Debra Harker Open Show

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Here are couple of photographs from our Open Show which CSJ sponsored in July.

Also to give you an update on Hector (Hernwood Achilles at Ettrick) – he has now enough points for his Junior Warrant, and continues to win all his classes at Open Shows and Championship Shows. He gained Best of Breed at Paignton Championship Show (we don’t have CC’s at this show but meant he got into the big ring) and topped a very successful weekend by winning the Junior Stakes class at National Gundog Championship Show.

Hector also continues to be the top puppy in the breed at over half way through the show year.

CSJ

Many thanks for your continued support.

Best wishes

Debra

 

It’s all looking up for Lunartico this year…

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At Lunartico, we did have a fantastic start to the show year with Galaxy opening new championships, winning:

  • 1 x CAC
  • 1 x CACIB
  • 1 x Best Female
  • 1 x Reserve Best of Breed

and Leo opening a new championship and adding points towards his international championship, winning:

  • 2 x CAC
  • 1 x CACIB
  • 1 x Reserve Best Male
  • 1 x Best Male
  • 1 x Best of Breed.
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In the photo above, you can see the trophies and prizes we were awarded, and one of Leo & Shane Best of Breed and me & Galaxy Reserve Best of Breed. It’s so lovely to see both of them in the ring together and doing so well. The other exhibitors were really friendly and welcomed us with open arms, and took some lovely photos for us.

Unfortunately, on the way home, in -5 snow and icy conditions, I slipped on icy steps and broke my left wrist, so was unable to show for 3 months, which meant we had to miss Crufts and a few other shows we had booked. But we have slowly started getting back to the show ring now.

In April we attended Tredegar Limit Show with our Bonita winning 1st Open and Best of Breed

In May, we attended the Royal Welsh Premier Open Show with Ivan winning 1st Open and Best of Breed.  Ivan was also placed in his classes at Bath Championship Show and Three Counties Championship Show, but typical sled dog he has now blown his coat for the summer lol.

We have a few European trips booked over the next few months, so will keep you updated on our travels. We also have a new addition to the show team joining us, a Siberian husky puppy who belongs to a good friend of ours, who has entrusted us to take him with us on our travels and campaign him for her, so it will be a new breed and a new challenge for us.

We are also heading back to the continent later in the year to finish national and international championships there with Leo, Ivan and Galaxy.

In August we are attending the Alaskan Malamute Working Association (AMWA) event down in Salisbury. We will be taking 4 of the dogs down with us..

October and November we are looking at the Euro Show amongst other exhibitions, but we are also planning a litter, so again we will keep you update. In winter, Shane is also planning on a working trip to France with 2 of the dogs, to do their next level working title with the Alaskan Malamute Club of America.

Thor is doing really well and enjoying his well-earned break from the shows. He’s developing nicely now, and his adult coat is starting to come through so he should be ready in a few months to start challenging for his imperial title. He is getting really big now, he’s 19 months and already 6.6kgs! must be all that Command Purrformance he’s eating! The dogs adore him and it’s so lovely watching them all play together. Galaxy has been like a mum to him, they are inseparable.

 

CSJ solves tiny appetite issue

Screen Shot 2018-05-30 at 12.59.24Well known Borzoi exhibitor Margaret Masterman was in the perfect position to resolve her bitch’s tiny appetite problem when becoming Brand Ambassador for CSJ.

Fleur (Quarenta’s Life’s A Dream With Santerman – pictured here winning PGB at Crufts this year) hasn’t looked back since being fed exclusively on CSJ CP30. Margaret says, “It’s the only product she will eat enough of to maintain her body condition – she has a tiny appetite like me!!”

Fleur is 4 years old and was only lightly shown due to family commitments over the last 3 years but has been to 3 prestigious shows this year and won Post Graduate at each one … Crufts, Northern Borzoi Ch. Show, and Birmingham National.

Margaret chose her from a litter of nine bred by Steven Morgan out of Zafonic Aquilla Over Quarenta by Dolsaca Cappuccino Over Quarenta.

With the body condition finally resolved Margaret is looking forward to pursuing Fleur’s career and CSJ commented that they are delighted to hear the results but wouldn’t like to commit to helping Margaret’s own tiny appetite!

