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