Breed Notes, 4th October 2017
Darlington Championship Dog Show had classes for Dandies but no CCs. Mr PR Davies was the judge and he had an entry of 9 dogs. Best Of Breed was Barbara Kurg's newly crowned Ch Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill JW (Cloverwood Driving Force ex Ch Aus Ch Jollygaze Hopeless Romantic for Hawkesmill) bred by Graham & Margaret Russell. Barbara's Etsill Fara was Reserve Best Bitch. Best Bitch went to Mishahda Where It All Began, a pepper, (Ch Mishahda Volcanic Storm ex Ch Cassencarrie Going Back to Mishahda), she was also Best Puppy, owned by Laura Sleight and bred by Martyn & Lynda Bromley. Reserve Best Dog was Paul & Mary Drake's homebred Tollcross Tartan Tavish.
 
Driffield Ch Dog Show was held at Wetherby Racecourse. The weather was not kind - it was mud, mud, glorious mud, making it very difficult for the committee and exhibitors alike. You begin to appreciate the indoor shows after days like this. I had the honour of judging our breed with an entry of 27 dogs, 7 absent. DCC & BOB 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 & Judy Hill, bred by the late Cathy Nelson. Willie then made the cut in the Group under Bob Blackley. RDCC went to Borderstone Kingman for Lannia owned by Julie Booth. Bitch CC was German Dandies' Violetta (Cloverwood Driving Force ex Lux Ch German Dandies' Rebecca), a mustard owned by Harriet Buckley. This was a 1st CC for both Dandie and her young owner handler. Violetta was bred by Manfred & Monika Rosenbaum in Germany. RBCC was Dentgate Sugarberries at Thystine (Puddockswell Augustus Magnussen ex Ch Dentgate Hollyberries) owned by Christine Sheppard and bred by Tim and Gill Dunham. Sugarberries was also Best Puppy.
 
Judges announced in this months Kennel Club Journal: Welsh Kennel Club '18 Ann L.M. Harpwood MBE. Driffield '18 Alan Norcross.
 
This might be short notice for some but there is going to be a Dandie Flash Mob gathering on October 14th in Selkirk for friends and supporters of Wendy Weatherstone and her Borderstone Dandies. Wendy and her daughter Carol will be staying at the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel and invite any Dandie lovers to join them on their visit to Oxnam churchyard to visit the grave of James Davidson, have lunch at the Fleece Hotel and then visit The Haining House to see the statue of Old Ginger and the Discovery Centre. For further detail PM Paul Keevil.
 
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