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German Spitz - week 26Updated : 21/06/2017

WITH THE current heatwave affecting areas of the UK, I wanted to give some tips on keeping your dog’s cool during the summer.      There are a lot of products and ideas out there, and here are some highlights of some of them. A popular solution is canine cooling coats and towels, these are excellen...

German Spitz - week 25Updated : 14/06/2017

AT THREE Counties CCs were on offer for Kleins and they were judged by all-rounder Vanessa Williams-Wegmann. Dale Francis and Gary Pearce had double success starting with Ch Longsdale’s Willie Win, who was awarded his 23rd DCC and 12th BOB, he then went on to place G2 under utility group judge Betty Peach. Winning her ...

German Spitz - week 24Updated : 07/06/2017

SOUTHERN Counties was a non-CC show for both sizes. Kleins were judged by Pirjo Aaltonen from Finland and from an entry of 13 Kleins she found her BB and BOB in veteran class winner, Ch Printzagems Viva La Diva for Musique. Viva is owned by Jan and Adi Chambers and bred by Tom and Jan Highmoor.      BD w...

German Spitz - week 23Updated : 31/05/2017

LATE SPRING showers didn’t put exhibitors off making the journey to Bath, where non-breed specialist Mrs Craig-Woodward (Houndbrae) judged both sizes.      From an entry of 38 Kleins she found her BCC and BOB in Ch Longsdale’s Dilemma, bred and owned by Dale Francis and Gary Pearce. This was ...

German Spitz - week 22Updated : 30/05/2017

SUNSHINE awaited those making the journey north to SKC in Edinburgh. Tom Mather judged both sizes and awarded CCs for the first time.      From an entry of 13 Kleins he found his BOB in the BCC winner, Ch Longsdale’s Dilemma, bred and owned by Dale Francis and Gary Pearce. This was her ninth CC and...

German Spitz - week 21Updated : 19/05/2017

I HAVE had some very sad news from Lisa Moir who writes: “It is with a very heavy heart that I share that Sally Clewer of the Bullbo German Spitz lost her battle with cancer on Sunday May 14. Sally got her first German Spitz, a Mittel from Lynda Hewett almost six years ago, having a long history in Boxers which she sho...

German Spitz - week 20Updated : 11/05/2017

AT THE National Albert Wight (Sharval) judged Kleins. Double success for Dale Francis and Gary Pearce when Ch Longsdale’s Willie Win was awarded his 22nd DCC and 11th BOB and Ch L Dilemma was awarded her eighth BCC.      RDCC went to Tina Beck, Steve Wright and Yvette Halligan’s Ch Nardik Ecl...

German Spitz - week 19Updated : 04/05/2017

WET AND windy weather awaited those attending utility day at WELKS, with judging eventually being moved inside mid-way through Mittel judging.      All-rounder Paul Harding (Pringham) judged Kleins. Winning her seventh BCC and sixth BOB was Dale Francis and Gary Pearce’s homebred girl Ch Longsdale&...

German Spitz - week 18Updated : 27/04/2017

LOTS OF news coming in this week from those competing at open shows. Lucy Barnes had a great day at Beckenham with Ch Spellcast Talk To Da Tail winning BNSC and G1 under Paul Reynolds.      Lauren Thomas did well with her seven month old Mittel puppy Clarmer’s Talking Mischief with Kelmorespitz, br...

German Spitz - week 17Updated : 19/04/2017

I HEARD from Pam Rolleston who told me that she missed off the name of her Mittel BOB in her published critique from the recent Newark show. She apologised profusely and wanted to mention in the notes that her BOB was the junior class winner, Paul Conway and Anthony Oakden’s Fisherbloom Moon River.    &...

German Spitz - week 16Updated : 12/04/2017

NEWS IN from Kevin O’Leary who tells me that his Cadasaro team had a great start to the recent double weekend of championship shows in Northern Ireland. At Banbridge under Colette Muldoon, Ch/Ir/Int Ch Amoyalois Rufus for Cadasaro, bred by Pat and Ann Clarke, won the green star and RBOB. Not to be outdone was Rufus&rsq...

German Spitz - week 15Updated : 05/04/2017

THE GSC of GB held its open show once again at the Sky Blue Connexion in Ryton-on-Dunsmore. I was told there was a very good, friendly atmosphere around both rings. Chris Serman ran the raffle table and there was also eye testing available at the show, with specialist Lorna Newman conducting the examinations.   &n...

German Spitz - week 14Updated : 29/03/2017

SOME very good news from Glenys Banbury on behalf of the GSC of GB. She writes: “The committee is proud to be able to confirm that the affix Wyndlee has been protected as one of historical significance. As members will be aware Pat Beard was instrumental in the development of the breed from the beginning, and so many k...

German Spitz - week 13Updated : 22/03/2017

SAD NEWS has come in from Shirley Hill, she tells me that Connie Harrop died at home on March 20 aged 94. As a young woman Connie kept Elkhounds and Keeshonds and used to travel by train to the championship shows with several dogs.      She had her first German Spitz Klein from Gloria Morgen in 1985, fol...

German Spitz - week 12Updated : 15/03/2017

WELL, that’s Crufts done and dusted for another year. It’s a show that is great for many reasons, but the best reason in my view is all the friendly faces, chat and smiles you encounter ringside from those who come from all over the world, celebrating our wonderful breed.      The judge for K...

German Spitz - week 11Updated : 07/03/2017

RECENTLY I decided to switch both of my Mittel boys to a raw diet. This came about as although one of them will eat anything, the other wasn’t as fussy with some of the more popular dog food brands. Quite a few of my doggy friends extoll the virtues of a raw diet, so it was easy to get swept into their enthusiasm for i...

German Spitz - week 10Updated : 02/03/2017

I THOUGHT with Crufts, the world’s biggest dog show just around the corner, it would be a good time to visit the breed archives and travel back to 20 years ago.      The Crufts’ results of 1997 make for an interesting read as the pedigree of some exhibits includes dogs from the GS development...

German Spitz - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

FANTASTIC news for Charlotte Van Widmark who has been reunited with her stolen Spitz ‘Leon’. Charlotte recalled the moment of Leon’s return and said she “Popped outside for some fresh air. Suddenly a police van turned up and someone shouted ‘Is this who you’ve been looking for?’ Leon...

German Spitz - week 8Updated : 15/02/2017

DISTRESSING news from Charlotte Van Widmark whose German Spitz Klein ‘Leon’ was the victim of a snatch and grab on Feb 14 in Shepherds Bush, London W12. He is an orange sable with strong sable markings and will be very distraught to be away from his devoted owner. He has an exceptionally sweet disposition and is ...

German Spitz - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

NOTES are a bit thin on the ground this week, with not much to share, although it’s fair to say the Crufts countdown is well and truly on as the entry figures have now been released.      Lynne Smith (Alkola) is judging Kleins, her sixth such appointment, her last being in 2010 at the GS club show,...

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