31 January 2012

Extended Camping Days At Brailes


For those of you who may have some time off before the fun day the camping field will be open from Tuesday the 15th May. The post code for sat navs. is OX15 5AS


If you can bring a caravan or motorhome as fancy as this one you can have free camping at THE FUN DAY AT BRAILES and you will win a couple of bottles of North East Beer.


If it's just a plain one like ours, or if you want to camp, then it's £5.00 pounds a night. Sorry but all the Hook Ups are now taken. There's water on site, toilets and even showers. Plenty of space for your caravans, motorhomes or multi bedroomed tents, ohhhhh!!!!!! what happened to the old bell tent that every one just piled into. Bring your BQQs as the site warden is always on the scrounge. So if you want to you can book a spot by sending me an email or a phone call to, Derek Lewis The Makem.

email-: dee.makem@talktalk.net phone-: 0191 3852440.

Further information can be seen on www.bedlingtondogs.blogspot.com

Take Your Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze At The Fun Day

DSC_1250                                                                    The BTA Fun Day 2010

The test is open to ALL dogs, bedlingtons any breed whether show, rescue or much loved pet. We have an independent KC examiner coming to examine this year which allows me to teach the candidates. For those local or camping I will run 2 bronze practise lessons on the Friday  and Saturday evening.  If you would like any more information of would like to put your dog’s name down to take the test please email me or leave a note in the comments. We have 4 dogs already on the list! There will be a maximum of 10

Click Here for the KC Bronze Test Fact Sheet

“Blue” the Bedlington Lurcher Gun Dog


Glenroy my working Labrador was unwell last week so I took 'blue' my bedlington lurcher out for the day on our local shoot. Here is a picture of 'blue' enjoying himself. He even retrieved a few pheasants to hand!! Mathew.

Who needs a gun dog when you have an intelligent lurcher. Blue looks very proud of his work as a  substitute Labrador Retriever!   

30 January 2012

Cesar Millan is back for a new series Tuesdays at 8pm from 7 February.


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Don’t Forget!!!!!

Join Louise and myself  on 4th February at  Eukanuba Dog Showing Workshop at the Kennel Club Buildings Stoneleigh


Join Derek and Eileen for The Northeast walk  walk round the river at Durham on Sunday 5th

29 January 2012

Harry - Bedlington X With Hope Rescue


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News: Plea as missing dog tries to get home


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Doehey Shine At Bury Sporting Terrier

Hi Lesley, Also at Buiry Sporting Terrier, Doehey Heart of Darkness got 2nd in the English Breeds Open class she was handled in both classes by my grandson Luca who is 6 years old. Doehey Heartstrings got 1st in AV open.I was very pleased that although we didn't get any top prizes Doehey got tickets in all the classes that they entered. Thanks to Denice, Dot and Luca. Julie.

Thanks Julie a very good day for the Bedlington at this show, they took home a lot of ribbons, well done!  

Yesterday At Bury Sporting Terrier

Hi Lesley,
Results from todays show at Bury Sporting Terrier.
Breed judge: Mr David Shields (Wilholme)

Post Graduate.(3 entries)
1st. Walshaw & Richardsons. Janmark Jeremiah.
2nd Brooks. Doehey Heart of Darkness.
3rd Worralls. Bluesmurf Black Magic
Open. ( 6entries)
1st Walshaws. Janmark Justintime JW Shcm
2nd Shorrocks. Doehey Queen of Hearts.
3rd Brooks. Doehey Heartstrings.
4th Halls. Palm of the Desert.

Jeremiah (Blue) handled by Paul Richardson was Best Bedlington Puppy, followed this up with 3rd Best puppy in Show!
Justintime (VY), was Best of Breed Bedlington & followed this up with Best in Show! Under judge Mr Tom H Johnston (Feldkirk)
Great to see so many bedlingtons there! regards, Mark


Well done to VY  another fantastic day for the Janamrk Bedlingtons!!

Yesterday At The Northern Dog Show

1st: Sevray Whisper At Jukenblu ShCM  BOB

2nd:  Aireview Cristal Blue ShCM

AV Terrier:  1st Sevray Whisper At Jukenblu ShCM:

Well Done Julie and John

28 January 2012

Hello From The K9 Crew


Well the K9 Marshal Crew are gearing up to a busy few months with practice for the display season with the team and some rally events to marshal. We have a rally event the weekend before the fun day.
We  are keeping our eyes open for a lost Bedlington Terrier called Jake who went missing from his home near Market Drayton his details are on the lost dog website so if any one of our friends out there hear anything please let us know because his family miss him so much!!! Thank you so much from Ian, Jazz and Sapphire

                36237_a                                                     Jake

Click HERE for details of Jake

Latest News 28/01
Jake was in the Sentinel last night no calls from that. Local farmers keeping an eye out for him Spent all day yesterday looking for Jake, new leaflets and posters, again no info. He is in the Shropshire Star today with his picture so hopefully that will bring some news.

