This section of our web site is dedicated to those members, who over the years, have excelled in competitive events in various disciplines of dog training.
I first joined Lichfield in about 1984 with my little Collie/GSD, Pepe, when it was held at Hednesford. Pep won out of Beginners and Novice and then I bought my first Border Collie, Billy [Sealight Clipper]. The club then moved to Chasetown F.C. Billy was my first ticket dog but due to a leg injury and deafness he was retired at 9 yrs. of age. Next came Zippy [C only], son of Billy. Then Scrumpy, son of Zippy [never competed]. Alice,[Ob.Ch.Foldans Alice Springs O.W.] was born in 1992, a Billy grandaughter, bred by my friend, Gill Durkin. I’d never wanted a bitch but she was special and left over in the litter. Alice won three tickets and the Crufts Obedience Championships 2002 which made her a Champion , under judge, Ian Watts. It was an amazing day which I shall never forget and I shall always be grateful for all the help I received from the instructors who gave up their time week after week to help us achieve the ultimate goal.Alice died , aged 15, in Feb. 2008.
I am now competing with Lilly,[C only], and her daughter, Bunty [A] .I still enjoy competing, judging and instructing as much as ever and I am very proud to be a member of a great club like Lichfield and District D.T.S.
Lou Jackson 2009.
Submitted the following:
OB CH SEALIGHT BECKY – CRUFTS BITCH OB CH 1986
Bred by: Bing Bellamy
Date of Birth: 31st March 1980
Sire: Ob Ch Rogue of Sealight
Dam: Sealight Twiggy
Becky commenced her show career when she was 13 months old, winning 3 Novice classes, 2 ‘A’ classes and 1 ‘B’ class in her first season.
She entered her first championship show in March 1983 under Haden Lister, which she won. Her second ‘Ticket’ win came at Wolverhampton Ch Show under Dave Sweetenham and then became an obedience champion in August 1983 by winning the ‘Ticket’ at Lichfield Ch Show, under Jim White. It was a great day especially winning at my own club show.
Becky went to Crufts for the first time in 1984, however, things did not go to plan due to my nerves and Becky thinking that she was in charge!!!
During 1985 Becky won another 4 ‘Tickets’ and then went onto win Crufts 1986, under Scottish judge Mary McKenzie, and that was a day I will never forget. I still have to pinch myself, even today, some 23 years ago, that my ‘Super Sealight’ won the highest accolade obedience can offer. We were then invited to appear on Blue Peter which was another interesting experience and I have my Blue Peter badge to prove it.
Becky went onto win 12 ‘Tickets’ all under different judges and had a further 2nd place at Crufts in 1988 before retiring in 1990.