Breed Notes
Breed Notes, 13th September 2017
City of Birmingham is always a well run show putting exhibitors first, what a pity a minority of exibitors don't respect that. Our ring was outside in the marquee and we were first in the ring at 9 am. It was most off putting to have great waves of hair rolling across the ring like tumbleweed. This did not come from Dandies but long haired breeds being groomed. Are these exhibitors not aware of the mess they are leaving in their wake or is it they don't care. Rant over I'll get back to the judging. Bill Browne-Cole, well known Terrier man was our judge. He had an entry of 27 dogs, 6 absent. He found his Dog CC & BOB in Borderstone Kingman for Lannia (Hawkesmill Indigo from Reidswire ex Ch Cloverwood Day by Day at Schalulleke) owned by Julie Booth and bred by Wendy Weatherstone. This was his second CC. He then went onto make the cut in the Terrier Group under Les Aspin. RDCC was Ch & Am Gr Ch Pennywise On The Road Again owned by Beverly Deacon & Judy Hill. BCC went to Ch Ir Ch Int Ch Ellabeth Amabillisdandie at Bambusa (Ch Diamond Dazzle Ze Zihelske Zahrady ex Ch German Dandies Penelope) owned by Roy & Marion Gregg and bred by Mrs M Musilkova. RBCC went to Cloverwood Yours Truly who also went Best Puppy. She is owned and bred by Glen Tinsley.
The following weekend saw the Southern DDTC hold its annual Championship Show at its new venue the Kennel Club Building at Stoneleigh Park. It is very light and airy with good flooring which always helps. Former Club Secretary Jane Withers was our judge she had an entry of 40 dogs, 12 absent. DCC & BIS was Ch & Am Gr Ch Pennywise On The Road Again (Am Ch Derrydown Schooners Keeping Up Appearances ex Am Ch Pennywise Cut To the Chase) owned by Beverly Deacon and Judy Hill and bred by the late Cathy Nelson. This is the second Club Best in Show for Willie this year. RDCC went to my own and Billy's homebred Ch Swanwillow Sea Captain from Veteran. BCC was Trinzy Hair N Graces (Trinzy Fait Accompli Avec Owlspoint ex Ch. Bel Ch Dariant Grace Mi Solar at Trinzy ShCM). This was her 1st CC, winning from junior. She is owned and homebred by Louisa Henry. RBCC was won by Cassencarrie Burning Issue who also went Best Veteran in Show, owned and bred by Beverly. Best Puppy In Show went to Mrs Sheppard's pepper bitch Dentgate Sugarberries at Thystine bred by Tim and Gill Denham.
The same day as the Club show the London and Home Counties Terrier Club held its Open Show with Dandie classes which were well supported. The judge was Mrs L England who awarded Meriel's Munnings Best Of Breed owned by Kay Davies, Reserve BOB went to Bonnybeck Moonlight Bay who then went onto win a big stakes class for RBOB under Thomas Hejira He is owned by Laura Sleight. Best Puppy was Laura's Mishahda Where It All Began.
Grantham & District Canine Society are putting on Dandie classes on Saturday 14th October at Newark Showground. Our judge is Laura Sleight. Points collected for these classes will count towards the competition for the Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds final at Crufts. You may enter on, closing date Sept. 23rd.
Jackie Shore
Breed Notes, 30th August 2017
The Welsh Kennel Club had an entry of 33 dogs with 6 absent for judge Bob Blackley who was giving Challenge Certificates in our breed for the first time. It was a long wait being fourth in the ring and we were judged inside as the weather was unpredictable. Dog CC & BOB was Ch/Am Gr Ch Pennywise On The Road Again (Am Ch Derrydown Schooners Keeping Up Appearances ex Am Ch Cut To The Chase) owned by Beverly Deacon and Judy Hill, bred by the late Cathy Nelson. Willie then rounded off the day by winning Group 3 under David Guy. Bitch CC went to Barbara Milton's Ch Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit (Cloverwood Driving Force ex Ch & Aus Ch Jollygaze Hopeless Romantic For Hawkesmill) bred by Graham and Margaret Russell. RCCS went to Jenny's litter brother Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill JW owned by Barbara Kurg and Dandiroyal Puddleglum owned and bred by Sheila Rolland. Best Puppy was Mishahda Nothing Compares at Pogleswood owned by Tony and Debbie Perry with Best Veteran Cassencarrie Burning Issue owned and bred by Beverly who then went onto VGrp3 under Mrs V Phillips handled on this occasion by Barbara Milton.
