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SATURDAY 27th JULY, 2002


Callander World Highand Games Exemption Show
held under Kennel Club Rules & Regulations
In aid of Killin Mountain Rsecue


The show attracted exhibitors from a wide area of Scotland, along with those on holiday from England, France and Germany. The dog from France was a Labrys Berger des Pyrenees and like the chapendoes from Germany, is a breed little known in the UK. Our judge, from Loch Katrine, Mrs. Arlene Allan (Morardane) Great Danes and her husband Gordon, who stewarded, both enjoyed their day and the variety of dogs entered at the show. Fortunately, they were able to stay for the presentation of wine by Danny McKirgan. Thanks to both judge and steward for supporting this event and for keeping the classes running smoothly.

It would have been nice to put on Obedience at this show, but I was told by those I approached for contacts, that it is impossible to get judges now, no one wants to do it. Thankfully, not everyone had the same idea and the day was successful, despite the rain.

For the second year, testing for The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme, aimed at promoting responsible dog ownership, was held at the Callander World Highland Games at the end of July, along with an Exemption Dog Show. Bob Cranie, Animal Welfare Officer for Stirling Council, agreed to be Examiner again, and 18 dogs and handlers, took and passed the Bronze Level Test. To mark their achievement, all 18 dogs were each awarded a rosette and certificate. In order of working in the ring they are:

Milo (Cocker Spaniel) with Derek Smith of Uphall, West Lothian
Tanya (Weinmaraner) with Iain MacMillan of Callander
Conon (Pembrokeshire Corgi) with James Crystall of Montrose
Holly & Rosie (Both Labradors) with Anne Donald of Bishopton, Glasgow
Mazie (Whippet) with Jill Denholm of Bishopton,Glasgow
Cuillin (Hovawart) & Megan (Collie) with Craig Hosie of Kilbarchan
Taz (Crossbreed Recue dog) with Morig McIntosh of Callander
Ben (Collie) with Jackie Lawrie-Wynn (Community Councillor) of Kilmahog, Callander
Vlin (Schapendoes) with Katrine Kolbe of Reutlingen, Germany
Dougie (Bullmastiff) with Julie McMenemy of Bon'ness
Moss (Collie Cross) with Marilyn Connell of Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Charlie (Cocker Spaniel) with Amy Gray of Callander
Barney (Border Collie) with Anne McDougall of Dunbarton
Bailey (Collie) with Kirsty McDougall of Dunbarton
Mjallby (Boxer) with Lorraine Flynn of Fauldhouse, West Lothian
Moss (Collie X) with Marilyn Connell of Kilwinning, Ayrshire.
Holly (Yorkshire Terrier) with Diana Long of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs.

Many congratulations to you all, and thank you for supporting the Good Citizen Dog Scheme and the Killin Mountain Rescue, to whom your donations will be given. The Kennel Club are delighted at the number who took part and were very interested in the Schapendoes from Germany, a breed little known in the UK.

Very many thanks to our Animal Welfare Officer, Bob Cranie, for giving his time and making this event successful. It was a pity that you had to leave before the formal presentation of wine donated by Dreadnought Hotel and Myrtle Inn, but hope you were able to enjoy it.

My sincere thanks go to Diana Long, from Stoke-on-Trent, who bravely agreed to be Assistant Show Organiser. Diana had never been to a dog show before, but watching her on the day, you would think she had been doing it for years. Thank you Diana, I could not have done it without you, and many congratulations to you and Holly for passing your Good Citizen Bronze. Many thanks to Callander Community Counsellor, Jackie Lawrie-Wynn, who also gave help on the day with 'booking-in', and congratulations to you and Ben for passing your Good Citizen Bronze. Thanks to Emma and Michael for supervising the 'Fastest Recall' run and to the five Callander Guides, Eilidh McCourt, Louise McMillan,Emily MacMillan, Kirsten MacLachlanand Kirsty Coates for their efficient help with the admin.

Finally, many thanks to Ian Mitchell and William Jackson of Arden House, for their hard work in obtaining so much sponsorship for this show from the Callander Business Association, and to my friends and those of my neighbours for their generous donations. The total amount raised for Killin Mountain Rescue is 348. 50. My thanks to Danny McKirgan, Fraser McKenzie, John Sterling and all those from the Round Table, who supported me in staging this event. I have already been asked to do another show next year and ........ I ....... probably will.

Now with this 'Good Citizen' over, I am off to run it again for The Kennel Club at the Scottish Kennel Club's Championship Show at Ingliston (end of August) for the second time this year.

Penny Hargrave
Show Organiser.

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