Scottish Terrier Breed Notes

Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier
Scottish Terrier Breed Notes

Scottish Terrier Breed Notes
11/04/2018
The highlight of the dog calendar, Crufts, came with great expectation from all. With 83 Scotties entered making 85 entries it promised to be a fabulous scottie filled day out. Mrs A. Falconer of the Scarista Kennels found her Best of Breed and Dog CC in CH McVan's Big Bopper at Beameups (Chyscott's Behind The Mask x Mcvan's Be Bop Baby) owned by MS R, MS V & MS D Cross, Huber & Cross, and handled to perfection by Rebecca Cross. Rebecca then went on to take Terrier Group 1, a fantastic achievement. In 2015 Rebecca handled the wonderful Knopa to Best in Show at Crufts, and interestingly Knopa (Ch Mcvan's To Russia With Love) is the Aunty of M. Big Bopper. The Reserve Dog CC went to Gemma Stonehenge Hardys Notagehill Shiraz (Martin Hunter Tikras Bildukas x Gemma Stonehenge Estate Shiraz) owned by Mrs K Marohonova and bred by Mrs M. Khenkina. The Bitch CC went to Multi CH Filisite Brash Beauty Never Lies (Millingford Norther Star x Filisite Brash Koh-I-Noor) owner bred by Mrs V I Popova. The Reserve Bitch CC went to Snailand Legacy (Snailand Igneus Proximus x Snailand Wise Resolution) bred by Ms. N Solovyova and Owned by Mrs O Merzlikina. Best Puppy went to Eskwyre Goodby Mr Chips (Trakside Mr Goodbar x Flippex Karma Queen at Eskwyre) owner bred by Mike and Joanne Vickers. A special mention must go to Rory McKay, who, in a very strong class of the YKC Members stakes got first with his Scottie Cariso Don't Stop Believing (Ch Carisco My Leading Man x Carisco Coco Chanel) bred by Carol Rutherford. Well done Rory, quite an achievement for one so young.

The long awaited Scottish Terrier Breeders and Exhibitors Show took place on 1st April 2018, having been cancelled previously due to 'The Beast From The East'. Renowned breed specialist Carole Annan (Lomondview) found her Best in Show and Bitch CC in Misses Hovagimyan's owner bred Multi Ch Verascott Juicy Couture (Ch Berrybreeze Reckless Eric x Ch Verascott Fairy Queen). This was Juicy Couture's 3rd CC and means, subject to KC approval, she is now a UK Champion. Reserve Best in Show and the Reserve Bitch CC went to Misses Chapman, Bradley & Herd's Ch Brueik Tickled Pink By Berrybreeze (Ch Berrybreeze Dizzee Rascal x Ch Brueik Felicitous), handled by Clair Chapman and bred by Liz Bradley and Laurie Herd. The Dog Challenge Certificate went to Mrs Boyce's owner bred Trakside Mr Goodbar (Ch Glengracie Formula One x Trakside Conundrum), the Reserve Dog CC going to Mr Marriott & Mrs Kenny-Marriott's owner bred Ch Millingford Kings Choice (Ch Stuane Kings Sword x Ch Millingford Cloudberry). Best Puppy In Show went to Messrs Becquet & Darby's Minorlines Royal Imperial Becscott (Elfricia New Adventure with Terratom x Minorlines Morag Issigonis) bred by Mrs Haigh. Best Veteran in Show went to Misses Hovagimyan's Multi Ch Tamzin Mr Prospector (Ch Morrisey at Mayson x Tamzin Jezabel) bred by Mr & Mrs Platt. It was a very friendly show and everyone had a most enjoyable day, with the icing on the cake being the wonderful food on offer.

Last weekend was National Terrier, another highlight for the world of Terriers. The judge was Katharina Round (Champernoune) from France. She found her Best of Breed and Dog CC in Evelyn Boyce's owner bred Trakside Mr Goodbar (Ch Glengracie Formula One x Trakside Conundrum) who was also shortlisted in the group. Evelyn also took the Reserve Dog CC with Trakside Royal Indian (Ch Trakside Flying Scotsman at Charmic x Trakside Fairy Queen). The Bitch CC went to Marina Khenkina's owner bred Gemma Stonehenge Banda Dorada (Gemma Stonehenge Pushkin x Flippex Jade in Black). The Reserve Bitch CC went to the Misses Hovagimyan's owner bred Multi Ch Verascott Juicy Couture (Ch Berrybreeze Reckless Eric x Ch Verascott Fairy Queen). Best Puppy went to Messrs Becquet & Darby's Minorlines Royal Imperial Becscott (Elfricia New Adventure with Terratom x Minorlines Morag Issigonis) bred by Mrs Haigh. This show has the Best Special Beginner award, which was found in Dr & Mrs Willis' Carisco Kings Crusader (Ch Millingford Kings Choice x Carisco My Leading Lady) bred by Carol Rutherford. They went on to represent the Scotties well being placed Reserve Best Special Beginner in Show.
This weekend is the West of England Scottish Terrier Club Open Show on Sunday 15th April at Failand Village Hall and the judge is Mr. M Tovey (Charmic). The show opens at 10am and judging starts at 11. If you fancy a day out watching Scotties you will be made to feel most welcome.

The South Wales Scottish Terrier Club is on Saturday 5th May. Schedules are available from the secretary or there is online entry at www.onlineshowentry.com<http://www.onlineshowentry.com>. The show is held at the Craig Community Hall, Bassaleg near Newport and the Judge is Alan Hedges (Ramblix). Paper entries have now closed and online entries close 16th April.

Schedules for the Scottish Terrier Club of England Championship Show are now out. The Show is to be held on Sunday 1st July 2018 at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park. The Judge is Miss Clair Chapman (Berrybreeze). This is always such a lovely show, lets hope for good weather so judging can take place outside. Schedules are available from Angie Beckton on 01945 440917.

Don't forget that both Three Counties and Paignton have put classes on for us so please support the classes so we don't loose them again. Both schedules are available from Higham Press.

