Tuesday, October 30, 2007

MIDLAND COUNTIES PICTURES

I`m still on a learning curve with the videos. I have at last found an mpeg codec that Blogger likes - but I recorded in widescreen format and Blogger has compressed it, so the dogs look a bit horizontally squashed ......sorry.

Fewer pictures this time because of the ring setup - dogs were lined up behind the table and I couldn`t get access for a good view.

There is no picture of the BRCC winner simply because she didn`t stay for one to be taken.

BEST PUPPY CHALLENGE

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BEST OF BREED CHALLENGE

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Monday, October 29, 2007


DCC and BOB
Ch Antony


RDCC

Ch Bodebi Ray of Success at Lafford



DCC and RDCC

BCC
Ringlands Kenmill to Poppy Time


Best Puppy

Invergarick Casino Royale



Dog challenge


Junior Dog

Joneca First Edition to Alouann

Shirando Soldier of Fortune for Inixia

Papplewick Perfect Pitch

Northlyte Timeless at Bonmeshay



1,2 Yearling Dog

Frasermar Lost for Words at Amsema

Candygolds Daydreamer at Papplewick (Imp)


1,2 Limit Dog
Thoughts of Stardom at Amsema
Diquest Fairy Edition of Julesville


Junior Bitch underway


1 PB

Tijuana Lady Charlotte


1 PGB
Candygolds Yours Truly Volpecula (Imp)

Open Bitch underway

MIDLAND COUNTIES

Judge(s)

Mrs Jenny Scovell

DCC
CH ANTONY (MISS C G M RUTTEN)
RDCC
CH BODEBI RAY OF SUCCESS AT LAFFORD (MS C LEES)
BCC
RINGLANDS KENMILL TO POPPY TIME (MRS P MUNN)
RBCC
CH WISH UPON A STAR OVER TRICIANBRI SH CM (LT CDR B & MRS P COX)
BOB
CH ANTONY (MISS C G M RUTTEN)
BP
INVERGARICK CASINO ROYALE (MRS P WILSON)

MIN PUPPY - Dog
Entries: 17 Absentees: 2
1st
INVERGARICK CASINO ROYALE (MRS P WILSON)
2nd
FRASERMAR FARENHEIT FOR ROZAMIE (MR J A MAGRI)
3rd
TEMELORA STORM BREWIN` (MRS S & MRS T MORRELL & TEAGUE)
Res
INVERGARICK ROYAL ROULETTE TAF (MR K & MRS P, MRS P RIMMER & WILSON)
VHC
KAZKELL CHING-CHING FOFR KEIGHROY (MR R J W & MRS D O BACK)

PUPPY - Dog
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1st
SHARJOY BACK TO THE FUTURE (MRS J FINLAYSON)
2nd
TRAVELLING BY MOONLIGHT TO AMICAE (MRS M WHITEHILL)
3rd
MELANGEL KRISTMAS KLASSIC (MRS M, MISS B & MISS J MANN)
Res
ABBEYTON MOONLIGHT SHADOW (MRS J P SAVAGE)
VHC
SKYVANA CHASING DREAMS (MISS S C LANGDON)

JUNIOR - Dog
Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
1st
JONECA FIRST EDITION TO ALOUANN (MS C & E, MISS M, MR B & MRS A MILLWARD & LEIPER)
2nd
SHIRANDO SOLDIER OF FORTUNE FOR INIXIA (MRS S STANBURY)
3rd
PAPPLEWICK PERFECT PITCH (MS A STEVENSON)
Res
NORTHLYTE TIMELESS AT BONMESHAY (MRS A & MISS G FRASER & GRAHAM)
VHC
MOUNTAIN MAGIC AT DOURHU (MRS R JOHNSTON)

YEARLING - Dog
Entries: 13 Absentees: 1
1st
FRASERMAR LOST FOR WORDS AT MARTIKA (MR M WHITEHILL)
2nd
CANDYGOLDS DAYDREAMER AT PAPPLEWICK (IMP) (DR R B & MR J P OLDING & MUNROE)
3rd
WEE ANGUS OF ADINAKEN (MRS K M SMITH)
Res
JAROMA GLEN TAY WITH ELFUAGO (MR & MRS J A & P J & MRS H A ROBINS & AITKIN)
VHC
TUTYAK ALFAROMAO (MRS E COCHRANE)

