30 April 2012

Another Missing Bedlington!


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Good news “Ted” seen on “Dog Lost” yesterday has been found. Many thanks  to Jane for the information and link.

Notes: For The Bronze Test At The Fun Day


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Responsibility And Care Questions

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Please note that dogs must wear a normal collar and lead, Slip leads, all in one leads and body harness ( unless required due to genuine medical condition are not permitted) Please make sure the correct information is on your identification tag. Tags that you write the information on are allowed!

Carmel will go through the test and check your tags before the test on the fun day. Also please make sure you have a poo bag in your pocket as the examiner will ask to see it!

This is a very basic test and most well socialised  and handled dogs could pass without any form of professional training. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. There is a maximum of ten places for the test.
There are still a couple of test places available, please leave a note in the comments or email me if you like to go on the list. 

Tug O War

Mac and Lily having fun. Many thanks to Elaine for the clip. The dogs were having a great time!

Hello Tinker

Rain rain go away

Poor Ed has spent most of the last 3 weeks watching the rain, hoping for a gap to fit in a walk. Fortunately Saturday was nice, just in time for the St George’s Fair in Hexham’s park. There were displays of traditional crafts, stalls with food and crafts, and music . We went along at lunch time to see Tony and the dry stone wallers. They’d made a nice job of their demonstration wall, with help from a few children.

demo wall st G fair hexham

Just as the fair was starting to close down we spotted a bedlington and his owner in the park. He spotted us before his owner and was so pleased to meet other dogs like him. This is Tinker a lovely 2 year old, and very gentle. We told his owner about the blog and the North East walks. Best wishes Sarah

Tinker and the gang

Thank you Sarah, Ed certainly looks very fed up. Thank goodness it was dry for the fair nothing worse than wandering round outside events and stalls in the rain. Great dry stone wall the wallers must have a good eye to make it level. Lovely to meet Tinker do hope we will see him on the blog again soon
I know what you mean about the weather, we camped for the WELKS show, we were not entered but went to take photos and have a nice weekend away. Well the camping field was wet, muddy and we had to be towed on and off. Today we will be spending the morning getting all the mud off our camper. This weekend was also a two day lurcher show on the Brailes Village Hall Field. We went along yesterday afternoon, it was chucking it down and they had three rings outside for the showing. Everyone was huddled in the hall entrance and just rushed out for their class. There was a fun dog show running at the same time and Diesel won the veteran class, she did not seem to mind the driving rain, i think she thought she was going simulated coursing. I felt sorry for the poor judges who were very cold and looked like drowned rats .  

28 April 2012

Big Boy Cuddles!


This photo is Larry with Ed (Hester and Ralhpie’s) Dad. It certainly looks very cold even in the sunshine! Larry, Leo, Hester and Ralhie often enjoy walking and playing together.  

Today At WELKS



Best Breeder-Walshaw

Congratulations to Julie, Jacqui and all the winners. Photos for today’s show will be on the blog tomorrow
HERE for the full results

27 April 2012

News:Our Dogs

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Special Get Well Message…..

I only found out today that Brain Emsley has been poorly so hope you are feeling better, our thoughts also go to Margaret and Ian Phillips. Ian has not been well for sometime. We send our get well wishes to Brian and Ian from everyone on the blog.

26 April 2012

News: Dog World….

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Esther’s First Rosettes

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Esther hasn't been to many shows, only two ring craft classes and just recently she has been confined to barracks as she had her first season. Last weekend at long last she went to a fun dog show in aid of Grey Hound Rescue and she won two lovely rosettes one for third and one for forth. Then on Tuesday we went to Ring Craft at our local dog club and we were delighted when she won two more rosettes, one for Best Puppy in Match and the other for Best
in Match Let’s hope she behaves just as well on Saturday when she meets up with her brother and sister at WELKS I bet that will be a different story! Thank you Maria.

Look how proud Esther is of her ribbons, many congratulations! You must be really pleased about winning at the Match Night. It will be lovely to see Erin and Esther in the puppy class at WELKS on Saturday.

A Very Happy Birthday Today To……….

familyc[3]Carmel with a bay Jazz

Carmel, lots of love to you from everyone on the blog. I expect you will be celebrating your special day at WELKS.

Introducing Ned




This is Ned from Lancaster U.K, a working Bedlington, he came from the Bedlington Rescue Society. Hope these are ok.  Regards Gareth & Lisa.
Thank you Lisa and Gareth, it is lovely to meet Ned. Rescue dogs are so special and Ned looks very happy in his forever home. Do tell us a little about Ned, we have regular updates from many happy rescue dogs here on the blog. 

