Pastoral Day at Welsh Kennel Club show is always the Saturday, meaning that those that decide to go the day before and stay over, nearly always have the difficult driving conditions that are associated with travelling on a Friday. On previous trips to the show I have always stayed in Builth Wells, however this year as my husband had a hospital check up in the morning, and I did not know what time we could leave, I decided to stay in the Travel Lodge that Sarah Stonton had found, about an hour from the showground. What was quite amazing was that Sarah arrived just a few minutes before we did, but she came from Peterborough and we travelled from London both on completely different routes. We were happy to have arrived as the weather had been terrible with torrential rain for most of the journey. Later that evening Lynn Isaac and husband Tony came over to say hello and have a drink with us as they live locally in Hereford, Lynn of course is Fizzy’s breeder.
Next day we were up early as we were first in the ring at 9.30am.Our judge was Chris John giving CCs in the breed for the first time, she also gives CCs in Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes and is well known for her very successful kennel of Cristakell Malamutes. We were scheduled to be on the grass but with the previous day’s wet weather, we were indoors on the concrete, though it is a very unforgiving surface for dogs and handlers alike, it is level, and the various activities of the Royal Welsh show had been on the grass just a couple of weeks previously. BOB & DCC his 6th was Sarah Stonton’s Ch Arnscoft In Di Ana Jack he also has 9RCCS,he is by Ch & Ir Ch Arnscroft Di To Be A Sailor Ir Jr Ch x Ch Arnscroft Di & Comply.RCC his 3rd Anne Smith’s Ch Arnscroft Never Say Di by Ch/Am Ch Visions Dino of Trolleimen(Imp USA)(Casper)x Arnscroft Di Sing On Ice he also has 7CCs and was Top Buhund last year. BPD & BP making the trip from Northern Ireland worthwhile for Sue Sercombe, Trelowen Kristopher he is by Ir & Int Ch Zodiac’s Featuring Fredrik at Taevas of Minforst (Ir Jun Ch)(IMP US)(CW19)(Freddy )x Trelowen Glentorran ,he was handled by Sue’s daughter Jacqui.BVD my and daughter Debbie’s (Ch /Bel Ch Tonylynn’s Charles LaffiteAW(P)RL2EX he has 3 CCs & 3RCCs and is by Ch Olpenden Malachy at Parvodene JW ShCM x Fullani Feema Avec Tonylynn ,he was handled by Anne.
BCC her 18th Margaret Garvie’s Ch Rhialis Psyche ShCM she also has 10 RCCS,and is by Casper x Ch Ailort Just Jinks (JW).RBCC her 1st to accompany her 3CCs Maddy Norman’s Ch Arnscroft Delilah at Veekay ,who is co owned with Gail Hussey and Lynn Isaac ,she is a younger sister of Jack. BVB & BV again all the way from Northern Ireland Jacqui Sercombe’s Ir Ch Tokyn Sequoia by Ch Trelowen Conar Tun x Tokyn Maple, she has 2 CCs. Judging over it was back to the benches for the picnic / brunch as it was quite early. Compared with the day before, it was a nice summer day making the journey home more pleasant.
The same day across the Irish Sea, Navan Ch show was held this show only has FCI Groups 1,2 &5 which includes Buhunds. BOB & GSD Ir Ch Trelowen Aviator at Frostisen Ir Jr Ch (Maggit) he is by Ch Trelowen Conar Tun x Trelowen Lola and is owned by the Frostisen Kennel of Kerry & Fritz Frost ,Addrienne Frost Treadwell & Jacqui Walmsley .RGSD Fritz Frost’s Fabrajs Your Obedient Servant Mr Burr at Frostisen Ir Jun Ch.(Imp US) he is by Kyon’ Langveis Reisende x Ch Trollheimen’s Pink Tourmaline. RBOB & GSB Brenda & Tony Bethells Ir Ch/Lux/Int Ch Arnscroft Glad Di Ola at Minforst (Freya)also by Conar Tun x Ch Arnscroft Kiss and Tell for Sturtmoor. RGSB Kerry & Fritz Frost & Karin Klouman’s Kyon’s Dronningen Av Frostisen Ir Jun Ch (Imp Can) (Ma’am) she is by Nor Ch Kimura’s Uno x Ch Kyons Nordic Princess. The judge was Mr Timmins
The following day the Munster Circuit started, this is four Ch shows which are held every other day for a week On the Sunday it was Clonmel, with judge Ms C Patterson holding centre stage.GSD & BOB Maggit. RGSD The Frostisens Leggatts Fernando from Frostisen(Zorro) by Frostisen Winsome x Knytshall Noor Ul Ain. RBOB & GSB Brenda and Tony Bethhells Ir Ch Minforst Galadriel (CW19) (Ella) by Freddy x Freya. RGSB Ma’am The judge was Ms C Paterson. At Killarney BOB & GSD Maggit who was later shortlisted in the group. RGSD Freddy who is by Am Ch Hundehaven’s Captain Voyger x Am Ch Zodiac’s Gracious Gretchen. RBOB & GSB Ella. RGSB Ma’am. The judge was Mrs Leanna Lewis. The judge at Limerick was Mr B Carroll BOB & GSD was again Maggit obviously on a winning roll. RGSD Zorro RBOB & GSB Freya. The last show will be Tralee on Saturday, so that is for next week’s Blog.
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