Breed Notes
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
Breed Notes, 19th November 2017
Catching up on the news, Midland Counties had the last set of Challenge Certificates to be awarded this year. DDTC Chairman Paul Eardley had an entry of 47 dogs, 17 absent. He awarded BCC & BOB to Ch. Cloverwood Ice And Fire, a mustard (Kings Mtn The Governor ex Cloverwood Tilly Treasure) owned and bred by Glen Tinsley. RBCC going to the same owner with Glahms La Boheme. DCC went to 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, bred by the late Cathy Nelson. RDCC went to Borderstone Kingman owned by Julie Booth. Best Puppy was Dentgate Sugarberries at Thystine owned by Christine Shepard.
I was very sorry to hear the news of the passing of Karen Coleman, a regular exhibitor some years back probably remembered for showing Follycot Frank Lee with husband Harry. To Harry and family and friends our deepest sympathy.
The World Dog Show and German Winners held in Leipzig had Irish judge Sean Delmar judging a great entry of 71 dogs. BOB was Multi Ch. Sunjoy’s Show Must Go On (Sunjoy’s HereComesTheSun ex Sunjoy’s Strike A Light), owned by Anna Gioia Taucci and Laura Fandino, and bred by Anna, coming from Veteran at 8 years old. He then went onto Terrier Group3 under Andres Korozs. BOS was Dariant Unbeatable (German Dandies' Pablo Piccaso ex Dariant Antonia Me Reina) owned by V V Gnatyuk and bred by A V Fedeeva. Best Puppy In Breed was Danchester’s The One And Only Magic Mike (Danchester’s Charles Townsend ex Danchester’s Keep Your Eyes On Me) owned and bred by Hanne Tuomenoksa.
Other winners were:
  CACIB Dog WW-17 - Danchester’s Number One, owner Hanne Tuomenoksa(Finland)
  CACIB Bitch WW-17 - Dariant Unbeatable, owner Viktoriya Gnatyuk (Russia)
  BOB Veteran VWW-17 - Sunjoy’s Show Must Go On, owners Laura Fandino & Anna Gioia Taucci (Spain)
  Bitch VWW - Rus Show Forever Be Still My Heart, owner Yulia Kazarina (Russia)
  BOB Junior JWW -17 - Victorialis Cherches La Femme, owner Victoriia Puzyrei (Ukraine)
  Dog JWW-17 - Xoranda Secret Ron Day View to Cloverwood, owner Glen Tinsley(Gt Britain)
  BOB Puppy - Danchester’s The One And Only Magic Mike, owner Hanne Tuomenoksa (Finland)
  BOB Breeder - Danchester’s, owner Hanne Tuomenoksa (Finland)
  ROP Brace - Victorialis Cloud Nine  / Victorialis Cherches La Femme, owner Victorialis Puzyrei (Ukraine)
Many congratulations to all the winners at this great show.
Over the weekend of October 21st & 22nd, The Kennel Club held its Discover Dogs Exhibition at the Excel Centre in Docklands, London. On the Friday Paul & Sheila Keevil set the stand up with many lovely photos of Dandies doing what comes naturally. It looked very eye catching. On the Saturday Brian Bird with some of his Dandies along with Kim Davies assisted by her dad and her 2 Dandies attending for the first time. It seems it was extremely busy on the Saturday and many leaflets were given out. Paul and Sheila staffed the stand on Sunday and it appears many visitors had sought the Dandies out, with many photos being taken. Thank you for all your time and effort. I’m sure all the visitors appreciated it and of course the Dandies.
The Kennel Club Journal records two Judges this month: National Terrier '19 - Martin Phillips; Birmingham National ‘19 Jan - Erik Ek.
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Breed Notes, 13th October 2017
Lynda Bromley kindly sent this report about the eye screening day hosted by Lynda and Martyn
AHT Glaucoma Eye Research Day on October 7th in Herefordshire.
