31 August 2008

More photos from today's North East Meet kindly sent in by Billy
Dawn helps with the handling
Mark, Julie and friends
Billy's Miss Olga and Miss Pie
New members are made very welcome by Mark and Dawn

Photos from today's North East Meet

Linda Dunn- Edwards with 17 weeks old Misty



Misty with sister "I" and brother "T" bred by Mark Walshaw
Thanks to Linda for the photos of Misty with is brother and sister, they look quite grown up in these photos
Here is a lovely study of a bedlington head, it is Billy's Miss Olga. Tune in later for photos from today's North East Bedlington Meet.
STOP PRESS
Companion dog show in Derwentside, Millie (Janmark Eboni Li) won best in show!!!
There were 150 entries - some very nice pedigree dogs - but Millie stole the show and did Lisa and Sue Proud.
Millie is a star fantastic news, congratulations Sue and Lisa. Photos to follow shortly
UK Agility Cheltenham Racecourse (Day 2)
Diesel went like the clappers in between the rain came 2nd in the Midi agility this morning . This afternoon I was really looking forward to the steeplechase event just entered with Diesel. It is a course of jumps and tunnels and she just loves this event! We started off terrific going so fast I lost my way and took her over a wrong fence so we were eliminated, another senior moment! Never mind. Between four dogs over the two days we achieved two 2nd, two 3rd and a 4th place. I am excited now as at long last Parker is beginning to listen to me, (no more zoomies round the ring doing his own course). He made a few mistakes as he was so far ahead of me, he could not read my signals accurately but now he is on track to be a really good agility prospect. On a sadder note this was Chelsea's last agility event. Chelsea who is 12, ran two lovely clear rounds but alas was to slow and picked up time faults. I think she is now quite happy to sit by the ring and watch all the others.
Roll on our next agility show.

The rain stopped for a short while and Diesel goes clear.
It is raining up in Skye

I didn't have anything to report this week, but I've taken a pic of the dogs standing in the porch waiting for the rain to stop. I've used software to make it look like an old monochrome photo from many years ago.
Marie
Thanks Marie I love the sepia photo with the soft focus, I am sitting here waiting for the rain to stop, I don't think the dogs will be running again today at the agility show!
A good run for Parker again today. Completed the course in a fast time but needs to work on his accuracy.


Guess Who This Is
It's now 0935 and pouring with rain, bedlingtons don't do rain, so no more running until it stops.

Agility Day 2

29 August 2008

Maurice the woos!

Friday and I wonder what Stuart has been up to since returning from his fishing holiday!
What a week, The washing machine is dropping bits on the floor, the camper fridge has died, the 'phone is on the blink, I've had to work lates, my bank account is empty and I cannot show in Birmingham because I have to work Saturday. This means that we have been unable to clean and dry all the camping clobber and clothes from the Paignton holiday yet. Perhaps we will be luckier for Richmond show next week.
Does anybody know of a rescue dog available for a lady who has kept Bedlingtons for forty years. She lost her old companion Misty recently and, as we all do, hates waking up to a silent house. She is a music teacher working from home so it must be sound with children. Apart from that anything will do. Please let me know if you know of anything suitable.
14 year old Lily, (Lowbrook Lilo Lil) turned up in the kitchen the other day with a decapitated collared dove in her jaws. Good to see she hasn't lost her touch since her days as a gun dog when she developed a pathological hatred of ducks which was useful for picking up at the end of the day. Shame she didn't pass on her enthusiasm to her son Maurice the woos.
Thanks Stu, hopefully someone on the blog will be able to help with a companion for your music teacher. I don't think there will many bedlingtons at Birmingham as we don't have classes although we did enter last year.
Millie returns from her travels





