16th of December: LKA championship
show. Rona 1st in both PG bitch and Good Citizen bitch.
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
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
28th of October: Thea's Aspen
(Goldmali Fire With Fire) takes Reserve Best Dog
at Midland Counties Championship
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
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
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 page HERE
16th of September: Peanut 3rd in PG
Dog at Darlington Championship show -that is a Crufts
15th of September: Rona Best Bitch and Best of Breed at Darlington Championship show.
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
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
24th of June: Blackpool
Championship show cancelled due to the weather.
23rd of June: Janice
Tyers' Goldmali Brown Sugar BOB at Carmarthen CS Open show.
16-17th of June: Alison Pell and Goldmali Cherish (Zara) win into
grade 4 Agility in both the UK and Ireland at the same
16th of June:
Judith Barritt's Goldmali Gideon (Olmec) competes in his
first ever flyball competition at Epworth, see video
30th of May: Rona
(Goldmali Fabulous, Malinois) passes her KC Good Citizen Bronze test, and
Monty (Lorphil Loxley, Cavalier) passes his Silver test.
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
(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
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 winner.
17th of March: West
Torrington & DCS. Ripley BOB. Rio and Z both eye tested clear.
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
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 cake!
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 Breed.
8th of January 2012: Boston Championship show. Peanut
2nd in GC Dog, Molly VHC in Minor Puppy Bitch.