A busy time on the Lancashire Heeler stand at Discover Dogs at Crufts this year. Lots of interest in our vulnerable native breed as well as all the other wonderful breeds in the halls. I think we all lost our voices after spending a day on the stand talking Heelers. The dogs all behaved impeccably and certainly were the star attractions!
We attended the Wiltshire Game Fair again which takes place in the beautiful grounds of Bowood House, Calne. We have our own marquee within The World of Dogs area and enjoy meeting members of the public and chatting about Heelers all weekend! We love to have other Heeler owners or dog lovers coming to help us and can offer unlimited teas and coffees, biscuits, cake, etc plus free entry and parking to the event. It was a family event this September with a reunion of Pickle & Mouse’s first litter all doing their bit for the breed! Lynn and Charlie who own […]
On an extremely hot, sunny day we went to the Border Union Championship Dog Show at Kelso where we showed the dogs under judge Keith Baldwin. We were thrilled to bits when Bilbo (Ch Rosepip Beau Brummell ShCM) won the Dog Challenge Certificate from the Veteran Dog class, Dora (Madincrowd Bathsheba JW) got the Reserve Bitch Challenge Certificate from Limit Bitch and Pickle (Rosepip Neteret Eset) was 2nd in Open Bitch. The judge was very informative and when chatting to me about Dora afterwards and asking about her breeding, we realised he had given brother Boris (Ch Madincrowd Gabriel JW) his […]
Another great day at the LHA Show with judge Maggie Bryant who awarded Bilbo Best Dog and Reserve Best in Show, so proud of him. He had previously done well under her at Portsmouth & Southsea earlier in the year and also got G4 under Sally Pointon.
We did our stint helping out at Discover Dogs, which was extremely busy and full on, so much so that Stephen lost his voice by Saturday! All the dogs did a sterling job of being petted, admired and photographed and Dora and I were asked to take part in a Ringcraft demonstration in one of the rings alongside – and she behaved impeccably for once! The following day we did our showing under judge Val Fosse. Bilbo got VHC and Dora was 4th in PGB and 3rd in GCB. It was a real family affair as brothers Boris and Spot, […]
Having recently had puppies and being Assured Breeders, the Kennel Club invited our Heelers to a Speed Dating event on 18 September 2015 where members of the public and press were introduced to several different breeds of dogs to match them up! As our puppies had recently gone to their new homes and Dora was in season, it was down to Bilbo and me to travel by train up to London, then across town by taxi – a first for Bilbo who took it all in his stride. We had a lovely day meeting lots of people, having photos taken, […]
Dora’s first caravan trip – bit of a squeeze at times with three dogs in a small caravan but we got it sorted, and bought a good sized pen for outside, although Dora was the only one who could vault over the top of it and escape! Lovely, deserted, sandy beaches
Bilbo got his third Challenge Certificate under Anne Arch at City of Birmingham Champ Show on 30 August 2014 and becomes a Champion – we always believed in him and were over the moon – our first ever show dog and he gets this far with us novices, so it just goes to prove that anyone with faith can do it! To top it all, Pickle got the Reserve CC and Dora came 2nd in PB.
Thrilled with Dora who went Best of Breed and Best Puppy at the Bournemouth Champ Show today, 10.8.2014, with Uncle Bilbo getting the Reserve Best Dog. Poor little soul was exhausted by the end of a long hot day and was flagging by the time she had to be rushed from one Group to another, spending most of the time lying down and refusing to get up! Hey ho, that’s our Dora! We had the wonderful photo taken above by Alan Walker at the show.
Great day at the show in Dorset County Open Show in Dorchester on 27 July 2014 with Bilbo beating a range of fluffies to go Best of Breed AVNSC Pastoral and then topped it by getting G2 under judge Mr J Thomas! Very proud of our boy.