Thank you to Hilary Tye for sending her Breed Notes to publish. She has asked for any contributions to be sent to her at email@example.com or tel. 02084602049 and would particularly welcome information from open shows and/or any general items of interest.
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GORDON SETTER BREED NOTES
I was stunned when a friend called me to say that DW was no more. I had no idea and had only just sent in my notes following Border Union. I did check later and found they had been put on the DW website. My thoughts were, well that’s the end of an era as I had been writing them since July 1996. Firstly in conjunction with Sheila Pither who asked me to help as she did not get to many Ch shows at that time, and then I took them over completely early in 1997. There were, of course, few facilities for finding results on line in those days. I thought no more writing breed notes but then the BGSC asked if I would write some monthly notes to put on the Club’s website, to which I was happy to agree, so these are my first notes under this new arrangement.
David Alcorn had also asked if I could do some notes for him to put up on a blog and this I am also doing.
I would like to say thank you to everyone who expressed their disappointment that my notes would not be continuing in DW. Hopefully you will still find them interesting in this new format and will continue to send me your news on all aspects of the Breed, whether happy or sad. One difference will be that open show wins will not be restricted just to group placings!
Starting with Blackpool, Penny Williams was the judge and she had an entry (taken from the internet) of 30 dogs and 35 bitches with absentees of 4 and 5 respectively. DCC and BOB was a sixth this year for David Alcorn, José Baddeley and David Crowther’s Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum (Absaaronem Eleys Fuzzbuzz x Sh Ch Birchgarth Fools Gold with L). This brings his total to 36. He was later third in the Group.
BCC was the all important third for Frances Boxall’s homebred Laurelhach Entrapment. Congratulations. She was born in March 2014 and is by Triseter Celtic Link with L x Sh Ch L Legacy. Her other two CCs came from David Howarth at LKA last year and Jane Mugford at Three Counties this year. She makes the fourth new Sh Ch so far this year.
RDCC was Ludovica and Michele Ivaldi’s Sh Ch/Multi Ch Ludstar Frederick Frankenstein (Aus Ch Triseter Celtic Ice x Multi Ch L Velsheda). This was his first this year but he has, of course, had 2 CCs.
RBCC was also a first this year for Jean Collins-Pitman’s Storskogens Amor Joy of Amscot. She was bred in November 2013 by Mrs B Jonsson and is by Yukki Hill Mesmerizer for Silent North x A Gone With The Wind. She is not new to top awards having previously won 1 CC and a couple of RCCs.
BP was a first for Chris Brandon-Lodge’s Lourdace Evensong. Bred by David Alcorn and José Baddeley in September last year she is by Hernwood Storm Rider x L Field Of Gold.
At Blackpool a best Junior is usually declared. There was no mention of this on the Fosse Data results for Gordons but I believe it was Gina and David Melville’s Tsruhnova Tumnus who won this award.
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At Windsor Kay Reid was judging with an entry of 70 making 79. This was split between 27 (31) dogs and 41 (48) bitches with 2 NFC. Absentees were 5 and 4 respectively.
It was another CC and BOB for Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum making 7 this year and his total 37. As at Blackpool the previous week, he also went Group 3.
BCC was a 4th this year, making 6 overall for Rhona Frew’s Sh Ch Dunfionn Rysa (D Portsoy x Sh Ch D Nethy) which was a repeat of her win at this show last year.
Kay awarded the RDCC to Toni Michalak’s Sh Ch Kyuna Calypso (Sh Ch Kilnrae French Connection avec Ettrick x Yarrowmarkers Dancin’ Queen with K). This was his second this year but he has, of course, won 2 CCs, the second of which gave him his title.
RBCC went to Elaine Roberts’ & Carole and Maurice Watson’s Sh Ch Kyuna Colour Of Magic who also went BV. She, of course, is a half sister to the RDCC winner having the same sire but x Carpediem Cool Blue Lilly at K. This was her first RCC this year and she has also had 1 CC.
BP was a first such award for Sue and Chris Mitchell’s Roydack Ruby Hidden Gem at Brobruick. He was bred by Sonja Upton-Lovett & Helen Upton in July last year and is by the DCC winner x R Loves A Blazin.
In The Group Captain Sutton Memorial Veteran Stakes Chris and Peter Sandiford’s Sh Ch Kejajake Sapphire at Hernwood came third.
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GORDON SETTER BREED NOTES
The E of England Ch Show was hot. The layout this year had been altered but still most of the rings were in in/out tents. However, Gordons were due to be in one of four small rings right in one corner of the show, after English Setters and with no covering and no shade nearby. Helen Upton was awarding CCs to the Breed for the first time and as it was around midday when she could start judging she decided to use the indoor ring. This was one of 6 good sized rings in a large, airy building. Large doors were open at both ends allowing a slight breeze to flow through which made it much more comfortable for both exhibitors and dogs.
Helen’s entry was 67 making 73 made up from 26 (27) dogs and 41 (46) bitches with 9 entries also in stakes classes. Absentees were 2 and 3 respectively.
It was another CC and BOB for Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum. This makes 8 this year and 38 in total. He was later shortlisted in the Group.
It was a day to remember for Carol Moore for having won the Veteran Bitch class, Helen awarded her Gadhelic Spirit Of The Celt the BCC which was her all important third making her the fifth new Sh Ch this year. Her previous CCs came from Sue Bateman at Three Counties in 2015 and from Maggy Halliday at the GSA Ch Show this year. Congratulations. She also went BV.
RDCC went to Carole Smith’s homebred Glenkinchie Soul Drifter. He is not new to top awards having previously won RCCs. Born in March 2012 he is by Drumdaroch The Xpat to Liric x Roydack Charlie Sierra at G.
RBCC was a second this year for Angela Phillips and Tereza Watkins’ Flaxheath Top Model at Glenmaurangi. Bred by Vicki Lines in November 2015 she is by Sh Ch Lochfain An Aus Approach to G x F Just For Me.
BP was also a second this year for Mrs Hall and Miss Danks-Kemish’s Kilnrae Hallmark Over Keninhall. He was bred by Karen Marsh in November 2016 and is by Muckypup’s D’Artagnan x K Scotch The Rumour.
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GORDON SETTER BREED NOTES
The GSA Open Show took place on 16 July at its usual venue of Bearley Village Hall. The weather was mixed – mainly cloudy with a few bursts of sunshine and the odd spot of moisture in the air at times during the morning. It became duller in the afternoon and finally it did rain when Limit bitch was in the ring but as it was not too heavy judging continued outside until concluded.
Tilly Thomas was the judge and her entry was 65 making 85 made up from 27 (40) dogs and 38 (45) bitches with 5 NFC. Tilly found her BOB in her BD, Chris and Bill Butler’s Yennadon Lochan at Rubymoon JW ShCM. He was bred by Nicky Ackerley-Kemp in February 2014 and is by Drumdaroch The Xpat to Liric x Ch Y Time For Daisy.
RBD and RBIS was Jenny, Bob and Katherine Roberts’ homebred Cairacailie Discovery. He was born in February 2013 and is by Graylacier Royal Sovereign of C x C The Folk Singer. Jenny, Bob and Katherine also bred the BPIS winner which was Yvonne Slaughter’s C Night Of Love with Ordett who was born in October last year and is by Sh Ch Laurelhach Limited Edition at Yohenoak x Sh Ch C Devoted JW.
BB went to Liz and Barry Williams’ homebred Longrow I Love To Boogie JW. She was also born in February 2013 and is by Ardnadam Red Kite x Graylacier Royal Applause for L. RBB and BVIS was awarded to Kay and Ian Reid’s Dunfionn Morar at Diersett. Bred by Rhona Frew in January 2008 she is by D Keil at Clohass x D Iona.
BOS Veteran was Jan Cawthen’s Marshmoor Magna. He was bred by Gloria Brown in January 2010 and is by Spingor Glenord at M x Waseley Rhapsodee at M. BOS Puppy was Sue and Chris Mitchell’s Roydack Ruby Hidden Gem at Brobruick who was bred by Sonja Upton-Lovett and Helen Upton and is by Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum x R Loves A Blazin. Last but by no means least, Best Junior was Jean Harrison’s Paradise Final Fantasy. She was bred by Jean in February 2016 and is a half sister to the BOS Puppy having the same sire but x Melview Fleur De Lys from P.
At the Show Karin Sweryda was running Good Citizen Dog Scheme testing sessions and I believe 6 dogs passed their Bronze award. Well done to them all.
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Moira McErlean was judging at Leeds where she had an entry of 93 making 93. This was split between 36 dogs and 57 bitches with absentees of 6 and 5 respectively.
Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW is really on a roll at the moment for it was a fifth CC and BOB at successive shows and he once again went Gp 3 which was the third time he achieved this in these last 5 shows. This brings his CC total so far for the year to 9 and his overall total to 39.
Moira started a new bitch on the title trail, although she is not new to top awards as she won a RCC last year, when she awarded the BCC to Ramsey Nagaty’s Forester’s Xclusive Edition of Darkmoor at Marlbeck (imp Deu). She was bred in August 2013 by Dagmar Bartels and is by Ger Ch Earth Fire from Fire Sons Garden x Ger Ch Courtier’s Charming Sweet Angel.
RDCC was a fourth this year for Jocelyn Ness’s Liric Souvenir JW. Bred by Maureen Justice in November 2012 he is by Boyers Strauss ShCM x Sh Ch L Blac Onyx JW.
RBCC was a first this year for Kate, Angus and Jennifer Macara’s Sh Ch Cromasaig Bedazzled JW. Homebred in August 2013 she is, of course, by the DCC winner x C Little Star.
BP went to a puppy at his first Ch Show for he was born on 18 January this year. This was Mr & Mrs Millar’s Yennadon Benriach. He was bred by Nicky Ackerley Kemp and is by Y Lochan at Rubymoon x Y Reiver.
