Wednesday, 24 September 2008
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He is now making his mark in the veteran classes. In January this year ('08) at Bon Accord, he won the Toy veteran class and went on to Best Veteran in Show!
Best Veteran in Show at Lochaber, October 2008
Best Veteran In Show at Bon Accord, January 2009....two years in a row!!
Best Toy Veteran at Highland CA, July 2009
Best Toy Veteran at Turriff, July 2009
Best Toy Veteran at Tayside & Lochee, August 2009. He was a whisker away from another BVIS, the judge said if there had been a RBVIS then Louis would have got it.
Above and below - in his prime
Growing old (dis)gracefully
Best Veteran in Show, Bon Accord, January 2008
Best Veteran in Show, Turriff 2008
Best Veteran in Show, Lochaber, October '08
Best Veteran In Show at Bon Accord, January 2009
Best Toy Veteran, Highland, July 2009
Our family consists of two grown up sons. Adam, who has just finished 5 years of university in Edinburgh, and Ian, who is married to Lynne and they have a son of their own, Euan. All will be making appearances here from time to time.
Much as I would like to be a lady of leisure, I do have to work, but, as it is part-time and in a vets, it's just perfect for me. I have done my share of less than enjoyable jobs so it's wonderful to actually enjoy going to work!
I show the papillons and vizsla but haven't been to quite so many shows of late due to the sheer expense involved. Everywhere is a long way from here and so many miles have to be covered. However, I still manage to get to some and will post results and photos as they happen. Occasionally I have a litter of puppies so look out for them.
This blog was set up mainly with the dogs in mind but it has evolved into a bit of a mixed bag. I really enjoy taking photographs (I am now experimenting with my Canon EOS 450D DSLR) and pictures of pretty much anything will be appearing.
I hope you find something of interest here, comments are welcomed, and come back soon!
On point (probably a fly)
Jana and 'friends'
So far, she has done very well in the ring and, if she gets her coat back after this junior phase, hopefully it will continue!
Rosa's first champ show was Manchester 2008 and she qualified easily with a 2nd in a very large minor puppy class. Her brother, Gennasus Speak To Me, also qualified. At SKC she won her puppy class and best puppy bitch, she was beaten for best puppy in breed but it was by her brother so I was very pleased - a good day for Gennasus.
At Border Union she went a step further by being awarded the RCC (at only 11 months!) and also best puppy in breed. We floated home.
Open shows have been equally successful and she has two Best of Breeds, a Group 2 and Group 4 to her name. She was also Reserve Best Puppy in Show at Highland Limit in February 2008.
She has inherited her mother's sweet nature, loves to fetch a ball and is Desmond's best friend.
First Best of Breed, 10 months old. Banff, Moray & Nairn, May '08
RCC and Best Puppy in Breed, Border Union, June '08
Best of Breed, G4, Highland, July '08
Pansy is a granddaughter of Teasel and Louis. Her show career got off to a flying start, she qualified at her first champ show and won a number of classes whilst still a junior. Taking Best Minor Puppy in Show at Lochaber was a definite highlight. Rarely has she gone unplaced at champ shows and gained her stud book number when she was placed 3rd in a large open bitch class at SKC last year.
2 years old
Best of Breed and G1, Highland Open, July 2007
Best Opposite Sex, Highland, July 2009
Although Hebe had some success in the show ring as a youngster, she thought it was all a bit of a bore (must have passed that on to Des!). This is a bit surprising because, unlike Des, she loves food and you would expect that to be incentive enough. However, she has proved herself as an excellent mother. She did such a great job and I never had to worry about her pups, they were always spotlessly clean and quite contented.
Teasel was never going to be a big name in the breed show ring but she has turned out to be a little obedience star. She is toy mad and absolutely loves working.
We don't really have the time to be travelling to obedience shows but she has competed at one open show and I was thrilled when she was placed 5th in Beginners. It's not easy to get anything in these classes and especially with a mini dog! She has also competed at smaller competitions and has always done well, everyone loves her enthusiasm.
She did have a bash at motherhood but it really wasn't her thing, she is much more a career woman.
Desmond takes his first Best of Breed and G2 at Lochaber, October 2008.
After a spell out of the ring, due to his broken leg, he makes a successful return at North of Scotland Toydog in May 2009 and wins his two classes. He'd lost interest by the time it came to Best Dog though!
At Bon Accord in July '09 he takes his second BOB and a first group win.
Highland was his next show, just a few weeks later in July, and he takes another BOB (Pansy was BOS) and G2 this time.
17 months. Best Opposite Sex, Highland
Best of Breed & Group 1, Bon Accord, July 2009
Bon Accord rosettes
Best of Breed, G2, Highland, July 2009
Highland rosettes and trophy
2 years old and a calendar boy again.
This photo made it through the voting and will be appearing in the Northern & Eastern Pap Club's calendar for 2010.