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Schnauzers, Giant - week 20Updated : 12/05/2017

THE BREED and her many friends will, like me, have been saddened by the news that Rosemary Rickard finally lost her battle on May 8. One she had courageously been fighting since diagnosis a couple of years or so ago.      A major force in promoting pepper and salts, Rosemary supported the colour fiercely...

Schnauzers, Giant - week 18Updated : 28/04/2017

SUE COX’S Grovelea Bossanova (Scarlet) is now a Dutch champion, having gained her last point at Tentoonstelling in mid-April. Sue says she thinks Scarlet is the first English Black Giant to attain such an award.      BHC Lesley Parker is really happy about the response to the epilepsy/seizures surv...

Schnauzers, Giant - week 17Updated : 24/04/2017

JEAN LANNING, who last judged the breed in 2010, has drawn 39 at the National, giving the show its best since 2009.      Breed enthusiasts will be delighted to hear, via BHC, of Lesley Parker’s serious attempt to collate data on epilepsy in a rationale, structured manner; one that’s fully sup...

Schnauzers, Giant - week 15Updated : 06/04/2017

I RECEIVED a note from Rebekkah Hitti, the AHT researcher coordinating DNA samples for their G-PRA project. She says: “Thank you all for allowing me to obtain cheek swabs from your Giants at the recent SCGB show, especially to those with dogs aged six years and older, who had eye examinations on the day. I left with a ...

Schnauzers, Giant - week 14Updated : 31/03/2017

THE SCGB ch show at Ryton enjoyed a lower overall entry than for some considerable number of years, with just 178 dogs.      Giants had their lowest entry with just 32 dogs for Kirk Moss. BCC and BOB was Satu Begg’s American import, Firestone’s Special Delivery, who also pleased Barry Day and...

Schnauzers, Giant - week 12Updated : 20/03/2017

GERRI Staples certainly had a tremendous Crufts! Both Ch Reisenheim Rufus Black and Ferncliffe Pistols at Dawn for Ruffhaus, handled by Kirk Moss, took the CCs and BOB. Later in the group, Ferncliffe Pistols at Dawn made the cut to the final 7, under Meg Purnell-Carpenter.      Houchin’s Ch Philoma...

Schnauzers, Giant - week 10Updated : 03/03/2017

Sue Houslop’s Eskaidee Firefly at Aligael (Zoë) took BNSC working and G4 under Martin Phillips (Javea) at Sutton Coldfield, then repeated her successes at Cheltenham on Sunday under Celia Vines. A great weekend for Sue!      Barry Day’s entry of 68 for Crufts is a very respectable three ...

Schnauzers, Giant - week 9Updated : 27/02/2017

HAVE just received a club’s judges’ list for 2017; always impressed by the immense amount of work these entail.      The AHT ‘multi-breed’ research project on GPRA is still seeking DNA swabs of adult Giants with a current clear eye test. I’ll have about a dozen kits availabl...

Schnauzers, Giant - week 8Updated : 17/02/2017

SUE McGRANN tells me there’s a really good entry of 78 at NSC’s open show (G: nine for Colin Bawden; Standards 20 and Miniatures 49). It must be one of the best overall entries for breed club open shows in the last year, enjoying great support from the other two sizes.      The Giant Club sho...

Schnauzers, Giant - week 6Updated : 03/02/2017

GERRI Staples had a nice entry of ten with one absent at Lichfield, making Janice and Karen Fish’s Foxwood Femme Fatale for Dulejoes BOB and BP (also taking PG4). Gerri’s BP Schnauzer, Fletcher’s Fivepits The Detonator went PG1. TONY McDERMOTT, lichstone@aol.com

Schnauzers, Giant - week 5Updated : 26/01/2017

MORAY Armstrong had a good entry of 28 (less eight absent) at Manchester, hopefully setting the standard for improved entries this year.      BB and BOB went to the Cullen and Thomas’ Ch Philoma Lana Lang, who also pleased Ben Reynolds-Frost for G3.      Houchins’ Ch Phil...

Schnauzers, Giant - week 3Updated : 12/01/2017

BHC LESLEY Parker tells me that the AHT’s Genome Sequencing project has located two idiopathic epileptic Giants that meet their requirements (available MRI scan results, etc). They are still seeking a third, so if you know anyone who could help, get them to talk to Lesley as soon as possible.     ...

Schnauzers, Giant - week 2Updated : 04/01/2017

LKA FINISHED the show year off, with Norma Rylance taking centre stage for the first time. There were 27 (less ten absent) and Norma found her DCC, his second, and BOB in Heather and Rob Smith’s Boston Blackstone, handled by Karen Fish. Reserve was Herbert’s Grovelea Hip Hop, handled by breeder, Sue Cox.  ...

Schnauzers, Giant - week 50Updated : 07/12/2016

THE NSC was the final club show with CCs but our last breed club show of the year was the SCGB’s open at Weedon.      Like the Northern, it too enjoyed really good support from visitors interested in becoming Schnauzer owners, taking the opportunity of talking to exhibitors about their preferred ...

Schnauzers, Giant - week 48Updated : 28/11/2016

AT THE NSC, Wayne Rylance found his BCC and Bob in Lesley Parker’s Ch Draxpark Hot Like Me, who also pleased Jenny Harrison-Smith for BIS. DCC was the recently-formed Smith and Brown partnership’s Foxwood’s Backtrack.      RDCC to Rob and Heather’s Boston Blackstone-N and Foster...

Schnauzers, Giant - week 45Updated : 04/11/2016

WAYNE Rylance has drawn a good entry of 38 making 46 entries for the Northern championship show at Elsecar on Nov 12, so our breed clubs retained three of the year’s top four positions for Giant entries.      NSC’s overall entry is down about 15 per cent on 2015, with 42 Schnauzers (Lucy Di...

Schnauzers, Giant - week 44Updated : 27/10/2016

CONGRATULATIONS to Kevin and Sandie Cullen and Rita Thomas on Ch Philoma Lana Lang’s great achievements in the last couple of months (including G1 and BIS) and to Sandie and Kevin’s P Tempo, jointly owned with D Smith, PG2 and PG1 at recent shows.      The Giant Club ch show enjoyed the yea...

Schnauzers, Giant - week 40Updated : 30/09/2016

CONGRATULATIONS to Kevin and Sandie Cullen and Rita Thomas on Ch Philoma Lana Lang’s great achievements at Darlington, taking BCC and BOB under Liz Carledge, the group under Steve Hall and then BIS under Graham Hill. Lana also topped the champion stakes under Valerie Foss.      Sandie and Kevin&r...

Schnauzers, Giant - week 38Updated : 16/09/2016

RICHMOND saw Martin Freeman (13,none absent) choose Cullen and Thomas’ Ch Philoma Lana Lang for BB and BOB with Michael Veal’s Philoma Man After Midnight as BD.      RBD was Aylett’s Rillaton Follow That Dream and RBB and BP was Cullen and Smith’s P Tempo.    &...

Schnauzers, Giant - week 37Updated : 09/09/2016

SKC HAD an entry of six with one absent with no CCs. Moray Armstrong awarded Houchin’s Philoma Pay Back Time for Barnsdale BD and BOB. Cowie’s Philoma Hollywood at Zanobel was BB. Mike Whitney’s Darkmeister Candy Cane from Primavista was RBB and P Got The Look was BP.      Surprisingl...

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