Border Terrier Canada Booster, BBQ and Instinct Games

Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Dog Association Shows, Long Sault, Ontario - August 22, 23, 24 & 25, 2008

Set out on Long Sault Parkway in Lake Ontario, just east of Cornwall, the views across the water and beautiful campsites make Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry the prettiest shows of the year. We held our booster on the Sunday but the weekend began on Friday with the all breed shows, then the Rideau Terrier Specialty on Saturday and rally and obedience trials through till Monday with the all breed shows. Friday's judge was Ricardo Saldana for the booster hosted by The Border Terrier Club of Ontario, Saturday Gary Doerge judged Border Terrier Canada's booster and Peter Green judged the Rideau Terrier Specialty. Sunday the breed judge was Lowell Davis and Monday, Viriginia Lyne passed judgment on our Borders.

Saturday, after Best in Show, we held a wine & cheese reception at the Matheson's campsite. It was a lovely evening that was enhanced by a BBQ dinner hosted by Eukanuba for all the exhibitors at the shows. We all joined the spectators to watch our very own junior, Sophie Cairns, compete and win her class at the Zone 5 Junior Handling Finals. Sunday brought an early show time so that we were free to gather at noon for terrier/dachshund instinct games. Pam Dyer came in from Montreal to run this event. It was great to see the Borders find, indicate and work the [well protected] quarry in several different situations. The most interesting one being the search simulating a New York backstreet laden with garbage.

The Borders did their job well to clean up the mean streets. None of the Borders had worked like this and we were encouraged that they still have the instinct. Thanks go out to Pam who made the trek back and forth in one day to make this fun activity part of a fun weekend. Thanks also go out to Al & Joanne Matheson for making their campsite and other supplies available for our wine & cheese gathering. Linda Hough was good enough to supply the wine and we certainly appreciated everyone coming out to join us.

Be sure to come next year to make this a true Border Terrier weekend.

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