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Akitas - week 22Updated : 24/05/2017

WITH NOTHING in coat at the moment I travelled up to SKC with Helen who was judging Shibas and Inus and made myself comfy ringside to watch the Akitas. Dave Robbins had an entry of 37 (14 absent). BCC, her second, was Peter Davies’ Hachibi Let Me Entertain You at Shinzam, she took her first last year at SKC August unde...

Akitas - week 20Updated : 11/05/2017

I STARTED off on the wrong foot so to speak for the National as half way to pick Sheena up I realised I was still in my slippers so had to turn back to change, then bearing in mind how cold everyone said it was on the previous days I was well prepared with thick polo neck jumper and jeans. Needless to say the temperatures on...

Akitas - week 19Updated : 04/05/2017

IT WAS a bitter sweet day as we celebrated Frank Wildman’s life full of tears and laughter as over 150 people arrived at the crematorium on a bright spring afternoon. We were welcomed by Bill Dawson and then tributes were read out by Paul Harding, Di Johnson and Tim Hutchings with Labour Councillor Peter Mitchell givin...

Akitas - week 17Updated : 19/04/2017

I WAS STEWARDING at the Merseyside Boxer champ show on Easter Sunday and it was a sad day as we had heard that their chairman Frank Wildman had died only days before.      To say everyone loved Frank would not be far wrong; he was such a gentleman, never confrontational but he would always stand up for t...

Akitas - week 15Updated : 05/04/2017

NO NEWS from home this week although I know it was BUBA open show I don’t have any results. I was off stewarding at the French Bulldog limit show on the day with Sandra B, very enjoyable as always, it had a party atmosphere just like old times in our breed.      Chris Mc made the trip over to Irela...

Akitas - week 13Updated : 22/03/2017

IT WAS all change at two recent AGMs firstly the Akita Association said goodbye to their long serving secretary Helen Burke and presented her with flowers and wine as an appreciation from the committee. Sandra Belchambers stepped up to the position she is a long serving committee member, the club’s health coordinator, ...

Akitas - week 12Updated : 17/03/2017

IT WOULD seem some people think I am a grumpy old woman but let me assure you grumpy has always been my middle name as I can’t stand misinformation of any kind and let’s face it Crufts was full of it and some people should definitely stick to their day jobs. The errors have been done to death on Facebook in the d...

Akitas - week 10Updated : 03/03/2017

AS THE song goes ‘Oh what a Night’ and it certainly was at the WLFC Dog/Pup of the Year and dinner dance nothing to do with Akitas, but everything to do with dogs as the Frenchie people certain know how to party.      I was given the job of ‘counter-upper’ with Marion McArdle in o...

Akitas - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

IT WOULD seem I am very behind on recent news as the UK couldn’t get live streaming of Westminster I forgot to check the Akita results and when I did there was Gr Ch Mojo’s Continuation Of A Myth not only taking BOB but G2 owned by Stacey Bormann and handled by Laurie Jordan-Fenner. Laurie is no stranger to pilot...

Akitas - week 8Updated : 15/02/2017

WITH NO shows last weekend Sheena and I took ourselves off to the Eurasier breed seminar and found ourselves in good company with a gang of Akita people: Karyn Fowkes, Maureen Thompson, Shelley Bennet, Chris Crocket and Dave Chapman. We had all come along to learn more about this relatively new breed although they have been ...

Akitas - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

A QUIET time of year so it was good to hear from Junie that her Calicelesti Reign Of Gold has just won another BIS this time at Coalville. Breed and group judge was Sue Butterfield and BIS was Lilian Poulson. This was her second such win in the last two months.      As news is thin on the ground I though...

Akitas - week 5Updated : 26/01/2017

HELEN and I spent three days stewarding at Manchester and this year decided to stay down in the hotel as we didn’t fancy the journey backwards and forwards on the M6 and it made a very pleasant albeit quite tiring weekend but not as bad as the next day when I had the grandchild for five hours now that was exhausting. A...

Akitas - week 3Updated : 11/01/2017

CAROL and Faye’s Stecal kennel nearly swept the board in the top awards of 2016: top Akita Ch Stecal’s Love At First Sight, top brood Ch Dykebar Revenge Is Sweet at Stecal and top puppy Stecal’s Billie Jean and top stud was Matthew’s Ch Ruthdales Notorious.      Boston started o...

Akitas - week 2Updated : 05/01/2017

AS 2016 came to a close two interesting articles appeared in the dog press. The first was HMRC’s taskforce out to tackle tax evasion by puppy dealers. The problem with that is anyone who breeds can be caught up in this although the statement that says it is a multi-million pound business seems a bit farfetched. The tru...

Akitas - week 1Updated : 28/12/2016

AS A NEW show season starts I looked back on 2015. Three champions were made up – two males and one bitch Ch Whitewreath Carbon Copy, Ch Minioso’s Stripes Of Glory and Ch Redwitch Dish Of The Day, with four still waiting in the wings: Rycon Raising Hell, Minioso’s Just One look at Louiston, Redwitch Dream C...

Akitas - week 51Updated : 14/12/2016

WELL THE last show of the season was quite interesting so I am told with two of the MPB being unplaced in a class of three. I know it is the judge’s prerogative and we have all seen dreadful specimens showing at Crufts and wondered who on earth had qualified them but minor puppies come on. This happened many years ago ...

Akitas - week 50Updated : 07/12/2016

BUBA AS usual had an excellent entry of 55 (26 absent) for Sheila Thompson. It was a super day for Carol, Faye and Rachael’s Ch Stecal’s Love At First Sight as after taking a break from the show ring she made a spectacular come back by taking BCC, BOB, RBIS and winning the champion stakes.    &n...

Akitas - week 49Updated : 01/12/2016

THE REASON the AA dropped its open shows was through lack of support and consequently loss of income and no club can run at a loss. So the decision to have a supported entry show with the Nordic was seen as a way forward to help judges on the ‘C’ list with the AA giving our club rosettes and prize cards and payin...

Akitas - week 48Updated : 24/11/2016

THE AA held its breed specific seminar and as usual we had an excellent turn out. The candidates came from all levels of expertise from people just starting out to group judges. Special thanks must go to the people who brought their dogs along to be assessed, Karyn who brought three and Teresa with five, the rest were made u...

Akitas - week 47Updated : 16/11/2016

THESE notes should have appeared last week, but if you scroll down you will see I had an email malfunction. Well, things just got worse – BT rang back a few hours later in an attempt to fix the problem one-and-a-half hours later. I’m glad to say they rang me as I was in conversation with someone in India, unable ...

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