ENGLISH TOY TERRIER SOCIETY


BLACK & TAN FUN WEEKEND NORGE 25th & 26th August 2018

A Black & Tan Fun Weekend was held at the Vestby Hotell & Gjestegard, Vestby, Norway on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 2018 and our very own Catherine Turner was invited to judge the English Toy Terriers (Black & Tan).

Catherine writes :- 

It was a huge honour to be asked to judge this special event in Norway at the weekend. I have been fortunate enough to meet some wonderful people and some beautiful English Toy Terriers. A huge thank you and well done to Eva Kristin Yssen and her team for all the time and work you put in to this event. You made it a huge success. Saturday's events were full of laughs and fun with English Toy Terriers and Manchester terriers all competing in various games including retrieving sausages from a bucket of water.
The bbq was gorgeous and it was lovely to sit with everyone in the evening and chat with so many. It was such a friendly atmosphere I was made to feel so welcome. 
Sunday was show day, I had the pleasure of watching Carol Dunford judge a very nice group of Manchester Terriers.
The English Toy Terriers were all excellent examples of our beautiful breed. It made my job very difficult. It was lovely to see so many young people involved in the breed and enjoying their own special class.
The weekend has been amazing and will stay with me forever. Thank you everyone for your kindness. The mirror is awesome and is a beautiful reminder of my Norwegian weekend. 
THANK YOU to everyone for making this weekend so special. I have made so many new friends.

 

 


Living Heritage Event - Burghley Game and Country Show - 27th & 28th May 2018

Amazing weekend for the crew at the living heritage game fair. Glorious sunshine and lots of genuine interest in our wonderful breed. Great to see English Toy Terriers joining in with the various activities. They made a fantastic display in the vulnerable breed exhibition, where they were represented by 9 English Toy Terriers. Well done everyone involved.

 


Companion Dog Show (KC Licenced) held on 7th May 2018

The Spring Bank Holiday was certainly a red letter day for the English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) Society who marked the end of their 1st year of formation by staging a Companion Dog Show in support of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. This charity provides urgent medical assistance to people in south western counties, and its two helicopters enable them to reach emergency scenes - often inaccessible by road - within minutes and save hundreds of lives per year. The show was well attended by local exhibitors and by Society members, some travelling over 200 miles to support the event .  As a result the Society has been pleased to be able to hand over a cheque for £210.00 to the Trust to help, in some small part at least, to keep its helicopters flying.
Judging had been planned to take place outside in the grassed area of Bridestowe Parish Hall in Devon, with its scenic backdrop of the Dartmoor Tors, with the fall-back situation of going inside in the case of rain. As it turned out the day was the hottest on record for a Bank Holiday so the indoor shelter was the preferred option anyway.
The show was opened by Society President, Roy Wilson, who introduced the well known south-west based  judge, Mr Ken Jessup, from Plymouth. Ken awards CCs in four breeds and had a total of 109 entries to go over in Pedigree and Fun classes. There was a strong showing of black & tans but his BIS from the Pedigree classes was an Airedale Terrier.
Sharon Adams, the Society's Chairman, had a long day as in addition to being the Show Organiser also stewarded.  Husband Malcolm and their daughter Harriet, provided exhibitors with bacon baps, drinks and a variety of cakes and puddings.  All in all it was a very enjoyable and worthwhile day for all concerned, and the Society intends to promote various events in the future to benefit worthwhile causes.


Sally Ann Cracknell's generous gift to the Society

At our AGM on the 7th May 2018 a beautifully made table cloth was unveiled.

 

Sally Ann Cracknell who resides on the Isle Of Man had very kindly made and donated a table cloth in memory of the late Mrs Helen Pope, (Edenstou) one of the founder members of the Society.

 

We will treasure it and I am sure Helen would be thrilled to know that she is never far from our minds.


Annual General Meeting

As per our rules we hereby give you notice of our forthcoming AGM on Monday 7th May 2018. The meeting will be held at Bridestowe Hall, Poole Hill Okehampton, EX20 4EW The meeting will commence from 10.30 am. All members welcome. If you wish to attend please let us know. etts.secretary@gmail.com