LATEST NEWS 2018
18th Cant believe it this time last week we were strutting our stuff at Crufts – from showdog to Winter wonderland Playtime.
11th CRUFTS What a very very early start left home at 6.30 a.m for Gundog Day. (Judging for English Setters brought forward to 8.30 a.m. start) Linda (Acers Breeder) was driving and has a youngster in the Puppy dog class who came 1st – plus I can also enjoy a tot or two or three of Baileys before I go in the ring. Thrilled that Acer got a 2nd in Post graduate out of a class of 10. As usual thoroughly enjoyed my day and also met up with one friend from Spain and another from Australia who both used to live in the UK.
6th Not been a lot to report recently – Monday met a friend who had flown over from Spain for lunch and catch up ( she was visiting Crufts on the first day thursday so wouldnt be there when i was exhibiting on sunday) , Tuesday – Hair cut and coloured and Wednesday spent the morning at a Leisure club chilling out swimming, Jacuzzi, 3 different massages courtesy of Debbie (who shows Dachshunds) to get relaxed ready for Crufts which is now looming – Gundog day being 11th March. Only Acer entered this year.
4th Midland English Setter Society Champ Show at Stoneleigh – what a lovely lst for Acer in a good entry of 11 Dogs – the first time he has been up with the big boys in Post Graduate. (Just finished losing all his coat so hopefully in full bloom for Crufts in March)
21st After nearly 8 months of not showing Acer I ventured out today at 7 a.m. to Stafford County Showground in Stafford, for the Manchester Ch Sh. I have to say Acer looked absolutely stunning and moved the best he ever has, but for some unknown reason the Judge didnt agree. 4th out of 7 in the Graduate class. Normally takes an hour which it did to get there, but I left early 11 a.m. to return home as the weather was horrendous, snow and ice – To start off the front wheels got stuck spinning in the mud and had to use one of the dogs vetbeds to pop underneath to grip to get out of the Car Park. it took me 2 hours driving almost the whole way at 30 mph. I dont know how many times the front wheels spun, the car was sliding all over the place, at a set of Stop lights centre of Derby it continued on and had i not left a good gap ended up literally inches from the car in front. So very lucky. At the show a friend had given me a 1/4 bottle of Baileys including chocolate cups to pour it in – I said i would save it for Crufts !!! so guess what !!!! None left.
13th Off to visits a friends litter of 7 Mini Schnauzers puppies – all sold fortunately and about 6 weeks old. Lovely even litter and I could have bought one of the bitches home.
1st – Resolutions – I intend getting to some show this year with Acer , Hopefully Crumble and her daughter Toffee (Mini Schnauzers) will be mated, and fingers crossed that Silva (English Setter) does get pregnant this year as its now been nearly 11 years since I have bred any English Setter puppies.