The Our Dogs Newsletter - !-EMAIL-! Issue 140 

Windsor Championship Show 2007

Please note, contrary as to previously stated in various Our Dogs publications,
the confirmed dates for the Windsor Champonship Show are:

Thursday 28th June - Terriers & Utility
Friday 29th June - Working & Pastoral
Saturday 30th June - Gundogs
Sunday 1st July - Hounds & Toys

Schedules for the 57th Windsor championship show are now available. The venue is the beautiful Home Park, Windsor, which is dominated by the iconic Windsor Castle. The show will open at 7am each day, dogs will be received until 12 noon, and judging will start at 10am.

Entry fees remain the same as last year: £22 first entry for breeds with CCs, £15 first entry for non-CC breeds, AVNSC, IR and stakes; subsequent entries with the same dog are £4, as are the JHA classes. NFC entries are down by £1 to £14 per dog. Car parking remains at £3 pre-paid (exhibitors only) or £5 on the day; catalogues are £4 pre-paid or £5 on the day. Admission for visitors will be £3 adults, £1 children under 14 and concessions.

Caravan space remains at £40 (pre-paid only, and for exhibitors and show officials only), which included car parking for one car and two free ‘season tickets’. Caravans and Dormobiles (no tents) will be allowed on site from 10am on Tuesday June 26 until 12 noon on Monday July 2.

As usual there will be the Members Supper Party on the eve of the show (Wednesday June 27) – tickets cost £21 (allocated in strict rotation – and restricted to one guest per member). For details of membership see page 9 of the schedule – benefits include a free pass, special free car park, and use of the members tent and enclosure (life membership costs just £60 single or £80 joint).

New breeds this year include Bostons and Leonbergers – and all breeds scheduled have veteran classes. As well as the usual puppy, junior, veteran and champion stakes classes, there will be AV brace, team and progeny classes, all with prize money of £10 for 1st, £5 for 2nd, £3 for 3rd, £2 for reserve, and £1 for VHC.

There will be a coach party from Leeds, picking up en route, on gundog day – further details from Mrs G Simpson on 0113 284 3889.

Overseas judges include Mr O Germundsson (Sweden) who will judge Australian Terriers, Cesky Terriers, PWD, BSD (Groenendael and Malinois), Nova Scotia Duck Tollers, Deerhounds, Finnish Spitz, Otterhounds, Bolognese, and the JHA classes; Mrs I de Haan de Levie (Holland), Irish Wolfhounds; and Mr D Ericsson (Sweden), who will do all the groups and BIS.

Paper entries close on Monday May 14 – online entries on Wednesday May 23
(at Schedules can be obtained from the secretary, Mrs Irene Terry,
by phone on 020 8556 6607 or 020 8850 5321; you can also fax schedule requests (no queries) to 020 8850 5205, download one from
or e-mail

You will of course also be able to pick one up from the OUR DOGS stand at forthcoming shows.

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Kennel Club stand firm on critiques

The Kennel Club has told OUR DOGS that it actively continues to follow up reports by exhibitors, breed clubs and show societies, that critiques have not been published in the dog press.

This follows confirmation that 90 reports have been investigated, with 13 referrals to the Show Executive Sub-Committee resulting in some judges being warned and/or fined for a breach of the Regulations.

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Dalmatian talk

We are asked to point out that the Dalmatian talk with Chris Pickup at Venerable Bede Church Hall, Bramley, Leeds at 8.00pm is to he held on 18th April and not as stated in last week’s issue. Tickets are £3 and can only be booked and paid for in advance by ringing Peter on 0113 2394510 or Christine on 0113 2578358.

Hunting Dogs schedules missing

It appears a large amount of schedules for the Hunting Dogs of Ancient Egypt show on April 15th have been lost in the post. The entry closing date has been extended to April 6th. Details of classes etc are available from Pam Marston-Pollock on 016974 73606 between 8pm and 10pm every evening up to the closing date.

Shih Tzu Club winners

PRINCIPAL WINNERS at the Shih Tzu Club of South Wales & Western Counties Ch show held on Sunday 25th March 2007 were: Dogs (Mrs Wendy Hulbert) CC & BOB Mrs G. Gilkes Ch Hashanah Lock Stock 'n' Barrel Bitches (Mr Les Forster) CC Mr & Mrs Crossley Santosha Carte Noir.

Missing van found

The van stolen at the NEC car park at Crufts belonging to Mr & Mrs Urquhart has been found. Unfortunately all stock left in the van worth thousands of pounds was taken.

National Terrier needs YOU!

THE NATIONAL Terrier championship show, to be held next week, is on the lookout for anyone available to steward. The Club will pay £10 to help defray expenses, as well as providing a lunch ticket, which can be swapped for cash if not needed.
Anyone interested should call Jennie Griffiths on 01694-751258.

Sutton notice

WE HAVE been asked to point out that at Sutton DSS open show to be held on May 20th, WHWT will have three classes: Puppy, Graduate and Open, and not as previously stated.

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