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The Scottish Beagle Club DVD Annual was shipped out to all members by December 7th.

Due to severe weather conditions this year’s Christmas Party has unfortunately been cancelled.


While sorting through some of the year’s photographs a glaring omission from the Newspage has been noticed - only 7 months late! With apologies to Liz Calikes it should have been reported in April that at the AGM Newlin Bailiff JW was named as Scottish Beagle of the Year 2009 and also winner of the Craigmount Trophy.
So, that’s a Show Certificate of Merit to add to his Junior Warrant, Scottish Beagle of the Year, Craigmount Trophy winner, 3 additional CCs and the title of Champion - all in all not a bad year!

Group one wins are a bit like waiting for a bus. You wait for ever for one then you get two on the same weekend! Although there were no Beagle classes at Land O’ Burns, Fiona MacDonald’s Fallowfield Fusion of Finmorlan JW ShCM won AVHNSC and then the Group under Judge Lorna Binks.
On the Sunday at Clydebank the Beagles more than held their own with Liz Calikes’ Newlin Flint winning AVHMP and Stewart Brannan and Fiona Kelly’s Dapperdawg Forbidden Isle winning AVHP and Puppy Group 3. The breed’s latest CC winner Ardvreck Caerlaverock von Dapperdawg (also owned by Stewart & Fiona), then won Best of Breed and Group 1 under Judge Fran Mitchell.
The reason this is “Newsworthy”? It’s only the second time in at least 5 years that Beagles have won Group 1 at consecutive Open Shows over the same weekend. It also ensures last year’s total of 6 Group wins is surpassed but one more is required to match the 8 wins of 2008.

Some good results for Scottish exhibitors at West Mercia B.C. Champ Show on Nov.7th under Judge Pat Sutton. When I say “good” it doesn’t get any better than your first CC followed by a Best In Show!! A huge “well done” to Fiona Kelly and Stewart Brannan whose 4 year old Ardvreck Caerlaverock von Dapperdawg (Bruadair Buadhmhor ShCM x Rosanka Gabor) did just that against stiff opposition.
Hazel Deans’ Barterhound Bouquet for Gempeni JW ShCM won the Bitch Reserve CC - her third to date.
Starting out on his career, Liz Calike’s 7 month old Newlin Flint, followed up his class win at Midland Counties with wins in Minor Puppy and Novice and was also awarded Best Puppy Dog.

A slightly belated result of note from Midland Counties was Lorna Binks’ Tannahill Roxy winning the Puppy Bitch class and Best Puppy Bitch under Judge Wendy Hall.

If you’ve ever heard of Canicross and thought it sounds like fun, now you and your beagle can give it a go. For those not familiar with the growing sport it involves you and your dog, attached via comfy harnasses and a bungee rope lead, running over 2.5k or 5k courses through picturesque locations.
You can contact
Gregor Watson or Susan Westlake for more info about organising a beagle event or click here for more information from Canix, the official organisers of Canicross.
For videos / pictures click
here and here.


It’s been a bitter / sweet month for Doug and Erica Matthew. Following the heartache of losing George (right) a month short of his 6th birthday, his daughter Noodles (Giggling Gossip at Carvaha) has had a good start to her show career. She was Best of Breed at her first show at Kirkintilloch on her “half birthday.” Noodles then ended the month with another BOB at Banff, Moray & Nairn where she was also awarded Best Hound Puppy and then Reserve Best Puppy in Show. As Erica said “George would have been proud of his baby girl.”

The Scottish Beagle Club will be holding a seminar in February 2011.            
Click here for details                  


A good show at Angus & Kincardineshire on Sept 26th for Fiona Findlay. Following Rhiconich Glenda’s BOB and Group 3, R. Lucy (pictured right at Darlington) was  awarded Special Best Minor Puppy in Show.

Click here for Darlington Photos

A good second weekend in the month for the old and the new. At Lothian Hazel Deans, following her BOB and G4 with Flora, won BVIS on consecutive weekends with Poppy.
At her first show on her “half birthday” Jackie and
Lewis Fraser’s Wyvisview Volante won Reserve Best Special Minor Puppy in Show at Lochaber.

It was a long day at Perthshire for Hazel Deans on Sept. 5th. After winning the Open class with Flora and Veteran Hound with Poppy, Flora was duly handed over to Morven MacDonald. Morven won her JH class to qualify for next year’s Scottish Junior Handler of the year at SKC before being awarded best JH. To finish off a successful day Poppy was later awarded Best Veteran in Show.


Congratulations to three beaglers who had an enjoyable Saturday (Aug 28th). At SKC Lewis Fraser’s 1st in his YKC Handling Class qualified him for Crufts 2011 while a 2nd in his JHA Class qualified him for the Richmond semi-final.
Also at SKC  Jim & Debbie Linden’s Bruadair Dealaidh JW ShCM and B.Eiridinn were Best of Breed and Reserve Best Bitch respectively under Mairi Brown.
Meanwhile down at Northern & Midland Counties B.C. Liz Calike’s Ch Newlin Bailiff JW ShCM was busy scooping his 4th CC and was also RBIS for good measure under Judge Joan Lennard
(photo by Hazel Deans).

