) passenger cabin to Ft Lauderdale,” said Lynn Gape, BKC vice-president.

Achievements at the show were: Fox Hill’s Monkeying Around (Monkey)- two rally novice legs; Blue Banner’s Big Bang (Penny) - two rally novice legs, placed 2nd and 3rd, and one beginner novice Leg; Tanglewoode’s on the Warpath (Scout): - two novice obedience legs placing 1st and 2nd as well as AKC CD and one rally advanced leg.

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News date : 07/26/2016    Category : Animals/Pets, Tribune Stories

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