The next meeting of the Scottish Terrier Society is on 29th April from 11am at Ashwick and Oakhill Village Hall, Zion Hill, Oakhill BA3 5AN. The STS are currently compiling their year book and should anyone wish to advertise the price is £10. Please contact the secretary Liz Tyler on liz.tyler@hotmail.co.uk<mailto:liz.tyler@hotmail.co.uk>

If anyone has any news you want to share then please let me know. My phone number is 01495 772975 or email me DivadellScotties@outlook.com.
Vicki Norton

01/03/2018
Due to the horrific weather conditions with the 'Beast from the East' and Storm Emma, and Red Warnings being issued by the Met Office, the STBEA committee took the decision to postpone their Championship Show. The show will now be held on 1st April, same venue and judge. The judge is Carol Annan (Lomondview) and is held at The Old Mill Hall, School Lane, Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7LB The show opens at 9am and judging commences at 10am. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.v

Huge congratulations go to Rory Mackay who came runner up in Scottish Junior Handler of the Year, handling his Scottish Terrier, Carisco Don't Stop Believing (Ch. Carisco My Leading Man x Carisco Coco Chanel) bred by Carol Rutherford. A fantastic achievement and we wish him all the very best in the finals at Crufts.

No Championship shows this week but some news from around the open shows :) At the Terrier Club of Devon and Cornwall held at Cullompton on 18th February the Scotties were represented and we saw Best of Breed going to Jackie Wealls owner bred Wringtonbell Ready To Rock (Ch Berrybreeze Dizzee Rascal x Wringtonbell Princess Tuppence). Reserve Best of Breed went to Sue and Dave Lewis's Samstevever Sir James at Wiselds (Samstevever Cornish Miner x Samstevever Kelliemay). I understand it was a friendly show and an enjoyable day was had.


On to Irvine and District Open Show on Saturday 24th February. No Scottie classes were scheduled but we were well represented with Denise McGlennon's Divadell Harvest Moon (Ch Berrybreeze Dizzee Rascal x Samstevever Rainbows End at Divadell) bred by Vicki Norton. Not only were they awarded Best AVNSC but went on to take Terrier Group 1. Denise said there was a lot of waiting, but lots of lovely people cheered her on for Best In Show and she had a fantastic day.


Saturday also saw Caenarfon & District Canine Society, again no classes but Jane Harrison-Brown took Best AVNSC Terrier Puppy with her boy Eskwyre Carlito's Way (Trakside Mr Goodbar x Flippix Karma Queen at Eskwyre) bred by Mike Vickers. Again she went on to do the breed proud with Puppy Group 1.


On Sunday 25th February it was Liverpool Terrier Club with the Scottish Terriers being judged by Mr Paul Harding. Mike & Joanne Vickers' Eskwyre Goodby Mr Chips (Trakside Mr Goodbar x Flippix Karma Queen at Eskwyre) won Best of Breed and Best Puppy. He then went on to take Puppy Group 2 under breed specialist Mr Neil Straw (Shaolin).


Sunday also saw the first meeting back for the Scottish Terrier Society. A really good day for people getting last minute ringcraft training and grooming in before the STBEA and Crufts. A good informative day was had by all, with friends catching up after the Christmas break. Their next meeting is Sunday 25th March and everyone is welcome. Please see their website for further details - www.scottishterriersociety.co.uk.


Not long left to get your adverts in for The Scottish Terrier Club (England) year book . If anyone wishes to advertise this needs to be submitted by the Terrier day at Crufts, so not long to get your adverts in. Various options are available, for example a full page colour advert for £55. For more information please contact Gail Dixon on Chatterdale@aol.com<mailto:Chatterdale@aol.com> .


The Schedules for the West of England Scottish Terrier Club Open Show are now available. There is no online entry but copies of the schedule can be found on their webpage and also their facebook page. The Show is to be held on Sunday 15th April at Failand Village Hall and the judge is Mr. M Tovey (Charmic). Entries close Monday 19th March.

Schedules are now available for The South Wales Scottish Terrier Club on Saturday 5th May. Schedules are available from the secretary or there is online entry at www.onlineshowentry.com<http://www.onlineshowentry.com>. The show is held at the Craig Community Hall, Bassaleg near Newport and the Judge is Alan Hedges (Ramblix).

If anyone has any news you want to share then please let me know. My phone number is 01495 772975 or email me DivadellScotties@outlook.com.
Vicki Norton

16/02/2018

Sorry for no breed notes last week, but those of you who know me understand that I had a litter of babies born and a child break her arm… both on the same day!?!?!

The results have now been fully published for the 2017 breed competitions. Top Dog went to Ch / Rus Ch Millingford Kings Choice (Ch. Stuane Kings Sword x Ch Millingford Cloudberry), whose owners and breeders Alison and John Marriott were also awarded the Top Breeder. The title of Top Brood Bitch went to the dam of Ch Millingford Kings Choice, Ch Millingford Cloudberry (Ch Berrybreeze Dizzie Rascal x Millingford Bohemian). Top Stud Dog then went to Ch Berrybreeze Dizzie Rascal (Ch Berrybreeze Reckless Eric x Berrybreeze Miss Dynamite) owned and bred by Clair Chapman.

The North Of England Scottish Terrier Club held its Limit Show on Saturday. Judge Lauren Broome (Evingbriar) stepped in at the last minute, which the society was very grateful for. Best in Show and Best Bitch was Carol Rutherford’s owner bred Carisco Cendal Cream (Ch. Carisco My Leading Man x Carisco Coco Chanel). Reserve Best Bitch went to Robert Bequet and Peter Darby’s Minorlines Princess Royal Becscott (Elfricia New Adventure with Terratom x Minorlines Morag Issigonis)bred by Mrs Haigh. Reserve Best in Show and Best Dog was Liz & Graham Meeks Benartybrae Macarena at Benbetham (Rolanka Pass The Buck To Benartybrae x Benartybrae Charleston) bred by Geraldine Marshall. Reserve Best Dog went to Carol Rutherford’s owner bred Carisco Follow Your Dreams, litter brother to the Best In Show. Best Puppy in Show was Peter & Roberts Minorlines Royal Imperial Bescott (Elfricia New Adventure with Terratom x Minorlines Morag Issigonis)bred by Mrs Haigh. Best Veteran went to Monica & Peter Greenwood’s owner bred Petmon Miss Tiggywinkle ShCM (Ch. Berrybreeze Illumination x Amber Go With Petmon). I am told it was a well run, friendly show with a great atmosphere and a good day was had by all.


The Scottish Terrier Club (England) year book is currently being compiled and if anyone wishes to advertise this needs to be submitted by the Terrier day at Crufts, so not long to get your adverts in. Various options are available, for example a full page colour advert for £55. For more information please contact Gail Dixon on Chatterdale@aol.com .

The STBEA Championship Show is taking place on 3rd March. The judge is Carol Annan (Lomondview) and is held at The Old Mill Hall, School Lane, Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7LB The show opens at 9am and judging commences at 10am. Any one wanting a day out around Scotties will be made most welcome and should be a good day out.