As at Windsor, BV was Elaine Roberts and Carole and Maurice Watson’s Sh Ch Kyuna Colour Of Magic at Moonglade. She is eight years of age having been born in December 2008, and is by Sh Ch Kilnrae French Connection avec Ettrick JW x Carpediem Cool Blue Lilly at K.
The Sunday after Leeds it was Hampshire Gundog show where our Fletcher, Kyuna Olympic Arrow of Tymora, went BOB and then was awarded BIS 3. The Breed was judged by Ray McDonald (Roanjora) who had an entry of 21 making 24 with 4 absentees. BIS was judged by Shelagh Walton (Gallybob). Naturally we were delighted. RBOB was Ramsey Nagaty’s Forester’s Xclusive Edition of Darkmoor at Marlbeck (imp Deu) and BP was Yvonne Slaughter’s Cairacailie Night Of Love with Ordett. Both Yvonne and Ramsey had, of course, been up at Leeds on the Friday.
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GORDON SETTER BREED NOTES
At Hampshire Gundog show we were saddened to hear that Rachel, Ken, Jess and Emily Horler had lost Connor, Aldabrook Morning Glory at Rackens, especially as it had been only the previous weekend that he had been at the GSA open show. Naturally they were all extremely upset as it was obviously so sudden but now Rachel has found the strength to send through the following:
“Thank you to everyone for their kind messages about our special boy – We are heartbroken that after a short and aggressive illness we had to make the tough choice to free our special lad from further suffering. Connor was the clown of our house from day 1 never failing to make us laugh. He loved showing, always announcing his arrival at a show woo-wooing and waiting for his turn. From 6 mths old he was Jess’s handling dog; she had so many successes with him in their time together – a great team. We had fun at agility although in typical Gordon fashion often on his own course. He managed to demonstrate he could concentrate gaining his Gold Good Citizen.
“A star in the ring for me from a pup right up to his last Vintage class, never putting a foot wrong.
“He gained his ShCM and a RCC from his first Veteran class and finishing Best Veteran in Show earlier this year from his first Vintage class. Above all he was our Connyconcons a fun loving nutty boy who will leave a great big whole in all our hearts.
“Both Boo and Murphy (especially Murphy who idolised Conns) are still wondering when he’s coming home.”
I know we can all fully understand how the family is feeling at the moment but as the sadness fades they will have some lovely memories to recall. On behalf of us all I send them sincere condolences.
Connor was bred by Pauline Quarterman in March 2007 and was by Lourdace Maddison at A x A Ice Fairy.
Many of us in Gordons have another breed or breeds and they are all just as precious to us as our Gordons so when we have to say goodbye to one the sadness is just as deep. Kay Reid has written to say that on 18 August she lost Minardi (Tattersett You’re Special at Diersett), her last English Setter who was 11½ and is the Dam of Carol Smith’s D Jaguar at Glenkinchie. A sad day for Kay and Ian and to them I send sincere condolences on behalf of us all.
In the KC Breed Supplement for the second quarter of the year, 78 puppies are recorded from 9 litters which together with 3 importations meant registrations for the quarter were 81. This means that there were 156 registrations in the first 6 months compared with 181 in the same period last year.
The hip scores of only 7 dogs are recorded giving an average of 12.8. This compares with 9.36 for the first quarter but the overall average for the period for which I have scores is again very slightly down – from 19.37 to 19.35.
The DNA results for PRA rcd-4 show that there were 8 carriers and 5 clear and the GPRA results showed 8 unaffected – one of which had appeared previously.
OPEN SHOW NEWS
No Ch Shows on the weekend 29/30 July but plenty of open shows and we went to Southampton & DCA show on 29 July where our Fletcher, Kyuna Olympic Arrow of Tymora, went BOB which gained him the last point he needed for his ShCM (subject to KC confirmation of course). The Breed was judged by Tim Ball. There was no RBOB declared and no puppies were present.
The same day as SKC, 27 August, it was Horley show where Gordons were judged by the BIS Judge, Mrs Elina Haapaniemi (Aspenella). This was a change from the scheduled judge. She awarded BOB to Thelda Bryant’s Muckypup’s D’Artagnan JW ShCM with RBOB to our Kyuna Olympic Arrow of Tymora ShCM. There were no puppies present.
On the Bank Holiday Monday at Leicester City CS show Sue and Chris Mitchell’s Roydack Ruby Hidden Gem at Brobruick won the final open show point he needed for his JW. He also went BOB and was pulled out in the Group. The Judge here was Mrs Hilary Male. He was born on 26 July 2016 so is just 13 months old. He makes the 5th JW winner so far this year.
CH SHOW REPORTS
Paignton had Keith Young judging Gordons, without CCs. His entry was 17 made up from 8 dogs and 9 bitches with just 2 dogs absent. Keith found his BOB in his BB, Ramsey Nagaty’s Forester’s Xclusive Edition of Darkmoor at Marlbeck (imp Deu). BD went to Louis and Elaine Poynter’s Hernwood Prince Of Thieves JW.
Chris and Peter Sandiford had a good day for they won RBB with Sh Ch H Calypso Goddess JW ShCM and BP with H Boston’s First Lady. Calypso Goddess was also placed 2nd in the Champion Stakes. RBD went to Mr Jarvis’s Rom Ch Reddeer Gaelic Mysterman.
The day following Paignton was NGA where Peter Sandiford was judging. His total entry in the breed classes was 124 made up from 50 dogs and 74 bitches with absentees of 6 and 18 respectively. Although there was a Good Cits dog class there is no mention of it as Fosse Data do not mention on their print-outs any classes that either do not have any entries or if the entries are absent. Very annoying, so the above figures might not be quite correct.
BCC and BOB went to Annette Mappin’s homebred Bryerdale Texas Star JW. This was her first this year but she already has one CC, won last year at Southern Counties. DCC went to Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW which was his 10th this year and brings his total to 40.
Amscot bred litter mates took both RCCs with the BRCC going to Jane Osborn’s A Siena Spice JW (her second this year) and the DRCC going to Jean Collins-Pitman’s A Raisin Black (his first). These two are by Yennadon Lochan at Rubymoon x A Country Pursuits of Boyers and were born in Dember 2015. BP was a 3rd such award for Mrs Hall and Miss Danks-Kemish’s Kilnrae Hallmark Over Keninhall. BV was Paul Smith’s Bryerdale Mighty Murphy of Boswedden.
In the stakes classes Angela Phillips and Tereza Watkins’ Flaxheath Top Model at Glenmaurangi was second in Yearling bitch and Sonja Upton-Lovett and Helen Upton’s Roydack Blazin A Trail was second in Open.
At Bournemouth Peter Upton had an entry of 45 made up from 22 dogs and 23 bitches with absentees of 1 and 3 respectively.
The DCC winner was once again Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW which brings his total to 11 this year and 41 overall. This means he equals the dog CC record held since 2009 by Ludovica and Michele Ivaldi’s Sh Ch/Ita Ch Caballus Ebonie Adonis Ludstar (imp). The Breed record holder for CCs, held since 1997, is, of course, Maureen Justices’s Sh Ch Liric High Society who won 48. L Fulcrum later was second in the Gundog Group which was judged by Pam Blay.
Consolidating her title with a 3rd CC this year and 4th overall, the BCC was won by Frances Boxall’s homebred Sh Ch Laurelhach Entrapment JW.
The DRCC made it something of a family affair in the dog ring for it went to Sue and Chris Mitchell’s youngster Roydack Ruby Hidden Gem at Brobruick who is, of course, a son of the DCC winner x R Loves A Blazin. He was bred in July 2016 by Sonja Upton-Lovett and Helen Upton.
RBCC was a third such award this year for Angela Phillips and Tereza Watkins’ Flaxheath To Model at Glenmaurangi.
BP was Yvonne Slaughter’s Cairacailie Night Of Love with Ordett, which was her third such award this year.
Last, but by no means least, BV was Elaine Roberts and Carole and Maurice Watson’s Sh Ch Kyuna Colour Of Magic at Moonglade.
As a footnote, Sue Mitchell told me that on the Saturday prior to Bournemouth show, Sharwood had for the first time given blood to the Pet Blood Bank, following on in the pawsteps of his kennel mates.
Some new names on the CC list following WKC where Aidine Howes was judging. Her entry was 61 making 74 made up from 26 (31) dogs and 35 (43) bitches with absentees of 5 and 4 respectively.
BCC and BOB was a first, and a first time in the top awards, for Angie and Guy Palliser and Lesley Robson’s Lignum Tornado JW. She was bred by Angie and Guy in September 2015 and is by Dunfionn Portsoy x Ordett Mai Tai by L. The last time Aidine judged, which was at Bournemouth in 2014, she gave O Mai Tai 1st in Limit and a half sister to L Tornado, L Miss Fabbri, BP so she seems to like the lines.
Not new to top awards, for he won a RCC at Three Counties this year, DCC went to Chris and Bill Butler’s Yennadon Lochan at Rubymoon JW ShCM.
RBCC was a second this year, in addition to her 3 CCs, for Frances Boxall’s Sh Ch Laurelhach Entrapment JW. Another not new to top awards was the RDCC winner, Jenny, Bob and Katherine Roberts’ homebred Cairacailie Discovery. He also had a 1st from Aidine the last time she judged.
BP was a 4th such award for Mrs Hall and Miss Danks-Kemish’s Kilnrae Hallmark Over Keninhall, and BV went to Carol Moore’s recently crowned Sh Ch Gadhelic Spirit Of The Celt JW.
At SKC there was an entry of 60 making 61 for Moray Armstrong. This was made up from 25 dogs and 35 (36) bitches with absentees of 6 and 8 respectively.
DCC & BOB was a third this year and an eleventh overall for Ludovica and Michele Ivaldi’s homebred Sh Ch/Int Ch Ludstar Frederick Frankenstein, handled by Frances Boxall. He was later shortlisted in the group.
Repeating her win at this show last year, BCC went to Chris and Peter Sandiford’s Sh Ch Hernwood Calypso Goddess JW ShCM. This was her second CC this year and brings her total to 30.
