The Makems have had a very enjoyable weekend. Firstly the old
enemies, the "Geordies" were relegated to division 2, Ahhhhhh!!!!!!!
shame about the "Smokies" also getting relegated, they are a bit to
far to the south to be called derby games. And today was Northumberland County Show. And what a lovely show it turned out to be, nice and sunny, loads of folk around both doggie and strangers to explain our breed to.
11 Bedlingtons were entered, only one was missing, Makems Blue Velvet Lady. She has had a broken leg which is still pinned so her show days are over now but still likes her days out especially to the
agricultural shows. Judge Mr Roy Stott "Ghyllmoire who at first raised a few eyebrows by not placing the first class of dogs on the table. It was later discussed that the judge does not have to table the dogs ??????. One very experienced Bedlington shower did say it was preferred for the breed to be tabled. Perhaps some of our prominent judge bloggers could verify this point ??
Junior 1 st Hoaksey's, Aireview Little Princes.
2nd Andrews, Janwhiffin Diamond Codey (her first show).
Graduate 1st Lewis's Makems Filthy And Gorgeous.
2nd Ovenden's Lisanne Singing The Blues.
3rd Thornton's Rathsrigg Loch Cladach.
4th Tonner & Oxbury's Rubsters Piper.
Open 1st Tonner & Oxbury's Sevray Whisper.
2nd Walshaw's Janmark Blue Encounter ShCM
3rd Overden's Bankcroft Bathsheba.
4th Lewis's Makems Precious Jewel ShCM
A.V.O. 1st Tonner & Oxbury's Sevray Whisper.
A.V.P.G. 2nd Tonner & Oxbury's Rubsters Piper
And wait for it, Lewis's Makems Filthy And Gorgeous got Best Of
Breed. Sorry folks nowt in group.Sorry forgot the camera but Codey's boss did take some so hopefully he will post them on.
Congratulations Derek sounds like you all had a great day out. I have never heard of a judge not putting a Bedlington on the table, but I don’t know the rules about table dogs! Unfortunately Stewart did not win today in the Stakes final at Bath.