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Sad news from Marion Lawson a few days ago when she called soon after losing her beloved Roscoe - Misken Rhum at Winthank - at only 10½ on Friday 16th. Marion asked me if I’d include this item in the News page to let her Doggie friends know, her not being a user of the internet.

Marion and Roscoe are photographed opposite during a visit to Cupar in March 2007 when he was still a puppy. Later that year he came to stay with us for a short period while Marion was on holiday and what a lovely boy he was, fitting in easily with his Misken cousins and showing the sweetest of natures.

Marion would be the first to agree he kept his exhuberance for outside the show ring, seemingly preferring to race around the local park chasing his pals. It’s also perhaps fair to say that the two became even closer and meant even more to each other after Marion lost Jim. All I know for sure is that I couldn’t have wished for a better home for Roscoe.


A good day at Dundee Limit Show for Fiona Findlay. Best of Breed was Fallowfield Adored at Rhiconich and both Special Best Puppy and Special Puppy were won by R. Jarvis and R. Jasmine respectively.
Handled by Ella, Rhiconich Jasmine then went on to win Best Special Puppy in Show under Heather Turner.

Ella, who has now moved up to the 12-16 year old handling classes, also won Best Junior Handler

Congratulations to Hazel Deans’ whose Gempeni Ballet has gone one better than September’s RBIS. She bested all at LKA of Scotland Limit Show to be awarded Best in Show under Mr S. Wright. At only 11 months of age Darcey was also Best Puppy in Show.

It’s been a good year for “Beagle Besties” in Scotland with four different owners picking up Best in Show awards as well as two Reserve Best in Shows, three Best Puppy in Shows and a Best Veteran in Show.



August update below

A good day at Selkirk for Hazel Deans’ Darcey (Gempeni Ballet) who won BOB under Mrs CE Russell then the Group and Special Hound Puppy under Mrs Jane Maxwell. The wait to go under BIS judge Vince Roger was worthwhile as Darcey, the day before turning 9 months, was declared Reserve Best in Show and Special Best Puppy in Show.

A worthwhile border crossing for Fiona Brannan who enjoyed a successful day at Four Counties B.C. Open Show under Sally Precey.
Ch Ardvreck Caerlaverock von Dapperdawg ShCM not only won Best Veteran in Show but also Reserve Best in Show while his kennel mate Rosanka Nolte JW was Reserve Best Dog.

Congrats also to David Craig who won best in Show with Davricard Musetta


Very well done to Jackie Fraser who went Best in Show at Lochaber & District with Wyvisview Harlequin (Ch. Davricard Harrison x Wyvisview Myrtle Beach) just 3 weeks past her first birthday (“Birdie”, not Jackie.)

Jackie and the Belle of the ball are photographed left, with some of their considerable haul, courtesy of Lorna Ungoed-Thomas.

A quick SKC round up - Best of Breed under judge Ms Liz Mcnight was Ch Newlin Kestrel JW ShCM who has now completed a hat trick of consecutive BOBs at this event. Reserve Best Dog was Rhiconich Finleigh while Best Bitch and Reserve BB were Rhiconich Fionnuala and Newlin Iona at Bowerswell respectively. Best Puppy in Breed was Tannahill Candice.

Heartfelt congratulations to Susan Arden and Emma whose recent Agility 1st place promotes her to that discipline’s top tier of Grade 7.
Emma had been waiting for the elusive required win for ages and Susan thought “that boat had sailed” after her 8
½ year old hound had an eye removed recently.
Little Emma, however, obviously decided otherwise! Very well done to both of you. 

