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Lynn Bailey’s Seamus has only gone and done it again! Another weekend double making it 4 BVIS awards at his first 4 entries as a Veteran. The two shows this time were South Yorkshire Hound Society on December 14th under Frank Kane and Newton Aycliffe Open under Keith Nathan the following day.
Truly a “Golden Oldie”!

A busy and successful weekend to kick off December on both sides of the border.
At Tyne Wear & Tees Hound Show on Saturday Best in Show went to Jim & Julie Woodcock’s Roddwood Melody.
Lynn Bailey’s Ch Newlin Victor of Salenko JW ShCM was BVIS at his first go as a “Golden Oldie”.
Shay then repeated the feat the following day winning Best Veteran at Sunderland.

Sam Goldberg won Best Puppy in Show with Sabinhay Nightfall at Sunderland. The win may have been all the more special to Sam as Dusk was the sole survivor from a premature litter and was hand reared.

Meanwhile back in Scotland Liz Calikes’ Newlin Kestrel was up to his old tricks winning yet another Best Puppy in Show, this time at Larkhall.


A couple of weeks away from his first birthday Liz Calikes’ Newlin Kestrel adds another honour to his string of successes as he beat all other puppies at Land O’ Burns to be declared Best Special Puppy in Show.

At Dundee Limit show on November 16th the beagles beat all-comers after Suzanne McGiffen won the Group following Best of Breed with Rhiconich Kirk. Fiona Findlay’s Rhiconich Joker then won A.V. Special Minor Puppy  and Kelly Diamond completed the clean sweep winning the A.V. Special Puppy Class with Southistle Chaser

Well done to Ella Findlay who continues her winning ways during her first season in the ring winning Best Junior Handler at West Mercia Beagle Club Championship Show on November 3rd.  
photo by Melissa Heywood


A Reserve Best in Show to report from Banff, Moray & Nairn Limit Show where Doug & Erica Matthews Charlotte - aka Carvaha Solitaire ShCM - was also Best Opposite sex under B.I.S. Judge Miss K McLellan.

To make life easier for the webmaster I think we should just have a big number which can easily be changed. Liz Calikes’ Newlin Kestrel has now made it four consecutive Best Puppy in Breed wins at the last four Mainland Champ Shows after his latest win at Midland Counties under Norwegian judge Espen Engh.
It was also consecutive Best of Breeds for the Serenaker Kennels, this time with Parker, Stevens & Norridge’s Serenaker Figaro.

Following his BOB and Group 2 at Kirkintilloch on October 20th Franjean N Newlin’s Team Spirit will become the first Beagle owned by Liz to have the initials ShCM after his name (subject to K.C. approval.)

Liz Calikes’ Newlin Kestrel maintains his fine form of late winning his third Champ Show Best Puppy in Breed, this time at South Wales. Kez won Puppy Dog and BPIB under Ron Caney and then matched his Darlington result with a Puppy Group 2, this time under Jill Peak.
Congratulations also to the Best of Breed winner, Parker & Stevens Serenaker Memphis Belle, who made it a “Group 2 double” with her Group place under Jenny Dove.


Another Champ Show Puppy Group placing to report. This time it’s Lorna Binks Tannahill Ida who was Best Puppy in Breed under Stuart Milner at Belfast before winning Hound Puppy Group 4 under Andrew Brace.    

Hazel Deans is racing up the Scottish Reserve CC league table as Barterhound Bouquet for Gempeni JW ShCM picks up her 9th at Driffield under Penny Carmichael.  This is the second year running that Flora has won the RCC here from the Good Citizen class. Her kennel mate Gempeni Flower Girl made it a very good day for Hazel after winning Yearling and Post Graduate Bitch.
It was also another good show for Newlin Kestrel who has now been declared Best Puppy in Breed at consecutive Champ shows.
A beagle had the rare distinction of winning Reserve Best in Show after Ch Bayard Make Amends JW took the group. She is pictured right, also winning the BCC and RBIS at our Champ show last year.

