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Keeshonds - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

ALTHOUGH there were no breed classes at Matlock open show held at Newark showground, Gill Brunt’s Zandvoort Purrsonal life (Am Ch KJ’s Its Nothing Purrsonal ex Bargeway Nearly An Angel of Z) won BNSC from the junior class and then Gill and Sam went on to win the utility group under Julie Seward (Elleonia).  ...

Keeshonds - week 8Updated : 16/02/2017

AFTER a chilly and damp (but without the forecasted snow) early start, there was a warm welcome and hot bacon butties ready to greet everyone turning up for the North of England Keeshond Club’s AGM on Saturday morning.      The club has not only had to change the date of its open show and AGM from ...

Keeshonds - week 7Updated : 10/02/2017

Thank you to Jane Saunders for sending me in the following: “It is with sadness that I received a phone call from Margaret Cabell, to tell me that her dear friend and long-time member of the club, Iris Coe died on Jan 31 after a brief illness with lung cancer. Iris was 78 and it is thought this may have been brought ab...

Keeshonds - week 6Updated : 03/02/2017

I AM MOST grateful to Melanie Harris for a full report on the Keeshond Club’s open show.      She writes: “Saturday, Jan 28 saw us converging on Roade Village Hall for the Keeshond Club open show. For most of us I think it was a rather damp drive to the show and on arrival, we had to negotiat...

Keeshonds - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

HOPEFULLY by the time you read this, the club’s newly revamped website – www.north-of-england-keeshond-club.co.uk is fully up and running with all the sections updated and working. It has been a real ‘work in progress’ and the club is indebted to Jill Terry (Babrees Canaan Dogs) for all her hard work ...

Keeshonds - week 5Updated : 26/01/2017

MANCHESTER is now the ‘last chance’ show for all scheduled breeds to qualify for Crufts since the Kennel Club changed the qualifying requirements. Dianna Spavin was judging Keesies without CCs and had drawn an entry of 16 with six absentees.      BD with BOB was Melanie Harris’ Ch Nerad...

Keeshonds - week 5Updated : 26/01/2017

THE RESULTS of the Keeshond Club’s annual trophies are always a great highlight to start the show season off again. So, for members who do not have a Facebook account – or indeed are even connected to the internet! I will repeat them in this week’s notes, as all the hard work that goes into winning these pr...

Keeshonds - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

FORTUNATELY the snow and gales that had brought so much disruption during the week had finally gone on their way by the weekend, which was when the North of England Keeshond Club held its first committee meeting of the year.      The routine agenda items were gone through quickly and smoothly and the mee...

Keeshonds - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

MY GRATEFUL thanks to Geraldine for details of the Keeshond Club’s forthcoming open show on Saturday, Jan 28 – note the day is Saturday as the last few shows have been held on a Sunday. The judge for the main show is Howard Ogden (Beauview) and he has drawn an entry of 70 dogs making 79 entries. Lee Cox (Vanitoni...

Keeshonds - week 3Updated : 12/01/2017

THE FIRST general championship show of the year is Boston which even though it doesn’t schedule Keesie classes is usually well supported by the breed.      Robin Searle was doing the NSC classes and he found nothing to beat Peck and Matthews’ Byquy Workin Boots (Ch Wund-R-Y Workin For A Liv...

Keeshonds - week 2Updated : 05/01/2017

AS I WRITE this, 2016 has just managed to scrape the 100 mark with 108 puppies being born (16 fewer than last year), fairly evenly divided with 57 dogs and 51 bitches from 19 litters. There were only five fatalities that I know of, but more worryingly, at least seven ‘misses’, which is over 30 per cent.  ...

Keeshonds - week 1Updated : 28/12/2016

AFTER an excellent culinary feast on Christmas day what better way to follow it than a big literary feast? Dog World really did us proud this year, firstly with another edition of that interesting and informative little magazine Companion which not only gave us plenty of interesting reading matter, but lots of ideas for Chri...

Keeshonds - week 52Updated : 20/12/2016

MY NOTES the other week for BUBA, I said that the RBCC winner, new member Wendy McKean’s Kichigai This Girl Is Mine at Yawren was sister to the BCC and BP winner, Kichigai Magic Dancer (Kichigai Luke Skywalker ex Kichigai Tiny Dancer).      Whereas in actual fact she is by Bert von Ricara ex K Sp...

Keeshonds - week 51Updated : 13/12/2016

LKA WAS the last of this year’s championship shows and got off to rather a slow start as exhibitors queued for half an hour to get into the car parks. However, amazingly, judging did get started promptly at 9am when Hazel Fitzgibbon stepped into her ring looking very festive in black trousers and a bright red top. On p...

Keeshonds - week 50Updated : 12/12/2016

BUBA IS the one show where many breed specialists get to award CCs in their breed for the first time and this year was no exception as it was the turn of Rosemary Allen, who had drawn an entry of 44 dogs with 15 absentees, ten of which were bitches.      DCC and BOB was Jean Sharp Bale’s Ch Samke...

Keeshonds - week 50Updated : 08/12/2016

AS THE old song says ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’, so when a fat brown envelope hopped through my letter box containing some lovely Keeshond Club 2017 calendars from Jeane Waller, I knew it was right! The calendars are up to their usual excellent standard and will not only be a useful &lsqu...

Keeshonds - week 49Updated : 01/12/2016

THE NORDIC open show is hosted annually by the Finnish Spitz Club and this year scheduled 23 Spitz breeds. Keesies were first in the ring with a 10.30am start for Janet Kay (Kaytian) who had drawn an entry of 17 dogs.      Making the most of his last day being a puppy was Sue Pattison’s Zandvoort...

Keeshonds - week 48Updated : 24/11/2016

THE WEATHER forecast for Sunday Nov 20 seemed to change on a daily basis, none being particularly good; so it was a relief to find that the torrential rain that affected the rest of the country didn’t reach us for the North of England Keeshond Club’s championship show.      As usual, a warm...

Keeshonds - week 47Updated : 17/11/2016

YEARS ago, the North of England tried promoting alternative canine activities such as agility, obedience and heelwork to music and even had a Good Citizen Dog scheme’s ‘Roll of Honour’ for its members. This was met with what could at best be described as a lukewarm response and quite quickly died a death as...

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