Dougie and Erica Matthew’s Carvaha Solitaire has only gone and done it again! Two weeks after her BIS at Keith Country Companion Show Charlotte has managed to repeat the feat, this time beating all-comers at Lourin Fair Companion Show on August 21st.

Congratulations to Fiona MacDonald who took the RDCC at the Welsh Kennel Club on August 20th with her Fallowfield Fusion of Finmorlan JW ShCM.
Fusion won the Limit class under Frank Kane before scooping his second RCC.

Another two great Beagle results to report. Fiona Kelly and Stewart Brannan’s Dapperdawg Forbidden Isle, fresh from winning the Hound Puppy Group at Falkirk, then went BPIS and BIS at the Cowal Companion Dog Show the following day. Rhum is pictured left with his weekend spoils.
Chalking up another win for the Beagles, Dougie and Erica Matthew’s Carvaha Solitaire (right) decided to trump her little sister’s RBIS with a Best in Show at   Keith Country Companion Show, also on August 8th.

Also enjoying the weekend joining July and August was Dougie and Erica Matthew who won BOB & Gp2 with Carvaha Solitaire at Highland C.A. on Saturday. The folowing day it was their youngster, Redcap Moonlight Serenade at Carvaha, who was BOB & Gp3 at Turriff (pictured left) before being awarded R.B.I.S. at that Society’s Companion Show.

The multi-talented Chief (Newlin Anchor Chief) has been picking up more awards. Luisa Fallon entered him at the Granite City DAC agility competition in Aberdeen where he won Grade 3 Agility.This means he now moves up to Grade 4. Chief is pictured opposite with his spoils from the weekend.
Luisa was so chuffed she made a short video montage of the weekend which you can view

For the first time in over 2 years a Beagle has won BIS at an Open Show in Scotland. Jim and Debbie Linden’s Bruadair Dealaidh JW SHcM managed the feat at Kirkcaldy on August 1st.
Dee stood unopposed in the Beagle class under Lisa Stocks but then won a large Hound group under Mr Tan Nagrecha before taking the top award under the same judge.
The last BIS at a Scottish Open Show was won by Bayard Garrick of Ramsayville in July 2008.


Hazel starts and ends this News period as her old girl Poppy wins Best Vintage in Show at the Beagle Association on July 31st.

A busy but ultimately rewarding start to the month was enjoyed by Hazel Deans. Planning to give Windsor a miss, as Hazel and sister Susan were off to Ireland for 3 shows the following day, a last minute change of plan was rewarded with Barterhound Bouquet for Gempeni JW ShCM (right) winning her second RCC, this time under judge Serena Parker.
The following night it was off to Ireland for Bray and B.C. of Ireland on Saturday and Irish LKA on Sunday. Flora was awarded the Green Star and B.I.S. at the Club show and another G.S. on Sunday.


A youngster who has certainly made an impact on his debut weekend is Fiona Kelly and Stewart Brannan’s Dapperdawg Forbidden Isle who, after winning the Special Yearling Class at Dundee on June 12th, won the Junior Class at St Andrews and Cupar under Dick Morrison the following day.
To finish off the weekend he then went on to win Best Minor Puppy in Show.

Congratulations to Liz Calikes who gained the additional two CCs at the weekend needed to make Newlin Bailiff JW Scotland’s latest Champion. Bailey’s second CC was won at the SBC show on June 19th under Wal Westren and then the following day at Border Union under Jerry Robertson the all important 3rd CC was obtained.
Liz has probably had worse weekends!

Congratulations to Fiona Findlay whose Rhiconich Chico was awarded the Dog CC at Three Counties under Andrew Brace on June 11th.
Chico is 2 years old and is by Am Ch Wilkeep Co’s Hocus Pocus at Fallowfield x Rhiconich Cleopatra.


Luisa Fallon & Gregor Watson’s car was weighed down with silverware on the way home from the CTPWRC fun day on May 31st. Chief (right) was Best Beagle while Cosmo (left) was Best Veteran and Best in Show.
Carolyne Bertram’s Murphy (extreme right) proved hard to beat again as he won the inaugural Jan Bell Memorial Trophy.

An SKC day to remember for Rachel Cuthill as she steered her Serenaker Trial By Magic to a 1st in Open Dog, the Dog CC and Best of Breed under Roger Henningsson-Dundas. Liz Calikes won the RDCC with Newlin Bailiff JW ShCM. Both ladies are pictured left on their “lap of honour.”
“Vinnie”, pictured right, is by Am Ch Wilkeep Co’s Hocus Pocus at Fallowfield x Serenaker Freya and will be 4 years old in July.

