10th March 2011, 10:25 PM
A Cavalier in obedience at Crufts
Today was the Inter-Regional obedience competition at Crufts - seven teams of seven people and dogs each from seven different regions of the UK. The Northern Irish group had a tri Cavalier in their team, working Novice - Ballaleigh Bewitched Lady (Tara) owned by Theresa Smith. Didn't do very well - but that's Cavaliers for you!
The competition was won by the Midlands team. The Western team, which came second, had two small dogs in it - our trainer Maria with her corgi Carina, and another member of our class, Jacqui, with her very pretty Dachshund/American Cocker cross, Izzie (who came joint third in Beginners and received a cup - I'm so pleased, because Jacqui was petrified with nerves beforehand!). In the Inter-Regionals the teams are only allowed to have two collies, so it's a chance for all sorts of other breeds to have a go at Crufts.
Kate, Oliver and Aled