It is with great sadness that the BTA learned of the death of one of our most cherished Committee Members Lyn Winstanley. Lyn has been one of our most dedicated Committee Members for many years now and was always willing to help the BTA in any way she could. So dedicated was she that her last message to us only a few weeks ago was an apology for non attendance at the last Meeting. I am sure many, with more knowledge than me, will report on her dogs and her successes but we have known her as a lovely person and friend to the BTA. To Kathy, Michelle and her family may we offer our condolences and we will support them at the funeral in December.
BTA Championship Show 13th October 2013
BEST IN SHOW : Sharon Ames with Sharnor Faithful Falcon
RESERVE BEST IN SHOW : Sally Brady with Tcheria Shenanigan
BEST O[PPOSITE SEX : Stuart Yearley with Ch Gnjenabay Gene Genie Gal At Lowbrook JW ShCM
BEST PUPPY : Jane Graham with Ruffsurze Zem Zem
RESEVE BEST PUPPY: Tin Bouse with Summer Warrior
BEST VETERAN : Sheila Baldwin with Woolytop Iwan Super Wizard
I am secretary of Wellingborough DCS and am writing to you to ask if you would be so kind as to publicise our show on your club website. It will be on Sunday 30th March 2014 and the Bedlington Terriers, Terrier group and BIS will be judged by Frank Kane.
The show is held at Moulton Agricultural College near Northampton.
Schedules are available now on-line at Fosse Data and will be at shows from mid-September. Further details about eh show and venue can be found on our website http://www.wellingboroughdcs.co.uk/
Dear Breed Health Co-ordinators,
Please see the attached press release for information on the newly developed Kennel Club and Royal Canin Breeder Education Seminars, which now replace the Breeders Symposium. These 12 days of seminars are spread throughout the UK and are being held at The Royal Veterinary College – Hertfordshire (28th and 29th Sept), Bristol Veterinary School (5th and 6th Oct), Royal Dick Veterinary College – Edinburgh (19th and 20th Oct), The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science – Nottingham (2nd and 3rd Nov), the University of Liverpool (16th and 17th Nov) and the University of Glasgow (30th Nov and 1st Dec).
For more information on the lectures taking place on each day and for details on how to book, please visit
Please feel free to pass these details on to your colleagues within your breed, or to anyone that you feel may be interested in attending.
October 12th Middleton Cheney OX17 2LR
Judge: Mrs Dorothy Owen (Bisbee)
For Schedule phone 01666 860204 or email Name and Address to:
Entries Close September 14th 2013
The BTHG Health Survey
The Kennel Club published the results of their health survey of all the KC recognised breeds of dogs, including Bedlingtons, in 2004 and they have now requested that breed councils/breed clubs/breed health groups carry out a "follow-up survey" to ascertain the current health status of breeds. This is explained more fully in a "Notice" on the BTHG website at:
To this end the Bedlington Terrier Health Group has now produced a Health Survey questionnaire. The survey was "launched" at the NBTC Open Show and Mrs Yvonne Bannister agreed to distribute copies of the questionnaire, on behalf of the BTHG, at the Championship shows that she was attending in the near future.
However, the BTHG is aware that there are a large number of Bedlington terrier owners who do not show their dog(s), or show their dog(s) infrequently - they are family pets.
Information about the health status of these dogs is as relevant as that from “show” dogs and the BTHG would appreciate their input.
If you have not already been given a survey form, a blank survey questionnaire can be obtained by using the emailing facility on the “Home” page of the Bedlington Terrier Health Group website:
or, alternatively, emailing the Health Group direct at:
The BTHG would greatly appreciate the co-operation of all Bedlington owners in this matter.
The Bedlington Terrier Health Group
Best Of Breed Crufts 2013
CH BISBEE IKATCHER AT KIERLANDER (MR P & MRS D KIERNAN & LIU)
More Pictures HERE
For Sale At Crufts, Proceeds To Go To Bedlington Terrier Health/Welfare
Three Bedlington terrier figurines have been donated to the BTHG with the stipulation that they are "sold" to provide funds for Bedlington health/welfare projects. The figurines will be on display at Crufts on the BTA stall. Previously, in the shop of the lady who donated them, these figurines were priced at £29.99 for each of the two single Bedlington figurines and £75.00 for the two Bedlington figurine. The BTHG would, at least, hope to realise these prices.
Pictures are HERE
SINGLE BREED OPEN SHOW SATURDAY 20th
THE VILLAGE HALL
Middleton Cheney, near Banbury, Oxon OX17 2LR
Entry Form HERE
Dear Breed Health Co-ordinators
The Kennel Club, along with the Pet Food Manufacturer’s Association (PFMA) is welcoming dog breeders and enthusiasts to a stimulating day of talks and discussions on health issues and how advances in science could benefit breeders and their dogs. Since this is a Symposium open to all those interested in canine health and breeding, please feel free to distribute this e-mail to colleagues within your breed.
Dr Cathryn Mellersh, from the Animal Health Trust, will be advising on how to spot a good DNA test; Professor Jeff Sampson, Genetics Consultant will be discussing how to breed for better health; Dr Angelika von Heimendahl, from the Veterinary Reproduction Service, will be offering guidance on how to avoid a Caesarean section and Dr Lorna Kennedy, Senior Scientist at the University of Manchester, will be presenting a talk on autoimmune conditions.
Anybody who has an interest in breeding dogs is invited to attend the Symposium, which will be held on Saturday 24th November at the Royal Veterinary College, Hertfordshire. The event is £32.50 per person, which includes: morning refreshments, a buffet lunch and a delegate pack. For more information, please see the attached programme and booking form, which can also be downloaded from the Kennel Club website at http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/4584
If you do wish to book a place, please ensure that the booking form is submitted before the 14th of November.
Kind regards, Nick Sutton, Health Information Officer, The Kennel Club
Tel: 0844 463 3980 (extension 323)
Booking Form HERE
2012 Breeders' Symposium Programme HERE
BTA Championship Show 6th October 2012
Best In Show Enid and Hefin’s Pengerrig Unique
Best Opposite Sex & RBIS Margaret Philips with Rathsrigg April Rose
Click HERE for show photos and results
BTA Rules can be found HERE
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