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News Archive 2004

Canakey Dream Maker makes it Two on the Trot

17th October 2004 - Well done again to Mr. & Mrs. S. Hopkins whose bitch Canakey Dream Maker recorded her
second best in a Downlands show in a row at the Bohunt Centre today.  Referee Jean Loughborough was not called upon today, as judges Jenny Smith (Willowstaff) and Steve Dean (Tyrian) reached a unanimous decision.  The Reserve Best In Show and Best Opposite Sex awards went to Tornadostorm Blood Brother at Lacarnie, owned by Mr. & Mrs. Edwards.
As always, congratulations to all exhibitors and their dogs who were placed today.  As ever, the full details can be found 
on our show results page.

Oscar Found

25th September 2004 - We're pleased to report that Oscar (see below) has been recovered.  We don't have any details, except that his owners targetted "everywhere" with posters and e-mails and that he is well-known in the area, and that he is safe except for being "a bit subdued and needing lots of cuddles".

Lost Dog - Oscar

24th September 2004 - Oscar went missing on 22nd September 2004 from Blackfield/Hampshire.  He is a 10 month- old microchipped Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy dog, with short hair, mostly black with white chest. His back and right front paws have white tips. His front left paw is mostly white, which makes it look bigger than the other three. He is a very 'pretty' dog who loves children and other dogs!  He loves putting the kids to bed at night and usually "retires" to bed not long after them...

Contact (email) MsMatt02@hotmail.com or (phone) 023 80899887 (work)

Seminar Success   

12th September 2004 - Thanks to Lisa Millela, Ralph Abercromby and Fred Gadd for a great seminar!  Around thirty people attended, after welcoming coffee and biscuits,  to hear Lisa Milella BVSc MRCVS give a fascinating talk on Canine Dentition, including why you shouldn't allow your dog to chew tennis balls, and what the single biggest favour you can ever do for your dog is.  After her 45-minute talk, Lisa was questioned by the audience who kept her on her feet for another three-quarters of an hour.  This was followed by a brief break for coffee, then Ralph Abercromby BVMS Cert SAO MRCVS spoke on The Orthopaedic Structure of The SBT, aided by his skeletal model, paying special attention to the problem of luxating patellas (or slipping kneecaps, to the uninitated).  A very in-depth and interesting question and answer session followed, and then the break for lunch.  After a satisfying repast, Fred Gadd (Gadkey) spoke at length on "The Future of the SBT as I see it" - including why we have such a responsibility to our breed.  Unfortunately Dean Cund was unable to be with us due to an accident, but we wish him a speedy recovery.  After the prize draw for a bottle of Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, the seminar concluded with certificates of attendance given to all attendees.  A full report on this event will appear in the forthcoming Downlands Newsletter.

June Show Judges critiques added   

12th July 2004 - Both judges' write-ups for the June show have been received by the club and have been added to the show results page.  Thanks to both Steve and Veronica for getting them to us promptly.  These will also appear in the next Newsletter.  See them on the show results page.

Canakey Dream Maker awarded Best In Show

20th June 2004 - Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. S. Hopkins whose bitch Canakey Dream Maker won best in show at the Bohunt Centre today by a unanimous decision of the judges Steve Whitehouse and Veronica Brown.  Reserve Best In Show and Best Opposite Sex awards went to Nancie Booth and Paul Grimwood's Ramblestaff Jackhammer J.W.
Well done to all exhibitors and their dogs who were placed today.  Check out the full details on our show results page.

Fun Day Falls Through

20th June 2004 - Sadly, the Fun Day that the Downlands Committee were planning, has fallen through due the lack of a suitable venue.   Attendees will remember last year's frolics for Charity at Beare Green Village Hall in aid of the Downlands SBT Rescue.  However, undaunted, we have begun planning the next event and look forward to seeing you there.

Newsletter Number 29 Completed

20th June 2004 - At last Newsletter number 29 has been completed and is back from the printers.  To try to save some money, committee members handed out as many as they could at the June 2004 show.  Those of you who either did not attend the show or were missed will have theirs sent to them by post this week.

Seminar Announced

19th June 2004 - The Downlands Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club will be hosting a Breed Seminar on Sunday 12th September
at Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane, Petersfield, Hants.  The guest speakers are Lisa Milella BVSc MRCVS on Canine Dentition, Ralph Abercromby BVMS CertSAO MRCVS on The Orthopaedic Structure of The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and Dean Cund (Chelmstaff) and Fred Gadd (Gadkey) on "The Future of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier as I see it".
Numbers will be limited for this event, so please book as soon as possible.  The price is 10 per ticket (Children under 10 years free), to include coffee and biscuits on arrival, a lunchtime finger buffet, and a cup of tea in the afternoon.
All will receive an attendance diploma at the close of proceedings.  There will also be a lucky ticket draw.
Doors open at 10:30 for an 11:00 start.  For further information please contact Ann Gatenby on 01730 828402,
or Vickie Kemp on 01420 549074. 

February Show Results....

15th February 2004 - The Downlands experienced its first power cut as Paul Grimwood was judging dogs
at the Bohunt Centre, Liphook today.  Two classes were judged in the car park, before the Southern Electricity
Board managed to restore power to Liphook and the surrounding areas in just time for Alan Flint to judge the bitches.

The services of referee Ann Gatenby were required as the two gentlemen were unable to agree on their
Best in Show.  Ann awarded the honour to Tooze, Robinson and Jones' dog Starstaff Zig Zag Wanderer.
Reserve Best in Show was Mr. & Mrs. Lay's dog Carnig Positive Profile.  Best opposite sex was Rogers'
bitch Berrystock Mystical Potion.  Please see the show results page for a full listing of classes and placings.


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