On 19th November 2011 Our Dogs telephoned to let us know that Samala’s Country Rose was the Top Winning GSMD Puppy in Any Variety Working Import Register Classes and that they were printing it in their 9th December 2011 issue of the paper. Samala’s Country Rose was still the Top Winning Puppy as it went to press on 9th December 2011. By 31 December 2011 another GSMD Puppy was the Top Winner.
The 2nd Club Character Test was held today 7th May 2011 and the two Assessors, Ms Jude Brendon and Ms Liz Bendon once again, thoroughly enjoyed putting the dogs through the test. They said all were lovely, social dogs and happy and confident. The results are: Samala's Blaize (Murphy) GSMD owned by Ms T Stokes awarded Excellent; Lilybrook Dream Alliance (Merlin) Flat Coat Retriever owned by Mrs Michele Reed awarded Excellent; Fborris V'T Maroyke (Boris) GSMD owned by Mrs K.
Head Collars for Swissies: It is quite alarming to hear that outside our breed club, Swissy owners are being recommended totally the wrong type of Head Collar. As we know the Swissy is a natural puller and within our club we advise and recommend to our puppy owners and adult owners only one type of Head collar. This is the Dogmatic available in a wide range of colours, fabric or leather. The Eye Specialist confirms this also because he is fed up of seeing so many eye injuries because of other incorrect types.
Thank you to all 8 dogs and owners that attended our Club’s first Character Test today and to the Assessor Jude Brendon. It was a first for Jude with a GSD aged 5 and Long Coat Weimaraner aged 9 both obtaining Excellent.
Two more Character Tests have been arranged for 2011 with Qualified Assessors, certificates awarded upon Pass and Excellent. Puppies over 1 year but preferably over 15 months, the more experiences the better. Please make sure you dogs carry their ID tags and chip tags. The dates are Saturday 26th February 2011 and 29th October 2011, further details can be obtained by contacting the Secretary and the form will be sent out along with details of the venue. First come first served basis 12 maxium on the day.
The club was present in the Discover Dogs are at Crufts 2010 and it was another lovely 4 days from 11th-14th March. Over whelming at times with the public admiring and cuddling the Swissies who were all doing great PR for their breed over the 4 days. The youngsters took it all in their stride. All the lovely comments about the dogs and the booth decoration. Everyone that attended said it was great to see all the health screens in place and temperament tests before breeding and that all the pups are reared in the family home not outside in kennels or stables and the lifetime support given.