It was a bright and early start last weekend at Birmingham City as keesies were first in the ring at 9.00am for Rony Doedijns (who last judged us in 2014 at Richmond) He had drawn an entry of 48 keesies with 14 absentees and there were no entries in either of the Good Citizen Classes and the two Veteran Dogs and one Graduate Dog were absent.
The DCC with Best of Breed went to Natasha Hickson’s Ch Kichigai’s Only The Lonley (Bert von Ricara (imp Den) x Kichigai Special Edition) with the RDCC going to Melanie Harris’ young Kichigai Boy Is Back In Town for Watchkees (Ch Neradmik All About The Boy for Watchkees x Kichigai Lilac Wine) who was also Best Puppy.
The BCC went to Sue Lindsay’s Ch Cosmic Dream’s Damn You Look Good for Mezanda (imp Nor) (Dungens Never Ending Dream x Dungens Kosmic Love) and it was another RBCC for Natasha’s Kichigai Uptown Girl (Ch Neradmik All About The Boy for Watchkees x Kichigai Lilac Wine)
Mel Harris and young TJ (Kichigai Boy Is Back In Town for Watchkees) also won a fifth place in the Betty Baker Memorial Puppy Stakes from Judge Ann Corbett.
This weekend at Richmond Keeshonds had Finish judge Harry Tast who was awarding CC’s for the first time in the UK. He had drawn an entry of 40 keesies with 7 absentees.
It was another DCC with Best of Breed for Natasha Hickson’s Ch Kichigai’s Only The Lonley (Bert von Ricara (imp Den) x Kichigai Special Edition) with the Reserve CC going to second in Open, Sue Lindsay’s Mezanda Merry Starshower (Dungens Nice Guy x Mezanda Mai Starshine)
It was also another BCC for Sue Lindsay’s Ch Cosmic Dream’s Damn You Look Good for Mezanda (imp Nor) (Dungens Never Ending Dream x Dungens Kosmic Love) with the Reserve BCC going to Audrey White’s Ch Neradmik Vanilla Ice Morvania (Ch Samkees With Love to Neradmik (imp Malt) x Ch Neradmik Miss Hollyberry)
Best Puppy was David Peck’s Kwajongen He’s A Dandy Byquy ((Ch Wund-R Y Workin For A Livin at Szaryk (IMP USA) x Ch Byquy Pebbles at Kwajongen)
Jean Sharp Bale, who is making a slow but sure recovery from her latest spell in hospital, was back in the ring with Berry (Ch Neradmik Miss Holly Berry) who was BVIB and won a second place in the Utility Veteran Group under judge Ann Moss.
The same weekend up in Glasgow, the SECC was hosting a two day Dog Lover Show where Keesies had a booth. Representing the breed on Saturday was Joey, Zak, Sophie, Bosun & Talyn who were accompanied by Sarah & David Murray, Linda Divers, Jane Usher and Shelagh & Charlotte Craig. On Sunday it was just Beau, Kimi & Ziva with Michelle and Callum Wright holding the fort. It was a brilliant but very tiring weekend for both 2 and 4-leggeds. There was a lot of genuine interest in the breed, with some repeat visitors throughout the day and also some who came to say good bye.
This was the 2nd Show of this kind in Scotland, with a friendly, busy environment and an arena for demonstrations throughout the day, trade stands and the breed exhibits. At the end of the day, all breed representatives were invited one by one to do a lap of honour in the ‘big green ring’ with a round of applause – some didn’t need much encouragement to strut round and have even more attention from their new admirers. Each handler received a large bag of Nutro complete diet too, which was a nice gesture.