31 July 2008
" We now have another member to our group in the North East, Derek Lewis & myself noted a lady with a well groomed Bedlington in tow at Cleveland Show. Away we went in hot pursuit, turns out the lady & her husband were showing ferrets & she is a dog groomer. After several minutes (well nearly an hour), Melissa had details for my local ringcraft club, schedules to complete for some local shows & her head was buzzing with Bedlington terrier info overload!! She subsequently attended the ringcraft on Tuesday night (doing very well,I might add) & hopefully will be enjoying the show scene at Sedgefield. Iwill not be attending so if you are please keep your eye out for her. I twas a good night at Ringcraft with 7 bedlingtons in attendance for match /rossette night. I took my 2 youngsters & was delighted to be placed second with the young puppy dog 'T' & Julie handled 'I' in the same class to 5th place, both receiving their first rosettes. Melissa, Julie, Carol & David were all in attendance with Bedlingtons & did the breed proud in the competitions, unfortunately the Bedlingtons did not get the top awards.Weather has been very good in the North, with temperatures peaking on the 2 main show days up here, Cleveland, Saturday & Leeds, Sunday, far to hot forthe dogs, however the people who kept grumbling on how hot is was, give yourselves a shake, we are entitled to a few warm days & a little bit of heat?Show attendances are down in most areas, with people possibly counting their pennies prior to committing to outlays, its maybe time to star tarranging car shares for trips to shows, who knows maybe more buses will be arranged again for Champ shows? Its good to see the fuel prices seem to have steadied a little at present.The CLA game fair looked hectic & fun at Blenheim, we missed out on the event last year when the CLA Game Fair incoprporating the Terrier show casewas to be held at Harewood House, we were all complaining about the weather then , torrential non stop rain. It caused many shows to be cancelled. A couple of dog related stories from the local press this week saw a ban put on dogs not been on leads in open spaces in the middle ofMiddlesborough, after 2 bull terrier type dogs decided to lock onto one another during a lunchtime stroll in a busy central park area. Headlines & photographs across the front of the Evening Gazette .Also a local man was found dead by a gamekeeper, a day after collapsing ona moorland walk, with his loyal Jack Russell still at his side, loyalty,priceless. If anyone in the North East would like a Bedlington Terrier (Hanger) as modeled below by Sylvia Morris, get the £20 to me or Sylvia, let Sylvia know you want one (or more) & I can arrange to pick up from a suitable show (all profits going to the Bedlington rescue)?
Till next time,Mark "
Thanks Mark, show entries are definitely down especially this way at champ shows where there are no CC's. Bournemouth has a low entry of just 10 next week. Bounemouth, Three counties, and South wales all with poor entries this year. I have to admit we have not been to as many shows this year, entering a couple of dogs, price of petrol and camping fees is keeping us nearer to home!
30 July 2008
Hi there one and all hope you are all well the weather hear is bad to say the least, thunder storms heavy rain the ground is sodden, not what you want when camping had better get the wellies out. I have nothing to report on this week just a short video clip of Lola's brother running around, next week Paula and son Finn are the Welsh reporters so I am sure she will do a great job. For a start the spelling will be better, good luck to all showing in the next 3 weeks, Marie I look foreword to your next video clip as I now have speaker's that work, take care.
Thanks Big Mo have a wonderful holiday and don't forget to put the sign on the front door, "Gone Fishing"
Now Japan is very very Hot!!!!
My dogs enjoy swimming at dog's pool. I met Nancy at Tokyo in March. The day was big dogshow in Japan!! (2008 FCI ASIAN INT'L DOG SHOW) She said " Fald is Ten's son" and Trimmed Falda. It was beautiful shape!! Falda was in the spotlight while we were waiting his turn on stage. I didn't think he was affected by her trimming !!!! Falda's gotten the BOB
Congratulations on Best of Breed with Falda, you must be delighted. I have visited Nancy at her grooming shop in San Francisco and watched her show groom a bedlington. She is so talented with a pair of scissors the way she sculptures a bedlington's coat. The coats are not clipped but left to grow long and then scissored into shape.
Do send us some more photos we would love to see the dogs in the swimming pool. For those of you who don't know about"Ten" ( Willowind Tenure ) he won the group at the famous Westminster Show in New York. The Westminster show is equiviilant to our Crufts, the only difference being you have to be a champion in breed to enter.
