Inchi – still got just over 2 weeks to go so god knows what size she will be then (as it’s these last 2 weeks that the pups do the rapid growing) ahhhhhhh. She is waddling a bit now when out on ours walks… I’m so excited!
Shar Pei News from Witchgait
September saw us at Richmond Championship Show where Jan Lefauve (Jaslee) was the judge.
Dixie got 1st Limit Dog, and Inchi won 1st Open Bitch and the BCC (her 14th!).
The following week saw us at Darlington. This time only Dixie took part in the show, under breed specialist Mr Tony Howard (Drakkar). He won 1st Open Dog and then went on to take the DCC, which is his 4th! We are so proud.
Shar Pei Puppies are hoped for at the beginning of November 2010! This is a repeat of the mating that produced Witchgait Dixie Dean — Ch Headholme Sound of Music at Witchgait (Inchi) to Ch Kolnago Bloomin Terrific. Enquiries Welcome. I hope to have some show potential pups available as I am unable to keep a puppy for myself this time, but most important is loving, indoor, forever homes.
At the City of Birmingham Championship Show the judge, Mrs Meg Purnell-Carpenter (Overhill), awarded Dixie 1st Limit Dog and the RDCC. Tippi was 2nd in Open Bitch.
On the 8th August Dixie took top honours at the Shar Pei Club of Great Britain Championship Show. He is now a CHAMPION!!! He won 1st Limit Dog, the Dog CC, RBIS and BEST OPPOSITE SEX. WE ARE SO THRILLED! The judge was breed specialist Mrs Lin Shaw (Kolnago). His name now will be CH Witchgait Sounds Terrific. Dixie is my 2nd homebred CHAMPION, and my 32nd CC IN THE BREED!!!!! GOSH I AM SO PROUD!!!!!
Catch up on Shar Pei show results…
At Border Union Dixie won 1st Junior Dog under Ernie Paterson
At Windsor, Tim Ball (Kaitak, Breed Specialist) awarded Dixie1st Junior Dog. He also awarded Inchi, who hasn’t been to a show for a long time, 1st Open Bitch, BCC and BOB (her 13th!!) What a great result, she showed so well.
At East of England there were no CCs awarded. Jenny Webb (Chifido, Breed Specialist) Dixie won 1st Junior Dog, Best Dog and BEST of BREED! Tippi won 1st Open Bitch and Best Bitch – the double for team Witchgait!
So, as you can see, we have been having a fabulous time in the show ring!
We went off to Coventry Open Show and Dixie won BOB in AVNSC Utility and the group under judge Pam Noujaim, and then BIS under Peter Jolley !
At Southern Counties, under Jill Peak, Dixie won 1st in Junior and the RCC. He also went in the PET PLAN JUNIOR STAKES and won so is now through to the finals in January! Thanks to Patsy Holland.
Well, what can I say, I’ve had a fab 10 days!
First at Birmingham under Weny Coates (Myojo), Dixie won 1st in Junior, DOG CC & BEST OF BREED (HIS 2ND CC), and to TOP OFF AN ALREADY fab day he got group 2 under top allrounder Mr Derek Smith (Clickham).
Then on Saturday we went off to Redditch open show. Vanessa Williams -Wegman was the breed judge & group judge. We won both of those, plus we won BIS too!!! WOW!! What can I say? I am so so proud, and he is only 15 months old! Go Dixie dean goooooo! Thanks to all the folks for all the lovely e mails etc.
Added some some new pics on both Dixie’s Photo Album and Tippi’s Photo Album, that my dear friend, Jacquie Higham, took of the Witchgait team at Crufts. The judge was Mr Albert Wight. Dixie won 1st puppy dog & BPIB, and Tippi was 3rd out of 20 in open bitch and she was the only UK girl in the final placings!!!!! BP at Crufts again! We have achieved this 3 times over the past 4 years. A great day. Also, we were on the discover dogs stand on the Sunday and Tippi, Dixie and Inchi were there enjoying all the fuss and attention from the public – they so enjoyed themselves!
Here are a couple of photos taken on 28th January at the Pup of the Year competition. Oh what fun we had! We had a fab day, such a prestigious event to have qualified for. It was my 2nd year on qualifying, last year it was Tippi there and this time Dixie Dean. Dixie was a true super star – he so enjoyed himself and was so on his toes. We were shortlisted in such stong competition. My dear freind, Rachel, joined me on this special day, and we both had a fabulous day. It was held at Ragley Hall and the surrounding grounds were absolutely stunning. A day I wont forget in a hurry. Thank you to all the people for their lovely comments on Dixie. Also many thanks to PURINA and DOG WORLD for a fabulous day and all the lovley goodies we recieved.
On 28th January we went off to the Pup of the Year finals with Dixie Dean, which as you know is for the elite few. We are only the 4th Shar Pei to qualify for this, and only the 2nd Shar Pei to get shortlisted, so as you can imagine I am one happy lady and so proud of my boy. So many lovely comments from many a future judge, so I am looking forward to the forth coming shows. What can i say… watch this space for future up dates of the witchgait team!
What a great 2 weeks I have had with my gang…
At Boston, under Frank Wildman, Dixie won Best Dog, Best Puppy and Best Opposite Sex. Tippi won 2nd in open bitch.
Then I took Dixie to Market Harborough on Sat 16th Jan. We had breed classes and he won 1st in Junior, Best Puppy in Breed and Best of Breed under Eileen Geeson (Janavons). He then went into the Group and won 4th in Utility Adult Group and Puppy Group 1!!!!! We then went in for the challenge under Mrs Marlent Carter (Somanic) and won Reserve Best Puppy In Show!!!!!! Just out of interest, both the judges were poodle breeder/exhibitors.
Then onto the big show Manchester. Our Judge was yet another top poodle breede, Mrs Carol Harwood (Minarets). Dixie won 1st in Puppy Dog, Best Puppy Dog, the Dog CC, Best Puppy in Breed and, to top it all off, Best of Breed – all at the age of 11 months! This was Dixie first CC. I was in total shock and so so proud…. what a fantastic few weeks and a great start to 2010.