Chuck's Mummy here! I don't often write long ranty posts, but I'm going to, to stand alongside every dog show handler, breeder, and dog. I don't really care if anyone agrees or disagrees but this article makes me absolutely FURIOUS... and here's why: 1) You cannot compare the cruelty of a bullring to Crufts or indeed… Continue reading A response to PETA’s disruption of Crufts…
What an experience! I loved every second - my tail was wagging, I was giving everyone lots of kisses and cuddles, mum felt sick with nerves and I came second in my class! You can see the results listed here - I'm Tough Cookie at Bolhaus. It was a long, long day for the humans. … Continue reading Crufts 2018
The Crufts passes arrived yesterday in the post. It makes everything rather real, all of a sudden. In a mere 17 days' time, I shall be in the ring at Crufts. I am one of 39 Welsh Terriers competing, and I'm under no illusions of being awarded any success. I'm just happy to be part… Continue reading Countdown to Crufts
Let's go back to March/April time when I got 3 firsts in three classes at the WT Club Open Show... Few exhibitors, no challengers for my crown.... Skip forward to Sunday and the WT Club Championship Show. Nearly twice as many exhibitors (for the championship alone!) and I only entered 1 class - Postgraduate. I… Continue reading Welsh Terrier Champ. Show
Mostly I travel to places for dog shows. Sometimes I travel to simply showcase my breed. I go to Discover Dogs and the Game Fairs mostly! This year, I've already done Discover Dogs at Crufts in March, and a few weeks ago I did the Game Fair at Hatfield House. They traditionally have a Terrier… Continue reading Meeting Twitter Pals
Pals! I went back to my homeland (Cymru am byth) this weekend to appear in the Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show in Builth Wells on 19 August. It rained so the rings were moved indoors, thank goodness, because I never quite walk as nicely on grass, as we saw at Southern Counties earlier in the… Continue reading WKC 2017 Champ. Show
Not all shows offer rosettes, when you qualify for Crufts, you can apply for a qualification rosette as you don't automatically get given one just for qualifying. It's not necessary, but it's a nice touch. For many of us, it's a big deal to even qualify. So we got the rosette, it arrived in June,… Continue reading It arrived!
At these shows, we've seen a lot of "kit". We've adapted out kit list to make sure we have everything we need, made sure it's top notch to last a long time into the future but Mummy is in marketing... she LOVES a bit of 'stash'... So this happened... Now, the crate cover is… Continue reading All the Gear, No Idea?
After the disappointment of coming 3rd and 4th at Reading & District, to say mummy was nervous about appearing in the Southern Counties Champ. show would be an understatement. It rubbed off on me slightly, I had uh... a squitty rear end... and that's NOT fun when you're at a show. I do hold it… Continue reading Southern Counties Championship
So I qualified for Crufts. What next? It was a nine whole months away. Surely going to more shows would be pointless, right? If our aim this year was to get to Crufts, I'm already there. Not so fast, everyone! There are things I need to improve upon. There is always time to learn. And… Continue reading Post-Qual. Reflections, Reading & District