25 April 2012

Ruddy Heck That Hurt !!!

Just a quick note to thank bloggers for their kind wishes and get well cards during my recent adventure. They were really appreciated by Angie and myself. Healing is going well with limited complications so far and I am setting myself some realistic targets to be back "On the scene" in the near future.  So all you guys and gals, you'd better make hay while the sun shines 'cos Genie will be dragging me round the rings to give you some competition very soon!Luv, Stu.

Thanks Stu determination will get you back on your feet and in the show ring in no time, keep smiling the worst is over! 

Wednesday’s News From Wales


Good Morning Bloggers, the sun shone on Tuesday so we took the opportunity to take Solo and Ecco out for a long walk through the forestry. They almost went paddling - but not quite! Spring must be here because we heard the cuckoo calling. I found out last year that only the male calls - the female is silent. It was quite exciting to see a pair of Red Kites circling above us and we stood and watched them for ages. Good news that Stuart is out of hospital , Angela must be very relieved to have him home. We enjoyed the company at the BTA Show on the weekend. It was nice to see so many visitors and catch up with lots of Bloggers. Agnes, the Bedlington from Bedlington brought a big fan club with her and stole the show! I can't remember meeting a dog from there at a club show before. She was bred by a Mr. Mrs. Lovell so perhaps some of you may know them.

DSC_8229Louise and Agnes having fun!

I'm writing the breed notes for Our Dogs again for a couple of weeks while Ken is in Kenya. Let me know if you have any news to be included. We're off to WELKS for the weekend. Bedlingtons are first in ring 12 at 10am. Lets hope for a lovely sunny day. Enid

Thank you Enid, when the sun shines there is nothing better than a long walk in the spring countryside. Today it is pouring with rain, shame as we were having  an agility class this afternoon!  It was fantastic to see Agnes and Louise in the ring, Agnes got the biggest cheer of the day for second place in the minor puppy class. Good luck to everyone showing at WELKS. We are not showing but going along to take photos.     

24 April 2012

Home Today!

Just a quick email to let you know that Stuart is home armed with a bag of various pills !
Love  Angela

Fantastic news just keep taking the pills Stuart!, in just a few weeks time you will be fit and and feeling like a new man. It won’t be long before we see you on the end of Genie’s lead at the shows, well done Stuart!

A Wet Week In Fowey


Larry and Leo have just returned from holiday, this photo is Larry on one of the drier days. I don’t suppose the weather stopped the dogs from having fun, but poor Pat and David returned home full of cold.   

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23 April 2012

Take Your Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze At The Fun Day


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.

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Sunday At Birmingham Gun Dog And Terrier


Judged by Julie Oxbury

1st Bluesmurf Black Magic BP
2nd Tcheria Shenanigans

1st Ch Miteymidgets Hawkers Cove BOB
2nd Miteymidgets Myaquila RBOB
3rd Miteymidgets Matilda

Thank you to everyone. Had a great day and lovely dogs to go over  Julie

Thank you Julie for the results and photo congratulations to Yvonne and Christine

Poorly Babies


Here's Eva and Esther enjoying a stroll in the dunes after a manic blast on the beach!!  Good to see after a sickly week that has seen poorly tummies - even the cat - conjunctivitis and a phantom pregnancy!!! Poor little Esther hasn't been herself and she's got lots of milk. So after some medication unfortunately that has made her sick she is returning to her old self and the milk is drying up! Jayne Fletcher

Thank you Jane, it is quite common for a bitch on some medication for a phantom pregnancy to be sick. Once the medicine stops the sickness soon subsides. Please to read they are back to normal and have had fun on the beach. 

Fantastic Weekend For Team Janmark


Yesterday  at Manchester & District Sporting Terrier Show, Janmark Misty Horizons JW Shcm (J) was awarded Best in Show. Not to be out done, the young man Janmark Jeremiah (Blue) handled & co-owned by Paul Richardson went on to be awarded Reserve Best Puppy in Show. Many thanks to the judge Mrs Margaret Bradley for thinking so highly of our dogs.
A most enjoyable & friendly show.
Saturday at Cleveland Dog Show, Janmark Jeremiah was Best puppy in breed & went on to win Terrier Puppy Group 1. Janmark Justintime JW Shcm (VY), won Best of Breed & was awarded Terrier Group 2. Under judge Mr Frank Kane.
Both dogs also did well under judge Liz Cartledge in the stakes, with Blue winning the puppy class & VY placed 3rd in the open class (from large classes).

