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