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West Highland White Terriers - week 22Updated : 26/05/2017

IT WAS SKC and our group was scheduled on the Sunday. It is a few years since I last came to this show and I was struck at how much smaller it seemed.      The Westie judge was Modwena Johnston (Glenveagh) who has bred and shown some very successful Westies. As has become the norm, especially in far flun...

West Highland White Terriers - week 21Updated : 19/05/2017

JUST A little news this week. Southern Counties will have terrier day on Saturday June 3. As in the recent past, the WHWT Club of England will hold its summer open show at the same event, following the CC judging and before the open show, there will be complimentary Pimms for all Westie exhibitors. Let’s hope it’...

West Highland White Terriers - week 20Updated : 12/05/2017

OUR DAY at WELKS was on the Friday and the judge was breed specialist Roz Dunne (Charosmack). Driving into the car park, it was apparent that the society had employed the same car parking firm that Bath society employ. They are most efficient, with marked poles making it easy for you to find your car on return. I arrived ear...

West Highland White Terriers - week 18Updated : 27/04/2017

I HAVE no show news this week as the next show will be WELKS. Our judge will be Roz Dunne (Charosmack). More hopefully of this show next week.      I wonder if you are aware that the Kennel Club publish a booklet called ‘Breed Watch’. In this publication, every breed is listed in its group an...

West Highland White Terriers - week 16Updated : 13/04/2017

LAST WEEK was the WHWTC of England ch show. This year it was at a different venue, Markfield Community and Sports Centre, near Leicester. As it happened it was the hottest and sunniest day of the year so far.      The judge this year was Lillian Lleton (Danskots) from Denmark. She had been one of the jud...

West Highland White Terriers - week 15Updated : 06/04/2017

IT WAS very sad news to hear that Pat Barrell (Barwest) had died. Pat was always friendly and ready for a chat. Although more active in the Norwich breed over the past years, Pat had previously been very active in Westies. She bred four Westie champions to my knowledge and these were successfully handled by Angus Gordon. She...

West Highland White Terriers - week 13Updated : 23/03/2017

TWO OF our Westie clubs tried a new venture. In an attempt to encourage more interest and entries, the Southern WHWT Club limit show and the WHWT Club of Wales open show were held on the same day at the same venue. The day even started with the Southern club’s AGM, so a lot was incorporated on one day. It was heartenin...

West Highland White Terriers - week 12Updated : 16/03/2017

TERRIER day at Crufts was on the Thursday. I always think we are lucky that our ring and benching area is very spacious compared to some breeds. We also have the opportunity to exercise our dogs outside and as the weather was really good, many of us took advantage of this.      Our breed judge was Pat Ed...

West Highland White Terriers - week 10Updated : 03/03/2017

THE WHWTC of England held its AGM. It was a very friendly turnout, although compared to years ago, very few members attend. A shame as this is the opportunity to have some input and say in how the club functions. The club has updated a number of the club’s rules and put them into modern day speak. These were ratified a...

West Highland White Terriers - week 9Updated : 24/02/2017

A MOST successful event was hosted by the WHWTC of England when Marie Burns demonstrated how to strip and groom a Westie. I was involved by helping with a little commentary at the same time. I don’t think there was a person in the room who didn’t enjoy watching and listening to Marie. It’s always amazing ho...

West Highland White Terriers - week 7Updated : 10/02/2017

THE MAIN news this week is the entry for our breed Crufts. We have an excellent entry of 140, this breaks down to 60 dogs and 80 bitches. The judge this year is Pat Edmondson (Pepabby), very well known and respected as a breeder and exhibitor for many years who is also president of the WHWT Club of England. Pat with her daug...

West Highland White Terriers - week 6Updated : 03/02/2017

FIRSTLY, a reminder from Doreen Lancaster that members of the WHWTC of England need to make sure that copy for the club handbook must be received by the Feb 20. This time the printers have set a very definite deadline and there is no chance of getting them in after this date.      Like many I have kept m...

West Highland White Terriers - week 5Updated : 26/01/2017

AT BOSTON the judge for Westies was Penny Sands, who has bred and shown Bull Terriers as well as gundogs. She attracted an entry of 23 and 15 were present on the day. BB and BOB was Ann and Marie Burns’ Burneze Billie On Air (Ch/Int Ch Tomlyndon Eager Ernest ex Ch B Plan Bea). BD was a new winner here, Mr and Mrs Keely...

West Highland White Terriers - week 3Updated : 11/01/2017

FIRSTLY, I would like to wish all the Westie family out there a very happy new year. Let’s hope it will be an excellent year, producing some beautiful, healthy puppies that will secure a great future for our lovely breed.      I have put together a résumé of where all our CC allocat...

West Highland White Terriers - week 51Updated : 15/12/2016

THE LAST championship show of 2016 has been and gone. LKA took place at its usual venue, the NEC. I was very sorry to miss it this year, as my knees are still under renovation since the operations. I was sad to have to withdraw from my appointment to judge Norwich Terriers there. I hope this will be the first and last time t...

West Highland White Terriers - week 48Updated : 25/11/2016

I AM PLEASED to say I am back in the land of the living and although on two crutches, I am getting about, regardless of two partial knee replacements. Beware, I mean to make up for lost time next year.      I was sorry to miss the WHWTC of England’s open show, held at Grenoside. This is a popular...

West Highland White Terriers - week 45Updated : 03/11/2016

IT HAS been a few weeks since I have written the breed notes, having been on holiday and then sadly my mother died at the advanced age of 95. I am afraid this prevented me from writing the notes.      South Wales took place and this year the judge was all-rounder Bill Browne-Cole who has judged our bre...

West Highland White Terriers - week 41Updated : 05/10/2016

MY APOLOGIES for a lack of notes in the last couple of weeks; life has been a bit unpredictable here. Never mind I will try to catch up the show news and get things up to date.      First show to report was Darlington held at Ripon Racecourse. Unfortunately the weather was rather unsettled, but the ven...

West Highland White Terriers - week 37Updated : 09/09/2016

MOST IMPORTANT news this week, is that of the arrival of a little Leigh. Stephen Leigh (who provides invaluable information on the pedigrees and achievements in our breed) and his wife Heather have announced the birth of Sophie Joan on Sept 4. Photos of her on Facebook show her to be a most beautiful baby and I am sure that ...

West Highland White Terriers - week 36Updated : 02/09/2016

IT WAS the second SKC championship show of the year recently. It would be normal that this show seems to draw a lower entry than the earlier SKC show held in May. Maybe because it comes during the summer holiday and coincides with the August bank holiday and road traffic is usually horrendous. This taken into account the ent...

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