Another “well done” due to Ella Findlay. Again handling Angus she won the JHA semi finals at the Hound Show, for the second year running, out of an entry of 17. Ella can now look forward to a trip to the ExCel Arena in London on 22nd October for the finals.

photos by Alan Walker


Another belated update from events at Leeds where Ella Findlay continued her Junior Handling winning ways with a first in the JHA 6-11 yrs, handling Angus.
This qualifies Ella for the JHA 2017 semi finals after already qualifying for YKC at Crufts 2017 (in the older age group as she turns 12 in October) and Scottish Handler of the Year 2016 ..... which is held early 2017 when Ella will compete in the younger age group.
Fiona Findlay reports it’s taken her a a while to “get her head round the different qualifying rules” .....  you’re not alone Fiona!

Well done to Hazel Deans for continuing her fine tradition of BVIS awards at breed club shows south of the border, on this occasion at The Beagle Association with Ir Ch Barterhound Bouquet for Gempeni JW ShCM.
Congrats also to Rachel Cuthill who won BVD and Best Vintage in Show with Ch Serenaker Trial By Magic.

Rachel also picked up a nice piece of crystal for winning the biggest class of the day, Limit Bitch, with 26 entries. This win gives Detrick Firefly over Divinebrae her Stud Book entry at the tender age of 16 months.

Serena Parker was also a happy bunny after her Best in Show award with Ch Serenaker Fashion as was Sam Dawson with Ch Janfrey Randal upon Rundle JW Shcm after picking up his 4th CC.

photos on the day with judges David Craig (d) and Pat Sutton (b) courtesy of Jon Norridge

Another well-trained beagle to report on (and help scotch the myth!) Well done to Hazel Deans’ Darcey who, at only 7 months of age, passed her KCGC Bronze at Leeds Champ show.

Congratulations to Claire Jones whose youngster has just bettered her RBPIS from May.
Clairdale Damia enjoyed a super day at Durham County CA on July 17th where she was BOB and G4, BPIB and HPG1 before being declared Best Puppy in Show.
Andrew Cheatham was the Breed and Group Judge while Sheila Jakeman was BIS Judge.

Right is a (cropped) photo from the day kindly supplied by E. Purvis Photography

Well done to Rachel Cuthill who was not only Best of Breed at the Hound Association of Scotland Limit show but later went Reserve Best in Show with Divinebrae Pop My Cork.

Hubby Keith might see a bit more of Louise Bennett now as she has successfully steered all five Tacomadream beagles to their K.C.G.C. Gold awards. Right are the two most recent recipients Simba, left, and Elli. Well done!


A quick round up of Scotland’s annual “Beagle super weekend.”
At the SBC Champ Show on June 18th Michelle Kingsland awarded a first CC to Walden & Thornton’s Nedlaw Benedict with Maplelayne JW (photo, right) who was also Best in Show.
The Bitch CC was awarded to Dianne Brown’s Raimex Brittany JW, thus making a new Champion for the Breed.
The following day at Border Union, under judge Dianna Spavin, Best of Breed was Jones & Jepson’s Ch Eardley Stew Pendous while the Bitch CC was won by Ch Serenaker Fashion, her 5th to date. It was a good weekend for Rachel Cuthill who “did a double” with Ch Serenaker Trial By Magic declared BVIS at SBC (after winning the RDCC) and BVIB at BU.

Another “well done” due to Louise Bennett as her many hours of training continues to pay dividends - this time in the shape of yet another K.C. Good Citizen Gold award, this time for 14 month old Elli.

A very well done to Serena Parker who, it’s fair to say, enjoyed the Beagle Club Champ Show with Ch Serenaker Fashion not only picking up another CC, under Sally Kimber, but also declared Best in Show under Barbara Roderick. Her old(ish) boy Archie - Multi Ch Serenaker Devil in Disguise - also picked up yet another Best Veteran in Show.
Thanks to Serena for sending in the above pic which shows (L-R) Serena with BIS then Annavah Knick Knack (RBIS), Rossut Endeavour (BPIS), Archie (BVIS) and Redcap Bella Sorella JW ShCM (BWIS)

Many Congratulations to Fiona and Stewart Brannan whose Bute - aka Rosanka Nolte JW - continues his excellent show career by winning his first CC at Three Counties under Maureen Caney.

photo at Manchester this year by Samantha Webster.


