31 October 2008

Hills Dog Food pulls from Crufts
The Kennel Club were dealt another body blow this week when Hill’s revealed it was to join Pedigree in its decision to abandon the show. Both companies have withdrawn their principal sponsorship deals.
Are dog breeders evil villains?


This article makes you think click here to read
We have a new junior handler in training, hopefully we will see little Jevon in the ring in the not to distant furture!



The puppy is a Mollora, her pet name is Poppy, but I can’t think what her proper title is. She now has a new owner, I borrowed her for the day, because Jevon, my grandson loves dogs, particularly my old boy, Bergy, who will put up with him for a little while, but soon gets cheesed off, So every now and again I borrow one! I am hoping with the right encouragement Jevon will become a Junior Handler!!!
Kind Regards Carol
Many thanks to Carol Newton for these lovely photos, Jevon seems to be enjoying all the attention from Poppy, there is nothing more cute than puppy and toddler photos.
Lunch time news
Just to let everyone know who is attending the seminar that there is an open show taking place as well on Sunday at the Sports Connexion. Saying this there is plenty of car parking at the venue.
A note of warning from Mark Walshaw.
This weeks Dogs World reports on the lady WHW terrier owner who nearly lost her dog.
It was poisoned by daffodil bulbs, apparently they are extremely poisonous & can kill a dog within 2 hours. Luckily she spotted her dog eating one & could advise the vet. The vet then was able to administer the correct serum. Beware!
Good morning, and it is a Halloween so lets get in the mood for those ghouls and ghosties





Thought that you my like to see the boys costumes this year for Halloween. Jack it the skunk and Tommy the pumpkin. As you can see they weren't really to happy with me, that day.
Vicki & The Boys From Bedlingtowne
Thanks Vicki, I wonder what they are thinking? I like the skunk outfit it tones in well with the blue coat of Jack. If anyone else has some Halloween photos do share them with us.

Click here to see more Halloween dogs

And on the link humor.beecy.net/animals/halloween-dogs/index.aspx?n=7

30 October 2008

Party Time!
North East Bedlington Terrier Get-together

Please see below details for the Christmas Get-together that was aranged at the last meet.

Strictly NO dogs allowed!

When : Friday Night 21st November 2008.

Time: 730 pm for 8pm.

Where: Bowburn Hall Hotel, Bowburn. DH6 5NH.

see attached link: www.bowburnhallhotel.co.uk/
4 Course carvery with dancing till midnight.

Cost: £20 / person.

Confirm your attendance to Mark Walshaw on treble99@mwalshaw.fsnet.co.uk

Please advise by Friday 6th November latest.
Dates for South Wales Kennel Association Championship at Builth Wells 09
8,9,10 October - Thursday, Friday Saturday,. Terriers on Friday. All indoors
A note from Mary Lou
I thought you might deem this article a good piece to put on the blog for all to see. I found it MOST interesting. I realize that the tail docking does not affect our breed. But, the dewclaws do and all governmental legislation concerning the dogs does affect us in some way. I just thought this was a VERY informative article and might be some food for thought for all.

Mary Lou, Billy Bob & The Gang

http://www.cdb.org/vets/fritsch.htm

Thank you Mary Lou for the link
Doggy Days Are Here Again

Another video this time clip June 1935 again with Bedlingtons

Click here then click on "view this story"
Who would be a show dog!

I am having so much fun watching these clips this time Crufts 1934

Click here then "click on view this story"
Look at the Bull Terrier, it certainly looked different then!
What a handsome young man this is. Sharon's Sabre wins his class at Midland Counties

Thanks to Enid for the photograph
CT Seminar 2nd November 2008 Programme

10.00 Registration and coffee
10.30 Introduction – Mr David Cavill Seminar Chair, Professor Mike Herrtage – The history of CT from the Vet’s perspective
11.30 Dr Susan Haywood – CT in the Bedlington Terrier - a pathological perspective
12.20 Dr Cathryn Mellersh – The Role of Genetics in addressing CT in the Bedlington Terrier
LUNCH
14.00 Question and Answer Session (Post It System) Chaired by David Cavill
15.00 Closing Remarks – David Cavill