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The Leicestershire German Shepherd (LGSD) Association Championship Obedience Show

This Leicestershire German Shepherd Association  Championship obedience show took place on May 7th at Coalville RFC Ground.
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Beginner

Novice Part 1

Novice Part 1

Novice Part 2

Novice Part 2

Novice Part 3

Novice Part 3

A Part 1

A Part 1

A Part 2

A Part 2

A Part 3

A Part 3

B Part 1

B Part 1

B Part 2

B Part 2

Championship C Dog judged by Kath Mangan and won by Mrs L Green & Lupitoonz Lake Man
Championship C Bitch judged by Gerard Paisley and won by Mary Vessey & Fenellark Relight My Fire
C Part 1

C Part 1

C Part 2

C Part 2

C Part 3

C Part 3

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Chinese Year of The Dog

Year Of Dog - 2018

The Dog is the eleventh of all the Chinese zodiac animals. According to legend, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by when each animal arrived to his party. Monkey, Rooster and Dog were in another country, helping a god defeat evil spirits. After they’d finished, they set off to the Jane Empror’s party together. Because they arrived at the same time, the Jade Emperor went by the order they met the god in the other country. So the Dog became eleventh.

The Dog is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī)(戌), and the hours 7–9 in the evening. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Dog is yang.

In China, it is still popular to name dogs ‘Wàng Cái ‘(旺财), which means ‘prosperous wealth’ and derives from the sound of dogs’ barking(旺旺—wàng wàng).

Honest and loyal, Dogs are the truest friends and most reliable partner

Recent years of the Dog are:

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1934

1946

1958

1970

1982

1994

2006

2018

 

Paired with the Celestial Stems (天干—Tiān gān), there is a 60-year calendrical cycle. Although xū is associated with earth, the years cycle through the five elements of nature (五行—wǔ xíng).

Full details of each year.

YEAR CELESTIAL STEM EARTHLY BRANCH ZODIAC ELEMENT YIN YANG
1934 jiǎ Dog Wood Yang
1946 bǐng Dog Fire Yang
1958 Dog Earth Yang
1970 gēng Dog Metal Yang
1982 rén Dog Water Yang
1994 jiǎ Dog Wood Yang
2006 bǐng Dog Fire Yang
2018 Dog Earth Yang
2030 gēng Dog Metal Yang

Personality and characteristics

A Dog’s most defining characteristic is its loyalty. A Dog will never abandon its friends, family or work.

Honest and just, the Dog is popular in social circles. Everyone needs a Dog friend for advice and help. They’re also good at helping others find and fix bad habits.

Despite how calm a Dog can act, they can be worried and anxious inside. However, they will not let this feeling get in their way. Once a Dog decides on something, no one can persuade them against it.

ELEMENT YEAR FORTUNE
Metal 1910, 1970 These Dogs are traditional and attractive. They have high self-esteem and don’t like receiving help. But they like helping others, though it sometimes causes problems for themselves. They will take over someone’s position and it’ll open up a smooth road to success.
Water 1922, 1982 These Dogs are calculative planners. They focus on building a strong foundation for their future. But when faced with difficulties, they can become very pessimistic. They work hard, but should create bigger goals in order to use their full potential.
Wood 1934, 1994 These Dogs are trustworthy and polite. If given help, they’ll do whatever they can to repay the kindness. They adhere strongly to morals and ethics. Others can find it hard to understand. They do well in jobs that require patience and will keep fighting until they succeed.
Fire 1946, 2006 These Dogs are dream chasers. They generally have smaller dreams that are easy to fulfill, which motivates them to continue on. When friends have trouble, they’ll give advice but won’t set out immediately to help. Every step must be thought out carefully before they act.
Earth 1958, 2018 These Dogs are stubborn and never give up. They aren’t very connected with the world and society. Though stubborn, they respect other perspectives. They believe that as long as they work hard, they’ll make it.

Men born in the Dog year are straightforward and genuine. They are energetic, though they’re more pessimistic inside.Very opinionated, they’re always ready to correct others and defend their stance. It’s not that they want to show off. They just feel it’s necessary to help others realize their mistakes.

