General News
George Johnston
Written by Beverly Deacon   
Wednesday, 15 July 2009 20:26

george-johnstonSadly I have to report the death of George I Johnston (Sykemoor) who died on Tuesday 14th July.  I had known George and his late wife Cynthia for many years.  George was a gentleman, one of the old school, he had a great knowledge and understanding of the breed which he had owned along with his father since WW2.  A lot of his learning came from their association with the Jardine family and the Waterbeck Dandies.  One of George's most famous dogs was Ch Gladsmuir Gay Godess, whelped in 1952 bred by FL LT and Mrs Peter Townshend she won three CC's from 1954 to 1956.  George's other great love was Basset Hounds though I will leave that part of his life to others more qualified than me to comment on.

George was quite a figure in his hometown of Wigton, Cumbria where the family business was a shoe shop, the oldest family run shop in the town.  The shop was first owned by George's father, then went on to George and Cynthia and on retirement passed on to their son, also called George.

He awarded CC's in Dandies and many of the Hound breeds including the Group, one of his proudest moments was to judge the Hound Group at Crufts in 2004 when the Whippet Ch Cobyco Call The Tune won BIS.  He judged the breed at SKC this year and was due to judge the DDTC Ch show in 2010, an appointment he considered a great honour and was looking forward to greatly.  He was a honorary member of the DDTC.

God bless George, it was a pleasure to have known you.

Beverly Deacon.

 

 

 

 

 
WKC - Change of judge
Monday, 13 July 2009 21:17

Owing to ill health, the Dandie judge at the Welsh Kennel Club on 22nd August will now be Mrs Peggy Hulme.

 

 

 
SDDTC Fun Day & Judges' Training Day cancelled
Monday, 13 July 2009 20:51

The Southern Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club's Fun Day and judges' training day has unfortunately had to be postponed, partly due to an air show being held in the next village.  The event was supposed to be held on Sunday 19th July.  The Club hope to run the event later in the year - possibly combined with a Christmas party.  See you all at the air show!

 

 

 

 
Jim McKenzie
Sunday, 12 July 2009 00:00

The Club are sad to announce the death of Jim McKenzie.

Jim had been a long standing member of our Club.  He had often been the Club's show manager, and later became an honorary member.  He held the affix Avonview.  He will be sadly missed.

 

 

 
Dandie DNA sampling day in Holland
Written by Conja Bell   
Sunday, 05 July 2009 00:00

On the 20th of June, 34 dandies and their owners came together in Holland at the wonderful house of Sabine Boers.  The weather was great, the atmosphere was great and seeing so many Dandies together was even better.
Vet MG van der Weele was there to take blood of all the Dandies which was then sent to Finland for the research into glaucoma by Dr Lohi.

conja

The Scottish Terrier Club to which we belong kindly paid for all the costs.
What a fun time it was..
Conja Bell

 

 

 
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