Many thanks to Dr Hefin Jones OBE from the Health Group for the seminar programme.
Good Morning bloggers Thursday and we tune in to Julie with the North East Natter

Morning from the north well the hats and gloves are out and do we need them well peace has ascended back on the Oxbury,Tonner house hold as Piper is coming out of season at long last and Whisper has gone back to being my laid back lad.
In the Northeast we had some great news on Monday with Mark's new pups been born. Well done to M who Mark informed me is being a good mum. Ringcraft on Tuesday and the terrier corner is getting bigger with 3 bedlingtons and Heidi and a new Norfolk Terrier who is cute. We are taking the place over which is all good. I don't know of any shows this weekend but safe journey to all traveling to the CT seminar wish I could make it but working 6 days this week. How did i let myself in for that one? Can i just say get well soon to Molly who was spayed today leave them stitches alone the knickers are on the way! great news Stu on the new job hope your training goes well
well that is all from me Julie x
Thanks Julie pleased you are fit and well and the house is getting back to normal with Piper. I don't know of any shows other than young Victoria is entered in AVNSC at a local show on Sunday, good luck to her Jack Bojangles.

29 October 2008

News Flash
It is rumoured the South Wales Championship Show held at the Usk Showground at the beginning of July is moving to the Builth Wells Showground in 09, with the show now taking place at the beginning of October.
Here we have Donna with Aireview Xmas Holly who won the reserve CC at Midland Counties. I think this is a smashing little bitch although my softest spot is still for liver boy Stuey!
Thanks once again to Enid for this photo.
BTA Calendars available at the CT seminar on Sunday
Just to inform you Judy Thompson has had permission to bring calendars to the seminar on Sunday. They don't have to be pre-ordered. I know there are a few from the North East attending the seminar. If you haven't already got yours maybe you could ask someone to collect one for you and save on postage. I have been informed the calendars are selling well with enquiries from overseas. There has been a lot of news about rescue recently and remember all the proceeds will be going to rescue and welfare.
Even in the cold weather Tipper was eager to go outside but what has she seen???
Thanks to Big Mo for the photo
Tennessee Rescue
Heidi arrived yesterday to live a happy doggie life with Deb, Yardin and Bradshaw the bedlingtons




We picked Heidi up at the airport last night. What a doll baby. I cried when we pulled her from the crate. How could someone neglect such a helpless creature? I'm glad to say she is full of energy! My other 2 bedlies are not sure what to do with her, she bounces around too much. I'm excited for Trish. Can't wait to see how her dog reacts to her new home.
Thank you Deb for sending the photos so quickly, I just love the photo of Heidi curled up, she looks so happy and content! We have been following the story here on the blog and it is great to see one of the rescue dogs in her new home, hopefully Trish will fill us in on how "Story" is settling in on Oracke Island. Do keep us updated on how she is settling in.
Wednesday and we tune into Big Mo in Wales
The cold snowy day left Enid's Larry, Ecco and Fizz dreaming of better weather on the Welsh hills yesterday.


Hi there BRR it is cold time to hide, I for one do not like it I think it will last for a week and then milder. Hope you folk with campers and caravans have drained your tanks of water, put your salt and rice in the caravan to absorb the moisture and put the plugs in the drain holes and checked the antifreeze in your cars and vans. I spoke to Stuart and he is getting on with his training which will take a couple of weeks so good luck to him. He is still not on line so no comments. Nearly Halloween so time to get your sewing needles out and make your Halloween costumes like the one in the photo, those of you attending the seminar on Sunday I am sure you will learn a lot have a great day, good luck to any one showing this week, BRR I am of.
Thanks Big Mo, sadly we have put our caravan into hibernation, winter has begun early this year!


28 October 2008

Many thanks to Andrew Corcoran for his cute photo of Woody
Check this one out
Irish kennel Club Show 1939
Click here and then click on "view this story"
But who is that lady with his Bedlingtons I bet Ken Bounden could tell us!
I have to say some of you bloggers come up with really good material for the blog, this time Donna has found a terrific website with old video clips. Thanks Donna this is terrific!

