Tuesday, 26 July 2011

3 more Leeds photos.

Somehow I missed out 2 of these photos and the other WAS on the blog but mysteriously vanished. I probably pressed some button or other by mistake!

The judge, Ruth Johnston, points out the route to the first exhibitor of the day, Ann Richardson with her Minor Puppy dog, Amicae Shine on Belvane.

!st Novice dog--Lafford Ishall Fly to Farleysbane.

2nd in Open Dog--Ch. Rozamie Moulin Rouge.(Oops, sorry for the earlier mistake!)

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Leeds Championship Show 2011-Bitch photos.

Some of these classes are missing from the photos as I was either preparing my dogs or participating in these classes. Also I posted them in 2 lots and they should have started with the puppy classes!...Sorry.

Post Graduate bitch class

1st PGB--Powdermill Look Timelessly

2nd PGB--Beausher Coquelicot du Nord at Cantoverde.

Part of Limit bitch class.

Another part of Limit Bitch class.

Close inspection of Papplewick Pretty in Pink at Adinaken (the eventual winner, on the left) and Papplewick Paper Moon at Jeminai eventually placed 5th,by the judge.

2nd in the Limit bitch class and Reserve Bitch CC winner was Rozamie Fleur de Lys on the right.

Challenge for Best of Breed with Kazim Matador, Dog CC winner on the left and Bitch CC winner, Papplewick Pretty in Pink at Adinaken. Kazim Matador won Best of Breed. His first CC and BOB!This was the bitch's 3rd CC and she is now a champion, subject to KC confirmation.

Challenge for Best Puppy --Sarasha Hey Jude (dog) on left and the winner, Ablazzor Wild Child at Kirkchase.

The new champion, Pippa, on her owner's (Kathy Smith) knee at the end of judging.

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1st Minor Puppy bitch--Temelora Alicia.

1st to 3rd(from right to left) Minor Puppy bitch.

Still no face view of the winner!

Puppy Bitch class.

1-5 in Puppy bitch (from left to right, this time!)

1st Puppy bitch--Ablazzor Wild Child at Kirkchase.

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Leeds Championship Dog Show.

Again we were lucky with the weather. The sun shone, perhaps a bit too strongly for the dogs (and some people!) at times but wonderful to be able to sit outside without being wrapped up against a chilly wind. The bitch photos will follow but I was showing in a couple of classes so no photos of them, obviously.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Judging of the Minor Puppy dog class.

Yearling Dog.

Part of Limit Dog class.

!st part of Open Dog class..

..and 2nd part of Open Dog class.

Winner of Open Dog--Eng. and Fin. Ch Siljans Ragge JR Connection at Tussalud. (Imp.)

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1st Minor Puppy dog and best dog puppy--Sarasha Hey Jude.

Puppy Dog--1st Ringlands Bracken at Blackpark: 2nd Flutterbye Sable Sensation (rt.)

Yearling Dog winner--Lafford Fly to Elfuago.


Post Graduate Dog winner--Wendwoods Heavenly Star.

2nd PG dog--Papplewick Pinball Wizard to Vlinder.

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Limit Dog winner, Dog Challenge Certificate and Best of Breed--Kazim Matador.


..and again, on the move.

1st- Junior Dog and Reserve Dog Challenge Certificate - Gleniren Nikolia Mania Sunshoo.
(Apologies for earlier mistake)

..and on the move.

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Friday, 22 July 2011

A sunny dog show at Kelso.

Sometimes the sun DOES shine in Scotland. This was one of those days when it shone throughout the country. The huge golfing umbrellas, always carried in the car, were needed today for shade. Sometimes we wish we could have a bit more of this weather then organising an outdoor event would be a bit easier. Most outdoor shows provide "wet weather" accommodation and not without good cause. Some shows press ahead with none but this can have a serious effect on the attendance at future shows if it turns out cold, wet and miserable! They could be lucky however, as was the case today with a show in Aberdeen.
This turned out to be a very good choice of show for me that day as Swallow (Meerwings The Swallow Tale by Pyatshaw, photo in the header) ended up by winning Reserve Best in Show. The winner was an English pointer.

Looking from the showfield across the river, hidden by the hedge, towards a hotel and the top part of Kelso abbey among the trees.

It was so hot that the dogs (and some people) had to have shade between classes. These fishing tents were very popular.

If only it were always like this!

Some of the papillon judging.

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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

The Clydesdale foal--4 months on.

Growing up with mum, Amy and "aunt" Rose.

Even living in a field of lush grass, the grass on the other side of the gate is always greener!

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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Hello again!

After an absence of a few months I've taken up blogging again. A few things have happened and I'll attempt to catch up.
The following photos are of the little 3/4 bred Arab foal which appeared in the pony paddock towards the end of June. The other 1/4 is Welsh Sec. B.
Mother is 17 years old and this is her first foal. How lucky is her owner.?........a perfect little filly which is expected to remain this beautiful, bright chestnut colour. The mare has always been very fit and healthy, being used for endurance riding and is a winner over 160k in 2 days.

Foal aged 3 days, still sticks close to mum.

Now aged just over 2 weeks and now venturing farther from mum.

Her beautiful Arab type head.

Doing a giraffe impersonation.

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