First places at SKC, under Judge Mrs L.A. Colebrook, were awarded to Rosanka Nolte JW, Tacomadream Duchess, Dialynne Ace Of Spades at Dughallmor ShCM and Divinebrae Dom Perignon
But biggest congrats go to Liz Calikes who flew the flag the highest with Newlin Mattie JW ShCm being awarded the Reserve Bitch CC.

photo opposite shamelessly swiped from Liz’s website.

Claire Jones has every right to look mighty pleased in this photo after winning Reserve Best Puppy in Show with her 7 month old bitch Clairdale Damia at Tyne, Wear & Tees Hound Association on May 28th.
It was a good day all round for the beagles as Sam Goldberg’s Molesend Kaftan JW ShCM went Group 4 and she also scooped Best Veteran in Show with Newlin Chalice at Molesend JW .

Many well-earned congratulations to Suzanne McGiffen and Susan Arden who recently gained Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme Gold awards for their youngsters Dottie (left) and Oonagh (right).

Big “well done” to Jackie Fraser and Wyvisview Harlequin (left) who, on the day she turned 9 months of age, was Best in Show at Roseisle Companion show under judge Ria Johnston.

Another very happy lady is Susan Arden who had great day at Devon, Cornwall & South West B.C. Champ show under Shirley Flint with her youngster Madika Spot On. As if Dottie’s 3 class wins, giving her the necessary points to qualify her for a Junior Warrant, weren’t enough - she also picked up the Reserve Bitch CC.
Dottie is photographed right, top on the day with her spoils and below is a photo of her winning a Best in Match a few weeks ago.


Congratulations to Hazel Deans whose Gempeni Flower Girl JW ShCM won her first CC at Beagle Club of Northern Ireland under Marion Hunt on April 16th. Rosie was also Reserve Best in Show, pipped to B.IS. by the dog CC winner  in the Shape of Sam Goldberg’s Molesend Kaftan JW who won his 2nd CC.
BIS, RBIS, BPIS, (Maruby's Dashing Darcy) and BVIS (Multi Ch Serenaker Devil In Disguise JW) are photographed below courtesy of Rachel Cuthill-Thomson.


Well done to Liz Calikes whose Newlin Mattie JW can now add some more letters after her name following her qualifying for a Kennel Club Show Certificate of Merit.

(Mattie shown right in a cropped photo by Sam Webster)

Many congratulations to Louise Bennett - no not for her recent milestone birthday! - but for her two youngsters Elli and Simba who now both possess Kennel Club Good Citizen Silver awards.

Both pups are pictured left having a well earned snooze with mummy.

Two first places for Scots competitors at Crufts this year under Brian Foster. Lynn Bailey & Liz Calikes’ Franjean Candlelight for Salenko JW ShCM (IMP) won the Post Grad Bitch class while Ella Findlay won the 6-11 year old Terrier & Hound Handling class with Angus - aka Fallowfield Adored at Rhiconich.

Ella was photographed for the Courier Newspaper and interviewed for Radio Tay on the back of her lovely win. Click here for more.

Click here to read a copy of the recent press release re Beagle Clubs’ involvement in DNA Genome project.

(Give a Dog a Genome photo at Crufts above)


These Best in Show awards - just like buses! Many congratulations again, this time to Louise Bennett who had a day to remember at Coatbridge, Airdire & District on Sunday 7th Feb as her home bred Tacomadream Duchess swept all before her winning Best in Show & Best Puppy in Show at only 9 months of age under Best in Show judge Mrs P. Burgess.

Photo to left is a crop from a Samantha Webster pic taken at Manchester


Many congrats to Liz Calikes and Newlin Mattie JW who won best in Show at Kirkintiloch, Lenzie and District under B.I.S. judge Anthea Fox.

Kennel mate N. Kestrel (as he was back then) was the last beagle to win a B.I.S. at a Scottish Open Show in 2014.