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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
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 | 1232 hits
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 fossedata.co.uk, closing date Sept. 23rd. Jackie Shore
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 | 1483 hits
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. Jackie Shore. swanwillowcottage@icloud.com
Thursday, 05 October 2017 | 1320 hits
Lynda Bromley kindly sent this report about the eye screening day hosted by Lynda and Martyn AHT Glaucoma Eye Research Day on October 7th in Herefordshire. Firstly, thank you to everyone who came and bought their Dandies for DNA swabbing and eye screening. The turnout was brilliant and although we had a couple of cancellations, James Oliver was delighted to be able to add 23 over 5 year old Dandies to the current research project. Along with visitors including 2 adorable puppies and Daisy who is blind through Glaucoma, there were 30 Dandies in attendance. The sun shone and it became a Dandie get together with everyone enjoying the weather, company and buffet. Meriel France, Daisy's owner had made up dandie goodie bags for all our 4 legged friends with a note attached saying " Daisy's dream. That one day, every Dandie will be free from hereditary Glaucoma" Michelle Dixon did a wonderful job of tea/coffee making and general hosting.The 2nd research day this year will be held in Edinburgh on Sunday October 22nd, we have 23 Dandies over 5 years old booked in for this. The South Wales Kennel Association had classes for Dandies without CCs. Our judge was Alan Small who had an entry of 12 dogs with just 2 absent. Best Dog & Best Of Breed was Xoranda Secret Ron Day View to Cloverwood (Glahms Royal Canadian ex Int Ch Cloverwood Wish Upon A Star) owned by Glen Tinsley and bred and handled by Alexander Garrett. He was also Best Puppy and then went onto to Puppy Group 3 under Stephen Bardwell. Reserve BD was Liz Jacka-Slater's Pennywise Lone Ranger. Best Bitch went to Glahms La Boheme (Am Ch Dreamboat Deck The Halls ex Glahms Witch of Wookey Hole) owned by Glen, who also bred the Reserve Best Bitch Cloverwood Duchess May owned by Liz Jacka-Slater. Jackie Shore. swanwillowcottage@icloud.com
Thursday, 12 October 2017 | 1325 hits
Catching up on the news, Midland Counties had the last set of Challenge Certificates to be awarded this year. DDTC Chairman Paul Eardley had an entry of 47 dogs, 17 absent. He awarded BCC & BOB to Ch. Cloverwood Ice And Fire, a mustard (Kings Mtn The Governor ex Cloverwood Tilly Treasure) owned and bred by Glen Tinsley. RBCC going to the same owner with Glahms La Boheme. DCC went to 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, bred by the late Cathy Nelson. RDCC went to Borderstone Kingman owned by Julie Booth. Best Puppy was Dentgate Sugarberries at Thystine owned by Christine Shepard. I was very sorry to hear the news of the passing of Karen Coleman, a regular exhibitor some years back probably remembered for showing Follycot Frank Lee with husband Harry. To Harry and family and friends our deepest sympathy. The World Dog Show and German Winners held in Leipzig had Irish judge Sean Delmar judging a great entry of 71 dogs. BOB was Multi Ch. Sunjoy’s Show Must Go On (Sunjoy’s HereComesTheSun ex Sunjoy’s Strike A Light), owned by Anna Gioia Taucci and Laura Fandino, and bred by Anna, coming from Veteran at 8 years old. He then went onto Terrier Group3 under Andres Korozs. BOS was Dariant Unbeatable (German Dandies' Pablo Piccaso ex Dariant Antonia Me Reina) owned by V V Gnatyuk and bred by A V Fedeeva. Best Puppy In Breed was Danchester’s The One And Only Magic Mike (Danchester’s Charles Townsend ex Danchester’s Keep Your Eyes On Me) owned and bred by Hanne Tuomenoksa. Other winners were: CACIB Dog WW-17 - Danchester’s Number One, owner Hanne Tuomenoksa(Finland) CACIB Bitch WW-17 - Dariant Unbeatable, owner Viktoriya Gnatyuk (Russia) BOB Veteran VWW-17 - Sunjoy’s Show Must Go On, owners Laura Fandino & Anna Gioia Taucci (Spain) Bitch VWW - Rus Show Forever Be Still My