Dora’s Crufts Trophy

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For the past year we have been looking after a fourth Heeler though unfortunately we shall have to say farewell to her this week; Dora’s Crufts Trophy for Lancashire Heeler Best Bitch will be returning to Crufts to be passed on to the next winner of the title.   Dora, Madincrowd Bathsheba JW, won the beautiful wooden trophy which was presented last year by Foxthyme in memory of Jackie Cartledge, who we all sadly miss, especially around the show ring which is an emptier place without her.   So we wish everyone attending the best of luck and enjoy your day […]

Pickle – Madincrowd’s latest Champion!

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Pickle becomes a Champion Pickle or Rosepip Neteret Eset, entered as a Veteran, and won the Bitch Champion Certificate at South Wales Kennel Association Champ Show on 8 October 2017 under judge Maggy Jones.  It was her third Champion Certificate, the other two she won under judge Roy Baker at Richmond in 2011 and Sue Pollock-Yule at Darlington in 2012.  This now makes her a Champion and goes to show you never know whats round the corner, just believe in your dog and have fun! She was beaten to Best of Breed by her son Boris, Ch Madincrowd Gabriel JW, […]

Border Union Championship Dog Show – June 2017

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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 […]

Image of a young Lancashire Heeler called Dora with a glossy black and brown coat

Dora does Bournemouth!

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Dora, Madincrowd Bathsheba JW, was Best of Breed at the Bournemouth Champ Show in August 2016, under judge Celia Vines. There was a good turn out and a party atmosphere round the ring – with some of us coming back to Pear Tree Cottage for a cream tea!

Bowood Dog Show 18 & 19 June 2016

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After reading a letter in one of the Dog papers it sparked an interest in trying to get a stand to promote our breed at the Living Heritage Country Fairs.  We were offered a stand at the Bowood Dog Show in Wiltshire so we sorted out some banners and our friend Jean sewed an amazing Heeler bunting to decorate the marquee with. We had a very enjoyable and busy weekend chatting about Heelers to everyone and also taking part in the Native Breeds Parade in the main ring.  We hope to do more of these and it is lovely to […]

Spot does LKA 2015

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Little brother Spot joined us at LKA on 12 December 2015 and did amazingly well to qualify for Crufts and also gained his Good Citizens Bronze Award – Well Done Spot, you are such a cutie!

Junior Warrant Semi-Finals, London

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Dora is the first Lancashire Heeler to get to the semi finals of the Junior Warrant competition! We travelled up to London to the Junior Warrant Semi Final Competition which was held at Discover Dogs, ExCel Centre London on Saturday 17 October 2015.  James drove us and also took a video of the competition – unfortunately we did not get through to the final 10 out of 64 finalists but were thrilled to be there and to represent our breed.

Dora is Junior Warrant Qualifier and BOB at Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show

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19.8.2015:  A very wet and cold day at Gillingham & Shaftesbury Open Show but Dora was Best of Breed in the AVNSC Pastoral and then won Group 4 under judge Lynne Scott.  After waiting until the bitter end for the Junior Warrant Qualifier Competition, Dora was one of the five picked to go forward to the Semi Finals at Discover Dogs in London – the first Heeler to have done so we believe!  Our grateful thanks to Lynne Scott for thinking so highly of our little girl.