At Birmingham National last Thursday, our judge was well known all-rounder Tom Mather awarding us CC’s for the second time (his first appointment was at SKC in 2018) Keesies were first in the ring with a 9.00am and Tom had drawn an entry of 38 dogs with 8 absentees.
The lower classes were somewhat sparse and there were no entries in either the Special Beginners and Yearling classes and no entries in Minor Puppy and Junior Dog. We were so lucky as we had warm sunny weather with a gentle breeze – fab for showing and with short grass in the large in/out rings. Judging was all over by 10.45am so most of us were able to get home nice and early to enjoy the rest of the lovely day.
And what a lovely day it turned out to be for the Oldies, with lots of big beaming smiles and a couple of Cloud Nine’s floating around! From Veteran the DCC went to Miles, Cullen & Brown’s Rossvale’s Legacy for Lekkerbek (Ch Am Ch Kemonts Skylines Game Boy (imp USA) x Ch Rossvale Gone With The Wind) handled as always by Joan. Aged nine and after waiting 5 ½ years, this was Gus’s 4th CC, his last one was at the NoEKC’s Ch show in 2016.
The RDCC went to the winner of Open – Debbie Hopkins’ Ir Ch Quasars Brilliant Light van het Earlskamp Serenaubach (Imp Bel) (Am Ch Trumpet’s It’s Good To Be King (Imp USA) x Bel Ch Joyfull van het Earlskamp).
Again from the Veteran class and winning her second CC along with Best of Breed and Best Veteran was Sue & Alan Hill’s Whizzkees Ebony Silver For Plymkees JW ShCM (Luddelos Figaro With Valindale (Imp Swe) x Ch Whizzkees Silver Slipper AWS) Aged 8, Ebbie has had an even longer wait, as it has been 7 years since her 1st CC as a junior at Southern Counties in 2015 from Maggie Mullholland
The RBCC went to the winner of Open, Karin Hickson’s Kichigai Uptown Girl (Ch Neradmik All About The Boy for Watchkees x Kichigai Lilac Wine) Best Puppy was David Peck’s Keitakees To Love Somebody at Byquy (Ch Neradmik Family Affair with Lekkerbek x Byquy Kinky Boots at Keitakees) handled as usual by David Matthews.
Last weekend there were a couple of Scottish Keesie walks – but more of those in next week’s notes!!