What did the Bedlington look like at Crufts in 1955 at Olympia

Click here and then click on "view the story" to find out, unfortunately there is no sound!
Tonights home work is who are the bedlingtons and man with them ??? What fantastic loooking dogs! Just look at those strong jaws on these dogs. There are two views of the bedlingtons in the clip
The Midland Bedlington Terrier Club
The Midland bedlington Terrier Club has a new website the address is

BTA Calendars

Christmas is slowly creeping up on us, so don't forget to order your calendar. Judy will be at the CT seminar so if you are attending just contact her to order and save postage.


Calendars are £9.00 plus £1.50 pp, 2 calendars £2.00 pp

To order please contact Judy Thompson at jetsway@tesco.net or call her on 01666 860204.
All proceeds to Bedlington Terrier Rescue and Rehoming and Health . Please tell all your friends about these lovely calendars, we need to raise lots of money to help support those poor dogs who come into rescue. Bedlington rescue and welfare is run by very dedicated teams of people up and down the country who need our support. My thanks goes to everyone who sent in photos for the competition, we had some fantastic entries this year.
A sunny Tuesday morning and it is Tina Time
Good morning bloggers,hope the weather is not too cold where you are-looks like winter has come really suddenly with the snow and sleet forecast given out last night-Brrrr.If you have sky or cable TV and you can get Discovery Animal Planet a good light-hearted program is on at 9pm on a Monday night called Groomer has it-12 contestants started to battle it out for groomer of the year in the States-each week a groomer is eliminated as they don't meet the standard required,the winner is to receive a mobile grooming salon and a sum of money along with the title groomer of the year-they haven't shown a bedlington yet but I'm hoping in the weeks to come that they do. Only one show left this year -another show season has flown by, a short respite and then we do it all over again, I wonder if entries will be down quite a bit next season with the government forecasting a recession and people having to prioritise how they spend their money. Good luck to anyone showing or competing this week-will see some of you Sunday at the seminar on Sunday.
Till next week Tina
Thank you Tina do remind me of the programme next week I would like to watch it but I am bound to forget by next week! TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY YOU CAN BUY A TICKET FOR THE COPPER TOXICOSOS SEMINAR ON SUNDAY. Please contact hefin at hefinjones1@hotmail.co.uk

27 October 2008

Harry and Ecco in the Open Dog Class at Midland Counties
Thanks again to Enid for the photo



I have attached a couple photos of our holiday with Yardin (blue) and Bradshaw (liver). We stayed in a cabin in the woods going hiking and rock climbing. Once back to the cabin, Yardie and Brad would collapse on the couch exhausted!! Quite comical since they're usually full of energy'
Deb comes to the rescue

I know that you are aware of the Tennessee rescue effort since you posted on your website. Well, I am glad to tell you that we are picking up Heidi tomorrow evening at the airport! Heidi was the smallest bedlington recovered and 9 months old. She had a severe ear infection with concern of some hearing damage, was severely matted and covered in feces and urine, lacerations on her neck and an old maggot infested wound on her neck. She is healing and doesn't have any hearing loss since antibiotics were started right away. Angela, foster mom, told me Heidi has cut nose, fresh wound. They believe the man that turned the dogs over attempted to cut the hair away from her eyes and nicked her nose when doing so. That wound is also healing nicely. Her head and neck area have not been trimmed down yet due to her surgical site. Angela told us she may look like a little rag doll when she comes out of her airline crate. This poor little girl had never been out of a crate! I can't wait to put her on some green grass! The story is so sad, but my husband and I are looking forward to giving her all the love and care she deserves. I believe time can heal all wounds with some TLC. If there is one positive thing coming out of this horrific story, it is the fact that so many bedlington people are donating funds and attempting to adopt. Makes one proud of the bedlington community.

Thanks for listening to my story about Heidi. I'm just so excited to give her the life she deserves. No animal should ever live under these conditions.

Take care,
Deb Bakle-Carn
Sylvania, Ohio USA
It is wonderful to know that there are really kind people who care and are taking on one of these rescue dogs. This is such a tragic story, I just hope the man involved is banned from ever keeping dogs again. I know there has been talk of the owner being old and infirm but he should have handed the dogs over well before they got into this state. Please send us a photo of Heidi and keep us up to date on her progress, best wishes to you and Tricia with "Story" from everyone here on the blog.

