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Old 28-06-2019, 05:25 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Right. Bredicot Ferryman.

As I said, he’s 100% show bred. Looking at Glosmere Quail first. Glosmere is the affix of Margaret & Nicola Hutchinson, based in the west midlands area. Over the years they have bred some nice dogs. Naiken is the affix of Mrs Hodge. (I was ringside when her dog, Naiken Way Out West went Best of Breed at Crufts a few years back. Going back further we get to the American kennels Hawksmoor and Dickendall These dogs go straight back to the English dog, Receiver of Cranspire who I spoke about last night. So although they are American dogs they are as English as Yorkshire pudding! Balrian we dealt with last night, But looking at the back line you will see Lougin Lineker. Lougin is the affix of Brian and Trish Parrot. Lovely people who eye test all their dogs at the testing sessions I co-organise, so I have made a fuss of Lineker. Rocheby is the affix of Marion and David Hopkinson. They started in Labradors in 1964 and have had numerous champions in the show ring. Apart from showing they also work their dogs.

As to Anne Frank, much of what I have said earlier applies to her. But a few kennels need a mention. But first an explanation. Breeders like to identify their breeding, so they buy a kennelname, an affix, a name which all their dogs will carry, so for example, all dogs bred by Mrs Hodge will be Naiken something, and nobody else is allowed to use that kennel name. It goes before the dogs name, hence it’s called an affix. But breeders sometimes buy a dog from another breeder. There might be something about their own dogs that they are not satisfied with, so buying some dog who does not carry that “fault” and using it on their own line could improve their own breeding. In this case, if they want to identify the dog then they can add the kennel name to it, but in this case it must go after the dogs name, not before. So in that case the kennel name becomes a suffix rather than an affix! And so back to the dogs, and particularly Charway Blackthorn of Follytower. Last night we discussed Follytower, and I told you that it was the kennel name of Margot Woolley. But in this instant the kennel name is on the back, a suffix, rather than on the front as an affix. So we know this dog was not bred by Margot Woolley, rather she brought it in. But we do know who bred it because the kennel name on the front is Charway, the affix which belonged to the late Janice Pritchard. So now a little story, nothing to do with your dog.

Years ago there was a Labrador breeder, Joan Macan. Her affix was Timspring. During the war she was in the French Resistance. After the war she settled in Ashridge, Herts to breed her beloved Labradors. When hip scoring started she started producing books, detailing the dogs who had been scored, their scores and their breeding. Books which EVERYBODY interested in Labradors brought every year. Then one day when returning home from a show she found somebody who it’s believed was attempting to break in. She was hit over the head, and at 81 years old died from her injuries. Although somebody was originally arrested for her murder, nobody was ever sentenced. But what has this to do with this thread? We are back with Janice Pritchard. After the murder of Joan Macan, Janice took up the mantel and continued producing the hip scoring books until her death from cancer. At that point Kate Smith took over the books. But they are no longer produced today. With the internet they are no longer needed because all the info is available at the press of a key.

Just one more dog to talk about. Warringah Harlech. Warringah is the affix of Carol and David Coode. Another very old kennel dating back to the early 1960s, and another kennel which also works their dogs as well as showing. Both have judged at Crufts.
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Old 28-06-2019, 05:36 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Thank you for all the information John, so she’s more than likely going to look like a show lab with the big blocky head? Was told she is quite small by the vet (8.1kg at 12 weeks) thank you so much again.
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Old 28-06-2019, 05:40 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ettinsmoor View Post
I see that Rising Ember is one of my stud litters. Sired by my dog Skip - FTW Garicmoor Grenadier of Ettinsmoor and the dam Polly Mcguirk. A real surprise litter as we didn't manage to get a good mating but Polly Mcguirk still managed to produce six puppies!
Yes Rising Ember (Ruby) was puppy number 6 of the litter. Nearly 11 months old now! Seems to be doing great, I’m more than happy with her, love her to pieces. Here she is now
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