News 2018

5th November
Busy weekend gone, for the two legged and the four legged. Saturday saw us at Eston & Barnaby Open Show where Elizabeth handled her F/C Retriever Bitcon Midnight Lace to BPIB under Jacque Bayne. Ang had her Welshies there and the delightful Chanangel Mistletoe and Wine was declared BPIB and BOB at 10 months under Hefin Jones.My own Calvdale Stowaway Magic was BPIB and Puppy Group 2 and I handled a Dane pup of 7 months to win Graduate, BPIB and BOB and G2. All in all not a bad day at all. Sunday saw us at the Midland ESS where Stowaway Magic won MPB.

21st September
Cold Wet day at Driffield Championship Show. So proud of our team today, WSS Ginger won Best Puppy In Breed Thank you to our judge Mrs J Miller. Congratulations to all. WSS Spin was just entered in the Veteran Stakes today and he showed his socks off taking 3rd & winning some pennies. Judge Mrs Penny Williams ESS Tizz won Best Bitch, ESS Madge won BPB, ESS Babd won OB Judge Anita Tattersall

11th September
So finally get 5 minutes to sit down and say thank you after a wonderful but long trip to Richmond Championship Show on Sunday. WSS Syd won PD and was BPD His sister Ginger won PB and was Best Puppy In Breed. Huge thank you to all for the lovely comments on our fur baby’s, it’s always nice when people go out of there way to say well done. Elizabeth was also seen in the WSS ring showing the Beautiful Lettuce and how proud of both I am Congratulations to all.🎉
Thank you to the Judge Mrs Jacqueline Ward who I must say was a pleasure to show under. ESS-As quite a few of you know we had a cake and raised a glass to our new Champion ( Calvdale Night Court)as he gained his 3rd CC last week. Pleased with the new Girl in the team (Madge) winning PB. Elizabeth was also seen in the ESS ring handling Tizz in LB getting a 2nd. Very long drive home as most of the roads were closed or not moving. Thank you to Abbe Marshall-Wyer for all your help also I’d like to say thank you to the truly nice people for your kind words about our Elizabeth . Long may she enjoy handling as without the Children of today,there will be no future.

2nd September
Just back home after the long trip to Stoneleigh and Birmingham Champ Show. Just to quickly thank all that have supported and congratulated on the making up of Calvdale Night Court today. A tired but happy band of exhibitors and dogs returned tonight to rural North Yorkshire. A fuller bulletin tomorrow. For now a cuppa and bed now the dogs are all fed and tucked up. Night.

11th August
Elizabeth & Angela went off to Sedgefield Arg Show today.
WSS Ginger won Puppy,BPIB & BOB, WSS Syd won Graduate, ESS Tru won Puppy & BPIB
Judge David Smith
Between watching the horses and having a good look around the show Elizabeth also enjoyed the Fun Dog Show winning BPIS with Syd, 2nd in BV,2nd in BCH taking home lots of Prizes Lovely day great laughs Congratulations to all , Thank you to Abbe Marshall-Wyer for your help.

22nd July
Sunderland & Dis Open Show - ESS Tizz won Open BOB & G2, ESS Tru won PG BPIB & PG2, WSS Syd won PG & 2nd MP Stakes
WSS Ginger won Open BOB BPIB & PG1🎉, WSS Millie won AV Veteran then went on to Best Veteran In Show. Change of judge from Mrs V Morris to Mrs Jennifer Millard
Massive thank you to Abbe Marshall-Wyer for helping and also to Judges and committee ,Congratulations to all.

24th June
Enjoyable if very hot day at North of England Spaniel. BOB Calvdale Night Court JW ShCM under judge Nicola Spencer. Nice to get him out again and to see Elizabeth handling 'Eva' in her class. Good show, lovely venue and hard working committee.

23rd June
Blackpool Champ Show saw our homebred Calvdale Beautiful Romance return to the ring after a lay off. She stepped out in style to win Limit bitch and we could hardly have been more pleased. Kennelmate C. Heritage of Folly taking RCC to add to the two she already has including RCC Crufts 2018. Congratulations to daughter Angela on attaining the fourth CC with BOB with her Chanangel Sticky Wicket (Welsh Springer) and a super debut for babies with a second for the MPD Syd and a first for MPB Ginger.

17th June
Border Union - Calvdale Heritage of Folly JW . Winner of Post grad bitch at Kelso. Her first time in Postgrad and not having 'dropped a class' all year. RCC Crufts. Delighted with this youngster and gives one hope for future time.

12th May
Birmingham National - Calvdale Heritage of Folly winning in Yearling. Kennelmate C. Hot Momma took first in Graduate and Elizabeth with Beresford Night Spell who she handled to perfection took a third in JB. Obviously all this paled away when Angela finally got the crowning CC with her homebred WSS Chanangel Sticky Wicket JW ShCM Whoop Whoop.

22nd April
Well as the 'designated driver' for our road trip to Wales for the ESSC of Wales, I can tell you I am truly Kream Krackered today. Good atmosphere. Wonderful work in the kitchen girls and two slices of the custard slice - epic. Elizabeth took a second today with Eva in Junior bitch and she handled a fidgeting youngster like an old hand. Patience personified. Ang won Yearling with the lovely Heritage of Folly JW. Sad there were only two puppies present at this show and there are a few about. Long drive home with good company.

25th March
ESSC of Scotland yesterday. Elizabeth and I went and with four dogs we took two firsts with Calvdale Hot Momma and Calvdale Heritage of Folly JW. Beresford Night Spell was placed second today in Junior bitch and Calvdale Storm The Stars was also a second placing today. Enjoyed the road trip with my granddaughter and the weather was also kind.

11th March
News from Crufts 2018. I handled Sh Ch Calvdale Diamond Heist JW ShCM and she took pole position in Veteran bitch and then was made Best Veteran in Breed. Angela handled Calvdale Heritage of Folly JW and was the winner of Yearling bitch at 16 months . She was then awarded RCC much to our delight. Dear Elizabeth handled ESS bitch Eva and was VHC in Junior bitch and she also took a fourth in WSS's with Millie in Veteran. Calvdale Hot Pink JW was second in Limit bitch so on the face of it....a good day at the office.

21st January
Well! As with good wine - it gets better. Lovely day at Manchester winning BOB with our beautiful Sh Ch Calvdale Diamond Heist JW ShCM from Veteran. Nice way to begin the showing year. Granddaughter Elizabeth handled to second in puppy bitch today. Angela won Yearling with Calvdale Heritage of Folly JW and we also managed a winner in Junior bitch winner in the form of Calvdale Hot Momma. Elizabeth also handled her mums WSS veteran bitch to a second too. Good day at the office and worth the ride albeit the journey home was a better one than expected, the snow mostly gone. Well done to all and thanks to judge Chris Atkinson for thinking so highly of our team on the day.