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Av Ingrid - 21 mars 2009 13:53

Är de inte bedårande dessa gamla tiders leksaker från 40-talet? Den populära Scotty finns i flertalet varsioner, även en vetefärgad. Those were the days...

Av Ingrid - 20 mars 2009 10:22

Det kom ett mail:Hej!

Roligt att tala med dig vid WDS i somras. På uppmaning av vännerna XX och NN läser jag din blogg ibland med god behållning. Det är uppfriskande när någon annan ventilerar frågor som man själv funderat på.

Vid en hastig titt på Dog Worlds sida hittade jag i en rasspalt vad jag tyckte var vettiga synpunkter som jag lika gärna kunde ha skrivit själv. Vi är tydligen flera i denna värld som har svårt att förlika oss med alla nymodigheter!

Konstaterade vid samma tillfälle att den fantastiska BIS-sealyhamen från WDS och nu även Cruft´s har en intressant stamtavla.

Jag vet inte din åsikt i dessa frågor men tänkte att du kanske kunde vara road av att läsa detta korta inlägg.

Hoppas vi ses någon gång igen!

From Dog World Irish Soft Coated Wheaten breed notes

I CANNOT help but be glad that my days of dog breeding and showing are coming to an end rather than just beginning. With all the regulations that are likely to be imposed it will no longer be the hobby it once was although I would say it has not been that for some time.

The dictates that will no longer allow close matings would have meant that most breeds would not have been established. In Wheatens we don’t have to go back many generations to see the matings of father to daughter, mother to son and brother to sister.

I must say when I bought my first wheaten and looked at the pedigree I thought there must have been a mistake when I saw the close matings that had taken place. However that is how the breed as we know it was established and for many years we all practised fairly close breeding due to the limits of the gene pool available and the preference for the type which had developed in this country.

We are all influenced by our own experiences and I have to say the only time I out crossed I had a litter with three bad mouths in it and a dog with an undescended testicle. Ironic as I had used the particular dog as I thought he had a lovely head with great big teeth.

I know one of the early imports was brought in to help with a perceived problem only to find that in many of his progeny the problem turned out to be much worse – much to the disappointment of the importer. So out crossing is not the answer to everything as we all know. Let’s hope common sense prevails and although it is understandable that father/daughter, brother/sister matings may not be registered let’s hope breeders will still have the option to produce the pups they want.

However whatever happens in our little world is really of little significance when one considers that the vast majority of people breeding dogs have no interest in breed Standards or shows and the public have no interest in pedigrees other than saying that their dog has one.


I could have written this piece myself.

Another interesting fact:

The Winning Sealyham has one dog, Am Ch Torset Touch of Class (imp UK) seven times in his 5 generation pedigree.

Av Ingrid - 17 mars 2009 11:51

Skottebloggen gratulerar Raglan Reform Club "Viggo" som idag fyller ett år!
Och naturligtvis matte Ingrid som tar så väl hand om sin lille vän! Året med Viggo har varit fullt av glädje, tillgång till skottarnas underbara värld och inte en enda ledsam minut...

