19 October 2007

Bedlington news from our friends in Australia,
Melbourne Royal Show September 07

Terrance is Piperdene Pole Position, Roxie is Piperdene Punk Rocker and their father Jaffa is Grand Champion Piperdene Dream Maker. The photo was taken at Melbourne Royal at the end of September. Terrance was Best of Breed and Roxie was Runner-up.
Hopefully we will have some more photos from this show next week, many thanks to Stewart for forwarding this photo of the winning dogs.

21 comments:

Stu said...

The trimming, beautifully finished, is a bit extreme for my taste but the Aussies have some good sound dogs with excellent long heads and lovely low set ears.

Johnny Wilkinson said...

Are these Robin Bates' Tasmanian Devils?

Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm becoming intolerent in my old age, but these are just wrong.
Almost Persil white for a start.
"Long heads" Stu? - the groomer has cunningly left a good couple of inches at the back of the skull to pull that trick off.
The ears are probably no lower or higher set than the next dogs,
Its all about optical illusions.
I'm afraid.
If anyone disagrees with me, (and I'm sure most do) Try to be civil with your repostes.

David Bruce

maureen said...

its not an illusion, look at the lenth from the eye to the nose, ignore the back of the head,

Lesley R Caines said...

Some of the best heads I have ever seen were on overseas dogs quite exquisit, but I am not a fan of the soft pale coats where there is no distinction between the colour of the topnot and body coat! I feel only a very few U k bred show dogs dogs would ever grow that amount of leg hair, especially if they come from our working types.

Tricia said...

Stunning looking dogs. I too am not a fan of the pale coats. The grooming is incredible, from one who struggles to keep her 3 looking decent.

Tina W said...

The heads certainly look longer but perhaps it's a combination of longer head and also the way the close trimming is done-uk being more pronounced from ear to eye.I personally prefer less coat on the dog.

kevin said...

long heads...maybe?..they just dont look powerfull to me

Anonymous said...

I would say that I could span each of these dogs muzzles with my forefinger and thumb. Style over substance?

Loving the golf V neck pullover look.

The one on the far right is very Marge Simpson esque ; - )

DB

kevin said...

must agree with your comments on this one dave.... these dogs are not for me

Anonymous said...

Me too! Do theses dogs spend their time in a hairdressing salon instead of killing vermin? I wonder what their temperment is like terrier or poodle?
Jane.

Martin said...

Not Bedlingtons for me either!!

billy said...

i agree with trish,totally stunning dogs.
does anyone no what breed they are??

Rathsrigg said...

We were disgusted to see the photograhs of the winning B.Ts. at Melbourne Royal Show 2007 They presented caricatures made ludicrous by exaggeration of trimming The standard requires a graceful,lithe,muscular dog with no sigh of weakness or coarseness.Capable of galloping at high speed ."these look anything but."Ian and Margaret Phillips

Anonymous said...

I just copied and pasted this from dogzonline.com.aus.
The blurb from Robyn Bates on his piperdene line is as follows...
"Breed : Bedlington Terrier
Breeder Prefix : PIPERDENE

Piperdene Kennels has been producing beautiful Bedlingtons since 1985 not just for the showring but as loving, affectionate pets. Our aim is to produce Bedlingtons as close to the standard as possible, with the best most reliable temperament. Piperdene is directly involved in the current scheme to eradicate copper toxicosis from the breed and is a member of the syndicate which has imported copper toxicosis free dogs over the past 12 years to enable the breeding of unaffected Bedlingtons."

As close to the standard as possible eh?

DB

THE MAKEM said...

Hello Folks

When I was at an Australian show in Perth in April there were two types of Bedlington to be seen.

The normal "BLUE" coloured, cut to standard. And the "WHITE HAIRY" type.

Three guesses who won.

Derek Lewis

Anonymous said...

Where do I put the BATTERY?.Joseph Aynsley

Viv and the Sevray terriers said...

Possibly the Piperdene kennel should drop the word "terrier" from the breed name ...? God forbid that this kind of trimming, and the coats it needs to achieve it, should ever become the fashion here (although, sadly, there are one or two who are coming perilously close)

Anonymous said...

We show bedlingtons in Australia and unfortunately when you go up against a dog that looks like this we will always go down (unless they are a terrier specialist). We have been told by judges to grow a longer coat and more leg hair. Our dogs are not crated or penned in concrete enclosures they love to run, mouse and roll in the grass.

It is good to hear these opinions from overseas

kevin said...

are there any bedlingtons that work vermin? and if so what vermin?interesting to here from down under please send some picts of your dogs.

Pam said...

My dogs are very good at rounding up blue tongue lizards (about 2 foot long). They think it is a fabulous game, I just have to get there quickly to rescue the poor beast! I don't encourage the hunting instinct for fear of snakes but it is definitely in them. I believe that our dogs were meant to enjoy life and unfortunately for my grooming mine do. ;) For preference I trim them short but if I want to show one I have to have a lot of coat. I've lost count of the times I have been told "leave more coat" or because a dog has a dark coat have it discounted as not adult coat yet.