These men care deeply for their family. Their stubbornness fades in the face of their loved ones. They work to understand and compromise, resulting in a harmonious family life.

Women born in the Dog year are very cautious. They’re indifferent towards people they don’t like, and don’t trust easily. But once they do, it’s permanent. They are intensely protective of their friends and family.

They are genial and independent. They love outdoor activities and being in nature. However, female Dogs are also hard workers and don’t give up until they succeed. Security and a stable income are their requirements for a career.

Compatibility

Most compatible with Dog: Rabbit, Tiger, Horse

Dogs are the most compatible with Rabbits. They’re attracted to the Rabbit’s kindness, while the Rabbit supports Dogs in the background.

Dogs are often pessimistic and needs a Tiger’s reassurance. Tigers also need a Dog’s loyalty. With Horses, both understand and respect each other’s opinions.

Least compatible with Dog: Dragon, Ox, Goat

Dogs and Dragons clash strongly and are the least compatible. Neither trusts each other and they have intense arguments.

There’s a cold relationship with Oxen. They have different interests and can’t interact smoothly. Dogs and Goats are able to tolerate each other, but there’s not much else.

Lucky things for Dogs

  • Colors: green, red, purple
  • Numbers: 3, 4, 9
  • Mineral: emerald
  • Directions of auspiciousness: north, northwest
  • Directions of wealth: southeast
  • Directions of love: south

Unlucky things

  • Colors: blue, brown
  • Numbers: 1, 7, 8

Careers fit for Dogs

UnknownDogs are loyal and obey all orders. They put in their biggest effort to accomplish any task given to them. Because they aren’t satisfied with being worse than others, a competitive job would suit them well.

They are also sensitive to details and have strong reasoning skills. They see the dangers of being in a position of high status. This is why they’re willing to stay in the background and support others. They’d do well in a behind-the-scenes type of job. Dogs are observant and have strong morals. They judge everyone before deciding if the person is trustworthy. This makes them a good candidate for careers such as referees, lawyers and interviewers.

Health and lifestyle

Dogs are healthy overall, but the status of their health often has drastic changes. Though they seem resilient, it actually hides the symptoms that they may have. The smallest colds can put them in bed for days. Be wary of influenza and other contagious diseases during summer and autumn seasons.

They should pay attention to their digestive system during their youth. Their biggest enemy is their unhealthy diet.

Once in the workforce, Dogs will constantly be busy. The stress will lead to headaches and migraines. In extreme cases, it can even lead to hysteria.

To create a strong base, Dogs should begin the habit of exercising early on. Taking breaks as needed and relaxing activities such as yoga are recommended.

Scottish Kennel Club (SCK) Open Show Dog/Puppy of the Year 2017 event at Alva

 

 

By Edith M Young

To CSJ,

Many thanks for supporting our Open Show Dog/Puppy of the Year 2017 event at Alva last weekend. We were delighted with all that you sent as were the exhibitors.

Please see attached photographs taken by SKC member Ruth Dalrymple.

PHOTO INFO in order as attached:

PUPPY WINNER – Ria Johnston with her winning pug: Riajae On the Brink

– with (from l-r):

Edith Young (SKC’s new Secretary)

Heather Turner (Puppy Judge)

Dick Morrison (SKC Steward)

DOG WINNER – Kirsty Torbett with her winning cocker spaniel – KirlinJis Made You Look JW,

with (from l-r):

Irene McManus (SKC Convener)

Margarette Mulholland (SKC Steward)

Louise Ratter (Dog Judge)

PUPPY RESERVE – Karen King with Karamyst Star Maker JW, with (from l-r):

Stuart Payne (SKC Show Manager)

Edith Rose (SKC Steward)

Heather Turner (Puppy Judge)

DOG RESERVE – Jennifer Anne Murray with Happypaws Carefree ShCM – with (from l-r): Louise Ratter (Dog Judge)

Margaret Lowe (SKC Steward)

Christine Smith (SKC Steward)

More photographs in Our Dogs  by photographer, Sandra Whyte

Thanks again for your continued support

Edith M Young
Office Manager/Club Secretary
The Scottish Kennel Club
Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 665 3920

Email: edith@scottishkennelclub.org