Congratulations Mark and Paul, I think you will need an extension on your home to house all your trophies!

22 April 2012

Time To Get Out The Needle And Thread



Just four weeks now until the Fun Day on Sunday May 20th. The Fancy Dress is always well supported and we look forward to seeing the exciting ideas you conjure up  this year. There will be a lot of fun classes for every breed of dog where adults and children can take part, something for everyone!!.

National Dog Show Entries

The entries for the National Dog Show on Sunday May 13th are 42 dogs, 55 entries

Yesterday At The BTA Show

DSC_8345Judged By Mr Roy North

Best In Show: Ratzwell Dolly Mixture (Mrs C A Harris)
Reserve Best In Show & Best Opposite Sex, Pengerrig Unique (Dr H OBE & Mrs E Jones)
Best Puppy In Show Ruffsfurze Kazan (Mr T D & Mrs J E Graham)

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21 April 2012

Best In Show At The BTA


Congratulations to Chris Harris and Ratzwell Dolly Mixture

We had an enjoyable day at the show and it was fantastic to see Chris win Best In Show. All the results and photos will be on the blog tomorrow night.  


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20 April 2012

All Smiles!


Angela visits Stuart at the hospital this afternoon!

Stuart Update!

Louise and Angela have just returned from the John Radcliffe hospital and Stuart is doing incredibly well smiling and back to his old self cracking corny jokes! He is definitely well on the way to becoming fit enough to come home. Blog  on later for photos from the hospital. 

Good News! Calendars 2013

Viv Rainsbury has just called to say she will take on the project of producing a Bedlington Terrier Calendar for 2013. Further details on the blog shortly.    

Calendar Photos For 2010[4]

I would just to say a very  big thank you to Viv for carrying on this very worthwhile project to raise money for Bedlington Rescue!

AGM & Open Show

Tomorrow is the AGM followed by the Open Show being held at Middleton Cheyney nr Banbury. The AGM is scheduled for 10 am and the show commences 1pm. The club welcomes non members  who are thinking about having a bedlington or new to the breed to the Open Show. Home cooked reasonably priced food  will be available from about 12 noon to members and visitors alike. Please email me or leave a comment if you would like more details.
BTA NEWS:The committee have decided not to produce a calendar for next year. The cost involved in producing the calendar and this year’s reduced sales have raised only a small amount of money for rescue. I still have hundreds of really good photo entries  from previous calendar photo competitions that are of excellent quality and could be used on future calendars.  Can you take over the rescue calendar? Good quality calendars need to be produced for about £4 each to ensure a reasonable profit for rescue. I really don’t want to take on another project as well as running the blog.
Our condolences go to the secretary Jacqui Hurley and family as Jacgui’s mother passed away this week. She was a very poorly lady and has spend the last few weeks in hospital. Special get well messages go out to committee members Bruce Nicolls and Stuart Yearley.

April Is Bluebell Time !!


Leo having fun in the bluebell woods (Photo from archives)

No Bedlingtons, But Prague Tops The Charts For A City Break.

Hello Bloggers
Eileen has recently served 25 years with Holiday Inns so they gave her a free flight and 3 nights stay in a hotel so we decided to go to Prague for the weekend. Nice short flight from Newcastle, early start so at least we got to Prague early too. Bus and Metro to hotel, easy to use and drop the bags off then back on the metro into town.
Came out at Wenceslas Square to get a bit of a shock. M & S, Debenhams, Starbucks Macdonalds and even a Tesco delivery van, thought we must have got the Metro into Newcastle by mistake then we noticed that the cars and trams were driving on the wrong side of the road.
As it was the end of the Easter break Prague was quite busy with a lot of market stalls about and groups of tourists being lead around like cattle to all the sights. Much better by yourself then you can wander where you will. So it was a case of a lot of walking to see all the sights. Ladies if you ever do go to Prague don't wear your high heels as it's cobbled streets.


This was kindly taken by one of the locals we managed to chat to. It's looking down river to the Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the back ground. Long walk up the hill to the castle area but well worth it. We even went to a concert up there one night in St George's Basilica, Mozart and Vivaldi, make a change from Guns N' Roses. Actually there were quite a lot of music groups around the Old Town area, a lot of jazz and singing going on. 2

This is the Astronomical Clock, very crowded around here for when the hour strikes. The two small doors below the arch open to expose the figures and the skeleton moves it's arm to sound the bell then the trumpeter does his bit at the top of the tower.


