News 2019

31st March 2019

More news! Of course Crufts has been and gone already. We had a lovely day spent with friends and fellow exhibitors. It was really great to see so many overseas visitors too and we thank Vin McPhee and Maureen Gostelow for helping with our dogs on the day. Our dogs achieved some lovely placings under judge, Kate Keely with Rafferty placed third in Veteran Dog, Ted (P Valentino) winning Junior Dog, Gaia also winning Junior Bitch, Lara second in Yearling Bitch and Tansy, 3rd in Post Grad Bitch. Very funny critique from the judge, writing that Tansy would have been placed higher but for her 'Diblyesque proportions' :o) Sad but true!!

Anyway, since Crufts there have been no more shows and we now have a new litter of puppies so that puts paid to any serious travelling for a while. Lois has taken to motherhood like a duck to water, producing no less than eleven babies. We have, as expected, both black and whites, and liver and whites in the litter, five girls and six boys. All have been doing very well and most have doubled their birth weights in a week. More information on the Current Litters page :o)

26th February 2019

A super day at the Southern ESS Champ Show under judge, Catriona Brough at the weekend. Rafferty was again awarded the CC, his 20th! and finally BEST IN SHOW. So delighted. He is such a special dog always wanting to please. Our girls did us proud too, all well placed in big classes. Lara was awarded Runner Up Best Puppy of the Year - the Jean Taylor Awards. All in all a lovely day spent with friends and the sun shone all day.

A last bit of news that Lois is indeed expecting puppies towards the end of March. More to follow on that shortly.....

17th February 2019

Well how about this? Suddenly our website has started to oblige with some changes. I am still waiting for our new site to be completed. There is nothing like having the joy sucked out of it, but hopefully, once it is finished, it will be a case of onwards and upwards.

So hopefully we have puppies due at the end of March. More details on that to follow shortly but it is always exciting no matter what.

We have had the best start to our showing year imaginable, with Peasblossoms winning both CC's at the first show of the year, Manchester, under judge, Beverly Nicolson. Rafferty won his 19th CC and BOB and also went on to take BEST IN SHOW at the Lancs & Cheshire Open Show which followed straight after. The Bitch CC, her first, went to Lola, Peasblossom Rumour at Strathnaver. We send our warmest congratuations. So happy and proud :o)

We have also attended Kent Superdog where we had qualified three youngsters. Still seasons and lack of coat meant that we took only Gaia (Peasblossom Whisper) who thrilled us when she won all the way through to Top Puppy overall, under judge, Sue Searle. It was a lovely evening spent with the best of friends. Photo below....

Gaia Kent Super Dog