We're back from our holiday in Dumfries & Galloway, and had a wonderfu ltime. The weather was very kind to us, only raining on the first day -it seems we were in one of the few areas of England & Scotland thatwasn't suffering torrential downpours! Attached a few photos of Millie's holiday experiences for the blog. One shows Liza dishing out the treats to Millie and some very well mannered new friends of hers, and another has me trying yet again to persuade Millie to swim (I failed!). The street scene was taken on a morning walkaround Gatehouse of Fleet, where we stayed for the second part of our holiday, and the pic of Millie on the rocks was taken, I think, at Sandhead beach on our way back from the Mull of Galloway. Could you please remind North East bloggers that as well as the NE Meet,this Sunday also sees the charity dog show at Blackhill and Consett Parkin aid of Pets As Therapy. We'll be there all day so will miss the meet unfortunately, but Millie has her official PAT duties to perform! Hopefully some of the NE gang will come along to the show and support Pets as Therapy after they've had their bacon butties at the Meet!
love, Sue
Thank you Sue, great photos! Poor Millie does not look too keen on having to get her legs wet! Do take some photos of Millie in her PAT jacket at the charity show. Also us southerners will look forward to see some photos from Sunday's Meet.

28 August 2008

This is a lovely photo of one of Millie's puppies having a cuddle from a neighbour's daughter.
Thursday and the North East Natterings

Hi everyone as Mark is a busy bee at the moment I said I would help out with what is going on in the Nnorth East. First of all can I say well done to everyone who was showing over the weekend, Mark and Billy flying the flag for the North East and doing us proud. I had to work all weekend so wasn't able to go but you have to pay these show entries some how lol ! I also missed ringcraft so the dogs had a night off but we have a busy weekend coming up so on Saturday we have friends coming with their bedlingtons and on Sunday the North East Bedlington Meet, so a busy weekend ahead hope to see everyone there. Julie x
Thanks Julie, certainly fantastic wins for Billy and Mark with the North East team! For all of you going to the Meet on Sunday do take along your cameras. As far as I know no shows this weekend. I am competing with all four dogs at UK Agility on Cheltenham race course Saturday and Sunday, so if you are in the area do come over.
This time we have Ousha the bedlington who lives with Sandy the lurcher on a farm near Bath.


The really are just playing! Another great shot of Larry and Leo . Thanks to Pat for the photo.

27 August 2008

Welsh Wafflings
The Welsh Olympic medal winners arrive home to a great welcome!


Finn and Lola

The weather was damp and drizzly but it held off for the fun show. The Terrier and Lurcher show was cancelled due to the weather. Makes me wonder about how hardy the working people are LOL Some of them came with their dogs to watch the fun show and they clearly seemed to think we were mad walking round in the soggy grass and mud. Lola loved the whole thing, went on a shuttle bus twice and loved that – she kissed the driver, wanted to go on the fair (I didn’t let her as she wasn’t tall enough LOL) and not a bit bothered by the noise and bustle.
One spectator allowed her toddler to run amok in the ring and outside of it, running into the dogs faces until inevitably one of the dogs barked at the child. Suddenly the ‘parent’ went nuts accusing Lola and another dog of biting her child. Poor Lola had simply been watching it all quietly with her tail wagging, while the other dog had barked in fright when the child literally ran into her, the child didn’t even notice and was then allowed to run into a Rottweiler, Staffy and Collie! As she stood there shouting at me I pointed out that all the dogs were on leads and behaving themselves, which was more than she could say about her child. Where do these people come from?
Enid is now a TV star! She was on last night’s news being interviewed as ten Welsh members of Team GB took to an open-top bus tour and were greeted by a 2,000-strong crowd in Cardiff Bay. They were speaking to some of the crowd and Enid was shown on telly – well done Enid!
Thank you Paula for the Welsh news , big Mo should back reporting for us next week and hopefully we will see some photos of Big Mo's fishing holiday and the fun dog show. Many thanks to Enid for the Welsh Olympic home coming photo. Also Many thanks Paula for stepping while Big Mo has been away!

