Margaret on August 26th, 2016

German Shepherd puppies for sale

An opportunity to buy German Shepherd puppies from working lines:

Their mother is Pursuit Alke of Thorsson Haus, CDX and their father is Norland Odin.

The puppies were born on 20th August and will be ready to go to their new homes mid October. They will be wormed, have their first vaccinations and also have their pedigree registration applied for with the Barbados Kennel Club.

The breeder is Linda Pearson, a professional dog trainer, and she can be contacted at: 245 5040 and/or [email protected]

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Margaret on April 23rd, 2016
Working Group dogs at a championship show in Barbados

Working Group Dogs in Barbados being judged by C. Keith Thornton

 

This All Breeds Championship dog show was held on March 20th at the Waterford show grounds.  The judge was C. Keith Thornton from the UK.  This judge (as recorded by The Kennel Club, UK,) judges the Hound group at Championship level and out of our breeds shown on March 20th, he is approved to give Challenge Certificates in the UK to the Rhodesian Ridgeback.

He has judged here before.

I was in the ring with my Bouvier Des Flandres, “Isabelle”, and also with a Tibetan Terrier puppy, “Teddy”, who is owned by a friend.  No pix. other than the one above have been received. It is challenging to show coated breeds in several classes and also be taking photos!

Below is his critique, as published by The Barbados Kennel Club.

TERRIER GROUP

 Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Limit  Dog

1st  Mr. W.A. & Dr. W.L. Welch’s Elthor’s Breaking Bad. Brindle of nice type. Head could be a bit stronger & ears could be tighter. Good front & body. Very sound mover. CC, RBOB & Reserve in Group.

Puppy Bitch

1st Mr. WA. Welch’s Devils And Fairies Quick Silver. What a cracker. Beautiful head & dark eye. Good neck, excellent front, neat feet. Perfect hindquarters, very sound mover. A top class prospect for the future. CC, BOB, Best in Group and Best Puppy in Show.

TOY GROUP

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Junior Dog

1st Mrs. G. Seale’s Embee Highland Magic. Very smart young dog. The most perfect head for this breed. Excellent dark eye. Good front & feet. Perfect topline & length of back. First class condition. Moved very well. CC, BOB & Best in Group.

Novice Dog

1st Mrs. G. Seale’s Lord Wilbur. Blenheim, head is ok. Would like better eye. Good shoulder. Topline ok. Movement could be better. RCC, RBOB & Reserve in Group.

Puppy Bitch

1st Mrs. G. Seale’s Embee Bluebell Of Barbados. Only 8 months, very immature, will take time to fill out in body. Very nice head, good outline, sound mover. CC.

GUNDOG GROUP

Retrievers (Golden)

Novice Dog

1st Mrs. D. Marshall’s Thatchers Dance With Wolves. Lovely shape, good bone, head could be better, very sound mover.

Open  Dog

1st Mrs. L. Husband’s Holders Sapphire Sky. A true Golden, super head, good bone, well balanced body, moved very well with good tail carriage. CC, BOB & Best in Group.

2nd Mrs. J. Ray’s Sh.Ch. Fenwood Louis Vuitton Of Thatcher C.D. Nice type, good front, a little long in the back. Good hindquarters. Moved ok. RCC.

Open Bitch

1st Mrs. J. Ray’s Sh.Ch. Amirene Midsummer Dream Of Thatcher C.D. Good strong bitch, super head, well balanced body, in excellent condition, moved well. CC & RBOB

1st Mrs. L. Husbands & Mrs. J. Ray’s  Sh. Ch. Angelusparks Heaven’s Gift To Thatcher. Very nice type, good head & eye, good front & topline, very close decision. RCC.

  Retrievers (Labradors)

Puppy Dog

1st Mrs. V. Challenor’s Zinzara Midnight Magic. Very smart young boy. . Super head, excellent front, good body, presented in first class condition. Can be a little excited on the move, although sound as a bell, just tends to raise his tail. One for the future. RCC & RBOB.

Open Dog

1st Mrs. A. Elliot’s Sh.Ch.Maranatha Bailey. A male coming into his prime. Not much wrong with this one. Very good head, powerful neck & body, good hindquarters, moved very well.CC, BOB & Reserve in Group.

Minor Puppy Bitch

1st Mrs. Z. Gray-Marshall’s Zinzara Darcy’s Delight (A.I.). Yellow, showing lots of promise, nice head, just needs to mature, moved well. RCC.

Limit Bitch

1st Mrs. Z. Gray-Marshall’s Theberton Titmouse Of  Zinzara.  Very smart, lovely head & eye. Good front, strong body.  Excellent condition, sound mover. CC.

Retrievers (Flat Coated)

Minor Puppy Dog

1st Mrs. B. Greenidge’s Blacfriar Monopoly In Paradise. Very immature. He has a lovely head & eye, good front.  Presented in lovely bloom. Moved well, very promising. RCC & RBOB.

Open Dog

1st Miss A. Corbin’s Sh.Ch. Candidacasa Waterloo. This boy has a super head & eye.Loved his neck & shoulder. Good hindquarters. Pity he had no coat or body. CC & BOB.

HOUND GROUP

 Rhodesian Ridgebacks

Minor Puppy Dog

1st Mrs. N.L. Flores’ Xoefordian Balack.  Very smart  pup.  Loved his head, neck & front, nice tight feet, good depth of chest, excellent topline, very good hindquarters, perfect ridge with crowns. RCC & RBOB.

Open Dog

1st  Mr. O. & Master K Holder’s  Ch. Crownridge Flash Forward. Very good hound, excellent head, powerful solid body, super neck & bone, good width of chest. Would like a better topline. Very sound mover. A top dog anywhere. CC, BOB & Reserve in Group.