Av Ingrid - 16 mars 2009 08:28

Se här utdrag ur en nyskriven artikel av Rick Chashoudian om Bardene Bingos legendariske handler Bob Bartos, som f övr var den som gav Mercedes handler kopplet med vilket hon visades på årets Westminster."This is Bob Bartos - now 95 years young. He was the handler of the famous Bardene Bingo Scottie that won Best in Show at Westminster 1967 - Percy Roberts was the judge.""I received a phone call this last Christmas from an old friend from the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Bob Bartos. He is a legendary dog man, in my eyes, along with the late George Ward. I received a card and pamphlet about the passing on of Bob’s wonderful wife, Mary Jane Bartos. I had met Mrs. Bartos a few times when I was in my 20’s, at a time when I was foolish enough to venture into his territory, the Pacific Northwest. I was impressed with her old-fashioned charm and how nice she was to me. I usually came back to California with my tail between my legs after being soundly beaten by Bob and his outstanding Scottish Terriers.""Bob is my senior by about fifteen years. He was trained on the East Coast in the late 40s and 50s - the heyday of the Scottish Terriers - by the best Scottish Terrier men of their day. In those days the strength of the breed was on the East Coast with many great dog men to learn from.""The Carnation Farm Kennels in the State of Washington was looking for a top man to manage and show their Scottish Terriers and hired Bob Bartos. This was an extremely smart move by Carnation and it was not long before Bob put them at the top of the heap of great Scottish Terrier kennels.""It was back in the fifties that rumors started floating around Terrier people’s crates that there was a great Scottie being shown in England by the name of Bardene Bingo. Carnation Farms sent Bob over to England to bring this dog home with him. There were also rumors of the price being asked for this dog, some astronomical figure.The first time I ever laid eyes on Bingo was at the Westminster Kennel Club show in, I believe, 1965. He was entered in the open dog class. In those days there were still class dogs entered at Westminster. You could go to the Garden and see dogs that you had never seen before.I made sure to go watch Scottie judging and I could not believe that this great dog was beaten in the breed. Bingo, in my eyes, was the best Terrier I had ever seen. I still say it today and include him along with Ch. Melbee’s Chances Are, the Kerry Blue that I had the good fortune to show. These two dogs, in my mind, were and are the best of the best I have seen in over sixty five years of attending dog shows. Bingo was in exceptional condition and trim, natural, and to be beaten in the breed was one of the most disappointing things that I ever witnessed. Believe me, I have seen bad things happen at Westminster. Not only did this happen once at the Garden, but Bob brought him back a second year and was beaten again in the breed. I believe that the rumored price of the dog had backlashed against Bingo by the Eastern fraternity of Scottish Terrier fanciers who ruled the breed and picked the judges for the Garden show. The next year was 1967 and Bingo was brought back the third time and won the breed, the group and he went in for Best In Show under the great judge Percy Roberts, who had remarked about the dog a couple of years before when he had seen him in England. Bingo was the favored dog to win Best In Show under Roberts that year. This puts pressure on the handler which goes down the lead to the dog.Bingo walked into the Best In Show ring and looked fine. On the up and down walk, Bingo decided to be a Scottie and sit down on his walk down. Bob gave the dog a jerk that I could feel from where I was sitting. While Bingo was in the air from this jerk, his little legs started to move and when he landed he was moving again. Bingo was awarded Best In Show by a real dog man who understood the breed and how obstinate a male Scottie could be. I witnessed all of these moments with Bingo and no one could be happier for Bob and Bingo than I was. Here was a great dog and dog man getting their just desserts at the biggest show in the country.I have seen strange things happen at Westminster and I have had strange things happen to me there. It only proves that you need to keep coming back if you have a real good dog and, finally, something good will happen.Bardene Bingo was not only a great show dog but a great sire. This is the real test of a great male show dog, whether he can help the breed, and Bingo did that.I told Gabriel Rangel if he ever was in Washington to call Bob Bartos and go see him with his Scottie bitch. Bob called me to tell me how much he enjoyed Gabriel’s visit and to see his lovely Scottie bitch. He gave Gabriel a few grooming tips. He is one of the very few who can give Gabriel grooming tips as he is also a master at his craft.Bob Bartos is a man I am proud to know and competed against a few times when we went to major shows together. Like I say he is a few years my senior. His demeanor was amazing to me. Bob knew how to win and how to lose, but most of the time he won.He is now into restoring old cars. He is a great family man with five generations of children, etc. that he sees on special occasions. Bob also trains hunting dogs with his son. He still stays involved with dogs by reading dog periodicals. Bob is and always will be a credit to the sport of purebred dogs."

Av Ingrid - 7 mars 2009 16:27

Den amerikanskägda vinnaren av terriergruppen på Westminster AM CH ROUND TOWN MERCEDES OF MARYSCOT ägare MRS A MUSSER
var nära att upprepa bedriften på årets Cruft´s! Nu fick hon nöja sig med att bli runner up alltså res Terrier Group, det som här kallas BIG-2 efter den sealyhamterrier som vann BIS på WDS i Stockholm. På Westminster var placeringarna omvända, onekligen en poäng. Det var två kvalitétsfulla hundar som stod för topplaceringarna bland terrier på årets prestigeutställning, två genombrittiska men amerikanskägda terriers.
Återkommer med fler detaljer om skottarna!

Av Ingrid - 7 mars 2009 15:26

Christina Hüttner från Boras har all anledning att vara nöjd med insatsen på
Från unghundsklassen gick hennes egenuppfödde Dundee Royal Excellens till cert, BIR, BIS-2!
10-månaders kennelkamraten Dundee Extra Smart tog tikcert, BIM och BIS-4 Junior!
Stort grattis!

Av Ingrid - 27 februari 2009 17:07

Se här detta ljuvliga foto, som visas på skottebloggen utan annan avsikt än att förmedla en fin och innerlig känsla för den skotska terriern!Kvinnan ifråga är en favoritperson i hundvärlden, allas vår populära allrounddomare Moa Persson. Skotten är den vinstrika italienska tiken Ch Scozias Imagination (Ch Raglan Roslin Williams – Ch Tamzin Black Cherry), uppf o äg av C Reggiani Stufler.

Av Ingrid - 24 februari 2009 20:34

Skottbloggens bidrag till dagens rojalistiska yra: Tre Raglan-skottar med husse Dan Ericsson tillsammans med kronprinsessan Victoria!
Kvintetten sammanstrålade i Uppsala på kunglig invigning av veterinärhögskolan den 31 januari 2006. Prinsessan har ingen egen skotte men ser ut att trivas gott i deras sällskap.

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