Jaquenetta German Shepherd Dogs
FROM THE SOUTH WEST. JEAN HISCOX.
This was the January news but it got lost in the ether somewhere between Somerset and Essex. When I began contributing articles in 1995 to the magazine and then writing the South West news at the beginning of 1999, I typed them out and sent them by that now archaic form of communication, letter post, and not one went astray.
GSD Club of Essex Ch show - Dog Judge - Peter Van Oirschot - 5th LD Julian’s Zuberg Lyric, 6th OD Green / Tolputt’s Videx Omar at Devat. Bitch Judge - Dr Malcolm Willis - 5th JB Aldridge’s Edser Elesian, 6th YB Green’s Grunbruders Darcie.
I did not get to H.O.V. show as we have puppies to look after, all the dogs will not fit in the car, and our van has been slowly dying on us over the year, it eventually gave up the ghost and failed the MOT. We now have a replacement. So thanks go to Mark Collins for letting me know the results.
Heads of the Valley GSD Club Open show – Dog Judge – D Stapleton – 1st MPD & BPD & BPIB Davies Silverleigh Estor, 1st PD Irving’s Bodanthor Omega Force, 2nd PD Summers Gwilym Arlington, 1st PGD Collins / Rambridge / Sygrove’s Tramella Arni, 3rd PGD Yates / Roxburgh’s Godalis Granit at Gollygobble, 4th PGD Irving’s Zuberg Kaiser, 3rd LD Davies / Wilkins’ Lindanvale Hondo at Eyanica, 1st OD Green / Tolputt’s Videx Omar at Devat. Bitch Judge – D Spence - 2nd MPB Ward’s Rustanville Elektra del Belezra, 1st PB Gill’s The Samba For Fame, 1st JB Aldridge’s Edser Elesian, 2nd SYB Cullen’s Veneze Ali, 2nd PGB Elliott’s Toilers Vera, 4th PGB Yates / Roxburgh’s Kalbeshan Willa at Gollygobble, 1st LB Davies / Wilkins Eyanica Angie, 1st OB Houle’s Belezra Geena of Auriga, 2nd OB Elliot’s Toilers Sky, 1st VD/B Hensley’s Voneche Sashka of Zuberg.
I was sorry to hear that Wayne Green had been taken ill, our best wishes go to Wayne for a speedy recovery.
All our local papers and the dog papers have reported the news that ‘ a Rottweiler has become the first of his breed to join the Avon and Somerset Police.’ Sergeant Hardy Husain said, “ The method used for breeding GSDs has changed over the years and it can now be hard to find a quality one suitable for police work.” My breeding method has not changed, I still take the bitch to the dog for a mating or vice-versa, and as far as I know all GSD breeders do the same. The Police buy or breed puppies, give them to families to bring up with suggestions of the social situations they want them introduced to, and at the right age they begin their training with the handler who has been chosen to bond with them. A dog donated to the police is expected to do tests straightaway, without the presence of any familiar people. If the dog lived in the family home it is probably being kenneled for the first time. It has to cope with all these new experiences, all these strangers, all these new situations, and if it does not react like one of their own dogs they have nurtured they reject it. Then make disparaging remarks about the character of the GSD.
Manchester DSS Ch Show – Judge – Mrs G French-Forsyth – 2nd PD Hensley’s Zuberg Reggi, 4th LD Julian’s Zuberg Lyric JW
Congratulations to Jo Lewis and Ji (Morrow Akuna) on gaining the KCGCDS gold award. Then she had her scanned and confirmed she is in whelp to Qai v Estherlager.
Dave Edmunds rang with the news that two of his GSDs. Spike and Millie, are now television stars after appearing in an episode of the Channel 4 programme Shameless. The dogs were running loose on a flat roof amongst people shouting and guns firing. The only way Dave could give them commands and stay out of sight was by lying in a muddy puddle at the back of the roof. Ah the glamour of showbiz, he must be a Z-list celebrity now with aspirations of a BAFTA ( Big Award For The Animals).
I am judging at Horley & District SS on February 19th, it is a nice drive there on the A303 the scenic route past Stonehenge. I hope I have an efficient ring steward this time. Last year at a show I had two stewards, neither of whom knew what they were supposed to do and I had to help them with the paperwork.
I visited several clubs while in Germany. They make training the dogs look so easy, because I suppose they have been doing it the same way for so many years. The members can go training whenever they want, as the club owns the training ground and the clubhouse. In the run-up to the Sieger many go training every night. At a small club we visited one of the lady members cooked a meal for the others every night. One chap there did not have a dog to train he was only there because the food was good.
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