Breed Notes, 28th March 2018
I hope you have all recovered from Crufts, it’s always an exciting but exhausting show. Being third in the ring judging didn’t start until 2.30pm which means the BOB is always hurried to the Terrier Group. The judge was Paul Keevil who, resplendent in his Dandie Tartan waistcoat, had a good entry of 67 Dandies. Click here for Crufts results with photographs.
Paul found his Dog CC & BOB in Borderstone Kingman for Lannia (Hawkesmill Indigo from Reidswire ex Ch Cloverwood Day By Day at Schalulleke who was herself BOB at Crufts 2013) owned by Julie Booth. This was Harrison’s 3rd CC giving the breed a new Champion and a first one for Julie. It was good to see his breeder Wendy Weatherstone proudly watching ringside.
Just to keep it in the family RDCC went to Harrison’s son, a young pepper from junior Reidswire Border Battlecry to Rubegud, owned by Anne Rayner and bred by Rob & Sue Bell.
Bitch CC was awarded to German Dandies’ Violetta (Cloverwood Driving Force ex In Ch German Dandies Rebecca). This was her second CC. She is owned by Harriet Buckley and bred by Manfred & Monika Rosenbaum.
RBCC went to Ch Cassencarrie Miss Grace at Pennywave (Ch & Am Ch Pennywise Burning Ambition for Cassencarrie ex Pajanticks Quaystone for Cassencarrie) from veteran, owned and bred by Beverly Deacon.
Best Puppy in Breed was Miss Sophie Di Luna Caprese, a mustard, (Cz Ch Cooper z Roxburke Sun ex Glahms Golden Genesis) bred by Charley Feis.
It’s always good to see young people doing well in the breed and this year Grace Brown showed her mother’s pepper dog Great Gatsby Ze Zihelske Zahrady to a creditable 3rd place in the Young Kennel Club stakes class under Paul Harding.
Discover Dogs stand had a makeover this year and there were plenty of enthusiastic volunteers to convert visitors to all the characteristics and virtues of the Dandie, many visitors now knowing what a Dandie looks like with the Dandies giving there usual layed back approach rolling on their back, feet in the air. Thanks go to Ali Cox, Angie Miller, Michelle Dixon, Laura Sleight and Ellie, Julia Burbank, Meriel France, Mo Dawson, Harriet and Christine Buckley, Collette Hendricks and Ann, Liz MacDonald, Kathryn Powis, Rob Bell and Paul and Mary Drake and anyone else who helped out. It seems the stand was under siege at times.
The Southern DDTC winners of 2017 are as follows:
Top Dog and Dandie of the Year - Ch & Am Gr Ch Pennywise On The Road Again owned by Beverly Deacon and Judy Hill bred by the late Cathy Nelson.
Reserve Best Dog - Ch Borderstone Kingman for Lannia owned by Julie Booth and bred by Wendy Weatherstone.
Best Bitch - Ch Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit owned by Barbara Milton and bred by Graham & Margaret Russell.
Reserve Best Bitch - Ch Cloverwood Ice And Fire owned and bred by Glen Tinsley.
Top Puppy - Cloverwood Yours Truly owned and bred by Glen Tinsley.
Awards will be given out at the Southern Open Show.
I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Paul de Bakker. I first met Paul when he came over from Holland to exhibit at the DDTC Championship Show with Sabine Boers. He was a very good handler and presented his Dandies with a good eye for balance. At Crufts in 2004 Paul exhibited Sabine’s pepper bitch Isadora Duncan of Coquet Water to the Bitch CC & BOB bred by Paul and if I remember correctly he also handled the Dog CC winner Ann Power’s Needwood Twice Nightly, a very proud day for Paul. The judge was Liz Hewitt.
The Caledonian Club held its AGM at Moffat and the Club now has a new Secretary, namely Keith Marshall who has taken on the daunting task of being Club Secretary. Special thanks go to retiring Secretary Keith Derry who held the reigns for many years, you can now get on with that decorating Keith. The day had a grooming workshop lead by Brian Kerrush. These days are very popular and I’m sure everyone came away with a little more knowledge of the Dandie coat. There was a unveiling of a bench outside Moffat Town Hall in memory of Norma Pearce who was a great supporter of the Caledonian Club, what a lovely idea.
Don’t forget get your entries in for the Southern Open Show, judge Cynthia Ray, and the DDTC Open Show, judge Colin Powell.
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