CYMRY PENNY WISE
bitch, d.o.b. 25th July 2012
with black mask
Jotunheim Urak (police dog) Dam: Goldmali Brown Sugar ShCM
score: 5/6 =11
Elbow score: 0/0 =0
tested clear February 2018
Citizen Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates
Best Puppy (3 open shows, 3 championship shows)
2 x Reserve Best Bitch (championship show)
1 x Reserve BOB (open show)
of show dogs (All breed Best Puppy in Show winner, Crufts Best
Puppy in Breed, RCCs, BOBs etc), working dogs
(flyball, scentwork, agility, assistance dog, PAT dog etc)
and fantastic active pets.
was born from a mating that was so similar to one I had always
wanted to do myself -a working line father (in this case a
to a show line mother (in this case Ripley's daughter
Tanni, litter sister of Rio and Z)
-that there was no way I could resist buying one of the
puppies! Thank you Janice for letting me have the pick of the
Penny is a fantastic dog, and just what we hoped for:
fearless, loves everyone (in fact loves nothing more than
meeting total strangers!),
was handled at shows by Benjamin from age 13. These days
she isn't shown as she isn't really show quality,
but who knows, if my young grandson or granddaughter wants to
have a go at showing one day, Penny would be happy to
She is the most laid back Malinois I have ever come across,
yet her puppies have drive.
FROM PUPPYHOOD UNTIL NOW:
collected Penny at just over 8 weeks of age. It was a
long journey from Wales (6 hours each way) so we brought cousin Rona with us as company,
and the two instantly became friends. In the first couple
of weeks Penny did a LOT of sleeping.
Here she is aged 8 weeks 6 days.
The day after arriving here
-this cage will do as a bed, shove over Bobby!
This is also the day after Penny arrived -still tired after the
journey it seems! (Then again you cannot catch her with the
camera when she is NOT asleep!)
Here she is with Benjamin, Molly and also Melanie's Angel.
9 weeks old
From day one Penny has been going everywhere with us to
socialise. In fact I wish I had brought the camera all the time
as she has done so much and been to so many places.
Here she is just 6 days after we collected her, aged 9 ½
weeks, visiting her family in another part of Wales, at Thea's
place. Apart from dogs she also met horses and sheep.
Tired after all the excitement
9 weeks 2 days old. "Look at those paws, she's going to be
huge!" everyone says. Indeed we hope she will be granny Ripley's
(Well, she ended up QUITE a lot bigger! The adult slim Penny
weighs in at 31 kgs.)
9 weeks 4 days old, during a walk on the field for the first
With Melanie and some of the little dogs
With John, cousin Rona and granny Ripley
Paying attention to John, with best friend Rona
When Penny was 11 weeks 4 days old we took her, Angel and Abby
to a game and country show.
We sent Penny into the ring at the fun dog show with
Melanie (and Benjamin with Angel) as it would be invaluable
practice for her to have known a show ring so young.
There was a LOT to see, smell and hear at this show and nothing
bothered any of the dogs, not even standing right next to the
clay pigeon shooting.
Penny thought EVERYTHING was fun.
15 weeks 5 days old and growing fast!
(No, she didn't eat the old furniture -we buy second hand and
replace around once a year and it was time for a newer one
Well a cheap Ebay one, that is! Pointless having new furniture
with dogs and cats around.)
4 months old to the day
I take up a lot of space now!
Yes I need to grow into my ears, but I can hear you VERY well
Good job the new corner couch is a big one! Penny in the middle,
Rona to the left and Ripley to the right.
(Rio does not get on with Ripley and Rona anymore -her fault for
being bossy, not theirs -so these 3 are kept apart from the
other Malinois and
what with Ripley being old spoilt granny, they automatically get
certain privileges -such as sleeping on the couch and in the
bedroom at night)
Just over 4 months old and it's about time we got some formal
photos of Penny standing. Here's the first attempt!!! This is
her character in a nutshell!
But look! A show dog!
Posing in a sit -yes the ears are still big -we don't care!
Penny as a pup was VERY clever, VERY excitable and got bored
VERY easily! Here she decided to wash the Papillons' bedding -in
the water bowls.
No other dog can destroy toys like Penny can. They last just
minutes. So we bought her one a bit bigger than usual!! January
2013, 6 months old.
"The silly ears pair"!
Penny has the most fantastic outgoing nature, and so she spent a
full day at Discover Dogs at Crufts 2013 (aged just 7 months),
with aunty Rio.
She LOVED meeting lots of new friends all day long.
Photo with Benjamin by Nick Ridley
Benjamin with Penny in Junior Handling
Penny turned out to be FANTASTIC with the Papillon puppies.
Like little birds inside a crocodile's mouth!
Penny aged 10 months with Molly -the two bitches that Benjamin
handles at the shows.
Benjamin and Penny in Junior Handling at Norbel June 2013. Penny
10 ½ month old, Benjamin 13 years.
In the BIS Puppy competition at Norbel.
Penny on her first birthday. Yes her ears are still big, and so
is she. 29.8 kgs!
In the ring at BSDA championship show, Penny just over 12 months
old. Note the judge is wearing glasses, has a beard, a flapping
is holding Penny's head and staring in her eyes, yet she is
standing rock still on a slack lead, ears back yes but tail NOT
between her legs,
with a 13 year old handler. THAT is a good temperament! Many
young Malinois would have hated this situation.
At a beach in Bournemouth after the show, with best friend Rona.
Penny in Bournemouth August 2013
Penny to the left, cousin Rona to the right
At the Richmond championship show September 2013
Penny the lapdog (with Melanie)
Playing with Rona Blackpool beach June 2014
Snow is fun too. December 2014.
Penny (right) with one year old daughter Magic April 2016.