Friday the 13th certainly wasn’t unlucky for Liz Calikes as Newlin Kestrel won Best Puppy in Breed under Veronica Bradley at Darlington and Hound Puppy Group 2 under Mr W.R. Irving.
Kes is photographed here with handler Lynn Bailey (photo by Kristen Theobald)

photo Samantha Webster

Sad news from a devastated Christine Hartland as she and Mike have lost their beloved Fairmaid - Sabinhay Fairmaid at Fairleedale on Tuesday Sept. 10th following a short illness.
Fairmaid (Ch Newlin Yorker x Sabinhay Splashes), who was only a few weeks away from her 12th birthday, came to Chris and Mike from her breeder, the late David Nicholson, in 2004.
Chris decided to show Fairmaid relatively late on and was delighted with her successes including qualifying for Crufts and winning Best Veteran in Show at the SBC Open show just last year.
Fairmaid was a well  travelled lady and enjoyed her jaunts from the South of England to the North of Scotland. Her adventures were always beautifully photographed and hopefully these momentoes will bring some comfort to Chris and Mike in the times ahead.

Liz Calikes is certainly enjoying the Minor Puppy classes at present. Her latest success with Newlin Kestrel (pictured opposite at SBC Champ Show in June) was to walk away from Lothian CC with a Best Special Minor Puppy in Show award.
Liz interestingly pointed out that beagles have won this award at Lothian for 3 consecutive years with Gempeni Flower Girl and Newlin Ingot of Salenko winning in 2012 and 2011 respectively.
Who can resist a beagle puppy?!


The Matthew’s run of success “up North” continues into August with a three day run of wins. At Clatt Companion Show on Aug. 4th Carvaha Boogie Woogie was Best Puppy in Show under Judge Miss L. Steel. At Turriff Open Show the following day “Beans” was Best of Breed and Puppy Group 2. Then on Monday 6th Carvaha Solitaire went Reserve Best in Show under Judge Mrs R. Walker (photo right by Kirsty Wynne).


A good week for Doug & Erica Matthews youngster Carvaha Boogie Woogie. Before winning BOB and PG4 at Bon Accord on July 20th she was declared Best Puppy in Show AND Best in Show at Echt Companion Show on July 13th.

Some more sad news as Barbara and Sandy Purves relay the loss of Craigmount Honey Dew two months short of her 14th birthday. Megan was shown consistently as a youngster but after a litter lost interest in the ring. However she continued to support SBC events, competing successfully up until 2010. She is photographed right with Barbara at the SBC Open Show in 2009 and left handled by Lewis Fraser (owner of Megan’s grandson) the following year.
Regular visitors to this website over the past 9 years may well have unwittingly seen an image of Megan countless times. She is the headshot in the “Welcome logo”, a photo that was used on the back cover of a Beagle Club annual over a decade ago.


Scots have been enjoying excursions to Blackpool for over a century and there were certainly a few happy ones in the Lancashire resort after the Championship Show on June 22nd. Parker, Stevens & Cuthill’s Serenaker Othello JW (2 photos down) now adds a Certificate Challenge to his two previous RDCCs after his Open class win and Liz Calike’s Franjean N Newlin’s Team Spirit (Imp) (pictured right at SBC) was awarded the Reserve Dog CC following his GD win. Liz’s youngster Newlin Kestrel (below) was Best Puppy Dog and Lorna Binks’ Tannahill Ida won the MPB class.
Hazel Deans’ Gempeni Flower Girl can now add the letters JW after her name (subject to KC approval) after winning Junior Bitch.
Well done also to David Craig for another BOB with Ch Davricard Buttercup and Sally Precey for her Best Puppy award with Stormpasture Trump Card over Detrick.

Always good to get a new puppy off to a winning start. Liz Calikes’ Newlin Kestrel certainly got off to a flier at his first show as he scooped Best Minor Puppy in show at St. Andrews, Cupar & District on June 9th.
Kez was photographed here at 4 months by Fiona MacDonald.

