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February 2018:

4th February - Midland English Setter Society (MESS) championship show at Stoneleigh. This is the first of the breed club championship shows in 2018 and always one of my favourite shows.

Well, another succesful day for Wansleydale bred dogs!

First in the ring was Dash who won both of his classes and then later in the day was awarded Reserve Best Puppy in Show. Next to be shown was Jeanette Butler's Wansleydale Goldsmith (Jos) who won 1st in Undergraduate, followed soon after by Ingrid and Wansleydale Ace of Hearts over Ingella winning the Post Graduate dog class.
Across in the bitch ring Lizzy won the Open Bitch class, the Bitch CC and finished the day Reserve Best in Show!

Dash winning his class and later Reserve Best Puppy in Show
(judge's photo, Aleks Greenhalgh)

Jos - photo taken last Autumn

Acer, a successful start for him in the Post Graduate classes

Our lovely Lizzy- Sh Ch Wansleydale Queen Bee JW
Best Bitch & Reserve Best in Show

MESS 2018 Best in Show line up (left to right - Best Veteran, Best Bitch -RBIS, Best Dog -BIS and Best Puppy in Show) with judges Aleks Greenhalgh and Keith Young

Across in Poland Zieb wins the CACIB and Best of Breed with Bonnie ( Wansleydale Orszak Gold) at Bydgoszcz championship show.

January 2018:

21st January - first show for Dash, Manchester Championship show, and what a great start. He not only wins his Minor Puppy Dog class but then beats the Puppy Dog class winner to take the Best Puppy Dog award. He was very well behaved considering he has only been to two ring training classes and even settled happily in his crate on the bench.

Dash in the ring at Manchester

Relaxing in his crate

Also in the cards today were Ingrid with Acer, Lynne with Frazer and Stella with Peaches so a good day for all.

5th January - super start to the New Year, Stella and Peaches (Wansleydale Fairie Queen at Bramstorm) win Best of Breed at Boston.

Introducing the latest member of our show team - Wansleydale Quicksilver. Dash as he is known at home is the son of Sh Ch Wansleydale Scarlet from her litter last summer sired by Sh Ch Richecca Shades of Grey.
He has his show debut later in January so now it's time for some show trimming and training.

Dash at 7 mths practising his show stand

Lovely tricolour markings