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Catalan Sheepdogs - week 3Updated : 11/01/2017

HAPPY new year to you all now all the cards and decorations have been taken down for another year.      We now have confirmation of the main winner in the Dog World and Our Dog’s competition.      Top dog is Debbie Theaker’s Int/Ir Ch Starwell Mistletoe at Tisalmyn. T...

Catalan Sheepdogs - week 44Updated : 27/10/2016

WELL IT has been a busy time with the breed seminar last weekend which was very well attended. I must thank James Newton for the talk on the breed and Carole Smedley and Sue Garner for helping to asses candidates on the day. A thank you also to Pat Westcott and Toni Westcott-Smith for manning the kitchen all day and to all t...

Catalan Sheepdogs - week 29Updated : 13/07/2016

I AM STARTING this week’s breed notes on a sad note. We have heard of the sad death of Patricia Phillips (Kelltara Pyrenean Sheepdog long haired). Although Pat never owned a Catalan she was a big supporter of the breed and was always happy to help anyone with advice – a very knowledgeable person who always had ti...

Catalan Sheepdogs - week 24Updated : 08/06/2016

THE SHOW season is well under way now. A few results to tell you about.      First was the National where BD was Yogui de Pastor de Blo, owned by Cherrie Bodmin-Barnes. He also went BP and this was his first BD. RBD was Int Ch La Petit Ranas Adios Xenia at Kawanna, owned by Marr and Fieldsend. &nbs...

Catalan Sheepdogs - week 17Updated : 20/04/2016

FIRST of all I would like to thank everyone who attended our club open show. I hope you all enjoyed the day. We had loads of positive feedback from exhibitors. It was nice to see Cherrie and Ian over from France with Pebbles and Yogui both doing very well at the show.      Now we have been asked severa...

Catalan Sheepdogs - week 4Updated : 20/01/2016

WELL THAT is Christmas over and the new year all the decoration have been put away for another 11 months. I hope you all had a very good Christmas and new year and your Catalans all behaved themselves.      Well what a nightmare of a journey to Boston show with the wind and rain down the A1 judging was...

Catalan Sheepdogs - week 52Updated : 16/12/2015

WELL THAT’S the last championship show of the year all done so now time to get sorted for Christmas.      We were late going into the ring at LKA as we had two breeds in front of us. Our judge was Geoff Duffield and his BB and BOB was Andy Bland’s Starwell Ilex at Kiandra and BD was Int/Ir ...

Catalan Sheepdogs - week 45Updated : 28/10/2015

WELL THE show season is nearly over with now and things are getting quieter for us all.      At South Wales there were only seven dogs entered with six turning up. Dr Ronald W James awarded BD to Int/Ir Ch LA Petit Rana’s Aikos Xenia at Kawanna, owned by P, M and A Marr and Fieldsend. RBD was Xan...

Catalan Sheepdogs - week 29Updated : 10/07/2015

WELL I hope you have all been taking extra care in these hot days and watching your dogs and keeping them out of the sun. I was appalled to hear calls at Windsor for dogs in the cars. There was a tent for un-entered dogs there. I don’t understand why you would take dogs to a show that where not entered and leave them i...

Catalan Sheepdogs - week 19Updated : 27/04/2015

SORRY it has been a while since I did any note but have been very busy with my Briards pups.      Well done to Andy Bland on getting BB and BOB at Crufts with Starwell Ilex at Kiandra I am sure Andy will remember her day for a long time and to Alex little on getting BD with Adios De Selva Molino at Bob...

Catalan Sheepdogs - week 11Updated : 06/03/2015

WELL IT is already March and I am sure you are all looking forward to Crufts. By the time these notes are published Crufts will be over for another year. Well I hope you all had a great day at Crufts whether you were shopping or showing or doing Discover Dogs for the club.      Judge...

Catalan Sheepdogs - week 7Updated : 04/02/2015

WELL, WE are now into February and there is not a lot happening in the shows at the moment.      We did go to Manchester with Alvegi Borzas Ella at Kawanna. I had put her in the wrong class as I mean to put her into NSC but I had put her into rare breed puppy class. This class had e...

Catalan Sheepdogs - week 3Updated : 07/01/2015

WELL CHRISTMAS is over for another year. I hope all our members had a good Christmas and new year.      We ventured out to support Sleaford which was held at Lincolnshire show ground, so just down the road for us. It was a very nice show, well run, and the halls were nice and warm –...

Catalan Sheepdogs - week 48Updated : 19/11/2014

WELL NOW time to catch up on some news. We had classes again at Midland Counties and they were well supported. Our judge was Diana Mottram. BD was Marr and Fieldsend’s Ir Ch La Petit Rana’s Aikos Xenia at Kawanna and BB and BOB went to Fieldsend’s Ir Ch Mei D’Espinavesa to Starwell. BP was Marr’s Alvegi Bor...

Catalan Sheepdogs - week 39Updated : 16/09/2014

WE HAD only a few shows in August, but I will bring you up to date with results. At Bournemouth BB and BOB was Debbie Hansford’s Alvegi Borzas Dona, handled by Charis Donnelly and at WKC, my Mei D’Espinavesa at Starwell was BNSC pastoral.      At Scunthorpe open show, BOB and G2 was...

Catalan Sheepdogs - week 34Updated : 18/08/2014

I WOULD like to remind everyone about the club magazine. If you have any articles or interesting pieces, send them to Janet at jwpcraft@btinternet.com – let’s try to make this a bumper issue for everyone.        At Allerton, Jan Sheldon’s Hollybeck Bracken for Sumila won BPNSC and...

Catalan Sheepdogs - week 31Updated : 23/07/2014

WE HAD some sad news with the death of Peter Embleton in Northern Ireland. He did a lot for the Catalans in Ireland showing his bitch who he was very proud of, Starwell Princess at Bernemcourt, who he made into an international ch.      I first meet Peter and Jacqui at the Contest of Champi...

Catalan Sheepdogs - week 26Updated : 18/06/2014

WELL WE are in June now – where has the last six months gone? A few shows to catch up on. Tina and Steve Spicer’s Hollybeck Alice And Me went BOB at Redditch      Well what a beautiful day for Southern Counties – we all had sunshine all day and our judge for the day was Sigurd Wilberg. BD w...

Catalan Sheepdogs - week 21Updated : 14/05/2014

WELL I am sorry for the lateness of these notes but it has been busy here.      The club show was successful and the fun show went down a treat for all. BD was Hampson’s Starwell Alfie and RBD was Kirkland’s Hollybeck Sol. BB and BIS was Fieldsend’s Ir Ch Mei D’Espinavesa to Starwel...

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