Only 3 weeks after his RDCC at SKC, Rachel Cuthill-Thomson’s Serenaker Othello JW has picked up another, this time at the Beagle Club under Val Davies.
Dyson is pictured above after his win with breeder Serena Parker.
Click here for full results..


Well done Hazel Deans who has returned from a long trip to Bath with a Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme Bronze award for her youngster Rosie (pictured below at SKC.) Hazel reports she was the sole representative to make the trek from Scotland but a 3rd place for Rosie in Junior, a 4th for her mother, Flora, in Open and a stay-over at Flora’s breeder perhaps made the trip a bit easier than it might have been.

Both SKC Reserve Challenge Certificates remain in Scotland as Cuthill, Parker and Stevens’ Serenaker Othello JW won the RDCC and Hazel Deans picked up the 8th RBCC for Barterhound Bouquet for Gempeni JW ShCM.
Rachel continues an amazing run of success at SKC where she won the DCC in 2010 and 2011 and RDCC in 2012, all with Vinnie.
David Craig  again won BOB, this time with Ch Davricard Martina who was last year’s Best Puppy in Breed at the same show.
BPIB this year, under Judge Nick Bryce-Smith, was Melanie Spavin’s Dialynne Electra while the Dog CC was won by Jones and Jepson’s Seiont Ieuan Ap Duncan from Eardley.

Sad news from Linda Gordon with the passing of another Golden Oldie. Newlin Fern (Ch Dialynne Tolliver of Tragband x Newlin Upsadaisy) wasn’t far away from her 16th birthday and leaves us just a few months after her sister Newlin Fanfare died in February.
 Fern joined Linda in Tarbert after retiring from a career where she had success shown by Lesley Chalmers, winning several Green Stars in Ireland.
In 2005 Fern topped a good class at the SBC Champ show to win Best Veteran Bitch. Linda says “ I’m very grateful to Liz for letting me have Fern. She was a very special little bitch who was frightened of a lot of things but she changed after coming here.”
Click here to read Linda’s tribute to Fern.

We have our 3rd Reserve Best in Show winning beagle in the space of 20 days! The latest to achieve this is Alisdair & Carolyne Cowan’s 1 year old Born To Win for Haughmill (Haughmill Cell Block Tango x Macall Witch Blade)
Squeak won BOB under Mr Johnny Morgan then G1 and RBIS under Ms Alison Morton at Kirkcaldy on May 11th.

Liz Calikes is pictured here at our AGM last month being presented with the trophy for Scottish Beagle of the Year 2012. The winner was Newlin Ingot for Salenko JW who is owned in partnership with Lynn Bailey.
Winner of the Craigmount Trophy was Jim & Debbie Linden’s Bruadair Lag-An-Rata JW ShCM.


It’s been a sad time recently for Doug & Erica Matthew after losing Willow (Benroma Willow at Carvaha) on Christmas Eve, just a few days after her 7th birthday. On April 20th the family then lost their ten year old boy Milo (Covenant Lucky Devil at Carvaha), pictured right.
Life has to go on, as they say, and the new guard have brought some cheer to Doug and Erica after Carvaha Boogie Woogie won PG3 at Cambuslang recently then Carvaha Gold Digger (left) was BPIS at Donside Ringcraft Companion show on April 28th.

Two tricolours at two different shows on the same day. Two best of breeds, two Group wins and two Reserve Best in Show awards. Two very happy owners!
Well done to Liz Calikes as her Franjean N Newlin’s Team Spirit (imp) did the business at Cambuslang on April 21st and to Richard Ravell who repeated the feat at Selkirk with his Tungri Pioneer.

An addendum to the story below - young Ella took the leap from Limit show to Championship show in her stride as she won 2nd place at her 2nd show at the Hound Association of Scotland YKC Handling class 6-11 years. Having spoken with the young lady at the show I can confirm - she has the bug!

