By Lyn Etches
Sorry for the delay, as some of you know I’ve been unwell hence I had to miss crufts.
Our judge for Crufts was breed specialist Patricia Drinkwater (Trykeira ). She chose for her Dcc & Bob Rosemary Peacock- Jackson’s youngster Trev, Starvon Double Agent at Kirkholme his 1st cc of many im sure. Rdcc was last year’s Bob, Lynn Pallatina’s Loki, Ch Starvon All Eyes on me at Valltineya. Bcc was Kerry Diamond’s Nova, Ch Eriksfjord Aurora Charm Shcm, Rbcc & best Veteran was Louise Richard’s Inka, Fantasi Lucy Locket of Palostros. Best puppy at her last competition as a puppy was Debbie Howe’s Quinn, Valaller Rainchild. She has certainly been successful as a puppy. I was watching the group on TV & I was disappointed to hear our Swedish Vallhund was described as a Swedish Lapphund. That said he showed himself really well and looked fab. Following this our breed society and Rosemary received a full apology which they accepted.
Carolyn Simpson’s daughter Anneka with Jet, Jet Set on high, with her friend Chloe sorry I don’t know her dogs name, came 2nd in the YKC small pairs agility competition. Izzy Perry took Spyda, Ch Starvon Cryptic Spyda into YKC final and unfortunately were unplaced but he showed well for her.
I wish to join the committee and give a big Thank you to all those who took on manning the Discover Dogs stand with all their dogs, Lynn Klaire with Zeno and Loki, Sophie Linney with Beni and Blix, Ruth Antieul and Oakley, Nikki McAllister, Bailie Stewart and Fleur, Gemma and Izzy Perry with Spyda, Paul Conway, Timothy Cox, Jay Bailie, Gary Dalton, Liz Dalton, Sarah Bateman, Beth ring and Jo Burnard and all of their dogs. Thank you for sharing your dogs on the stand and talking so well with info on the breed. Well done Sharon Sibley for filling all of the slots with everyone, not the easiest job to organize all so no one had to do too long with their dogs on the stand.
Couple of open show results, Kerry Diamond took Nova, Ch Eriksfjord Aurora Charm to Irvine and district where she won Group 1 under Judge Shona Muir. At East Kent where the judge was Gary Grey Trykeira Eindelose Sommer won Bnsc puppy and Puppy Group 4 on her debut in the show ring, i think this 1 is Pat Drinkwaters from her huge litter.
I also want to wish Louise Patterson who missed Crufts as was in hospital a speedy recovery, I know she was in the Breeders Final and so must of been disappointed.
Please send me your news for your breed notes . firstname.lastname@example.org