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A very sad note to end the year with the passing of Jan Bell on December 26th. Jan’s funeral will be held at Dunfermline Crematorium on Wednesday January 6th at 2:45 pm and afterwards at the Pitbauchlie Hotel.        Click here for a tribute to Jan.

A good win for Liz Calikes’ new hopeful Balgowan Tiger Lily (Molesend Angler x Newlin Relish) as she was awarded Best Puppy In Show at Rutherglen on December 13th.

A good weekend for Fiona Findlay’s Rhiconich Glenda whose Best of Breed and Group 4 at Clydebank on Nov. 22nd was preceeded by a BOB and G2 at Dundee Limit  Show the previous day.

Another award to soon be flying north of the border is a Junior Warrant for Liz Calikes’ Newlin Bailiff following his BOB at LKA of Scotland on Nov 15th.
It’s Bailey’s 9th Open Show BOB this year, since July, to go alongside several BPIS awards and, of course, the C.C . at Four Counties.
Bailey (b.17.07.08) is by Ch Bedeway Artful JW     x  Ch Newlin Osprey JW

Hazel Deans’ Barterhound Bouquet for Gempeni JW will soon have more letters after her name as her BOB and G3 at East of Scotland gave her the final points required for her  Show Certificate Of Merit.
Flora, pictured opposite at this year’s SBC Open Show, is two years and two months old and was bred by Barbara Roderick from Ch Bedeway Artful x B. Whisper

Fiona Findlay may have flown the Scottish flag solo at West Mercia B.C. Champ Show on Nov.1st but came away with a 1st in Junior Bitch, Best Puppy Bitch and then Best Puppy In Show under Barbara Roderick.
Rhiconich Glenda (b.16.11.08) - pictured left - is by Ch. Fallowfield Bartholomew x Rhiconich Heather

The SBC websiste reached the milestone of 500,000 visitors on October 26th after just over 5 years since regular updating began in August 2004. The site has over 500,000 mb of information over some 500 pages with 18 folders containing over 9600 files. Visitors regularly stop by from Germany, India, USA, Denmark, Brasil and Italy to name a few. The average visitor browses 7 pages and is most likely to stay on the site for up to 5 minutes (36%) but 12.5% will stay on for an hour or more.

Congratulations to Iain & Jill Hill whose home bred Dapperdawg Heart Of Kaos becomes Scotland’s latest recipient of a Junior Warrant with two wins at Welsh B.C. and a first at South Wales K.C. taking her over the line.
Fudge is by Ch Newlin Sailor x Bruadair Cno-Challtain von Dapperdawg.

More beagle losses to report. The following was sent by Barbara Purves ~
 
CRAIGMOUNT BONNIE LASS
(CH. DIALYNNE TOLLIVER OF TRAGBAND X CH. CRAIGMOUNT GOLDEN MARVEL) 24/09/1996

It was with much sorrow that we had to put Bijou (known as Miss Snoot to the family as she always felt superior to the rest of the clan) to sleep.
For the last 2 months she has suffered from cancer and we felt that the time had come on Thursday 1 October.
Bijou (pictured above, left as a puppy) did very well in the show ring initially but after winning a number of limit classes in championship shows and 1 R.C.C. she decided that the show ring was not for her. We all miss you Miss Snoot.

This follows closely the loss of another Craigmount bred girl, Jan Bell’s Craigmount Almost An Angel at Cachalot b. 22.07.96 (Ch Newlin Yorker x Norcis Fiery Fox)
Cass is pictured left winning BVIS at last year’s racing club’s funday.

Some sad news from Maggie White who has e-mailed to tell of her and Dave losing their last two beagles within 4 days of each other. Many Scottish exhibitors will remember Belsmard Tender Kiss JW who was born in and campaigned from Aberdeen some nine years ago. Her daughter, 6 year old Belsmard Summer Kiss, was born in Spain. Click here to read Maggie’s e-mail.

Gregor Watson and Chief completed their bike ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh raising over £500 for SRM research. Chief covered some of the distance via beagle power and the rest he enjoyed being towed in the “chiefy chariot” with plenty stops for sniffs and refreshments during the 8 hour day. Gregor and Chief would like to thank all who contributed on-line  and off. Luisa has made a short  video of the ride here    (a must see!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd9dpv7DAk4

With  beaglers and beagles enjoying an indian summer in many parts of the country the cameras have been busy. Click here to see a small selection.

Hazel Deans reports a successful and enjoyable trip around the “Irish circuit” in August. From the 5 shows entered Flora - Barterhound Bouquet for Gempeni JW - won 3 of the Green Stars. From these she was awarded  two BOBs from which she was placed  4th in Group 6 at Clonmel and 2nd in the Group at Killarney. At Limerick where Flora won her 3rd GS it was  Susan Arden’s veteran Miles - Ch Madika Nut Case - who was BOB resulting in a haul of 3 BOBs from 5 shows for the sisters and an “Excellent” grading for each of their dogs at every show. Not to be upstaged by Miles, Hazel’s veteran Poppy was awarded the Reserve GS at the final show.
Flora and Poppy are pictured opposite resting between shows at the Glen of Aherlow with the Galty Mountains in the background.