Also in a repeat of last year, RDCC went to David Alcorn, José Baddeley and David Crowther’s Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW. This was his first RCC this year, in addition to his 11 CCs.
RBCC was a second this year for Jean Collins-Pitman’s Storskogens Amor Joy of Amscot (Swed Imp).
BP was a first for Peggy Seymour and James Newton’s Pegasett Miz Guydance. Homebred in December last year she is by Bryerdale Oor Cantona x P Black N’Tantrum.
BV went to Mary Danks’ Liric Tuxedo Rag. He was bred by Maureen Justice in July 2008 and is by Sh Ch Shannas Colonial with L JW x L Xtra Special JW.
I see Mr & Mrs Miller’s brace came second in their stakes class and Katy Smith was reserve in the 6-11 JHA class.
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GORDON SETTER BREED NOTES
I was very sad to hear that Elaine (Roberts) Hart’s Husband, Richard, has lost his battle with cancer and passed away on Monday 4 September. I understand there was a very good turnout of Gordoners at Richard’s funeral which took place on Tuesday 19 September. Unfortunately we could not get there as Peter had a hospital appointment that day which had already been cancelled once so obviously we did not want to cancel again, but our thoughts were with Elaine on the day. I know Elaine was very appreciative of all the messages of condolence she received following Richard’s death.
Because of the demise of DW earlier this year and my not knowing for a while if and when my notes would be put out, I have realised I have never put in, as I have in the past, the names of the leading Gordons so far this year. I have usually done this following Windsor which is the half way stage in the CC allocation, but better late than never!
Up to and including Darlington, top CC winner is, of course, Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW with 11. Runner up is Sh Ch/Int Ch Ludstar Frederick Frankenstein with 6. Top bitch is Sh Ch Dunfionn Rysa JW with 4. Runners up to her are Sh Ch Laurelhach Entrapment JW and Sh Ch Hernwood Calypso Goddess JW ShCM with 3 each. Winning the most RCCs is Liric Souvenir JW with 4, followed by Flaxheath Top Model at Glenmaurangi and Sh Ch L Entrapment, both with 3. Top Puppy is Kilnrae Hallmark over Keninhall with 6 BP wins and runner up to him is Cairacailie Night Of Love with Ordett with 3.
Sonja Upton-Lovett has sent through the results of the BGSC 100 club August draw. These are £50 no 43 – Beryl Brooks; £15 no 78 – unallocated; £10 no 75 – Angie Palliser.
OPEN SHOW NEWS
The same day as Darlington it was Worthing & DCS open show at Ardingly where BOB went to Kintalis Winter’s Knight by Rackens JW, handled as usual by Jess Horler. He then went on to win the Gundog Group. RBOB was Thelda Bryant’s Muckypup’s D’Artagnan. Both the Breed and the Group were judged by Brenda Gills (Brenros). There were no puppies present.
At Ashford, Faversham & DCS open show at Maidstone on the same day as Belfast, BOB went to our Kyuna Olympic Arrow of Tymora ShCM and RBOB to Kintalis Winter’s Knight by Rackens JW. Again there were no puppies present. The Judge was Hilda Monaghan (Tweedsmuir).
On 1 October it was Beckenham Canine Association’s Open Show where the Breed was judged by Jenny Roberts. Her BOB was Marian Thomas’s Graylacier Charlie’s Angel at Glynderys who was later placed third in the Group. I understand she won the final point she needed for her JW at this show. BP was Liz and Barry Williams’ Longrow Dizzy Miss Lizzy who also won a third in the Gundog Puppy Group. The Group was judged by Nicola Spencer (Bannonbrig). RBOB was Rachel and Ken Horler’s Kintalis Winter’s Knight by Rackens JW, shown, as usual, by Jess.
Rachel was the judge at Windsor Gundog where she gave BOB to our Kyuna Olympic Arrow of Tymora ShCM. He then went on to be placed 4th BIS under Di Arrowsmith. RBOB was Chris and Peter Sandiford and Claire Lewis’s Black Anvil Signed, Sealed Delivered to Hernwood (imp USA) and BP was Chris and Peter’s Hernwood Boston’s First Lady.
I also showed our Field Spaniel, as Sandra could not get the day off work, and he too went BOB, so we had a good day. Mind you, I did a lot of running round rings so was glad to get home and put my feet up!
CH SHOW REPORTS
At City Of Birmingham, Jane Howarth was awarding CCs to the Breed for the first time. She had a good entry of 100 making 110. This latter figure was made up from 53 dogs and 57 bitches with absentees of 8 and 10 respectively.
It was a second CC at consecutive shows for Frances Boxall handing Ludovica and Michele Ivaldi’s homebred Sh Ch/Int Ch Ludstar Frederick Frankenstein. This makes 4 so far this year and brings his total to 12. Later he was second in the Group.
It was also a second CC at consecutive shows for Chris and Peter Sandiford’s Sh Ch Hernwood Calypso Goddess JW ShCM. This makes 3 CCs this year and brings her total to 31.
The RDCC brought a new young dog into the top awards for the first time when it went to Ken and Rachel Horler’s Kintalis Winter’s Knight by Rackens JW who is usually handled by Jess. He was bred by Judith and Pete Rand in December 2014 and is by Sh Ch Lourdace Stable Lad at R ShCM x K She’s Like The Wind JW.
RBCC was a second this year for Kate, Angus and Jennifer Macara’s Sh Ch Cromasaig Bedazzled JW.
BP was a fifth for Linda Hall & Olivia Danks-Kemish’s Kilnrae Hallmark over Keninhall. This is another show that has a Junior Group and best Junior also went to K Hallmark over K.
BV went to Maggy Halliday’s Ch Yennadon The Druid JW who will be ten years old this year having been born in November 2007.
The only Gordon I could see mentioned in Stakes classes was Chris and Peter Sandiford’s Sh Ch H Diamond Rock JW ShCM who was reserve in the Veteran Stakes.
At Richmond Ludstar bred dogs took both top honours in the dog classes. The Breed was judged by Jean Lanning whose total entry was 71 made up from 31 dogs and 40 bitches. Absentees were 8 and 5 respectively.
DCC and BOB went to Sh Ch/Int Ch Ludstar Frederick Frankenstein which was his fifth this year and brings his total to 13.
RDCC was awarded to Am/It Ch L Don Corleone who is owned by Sylvia Timmermann, Rhonda Cornum and Cheryl Mika. He was bred by Michele Ivaldi in June 2010 and is by Goango Black Boss x Multi Ch L Velsheda so is a half brother to F Frankenstein. He is not new to top awards for Jane Osborn gave him the CC together with BOB at Crufts in 2012. He was then in the ownership of the Ivaldis.
In bitches both winners were appearing in the Green Cards for the first time. BCC went to Liz and Barry Williams’ homebred Longrow Dancing Queen. She was born December 2014 and is by Int Ch Kilnrae Back In Time x Graylacier Royal Applause for L. She is the second home grown bitch of Liz and Barry’s to have had a first CC this year, for her half sister, L I Love To Boogie JW, won the BCC at Scottish Breeds.
RBCC went to Mrs E Wojcik-Maksymiec’s homebred My Shining Star Black Lofty. She was born in July 2013 and is by Triseter Celtic Link with Laurelhach x Goango Black Essence.
BP was a second such award for Peggy Seymour and James Newton’s Pegasett Miz Guydance who was born in December last year.
BV was awarded to Karen Marsh’s Kilnrae Lil Black Number who is now ten years of age having been born in February 2007.
At Darlington Chris Atkinson was the judge where he had an entry of 86 making 94. This latter figure was split between 41 dogs and 53 bitches. Absentees were 12 and 7 respectively.
It was a 6th CC this year, making 14 in total, for Sh Ch Int Ch Ludstar Frederick Frankenstein. These have all been with BOB. He later won the Gundog Group, judged by Sylvia Bunting and this was his third group win this year and he has also had a Group 2. Congratulations to him and to Frances Boxall who normally handles him.
BCC was a first after a few RCCs (one of which was won at this show last year) for Peggy Seymour’s homebred Pegasett Black N Tantrum. Born in December 2010, she is by Sh Ch Hernwood Diamond Rock JW ShCM x P Highland Wispa.
RDCC was a second this year for Chris and Bill Butler’’s Yennadon Lochan at Rubymoon JW ShCM.
Frances Boxall had a good day for her own Sh Ch Laurelhach Entrapment JW won the RBCC which was her third this year, equalling the number of CCs she has won in the year.
BP was once again Kilnrae Hallmark over Keninhall which is his 6th such award and definitely makes him leading puppy at this stage. BV was once again Maggy Halliday’s Ch Yennadon The Druid JW who at almost 10 years of age I think demonstrates the lasting quality of the Breed.
Gordons featured well in the stakes classes at Darlington. Peggy Seymour and James Newton’s Pegasett Miz Guydance won the Woof House Minor Puppy Bitch stakes; Louis Poynter’s Hernwood Thunderstorm won the Good Citizen Stakes; Linda Hall’s Melview Moving Time came third in the Post Graduate Dog Stakes; Liz and Barry Williams Longrow I Love To Boogie was third in the Classic Chambers Open Bitch Stakes and Maureen Justice and Connie and Ian Ford’s Liric Fusilier with Shillay JW was reserve in the Northern Event Structures Yearling Dog Stakes.
At Belfast show there were 11 Gordons entered (without CCs) and it looks as though there were only 7 present – one in Limit dog or bitch, 4 in Open dog and 2 in Open bitch. The Judge was Mr G Philpott. BD and BOB was awarded to Dorothy Park, Jane Hough and Sharon Kelly’s Ir Sh Ch Minvery’s Angus McDuff Jnr Ch. This partnership also won BB with their Ir Sh Ch M Sainted Sinner Jnr Ch.
