After more years than I can remember of always being on the Bank holiday Monday, Utility day at Bath finally changed days and we moved this year to the Sunday. Our judge was Mike Morgan (Baiodora) (who last judged us at LKA in 2015) and he had drawn an entry of 26 dogs with just 2 absentees. It was a leisurely start as Keesies were 2nd in the ring after 28 Schnauzers and judging didn’t start until after 11.00am and finished just after lunch.
It was a fourth CC with Best of Breed for Carol Bardsley’s recently crowned Ch Skathki Just Got Wicked (Ch Samkees With Love to Neradmik (imp Mlt) x Ch Neradmik Ruby Slipper for Skathki) from Junior. The RDCC went to the winner of Open Joan Miles and her daughter Sarah’s Ch Neradmik Kiss Chase with Lekkerbek (Ch Neradmik Family Affair with Lekkerbek x Ch Neradmik Miss Holly Berry)
Not to be left out, it was also a fourth CC for Sue Lindsay’s recently crowned Ch Cosmic Dream’s Damn You Look Good for Mezanda (imp Nor) (Dungens Never Ending Dream x Dungens Kosmic Love) who was also winner of Junior. Sue and Asta then went on the get a 5th place in the Dorwest Junior Stakes winning £5 prize.
The RCC went to Jean Sharp Bales Ch Neradmik Miss Holly Berry (Ch Am Ch Kemonts Skyline’s Game Boy (imp) x Ch Neradmik Chanel) in her first outing as a Veteran. Best Puppy was George and Sharon Rose’s Rossvale Endeavour to Esorkees (Zandvoort Purrsonal Life (AI) x Ch Rossvale Hidden Destiny) Sharon and young Morse also got shortlisted in the puppy group.
Up at the other end of the country on Saturday at Carluke & DCS, there was just one class scheduled for Keesies, with seven entered and it was Ronnie & Karen Shepherd’s Lyntova I Am Legend (IKC) ShCM went Best of Breed under judge Adam Ashby (Togepi) In the well filled AV classes; Linda Divers’ Ir Ch Kichigai Rare Edition at Murmansk got a 3rd in Utility Veteran, Wendy McKean’s young Kichigai It Takes Two got a 3rd place in both Utility Special Puppy & the AV Puppy Stakes and Shelagh Craig’s Flatmeer Florisel went 2nd in AV Junior.
The following day at Cambuslang, there were 2 Keesie classes scheduled with 6 dogs entered for Judge Tony Wareing (Trottyvec) where Best of Breed was Shelagh Craig’s Flatmeer Florisel and Wendy’s young Kichigai It Takes Two won 2nd in AV Utility Special Puppy.
It was then the turn of Boston & DCS midweek show, which was supported by the North of England Keeshond Club. The Judge was Gillian Marley who chose Sharon & George Rose’s Ch Rossvale Master of Destiny for Esorkees for Best of Breed and Utility Group 2. Gillian also chose George and Sharon’s young Rossvale Endeavour to Esorkees for Best Puppy and Group 3.