31 May 2012
Having taken over 1,300 photographs last Sunday at your wonderful event, I have finally managed to get some up for viewing.
Click HERE to view Abbey’s photos
We were delighted to have Abbey at the Fun Day taking professional photos and to meet her very special family of dogs in the afternoon rescue class!
Photos now on the website from the afternoon activities and classes
Great Photo For This Weekend!
30 May 2012
Fosbury and Jasper visiting Bedlington in October 2010
For a bedlington looking for new forever home. Martin and Julie had to say goodbye to their very much loved Fosbury in January and just recently Jasper. Both dogs were much loved rescues and suffered from Cushings. Do you know of a bedlington who needs a home? Martin and Julie are looking forward to offering a forever home to an unwanted or rescue bedlington.
Happy birthday to Sasca aka Seaofiron This Is The One, 5 years old. She is litter sister to Mary Goddens Bridget aka Seaofiron Where Angels Play. Sasca is our pups, Pixie's mother. Mathew
Do hope the girls have a special day and enjoy lots of toys, treats and cuddles!
Good morning, Bloggers. As you can see from the photo we had a great morning waiting for the Olympic Torch relay to come through Merthyr. The atmosphere was tremendous and we positioned ourselves to watch the final runner come into the park. He was the one in the photo with the grandsons last Sunday on the Blog. They also had a photo with Gethin Jones and as the children were speaking to him in Welsh he wanted to know if Ecco was Welsh speaking! Unfortunately the photo did not turn out very well - so not good enough to share. I hope Ian manages to get some shots today at Llangollen. Diane Herbert's dog , Pippa, gave her a nasty scare a couple of weeks ago. She ate some peanuts a neighbour had left out for the birds and was very unwell. She was violently sick and was on a drip overnight. She is fine now but, thank goodness. I didn't realise that peanuts could have such an adverse reaction in dogs. One more thing to be careful of!
Irene's puppies are blooming and will soon go to their new owners. I wish I lived closer so that I could have gone to see them. The two bitches are staying with Irene and Sue so I'll see them when they are shown for the first time.
I'm sorry that I have not been making any comments on the blog but I have tried and tried ro register and Have not been able to . I'll have to get Jon on the case. We're off to Southern Counties on Thursday so good luck to everyone showing. Enid
Thank you Enid a very exciting time for the Welsh community with the torch visiting towns in Wales. The puppies look lovely real bundles of mischief, I do hope the new owners join the blog and send us in photos. Sorry to hear about your computer problem, you are not the only one who is have trouble. I also know Trevor and Jane can’t post blog comments!
29 May 2012
28 May 2012
Well done to Billy with Issac who won any Variety Terrier, and Jael the pole cat ferret who won its class.
27 May 2012
Our little Jasper was put to sleep yesterday. We had been on holiday in Northumberland last week. He was sick on Thursday afternoon and rapidly became ill. We brought him home on Saturday and he had become very yellow and jaundiced. The vet came out to him and took bloods which confirmed liver failure.Our beautiful little boy was 11 years old and will be very sorely missed. He was loved so much; he was such a huge character for such a little fellow. We still keep looking for him on his cushion. Regards Martin and Julie
I am so sorry to read your sad news. Jasper has been a regular visitor to the blog since 2006 and we have followed his special pork pie birthdays over the years. Jasper was diagnosed with Cushings and has spent his later years on medication. Jasper was a beautiful boy and will be very missed by all of us but he will join his pal Fosbury who passed away at nearly 16 last January.
I know it’s not Midland Musings day but I have to slot these things in when and where I can! As you can see, (and I’m sure Sal & Gav would agree) our ring craft is more of a youth club. The photo is of Arthur, Erin, bezzy mate Enzo and hero Archie the Irish in the background. I’m sure some of the more serious participants, (sorry Tony!) find us very juvenile and annoying but we have such fun!!!!!!!!!!!!! The new boy baby Frenchie is just the most adorable little chap, he has no fear of anyone. He chewed on Erin’s topknot like some huge candyfloss, even she was none plused.
Great to hear the news about Asha, you must be very excited Lesley, hope all goes well. Thanks for the birthday wishes, had a lovely week, really couldn't have wished for better weather. Back to work Sunday, so roll on the next holiday! Hope to see some of you soon at the Midland Champ Show. Bye for now, Jane xxx
Thank you Jane Junior class sounds a whole lot of fun, I think lots of playing and not much learning at this St Trinian’s School For Dogs!
