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*****DECEMBER*****

2009 NEWS

Sorry Liz but you’ve left the Webmaster with no photos of Kes bar this one! 
Ch Newlin Kestrel JW ShCM started out his 2014 campaign, at least on this side of the border, way back at a sometimes wet and windy Hound Association of Scotland. He started collecting “tickets” a few months later, was a Champion by August and at LKA on December 14th boosted his CC tally to 6.
Not a bad year - many congratulations!

*****NOVEMBER*****

Richard Ravell is sure to remember his first “B” list appointment, at Humberside Hound Association, as his choice for Best Puppy - Molesend Orlando - also won Best Puppy in Show at his first outing. His grandsire Ch Newlin Victor of Salenko was Richard’s choice for Best of Breed and later was awarded Best Veteran in Show.
Two weeks later Seamus won yet another BVIS this time at Tyne, Wear & Tees Hound Association, (pictured below by Claire Jones.) Congratulations to all!

Well done Ch Newlin Kestrel JW ShCM who has won his 5th CC and another Best in Show this time at West Mercia Beagle Club under Frank Kane (Bitch judge Helen Caple).
    
Pic opposite cropped from a Samantha Webster photo

*****OCTOBER*****

Another notable success to report for Liz Calikes whose Ch Newlin Kestrel JW ShCM won the Reserve Dog CC at Midland Counties under Ann Tofts. The DCC (and Best of Breed) was won by Marion Hunt and Jo Norris’ Shercroft Flinders JW ShCM (above) who gains his title a couple of weeks away from his 5th birthday.
The breed gained another Champion at the same show as Stacey and Paul Burrows’ Summerlily Secret Service (left) won her all-important 3rd CC.
              
All three photos courtesy of Samantha Webster

*****SEPTEMBER*****

Rachel Cuthill’s Ch Serenaker Trial By Magic proved he’s “still got it” at 8 years of age winning Best Veteran in Show at the Welsh Beagle Club under Sam Goldberg.
Click here for full results from the show.
picture left is a crop from a Samantha Webster photo

Please click here for tributes to Betty Lawson Whyte from Kathleen Cooper and Meg Hunter

A stalwart of The Scottish Beagle Club has been lost with the passing of Betty Lawson Whyte on Sept. 21st
Betty’s Mistylaw affix dates back to the 50s when the kennel was more involved with Boxers. However Betty was drawn to the world of Beagles along with friend Meg Hunter in the early 60s. Although a successful boarding kennels business kept her busy she still had an impact on the breed with five Champions.
At Crufts in 1987 Betty had a remarkable show walking off with the Bitch CC, Reserve Bitch CC and the Reserve Dog CC.
Three years later at the SBC Champ show under Andrew Brace Ch Mistylaw Homespun (photographed opposite) won the Bitch CC and Best in Show at 10 years of age.
Betty stopped breeding around the mid 90s but served the SBC as President for many years. Continually supporting the club at both Open and Championship shows until deteriorating health prevented her attendance, Betty and her late husband Alastair were always generous with donations and special prizes.
Betty, who recently turned 92 years of age, had been hospitalised for the last few weeks. Her funeral will be held on Thursday October 2nd at 2p.m. in Paisley Crematorium to which all are welcome.

Susan Arden’s Eddie and Emma continue their success in agility competition. While Eddie is very competitive in Grade 4, Emma has just won her last Grade 5 from a huge class before stepping up to Class 6. This was Emma’s fourth win out of her last four classes. Sounds like she’s ready for that step up!

Many congratulations to Liz Calikes who has now made it 4 CCs in 4 months with Ch Newlin Kestrel JW ShCM after winning the DCC at Driffield under Martin Sanders. Liz and Kes are photographed opposite on the day by Samantha Webster.

Claire Jones is a happy camper as she reports that her Clairdale Willowmena has fullfilled the requirements, subject to the usual, to be awarded her Show Certificate of Merit.
Four year old Willow (Molesend Just A Fever x Sabinhay Chutney at Clairdale) obtained the final points required in some style winning Best of Breed under Janis Clacher and the Hound Group under Carole Wood at Stanhope Agricultural Society Open Show.

A quick round up of what some our Beagles have been up to of late ;
Beagle Welfare held their first official Scottish event on Sept.13th at Alva. Entitled “Och Aye AaRoooo” (photo right) the event was well attended and raised around £1500. Those present enjoyed superb weather (not to mention scenery!), Beagle Racing, Agility and Flyball demos, various games and show classes. BW are keen to make this an annual event.

One Beagle present at Alva has enjoyed a hat-trick of Best of Breeds over the past few weeks at Cartmel, Lunesdale, and Westmorland Agricultural Shows. Chris & Mike Hartland’s Inca (Newlin Inkspot at Fairleedale - left) didn’t get the chance to strut her stuff at Alva as her mum was “Judge and Jury”!