Another lovely pup this time we have Stanley who was bred by Morman and Sharon Ames. Stanley is getting a big boy now at 14 weeks .
Thanks to Beverley and John for the latest photos, I bet he is a lot of fun!
Hammer, Booker and Diamond looking great, thanks to Jeri for the latest photo, they look very interested you must he holding a treat in your hand!

26 August 2008

Delta Blue Creamy

All the babies

Delta Blue Candy

Delta Blue Clyde

Delta Blue Corny

Here are some photos of my 9 weeks old puppies. They was born after a cesarean section in the middle of June. Proud father to pups is Bisbee Delta Blue "Stig" and mum are Skybar Supernova Expansion "Nova".
One of the pups has gone to his new home and another one is off later this week, and we still have two pups available. The pups are so beautiful and playful, I'm so pleased to have them. I keep thinking of the hours at the veterinary station before the cesarean section when the vet thought that only one pup was alive! What a great gift that all four were delivered healthy and alive.
Cheers, Nina Engevi and the dogs

Hello Nina what a beautiful litter of pups, it must have been wonderful to see all four pups alive at birth, thank you so much for sending us the photos. __________________________________________________________


Billy with Minnie The Minx At Gipcyan Moorgreen Champion Of Champions 2008

25 August 2008

Stone

Just a quick note to say well done to Billy and all his dogs and congratulations on being asked to judge at Moorgreen next year. Attached photo of Stone winning Champion Pup and new friend Archie as Reserve (well done to him), unfortunatley this is our last show for this year as Steve keen to get back to working dogs and ferreting and Cross Country season starting for our daughter.
Hope to see you all next year.
Regards Sue
More fantastic news from Moorgreen, congratulations to Steve and Sue for champion pup today, what a great day for the bedlington pictures working dogs! With Billy judgingt next year we will have to try hard an qualify our dogs! If anyone hears of any terrier and lurcher shows in the Midlands that have bedlington classes do write and let me know! Well done to you all it is great to hear of al your success, a few corks popping tonight !
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No stopping Billy
Fantastic news today for Billy as he has held the Moor Green Bedlington Championship title this afternoon, this time winning the coveted champion prize with Mini. Colin last year's champion won the veteran class also Colin and Mini were third in the pairs class. And to round off a perfect day for the team, Billy has been asked to Judge the Moorgreen Bedlington Championships next year! Billy is slowly making his way home up north and hopefully we will have photos tomorrow of Mini with her trophy.
Congratulations Billy and the Gypcian team!

24 August 2008

I wish you would stop pooping on my head!!!!

Millie says move over you are growing too big to sleep with me!
Aren't they growing up quickly thanks to Sandra for the latest photos.

Talented Folk in Bedlington Land
Paula who has kindly been writing for the blog in Wales while big Mo has been away has a very talented husband. Bernard makes and repairs violins and has just crafted his own website. Do go and take a look!
http://bernardolearyviolins.co.uk/index.html

Larry smacking Leo on the head. Yipee he is learning to fight back at last.
Fantastic photo Pat!
Well done Miss Pie and Billy
Being the only one in he class did not dampen the spirits of Billy and Miss American Pie when they were awarded first place at the Scottish Kennel Club show yesterday. Billy then drove all the way down to Moorgreen where he will try to hold on to his title with Miss Colin in the Working Bedlington Championships tomorrow.

