Albert (Shoalhill To Hot To Handle) did us proud today at Crufts, coming first in Limit under Judge Mr Chris Wiggins.
Yesterday at the National Terrier Show, Shoalhill Too Hot To Handle (Albert), was placed 1st in Post Graduate Dog under Judge Mrs S. Wiggins.
Our daughter Victoria, chose National Terrier to return to the ring, making an excellent job of handling Mcleanwyre Heartlands Girl in Post Graduate Bitch to 3rd place, as well as receiving a well deserved 2nd with Albert in the Special Beginners Stakes class under Judge Mr Richard Allen.
Thoroughly enjoyed the day, National Terrier is always a great show.
The Wire Fox Terrier Association held a hand stripping and grooming seminar today which was very well attended. Attendees ranged from complete beginners to the more experienced owner but everyone said they learnt a lot and really enjoyed the day. As an experienced hand stripper and member of the WFTA committee, I was more than happy to help and advise all those who were there.
I am available for one to one tuition, so if you or anyone you know would like to learn how to hand strip or improve your technique please contact me either by filling in the contact form or by giving me a call on 07794 434599.
Crufts is always the highlight of our year and we were very pleased that our young dog Albert, Shoalhill Too Hot To Handle, took third place in Post Graduate Dog under judge Andrew Goodsell. Congratulations to all those who did well on the day, such a lot of effort but worth it.
See you all at National Terrier!
Despite the wind and rain, Shoalhill had a great day at Manchester Championship Show. It started with Shoalhill Too Hot To Handle taking first place in Junior Dog, followed by Mcleanwyre Heartlands Girl (a young bitch prepared by Carl), who bagged a 1st in Post Graduate Bitch.
Carl also handled a promising young Welsh Terrier for Rachel Pearce, and the day was nicely finished off when Demorner Nightmoon (AKA 'Elvis'), was placed 1st in Junior Dog going on to be awarded RES CC - the highlight of the day!
Shoalhill are proud to announce that Angel, Shoalhill She's No Angel gave birth to a beautiful litter of 6 pups on the 29th December, 3 boys and 3 girls, sired by Brocolitia Showdown. Mum and pups are doing well.
At the Wire Fox Terrier Championship Show on the 21st October, Shoalhill Kennels achieved some fantastic results with 1st's in every class they entered.
Shoalhill Too Hot To Handle, prepared and handled by Carl Adshead, won Junior Dog. His litter sister Shoalhill She's No Lady won Junior bitch and looked amazing having been prepared and handled by Julie Cuming - congratulations Julie you did a fantastic job! And finally, McLeanwyre Heartlands Girl, prepared by Carl Adshead and handled by Annie Dodds, won Special Beginner's Bitch.
Thank you to the judge, Mr Bill Browne-Cole, for thinking so highly of our dogs.
We thought we'd share some photos of Toby in his new home with Tony and Joy Sale who also own Flo, Toby's mum. He's settling in really well and, although we miss him, we know he's enjoying his retirement. Tony and Joy sent us a lovely letter (see photo), as well as a fabulous WFT Crown Devon wall plaque.
On Sunday 6th August at the Fox Terrier Expo, our youngster Shoalhill Too Hot To Handle was placed 1st in Puppy Dog under Judge Mr Dan Ericsson. We're really pleased about how he's coming on and have great hopes for him in the future.
At the Leeds Championship Show this weekend, Connor (Irvonhill Cider Cup) was placed 2nd in Open Dog under Judge Mr Martin Sanders, and awarded the RDCC. Prepared and handled by Carl Adshead.