Minor Puppy Bitch

1st Mr. M. Forde’s Xoefordan Beira Bon Fire. Very immature, lovely head & neck. Would like more width in chest, good outline, needs more body. Moved ok. RCC.

Maiden Bitch

1st Mr. M. Forde’s Crownridge Flash Dancer. Excellent head, good front & shoulder, strong body. Good ridge & crowns. Moved ok. CC.

 

UTILITY GROUP

French Bulldogs

Open Bitch

1st Mr. H. Jordan’s  Ch. Jafrak Wowing The Crowds.  Brindle, excellent head, perfect ears, excellent front, nice tight feet, strong body with perfect ribcage, lovely hindquarters, very smart mover, top class. CC, BOB & Reserve in Group.

2nd Mr. H. Jodan’s  Ch. Jafrak Dorada. Fawn with good type. Lovely head & neck, good front, very good mature body,  not as good as winner in hindquarters. Moved ok. RCC & RBOB.

 Japanese Shiba Inu

Open Dog

1st Mr. A. Taylor’s Ch. Calicelesti The One N’ Only At Massima. Red of outstanding quality, excellent head & expression, perfect front & body. True front with tight feet.  Looks perfection on the move. CC, BOB, Best in Group & Best in Show.

2nd Mr. A. Taylor’s Ch. Massima No One Greater. Another top class Shiba. 2 years old, needs more body, son of winner, will be pushing for top male in another 12 months. RCC & RBOB.

Limit  Bitch

1st  Mr. A. Taylor’s Massima I’m So Fancy. Another sired by my BOB. She is a beautiful bitch. Star for next year. CC.

Tibetan Terrier

Puppy Dog

1st Dr. J. Crump’s Kybo Calypso Kid. A very smart young boy. Super head & neck. Perfect front, level topline, Good depth of chest. Very good hindquarters, excellent mover. When he gets his mature coat will take some beating. Impressive.  CC & BOB.

WORKING GROUP  

 Border Collie

Limit Dog

1st Ms. S. Blandford’s  Pepperbox Zirconia. Nice type, sweet head, correct eye, super expression. Excellent outline. Needs to keep his tail down. Very sound mover. CC & BOB.

Bouvier Des Flandres

Open Bitch

1st Miss M. Ashby’s Ch. Chepam Valentina At Calliope C.D.   Super head & eye, strong neck, good front, strong body, moved well. CC & BOB.

Bullmastiffs

Minor Puppy Dog

1st Mr. B. Bascombe’s Ardhub Black’s In The Name To Nexgen. What a cracker, lovely pup. His head is coming on as one would expect for his age. Super front & feet. Great bone, grand body, moved very well. RCC.

Puppy Dog

1st Mr. B. Lowe’s Cottage Bajan Pharoah. Nice pup. A bit plain in head. Nice neck & front. Fabulous front & body. Moved soundly.

Junior Dog

1st Mr. R.J. Nurse’s Nexgen Year Of The Tiger. Brindle. Very powerful, good head & front, well balanced body. Moved ok.

2nd Mr. H. King’s Prince Sammler. Red, head not filled in yet, front ok, powerful body, not moving well behind.

Novice Dog

1st Mr. M. Miller’s Chapmill Karma. Needs to settle & show himself off. Head is ok. Nice front, would like better hindquarters, which shows in his movement.

Open Dog

1st Mr. B. Lowe’s Ch. Royceprides Epic Dreamer At Cottage. ‘Wow’, this is a true Bullmastiff, so powerful. He has a super head, excellent neck & front, perfect shoulders & front, excels in hindquarters, sound mover. Just wish he would keep his tail down. A top class dog in any country. CC, BOB & Reserve in Group.

Open Bitch

1st Mr. B. Bascombe’s  Zahara Bulls Katniss At Nexgen.  Strong & powerful, beautiful head, good neck & front, good hindquarters, moved ok. CC & RBOB.

2nd Mr. R. Wood’s Ch. Woodney Diana White. Good head, neck & front. Strong body, correct topline. Would like better hindquarters. RCC.

Dobermanns

Minor Puppy Bitch

1st Mr. H. Corrie’s Market Hill Raffles. Very smart, beautiful head & neck, excellent front, perfect outline, very steady mover. She is one for the future. RCC & RBOB.

Junior  Bitch

1st  Mr. M. Forde’s Arisa Baltic Residence.   Red of excellent type. Super head, good front & shoulder, perfect topline. Moved very well. CC & BOB.

 Giant Schnauzers

Minor Puppy Dog

1st Mr. B. Bascombe’s Black Cliff Orion At Nexgen. Super pup, best of heads, excellent eye colour & shape. Good neck & shoulder, perfect front. Moved very well. CC & BOB.

Open Dog

1st Mr. T. Bynoe’s Bellgard Ghetto Amoroso. When this boy came into the ring and was stood in show pose he took my breath away. He is an outstanding example of the breed. From the tip of his nose to the tips of his hind toes, my notes say perfection. ‘Then Disaster”, he just refused to move. His owner took over and he went ok. But in the challenge he refused again. Dogs of this quality don’t come round that often. I felt so sorry for his owner and for myself. RCC.

Minor Puppy Bitch

1st Mr. T. Bynoe’s Black Cliff Sky. Lovely youngster. Super head, good neck & front, deep brisket, strong loin, excellent topline. Very good mover. RCC.

2nd Mr. T. Bynoe’s Black Cliff Aqua. Pushed the winner close. Two beautiful sisters. “Aqua” does not show as good as her sister, it will come I am sure.

Novice Bitch

1st Mr. T. Bynoe’s Bellgard Lucille Ball. Beautiful head, perfect eye, strong neck, correct front, level topline. Moved ok. I see she is the mother of BOB. CC & RBOB.