Wilma and Dick Morrison attended the Doberman and Rottweiler Rescue Companion Show on Sept.14th under Judge Elaine Robertson of Lomondane Great Danes. Dick relates that Bowerswell Fara was second in a strong AV Puppy class and that he was third in Adult Handling. Not bad for a Senior Citizen - Dick’s words, not the webmaster’s! Fara’s dam Storm (Newlin Iona at Bowerswell) trumped both however, eventually being awarded Reserve Best in Show.

Christine Lewis had a good Darlington show under Moray Armstrong winning the Bitch CC and Best of Breed with Fallowfield Grace.
Christine also won Best Veteran with Ch F. Darlene and was later placed second in the Hound Veteran Group under Mr J. Thirlwell.
Still at Darlington, congrats also to Liz Calikes who picked up another RCC with Ch Newlin Kestrel.
Up the road a few miles to Four Counties where Hazel Deans was, unusually, the only person from Scotland present under judge Les Mitchell. The trip was worthwhile as Rosie (Gempeni Flower Girl JW ShCM) won Reserve Best Bitch while her mother Flora (Barterhound Bouquet for Gempeni JW ShCM ) was Best Veteran in Show.

*****AUGUST*****

Can’t keep this boy out of the News! Huge congratulations to Liz Calikes as Kes, one week on from his BOB and Group 3 at Wales, won the Hound Group at S.K.C. under Andrew Brace after winning Best of Breed under Jim Linden.
It’s thought this may well be the first time a Scottish Beagle has won the Hound Group at a General Championship Show in Scotland although the feat has been accomplished at SKC previously by David Nicholson’s Ch Sabinhay Outlaw as well as Ch Soloman of Dialynne.
Click here for full Beagle results
For a few pics from SKC click here

Scotland has another Champion! Hazel Deans’ recent trip to Ireland resulted in Flora winning her 7th Green Star and Irish title at Hound Association of Ireland. Subject to IKC confirmation Flora will sport the grand moniker Ir Ch Barterhound Bouquet for Gempeni JW ShCM. It’s to be hoped that small handwriting runs in the family!
click here for details of Irish titles

Congratulations to Liz Calikes who has made up the latest Newlin Champion in the shape of 20 month old N. Kestrel.  Kes did things in style at the Welsh K.C. winning Best of Breed under Andrew Brace and then Hound Group 3 under Anne MacDonald.

*****JULY*****

That well known Scottish duo “Ella and Bella” continued their winning act at Leeds when Ella, who had already qualified Bella for Crufts by gaining her Stud Book entry, decided she would join her 4 legged friend at Crufts on her own merit by winning the YKC 6-11 years class under judge Mrs Maria Harding. Ella was also runner up in the JHA class under Jeff Horswell.
Still at Leeds - congratulations to David Craig who has gained a 2nd CC for his youngster Davricard Harrison (and Best Puppy in Breed) and to Lynda and Pamela Havard who won the BCC and BOB under judge Mandy Dance with Annavah Katrina.

Davricard Harrison - cropped from a photo by Samantha Webster

Congratulations to Serena Parker and Graham Stevens who made up their latest Champion at Windsor at the end of last month under Marina Scott. Ch Serenaker Memphis Belle was photographed left by Samantha Webster on the day.
Belle’s young kennel mate, Dizzy, looks to be heading in the same direction with a promising  start to her puppy career. Serenaker Fashion (photographed right by Marina Scott) was Best Puppy in Breed and then went on to claim Hound Puppy Group 3 under Annette Oliver

Fiona Findlay enjoyed the Hound Assoc. Scotland Limit show as she won Best of Breed with Rhiconich Alfi under judge Rachel Cuthill (photo right).  
Earlier Rhiconich Caitlin had won A.V. Hound Minor Puppy Bitch under principal judge Mrs C. Russell who then later awarded Caitlin Reserve Best Puppy in Show.
To round off a good day Fiona also won a bottle of whisky in the raffle!

Congratulations to Louise & Keith Bennett whose Macey (Serenaker S’ogni D’oro at Tacomadream) has, with the usual K.C. approval, qualified for a Show Certificate of Merit award.
Macey won the final points required with a Best of Breed and Group 2 at Annandale on July 20th
(For details of ShCM awards click here)

*****JUNE*****

A good day at Larkhall for the Beagles started with Wilma and Dick Morrison’s Bowerswell Fara winning the Special Hound Puppy Group under Group judge Miss Seonaid McAndrew.
Best of Breed under Erica Matthew was Liz Calikes’ Newlin Kestrel JW ShCM. High flying Kestrel then went on to win the Group and finally Reserve Best in Show under Mr Chris Quantrill.
Liz said this will be Kes’ final Open show as he will now be concentrating on the Champ Show circuit.
Good luck chasing that 3rd CC young man!
 

