I should have realised that it was going to be ‘one of those weeks’ when shutting my van door caused a brake light cover to drop off, exposing all the electrics. Not exactly what you want when it’s chucking it down with rain! I don’t think that any of us realise how much we take modern technology for granted until it stops working. A recent Windows 10 update threw a huge spanner in the works of my poor laptop; it’s taken well over a week to sort itself out and even now it’s still not made a full recovery. At least though it’s not terminal (fingers X’d) which I initially thought it was!
During this, the host of my websites had to change their server IP address, which meant that I wasn’t able to access or update any of the club sites for a few days during the migration. To cap it all, whilst that was going on, my router decided it couldn’t connect to the internet and it needed a new cable. Just a few of the little things we all now take for granted!! Anyway, things are now (almost) sorted and behaving and here’s finally some notes!
The North of England managed to pick a rare fine sunny day to hold its last committee meeting of the year. Fortunately the agenda items were routine and were relatively quickly dealt with, which meant that there were still a couple of hours of sunshine to enjoy when we got back home. A reminder that entries for the North of England’s Ch show close on Monday 21st October & full details can be found on the Club’s web site.
The following week at the Keeshond Club’s open show held at Roade Village Hall, Sue Wilkes (Dakaraikees) was judging the Special Awards classes. The winner of Special Yearling Dog or Bitch was Gill Brunt’s Almaznyi Istochnik Kadril Zandornaya (Imp Rus); Mark Redler & David Wheatley’s Byquy Kinky Boots at Keitakees was the winner of Special Limit Dog or Bitch and Gill’s Zandvoort Mr Bond won the Special Open Dog or Bitch class.
The judge for the open show was Sarah Hattrell who had drawn an entry of 46 dogs with 7 absentees. Best Dog and Best Veteran in Show was David’s Peck & Matthews & Urszula Ransley’s Ch Wund-R Y Workin For A Livin at Szaryk (Imp USA)(Am Ch Wund-R Y’s Best Kept Secret x Am Ch K_Central’s Nobody’s Fool) with the Reserve Best Dog going to the winner of Limit, Sue Pattison’s Serenaubach Full Of Wonder (Quasars Brilliant Light Van Het Earlskamp x Int Ch Torrikees Shakira among Serenaubach)
Best Bitch and Best in Show was the winner of the Not Bred By Exhibitor Bitch class, Audrey White’s Ch Neradmik Vanilla Ice Morvania (Ch Samkees With Love to Neradmik (imp Malt) x Ch Neradmik Miss Hollyberry) Keeping it in the family, Reserve Best Bitch was Sadie’s mum – Jean Sharp Bale’s Ch Neradmik Miss Holly Berry (Ch Am Ch Kemonts Skyline’s Game Boy (imp) x Ch Neradmik Chanel) who was the winner of the Veteran class. Best Puppy in Show was Natasha Hickson’s Kichigai Uptown Girl (Ch Neradmik All About The Boy for Watchkees x Kichigai Lilac Wine)
Last week there were 37 Keesies entered at a very wet South Welsh Kennel Club for Peter Young – who was awarding CC’s for the 2nd time (he first judged us at City of Birmingham in 2015) Keesies were second in the ring after an entry of 35 Chow Chows and judging started around 12.30pm. There were no entries in Veteran Bitch and just 8 absentees.
DCC with Best of Breed was Melanie Harris’ Ch Nl Ch Neradmik All About The Boy for Watchkees JW ShCM (Ch Am Ch Kemonts Skylines Game Boy (imp USA) x Ch Lady Godiva’s Guilty Pleasures with Neradmik (imp Fin)) with the RDCC going to Natasha Hickson’s Ch Kichigai’s Only The Lonley (Bert von Ricara (imp Den) x Kichigai Special Edition)
BCC was Sue Lindsay’s Ch Cosmic Dream’s Damn You Look Good for Mezanda (imp Nor) (Dungens Never Ending Dream x Dungens Kosmic Love) and the RBCC with Best Puppy was Natasha’s Kichigai Uptown Girl (Ch Neradmik All About The Boy for Watchkees x Kichigai Lilac Wine) who then went on to win the Utility Puppy group under judge Peter Clifton.
Tony Allcock OBE was judging quite a few of the stakes classes where Keesies were definitely in the money!! Natasha and Vinnie (Ch Kichigai’s Only The Lonley) got a first place in the Good Citizen Dog Scheme Stakes and £50. In the Eukanuba Pup of The Year Stakes Puppy Dog, Mel Harris & TJ (Kichigai Boy Is Back In Town for Watchkees) got a first place, £15 and a product voucher, with TJ’s sister Jade (Kichigai’s Uptown Girl) winning third place, a product voucher and £5 in the Puppy bitch classes. Not to be left out, Mel and the pups’ dad Toby (Ch Neradmik All About The Boy for Watchkees) won the Pets As Therapy Open Stakes Dog or Bitch which qualified him for the finals.