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Beagles - week 17Updated : 19/04/2017

THE SAD news reached me this week that David Webster (Webline) had very sadly died at the grand age of 93. David was the president of the Beagle Club and a former breed note writer of 47 years! He devoted his life to Beagles and never shied away from controversy, his pet hate being non-traditional hound names, which he alway...

Beagles - week 16Updated : 13/04/2017

MANY MADE the trip north of the border to the Hound Association of Scotland’s ch show held at Ingleston. Centre stage for the first time was Steve Jepson and he found his BOB in the DCC winner, Mel Spavin’s Ch Dialynne Peter Piper, who was BIS3 under Moray Armstrong (Bitcon). BCC was Chris Lewis’ Pondanswoo...

Beagles - week 15Updated : 05/04/2017

SOME NEWS from the open show scene this week. Ian And Diane Warburton took their new puppy, Davricard Burglar, to his first show at Dumfries and Galloway and at the tender age of six months he went BPIS under Elaine Hyde (Dorneywood) who has Great Danes I believe. He is a tan and white and I know Diane has been trying very h...

Beagles - week 14Updated : 29/03/2017

HOT ON the heels of FCBC, the BC held its open show the following weekend from a huge entry for Eamon Murray, over from Ireland. BIS and BPIS went to a delighted Claire Tanner with her homebred baby Felinoak Baileys N Ice and RBIS was Pat Sutton’s Rossut Endeavoured. BVIS went to Barbara and Peter Rodericks Baterhound ...

Beagles - week 13Updated : 23/03/2017

THE NEW show season started with a lovely sunny day for Four Counties ch show judged by Ruth Lockett-Walters (Ralines Dachshunds). This was her first appointment awarding CCs in Beagles although Ruth has a wealth of judging experience. I was pleased to see that she was very ‘readable’ and by that I mean that she ...

Beagles - week 12Updated : 17/03/2017

WELL, CRUFTS is over and this year our judge Mike Caple found his DCC and BOB in the shape of Mel Spavin’s Ch Dialynne Peter Piper who was also shortlisted in a very strong group. He did the breed proud and showed very well. Comments about him reaching me from around the world echo the same theme ‘stallion’...

Beagles - week 11Updated : 09/03/2017

ALISTAIR Parker has given me the details of Sally’s funeral. It will be at 1.30pm on March 16 at St Margaret’s Church, Yatton Keynell. Sally will be buried in the adjacent cemetery. There will be a buffet reception in the Bell Pub afterwards. Anyone wishing to attend is welcome and can leave their car in the pub ...

Beagles - week 10Updated : 03/03/2017

CLAIRE Tanner let me know what a great run she is having with homebred Felinoak Bailey’s N’ice who won BPIS at WKC and then the same award at Llynfi Valley under Graham Hill. The breed and group being judged by Gail Link.      Chris and Di and their youngster Linkenlees Lyric won BOB, BP, G4 ...

Beagles - week 10Updated : 01/03/2017

FOR OUR fifth meet of the season we were at Wood End Farm, Flamstead and this was kindly organised by Matthew Higgs who is the huntsman of the South Herts Beagles and with the kind permission of the landowners.      As there has been some changes in the farm we were slightly restricted with the land we c...

Beagles - week 9Updated : 24/02/2017

VERONICA Bradley rang me to let me know she has lost Ch Dufosee Hyperion. He was very much Ken’s boy and so he was special. His illness was something of a shock as he had just been unwell and Veronica thought she would come back from the vets with some tablets and that would deal with the problem. Perry never left the ...

Beagles - week 8Updated : 16/02/2017

THE NORTHERN and Midland Counties BC held its open show at Shirland. Judge Kelly Nash had an excellent entry to go over, which I’m sure made her long journey from Dorset worthwhile. BIS went to Marion Hunt and Jo Norris’ Shercroft Apollo. RBIS went to Claire Jones’ homebred Clairdale Damia who is not long o...

Beagles - week 8Updated : 14/02/2017

OUR MEET was held at Oat Hill Farm, Enstone, Oxon by the kind invitation of Frank Henderson. This farmland is used to supply haylage (a lightly pickled way of storing grass rather than drying it as hay) for the racehorses in Newmarket, so generally we are able to run the hounds on established lays although today we did have ...

Beagles - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

I RECEIVED an email from Neil Stevens who was wearing his Devon and Cornwall secretary’s hat, he tells me that the club is updating their judges lists. The club is having a judges subcommittee meeting in April, so anyone wanting a form can contact Neil directly or download one from the DC&SWBC website. I discussed ...

Beagles - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

THERESA Chapman emailed with the BC points trophy results for 2016: Ch Grapler Cup (best puppy) was won by Ch Dialynne Peter Piper; Ch Deanery Dandelion Candlestick (BOSP), Davricard Musetta.      New trophies this year: the Gemark Minstrel Trophy (best JD) goes to Rhiconich Finleigh; the Chapscroft Bria...

Beagles - week 6Updated : 01/02/2017

AFTER two weeks of frost and cold it was lovely to be invited to hold a meet at Court Farm, Greens Norton, near Towcester by Richard Jefferies. We were lucky with the weather as the breeze was gentle and mild with a light rain. The land that we were using was short cropped grass, free from mud except in the gateways.  ...

Beagles - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

WEEKDAYS aren’t the easiest days to travel to shows but we were on the first day of Manchester’s four day ‘Northern Classic’ and exhibitors made a good entry for respected breed specialist and all rounder Andrew Brace. As you all know Andrew had the previous breed record holder Ch Too Darn Hot for Tra...

Beagles - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

I HOPE the weather is good for those travelling to Manchester where Andrew Brace has drawn an excellent entry. I can remember travelling to Manchester by coach when it was held at Belle View, Manchester. There was a funfair and circus next door if I remember correctly. It was quite dark and dusty and like most indoor shows t...

Beagles - week 3Updated : 11/01/2017

BOSTON started 2017 in earnest with Emily Thornton judging with an excellent entry. BD and BOB was Ch Dialynne Peter Piper who went on to G3 under Robin Searle. BB was Serena and Graham’s Ch Serenaker Fashion.      RBD was McBain and Stevens’ Bondlea Layman. RBB was Mel’s Dialynne Jus...

Beagles - week 3Updated : 11/01/2017

WE HAD superb weather for our second meet of the season held at Ashmere Farm in Sole Street, Kent on Jan 8 with the permission of Mrs French and the Bolebrook Beagles. It was dry over head with a gentle, mild breeze although the arable land we were using had quite sticky soil so the boots did get a bit heavy as the day progr...

Beagles - week 2Updated : 06/01/2017

THE YEAR started on another sad note. Jill Peak has let me know that June and Eric Middleton (Gaytail Beagles) have died. Eric died ten days before June was found dead, they had moved to Cyprus some 19 years ago. They bred the championship BIS winner Ch G Brigand who won this award at City of Birmingham in the mid 60’s...

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