Introducing the trainers:
Pat is owned by three Newfoundlands Ruby, Maddy and Betty and a labradoodle, Harley. She shows the Newfoundlands at championship level, and Ruby (Acara Miss Brassibear of Shinglebay ShCM) has gained her Kennel Club Stud Book Number and her first Challenge Certificate. Ruby and Maddy (Shinglebay Innamorata) have both been shown at Crufts. Ruby, Maddy and Harley have completed their Bronze, Silver and Gold Good Citizens tests. Betty will be shown when she is old enough and is currently working towards her Puppy Foundation. Pat and the newfoundlands also do carting and waterwork. Ruby and her cart can be seen at various events in and around the town. Pat is very keen to promote responsible ownership, and help dogs and owners live comfortably side by side. Canine behaviour is a keen interest. At present she takes the Silver class, and helps to organise the Ringcraft group. She has been interested in and has had dogs all her life, combined with horses when younger, and taught riding. Although now an upholsterer, Pat's earlier career was as a school teacher .
Jo owns Winnie a standard poodle, and Ralph, a yorkie. Jo has been part of the club now for many years