For Best Of Breed yesterday
Thanks to Enid for this photo
Monday junior handler's day and we hear from Victoria.

on Monday at obedience jack was very good until we got to the come,i didn't use the toy this week but he still wouldn't come to me. My dad had a go and he ran to him! I have been practicing really hard and he is finally starting to come.on Tuesday we went to agility class in Nicholas St Wade, the village that Ed Rebbecca and Ralphie live in. We did jumps, a tunnel and a long jump. There was a labrador,a poodle,an australian sheep dog and a collie. We did most of it on lead, Jack pulled me over on the first go, then had to stop because he was going too fast on the next go, at the end we went wrong off lead. Jack was very good until he saw his dad. He ran around the jumps and said hello to my dad. Thank you, Ed and Rebbecca, for coming along to support us. I can't wait to go next week as Jack really enjoyed himself and so did I!
Our next show is on the 2nd November Inlockmeadow Market and we are in AVNSC
good luck with any shows and with puppies.
Lots of love Victoria and jack
Thank you Victoria, what a fantastic photo of Jack this week. Agility is all about having fun with your dog, one thing is for a sure a happy well mentally stimulated dog will always perform well in the show ring!
We say hello now to Sarah Collier




Here is my report for Monday : Well-done to all those who went to Midland Counties Championship Show, we could not make it as to lack of funds. On Saturday we went to Barking Canine Club's Open Show, where we were entered in A.V.N.S.C Terrier. Lilly was entered in Post-Graduate & Rosie in Open. Lilly was placed Third out of five & Rosie Placed VHC (5th) out of six. We have not done many doggie related things this week so there is nothing much to report. We missed entries for L.K.A so we will not be able to go. I am not sure as to what other shows we are going to go to, we will have to wait and see. I hope to see some of you soon.
Sarah, Lilly & Rosie.
PS I could not find any recent photos of the girls so here's a photo of one of our other pets Harry aka Harry Houdini (you can guess why he is called that).
Sarah
Thank you Sarah, I don't think Houdini would last very long if he escaped anywhere in our house or garden. Is Houdini a gerbil?

26 October 2008


"Isn't time I came out of here", says Harry!
A photo from today's show kindly sent in by Donna Mitchell
Stop press
Congratulations to all of you out there in bedlington land the blog has now reached
200,000 hits
since we introduced the new hit counter .
The full results from Midland Counties Championship Show
Judge Mr D Taylor

DCC CH LOWBROOK LLAFFAN JW ShCM (MR S & MRS A YEARLEY)
RDCC PENGERRIG IRON DUKE (MRS & DR H JONES OBE)
BC: MOLLORA FANCY PANTS (MRS S A MORRICE)
RBCC AIREVIEW XMAS HOLLY (MISS D & MR B WALTERS & MITCHELL)
BOB MOLLORA FANCY PANTS (MRS S A MORRICE)
BP HONEYMIST BLUE FLAME AT ROCABEC (MR & MRS P CUMMING)

PUPPY - Dog
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st HONEYMIST BLUE FLAME AT ROCABEC (MR & MRS P CUMMING)
2nd ABBEN BLUE BUTTONS (MR J D NEVILLE)
3rd RIVENDOWN SWORD AND SORCERY (MRS A BRAISBY)
Res SEVRAY REBUS (MRS K TREDGETT)
VHC LINBARICK KING AMRITHA (MS M HOBBS)

JUNIOR - Dog Entries: 2 Absentees: 1
1st RATHSRIGG ASK IM (MR & MRS I J PHILLIPS

POST GRADUATE - Dog Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st MITEYMIDGETS HARRY HOPKINS (MRS N HARDY)
2nd INGLEMARIC MAKE MY DAY (MR E HERATY)

LIMIT - Dog Entries: 5 Absentees: 3
1st SHARNOR BLUE DIAMOND (MR N & MRS S AMES)
2nd MITEYMIDGETS SHERMANTANK (MRS C & MR D WHARTON-SMITH)

