Show Report Show: Sankt Margarethen an der Raab (Austria) Date: 14/05/2016 Class: Pre-Beginners , Class A Judge: Peter van de Velde
UK obedience show in Austria.
14th of May 2016
Sankt Margarethen an der Raab Austria
me were invited by Sabrina Mendlik to judge the first obedience show under DOS
rules in Austria. We accepted the invitation because we know Sabrina for a
couple of years now form German and Dutch shows.
From the moment we arrived we were treated as royals. Thank you very much
Sabrina and Pascal for your hospitality and a great time. A big thank you to
your parents for a great walk on and a lovely Austrian meal on the Teichalm. It
almost made me forget the drive up there with zero visibility on very narrow
roads. I was glad that because of the fog we couldn’t look down.
You never know what to expect at a first show, but I must say it was great.
Everything was organised perfectly. As if it was organised a hundred times
before. All competitors were perfectly instructed with all the commands they
could expect when they were in the ring. There even was a leaflet for all the
competitors and people who came to watch with all the exercises, commands,
classes, what to expect and the differences between UK and FCI obedience.
A total of 68 entries is not bad for a first show. When we started in The
Netherlands we had less entries. And a standard I didn’t expect at a first
show. Great all of you. Happy handling and happy dogs. A pleasure to watch and
to judge. A big credit to you all and your trainers.
provided with two beautiful ring stewards who did a wonderful job. Thank you
Julia Brunner and Sandra Haslinger. You both are great stewards. Faultless and
helpful for the competitors. What more can a judge and competitor wish for. A
big thank you to Pascal who did a terrific job at the scoreboard.
31 Entries, 30 ran. Steward: Julia Brunner
Scoreboard: Pascal Maitz
What close it was. A run-off for 2nd , 3rd and 4th
place and a run-off for 5th and 6th. It could be bad
judging, but I must say all of you could win in the Netherlands, or even in the
UK. It was a very high standard.
1st Peter Niklas and Corazon de la Hacienda Pura Vida. Tervueren.
What a neat round, very attentive and a lovely position for most of the round.
Just a little bit behind at times and a few wides cost you most of the points
Lovely to watch a great team. Well done and well deserved.
ARO Peter Niklas and Anou von
Eifelsteig. Tervueren. Lost 3.75
Think about the lead, it should be lose. This cost you the first place with
Anou. What a great result for you with both your dogs. Also very neat and a
lovely position. I’m sure you will be in Class A soon, then you don’t have to
worry about the lead.
ARO Birgit Gragober and Agilis Cadbury. Papilon. Lost 3.75
What a great round. Smokey worked his socks out. For such a small dog, very
tight heelwork A bit forward working
cost you a higher place. Very attentive an a pleasure to watch.
4th ARO Tamara Stark and Man in Black of Shamrock
Field. BC. Lost 3.75
Another great and stylish round. A tight lead and some wide about turns cost
you a higher place.
Good luck in your next show.
ARO Birgit Grabober and Australis Hamilton Dream. BC. Lost 4.25
Great team. Lovely heelwork. The very crooked finish at the recall was costly.
Nathalie Perl and Amy. XB. Lost 3.75
Amy worked great just some minor mistakes. Lovely position. Very well handled
I’m sure you both have a great future.
mention Anja Steyer, the youngest competitor. Only eleven years old. The future
of obedience. Anja worked a big German Shepherd Alina vom Anemonensee and did a
lovely training round, you could see how much work and effort she put into
training this big shepherd. Don’t rush through the turns. Very well done.
Class A: 5
Entries , 5 ran. Steward: Sandra Haslinger
Scoreboard: Pascal Maitz
In this class you could see that it was the first time for a lot of the
handlers. A lot of unknown extra commands with hands, arms, heads and body. I’m
sure it will be better the next show. Great dogs, very keen and attentive.
Sabrina Mendlik and Zoe vom Wooly-Lamahof. Australian Shepherd. Lost 7.5
The most experienced handler and a fantastic dog. The heelwork is powerful and
very stylish. A pleasure to watch. The sneezing was costly. Very well done and
well deserved win.
Birgit Gragober and Australis Hamilton Dream. Border Collie. Lost 20.75
Forward working and some wide turns in heelwork and the FCI finish in the retrieve
were costly. I’m sure if you can get Hamilton in the right position you can win
this class. Very nice and attentive dog.
Peter Niklas and Anou von Eifelsteig. Tervueren. Lost 27.5
After working two classes and a run off, Anou got a bit tired. Still lovely
heelwork. A lot of extra commands in the recall, retrieve and scent prevented
you to get higher up in the line-up.
Jenifer Lattus and Wayne Watson of Grant's Garden. Beagle. Lost 43.
Very nice to see a Beagle work so nice, attentive and stylish. A lot of extra
commands in the other exercises and a shame about the broken sit stay. I’m sure
you will win this class in the near future.
atmosphere at the show was great, all happy and shiny faces. I hope you all
enjoyed this first UK Obedience show and that you will have a lot more in the
future. Good luck to you all. Thank you everyone for a fantastic day. I enjoyed
every minute of it.