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Old English Sheepdogs - week 26Updated : 22/06/2017

WE HAVE been enjoying (or not, in my case) a heat wave recently and it has been sad to see that shows and social media are still having to remind people about leaving dogs in hot cars – unbelievable really.      In the middle of the hot weather was the Great London OESC’s two open shows. Cong...

Old English Sheepdogs - week 25Updated : 16/06/2017

BATH AGAIN had two sets of CCs for us with Bath and the South Western Club shows on the same day. The morning (Bath) was judged by Alan Rathband where Sarah Deakin’s Ch Oldoak Kings Randsom at Darwillow won DCC and BOB. BCC was Terri Reed and Dawn Adcock’s Charmlea Delightful at Krisendaw.    &nb...

Old English Sheepdogs - week 22Updated : 26/05/2017

AFTER a mammoth wait for the 78 Bearded Collies to be judged Sue Goddard was able to judge the 40 OES at SKC. By the end of judging the breed had two new champions as Sonja Rutland and Tanya Porter’s Brwyn’s Howdy Doody Loves Hillybilly at Mellowdee and Ellen Wheeler’s Zottels Bette Midler (BOB) took their ...

Old English Sheepdogs - week 21Updated : 18/05/2017

THE NATIONAL was judged this year by well known all rounder Rodney Oldham. From his entry of 53 (16 absentees) he awarded DCC and BOB to Sarah Deakin’s Ch Oldoak Kings Randsom at Darwillow. RDCC was Ferguson’s Mellowdee Moriarty with Lexalby.      BCC was Carol and Trevor Spurling’s new...

Old English Sheepdogs - week 19Updated : 05/05/2017

LAST WEEK the Kennel Club announced sweeping changes to judges’ education and continuous CPD from 2019. These include the removal of breed club involvement in keeping lists and tracking progress. All records will be kept electronically and logged through the KC Academy and everyone wishing to judge will be required to ...

Old English Sheepdogs - week 16Updated : 13/04/2017

CC ALLOCATIONS have been published for 2019-2021 and we gain CCs at Manchester in January; Windsor and Leeds in July, which is good news but we also have them taken away from South Wales in October. With eight sets allocated to the breed clubs on rotation we will have 24 sets of CCs per year.      For th...

Old English Sheepdogs - week 14Updated : 30/03/2017

THE OESC of Scotland held its championship show on Mothering Sunday and this time it was judged by Dorothy Brocklesby-Evans (Danum). It was the 85th anniversary show and all exhibitors attending on the day received a goodie bag as a gift to mark the occasion with a Scottish flavour.      From 33 dogs pre...

Old English Sheepdogs - week 13Updated : 27/03/2017

IT IS WITH great sadness that I write of the death of Jean Collins (Jedforest) who died on March 12 – the day OES and Pulis were being judged at Crufts. As a breeder and well known exhibitor of both Old English Sheepdogs and Hungarian Pulis she achieved great success. Her most famous dog being Ch Jedforest Don Carlos, ...

Old English Sheepdogs - week 12Updated : 17/03/2017

CRUFTS is over for another year with the Aryakas Kennel dominating the major awards. DCC and BOB was Int Ch A Pegasos (Nikolas Kanales). RDCC was Ch Bottom Shaker My Secret (Koronknai) himself a previous BOB and group winner.      BCC was A Stefinata at Beauvallon (Helen Harris). RBCC Int Ch A Pandora (L...

Old English Sheepdogs - week 10Updated : 03/03/2017

JOHN FEATHERSTONE has recently republished his 50 page cartoon book on the Old English Sheepdog called Paws Awhile which is available through Amazon at a cost of £5 (post free if two or more copies are ordered).      John was active in the breed in the 1980s as an exhibitor and judge, he held offic...

Old English Sheepdogs - week 8Updated : 15/02/2017

THE NORTH Eastern Club held its champ and open shows recently. Richard Baker judged the champ show with 43 entries with 32 present. He crowned the second champion of 2017 by awarding BCC and BIS to Carol and Trevor Spurling’s homebred Dantrecar Sweet Dream. Phoebe’s other CCs came from Alyson King at OESC of NI 2...

Old English Sheepdogs - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

RUGBY show was judged by Jeanette Richardson (Storinblu) and her BP was Jo Huggan’s Jandoes Born To Be WiId, who went on to stand PG2 under Irene Crane-Duplock. SARAH WINSON, breednotes@meisan.co.uk

Old English Sheepdogs - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

2017 HAS its first champion crowned at the first show. Linda Powell (Wookymill) awarded CCs at the East Anglian OESC where Sarah Deakin’s Oldoak Kings Ransom at Darwillow was awarded his third CC (others were from Sue Adcock, GLOESC ‘16 and Peter Cogginsm, OESC ‘16) and BIS.      BCC, h...

Old English Sheepdogs - week 52Updated : 20/12/2016

AS THESE are the last notes of 2016 I thought I would end with a round-up of the year, we have had seven new champions this year (five dogs and two bitches). Not in any particular order they are: Ch Zottels Xceedingly Nice for Hazyland (Palmer), Ch Meadowbears True Blue (Farndale), Ch Aryakas Simonides at Beauvallon (Harris)...

Old English Sheepdogs - week 51Updated : 14/12/2016

THE YEAR finished as usual with LKA. This year OES were judged by Barrie Croft and had the second highest entry of the year. He found his DCC and BOB in Janet Bashforth and Terri Reeds’ Charmlea Cleansweep who won his third CC and champion title. His other CCs came from Alyson King (OESC of Northern Ireland 2015) and K...

Old English Sheepdogs - week 49Updated : 01/12/2016

I HAVE received an email from the AHT about the Give a Dog a Genome project and they have sent for samples from the first batch of breeds. Sadly OES are not included in this, but it was good to hear the project is moving forward and making progress and I hope to be able to report we are in the next batch.   &nbs...

Old English Sheepdogs - week 47Updated : 17/11/2016

AT W/PB of Scotland there were 34 entries with 27 present on the day for John Yates to assess. DCC and BOB was Helen Harris’ consistent winning Ch Aryakas Simonides at Beauvallon with Pat Bradley’s Hibray Under My Spell taking the RCC.      BCC, her first, was Kerjalee Mistic Moments for Pa...

Old English Sheepdogs - week 45Updated : 04/11/2016

MIDLAND Counties had an entry of 46 (with nine absentees) for Helen Cousins to assess. Sonja Rutland and Tanya Porter carried on their winning run by taking the DCC with Brwyn’s Howdy Doody Loves Hillbilly at Mellowdee. Helen Harris took RDCC with Ch Aryakas Simonides at Beauvallon.      Millwink...

Old English Sheepdogs - week 43Updated : 20/10/2016

THE LANCASTRIAN OES Club championship show received 50 entries (with 16 absentees) for breed specialist Sue Swatkins (Jemsue) assess. DCC and BIS was Helen Harris’ Ch Aryakas Simionides at Beauvallon. He received his first CC from Jem Swatkins at Midland Counties 15. RDCC was Mrs H Englich’s Niedersachsens Pride ...

Old English Sheepdogs - week 42Updated : 13/10/2016

SOUTH WALES was judged by one of our well know exhibitors, Irene Crane-Duplock (Mirene). She received a substantial entry of 43. DCC and BOB was Helen Harris’ Ch Aryakas Simonides at Beauvallon. RDCC was Sarah Deakin’s Oldoak Kings Randsom at Darwillow.      BCC, her first, Leila Bull&rsquo...

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