Breed Notes
Breed Notes, 4th October 2017
Darlington Championship Dog Show had classes for Dandies but no CCs. Mr PR Davies was the judge and he had an entry of 9 dogs. Best Of Breed was Barbara Kurg's newly crowned Ch Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill JW (Cloverwood Driving Force ex Ch Aus Ch Jollygaze Hopeless Romantic for Hawkesmill) bred by Graham & Margaret Russell. Barbara's Etsill Fara was Reserve Best Bitch. Best Bitch went to Mishahda Where It All Began, a pepper, (Ch Mishahda Volcanic Storm ex Ch Cassencarrie Going Back to Mishahda), she was also Best Puppy, owned by Laura Sleight and bred by Martyn & Lynda Bromley. Reserve Best Dog was Paul & Mary Drake's homebred Tollcross Tartan Tavish.
Driffield Ch Dog Show was held at Wetherby Racecourse. The weather was not kind - it was mud, mud, glorious mud, making it very difficult for the committee and exhibitors alike. You begin to appreciate the indoor shows after days like this. I had the honour of judging our breed with an entry of 27 dogs, 7 absent. DCC & BOB was Ch & Am Gr Ch Pennywise On The Road Again (Am Ch Derrydown Schooners Keeping Up Appearances ex Am Ch Pennywise Cut To The Chase) owned by Beverly Deacon & Judy Hill, bred by the late Cathy Nelson. Willie then made the cut in the Group under Bob Blackley. RDCC went to Borderstone Kingman for Lannia owned by Julie Booth. Bitch CC was German Dandies' Violetta (Cloverwood Driving Force ex Lux Ch German Dandies' Rebecca), a mustard owned by Harriet Buckley. This was a 1st CC for both Dandie and her young owner handler. Violetta was bred by Manfred & Monika Rosenbaum in Germany. RBCC was Dentgate Sugarberries at Thystine (Puddockswell Augustus Magnussen ex Ch Dentgate Hollyberries) owned by Christine Sheppard and bred by Tim and Gill Dunham. Sugarberries was also Best Puppy.
Judges announced in this months Kennel Club Journal: Welsh Kennel Club '18 Ann L.M. Harpwood MBE. Driffield '18 Alan Norcross.
This might be short notice for some but there is going to be a Dandie Flash Mob gathering on October 14th in Selkirk for friends and supporters of Wendy Weatherstone and her Borderstone Dandies. Wendy and her daughter Carol will be staying at the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel and invite any Dandie lovers to join them on their visit to Oxnam churchyard to visit the grave of James Davidson, have lunch at the Fleece Hotel and then visit The Haining House to see the statue of Old Ginger and the Discovery Centre. For further detail PM Paul Keevil.
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Breed Notes, 13th September 2017
City of Birmingham is always a well run show putting exhibitors first, what a pity a minority of exibitors don't respect that. Our ring was outside in the marquee and we were first in the ring at 9 am. It was most off putting to have great waves of hair rolling across the ring like tumbleweed. This did not come from Dandies but long haired breeds being groomed. Are these exhibitors not aware of the mess they are leaving in their wake or is it they don't care. Rant over I'll get back to the judging. Bill Browne-Cole, well known Terrier man was our judge. He had an entry of 27 dogs, 6 absent. He found his Dog CC & BOB in Borderstone Kingman for Lannia (Hawkesmill Indigo from Reidswire ex Ch Cloverwood Day by Day at Schalulleke) owned by Julie Booth and bred by Wendy Weatherstone. This was his second CC. He then went onto make the cut in the Terrier Group under Les Aspin. RDCC was Ch & Am Gr Ch Pennywise On The Road Again owned by Beverly Deacon & Judy Hill. BCC went to Ch Ir Ch Int Ch Ellabeth Amabillisdandie at Bambusa (Ch Diamond Dazzle Ze Zihelske Zahrady ex Ch German Dandies Penelope) owned by Roy & Marion Gregg and bred by Mrs M Musilkova. RBCC went to Cloverwood Yours Truly who also went Best Puppy. She is owned and bred by Glen Tinsley.