Liz Calikes has good reason to smile as Newlin Kestrel JW ShCM is awarded his second CC in a fortnight, this time at Blackpool under Darren Fellows. A year after winning Minor Puppy Dog at the same show - where his kennel mate Franjean N Newlin’s Team Spirit won the RDCC -  Kes was also declared Best of Breed and won Hound Group 2 under Pat Clayton.
Photo courtesy of S&S Productions

It was a very Scottish affair at the Club’s 50th Anniversary Championship Show this year with Irn Bru, Shortbread and Whisky aplenty, not to mention a tartan clad Steward!
After stewarding for Barbara Roderick and Pat Sutton Dick Morrison relates that on a day celebrating a 50th anniversary there was also another link with history.
Dick recalls stewarding for Pat’s mother - “the late great Cath Sutton” - some 30 years ago at the Scottish Toy Dogs show where she was judging numerous breeds and Best in Show.
Dick remembers that “She had great recall and her ring control and manners were impeccable.”
Not many, certainly north of the border, will be able to say they have stewarded for both Rossut ladies.
Our three ring officials are pictured opposite on the day.

Almost a year to the day since he won Best Minor Puppy in Show at his first outing Liz Calikes’ Newlin Kestrel JW ShCM has proved he can continue his winning ways among the big boys after being awarded his first CC, a couple of days shy of turning 18 months, at the Beagle Club Championship Show.
Kes was also RBIS behind Liz’s choice for Crufts BOB, Ch Davricard Martina, who was awarded the BCC by Jim Woodcock.
BPIS was Serenaker Fashion and Best Veteran Ch Dialynne Maximus.
Liz and Kes are pictured opposite being awarded the CC from Dogs Judge Ken Burgess.
Photo courtesy of Samantha Webster

Sad news from Mairi Brown with the passing of Rocamar Silent Witness for Ramsayville a few days short of his 12th birthday.
Spencer (Ch Perseverance of Bayard x Newlin Sweet Gabriella) was bred by Fiona MacLeod and announced his arrival in the ring in some style as he won Best in Match at the annual Beagles V Whippets match in his first outing - at 7 months of age!
He continued to do well in the ring for Mairi, Margaret and Andrew Brown and David Todd winning 1CC and 2 RCCs.
 

******MAY*****

Dick Morrison has again picked out a youngster for his Best of Breed who has gone on to attain further awards. This time judging at Tyne Wear and Tees Hound Association Open Show David Craig’s 9 month old Davricard Harrison got the nod for BOB and was later awarded Best Puppy in Show and Reserve Best in Show under Wendell Moore.

*****APRIL*****

More agility news as a recent win for  Susan Arden’s Emma (Barterhound Rosebud at Madika) means she has now attained (subject to KC approval) her Agility Warrant (Bronze.)
This means that Emma is the first Beagle to have the letters JW ShCM AW(B) after her name. Susan may well be filling in her entry forms in very small letters from now on!
 

The end of an era for the SBC committee as Liz Calikes has decided to step down from the position of Chair after 12 years in the job. Liz will still sit on the committee and is succeeded by Craig Paton.
Liz is pictured opposite at the AGM receiving a gift from the Scottish Beagle Club as a “thank you” for her years of hard work as Chair.
Standing down  altogether after many years service as a committee member and Secretary is Fiona MacLeod. Her enthusiasm, experience and knowledge will be sorely missed by both the committee and the Club.

The Dog tickets at Hound Assoc. Scotland were both won by Scottish based dogs in the shape of Cuthill, Parker & Stevens Serenaker Othello JW (DCC) and Liz Calikes’ Newlin Kestrel (RDCC)
The only other Scottish 1st place was won by Hazel Deans’ Gempeni Flower Girl JW who can now add ShCM to her name after her Best of Breed at Perth the following day.
Best of Breed was Ch Dialynne Electra who was later placed Group 4.
There are 100 photos from the show on our Facebook group page - so if you’re not already a member on FB, come and join us!

More success to report this time from the discipline of the Agility world where Luisa Fallon and Newlin Anchor Chief won the Grade 6 Crufts Agility class at Dundee.
This means that Chiefy now joins Hayley Barnett’s Macey in the Grade 7 classes alongside Agility Champions with top Collies and the like.
Liz McEwan and Molesend Brewer are also quietly advancing through the ranks, now competing at Grade 5.
 