POST GRAD - Dog
Entries: 16 Absentees: 3
1st
CHARLIE OF ASTI AT BLUEJAYS (MISS K & MRS P FARRELL & MUNN)
2nd
TIJUANA SUPERMAN (MRS Q A V & MRS A J BRUCE & BRUCE-JACKSON)
3rd
PANSPAYON STEPIN OUT WITH INIXIA JW (MRS S STANBURY)
Res
ELENDIL TREASURE SEEKER (MRS A C & MS E G N BORG)
VHC
TEMELORA SOUL MATE (MISS V PRINCE)

LIMIT - Dog
Entries: 17 Absentees: 1
1st
THOUGHTS OF STARDOM AT AMSEMA JW (MISS A MASON)
2nd
DIQUEST FAIRY EDITION OF JULESVILLE (MR N & MRS J BLYTHIN)
3rd
TEMELORA STORM PETREL JW (MRS S & MRS T MORRELL & TEAGUE)
Res
KIRKCHASE LOVED REGARDLESS BY PAPPLEWICK (DR R B & MR J P OLDING & MUNROE)
VHC
VOLPECULA VANITY`S MIRROR (MISS E B PATRICK)

OPEN - Dog
Entries: 12 Absentees: 2
1st
CH ANTONY (MISS C G M RUTTEN)
2nd
CH BODEBI RAY OF SUCCESS AT LAFFORD (MS C LEES)
3rd
CH BODEBI SUCCESS STORY FOR BEDELLUS SHCM (MRS P A BEADLE)
Res
TEMELORA JUST MAGIC JW (MRS S & MRS T MORRELL & TEAGUE)
VHC
CH RINGLANDS TREASURES STORY (MRS P MUNN)

MIN PUPPY - Bitch
Entries: 20 Absentees: 5
1st
FRASERMAR STORMY LOVE WITH OZMILION (MR O A SAMEJA)
2nd
MEERWINGS A BUTTERFLY STORY (MRS C A PAUL)
3rd
EASTER BONNET AT GEANZGER (MESDAMES R & J WARDLE & SAVAGE)
Res
ROSENJON JOLLY JAZZMINE (MRS R HOBSON)
VHC
KAZKELL TINA THE DREAMER (MRS K MASKELL)

PUPPY - Bitch
Entries: 9 Absentees: 0
1st
TIJUANA LADY CHARLOTTE (MRS Q A V & MRS A J BRUCE & BRUCE-JACKSON)
2nd
SKYVANA BANSHEE (MR K & MR S P LANGDON)
3rd
ANCOJO CHASING WISHES (MR J & MRS A COOPER)
Res
SKYVANA BETTA LATE THEN NEVA (MISS S C LANGDON)
VHC
WISH FOR THE MOON OVER TRICIANBRI (LT CDR B & MRS P COX)

JUNIOR - Bitch
Entries: 15 Absentees: 3
1st
SPINILLONS ISADORA (MRS J DAVIDSON-POSTON)
2nd
DIQUEST FAIRY DOLL TO JULESVILLE (MR N & MRS J BLYTHIN)
3rd
CARAIDEAS GAME REFLECTION (MR P & MRS J A HILL)
Res
AMICAE JULIANNA (MRS M, MASTER F & MRS M COMRIE & WHITEHILL)
VHC
BEDELLUS I'M SENSAY SHAUNAL AT DOURHU (MRS R JOHNSTON)

YEARLING - Bitch
Entries: 12 Absentees: 3
1st
TEMELORA SHADOWMOON AT ANCOJO (MR J & MRS A COOPER)
2nd
PAPAROTTSIE PAINTED LADY (MRS P M URWIN)
3rd
PAUPAD FLORAL DYNASTY (MR P C & MRS P B COUGHLAN)
Res
INIXIA MAGIC MOMENT (MRS S & MISS M STANBURY& UNWIN)
VHC
ABBEYTON SOME LIKE IT HOT (MRS J P SAVAGE)

POST GRAD - Bitch
Entries: 24 Absentees: 5
1st
CANDYGOLDS YOURS TRULY VOLPECULA (IMP) (MISS E B PATRICK)
2nd
LIMITED EDITION (MS V HOURIHANE)
3rd
KINGSHAVEN PINELAN CLEOPATRA (MR R & MRS J BANFIELD)
Res
LORAH'S LADY TRISTINA CLARETTA (MRS R WOOD-DAVIS)
VHC
DANGINIFEE GYPSY GOLD AT MALWENBON (MESSRS D & A WENHAM & MALBON)

LIMIT - Bitch
Entries: 15 Absentees: 0
1st
WEE LUCY OF ADINAKEN ShCM (MRS K M SMITH)
2nd
UP AND DOWN'S HIGH NOON [ATC AH00719NLD] (MISS C G M RUTTEN)
3rd
FRASERMAR SNOWBIRD VOLPECULA (MISS E B PATRICK)
Res
FEORLIG PICTURE PERFECT AT RINGLANDS (MRS P MUNN)
VHC
CANDYGOLDS YOUNG AT HEART OF PAPPLEWICK (IMP) (DR R B & MR J P OLDING & MUNROE)

