Yesterday I took Bramble to the Fell and Moorland WTC show at the Foxhall inn (near scotch corner). I usually arrive at most shows about half an hour after the start time as bedlingtons are always judged last (why is that???), anyway we arrived at 12:30 only to find out the show started at 1:00 so we had a really loooooooooong wait to be judged. On the plus side we met up with friends (and made some new ones) that we only get to see at the shows and had a good natter, especially about all things bedlington and what they and their dogs had been up to.The weather was kind to us, warm when we arrived, an hour later a bit drizzle for a few minutes,then overcast. There was an excellent turn out, and as for bedlingtons I spotted a total of 8 other dogs. Unfortunately 3 of the bedlingtons had gone before they were to be judged Their owners had other dogs which they were showing (a jack Russell and a couple of border terriers) so must have decided to leave after they had been judged. I decided to enter Bramble "rough and ready", quite woolly (he really needs a good trim) to see how he would do.There were 3 other dogs entered for bedlington dog, and 2 for bedlington bitch. THE PHOTO SHOWS BRAMBLE (WON BEST DOG) AND BILLIE WHO WON BEST BITCH (OWNED BY MICHAEL) It was the first show Billie had been entered in, and Michael's son (who was handling him) was over the moon!! I passed on the blogs address so hopefully they might post some photo's of Billie and their other bedlington (didn't get his name) in the near future. Karen and Bramble.
Thank you Karen well done to Bramble and Billie. It is always fun to meet other bedlingtons and their owners, everyone is so friendly at the countryside shows. Billie and Bramble certainly had an enjoyable day and look very proud of their red ribbons. Working shows and game fairs are very popular events in the north and there seems to be plenty scheduled throughout the summer, I wish we had more shows scheduled in our area. Do hope Michael writes to the blog and tells us about his bedlington family.