It was great to attend a Open Show in the North that had such a good Bedlington Entry compared to recent shows. The Yorkshire Sporting Terrier Association Show on Sunday saw, a ‘C’ list Bedlington judge appointed, Chris Worrall to go over the breed. All classes were well supported & it was good to see some puppies coming into the show ring, they had dried up for a while. Hopefully they will become regulars, they should be encouraged. We all really need to ensure that we support these Terrier & Breed shows to safeguard their futures. Even if it means that we just give them an entry, it must be better for the breed, to ensure the judges get some dogs to get their hands on? Hopefully there will be a good turn out at West Midland Terrier at the weekend, then it will be the turn of Lancashire Sporting Terrier. So if you live in these areas, hopefully you have given the club & the judges your entry.
many thanks, Mark
Thank you Mark we certainly do need to support the breed at terrier and open shows especially the societies that put on classes for the first time. With the cost of fuel showing is an expensive hobby and would be competitors are not travelling so far and cutting down on the amount of shows they attend. Also the weather and driving conditions during the winter months can also have an effect on how many actually attend. But as Mark says try and support the shows especially those in your area.