Hi everyone, I hope you’ve had a great month, welcome to the Blog this month!
Firstly I’ll go through our member’s results for the last month, starting with Windsor where several of our members had good results under Kay Brawn; Liz and Michaella Dunhill’s “Violet” CH Fantasa Smirnoff Blu Violet AJW’15 (CH Minaelea’s Black Mambo x CH Fantasa Smirnoff Ice) won the Bitch CC with Best of Breed, the Allen family’s “Carter” Upend Zakeri at Jodipas JW ShCM (Darkarmar Curved Air JW x Upend Valcadash) took the Reserve Dog CC, and Lauran Wheaton’s “Indi” Vancannon’s Indigo Moon at Acinonyx (Betcha Can’t Do It Like Me at Vancanon x Pepsi Von Hause Sommer at Vancannon (IMP HUN)) won Best Special Beginners in Breed. Violet then went on to take Working Group 3 under Bridgette Bodle.
At East of England Liz and Michaella’s “Elmo” CH Cammcastle’s Quarterback Fantasa (IMP USA) (Big Beach’s Rhumba Man x Cammcastle’s Darling Greta) took the DCC with Best of Breed under Nan Keenan. Lydia Watts and Rebecca Gibbard’s “Lara” Jezeve Back to Black JW (CH Jezeve God Stopper x Jezeve Lovebird) won the BCC and the Dunhill’s Violet took the RBCC. Elmo then went on to win the Working Group under Rodney Oldham, his third time winning the group.
Joe Smith took charge of the breed at the National Working and Pastoral Breeds Society, where Liz and Michaella’s “Elmo” CH Cammcastle’s Quarterback Fantasa (IMP USA) (Big Beach’s Rhumba Man x Cammcastle’s Darling Greta) took the RDCC and the Allen’s “Mable” Jodipas Time JW ShCM (CH Ronmal Diesel's Destiny x CH Jodipas Time Square) was awarded the RBCC.
No top awards for our members from the BRA champ show, judged by Norma Window. On to Leeds which was judged by Ernie Patterson where Elmo, once again, took the DCC with Best of Breed. That’s all the results for this month. Well done to everyone.
August brings us six more Championship shows; LASER on Saturday the 4th where Peter Rademacher and June Wall are judging Dogs and Bitches respectively, ECRC on the 5th judged by Mrs I Feely (Dogs) and Mrs L Ledger (Bitches), Paignton on the 6th judged by Mr J Watson, Bournemouth on the 13th where the judge is Heather Watkins, Welsh KC on the 18th judged by Mrs G. C. Chapman and Scottish KC on the 26th under Gareth Lewthwaite. Best of luck to all our members who have entered.
The Rottweiler Club open show will be happening in December, I know that sounds a long way away but we all know it will come around really quickly. The show is held at Ditton Community Centre in Aylesford, Kent. Schedules will be out later on in the year. We will be running Heart Testing sessions at our show. Heart testing is a quick and painless test done by a qualified cardiologist vet. Electrodes are attached to the dog’s skin and a paper read-out is produced. A certificate is given to the owner stating whether the heart was Normal or Abnormal and only those animals who receive a Normal reading should be bred from. This year the test will be carried out by John Sauvage and the charge is £35 for members or £40 for non-members. Testing is available to book now, you can contact Julia Williams (Juliaboliarotts@gmail.com) to secure your place.
Also our year book is well underway, so if you would like an advert for your kennel or dogs, the cost is £25 for a full page ad. Please contact Julia with your ads or for any extra information. Pages are limited to please get in touch as soon as possible to make sure you don’t miss out.
During the hot summer months, ice lollies are a great way to keep your dog entertained whilst cooling them down. They are really easy to make, here are some sweet and savoury recipes to suit any dog;
To make this, all you need to do is blend some fruit into a pulp and place in the freezer. You can use anything from ice cube trays to ice lolly moulds. It is important to check what foods are safe for your dog as well as choosing ingredients that aren’t too sugary and fattening. Some fruits that are safe for dogs include apples, bananas and blueberries, these are a source of vitamins and fibre. Some fruits that aren’t suitable for dogs are cherries and grapes, these are both toxic and can cause fatal health problems e.g. kidney failure.
Vegetables are a healthy alternative, there are plenty of vegetables suitable for dogs. Celery, cucumber, green beans and peas are some examples. However, asparagus, avocado, mushrooms and onions are toxic and are potentially fatal to all breeds.
This is a cheap and easy recipe that can be made from your dog’s everyday food. All you need to do is put a spoonful of dog food with some stock into an ice cube tray and freeze. This is a good alternative if your dog is a little overweight and you need to avoid treats.
Low-fat yoghurt can be purchased in any supermarket and is inexpensive. To make frozen treat, you can simply coat some dog treats in the yoghurt and freeze.
For those pampered dogs, here is a recipe that combines multiple ingredients. To make these you will need to mix together and freeze the following:
– 2 bananas
– 2 tablespoons peanut butter
– 2 tablespoons honey
– 4 tablespoons pumpkin
– 24 oz fat free yoghurt
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon
That’s all for this month, if you have anything you’d like me to include in the next blog, please get in touch. Have a great month everyone xxx