The Scottish Kennel held its second Championship Show last weekend with Jeff Horswell judging an entry of 27 dogs with 8 absent. He found his Bitch CC & BOB in Ch Hawkesmill Jenny at Wilmit,, breeding above who has had a very successful season this year and has made the cut in the Group several times. This show she actually went Group 2 under Andrew Westwood so congratulations to Barbara Milton and Jenny's breeders Graham and Margaret Russell. More success for Hawkesmill when Jenny's litter brother Jefferson at Etsill won the Dog CC owned by Barbara Kurg this was his all important 3rd CC giving the breed a new Champion. He won his first CC at the SDDTC '16, judge Mike Macbeth; his second at Windsor this year, judge Beverly Deacon. RBCC went to Sheila Rolland's Dandiroyal Puddleglum, with RDCC going to Dentgate Mulberry from Puppy who was also Best Puppy in Breed, owned and bred by Tim and Gill Denham. Mulberry then went onto PGr4. under J. Richie. In all two fabulous weekends giving great publicity for our breed.
Don't forget to check the Facebook page Dandie Flash Mob. There are some interesting walks coming up, so if you would like a good day out with like minded people and their Dandies join in.
Jackie Shore
Breed Notes, 17th August 2017
Judges recorded in this months KC Journal: City of Birmingham '18 Lynda Bromley; Border Union '18 Sarah Sheild. It's good to see a new breed specialist coming through.
Paignton had classes without CCs. The judge was Tom Johnston with an entry of 11 dogs, 5 absent. Best Dog and Best Of Breed was Ch/Am Gr Ch Pennywise On The Road Again owned by Beverly Deacon and Judy Hill. Reserve Best Dog Ceilmear Golden Challenger at Millerim owned by Les and Anna Milliner. Best Puppy was Glen Tinsley Xoranda Secret Ron Day View to Cloverwood. There were no bitches present.
Last weekend saw the Caledonian DDTC hold its second Open Show of the year. The venue was Jedburgh Town Hall and the judge was Club Convenor Keith Marshall. There was an entry of 22 dogs with 8 absent. Best Bitch & Best In Show was Gill and Brian Kerrush's homebred Micklam Sun Kissed (Ch Inzievar Silver And Gold ex Micklam Lemon Mousse) Reserve Best Bitch was Puddockswell Shadow Weaver owned by Laurie Riach. Best Dog Bonnybeck Moonlight Bay (Ch Swanwillow Sea Captain ex Cassencarrie Madelaina at Bonnybeck) owned and bred by Laura Sleight. Reserve Best Dog Dentgate Mulberries who was also Best Puppy In Show. Best Veteran was Mr & Mrs Hansford's Cassencarrie Bonnie Lad. There were 3 Special Award Classes held and these were judged by Ali Cox-Purcell. There were 10 dogs entered and although they are not part of the main show they give new judges the experience of going over dogs and placing them in a Show environment.
Sunday had Bournemouth Championship Show where there was an entry of 25 dogs with 4 absent. Sheila Linter was the judge. She awarded Bitch CC and Best Of Breed to Cassencarrie Burning Issue (Ch/Am Ch Pennywise Burning Ambition for Cassencarrie ex Cassencarrie Cut Above) owned and bred by Beverly Deacon, the remarkable thing is this bitch is 8 1/2 years old and was ownly shown as a minor puppy before having a rest for 8 years and coming back with a bang to win her 1st CC proving Dandies are good lasters. Dog CC was another winning a 1st for Ceilmear Golden Challenger at Millerim (Ir Ch Xenon z Roxburku Sun at Millerim ex Wivels Mulberry Wine at Ceilmear) owned by Les and Anna Milliner and bred by Mr & Mrs Fear. Reserve DCC went to Beverly's & Judy's Ch & Am Gr Ch Pennywise On The Road Again, Reserve BCC was Glen's Cloverwood Ice And Fire and Best Puppy Cloverwood Yours Truly.
There has been good feedback about the book I recommended by Jonas Wiborg. It's especially good for new Dandie owners who are anxious about growth and development. Dandies are slow developers in comparison to Westies who are the same shape at 6 weeks and 6 months, Dandies are balanced at 6 weeks and then go up on the leg and look like a drainpipe. You then have to be patient until they develop in body which can take up to 12 months. Mouths are another anxiety for new owners mostly about the temporary bottom canines which although the bite is correct in front the canines go straight up and touch the roof of the mouth, this is quite normal and when these teeth come out the permanent teeth grow up and curl outwards giving a correct bite.