The following weekend saw the Southern DDTC hold its annual Championship Show at its new venue the Kennel Club Building at Stoneleigh Park. It is very light and airy with good flooring which always helps. Former Club Secretary Jane Withers was our judge she had an entry of 40 dogs, 12 absent. DCC & BIS was Ch & Am Gr Ch Pennywise On The Road Again (Am Ch Derrydown Schooners Keeping Up Appearances ex Am Ch Pennywise Cut To the Chase) owned by Beverly Deacon and Judy Hill and bred by the late Cathy Nelson. This is the second Club Best in Show for Willie this year. RDCC went to my own and Billy's homebred Ch Swanwillow Sea Captain from Veteran. BCC was Trinzy Hair N Graces (Trinzy Fait Accompli Avec Owlspoint ex Ch. Bel Ch Dariant Grace Mi Solar at Trinzy ShCM). This was her 1st CC, winning from junior. She is owned and homebred by Louisa Henry. RBCC was won by Cassencarrie Burning Issue who also went Best Veteran in Show, owned and bred by Beverly. Best Puppy In Show went to Mrs Sheppard's pepper bitch Dentgate Sugarberries at Thystine bred by Tim and Gill Denham.
The same day as the Club show the London and Home Counties Terrier Club held its Open Show with Dandie classes which were well supported. The judge was Mrs L England who awarded Meriel's Munnings Best Of Breed owned by Kay Davies, Reserve BOB went to Bonnybeck Moonlight Bay who then went onto win a big stakes class for RBOB under Thomas Hejira He is owned by Laura Sleight. Best Puppy was Laura's Mishahda Where It All Began.
Grantham & District Canine Society are putting on Dandie classes on Saturday 14th October at Newark Showground. Our judge is Laura Sleight. Points collected for these classes will count towards the competition for the Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds final at Crufts. You may enter on, closing date Sept. 23rd.
Jackie Shore
Breed Notes, 30th August 2017
The Welsh Kennel Club had an entry of 33 dogs with 6 absent for judge Bob Blackley who was giving Challenge Certificates in our breed for the first time. It was a long wait being fourth in the ring and we were judged inside as the weather was unpredictable. Dog CC & BOB was Ch/Am Gr Ch Pennywise On The Road Again (Am Ch Derrydown Schooners Keeping Up Appearances ex Am Ch Cut To The Chase) owned by Beverly Deacon and Judy Hill, bred by the late Cathy Nelson. Willie then rounded off the day by winning Group 3 under David Guy. Bitch CC went to Barbara Milton's Ch Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit (Cloverwood Driving Force ex Ch & Aus Ch Jollygaze Hopeless Romantic For Hawkesmill) bred by Graham and Margaret Russell. RCCS went to Jenny's litter brother Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill JW owned by Barbara Kurg and Dandiroyal Puddleglum owned and bred by Sheila Rolland. Best Puppy was Mishahda Nothing Compares at Pogleswood owned by Tony and Debbie Perry with Best Veteran Cassencarrie Burning Issue owned and bred by Beverly who then went onto VGrp3 under Mrs V Phillips handled on this occasion by Barbara Milton.
The Scottish Kennel held its second Championship Show last weekend with Jeff Horswell judging an entry of 27 dogs with 8 absent. He found his Bitch CC & BOB in Ch Hawkesmill Jenny at Wilmit,, breeding above who has had a very successful season this year and has made the cut in the Group several times. This show she actually went Group 2 under Andrew Westwood so congratulations to Barbara Milton and Jenny's breeders Graham and Margaret Russell. More success for Hawkesmill when Jenny's litter brother Jefferson at Etsill won the Dog CC owned by Barbara Kurg this was his all important 3rd CC giving the breed a new Champion. He won his first CC at the SDDTC '16, judge Mike Macbeth; his second at Windsor this year, judge Beverly Deacon. RBCC went to Sheila Rolland's Dandiroyal Puddleglum, with RDCC going to Dentgate Mulberry from Puppy who was also Best Puppy in Breed, owned and bred by Tim and Gill Denham. Mulberry then went onto PGr4. under J. Richie. In all two fabulous weekends giving great publicity for our breed.
