Breed Notes

By Lyn Etches


I have an assortment of news this time as i have had a few snippets sent to me Thank you for those that did . Gemma took Starvon Cryptic Spyda to Swka under judge Mrs Meg Purnell-Carpenter they no longer have classes there  and was only Nsc which she awarded to Spyda .Years ago we had classes there and when we lost ccs they promised to keep the classes but was only for 1 yr  then they dropped them i used to go regularly  with my boys over the years i used to like the Chepstow venue shame they lost it . Steve Zbilut took Starvon Deja Vu to Oxford Limit Show under the Judge Tony Mcquilken ,Sophie took her in a big class for the open stakes and came 3rd , well done ,look out dad your gonna be replaced as Emilies handler .Couple of weeks ago i was watching Bargain Hunt when what should appear on the screen but 2 vallhunds ,i only caught a glimse of her but im sure it was Fiona .The camera did close ups of the smiley vallhunds .They werent camera shy . 

Jo has said they have said Goodbye to their Gilli ,6 months after her cancer diagnosis , She  came from Leonie Darling  before her tragic accident  . Gilli , Dlarah Summer Rain ,  was the dam of the breed record holder Kassie ,Ch Rumour Has It who also has gone over the bridge too ,they will be racing about together,Gilli  was also dam of Ch Starvon Vanquish, Ch Starvon Veni Vidi Vici ,Ch Starvon Valley of Dreams.And the X litter . She gave a lot to the Starvon kennels im sure you will join me in passing  on our sympathies to Jo and Ada .

Rosemary Jackson , Jo Day ,Stella Coombes and Britt-Marie Young  ran a well organised Breed Seminar ,Wendy and Lynn provided the dogs .Im sure everyone enjoyed it and learnt a lot .With the new  Kennel Club JCF  there will be only Breed Appreciation days  instead of seminars .I much prefer the old way of doing your seminars judging all of the required numbers of vallhunds and gaining your experience the good old hands - on  way .

I had a message from Carol Day To update me on 8 1/2 yrs old  Briar, Greymantle Ariel .She started the year in agility Grade 2 classes, In July  she competed and won  her Grade 2  level and so moved into the Grade 3 class where she competed for the 1st competition at that level  and won ,and so now is competing in Grade 4 .Carol is rightly very proud ,Congratulations .

Im sure the commitee would like to thank the volounteers who manned the Discover Dogs stand , its always a tiring but enjoyable day , we all love to chat about our special dogs .

Sharon Lee is proud of her import puppy Sophia  ,i dont know her full name , she has passed her Kc puppy foundation course .

At Skc  Robin Newhouse judged Nsc  which included 4 valls . Kim Offord  won Rd with Meddobe Inspector Morse and Kerry Diamond  won Rb  with Ch Eriksfjord Aurora  Charm . 

Poor Debbie Howe was in a really bad car accident another car crashed into her and her car is a right off. Luckily the dogs were okay and luckily Debbie has escaped with Whip Lash painful of course but could of been worse ,can replace a car .

Joanne is now collecting Christmas picture greetings and snippets for the christmas newsletter, any club members wishing to put in a Christmas ad in the winter newsletter this year, last submission date is December the 6th. Cost is £5 for a page with the money going to SVS Welfare Fund. Also if any members would like to submit an article, submission deadline is Dec 4th for those.


Please send me your news for your breed notes  .  lyn.etches@yahoo.co.uk    


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