As they say - 'the nights are fair drawing in' -well for the Northern Hemisphere anyway! So what might you and your hound like to do for Christmas and the New Year. Well here are a few ideas. Let us know what else might be happening near you too.
20th December 2009 The Redditch & District Canine Society hold their “Members Limited Show” which includes two classes for deerhounds judged by Ms. A. Defaye and a fancy dress class judged by Mrs Christmas. Venue is at Mappleborough Green Village Hall, Nr Redditch, B80 7BT, UK. Membership is £2 single, £3 joint. Schedules can be obtained from here. Entries close on 1st December 2009.
31st January 2010 Chichester & District Canine Society "Open Show" with five deerhound classes judged by Mr Alex Paisey. Schedules can be obtained from here. Entries close on 4th January 2010.
To run off all those mince pies for both you and your dog. Why not try the CaniX Christmas event on 20th December 2009 at Cannock Chase, Nr Rugeley, Staffordshire UK with CaniXmas paws up the evening before. More details are available here.
In between all this why not try some hound related shopping at Cusidh Cantrips with hound Christmas decorations (as pictured) available and much more for deerhounds, greyhounds, whippets and lurchers.
We also dropped in to the Gingley Gringo last weekend whilst out walking the hounds in Clumber Park, Nottingamshire, UK. Here is our Banrigh (right) shown with the Gringley Gringo's very own Twist (left). The Gringley Gringo sell a range of sauces, pickles and jellies for humans, not deerhounds. There is also a christmas craft fair, cafe and plenty of walks to be had in the area.
If All Else Fails...
Have a look at look at last years hillarious Christmas pictures here. We'd be glad to include any Christmas 2009 pictures!