Having been very forgetful to update our website this year, we are doing a brief round-up of what our beautiful, talented dogs have achieved in 2022!
It was fun to get back to showing once again and Dora gained her third Challenge Certificate at South Wales KC in Veteran to make her a Champion – its been a long time coming but we can’t complain as she was often pipped at the post by her younger sister Katy, Ch Madincrowd Mercy Chant! Dora was also Best Veteran at five of the Championship Shows she attended.
Katy, owned by Lynn Jones, also gained two more Challenge Certificates and three Reserve CCs.
Toby, Madincrowd Edred, won two Challenge Certificates and a Reserve CC. He was also Best of Breed at the Poole Premier Open Show and Shaftesbury & Gillingham Open Show this year.
Jeannie, Madincrowd Martha, won a Reserve CC.
And a special mention must go to Toby’s gorgeous daughter Lana, Srencem Edred’s Edwina, who was Best Puppy Bitch and Reserve Best Puppy at the Lancashire Heeler Club Championship show in October.
We entered a beginners agility steeplechase in December and amazingly Toby had a clear round and came second – we might have done a faster round if he hadn’t lost focus and gone to eye up the ladies waiting their turn!
Sadly we couldn’t attend Crufts in March due to isolating with covid but at least we were able to be there in spirit!
However, Toby and I did manage to attend Discover Dogs at London Excel in October and it was a very busy couple of days with lots of visitors and great interest shown in the breed.
HEELWORK TO MUSIC
In May Toby and I entered the pre-beginner’s HTM class at Paws in the Park, Ardingly – we came second – mind you we only had to do a routine of one minute’s duration but that was enough! We did have fun and worked to Bring me Sunshine by Morecombe & Wise which seemed very appropriate for a Lancashire Heeler: Bring me Sunshine HTM video
Unfortunately we have given up the Game Fairs now but we do try and help out at other events such as Discover Dogs above. We also enjoy helping our dog trainer Jodie, of Crazelpup when she attends events and it is another way of getting the breed shown and known:
Bilbo became a teenager in September, he still enjoys his Hoopers but sadly the damp and cold weather affects his arthritis so we will have to wait for the warmer weather to hopefully start again. His younger sister Pickle turned twelve and is as cheeky as ever!