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Breed Notes - 1 Jun 2022
It has been a busy couple of weeks for the showgoers, with two Championship shows, north of the border with the Scottish KC May show, and south-west for Bath. In addition, there have been three Open shows, Perth and Carluke in Scotland and the Redditch show that features classes for all rare breeds. Mark Tyerman’s Farmwatch Snow Shadow was BoB at all three Scottish shows, with BB at SKC going to Caron & John McClure’s Hightimbers Ticket to Dream, and Alice Mason’s Duxfortis Tulip doing the same at Carluke. Talking to Mark, he did express his disappointment at the small number of entries. As he said, it is very nice to win, but even better if there are a lot of others present. There were 8 at Bath, with Caron & John’s K.Burletta gaining her third BoB of the year, and Kathy Woodger’s H. Ticket to Moon taking BD, repeating the result from Birmingham National. The Redditch show saw Liz & Lynne’s Driftingsky Alize wining over Ruth Hasson’s Oxford Casova.

At the beginning of the year, it started to look as though entry numbers were on the increase, but sadly the trend has taken a nosedive in recent weeks. I suppose it is possible to blame the combination of the war in Ukraine and the recent roaring inflation, especially in motoring costs, but I suspect that in our particular case, the extraordinary geographical skew of venues certainly doesn’t help. In addition to the three Scottish shows last month, the two this month are both north of the border, the Border Union Championship Show and the Dundee Open Show. Case made !!!

In preparation for the platinum jubilee celebrations, we have put up some flags which are now nicely fluttering in the breeze. The dogs took an instant dislike to these strange things, and a chorus of what sound like rather hostile barking had to be mollified by a distribution of titbits. Like everything new that becomes more permanent, though, familiarity has brought contempt, and the last two to go up weren’t even thought of as a threat at all.

I am quick enough to criticise the KC when they take ages to do things or make life more difficult than I think it should be, so it is only fair that I give them full credit for the speed with which they did this litter’s registrations. We did apply early, having found that last time round the paperwork hadn’t arrived when the puppies were ready to go, but they were back with us all approved before the puppies were two weeks old, and in between we had even received an apology for the delay…even though there wasn’t one. Amazing !! Well done, KC. I just hope this isn’t a one-off.

It is coming up to proper summertime…let us hope that the weather realises that.

Elaine Sharpe
01743 891310
pineshovawarts@gmail.com
This article was posted on: 14-Jun-22
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