RBD went to Ms M Quinn and Mr F McNamara’s Ir Sh Ch Ludstar Giacometti at Kilnacourt and RBB to Grace Caulfield’s Sh Ch Hernwood Black Pearl ShCM
Driffield, for a show with no CCs for the Breed, had a good entry for Ray McDonald of 31 making 32 made up from 11 (12) dogs and 20 bitches. Absentees were 3 and 6 respectively. I don’t know what the conditions were like on the Friday but speaking to people who went up on the Saturday they said the ground was extremely muddy. Sounds a bit like Richmond a few years ago, for those who remember!
BD and BOB went to Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW and he later went Gp 4. This means that so far this year he has had a Group 1, Group 2, 3 x Group 3 and 2 x Group 4.
BB was awarded to Ramsey Nagaty’s Forester’s Xclusive Edition of Darkmoor at Marlbeck (imp Deu). This is her second BB award this year at shows without CCs, her first being at Paignton where she was BOB, but, of course, she also won the BCC at Leeds earlier this year.
RBD went to Mr McAvoy’s Laurelhach Bemm. He was bred by Frances Boxall in August 2013 and is by Drumdaroch The Xpat To Liric x L The Passion. RBB was Angela Phillips and Tereza Watkins’ Flaxheath Top Model at Glenmaurangi. She later came third in the Yearling Bitch Stakes. BP was once again Kilnrae Hallmark over Keninhall.
Only one more year to go and then we will have CCs back at Driffield. The last time we had them there was in 1995 when the Breed went out on a high with the BOB winning the Group. The Judge was Doreen Bowen and she had an entry of 116 making 135. Her BOB was her BCC winner, Maureen Justice’s Breed CC record holder, Sh Ch Liric High Society. Maureen also won the DCC with Sh Ch Wickenberry Philosopher at Liric. RCCs went to Kath and Dave Cole’s Inkersall Bunting of Balcroft and Kate and Angus Macara’s Kalinish Gaelic Legend of Cromasaig. BP was the Sisson’s Lourdace Glenury Royal of Lochtahr.
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regarding colour. The Standard now reads: “Colour Deep shining coal black, without rustiness,with tan markings of rich chestnut red. Tan should be lustrous. Black pencilling on toes and blackstreak under jaw permissible. …………” Amendments are underlined.It used to read: “Colour Deep, shiningcoal black, without rustiness, with markings ofchestnut red, i.e. lustrous tan. Black pencilling etc.”OPEN SHOW NEWSAnote from Gina Melvile to say that her Tarka (TsruhnovaTarkheena) has won the final point sheneeded for her JW (subject to KC confirmation) so she joins her brother, T Tumnus, in winning thisaward. Gina is naturally delighted that both her homebred youngsters have achieved their JuniorWarrants and can’t quite believe it!Gina writes that at Goyt Valley Gundog show, Tarka won Junior and went BOB althoughthere were enough in Junior without the BOB win. She actually beat her mum for BOB. Well doneto them. I make it she is the 7thJW winner this year, 4 bitches and 3 dogs.The day following the Club show (22 October) it was South of England Gundog show where DavidAlcorn was judging Gordons. He had a good entry of 17 with only one absentee which wasactually at the show but its owner was in separate ring with another breed. Sylvia Timmerman andRhonda Cornum took in this show on the way back from the Club Show and went BOB with Am/ItCh L Don Corleone. Our Kyuna Olympic Arrow of Tymora went RBOB and was later third in theRBOB Stakes (also judged by David) and BP was Chris and Peter Sandiford’s Hernwood Boston’sFirst Lady (H Thunderstorm x Black Anvil Return to H (imp)) and she later went BPIS 4 under LeeCox.Thanks to Laura Millar for sending through some Open Show results from Scotland.At Clydebank& D their Yennadon Benriach went BPIB and was also 2ndin AV Gundog Puppy. BOB was JocelynNess’s Liric Souvenir. At Kirkintilloch, Lenzie and DCS show the following week, their Y Benriachagain went BP and was third in AV Gundog Puppy. On this occasion BOB was Mrs Macgregor’sSomerled Glen Urquart.CH SHOW REPORTSA piece of Breed history was made at SOUTH WALES Ch Show when Carole Macleod awardedthe DCC to Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW for it was his 42ndand thusmakes him the record holderfor the most dog CCs. He has now overtaken the dog CC record of 41 held since 2009 byLudovica and Michele Ivaldi’s Sh Ch/Ita Ch Caballus EbonieAdonis Ludstar (imp). Well doneJames. This was also his 12thCC this year. He won the RCC at this show last year.He did not go BOB on this occasion for this was awarded to his daughter, Kate,Angus andJennifer Macara’shomebred Sh Ch Cromasaig Bedazzled JW whose dam is C Little Star and whowas born in August 2013. This was her first this year and brings her total to 7. She has also hadtwo RCCs this year.3
Carole’s entry was 48 making 64, made up from 21 (28) dogs and 27 (36) bitches with 4entries also in stakes classes. Absentees were 2 (with 1 withdrawn) and4 respectively. I gatherthe weather was quite warm and dry – slightly different to Driffield.DRCC went to Chris and Bill Butler’s Yennadon Lochan at Rubymoon JW ShCM(Drumdaroch The Xpat to Liric x Ch Y Time For Daisy) which was his third this year and, ofcourse,he has won 1 CC. BRCC was awarded to Jane Osborn’s Amscot Siena Spice JW which was alsoher third this year. She is a daughter of the DRCC winner x ACountry Pursuits of Boyers.It really was a father and daughter day for BP went to Jean Collins-Pitman’s A Love Is InThe Air who is also by the RDCC winner x Storskogens Amor Joy of A, and was born in Januarythis year.It was a good day for Gordoners in the Pointer ring as well for Angus handled his andLynne Jamieson’s dog, Kanix News Flash at Glenfinnan, to the CC from junior.At GUNDOG OF WALES Steven Hollings was judging and his entry was 22 making 29. In theBreed classes the internet shows there were 10 dogs with 1 absentee and 13 bitches with 1absentee. However, there is no mention of a Limit Bitch class so there may have been entrieswhich were all absent here. It really does annoy me the way Fosse do not mention a class either ifthere are no entries or if the entries are absent. Highams always mention every class whether ornot there is an entry in it.Also, PG bitch is shown as having 7 entries with no absentees yet theresults only go down to 4thplace.BB and BOB was Chris and Peter Sandiford and Claire Lewis’s Sh Ch Hernwood CalypsoGoddess JW ShCM. BD was Mr R Drinkwater and Mr K Jarvis’s Reddeer Gaelic Mysteryman (ImpHun).RBB wentto Marian Thomas’s Graylacier Charlie’s Angel at Glynderys and RBD wasawarded to Louis Poynter’s Hernwood Prince Of Thieves JW. BP was Linda Hall & Olivia Danks-Kemish’s Kilnrae Hallmark over Kenlinhall.It was the BGSC’s 90thAnniversary Ch Show on 21 October and there were plenty of ‘specials’ onoffer as well as specially designed prize cards. The Judges were Ron James (dogs) and ChrisLomas (bitches). There were 53 (70) dogs and 83 (111) bitches with absentees of 10 and 16respectively and there were 6 entries in brace.Repeating his win at this show last year, DCC and BIS went to Ludovica and MicheleIvaldi’s Sh Ch/Ita/Int Ch Ludstar Frederick Frankenstein. This was his seventh CC this year andbrings his total to 15. He was handled, as usual, by Frances Boxall.RDCC and RBIS was awarded to Am/It Ch L Don Corleone owned by Sylvia Timmermann,Rhonda Cornum and Cheryl Mika. He is a half brother to F Frankenstein. These two wererepeating the wins they had under Jean Lanning at Richmond this year.It was a new name in the frame for the BCC and BOS in show, for it went to Sue and FredEvans Burroughtof DarkAmber von Langstrumpf who won PG bitch. She was bred in July 2015by Enid and Geoff Mawby and is by Lainnireach Highland Mist x Glenarden Blackburn Skua.4
RBCC was a 4thsuch award for Jane Osborn’s Amscot Siena Spice JW and, as at S Wales,keeping it in the family, BPIS was her half sister,Jean Collins-Pitman’s ALove Is In The Air. Lastyear, A Siena Spice went BPIS.BVIS was Elaine Roberts and Carole and Maurice Watson’s Sh Ch Kyuna Colour Of Magicat Moonglade who is now coming up for 9 years of age having been born in December 2008. Atthis show last year she won the BCC and was RBIS.Kay and Ian Reid’s pair won the brace class; Best Colour was won by Liz and BarryWilliams’ Longrow Dizzy Miss Lizzy and Best feet was won by Ramsey Nagaty’s Forester’sXclusive Edition of Darkmoor at Marlbeck (imp).Jenny Roberts, Secretary of the BGSC, emailed to say: “The results of our AnniversaryDraw are as follows: The main winners were – 1stprize Mr Stott, 2ndprize Mr P Wyer, 3rdPrize MrsE Redding, 4thprize Mr & Mrs Stevens plus many more lucky winners. The lucky cataloguenumber was 32, winning a bottle of Prosecco and Chocs, which was not claimed on the day, soplease can you all check the back of your catalogue and contact Jenny on Tel: 01453 548105.”MIDLAND COUNTIES does not, of course, have CCs for us any more but they still put on 8classes for the Breed. This year the judge was Pat Butler-Holley (Irish Setters and WelshSpringers) and she had an entry of 31 making 40. This was made up from 16 (17) dogs and 15(17) bitches with 6 repeats in the Stakes classes. Absentees were 3 and 6 respectively. On thisoccasion I did have a catalogue to which to refer as Junior dog was not mentioned on the FosseData website, yet there were 2 entries, 1 new dog and 1 repeat but both were absent. Also, Inoticed that PG bitch showed 4 entries with 2 absent yet there was only mention of 1stplace sopresumably there were 3 absent.BB and BOB went to Chris and Peter Sandiford’s Sh Ch Hernwood Calypso Goddess JWShCM. BD also went to a Hernwood bred dog in Louis Poynter’s H Thunderstorm. He later wonthe Good Citizen Stakes class. He must be notching these up for it is certainly not the first time hehas won this Stakes class – also good for the pocket!RBB was awarded to Peggy Seymour’s Pegasett Black N Tantrum and her daughter, Peggyand James Newton’s P Miz Guydance was BP. She did well in Stakes classes, coming 2ndin thePuppy Bitch Stakes and reserve in the Junior Stakes.RBD was Chris and Peter’s Sh Ch H Diamond Rock, who, of course, is sire of the RBB so itwas quite a family affair. He was later reserve in the Veteran Stakes. It doesn’t seem possible heis ten years old now having been born in August 2007.FIELD TRIAL REPORTTilly Thomas has sent through a report of the Field Trials this year as follows: “What a year wehave had with the Field Trial Competitions this Year! With 11 different Gordon Setters gettingawards.We started off in the Spring Grouse Trials which start Northumbria and then go to Scotland.Sara Chichester started the year with a bang winningthe Open Stake at Irish Setter5
