Rees on a roll

Three shows to report on and it was definitely a halcyon few days for the Stadwens.

Saturday say the South Wales CC open show and thanks to treasurer Amanda Rees for the news. She says that the officers and committee present all worked very hard to put on an enjoyable day for all.

Sally Duffin (Longdorham Old English Sheepdogs) judged the Pembrokes. BD and BOB was Alan and Wendy Rees' Stadwen Figaro (Ch Stadwen Spartakus ex Stadwen Prima Donna), while RBD was Becky May’s Barawood Pandoro at Giradellis (Int/Dutch Ch Beaudy ex Barawood Soul Singer).

BB was Karen Newton’s tri Ch Corland Solitaire (Nebriowa Skidaddle ex Pemcader Picture Puzzle), and RBB and BV went to Donia and Meirion Davies’ Zydahayes Cherry Ice (Foxfire Red Ruffian at Pemland ex Ch Zydahayes Miss Scarlet). BP was Cerys Davies’ Haresfoot Daisy May with Ceranda (Towernaglen Red Dragon with Ceranda ex Haresfoot Zena).

Hilary Wyer judged the three special award classes for Pembrokes.

Amanda says: “There was an excellent raffle, a silent auction and a bric à brac stall. Refreshments including warm bacon rolls, fresh filled rolls and home made cakes were available all day. At lunchtime, secretary Wendy Rees handed out wine and cakes to everyone to celebrate my Aus Ch Jopearl First Noelle at Breconmohr for Stadwen becoming the first Australian bred Pembroke to gain its UK champion crown.

“SWCC will hold two open shows and a championship show in 2020.”

Monday was a busy day, starting with the no-CC classes at Paignton judged by Wally Aylott (Barwal). BOB here was Alan and Wendy’s Ch Stadwen Tinkerbell, litter sister to Figaro.

Teresa Maddox took BD with Redfordhill Magic Moments to Salvenik (Dan Ch Mistycor Once Upon A Dream ex Dan Ch Vuedor Could It Be Magic) and RBB with his daughter Salvenik Scarlet Rose (ex Bertley Autumnal Rose with Salvenik).

RBD was Lynne Creech’s Zydahayes Sir Bruce (Ch Corrogs Young Whistler ex Zydahayes Jitterbug) and BP Hilary and Ray Wyer’s tri Cottivy Cappuccino (Cottivy Skyfall ex Brisam Mokka at Cottivy).

The BOB and BP were shortlisted in their groups by Dianna Spavin and Lee Cox.

Pleased to hear that the breed’s working qualities were recognised with good wins in the obedience for Kim Warner’s Meitza Erik The King (first and second) and in the agility for Suzanna van Eeghen’s Balletcor Zebas Starlight (first, second and third). Pembrokes are so clever at so many disciplines so it’s good to see them taking part, and successfully too.

Once the breed judging was over at the host show it was time for the Devon and Cornwall club’s championship show, with Pems judged by Robin Newhouse (Annecy Samoyeds). Thanks to Becky May for the results.

This time the Rees team did even better taking both CCs with their homebred littermates Figaro (his second) and Tinkerbell (her eighth). This means the family has won CCs with four different Pems this year, and they now have three males on two CCs!

RDCC was Elaine and Alan Barlow’s tri bobtail Woodhenge Star Agent for Pendrell (Ch Pemcader Thunderball ex Woodhenge Moon Maiden) and RBCC Chris and Nicki Blance, Bill Shelton and Steve Leyerly’s Penliath Sent From Coventry (two CCs, Am Ch Ninacorte Chicago Hope ex Coventry Dancing With The Stars for Penliath) who was herself half of a littermate double earlier in the year.

A new face took BP in Kevin Dover, Lars Saether and Allan Taylor’s Anwyl Tell Me When (Aus Ch Anwyl Leaving On A Fast Train ex Aus Ch Anwyl Tell It Like It Is), bred in Australia by Robin and Bruce Robertson who have done well with Belroyd imports in the past so the wheel goes full circle. BPB was Daisy May.

Anne Petitpierre’s tri Ch Brynlluan Wind Runner to Kulla (Kulla Kanwar ex Ellhar Good Time Girl at Brynlluan) was BV.

Sad to hear of the death of Dorothy Birdsall at the age of 88. She and her husband Frank had the Pemdofran Pems in Yorkshire. Among the dogs they bred was Pemdofran Midnight Quest of Blands who appears in some bobtail pedigrees. Subsequently they had a tri dog from a famous litter bred by Lol and John Boulton and Jonloran Dark Desire of Pemdofran in due course joined his sister Ch J Another Page and Sw Ch J Kiss Me Kate with a title.

I see in Our Dogs that Ch Ellhar Maksimos is their halfway top dog in the breed and Twinan Shake The Tree halfway top puppy.

There were 193 Kennel Club registrations during April, May and June (145 for that quarter last year), giving a half-year total of 361 (284 for the same period of 2019).

Of the 38 litters, just six come from breeders currently seen regularly in the ring, with a few more from ‘show-line’ parents. Two were bred by Assured Breeders. Seven bitches had emergency caesars, two had elective caesars. Two litters contained bobtail pups.

There were seven imports, four of them Irish KC registered. Two littermates came from Australia, from Anwyl to Pemcader/Belroyd (as mentioned above) and to Cherastayne, and one dog from Orden Keltov in Ukraine to Twinan. There’s one export from Balletcor to Australia.

Last weekend the respective breed clubs held a show each day on the border between Sweden and Norway. At the Swedish show Peter Clifton (Joseter Cardis) gave BOB to the American-bred dog from Finland, Int Ch Caamora Shamquin I Have A Dream for Annline (Ch Caamora Tally Ho Foxtrot ex Int Ch Shamquin Emei Shan), owned by Anneli Sutela, Maija Kosunen and Beatrice Quinio. BOS was from Norway, Rita Wilberg’s tri Int Ch Siggen’s Queen Of Spades (Int Ch Andvol Ya Tvoy Kumir ex Int Ch Siggen’s Hazel).

Barry Coulson (Woodhenge) judged the Norwegian show and his BOB was the same male who was BIS both days. His BB was the Finnish tri bitch Ch Glamdring’s Dashing Daisy (Ch Triad Panoramic ex Int Ch Glamdring’s Bonnie Belenos), who gained her Norwegian title on the day.

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