28th of December: Definitely NOT a highlight.

We said a final goodbye to our Elsa the Golden Retriever bitch.

11th of December: Rambo 2nd out of NINE in Special Yearling at

Boston & DCS Premier Open show, beaten only by an adult dog.

There were 7 puppies present and Rambo won Best Puppy for the fourth time!

26th of November: Rambo Best Puppy and Best of Breed at West Torrington Open show

-beating Ripley who won the Open class!

20th of November: Rambo Best Puppy, RBOB and Group 4 at Burton on Trent KA Open show.

(John and Rambo at Burton on Trent in the group,

with Livvy's owner Elaine and her Border Collie Niamh to the left)

29th of October: SHADOW in Northern Ireland (the Maligold) placed 5th out of 29 in

Novice at an obedience show with owner Jennifer Skelly.

27th of October: At long last, the puppies' first show, aged 6 months and 1 day.

Their only chance to qualify for Crufts 2006.


Goldmali Angel (Mrs&Mrs Bennett) 2nd, Goldmali Apple Of My Eye (Mr&Mrs Cook) 3rd, all 3 qualified.

Steve with Cleo, Elaine with Livvy, John with Rambo, judge Frank Kane.

John and Rambo

24th of October: Match night, both Ripley and Rambo win their first matches then get knocked out.

On the same day, LANCE (G. Action Hero) in N. Ireland is 3rd out of 10 in puppy match.

23rd of October: Rambo takes part in his first companion show and wins the non-sporting puppy class.

16th of October: Ripley BOB at Northern Belgian Shepherd Club's open show.

26th of September: Both Ripley and daughter LIVVY (G. Apple Of My Eye) knocked out in

first round at match night, BUT then won Best beaten Adult and Best beaten Puppy.

25th of September: Ripley 6th of 20 in Starters obedience and 2nd best BSD in class at

companion show (Heel on lead, heel off lead, recall without finish, 1 minute down stay)

24th of September: Ripley's first show after puppies, BOB at North Lincs DC

15th of September: Ripley pictured in Doncaster Free Press, about the race HERE

11th of September: Arnie placed 2nd out of 15 in "Next step" obedience at companion show

(Heel on lead, heel off lead, recall with finish, 1 minute sit stay)

4th of September: Ripley takes part in "The Real McCoy's Cup" at

Wimbledon Stadium in London to find Britain's fastest pet dog.

Ripley was selected as one of 36 to go to London to race, out

of hundreds of entries to the competition organised by The Sun newspaper.

She WON her first heat and got to race in the final with the last 6 dogs,

but then lost. So I guess that means she is Britain's 6th fastest dog!

17th of August: Rambo passes his KC Good Citizen BRONZE test aged 16 weeks and 1 day

29th of May: Bobby arrives !

26th of April: Ripley has 8 puppies. Click HERE

4th of April: 6 weeks pregnant and starting to look like a hippo!

31st of March: Ripley scanned, at least 6 good sized pups due 21st-25th of April.  

21st/22nd February: Ripley mated to Kyp!