OPEN - Bitch
Entries: 13 Absentees: 4
1st
RINGLANDS KENMILL TO POPPY TIME (MRS P MUNN)
2nd
CH WISH UPON A STAR OVER TRICIANBRI SH CM (LT CDR B & MRS P COX)
3rd
DUTCH/LUX SILJANS AVERIL [ATC AH00717SWE] (MISS C G M RUTTEN)
Res
FEORLIG MIDNIGHT IN GEORGIA JW (MISS K F MILLER)
VHC
TIJUANA VICTORIA (MRS E COCHRANE)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

AGM

Please send all items for the agenda of the AGM to the Secretary before 31st December 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007

LOCHABER AND DISTRICT CC OPEN

7th October

Judge: Mr S Plane (Stuane)

Junior (3)
1st Macgregor's Pyatshaw Ravel
2nd Gray's Gennasus On The Right Road
3rd Mackenzie's Klibreck Double Magic

Post Graduate (5, 1a)
1st Gray's Gennasus Make Believe BOB, G2
2nd Mackenzie's Klibreck Crystal Magic
3rd Smith's Wee Angus of Adinaken
4th Cumming's Franginas Fly With An Angel over Honeyfield

Open (4, 1a)
1st Gray's Pyatshaw Murphys Law
2nd Cumming's Calphia Woodland Nymph
3rd Smith's Wee Lucy of Adinaken SH CM

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

POSTAL STRIKE PROBLEMS

Due to the problems caused by the present postal strikes, the closing date for entries for North of Scotland Toydog Open show will be delayed by one week.

It seems that quite a few shows will be affected by the continuing strikes.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

ARCHIVE USE

I brought the article on Portosystemic Shunt up from the Archive because it was requested.

But it hadn`t gone away. It was there all the time in the Archive.

Only 80 posts are visible on this site. The older ones are not dropped. They are available in the Archive......everything right back to December 2004. We never throw anything away !

How do you find them?

If you know the month of what you are searching for (say, a show) just click on that month and year in the Archive list (on the sidebar to the right) and you will find it.

If you don`t, use the search box. It is in the very top left hand corner and is labelled "Search this blog". Type in what you are looking for - say the name of a dog - and a result should come up.

This is not a difficult site to use, and a lot of information is stored on it !

PORTOSYSTEMIC (LIVER) SHUNT.

In view of the good news on Papnet that a Pap bitch has had a successful operation for this condition, I thought it wouldn`t do any harm to repeat this summary of the problem.

WHAT IS PORTOSYSTEMIC SHUNT?
I can feel you cringe already! We`re still trying to cope with PRA! But this is another inherited problem we must take seriously.Portosystemic shunt is an inherited abnormality in the blood vessels which should connect the dog`s intestines with his liver. The liver acts as a filter for all the unwanted toxins that come into the system when the dog eats.. In the case of a shunt, the blood vessels have not developed correctly in the growing puppy, and a duct that should have closed shortly after birth, hasn`t closed at all. As a result the toxins, mainly ammonia and bile acids, go directly into the bloodstream, poisoning the puppy each time he eats.

HOW WILL I KNOW?
A shunt isn`t like PRA. It shows up in young puppies. Sometimes as young as 8 weeks. And there are different levels of seriousness. You will be seeing poor body condition, poor growth, lack of energy and depression, and in acute conditions, fits, episodes of uncontrolled shaking and collapses, often after eating. The puppy is steadily being poisoned by his food, because his liver is not able to function properly. In less acute cases, you are looking at a nervy, irritable poor doer, who lacks energy and is "never quite right". Even in these cases, life expectancy is not good.

CAN MY VET DIAGNOSE THIS?
Yes! This problem can easily be tested for, and the answer is definite. The test involves taking two blood samples, one before food and one after and is not particularly distressing for the dog. The vet is looking for a high count of liver enzymes, and a raised amount of ammonia and bile acids. The ammonia levels are usually conclusive.

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT?
Less acute cases can be treated by diet. Usually it`s a special low protein prescription diet, with perhaps rice, or potatoes added. Lactulose is usually also given also. The diet is expensive, and you will be no stranger to your vet! Treatment is for life.
The other possibility is surgery. The operative technique to repair portosystemic shunt is well established. Ultrasound or a dye test can tell just where the problem is, and then it can be repaired., giving you a healthy dog, provided the problem lies in the part of the blood vessel outside the liver, and not inside it. But there is some risk, and, yes, you guessed it, it`s expensive!

