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Greyhounds - week 10Updated : 01/03/2017

MANY OF you will be reading these notes on Crufts judging day and maybe sitting ringside reading these! We are all looking forward to a very enjoyable day. For many it is the highlight of the year as it gives the opportunity to meet with people who we see rarely including visitors from overseas and occasional visitors to the...

Greyhounds - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

THE GC’s Handbook covering 2014 to 2016 has arrived. The book has been produced to coincide with the club’s 70th anniversary. The last book was produced in 2013 so the timing is ideal. The book is an excellent record of results in the three year period with pictures of all the new champions, results from each cha...

Greyhounds - week 8Updated : 16/02/2017

IN NORTHERN Ireland, Felicity Thompson’s Ir/Dutch Ch Isla at Barnesmore Ad Honores (Am Ch Windrock Fernando ex Fr Ch de Ad Honores des Legendes du Moyen Age) is number one Greyhound in Ireland for 2016. As a result she now has the title annual champion 2016 to add to her 2014 title.      At Portsmo...

Greyhounds - week 7Updated : 08/02/2017

AT THE Hound Club of N Ireland BOB and BIS3 was Felicity Thompson’s Jasmine At Barnesmore Des Legends Di Moyen Age (Deodene Des Legendes Du Moyen Age ex Fangorn Des Legendes Du Moyen Age) under Mrs Fran Mitchell.      The Crufts Greyhound entry is 79 making 91 entries. There are 33 dogs (35 entries...

Greyhounds - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

AT UK PAPER Leisure open show at Maidstone our Jet’s Intermezzo At Night with Ransley (Multi Ch Sobers Vagabond ex Multi Ch Jet’s Moonlight Serenade) won BPNSC and PG1 under Andy Cheatham (Anbury).      The winter 2016/17 edition of the Sighthound Review has arrived. It starts off with a disc...

Greyhounds - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

A FIRST trip to Manchester for many years since Greyhounds lost their CCs there, probably 20 years ago. Back then the show was at Belle Vue and then at the GMEX Centre in central Manchester but the location is much more accessible at Stafford. It was pleasing to have classes now offered and this must be a prelude to 2019 whe...

Greyhounds - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

IN NORTHERN Ireland Felicity Thompson’s Ir Ch Isla At Barnesmore Ad Honores (Am Ch Windrock Fernando ex Fr Ch De Ad Honores Des Legendes Du Moyen Age) was runner-up Northern Ireland Show Dog of the Year 2016.       The final of the 2016 Coronation Cup was held at Romford on Jan 13 over the sta...

Greyhounds - week 3Updated : 13/01/2017

BOSTON Greyhounds were judged without CCs by Sue Finnett. BD and BOB was Andrea Spurr’s Ch Boughton Brigadier (Grand Cru Newton ex Ch Bellezza Di Boughton). BB was Elaine Newsham’s Ch Windspiel Northern Stylo (Estat Classic Gonfalonier to W ex Ch W Northern Stylon).       RBD was Micha...

Greyhounds - week 2Updated : 05/01/2017

THE WINNERS of the points competitions for 2016 have been published. In the top dog competition 2016 Stepanka Horakova’s Ch/Am/Sw/Nor Ch Jet’s Man In The Moon wins with 21 points. The points system works as follows: a winner gains two points for a CC plus one for BOB where CCs are on offer. A group win at a champ...

Greyhounds - week 1Updated : 29/12/2016

THE PAPERS for the GC’s AGM have arrived. Both the club’s secretary (Julie) and chairman (Claire) are standing down, but both standing for re-election. Joy Batley, Lorraine Fitzgerald, Andy Mackenzie and Helen Rishworth are due to retire form the committee but all but Lorraine intend to stand so will be proposed ...

Greyhounds - week 52Updated : 19/12/2016

AS THESE are the last notes of 2016, can I first of all wish to a very happy new year and a successful 2017.       In last week’s notes I reviewed 2016 show year, this week I will look forward to 2017. We have most of the judges’ names for 2017. They are: Boston (no CCs) Sue Finnett; M...

Greyhounds - week 51Updated : 14/12/2016

AT LKA Greyhounds were judged by Shirley Rawlings. DCC and BOB was Paul Daenen’s Fionn Clann Keefer (Epic Honourable ex Fionn Clann Radella), who won the RCC at the club show in July. BCC was Alyana and Darryn Allen’s Mistweave Miss Sunshine at Zoradan (Ch M Mr Magoo ex Rubicon’s Frozen In Time at M). This ...

Greyhounds - week 50Updated : 12/12/2016

THERE are three judges announced in the December Journal. At Driffield 2017, the judge is Lynda Race. At South Wales in 2018 it will be Michael White and at LKA 2018, Sharon Clark. Also in the Journal is an announcement that The Kennel Club Charitable Trust have awarded a grant of £2,555 to Greyhound Welfare.  ...

Greyhounds - week 49Updated : 01/12/2016

BOB AT the Hound Club of NI was Felicity Thompson’s Ir Ch Sobers Wrennah of Barnesmore (Paramount At S ex S Non Plus Ultra) under Mrs P Wild.      News from Norway where Stepanka Horakova’s Ch/Int/Am/Sw/Nor Ch Jet’s Man In The Moon (Int Ch Jet’s Something In The Way U Smile ex I...

Greyhounds - week 48Updated : 25/11/2016

THE KENNEL Club Breed Records Supplement has arrived covering July to September 2016. There are 16 registrations from two litters. First, Alayna and Darren Allen’s litter born on July 28th of eight (six boys and two girls) by Andrea Spurr’s Ch Boughton Brigadier (Grand Cru Newton ex Ch Bellezza Di Boughton) ex Mi...

Greyhounds - week 47Updated : 17/11/2016

THE GC is having a sale of the remaining 70th anniversary gift items. The sale prices of these really useful items are: bags £2; coffee mugs £2.50; pens 75p; small hand towel (30cm x 30cm) 75p; complete set of all four items is £5 (all plus postage and packing and delivery/collection may be arranged). Full ...

Greyhounds - week 46Updated : 10/11/2016

KAY VERNON’S Artefakt Gala (Rus Ch Artefakt Dominant ex Rus Ch Artefakt Legacy) won RBIS at Dovey Valley limited show held at Neuadd Pentref Llanon Village Hall. The judge was Chris Briggs (Bellpins).        There is an addition to the 2017 judges list with Jenny Dove doing Leeds in July. He...

Greyhounds - week 45Updated : 03/11/2016

AT MIDLAND Counties, we were judged by Åge Gjetnes (Norway) who was awarding CCs for the first time. DCC and BOB was Jerry Robertson and Lyndsey McLaughlan’s Boughton Balance Of Power at Azrams (Grandcru Newton ex Ch Belleza Di Boughton). In the group under Jenny Dove, ‘George’ went G4! BCC was Elaine...

Greyhounds - week 44Updated : 27/10/2016

THE SWEDISH sighthound specialty was held in Boden. Well done to Johan and Annalena Rosengren who’s Epic Narcissistic was BOB under Elisabet Janzon and later BIS4 under Felicity Thompson from Northern Ireland who was judging the group. Also, their Epic Outstanding went BPIS2 under the same judges.    ...

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