Rottweilers

Puppy Dog

1st Mstr. X Forde’s Bim Rothershire Asgard. Nice young male. Good head, nice neck & front, needs to settle & show himself off. Very sound mover.

Junior  Dog

1st Mr. K.A. Mason’s Elthor Dark Primo. Very good head, strong neck, good front, nice outline. Good hindquarters. Looked good on the move.

Novice Dog

1st Mr. K. Greene’s Medic Shamus. Loved this boy. Very smart, super head, best of necks & fronts. Excellent topline, terrific bone, correct feet. Strong hindquarters. Very good mover, handled to perfection. Won CC & BOB.

Limit Dog

1st Dr. W.L. Welch’s Elthor Dark Matcho.  Good strong male. I would like more work in his head. Apart from that he is very sound mover.

Open Dog

1st Mr. N. McClean’s Kent Ridge Suzuki’s Driver. Very good head, powerful neck & body, excellent topline & hindquarters, moved very well.  Pushed hard for top spot.  RCC & RBOB.

Minor Puppy Bitch

1st Mr. O. Holder’s Monifa Black Sorie. I loved this youngster. She has everything you want at this age, I am sure she will finish a top bitch. Best L/B Puppy in Show.

Junior Bitch

1st Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s Richwood Cia’s Heat. Very smart, super head, correct neck & front, perfect feet, strong body, good topline. Excellent hindquarters, good steady mover. CC.

Maiden Bitch

1st Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s Richwood Cimba’s Heat. Very nice young bitch. She is not as mature as her litter sister “above”. She just needs to come on, moves well.

Open Bitch

1st Mr. O. Holder’s Monifa Shades Of Pink. A really smart girl. Looked ok standing but got it together on the move. She has a lovely head & front, good hindquarters. Won a lovely class. RCC.

2nd Mr. O. Holder’s Ashtoria Diva In Black. I would like more work in her head, but the rest of her is very good, moved ok.

3rd Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s Richwood Bea’s A Burning. She is rather plain in head, she has a good body & topline, would like better hind movement.

Russian Black Terrier.

Open  Dog

1st  Miss A. Bynoe’s Kalaslane Addicted To You. One of the best of this breed I have judged. He does look smart. Loved his head, excellent conformation, strong body, the best of shoulders. Very good mover. CC & BOB.

 German Shepherd Dog

Puppy Bitch

1st Mr. F.G.A. Blackman’s Echo El Dorado. I would like to see more substance on this young bitch. Could have moved better.

Novice Bitch

1st Mr. G. Bannister’s Sky Bella. A lovely type, she has a super head & expression. Good front, excellent body, correct hindquarters. She is quality, just wish she would not drag her owner around the ring. ‘Lots of training please.’ RCC & RBOB.

Limit  Bitch

1st Mrs. B. Kaufman’s Thomson Hauls Ava. Good size, a bit plain in head, correct front, good top line & hindquarters. Moved ok. CC & BOB.

Boxers

Open Dog

1st Miss J. Wilson’s Ch Sundial’s Sun God Apollo At Kaibo C.D.  This red and white is top class, super head, elegant arched neck, correct front, nice tight feet, good depth of chest, firm loin, he moves with an arrogant style about him, just beaten for BIS by the also arrogant Shiba. CC, BOB & Best L/B in Show.

Puppy Bitch

1st Mr. M. & Mrs. E. King’s Tabor Ridge Princess Josie. Nice type. A little plain in head, but that could alter, good neck & front, perfect topline, moved well enjoying herself today. RCC.

Limit  Bitch

1st Mrs. S. Foster’s Sundial Sun Goddess Arinna. Very much like the male on the stack. Good head & neck, correct front, very good hindquarters, very sound mover, but she does not project herself like the male. CC & RBOB.

Veteran

Mrs. S.B. Hamilton-Outcalt’s Ch. Crownridge Red Regent (A) CDX, UD – This is a cracking Ridgeback. Excellent condition, super head, powerful neck. Great front & bone. His body & ridge & crown are perfection. This hound would be a champion in any country, a top ten dog.

Stud Dog

Mr. A. Taylor’s Ch. Calicelesti The One N’ Only At Massima. The Shiba with his offspring, so  typy.

 

 

 

 

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Margaret on April 11th, 2016

 

 

Sue and Swift and Utility dog title

Swift achieves the Utility Dog Title

Congratulations to Sue Blandford and her Papillon dog, Swift, on achieving the Utility dog title.   She is the second person in Barbados to have achieved this title.

Congratulations also to Sarah Hamilton and her Rhodesian Ridgeback, BIS Ch. Celtic River Fizz  on achieving the CDX  title and Sandra Manning with her German Shepherd Dog, Sophie, on achieving the CD title.

 

Rhodesian Ridgeback achieves the CDX title

Rhodesian Ridgeback achieves the CDX title

 

 

 

gsd and cd title

German Shepherd achieves CD title

Congratulations to the other participants for passing various legs of the CD.

New comer, Sarah Armstrong, was high and first in the CD trials with her Golden Retriever, Tucker. She passed leg A with high scores.

The trials were held at Waterford through The Barbados Dog Training Club on March 30, 2016.

This is what Sue had to say: “I am so proud of Swift, my Papillon, for passing his third leg in Utility This is the most advanced obedience test in the USA.

I would also like to thank Linda Pearson of Pawsability for teaching me, I am very grateful for her expertise and also Sarah Hamilton for making it possible to take the test here in Barbados.”