Just thought you may like to see this picture of Lenni, and we thought she was a bedlington not a Labrador like the Andrex puppy! The second photo is her having a rest after all that running around with toilet roll! could I also be a little cheeky and let everyone know that me and Dave will be doing the Great Yorkshire Run on sept 7th. We shall be donating all the money we make in sponsorship to the miscarriage association so if anyone has a spare £1 or £2 you can sponsor us herehttp://www.justgiving.com/traceybeadle I'm sure Lenni will be there to cheer us on! Thanks Tracey
29 July 2008
I think I read that Tina was away so here is some news from the Midlands this week. The weather has been lovely, almost too hot to walk the dogs even in the early morning or evening but we got out every day. One day earlier on we had about a six mile walk along the old railway track which has been made into a walk. Plenty of seats to rest occasionally and plenty of 'dog loos' so it is really clean however it is still fairly rough country and not too 'spruced up'. Lucy and Ben had a good time exploring and meeting other doggy chums. Lucy and Ben are still the best of friends, they play together and wrestle with the same toy. In the above photo they are both trying to get into the same bed in the kitchen while I was getting their meal ready. I have just caught them in the act - tugging their blanket while my back was turned. The weather forecast says it is getting cooler so another long walk is on the way. Love from Dora Lucy and Ben
Thanks Dora it just fantastic that they have become such good friends and play and sleep together.We will look forward to hearing about what they get up to in next week's report. I just love Ben's ears, he is a real character
Well what a day we had on Sunday at the Leeds Championship show! Maya our youngest took her first C.C. at just 15 months from junior. We were sooooo proud! A huge well done to all the other winners especially to Sarah and Lily for picking up a first and well deserved Res.C.C. It was very hot, which doesn't,t make showing easy and with no air conditioning it was a long hot drive home. Still off back up north on Saturday for the National Bedlington Champ show at Thorpe Willoughby, which I'm sure will be an enjoyable, well run show as always. So I look forward to seeing all of you who plan on being there.
The C.L.A. game fair looked enormous fun and certainly one to try and catch next year. Let's hope the bedlingtons will be back by popular demand. Well that's all for now. Good luck to all at the National on Saturday and East of England L.K.S. on Sunday, or whatever you may be up to. Just keep enjoying those super, woolly dogs we love so much.
Here is a guessing game when do you think Millie will whelp? Millie has been scanned and is supposedly carrying 5 pups, she had two matings 7 days apart. 62 days will be on Friday from the first mating. No prizes, this is just for fun. Please say day and time and will see who can get the closest.
If you would like further information on the litter or would like to add your name to Sandra's puppy list please email me, all these Gnejnaybay pups will be liver.
Sylvia Morrice at the Leeds Championship show, can anyone tell us what she is holding? Is it a hanging basket bracket?
28 July 2008
Watching the proceedings, Poppy decided sleeping was much better than chasing a silly bit of rag!
Talking about lure coursing I had a go with Parker and Diesel early in the morning before it got too hot. Parker did really well running the course and was really moving at the end catching the pretend prey. Little Diesel started off in good form but the grass was rough and long and being just under 15 inches she lost sight of the lure in the long grass which was a shame! Anyway this was such fun I am going to add another egg to my basket and see if there is a local club I can join with the dogs! Kevin if you are reading this can you give me a call.
I would just like to thank Stuart who organised the weekend for us and to Norman and Sharon who also helped. Although extremely hot the dogs put on a good show, between the three of us we maned the stand from 8am until 6pm. Lets hope we get invited back nest year. The Game Fair or the show ring? The answer is obvious for us.
Do tune in later for the lure coursing photos.
Here's my report for Monday : On Sunday we went to Leeds Championship show, our breed judge was Mr B Emsley. Rosie was entered in Post-Graduate & Came Second. Lilly was entered in Limit & came First. Because Lilly was First she had to go in for the challenge & came out with her first Reserve Challenge Certificate. We are over the moon & Congratulations to everyone especially Trevor & Jane with Maya who won the Bitch Challenge Certificate. I hope every one had a good day at Leeds & no one got to much sun-burn. Away from the breed I took Rosie in YKC Handling & came Second out of all seventeen. I was very pleased with Rosie as I do not usually use her for handling classes, but she behaved very well (for a change). Mum took George down to the Stately Home to see some of the birds & animals. George especially liked the Palm Cockatiel, which are completely black & have red rings around their eyes (they look like they would make a good pet for Darth Vader). We hope to see you all at National Bedlington Terrier on Saturday & maybe some of you on Sunday at East of England Ladies Kennel Society. I hope everyone who went to the game fair had a good time & the dogs too.
Sarah, Lilly & Rosie
Congratulations Sarah for your reserve CC yesterday, what a great day for Lily and Rosie in the Junior Handling. I just wish we had been there to see you win!
holiday and asked my dad if he could help. A week ago we went to have a look at an agility class. There where mostly border collies there. As I watched them whizz around the course I thought Jack would never reach that standard but we will give it a go. We are hoping to start the beginners class in September. We have only got a few fun dog shows coming up until September 6th when we are at Richmond,in post grad dog. the summer holidays have started so I will be able to practice obedience/ring craft training at home with jack much more.I will also be able to take him for lots of 'walkies'! Good luck at any shows coming up and with any puppies.
27 July 2008
This computer is slowly fading on me so this will be the last entry until I get home from the Game fair. Good luck for those showing at Leeds, and thanks Derek for the photos of Cleveland, could upload one on this dying laptop Do click on here later as big Mo will put the results in the comments for Leeds. Hopefully Jon will take some photos on his phone and upload them later.
Bye for now.
26 July 2008
25 July 2008
The parades in the events ring have been quite well received with the Lowbrook gang and the Sharnors taking centre stage today. We have a sort of rota but basically we’re all mucking in if we’re around. It’s the Burmingtons turn tomorrow morning so I’ll be off looking for carp fishing bait and gear so I can beat Tony and Big Mo next week. Mainly trout and salmon gear here though.
The dogs have been the real stars today, putting up with the public mauling them all day in the heat without so much as a grumble.
Well today is the first day of the Game Fair. Jon will be taking photos all day and our Stuart will be reporting on the blog tonight with the latest bedlington news so tune in later!