Jackie Shore
Breed Notes, 27th July 2017
Leeds Ch Show was held at Harewood House where there were classes for Dandies but no CCs. Our judge was Bert Easden (Yakee) who had an entry of 13 dogs with 5 absent. He found his BB & BOB in Ch Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit JW ShCM, owned by Barbara Milton, with litter brother Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill, owned by Barbara Kurg, taking Best Dog. They were bred by Graham and Margaret Russell. Misses M & E Cavannagh's German Dandies Zorro at Puddockswell was Reserve Best Dog, with Reserve Best Bitch and Best Puppy Etsill Fara, owned and bred by Barbara Kurg. Fara then went onto Puppy Group 3 under David Guy. Best Veteran was Laura Sleight's Cassencarrie Madalaina at Bonnybeck.
Club Chairman Paul Eardley took a trip to Sweden to the Nordic Terrier Show to judge Dandies among other breeds. He found his Best Dog & Best of Breed in Ch & Multi Ch Inzievar Wins Gold (Ch Vistca Vian of Hendell ex Inzievar Silver Charm) owned by Kjell and Eva Eriksson, bred by Frances Chapman King. Best Opposite Sex went to Multi Ch Inzievar Glittering Gold (Ch Vistca Vincent ex Avonview Ben Avon at Waitensee) owned by Marianne Blixr and again bred by Frances. It is interesting to note that the sires Vian and Vincent are litter brothers.
The third day of the Dandie Dinmont Festival was again dry and sunny as we all gathered in the Market Square where a statue of Sir Walter stands in front of the historic courthouse of which Sir Walter was the Sheriff of Selkirk. The Courthouse was opened especially early so visitors could take the tour and 'Sir Walter Scott' aka John Nichol was there to greet the Dandies and owners. Across the Market Square is The Fleece, very significant in the history of the Dandie Dinmont, this is where the inaugural meeting of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club was held in November 1875. In 2000, the 125th anniversary of the Club, a plaque celebrating this landmark was unveiled by the then Club Patron Dame Jean Maxwell Scott, the last living descendant of Sir Walter. Unfortunately when the Fleece changed ownership the plaque was removed and got passed on. The new landlord at the Fleece welcomed the Dandies and owners and even had a special menu with a Dandie slant. A new plaque was installed commemorating the founding of the Club and this was unveiled by Club Chairman Paul Eardley.
Visitors then gathered again to be greeted by a piper who lead the parade from the Market Square down to The Haining House where there photo calls and a parade around the House past the dignitaries and Simon took some stunning shots with his drone. 
It was then time for the main event. The pipers lead the procession to the kennel area which, since the first time we visited, has been hugely improved. Paul Keevil introduced Mr Wilson Young, Director of the Kennel Club, who performed the Ribbon Cutting to officially open the Discovery Centre, inside which we saw presentations of the Dandie, its history and development. Simon Rishton had very kindly donated a computer into which you could put your Dandies KC registered name and their pedigree will come up going right back to Old Ginger - remarkable when you think you are standing in the kennel where Old Ginger was born. Back to the kennel area where Mike Macbeth thanked everyone for attending and supporting this venture. She then introduced Michelle Ballantine, the new chairman of the Haining Trust, who unveiled the statue of Old Ginger with the sculptor Alexander 'Sandy' Stoddart looking on. It is a remarkable piece of work. Everyone wanted their photo taken with Old Ginger and their own Dandie. When the Kennel was refurbished there was stone left over and you could buy these pieces with a certificate of authenticity to your own bit of Dandie history, all proceeds going to the Haining Trust. There was also a specially bred fuchsia by J V Porter of Southport called, you guessed it, Dandie Dinmont. These sold like hot cakes so those who were disappointed will have to wait until next year for the new crop.
So onto the Dandie Derby. There were 118 Dandies entered with 20 visitors. £364 was raised for the Haining Trust. Whether your Dandie was an experienced racer or not everyone completed the course, some a lot faster than others. It didn't matter really who won; everyone enjoyed it. Thank you to Kenny and Shona Allen for organising this event.
To Mike and Paul and all your helpers, this was a remarkably and unique event, the planning, the detail brought history to life, those attending will never forget this adventure you took us on, a very special thank you for all your efforts.
Jackie Shore
Breed Notes, 20th July 2017
There is a lot of catching up to do on the shows due to the shock closing of Dog World so here goes.
The now well established back to back weekend saw well known Terrier man Les Aspin judging Border Union giving CCs in the breed for the first time with an entry of 23 dogs. He found his DCC & BOB in Ch Am Gr Ch Pennywise On The Road Again (Am Ch Derrydown Schooners Keeping Up Appearances ex Am Ch Pennywise Cut To The Chase) a mustard owned by Beverly Deacon & Judy Hill bred by the late Cathy Nelson, he also made the shortlist in the Group under Kay Aspin. RDCC went to Puddockswell Augustus Magnussen With Dryfevalley a pepper owned by Ali Cox Purcell and Angie Miller, bred by Ali. BCC was Ch Hawkesmill Jenny For Wilmit (Cloverwood Driving Force ex Ch. Aus Ch Jollygaze Hopeless Romantic For Hawkesmill) a pepper owned by Barbara Milton and bred by Graham and Margaret Russell. RBCC was Scottsbairn Marjorie Bruce a mustard owned and bred by Kjell and Eva Eriksson over from Sweden, with Best Puppy going to German Dandies Zampano at Puddockswell owned by Ali Cox Purcell, bred by Manfred and Monika Rosenbaum.