This was the last stop off for coffee and ice cream before hopping on the Metro back to the airport, lovely. Plenty of places to eat and drink in Prague, just get away from the Old Town square and down the side streets it's cheaper. We found Prague to be very clean and safe to stroll about in, not like some of the stories you hear of. There were a few stag groups about, even one on our flight but all well behaved and friendly, even the Essex boys, LOL.So bloggers Prague is worth a visit but a local told us don't go in the summer as it's too crowded. The Makems

Thank you Derek and Eileen,  a weekend to remember, you certainly packed a lot into three days. Prague certainly sounds a great city to visit for a long weekend, but from reading your post best to go out of the holiday season.   

19 April 2012

Let’s Get Julie And The Bedlingtons To The Fun Day


I wonder if someone on the blog can advise me?

As you know I have 4 dogs, I also have family in South Wales and much as I would love to see them more often I am restricted because my son cannot accommodate myself and 4 dogs. I would also like to come to the fun day and go to other places.I am considering buying a second hand trailer tent. What I want to know is am I being too ambitious, My only experience of camping is 2 nights in a 2 man tent at Glastonbury in the late 70's. I have never erected a tent or towed a trailer. How difficult is it? Would I be better buying, say a 4 man tent to see how I get on first. What should I look out for and what other essential equipment would I need baring in mind that when I have 4 cages in the car there is not a lot of room left. Hope someone can help. Julie.

Thanks Julie I don’t know much about trailer tents, but I think they are easy to erect, probably easier than a 4 man tent. Some are very spacious and well equipped with plenty of room for cages. The trailers are low so easy to tow and you are not restricted with vision when driving. Maybe there is someone  in blog land with first hand experience camping with a trailer tent.

Stuart Update!

Angela has just contacted me to say that Stuart is doing very well and now out of I C U and is in a chest and heart ward. Louise is driving Angela to the hospital  tomorrow and I will post and update after her visit. Hopefully it won’t be long before he is allowed to come home. It is lovely to read just how well Stuart is recovering after major heart surgery!


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Bedlington Lurcher Pup Wanted


Molly the rescue has been with us over two years now! Time flies so quickly. Molly is doing really well and we are so pleased we found her- Thanks to the Blog! Can you tell me if you know of any Bedlington Whippet puppies around? Must be first cross. Thanks  Kind Regards Marie Ovenden
Thank you Marie, fantastic to read Molly is doing well and happy. I don’t know of any bedlington lurcher litters but you could try the ad section in “Countryman’s Weekly” or the bedlington secton of the online site “epupz” they often have cross puppies for sale. 

A Walk At The Abbey


Jervaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire. Nice place to walk your Bedlingtons. The Makems

The blog is very quiet but I did find this lovely photo of the Makem’s bedlingtons to share with you this morning.

18 April 2012

Update From Angela Wednesday 215pm

I Have just rung intensive care unit, Stu's op has gone well and he's ok . He was only put in the unit 30 mins ago so he's still asleep . Later today I'll ring them again to check on him .  Love  Angie x

Fantastic news Angie! If anyone would like to send stuart a card by post please can you send it to their home address not the hospital at-
11 New Road,

Something For Stuart’s CD Player

Hi All

Well Mum (K9), Brian,Sapphire, Jazz and myself thought " what would Stuart like to listen to while he is in Hospital to cheer himself up with" so we came up with a TOP 10 list for him please feel free to add you're own song that he might like to listen to and perhaps we could get a new pop chart and call it "STU'S HOT POP 100" Our top 10 are :-at

10, You're so vain by Carle Simon

9, Anybody who had a heart by Cilla Black

8, Sheer heart attack by Queen

7, First cut is the deepest by Rod Stewart

6, Heart of gold by Neal Young

5, Heart and soul by T'pau

4' Heartache by Bonny Tyler

3, Heart Breaker by Dionne Warwick

2, The Streak by Ray Stevens


1, Heartbeat by Buddy Holly

there is one just out side the top 10 and that one is Monty Pythons Always look on the bright side of life. So we hope everything goes well for Stuart and we wish him a speedy recovery, we are thing of you Stuart all the way and as Queen sung Friends Will Be Friends  from Carmel, Brian, Sapphire, Jazz and Ian.
Thank you K9, how about
, “ Give Me Back My Heart - 1982 – Dollar”!
and My Heart Will Go On - 1998 - Celine Dion