OPEN - Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st CH LOWBROOK LLAFFAN JW ShCM (MR S & MRS A YEARLEY)
2nd PENGERRIG IRON DUKE (MRS & DR H JONES OBE)
3rd BISBEE BLUE MAX (MR D & MRS D OWEN)
Res CH AIREVIEW REPRINT (MR R & MRS P GARBUTT)
VHC SEVRAY RARE EDITION (MRS J HAMILTON)

PUPPY - Bitch Entries: 10 Absentees: 3
1st MITEYMIDGETS HAWKERS COVE (MRS Y BANNISTER)
2nd MOLLORA ARCHANGELICA FOR TOBANIE NAF (MISS T HEWITT-TAYLOR)
3rd JANSAMS JUST THE TICKET (MRS R & MR V L CODLING & JONES)
Res CINDERCOAT SOLAR ECLIPSE (MR B & MRS P O'LEARY)
VHC MITEYMIDGETS CARLEON COVE (MRS N HARDY)

JUNIOR - Bitch Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st BISBEE BOBBIE DAZZLER (MRS D G OWEN)
2nd RATHSRIGG BOUDICA (MS B J BROOKS)
3rd SEAOFIRON WHERE ANGELS PLAY (MS M GODDEN)
Res MITEYMIDGETS CARLEON COVE (MRS N HARDY)

POST GRADUATE - Bitch Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1st AIREVIEW XMAS HOLLY (MISS D & MR B WALTERS & MITCHELL)
2nd MITEYMIDGETS MATILDA (MRS Y BANNISTER)
3rd MOLLORA EASTERN DAWN FOR TOBANIE (MISS T HEWITT-TAYLOR)
Res RIVENDOWN REKINDLIN A STAR (MR R & MRS W & MRS J SCORAH-WILES)
VHC MAKEMS HONKY TONK WOMAN (MS M GODDEN)

LIMIT - Bitch Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st HARRISCLUB SILVER CHARMER (MRS J HAMILTON)
2nd FRALEX CULIBRE SAPPHIRE (MRS J HURLEY)
3rd MITEYMIDGETS TETRARCH (MRS Y BANNISTER)
Res RIVENDOWN BONNIE BLUE BELL (MR R & MRS W & MRS J SCORAH-WILES)
VHC MITEYMIDGETS SHOOTING STAR (MRS C & MR D WHARTON-SMITH)

OPEN - Bitch Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st MOLLORA FANCY PANTS (MRS S A MORRICE)
2nd MITEYMIDGETS MYAQUILA (MRS Y BANNISTER)
3rd CH FRALEX CULIBRE HEATHER (MRS J HURLEY)
Congratulations to all the winners especially Donna for her first reseve CC with Aireview Xmas Holly.
Stop Press

Stuart wins the dog CC with Harry ( Ch lowbrook Llaffan JW ShCM) and Enid wins the reserve with Ecco ( Pengerrig iron Duke) at Midland Counties Championship Show, no news on the bitch CC yet!
Thanks to Big Mo for the results so far.

UK Agility
Parker decided to do his usual zoomies and got eliminated and both the girls ran fast but with faults, hope this afternoon we do better!
Madeline and Thandi lose the pounds Christmas

Big Mo has loaned me a folding bike, so that I can give Thandi some more intensive exercise and hopefully get some weight off her (and me?). This was our inaugural trip.
Madeline
Wow Madeline you and Thandi are looking good, Thandi seems to be enjoying running along side you

25 October 2008

Evening news
Pedigree to drop one and a half million pounds sponsorship deal with Crufts Dog Show, the first time in 44 years. Reported reason is because of unfair breeding of pedigree dogs.
Does this mean increased entry charges and lower entries next year?
Thanks to Bog Mo for the information.
We say good evening to Marie in Skye, sorry this is late but just got back from a day out at the Wine Show in London! I am feeling rather good!!!!



Well it seems its our turn for the torrential rain and gales, as this week has been awful. The dogs hate it, and I cant say I blame them. I'm supposed to be doing landscape photography with a group of people who are coming up here this weekend, somehow I think it will have to be still life or portrait shots instead!
Well done to Trish for taking on one of the rescue bedlingtons, it will be amazing to see the transformation in this poor wee girl over the coming months. Here is a pic of Cody trying to look all innocent and shy.
Marie
Thank you Marie what a fantastic photo of Cody, I just love the expression on his face, hope the gales and wet weather has passed on! Not much fun for you this when it is like this!

