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Pointers - week 17Updated : 21/04/2017

THE SPRING trials on partridge and pheasant have continued this week. The judges at the Kennel Club novice/all aged and open stakes were Meryl Asbury and Bill Connolly. There were no awards in the novice stake. Gun’s choice was Howard Kirby’s English Setter bitch Upperwood La Vitesse of Mullenscote. There were al...

Pointers - week 16Updated : 13/04/2017

THE PC championship show will be held at Newark so I thought I would take a look back at past winners from the decades. From ‘The Pointer Club – A Pictorial History’ come the results from 1967 when the club’s championship show was held at Baginton, Coventry where the judge was Lola MacDonald Daly, aut...

Pointers - week 15Updated : 06/04/2017

THE RESULTS from the Scottish Gundog Association’s open stake appeared in last week’s notes. Thanks to Susan Stone for the results of the puppy and novice stakes. The judges were Mr A Law and Doug Collins. There were no awards in the puppy stake. The novice stake was won by Shaun McCormack’s Pointer dog, Er...

Pointers - week 14Updated : 30/03/2017

IT WAS a glorious morning to drive up into the Scottish Borders for the PC of Scotland’s open show. This was held at Coulter Village Hall, Coulter, near Biggar. There was an entry of 64 dogs for the judge, Jackie Radcliffe (Sniperay). BB and BIS was Peter McGilp’s Sh Ch Ridanflight Ruby Tuesday at Forthbourne (Sh...

Pointers - week 13Updated : 24/03/2017

THE SPC recent open show at Chieveley was judged by Bill Bunce (Adurni). BIS was Tereza Watkins and Jill Davies’ black and white, Sh Ch Hurwyn Law N’ Order (Halo) who was bred by Sue Wilkinson. He is by Shanandi Madrigal ex H Dixie Chick. BB and RBIS was Amanda Brooksmith’s Sh Ch Medogold Kiss N’ Tell...

Pointers - week 12Updated : 16/03/2017

BCC and BOB at Crufts under Gordon Pimblett (Hilldon/Pennine) was Sharron and Sam Dyer’s homebred liver and white, Sh Ch Sharnphilly Juici Cuture, back in the ring after time out for a litter. Juicy now has 39 CCs and what a memorable one this one will be, taking Juicy into the group and being shortlisted. Juicy is by ...

Pointers - week 11Updated : 09/03/2017

THERE was a lot of activity the weekend before Crufts with everyone getting a bit of last minute practise with their dogs. It was also the Gundog Breed Association of Scotland’s top dog event, judged by Frank Whyte, at which Peter McGilp’s Sh Ch Ridanflight Ruby Tuesday at Forthbourne won the top spot.  &nb...

Pointers - week 10Updated : 03/03/2017

AS IS NOW traditional, I shall take a look at past Crufts winners as we approach this year’s show. Fifty years ago the judge was Violet Yates (Seedhill). Her BOB was a dog called Mortondale Acteon, owned by Mrs Haygard. I have not managed to find the parentage of this dog but from ‘Pointers Past and Present&rsquo...

Pointers - week 9Updated : 22/02/2017

THERE have been some impressive recent open show successes for Pointers. Karen Tregaskis emailed to let me know of a win she had earlier in the month with Moenfair Spicewood Summer. She took BOB under Mark Boswell and G4 under Tim Harrison at Rugby.      I also had an email to let me know that Julie Best...

Pointers - week 8Updated : 16/02/2017

THE SOUTHERN PC’s special event Pointer of the Year 2016 and Pointer Puppy of the Year 2016, was a very enjoyable day. It was a chance to catch up with friends, with the usual keen observation from the ringside and lovely buffet lunch. The three mystery judges were Anne Lowe (Lowsmoor), Angela Morgan (Quensha) and Ron ...

Pointers - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

THE ENTRY for Crufts is 108 dogs, 114 bitches making 222 for our judge Gordon Pimblett (Hilldon). We have an 8.30am start.      Sharnphilly Secretariat finished his JW at Merseyside Gundog under Sami Bull at the weekend. He is owned by Sharron and Sam Dyer and Matthew Oddie.     &nbs...

Pointers - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

I HAVE a few open show results this week. Sally Rankine emailed to let me know that Gempoint Catch A Dream for Fyldefair was BP, RBOB and PG3 at Newton Abbot under Michael Masters, gaining her final JW point. She followed this with BOB, BP, G4 and PG2 at Cardiff the following day under Diane Stewart-Richie.   &nbs...

Pointers - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

THERE was a big entry of 135/138 at Manchester for Sue Wilkinson (Hurwyn). I see from the show information that Pointers were once again in the small ring in Annex B. Looking at the other breeds assigned to ring 18, on the first day the ring was combined with ring 19 for an entry 98 Ridgebacks. On day two the rings were spli...

Pointers - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

REVIEW of 2016, part two:      Continuing last year’s review, this week with the RCC and BP winners at last year’s championship shows.      There were 22 RCC winners who did not win a CC in 2016. This compares with 28 in 2015.       Sh Ch Drovebo...

Pointers - week 3Updated : 12/01/2017

BOSTON was judged by Sam Dyer (Sharnphilly) with an entry of 46. BB and BOB was Kirsten Bond’s Joneva Asterea, bred by John Evans and Peter Pavey by Sh Ch Millpoint Top Hat N’ Tails ex Sh Ch Joneva Hazy Hazy Dream, who also took G3.      RBB was Caroline Wheldon and Faith Earl’s Caith...

Pointers - week 2Updated : 05/01/2017

APOLOGIES for the lack of notes last week; I do try to send something in each week but got out of sync for the Christmas and new year period.       Jayne Harrison’s Millpoint Simply Scrumptious won PG2 at Stourbridge where the breed judge was Geoffrey Booth. She then started off the new year...

Pointers - week 52Updated : 19/12/2016

A HAPPY new year to you all and I wish you all the very best with your Pointers in 2017 whether they be shown, trialled, compete in agility or anything else our versatile breed can do!       Now that it is a quiet period for championship shows, those of you who do show your dogs please enter the P...

Pointers - week 51Updated : 14/12/2016

AT LKA under Christine Naden (Wychwood) BCC, her sixth, and BOB was Liz Stuckey’s Sh Ch Medogold Coralie of Pendan. She was bred by Aidine Howes by Sh Ch Millpoint Top Hat N’ Tails ex Sh Ch M Double Dizzy. She was also handled in the junior handling six-11 years class by Lauren Goddard, taking first place. &nb...

Pointers - week 50Updated : 08/12/2016

AS I WAS about to send in these notes, I read of the death of one of the elders of the breed, Malcolm Leslie (Stonebridgelees). For a full obituary please see page 4.      I had a call from Kari Wilberg to let me know of Kanix Mario’s win at the Our Dogs/Royal Canine Puppy of the Year Contest. H...

Pointers - week 49Updated : 01/12/2016

THANK you for your messages and enquiries about Quincy after his accident. He is making excellent progress and it is now just a case of waiting another eight weeks before he can start to put weight on the repaired tendon. I had never realised how many layers of bandages and cotton wool are needed for a heavy-duty dressing. H...

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