James has had a break from the ring to concentrate on his studies, so it was wonderful having him back at shows and handling 'Paavali's First Choice at Cassibawn' for our dear friends Nichola and Larry Gooch, and accompany us to scotland where we had 5 shows in 5 days.
James will leave home for university this year to study a masters degree in computer science and while it's going to be unbearably sad for us when he flies the nest, we're both so incredibly proud of him and excited to see and be part of his future as he moves on to the next part of his journey in life.
Having really enjoyed his junior handling classes and has always been greeted with a warm reception by all in the showing world. He is tried hard to learn all the techniques and requirements involved to make him a good contender in future shows and that payed off with him achieving so many accomplishments and wins. He handled Sunny in his first ever breed class at Huntingdonshire Canine Society show and Won Best Of Breed with him. He also qualified for the National Junior Handling Semi-Finals at Richmond 2013. At The Spire Open show 2012 James won his Junior Handling class and also Best Handler of the day!! We are all so very proud of him and our dog Sunny. Well done James!!!
James did so well that we felt it was time for him to have his own dog. Therefore he was given full responsibility for training Trixy (Paavali's Cream Of The Crop). He took this role on with open arms and consistently spent time training with Trixy along with attending Ring Craft classes to help them further this training. They made thier debut at UK Toy Champ show and won best puppy bitch in breed and reserve best puppy in breed!
The following day at The Pomeranian club champ show they also won their class, Best Bitch puppy in breed and reserve best puppy in show!!!
James continued with training and handled his Maltese little girl Alyana. He handled he like a pro from the minute he entered the ring and they finished they're career together after showing at Crufts and standing in the winning line up.
we love you James and are so very proud of the young gentleman you've become.
Romford DC Show 2011 - James Duffield 2nd 6-11 years JH
A young man who was smartly dressed and very polite. Gentle handling of his dog at all times. Good speed when moving his dog with good pattern work! Judge - Tammy Pocock
Huntingdonshire CS show 2012 - James Duffield 2nd 6-11 years JH
Wanted to write about this little man. He and his dog were presented professionally. He always made sure his dog was well groomed and put lots of effort in to try to make sure things were done properly. James is a future perfectionist! Judge - Steph Marston-Pollock.
James also took BOB with Sunny on this day :)
Isle Of Ely Show 2011 - 2nd JHA
Hinckley show 2011 - 3rd JHA
Romford Show 2011 - 2nd JHA
Bedford and District show 2012 - 4th JHA
Huntingdonshire Canine society 2012 - 2nd JHA and Best Of Breed (BOB)
The Spire Open Show 2012 - 1st JHA and Best Junior Handler
Lincoln Canine Society open show 2012 - 3rd JHA
Upwell Dog Training Dec 2012 - 1st JH and Best In Show (BIS)
Cambridge Open show 2013 - 4th JHA
Uk Toy Champ show 2013 - 4th JHA
UK Toy Champ Show 2013- VHC - YKC 6-11 years
UK Toy Champ Show 2013 - 1st MPB, BPBIB and RBPIB with Trixy
The Pomeranian Club Champ Show 2013 - 1st MPB, BPBIB and RBPIS with Trixy
The Northern Pomeranian Club Champ show 2013 - 1st MPB, BPBIB and RBPIB with Trixy
WELKS Champ show 2013 - 1st MPB with Trixy
Loughborough and District CS Open show 2013 - 1st Puppy Pom and 2nd JHA
LKA Champ Show 2015 - 2nd PB with Alyana (Maltese)
Boston Champ Show 2015 - 2nd PB with Alyana (Maltese)
James is a fabulous handler