Don't forget to check the Facebook page Dandie Flash Mob. There are some interesting walks coming up, so if you would like a good day out with like minded people and their Dandies join in.
Jackie Shore
Breed Notes, 17th August 2017
Judges recorded in this months KC Journal: City of Birmingham '18 Lynda Bromley; Border Union '18 Sarah Sheild. It's good to see a new breed specialist coming through.
Paignton had classes without CCs. The judge was Tom Johnston with an entry of 11 dogs, 5 absent. Best Dog and Best Of Breed was Ch/Am Gr Ch Pennywise On The Road Again owned by Beverly Deacon and Judy Hill. Reserve Best Dog Ceilmear Golden Challenger at Millerim owned by Les and Anna Milliner. Best Puppy was Glen Tinsley Xoranda Secret Ron Day View to Cloverwood. There were no bitches present.
Last weekend saw the Caledonian DDTC hold its second Open Show of the year. The venue was Jedburgh Town Hall and the judge was Club Convenor Keith Marshall. There was an entry of 22 dogs with 8 absent. Best Bitch & Best In Show was Gill and Brian Kerrush's homebred Micklam Sun Kissed (Ch Inzievar Silver And Gold ex Micklam Lemon Mousse) Reserve Best Bitch was Puddockswell Shadow Weaver owned by Laurie Riach. Best Dog Bonnybeck Moonlight Bay (Ch Swanwillow Sea Captain ex Cassencarrie Madelaina at Bonnybeck) owned and bred by Laura Sleight. Reserve Best Dog Dentgate Mulberries who was also Best Puppy In Show. Best Veteran was Mr & Mrs Hansford's Cassencarrie Bonnie Lad. There were 3 Special Award Classes held and these were judged by Ali Cox-Purcell. There were 10 dogs entered and although they are not part of the main show they give new judges the experience of going over dogs and placing them in a Show environment.
Sunday had Bournemouth Championship Show where there was an entry of 25 dogs with 4 absent. Sheila Linter was the judge. She awarded Bitch CC and Best Of Breed to Cassencarrie Burning Issue (Ch/Am Ch Pennywise Burning Ambition for Cassencarrie ex Cassencarrie Cut Above) owned and bred by Beverly Deacon, the remarkable thing is this bitch is 8 1/2 years old and was ownly shown as a minor puppy before having a rest for 8 years and coming back with a bang to win her 1st CC proving Dandies are good lasters. Dog CC was another winning a 1st for Ceilmear Golden Challenger at Millerim (Ir Ch Xenon z Roxburku Sun at Millerim ex Wivels Mulberry Wine at Ceilmear) owned by Les and Anna Milliner and bred by Mr & Mrs Fear. Reserve DCC went to Beverly's & Judy's Ch & Am Gr Ch Pennywise On The Road Again, Reserve BCC was Glen's Cloverwood Ice And Fire and Best Puppy Cloverwood Yours Truly.
There has been good feedback about the book I recommended by Jonas Wiborg. It's especially good for new Dandie owners who are anxious about growth and development. Dandies are slow developers in comparison to Westies who are the same shape at 6 weeks and 6 months, Dandies are balanced at 6 weeks and then go up on the leg and look like a drainpipe. You then have to be patient until they develop in body which can take up to 12 months. Mouths are another anxiety for new owners mostly about the temporary bottom canines which although the bite is correct in front the canines go straight up and touch the roof of the mouth, this is quite normal and when these teeth come out the permanent teeth grow up and curl outwards giving a correct bite.
