STILOGA KENNELS.... Thankyou to R.J.M. Engineering
Sat. 26th June. '10...
N.I. Gundog Field & Show Society.. Open Show At Shanes Castle Antrim..
KURT... 1st Graduate D/B
AMY ..... 1ST Open Bitch
& Best Of Breed...
Well done to Catherine & Archie,
1st in Puppy dog
3 in Gundog Puppy Group..
Thur. 17th June..
Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining...
Had a phonecall from Justins Breeder today.. They have started the wheels' in motion for screening their breeding dogs & bitches..
This may be too late for Justy. ( who I am very pleased to say is having a good day today..) but great for future generations of puppies. I don't have any romantic ideas that screening will make everything perfect, but at least breeders can be confident they have done what they can to prevent inherited diseases..
A list of breeders who screen & the results of tests can be viewed at..
Wed. 16th June.
Very sad news today about one of our agility chums .. Following his recent illness , Mercias' dog Pip did'nt make it and was put to sleep..
Sun. 13th June.. N.I. Non-Sporting Breeds Association Open Dog Show.. Newtownards..
Kurt 1st Junior Dog
Amy 1st Open Bitch
Archie & Catherine.. 2nd Minor Puppy Dog Stakes..
Really enjoyed today ... g8 venue, friendly people..
Sat. 12 June.. Coleraine Canine Club Open Show...
Kurt 2nd.. &
Archie & Catherine 4th...
Then off for a lovely afternoon at Portstewart Strand , Amy, Kurt, Archie & Molly had a blast at the beach.. Oh.. & we had a gorge.. Picnic..!! A very much needed relaxing afternoon..!!
Stiloga Hop The Wag At C.C.C. Open Show..
Thankyou to Mr Alex Douglas for Photo
Fri. 11th June
Please buy from breeders who health screen..
I purchased Justin, as a potential " Show Dog" from an experienced breeder. I knew health screening had'nt been carried out but trusted this person that he was a healthy dog.. I thought , because they were successful & experienced breeders, & "Friends" , I would have no worries.
Futher down the line, when I would have been carring out health screening on Justin, ( should I have wished to use him in a mating) as I am obliged to do as an Accredited Breeder. I was pretty sure there would have been no probs..
As Justin grew, from time, to time, he would have peorids of lameness, & severe pain which got worse as time went on. I did inform the breeder ..
I began to do a bit of research myself on Justins breed lines.. & found that there had been other problems with pups bought. Not From This particular breeder,
that I know of, but the pups were deffo. of the same breed lines.. One of which was blind before a year old, the owner of this pup, still sheding tears while telling me ... another blind & with severe aggression, who had to be put sleep before 4 years old.. Whos' owners to this day, get upset thinking of what they and there beloved pet went through. I know now in hindsight., on the day I purchased Justin , the breeder was aware of at least one of these cases.. Im not out to "Hang" this breeder, but have to say I am sickened, and angry, that although they were the first person contacted after I saw the xrays.. They still hav'nt found the time to speak to me directly.. too busy..! I truly hope they will , if they hav'nt already, put some £'s back into their breeding " programme" and do some health screening.
So here I am today.. with a beautiful dog , who on Monday was diagnosed with severe Hip Displasia.. who on Wednesday 30 June '10 will be just 2 years old... some birthday present ..!!
LAST CLASS OF IMPROVERS COURSE TODAY.. SMASH'IN WEATHER, G8 CLASS AS USUAL , ALTHO, OSCAR & I , ARE GONNA HAVE TO DO OUR HOMEWORK ON THE WEAVES...!
G8 TO SEE CAMILLA'S CLUB, ALLSORTZ AGILITY , GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH...!!
THINKING OF TAKING LITTLE HARTLEY TO THE NEW PUPPY CLASSES STARTING AT THE END OF JUNE...
GREAT NEWS RE.. PIP.... HE WAS'NT READY TO GO TO THE G8 AGILITY CLUB IN THE SKY.. & HAS MADE A STRONG RECOVERY... MERCIA BROUGHT HIM BACK THIS MORN'IN TO SAY
" HELLO " .. & PIP EVEN GAVE US A DEMO OF THE WEAVES & THE TUNNELL B4 HEADING HOME TO HIS ROAST BEEF.. " BLESS HIM "..! MERCIA LEFT US A BOTTLE OF CHAMPERS TO TOAST PIP...!! XX " BLESS HER." !... LOL..! X