31 January 2009
T went onto to win Terrier puppy group & terrier group.
That not been good enough we followed that up with Best pup in show AND BEST IN SHOW
Cody and Briagha are both in need of clipping/grooming, as you can see from the pic this week. I plan to do this over the weekend, so maybe next week I will send the 'after' pic. They often sit on the arm of the sofa like this, so it wasn't too difficult to get them to pose for the camera. I was just thinking the other day of affectionate names that I tend to call the dogs. For instance Cody gets called mister monster, monster chops, or Codester, while Briagha is usually puppy chops, wee girlie, or pupster (even though she's a year old now). What do the blogger call theirs?
Thank you Marie, I like to see to dogs a little hairy especially in the winter. I think we all call our dogs funny names, I call Fudge "Fudgy bear" Parker is known as "Man Face" Diesel is often called "Squeezle" and Chelsea is plain old "Chels" !
30 January 2009
Registration Numbers With KC 2008
03: SEALYHAM------------------- 43
04: AUSTRALIAN----------------- 55
05: GLEN OF IMAAL-------------- 89
06: DANDIE DINMONT----------- 119
07: MANCHESTER---------------- 135
08: NORWICH-------------------- 152
09: SMOOTH FOX---------------- 178
10: KERRY BLUE------------------ 198
The sunshine has been very welcome this week. It’s cold, but at least you feel more cheerful. We’ve had some good long walks. Today we walked to Waterlow Park in Highgate: it was given to the public by Sir Sydney Waterlow (one time Lord Mayor of London) in 1889 as a ‘garden for the gardenless’ which I think is a lovely idea. Its quiet there at this time of the year, and so good for walking and chasing activities (although I have to watch out for fox poo, as ever). I don’t go there much in the summer; on sunny days its littered with people lying on the grass, who don’t want dogs running near them, and children who want to stroke the ‘nice doggy’. I prefer it full of dog walkers, runners and older people exercising (like me!) Definitely turning into a grumpy old woman!
Thank you Madeline, I saw these interactive dog toys advertised over Christmas and wondered what they were like, obviously far too easy for the bedlington! Thandi looks like she is in the middle of nowhere in this photo, you would never think the middle of London!
29 January 2009
Tricia, Greyson, Rose ,Willo ,Amelia & Storey (My Woofs in Sheeps Clothing)
28 January 2009
THE WINNER IS JUKENBLU
Second is Bluwolf
Third is Blufeury
have already tried
help Julie xxxxxx
This one is from our Derek
For more information on these rescues click here
Thank you to Rebecca Eaves for the rescue news and to everyone who has kindly heped to put a few photos in my pictures box. We also have a couple of "where Are we now" photos. Many thanks for coming to the rescue!
Pedigree Dogs Exposed Filmmaker Releases Extended Footage of German Shepherds
GSD Dogs Manchester 2008
For those who saw the shocking and upsetting documentary Pedigree Dogs Exposed, some of the most frequent feedback we have received relates to the footage of the German Shepherds being shown. The poor dogs seemed barely capable of walking properly as a result of sloping backs and hunched hind-legs. Now Pedigree Dogs Exposed filmmaker Jemima Harrison has released extended footage of this piece of film.
Hope you have entered Midland bedlington open show I think the closing date was Monday if not give Dorothy a ring, Tim and Julie had a great holiday but have come back to cold and rain so I am of now to put my dogs out before the heavy down pour that is forecast, look after yourselves Big Mo.
27 January 2009
Tomorrow is a trip to the vets with Ellie as she is going in to be spayed- That won't please Colin but will make my life easier,especially when we are on holiday in the caravan, It's a nightmare with seasons and male dogs in confined spaces!! Looking forward to seeing everyone at the MBTC open show in February-it's a warmer for Crufts and always a friendly show.
Till next time. Tina .
26 January 2009
A young man named Tyler's built a little gadget that will feed his dog even when he's not around. Using an ioBridge IO-204 module and a continuously rotating servo in the feeder, he's able to dispense some kibble via a web page he's built which monitors the action via a webcam.
Sale 16266 - The Dog Sale, 10 Feb 2009 New York
A Bedlington Terrier in a landscapesigned 'G. Muss-Arnolt' (lower right) oil on canvas 9 x 12 in. ( 22.8 x 30.5)Estimate: $5,000 - 8,000, £3,300 - 5,300
Wow, how I, would love this painting, I wonder if David Bruce has enough pocket money as I am sure he would love it too! Thanks to Elaine for this find, must have!
On Monday Jack went to obedience training, Jack was very good at heel work and recall. He was also quite good at weaving through other dogs. Jack's stay was quite good but we are making him stay in the stand, which he hasn't really done before. I am staying quite close to Jack(only moving a couple of steps away from Jack.) Jack is constantly improving at the stand stay and hopefully soon I will be standing 5 paces away from him. My Dad might take him for obedience training next week, as he is usually playing me up waiting for the next exercise.
At agility, Ed came along to watch. Jack was quite good but on the last hurdle Jack spotted Ed and my Dad and went to say hello. On the second run my Dad and Ed moved over a bit. Jack behaved much better but he piddled on the A-frame...again! My Dad is going to make me some weave poles as that seems to be the thing that Jack needs to practice on most. on Thursday all the local schools are going to a dance festival. I am doing a contemporary dance with a group of about 20 other girls from our school. I think Naomi is also dancing for her school.so hopefully we will meet up there!
we are really looking forward to the fun day. If it is anything like the last one it will be great.I can't wait to see all the puppies and bedlingtons out there and hopefully meet a few more bloggers. Good luck to those with puppies and those showing
lots of love Victoria and Jack Bojangles xx
Thanks Victoria, lovely photo, keep it safe as it would make a good entry into the BTA calendar competition. You are right about the weave poles these take much longer to get right than any other equipment. Good luck at your dance festival, perhaps someone from school could video it and upload to Utube and we could all see the performance!
25 January 2009
Stuart chose Nova Scotia Duck Trolling Retriever as his best in the show and the Kerry Blue Terrier as Reserve Best In Show.
A lot of you will know what and where the picture is, name please ??� No not the Acroplis.� But what was there first and what am I standing on ??� And what are the two objects in the picture.� No not the dogs
Thanks Derek, I don't have a clue but there maybe someone out there that does!
Good Sunday Morning everyone form Oracoke USA!
24 January 2009
1. Walshaw's, Janmark Blue Encounter
2. Ross's, Isotops Vera Wang
1. Ross's, Honeymist Gaviota.
1. Walshaw's, Janmark Alannora.
2. Ross's, Cedar of the Manor
BOB & BPIP Janmark Blue Encounter
Terrier puppy group 1. Janmark Blue Encounter!
Wow Mark congratulations with T I think he is well on his way to fantastic show career!
Well another wet and windy week has just passed. We have had some snow too, which the dogs seem to love although they don't realise that they're still getting wet until they come back indoors. A year ago I was counting the days to getting Briagha as a puppy. I was also slightly anxious as to how she would get on with Cody, but every day I laugh at the antics of the pair of them. They are such good pals. Briagha does like more attention though, and if I make a fuss of Cody she is not amused and has to muscle in for her share of affection. She will also latch on to any vistors I have and follow them around like a wee lamb, which is sweet.
This week I'm sending a pic of Score bay. I went up there last weekend, the waves were crashing against the rocks but I'm trying a new technique and this was shot over 66 seconds. It gives the water a dreamy, almost dry ice look. Its not everyone's taste I know, but I'd appreciate bloggers opinions.
Love from Ed and Rebecca x