A Very Happy Birthday Today To..


Sharon, have a lovely day from everyone on the blog!!

The Craigie Aitchison Sale


some of the bedlington lots sold for more than their estimated values  Click HERE for the auction results.




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27 January 2012

News: Grandfather Rescued By His Dog!

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Update On Benji At Battersea


Hi this is Benji looking for a new home. Very sweet 3 year old boy but had quite a bad start in life. Very frightened of children but seems fine with everyone else. Can be homed with other dogs but they would need to be calm. He is chipped and neutered. Please contact Chris on 01483 472823.

Hi this is Benji looking for a new home. Very sweet 3 year old boy but had quite a bad start in life. Very frightened of children but seems fine with everyone else. Can be homed with other dogs but they would need to be calm. He is chipped and neutered. Please contact Chris on 01483 472823.

Although there has been an inquiry Benji has not yet been homed. Battersea have insisted that he…..

1  Must not be homed with a dog of the same sex
2  Must  be homed  with adults only.
If you meet the crtieria and can offer Benji a home please contact Chris.    

Support Our New Judges!

Christchurch & New Forest Open Show19th May 2012

Canford Magna Garden Centre, Wimbourne, Dorset. BH21 3AP
Judge: Michelle Alders

Please give your support to our ‘up and coming’ new Judges Schedules & Entries forms: www.cnfcs.webs.com  Rosettes for the Bedlington breed

Club Shows

Schedules are out now for the three breed clubs shows.

Midland Bedlington Terrier Club has its show  on February 25th entries closed last Wednesday but its worth a quick call to the secretary if you forgot to enter. Details on their website in the index column.

The schedules are out for the  National Bedlington Terrier Club on March 31st. For more information or to down load the schedule and entry from.visit their website, link in the index column

The Bedlington Terrier Associaiton  has it’s open show on Sat 21st April. Again the schedule and entry form can be downloaded from their website. This show is open to non members

Don’t forget annual subscriptions are due at all three clubs, either send off the money with your entries or  separately to the membership club secretary. 

26 January 2012

BTA Grooming Seminar Agenda


Holyport War Memorial Hall, Moneyrow Green,
Holyport, Maidenhead, Berks, SL6 2NA
(Just off Junction 8/9 M4)
12th February 2012

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Eye Testing Clinic.

Hi Lesley, does anyone on the blog know which shows will be doing eye testing this year please. I need to get 2 of my dogs done.Thanks regards Julie Brooks

Thank you Julie I have not heard that the breed clubs are organising a clinic this year.  Keep your eye on the dog papers they usually have a  list of forthcoming clinics and there is usually eye testing  every day during Crufts. Notification of the testing sessions came through with passes on postal entries.

Midland Musings


It seems hardly believable we are on route to the end of January already! To me it is even more astounding to see Arthur and Erin grown so quickly into proper young bedlingtons, it seems not that long ago we were eagerly awaiting their arrival. On the other hand I wish they would grow out of the chewing stage, which malicious person told us keeping two from a litter was easy as they keep each other occupied, PARTNERS IN CRIME MORE LIKE! lol
The dreadful duo thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Stafford last week, taking it all in their stride. Erin treated it like a meet and greet occasion, making friends everywhere she went. It seemed the bigger the better, her 2 favourites being an Otterhound and a most gentlemanly Afghan who lay down so she could inspect him more closely. She also was most appreciative of the kind stall holders who had left bowls of their wares for her to sample. I think left to her own devices she would have stuffed herself silly!
Thankfully this winter has been so much kinder than the last, well so far at least. As the weeks roll by the chance of any serious coatings of the dreaded white stuff become more remote and the thoughts of spring become a happy reality. Jane xxx


Thank you Jane, I just love the photo of Erin and Arthur in the field. They look so alert something definitely attracted their attention!  I must say this winter has provided many dreary miserable days but it is a relief not to be surrounded by the white stuff. We live on an unclassified lane and couldn’t get the car out for several days last winter.

