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I am asking our UK members where you can get a decent half check show lead? I needed to go to Crufts this year but Gwenni was too little to kennel so could'nt go so did not get an opportunity to buy some leads.

Barking Mad, where do you get your show leads? and what sort do you use on Willow?

Caleb has outgrown his old one. I dont like slip leads as they choke the dogs, the half checks worked.

I want to be able to show Caleb and Gwenni this year.

Any suggestions welcome!!

I am going to hve to do the Ringcraft training at home as our local one is rubbish and snobby!!
 

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Hi Hellen, we brought a leather half check all-in-one coller and lead set from this site. http://www.hessonite.net/ The coller size was 0.4m and the lead was 0.8m. It cost £24 but the quality was good and the leather was nice and soft.

Good luck with the ringcraft, you will have to let us know where you are planning to show as we might be entered as well we do go as far as Worcester on occasions.
 

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Thank you for the input Barking mad, I have brought a half check swivel show set for Caleb and a natural braid one for Gwenni

Just have to get me trained again to be able to handle and have the rescue remedy ready as I get very nervous. Half the times its not the dogs but me, funny that I am quite assertive in other aspects of life
I run my own business and have to deal with strange dog and cat owners its just that showing is new and I dont want to end up looking a prat!

Barking Mad I commend you for getting to Crufts and competing I would be like a headless chicken!!! How did you and Sarah keep your cool?

Its been hard trying to learn ringcraft skills as our local group where very unhelpful when Caleb was a puppy, I used to get shouted at when I did something wrong and no-one offered to show me the correct way
 

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I too like the one Barking Mad uses. I find them to work very well with Beagles...
 

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When we were at Crufts neither of us had any butterflys. I guess that you are up against some of the top Beagles in the world that you just think that you have not got a cat in hells chance and just go out and enjoy it.

I did get nervous the show before crufts. We were up against a champion and I really wanted Willow to beat him, there were only 3 dogs in the class. Willow did beat the champion and go on and got Best Of Breed.

So when your expectations are bigger the more nervous you get, well that seems to be the way I get affected.
 
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