26 May 2012
25 May 2012
BEST OF BREED : 1204 WALSHAW Mr & Mrs M Ch Janmark Blue Encounter JW Sh.CM
Best Dog : 1204 WALSHAW Mr & Mrs M Ch Janmark Blue Encounter JW Sh.CM
Res Best Dog : 1193 AMES Mrs S & Mr N Sharnor Faithful Falcon
Best Bitch : 1205 WALSHAW Mr & Mrs M Janmark Misty Horizons JW Sh.CM
Res Best Bitch : 1208 YEARLEY Mr S & Mrs A Ch Gnejnabay Genegenie Gal At Lowbrook JW Sh.CM
Best Puppy : 1206 WALSHAW, Mr M & Mrs J & RICHARDSON Mr P Janmark Jeremiah
Best Veteran :
Best Breeder : Mark & Jan Walshaw
Click HERE for the full results
Best Of Breed and Best Puppy
What a great day for the Janmark Team. Many thanks to Stuart for the photos
Congratulations to Paul and Mark for Terrier Puppy Group 3 and 2nd in the Terrier Breeders Competition.
Just a quickie and thank you to Ruth, Howard, Bieke and Bonnie for donating £10.00 to Bedlington Rescue / Rehoming for my head shave, we received a cheque through the post this morning a big THANK YOU to one and all From The K9 Marshal Crew
It’s been some time since I caught up with the blog, mainly due to work/family, however we have some exciting news about our lovely little Archie, some months ago whilst walking in the Cotswold country park near Cheltenham, I was approached by a lady who said she would like to take some pictures of Archie as she was a pro canine photographer and did not have many Bedlington pics, I met with her some weeks later and she brought her husband along who also took some pictures, they are Bob and Pam Langrish, Bob Langrish is a celebrated equine photographer who has recently been awarded an MBE and is official photographer for the Olympic equestrian events, Pam Langrish is gaining a reputation as a wonderful canine / feline photographer. Anyway Archie’s pics have been chosen for 3 months of the Avonside 2013 calendar , he is February July and November , we have also been asked if we are willing for more pics to be taken, and we are .This is not a financial arrangement but we have been given copy of all the pictures we wanted to let the blog know and especially Bernard ,and Paula O Leary who entrusted us to provide this lovely dog with a loving home. I am especially pleased myself as since having a brief lesson with Paula, I have been responsible for trimming Archie, so despite some errors he is still good enough to be a calendar boy. If people wish they can google search Avonside Bedlington calender 2013 and look at the images on the reverse of the calender to see Archie (and others of course).regards Paul and Jenny Hooper and Archie
Thank you Paul and Jenny fantastic news so exciting to have your dog featured in calendar that is being retailed countrywide I was also approached by a photographer for the photos and was lucky enough to have the dogs featued over the 12 months in this year’s calendar. All the dogs have a staring roll even the oldies which were 12 and 14 when photographed two year’s ago. The photos are just lovely and i spent about £100 buying calendars as Christmas presents for our family.
I think there may have been some people who were not entirely happy with the quality of the print reproduction on previous calendars – for that reason, having talked it through with my printer, I will need people to send by post their photographic prints (preferable clear glossy ones) rather than “j-pegs”/digital images e-mailed in (this will ensure the best quality reproduction without the picture resolution being affected). Please also enclosed a s.a.e so I can return your pictures to you once the selection has been made.
To ensure that as much money is raised for Rescue, the arrangements will be pretty much as previously. Please send me your photos (any size) with £1 for each photo you're submitting, and I shall find someone independent to select 12 for the calendar and one for the cover. The cost of the calendars will, as before, be £10, plus £2 p&p (postage cost will need to be worked out for multiple orders, once we know the weights etc, and depending on how hard the Post Office is going to wallop us for postage!). To help keep the costs down, and to raise as much money as possible for Rescue, there won't be any free calendars offered this year. If you can all get your pictures to me by Wednesday 1 August, this will give us plenty of time for the printing work, so the calendars will be available well before the end of the year (I hope to be able to take them to Midland Counties and LKA, but will be able to confirm this later).