25 January 2012

Native dog breeds at risk thanks to celebrity culture

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Durham Walk

Just a reminder and update on the Durham Walk on Sunday 5th February meeting 10am for setting off at 10:30am. Still meeting up down beside the old ice rink. Directions, from A1M junction 62 take the A690 towards Durham. after a couple of mile you will come to a roundabout. Take 3rd main exit signed Claypath. Down Claypath bank to traffic lights and turn right at lights down Providence Row. At bottom of Providence Row you can either park on the street which is free on Sundays or in Freeman's Place car park besides the old ice rink which is £1.20 on a Sunday.

On leaving the car park the walk will proceed over the foot bridge to the west/north side of the river and head upstream along Framwellgate Waterside towards the Millburngate Bridge and Framwellgate Bridge. Pass below these bridges along the river side still to Mill House where this picture was taken of the Cathedral and The Old Fulling Mill.


From here along to Prebands Bridge which we pass by and keep on walking until we reach St Oswald's Church yard. Here we will need to walk a short way down Church Street to where we get to the start of the Concrete bridge beside Dunelm House.
After crossing this bridge we descend down the steps to the east/south bank of the river and back towards the Prebands Bridge. (If any one needs to there is a shorter route to the Cathedral than descending the steps. Just walk straight ahead and you will come to the green.) At Prebands Bridge we turn right up through one of the old gates to the Cathedral and colleges, up South & North Bailey to Dunlow Lane and meet up for pictures outside of the Cathedral.
Then it's a short walk down Owengate and North Bailey to the Market Place where there are ample beverage opportunities and even fish & chips. From here it's just a short walk down past the Gala Theatre back to the car park.This route can be seen on Google Maps. Just type Durham Uk in the search box.

Thank you Derek I know everyone is welcome, especially those new to the bedlington. Meeting up with  bedlingtons and their owners is  ideal  for those wanting to learn more about the breed. Not only bedlingtons but all dogs are welcome, I just wish we lived near enough to join you! 

Crufts Photos 2001-2011


We have just uploaded all the photos which can be found in the index column. There is also a page with a link to the results. 

Increased Lyme Disease Risk For Dogs

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Wednesday’s News From Wales


Good morning , Bloggers. I've chosen a lovely summer garden to cheer us up in this dreary greyness. Anyone know where it is?

All the dogs around here are fed up with the wet weather. Ours took one step outside this morning and ran straight back in but we put our wet weather kit on and took them out anyway. Larry has to have his coat on because , at 13 years, he feels the cold. Elwyn has been taking his for walks alongside the river and they have been coming home covered with mud. His little granddaughter, Alma, in New Zealand is fascinated by lizards and he has been looking for a toy one to send out. Fortunately we found some horrible stretchy ones in John Lewis. I'm sure she will love them. Tim is off to watch his son and granddaughter in a Pantomime in Burton-on-Trent next weekend. Last year his son was the Dame and was very funny. We're going to see our grandson, Tomos, in a Welsh Language play a week on Monday and on the 14th. Feb., Megan and Andrew in their school production of West Side Story so between us all we might get some Golden Globe nominations!
Entries close for the MBTC Open Show today. I'll be in the kitchen as usual so come and say "hello" if you're going. Enid

Thank you Enid, what a lovely photo, it is certainly very dreary looking outside our kitchen window this morning. Hope everyone has a good time watching their family members in the forthcoming productions. As Enid said Midland bedlington closes  today get your entries off! We won’t be at the show as our daughter and myself are taking my mother away again for a holiday. My mother has Alzheimer's and I feel this will be her last holiday. When in unfamiliar surroundings mum needs a full time carer and it will be easier with two of us to look after her.  Mum really  enjoyed our trip back last October and it’s lovely to see her smile at the thought of another holiday. Jon will be staying home dog sitting and hopefully keep the blog ticking over!       

24 January 2012

Blast From The Past!

Bury Sporting Terrier Association

The show was held at The Leisure Centre , Burnley road , Bacup , Lancashire on the 10th October 1999.
B.O.B : Rathsrigg Rising Star B.P.I.B Rathsrigg Ricku




Thanks to Mark for the link. the photos were taken  by Mr Harvey Bell.

Who is this famous actor (the man with the beard) Jon photographed watching the bedlington judging in 2005?

Who Is This

We have started to upload the Bedlington Crufts Archives 2001- 2011. You will be able to access them in the index column!

