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Maltese - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

BY THE time you read this, your Crufts passes should have dropped through your letterbox as in a week’s time the big show will be here.      We’re in hall 5 this year and ring 35 for Maltese, following the Lowchen judging. Val Blore (Movalian Maltese) is our judge deputising for Ann Horan who...

Maltese - week 8Updated : 16/02/2017

AT PORTSMOUTH and Southsea Ch/Ir Ch Lafford Trade Marc or Larry as he is known at home, owned by Nemie Dukes Holland and Carol Lees was handled by Nemie to take BVIS and was also the winner of the stakes.      At Rutherglen BNSC and G1 was won by Samantha Flannigan and Amy Dornan’s Diamond Gemeni O...

Maltese - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

BRENDA Jones, secretary of the West Country DC, tells me that a Maltese class will be scheduled at its show at Thornbury LC Bristol on May 14th and if there is support from Maltese exhibitors then classes will be increased at the August show. For further details phone Brenda on 01179 081930. CHRIS RIPSHER, chris.villarose@b...

Maltese - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

HOPEFULLY entries will pick up over the next few shows as Manchester, with just six dogs and 12 bitches, eight of which were puppies, does not bode well for continuing our present breed CC allocation.      Sarah Jackson (Benatone) judged and awarded her CCs to Cinecitta Ian Somerhailder, over from Italy ...

Maltese - week 3Updated : 12/01/2017

I HOPE you all had a lovely Christmas. I notice that some of you were out and about at the open shows over the holiday period. Successful seasonal Maltese open show winners were Ch/Ir Ch Lafford Trade Marc who won another BVIS at Ashbourne, owner/handler Nemie Dukes Holland.      Breeder/owner Carol Le...

Maltese - week 51Updated : 14/12/2016

AVIS GERMAN of Valwilger Maltese judged the MC open show at Normanton on Soar. BIS was Sarah and Rosemarie Jackson’s Benatone Gino D’Campo. RBIS, BOS and BP was Nicky Welbourn’s Zumarnik Sinatra. BV was another Zumarnik, as Ir Ch Z Hot Pursuit took this award. He is owned by Raewyn and Doreen Dowsett, Nicky...

Maltese - week 49Updated : 01/12/2016

ANOTHER veteran Maltese having a successful year is nine year old Ch/Ir Ch Lafford Trade Marc (Larry), owned by Nemie Dukes Holland and Carol Lees. Larry took BNSC, the toy group and BVIS at Huntingdon.      Nemie’s first homebred Maltese Sarasuma Scarlett Affair won PG2 at this show. A lovely st...

Maltese - week 48Updated : 25/11/2016

PERCY has been strutting his stuff around the open shows again, this time in ‘Hot Pursuit’ to take BNSC, BV, G1 and RBIS at Edwinstowe. Ir Ch Zumarnik Hot Pursuit was handled to this win by his delighted co-owner and handler Raewyn Dowsett. CHRIS RIPSHER, chris.villarose@btinternet.com

Maltese - week 47Updated : 17/11/2016

MY THANKS go to Raewyn Dowsett for the results of her trip to the two-day international shows in Ireland recently. On day one, breed judge was Ms A Franco from Columbia and DGS, CACIB, BOB and Group 2 was Nicky Welbourn, Raewyn and Doreen Dowsett and Sue Tyler’s Ir Ch Zumarnik Hot Pursuit (Percy). RDGS and RCACIB was M...

Maltese - week 44Updated : 27/10/2016

IT’S QUIET on the news front at the moment, but for those who like to plan their show year, the 2017 Maltese ch show judges have been Kennel Club confirmed as: Manchester, Sarah Jackson; Crufts, Ann Horan; UK Toy, Tony Allcock; the National, Tania Eades; SKC, Janice Hutchinson; Three Counties, Julie Sparrow; Blackpool,...

Maltese - week 42Updated : 13/10/2016

IT WAS a lovely win for Jean Walker and Cathy Grant at the MC of Scotland show last weekend when Sharon Johnson-Love awarded their Travilla Chic And Petite with Linmont BIS.      BD and RBIS went to Samantha Flannigan’s Russian import Diamond Gemeni Out Of Control at Snowkai.    ...

Maltese - week 41Updated : 05/10/2016

I AM TOLD that sunshine was the order of the day at Driffield and despite the early morning start, the Maltese were able to be shown on the grass.      Mervyn Evans judged the breed with 18 present and awarded the CCs to Nicky Welbourn’s Zumarnik Scandalous, his second, and Jean Walker and Cathy ...

Maltese - week 40Updated : 30/09/2016

ONLY THREE Maltese for Diane Spavin at Belfast but the long journey proved worthwhile for Andrea Wiley and Sarah Jackson as their Ch Benatone Designer Label took BOB and went on to win the toy group under Bill Browne-Cole.      The days are drawing in now with fewer light hours so if you need to take o...

Maltese - week 39Updated : 22/09/2016

ONCE AGAIN I have to report sad news, as word has reached me that Ian Blore of Movalian Maltese died suddenly and unexpectedly in hospital. Sincere condolences go to his wife Val, daughter Katrina and son Andrew and family on their loss. CHRIS RIPSHER, chris.villarose@btinternet.com

Maltese - week 38Updated : 15/09/2016

THE RAIN fell relentlessly almost all day at the MC ch show held at Roade Northampton. Chairman Sue Tyler wished everyone an enjoyable day, then introduced her daughter Nicola Welbourn (Zumarnik), judge for the day, telling how Nicola was literally born into dogs.      There were 45 dogs entered with j...

Maltese - week 37Updated : 09/09/2016

LIZ STANNARD judged Maltese at City of Birmingham. DCC and BCC went to the same kennel as Ch Benatone Designer Label and Ch B Kinky Boots took top honours. Designer Label or ‘Bandit’ as he is known at home is owned by Sarah Jackson in partnership with Andrea Wylie. He was BOB and G4. Kinky Boots is owned by Sarah...

Maltese - week 36Updated : 01/09/2016

TRAVELLING all the way to Scotland proved successful for Sarah Jackson and Andrea Wylie as their Ch Benatone Designer Label won BOB (no CCs) at SKC under breed judge Rae Perry and the toy group judged by Kari Wilberg.      Ir Ch Zumarnik Hot Pursuit, handled by Raewyn Dowsett, has been hot footing it a...

Maltese - week 35Updated : 24/08/2016

ANOTHER veteran Maltese has had a lovely string of open show wins recently. Ch/Ir Ch Lafford Trade Marc, owned by Nemie and Steve Dukes Holland and Carol Lees, was BOB at Kingston, BAV toy open stakes winner and G1. On to Southampton where Larry won BAV toy and supreme BVIS (over two days). Finally at Kent County nine-year-o...

Maltese - week 34Updated : 18/08/2016

A SUPER open show win for Ir Ch Zumarnik Hot Pursuit (Percy), handled by co-owner Raewyn Dowsett, to win BNSC, G1, VG1, BVIS and BIS at Scunthorpe.      At Bournemouth, there were no classes for the breed, but Sarah and Rosemarie Jackson took Benatone Gino D’acampo along, where he won his way thr...

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