The Whippet Club Limited Obedience Show – September 2016

The Whippet Club

Whippet Club Open Show - September 2016


(Limited to Whippets)

To be held under Kennel Club Limited Rules and Show Regulations

at Haddenham Village Hall

Haddenham, Nr Aylesbury, Bucks HP17 8EE

on Saturday 24th September 2016

Entries close: Wednesday 24th August 2016 (Postmark)

Show Opens: 8.30 a.m. Judging: 9.30 a.m.

Judge: Karen Smith

Chief Steward: Rob Dunning

2 thoughts on “The Whippet Club Limited Obedience Show – September 2016”

  1. Hi really interested in doing obedience with my pedigree whippet, is there just the one annual show in Buckinghamshire in which to compete with just other whippets? Ps loads of lovely photos and news in the December 2016 whippet club magazine, regarding whippet obedience, but no contact details!

    • Hi Julie

      Thank you for taking the time to contact us at the Whippet Club.

      At present, the main Obedience show is held in September, and was held at Haddenham, Buckinghamshire. As from this coming September, the show will be held in Benson, Oxfordshire.

      We also hold a Fun Day, during the Summer, part of which is held a slightly lower key obedience competition. We, also, usually invite owners of Italian Greyhounds to join us, and they join in all the activities, such as Fun Agility, and Fastest Recall, and including the obedience show.

      The Whippet Club very actively supports the Kennel Club’s Good Citizen Dog Scheme, and we often hold tests for the Bronze Award at the Fun Day, but we also run Seminars covering all 3 stages of the Scheme, ie Bronze, Silver and Gold.

      Our latest venture is in the field of Obreedience (yes it is spelt correctly), run in conjunction with the Kennel Club. If you are not aware of this fairly new discipline, it involves a competition in which four team members and their dogs (which MUST be of the same breed) compete as a team. The first exercise is Combined, simultaneous heelwork, where the team must walk either side by side, or line astern, holding perfect lines and remaining in perfect step with eachother. Each team member must, then perform one of four exercises, the first being Scent Discrimination, second Send to Bed, the third Stop the Dog and fourthly, Retrieve. The teams compete at various shows around the country, gaining as many points as possible. For the last two years, the Whippet Club team has qualified for the finals, held at Crufts, but, sadly, they missed out very marginally for this year’s final.

      We shall be holding training sessions/auditions for the team, and, if we can accrue sufficient numbers, we may be able to build two teams.

      So, although we only hold the one major Obedience show per year, there are several other areas where the Obedience Section of the Whippet Club is active.
      We shall be posting details of the activities mentioned, on the Whippet Club website, so, please do keep looking in to find out what and where things may be happening.

      I hope this gives you a bit of cause for thought.

      Rob Dunning – Obedience Section member of the committee of the Whippet Club.


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