Yesterdday was Murton Terrier & Lurcher Show held in Co. Durham. As it was the first show of the year and as the day turned out sunny there was a good turn out of working terriers and lurchers. Murton used to be a pit village so terriers and lurchers were, and still are popular with the locals.
The owner of this Bedlington apologised for his looks but he had been to ground that morning and then came straight to the show. He is from John Holdon's Granitor line. There was also a pup in the cage.
We first met these Lakeland crosses last year at another show in Co. Durham. Up close they are gorgeous. Their owners said they live outside and sleep in an old beer barrel, bet the beer was drunk first.
Well!! here are some familiar faces, Wor Billy on his phone as usual. Tghe Lakelands look really tough and fit.
Judging of the Bedlington dogs. The young lad was first, Billy second
This dark lad was only a few months old and his dad is one of Nigel Stock’s dogs.As can be seen the dress code for working shows is very casual and the beer was flowing around the ring side. The Makems
Thank you Derek, I think a great day was had by all at the show yesterday. The Lakelands look really well and fit lovely working dogs! Unfortunately apart from a couple of hunt kennel shows we don’t have many working shows in Oxfordshire and non with Bedlington classes!