Silver City Kennel Club dog owners have snapped up Championship Titles in Dareton at the Dareton Kennel Club over three days.
Claire Needham achieved a Best of Breed, and Best in Group with Reba on Saturday under Judge Ken Hammond. Ms Needham’s Alfie took a runner-up Best of Breed, and achieved his final points to secure his Champion Title.
“He’s been sitting on 96 points for several months, and just needed that final CC (Championship Certificate),” Ms Needham said.
On Sunday, under Judge Sandra McMahon, Ms Needham’s Reba won Best of Breed and was placed in the top four for Best in Group. Alfie won Junior in Group, as well as a Dog Challenge Certificate.
Tanya Martyn’s Ch Baradav Wicked Ways, pet name Jarra, achieved three Dog Challenge Certificates, and three Best of Breeds.
Baradav Kindred Spirit(ai) CD RE TK.S, pet name Kensi, and also belonging to Miss Martyn, secured three Bitch Challenge Certificates, and three runner-up Best of Breeds. Impressively, Kensi also achieved her Championship Title.
Miss Martyn said, “I’m now one step closer to achieving my dream with this very special girl. Thank you to Kensi’s cheer squad and to everyone who’s congratulated us on achieving our title.”
David Hamilton enjoyed a strong level of success over the weekend too, with Yarracully Stormon The Horizon (AI), pet name Raine, achieving a Bitch Challenge Certificate, Best of Breed, and Australian Champion Title.
Australian Champion Yarracully Summer Storm (AI), pet name Jessie, achieved a Bitch Challenge Certificate, and Best of Breed, on both the Saturday and Sunday.
Lee Khan’s Bannerbrite I’m a Playboy Bunny, pet name Bunny, achieved two Bitch Challenge Certificates, and two Best of Breeds, and on Friday, Bunny won Junior in Group.
The results are off the back of a very successful show, held by the Silver City and Ladies Kennel Clubs of Broken Hill, on the last weekend of May at the Memorial Oval.
More than 350 entries across the six shows were recorded.
“They showcased pedigree dogs from local exhibitors and those from interstate, some coming from as far away as Sydney, Melbourne, and even Western Australia,” Ms Needham said.
Laura Pinnuck, with Staffordshire Bull Terriers Apollo and Luna, won Best Neuter in the Terrier Group at four of the six shows, and runner-up in the other two shows.
Miss Martyn’s golden retrievers were awarded with a reserve Best Male and Reserve Best Female at one show each, and a Best Male and runner up Best of Breed in a second show.
She was delighted when her baby Gemma won the Best Baby in the Gundog Group, especially given it was Gemma’s first weekend of showing.
Ms Needham’s team of Italian Greyhounds won Best of Breed at all six shows.
Her dog Alfie won the Junior and Australian Breed Classes at two shows, and Callie won Minor in Group and runner-up Best in the Toy Group at one show.
Reba went on to win the Best Owner Breeder Handler Class in the toy group at all six shows, as well as winning a Best in Toy Group, in addition to runner up Best in Show on Saturday morning.
“Other locals also had mixed successes and were very pleased with how their dogs performed,” Ms Needham said.
The Committee thanked locals for their wonderful hospitality shown to travellers, noting they are looking forward to next year’s shows.
“We invite anyone who couldn’t attend the May show to contact us if they have any enquires regarding purebred dogs,” Ms Needham said.