Besides the Utility title with Swift, Sue has also achieved CDX titles with the following dogs:

Ch. Dusha (Dobernmann) in 1992

Ch. Karmer (Dobernmann) in 1994

Tattoo (Akita) in 2002

Ch. Wizard (Golden Retriever) in 2008

Swift (Papillon) in 2010

Magic (Belgium Malinois) in 2015

Phantom (German Shepherd) in 2015

I believe Sue would hold the record in Barbados for having as many as 7 CDX titles and now also being the second person here to achieve the Utility title.

On her dogs, Sue said: “I love them all and thank them for being such wonderful, patient companions”.

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Margaret on March 15th, 2016

 

 

YouTube videos of this German Shepherd, which went Best of Breed at Crufts, the largest dog show in the world, have been circulating.

Years ago, there were videos labelled Pedigree Dogs Exposed and afterwards The Kennel Club, I believe did breed standard reviews and some breeds were actually “on watch”.  Breeds should appear fit enough to appear to be capable of doing the function they were breed to do.

Breeds in the Pastoral and Working Groups should appear strong enough to herd sheep, cattle, perform guard duties as well as being family pets with stable temperaments.

Watching the video, the viewers may well wonder how this German Shepherd got selected to be Best of Breed at Crufts, 2016.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

Source: Every U.S. Military Dog Will Be Brought Home, Thanks To New Law

In the past, many of these dogs were left to retire overseas.

The heroic pups who courageously serve and paw-tect our country are finally getting the recognition they deserve.

President Barack Obama signed a bill into law last month that guarantees the safe return of all retired military dogs to the United States after serving abroad. In the past, some of these animals were left to retire overseas because they were no longer considered service dogs, and were therefore ineligible for military-funded transportation home, The Washington Times reported.

The American Humane Association estimates that a military dog saves between 150 to 200 service members during his tenure by detecting improvised explosive devices and hidden weapons caches. Upon return from combat, these animals, if given the chance, often continue to protect their humans and help them transition back into society.-Read more on THE HUFFINGTON POST

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Margaret on January 25th, 2016

Source: Dog dilemma

DOGS ARE COMING OUT on the losing end as the economic sluggishness lingers in Barbados.

As the price of dog food soars, owners are dumping their dogs on the streets, tying them in open lots or dropping them off at animal shelters.

With the opening of the new year, reports from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Woodbourne Boarding Kennels in St Philip and the Ark Animal Welfare Society in St George indicate that abandonment and cruelty soared in 2015, linked directly to tight finances.

One dog was rescued after he was left tied to a pole with electric cord. He had scars around the neck from being tied all day.

The above article was written and published by The Nation newspaper.

From what I am seeing on Facebook, the Rescue facilities in Barbados are usually full but kind people still come out to find homes to help these dogs which have being abandoned by their owners.

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Margaret on January 9th, 2016
Happy and healthy 2016 to all

Happy and healthy 2016 to all

Hope this will be a good, and happy year for dog owners/lovers in Barbados and around the world.

In the photo are: Tibetan Terrier, Ch. Araki Miss Conduct at Calliope, C.D. “Tibby” and Ch. Chepam Valentina at Calliope C.D. “Isabella” who has also achieved the FCI BH working title.

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Margaret on December 14th, 2015

Jim Chrisp judging BH dog trials in Barbados

B’dos. Working Dogs’ Association hosts BH trials

First time ever in Barbados, BH trials were held. The BH is a working dog title recognized by the FCI which is the largest worldwide canine organization. The BH (Begleithund) is a mental/socialization test usually done in Europe and a required prerequisite for IPO (Schutzhund) working titles.

The BH starts with a written test for first timers to the BH. The handlers then proceed in pairs to an on and off leash obedience routine which the handler is required to know. After the obedience routine is judged as satisfactory, the handlers can then proceed to the temperament test.

The judge gives a verbal critique of the obedience exercise to the handler in front of where the spectators and other handlers are. If, in his opinion, the exercise is done well enough (the handler would need at least 70% out of the 60 possible marks), the handler is told that he/she can proceed to the traffic section. No marks are released, the exercise is either a pass or a fail

These trials were hosted and held through The Barbados Working Dogs’ Association who invited the Canadian certified judge Jim Chrisp here to conduct the seminar and to judge the trials.

Both the seminar and the obedience trials were held at Kendal Sports Club in St. Philip. For the traffic (temperament) test, the exercise was done at Six Cross Roads.

I attended the seminar on December 5th, without a dog. Other people attended with dogs and Jim Chrisp spent time with them, showing them pointers.

My Bouvier Des Flandres, Ch. Chepam Valentina At Calliope CD came out on Sunday for the trials. She is not yet 2 years old.

“Isabelle” is not accustomed to being tied out and/or left in a vehicle, even for a short period so that was a concern for me. I parked my vehicle under a shady tree and left the windows open (but not enough for her to get out) and checked on her on a regular basis. She did not appear stressed out at all by the experience. She was only allowed on the field with me for the duration of her trial.

Adrian Ward was the trainer for the B’dos. Working Dogs’ Association and he passed with his Malinois, also B’dos. Working Dogs’ Association members Trevor O’Neale with a German Shepherd Dog, and Shawn Fields with a Rottweiler.

Fabrian Blackman of The B’dos. Working Dogs’ Association was the Trial Secretary and the Club provided members and supporters for the group exercise such as the figure of eight and temperament testing.

getting ready for BH trials, Barbados

Getting ready to do the BH trials with judge Jim Chrisp

This photo was taken by Neil Springer, a member of The B’dos. Working Dogs Association in Barbados

Coming into these trials and passing were Sarah Hamilton with a Rhodesian Ridgeback with the UD title, Linda Pearson with a German Shepherd with the CDX title and my Bouvier with the CD title.

