Judges Notes Abbreviations

Judges Notes Abbreviations

When you start showing hamsters it can seem like you’re learning a new language. This is never more evident than when you’re looking at the judge’s comment sheets at the end of the day and are faced with lots of abbreviations. What do they all mean?...
Who’s Who (part 2): Club Roles

Who’s Who (part 2): Club Roles

October and November are when the Northern, Southern and Midland Hamster Clubs hold their Annual General Meetings (AGMs). Attending the meeting (which is held at a show) is a good way of finding out more about the running of your club, and you won’t get...
Who’s Who (part 1): Hamster Shows

Who’s Who (part 1): Hamster Shows

A hamster show can seem a confusing place where everyone (apart from you) appears to be busy with a job. Often the same people are doing the jobs each show; volunteers are welcomed to help spread the work, especially new volunteers who are keen to get more involved...
The Secret Life of a Show Secretary

The Secret Life of a Show Secretary

AKA How to Write the Perfect Show Entry Email Today I was show secretary at the Midland Hamster Club’s Cardiff show. It’s the third show I’ve volunteered to be show sec this year (and I have three more still to do before 2017 arrives). As you can...
How I Started to Show Hamsters

How I Started to Show Hamsters

I entered my first hamster show with some trepidation, but secretly hoping my hamster would be the best. I read the standard and couldn’t see much difference between that and my little Sparky. She was bottom of the show with 62.5 points and a ‘please see...