Association/Setter and Pointer Club Trial with Wiscombe Tomintoul. We then moved to Scotlandwhere Will and Barbara Smith’s Yennadon Fairisle at Clacorick gained a 3rd place in the NoviceTrial hosted by the Northern Counties Setter and Pointer Club. Nicky Ackerley-Kemp’s Championbitch Yennadon Timefor Daisy gained a Certificate of Merit at the GordonSetterAssociation/Gordon Setter Club of Scotland Novice Trial.At the Scottish Gundog Associations Open Field Trial, Penny Darragh’s Zetterjarns Optimalof Ensay (Imp Swe) was awarded a Certificate of Merit, as was Tilly Thomas’s Chartan HermioneGrainger. 2 days later Tilly Thomas gained another Certificate of Merit in an Open Stake, but thistime with Chartan Treacle Tart JW at the Scottish Field Trial Association Trial.We then moved down to the Spring Trials in Suffolk with Partridge/Pheasantas the quarry.Here, we only had 1 award, Tilly Thomas’s Chartan Treacle Tart JW , who managed a 3rd prize inthe Open Stake run by the English Setter Club.A little break now before the Summer Trials began, again in Northumbria, Co Durham,Yorkshire etc then moving on up to Scotland for the August trials ending just before the shootingseason starts on Grouse ie.12th August.It was Tilly Thomas’s Chartan Hermione Grainger who started the Gordons off, with aCertificate of Merit in the Open Stake ran by Dukeries Gundog. This was quickly followed by SaraChichester gaining a 2nd in the Yorkshire Gundog Open Stake with Wiscombe Tomintoul. Then wehad Gill Truman’s bitch Whitepaws of Gawcott gain a Certificate of Merit in the Novice Trial held byWest Dart Gundog Club ably handled by Maddy Raynor.At the English Setter Club’s Open Trial, Nicky Harris gained a Certificate ofMerit withTrollstienens Neamour of Clitters. Sara Chichester then had a Certificate of Merit at the IrishSetter Association/Setter and Pointer Clubs Open Stake with Wiscombe Tomintoul.We then had the Gordon Setter Breed Stake held near Reith in Yorkshire so of course onlyGordons in the awards! With 1st place going to Penny Darragh’s Zetterjarns Optimal of Ensay(Imp Swe); 2nd place to Fran Toulson’s Deerswood Isla of Warrenfell; 3rd place to SaraChichester’s Ft Ch. Little Treasure of Gawcott; 4th place to Nicky Harris’s Trollstienens Neamourof Clitters. The last award in the Grouse Trials in England went to Kay and Gordon Ross’s girl,Lockama Camberwell Beauty with a Certificate of Merit in the Novice Stake ran by the InternationalGundog League.Then we go to Scotland for the last of the GrouseTrials and the first award for Gordonsthere was to Nicky Harris’s Trollsteinen’s Neamour of Clitters with a 3rd in Northern Counties OpenStake. The Scottish Gundog Associations Open Stake gave us two award winners, with NickyHarris again with Trollsteinen’s Neamour of Clitters gaining a 2nd place and Penny Darragh withher Zetterjarns Optimal of Ensay (Imp Swe) gaining a 4th place. And the last award went to PennyDarragh’s import Zetterjarns Optimal of Ensay with a Certificate of Merit in the OpenStake hostedby the North of Scotland Gundog Ass.We also had theAutumn Trials held in Norfolk in September for just a week where on thelast day, Sara Chichester with her Wiscombe Tomintoul was awarded a 2nd prize in the OpenStake run by Mid Herts Gundog club.6
Monthly (November/December) Notes for BGSC Website 2017 (09)GORDON SETTER BREED NOTESThese notes will be my last before Christmas so I and my family would like to take the opportunityto send to Gordoners everywhere, our wish that you have a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas.GENERAL NEWSReading through some of the critiques in the paper I sometimes get quite annoyed at the way theyare written. I am talking generally, not just Gordon critiques. Some judges of Ch shows writeabout the first two in a class and do not mention a third placed dog even when there are more thanthree shown as entered. In most Ch show classes the third placed dog qualifies for Crufts soexhibitors may not be too happy if no mention is made of their dog particularly if it is the first time ithas qualified. At some open shows, judges sometimes do a write-up on the first place and then donot even mention second and third. New exhibitors, especially, like to see their dog’s name in printeven if it did not win a first place.Another thing I find annoying is when in variety classes the judge does not mention thebreed of dog in a critique. Are we expected to know the breed? This also often applies in write-ups on Groups.Thinking specifically of Gordon critiques I have seen some points made by non-breedjudges that make me wonderif they have read the Breed standard. One bitch about which I read,was described as ‘streamlined’. Not a description that would easily come to mind about a Gordon.I have seen remarks about ‘excellent pencilling between toes’. Our Breed standard states ‘Blackpencilling on toes and black streak under jaw permissible’. If something is permissible, to my mindit is not an ‘excellent’ attribute. Other points I have seen mentioned are to do with the muzzle.Sometimes it is praised for being ‘long’ and sometimes ‘deep’, neither of which is correct for itshould be ‘fairly long’ but not as long as from occiput to stop and it should be ‘not quite as deep asits length’. I could go on but think I have moaned enough.Following on from the above, I have just read another critique, again from a non breedjudge, which refers to a Gordon as having the ‘bone and substance required for the heavy weighthunter of the Setter world’. Our Breed Standard states the Gordon ‘can be compared to a weight-carrying hunter’. I am no expert on horses but I believe there is quite a difference between aweight-carrying hunter and a heavy-weight hunter.I noticed a report in the paper recently on the 39thWorld Championships of PracticalHunting for Pointing Breeds and the World St Hubert Championships held in Herm in the Landesregion of France. Apparently a number of countries compete, each with a team of British Pointersand/or a team of Continental Pointers with from two to four dogs in each team. Reading theresults for team GB I see that Sara Chichester with her Gordon Setter,Little Treasure of Gawcottwas 1stwith an Excellent on Day 1 of the British Pointing Breeds. Sara, along with John Naylorand Maddy Raynor came 2ndin the Team World British Pointing Breeds Championships.In the World St Hubert Championships, Sara and Maddy Raynor took 2ndplace in the1
Ladies Team World Championship. Apparently this is only the third time Team GB has taken partin this competition. Congratulations to the GB team and especially to Sara and Little Treasure ontheir achievements.Yvonne Slaughter has emailed as follows: “I have now had it confirmed that Layla ‘Cairacaile Nightof Love With Ordett’ is the BGSC Top Puppy 2017. Bred by Jenny and Bob Roberts from a bitch Ihave always loved Sh.Ch. Cairacaile Devoted ex Sh Ch Laurelhach Limited Edition at Yohenoak.She has certainly been a challenge and is very full on most of the time, loving everybody andeverything, but it is in the Show Ring where Layla seems to get her act together and behave, wellmost of the time. I would like to thank everybody who has helped me achieve this especially JessHorler who has been my legs most of the time and who Layla adores. There have also beenseveral other people who have helped when Jess wasn’t there and I am very grateful to you all aswithout your help I would not be able to take part in this Hobby which has now taken up nearly 40years of my life. Just think of all that money I could have saved!!!!.” Well done Yvonne and Layla.KC NEWSIn the Breed Records Supplement for the third quarter there are 30 puppies registered from 4litters, plus two importations. This total of 32 compares with 81 last quarter and 47 in the samequarter last year. It brings the total registrations so far this year up to 188 which compares with228 for the same period last year.The hip scores of 19 dogs are recorded with an average of 15.78. This compares with 12.8last quarter and 9.36 for the first quarter when there were also scores of 19 dogs recorded. Itbrings the average for the year so far up from 10.12 to 12.43. However, the overall score for theperiod for which I have records still managed to reduce by 0.04 – from 19.35 to 19.31.DNAtests for PRArcd-4 showed three carriers and 5 clear and the GPRA results showed25 as unaffected, 10 of which had previously been recorded.I think most people know but it has finally been confirmed in the December KC Journal thatthe Judge for Richmond next year will be Jane Osborn. This means we are just waiting for theJudge for the August SKC. Has anybody any idea who this might be. It is quite strange as in theDecember Journal all the Judges were announced for both the May and August SKC shows in2019.OPEN SHOW NEWSAt East Kent show the day following Setter & Pointer,BOB went to Liz Ashton’s YennadonRenaissance at Gaideburn and RBOB to our Kyuna Olympic Arrow of Tymora. There were nopuppies present. The Judge was Andrew Scourfield (Danton).Laura Millar regularly lets me have open show results from Scotland for which I am grateful. Shewent to Land O’ Burns Canine Club show where her Yennadon Benriach won Post Graduate andwent BOB.2
