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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...

West Highland White Terriers - week 35Updated : 25/08/2016

AT WKC the judge for Westies was Shirley Smith, who people who were exhibiting a number of years ago will remember for her Benary kennel. In fact it is eight years since Shirley last judged the breed, so quite a time lapse.      DCC and BOB was Shauna Fryer’s homebred Int Ch Hopecharm Prince Harr...

West Highland White Terriers - week 34Updated : 19/08/2016

ON TERRIER day at Bournemouth, thankfully the day was dry and warm, which was just as well as the ground here is rough going even when it is dry. Steve Owen (Egremont) was judge and he had an entry of 39 with eight absentees. The atmosphere ringside seemed to be happy and Steve certainly gave every exhibit good consideration...

West Highland White Terriers - week 33Updated : 12/08/2016

Saturday 6th August was the first day for Paignton Ch Show and was also terrier day. It was warm from the beginning of the day and the drive into the showground seemed without problems, although many encountered difficulties on the M5. Westies along with other terrier breeds are judged in the big and airy main hall, with lar...

West Highland White Terriers - week 32Updated : 04/08/2016

FIRST some good news for the WHWTC of England and those hoping to enter the club open show in November 2016. A person who wishes to remain anonymous has donated prize money for this show, BIS £25, RBIS £10, BPIS £15 and RBPIS £10, plus prize money for the first 3 places in class wins. Let’s hope...

West Highland White Terriers - week 31Updated : 29/07/2016

FRIDAY was terrier day at Leeds. The judge for Westies was Dave Dingley (Davot). I make the entry 30 with eight absentees. It just shows how weekdays have an effect on entry numbers, as this must have been one of the lowest. I guess also being a Friday and navigating round Leeds might well have put some people off. However, ...

West Highland White Terriers - week 29Updated : 14/07/2016

I WOULD like to make a few observations about the show in general. I knew that rain was forecast when I set off but it certainly was hammering down by 9am. This is a huge showground and well supplied with access roads. However, there were still lengthy queues to get into the parking area. In spite of many hard standing lanes...

West Highland White Terriers - week 28Updated : 11/07/2016

WE WERE so lucky with the weather on terrier day at Windsor. It was perfect for the dogs and us – not too hot and a bit of cloud cover. The Westies had plenty of room for tables etc and a good ring. Now that we have the in/out rings and the central marquee, we don’t see the sun umbrellas that were so often used b...

West Highland White Terriers - week 27Updated : 01/07/2016

WELL I never thought the dog world might appear entirely sane and well managed, until experiencing the past week of roller coaster British political news. It makes the canine show world seem calm and well ordered. I have always thought that when you go to a dog show, everyone is totally absorbed in that world and the sky cou...

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