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Greyhounds - week 21Updated : 18/05/2017

THE GC has confirmed the details of its forthcoming breed specific seminar. The seminar will take place on Saturday Oct 21 at Benson Parish Hall, Sunnyside, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6LZ. The day will consist of a breed talk and hands on session in the morning followed by the assessment (including a short written exam). Those...

Greyhounds - week 20Updated : 11/05/2017

AT THE National Greyhounds were judged by Sue Raby Wilkinson. DCC and BOB was Lorraine Fitzgerald’s Boughton Bold And Brave of Dawnchase (Grand Cru Newton ex Ch Bellezza Di Boughton). BCC, and all-important third, was Kathy Spacey’s Ch Pineron Patty Estat Classic at Hallimans (E Classic Christmas Gift Decuma ex E...

Greyhounds - week 19Updated : 04/05/2017

AT WELKS Greyhounds were judged by Jan Wood (Ardencote). DCC and BOB was Lorraine Fitzgerald’s Boughton Bold And Brave of Dawnchase (Grand Cru Newton ex Ch Bellezza Di Boughton). BCC went to litter sister Sara Heath’s Ch B Back To Blighty.       RDCC also went to the same litter, Andrea ...

Greyhounds - week 18Updated : 27/04/2017

THE LATEST edition of Greyhounden has arrived. This is the club newsletter of the Greyhound Club of Norway and is put together by Lise Olsen. It is a very well presented book running to 135 pages. Much, of course, is in Norwegian but there are a number of English reports and articles. These include a report of the 70th anniv...

Greyhounds - week 17Updated : 19/04/2017

AT THE Hound Association of Wales, Kay Vernon’s Artefakt Gala (Rus Ch A Dominant ex Rus Ch A Legacy) was BOB and RBIS. The breed judge was Jo Beckett-Hughes (Mulranny) and the group judge was Barbara B Roderick (Barterhound).      At North Lincs Dog Club open show, Daren and Alayna Allen’s Zo...

Greyhounds - week 16Updated : 12/04/2017

AT THE Hound Association of Scotland there were no CCs, but we had Greyhound classes judged by Mrs S Hewart-Chambers.      BB and BOB was Kathy Spacey’s Pineron Patty Estat Classic at Hallimans (E Classic Christmas Gift Decuma ex Epic Honest) and BD and BP was Daren and Alayna Allen’s Zoraden...

Greyhounds - week 15Updated : 06/04/2017

NOW IS the time to send in contributions and adverts for the forthcoming spring/summer 2017 edition of the GC’s newsletter to the publication’s editor, Helen Rishworth. If you have an interesting story relating to your Greyhound either show-related or not, please send in your articles. The newsletter is also a gr...

Greyhounds - week 14Updated : 29/03/2017

THE GC held its two open shows at Steventon Village Hall. We were fortunate with the weather as this allowed both shows to be judged outside. The day started with the AGM and there is one vacancy on the committee following the appointment of Clare Boggia, so the committee is looking for volunteers to be co-opted. Claire Rish...

Greyhounds - week 13Updated : 22/03/2017

SARA HEATH’S Ch Boughton Back To Blighty (Grand Cru Newton ex Ch Bellezza di Boughton) won RBIS under Valerie Geddes at Oswestry. The breed and hound group judge was Fay Hutchins (Collidach).      At Crufts I met with Sara Dolbear, introduced by Lynda Race, who is conducting research into osteosarc...

Greyhounds - week 12Updated : 16/03/2017

CRUFTS is over for another year, and what a great experience it was for exhibitors and visitors. As so often is the case now there were a great number of visitors from the UK and overseas, many of which we only see once a year which makes the day so special. I would estimate well over 100 people sitting ringside this year, a...

Greyhounds - week 11Updated : 08/03/2017

THE PAPERS for the 2017 AGM have arrived. There is just one change in the rules and that is that candidates for election to the committee or any other office must have been fully paid up members of the club for two consecutive years before the closing date for nomination of the candidates. Previously, candidates have to have...

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...

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