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Otterhounds - week 15Updated : 05/04/2017

WE WERE all able to enjoy a lovely day sitting in hot sunshine watching the judging of the Otterhound Club open show. Judge, Simon Pitts (Wandsfell) awarded BV, BB and BIS to Fran Jones and Sorrel Dryden’s Ch Teckelgarth Charity (T Ullswater ex Ch T Dream Maker), handled by Fran who was over the moon at having such a w...

Otterhounds - week 14Updated : 30/03/2017

THIS WEEK I would like to devote my notes to thanking and paying tribute to all the people and hounds who worked so hard on our behalf at Discover Dogs at Crufts. Ian and Daryl Brotchie have now taken over responsibility for our booth and from what I saw of it on TV it was very well laid out. We were represented over the fou...

Otterhounds - week 12Updated : 15/03/2017

ANOTHER Crufts has come and gone, and everyone seemed to have a really good time. Our judge was Pete Smith (Actaeon’s) who with his first wife Joyce bred Bloodhounds for many years and then became a very early part of the new Otterhound community. Their first champion was Boravin Peeler born in the summer of 1983, thei...

Otterhounds - week 9Updated : 22/02/2017

WHEN CALCULATING the top dog in each category the papers do not include the runners up, but in this case I think Rae Ganna’s Ch/Ir Ch Keepcott Gossip (Ch/Ir/Fr Ch K Connoisseur ex K Daybreak) deserves a mention as she was not only a very close reserve top Otterhound, but she achieved this whilst having time out during ...

Otterhounds - week 8Updated : 16/02/2017

CONGRATULATIONS to Sam Lewis and Ottaryx Phaedrra, bred by Sue McConville, who will represent the breed in the new Vulnerable Breeds final at Crufts. We all wish you the best of luck. JUDITH ASHWORTH, 01926 641051, jeashworth@btinternet.com

Otterhounds - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

MANY OF you will know by now that I am a little medically challenged at the moment, so I apologise if my notes are fewer than usual and if I miss anybody or anything out that I should have picked up on.      I am definitely late in doing my roundup of 2016, so here is the results roundup. Top Otterhound ...

Otterhounds - week 52Updated : 20/12/2016

SO LKA the last show of the year has come and gone with on this occasion being judged by Shirley Rawlings, a lady who was for many years the stalwart secretary to Houndshow. BCC and BOB was Rae Ganna’s Ch/Ir Ch Keepcott Gossip. RBCC was Court, Pearce and Lerego’s Teckelgarth Myrtle.      Sm...

Otterhounds - week 46Updated : 09/11/2016

A TELEPHONE call from our club president Poul Seier-Sorenson informed me that Betty Cornet’s husband Bernard has sadly died.      Betty and Bernard were club members from the very beginning and they bred a few litters under the kennel name Inisfraigh. A good few years ago now they moved to Spain ...

Otterhounds - week 41Updated : 06/10/2016

DRIFFIELD, our most north easterly championship show each year, Zola Rawson found her DCC and BOB in Maria Lerego’s Teckelgarth Roman. BCC was to Maria’s Ch T Mimi. Reserves were Rae Ganna’s Ch/Ir Ch Keepcott Gossip and Clarke and Eagles’ Kingstree Vanguard. BP was Maria’s Rosdobhran Ursus. &...

Otterhounds - week 40Updated : 28/09/2016

MY FIRST job this week is to make a huge apology for a ‘very senior moment’. It was, of course, Pam Marston-Pollock who gave the excellent talk at the club seminar and I hope I am forgiven for not checking my words properly before sending them off.      We all gathered at Baginton again for...

Otterhounds - week 38Updated : 14/09/2016

THE OC held two very successful events at Baginton Village Hall. This was again the venue for the annual fun day where there were all the usual games, fun classes, quiz and agility. We were very lucky to have with us Super Dog Indie, Trip Hazard and their delightful young handler Lucy Heath. At intervals throughout the day L...

Otterhounds - week 34Updated : 17/08/2016

I HAVE just been given the news that Pam Bonos has been in hospital for a number of weeks. Pam was a founder member of the OC along with her husband Keith and she has been a really great friend to the breed since the day Otterhounds came out of the pack. I know we will all be thinking of her and wish her a speedy recovery an...

Otterhounds - week 33Updated : 11/08/2016

A NEW YOUNG star arrived on the scene at Houndshow in the shape of an eight-month puppy, Rhosdobhran Ursus, owned by Maria Lerego, who took BP and DCC under Linda Mackenzie. BCC and BOB was Mrs C Scott and Maria’s Ch Teckelgarth Mabel.      The reserves went to Mr S Clark and Ms N Eagles’ K...

Otterhounds - week 24Updated : 07/06/2016

BANK HOLIDAY Monday saw hardy exhibitors gather at Bath showground for both Bath championship show (without CCs for Otterhounds) and South West Hound.      BD and BOB at Bath was Finch’s Ottaryx Marshall and BB was Lewis’ Ottaryx Phaedra.      RBD and BP went to Baldw...

Otterhounds - week 22Updated : 26/05/2016

I DO NOT think it would be difficult to look at the numerical entry in Otterhounds for SKC and agree with the OC that the breed does not need more sets of CCs in 2019, in fact most knowledgeable Otterhound exhibitors would say we already have too many sets, so it is to be hoped that the Kennel Club will give serious consider...

Otterhounds - week 21Updated : 17/05/2016

FOLLOWING my previous notes about the gene mapping of the Otterhound at the Animal Health Trust, along with other breeds, to facilitate health research in dogs I am delighted to be able to say that thanks to Otterhound lovers all over the world we have now completed the funding of the gene mapping of a second hound and this ...

Otterhounds - week 15Updated : 06/04/2016

I APOLOGISED in advance that my breed notes on Crufts would be late as I was travelling to the US in the early hours of the following morning, so it is a pleasure to look back on the day now I have returned. Our judge, Pat Chadwick, came to know Otterhounds soon after the OC was formed through a friend and early Otterhound o...

Otterhounds - week 11Updated : 07/03/2016

MANY of us are busy every day now with the additional work that the preparations for Crufts creates. I wish everybody a thoroughly enjoyable day and I am very sorry but I will not be able to report on the day’s events until after Easter as I am off to the US at 4am., the following morning, so hopefully I will have news...

Otterhounds - week 6Updated : 01/02/2016

MY NEWS this week follows on from the Kennel Club/Animal Health Trust announcement that 50 breeds will be completely genome mapped before the end of the year. The cost is £2,000 per breed with the Kennel Club putting up £1,000 per breed and each breed expected to match this. The Otterhound health committee immedi...

Otterhounds - week 5Updated : 26/01/2016

OTTERHOUND exhibitors gathered at Stafford for the start of a new season with the revival of hopes and full of expectations, the beginning of a fresh campaign, but hopefully also a pleasurable day out meeting up with friends and just general enjoyment with our hounds in a relaxed atmosphere. We and some others, had a particu...

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