Linda Pearson should be credited for encouraging us (the non members of the Barbados Working Dogs’ Association) to enter these trials and also working with us. I did put in about two weeks of steady evening training before the trials as Isabelle already has the CD title so once I practiced the BH routine, I felt ready to go!

To progress further, I need to work on focus heeling. Hopefully, Isabelle will also be doing and passing CDX trials in 2016. And if there is an opportunity to do other IPO training and trials, we would be game.

I think the Barbados Working Dogs’ Association did a great job with the hosting of this event and I hope they will be stimulated to go further with IPO training and events.

The BH is the first step in the IPO (which has tracking, protection, and obedience sections).

The breeds which will normally succeed at IPO titles are the Malinois, German Shepherd, Bouvier Des Flandres, Rottweiler, Dobermann and other working type breeds.

Any breed can participate, and there can also be mixed breeds but where any breed/mixed breed may pass the obedience section, the dog has to have the drive and ability to do bite work for the protection section and also to do tracking. And that is where, in my opinion, the breed and pedigree become very important.

Besides, of course, the breed and the pedigree, training and trainers are very important, but this is a working dog’s sport which is why when it is described, IPO articles acknowledge the breeds that have a track record and will usually be able to succeed at IPO levels.

I would like to congratulate The Barbados Working Dogs’ Association for introducing the BH with a certified judge, to Barbados. And look forward to seeing the club progress further with IPO titles.

I found all of the club members I came in contact with very friendly and helpful.

First BH test in Barbados

Successful participants in BH trials after completing the Traffic Test

The above photo was taken by Neil Springer.

Congratulations to the 6 handlers and the dogs which passed the first BH trials in Barbados.

Adrian Ward and a Malinois
Trevor O’Neale and a German Shepherd
Shawn Fields and a Rottweiler
Linda Pearson and a German Shepherd
Sarah Hamilton and a Rhodesian Ridgeback
Margaret Ashby and a Bouvier Des Flandres

Also in the photo with the above participants are the judge, Jim Chrisp, and the Trial Secretary, Fabian Blackman.

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Rhodesian Ridgeback and Shiba Inu win in Barbados

Best and Reserve Best in Show November, 2015, in Barbados

This Barbados Kennel Club’s All Breeds Championship Dog Show was held at Waterford on November 22nd and was judged by Jeff Luscott from the UK. Jeff Luscott has judged here before. He has previously been approved by The Kennel Club, UK, to judge Best in Show, the Working, Terrier, Pastoral and the Utility groups. Most of the breeds shown here fall into the Working Group and he is approved in the UK to award Challenge Certificates to breeds such as the Bouvier Des Flandres, Great Dane, Rottweiler, Boxer, Bullmastiff, Mastiff, Dobermann and many other breeds in other groups shown here. He has also judged the Working and Pastoral groups at Crufts.

He spent an evening with exhibitors after the show, and demonstrated to us who had brought puppies/dogs how he would handle them in the show ring. I think the exhibitors enjoyed the evening with him and also enjoyed him as a judge as he has a very friendly personality.

His main winners at this show were a locally bred Rhodesian Ridgeback for BIS (Hound group)
Reserve Best in Show was a locally bred Shiba Inu (Utility Group)
Best Puppy in Show was an imported Domermann (Working Group)
Best Locally bred Puppy in Show was a Rottweiler (Working Group)

This show was sponsored by a new dog food distributor on our market, Spartan Animal Kingdom. Here is a display of some of their products. Besides dog food, they also have items for dogs such as supplements, toys, and training aids.  They can be reached at 243 7323.

Dog products

Acana for dogs

Below is Jeff Luscott’s critique, as published by The Barbados Kennel Club.

TERRIER GROUP

Terrier group winners

Terrier Group winners at November, 2015’s, dog show

Bull Terrier
Open Dog
1st Messrs L. & C. Mark’s Ch. Blue Point Imperial Black. Strong powerful muscled boy with the head shape, muscle tone in body and rear quarters, could be a tad shorter in loin, moves well on side action but not the accuracy in front. CC & BOB.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Limit Dog
1st Mr. W.A. & Dr. W.L. Welch’s Elthor’s Breaking Bad. Smart young brindle with the head type and shape, developing well, has the font with muscle building, good rear quarters and strong loin, going well on the move to take the CC, BOB and the Terrier Group.

TOY GROUP

 

Toy group Winners

Toy Group winners in November’s, 2015, dog show

 

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
Junior Dog
1st Mrs. G. Seale’s Lord Wilbur. Lovely youngster with good type in head and eye, appeals in expression, has the body development, carries tail a little gaily on the move but nice overall attitude. RCC.
Open Dog
1st Mrs. G. Seale’s Willber Lazy Lord. 11 year old star, still of firm structure, good appeal in head, neck, body and rear end, has the muscle tone and moved easily to take CC & BOB, Toy Group and Runner up Veteran in Show.

GUNDOG GROUP

 

Gundog group winners

Gundog group winners at November’s, 2015, dog show

Retrievers (Golden)
Novice Dog
1st Mrs. L. Husband’s Holders Sapphire Sky. Smart youngster with head developing, he is good in overall balance and proportion; excellent action on sidegait, good rear angles, with coat to improve. CC, BOB and Group Winner.
Open Bitch
1st Mrs. L. Husbands & Mrs. J. Ray’s Sh. Ch. Angelusparks Heaven’s Gift To Thatcher. Pleasing head, neck, topline and angles, good over front and chest, loin a little longer, moved these to take herself round the ring but not quite the stride of the dog in the challenge. CC

