This photo was taken 29/10/2004 -
aged 9 1/2 months
As Barney was
born on 7th March 2004, 2004 was his first year of
event Barney entered was the Guernsey Dog Club's
'Pre Winter Show Match' which was held on the 10th October
2004. He was a bit naughty and didn't want to stand up
correctly and as such we were placed in 4th position in the puppy
these look nice to chew!!!
Winter Open Show - 24 October 2004
This was our
first 'real' show. The hound classes were held in the
afternoon, so I spent the morning observing the other dogs and
seeing how they were handled in the ring. Barney behaved
myself much better and was awarded Reserve Best Puppy in
The following is
the critique written by the judge, Mrs G Davis - 'Timamso
Maestro - Beagle - Seven month old dog. Promising youngster of
good make, shape and type. Masculine, well made head with good
stop, flews and nose. Ears: good length and well hung.
Ribcage still developing therefore topline not yet set.
Shapely hindquarters with a good stern. Needs to settle in
movement'. I was really pleased with these comments
from Mrs Davis. The mention of 'needs to settle in movement'
was said because a couple of times Barney did jump up and I know
this is an area we need to work on for next time and keep his
strides more settled.
Barney with his rosette (it tasted nice too!!)
Christmas Match - 19 December 2004
This was Barney's
second match and he behaved himself so well, he trotted out nicely
and didn't put a foot wrong. He was placed second in the puppy
class and was also awarded Reserve Best Puppy in
Match. I was so pleased with him.
Click Here for Barney's 2005 Show