For the first time in the history of Subessen Beardies all 4 of our dogs had qualified to compete on 10th March. We were really looking forward to being there, and to be joined by Lucy, Harley and Baez.
Following Lucy's success last year, it was a hard task to follow, but what a day it turned out to be.
Saturday 10th March 2012.
Judge (dogs) - Mrs Sue Carter
Buddy (Subessen Echoes of Power JW) performed out of his skin, and expertly handled by Claire won the Yearling class, and then went on to win the Graduate class.
Harley (Subessen Echoes of Peace) won the Undergraduate class, with his first ever red card, and was brilliantly handled by Fran.
There were also excellent performances from Baez, Lucy, Amba and Blaze, but unfortunately it was not their year.
Buddy and Harley went on to take part in the Challenge line up, but I think they will have to be a bit older to succeed there.
Well done to everyone there for the day.
Buddy and Harley in the Challenge line-up
Baez in Yearling Bitch
Buddy - 1st place in Yearling and Graduate Dog
Harley - 1st in Undergraduate Dog
Blaze - in Limit Bitch
Mrs G O Willison Memorial Trophy 2011
It was also announced on the same day the placings for this trophy. It is awarded annually by the Bearded Collie Club, based on points gained in Championship Shows by dogs and bitches from the age of 6 months to 18 months. We are proud to say that Lucy (Subessen Echoes of Love at Pastraka JW) was placed 2nd overall, and Buddy was placed 4th. It was also great for the Subessen family that Harley and Baez were also placed in the top 30.