There has to come a time in life when the next generation steps in and takes over. Fiona Findlay maybe had a glimpse of the future when her 8 year old granddaughter Ella won Best of Breed at Angus & Kincardine Limit with Rhiconich Netherbank Bella Rose (left), shunting her grandmother into 2nd place. Ella was then a creditable 4th in the 6-11 yr old Junior Handling. All the more remarkable considering this was Ella’s first time handling at a show. We may be seeing more of young Ms Findlay in the ring!
Fiona’s Rhiconich Unice was Special Best Puppy in Group and she proudly claims “I managed that myself!”


Please note that previously issued Championship Show schedules giving “Dates to Remember”now contain incorrect information. Our Open Show is to be held on October 6th at Ravenstruther Hall, Ravenstruther. Judge and times are unchanged. The corrected Championship Show schedule can be downloaded here.

Bella, a 2 year old tri bitch, has gone missing from the Dorset area. Her owner is moving heaven and earth to try and find her and has asked that we put her dog’s details on our website. Details of Bella and her owner’s contact information can be found in the links below.


As most “Facebookers” and others may already have heard, the Club has lost one its former Secretaries with the passing of Jean Penman.
Jean McCubbin, as she was then, got her first beagle from the Newlin kennels in early 1981 and later won a couple of RCCs with Norcis Uri. In 1990 Jean judged the SBC Open Show, all of which was recorded to tape. The following year Jean married Alec, photo opposite.
Shortly after her marriage to Alec Jean became secretary of the SBC for around 9 years. She awarded CCs at Border Union, Bournemouth and the Welsh K.C. and also judged in Germany.
Jean’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 5th, 1pm at the Co-operative Parlour, Backmarch Road, Rosyth, Fife, KY11 2RP then at 2 pm Dunfermline Cemetery, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline. Refreshments afterwards to be held at Pitbauchlie House Hotel, Aberdour Road, Dunfermline, KY11 4PB. Anyone who knew Jean is most welcome.

Congratulations to Sam Goldberg whose Molesend Kaftan (Molesend Adrift x Newlin Chalice at Molesend JW) gained the required point for his Junior Warrant after winning the Junior Dog class at the B.A. Open Show. Just to make sure he also went on to win the Graduate Dog class under Judge Emily Thornton.
Tony’s litter sister M. Kaftan ensured a good day for Sam by winning the corresponding Junior and Graduate bitch classes.

Sad news of another Golden Oldie to leave us comes from Patricia Gordon as she lost her 15 year old, Newlin Fanfare, on Feb. 19th
Megan (d.o.b. 02.09.97 Ch.Dialynne Tolliver of Tragband x Ch. Newlin Upsadaisy ) went to Tarbert to join Patricia in 2002 to join her litter sister Fern (Newlin Fern.) Patricia says “She was a loving pet who never left her puppy stage behind and will be greatly missed.”

Hazel Deans’ Gempeni Flower Girl has kept her kennels’ winning ways going for 2013 winning Reserve Best Puppy in Show at Caledonian under 3 judges.
Rosie was BPIB under Anthony Rees then PG1 under Jen Davies before she was pipped at the post by an Australian Shepherd under BIS judge Sue Pollock-Yule.


Sad news to end the month with the passing of Macall Highlander at Bruadair ShCM, a few months short of his 11th birthday.
“Mack” had a good ring career with many Open Show Best in Show or Best Puppy in Show wins.   He will hold a special place in this webmaster’s heart as he was my choice for BOB at my first judging appointment when he was still a puppy. That year he went on to win the SKC’s inaugural Open Show Pup of the Year in 2003.
Click here to read Debbie and Jim’s tribute.

With “tickets” available at Manchester for Beagles Hazel Deans has had a great early start to the year taking the CC and BOB after winning a strong Open class of 14 under Judge Penny Jeffries with Barterhound Bouquet for Gempeni JW ShCM.
This is 5 year old Flora’s first big green card although she has 7 RCCs to her credit. Maybe ‘13 will be her lucky year!
Ch Davricard Buttercup took the RCC while Ch Barrvale Overture and Ch Serenaker Foxtrot won the DCC and RDCC respectively.