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13th of December: LKA. No great
results, Rona was out of coat but Mats got a first
in GC for Benjamin. Mats and Rona both eye tested
30th of November: Benjamin and
Molly take BOB at Bridlington Open show. Judith
showed Happy for the first time, she was second.
24th of October: SANTEE arrives. See his own page:
Santee Sioux at Goldmali
19th of October: Molly passes
her Good Citizen SILVER test, trained by Benjamin.
Ritzy passes her Silver, aged just 8 months. Penny
passed Gold. And Melanie passed Gold with both her
Papillons Angel and Harry.
5th of October: BSDA Open show.
Rona Reserve Best Bitch.
18th of September: Driffield
Championshow show. Only us entered again! Rona Best
Bitch and Best of Breed, Ritzy Best Puppy and
Reserve Best Bitch, Mats Best Dog.
14th of September: We went to a
local fun dog show, where Benjamin and Mats won 1st
in "Dog most like its owner", Benjamin and Calee won
1st in "Prettiest bitch" and Benjamin and Matilda
won 1st in "Best Veteran".
13th of September: Darlington
Championship show. Again only us -Rona, Mats and
Ritzy. This time Ritzy took
Best Puppy, Best Bitch and Best of Breed!
Many thanks to judge and breed specialist Kathy Bird
for thinking so highly of our pup. Mats was BD and
Ritzy with her rosettes
6th of September: Richmond Championship show. Only our
Ritzy, Rona and Mats entered plus Ritzy's sister
Petra owned by Judy and David Cloutt. Nice to see
the two Grey sisters back together -even if Ritzy
wasn't all that bothered by meeting Petra again!
Mats was Best Dog, Rona Best Bitch and Best of
Breed, Petra was Best Puppy and Reserve best Bitch.
same day Judith Barritt's Olmec (Goldmali Gideon)
won a first in flyball!
Ritzy with pink lead, Petra
31st of August: Good Citizen tests at dog training.
Benjamin and Molly passed Bronze, I passed Bronze
with Mats and Ritzy and Silver with Penny, and
Melanie passed Bronze and Silver with her Papillon
16th of August: Welsh Kennel
Club Championship show. Ritzy's first show! She was
the only puppy so obviously took Best Puppy, but got plenty
of nice comments. Mats 2nd in Junior Dog. Rona 1st
in Limit Bitch (of 3) and then she took the
Bitch CC! She now has 2 CCs and
3 RCCs and just needs that final third CC to gain
her Champion title.
The Bitch Challenge was
wonderful to watch and I regret not taking my
camera. Out of 5 class winners, one was Ripley's
daughter (Goldmali Brown Sugar ShCM), two were her
granddaughters (Gheluvelt Amazing Grace and of
course Rona -Goldmali Fabulous) and one was her
great granddaughter (Ritzy -Goldmali Imagine).
Ripley lives on in her family.
10th of August: Bournemouth
Championship show. Mats 1st in Junior Dog, Rona 1st
in Limit Bitch. Rona then took the Reserve
2nd of August: BSDA
Championship show. Rona was in season so had to stay
at home. Mats placed 2nd but graded Excellent.
12th of July: National Working
& Pastoral Breeds championship show. Mats 2nd,
Rona 2nd again. Out of two! Ooops.
5th of July: East of England
Championship show. Only seconds today for both Mats
28th of June: Windsor
Championship show. Mats Best
Dog and Best of Breed, Rona Best Opposite Sex.
22nd of June: Blackpool
Championship show. Mats Best
Dog and Best Opposite Sex, handled by
Benjamin. Rona Reserve Best
21st of June: Northern BSD Club
Championship show. Mats 1st in Junior and Graded Excellent. 2nd in Junior
Handling with Benjamin. Rona and Rio only managed
7th of July: Beverley CS Open
show. Mats 1st in Junior AVNSC, handled by Benjamin
for the first time. Calee Best
of Breed Papillon.
5th of July: We missed the 3 Counties show due to
the van breaking down again, just 9 miles from home.
1st of June: Southern Counties
Championship show. Mats Best
Dog and Best Opposite Sex. Rona Reserve Best Bitch.
17th of May: The long and early
(3 am start) journey to the Scottish KC Championship
show was worthwhile! Mats Van De Vaardekenshoeve at
Goldmali (IMP BEL) won 1st in Junior Dog (of 2),
then won Best Dog and the Dog
CC, then he beat the bitch winner to take Best of Breed! Only his
third show ever aged 13 months, after just 2 months
with us! Thea's Goldmali Flashdance (Taima) won her
8th Reserve CC.
Benjamin handled Penny to 2nd in PG and a Crufts
qualification for next year.
On the same day over in Canada, Lorraine Nelligan's
Spinillons Goldmali Had To Be Me became a CANADIAN CHAMPION! Mee Mee
was bred by myself.
