Breed Notes, 19th January 2018
Boston Championship Dog Show had Tim Ball in the centre of the ring with an entry of 13 dogs with just 3 absent. There were no CCs on offer. He awarded Best Dog and Best Of Breed to Ch Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill (Cloverwood Driving Force ex Ch & Aus Ch Jollygaze Hopeless Romantic for Hawkesmill) owned by Barbara Kurg and bred by Graham and Margaret Russell. Reserve Best Dog was Sue Brown’s Great Gatsby ze Zihelske Zahrady. Best Bitch was Hawkesmill Karamel (Ch Cassencarrie I Kid You Not ex Jollygaze Hopeless Romantic for Hawkesmill) owned and bred by Graham and Margaret Russell. Reserve Best Bitch and Best Puppy went to Mishahda Where It All Began owned by Laura Sleight and Michelle Dixon.
 
Further details about the Dandie Derby to be held at The Haining House in Selkirk on June 2nd & 3rd 2018. There will be 4 categories for the racing:
 
 Open - Hope they will run,
 Novice - Not sure what they will do.
 Puppy - under 1 year.
 Veteran - over 8 years.
 
It’s a fun day out, with a get together in the evening for a meal. On the Sunday there will be a visit to Yetholm, home of the Gypsies Faas Kings who were the main breeders for Dandies in the 18th century, along with the Andersons, Allans and Youngs. In the evening there is to be a Gin tasting followed by a Ghost walk around the Haining - which might prove interesting after the Gin tasting. Spaces for this event will be limited so if you are interested in going please e-mail Kenny and Shona Allan, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it as soon as possible.
 
Manchester Championship Show had classes without CCs. Mike Vickers was the judge with a good entry of 28 dogs, 7 absent. Best Bitch & Best Of Breed was awarded to Ch Cloverwood Ice And Fire (Am Ch & Can Ch Kings Mtn The Governor ex Cloverwood Tilly Treasure) owned and bred by Glen Tinsley, who also won Best Dog with her young mustard Xoranda Ron Day View to Cloverwood (Glahms Royal Canadian ex Int Ch Cloverwood Wish Upon A Star) bred by Alexander Garrett. Reserves went to Julie Booth’s Borderstone Kingman for Lannia and Laura Sleight’s & Michelle Dixon’s Mishahda Where It All Began, who was again Best Puppy. Next year Manchester will have its Challenge Certificates reinstated and will be held in February.
 
There is a change of judge for Crufts. Karen Plastow has had to step down from the appointment which must be so disappointing for her, as you are invited 3 years ahead of the show. The replacement is Paul Keevil. Entries close on Monday 22nd January ‘18.
 
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