The Schedules for the West of England Scottish Terrier Club Open Show are now available. There is no online entry but copies of the schedule can be found on their webpage and also their facebook page. The Show is to be held on Sunday 15th April at Failand Village Hall and the judge is Mr. M Tovey (Charmic). Entries close Monday 19th March.

The next meeting of the Scottish Terrier Society is on 25th February at Ashwick and Oakhill Village Hall, Zion Hill, Oakhill BA3 5AN. There will be handling from 11am til 1pm followed by Grooming in the afternoon from 2pm til 4pm, so perfect for anyone wanting to get some last minute training and grooming in before Breeders and Crufts.

If anyone has any news you want to share then please let me know. My phone number is 01495 772975 or email me DivadellScotties@outlook.com.

Vicki Norton


Scottish Terrier Breed Notes
29/01/2018
Well another week has gone by and I am sure everyone has their babies on the tables getting their coats in order for the numerous shows coming up.

The North of England Scottish Terrier Club is holding its Limit Show on Saturday 17th February at Grenoside Community Centre, Main Street, Grenoside, Sheffield S35 8PN. The judge is Mrs Jennifer Rowland (Rabbonai). The entries close on 5th February and should be sent to the secretary Mrs. Evelyn Boyce and you can contact her on evelyn@trakside.co.uk<mailto:evelyn@trakside.co.uk> for further information. This should be a great day out and you will be made to feel most welcome.

The Scottish Terrier Club (England) year book is currently being compiled and if anyone wishes to advertise this needs to be submitted by the Terrier day at Crufts. Various options are available, for example a full page colour advert for £55. For more information please contact Gail Dixon on Chatterdale@aol.com<mailto:Chatterdale@aol.com> .

The STBEA Championship Show is taking place on 3rd March. The judge is Carol Annan (Lomondview) and is held at The Old Mill Hall, School Lane, Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7LB The show opens at 9am and judging commences at 10am. Any one wanting a day out around Scotties will be made most welcome and should be a good day out.
The Schedules for the West of England Scottish Terrier Club Open Show are now available. There is no online entry but copies of the schedule can be found on their webpage and also their facebook page. The Show is to be held on Sunday 15th April at Failand Village Hall and the judge is Mr. M Tovey (Charmic). Entries close Monday 19th March.

The next meeting of the Scottish Terrier Society is on 25th February at Ashwick and Oakhill Village Hall, Zion Hill, Oakhill BA3 5AN. There will be handling from 11am til 1pm followed by Grooming in the afternoon from 2pm til 4pm, so perfect for anyone wanting to get some last minute training and grooming in before Breeders and Crufts.

Looking forward to the summer and for those that missed last weeks breed notes, its fantastic news that classes for Scottish Terriers have been reinstated at both Three Counties and Paignton. I for one find some of the Championship shows a bit far for me to get to, especially with other commitments at home. This is a great opportunity to support these classes and hopefully see them go from strength to strength .... Who knows in the future maybe CC's?

If anyone has any news you want to share then please let me know. My phone number is 01495 772975 or email me DivadellScotties@outlook.com.
Vicki Norton
22/01/2018
Happy New Year to everyone, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the year ahead.

Thursday saw Manchester Championship Show, our first Championship show of the year and last qualifying show for Crufts. We were 2nd in the ring with an entry of 41 for judge Mr John Gaskell (Mayson). He found the Bitch CC and his best of breed in Ch. Brueik Tickled Pink by Berrybreeze (Ch Berrybreee Dizzee Rascal x Ch Brueik Felicitous) bred by Liz Bradley and Laurie Herd and owned jointly with Clair Chapman. The reserve Bitch CC went to Christine and Sylvie Hovagimyan owner Bred Multi Ch Verascott Juicy Couture (Ch Berrybreeze Reckless Eric x Multi Ch Verascott Fairy Queen). The dam of the Reserve Bitch, Multi Ch Verascott Fairy Queen (Multi Ch Tamzin Mr Prospector x Verascott Ask For the Moon), went on to get Best Veteran In Breed, again owner bred by Christine and Sylvie Hovagimyan. Best Puppy also came from the bitch line up and went to Robert Becquet and Peter Darby's Minorlines Royal Imperial Becscott (Elfricia New Adventure With Terratom x Minorlines Morag Issigonis)bred by Mrs Haigh in June 2017. The Dog CC went to Alison & John Marriott's CH / Rus CH Millingford Kings Choice (Ch Stuane Kings Sword x Ch Millingford Cloudberry), with the reserve going to Evelyn Boyce's owner bred Trakside Royal Indian (Ch Trakside Flying Scotsman at Charmic x Trakside Fairy Queen).

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Malcolm Scanlan who has been such a figure in the breed for many years and will be very much missed. A Mass to celebrate his life will be held at 1.30 pm on Wednesday 24/1/18 at St. Joseph's Church, New Zealand Road, Cardiff, followed by a service at Thornhill Crematorium at 3.00pm. My thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

A reminder that all the clubs subs are now due for the coming year. Also The Scottish Terrier Club (England) year book is currently being compiled and if anyone wishes to advertise this needs to be submitted by the Terrier day at Crufts. Various options are available, for example a full page colour advert for £55. For more information please contact Gail Dixon on Chatterdale@aol.com<mailto:Chatterdale@aol.com> .

Entries close online for STBEA Championship Show on 29th January, and can be found on www.highampress.co.uk<http://www.highampress.co.uk>. The judge is Carol Annan (Lomondview) and is held at The Old Mill Hall, School Lane, Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7LB on 3rd March. Show opens at 9am and judging commences at 10am. Should be a good day out.
The Schedules for the West of England Scotties Terrier Club Open Show are now available. There is no online entry but copies of the schedule can be found on their webpage and also their facebook page. The Show is to be held on Sunday 15th April at Failand Village Hall and the judge is Mr. M Tovey (Charmic). Entries close Monday 19th March.

The next meeting of the Scottish Terrier Society is on 25th February at Ashwick and Oakhill Village Hall, Zion Hill, Oakhill BA3 5AN. There will be handling from 11am til 1pm followed by Groomin in the afternoon from 2pm til 4pm, so perfect for anyone wanting to get some last minute training and grooming in before Breeders and Crufts.

Schedules are now out for Three Counties on Higham Press. It is fantastic to see them scheduling classes for Scottish Terriers again. Lets hope for a good entry.

Also thank you to all of you that emailed Sue St Maur Thorpe regarding Scottish Terrier Classes at Paignton. I am absolutely thrilled to confirm that they are putting classes on for us this year! I hope everyone can support the classes.