Hazel Deans’ amazing run of success at Devon, Cornwall & South West B.C. continues with a 6th consecutive win in Veteran Bitch for Poppy - Ch & Ir Ch Gempeni Wildflower. At the Club’s 40th Anniversary show under Judge Val Davies Hazel’s Barterhound Bouquet for Gempeni JW ShCM also won a large Limit Bitch class.
here for full results.


A great day at Beagle Club of Northern Ireland under Sam Goldberg on April 17th for three dogs with Scottish connections. Following on from his CC at H.A.S. the previous weekend Lynn Bailey’s Newlin Victor of Salenko JW ShCM (left), won the DCC.
Fiona MacDonald’s Fallowfield Fusion JW ShCM (right), won the DRCC while Hazel Deans’ Ch & Ir Ch Gempeni Wildflower won the bitch RCC at the ripe old age of 12.

Congratulations to Lewis Fraser who qualified for SKC Junior Handler of the Year 2011 at Ross & Cromarty on April 11th. He is pictured opposite with his charge Misken Lewis at Wyvisview who was second in the Open Class at the same show.

The second Best in Show for the year has gone to Fiona Findlay’s Rhiconich Glenda (left) who did the deed at Angus & Kincardineshire CA Limited Show on April 4th. To make a good day better Rhiconich Jay (right) was Special Best Minor Puppy in Group.
Still not satisfied, Fiona then won a bottle of Vodka and a bottle of wine in the raffle! I have already asked Fiona for Saturday’s lottery numbers.

**********************************************************************                             It’s official - there was no News during March


Well done to young Morven MacDonald who qualified for Richmond by finishing second in the Y.K.C. 12-16 years handling heat at Rutherglen. Not bad for a 12 year old in her first season competing against the older age group. Morven and Zoe are pictured opposite outside the Rutherglen venue.

A phonecall from Patricia Gordon yesterday was unfortunately not only about the audit on last year’s accounts as she sadly informed me of the loss of her old tri boy Sepi - Dialynne Sepia (D. Tolliver of Tragband x D. Silverbirch).
Sepi was born May 4th 1997 and came to Patricia as a 2 year old to join up with Korwin Halloween (Honey) and Tarlog Biddy (Tara). When Patricia lost both old girls, within three months of each other, her two Newlins came to join them - Fern & Fanfare.
A kidney condition was diagnosed late last year but was seemingly under control. Unfortunately Patricia had to let him go following complete kidney failure on February 4th, three months short of his 13th birthday.

See if you can guess who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on January 30th.
If you can’t guess then you might say I’ve got you over a barrel!
Answer to be published in a few days.

......As many have guessed or knew, the fresh-faced couple is none other than our Vice President Kathleen Cooper and husband Andrew.


Can’t seem to keep these “Anchor brothers” out of the News! It’s the turn of Newlin Anchor Chief this time who is pictured right by proud owners Luisa Fallon & Gregor Watson with the spoils of his success after a Best In Show at Kirkintilloch Limit on Jan 30th (a special 40th Ruby anniversary show.)
Lorna Binks’ youngster Tannahill Viper was also Best Hound Puppy, so another good show for the Beagles.

A correction to a piece below - it appears hardy exhibitors did brave the elements to attend Kilmarnock on January 3rd. Elaine and John McCourtney can therefore rightly claim the first Best of Breed of the new decade with Newlin Anchorman.

The first Open Show on the East coast for the decade was certainly a beagle success. Falkirk & District C.S. had a late switch from the usual Bathgate venue to Ingliston where Hazel Deans’ bitch won the Group. Lorna Binks is glad she travelled the extra miles to attend as her youngsters Tannahill Daze and T. Viper won AVH Minor Puppy and AVH Puppy respectively. Viper then went on to win Best Hound Puppy with Daze (right) 4th.

Chris Hartland’s Veteran Sabinhay Fairmaid has won 1st Prize for “Cutest Photo” in a Nottingham University School of Veterinary Medicine and Science photographic competition to raise funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind. It was sponsored by Hills and Fairmaid’s prize is a 3 months’ supply of dog food. As her photo will also be used in both Hills and Nottingham Uni’s P.R. material we may well be seeing a lot more of Fairmaid!

A delighted Luisa Fallon proudly informs me of her boy Newlin Anchor Chief’s first agility win. It came at Dundee AATC on Jan 10th. Considering dogs can only compete from 18 months and Chiefy has just turned 20 months he may well have good “careers” in both show and agility rings.

First Best of Breeds for the new decade (assuming no hardy exhibitors braved the elements to attend Kilmarnock!) were Marion Lawson’s Misken Rhum at Winthank (right) who also won the Hound Group at St Andrews & Cupar Limit Show on January 9th. On the same day Liz Calikes’ Newlin Bailiff JW was BOB and Group 3 at Paisley.

Sad news from Susan Arden who lost her old girl Molly (Newlin Almond at Madika) on December 14th. Susan found it hard to write, but has sent a tribute for inclusion in her News page.