Jean Jeanie says "look at me I am big girl now mum is going to have to buy some bigger scales".

Thanks to Stu for the photo of his little girl.

Lovely old iron bridge finally gives up after more than 100 years in place.



Millie

Attached a photo of Millie looking a bit confused on a recent walk along the river here in Shotley Bridge. Until the torrential rain and floods that hit the north east last month, there was an iron bridge across the river at this point. It had been there since 1902, but September’s extreme weather was obviously worse than anything it had seen before, and away it went! There’s a smallholding on the far side of the river, and on the day that the bridge collapsed, the owner and her sheep & four dogs had to be rescued and taken to safety. We used to cross here on our walks and either head up into the woods and fields on the other side, or just head back home along the other side of the river. Apparently there’s little prospect of the bridge being replaced in the near future, which is a real shame.
love
Sue, Liza & Millie
Looks like an end of an Era, it must be sad to see this lovely old foot bridge in such a sorry state, it is a real shame it is not being repaired. I would think the cost of replacing it with another iron bridge is out of the question!

24 October 2008

Late night News
Blog Hiccup
There has been a problem with leaving comments, I think I have sorted part of the problem as you can now leave comments but not sure if the counter is working.
On a positive note Stuart has now found himself a new job and starts Monday so we all wish him the best of luck in his new venture.

STOP PRESS

17 BEDLINGTONS RESCUED FROM NASHVILLE TENNESSE USA

I have cross posted this letter from Sally Schill in the USA

Several of you are already aware of a situation involving the rescue of Bedlington Terrier dogs in the Nashville, Tennessee, area .I am extremely concerned with providing everyone with accurate facts concerning this situation. I have just verified all of the following statements with a member of the rescue team before posting to this list.
FACTS:
1) A private rescue organization in Nashville, Tennessee, was contacted regarding the rescue of "several" Bedlington Terrier dogs
2) The dogs were being turned in to rescue by a "male" person.
3) The "male" person met the rescue volunteers at a gas station to relinquish dogs.
4) The dogs were surrendered to the rescue organization in groups of a few at a time.
5) The dogs surrendered were in filthy, deplorable condition with a variety of medical conditions. 6) There were bitches and dogs surrendered--the approximate number of dogs turned over was approximately 17.
7) All of the dogs have now been shaved down and either have been or will be spayed and neutered due to efforts of the private rescue organization in Nashville.
8) The man who turned over the dogs did tell the rescue volunteers that he "shot" several dogs whom he felt could not be "saved".
9) The dog with what appears to be the worst medical issues seems to be doing fine. The rescue volunteers found a preexisting leg wound on the dog while she was being shaved down. The wound was filled with pus and maggots. A Nashville veterinarian was able to surgically debride and clean the wound of pus and maggots and the dog appears to be doing well and hopefully the leg will be fine.
10) A lady living outside the Nashville, Tennessee, area who had Bedlingtons as a child has made a generous donation to the rescue organization, which has helped to offset many of the medical costs for this rescue.
MY OPINIONS:I n my opinion anyone associated with our breed owes this organization our utmost respect. They have gone beyond the call of duty for our breed. This organization does have a name and a website: http://www.proverbs1210rescue.org/
Sally Schill
A letter to the blog from Tricia
I just wanted to let all my UK friends that I will be adopting one of these bedlingtons that was rescued in Tennesee. The little girl I will be getting is, they think between 2 & 3 years old. She was so badly matted that her ears were closed up, she couldn't walk., see and when she urinated it went into her pelt. She had maggot infested cuts on her and has been shaved completely down to treat her skin infections. These dogs didn't know what grass was!! This is the sugar coated version of this appalling story. I am so looking forward to bringing her into my pack and showing her what a good life she is going to have from now on. I will be driving to Norfolk VA, about 4 hours from here to pick her up at the airport on Monday.....as I am each time a get a new dog, I am both nervous and excited. I will keep you posted on our progress. Warm regards from across the pond. Tricia

What dreadful news these poor dogs, how anyone can keep dogs in such dreadful conditions with severe medical problems due to neglect is beyond me. I will keep you updated as I hear the news. Tricia you are wonderful do let me know how little "story" is when she arrives at your home. All our love and thoughts are with you and your new little rescue.

