Breed Notes

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Please note that these breed notes are published here 2 months after publication in the press.

24 July 2020 Breed Notes

Last week I gave you the saddest news of the passing of of our lovely Chris Foynes (Lafay). Very kindly Mary Whitehill put a few words together for Christine, I am very grateful for you doing this Mary. How sad it was to hear of Christine Foynes passing after her long battle with cancer. She…

17 July 2020 Breed Notes

As I am writing these breed notes the sun is streaming through the window, it certainly makes you feel a whole lot better. Currently we are all experts on the wet stuff, enough is enough, the water wings need to be made redundant, it is supposed to be summer! The follows info below is from…

03 July 2020 Breed Notes

It’s a weather of all seasons at present, one moment sweltering in the sun and the next waterlogged with water wings at the ready. The Kennel Club Find a Show page has reported that Blackpool is now listed as being over three days starting on 25th September, and Bournemouth starting on 3rd October. Of course…

26 June 2020 Breed Notes

So another week and slowly we are getting back to some form of normality with the high streets open for business. I am sure being sensible the return of the dogs shows is still a long way off as social distancing at an outside venue would be extremely challenging and for an inside venue impossible….

19 June 2020 Breed Notes

Let’s start this week’s breed notes on something uplifting after all the turmoil of the past weeks. All Zoos are allowed to open Monday, 15th June with the obvious social distancing restrictions in place. What a relief it must be with no public allowed and still have the animals to attend to and feed. It…

08 June 2020

I hope you have all had a good week. With all of us in self isolation the weather has been perfect for being out the garden and getting chance to spend time giving the earth some tender loving care. The spring shrubs and trees have been flowering in abundance and are looking beautiful. Having the…

05 June 2020

Hope everyone is well and managing to have a reasonably normal way of living in these strange times of 2020. This year will certainly go down in the history books. Maybe in a number of years Covid-19 will be treated when visiting the doctors as something as simple as having the flu. That would be…

22 May 2020 Breed Notes

I hope everyone is well and been able to venture out into the big outside world taking baby steps. Here are few of the current cancelled or suspended shows to note in your diary. Once again I have put their announcements in full, as I think readers should be able to read what the societies…

27 April 2020 Breed Notes

Please send your get well wishes for the people you know that are in the poorly corner. Alan Perch has sent news that Denise has had a fall which left her with a broken left arm. She has attended The Royal Brompton Hospital for tests to see why she keeps having blackout falls. They have…

17 April 2020 Breed Notes

If someone had told me a month ago that the highlight and excitement of the day would be to receive a Sainsbury’s delivery, I would have laughed at them. But here was I with excitement mounting watching the clock hand reaching the ultimate moment of the pending arrival of the orange Sainsbury van. It was…

20 March 2020 Breed Notes

Crufts is over for another year and with it brought challenges and circumstances like we have never seen with the Coronavirus looming. For the Kennel Club what a nightmare waiting game situation leading up to the show. Tom Mather and Tony Allcock OBE must have been exhausted with the responsibility laid firmly on their shoulders….