Debra Harker emailed to say that she went to Stroud and District CS show on 26 November whereher new puppy, Hernwood Achilles at Ettrick (Hector) wonAVNSC puppy, went best puppy andthen won the puppy group. She was thrilled as it was only his second show at 6½ months and itwas the first puppy group she has ever had. The Judge was Jane Howarth.Laura Millar emailed with some more good results for her Yennadon Benriachwho, at WaverleyGundog, won Junior and went BP. He was also first in AV Puppy Dog. BOB went to Vassie’sFlorcott Sherilyn Bonnie.In its usual slot the day after GBAS it was the GSCS Open Show, judged this year by CraigDavidson. Sharon Green emailed me the main results which were: BIS Annemarie Warren’sBenbuie Secret Agent; RBIS & BVIS Mary Danks’ Liric Tuxedo Rag; BOS Grace Caulfield’s Sh ChHernwoodBlack Pearl ShCMand BP Laura Millar’s YennadonBenriach. I have now seen on thewebsite thatthe total entry was 87, made up from 31 dogs and 51 bitches with 2 in joint FT and 3in joint Special Vintage. There were also three in progeny and 3 in brace. Absentees were 4 dogsand 11 bitches. I also note that RBB went to Judith and Pete Rand’s Hernwood Summer Eclipseat Kintalis.At Guildford & DCS Open Show at Ardingly, which was on the same day as the GSCS Open Show,BOB was Rachel and Ken Horler’s Kintalis Winter’s Knight by Rackens JW and RBOB TheldaBryant’s Muckypups D’Artagnan JW ShCM. There were once again no puppies present. TheBreed was judged by Ray Strudwick (Burpham).At Horsham Open Show, Rachel and Ken Horler’s Murphy, Kintalis Winter’s Knight by RackensJW, went BOB and was later 4thin the group. BP was Chris and Peter Sandiford and ClaireLewis’s HernwoodApollo who went on to PGp2. Well done to them both. The Breed was judgedby Hilary Male (Malenbrook) and the Group by Margaret Bunce.At Coventry Gundog, where the judge was Craig Davidson (Glenquest), BOB went to AnnemarieWarren’s Benbuie Secret Agent JW; RBOB to Anthony Burke’s Ecameadow The Explorer and BPto Angie and Guy Palliser’s Lignum Black Shadow.At Woolwich, Bexley & DCAshow, Murphy once again went BOB; RBOB was our Fletcher, KyunaOlympic Arrow of Tymora ShCM and another Lignum puppy went BP. Thistime it was KarenMarsh’s L Black Lightning at Kilnrae. The Judge was Jennifer Macara (Cromasaig). At this showRachel told me that Murphy had tested clear for PRA rcd-4.Also At Woolwich, Bexley, our Field Spaniel Tango, Thandiwe Last Tango of Tymora ShCM, wentBest AVNSC Gundog and Gp 4 so we had a good day. The AVNSC classes were judged by Angus3
Macara Cromasaig) and the Group by Barbara Mills (Millwater).More news from Laura Millar who has emailed that at Carluke & District Open Show on 16December, her YennadonBenriach won Special Yearling and Post Graduate and was thendeclared BOB. The Judge was Mr Frank Gilroy.We are entering a quiet time of the year for news so please do let me have details of any of youropen show wins or any other news. Remember, unlike when my notes were published in DogWorld, I don’t just have to keep mention of your wins to those in groups. I can put in BOBs,RBOBs and any wins in AV classes etc.CH SHOW REPORTSI have had to take all the SETTER & POINTER results from the internet as I was not able to goand do not have a catalogue. Angus Macara was judging and his total entry was 135 split between60 dogs and 69 bitches with 6 in the joint Field Trial and Special Working classes – 2 dogs and 4bitches. There were no absentees marked on the Fosse Data site.In a repeat of his win at this show last year, DCC, BOB and RBIS went to Sh Ch/Multi ChLudstar Frederick Frankenstein ownedby Ludovica and Michele Ivaldi and handled by FrancesBoxall. This was his 8thCC this year, all of which have been with BOB.RDCC went to Chris and Bill Butler’s Yenndon Lochan at Rubymoon JW ShCM which washis 4thsuch award this year and, of course, he has also won 1 CC.BCC was a first for Jane Osborn’sAmscot Siena Spice JWalthough she is not new to topawards for she has won 4 RCCs so far this year. Last year at this show she went BP and RBPIS.RBCC was awarded to Frances Boxall’s Sh Ch Laurelhach Entrapment JW which was alsoher 4ththis year, plus she has won 3 CCs.BP was a third such award for Jean Collins-Pitman’s homebred Amscot Love Is In The Air.She is a half sister to the BCC winner having the same sire (Y Lochan at R) but x StorskogensAmor Joy ofA(imp Swe). She went one better than her half sister by going BPIS so Gordons hada very good day.BV was Carole and Maurice Watson and Elaine Roberts’ Sh Ch Kyuna Colour Of Magic atMoonglade. She is certainly notching up BV wins at the moment.In the Stakes classes, judged by Aidine Howes, Maggy Halliday’s Ch Yennadon The DruidJW was reserve in Veteran; Linda Hall’s Melview Moving Time JW was VHC in Open and Sue andChris Mitchell’s Roydack Ruby Hidden Gem at Brobruick JW was Reserve in Good Citizen.The penultimate set of CCs for the Breed was awarded at GBAS by Bill Bunce who had made thelong trip up from deepest Sussex. He had an entry of 75 making 94. In the Breed classes thetotal entry was 81 made up from 36 dogs and 45 bitches. Absentees were 7 and 4 respectively.DCC and BOB was a final flourish of the year for David Alcorn, David Crowther and JoséBaddeley’s Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW. This was his 13ththis year and makes him top CC4
winning Gordon, 2017. It brings his total to 43. I know there is still LKAto go but remember, SueMitchell gave James the CC at Crufts last year. At GBAS last year he won the RCC.BCC went to Ramsey Nagaty’s Forester’s Xclusive Edition of Darkmoor at Marlbeck (impDeu) (Earthfire From Fire’sons Garden x Courtier’s Charming Sweet Angel) who was bred byDagmar Bartels in August 2013. This was her second CC this year.RDCC brought a new dog to the top awards when it was awarded to Mrs MacGregor’sSomerled Glen Urquart. He was bred by Eileen Hill in June 2012 and is by Sh Ch Inkersall Alaudaat Clohass x Munroc Flying High over S.RBCC went to Chris and Peter Sandiford and Claire Lewis’s Sh Ch Hernwood CalypsoGoddess JW ShCM. This was her first this year although she has, of course, won 3 CCs. At thisshow last year she won the BCC and BOB and was placed 4thin the Group.BP went to Laura Millar’s Yennadon Benriach which was his second such award. He wasbred by Nicky Ackerley-Kemp in January this year and is by Y Lochan at Rubymoon JWShCM x YReiver.In the Stakes classes, Sue and Geoff Tong’s Benbuie Rose Quartz with Kellizlot won JuniorBitch; Louis and Elaine Poynter’s Hernwood Thunderstorm was second in Post Graduate Dog andBarbara and Will Smith’s Yennadon Fairisle of Clacorick and Y Carrick of C were second and thirdrespectively in Field Trial.On paper, Sue Mitchell’s entry at LKA was a good one with 91 dogs making 99 entries. However,on the Sunday Mother Nature decided to drop several inches of snow on large swathes of the UKand many exhibitors decided to heed the warnings not to drive, thus there were a lot of absentees.This was not just in Gordons but in all breeds scheduled on the Sunday, which was a great shame.I must admit that had I been entered I would not have driven up through the snow.I, like Sue, was judging at LKA and,like Sue, I had taken a train up on the Saturday which,as it turned out, was very sensible. Fortunately the trains were running on the Sunday to take ushome. I seem to remember this happened to LKA once before, I think in the ‘90s. Gundogs wereon the first day, so were not affected on that occasion. When we walked into the halls on theSunday morning it was a little like walking into a ghost town. I have never seen so many emptybenches.Sue’s entry in the classes was 90 (99), made up from 39 (44) dogs and 51 (55) bitches with1 NFC. Absentees were 28 dogs and 35 bitches – I hope it is a long time before I have to writeabout this number of absentees again.BCC and BOB went to Chris and Peter Sandiford and Claire Lewis’s Sh Ch HernwoodCalypso Goddess JW ShCM (Sh Ch H Talladega Racer JW ShCM x H Gipsy Rose). This was herfourth CC this year and brings her total to 32. This makes her joint top CC winning bitch this year.DCC was a 1stthis year and 2ndoverall for Jocelyn Ness’s Liric Souvenir JW (BoyersStrauss ShCM x Sh Ch Liric Blac Onyx JW). He has also had 4 RCCs this year.RBCC was a first this year for Sue and Fred Evans Burroughtof Dark Amber vonLangstrumpf (Lainnireach Highland Mist x Glenarden Blackburn Skua) although she did, of course,5
win the CC at the BGSC Ch Show this year.RDCC was a second this year for Jean Collins-Pitman’s homebredAmscot Raisin Black(Yennadon Lochan at Rubymoon JW ShCM x A Country Pursuits of Boyers).BP also went to Jean with her ALove Is In The Air who is a halfsister to theRDCC winnerhaving the same sire but x Storskogens Amor Joy of A. This was her 4thsuch award this year. Shewas later 3rdin the Puppy StakesBV was Kay and Ian Reid’s DunfionnMorar at Diersett (D Kiel of Clohass x D Iona). Shewill be 10 in mid January and certainly did not show it moving round the ring.ROUND UP TIMEAt this time of year I usually do a round-up of the year’s CC winners etc. I have already mentionedthat ShCh Lourdace Fulcrum JW is the top CC winning dog this year and now David Alcorn hasemailed to say thatOur Dogs have updatedtheir website and James is also top Gundog with 53points in total. Naturally all involved with James are thrilled. David is notsure when last a Gordontopped the gundog group but says someone seemed to think it was Sh Ch Liric High Society in1995. Does anyone know if this is correct? Many congratulations to David and James.James ended the year with 13 CCs making 43 in total, 11 BOBs, a group 1, 2, three xgroup 3 and 2 x group 4. He was also BIS at the GSA Ch Show and the GSCS Ch Show.Runner up to James is Sh Ch/Int Ch Ludstar Frederick Frankenstein who has won 8 CCsthis year (exactly the same as last year) which brings his total to 16.All thesehavebeen withBOB. He has had 3 x Gp1 and a Gp2, and was RBIS at Setter & Pointer and BIS at the BGSC ChShow, which was exactly as he did last year.There are joint top bitch winners, ShCh Dunfionn Rysa JW and Sh Ch Hernwood CalypsoGoddess JW, who both have 4 CCs. D Rysa has had 2 BOBs and H Calypso Goddess 1 BOB.HILARY TYE Tel: 0208 4602—————————————————————————————————————-
Monthly (November/December) Notes for BGSC Website 2018 (01)
GORDON SETTER BREED NOTES
Rather belated, but a Happy New Year to you all. I hope you have remembered to check that your subscriptions to the Breed Clubs have been paid. If not you will not be receiving ballot papers enabling you to vote at the AGMs, plus other items from the clubs during the year.