All the proceeds from the sale of the calendars and the photo entry fees will be given to Bedlington Rescue, once the printing bill is paid – with luck, and your support, we can all help this very worthy cause.
24 May 2012
Just wanted to say that we had a great time at the weekend and to thank you for the wonderful food at the barbecue. We are getting a caravan soon so will have plenty practice by next year to camp! Got a great picture of Esther with her mam and dad as well. Jayne
Thank you Jayne, it is lovely to meet the beddie family. Whether show, pet or working dogs Fun Days certainly bring owners and dogs together. We will look forward to you partying with us (in Nicki and Andy’s awning bar) on the camping field next year.
23 May 2012
Who sponsored Ian or came along to the BTA Fun Day. After expenses have been deducted over £200 profit was raised from the event for rescue. With Ian’s head shave a grand total of well over £400 will be soon be on its way to Bedlington Rescue and re-homing.
Good morning, Bloggers. What a pity the sun didn't shine for the Fun Day last Sunday. However it didn't dampen our spirits and Hefin and I enjoyed our judging. It was lovely catching up with friends we've made from all over the country. We met Seamus, a Doehey dog, who is one of Ecco's puppies from Essex. They had decided to rent a cottage in the Cotswolds for a week's holiday so that they could come. We also met Alphie from Macclesfield who we bred three years ago. He made such a fuss of us! It's amazing how they remember. They were staying at a caravan site in Moreton- in - Marsh especially to come. There were lots of novice campers on site. Julie Brooks came with her new trailer tent and had lots of help setting up and taking down (which was more difficult). Alan, Maria and Jack were there in their new van as were Sue and Gary from up north. I'd like to thank Nikki for making their awning site HQ and bar.
Also a big thank you to Ian for raising over £200 for rescue. I think he should have stuck with the Mohican - more like a Bedlington.
Next year's Fun Day is on Sunday, 21st. July at the same venue organized by the MBTC. If you have any suggestions for Fun Classes , races or activities for next year please let us know. Hope to see you there once again. Enid
Thank you Enid just look at the weather now!! Never mind it did not rain on Sunday but it did feel more like February than May! The fun day is the one event where we do meet up with our puppy owners and meet pet owners who come to enjoy a very special day with their dogs.
In my opinion there should be more events organised by the breed clubs that is not concentrated on the show dog and where everyone can take part. Derek and his Northeast Walks are always popular. It is a shame that the the National Bedlington don’t have a fun summer event on their calendar as there is a large population of bedlingtons in the North of England.
22 May 2012
What a fantastic sponsorship donation to Rescue, thank you to Ian for being such a sport,and the £200 + raised was excellent. Hope you did not suffer from clipper burn?????????????? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Although Sunday was cold the atmosphere was warm and welcoming, to see so many Bedlingtons, all shapes, sizes, colours, was a treat and FUN was definitely the name of the game. I would like to thank all those who made the day possible especially Lesley and Louise. Some friends came up from Biggin Hill and they and their lurchers had a good time .My thanks to all who showed their dogs, I hope that the experience was pleasant to all, I enjoyed going over the dogs.
Enjoy and continue to sing the praises of the Bedlington.
Frances Fuller, head co-ordinator Bedlington Rescue and Rehoming.
Just for fun can you make a caption for wor Billy while playing on his play station? The picture was taken by Sapphire and Jazz the two roaming reporters from The K9 Marshal Crew while making sure that all campers were ok and settled in. Ian Jazz and Sapphire
Forget the pills for insomnia buy a play station!!! .
Well first things first Sapphire, Jazz and myself would like to take this opportunity to thank all who sponsored me or donated money at the fun day to see me having my head shaved in aid of Bedlington Rescue / re-homing. We broke the £200 mark which even amazed me it was great so a very big thank you from The K9 Marshal Crew.
