I got my first beagle from Wal & Jean Westren in 1987, a lemon & white welfare dog who we named Jaffa. The following year I bought a tri bitch from them to try showing. Soon realised Badger was not quite show quality, we went into partnership with Jean with Deanery Delphic. Della did quite well winning a firsts at Crufts in Special Junior Bitch under Pat Clayton in 1991 and Special Yearling Bitch under Sylvia Tutchener in 1992.
From then on I was hooked. Della gained her stud book under the late David Nicholson shortly after. She had two litters, from Ch. Deanery Bellboy we kept a lemon and white bitch Macall Mudlark whom we campaigned lightly. Meg was mated to Deanery Blazer who produced Macall Matchbox and Ch.Bayard The Cats Pyjamas, who produced Ir.Ch. Macall The Cats Whiskers. Matchbox was campaigned lightly but Spats won many B.P.I.S.s and B.I.S.s at Open show level. Jean and Wal then took him over to Ireland for us and between April and September 2000 he won 11 green star awards gaining his Irish title. A litter between Ir. Ch. Macall The Cats Whiskers and Macall Matchbox produced Macall Highlander at Bruadair (Jim & Debbie Linden) and Macall Moonlightin (Brian Foster) both of whom did well in the show ring.
Matchbox was mated to Spats and in February 2001 Macall Top Cat and Milly Of The Valley were born.
Crufts 2002 saw Milly and T.C. in the ring in Special Puppy Dog and Special Puppy Bitch, .both large classes - they both won first place under Ann Philips. We were so excited,only two in the litter, had anybody else achieved this brother and sister act we wondered?! Both eventually gained their stud book numbers and Junior Warrants.
Milly’s first litter to Bayard Goes All Day produced Macall Back To Zac. Zac has won many B.P.I.S.s and B.I.S.s at Open level and gained a RCC in Scotland under Mick Carpenter.
Milly was mated to Am.Ch.Wilkeep co’s Hocus Pocus at Fallowfield and we are at present campaigning Macall High Spirits and Macall Practical Magic.
Zac came out in Veteran at the Hound Show in August 2009.