It’s been a good year for Parker, Stevens and Charlotte Norridge’s 3 year old Serenaker Figaro. Following his CCs gained at B.C. of Northern Ireland and Midland Counties in 2013 his win at Four Counties made him the latest Champion from these kennels.
BB (Ch Fallowfield Bartholomew x Serenaker Sunday Girl) is photographed opposite at Four Counties.
photo by Hazel Deans

Another youngster doing well in their early “ring career” is Fiona Findlay’s Rhiconich Alfi (pictured right by Kath Parkin qualifying for Crufts at Four Counties.)
At Angus & Kincardine Limited show Alfi was Best of Breed, Group 3 and Best A.V. Hound Puppy under Mr James Smith. He then went on to win Special Best Puppy in Show under Ms Tricia J Deans.

*****MARCH*****

A winning start to the ring career of Wilma and Dick Morrison’s Bowersell Fara. At the youngster’s first show, West Lothian Limit, Wilma piloted her to first place in Beagle Graduate and Hound Puppy Group 1 before being awarded Reserve Best Puppy in Show under Ms Lisa Moir.

It’s all over, bar the shouting, for another year. Of course I’m talking about Crufts, the beagles this year being judged by our very own Liz Calikes. After what must have been a tiring day Liz found her Best of Breed in David Craig’s Ch Davricard Martina while the Reserve Bitch CC was awarded to the Havard’s Ch Annavah Ginny.
Ch Dialynne Maximus
won the Dog CC from Veteran with the RDCC going to Cuthill, Parker & Stevens Serenaker Othello. Best Puppy was won by Evan’s Bellvalley Stella.
Liz is pictured left casting an eye over a class and David is pictured right apparently seeking divine assistance in the Hound Group.
photos G. Clacher
For more Crufts pics click here.

*****FEBRUARY*****

Many congrats to Sam Goldberg whose Molesend Kaftan JW was awarded Best in Show at the Beagle Association Open show under judge Beryl Conway on Feb. 22nd.
Tony is pictured opposite with Sam at last year’s SBC Champ show.

Always sad to hear of the loss of a golden oldie, in this case Barbara and Sandy Purves’ Craigmount Inca ShCM.
Jaz, who was 13, was never shown a great deal but always acquitted himself well in the ring gaining his Show Certificate of Merit.
Both Barbara and Sandy mentioned his gentle nature (Sandy said he couldn’t recall Jaz barking!) and that they miss him terribly.
Jaz is photographed left at the Whippet Racing fun day winning under Paul McFarlane and right at the last Beagles v Whippet match 6 years ago handled by Susan Arden as he vied for Best in Match against a whippet.
Jaz sired some lovely puppies in his time two of which, Bryn and Tanya, remain with Barbara and Sandy.

Dick Morrison relates of his recent Judging appointment at Barrow CS down in Lancaster.
Christine Lewis brought a youngster under Dick to which he awarded Best of Breed and Group / Puppy Group 1.
Pondsanwood Rocky from Fallowfield was then awarded Best Puppy in Show under Anthony Allen. Not bad for your first show at 6 months and 1 week old!

Congratulations to Liz Calikes who has won Best in Show at Catrine with Newlin Kestrel under Mr P.A. Broadbent and B.I.S. judge Mrs J. Waterfield.
Although beagles won several RBISs in 2013 the last beagle to conquer all at a Scottish open Show was Ch Serenaker Trial By Magic at Bon Accord in 2012.
 Kes is certainly on a roll folllowing a very successful puppyhood having won BOB at his last 3 shows and was needing 1 point before Catrine for his Junior Warrant and ShCM.    (Both won at East of Scotland the following week!)

Ella Findlay continues her winning ways qualifying for the Richmond semi-finals at her first outing of the year. She won the 6-11 year old JH class at Kirkintilloch with Bella (both pictured right at Caledonian.) Ella and Bella, who even sound “in sync”, then also won their JH class at Rutherglen the following week.

Congratulations to Hazel Deans’  whose Gempeni Flower Girl has been named Scottish Beagle Club Beagle of the Year for 2013.
Congratulations also to Louise Bennett who has won the Craigmount Trophy - for most points won at Scottish Open Shows - with Serenaker S’ogni D’oro at Tacomadream.
The trophies are to be awarded at our Champ Show in June.

*****JANUARY*****

Update to the search for Rocko - he was handed in to a police station in Livingston on Jan 7th and has been re-united with his owner.

Sue Friel’s beagle, Rocko, has been missing since New Year’s day. As this is written, he was last seen on Jan. 5th about a half mile south of the Beecraigs visitor centre in Linlithgow.
There is a well co-ordinated search on the go for him but if anyone reading this from the area can spread the word to look out for Rocko his owners would be most appreciative.

Another Best puppy in Show to report from across the border. Congrats to Serena Parker whose Serenaker Quantum Of Solace won BPIB under Sally Preccey, Puppy Hound Group 1 under Marion Hunt and the big one under Paul Harding at Heycliffe and Radcliffe CS on Jan. 5th.
photo Nicky ‘Lees’ Hall