LINCONOR is made up of LIN for Linda - C for Collins - O for Offen - NOR which is Ron backwards! It has been ourKC affix for nearly 30 years and has been added on to our original stock that we bought in and then to register the litters of Old English Sheepdogs and Lhasa Apsos we have bred and, just recently our first litter of Shih Tzus and our last litter of Lhasa Apsos. It has, of course, been added on to THE Affenpinscher's registered name to make her name much bigger than she is!
This is Esmee (Balirolyat Mayfly Magic at Linconor) who is due to make her debut in November this year
Ron and I have both judged at open show level but have never had ambitions to give CCs. We have served on breed club and general open show committees, both acted as show managers for open and championship shows and Ron was a breed club treasurer - a job he was welcome to! We have both stewarded about 1,000 classes at both levels and when we moved to Moray made the decision that stewarding and committee work was definitely best left to others. Ron has his last judging appointment at the beginning of next year, and I have one at Newark next March but am still open to offers!
This is William - our first home bred
Shih Tzu who will make his debut in February 2009
I did train junior handlers when we lived in Essex and one of my "stars" won the Shaun MacAlpine Trophy for 2 consecutive years. Of that, I was very proud.
Over the years we have a modicom of success with our dogs but most importantly, we have really enjoyed it. We have met some wonderful people and made some long lasting friendships in a lot of breeds, not just the breeds we have owned. We started with Old English Sheepdogs, then added the Lhasa Apsos then, much later we bought a Lagotta Romagnolo who did actually move to Moray with us (not a lot of people know that). When we had been here about a year we bought our first 2 Shih Tzus, our 3rd joining them a year later - and, then, as so many people know, THE Affenpinscher took up residence!
We will hopefully be showing regularly in 2009 and would like to wish all the members of Spey Valley DTC success in the show and obedience rings in the future.