Dogs Marina has handled
Marina loves nothing more than handling dogs in the show ring. In fact, in her spare time, this is what she enjoys most about being involved in dog shows. She has been fortunate enough to show some high quality dogs and has been handling breeds across the gundog, utility, working, hound and pastoral groups and has won CCs in the following breeds: Border Collie, Beagle, Basset Fauve De Bretagne, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Siberian Husky and Dalmatian.
She has also handled these and many other breeds (including Afghan Hounds, Russian Black Terrier and Finnish Lapphund) to RCCs, BOBs and group placings. Here are a few photos of just some of the successes she’s had handling for other people.
Winning Group 4 at Midland Counties with Jacqui Christie’s Ch Sophtspot Gold Dust JW.
Dr Marina Shahmatova’s Nashdom Putting On The Ritz winning Best in Show at Romsey DCS 2018. Ritz also won the CC at Leeds 2018 and Belfast 2018 and a RCC at Midland Counties 2018.
Int Ch Jezebel The Astonishing Sophtspot JW owned by Jacquie Christie winning her first CC, BOB and Group 4 at Belfast 2018. She took her second CC at Midland Counties a few weeks later.
Taking Puppy group 4 at Paignton 2018 with Dr Marina Shahmatova’s Nashdom Putting On The Style JW
Virginia Rimmer and Peter Phillips’ Tivalake You’re The Top JW winning puppy group 4 at Paignton 2018. Also the RCC winner.
Dr Marina Shahmatova’s Nashdom La Vie Est Belle JW winning her second puppy group at Leeds 2018.
Dr Marina Shahmatova’s Nashdom Unpredictable taking Reserve Best In Show at Southampton open show under Jean Lanning in 2018
Hilary Kerr’s Sheltysham Son of Swag For Borderclan JW winning reserve best dog at Wessex Border Collie Club 2018. He also won the RCC at Driffield 2018.
Marina handled Clare and Andy Emms Dalmatian Dallydyl Love In Idleness to her first CC, BOB and shortlist in the group at WELKS 2016. Violet also has one RCC. Breeder Janet Saunders.
Handling Satchmo the Dobermann (BE/NL Ch Grafmax Louis Armstrong ShCM, 1CC & BOB Crufts, 4 RCCs) at WPB of Wales 2016 for Sue Thorn. 3rd in a massive stakes class.
Handling Ch Merrybear D’Artagnan in best in show for Lyn and Terry Chapman.
At Midlands Border Collie Club in a bitch entry of over 80, Marina handled Kathie and Dave Kinton’s Mia (Kinaway Memories JW) to win best bitch under breed specialist Tracy Mills.
Marina and Jo Norris and Marion Hunt’s Beagle Shercroft Flinders. At East of England Ch show 2012, they won a first CC together. Photo S&S Productions.
Marina handled Jenny Porter’s Border Collie Sh Ch Locheil By Invitation Only to her 7th CC at Border Union and second BOB in a week, they also went on to take group 3. Faith and Marina won a 8th CC at Boston 2015.
Taking the RCC at Southern Counties 2017 with Dr Marina Shahmatova’s Tonkory I’ll Be There For Nashdom. Photo Gowing
Marina and Topaz the Nova Scotia Duck Toller Retriever Tivalake Jingle Bell Rock together have won a CC and one reserve CC.
Marina takes the RCC with Afghan Ch Ashahni Aniq to Julam at Border Union and 2nd in the champion stakes for owners Julie and Graham Smith. Thanks to Andrew Dawson for the photo.
At Southern Counties Marina handles Basset Fauve de Bretagne Ch Hibeck Scooby Doo with Soletrader to win his fifth CC. In 2015, they win a 7th CC together at the same show.
Daisy (Tonkory I Can’t Wait For Taranza, owned by Ali Chainey) winning best puppy in breed at Boston Ch show 2014.
Handling Susan Pinkerton’s Borzoi Horseandhound Bellagio at Menigma (Imp) to Reserve Best Dog at Bournemouth Championship show 2013. Photo Kyprianou.
Winning a 5th CC with Jenny Porter’s Border Collie Sh Ch Locheil By Invitation Only to Croxlea at Midland Counties Ch show 2013.
Winning Best of Breed at Windsor Championship show 2013 with Afghan Hound Ch Ashanhi Aniq at Julam, owned by Julie and Graham Smith. Tan has 10 CCs and 6 RCCs and was top Afghan 2012 and top Male ’13.
Winning a third CC with Jenny Porter’s Locheil Moments Like This for Croxlea at Three Counties Ch show 2012. Marina and Chloe won a 4th CC at Paignton Ch show 2015. Photo Kyprianou.
Taking RBIS at Romsey open show in November 2013 with Ali Chainey’s Tonkory Yarley at Taranza JW.