The following day the CDDTC held its Championship show held at Jedburgh Town Hall, the judge was Margaret McDonald Cross with an entry of 36 dogs she found the BCC &BIS in Ch Inzievar Gold Spark (Ch Inzievar Silver Gilt ex Inzievar Gold Dust) a mustard homebred by Frances Chapman King. RBCC was Barbara Milton's Ch Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit. DCC went to Ch & Multi Ch Inzievar Wins Gold (Ch Vistca Vian of Hendell ex Inzievar Silver Charm) a mustard owned by Kjell and Eva Eriksson bred also by Frances. RDCC went to Beverly's and Judy's Ch Am Gr Ch Pennywise On The Road Again, with Best Puppy in Show MyDan'd Wonderful Red Dragon at Puddockswell owned by Ali Cox Purcell bred by Cathi Tower Chriscaden in America.
The following week was Blackpool Ch show with Alan Curry the judge who had 12 dogs present he awarded the BCC & BOB to Barbara Milton's Ch Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit her breeding given before, with DCC was the aforementioned Ch Multi Ch Inzievar Wins Gold making it a very successful week for the Erikssons. RCCs went to Julie Booth's Borderstone Kingman for Lannia and Tim & Gill Denham's Dentgate Fire Opal, with Cloverwood Yours Truly Best Puppy owned and bred by Glen Tinsley.
Onto Windsor in the beautiful setting of Home Park Windsor where Beverly Deacon was judging an entry of 34 dogs she awarded Ch Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit BCC & BOB owned and handled by Barbara Milton, Jenny went onto be shortlisted in the Group under Ann Ingram. To make it a family affair Jenny's litter brother Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill won his second CC he is owned by Barbara Kurg and bred by Graham & Margaret Russell. RCCs went to Bardolynns O'Leary owned by Emma Greenway & Margaret Russell and in bitches Louisa Henry's Trinzy Hair N'Graces who was also Best Puppy.
The DDTC held its Championship Show at Nantwich Civic Hall, sadly this will be the last time here due to the selfish and thoughtless acts of exhibitors allowing their dogs to foul the venue and grounds, venues are becoming very difficult to find and this Hall has welcomed Dog Clubs to use its facilities for well over 40 years, but it only takes the few to spoil it for the rest. Sue McCourt was our judge with an entry of 51 dogs DCC & BIS was Ch & Am Ch Pennywise On The Road Again owned by Beverly Deacon and Judy Hill and bred by the Late Cathy Nelson who I'm sure would have been thrilled at Willie's success. RDCC went to Julie Booth's Borderstone Kingman for Lannia, bred by Wendy Weatherstone. BCC was Cloverwood Ice and Fire a mustard by (Am Ch Kings Mtn The Governor ex Cloverwood Tilly Treasure) owned and bred by Glen Tinsley this gave her the title of champion, her first CC was won at National Terrier Club '17 judge Liz Cartledge, the second was Three Counties '17 judge Patsy Hollings. Glen also saw her Cloverwood Yours Truly a pepper win both the RBCC but also Best Puppy in Show. Best Veteran was Kirkhalin Mystic Prudence from Reidswire owned by Rob & Sue Bell.
On the same day East of England had classes for Dandies without CCs Meriel Taylor was down to judge the breed but had to withdraw due to health reasons so I don't know who did judge the breed, but the results were BD BOB & B Puppy Dryfevalley Johnny Fox a mustard owned by Mrs Hubbard and Angie Miller. BB was Dentgate Sugarberries at Thystine owned by Mrs Shepard with RBB Bonnybeck Chrystal Cascade at Crackerday.
Because there is so much show news this week I will leave the 3rd day of the Dandie Dinmont Festival until next week.
There is a new book out on the breed which is well worth investing in. It is called 'A Good Terrier According to Mr Dandie Dinmont' by Jonas Wiborg. Jonas is well known to older breeders and exhibitors - he would visit here from Sweden and handle Dandies for Mrs Jameson and Peggy Hulme. He has also judged Dandies here. Jonas has written 2 previous books on the breed but in Swedish, so it was brilliant that he has now brought this book out in English. His depth of knowledge of kennels and breeding and the detail he goes into is brilliant from the past and current breeders, it should be required reading for all Dandie enthusiasts. If you wish to order a copy e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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