Ancient Domesticated Dog Skull Found in Siberian Cave: 33,000 Years Old


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The Telegraph

More than one million dogs in Britain are aggressive, study finds


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23 January 2012

Meeting To Take Place


The Bedlington Terrier Health Group has made contact with "Dog Breed Health" and a meeting has been arranged. Let's hope the out dated Bedlington Terrier page will soon be amended! 

Entries Closing…….


Open Show on Saturday 25th February, to be judge by Mr Mark Walshaw. Entries close Wednesday 25th January. Further details on the Midland website.

On Ebay

Bedlington Book eBay

A new card cover exerpt taken from “The Dog Book” by James Watson published in 1905/6. The original book dealt with; history of the dog, care, management, showing and full descriptions of many breeds.

I love old  books covering the bedlington, this is just an extract from the original book, but  at £4.75p including postage was a must have! 

Westminster 13 &14 February 2012

Westminster Breed Judging 2011

America's first and only champions only dog show, the event which takes place every year in February at Madison Square Garden in New York City is one of the biggest and most prestigious in the world. It is a two-day event where dog owners from around the world take their dogs to compete in several group categories and are judged closely by members of the American Kennel Club (AKC).

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News: Bull Terrier Owner To Appear In Court

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22 January 2012

Crufts Archive 2001 - 2011


Crufts 2001 Margaret  Phillips  judging Stuart and Angela Yearley’s Lowbrrok Lucy Lastic.

We have 10 years of  photos of the  bedlington judging at Crufts! Unfortunately due to lack of server space we can’t put them all on the blog. It would be so nice to have a Crufts photo archive in the index column spanning the ten years!!. Hopefully Jon will be taking photos at  Crufts in March adding another year to our archive.  

Time for a Cuddle


Congraulations to Sharon and Falcon who won Reserve AVNSC Dog at Manchester. 

Book Your Fun Day Weekend At Brailes


Plenty of camping available at the venue as the field will support 40 units, basic facilities just £5 a night  or £6.50p with hook up Friday - Monday. Check camping notes in the index column for more information. To book please contact  Eileen and Derek  Tel:- 0191 3852440 e-mail :- dee.makem@talktalk.net

For those of you camping from the Friday  here are some activities on offer on the Saturday!.

I. Visit one of the largest markets  in the country at Wellesbourne.

2 Join in the countryside walk from the campsite to Sutton under Brailes, enjoy a Barb-e-que at lunchtime. Retuning via the golf course

3 Roger Bannister is judging three bedlington classes at the Redditch and District Canine Society at the Sports Connexion near Coventry which is 35 minutes drive from Brailes. Entries close 20th April Click HERE for a schedule    .

News: Girl, six, is savaged in dog attack

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Acrobatic dog balancing on chain is internet favourite
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The American Kennel Club Online Family Dog Magazine


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21 January 2012

Benji at Battersea

Could you please put something on bedlington pictures about Benji. As you can see he is currently at Battersea, i spoke to them the other day, they are going to hold him until we find someone suitable for him. Regards Chris


Hi this is Benji looking for a new home. Very sweet 3 year old boy but had quite a bad start in life. Very frightened of children but seems fine with everyone else. Can be homed with other dogs but they would need to be calm. He is chipped and neutered. Please contact Chris on 01483 472823.

Hi this is Benji looking for a new home. Very sweet 3 year old boy but had quite a bad start in life. Very frightened of children but seems fine with everyone else. Can be homed with other dogs but they would need to be calm. He is chipped and neutered. Please contact Chris on 01483 472823.

Thanks Chris, there  must be someone in bedlington land willing to give this young dog a home!



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20 January 2012

Martin and Julie Say Goodbye!


Our Fosbury passed away this morning 2 months short of his 16th birthday. He was with us for the last 4 years and with medication had gone from being a very poorly fellow to a strong handsome dog. Over the last 6 months he had become quite lame and wasted in one back leg and was starting to show his age. His other back leg was starting to fail him and we felt it best to allow him to pass on in peace. He will be sorely missed as he was such a great character, always helping out with making lunch and emptying the bins. I’ve attached a photo of him. Best regards Martin and Julie

24032011166_thumb[3]      Fosbury enjoying his blog pork pie on this 15th birthday

14                                Here he is celebrating his 14th birthday, eagerly waiting for his blog pork pie!

Fosbury and Jasper have been blog followers for a very long time. They are both rescues and suffer from Cushings. It is a sad day to hear Fosbury has now gone but he had a wonderful few years enjoying an active life with Jasper and the family. 