If anyone has any news you want to share then please let me know. My phone number is 01495 772975 or email me DivadellScotties@outlook.com.
Vicki Norton

17/11/2017

Over the weekend the World Dog Show was held at Leipzig in Germany. Both the Bitch and Dog CACIB had UK connections which was nice to see. The Bitch CACIB and Best of Breed went to Filisite Brash Beauty Never Lies (Ch. Millingford Northern Star x Ch Filisite Brash Koh-I-Noor) owned and bred by Valentina Popova of Russia. The Dog CACIB went to Quaint Quincent (Ch Berrybreeze Daddy Cool x Ch Quaint Louisa May) owned by Arja Tuuliniemi of Finland and bred by Reijo Portala. Evelyn Boyce had travelled to Germany to show two of her boys. Trakside Royal Indian came 4th in a very strong Junior Class, competing against 15 in the class to get this great result. Trakside Mr Goodbar excelled with a 1st in the Intermediate Class. Congratulations to Evelyn and all the winners.

Congratulations to Jackie Weall and her girl Holly, Wringtonbell Ready To Rock (Ch Berrybreeze Dizzee Rascal x Wringtonbell Princess Tuppence), who were awarded Top Dog of Dorset. The competition was organised by Poole Canine Club and Holly qualified for the competition by winning BOB and then Group 3 at Christchurch & New Forest Canine Society Open Show. A fantastic achievement, flying the flag for our Breed.

Also congratulations to Mike & Joanne Vickers who’s puppy, Eskwyre Goodbye Mr Chips (Trakside Mr Goodbar x Flippix Karma Queen IMP FIN) at just 6 months of age won BPIS and BOB at Manchester Sporting Terrier Club.

LKA entry figures have been released with 46 Scottish Terriers making up 46 entries. The judge is Alan Small and we are in Ring 1 after the Airedales and Cairns. Good Luck to all those going.

I thought it would be useful for everyone for a list of the judges for our shows next year.
Here is what I have so far … I am missing SWKA if anyone knows who this is it would be fabulous if you could let me know. WKC - Zena Thorn-Andrews

Driffield - Ava Platt

Darlington - Ann Bradley

Windsor - Paul Wilkinson

Birmingham National - Mr J Watson

Manchester - John Gaskell

Club England - Clair Chapman

SKC Aug - Mrs B M Banbury

North England Scottish Terrier Club - Patrizia Hill

National Terrier - Katarina Round

LKA - MS King

Blackpool - Easdon

STC (Scotland) - Denise Sharples

STBEA - Carol Annan

Bath - Jeff Horswell

Leeds - Stuart Plane

If anyone has any news you want to share then please let me know. My phone number is 01495 772975 or email me DivadellScotties@outlook.com.

Vicki Norton


05/11/2017

The Scottish Terrier Breeders & Exhibitors Association held their Limit Show. The Judge was Allie Broom (Evingbriar) and enjoyed her day thoroughly. She found her Best In Show and Best Bitch in Margaret and Alan Lawrence's owner bred Sweetgarret Highland Lass (Ch Trakside Flying Scotsman at Charmic x Chatterdale Dark Star of Sweetgarret). Reserve Best Bitch and also Reserve Best in Show went to Debra Wilde's Blackthorpe Bryony (Ch Stuane Kings Sword x Blackthorpe Bianca) bred by Chris Mills. Best Dog went to Liz Tyler's Divadell Room at the Top (Ch Berrybreeze Dizzee Rascal x Samstevever Rainbows End to Divadell) bred by Vicki Norton. Reserve Best Dog went to Liz & Graham Meek's Benartybrae Macarena at Benbetham (Rolanka Pass The Buck To Benartybrae x Benartybrae Charleston) bred by Geraldine Marshall. Best Puppy went to Lucy Kirk, Alison Kenny-Marriot and John Marriot's Millingford Hudson (Multi Ch Flippex I'm Man of Action x Ch Millingford Cloudberry) bred by Alison and John , and handled by Lucy. Best Veteran went to Monica & Peter Greenwood's owner bred Petmon Miss Tiggywinkle (Ch Berrybreeze Ilumination x Amber Go With Petmon) who is 10 years old. I hear it was a lovely show and everyone enjoyed themselves, a friendly atmosphere and good refreshments. Well done to the committee, I am just sorry to have missed it.

The Scottish Terrier Society has decided to hold an additional grooming and handling session on Sunday 19th November and we can offer both grooming & handling from 1.30 - 4pm. Also the Christmas Party will be on Sunday 3rd December. There will be handling in the morning followed by the party in the afternoon. This is usually great fun with sausage racing and musical mats, so if you have a free afternoon definitely a must go. It is held at their usual venue, Ashwick and Oakhill Village Hall, and full details can be found on their website www.scottishterriersociety.co.uk.

Sedgley & Gornal Open Show is being held at Stafford County Show Ground on 26th November. This is the first time they have offered Scottish Terrier Classes and they are being judged by Lucy Kirk. How fantastic to see a Scottie person from our C list being asked to just the classes. I hope she gets lots of support. Entry is still available online until Sunday 12th November on Fossedata, and we have 3 classes - junior, post grad and open.

On to more exciting news. Pencil in your diaries 7th - 10th June 2018 .. The Three Counties Championship Show have put our classes back on! They have given us 8 non-cc classes, how fantastic is that. I hope those who are able will support these. just think with a good entry of well supported classes we can stamp an impression for the future. Who knows we could see CC's returning in the years to come.

Following on from this, I have been speaking to Sue St Maur Thorp about getting classes back at Paignton Championship Show. If any of you would like to see this happen please could you contact Sue on pdfa@hotmail.co.uk to show that there would be interest in getting the classes back. Also if you have any suggestions for judges she would appreciate this also.

I can understand that some may be sceptical . I hear cries of decreasing numbers and lack of support within the breed. From where I sit I see a good core of exhibitors and new ones appearing every year. Positivity is what we need to move our breed forward, we cannot dwell in the past we must look to the future. I recently, as you know, have been looking at past Championship Show catalogues and looking at our class numbers and entries. From looking our breed had fairly static numbers around 30 dogs with these dogs making approximately 55 entries. Mid 80's saw a dramatic increase with the number of dogs doubling and this level continued to the early 2000's. At Blackpool in 1984 there were 54 Scotties making 52 entries. However, although the number of dogs had doubled the number of entries hadn't. This means there was a shift in attitude to the number of classes entered. A shift to 1 dog 1 entry. Our breed average for this year is 38 . which has been around the 40 mark for the last 10 years. Perhaps we should be looking to get back to the days of entering more than one class and having a fun day out with like minded people.