Firstly, thank you to everyone who came and bought their Dandies for DNA swabbing and eye screening. The turnout was brilliant and although we had a couple of cancellations, James Oliver was delighted to be able to add 23 over 5 year old Dandies to the current research project. Along with visitors including 2 adorable puppies and Daisy who is blind through Glaucoma, there were 30 Dandies in attendance. The sun shone and it became a Dandie get together with everyone enjoying the weather, company and buffet. Meriel France, Daisy's owner had made up dandie goodie bags for all our 4 legged friends with a note attached saying " Daisy's dream. That one day, every Dandie will be free from hereditary Glaucoma" Michelle Dixon did a wonderful job of tea/coffee making and general hosting.The 2nd research day this year will be held in Edinburgh on Sunday October 22nd, we have 23 Dandies over 5 years old booked in for this.
The South Wales Kennel Association had classes for Dandies without CCs. Our judge was Alan Small who had an entry of 12 dogs with just 2 absent. Best Dog & Best Of Breed was Xoranda Secret Ron Day View to Cloverwood (Glahms Royal Canadian ex Int Ch Cloverwood Wish Upon A Star) owned by Glen Tinsley and bred and handled by Alexander Garrett. He was also Best Puppy and then went onto to Puppy Group 3 under Stephen Bardwell. Reserve BD was Liz Jacka-Slater's Pennywise Lone Ranger. Best Bitch went to Glahms La Boheme (Am Ch Dreamboat Deck The Halls ex Glahms Witch of Wookey Hole) owned by Glen, who also bred the Reserve Best Bitch Cloverwood Duchess May owned by Liz Jacka-Slater.
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Breed Notes, 4th October 2017
Darlington Championship Dog Show had classes for Dandies but no CCs. Mr PR Davies was the judge and he had an entry of 9 dogs. Best Of Breed was Barbara Kurg's newly crowned Ch Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill JW (Cloverwood Driving Force ex Ch Aus Ch Jollygaze Hopeless Romantic for Hawkesmill) bred by Graham & Margaret Russell. Barbara's Etsill Fara was Reserve Best Bitch. Best Bitch went to Mishahda Where It All Began, a pepper, (Ch Mishahda Volcanic Storm ex Ch Cassencarrie Going Back to Mishahda), she was also Best Puppy, owned by Laura Sleight and bred by Martyn & Lynda Bromley. Reserve Best Dog was Paul & Mary Drake's homebred Tollcross Tartan Tavish.
Driffield Ch Dog Show was held at Wetherby Racecourse. The weather was not kind - it was mud, mud, glorious mud, making it very difficult for the committee and exhibitors alike. You begin to appreciate the indoor shows after days like this. I had the honour of judging our breed with an entry of 27 dogs, 7 absent. DCC & BOB 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 & Judy Hill, bred by the late Cathy Nelson. Willie then made the cut in the Group under Bob Blackley. RDCC went to Borderstone Kingman for Lannia owned by Julie Booth. Bitch CC was German Dandies' Violetta (Cloverwood Driving Force ex Lux Ch German Dandies' Rebecca), a mustard owned by Harriet Buckley. This was a 1st CC for both Dandie and her young owner handler. Violetta was bred by Manfred & Monika Rosenbaum in Germany. RBCC was Dentgate Sugarberries at Thystine (Puddockswell Augustus Magnussen ex Ch Dentgate Hollyberries) owned by Christine Sheppard and bred by Tim and Gill Dunham. Sugarberries was also Best Puppy.
Judges announced in this months Kennel Club Journal: Welsh Kennel Club '18 Ann L.M. Harpwood MBE. Driffield '18 Alan Norcross.
This might be short notice for some but there is going to be a Dandie Flash Mob gathering on October 14th in Selkirk for friends and supporters of Wendy Weatherstone and her Borderstone Dandies. Wendy and her daughter Carol will be staying at the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel and invite any Dandie lovers to join them on their visit to Oxnam churchyard to visit the grave of James Davidson, have lunch at the Fleece Hotel and then visit The Haining House to see the statue of Old Ginger and the Discovery Centre. For further detail PM Paul Keevil.
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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
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