Wanted Bedlington Puppy


Do you have or expecting a litter in  the Warwickshire area? A lady contacted me today who  had to say goodbye to her bedlington at 15. She is  looking for either dog or bitch puppy but it must be within two hours drive of Warwick!!. She does not have a computer so please email me if you can help. 

News: Dog attack hospital admissions rise for fifth consecutive year

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19 January 2012

Photos From Today At Manchester


Angela and Stuart’s Genie (Ch Gnejnabay Genegenie Gal At Lowbrook JW Sh.CM) Best Bitch gets a cuddle from her granny Carmel!


WALSHAW, Mr M & Mrs J & RICHARDSON Mr P Janmark Jeremiah Best puppy and 2nd in the Puppy Sakes.


GRAHAM Mr T D & Mrs J E Ruffsfurze Beren win Minor Puppy Bitch

Mark and the Janamrk kennel win Best Breeder and Breeder group 2.

Well done to all!

Stop Press: Manchester

Congratulations to…..

Stuart and Genie who win Best Bitch but is beaten for Best AVNSC by the dog (not a bedlington)

and to Sharon and Falcon who won Reserve Best Dog.!!  

KC releases film on the future of dogs’ health

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                                                            Dogs A Healthy Future



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Today Is Terrier Day At……


There are no classes for bedlingtons but as most years our breed is well represented in the AVNSC classes. Good luck to everyone entered today

18 January 2012

Diary Date


Camping at the venue form the Friday through till Monday at £5 a night. Just 4 pitches available with electric hook up at £6 50 a night. Camping must be booked, Contact Derek and Eileen to book or for more information. Please check camping details in the index column!

Wednesday’s News From Wales


Good Morning Bloggers, there's not much going on around here at the moment. A farmer gave us a brace of pheasant last week so Hefin had the job of plucking them with Solo doing his best to help. I roasted one and made a Kashmiri Curry with they other. The internet is brilliant for finding recipes. The dogs were not that keen on the meat until I put gravy on it!
Pat and Clifford Evans were not able to come on New Year's Day because Clifford was unwell but they sent me a jar of fantastic honey from their bees. I've been adding it to yoghurt and porridge. This is sounding more like a cookery blog than a dog one!
It was nice to see Sonja with her dogs. If I remember rightly, she had a bitch from Kevin Mumford and when she had puppies they all stayed because she couldn't bear to part with them. Good luck to Janmark Justintime and to all those showing at Manchester. Enid

Thank you Enid the local farmer gives us pheasants and I usually cook them in the slow cooker with onions, celery, bacon mushrooms tomatoes and oodles of red wine, delicious!
We will all be keeping everything crossed for Mark tomorrow, it would be lovely to read Vy was in the ribbons.  Although no classes at Mancherster the AVNSC classes usually have a good showing of bedlingtons, I think terrier day is tomorrow, good luck to everyone entered!  

Busy Weekend for the k9 marshal crew


Hello all. Well Jazz and Sapphire were complaining on Sunday morning that they were still tired from a nice big walk (Adventures) on Saturday and on Friday. Since it was my weekend off work (hurray) we met up with our friend Biggles down at Sleap Airfield to walk the parameter road, which is 3 miles from start to finish, as well as around Colemere, Jazz and Sapphire enjoyed watching the planes taking off and coming in to land and they were not frightened by the noise of the planes revving up at all! They sat there on the grass in front of the tower having a cupper tea and some of theie favourite doggie biscuits.

Our friend Biggles has never been up the Wrekin a 1,376 feet high hill j in Telford so on Saturday we took along with us, not only did Biggles enjoy all the views from the top but Jazz and Sapphire thought it was great.  When we  got to the top where it opened up and the dogs raced around like to mad little pups playing with some new doggie friends. they all  joined in and their were 6 dogs racing about playing and having a whale of a time.


On Sunday Mum, Jazz, Sapphire and myself went off for the day and ended up on the Audlem stretch of the canal unfortunately we didn't see anything of the Missing Bedie , We had a good 3 mile walk and saw a great wood carving of a horse on the tow path. These wood carvings are appearing a lot more around here and 90% of them are great. So it’s bye bye for now,  time for 2/3 of the K9 Marshal Crew to put their paws up (lucky things) while the other 1/3 has to go back to work (boo hoo) from Ian, Jazz and Sapphire

Thank you Ian, there certainly are some lovely places to walk the dogs up there in Shropshire. You always have such a lovely time with the dogs, they are very lucky paws! I wonder who carved the big wooden horse, he’s quite impressive? .