Member Testimonial - Theresa Chapman

Siren with Sally 2015

In the 15 years I have been attending Chippenham & DCS five of my beagles (Dudge, Thyme, Teal, Temptress and Solace) have received their basic training in Ringcraft classes and at the monthly Matches.  Three of them have gone on to be placed in big classes at Crufts:  Dudge – 5th in PostGrad Dog 2006; Teal (Thyme Lord) 2nd in Junior Dog 2010; Solace 5th in Mid Limit 2016.  Siren was home schooled by the late Mrs Sally Parker (owner and handler of Ch Chapscroft Briar) but came to Dog Club to get the experience of working amongst dogs of other breeds, to be gone over by a variety of trainers and to experience a busy show style environment.  Siren was 2nd in Mid Limit Bitch at Crufts 2018, beaten only by the CC (Challenge Certificate) winner and was called back in to challenge for the Reserve CC.  She did not get it but we were very proud of her performance.

Teal winning WD cropped in 2017
Solace on table at Devon Cornwall cropped