Retrievers (Labradors)
Minor Puppy Dog
1st Mrs. V. Challenor’s Zinzara Midnight Magic. 6 months old and future star, has the shape, balance, head and body developing, with good skull, neck and rear quarters, he is good on the move, when he settles.
Puppy Dog
1st Mr. E. Maynard’s Saruman Bella Mare. Quality and type with a good outline and overall balance, he has the head, neck and body, good on the move, he is so promising, one to watch. RCC, RBOB, Best Puppy and Puppy Group Winner.
Open Dog
1s Mrs. A. Elliot’s Maranatha Bailey. Stunning boy with the balance and angles, good through head and rear quarters, has the chest, front and muscled rear quarters, would prefer slightly better tailset, but excellent on the move, not quite putting all in at the group stage through. CC, BOB & Reserve in Group.
Minor Puppy Bitch
1st Miss S. Armstrong’s Zinzara Starlight Magic. Smart well built youngster with the head and body development, good neck and angles, has the body and moved easily. Best Puppy Bitch.
2nd Mrs. S. Leacock’s Zinzara Black Magic For Theberton. 6 months and has good bone and body, she is built on good angles, appeals in head, just needs this performance now and the practice in moving.
Novice Bitch
1st Mrs. Y. Thornton’s Theberton Tern. Lovely overall in shape and type, good profile and movement, just needs the performance and handling to show her best, good rear quarters and power.
Limit Bitch
1st Mr. E. Maynard’s Pitneze Princess Leah. Good type on the move with balance in head and neck, good quarters with chest and rear angles, she was fitter on the move to take this class.
2nd Mrs. Z. Gray-Marshall’s Theberton Titmouse Of Zinzara. Lovely overall balance of outline, good through head type, neck and rear end, just the extra in the middle affecting her shape on the move, will come back as she muscles up. Best L/B Bitch.

Open Bitch
1st Mrs. Z. Gray-Marshall’s Sh.Ch. Crosscroyde Calypso Magic For Theberton. Black girl, firm and strong, good outline with the tone in body, she has the front, lovely head, muzzle and neck, she is moving well with stride and purpose to take the class and CC.
2nd Mrs. S.H. Leacock’s Sh.Ch. Linthwaite Fantine Of Theberton. Good expression greets you on this girl with the skull width, nicely made through neck and body shape, she is square, not the biggest but a good mover, just wants the muscle tone to finish. RCC.

Irish Setter
Open Dog
1st Mr. & Mrs. A. Moore’s Sh. Ch. Fearnley Fire Storm Of Moorlands C.D.. Excellent quality condition and outline, has the shape, held on the move, pleases in head, neck, topline and tailset, not quite the muscle strength on the quarters, but flows on the move and shows well. CC & BOB.

HOUND GROUP

Hound Group winners

Winners of the Hound Group in November, 2015, in Barbados

 

Rhodesian Ridgebacks
Open Dog
1st Mr. O. & Master K Holder’s Ch Crownridge Flash Forward. Impressive with his power and muscular agility, this mature red wheaten boy is good through skull, muzzle, long strong neck, deep chest and loin, he has a good flow on the move and certainly has the stamina to follow a pride of lions, smartly handled, getting the best from him, taking CC, a close decision for BOB, the Group and Best in Show & Best L/B Dog in Show.
Maiden Bitch
1st Mr. M. Forde’s Crownridge Flash Dancer. Quality girl of good type, she is strong and with the muscle maturing, she drives and is well blessed in angles, front and rear, would be capable of working all day with her structure, but could improve in front feet for even better front action. CC & Reserve in Group.

UTILITY GROUP

Utility Group winners

Winners of the Utility Group in November’s, 2015, dog show

Akitas
Limit Dog
1st Mr. D.P. De B. Boyce’s Donkemre Thor. Big lad with stature but not the type and quality in head or movement, he has good bone and topline, solid rear quarters and easy side action, lacks action in front and rear.
Open Dog 1st Mr. R. & Mrs. D. Alleyne’s Half Blood Prince. Smart and of good size overall in outline and balance, square shape, head ok with the ears, good side action, but not the accuracy in front and rear movement. CC & BOB – Best L/B.

Bulldogs
Junior Dog
1st Mr. M. Cottrell’s British Gladiator The Last Of Mohicans. Strong headed boy but in balance with the body, he has the front and the bone, more to come in chest, but has the substance and when he got going moved well. RCC.
Limit Dog
1st Mr. M. Cottrell’s British Gladiator Made To Measure. Good stature and structure and this lad has the bone, chest and body, good jaw and muzzle, strong skull, he is strong overall with the muscle tone and moves well, breathing easily. CC & BOB.

French Bulldogs
Open Bitch
1st Mr. H. Jordan’s Ch. Jafrak Wowing The Crowds. Beautiful for type with a good head, flat skull and bat ears, strong correct topline with the rise. She is well built through the chest and underline, she moved with good typical action to take the CC & Group Reserve.

Japanese Shiba Inu
Open Dog
1st Mr. A. Taylor’s Massima No One Greater. Impressive dog in quality conditioning, outstanding in profile and on the move, good front, body and angles, attracts in head with the alert ear set, not quite the obliquely set eyes but dark and well apart, would prefer more cheek in time, but head has the blunt triangle needed, shown in fantastic condition. A credit to the owner and handler and moving with the quick and energetic action required in the breed. CC, BOB, Group Winner and Reserve Best in Show.
Puppy Bitch
1st Mr. A. Taylor’s Massima I’m So Fancy. 11 months old and promising with a good outline, she has the foxy but finer head at present, good ear and alert expression, she is good on the move with potential if she develops in body and bone, exciting girl. CC & Best Puppy in the Group.

WORKING GROUP – Strongest and most competitive breeds here.

Working group dog winners

Working Group winners, November, 2015

Border Collie
Junior Dog
1st Ms. S. Blandford’s Pepperbox Zirconia. Exciting young dog with an excellent overall outlook, he has the head type, shape and height, work needed on his tail carriage, but just a coming of age thing, he is good on the move with the stealthy action needed. CC & BOB.

