Crufts 2015

We were at Crufts on Sunday and enjoyed ourselves tremendously. There were so many visitors from the continent and one from the United States.

Julia and Wiggins made it along with Alby and George (owned and showed by Naomi Forrest). Here is George in the ring
george, son of wiggins
So the Tolutim connection did well as George was Best Puppy in the breed and Alby was second to George.

Wiggins was placed in Limit (4th) while Beren did not get placed in Midlimit.

The Thorners came with Molly and Marcy. Marcy got a second in Limit while Molly did not get placed. Zaffre was fifth in her Veteran class.

Crufts allows us to see a number of dogs which don’t ordinarily appear locally (especially those foreign dogs). So it is interesting for breeders to visit, watch the many classes and dogs, and exhibit their own dogs, comparing them with the best shown during the year as well as the european dogs.

Crufts 2014

It was a wonderful day at Crufts, where Zaffre received a second prize in Veteran Bitch, beaten only by one of the most winning bitches in the breed, Ch Dvojica Voodoo.

zaffre at crufts

We enjoyed meeting all of our friends who made it to Birmingham, some from other parts of the country, others from the continent.

Sorrel

Olbero Olympic Rose, JW

Sadly, Sorrel died peacefully during the night of 25 January. Her friends will miss her, but remember her joie de vivre.

Among the high points of her show career was winning her Junior Warrant, Best In Show at Swindon and a Reserve CC at Paignton. She was bred by Brenda and the late Peter Rance and even as a seven week old pup her outgoing temperament. long easy stride and perfect balance were very evident. She produced eight pups from two litters. We kept a bitch from each litter and both of them have done well and continue to do well in the show ring, but in particular her grandchildren have done her proud, winning three CCs between them.

She so enjoyed her food, her showing and her walking, and, although she had a couple of ‘strokes’ in this last year, still very much wanted to go for a walk and did so on the morning of the day she died.

Thank you Brenda for allowing us to have her. We now miss her, and granddaughter DV will miss her after-supper games and her younger daughter Zaffre will miss her evening washes from her loving tongue.