Thanks to the stirling efforts of Margaret Young, Scottish Dobermann Club on behalf of FOND and Bruce Miller on behalf of Fife Rottie Rescue there was a great attendance at the Fun Dog show on Sunday 19th July at Highfield Equestrian Centre, Caldwell Farm, Collessie, Ladybank.
FOND’s stand was well supported, the raffle went well with its first prize of a Tuffies Duronest going to May Anderson. Sue Hird ran a bottle stall and these positively flew off the table! plus a competition to guess how many Jelly Beans were in a huge jar! With the generosity of our supporters FOND raised just over £960.00 to help its Dobermanns so a big thank you to all those contributors.
One of the most astonishing efforts came from Oliver Stelz who adopted Luke a stray picked up near a busy dual carriageway west of Glasgow two years ago. Oliver lives near Farnborough in Hampshire and made the journey, a one thousand mile round trip, setting off around mid-night on the Sunday with Luke and his companion Sally. Two Dobermanns more devoted to their owner your rarely meet. Oliver was not the only person to make a long journey to lend support to FOND, Martin and Margaret Ramsay drove down from Inverness with their Dobie Diesel.
Sue Hird with Fleur and Bev Ronan and Ollie both from North Yorkshire also made the journey and one of our first rescue’s the delightful, pretty Chica was there with Jane Alexander her devoted owner.
Our hearts went out to Stephen, Gill and Elliot earlier in the year when they lost young Baxter not even 3 years of age to cancer, however, this did not deter them from supporting our event and they kindly made the journey from near Birmingham combining it with a holiday near Aberfeldy to come and say hello with their Dobie bitch Roxy who is missing her pal. Not only did they win many prizes from the bottle stall but they went home with the huge jar of Jelly Beans so I hope they are not feeling too sick now!
As ever loyal supporters Margaret and Graeme Easton with their beloved Kaiser were there to enjoy the day and lend support and Kaiser, bless him, presented FOND with a cheque for three hundred pounds.
James Pringle and his son came along with Skye and Diesel and we wish his family well as his wife is not so well, we were also delighted to see the naughty little Eva there with the lugubrious Murphy a regular ‘pit-stop’ if travelling through Dundee they live with Graham and Sally and a more recent rehome was Rosie and her owner Carl Smith probably the fittest pair of all as they go running together and compete in Cani-X events. It was also a great opportunity to meet new people and we had some lovely offers of support in the form of candidates to carry out home checks or make Dobermann collectibles like some lovely key rings. If I have forgotten anyone please forgive me, it was a hectic day but a lovely one with so many well behaved dogs. Thank you. PH.
Results and Raffle Winners
Dobermann Open Class
- First: Luther – Best In Show – Arlene Todd
- Second: Lana – Malgorzata Zalucka
- Third: Mandy – Susan Verrall
Dobermann Rescue Class
- First: Holly – Shona Thompson
- Second: Fleur – Sue Hird
- Third: Chica – Jane Alexander
A full list of the raffle winners can be downloaded here