Sunday, 29 July 2007

Agility Club Show

We packed the 'big' green tent this weekend 'coz it was a family camping trip to ....
Newbury!! Not everyone's choice but those who are agility enthusiasts will understand. I use the term big very loosly when describing our tent since it is only really small and evoked alot of sympathy with our fellow caravaners for our wellfair when the forcast was for rain. Well dib dip & a dob dob we are well prepared and very snuge in our tent. The dogs even have their own roll mats! Anyway, Chi was running true to form - brilliantly. Some people even commented on the fact he was running so fast and asked if I'd put a rocket up his bum! Hell no it's pure talent :)

Quite a few people came up to congratulate us on being picked for the GB Dog Agility World Championships as well - thank you. It makes me feel really proud :)

Here's a little montague of events:

Like it says on the credits a big gratz to Hex on gaining a Champ ticket - see the Obay blog for more news on that one.
Next week Johanna is coming over form Denmark. She is bringing One (and a few others) Can't wait to meet him.

Sunday, 22 July 2007


Caught Billy & Griz trying to catapult Chi to the moon! ROFLOL! (roll on floor laugh out load).
All 3 had runs at Newlands today, Chi gained a 2nd and an Obay Sheltie sweep with his sister Zen in the 6 & 7 jumping class, and the 2 vets did themselves proud round a really good fun course - thank you Carlos Longueira-Barr.

The best part of the day? Home in time for beer o'clock! :)

Lian was there with her camera - check out The Knights site for film footage of the Obay Sheltie sweep. (hope she posts it now)

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Rugby & World Try Outs

Brief summary:-
Weather not too bad (that's the English in me coming out - where would we be with out our weather to comment on eh?)
Company excellent! :)
Prizes galour! well almost, on Sat we gained 2nd in Champ agility, made it to the finals but unfortunately had 5 faults :( . Sunday qualified for Crufts Team with The ESSC (English Shetland Sheepdog Club) Tri Stars. I ran in pole position and Chi did a lovely run, perfect in every way, next up was Karen Bugler with Ace, then Amy Bennett with Taz, smoothly rounding our performance off was Bernadette & Zen. Hurrah! we were in the lead. Then it was nail biting stuff - we had 5 faults, the next team had already qualified and the last team to run had some really good members. They too had 5 faults so it was all down to timing, there was only 3 seconds in it, but we won (as I've already said :))

On to the Try outs. 1st day - series of 'technical' maneuver exercises, timed contacts and a jumping run. Today 3 runs - jumping, agility and final agility run in reverse order. Unfortunately we had faults in the first 3 runs :( then went on to win the final run of the day. It was this along with our pre qualifying points for the reserve ticket at Thames that gave us enough points to be chosen as reserve for the GB World Championship team - WOOT!

There was no videoing today - far too much concentration needed for the events. There maybe photo's and videos from both events posted here and defo on the OBay site.

Gratz to the Obay Shelties for having 5 dogs on teams at the World Champs. Just goes to show wot good stuff those Shelties are made of :). I'm sure our sponsor BURNS will be pleased as well

Monday, 9 July 2007

Burns - The best!

Today we had comformation that Burns will sponsor Chi for a year providing us with food and treats on a monthly basis - very pleasing. From now on you will see me wearing promotional clothing. Chi's photo, taken by Tony at the Jersey agility Festival earlier this year is currently on Burn's web site under 'dog'. He will soon have his own little section under sponsorship as well. Check it out at:

I have already been feeding Chi on Burns having taken good advice from the breeder! :) and am very pleased with the results - his coat feels soft and silky, his weight is very constant and he is performing as he should be - brilliantly!

Rugby this weekend, Champ class on the Sat, Team on Sunday - we are running for the ESSC (English Shetland Sheepdog Club)and then the try outs for the GB world team Mon & Tues. With the way we are perfoming at the moment i am really looking forward to this weekend.

Saturday, 7 July 2007


It's official Chi is a stud! Here's a copy of the Kennel club cert we received in the post this morning along with a letter congratulating us on our recent success at Thames - very pleasing :)

Sunday, 1 July 2007

UKA Royal Canin Finals

And what a final it was. Chi came a very respectable 2nd, 4 tenths of a second behind his litter sister Zen making it an Obay Sheltie sweep - HOORAY!
Chi is certainly producing the results this season and that's just the way it should be :) Watch out world here we come........

Gratz to Hex & Indy for achieving the same in the Toy class - see the Obay blog for more news on that spectacular Obay Sheltie sweep.

Video & pic's to follow - plse view on Obay blog, link on right hand side of this page