Jackie Shore
Breed Notes, 27th July 2017
Leeds Ch Show was held at Harewood House where there were classes for Dandies but no CCs. Our judge was Bert Easden (Yakee) who had an entry of 13 dogs with 5 absent. He found his BB & BOB in Ch Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit JW ShCM, owned by Barbara Milton, with litter brother Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill, owned by Barbara Kurg, taking Best Dog. They were bred by Graham and Margaret Russell. Misses M & E Cavannagh's German Dandies Zorro at Puddockswell was Reserve Best Dog, with Reserve Best Bitch and Best Puppy Etsill Fara, owned and bred by Barbara Kurg. Fara then went onto Puppy Group 3 under David Guy. Best Veteran was Laura Sleight's Cassencarrie Madalaina at Bonnybeck.
Club Chairman Paul Eardley took a trip to Sweden to the Nordic Terrier Show to judge Dandies among other breeds. He found his Best Dog & Best of Breed in Ch & Multi Ch Inzievar Wins Gold (Ch Vistca Vian of Hendell ex Inzievar Silver Charm) owned by Kjell and Eva Eriksson, bred by Frances Chapman King. Best Opposite Sex went to Multi Ch Inzievar Glittering Gold (Ch Vistca Vincent ex Avonview Ben Avon at Waitensee) owned by Marianne Blixr and again bred by Frances. It is interesting to note that the sires Vian and Vincent are litter brothers.
The third day of the Dandie Dinmont Festival was again dry and sunny as we all gathered in the Market Square where a statue of Sir Walter stands in front of the historic courthouse of which Sir Walter was the Sheriff of Selkirk. The Courthouse was opened especially early so visitors could take the tour and 'Sir Walter Scott' aka John Nichol was there to greet the Dandies and owners. Across the Market Square is The Fleece, very significant in the history of the Dandie Dinmont, this is where the inaugural meeting of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club was held in November 1875. In 2000, the 125th anniversary of the Club, a plaque celebrating this landmark was unveiled by the then Club Patron Dame Jean Maxwell Scott, the last living descendant of Sir Walter. Unfortunately when the Fleece changed ownership the plaque was removed and got passed on. The new landlord at the Fleece welcomed the Dandies and owners and even had a special menu with a Dandie slant. A new plaque was installed commemorating the founding of the Club and this was unveiled by Club Chairman Paul Eardley.
Visitors then gathered again to be greeted by a piper who lead the parade from the Market Square down to The Haining House where there photo calls and a parade around the House past the dignitaries and Simon took some stunning shots with his drone. 
It was then time for the main event. The pipers lead the procession to the kennel area which, since the first time we visited, has been hugely improved. Paul Keevil introduced Mr Wilson Young, Director of the Kennel Club, who performed the Ribbon Cutting to officially open the Discovery Centre, inside which we saw presentations of the Dandie, its history and development. Simon Rishton had very kindly donated a computer into which you could put your Dandies KC registered name and their pedigree will come up going right back to Old Ginger - remarkable when you think you are standing in the kennel where Old Ginger was born. Back to the kennel area where Mike Macbeth thanked everyone for attending and supporting this venture. She then introduced Michelle Ballantine, the new chairman of the Haining Trust, who unveiled the statue of Old Ginger with the sculptor Alexander 'Sandy' Stoddart looking on. It is a remarkable piece of work. Everyone wanted their photo taken with Old Ginger and their own Dandie. When the Kennel was refurbished there was stone left over and you could buy these pieces with a certificate of authenticity to your own bit of Dandie history, all proceeds going to the Haining Trust. There was also a specially bred fuchsia by J V Porter of Southport called, you guessed it, Dandie Dinmont. These sold like hot cakes so those who were disappointed will have to wait until next year for the new crop.
So onto the Dandie Derby. There were 118 Dandies entered with 20 visitors. £364 was raised for the Haining Trust. Whether your Dandie was an experienced racer or not everyone completed the course, some a lot faster than others. It didn't matter really who won; everyone enjoyed it. Thank you to Kenny and Shona Allen for organising this event.
To Mike and Paul and all your helpers, this was a remarkably and unique event, the planning, the detail brought history to life, those attending will never forget this adventure you took us on, a very special thank you for all your efforts.
Jackie Shore
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