Breed Notes, 21st December 2017
Dates for your diary next year are June 2nd & 3rd 2018 for the Dandie Derby which has become a very popular event held at The Haining House Trust, Selkirk. This time it will be held over 2 days with an evening meal on the Saturday, further details will become known soon so if you wish to attend let Kenny & Shona Allen know of your interest and if you want to stay in Selkirk you are advised to book early. Visit the website for further information.
It was only the hardy who turned out for LKA due to heavy snowfall. With an excellent entry of 26 dogs it was decimated to 5 dogs for Ken Bartlett (Dwilencia) which must have been very disappointing for both judge and exhibitors. Best Bitch & Best of Breed was awarded to Dentgate Sugarberries at Thystine (Puddockswell Augustus Magnussen With Dryfevalley ex Ch Dentgate Hollyberries) owned and handled by Christine Sheppard and bred by Tim & Gill Denham. Reserve Best Bitch was awarded to Mishahda Where It All Began owned by Laura Sleight & Michelle Dixon; she was also Best Puppy. Best Dog went to Great Gatsby ze Zihelske Zahrady a Pepper (De Ch German Dandies’ Robinson Crusoe ex Francesca Forza Ze Zihelske Zahradey) owned by Sue Brown, handled by daughter Grace and bred by Ludvic Rus.
At the Welsh Kennel Club for Top Dog and Top Puppy, Christine Sheppard and her first Dandie Dentgate Sugarberries at Thystine attended and did really well at this prestigious event by winning Runner Up Top Puppy.  A fantastic win, congratulations.
Some sad news I have to report the passing of Club member Trish Hodgson, Trish and her late husband Ken attended Club events for nearly 30 years owning Dandies from the Parstone, Hendell and Dawsholm kennels. Trish had been ill for many years and had been in residential care. To her son Christopher and family our condolences.
I wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and Healthy and Successful 2018. 
Jackie Shore