Happy Birthday Erik

October 19, 2011

Erik waiting to go in the ring at a Terrier Club show

Today is Erik’s 4th birthday and as he is at present staying with Kirsten Toftkjaer in Denmark he has invited some of his new Danish friends to a birthday party.

Sadly, we can’t be with them to enjoy the celebrations, but we send him our best wishes.


Last Sunday he was once again BOB at a show run by the Danish Terrier Club, and was awarded the Club Certificate. He now has two of these, but needs 2 more in order to add the Danish Terrier Club Champion Title to his name.


Happy Birthday Emily

October 11, 2011

Emily winning the Puppy Group, with judge Frank Wildman, and Ann Cadogan

Today is Emily’s first birthday, and she celebrated it in style by winning the Puppy Group at South Wales Kennel Association.

There were six other lovely group winners in the final, and BPIS went to a stunning Australian Shepherd, but Emily was by no means disgraced, and gave Cesky Terriers some excellent publicity. What made the win even more memorable was that there was also a special award for the winner of the Terrier Group given by Ann Cadogan in memory of her late husband, Bryn. The last time that Bryn judged my dogs he gave RBIS to Emily’s grandmother,  Gloria Kvitko, so I hope that he would have approved of judge Frank Wildman’s choice of Emily to win on this occasion.


The photographwas taken by Carol Ann Johnson

More News from Erik

September 19, 2011

Ready to go in the ring

Erik is having a busy time in Denmark. After competing in an obedience competition a few weeks ago, this time it was back into the show ring with Kirsten. At the weekend he went to the Danish Terrier Club show, where he took BOB on his first time in the Champion Class, and then won the Club Champion Certificate as well.

We are so proud of our boy!

But as you can see, it’s very tiring winning all these prizes!

Dreaming about a successful show

Time goes quickly when we’re having fun!

August 22, 2011

Medals and Diploma from the WDS

First there was the World Dog Show, held this year in Paris. Not a wonderful experience, as the one thing the French don’t do is pick up after their dogs! Here in the UK we are pretty good, certainly at Dog Shows, at pooper-scooping, but at the Parc des Expositions it seemed perfectly acceptable to leave everything for others to walk in and spread around. Not at all nice, and by the fourth day of the show the smell was all-pervading!


World Veteran Winner '11

However, we had a successful show. I took Tomáš and Gloria, and at the French Championnat Tomáš won Best Junior, whilst the following day at the World Show, Gloria was awarded the World Veteran Winner title, and became Best Veteran, so both had their moment of glory in the Main Ring.
We travelled to the show with Sue Lee of the Tsuselena Pugs and great was the rejoicing when Simon won the CACS at the French Championnat. He won a cup that was nearly as big as he is!

Simon and his Cup

A couple of weeks later we were off on our travels again – this time with Palma and Erik to Denmark. We went to four international shows in Vejen, won BOB and BOS at each show, awarded by judges from Norway, Russia, Denmark and the UK, and Palma also took Group 3 and Group 4.

Ridley Pamatka, Group 3, Vejen, Denmark

As a result, they are now both Danish Champions. Erik has stayed behind in Denmark with Kirsten Toftkjaer – and we hope that there might be the patter of tiny paws in a while!

Apart from a very successful show weekend, the highlight of our stay was an evening spent learning the basics of blood tracking – but more of that another day!
One other thing of great importance has happened – we now have a new member of the Ridley gang! Emily Day Break came home with us from France – she is Gloria’s grand-daughter, born in Poland and her sire is Ridley Obrazek, who lives with Jitka Paulinova in the Czech Republic. Emily is a very pretty girl, and just like Granny, is a bit of a snob, so she was quickly named the Polish Princess!

Emily Day Break

Emily’s first outing was to the Cesky Terrier Club Show. She won her class, and came home with the trophy and rosette for Best Puppy In Show! What a start!

Happy Birthday!

June 14, 2011
Tomáš and Gloria

It’s a lovely sunny day, fitting for a very special day here at Ridley, as Tomáš is one year old today, whilst his great aunt Gloria is 10 years young!

No Birthday Cake – but chicken wings went down very nicely instead.
Happy Birthday!

Club Show

April 21, 2011
Erik after winning BOS and RBIS

The Cesky Terrier Club Lmit Show is a friendly affair, and this year there were forty exhibits for judge, Linda Matthews.

The Ridley boys had an excellent day – the girls aren’t able to compete as they have both won too much at other shows, so we had a boys’ day out and the girls stayed at home! Tomaš was first in the ring in Puppy Dog, and was number 1 in the catalogue! He won his class, and later went on to be Best Puppy Dog and eventually Best Puppy in Show. Then it was Erik’s turn. He won a good Open Dog class, then Best Dog, and finally Reserve Best in Show.
It has taken Erik quite a time to mature, and to really enjoy the show ring, but he is now coming into his own with excellent results at most shows.
I even won a prize in the raffle! So we all had an excellent day!

National Terrier

April 7, 2011

Gloria's Lucky Lead

For terrier exhibitors, National Terrier is THE show. This year there were 42 Cesky Terriers entered for judge Allan Stephenson, and I was delighted with our results. Tomaš won Puppy Dog, whilst Erik was 2nd in Open Dog and went on to be made Reserve Best Dog. Palma then took 2nd in Limit Bitch, whilst Gloria pulled out all the stops to win Open Bitch, Best Bitch and eventually Best of Breed.

Not bad going at nearly 10 years old!

She was wearing a lead newly decorated for her by the talented Sue Fewings – I think we’ll have to use that one again!