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Breed Notes - 25 Feb 2009
By: Elaine Betts It was National Working and Pastoral Open Show at the Sports Connection on 14th February – BOB was Anne and Dave’s Berkenbos Annvads Choice. Congratulations to them. Julie is trying to assemble a list of ...
This article was posted on: 25-Feb-09
Breed Notes - 10 Feb 2009
By: Elaine Betts There is still one place available for the Temperament Test in Leamington Spa on the 28th February. If you would like to be included, please ring Liz (Driftingsky) on 01159841870 asap. The nine new puppies born ...
This article was posted on: 10-Feb-09
Breed Notes - 26 Jan 2009
By: Elaine Betts It is obviously fashionable at the moment to come up with an unexpected extra. Not only the American woman with 8 babies (can you imagine!?!) when they thought there were only (?) 7, but Drift found a ninth pu ...
This article was posted on: 26-Jan-09
Breed Notes - 13 Jan 2009
By: Elaine Betts I have had an e mail from Julia Christopherson announcing that “All about Dogs”, held for several years in Brentwood Essex, has been cancelled. This smashing event has always been about promoting dog owners ...
This article was posted on: 13-Jan-09
Breed Notes - 02 Jun 2009
By: Elaine Betts Unfortunately neither John nor I could attend the European Dog Show in Dublin this last weekend. We have had a constant stream of new puppy owners to talk to, and after all the problems we have overcome with t ...
This article was posted on: 02-Jun-09
Breed Notes - 19 May 2009
By: Elaine Betts Three and a half weeks later and we still have our nine puppies, although not quite the size and condition they would have been in, given a well lactating mother! Quite an experience, hand rearing, and not one ...
This article was posted on: 19-May-09
Breed Notes - 27 Apr 2009
By: Elaine Betts I suppose when you breed a litter of puppies almost every year, it is only a matter of time before you get a complicated one. This was the situation last week when Whistle decided to have her puppies at least e ...
This article was posted on: 27-Apr-09
Breed Notes - 20 Apr 2009
By: Elaine Betts I telephoned Anne Stewart this week to catch up with the progress of her litter of puppies. All appears to be going well, all ten fit and well and now five weeks old. All have homes to go to, (plus names for a ...
This article was posted on: 20-Apr-09
Breed Notes - 01 Apr 2009
I had a super ‘phone call from Sue Scully this week reporting on daughter Claire’s success with “Lilly”. Claire went along to the Three Shires Dog Club in Bedfordshire last weekend and reached the required standard to pro ...
This article was posted on: 01-Apr-09
Breed Notes - 27 Mar 2009
By: Elaine Betts Spring seems to have arrived quite early this year, wonderful sunshine, daffodils out all over the garden, and an e-mail from Anne Stewart to announce the safe arrival of 12 puppies with her Jaunty. As often h ...
This article was posted on: 27-Mar-09
Breed Notes - 10 Mar 2009
By: Elaine Betts A house full of foreign visitors, some very late nights and early morning dog walks, flasks on the draining board, leads, paperwork, car park tickets, sandwich wrappings, titbit and treat bags- just a few clues ...
This article was posted on: 10-Mar-09
Breed Notes - 07 Jul 2009
By: Elaine Betts “Venka” had 10 puppies last weekend, seven dogs and three bitches. Two blonde boys, all the rest were black and gold. Congratulations to Caroline and James Dunn. The very high percentage of males in the l ...
This article was posted on: 08-Jul-09
Breed Notes - 21 Jun 2009
By: Elaine Betts First of all, a sad note to say that the little puppy that was in the vets’ surgery for stones didn’t make it. Our vet did have to operate, as he was eventually unable to catheterise the puppy, since the st ...
This article was posted on: 21-Jun-09
Breed Notes - 09 Jun 2009
By: Elaine Betts Anne Stewart has very kindly sent me a marked catalogue from the European Winner Show in Dublin, so I can tell you that Green Star, CACIB and Best of Breed went to Mick Murphy’s Ir.Ch. Fasskoleys Sallins Gold ...
This article was posted on: 09-Jun-09
Breed Notes - 15 Jul 2009
First of all congratulations go to Sarah and Craig Hosie on the birth of a son, Ruairidh, on Monday. He weighed in at 7lb 5oz, and both he and Sarah are doing fine. Craig reports that the dogs have been great, too. Kate unfortunat ...