Ben and Lucy

The sun is shining here as well on Friday morning. Lucy and Ben are enjoying the sun. When Lucy sees the sun on the carpet in the dining room she pushes at a chair until I turn it around so that it is in as much sun as possible. Of course I cannot leave my Ben-ben out so he tries to fit on one as well. They are getting on very well and still enjoying each others company. They play together for much of the day. Both enjoy their walks and especially playing in the park as Ben is now allowed off the lead as he is very good at returning when I call - in fact it is Lucy who now 'pretends' to be deaf at times !
Best wishes Dora.
Thank you Dora, great to catch up on how Lucy and Ben are getting along. For those of you who don't know Lucy and Ben they are both rescues which Dora has kindly adopted. Dora is a very special lady as she is one of the few pet owners who is coming to the Copper Toxicosis Seminar. I am really looking forward to meeting Dora who is a regular visitor to our blog.
Bedlington Classes now for Worcester & Malevern Canine Society
Saturday 3rd January at the Three Counties Showground Malvern
Three classes J/DB PG/DB O/DB Judge Mr J Ford (Jefmor)
Secretary Mrs.Hiary Norbury 0121 240 1563
Entries Close Dec 1st
Friday and the sun is shinning
This is Leo Larry's little brother, hasn't he grown up! No longer a pup.
Great photo from David


Thandi, says, "have I been abandoned she told me t stay"!
Thanks to Madeline for this photo

How nice to see the sun this morning and the gale force winds gone! We are quite exposed here and strong winds have left debris and the grass covered leaves. It is fairly quiet in Bedlingtonland this weekend with just the one big championship show at Stafford ( Midland Counties) Mr David Taylor is judging. It is the UK Agility show at Cheltenham race course also on Sunday, unfortunately we can't be in two places at the same time so won't be at Stafford but any photos for the blog will very much appreciated. I am still trying to get that illusive clear round out of Parker and Fudge just needs one more clear round to qualify into the senior class . With her HTM and agility achievement Fudge is one very special little girl. If you have any news or photos please, please do sent them to me ,that's all for now .

23 October 2008

The Bedlington Terrier Club Of America



The BTCA have the most fantastic website, lots of articles and photos, enjoy!

Click Here
More from the North East, and we have a new bedlington to the blog.

Guy
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This is Guy, a new bedlington for me at ringcraft. Last night was his first time out and he did Ok although a little shy!
He will be staying with his owner and I will do the "going to shows stuff". If I have Miss Pie entered at a show there is always room for another and it will keep Pie company on long days out. So we will have to see how Guy gets on in the next few weeks at training and maybe we can enter him in some local shows next spring.
Billy
Thank you Billy, how old is Guy? You are going to be busy, hopefully as time goes on Guy will gain the confidence needed for the show ring!
Two lovely heads are better than one!


Good morning from the North East
Well I'm feeling nearly 100% about a 95 but I'm getting there and back to work you can't keep me down for to long, I will be back showing at Doncaster so hope to see some of you there. The week has been just normal, ringcraft Tuesday was good fun still only Whisper as Piper is STILL in season I think she is making up for lost time but it can't last for ever. And god has she grown up I think someone has taken the old Piper and replaced her with a new dog. People told me that she would change but i didn't think it was going to be this much. This is all good and has now turned into a very elegant young lady. Sorry back to ringcraft went off on one there blond moment lol
Ringcraft we had a good turn out and Mel was back so as Mark would say gassing was in full flow dogs doing very well and there was the cutest bulldog you have ever seen started his training. The bedlingtons are still the best! With the honoury beddlys in toe, that is all from me this week good luck to anyone that is showing this weekend Julie x
Photo is Whisper and Loki in the background from Hartlepool show .
Thank You Julie it is great to hear you are nearly back to full health. Ring craft sounds lots of fun at your club just wish I could join you! Good luck at Doncater, can you give me details of the Doncaster show? It is also Midland Counties this weekend.

