Osterfen are UK breeders of Whippets and Siamese in Lincolnshire & sometimes have Puppies and Kittens for sale.
357 Harlaxton Road,
Tel 01476 979051
I have been having a lot of success in the Adult Show Handling in England and Europe. It all started by accident in December 2004 when I was at Eurodog show in Belgium. My best friend Judith Prigg of Ramillies Whippets had two dogs entered in the Handling by mistake, and I was persuaded to have a go, I had watched handling but never tried to do it, there is so much to learn!!!! but in I went, with nothing to loose, and I did very well I was not the worst even though I made quite a number of mistakes, including breaking The Golden Rule (never get between the Judge and your Dog) I'm quite good at still breaking this rule!!!!!!!!!!!! On the first day I was 5th Individual in the over 40's, on the second day I was 2nd Individual and 6th senior Finalist, I was over the moon having beaten people that have been handling for many years, that was it I was bitten by the bug and look forward to each show with Adult Handling. I must thank Judith for allowing me to handle Demerlay Dream Guy I could not have done it without him. The UK Dog Handler Assocation run a handling weekend in conjunction with Southern Counties Champ Show, it consists of training days and competition days, it is well worth going. It was at this weekend in 2005 that I had my next go at handling,the first day is all training, this is when I started using Osterfen Lilac Wine she was still only very young but took to it very well, and we finished the weekend competition as 3rd Individual. I have continued to use Lilac with great success, but Guy is my reserve if Lilac is in season and unable to go, he is a pleasure to handle and always tries his best. In 2006 I became a member of the Belgium Handling Club as they have more adult handling than we do in the UK. I had a very good year and even though we did not go to all the shows I finished 3rd best Senior Handler. The greatest moment of the year was at Eurodog Show in Belgium 2006 exactly two years since I started handling, on the first day I was Best Handler (Junior & Senior) and on the second day I was 2nd Best Handler (Junior & Senior) I was so thrilled.
1st Mechelen 20/8/06
2nd Kortrijk 19/11/06
1st Liege 8/7/06
2nd Liege 9/7/06
3rd Kortrijk 17/011/07
1st Kortrijk 18/11/07
1st Kortrijk 18/11/06
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At the Coventry Ladies Canine Society Adult Handling Final on the 26th April 2008 I was unable to use Lilac as she had cut her foot the previous day, so I decided to try Pepper who had never had to do any thing like this having only been to a couple of shows so at the tender age of just 7 months she became a "STAR" as we won our age group and then went on to beat the winners of the other three age groups to be Top Handler in Show, not a bad start for the newly named "Understudy"
"Pepper" winning at "Mechelen" on her first trip to Belgium.
Thank you Judith for allowing me to use Paris at "Leige Golden Lead" while Lilac was on maternal duties !!