If anyone has any news you want to share then please let me know. My phone number is 01495 772975 or email me DivadellScotties@outlook.com.
Vicki Norton

Scottish Terrier Breed Notes

24/10/2017



Firstly my apologies for the lack of breed notes last week … the final week of school was very busy with parents evenings, liturgies, activities and the such like … I didn’t get to spend much time at home! All back on track now.



Last weekend saw the North of England Scottish Terrier Club Championship Show with judge Robert Becquet (Becscott). The show was sponsored by Royal Canin - so fabulous bags of food down the line for all the winners. From the entry of 29 dogs, Rob found his BIS and the Dog CC in John and Alison Marriott's owner bred Ch Millingford Kings Choice (Ch Stuane Kings Sword X Ch Millingford Cloudberry) RBIS and the Bitch CC went to Willie and Maureen Kelly's owner bred Ch Carseview Hurricane Hannah (Carseview Bartholomew X Ch Glenboig Lady Gaga at Carseview) The RDCC went Glengracie Galileo ( Ch Turnaware Buccaneer x Ch Kentwella An All That Jazz JW) owner bred by Angie Beckton. The RBCC went to Alan and Margaret Lawrence's owner bred Sweetgarret Highland Lass (Flying Scotsman x Chatterdale Dark Star of Sweetgarret) . Best Puppy went to Saredon Boom Time(Ch Millingford Royal Eclipse at Chatterdale x Ch Gemma Stonehenge Remuage) bred by John Averis and owned by Simon Cockayne and handled by Gail Dixon. Richard and Lyn Corney's owner bred Rilynson Sunshine Princess (Ch Berrybreeze Illumination x Rylinson Island Princess) was Best Veteran. Graham Meek judged the Special Awards Classes, his first appointment. It was a friendly atmosphere to the show and everyone had a good day. The club has purchased new mats and I am sure the exhibitors appreciated them … not to mention the hard working committee when they came to pack them away at the end of the day. A special mention needs to go to Jenny Morris who had worked hard making the Club Table look so lovely and had some extra special goodies on there.



Last week also saw Discover Dogs at ExCel in London. A big well done and a huge thank you must go to Monica and Peter Greenwood for the stand and promoting our breed to the general public. I have seen a video of people getting Scottie hugs so a great advocate for the breed. I feel the promotion of our breed is very important, with the ever increasing trend towards cross breeds with fancy made-up names it is more important than ever to educate the public about the wonderful world of pedigree dogs. Of course the more people that become interested in our breed this could have the knock on effect of more people visiting the shows and getting into the show ring. A big positive, we always need new blood.



This Sunday saw the Scottish Terrier Society’s First Aid Course. I understand the course instructor, Hannah, made it an interesting, informative and most of all fun filled day. Knowing what to do in an emergency situation is very important and I am sure all the participants went away feeling better prepared for just such an occasion. The day was finished off with afternoon tea and a delectable array of scrumptious cakes. Well done all for organising this event. Please note that the November meeting for the STS has been cancelled.



This weekend sees the Scottish Terrier Breeders & Exhibitors Limit Show. Entries are now closed but I am sure if you fancied a day out watching Scotties you will be made most welcome. The show is to be held on 4th November at their usual venue of The Jubilee Hall, Lewknor Village, Lewknor, Watlington, OX49 5TL and the judge is Allie Broom (Evingbriar). There is a Fancy Dress competition during the lunch break and good classification including junior handling. Also of note is the opportunity to place an advert in the STBEA year book. Closing date for booking this is 31st October. Full details from Anne Dauncey on 01952 252562.



This weekend also sees the dreaded bonfire night. For me this isn’t a problem, I love fireworks, get excited – I am a big kid -and my dogs aren’t bothered by them. When I got married I inherited a spaniel cross … Poppy used to be terrified, wrap herself around my husband’s shoulders and quake. That was until the year he had parents evening at school and wasn’t in the house. Around me no such behaviour! Made me question if our dogs are sensing our emotions and it winds them up… we worry because we are worried it will upset them and in turn they worry because we are worried. Just my theory! There are numerous remedies around from vests to herbs that can possibly help, I have never tried any but know others have said they have helped. Hope you all have a peaceful bonfire night .



If anyone has any news you want to share then please let me know. My phone number is 01495 772975 or email me DivadellScotties@outlook.com.

Vicki Norton
Scottish Terrier Breed Notes
16/10/2017

This Saturday, 14th October saw the South Wales Scottish Terrier Club hold its Open Show. The judge was Eileen Foy (Byley). It was nice to see there were limited absentees this time, and lovely to see some faces back that have not entered for a while. It was also fabulous to see some Scottie lovers that do not show at ring side watching the proceedings, certainly brought back memories of people at ring side just there to watch. There were specials for all classes kindly donated by a member along with other items kindly donated by committee members. James Wellbeloved had sponsored the show which was a pleasant surprise as this was not mentioned in the schedule or catalogue, so a big thank you to them also. Best Veteran went to Richard and Lyn Corney's owner bred Rilynson Sunshine Princess (Ch Berrybreeze Illumination x Rilynson Island Princess) bred in 2007 and the grand age of 10. Best Dog went to Mrs Liz Tyler's Divadell Room at the Top (Ch Berrybreeze Dizzee Rascal x Samstevever Rainbows End to Divadell) bred by Vicki Norton. Divadell Room at the Top then went on to be awarded Reserve Best In Show and Best Opposite Sex. Reserve Best Dog and Best Veteran Dog went to Mr and Mrs Rees' Rabbonai Gilead at Miacarla (Ch Berrybreeze Reckless Eric x Tamzin Purposely Pretty For Rabbonai) bred by Mrs Jennifer Rowland. Reserve Best Bitch was awarded to Mrs Maureen Emmins' Miss Catastrophe Du Moulin De MacGregor Imp Fr (Fr Ch Ex Voto Du Moulin De MacGregor x Hpnotiq Rita Du Moulin De MacGregor) bred by Ruth O'Connor of France. Best Bitch and Best In Show went to Divadell Izzy Whizzy (Ch Berrybreeze Dizzee Rascal x Samstevever Phenix Over Divadell) from the junior bitch class and is owner bred by Vicki Norton in August 2016. A lovely day enjoyed by all.

