Shiny new puppies!

Posted Posted in Puppies

We are thrilled to announce that Dora, Madincrowd Bathsheba, has given birth to five gorgeous puppies.  Mum and pups are all doing well. Dad is the handsome Sox, Welshmoor Bobbysox, owned by Debra Dawes. More news and photos to follow ….

Game Fairs 2019

Posted Posted in Game Fair

The year is passing so quickly and once again the Game Fairs are upon us with the May Bank Holidays approaching fast!  We had a wonderful time last year going around the country attending all the Living Heritage Game Fairs.  However this year Netley and Essex Game Fairs have been dropped mainly due to the weather last year which was too hot at Netley and too wet and cold at Essex.  So hoping this year will be better! Calling any interested Heeler owners? We are always looking out for Lancashire Heeler owners who would like to come and give a couple […]

Dora’s Crufts Trophy

Posted Posted in Crufts, Discover Dogs, Dog shows

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 […]

FAB Agility Show

Posted Posted in Agility, Fun with dogs

Today we attended our first proper FAB Agility Show at the Turnpike Showground in Motcombe.  Just took Dora for practice and to fathom out how an agility show works – quite a lot of waiting around for your turn but everyone is very friendly and helpful to “Newbies”!  Our trainer Tracy Ryan was there competing and pointed us in the right direction although in the excitement of running the course I completely lost my way but Dora was amazing and did the correct route regardless – we didn’t do the weaves as we haven’t got the hang of doing 12 […]

Dora taking a break

Couch to 5k with your dog

Posted Posted in Agility, Fun with dogs, Health

How to get fitter for agility – Couch to 5k with your dog! Dora and I have started a 9 week course of Couch to 5k with Poole Joggers.   Well, I have joined Poole Joggers and Dora accompanies us on the two practice runs in between! It is a course especially designed for beginners – based on the NHS Couch to 5k plan  – and is ideal for anyone looking to take up running, meet new friends and get active! You can download the NHS App from the above link and do it yourself or, as we do, use the […]

Dora in pastel!

Posted Posted in Our Dogs

I decided I would like a portrait of Dora in pastel for my birthday/Christmas present last year to go with the portraits we have of our other dogs.  I wanted an artist who could capture her look and after some research found a local Dorset artist, Mark Hankinson, who had done some amazing dog portraits. So, here is the finished portrait which has just gone off to be framed – we think it has caught Dora’s look exactly as she often sits like this in the sunshine, watching the world go by, but with an eye out for mischief and […]

Dora is Best Bitch at Crufts 2018

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On Thursday 8 March 2018 we got up at 3am to drive up the NEC, Birmingham for Crufts.  We took all three dogs as we were on the Discover Dogs stand all day but had entered Dora, Madincrowd Bathsheba JW,  into the Open Bitch Class which it turned out had the largest entry of 14 Heelers on the day. With strong competition, we made the cut and then Dora was placed first – an amazing feeling.  Next into the line up with the other winners from the bitch classes and we got the top prize – Best Bitch and her […]

Corgi Wedding Cake Toppers

Wedding Cake fun!

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Well our son James and Becky got married in September and I offered to make the cake – little knowing what I was letting myself in for!  However with help and advice from Heeler friends – and Dora of course who managed to lick the odd rose – we got there, complete with Corgi cake toppers made by Lynn. We even found a use for the Cricut machine and made Place Names for everyone, doggy themed wedding all round 🙂

Wiltshire Game Fair – September 2017

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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 […]