We attended the Birmingham City Championship show on Saturday and we were lucky with the weather, we managed to avoid all the showers. There were 19 Kerries entered with 4 absent for Phil Davies to judge. There was a bit of a Continental flavour with entries from Italy and France. Christine Scott was very unlucky when she entered the ring with her young bitch, the loudspeakers went off and spooked the bitch, and Christine had to withdraw from the class, it was very unfortunate, but the loudspeaker was very loud and it completely startled the dog. The results were as follows DCC, BOB & Terrier Group 1 was Miss F. Cassin’s Balboa Saladin (Ch. Dandy Black & Blue just for Balboa x Miculadh Moonshine at Shillelagh), breeder Messrs F. & R. Tasselli. He was owner handled throughout the show. R.DCC was Ron Ramsey’s Torums Cairo Fred (Ch. Lemracdream the Navigator x T. Dallas Rose), owner bred and handled. BCC was Joanna Jones’ Arkama Harmony Miss D’Arcy (Nemiah Lanisters Gold x A. Ice Queen), bred by the late Pat Munro, and handled by Warren Bradley. R.BCC was Pat & Albie Munro’s Arkama Guilty Pleasure (Hallsblu Fibber Magee x Nemiah Poetry in Motion A.), bred by the late Pat Munro and handled as usual by her grandson Albie Munro. He was thrilled to win such a high award with his young bitch, and I’m sure that Pat would have been very proud of him. BP & Puppy Group 2 was Cathy Neill & Collins-Neill’s Kensbridge Kilclooney (Kebulak Womanizer x Ch./Ir.Ch. K. Filthy Love), bred and handled by Cathy. The schedules were being handed out at the show for the Kerry Blue Terrier Club of England and if you missed them they are available from the Secretary Margaret Bradley at the Ranch, Cwmbach Road, Aberdare, CF44 0PA, or contact her on 01685 874442. The Northern Kerry Blue Club is on the 15th October and the entries are still being taken, contact Carmel Clark-O’Neill at 9 Smallholdings, Millbank Lane, Maghull, Liverpool. L31 9AT or 0151 472 6012.
Céline Calloch contacted me to say that after winning a second at Birmingham City in the puppy class, with Arkama Purple on Purple, they travelled back to France and the following day at Nat. Dog Show Compiegne they won BP in breed under Judge Mme Melchior and then BIS Puppy Group 2 under Judge Mr. Pouvesie. Their Balboa Karismatic who won second in the Open Class at Birmingham also won BOB, and then BIS Champion 3 under Mme Melchior and BOG 3 under the group judge Mr. Jacops.