Bouvier Des Flandres
Open Bitch
1st Miss M. Ashby’s Ch. Chepam Valentina At Calliope C.D. Lovely honest type with the feminine head and style, she is strong in neck and topline, filled in body, could be a little more width about her but she has the best and truest of actions on the move. CC, BOB and also taking Reserve in a strong Group.

Bullmastiffs
Puppy Dog
1st Mr. R.J. Nurse’s Nexgen Year Of The Tiger. Rangy boy at present, not quite the squares in head. Goes well on the move, with a strong rear end.
Open Dog
1st Mr. B. Lowe’s Ch. Royceprides Epic Dreamer At Cottage. Solid boy, squares in skull from all angles, good bone and angles front and rear, he has the outline, strong neck, and rear quarters, has the chest but needs to fill in rib and loin area to mature on and push harder in the Group. CC & BOB.
Puppy Bitch
1st Mr. B.A. Bascombe’s Nexgen Hold That Tiger. Lovely brindle girl with the head but not using her ears at present, good bone and shape in front and can move when the handler does, work in progress. Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy.
Junior Bitch
1st Mr. M.J. Koeiman’s Koystad’s Alberta Delores. Very typical in head, squares in skull and muzzle, she has bone, the front, good angles and balance, filling in body, she impresses when she moves, handler to work on the animation. RCC.
Maiden Bitch
1st Mr. M.J. Koeiman’s Fortesque Alberta. Good in outline, shape and type, has the head, squares and neck, body and outline to firm in muscle strength, movement is best.
Open Bitch
1st Mr. R. Wood’s Ch. Woodney Diana White. Strong with a typical head and the tone in body, chest, front and outline, good power in neck and excellent rear quarters, with good side movement, would prefer her less close at the rear, pushed hard in the end decision. CC, RBOB & Best L/B.

Mastiffs
Minor Puppy
2 young newcomers, both dogs and handlers.
1st Dr. C. Goddard & Mrs. M. McClean-Goddard’s Swainsi Born to Be Wild. Head coming through, long way to go, has balance and shape, good body development and moves close but efficient, time and work needed to go further.

2nd Dr. C. Goddard & Mrs. M. McClean-Goddard’s Kenquince Break Out. Fawn with better features, good balance at front, not the body or rear end yet, straight angles and not the movement, but time on her side.

Dobermann
Puppy Bitch
1st Mr. M. Forde’s Arisa Baltic Residence. Finer at this stage but superb and accurate on the move, good profile, type coming through in head, parallels and jaw, she has the neck, is nearly square in body and a good angled rear end, she is true in front with good feet and offers a pleasing overall impression on the move with reach and drive. CC & BOB. Stylish for Best Puppy in Show.

Dogue De Bordeaux
Open Bitch
1st Mr. O. Holder’s Ch Boldheart’s Flash Fire At Richelle. Good example of the breed with a typical head type, skull, jaw muzzle and inverted V, good in body and substance, chest is broad and deep, strong neck, good topline and rear quarters, good to go over and power on the move. CC, BOB and close up in the Group.

Great Danes
Puppy Dog
1st Mrs. J. Pinheiro’s Ashella’s Royal Duke Dylan. I feel for this young lady owner, she loves him as a pet, but she imported as she thought a Great Dane and as an involved person (my original breed) and having judged them at Crufts this year, I can only be disappointed for her. He has a pleasing outline, with balance, but he is weak in head with poor ear set, he has no width or strength through his neck, body and rear end, moved ok on side, but so close at the rear. Enjoy him as he grows and maybe he will be good at obedience or other related dog activities. Good luck.
Minor Puppy Bitch
1st Mrs. J. Pinheiro’s Ashella’s Wonder Woman Joy. This youngster has a lovely profile although heavily
marked harlequin, she narrows through body at present and needs bone to form, not the strength in head, neck or body, she moves ok when in her stride.
Novice Bitch
1st Mrs. J. Pinheiro’s Dragonfly Venue De La Bleu. Substantial blue with the potential, she carries nice balance and type in head, pleases in body with the chest and topline, sadly paced most of the time on the move but has potential if her handler can control it.

Rottweilers
Minor Puppy Dog
1st Mstr. X Forde’s Bim Rothershire Asgard. Promising baby with good potential, carries the type in head, neck and front, he is good at this stage in body and through quarters, lots of growing to do, but moves ok when he strides.
Puppy Dog
1st Mr. K.A. Mason’s Elthor Dark Primo. Quality boy with a good typical head, skull, muzzle, jaw and strong teeth, he has the balance in outline and shape, good topline and rear quarters, has balance on the move, but lost his way on the move as final choice for Best Puppy in Group, so today taking Best Puppy in Breed, and Best L/B Puppy in Show.
Limit Dog
1st Dr. W.L. Welch’s Elthor Dark Matcho. Impressive solid dog with good head type in skull and muzzle, he is compact with the neck, front and body with more strength to come in maturity, but great stride on the move holding his shape. RCC today and RBOB.
Open Dog
1st Mr. N. McClean’s Kent Ridge Suzuki’s Driver. Strong and powerful compact solid boy with the head and shape, good overall balance and strength in muzzle, controlled the class on the move to win this and BOB, but not quite as settled in the group, closely considered but not quite the performance today. CC & BOB.
2nd Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s Richwood Arreleus’ Fire. Powerfully muscled boy but certainly lacked the calm gaze indicating humour today, he was on a high, has the skull, chest, body and rear when standing, but not able to put in a show on the move with a wide front and uncontrolled rear, felt sorry for the owner.
Minor Puppy Bitch
1st Mstr. X. Forde’s Bim Rotheshire Amocah, Good overall type in head body and balance, not quite settled standing but handler can work on this, strong teeth, good mover for a youngster – reach and drive.
Novice Bitch
1st Mr. R. Bascombe’s Kent Ridge Miss Mayweather. Pleasing enough girl to go over with balance and outline, she has the shape, is a nice mover but not quite the strength in skull and muzzle yet, handled well on the move to take the RCC in the challenge.
Open Bitch
1st Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s Ch.Richwood Akina’s Fire. Won his decision on the move with her free flowing purposeful action, good strength in skull and muzzle, strong neck, bone and holds shape standing and on the move, topline firm. CC.
2nd Mr. O. HOLDER’S Ashtoria Diva In Black. Strong girl with the power and head type, good overall outline, has bone and chest, not quite shoulder angles of 1 and just needs to firm up in body and topline.

