Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Utility group blog

So I've already talked about the toy group. The utility group contains dogs that the kennel group have problems putting into a group.

The Dalmatian was originally used to run along side horse drawn carriages but you don't see many of those around anymore.
They could always rename it the dogs from a over the world group.

The Keeshond.

Boston terrier

Japenese spitz.
Others include japenese Akita, Tibetan spaniel and terrier, Korean Jindo, The utility group does contain the great British Bulldog and it's French version.

Let's hope it's warm in the NEC as one poor dog - the Mexican Hairless will feel the cold!

As well as watching the breed judging there is also the arena with 6,000 seats showing - agility, heelwork to music, flyball and west midland police display team.
In the good citizen dog scheme ring is puppy foundation display, pets as therapy, dogs for the disabled.
In the young kennel club ring obedience and handling skills
In the dogs activity ring agility heelwork to music, bloodhounds and gundogs.

I hope the hoomans enjoy themselves we are looking forward to seeing our treats.

Crufts starts tomorrow blog

Where do you start talking about the greatest dog show in the world!

I will start by being selfish - what will they buy Star and I from the 400 trade stands ? Hoomans have been trying my cool coat on Star and realised I need the bigger size. The cool coats are fab soak them in water and keeps me cool for 4 hours whilst the sun evaporates the water.

That means a trip to the XtraDog stand hall 1 stand 125 plus more freshner pads for our dicky bags.

Thursday the first day means judging is toy and utility groups. The toy group has the smallest dogs in the competition. The ever popular king Charles spaniel.

But also some more unusual breeds such as the Cotten De Tulear, Pomeranian, Affenpinscher and the Pug.

Dad is a tall hooman 6.ft1 but out of the small dogs, he loves the Chihuahua. At Crufts they judge both the short and long haired versions. Having a size 10 foot he would probably tread on one.

Whereas as Mom will want to see the small version of me the Italian Greyhound.

You can still get tickets and under 8's get in free.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

RGT collection Sutton Coldfield blog

Today Star and I went on our first greyhound awareness and collection in Sutton Coldfield. Sutton is only 4 miles away and where Dad did his A levels (that's learning without treats how silly is that!).

We parked in the main car park after a close shave where Dad accidentally drove up the down slope. Parking on level 5 meant the stairs brought us out by where the stand is. 5 floors is a long way so we got the lift !

As we got in 2 other greyhounds joined us. Oh no it was our reflection on the mirror but we both looked anyway.
The stand was under cover outside WH Smiths so it was very busy.

Every hour or so more dogs turned up . Zac below was with Heather who organised it so stayed all day.

We had lots of people stroking us and ask do we need much walking. So I decided to show my real nature and lie down.

After two hours and hopefully convincing some people to adopt a greyhound and donations we left.
Having stood in 1 place for a while went for a walk in Newhall park.
Until next time keep barking !