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Wednesday’s News From Wales


Good morning, Bloggers. It's been very uneventful around here recently with very little to report. We enjoyed our trip to National Terrier as it's always a really good show for Terrier people. Seeing a diamond ring that had belonged to Elizabeth Taylor was a fantastic bonus!
We caught up with Charlie, Rathsrigg Ratchet ( Sire - Ch. Aieview Reprint, Dam - Ch. Cassendal Serendipity) on Tuesday. We haven't seen him for over a year but his owner was thinking of showing him so we went to visit him in Swansea. I couldn't resist getting my scissors out and doing a bit of tidying up! Hopefully he is going to come to Terrier Club of South Wales on 6th. May. Speaking of which, entries will be taken until a week before the show so if you had a schedule from me at National Terrier , it is not too late to enter.
Ecco is a Dad again and has a litter of puppies in Brockenhurst. Two boys and four bitches. We'll be at the BTA on Saturday so look forward to seeing you there. Enid


Thank you Enid, it is lovely to see pups once again on the blog. There seems to have been a shortage of pups over the last few months. Pups are still available from this litter please email me if you would like contact details. Good luck to Charlie at his first show he certainly looks a very handsome young man. Do hope you have a good entry for Terrier Club Of South Wales!

17 April 2012

Summery Of Entries For WELKS

46 dogs and 61 entries.

We Catch Up With Ian Jazz And Sapphire


Hello All
Firstly we would like to wish Stuart all the best while he is in hospital and a speedy recovery and we hope too see him soon! Well Sapphire and Jazz have been waiting for their Uncle Ian to take them out on their daily adventures when he finishes work. Although its been a bit cool the sun has come out for us while we have been out and about. This week we have been to some of our favourite places and to a world heritage site in north Wales. We know some of you out there in blog world have been over it even though the drop on one side is a sheer drop of 127 or so feet. Saturday we headed off to Chirk and walked over the aqueduct where the aqueduct and viaduct are side by side, Sapphire and Jazz walked through the long tunnel where we were met by a large group of walkers who made a big fuss of them before half of them walked through the tunnel and the other half walked over the top and joined them on the other side, due to the fact they were scared of the dark (ha ha chickens )! We walked for about 3 miles on a nice new path that they were putting down before we turned around to walk back to the car and guess what, we came across a day hire boat full of female pirates (Hen party) who were a real laugh. They crashed into the bank to get off the boat to say hello and fuss Sapphire and Jazz. By the time they got going again the young ladies almost crashed into 2 more boats and the canal came to a stand still for 5 minutes while they sorted themselves out! On Sunday we went out to the big aqueduct that everyone knows about and Mum came with us for some fresh air, although it was busy we all had a lovely walk in the sunshine we even stopped for a cup of tea with a slice of cake. We sat sipping our tea and eating our cake and watched the world go by in the sunshine, we watched the boats coming and going over the aqueduct. The people milling about came over to us to give Sapphire and Jazz lots of fuss and smile at them. By the time we got home it was late so we had our tea then Sapphire and Jazz went to their bed and put their paws up in front of the TV to watch one of their rally videos. Even Mum had an hour with her feet up bless her. Unfortunately It is now time to go  back to the dreaded work, bye bye for now.
p.s. I think Sapphire wants me to build them a tree kennel for them down the park so they can go camping in the branches and scare people next Halloween! Ian Jazz and Sapphire pups


Thank you Ian I had to laugh at the thought of the the girls dressed up as pirates trying to manoeuvre the boat on the canal, sounds like they were having a ball!

15 April 2012

Stuart Goes Into Hospital This Afternoon


Stuart goes into the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford this afternoon.. He will be undergoing  major quadruple bypass surgery tomorrow. We will all be thinking of Stuart, I am sure after a few weeks rest he will be in top form and once again on the end of the leash at a championship show. I will post updates to the blog as I receive them. Good luck Stuart and keep smiling! we are thinking of you!

Angela has just informed me that Stuart is booked to have his three hour operation  this morning  (Monday)at 11am.
Things are not running to schedule at the John Radcliffe as just had an email from Angela (2 pm)  to say Stuart is sitting in bed in his nightie waiting to go to theatre. Angie hopes he will still have operation today!
Just heard from Angela that there has been an emergency and no operation for Stuart today.  Provided an intensive care bed is available the operation will take place on Wedenesday. What a frustrating time for Angela and Stuart,  after rushing in yesterday afternoon for surgery this morning the procedure is now on hold!  



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