IS IT INHERITED?
Yes it is, and even more deviously than PRA. We are dealing with a polygenic recessive, (established by Meyer et al. in 1996) which means that a lot of genes, (which wouldn`t cause any harm individually), have to come together in both parents before any of their offspring develop this fault. And it is very variable in severity: at one end of the spectrum you have the puppy which dies of it, and at the other the dog who simply lives his short life as a "very poor doer".
It is VERY DIFFICULT to trace any inheritance patterns in this sort of situation; even more difficult than with PRA. But, unlike PRA, there is a test and the problem shows up early. You need not be in any doubt as to whether Fido has this problem.
It would obviously be a very bad idea to breed from any dog with this condition, or a dog which had thrown puppies with this condition, or a dog related to an animal with this condition. If we are vigilant, we can avoid it.

IS THIS COMMON IN PAPILLONS?
We are trying to find out, by compiling a database of cases. Certainly it is NOT confined to Papillons. It is a serious problem in Wolfhounds, and in Maltese in America, and has been reported in several toy breeds.

I`M A BREEDER - WHAT SHOULD I DO?
At its simplest, don`t breed from any animal which has been diagnosed with portosystemic shunt, or has produced puppies with the disorder, or whose parents or siblings have been diagnosed with it. If you are in doubt, have a test done. This is NOT like PRA: it shows up early and there IS a test, and you don`t have to wonder or guess.

I`M A PET OWNER - WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If your puppy or young dog is thin and not gaining weight, and is ill, unsteady, shaking or having fits after meals, head for the vet and have him tested. Let`s face it, with these symptoms you should be visiting a vet in any case, especially if there are fits. The old idea that fits are normal in growing puppies is just not true: fits should always be investigated as they can be symptoms of other serious problems.
I am disturbed to discover that some Scottish breeders are still repeating this old chestnut about "just puppy fits" to puppy buyers. With the modern view that the seller of a puppy is liable in law for subsequent health problems, this attitude is as dangerous for the seller as it is cruel to the puppy buyer.

Monday, October 01, 2007

ANOTHER BELFAST PICTURE..I am grateful to Mrs S Gray for this one.



Limit Bitch

1.PYATSHAW MADAM BUTTERFLY

BELFAST BEST OF BREED CHALLENGE

video

BELFAST PUPPY CHALLENGE

video


BOB

JAP CH SMILELINE COVERGIRL IMMORTAL GENE



DCC

JAP CH SMILELINE COVERGIRL IMMORTAL GENE



RDCC

CH/IR CH IBSTOCK BRIGHT SPARK FOR SPINILLONS ShCM



BCC

CH IBSTOCK TULULAH FOR SPINILLONS



RBCC

DENEMORE ICON'S BUTTERFLY



Best Puppy

Ringlands eternal Flame at Ancojo



Junior Dog

1. Pyatshaw Ravel



Post Graduate Dog

1. Abbeyton Isle B Willin to Tri at Bankshill


Limit Dog
1. Danginfee Barney Bubbles


Open Dog

1. Jap Ch Smileline Cover Girl Immortal Gene

2. Ch ir Ch Ibstock Bright Spark for Spinillons SHCM



Puppy Bitch

1. Anjoco Chasing Wishes


Open Bitch
1. Ch Ibstock Tullulah for Spinillons
2. Pyatshaw Madam Butterfly

BELFAST

Judge(s)

Mrs B Banbury
DCC
JAP CH SMILELINE COVERGIRL IMMORTAL GENE (J NEWMAN & P MUNN)
RDCC
CH/IR CH IBSTOCK BRIGHT SPARK FO SPINILLONS ShCM (MRS J DAVIDSON-POSTON)
BCC
CH IBSTOCK TULULAH FOR SPINILLONS (MRS J DAVIDSON-POSTON)
RBCC
DENEMORE ICON'S BUTTERFLY (THE LATE MRS W KAVANAGH)
BOB
JAP CH SMILELINE COVERGIRL IMMORTAL GENE (J NEWMAN & P MUNN)
BP
RINGLANDS ETERNAL FLAME AT ANCOJO (MR J & MRS A COOPER)

PUPPY - Dog
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st
RINGLANDS ETERNAL FLAME AT ANCOJO (MR J & MRS A COOPER)
2nd
SHARJOY BACK TO THE FUTURE (MRS J FINLAYSON)
3rd
ABBEYTON MOONLIGHT SHADOW (MRS J P SAVAGE)
Res
FRASERMAR FARENHEIT FOR ROZAMIE (MR J MAGRI)
VHC
GENNASUS ON THE RIGHT ROAD (MRS S GRAY)