Heart, owner Yulia Kazarina (Russia) BOB Junior JWW -17 - Victorialis Cherches La Femme, owner Victoriia Puzyrei (Ukraine) Dog JWW-17 - Xoranda Secret Ron Day View to Cloverwood, owner Glen Tinsley(Gt Britain) BOB Puppy - Danchester’s The One And Only Magic Mike, owner Hanne Tuomenoksa (Finland) BOB Breeder - Danchester’s, owner Hanne Tuomenoksa (Finland) ROP Brace - Victorialis Cloud Nine / Victorialis Cherches La Femme, owner Victorialis Puzyrei (Ukraine) Many congratulations to all the winners at this great show. Over the weekend of October 21st & 22nd, The Kennel Club held its Discover Dogs Exhibition at the Excel Centre in Docklands, London. On the Friday Paul & Sheila Keevil set the stand up with many lovely photos of Dandies doing what comes naturally. It looked very eye catching. On the Saturday Brian Bird with some of his Dandies along with Kim Davies assisted by her dad and her 2 Dandies attending for the first time. It seems it was extremely busy on the Saturday and many leaflets were given out. Paul and Sheila staffed the stand on Sunday and it appears many visitors had sought the Dandies out, with many photos being taken. Thank you for all your time and effort. I’m sure all the visitors appreciated it and of course the Dandies. The Kennel Club Journal records two Judges this month: National Terrier '19 - Martin Phillips; Birmingham National ‘19 Jan - Erik Ek. Jackie Shore. swanwillowcottage@icloud.com
Saturday, 18 November 2017 | 1101 hits
Dates for your diary next year are June 2nd & 3rd 2018 for the Dandie Derby which has become a very popular event held at The Haining House Trust, Selkirk. This time it will be held over 2 days with an evening meal on the Saturday, further details will become known soon so if you wish to attend let Kenny & Shona Allen know of your interest and if you want to stay in Selkirk you are advised to book early. Visit the website www.dandiederby.com for further information. It was only the hardy who turned out for LKA due to heavy snowfall. With an excellent entry of 26 dogs it was decimated to 5 dogs for Ken Bartlett (Dwilencia) which must have been very disappointing for both judge and exhibitors. Best Bitch & Best of Breed was awarded to Dentgate Sugarberries at Thystine (Puddockswell Augustus Magnussen With Dryfevalley ex Ch Dentgate Hollyberries) owned and handled by Christine Sheppard and bred by Tim & Gill Denham. Reserve Best Bitch was awarded to Mishahda Where It All Began owned by Laura Sleight & Michelle Dixon; she was also Best Puppy. Best Dog went to Great Gatsby ze Zihelske Zahrady a Pepper (De Ch German Dandies’ Robinson Crusoe ex Francesca Forza Ze Zihelske Zahradey) owned by Sue Brown, handled by daughter Grace and bred by Ludvic Rus. At the Welsh Kennel Club for Top Dog and Top Puppy, Christine Sheppard and her first Dandie Dentgate Sugarberries at Thystine attended and did really well at this prestigious event by winning Runner Up Top Puppy. A fantastic win, congratulations. Some sad news I have to report the passing of Club member Trish Hodgson, Trish and her late husband Ken attended Club events for nearly 30 years owning Dandies from the Parstone, Hendell and Dawsholm kennels. Trish had been ill for many years and had been in residential care. To her son Christopher and family our condolences. I wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and Healthy and Successful 2018. Jackie Shore
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 | 1068 hits
Boston Championship Dog Show had Tim Ball in the centre of the ring with an entry of 13 dogs with just 3 absent. There were no CCs on offer. He awarded Best Dog and Best Of Breed to Ch Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill (Cloverwood Driving Force ex Ch & Aus Ch Jollygaze Hopeless Romantic for Hawkesmill) owned by Barbara Kurg and bred by Graham and Margaret Russell. Reserve Best Dog was Sue Brown’s Great Gatsby ze Zihelske Zahrady. Best Bitch was Hawkesmill Karamel (Ch Cassencarrie I Kid You Not ex Jollygaze Hopeless Romantic for Hawkesmill) owned and bred by Graham and Margaret Russell. Reserve Best Bitch and Best Puppy went to Mishahda