This article was posted on: 15-Jul-09
Breed Notes - 21 Jul 2009
We were lucky on Saturday and had a completely dry day in Malvern for the National Working and Pastoral Breeds, one of my favourite venues. It was rather a low entry, but there were only a couple of absentees. Traffic as usual at ...
This article was posted on: 22-Jul-09
Breed Notes - 28 Jul 2009
The response to the questionnaire sent out by the club with the recent newsletter and Year Book was disappointing to say the least! Three replies were received, so the club will not be putting on a variety of events this coming y ...
This article was posted on: 01-Aug-09
Breed Notes - 3 Aug 2009
Monday this week saw us heading to the southwest for the Paignton Show at Exeter. I must say that the signposts we passed to get there brought back many childhood memories of holidays in Devon and Cornwall, and the weather reminde ...
This article was posted on: 08-Aug-09
Breed Notes - 25 Aug 2009
Last Saturday was the Welsh KC show at Builth Wells, where we have breed classes. This year’s judge was the very well known all-rounder, Liz Cartledge, and we were to be her 4th breed of the day. She had a very large entry of Ma ...
This article was posted on: 26-Aug-09
Breed Notes - 25 Aug 2009
Last Saturday was the Welsh KC show at Builth Wells, where we have breed classes. This year’s judge was the very well known all-rounder, Liz Cartledge, and we were to be her 4th breed of the day. She had a very large entry of Ma ...
This article was posted on: 26-Aug-09
Breed Notes - 1 Sept 2009
A couple of results from recent shows have been ‘phoned through this weekend. Firstly, Maggie and Lloyd Spencer got BoB with DJ and BoS with Gracie at the Stichting Hondententoostelling Show in Rotterdam. The judge was Dr. C.Bi ...
This article was posted on: 31-Aug-09
Breed Notes - 29 Oct 2009
Good news from the continent this week, as Maggie Spencer went to the Maastricht show at the weekend, and DJ was not only BOB , with CAC and CACIB , under judges Ms E Haapaniemi, from Finland, a group judge here this summer, but a ...
This article was posted on: 30-Sep-09
Breed Notes - 14 Sept 2009
This weekend saw a larger than usual entry of hovawarts at Richmond for Dan Ericsson from Sweden, 27 dogs entered. We got our timing wrong, and missed the veteran class with Orchid, the first class, but at least this year the weat ...
This article was posted on: 15-Sep-09
Breed Notes - 06 Oct 2009
AFTER THE SHOW Well, it’s come and gone again for another year. The HC of GB Open Show, with Limited Obedience…..sometimes, the irony blows you away…..duly took place at Oswestry on Sunday, and we were blessed with really ...
This article was posted on: 07-Oct-09
Breed Notes - 28 Oct 2009
Acorn went to her first show last week. I think she is possibly the most difficult puppy I’ve had, as she is forever bouncing about, absolutely sure she knows every dog and every person we pass (or try to!) The training routines ...
This article was posted on: 29-Oct-09
Breed Notes - 09 Nov 2009
We have just returned from a weekend in Edinburgh, where I had the privilege of judging the breed at the Working & Pastoral Breeds Association of Scotland’s Championship Show. My critique will appear elsewhere, but I would like ...
This article was posted on: 10-Nov-09
Breed Notes - 16 Nov 2009
We went up to Earls’ Court yesterday (Sunday) to man the Hovawart stand, and our day there started by us walking in with an extraordinary pink and yellow spotted (originally white) standard poodle, raising money for “Children ...
This article was posted on: 17-Nov-09
Breed Notes - 23 Nov 2009
I try not to be too excited about our achievements in these notes, but on Sunday I was very proud of Whistle, who, in spite of my “help”, managed a qualifying round, admittedly behind five better scores, in open UD. This was ...
This article was posted on: 23-Nov-09
Breed Notes - 30 Dec 2009
Firstly, let me hope that you all had a merry but peaceful Christmas, and wish you all you would wish yourselves for the New Year. It is not the easiest time of year to have an active breed like ours, but don’t they love the sno ...
This article was posted on: 05-Jan-10