Breed Notes, 13th April 2018
Scottish Breeds Championship Show had classes for Dandies but no Challenge Certificates. The judge was Louisa Henry (Trinzy). There was an entry of 4 dogs 1 absent. Best Dog & Best of Breed was awarded to Hjarta The Glen Ranger to Glendandy (Glendandy Star Catcher ex Zarmine Mistress Jiniwin at Hjarta) owned by Ian & Pam Smith and bred by Gerald Lowndes. Best Bitch went to the same owners with homebred Glendandy Twinkle Star ShCM (Swanwillow Jackmanii ex Somercloud Starprize at Glendandy). Reserve Best Bitch was Somercloud Starprize at Glendandy who also won Reserve in the Veteran Stakes under Mrs J Ward, then to finish the day off in style Starprize along with her daughter won the Brace Stakes. I do feel disappointed that Scottish Breeds won't benefit from the extra Challenge Certificates on offer from next year - a past Secretary of the Club was in fact a Dandie exhibitor and breeder Felicity Soutter and committee member Jill Greenlees of the Drevaburn Dandies. They worked hard for this Club and always invited up and coming new judges which has carried on to this day.
National Terrier Club is always a welcome back to the normal after the razzmatazz of Crufts. Kathy Green was the judge with an entry of 41 dogs with 11 absent. The Bitch CC & Best of Breed went to German Dandies' Violetta (Cloverwood Driving Force ex Int Ch German Dandies' Rebecca) owned by Harriet Buckley and bred by Manfred & Monica Rosenbaum in Germany. This was Letty's third CC giving the breed a new Champion and a first one for Harriet. Her 1st was awarded at Driffield '17, judge was myself, and her 2nd at Crufts, judge Paul Keevil. RBCC went to Cloverwood Duchess May owned by Liz Jacka Slater. Dog CC went to the newly crowned 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, with the RDCC going to Beverly Deacon & Judy Hill's Ch & Am Gr. Ch Pennywise On The Road Again. Best Puppy went again to Meriel France's Miss Sophie Di Luna Caprese who then went onto Puppy Group 3 under DDTC Chairman Paul Eardley.
It was lovely to see the photos on Facebook of the Tartan Day Parade in New York which apparently is a huge event. The Dandies were organised by Chris and Cathy LoCascio who many of you may have met at the Dandie Festival last year. The Dandies paraded along 6th Avenue looking very smart in their Scott tartan, the only breed in the world to have its own tartan granted to the breed by the Duke of Buccleuch, head of the Scott Clan. Well done everyone, you looked fantastic.
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