Where It All Began owned by Laura Sleight and Michelle Dixon. Further details about the Dandie Derby to be held at The Haining House in Selkirk on June 2nd & 3rd 2018. There will be 4 categories for the racing: Open - Hope they will run, Novice - Not sure what they will do. Puppy - under 1 year. Veteran - over 8 years. It’s a fun day out, with a get together in the evening for a meal. On the Sunday there will be a visit to Yetholm, home of the Gypsies Faas Kings who were the main breeders for Dandies in the 18th century, along with the Andersons, Allans and Youngs. In the evening there is to be a Gin tasting followed by a Ghost walk around the Haining - which might prove interesting after the Gin tasting. Spaces for this event will be limited so if you are interested in going please e-mail Kenny and Shona Allan, dandiederby@hotmail.com as soon as possible. Manchester Championship Show had classes without CCs. Mike Vickers was the judge with a good entry of 28 dogs, 7 absent. Best Bitch & Best Of Breed was awarded to Ch Cloverwood Ice And Fire (Am Ch & Can Ch Kings Mtn The Governor ex Cloverwood Tilly Treasure) owned and bred by Glen Tinsley, who also won Best Dog with her young mustard Xoranda Ron Day View to Cloverwood (Glahms Royal Canadian ex Int Ch Cloverwood Wish Upon A Star) bred by Alexander Garrett. Reserves went to Julie Booth’s Borderstone Kingman for Lannia and Laura Sleight’s & Michelle Dixon’s Mishahda Where It All Began, who was again Best Puppy. Next year Manchester will have its Challenge Certificates reinstated and will be held in February. There is a change of judge for Crufts. Karen Plastow has had to step down from the appointment which must be so disappointing for her, as you are invited 3 years ahead of the show. The replacement is Paul Keevil. Entries close on Monday 22nd January ‘18. Jackie Shore. swanwillowcottage@icloud.com
Thursday, 18 January 2018 | 923 hits
Catching up on news, I hope you enjoyed the 100 Top Dogs. How they decided which breeds to include I’m not too sure, but Dandies slipped in at 100 and to me was the best part - but then I am totally biased. Filming took place at Bowhill where a hardy bunch of Dandies and their owners appeared and some were interviewed about the breed. The Duke of Buccleuch gave an interview giving great support for the breed. It also showed the fashion shoot at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel which was the taster for the fashion show “Barking Plaid” which we who attended in June for the unveiling of the statue of Old Ginger will never forget. I hope your Crufts preparations are going well. Timing is everything for coats, but also exercise as muscle tone can be lost in the winter months. Paul Keevil, our judge, has a good entry of 67 dogs. Judging will now take place in Hall 1, ring 5, 3rd in the ring which could mean a long wait or on the other hand plenty of time for shopping. Thank you to Club President Janet Roslyn for compiling the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Points for the DDTC 2017. Best Dog & Top Dandie 1st - Ch Pennywise On The Road Again (248 Points) owner Beverly Deacon, breeder the late Cathy Nelson. 2nd - Borderstone Kingman for Lannia (165 Points) owner Julie Booth, breeder Wendy Weatherstone. 3rd - Ch Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill (162 Points) owner Barbara Kurg, breeder Graham & Margaret Russell. Best Bitch 1st - Ch Cloverwood Ice and Fire (173 Points) owned and bred by Glen Tinsley. 2nd - Ch Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit (120 Points) owned by Barbara Milton breeders Graham & Margaret Russell. 3rd - Dandiroyal Puddleglum (94 Points) owned and bred by Sheila Rolland. Best Stud Dog 1st - Cloverwood Driving Force (518 Points) owned and bred by Glen Tinsley. 2nd - Ch Cassencarrie I Kid You Not (422 Points) owned and bred by Beverly Deacon. 3rd - Ch Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill (203 points) owner Barbara Kurg breeders Graham & Margaret Russell. Best Brood Bitch 1st - Ch & Aus Ch Jollygaze Hopeless Romantic for Hawkesmill (335 Points) owned by Graham & Margaret Russell, bred by Emma Greenway. 