13th of May: Very sadly our
newly mated Molly developed pyometra and had to be
11th of May: Mats' first
Championship show; Birmingham National. 1st in
Junior Dog and hence a Crufts qualification. However
he was alone in his class.
16th of April: Monty
the Cavalier left us to go and live with John's
daughter Steph. Unfortunately the time had come to
give up, as Monty really disliked old Bobby and had
hurt him once too many times. Monty is very happy
6th of April: BSDA open show
with French judge Sophie Jouannet. Mats' first show
after just one month with us, and his only show as a
puppy as it was the day before his first birthday.
Mats 1st in Puppy Dog and Best
Puppy in Breed -beating the Crufts RDCC
winner. Graded Very Promising. Rio 1st in Veteran
Bitch, graded Excellent. Benjamin and Penny 3rd in
PG Bitch graded Good (well we know she has her
faults) and also 2nd in Junior Handling.
17th of March: My heart is
broken. We had to say goodbye to Ripley. She would
have turned 14 next month. There will never, ever be
another dog like her. She wasn't my dog in a million
but rather in a BILLION. She changed my entire life.
Read her page here detailing just some of all she
did: Ripley , and also
the page about her travels: Travels
The very last photo of Ripley,
here with great granddaughter Ritzy
In the week following Ripley's
passing, we had some unusually sudden and strong
rainbows. I am sure they were greetings from Ripley on
the Rainbow Bridge.
15th of March: West Torrington Open show. Benjamin
and Penny 1st in Graduate, Rio 2nd in Open. Penny,
Peanut and Molly all eye tested clear.
6th to 9th of March: CRUFTS. Well
we didn't have as successful a Crufts as for the
past few years, as we had to leave our best bitch at
home with puppies (Rona) and the best dog (Luta) was
out of coat so not shown. But Crufts is always
fun! On the Thursday, Melanie handled Z (G. Bohemian
Rhapsody, father of the pups) and they were awarded
1st in Veteran Dog and 1st in Good Citizen Dog.
There was however only one entry in each class.
handled Penny (Cymry Penny Wise Goldmali) and they
were unplaced in PGB but came fourth in Good Citizen
handled Rio (G. Believe) and she was 4th in Veteran
Bitch and 3rd in GC B. Thea's Taima (G.Flashdance)
was 3rd in Open bitch (out of 9) and Janice's Tanni
(G.Brown Sugar ShCM) was 2nd in Veteran B.
Janice Tyers with Goldmali
Brown Sugar ShCM "Tanni" (mum of Penny) and John with
Goldmali Believe "Rio" -litter sisters one month shy
of 8 years old in Veteran Bitch
It was also very nice to collect the BSDA yearbook
and see that officially Goldmali again was the
number 2 Malinois kennel in the UK, for 2013!
On the Friday John, Benjamin and I spent the day in
Discover Dogs together with Rio and Penny -like last
year. The dogs were tired but amazing -to be touched
by so many complete strangers over a full day and to
just happily accept it no matter what people did
(some ask so nicely to stroke the dogs, others just
shove their faces into the dogs' faces) -I am very
proud of their temperaments. Just like Ripley used to be in
DD for so many years. (The
way the pen is designed, the dogs can CHOOSE if they
want to be touched by somebody or not, as they can
move out of reach.)
Saturday we were meant to show Calee but
unfortunately she had come into season, so we stayed
at home. Sunday we went without dogs just to shop,
watch the Obedience World Cup and Best in Show!
2nd of March: John and I popped
over to Belgium for the day -and brought back a
Malinois! Welcome to MATS VAN DE VAARDEKENSHOEVE. 11
23rd of February, over
in Canada: Spinillons
Goldmali Had To Be Me - Mee Mee winning BOS at
the Woodstock & District Canine Association show
22nd of February: Newark &
DCS open show. Rio takes another Best of Breed (beating a
Champion!) with Penny as RBOB. Calee won 1st in PG.
Thanks Michelle Hulbert for the photos!
13th of February: We have
puppies! Malinois puppies for the first time for
over 3 years. Rona is a mum and Z a dad. Rona's puppies to Z
9th of February: And she does
it again! Lorraine and MeeMee take another BP and BOB in Canada!
8th of February: Lorraine
Nelligan's Spinillons Goldmali Had To Be Me
(Papillon) wins Best Puppy
and Best of Breed at a show in Canada.
9th of January: Boston
championship show. Rio takes Best Bitch and Best of Breed with Penny
Reserve Best Bitch.
Unfortunately there were
only our dogs there today (Rio, Fame and
Penny), the other two entries were absent.
7th of January: We were already
sure, but Rona had a scan and is confirmed pregnant!
Malinois puppies due around 14th of February.
4th of January: News that
Alison Pell and Zara (Goldmali Cherish) will take part
in the Obedience World Cup
for Northern Ireland at Crufts. This will be on Sunday
the 9th of March.