JUNIOR - Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st
PYATSHAW RAVEL (MRS A MACGREGOR)
2nd
NORTHLYTE TIMELESS AT BONMESHAY (MRS A & MISS G FRASER & GRAHAM)
3rd
PHIMEEN BENJAMIN BUNNY OF ROSENJON (MRS R HOBSON)

POST GRAD - Dog
Entries: 9 Absentees: 0
1st
ABBEYTON ISLE B WILLIN TO TRI AT BANKSHILL (MRS S DEAMER)
2nd
GLENSCOT HAPPY TARTAN LAD AT CAVILLON (MRS M & MR B COCHRANE)
3rd
TUTYAK ZITHER ZONE (MRS E COCHRANE)
Res
WEE ANGUS OF ADINAKEN (MRS K M SMITH)
VHC
CHARLIE OF ASTI AT BLUEJAYS (MISS K & MRS P FARRELL & MUNN)

LIMIT - Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st
DANGINIFEE BARNEY BUBBLES (MR J & MRS A COOPER)
2nd
SPELLBINDER AT AMICAE (A PHILLIPS)
3rd
ROSENJON GUCCI BY DESIGN (MRS R HOBSON)
Res
BLUEJAYS SHADOW WARRIOR (MISS K FARRELL)
VHC
SHARJOY REGENCY BUCK (MR A & MRS C FOYNES & MAY)

OPEN - Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st
JAP CH SMILELINE COVERGIRL IMMORTAL GENE (J NEWMAN & P MUNN)
2nd
CH/IR CH IBSTOCK BRIGHT SPARK FO SPINILLONS ShCM (MRS J DAVIDSON-POSTON)
3rd
LYNFLYER HARRY ZONA (MR J & MRS A COOPER)
Res
FRASERMAR JACK FROST (MRS M WHITEHILL)
VHC
FRASERMAR LOST FOR WORDS AT MARTIKA (MR M WHITEHILL)

PUPPY - Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st
ANCOJO CHASING WISHES (MR J & MRS A COOPER)
2nd
SPINILLONS SAFFIRE (MRS J DAVIDSON-POSTON)
3rd
ROSENJON JOLLY JAZZMINE (MRS R HOBSON)
Res
GENNASUS WHICH WAY NOW AT CADOGAN (MR A & MISS C DOIG)

JUNIOR - Bitch
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st
DENEMORE ICON'S BUTTERFLY (THE LATE MRS W KAVANAGH)
2nd
PAPPLEWICK PAPER DOVE (DR R B & MR J P OLDING & MUNROE)
3rd
BEAUSHER COQUELICOT DU NORD AT CANTOVERDE (MISS S LANSON)
Res
JONECA FIRST OF ALL AMICAE (MRS M WHITEHILL)

POST GRAD - Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 0
1st
KASKELL CHYNA DREAM BY JAROMA (MR & MRS J A & P J ROBINS)
2nd
ABBEYTON SOME LIKE IT HOT (MRS J P SAVAGE)
3rd
MEERWINGS DREAM BUTTERFLY AT RACEBURNS (MRS L LEES)
Res
CANDYGOLDS YOURS TRULY VOLPECULA (IMP) (MISS E B PATRICK)
VHC
LAFAY WOTA STUNNER (MR A & MRS C FOYNES & MAY)

LIMIT - Bitch
Entries: 12 Absentees: 0
1st
PYATSHAW MADAM BUTTERFLY (MRS C A PAUL)
2nd
SPINILLONS ISADORA (MRS J DAVIDSON-POSTON)
3rd
SHARJOY MELTING MOMENT (MRS J FINLAYSON)
Res
CANDYGOLDS YOUNG AT HEART OF PAPPLEWICK (IMP) (DR R B & MR J P OLDING & MUNROE)
VHC
FRANGINAS FLY WITH ANGEL OVER HONEYFIELD (MR V & MRS L CUMMING)

OPEN - Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 0
1st
CH IBSTOCK TULULAH FOR SPINILLONS (MRS J DAVIDSON-POSTON)
2nd
PYATSHAW MADAM BUTTERFLY (MRS C A PAUL)
3rd
TIJUANA VICTORIA (MRS E COCHRANE)
Res
FRANGINAS FLY WITH ANGEL OVER HONEYFIELD (MR V & MRS L CUMMING)
VHC
GENNASUS MAKE BELIEVE (MRS S GRAY)