2nd - Ir Ch Clossengrey Marshwiggle Dandiroyal (262 Points) owned by Sheila Rolland, bred by Miriam Couto. 3rd - Cloverwood Tilly Treasure (173 Points) owned and bred by Glen Tinsley. Best Puppy 1st - Cloverwood Yours Truly (B) (50 Points) owned and bred by Glen Tinsley. 2nd - Dainty Dandies River Mersey at Lenacourt (D) (39 Points) owned by Vera Harcourt-Morris, bred by Conja Bell. 3rd - Mishahda Where It All Began (B) (32 Points) owned by Laura Sleight & Michelle Dixon, bred by Martyn & Lynda Bromley. Congratulations to all the winners. Trophies will be awarded at the Club Show in July. An interesting article in one of the weekend magazines concerned actress Arabella Weir with her favourite things, one of which was a beautiful small writing desk said to be bought by her grandmother in the 1920s which belonged to Sir Walter Scott from his home Abbotsford. It was bought from a man who looked after the house, but was said to sell off pieces from the house to pay for his drinking habit. She goes onto say that she once met Duke Richard who as patron of the Abbotsford Trust asked if she would return it. She declined. If anyone has any news they would like included in these notes please e-mail me at swanwillowcottage@icloud.com Jackie Shore
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 | 747 hits
I hope you have all recovered from Crufts, it’s always an exciting but exhausting show. Being third in the ring judging didn’t start until 2.30pm which means the BOB is always hurried to the Terrier Group. The judge was Paul Keevil who, resplendent in his Dandie Tartan waistcoat, had a good entry of 67 Dandies. Click here for Crufts results with photographs. Paul found his Dog CC & BOB in Borderstone Kingman for Lannia (Hawkesmill Indigo from Reidswire ex Ch Cloverwood Day By Day at Schalulleke who was herself BOB at Crufts 2013) owned by Julie Booth. This was Harrison’s 3rd CC giving the breed a new Champion and a first one for Julie. It was good to see his breeder Wendy Weatherstone proudly watching ringside. Just to keep it in the family RDCC went to Harrison’s son, a young pepper from junior Reidswire Border Battlecry to Rubegud, owned by Anne Rayner and bred by Rob & Sue Bell. Bitch CC was awarded to German Dandies’ Violetta (Cloverwood Driving Force ex In Ch German Dandies Rebecca). This was her second CC. She is owned by Harriet Buckley and bred by Manfred & Monika Rosenbaum. RBCC went to Ch Cassencarrie Miss Grace at Pennywave (Ch & Am Ch Pennywise Burning Ambition for Cassencarrie ex Pajanticks Quaystone for Cassencarrie) from veteran, owned and bred by Beverly Deacon. Best Puppy in Breed was Miss Sophie Di Luna Caprese, a mustard, (Cz Ch Cooper z Roxburke Sun ex Glahms Golden Genesis) bred by Charley Feis. It’s always good to see young people doing well in the breed and this year Grace Brown showed her mother’s pepper dog Great Gatsby Ze Zihelske Zahrady to a creditable 3rd place in the Young Kennel Club stakes class under Paul Harding. Discover Dogs stand had a makeover this year and there were plenty of enthusiastic volunteers to convert visitors to all the characteristics and virtues of the Dandie, many visitors now knowing what a Dandie looks like with the Dandies giving there usual layed back approach rolling on their back, feet in the air. Thanks go to Ali Cox, Angie Miller, Michelle Dixon, Laura Sleight and Ellie, Julia Burbank, Meriel France, Mo Dawson, Harriet and Christine Buckley, Collette Hendricks and Ann, Liz MacDonald, Kathryn Powis, Rob Bell and Paul and Mary Drake and anyone else who helped out. It seems the stand was under siege at times. The Southern DDTC winners of 2017 are as follows: Top Dog and Dandie of the Year - Ch & Am Gr Ch Pennywise On The Road Again owned by Beverly Deacon and Judy Hill bred by the late Cathy Nelson. Reserve Best Dog - Ch Borderstone Kingman for Lannia owned by Julie Booth and bred by Wendy Weatherstone. Best Bitch - Ch Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit owned by Barbara Milton and bred by Graham & Margaret Russell. Reserve Best Bitch - Ch Cloverwood Ice And Fire owned