31st March 2020
Well here we are a third of the way through the year already and the first time for some updates. I have been attempting to tidy up the website a little bit and give it a facelift but it takes time and that is something that I have very little of!
Not a huge amount of news, however, with Coronavirus putting paid to all things dog show-related probably for some months to come. We did manage to get to the first show of the year, though, Manchester, where the results were very nearly a repeat of the same show the year before. This time the judge was Marion Stowe and Rafferty was again the Dog CC winner and eventually Best of Breed. Lola, Peasblossom Rumours of Strathnaver also won the Reserve Bitch CC. So a lovely day all round and especially good that Raff started off the new year as he had finished the last one!
The next event for us was Kent Super Dog in February. Rafferty and Rocco had both qualified this year. It was a great evening for us last year when Gaia won Top Puppy of the Year overall so we dared not to hope too much this time round. However yet again, Rafferty did us very proud winning Best Veteran and Top Dog overall. Rocco also managed to get to the final of the Top Puppy event so yet again, our dogs did us super proud! A lovely evening all round with great food and friends. Judges for the evening were Jock and Maureen McKay.
Crufts was literally a wash out for us this year! We didn't make it due to flooding at home - just so much rain that the fields around us simply couldn't cope with the amount of water. It was impossible to prepare the dogs for the show and I think we were very lucky not to be totally flooded. However plenty of dogs of our breeding did get there and had some great results.