On Sunday the 9th of October the club held a Breed Seminar for those who possibly wish to judge or perhaps are already judging and need to move onto a "B" list, or those who just wish to learn more about the breed.
We had a small number of candidates take part on the day, some of which came from other breeds.
Our main speaker was Sue Almey who gave a very informative talk on the breed, this was followed by a chance for the candidates to go over a few dogs, just to see how they went about judging a dog. Also an opportunity to discuss any items with the experienced judges we had helping on the day and it also gave then time to watch the dogs move outside.
After a lovely lunch we moved on to the actual exam and question papers. Nine candidates took the exam, which entailed going over five dogs, then making a report on their findings, then placing the dogs in the order they felt was correct.
Our four experienced judges then had to confirm if the candidates had gained a pass or fail.
It was an interesting day, I felt most candidates that attended really did gain more knowledge on the breed.
These events are not easy to organise and take a lot of time to arrange, so I would like to thank the members who brought their dogs along for the day and all the help given from the committee.
Glennis Hewitson. (Chairman)