Russian Black Terrier.
Limit Dog 1st Miss A. Bynoe’s Kalaslane Addicted To You. Big powerful boy with lots of potential, he is large and imposing, well proportioned in skull with more to fill in chest, body and bone, he is almost square and can strengthen in loin, dark eye and strong teeth are a feature, his coat is maturing, on the move he has the best of actions, correct rear slightly wider than front, the side ground cover of reach and drive is so impressive, should have a great future as he matures and fills out. Well handled here and in the Group. CC, BOB and Group Winner today, but not quite there yet for BIS but close to making the last two today.

German Shepherd Dog
Junior Bitch
1st Mrs. B. Kaufman’s Thorsson Haus Ava. Liked this promising girl for shape and flow on the side action, she has lots of promise as she matures and grows, she is alert with the head, she is closer at the rear but hocks are sound, good control on the move. CC & BOB.

Boxers
Open Dog
1st Miss J. Wilson’s Ch Sundial’s Sun God Apollo At Kaibo C.D. Striking, square shaped, solid compact dog of excellent quality, good type in head with the skull, jaw, eye and alert ear set, strong neck, good shoulder, muscular topline, loin and rear quarters, good action on all fronts in this class and for BOB, but then decided not to put in the best performance in the group, pacing and with his handler trying hard to motivate him, not quite there today. CC, BOB and close in the Group, taking Best L/B bred.
Minor Puppy Bitch
1st Mr. M. & Mrs. E. King’s Tabor Ridge Princess Josie. I really like this youngster, lovely type with the overall outline and balance, good proportions in head at this stage, but just needs to settle and show her mouth, could have gone further, lovely action on the move, good project for the handler.
Novice Bitch
1st Mrs. J. Pinheiro’s Cobblers Rock China Bell. Good balance and shape with the square outline, has the front, bone and chest developing – head forming, coming through in skull, more to come in muzzle, she moved with style holding the shape. RCC with more potential here.
Open Bitch
1st Miss G. Leach’s Ch Worthington’s Pretty N Peach. Mature honest girl, she has the balance and square shape, appeals in head type, topline and rear quarters, great condition of coat and was moving well to take the CC & RBOB.

Veteran
1st Miss J. Wilson’s Ch. Worthingtons Wish Me Luck C.D. Stylish 7 year old Boxer with the typical head, neck and chest, he is a solid boy with the shape and movement, still in great condition and with muscle tone enjoying his day and looking good in the Group.
2nd Mrs. G. Seale’s Willber Lazy Lord. The lovely Cavalier who won the Toy Group, 11 years and sound as a rock.
3rd Mrs. J. Ray’s Sh.Ch. Fenwood Louis Vuitton Of Thatcher. Goldie of 7 years, still moving well and strutting his stuff, nice attitude and a worthy champion.

Stud Dog
Mrs. A. Elliot’s Maranatha Bailey. The Lab BOB and his youngsters looking very similar and a nicely produced type with lots of promise.

Brood Bitch
Mrs. Z. Gray-Marshall’s Labrador Retriever Theberton Titmouse Of Zinzara – The lovely mother of a lovely litter, well done – looking good.

Brace
Mrs. Z. Gray-Marshall’s Labrador Retrievers Theberton Titmouse Of Zinzara and Sh.Ch. Crosscroyde Calypso Magic For Theberton – Good type looking similar with balance and moving easily together.

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Margaret on November 20th, 2015

Barbados Dog training reaches a new height.

At The B’dos. Dog Training Club’s trials held at Waterford in November, the results were as follows:

First time ever in Barbados a dog has achieved the Utility (UD) title.

Sarah and Mac with the Utility dog training title in Barbados

Sarah Hamilton is the first person in Barbados to achieve the Utility title with her Rhodesian Ridgeback

Pix provided by Sarah Hamilton.

A huge training achievement for the dog, Ch.Crownridge Red Regent(AI), C.D. C.D.X. UD a six year old male Rhodesian Ridgeback, and his owner, breeder, trainer and handler, Sarah Hamilton.

This title takes the handler and dog to the highest level of training concentration. The dog is off leash for the total duration of the trials.

The exercises consist of a complex series of signal exercises, scent discrimination, directed retrieve, a moving stand, and directed jumping. The dog must pass all exercises with a total score of 170 or above, on three occasions, under at least 2 different judges.

“Mac” and Sarah achieved a score of 195.5 in the final leg of their trials. The passmark is 170/200.

Achieving the final leg of the CD title at the trials was “Lily” a Golden Retriever owned and handled by Angela Barnett. “Lily” was also first and high in this CD trial.

Congratulations to those who achieved their titles and also those who competed and achieved legs towards their titles. Better luck next time to those who did not achieve their passing scores.

Unfortunate for those of us who have had bitches go in season or in a false pregnancy after the season and so missed the trials.

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