At Bath, Keeshonds were first in the ring with a 9.00am start for well-known Utility judge Sheila Jakeman; (who last judged keesies at border Union in 2016). She had drawn an entry of 24 dogs with just 3 absentees- all girls and there were no entries in Minor Puppy Dog, Junior Dog, both Veteran classes and the newly scheduled Special Beginners Dog or Bitch class.
It was a 2nd CC & BOB for Matthews & Ransley’s Szaryk Dutch Bargemaster with Valindale (Ch Wund-R Y Workin For A Livin at Szaryk (Imp USA) x Keesridge Faithrustnpixiedust at Szaryk (Imp USA)) from Limit, handled in the challenge by David Peck. Keeping it in the family, the RDCC went to Zander’s half-brother Flash, Peck & Matthews’ Byquy Workin Boots (Ch Wund-R-Y Workin for a Livin at Szaryk (Imp USA) x Byquy Willma) the winner of open, who was handled by David Matthews.
The BCC was a 1st big green card for Skillett & Handley’s Leazehond Picotee Pink (Ch Neradmik Family Affair with Lekkerbek x Leazehond Moondust Cascade) handled by breeder Sally Newman and the RBCC with BP was Sue Schulz’s Neradmik Pocketful Of Miracles To Skydust (Imp Can) (Can Ch Keesbrook’s Oh I Believe x Can Ch Neradmik Academy Award) they then went on to win a third place in the Eukanuba Puppy Stakes from Judge Paul Lawless.
Mel Harris and Toby, Ch Neradmik All About The Boy For Watchkees ShCM did well in the stakes as they got a first place in both the Eukanuba Special Champion Stakes and the Pets As Therapy Open Stakes from Judge Lyn Salt
In my notes last week for SKC I forgot to say that Jane Usher and Sophie, Ir Ch Kichigai Rare Edition at Murmansk ShCM got BVIB – sorry for the omission!
We have a couple of invalids in the ranks at the moment. Jeane Waller has finally come out of hospital and is now at home recovering from pneumonia. Unfortunately this meant that Jeane has had to withdraw from her judging appointment in a couple of weeks’ time at Three Counties Ch show; our substitute judge is Sue Butterfield.
Jean Sharp Bale is still in hospital having undergone the surgery which hopefully will correct her back problems, but she is expected to be able to go home soon. I’m sure that a note or phone call will cheer them both up.