By Lyn Etches
Results from SV Open show where we had breed specialist Vicky Allsop as our judge. For her Bb and Bis she chose Wendy Amons Saga, Ch Mystarz Lavish Loitsu to Pepperthyme. Bd +Rbis was Gemma Perry and my Spyda, Starvon Cryptic Spyda, Rd was Kyle Jones Blaze, Tanellis Bloomin William. rb was Jo John Day & Ada West, Starvon Ziva, Bv was Sharon Sibleys Ch Peakdreams Kinder Scout at Thorjakker. Catherine Debuchler found her 2 class winners were Steve Zbilut & Sam Yacomens Emilie, Starvon Deja Vu well handled by Sophie. The open class was joanne stockbridge Cain, Ch Valladar Call of Duty.
At Working & Pastoral breeds Julie Price stood alone with 1 of her boys, Starvon Xpress Delivery at Conningsbear and they were awarded Bob from Judge Mrs Lewis. I used to like going to that show years ago, its a shame she was alone as im sure she would of liked some company.
We have 2 new holders of the Kennel Club Good Citizen Silver level awards. Mal Allens Alfie, Kintallis Tangled in Tinsel and Gemma and my Spyda, Starvon Cryptic Spyda .
Next we had Welks where our judge was Mr Kevin Young, His Dcc was Jan & Dereck Wiltons homebred youngster Morse, Meddobe Spices Endeavour, Rdcc was Lynn Pallatinas youngster Zeno, Starvon Dark Knight. Bcc was Tony & Sandra Drinkwaters Hollie, Galerita Hollie Berrie, Rbcc was Mrs J Day, R Peacock-Jackson & A West's Lexi, Starvon Binit Sinit Dunit. There were no puppies and Bv wasnt declared. Kevin chose a delighted Jan Wiltons Morse for Bob & who later under Group judge Mrs C Vines flew the flag for our breed by attaining Group 4, very well done! The 1st championship show group placing for awhile for our breed. I'll have to try and work out who was the last adult group placement, possibly the 1st since my Raydas last group placing at a champ show 5yrs ago, when he was 10 and1/2 yrs old he had 2 group places that year.
Talk about a chance meeting with a blast from the past, Fri before bank holiday i took Rayda (ch Hurstfield Red Rayda shcm ) to the vets as arranged as he was booked for a scan. The form for me to sign was on the desk and as the receptionist picked it up she said this is Rayda i cant believe its rare we see this breed here as they are so healthy but we are expecting another one here at any moment. With that the door opened and in came Barbara and Reba (starvon maid in waiting (i think) from Vicky Allsops bitch Zoe. I havent seen them for years and here she was for the same scan. I anxiously waited for the phone call with Raydas results and arranged to go and collect him. On the way i said to my hubbie, wonder whats the chance they will be there so i can ask how she is. Surprise she was there just before me and was waiting for Rebas liver tablets so another Snap I had to also collect the same tablets, and we have to go back the same time too lol. I was obviously very relieved that hes not going anywhere yet, she said its likely the signs are showing it but only way to be sure whether its cancer is to open him up and do biopsies on all his organs, of course i said No hes almost 15yrs im not having him opened up, so i will just carry on appreciating whatever time we have left together. Don't get me wrong he dosent know anything is wrong he still has quality of life, up for walks and flirting with the girls and charging about with his toys or my slippers. It came about when i took him to the vets a couple of weeks ago when he got stung as usual they are always thorough and gave him the general check and said though he felt a bit full although he hadnt eaten since the evening before so thats why we decided to scan him.
Bank holiday Monday shows, Gemma went to Banbury as it was breed supported classes such a shame only Spyda, Starvon Cryptic Spyda was entered. The sv judge was Ms M Hodgson. Spyda stood alone but then went on to Pastoral Group 1, as this show is pretty central its such a shame its not supported. Domna Dodd took Pippa, Tanellis Bloomin Primrose to Chelmford & Dist open show under Britt-Marie Young and won bnsc She was also 1st in a large yearling class under Barry Blunden. Ella Hurstfield Renen Vixen at Tanellis won best Av Pastoral under Krystyan Greenland.
Kerry Diamond said she was walking along a road with Nova when a large out of control dog ran across the road straight to Nova, luckily it wasnt agressive although first of all she didnt know that, so scarey im sure. Eventually the dog ran back across the road where he was hit by a car, luckily wasnt too bad as it walked away but then who knows if it had internal damage. Another case that could of been different if it had been aggresive. There is a large rise in dog attacks across the country lately.
At Birmingham National our judge was Toni Jackson and she chose for her Bd and Bob Lynn Pallatinas Loki, Ch Starvon all Eyes on Me. Her Rd was his younger brother Gemma Perry and my Spyda, Starvon Cryptic Spyda. Her Bb was Kerry Diamonds Nova, Ch Eriksfjord Aurora. Rb went to a delighted Kim offord with Meddobe Gina Gold. Bv was Loise Paterson & Karen Kennedy Ch irch Eriksfjord Chilled Bunny for Jarlifin.
Dont forget to put in your diary about SITP (Spitz In The Park) a fab fun weekend for all Spitz breeds on July 20th and July 21st .
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