At Belfast, Irish judge Colm Beattie had just 2 keesies entered with one absentee. There has never been a large number of keesie exhibitors in Ireland, but I think that this year is the first year that none where at the show. Best Dog with Best of Breed was George & Sharon Rose’s Ch Rossvale Master of Destiny for Esorkees (Ch Neradmik Handsome Hero x Rossvale Scarlett’s Secret)
The North of England Keeshond Club held a committee meeting the same weekend and despite a very full agenda, managed to get everything all done and dusted by 3.00pm. Andy Fitches would like all your promised contributions for the next issue of the Club’s Walkee Talkee’s by the end of October please.
Entries for the Club’s November Ch show – our judge is Marja Talvitie from Finland, close on Monday 22nd October. Exhibitors can send their entry snail mail or via email to Secretary Ian Stubbings and paying by bank transfer. Full details of the show are on the Club’s website.
Melanie Reed-Peck had been invited by the Committee to talk about her new role as Breed Education Coordinator and what changes the Club will have to make to accommodate the new JCF scheme. As is to be expected from most schemes devised by the KC, one size does not fit all and some aspects of the scheme are very much work in progress. Many thanks to Melanie for taking the time to help clarify some of the finer points!
Pollard CS had scheduled keesie classes for the first time in a number of years, kindly sponsored by Gill Brunt and our judge was Helena Hutchings-Brooks (Jenerelena). My young Tenat, Flatmeer Flaithri, got Best of Breed with Best Puppy, short listed in the Utility group and then went Utility Puppy group 2.
The Whizzdogs Agility team, under the guidance of Christina and Roger Wilkin, ran a very successful three day agility show in Cambridgeshire on 21st to 23rd September. The team was ably assisted by their agility friends Jeanette Tandy and Wendy Cupid plus Sue and Alan Hill from the Keeshond Club.
The adverse weather conditions had destroyed the marquees on Thursday evening; but with the help and understanding of the competitors, the start of competition was only delayed by an hour on the Friday morning. The weather picked up over the weekend, and with nearly 2500 agility runs scheduled over the 3 days, many compliments about the show were recorded by competitors who enjoyed their time at the showground.
On the Saturday afternoon/evening a hog roast was held to thank all the helpers; with family and friends turning up, including a number of keeshond owners. The whole event was very friendly and relaxed and the Whizzdogs Agility team hope to run future events in 2019.
A number of keeshonds took part in the competitions and achieved some good results; with a ‘special well done’ going to Rosalynn for winning not just one, but two first’s with her Keesie!!! She picked up a 1st place clear in Grade 3-5 Agility and a 1st place clear in Grade 4-7 Agility. Photos taken at the event can be viewed on the Whizzdogs Facebook page.