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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
19th June 2004 - The Downlands
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club will be hosting a Breed Seminar on Sunday 12th
15th February 2004 - The Downlands
experienced its first power cut as Paul Grimwood was judging dogs
The services of referee Ann Gatenby
were required as the two gentlemen were unable to agree on their