After the judging was completed at the SWSTC I was chatting to the judge Mrs Foy and it was discovered we had a mutual friend in Lisa Atwood-Parker (Binate), who unfortunately passed away earlier this year. Lisa's main claim to fame was Binate Plantagenet, a Kerry Blue, who won RBIS at Crufts in 1971. Although widely known for her Kerry's Lisa also had Scotties and one of her bitches can be seen behind a lot of the pedigrees of the wheaten Scotties bred in this country today - Wanderers Magic Fire through Binate. Our discussion led to Lisa's fervent investigation and knowledge of pedigrees - an interest she kindled in me 20 years ago. Lisa firmly believed that it wasn't just the dog you used, it was also what was behind that dog. If what was behind a dog was good and tied in with your own pedigree you stood a good chance of producing some decent stock. This also followed on from the article I read in the STBEA year book the other day taken from the 1974 year book and written by Betty Penn-Bull. With advances in science we can now calculate inbreeding co-efficient, but , I feel we can all get too hung up on this and cannot be the only factor we take into account. Likewise even if a dog is out winning in the ring it still may not be the best dog for our bitch. I know some of you will be thinking I am a newbie upstart for discussing this ... but being from a farming background and my dad bred pigs and cattle which were entered and won at agricultural shows, and did quite well (his trunk full of rosettes and prize cards were an inspiration), I understand a little the problems faced when selecting a successful breeding programme, and the importance of staying true to type.

Sunday was the Terrier Club of Devon and Cornwall's Open Show held at Cullompton. It was nice to hear our breed was represented and Best of Breed went to Jackie Weall's owner bred Wringtonbell Ready to Rock (Ch. Berrybreeze Dizzee Rascal x Wringtonbell Princess Tuppence) and Reserve Best of Breed to Sue & Dave Lewis' Samstevever Sir James of Wiselds bred by Mrs Vera Hill. I am told it was a friendly show and a good day was had by all. It is always good to hear of our breed being represented at General Open Shows. We will have all heard of the changes in the Open Shows announced by the Kennel Club this week. I for one am quite excited and am hoping it will possibly mean more classes for Scotties at our Open Shows. I love going and have made some fabulous friends along the way, but as always it would be nice to see more Scotties at them ;)

I was saddened to hear of the death of Mrs Frieda Wright, the President of STBEA, on 7th October. She and her husband Harold (who passed away in 2004 just shy of his 90th birthday) were Woodmansey kennels famed for their terriers over many years. Both were Scottish Terrier judges and liked nothing better than being around dogs and doggy people. The funeral service will be held at Bangor Crematorium, Llandegai Road, Bangor, North Wales, LL57 4HP on the afternoon of Friday 20th October at 2.15pm and afterwards at The Slate Restaurant, Tal y Bont, which is close by. Anyone who wishes to attend the funeral is warmly invited to do so. Donations are invited in lieu of flowers in Freda's name to the Alzheimer's Society, which may be sent direct to her son, Dr David Wright, Hillcote, 69 Penrhos Road, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2BQ, or via the Alzheimer's Society website. My thoughts are with her family at this sad time.

A reminder about the Scottish Terrier Breeders & Exhibitors Limit Show with only a few days left to enter online at www.highampress.co.uk<http://www.highampress.co.uk> . Closing date for online entries is 21st October midday, so don't miss out. The show is to be held on 4th November at their usual venue of The Jubilee Hall, Lewknor Village, Lewknor, Watlington, OX49 5TL and the judge is Allie Broom (Evingbriar). There is a Fancy Dress competition during the lunch break and good classification including junior handling. Also of note is the opportunity to place an advert in the STBEA year book. Closing date for booking this is 31st October. Full details from Anne Dauncey on 01952 252562.

Good luck to all those going to the North of England Championship Show this coming weekend. I am looking forward to hearing all about it.

If anyone has any news you want to share then please let me know. My phone number is 01495 772975 or email me DivadellScotties@outlook.com.
Vicki Norton
09/10/2017

South Wales Kennel Association saw Miss E.J. Bradley judging this Sunday. Although the entry was not the largest with only 2 absentees it was comparable with other championship shows this year. Judging was delayed ever so slightly due to a problem with the table, but well done to SWKA who sorted the problem out very quickly. The atmosphere around the Scottie ring was lovely - friendly and welcoming, and I certainly enjoyed my day out. Liz found the Dog CC in Ch Millingford Royal Eclipse at Chatterdale (Ch Berrybreeze Dizzee Rascal x Millingford Royal Affair) owned by Gail Dixon and bred by Alison Kenny-Marriott. The Reserve Dog CC and Best Puppy went to Trakside Royal Indian (Ch Trakside Flying Scotsman at Charmic x Trakside Fairy Queen) owner bred by Evelyn Boyce. The Bitch CC and Best of Breed went to Multi Ch. Verascott Juicy Couture (Ch. Berrybreeze Reckless Eric x Ch Verascott Fairy Queen) owner bred by Christine Hovagimyan. This is Verascott Juicy Couture's 2nd CC. The Reserve Bitch CC went to Jackie Weall's owner bred Wringtonbell Ready To Rock (Ch Berrybreeze Dizzee Rascal x Wringtonbell Princess Tuppence). Verascott Juicy Couture then flew the flag for our breed by taking Group 3. Congratulations to all the exhibitors and the good sportsmanship shown.

I picked up my Scottish Terrier Club (England) calendar at SWKA. They are fabulous as always, full of photographs of some very beautiful Scotties . It also features the dates of the Championship and Breed Club Shows for the year, and a list of the judges for those shows that were available at time of print. Definitely a must have for any Scottie lover and I am sure they will sell out of them very quickly. They are available from Til Tovey on 01664 813179 or from Angie Beckton by email (stc-england@talktalk.net<mailto:stc-england@talktalk.net>).

Sunday also saw The Scottish Terrier Club (Scotland) hold one of its grooming days. Carol Annan showing her dedication to the breed, although still recovering, was on hand to pass on her expertise to the next generation. Tea, cake and good company was then enjoyed by all. It is wonderful to see one of our Breed Clubs actively encouraging the new exhibitors and passing on the knowledge they need.

The South Wales Scottish Terrier Club Open Show is this coming Saturday 14th October, entries are now closed but if you are in the area and fancy a day out watching the show I am sure you will be made to feel most welcome. On their facebook group a photograph has been posted of a small selection of the goodies on offer on the club table which for any Scottie addict are a must have. Hope to see you all at the Graig Community Hall, Bassaleg, Newport this Saturday.

