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

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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!

Emily Day Break

February 2, 2011

Emily Day Break

Back in 2007 Gloria Kvitko left her home in the Czech Republic and came to live with the Ridley gang. She was mated to an English dog, Woodstrode Artus (Stanislav Kvitko x Ridley Jitka of Woodstrode), and then her son Ridley Obrazek went over to Prague – the first UK-bred Cesky Terrier to be exported to the breed’s homeland.

Last year Obrazek sired his first litter – to Xandra Kalifa Bohemica (born in the CR, but mainly from Norwegian and Swedish breeding) owned by Kennel Day Break in Poland.
Emily is now nearly four months old. Last weekend she went to her first dog show, at Głogów, and came home with fourth Best Baby Puppy in Show!
Huge congratulations to Emily, and to her breeder, Mariola Dziemidowicz.