Sunday, 1 November 2009

What a lovely day we had at Banff, Moray & Nairn ...

Denzil: 1st Lhasa Apso Open - Best of Breed

Esmee: 1st AVNSC Toy Post Graduate - Best AVNSC Toy -

Toy Group 4

Sunday, 26 July 2009

We are pleased to report that Denzil won Best Utility Puppy at both Caithness and Highland Open Shows and at Banff Moray & Nairn was awarded Best Puppy in Match.
Many thanks to all the Judges concerned.
More news of our boy - Best Puppy in Show at Turriff Companion Show (and just think, I didn't want to keep him!!)

Monday, 22 June 2009

We made the long journey (480 miles round trip) to Border Union and thought we had moved to the Med - the weather was absolutely glorious. To make the journey worth while and put a couple of cherries on the cake, we qualified Denzil and Leo, both of them winning 2nd place in their respective classes (Puppy and Limit). Our Crufts 2010 team has now gone up to 4 - Leila has yet to get her act together, although she managed to get VHC in Limit Bitch. She likes to think she is top of the tree at Roman Camp, but she needs to get her priorities in order!! Perhaps next time ...?! I saw a number of people from the Club so I hope they all had a good day as well.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009




Many thanks to the Judge, Jennifer MacWilliam and to Karen & her helpers for an enjoyable day

Sunday, 17 May 2009

1st Puppy Bitch
William - 3rd Puppy Dog
Leo - VHC Limit Dog

Monday, 4 May 2009

We are so proud of him - he qualified for Crufts 2010 at his first Championship Show
(The Shih Tzu Club of Scotland)

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

This week was William's turn ...

1st & BOB at Perth!

Monday, 13 April 2009

1st Open Lhasa Apso, Best of Breed, 3rd Utility Group
and his son
1st AV Utility Minor Puppy at his first show

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Ron's "Swan Song"

As some of you might know, Ron took centre ring at Tayside Lochee & District Limited Show last Saturday to judge the Pastoral Group. He drew the biggest entry of all of the groups and did a sterling job. He gave best Pastoral Puppy to a seven and a half month old Samoyed, who then took Best of Breed, the Pastoral Group then obviously appealed to the BIS judge as she won
Best in Show and Best Puppy in Show.
You could say that Ron was delighted as this was to be his last judging appointment - what a way to finish! The owner of the Samoyed was equally delighted and it turned out that we actually know the puppy's breeders as they were (in fact, still are) great friends of ours from when we lived in Essex. I, of course, had already established this as I was showing William and had access to my catalogue. It was very interesting to see Ron judge her as we have obviously got to know the breeders "type" of Samoyed over the years and this one was definitely true to their breeding. It didn't take him long to decide that she was the best exhibit in the ring and, as it turned out, in the show.

Ron can now retire from judging safe in the knowledge that he still knows a thing or two about judging dogs!

Sunday, 8 February 2009

William's first show ...!

Off we went to Inverness (through the snow and ice yet again) for the Highland Limited Show. It was exactly 6 months since William was born so this was to be his "debut". There were only two Shih Tzus entered and I knew that the other exhibit would not be there as I had received a 'phone call from his owner yesterday evening. William was sporting a very clean coat, each hair groomed to perfection and a top-knot executed to sit centrally on his head. THEN the problem started - into the ring we went and he decided that today was to be playtime rather than moving sedately up and down the ring. I know training evenings have been a bit hit and miss but I did think he was at last getting his act together. However, he obviously thought differently today. The judge was very patient with him and managed to see his movement on one length of the ring and she was magnanimous enough to award him the red rosette and Best of Breed. Never have one of my dogs less deserved such a placing! I just hope he and I can come to an understanding about the future of his showing - I WILL BE IN CHARGE and the sooner he realises it, the better! In spite of his showing today I still love him dearly - is really is "Just William!" There is always the next show ...

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

We would like to introduce you to "Louis"
(Linconor Strike a Chord).
He was born on 8 January 1994 which means he will reach the grand age of 15 tomorrow.
He is the Great Grandfather of the infamous Leila, and the Great Great Grandfather of our last Lhasa Apso puppy, Denzil.
We have been very lucky as most of our Apsos have reached double figures, and Louis is the 3rd one we have bred that has reached the age of 15.
We hope you have as many long and happy years with your beloved dogs.