It was with pleasant surprise I saw the Terrier Club of South Wales schedule for their Open Show on 3rd December at Penyrheol Community Centre near Caerphilly. This is a change of venue and looks to be ideal with loads of parking . It is nearly 2 years since they last held a show due to lack of entries so am thrilled they are trying again. They have put on 2 Scottie classes and it would be great if anyone felt able to support them. I found this to be a very friendly and welcoming show and am really looking forward to it. For further information and a schedule contact Lyndia Salmon 01443 493278 or email windygap.kerries@btinternet.com.
Following on from the Bath Schedule from last week it was with interest I discovered a book I have been reading - The Kennel Murder Case written by Willard Huntington Wright under the pseudonym S.S. Van Dine, I discovered a breed description within quoted from W. L. McClandish who as you will remember was judging at Bath in 1935. It is a very interesting dissection of the breed standard with references to many of the great kennels of the past. The book centres around a fictional detective who is also a breeder of Scottish Terriers, and features a Scottish Terrier whom ultimately helps in solving the case. There is also an interesting insight into the running of the AKC at the time. If anyone would like to read it there is a full copy available online http://www.fadedpage.com/showbook.php?pid=20131130
If anyone has any news you want to share then please let me know. My phone number is 01495 772975 or email me DivadellScotties@outlook.com.
Vicki Norton

Scottish Terrier Breed Notes
03/10/2017

This weekend saw Driffield Championship Show with CC's on offer for our breed. The judge was breed specialist Evelyn Boyce of Trakside reknown. The dog CC went to Stuart Plane's owner bred Stuane Cloak and Dagger (Ch. Berrybreeze Dizzee Rascal x Ch. Stuane Florette) from open and the reserve also from open to Kathy Earl's owner bred Rolanka Bucks Fizz (Ch. Turnaware Buccaneer x Rolanka Honey Bee). The Reserve Bitch was from junior and went to Carol Rutherford's owner bred Carisco Cendal Crème (Ch. Carisco My Leading Man x Carisco Coco Chanel). The Bitch CC and Best of Breed went to Clair Chapman, Liz Bradley & Laurie Herd's Ch. Brueik Tickled Pink by Berrybreeze (Ch. Berrybreeze Dizzee Rascal x Ch. Brueik Felicitous) bred by Liz and Laurie and handled by Clair. She went on to do our breed proud taking Group 3 under judge Bob Blackley. Best Puppy went to Simon Cockayne's Sarendon Boom Time (Ch Millingford Royal Eclipse at Chatterdale x Ch Gemma Stonehenge Remuage) bred by John Averis and handled by Gail Dixon. It's a shame there wasn't a puppy group. Well done to all exhibiting who braved the mud. I understand the show ground was pretty atrocious following heavy rainfall but the show committee ensured all exhibitors safety and were on hand to help through out the day.

Sunday saw the Scottish Terrier Society's first meeting back after the summer break. For those who do not know about the society, they run ring craft and grooming tuition for exhibitors and those who just value their Scotties as pets. It was a great day and fun was had by all who attended, was nice to see not only old faces but new as well. Of course the best part of the day was Jackie's cake which was fantastic. Their next meeting is 29th October and they are running a first aid course for dogs followed by ring craft. Check out their website for full details - www.scottishterriersociety.co.uk

This week a friend of mine gave me a copy of the Scottish Terrier pages from the 1931 Bath Championship Show catalogue. It was very interesting getting a view into showing from the past. The judge was Mr W.L. McClandish and there were two classes confined to Scottish Terrier Club (England) members, with club spoons on offer for the winners. The list of exhibitors had some familiar names too with the likes of Dorothy Caspersz jumping out at me. Next to some dogs is a sale price! Every class was filled with at least 5 exhibitors with most boasting far more. Yet all these entries came from just 29 exhibits! Obviously they didn't have the hang ups of the modern exhibitor who's sole purpose is to get into the final line up. I would guess they were there to enjoy the day out exhibiting their dogs and showing them off at every opportunity. Today we spend so long getting our dogs ready for 5 mins in the show ring, perhaps we are starting to miss the point of enjoying showing our dogs. A wise woman once said to me "If there is a better Scottie there it is going to beat you whether its in the class or the final line up!" Competition is healthy and makes us strive to produce the best Scotties that we can, but we must not forget to have fun with our dogs as well. If any one would like me to email them a copy of the pages from the catalogue please let me know.

Don't forget there is a few days left to enter the North of England Scottish Terrier Club Championship show on 22nd October. There is good prize money on offer and specials for class winners kindly donated by Royal Canin. The club table will be bursting with lots of goodies for a little spot of early Christmas Shopping . Judging starts at 10. Contact the secretary for further information evelyn@trakside.co.uk

The South Wales Scottish Terrier Club Open Show is on 14th October, entries are now closed but if you are in the area and fancy a day out watching the show I am sure you will be made to feel most welcome.

The Scottish Terrier Breeders & Exhibitors Limit Show schedules are now available on www.highampress.co.uk and entries can be made online. The show is to be held on 4th November at their usual venue of The Jubilee Hall, Lewknor Village, Lewknor, Watlington, OX49 5TL and the judge is Allie Broom (Evingbriar). There is a Fancy Dress competition during the lunch break and good classification including junior handling. Also of note is the opportunity to place an advert in the STBEA year book. Closing date for booking this is 31st October. Full details from Anne Dauncey on 01952 252562.

If anyone has any news you want to share then please let me know. My phone number is 01495 772975 or email me DivadellScotties@outlook.com.
Vicki Norton


18.09.17
This weekend saw Darlington Championship Show with the Scottish Terriers being judged by Mrs C. Cartledge and an entry of 29 with just 5 absent. Her Best of Breed and Dog CC was found in Alison & Jon Marriott's owner bred Ch / Rus Ch Millingford Kings Choice (Ch Stuane Kings Sword / Ch Millingford Cloudberry) . The Reserve Dog CC went to Evelyn Boyce's owner bred Trakside Mr Goodbar (Ch Glengracie Formula One x Trakside Connundrum). The Bitch CC went to Willie & Maureen Kelly's owner bred Carseview Hurricane Hannah (Carseview Bartholomew x Ch Glenboig Lady Gaga at Carseview) with the Reserve Bitch CC going to Alan and Margaret Lawrence's owner bred Sweetgarret Highland Lass (Ch Trakside Flying Scotsman of Charmic x Chatterdale Dark Star of Sweetgarret). Alan and Margaret also had best Best Puppy with Sweetgarret Ocean Storm (Brueik Ace of Spades x Sweetgarret Highland Lass) owner bred in September 2016. Best Veteran went to Mr & Mrs Pollock's Millingford Winter Lion Sh CM (Ch Berrybreeze Reckless Eric x Millingford Bohemian) bred by Alison & John Marriott. Congratulations to all.