23 August 2008

Beautiful girls!
This is just a fantastic photo Jon took this afternoon of two ladies with Poppy. The ladies came over to see the dogs they were dressed in traditional costume for an Indian wedding.
Results form Scttish Kennel Club, many thanks to Marie
Judge(
Mr E L Hill
DCC :JANMARK ALANNORA (MR M WALSHAW)
RDCC: HONEYMIST BLUE FLAME AT ROCABEC (MR & MRS P CUMMING)
BCC: MOLLORA FANCY PANTS (MRS S A MORRICE)
RBCC: CH UPTNORTH SISTER BLISS (MR C & MRS C A RICHARDSON)
BOB: MOLLORA FANCY PANTS (MRS S A MORRICE)
BP: HONEYMIST BLUE FLAME AT ROCABEC (MR & MRS P CUMMING)

PUPPY - Dog or Bitch
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st: HONEYMIST BLUE FLAME AT ROCABEC (MR & MRS P CUMMING)
2nd: HONEYMIST SUNRISE SERANADE (MRS S & MRS L D DAVIS & BUSSEY)
3rd: MITEYMIDGETS HAWKERS COVE (MRS Y BANNISTER)

JUNIOR - Dog or Bitch
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st: MARIKOV MISS AMERICAN PIE AT GIPLYAN (USA IMP) (MR W & MS M L FISHER & STUMPFF)

POST GRADUATE - Dog
Entries: 2 Absentees: 1
1st: BLUE TYKE ISLE OF HARRIS (MS M ARCHIBALD)

LIMIT - Dog
Entries: 4 Absentees: 2
1st: CEDAR OF THE MANOR (MR SC & MRS S ROSS)
2nd: TOLPEDN TALKING POINT (MR C & MRS C MAYERS)
OPEN - Dog
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st: JANMARK ALANNORA (MR M WALSHAW)
2nd: UPTNORTH QUICKSILVER (MISS J, MR & MRS C & C A RICHARDSON)
3rd: HONEYMIST SUNNY (MRS S DAVIES)
Res: CH AIREVIEW REPRINT (MR R & MRS P GARBUTT)
VHC: MITEYMIDGETS MIGHTY COBRA (MR C R & MRS Y E BANNISTER)

POST GRADUATE - Bitch
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st: MITEYMIDGETS MATILDA (MRS Y BANNISTER)
2nd: TOLPEDN TICKLED PINK (MR C & MRS C MAYERS)
3rd: HONEYMIST GAVIOTA (MR SC & MRS S ROSS)

LIMIT - Bitch
Entries: 2 Absentees: 1
1st:TOFFSET TRIBECA (MR & MRS P CUMMING)

OPEN - Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st:MOLLORA FANCY PANTS (MRS S A MORRICE)
2nd: CH UPTNORTH SISTER BLISS (MR C & MRS C A RICHARDSON)
3rd: CH HONEYMIST TIME WILL TELL (MRS S DAVIES)
Res: CH RATHSRIGG RHYTHM 'N BLUES FROM UPTNORTH (MR D G & MRS J A TAYLOR)
VHC: CH MOLLORA KRISTI MARIE WITH JANMARK ShCM (MR M WALSHAW)

Congratulations to all the winners and especially to Sylvia with this lovely bitch and Mark with Q's second ticket.
Saturday and we hear from Marie up in Skye



Good luck to everyone competing in the Scottish show today. If I didn't live so far away, I'd have gone along to meet up and to give support. The weather up here seems to have been better than the rest of the country, as we haven't had much rain at all. Those pesky midges are at their worst just now though, and I had to abandon a photography shoot last night because they were so bad.
People warned me about them before I moved here, and I now know that they weren't exaggerating! They should disappear next month hopefully.
I enclose a pic of Briagha this week, she is growing into a lovely young lady (although she doesn't act like one!)
Marie
Great photo of Briagha Marie she is certainly a beautiful girl, you would never think that out there near the coast you would be plagued with mossies.
Larry and Leo as a tiny pup

Good morning the sun is shinning down here in Oxfordshire, good luck to everyone showing up in Scotland this morning hopefully someone will send me a photo of the BOB. If you are interested in wild life and gardening do visit this website and especially the gallery where there are some terrific photos. The Bedlingtons in the gallery are Leo and Larry. Thanks to Pat for the information

