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The 60th Roman Wall Show Report

The Percy hounds went to their first show of the year on Saturday 14 June on the Roman Wall at Twice Brewed, Bardon Mill. The judge for the afternoon was Mr Tim Brocklebank from Aspatria.

The first class of the day was the group in which we showed four bitches that we like a lot, Lightening walked by Mr and Mrs Stephen McCarthy, Lilac walked by Mrs Lynne Walker, Litmus walked by Mrs Annette Grey and Claret walked by Mr Billy Crole. They showed very well and went on to win the class. The next class was the entered dog, we showed three in this class, Alpine walked by Mr Davey Willey, Clinker walked by Mrs Emma Howie and Alnwick walked by Mrs Betty Robson . Clinker went on to win the class which was very pleasing as he is a young dog that is very good in his work and we like a lot and have not shown before. The next class was the entered bitch in which we again showed three, Lightening walked by my parents, Alspice walked by Miss Emily Bennett and Posie walked by Miss Aimee Straughan and Mr Christopher Newlands. All three showed well but they didn't catch the judge’s eye. We then showed three unentered dogs, Alarm walked by Miss Becca Connor, Porter walked by Miss Emily Bennett and Porrick walked by Mrs Lynne Walker. I was pleased with the way all three showed with Alarm going on to win the class. The last class was the unentered bitch in which we showed three Pocket walked by Miss Emily Bennett, Pollen walked by Mr and Mrs Kevin Truscott and Alias walked by Mrs Lynne Walker. Once again they showed quite well with Pocket going on to be second.

We then went on to the Championship with our young dog Alarm going on to be Reserve Champion. We finished the day with three firsts and a second and Reserve Champion. A very pleasing afternoon and for once it did not rain!

Our next show will be The Blaston Hound Show in Leicestershire on Sunday 29 June quickly followed by a very busy July. Our Pre Puppy Show on Thursday 03 July at the kennels, our own Percy Country Dog and Hound Show at Ratcheugh on Sunday 06 July, the schedule for the show is now available to download on our Dates for your Diary page, The Great Yorkshire Show on Wednesday 09 July and The Festival of Hunting on Wednesday 16 July at Peterborough and our Puppy Show at kennels on Saturday 26 July. Other dates will be on our Dates for your Diary page  as they become available.

Robert McCarthy
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