Well I am just back from my holidays in the sunny Algarve. I must thank my mother for moving into my place for the week to look after my three, as well as three of her own gang too. She had her work cut out for her but she did a great job minding them all. It’s always a relief to be able to go away and not have to worry about your dogs whilst on holiday. We had a fantastic time – despite the disastrous Champions League Final, but the less said about that the better! However, it is nice to come home to a rapturous welcome from adoring havanese. Both Pele and Cassie are now refusing to leave my side, for fear I go away again, living up to that havanese stereotype of being Velcro dogs! Candy, on the other hand, has no allegiances to anyone and is happy as long as she has a lap to sit on and someone to through her toys for her. Thankfully we managed to sneak some sunshine home with us, and our gang have been enjoying walks and runs out in Oldbridge.
In terms of news, there’s quite a lot to cover across various disciplines. In agility, I see Dilly Aspland and Luni have been continuing their success at Kennel Club Agility. Luni won her class, with a clear round, and came in third overall. I believe there were only three clears in total, so well done Luni!
I also see that six month old Lily, owned by Debbie Copner, had a great day at her local village dog show, where she took away the top prize of ‘Best Pedigree’. She won a beautiful rosette and made her mummy very proud.
Although I was entered for SKC, unfortunately I could not make it as my husband had to work that weekend and with my father travelling with the Setters for Gundog Day, my mother needed to stay at home. I made the decision that it was too much to drive over on my own, especially given that I was due to fly to Portugal a couple of days later. So instead I got a refund of my ferry and took my mother to see the Rolling Stones on the Thursday night, which I must say was one of the best concerts I have ever attended. It is a shame, as SKC is one of my favourite shows and I have fond memories of attending both the May and August SKC as a child with my parents and the Setters. The judge on the day was Jeff Horswell, who had twenty eight dogs present. Dog CC and BOB was awarded to Ms A Rutzel’s Am Ch Kolmar’s Painted Masterpiece, with Reserve CC and Best Puppy in Breed to Mrs S Clements homebred puppy, Roxholm Pied Piper. Bitch CC was awarded to Miss H McCallum Sealy’s Newtonwood Calypso Gold and Reserve CC to Mrs G Morris’ homebred Classy Cleo ShCM. Best Veteran in Breed was awarded to Mr P Grocock’s Aust Ch Carnwath Coolangatta Gold for Havalag.
In Ireland, the Irish Toy Dog Group Championship Show was held over the past weekend, and Mr P Lovaglio had an entry of three havanese. Green Star Dog and Best of Breed was awarded to Ms A Rutzel’s Am Ch Kolmar’s Painted Masterpiece and Reserve Green Star Dog to Mr P Summersgill’s puppy Prince Timmy from Bohemica Land. Green Star Bitch and Reserve Best of Breed was awarded to Ms B Doherty’s Barbuda Havihara (GC).
To round up the shows, Bath Championship Show took place in the UK and it appears exhibitors got to enjoy some lovely sunshine. Although no CC’s were on offer, Judge Mr K Berry drew a good entry of 29 dogs. Best Dog and Best of Opposite Sex was awarded to Mrs M Cosford’s Jetandra J’adore Junior, Reserve Best Dog was awarded to Mrs L Miles homebred boy Adorele I’m the One. Best Bitch and Best of Breed was awarded to Mrs S Smith’s Tiggafield Isn’t She Lovely and Reserve Best Bitch was awarded to Mrs J Day’s homebred girl, Cubadias Carribian Dream. Best Veteran in Breed was awarded to Mr P Grocock’s Aust Ch Carnwath Coolangatta Gold for Havalag. However the star of the day was Mrs J Fitzgerald’s Immelion Galactica for Beaugem, who was awarded Best Puppy in Breed and then went on to take top spot in the Puppy Group under Mrs S J Garner.
Well done to everyone on your successes over the past couple of weeks!
This weekend sees two Shows in Ireland, both held in County Cork. There is an entry of three dogs and two bitches both days. In the UK, next show is Three Counties and there are 37 havanese making up an entry of 38.
I would like to say good luck to all participating in competitions this coming weekend. And for those who are not, I hope you have an enjoyable weekend with your dogs.
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