22 August 2008

Friday and we hear from Stuart Yearley

After the rain and excitement of the fishing it has been a really quiet week with little to report. The dogs have soon settled back into the old routine in the same way that we have. The fishing crowd have gone incognito so we cannot even report on their shenanigans. We await Big Mo's report with bated breath.
The only thing that wound me up this week was the disgustingly biased, unbalanced, half truth that the BBC called a television programme on Tuesday. The same old culprits churning out the same old dross about pedigree dog breeding without allowing the other side of the story any air time. Yes, some breeds are in trouble, with uncaring breeders turning out unhealthy, unsound dogs but all breeders should not be tarred with the same brush. Thanks to the efforts of a few who stuck their necks out a quarter of a century ago, we as a breed can generally hold our heads high as we can claim to have done everything we can to ensure the good health of our breed, and we should redouble our efforts to continue that way. We have already been congratulated on a number of occasions and used as an example by eminent scientists for our dedication to good health. If we are not careful these ignorant anti-dog bigots could easily send our sport the same way as hunting.
Write to Auntie BEEB, telephone them, e-mail them and generally make a fuss about bias or the gullible general public will be demonstrating outside dog shows.
Stu
Thanks Stu, Angela phoned me this morning with the phone number of the BBC where you can leave a complaint about the programme 08700 100222. Unfortunately there are people who only breed dogs for profit, or just for the kudos of winning in the show ring and judges who will award top prizes to dogs not fit for purpose! But there are many people who do care about their breed and their breeding! it was such a shame that this was not made aware by the producers of the programme. There was a glimpse of a Bedlington which surely portrays our breed as one of the unfortunate breeds with severe inherited problems. The judges, well that is another story, why are they awarding top prizes to unsound dogs in wind and limb? Maybe it is time to re-educate them to the breed standards!.
Here again is the BBC complaints number 08700 100222
THE CHAIRMAN OF THE KENNEL CLUB HAS RESPONDEDTO THIS PROGRAM
The Bedlington Meet in Hungary



The 2nd Annual National Bedlington Terrier Meeting in Hungary was held 16th of August. These are the ones who could make it. All Bedlingtons present (except on with the chain collar) are Zefir (the one sitting down in the middle) and her offspings. The three slightly greyish ones sitting on the bench are the youngest generation, they are 5.5 month old.
The second picture is ZefĂ­r (left) and her oldest daughter Keira (right). Zefir is a new bedlington bitch from Italy with who she started a new bloodline in Hungary.
Vera Deak
Vera has been writing to me me for quite a time and sent in some photos for the BTA calendar competition. The bedlingtons belong to Vera's friend in Hungary who kindly sent these lovely photos to Vera for the blog. Welcome to bedlington pictures, we always love to have photos and news from Bedlingtons that live abroad. What breeding is Zefir? I don't think we have ever had an Italian bred dog on the blog before.


21 August 2008

Fizz's lovely boys all now have their eyes open, thanks to Enid for the photo

Note for your Bank Holiday weekend diary

Maureen is judging the Companion Dog Show at the Merthyr Show on Bank Holiday Monday. Entry to the show is free so it is a good family day out. There are four classes for pedigree dogs and lots of novelty classes. Proceeds from the entries to the dog show are donated to charity, At the Show there is a horse show and a terrier and lurcher show and they usually end with terrier racing.It would be good to see some of our local bloggers there to support Big Mo.Enid
Thanks Enid don't forget your camera if you are going!
More news from the North East

Bodie and Mac

Bodie
A couple of not so good photos - but every picture tells a story

I was unable to send photo's from the north east meet as am at home nursing an Achilles tendon problem - but my sister & family came to visit for the weekend and brought along her lovely old lurcher Bodie.
He soon had the measure of my two - put them in their place initially, but then they all got on like a house on fire. Lily was just happy to have another playmate.
I tried to get pictures of all three together but as you will appreciate, asking them to stand still was near impossible. The second photo (to follow) is of Bodie and Mac - Mac is not looking too impressed by Bodie's attempts at singing

Elaine