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HIGHLIGHTS OF 2017:
of August: Belgian Shepherd Dog
Association of GB Championship show with judges from
abroad. Rex was 1st of 2 in PGD and graded Excellent.
Mats 2nd of 2 in LD and graded Excellent. Dana only
managed 3rd out of 3 in JB and a grading of Very Good.
She's moulting and has lost weight, as they do.
23rd of July: Karen
Denton's Zelda (G. Kalinka) placed 3rd in the first Level 6
Scentwork UK Trial to be held!
22nd of July: We had a
change of scenery and went to the Bingley exemption cat
show, where little Casper the moggy first took Best Non
Pedigree Cat, then beat the best Pedigree Pet to become
overall Best in Show Household Pet! The amount of food,
toys, trophies etc he won was amazing -and he even got
£53 prize money!
16th of July: Rafiki (G. Let It Be)
came back to live with us. Rona had 8 puppies to Mats.
Never before have I had two Malinois litters in the same
year, but this will be our last litter for some time as
we are now taking a break. The mating of Mats to Rona
was one I had wanted to do for years, but when we tried
in 2016 Rona refused to be mated. This time however all
went well! See the pups on their blog: O LITTER
Rona with her 8 newborns to Mats
2nd of July: Another local fun
show. Riley took best puppy.
1st of July: Joanne Apostolou's Zulte (G. I
Believe I Can Fly) achieved his Agility Warrant
17th of June: Northern BSD Club Championship show. Rex
1st in PGD and graded Excellent, he then took the
Reserve Dog CC. Mats 1st and graded Excellent in Limit
Dog. Dana 2nd and graded Excellent in Junior Bitch.
11th of June: Fen passed his KC
Good Citizen Silver test.
10th of June: Christine
Smith's Bliss (Goldmali Kiss From A Rose) is
awarded her Flyball Dog Intermediate
June: 3 Counties Championship show.
Rex was Reserve Best Dog and Magic Reserve Best Bitch.
5th of June: We said goodbye to Roxie (G. Crash
Boom Bang) who had cancer and was in pain.
30th of May: Bath Championship
show. Judy Cloutt's Goldmali Icon (Petra) took BB &
21st of May: Matilda and Arnie, our
two Golden Retriever/Malinois crosses (not designer
dogs, genuine accident) turned 15 years old!
20th of May: Redditch & DCS
Open show. Again Rona had to stay at home. The only
other Malinois entries were Dana who was Best Puppy and
Reserve BOB, and Rex who was Best of Breed.
7th of May: We went to a local fun
show for charity where Fen won the class for best trick,
and Mya the Papillon (G. My Way) was Best Puppy.
6th of May: Birmingham National Dog
Show Championship show. Rona had to stay at home as she
was in season. Rex was 1st in PG but he was the only
entry. I brought Fen and took the opportunity to take
the KC Good Citizen Bronze test with him at the show,
which he passed.
28th of April: Well as I don't have
a cat website anymore, I will mention it here. Today I
brought home the smallest kitten I've ever known, 8 week
old Tabby/white mog Casper Spook. I missed the original
Spook that I lost over 2 years ago so much that I
couldn't resist getting a lookalike. In fact he's so
much like Spook in his behaviour as well.
20th of March: Goldmali Flash
"Reggie" (100 % show line Malinois) with owner Christine
Merritt was on TV again, this time in "The Kyle Files".
The episode was about dangerous dogs and Reggie
demonstrated how a correctly trained dog will do
bitework on command and most importantly STOP when told
(unlike many dogs used as weapons by irresponsible
owners). Jeremy Kyle donned a bite suit and Reggie
chased him and got him by the sleeve until Mr Kyle asked
for the dog to be removed.
12th of March: Show day at Crufts. We only had Dana
and Rona entered. Dana was 2nd (out of 2) in Puppy
Bitch, Rona was unplaced in Open Bitch but won 1st
in Good Citizen Bitch out of 3.
11th of March: Crufts. Today
Goldmali had a team of Malinois in the Breeders'
Competition. We weren't placed (there were close to
50 teams) but it was special to see 3 of our dogs in
the big ring at Crufts, which was also streamed live
on the internet. John handled Rex (Goldmali King of
Hearts), Sue Fryer our friend from SIT Dog
Training handled Dana (Goldmali Lullaby) and
Benjamin handled Magic (Goldmali Kind of Magic).
6th of March: Ritzy gives birth
to 6 puppies sired by Rex; the Goldmali N litter.
See their blog here: N LITTER
19th of February: Matlock & DCS
Open show. Rex Best of Breed.
11th of February: Christine Smith's Bliss (Goldmali
Kiss From A Rose) is awarded her Flyball Dog
27th of January: Fen, the
assistance dog (well he does all the work but has
not been officially certified -long story) is back
here for the time being. We very much hope he can go
back home to his owner eventually. Fen misses his
dad a lot.
21st of January: Manchester
Championship Show. Rex 1st in Post Graduate Dog (but out
of one), Dana 1st in Puppy Bitch (out of 2).
Dana was handled by Benjamin