I also hope you remembered your entries for the BGSC and GSA Yearbooks. These are a good record of the breed to be looked back on in future years.
Crufts entries have, of course, closed. Considering Crufts is one show which has a platform for Gundogs that work by way of their Gamkeepers’ classes, it seems such a shame that some people, especially those in HPR breeds, who work their dogs but have their tails docked to prevent injury whilst working, cannot take them to this prestigious show. Surely these dogs are great examples of ‘fit for function’ and doing the work for which they were bred and so should be able to demonstrate this at a show such as Crufts.
Gordons, have been and can be affected in the same way. Lots of us have experienced the dreaded ‘split tail’ and know how hard it can be to get the tail to heal. I am sure we all have our own methods of treatment and sometimes healing occurs comparatively quickly and sometimes it does not. We have personally experienced all types of healing with Gordons over the years and also with our Field Spaniels who seem to thrash their tails far more than do the Gordons!
Some dogs will eventually have to have a small portion of the tail taken off to ensure it heals completely. Unfortunately, this counts as having the tail docked and any dog that has had to have this done cannot be entered at any show at which the public pay for entry. Most Ch Shows do not now charge the public for entry, the only exceptions, I am sure, are now Crufts and LKA – so a Gordon which has had even a small amount of its tail amputated, cannot enter for these shows. When an owner has had this done with the welfare of the dog as their main concern it seems ridiculous that it is under the ‘Welfare of Animals’ act that a dog is excluded from being shown.
As in previous years I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you who sent me items for inclusion during the year. Without your contributions the notes could often have been very short. Please keep up with your news, whether happy or sad, in 2018. I would also like to thank everyone who sent through results from shows not attended by me during the year. These all help to keep my records up to date.
Sonja Upton-Lovett has sent through the results of the BGSC 100 club draw for December. These were £50 no 82 – unallocated; £15 no 70 – Angie Cairns; £10 no 64 – Chris Brandon Lodge.
Jocelyn Ness emailed to say that her Liric Souvenir JW is the BGSC joint winner of the Firebird Trophy for Top RCC Winning Dog 2017. He is also Runner up for the GSA Mildred Adams’ Memorial Trophy for Top Winning Limit Dog 2017. Jocelyn says he won this trophy in 2016 so being Runner up in 2017 is quite something, the points having been accrued in just 6 months before he won out of Limit and had to go up to Open classes from July. She is naturally very proud of her boy.
A delighted Gina Melville emailed to say that she has had it confirmed that her Tsruhnova Tumnus is Top Junior Dog for both the GSA and BGSC and his sister,T Tarkheena, is Top Junior Bitch for the GSA and runner up Top Junior (to Tumnus) for the BGSC. She says that what with them both getting their Junior Warrants this was more than she could have imagined from her first litter. To cap it all their dam, Kilnrae Party Time at Tsruhnova is GSA Top Brood Bitch.
Recently David Alcorn sent to me some statistics for the website from which it seems that the international spread of readers has widened. Many thanks to all who read these notes wherever you are and please, if you have any news or views you would like me to include, send them to me.
We on the Eastern side of the country will be losing another good venue. Apparently this will be the last year for shows at Wood Green Animal Shelter at Godmanchester. Shows booked for 2018 will be able to continue there but after that apparently the large arena is due to be pulled down. Luton CA has already announced that their 2018 Premier two day show held just after Christmas will be moving to the KC Building at Stoneleigh. For us personally it will mean a lot longer journey so it will probably mean another show crossed off our list. Wood Green is a very good venue with plenty of parking, room in the arena for large rings, plenty of seating and an excellent, reasonably priced restaurant. A great shame to be losing it.
OPEN SHOW NEWS
Laura Millar and her Yennadon Benriach continued their winning ways after Christmas when at Livingston Canine Society Open Show he went BP and BOB, was shortlisted in the group and then won the Puppy Group.
At Luton Premier Open Show BOB went to Carol Smith’s Glenkinchie Soul Drifter, who was later shortlisted in the Group, and RBOB and BP went to Chris and Peter Sandiford and Claire Lewis’s Hernwood Apollo. The Breed was judged by Laurie Hunt (Setthornes) and the Group by Ray Morland (Triken).
Jean Collins-Pitman has written to say that at Border Counties Gundog Vegas, Amscot Love Is In The Air, won 3 1st places, was BP in Breed and Puppy Group 3. This meant she achieved her Junior Warrant at just 12 months old. The Breed was judged by Anne Moss and the Group by Richard Stafford. Naturally Jean is delighted. Vegas is by Yennadon Lochan at Rubymoon JW ShCM and Int and German VDH Ch Storskogens Amor Joy of A (imp Swe).
CH SHOW REPORTS
At Boston where we do not have CCs, the Breed was judged by Christine Morgan. Taken from the internet her total entry in the Breed classes was 37, made up from 19 dogs and 18 bitches with absentees of 2 and 5 respectively.
BB & BOB went to Annette Mappin’s Bryerdale Texas Star JW. Bred by Annette in January 2014 she is by B Oor Cantona x B Not On Ur. BD was Jan Gunnery’s Clohass Flyin Ace. He was bred by Christine Clark in October 2013 and is by Liric Freeflight to Beminah x Sh Ch Dunfionn Onich of C.
RBB was Chris and Peter Sandiford and Claire Lewis’s Sh Ch Hernwood Calypso Goddess JW ShCM (Sh Ch H Talladega Racer JW ShCM x H Gypsy Rose) and RBD went to Mr & Mrs Hall’s Kilnrae Hallmark over Kenlinhall who was bred by Karen Marsh in November 2016 and is by Muckpup’s D’Artagnan JW x K Scotch The Rumour JW.
BP was Jean Collins-Pitman’s homebred Amscot Love Is In The Air. She was born in January 2017 and is by Yennadon Lochan at Rubymoon JW ShCM x Storskogens Amor Joy of A (imp Swe). She later won the day’s round of the Puppy Stakes. The only other Gordon I saw mentioned in the Stakes classes was Kintalis Winter’s Knight by Rackens JW who, handled by Jess, came 4th in the YKC Members’ Stakes.
Frances Boxall has had a good start to the year for she handled both CC winners at Manchester. The Judge was Sjoerd Jobse from Sweden and he had an entry of 103 making 109. This latter figure was made up from 51 dogs and 58 bitches and there were absentees of 8 and 15 respectively. I gather the weather was not great so some exhibitors may have decided not to make the journey.
DCC and BOB was Ludovica and Michele Ivaldi’s Sh Ch/Int Ch Ludstar Frederick Frankenstein (Aus Ch Triseter Celtic Ice x Ita/Int/Eur/World Ch L Velsheda). This brings his overall total to 17. He was later shortlisted in the Group.
BCC was Frances’s own Sh Ch Laurelhach Entrapment JW (Triseter Celtic Link with L (imp) x Sh Ch L Legacy JW) which brings her overall total to 5.
DRCC went to Lesley and Steve Robson’s Liric For Your Eyes Only by Yohenoak JW. Bred by Maureen Justice in September 2013 he is by Sh Ch Laurelhach Limited Edition at Y x Lochfain An Aus By Design to L. He is not new to top awards for he won a RCC in 2016.
RBCC went to Jean Collins-Pitman’s VDH & Int Ch Storskogens Amor Joy of Amscot. She was bred in November 2013 by Mrs B Jonsson and is by Yukki Hill Mesmerizer for Silent North x A Gone With The Wind. She also is not new to top awards having previously won 1 CC and a few RCCs.
I had heard that Debra Harker was quite worried when she could not get to LKA because of the snow as that show and Manchester were the only two chances she had of qualifying her puppy for Crufts (she was not entered at Boston). Well, she certainly qualified him in style at Manchester, winning three classes and going BPIB. Her puppy is Hernwood Achilles at Ettrick who was bred by Chris and Peter Sandiford, born on 13 May 2017 and by Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW x Sh Ch H Calypso Goddess JW ShCM.
There is no mention of a best Veteran despite veteran classes for each sex being classified.
We now know all the judges for 2018 so here they are: Manchester – Mr S Jobse*; Crufts – Kate Macara; Scottish Breeds – Tony Green; GSA – Sandra Tye (dogs) and Frances Boxall – bitches; WELKS – Kath Cole; Birmingham National – Michelle Day *; GSCS – Pam Davies; SKC (May) – Jock Mackay; Bath – Russell Mosedale; SCCA – Jeff Horswell*; Three Counties – Stella Woodhouse; Border Union – Jill Dixon; Blackpool – Brian Limpus; Windsor – Graham Lambert; East Of England – Jenny Miller; Leeds – Kathryne Wrigley; NGA – Jenny Lowe*; Bournemouth – Karen Marsh; WKC – Ludovica Salamon*; SKC (August) – Jean Collins-Pitman; City Of Birmingham – Sue Wrigley; Richmond – Jane Osborn; Darlington – Ben Bennett; South Wales – Claire Lewis*; BGSC – Carol Moore (dogs) and Frank Kane (bitches); Setter & Pointer – Elaine Roberts; GBAS – Mick Howes and finally LKA – Per Iverson. Judges marked with * are awarding CCs to the Breed for the first time. Crufts 2019 will be judged by Yvonne Slaughter.
