Crufts over the years...
After a very early start, we arrive at the NEC in plenty of time. This year taking Storm and Bolt
Our judge was Mr A Geddes (UK) a breed specialist
Bolt was first up, delighted to win the puppy dog class
Storm was 4th in a super open dog class, Bolt then going onto win 'Best Puppy In Breed'
Fab day, and following in his dads pawprints, as Banjo won BPIB in 2012!!!!
What a FAB day Storm and I had at Crufts 2019
Our judge today was Mrs K Keely (UK) breed specialist
I had entered Storm in the Limit Dog class, and delighted when he won it!
Then having to go back into the ring to challenge all the other class winners,
and getting down to the last 4 for Best Dog
Sunday 11th March 2018
Our judge was Mrs Jane Cule (UK)
Taking Chaos, Storm and Flame
Storm starts us off competing in the Yearling class, doing me proud by winning the class
Next us was Chaos, unfortunately he hurt his leg and was unplaced this year - typical!
Flame was a superstar, in a huge class, full of champion bitches, she delighted me by winning 4th place
9th March 2017
A rather strange one for me, as showing 'Wilma' the Welsh Terrier
for the first time at Crufts
Delighted when she was declared 'Best Puppy Bitch'
returned again on gundog day, just to watch, not showing any dogs
Went to watch, but did not show
Thursday 5th March 2015 - taking with me Banjo, Buzz and Flame.
Our judge was Mr Frank Kane (UK) Well known all rounder
First up was Buzz in the puppy dog class. So pleased when he won the class, he was happy and enjoying the day if a little exhuberant!!!
Next up in the ring was Banjo, a huge Open Class full of champions from around the world Pleased when he was pulled out 4th in this strong class
Last but not least was 'Flame' she was shown in the Puppy Bitch Class. So pleased when she won a 2nd place hard fort contest!
WOW the day ended on a fabulous high. Buzz wins 'BEST PUPPY IN BREED'
Sunday 9th March 2014. I had, Casper, Banjo, Chaos, and Kaitlyn
Little did I know what a superb day it was going to be!!!
First up was Casper, delighted he was 5th in a huge Post Graduate Class.
Banjo was in Open and got down to the last 7
Chaos was the star and won the KCGC class. So had to take Chaos back into the Dog Challenge. OMG he won!!!! Chaos won the DCC.
This award meant that Chaos is now 'Sh Ch Meadowdale Chaos JW ShCM'
Kaitlyn was next up and won a respectable 4th in Puppy Bitch
Going back into the breed ring, to challenge the Bitch CC winner. Words cannot describe how amazing it was to be awarded 'Best of Breed'.
I would like to thank our judge, Mrs Fran Glendinning (Plaiglen) a breed specialist for awarding Chaos BOB
What a super year we had at Crufts 2013. I took with me, Banjo, Chaos and Jinx
Our judge was breed specialist Mrs Marion Stowe (UK) breed specialist
Meadowdale Banjo JW ShCM, was first up in the Limit Dog class, a large class filled with quality dogs. I was delighted to be placed 2nd, behind the eventual Dog CC winner (well done Jackie and Dave with Kye on a super win)
Meadowdale Chaos JW ShCM was in the 'Good Citizen Class', again really pleased when he was placed 1st.
So back in the ring for the dog challenge, along with some superb dogs from home and abroad.
The Limit dog winner was proclaimed as the winner of the Dog CC
Chaos was then declared winner of the Reserve Dog CC, a fabulous achievement out of all those super dogs.
After all the excitement of the winning the RDCC, I was back in the ring with Jamieson Jinx of Meadowdale, she was in the Puppy Bitch class. Delighted that her breeder Stacey Partner could be there to see Jinx win a 3rd place in the class.
Well done also to Meadowdale Riot (Rye) who was in the biggest class of the day (25) , winning a 4th place.
Friday 9th March 2012, I headed off to the NEC in Birmingham for Crufts 2012. I took Banjo and Chaos.
Banjo delighted me by winning the class to take 'Best Puppy Dog', Chaos was in the same class and handled by Jennie, (thanks Jen) He as placed 5th in the class. Also pleased to see Chaos's brother 'Rye winning a 4th place in the class - well done to Sue and Rye.
I was pleased to handle Woodspa Willow in the 'Post Graduate Bitch' Class - OMG there were 23 in the class!!!! And what a result, so pleased that I was awarded a 5th place, to the delight of 'Willow's owners.
Lesley and Eula were up next in the Limit Bitch Class, another big one! Eula showed her socks off to be awarded a 4th place.
Banjo then has to challenge the puppy bitch winner, to my delight Banjo is awarded - Best Puppy In Breed
I was not able to get to Crufts this year, puppy sitting! It was left for Arthur to fly the 'Meadowdale' flag.
And he did not disapoint - Arthur won 'runner up' in the Open Stakes class, and winning £125.00!!!
Also in the breed class he won the Good Citizen class - well done from us at Meadowdale
Sunday 14th March 2010, taking only the 2 boys this year, being Harvey (Trinitas Newky Brown Of Meadowdale JW ShCM who was in the Open Dog) and Ash (Woodspa Ash who was in the Puppy Dog Class)
Ash was first up, and was thrilled when he won his class. He loved the big ring and all that was going on around him
Next to be shown was Harvey (Trinitas Newky Brown of Meadowdale JW ShCM). He was in the Open Dog class with all the champions. Again delighted when he was 2nd in this strong class. The dog winning the first place took the 'Dog CC' and Harvey was called back into the ring to challenge for the Dog RCC - which he won!
Ash (Woodspa Ash - he is a son of Harvey) was declared 'Best Puppy Dog' and would later have to challenge the 'Best Puppy Bitch' for the award of 'Best Puppy'. Ash wins 'Best Puppy In Breed', against his sister
Arthur (Meadowdale Alabama Slammer At Acregate) Owned By Jenny Tracz, also had a super day, winning the Yearling and GC Classes. (Arthur is a son of Harvey).