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Midland C.T.C. Cairn Day 2010

25th September 2010

Held at Shirland Village Hall, Alfreton, Derbyshire.


MCTC Cairn Day 2010 was again a resounding success. A good mixture of Pet and show Cairns and owners were in attendance.


The day started with Julie Petts, Maud Hawkes, Alison Wragg & Dawn Innet giving trimming advice and answering questions for both pet and show Cairn owners.

(As you can see, some Cairns were more happy about being trimmed than others!)



Chris Roberts & helpers were there with the CTRF stall





This was followed by

Monica & Brenda’s Fun Classes.

This year Monica was the main judge.

After last years cheating and a couple of sending offs, Brenda started the programme with a little pep talk re- the do’s and don’ts.

I.e.; No pushing, pulling or bribing of judges !

This seemed to work, and fair play was then seen in all classes.


Class one – Musical Mats

This class should be called “whistle mats” as we now realize that the only thing to be heard over all that happy barking

Is a very loud whistle!


(No that isn’t a curly coated Cairn, it’s Dawns Patterdale!)

Musical Mats winner Poppy with Douglas Wood


Class two Handsomest Boy

Monica just couldn’t resist the charms of young Monty owned by Jeremy Hughes.

Temptation Alley



Class Three

Temptation Alley


Owners had to guide their Cairn through an alley of Temptations  = Plates of Babs Burgin’s Liver Cake – Cuddly toys, a duck on wheels, biccies, a squeaky pheasant & lots of fluffy toys.



The final Winner Of Temptation Alley was Chase with Mum Karen Allrbright.

Class 4

Prettiest Bitch was Carol Pears’ lovely Callie




Class 5 – Best Sausage Catcher


Monica again took on the task of throwing sausages in the direction of the Cairns!

This year we had a few who weren’t as “keen” as usual, but after dummy run they got the hang of it. The one left standing was Tony Byrnes’ Tonka.





Best Sausage Catcher Tonka

Class 6

Waggiest Tail

Wag – wag - wag

More wags!




Amazingly this class was won by Chris’s Katie

AKA “Pacemaker Polly!”

Class 7

Fancy Dress

This was won by Carol Pears’ & Fashion model Callie, but a close decision with runner up Claire’s Alfie The Pirate


Finally Monica chose little Lokie as the her

“One To Take Home”

A big Thank You to all our Fun Class Entrants


This was followed by the Puppy Walk for pups aged less than 6 months. We had an excellent entry.


Babs watches the pups going through their paces

Babs pictured with her young exhibits and their handlers

Finally our Judge Babs Burgin chose Nicole & Tracey Argent’s Flo


Finally Alison Waites judged The Cairn Day Match


Best Puppy was Julie & Chris Petts

Doonrae Kast In Gold (Bella)

Best Adult & Best in Match was

Dawn’s Reg Rocket handled by Vanessa Byrne

Best Loser Was Danny’s

Brenndarcy Pocahontas (Poco)




“Dog Tired” after an exciting &  busy day!


Photographs by Alan & Linda Firth

Ps If you know the pet & owners names of the Pup who won the puppy walk please let me know