16th of December: LKA
championship show. Rona 1st in both PG bitch and Good
November: We receive the news
that Alison Pell and Zara (G.
Cherish) have won their third and final
obedience class B and will now compete in
class C in future. The first
Goldmali to work class C! They have
also qualified for grade 5 in agility!
18th of November: We welcome home
Papillon Spinillons Classic Calee from breeder Jo
Davidson-Poston who is co-owner. See Calee's own page
11th of November: Judith's Olmec
(Goldmali Gideon) competes in Open class Flyball for
the first time, having recently turned 18 months.
4th of November: Peanut takes VHC in Special Beginners Dog at the
Northern & Eastern Counties Papillon Championship
28th of October: Thea's Aspen
(Goldmali Fire With Fire) takes Reserve Best
Dog at Midland Counties
27th of October: Melanie moved
Harry and Angel in to her new house
21st of October: Rona wins Open
Bitch, Best Bitch and Best of Breed at the Northern Belgian Shepherd
Club's Open show. Judge Colin Munro wrote a lovely
critique later which in part said "Fabulous by name
and fabulous by nature" -wasn't that lovely! Dot was
entered in PG and took second, her very first show,
also with good critique but she needs some more ring
22nd of September: We welcomed
home Ripley's newest granddaughter CYMRY PENNY WISE GOLDMALI,
8 weeks old! Penny was bred by Janice Tyers and is
the daughetr of Tanni (Goldmali Brown Sugar ShCM) to
a working police dog (Jotunheim Urak). See Penny's
16th of September: Peanut 3rd
in PG Dog at Darlington Championship show -that is a
15th of September: Rona
Best Bitch and Best of
Breed at Darlington
25th of August: The National
Belgian Shepherd Specialty in France -the world's
biggest BSD show. Luta
(Casyka's Ituha) gains second in Open Dog,
and his daughter Goldmali
Flashdance WINS Intermediate Bitch!! Thea also won Junior Bitch with
her Gisele and takes best young Malinois with
her. Well done Thea, 3 top placings at the
most special breed show!
5th of August: Northern Belgian
Shepherd Dog Club Championship show. Ripley's very
last show -she is now retired. Again graded
Excellent and 2nd in Veteran
Bitch. Rona graded Excellent, placed 1st in PG Bitch and then awarded the Reserve
Bitch CC! Our MOD reject
has done good !! (Judge: Sonny Ström from
Sweden.) Ripley has passed the Olympic torch to her
granddaughter who will now, hopefully, carry on in
granny's footsteps. Photo of Ripley and Rona with
their medals. ("Excellent" ones from Norbel, plus
Rona's 1st in class from BSDA.)
4th of August: Belgian
Shepherd Dog Association Championship show.
Rona graded Excellent, placed
1st in PG Bitch. Ripley Graded Excellent but only 2nd in Veteran Bitch. Luta
graded Excellent, placed
1st in Limit Dog and then
awarded the Reserve CC. Thea's Taima (Goldmali
Flashdance) graded Excellent, placed
1st in Limit Bitch and also
awarded the Reserve CC. Judge: Erik Desschans from Belgium.
25th of July: Janice Tyers'
Goldmali Brown Sugar ShCM gives birth to 7 puppies.
14th of July: National Working
& Pastoral breeds Championship show. Rona
1st in PG.
24th of June: Blackpool
Championship show cancelled due to the weather.
23rd of June: Janice Tyers' Goldmali Brown Sugar BOB at Carmarthen CS Open
16-17th of June: Alison Pell and Goldmali Cherish (Zara) win
into grade 4 Agility in both the UK and Ireland at
the same weekend!
16th of June:
Judith Barritt's Goldmali Gideon (Olmec) competes in
his first ever flyball competition at Epworth, see
30th of May:
Rona (Goldmali Fabulous, Malinois) passes her KC Good
test, and Monty (Lorphil Loxley, Cavalier)
passes his Silver
27th of May: Bath
Championship show. Thea Jellicoe's Goldmali
11th of May: Birmingham
National Dog Show. Thea Jellicoe's Goldmali Flashdance (Taima)
takes the Bitch CC! (Aged 18 months, after
her previous 3 Reserve CCs.) Our Rona (G. Fabulous) is
beaten by her littersister Taima to 2nd place in PG
but is called back in for consideration in the bitch
challenge which was very nice, even though she did not
take the reserve in the end. In any event Rona has now
qualified for Crufts. This was her very first show.
21st of April: Working
& Pastoral Breeds Association of Wales
Championship show. Very small entry of 4 but Janice
Tyers' Goldmali Brown Sugar ShCM (below) takes BB & BOB,
with Casyka's Ituha BD.
15th of April: Happy
12th birthday Ripley!
14th of April: For a change we went to a local
fun dog show. Molly won Best Puppy in Show, Ripley won Best AV
Pastoral, Abby won Best AV Toy. Then they had fun in the
novelty classes, Abby winning 3rd out of 14 in prettiest
bitch and Ripley 2nd out of 7 in veteran.
6th of April Good Friday: Goldmali Gabriel, Papillon, took Best
Puppy and then Puppy Group 4 at Tweedmouth CS Open show!
Early April: Alison
Pell and Zara (G. Cherish) went filming with Gillian
Anderson of X-Files fame! Zara is playing a police dog
tracking a criminal in forthcoming murder mystery "The
Fall" to be shown on TV!
29th of March: Not a
highlight but incredibly sad news. My dad is gone. I
went home to Sweden to see him a last time but arrived
just a few hours too late.
18th of March: Janice
Tyers' Goldmali Brown Sugar ShCM competed at the South
Wales Dog of the Year competition. She won her first
two rounds then was beaten by the eventual overall
17th of March: West
Torrington & DCS. Ripley BOB. Rio and Z both eye
10th of March: CRUFTS
2012. Great day
again! Ripley won 1st (for the
fourth year running, aged almost 12) in both Veteran Bitch and
Good Citizen Bitch. Luta won 1st in Limit Dog and
was 3rd in Open Dog. Taima (Goldmali
Flashdance, owned by Thea) won 1st in Special Junior Bitch AND 1st
in Post Graduate Bitch AND the Reserve Bitch CC!
This was Taima's third RCC and she is still just 16
months old. It was also the third year running we had
one of the major breed awards at Crufts.
Taima and Thea
Taima (Goldmali Flashdance)
Luta (Casyka's Ituha) and Thea
Ripley (Ch Sabrefield Zimply Zuper) and John
As it was Ripley's TENTH Crufts we celebrated with a
Goldmali Cherish (Zara) and owner Alison Pell
represented Northern Ireland in Obedience class B in
the inter regional obedience, and although Zara broke
her down stay (she thought she was being called as
somebody whistled) I felt they did really well. Link to video of
Zara working at Crufts 2012
(Goldmali Brown Sugar ShCM) invited to compete in
South Wales Dog of the year!
4th of February: Newark
& District CS Open show. Ripley Best of
8th of January 2012: Boston Championship show.
Peanut 2nd in GC Dog, Molly VHC in Minor Puppy Bitch.