22 October 2008

A Brief Insight into the British Show Scene

I came across this web page and it is just what the blog needs to help explain all the show jargon to those of you who don't exhibit your dogs. Hopefully this web page will throw a little light next time you view the blog's show reports


Click Here
The Bedli ladies certainly know how to out shine the Bedlie boys at fishing, here is Tina's catch yesterday a whopping 17lbs 1oz carp.! Try and beat that boys.
Good morning it is Wednesday and we say hello to big Mo in Wales




Hi there hope you are well we have 3 snaps this week, I wanted to share this post card with you I think it is great, it is from Jan and Pete with their bedlington Bonnie and whippet Sofia. The card was sent from Isle of Sky, it is the Highland cow and calf by Laurie Campbell what a wonderful colour coat. Then we have the hook that Minty swallowed and the name of the vet's practice that worked on her for 3 hours they could not operate as it was in a place which was full of air and gasses so he used an endoscope. If ever you are in the area and need a vet I would highly recommend them, then we have Molly Kevin's 12 year old as you can see still working and loving it.
Talking this week to Steve / Tracy Richard's they both work in the kitchen at the Midland bedlington shows and do a wonderful job. They leave home in Swansea at 4.30a.m to be at the show early they were greatly missed at the last show as Tracy was ill. She has been diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel syndrome and is waiting for an operation on both hands so we wish her all the best.
I am wondering if Viv can give us an update on champ show judges for next year please, look after yourselves and if you are showing good luck.
Thank you Big Mo, we all wish Tracey well and and hope that the operation goes ahead soon and that it won't be long before we see her back at the Midland shows. It is great to see Molly has not lost her hunting skills, I wonder if Bedlingtons have senior moments like me! I can't help you with next year's champ show judges so hopefully Viv will come to the rescue.

Larry the service is way too slow in this house. Call the manager!
I wonder if Leo and Larry are really allowed on the dinning room table?

21 October 2008

World's first dog lived 31,700 years ago.


An international team of scientists has just identified what they believe is the world's first known dog, which was a large and toothy canine that lived 31,700 years ago, to read more click on the link .
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I'm afraid I haven't got a halloween costume for Percy but these pumpkins are driving him mad he keeps sniffing and licking his lips....I think I'll have to put them up high where he can't reach them...!!!
Regards...Fiona and Percy x
These are enough to frighten me Fiona!
Loki gets ready for Halloween



As requested by Tina I have enclosed pics of Loki in my little boys Halloween costume as it was the toddler's party today. (He won the prize for best costume) and didn't want to waste it so Loki got a try!!! He's my 'mummy' dog! Bless him!
Thank you Mel, he looks so cute I bet Loki had great fun tearing off all his robes!
Let me in I'm only 12
This old grandma has not lost the will for a good day out ratting! Thanks to Kevin for the photo.
Bottoms up!

Thought you might like to see a picture of Ralphie looking for those pesky sea-rats!
Needless to say he didn't find any!
Best wishes,
Rebecca ,Ed and Ralphie x
Tuesday and it is Tina Time for the sunny Midlands

Good morning bloggers another day nearer Halloween-hope you're all making outfits for your dogs-don't forget to take some pictures and then Lesley can post them on the blog!The fireworks have started already in our area,I'm glad the dogs are not particularly bothered by them,it's a shame when they get themselves into a state with all the bangs although there are some good products on the market to help keep your dog calm, some of them have to be started a few weeks prior to bonfire night so if your dog is frightened by fireworks it might be a good time to start organising something to relax them in the near future. Good luck to anyone showing or competing this week,LKA on-line entries close 22nd(tomorrow). Till next week Tina.

Good advise from Tina with it coming up to bonfire night, I live in a rural area so no problem from but I know dogs can be terrified of loud bangs, take extra care if you have a puppy at home.

20 October 2008

We have a new bedlington to the blog say hello to Izzy and her family


Hello, just thought we would introduce you all to Izzy. Shes almost 7 months old, loves lounging around on the sofa and playing with our 1yr old daughter. She in need of a cut, but that picture can wait for later. Thanks for looking. Stu, Shell, Eboni & Izzy.
I have fallen in love already just look at Izzy's dark coat which looks to be liver?
The Open Bitch Class at Oulton Broad & District Canine Society Show.
Many thanks to Sarah Collier for the photo