It is with great sadness that I commence these notes having learnt of the passing of Peter Chappell. Sincere condolences go to his partner Allan and also his family and friends. Details of the funeral will be posted on the STC Facebook Page and website.
Mr Colin Powell judged the breed at Welsh Kennel Club (1st time with tickets) and his winners were DCC Curtis’ Ch Brakemill Barnum SHCM; Res DCC Breeze’s Ch Salena The Magnificent One; BCC Breeze’s Ch Salena Silver Sapphire and Res BCC Curtis’ Ch Brakemill Briar Rose.
BOB was Barnum, Best Puppy was Curtis’ Verumamicus Aurora Of Brakemill and Best Veteran Burscough’s Glorfindel Secret Shadow At Kilfinan SHCM. Aurora was shortlisted in the Puppy Group by judge Mr Espen Engh and Secret Shadow was shortlisted in the Veteran Group by Mrs Christina Chapman.
There was further success in the Stakes Classes with Barnum taking 2nd in the Good Citizen Stakes judged by Mrs Anne Macdonald and Dr R James awarded him 1st in the Vulnerable Breeds Open Dog and then Best Overall in the Vulnerable Breed Stakes. Mr Keith Pursglove judged the Junior Stakes and awarded 4th place to Marion Gracie’s Bearrerig Isle Na H-airde.
At SKC (without CC’s) Bob Blackley found his winners in Best dog Curtis’ Ch Brakemill Barnum ShCM, RBD Pringle’s Esgia The Exciseman, BB Barrass’ Gallondean Foreign Spirit, RBB Curtis’ Verumamicus Aurora at Brakemill, Barnum was awarded BOB and Aurora Best Puppy. BV Smith’s Lam Baias Mad Max At Marrcrieff (imp DNK).
Barnum went on to take Group 3 and Aurora Puppy Group 4.
There are still a couple of places remaining for The Breed Specific Seminar on Saturday, 13 October 2018. The venue is The Village Hall, Over Kellet, Carnforth and the cost is £25.00 including a light lunch. Further details and application forms are available on the Skye Terrier Club website.
A reminder of the Scottish Branch ‘Over the Bridge and Down the Hatch’ walk over the Forth Road Bridge on Sunday 2 September at 1.00 pm. Further details available from Kate Smith – firstname.lastname@example.org or Moira Barrass – email@example.com.
A reminder of the Skyes will be Skyes photographic competition for the Skye Terrier 2020 Calendar. The classes are Skye(s) having fun; Skye(s) in action; Precious Moments and Unusual Pose. Full details are available in the latest Newsletter on page 4 and also on the website. There is no charge for entries but unfortunately, due to the quality which is needed for printing the Calendar, only good quality digital images can be accepted.
Entries for the Club Championship Show close on Saturday, 1 September. The venue is Mappleborough Green on 29 September. Our judge is Ms Maud Hawkes (Maridale) and the Special Award Classes are being judged by Mr Alan Small (Bethane). As always, specials and donations are welcome and your point of contact is Mr Mike Taylor, Westlea, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye IV41 8PH (01599 534391).
The annual Pet Blessing service is on 7th October in Edinburgh. All pets welcome. Skyes take a lead role in this so it would be good to get as many Skye’s there as possible. The service takes around 30 minutes and there is a walk through the kirkyard. This church has a long history with Skyes through its connection with Greyfriars Bobby. Tea/coffee served after the service.
Please let me have your wins, news and any other activities you and your dogs have been involved in.
Send to Jane Curtis – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01299 832696