Well the fun day is over and done with we got back home at 10:30 pm on Sunday night.. Both Sapphire and Jazz were tired from such a great week and want to thank Lesley, Jon and Nicki for their hospitality over the week and for the sausages on the bbq. On our way home Sapphire and Jazz said that they really enjoyed meeting their bedie friends and all the fun that they had over the week and cannot wait for next year’s event. They but did say that I will have to go a long way to top off this year’s head shave. I was worried about feeling the cold but thanks to Tony and Sarah, stayed warm, after they presented me with a woolly hat with a bedie on it to keep the cold out. The funny thing was we arrived home the same time as Brian he travelled home from the Scottish show. When I took my hat off to show him he jumped out of his skin thinking that I was not going to have it cut that short. Till next time, Ian and the K9 Crew
It is still not to late to sponsor Ian and for those kind people who have already offered money but could not make the fun day please make any donations by cheque to Bedlington Terrier Rescue and Re-homing and sent to Ian at:
Mr I Smallwood,
1 THE OLD POLICE HOUSES
21 May 2012
Sunday 26th August 2012
Milton Keynes & District Canine Society
Four Classes - Junior, Post Graduate, Limit and Open
Judge - Christine Worrall (Bluesmurf)
Schedules available from Mrs J Hornby - 01234 720695 or you can enter on-line at fossedata - Entries close 4th August for postal and midnight 9th August for on-line.
Bo - greyhound won simulation and timed races. Stone won Working Bedlington dog, simulation and timed racing. Grit won puppy and best puppy overall. Storm was 3rd in Working Belington bitch. We would like to extend our thanks to everyone that put so much time and effort into making it an excellent show and look forward to many more.Sue Hogan
Many congratulations to Slatestone Bedlingtons and especially to “Stone” who won the best working bedlington for the second year running under Frances Fuller. We will all look forward to next year’s fun day which will be run by the Midland Bedlington Terrier club in the slightly later date of July 2013
20 May 2012
Although a keen cold wind was blowing it remained dry for another very successful Fun Day. Both Jon and I were busy helping and unfortunately we didn’t take many photos. I would like to thank everyone on the BTA committee especially Louise who spent a long time preparing all the paper work and organised the team of helpers and judges! Also thank you to Billy who ran the terrier simulated coursing and to Lurcher Link for the use of their lure and help in the lurcher events.
Thank you to Frances Fuller who judged the working bedlington and lurcher classes, to Hefin who judged the beginner’s bedlington show classes and Enid for the fun classes. I have to say it was fantastic to see all the rescue dogs, everyone of them is special and we are so grateful to those kind people who give these dogs a new forever home! Many thanks to our vicar Cannon Nicholas Morgan for presenting the lurcher coursing and racing prizes and to my Feldon Flyers dog club members who were fantastic as they ran the agility, a big thank you to them. Unfortunately only one dog passed the Kennel Club Good Citizen, thank you to Phyllis Taylor our KC examiner
Many thanks to all the ring stewards and to everyone who helped to make the day run smoothly. Once again our master of ceremonies' Nigel King did a terrific job announcing all the events. Lastly to Nicki and Andy Kinns who provided the burgers and ribs for the Saturday BBQ, helped load and unload all the agility equipment, Andy for running all the timing on the coursing and Nicki for doing a fantastic job sweeping the hall and vacuuming all the grass off the pavilion carpet. I hope I have not left anyone out, it was a great team of people that contributed to another very successful Fun Day. Chris Harris The BTA treasurer will let me know just know much money was raised for rescue.
The icing on the cake today and the biggest thanks goes to Ian who had his head shaved by Billy to raise over £200 for rescue, a great total, you are a star Ian and thank you so much from all those needy dogs.
Graduate: 1. Sylvia Morrice's Mollora Hanky Panky
Limit 1. Joan Hamilton's Moonray Silver Charmer
2. Karen & Richard Button's Harrisclub Flash Harry
Open: 1. Joan Hamilton's Moonray Mister Moonray
BOB Harrisclub Mister Moonray (aka Ziggy) (and Gp2)
BPIB Mollora Hanky Panky (aka Lola) (Puppy Gp2)
Judge was Mrs Lee England (Fox Ts)
Good day had by all, despite the fact that the Fun Day had pinched the rest of our usual entry (and my Dora was too scruffy to be seen in public) ! Hope you all had a great time, too Viv
Thank you Viv, well done to Sylvia and Joan, sorry the fun day took away some of your entries, but next year the fun day will be in July!
19 May 2012
Had a nice time at the Hereford & County Open shoe today. Arthur won BOB & Best Puppy in breed, took 4th in Terrier group out of 8 or 9 and came 2nd in Terrier puppy group behind the Border puppy. May see you tomorrow depending on how Trevor is feeling! Jane xxx
Congratulations Jane a very good day for young Arthur! Do hope we see you tomorrow at the fun day.