Congrats to Iain and Jill Hill’s BOB at SKC on August 30th, Bruadair Cno-Chaltainn Von Dapperdawg. Darci had to overcome the not inconsiderable obstacle of Best Dog, in the shape of Bayard Garrick of Ramsayville, to reach the Group stage where she was shortlisted to the final seven.
The Ramsayville kennels, however, did succeed with Spencer - Rocamar Silent Witness for Ramsayville - who won the Veteran Stakes class.

Darci Spencer                                                              Photo by Lane

Gregor Watson and Chief (Newlin Anchor Chief) are entering the Pedal For Scotland bike run, from Glasgow to Edinburgh, on September 13th in aid of SRM research. Sponsorship details can be found here and anyone wishing to enter can find details here. Chief is pictured right in training for the event.

Congratulations to Susan Arden who can now stop biting her nails as Emma - Barterhound Rosebud at Madika has attained her JW, subject to KC confirmation. It was quite a week for Susan as Emma won BOB and Group 2 at Bakewell Premier Show on Wednesday Aug 5th giving her the final point for her Show Certificate of Merit. At Sedgefield Agricultural Show three days later her BOB gave her the final JW point, she then won the Group and finished RBIS. With Miles winning BVIS it was certainly a day to remember for Susan!

Elaine and John McCourtney had a good day in the sunshine at Wigtown Agricultural Show on August 5th. Zico, (pictured right with John and his niece Nicole) aka Newlin Anchorman, won the A.V. Class which put him through to Best in Show. This he duly won to be awarded  the grand  title of Dog Show Champion 2009.

Chris Hartland’s message says it all as she thanks those who sponsored a 5 mile walk in Cheshire on August 2nd. £3700 was raised for Beagle Welfare as around 80 beagles enjoyed the walk in glorious weather.

Sad news with the passing of what is thought to be the last of the Caurniehill Beagles. Luisa Fallon and Gregor Watson lost Floyd - Caurniehill Albany (pictured left) - on July 31st, the day before his 16th birthday. Clearly upset at relaying the news, Luisa described Floyd as “ A wee gentleman of a beagle.”
He has gone to meet his lifetime best buddy Rigsby - Caurniehill Rigs O’ Barley (pictured right) who Luisa and Gregor lost in late 2007.

Photo courtesy of the Beagle Association

Can’t seem to keep Hazel’s Poppy out of this page as she has claimed another B.V.I.S. award, this time at the Beagle Association Champ Show on July 18th under judge Debbie Taylor. It was a good day for Hazel with her youngster, Flora, winning both Yearling and Graduate bitch classes, resulting in the three trophies she took down being replaced by five to take back home!

Many congratulations to Hazel Dean as her Poppy - Ch & Ir Ch Gempeni Wildflower is awarded the RCC at Blackpool at the age of 11½! German Judge Siegfried Peter had previously awarded Poppy a Green Star and a BOB in Ireland some 9 years ago.
It’s not usual to mention Championship Show class results here, as they can all be viewed elsewhere, but many Scots enjoyed their trip to Blackpool including ;
Liz Calikes’ Newlin Bailiff winning Puppy Dog
Fiona MacDonald’s Fallowfield Duce of Finmorlan winning Post Grad Dog
A Scot’s 1,2,3 in  Graduate Bitch ;
1. Iain & Jill Hill’s Dapperdawg Heart Of Kaos
2. Jim & Debbie Linden’s Bruadair Eiridinn
3.Susan Arden’s Barterhound Rosebud at Madika
and a 1,2,3,4 in Post Graduate Bitch ;
1. Hazel Dean’s Barterhound Bouquet for Gempeni JW
2. Iain & Jill Hill’s Bruadair Cno-challtainn Von Dapperdawg
3. Jim & Debbie Linden’s Bruadair Eiridinn
4. Fiona MacDonald’s  Newlin Zoe of Finmorlan

To help dispel the myth that beagles are “untrainable” a delighted Liz Burton has e-mailed to say that Scotland has another Kennel Club Good Citizen Gold Medal awardee in the shape of her dog Custard (Black GuinessBob).

Congratulations to Andrew, Margaret & Mairi Brown and David Todd as their Bayard Garrick of Ramsayville won his second CC at Southern Counties under Diane Brown on June 6th.

Morven MacDonald will represent Scotland again at Crufts next year after gaining 2nd place in her class at  the Scottish Junior Handler of the Year competition on May 14th.

A good day at Carluke on May 23rd for Beagles (and Newlin!) as Fiona MacDonald’s Newlin Zoe at Finmorlan was Reserve Best in Show and Liz Calike’s Newlin Bailiff was Best Puppy in Show. This is Bailey’s 5th BPIS award with 3 Open and 2 Champ show awards.