The North of England Scottish Terrier Club Championship Show will take place on Sunday 22nd October at Grenoside Community Centre, Sheffield, S35 8PN. The judge is Mr Robert Becquet (Becscott) with Special Awards Classes being judged by Mr Graham Meek (Benbetham). Should be a fantastic day out. The closing date is 9th October so still time to get your entries in. For full details and an entry form please contact the secretary Evelyn Boyce (evelyn@trakside.co.uk).

The Scottish Terrier Club (England)'s 2018 calendar is now available. Filled with the details of the shows for the year and wonderful photograph's of Scottish Terriers it's a must have. I am sure these won't be around for long so best to get your order in quickly. They are available from Til Tovey on 01664 813179 or from Angie Beckton by email (stc-england@talktalk.net).

The Scottish Terrier Society is holding a First Aid Course for Dogs. Sounds a very interesting and I am sure will be a most enjoyable day. Full details and booking can be found on their website www.scottishterriersociety.co.uk and then go to the all payments & shop section. The cost for the day is £31.50 and is to be held the morning of 29th October at Ashwicke & Oakhill Village Hall - their usual meeting venue. There will also be ringcraft available in the afternoon for those who require it at the usual price.

Following the sad death of Roger Crooks who was due to be judging the Scottish Terriers at Manchester Championship Show in January, it has been announced that Mr John Gaskell (Mayson) will be replacing him.

Small addendum to my breed notes from last week. The puppy group judge at City of Birmingham was not Mr L Aspin as stated but Mr J Gadsby.

If anyone has any news you want to share then please let me know. My phone number is 01495 772975 or email me DivadellScotties@outlook.com.
Vicki Norton
10/09/2017

As always the summer months have been very busy with shows and with the dedication of the Scottish Terrier exhibitors there have been numerous group placings since the start of the year for our Scotties which has been lovely to see. We have seen several new champions made up this year - Brueik Tickled Pink By Berrybreeze (Ch. Berrybreeze Dizzee Rascal x Ch. Brueik Felicitous) bred by Liz Bradley and Laurie Herd and co-owned and handled by Clair Chapman, Berrybreeze Born To Boogie (Berrybreeze Crackerjack x Ch. Berrybreeze Supertramp) owner bred by Clair Chapman, Torcraig Syndificant (Ch Trakside Flying Scotsman at Charmic x Ch Torcraig Black Pearl) owner bred by Pam Pagram, Rus Ch. Millingford Kings Choice (Ch Stuane Kings Sword x Ch Millingford Cloudberry) owner bred by Alison & John Marriot and his litter sister Millingford Fire Queen who is co-owned and handled by Lucy Kirk-Gellatly. Congratulations to all on this wonderful achievement.
Last weekend saw City of Birmingham on the Saturday and STC (England) Open Show on the Sunday.
There were no CC's at Birmingham, but everyone enjoyed the day and was a lovely, friendly atmosphere within the breed. Judge Mr S Wilberg found his Best of Breed and Best Bitch in Millingford Fire Queen and Best Dog to Millingford Kings Choice. Reserve Best Dog went to Liz Tyler's Divadell Room at the Top (Ch. Berrybreeze Dizzee Rascal x Samstevever Rainbows End To Divadell) bred by Vicki Norton. Reserve Best Bitch and also Best Junior went to Carol Rutherford's owner bred Carisco Cendal Crème (Ch Carisco My Leading Man x Carisco Coco Chanel). Best Puppy went to Alison & John's new baby Millingford Idealist (Int Ch. / Pol Ch) Flippex I'm Man of Action x Ch Millingford Cloudberry) owner bred in February 2017. This little girl went on to take Puppy Group 4 under judge Mr. L. Aspin.
Sunday was Club England open show with Peter Healy judging. He gave Best in Show to Kathy Earl's Eskwyre Tom Foolery At Rolanka (Ch Turnaware Buccaneer X Flippix Karma Queen at Eskwyre) bred by Mike Vickers, Best Opposite Sex to Lucy Kirk Gellatly handling Millingford Fire Queen and BP to Simon Cockayne's Saredon Boom Time (Ch Millingford Royal Eclipse at Chatterdale x Ch Gemma Stonehenge Remuage) bred by John Averis in Dec 16 and handled by Gail Dixon. Jitka from Vita Canis attended and gave an interesting talk on their products followed by a fun afternoon.
This weekend was Richmond Championship Show again no CC's for our breed. Judge Mrs Rachel Barney (Verrami) found her Best of Breed and Best Dog in Jane Miller's owner bred Ch Brio Oliver Twist (Ch. Berrybreeze Dizzee Rascal x Ch. Brio Exquisite). Her Best Veteran and Reserve Best Bitch to Monica Greenwood's owner bred Petmon Miss Tiggywinkle (Ch. Berrybreeze Illumination x Amber Go With Petmon). Reserve Best Bitch went to Anne Dauncey's owner bred Glenmiar Made To Measure (Ch. Brio Oliver Twist x Glenmiar Black Diamond). The Reserve Dog was taken by Barbara Mahmoudi's Glengracie Jetson (Brio Quizzical x Glengracie Crème Brulee) bred by Angie Beckton. I feel a special mention needs to go to Deborah Wilcox - this was her first show and she seems to have thoroughly enjoyed herself. I hope she has been bitten by the showing bug as our breed needs new exhibitors.
September sees the West of England Scottish Terrier Club's 70th anniversary celebrations and Open Show which will be held at Failand Village Hall on 24th September. Chris Mills is the replacement judge as unfortunately Sheila Maw has been taken ill. I wish her a full and speedy recovery. This should be a great weekend.
The South Wales Scottish Terrier Club is holding its show at Bassaleg Village Hall just outside Newport. The judge is Eileen Foy (Byley) and a schedule and online entry can be found at www.onlineshowentry.com. There will be refreshments available and lovely specials for classes and the main winners. Junior Handling Classes are also on offer, something that should be encouraged as the juniors are our future.
The first meeting back after the summer break for the Scottish Terrier Society is 1st October with ringcraft in the morning and grooming in the afternoon at Ashwick & Oakhill Village Hall. Full details can be found on their website www.scottishterriersociety.co.uk.
I will be submitting breed notes every week so if you have any news you want to share then please let me know. My phone number is 01495 772975 or email me DivadellScotties@outlook.com.
Vicki Norton

Remember to click the green Wag or red Growl button below to react to this article.

React to this article:
Growl
10 Wags

We'd love you to leave a comment below.

Articles you've not yet read:

0 Comments

Leave a comment