The Breed Open show judges are: BGSC – Anthony Burke; GSA – Judith Rand and GSCS – Donald McNeil.
Jean Collins-Pitman (SKC August) and Jane Osborn (Richmond) are the two judges who were missing from the last list I had in my notes in October last year.
Quite a few judges have already been announced for 2019 and remember we will have two extra sets of CCs next year bringing the total up from 28 to 30. These extra CCs will be at Paignton and Driffield.
ROUND UP TIME
Some more results from 2017. The 28 sets of CCs on offer for each sex, were shared between 8 different dogs and 18 different bitches. Four dogs and six bitches shared the 28 BOBs with dogs winning 21 and bitches 7.
Topping the CC winners was, as mentioned previously, David Alcorn, José Baddeley and David Crowther’s, Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW with 13, 11 with BOB. Runner-up to him was Ludovica and Michele Ivaldi’s Sh Ch/Int Ch Ludstar Frederick Frankenstein, who had 8 all with BOBs. The next highest CC winners were Rhona Frew’s Sh Ch Dunfionn Rysa JW and Chris and Peter Sandiford and Claire Lewis’s Sh Ch Hernwood Calypso Goddess JW ShCM who both had 4 with Rysa winning 2 BOBs and Calypso Goddess 1 BOB.
Runner-up to the top dog CC winners, with 2 CCs, was Toni Michalak’s Sh Ch Kyuna Calypso (1 BOB). Runner-up to the top bitch CC winners was Frances Boxall’s Sh Ch Laurelhach Entrapment JW with 3 CCs.
Continuing with the bitches, with 2 CCs was Ramsey Nagaty’s Forester’s Xclusive Edition of Darkmoor at Marlbeck (imp deu) and Carol Moore’s Sh Ch Gadhelic Spirit Of The Celt JW. With 1 CC each were Jane Osborn’s Amscot Siena Spice JW; Annette Mappin’s Bryerdale Texas Star JW (1 BOB); Sue and Fred Evans’ Burroughtof Dark Amber von Langstrumpf; Kate, Angus and Jennifer Macara’s Sh Ch Cromasaig Bedazzled JW (1 BOB); Grace Caulfield’s Hernwood Black Pearl ShCM; Poppie Jaconelli’s Sh Ch Hernwood Causin A Storm for Togipoto; Chris and Peter Sandiford and Nikki Keen’s Hernwood Luna Eclipse JW; Elaine Roberts and Carole and Maurice Watson’s Sh Ch Kyuna Colour Of Magic at Moonglade (1 BOB); Angie and Guy Palliser and Lesley Robson’s Lignum Tornado JW (1 BOB); Leigh Inger and Stewart Glover’s Liric Blu Magic; Liz and Barry Williams’ Longrow Dancing Queen and Longrow I Love To Boogie JW; and Peggy Seymour’s Pegasett Black N Tantrum.
In dogs, with 1 CC apiece it was Sheila Graham’s Clohass Killie Crankie; Louis Poynter’s Hernwood Prince Of Thieves JW; Jocelyn Ness’s Liric Souvenir JW; Connie and Ian Ford’s Sh Ch Liric Special Fanfare with Shillay JW ShCM and Chris and Bill Butler’s Yennadon Lochan at Rubymoon JW ShCM.
For those dogs and bitches on 2 CCs I am sure their owners will be hoping 2018 will be their lucky year to win that elusive third.
As for the breeders of CC winners, Chris and Peter Sandiford bred 5, Maureen Justice bred 3 and Carol and Maurice Watson and Liz and Barry Williams both bred 2.
Seventeen different dogs and 17 different bitches shared the 28 sets of RCCs for each sex awarded during the year. Surprisingly this is exactly the same numbers as 2016. Six of the dogs and ten of the bitches had also won CCs.
There was no outright winner of the most RCCs for two dogs and two bitches each won 4. In dogs it was Jocelyn Ness’s Liric Souvenir JW and Chris and Bill Butler’s Yennadon Lochan at Rubymoon JW ShCM. In bitches it was Jane Osborn’s Amscot Siena Spice JW and Frances Boxall’s Sh Ch Laurelhach Entrapment JW. The two dogs and A Siena Spice also won 1 CC and L Entrapment 3 CCs.
Runner up in dogs was Rhonda Cornum, Sylvia Timmermann and Cheryl Mika’s Am/It Ch Ludstar Don Corleone with 3. In bitches the runner up with 3 was Angela Phillips and Tereza Watkins’ Flaxheath Top Model at Glenmaurangi JW.
Three dogs won 2 each and these were Jean Collins-Pitman’s Amscot Raisin Black, Jenny, Bob and Katherine Roberts’ Cairacailie Discovery and Toni Michalak’s Kyuna Calypso (CC). Three bitches also each won 2 and these were Kate, Angus and Jennifer Macara’s Sh Ch Cromasaig Bedazzled JW (CC), Elaine Roberts and Carole and Maurice Watson’s Kyuna Believe In Magic JW and Jean Collins-Pitman’s Storskogens Amor Joy of Amscot.
This leaves 11 dogs and 11 bitches with 1 RCC apiece. In dogs these were: Mr & Mrs Miller’s Brookes Shadow Mover, Rhona Frew’s Dunfionn Portsoy, Ludovica and Michele Ivaldi’s Sh Ch/Int Ch Ludstar Frederick Frankenstein, Carol Smith’s Glenkinchie Soul Drifter, Poppi Jaconelli and Chris and Peter Sandiford’s Hernwood American Pharaoh, Rachel and Ken Horler’s Kintalis Winter’s Knight by Rackens JW, Maureen Justice and Connie and Ian Ford’s Liric Fusilier with Shillay JW and Connie and Ian’s Sh Ch Liric Special Fanfare with Shillay JW ShCM, David Alcorn, David Crowther and José Baddeley’s Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW, Sue and Chris Mitchell’s Roydack Ruby Hidden Gem at Brobruick JW and Mrs Macgregor’s Somerled Glen Urquart.
The bitches were Sue and Fred Evans Burroughtof Dark Amber von Langstrumpf (CC), Rhona Frew’s Sh Ch Dunfionn Rysa JW (CC), Carol Moore’s Sh Ch Gadhelic Spirit Of The Celt JW (CC), Grace Caulfield’s Sh Ch Hernwood Black Pearl (CC), Chris and Peter Sandiford and Claire Lewis’s Sh Ch Hernwood Calypso Goddess JW ShCM (CC), Poppi Jaconelli’s Sh Ch Hernwood Causing A Storm for Togipoto (CC), Elaine Roberts and Carole and Maurice Watson’s Sh Ch Kyuna Colour Of Magic at Moonglade (CC), Sue and Geoff Tong’s Sh Ch Liric Par Xcellance with Kellizlot JW, Fran Bastable’s Locksheath Tannymoral, Mrs Wojcik-Maksymiec’s My Shining Star Black Lofty, and Nicky Ackerley-Kemp’s Yennadon Lexie.
It seems incredible that there are exactly the same number of dogs and bitches winning the same number of RCCs. I can’t remember this ever happening before.
The last of the winners for 2017 to mention are the puppies. Nine bitches and five dogs won BP awards, the bitches winning 17 to the dogs 11.
Topping the list of BP winners with 6 was Linda Hall and Olivia Danks-Kemish’s Kilnrae Hallmark over Kenlinhall JW (dog) (Muckypup’s D’Artagnan JW ShCM x K Scotch The Rumour JW). Runner–up to him with 4 was Jean Collins-Pitman’s Amscot Love Is In The Air (bitch) (Yennadon Lochan at Rubymoon JW ShCM x VDH & Int Ch Storskotens Amor Joy of Amscot). Next with 3 it was Yvonne Slaughter’s Cairacailie Night of Love with Ordett (bitch) (Sh Ch Laurelhach Limited Edition at Yohenoak x Sh Ch C Devoted).
One dogs and three bitches each won 2 BP awards. The dog was Laura Millar’s Yennadon Benriach (Y Lochan at Rubymoon JW ShCM x Y Reiver). The bitches were Marian Thomas’s Graylacier Charlie’s Angel at Glynderys JW (G Royal Sovereign of Cairacailie x G Royal Elegance); Peggy Seymour and James Newton’s Pegasett Miz Guydance JW (Bryerdale Oor Cantona x P Black N Tantrum) and Gina Melville’s Tsruhnova Tarkheena JW (Sh Ch Liric Special Fanfare with Shillay JW ShCM x Kilnrae Party Time at T).
The puppies to win one BP award were Mrs Knight’s Benbuie Thorntree (dog) (Graylacier Royal Liaison with Longrow x Hernwood Rambline Rose over B); Sue and Chris Mitchell’s Roydack Ruby Hidden Gem at Brobruick JW (Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW x Roydack Loves A Blazin); Gina Melville’s Tsruhnova Tumnus JW (dog) (same as T Tarkheena above); Sue and Kathryne Wrigley’s Kattandale Black Fern (bitch) (Goango Black Finlander Cie Sev-15 x K All Black); Miss McQuillan’s Kelsnnor Kissin Dynamite (bitch) (Ardnadam Red Kite x Dunfionn Quean at K); Maureen Justice’s Liric Nostalgia JW (bitch) (Sh Ch L An Aus Approach to G x L Rhapsody In Blu) and Chris Brandon Lodge’s Lourdace Evensong (bitch) (Hernwood Storm Rider x L Field Of Gold).
Hilary Tye Tel: 0208 4602049 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org