and bred by Glen Tinsley. Top Puppy - Cloverwood Yours Truly owned and bred by Glen Tinsley. Awards will be given out at the Southern Open Show. I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Paul de Bakker. I first met Paul when he came over from Holland to exhibit at the DDTC Championship Show with Sabine Boers. He was a very good handler and presented his Dandies with a good eye for balance. At Crufts in 2004 Paul exhibited Sabine’s pepper bitch Isadora Duncan of Coquet Water to the Bitch CC & BOB bred by Paul and if I remember correctly he also handled the Dog CC winner Ann Power’s Needwood Twice Nightly, a very proud day for Paul. The judge was Liz Hewitt. The Caledonian Club held its AGM at Moffat and the Club now has a new Secretary, namely Keith Marshall who has taken on the daunting task of being Club Secretary. Special thanks go to retiring Secretary Keith Derry who held the reigns for many years, you can now get on with that decorating Keith. The day had a grooming workshop lead by Brian Kerrush. These days are very popular and I’m sure everyone came away with a little more knowledge of the Dandie coat. There was a unveiling of a bench outside Moffat Town Hall in memory of Norma Pearce who was a great supporter of the Caledonian Club, what a lovely idea. Don’t forget get your entries in for the Southern Open Show, judge Cynthia Ray, and the DDTC Open Show, judge Colin Powell. Jackie Shore. swanwillowcottage@icloud.com
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 | 458 hits
Scottish Breeds Championship Show had classes for Dandies but no Challenge Certificates. The judge was Louisa Henry (Trinzy). There was an entry of 4 dogs 1 absent. Best Dog & Best of Breed was awarded to Hjarta The Glen Ranger to Glendandy (Glendandy Star Catcher ex Zarmine Mistress Jiniwin at Hjarta) owned by Ian & Pam Smith and bred by Gerald Lowndes. Best Bitch went to the same owners with homebred Glendandy Twinkle Star ShCM (Swanwillow Jackmanii ex Somercloud Starprize at Glendandy). Reserve Best Bitch was Somercloud Starprize at Glendandy who also won Reserve in the Veteran Stakes under Mrs J Ward, then to finish the day off in style Starprize along with her daughter won the Brace Stakes. I do feel disappointed that Scottish Breeds won't benefit from the extra Challenge Certificates on offer from next year - a past Secretary of the Club was in fact a Dandie exhibitor and breeder Felicity Soutter and committee member Jill Greenlees of the Drevaburn Dandies. They worked hard for this Club and always invited up and coming new judges which has carried on to this day. National Terrier Club is always a welcome back to the normal after the razzmatazz of Crufts. Kathy Green was the judge with an entry of 41 dogs with 11 absent. The Bitch CC & Best of Breed went to German Dandies' Violetta (Cloverwood Driving Force ex Int Ch German Dandies' Rebecca) owned by Harriet Buckley and bred by Manfred & Monica Rosenbaum in Germany. This was Letty's third CC giving the breed a new Champion and a first one for Harriet. Her 1st was awarded at Driffield '17, judge was myself, and her 2nd at Crufts, judge Paul Keevil. RBCC went to Cloverwood Duchess May owned by Liz Jacka Slater. Dog CC went to the newly crowned 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, with the RDCC going to Beverly Deacon & Judy Hill's Ch & Am Gr. Ch Pennywise On The Road Again. Best Puppy went again to Meriel France's Miss Sophie Di Luna Caprese who then went onto Puppy Group 3 under DDTC Chairman Paul Eardley. It was lovely to see the photos on Facebook of the Tartan Day Parade in New York which apparently is a huge event. The Dandies were organised by Chris and Cathy LoCascio who many of you may have met at the Dandie Festival last year. The Dandies paraded along 6th Avenue looking very smart in their Scott tartan, the only breed in the world to have its own tartan granted to the breed by the Duke of Buccleuch, head of the Scott Clan. Well done everyone, you looked fantastic. Jackie Shore swanwillowcottage@icloud.com
Friday, 13 April 2018 | 525 hits

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