By Lyn Etches
I am so sorry it’s been so long, those that know me will I have spent quite a while in hospital again, think I'm jinxed, especially at Windsor. So I will start with some basic results which you will mostly be aware of but just in case will put them here, sorry again for the delay.
Blackpool judge Christina Chapman. Dcc & Bob was Tony & Sandra Drinkwater’s Galerita Goji Berrie, Rdcc Louise Paterson’s & Karen Kennedy’s ChIrch Eriksfjord Chilled Bunny for Jarlalfin. Bcc Kerry Diamond Eriksfjord Aurora Charm, Rbcc Domna & Richard Dodd’s Hurstfield Renen Vixen at Tanellis. Best Junior Leing & Graham Simpson’s Mystarz Muzik Maestro of Vallholme. Windsor judge Joanne Day, Dcc Sharon Sibley’s Thorjakker Hundi Homnelvik, Rdcc Rosemary Peacock-Jackson’s Ch Pepperthyme Golden Noble at Kirkholme. Bcc & Bob Pat Drinkwater’s Trykeira Daleesha, Rcc Wendy Amon’s Pepperthyme Theodora. Bp Mel Allen’s Kintalis Tangled in Tinsel of Kitsam, Bv was Vicky Allsop’s Ch Eldhastens Bobbo Viking. East of England judge Meg Purnel-Carpenter, Dcc Louise Paterson’s & Karen Kennedy’s ChIrch Eriksfjord Chilled Bunny for Jarlalfin, Rdcc +Bv was Vicky Allsop’s Ch Eldhastens Bobbo Viking shcm. Bcc (her Magic 3rd) & Bob Domna +Richard Dodd’s Hurstfield Renen Vixen at Tannellis, Rbcc Pat Drinkwater’s Trykeira Daleesha .
National Working+Pb judge Melanie Harris, Dcc & Bob was Joanne Stockbridge’s Valladar Call of Duty, Rdcc wendy Sharman’s & Lucy Wikmark’s Trident Frodo. Bcc Tony & Sandra Drinkwater’s Ch Galerita Hollie Berrie, Rbcc Kerry Diamond’s Eriksfjord Aurura Charm. Bp Marion Allen’s Kintalis Tangled in Tinsel, Bv Penny Lewis’s Ch Starvon Vanquish. Also for the 1st Time SVS Champ show at the same venue following on Judge Chris Millard and ironically had the same cc results that Melanie chose. Dcc +Bob was Joanne Stockbridge’s Valladar Call of Duty, Rdcc was Vicky Allsop’s Ch Eldhastens Bobbo Viking shcm. Bcc Tony +Sandra’s Ch Galerita Hollie Berrie, Rbcc Judith Rand’s Hurstfield Renen Dancer at Kintalis. Bp Marion Allen’s Kintalis Tangled in Tinsel, Bv was Vicky Allsop’s Ch Eldhastens Bobbo Viking shcm.
Next results from Leeds judge Zena Thorne Andrews. Dcc Louise Paterson’s & Karen Kennedy’s ChIrch Eriksfjord Chilled Bunny for Jarlalfin, Rdcc Louise Paterson’s Candace the Scandinavian. Bcc Kerry Diamond’s Eriksfjord Aurora Charm, Rbcc Louise Paterson’s Irch Eriksfjord Charmed.
At Paignton although only Nsc, judge was Steve Hall and once again Debbie Howes Ch Starvon Veni Vidi Vici won Bnsc. I expect other breeds in nsc must be willing swedish vallhunds to get classes again as for several years I’ve lost count how many times Rayda won Bnsc and since he last went every year since Alfie has won. We used to have classes there so who knows. Rd Cherie Hackney Starvon Bring it on, Bb was Mrs Poultons Meddobe Spice Girl, Rbb was Debbie Howes Pepperthyme on a Rainbow. Next came Bournemouth (no ccs again, we used to yares ago) judge was Darren Clarke and he chose Gemma Perry and my Starvon Cryptic Spyda for Bd +Bob, Rd was Cherie Hackney’s Starvon All About Me. Bb was Debbie Howe’s Pepperthyme on a Rainbow and Rb also Debbie’s Danga Diva X Dotter (imp), No pups no vets.
Next came WKC where the judge was Dr Geoffrey Curr. His pick for Dcc (his Magic 3rd) & Bob was Joanne Stockbridge’s Valladar Call of Duty, Rdcc & Bv was Penny Lewis’s Ch Starvon Vanquish. Bcc (her Magic 3rd) was Kerry Diamond’s Ch Eriksfjord Aurora Charm, Rbcc Joanne Stockbridge’s Thorjakker Topsy Turvy, mother of bob so a very good day for you Joanne. Bp Mr Jones (sorry I don't know your 1st name yet) Tanellis Bloomin William and then to make your day even better under judge Espen Engh was awarded Puppy Group 4 Congratulations and welcome to our breed. Also Gemma's daughter came 2nd in ykc with Starvon Cryptic Spyda, and Gemma took him into Junior Stakes under Mr Keith Pursglove who awarded him 3rd place and Spyda also won £15 for his kitty, or lunch for Gemma & Izzy. So what a day for Vallhunds, 2 new champions a Puppy Gp 4 and a 3rd jun stakes a very good day for the breed.
Other news congratulations to Wendy Amon on Saga passing her Kennel Clubs Good Citizen Silver level. From Spitz in the park I saw a picture of Sharon & Geoff Lees Casey aka Eriksfjord Brave Charm who from the picture of him wearing a medal so he must of won a game, possibly fastest down as I know he is quick at that. Hoping more sv will be there at next year’s spitz in the park, I know there were a few more but previous years there has been a breed stand and sv helped with the running of it so would be good if there could be a similar happening next year at the same venue, loads of fun for all spitz breeds. So another Congratulations for the 3 new champions Ella Ch Hurstfield RenenVixen, Nova Ch Eriksfjord Aurora Charm & Cain Ch Valladar Call of Duty.
1 sad piece of news came from Steve Zbilut to say that his grandad Alec Mckenzie had passed away. Alec was always a very highly respected judge by all he judged, he was well known especially by the Swedish Vallhund and Whippet exhibitors. I remember one of the 1st times I took a sv under him which was at oxford open show and I was warned I didnt need to panic to get there as previous to us he had whippets, I soon saw what they meant there were masses of whippets and as I always saw with him he gave every exhibit the same time and attention. It was obvious the respect everyone had for him, even people leaving the ring unplaced were still all smiling and happy. Over the years I think I’ve had all my val’s under him, although I have to say the year at LKA when he gave Rayda DCC + BOB + then we went into the group winning his 1st group placing of group 4. But always I left the ring happy, placed or not that's the kind of respect everyone had for him. He used to come to Chieveley to watch the sv shows for years. It was so sad that he developed dementia and it was obviously extra hard for Steve’s nan and family to care for him. Steve used to handle his grandads vallhund when he was a boy I believe she was a moonsfield from Paulline Harrild. I send my sincere condolences to the whole family; he’s probably up there chatting with Reg West about all the vallhund. Rip Alec x
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