A very successful Yorkshire Keesie meet up at Temple Newsam was held on Sunday, where 17 Keesies and their owners turned up and apologies from a couple more who couldn’t make it. There was me with Olympia, Tooin & Fiver, Gill with Susie, Samba, Nadia & Coco, Kathryn & Blane with Bella, Kitty & her mum with Henry (all the way from London!) Hannah & Xavi, Sam & Monty, Philippa & Miso, Sylvia & John with Boon & Nova, Wayne & Gill with Bella and Michelle & her sister with Keisha & Candy.
The meet was scheduled for 11.00am in the field by the main carpark, but a few of us were ‘misled’ by our satnavs and ended up in the middle of a housing estate; so it was probably nearer 11.30am before we were all gathered ready. It took a while before we actually set off on the walk proper as we were all constantly being stopped and asked what breed they were. There were a few other breed walks being held; Golden Retrievers, Corgis, St Bernard’s; but I think that the Keesies drew the most attention. It’s not every day you see 17 balls of fluff all charging around like loonies, playing with each other & other dogs!
The weather was cloudy, a bit nippy and fine, although the dogs did manage to find plenty of mud to wade in – well some of them anyway. Not bad considering it’s mid-January and could have been a lot worse!! We managed a short walk and ended up at the tea rooms, where we had buns and cookies and ‘posed’ group photos which drew even more attention. We eventually made our way back to the carpark by around 2.00pm. The general consensus being that a good time was had by all and we should do it again. I imagine that by the time you read this, FB and Instagram will have been inundated with photos of the walk!!
The next Keesie walk is at Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton on 30th January. There’s also one being planned in the North East in February. All the details of these can be found on the North of England’s new FB page and on the website. If any of you reading this want to organise a walk in your area, just let us know and we’ll do our best to spread the word!
Gill Brunt has finally got all the claims for the Club’s Annual Trophies sorted and the results are as follows:
The Kultz Trophy for Top Kennel went to Amikirs with 94 points; the Galdrik Cup’s Top Stud Dog was Ch Neradmik All About The Boy at Watchkees with 265 points and the Galdrikette Cup for Top Brood Bitch was won by Amikirs Bubblelicious with 173 points.
The Vanglede Memorial Trophy for most wins at Club Shows went to Amikirs Lovelicious with 17 points; the Duroya Trophy for top winning dog without a CC went to Arabesque at Devonia with 62 points and the Ch Waakzaam Waalre Trophy for the Breeder of Top Junior went to Dawn Gregory (Amikirs Lovelicious) with 124 points.
The Ruyde of Rayverne Goblet for the Dog or Bitch winning most RCC’s went to Ch Neradmik Family Affair with Lekkerbek who won 2 RCC’s and the Keetah Trophy for Top Junior Handler wasn’t awarded as there weren’t any JH classes held.
The Boreasvale Memorial Trophy for Top Veteran was won by Ch Rossvale Legacy for Lekkerek with 42 points; the Ferris Cup’s Stud Dog Award was won by himself – Ch Am Ch Kemonts Skyline’s Game Boy and the Shelderon Cup’s Brood Bitch Award went to Amikirs Bubblelicious
The Enreveyar Coffee Set for Our Dog’s Top Dog was Ch Kichigai’s Only the Lonley and the Enreveyar Cup for Our Dog’s Top Puppy was Amikirs Lovealicious. Full details of all the winners can be found on the Club’s web site.