This year’s breeding test is being held in Tholthorpe, North Yorkshire. Health tests need to be presented in advance of entering for the test. On the day we test both character and conformation to breed standard. Please get in touch if you are ready to put your dog through their tests ahead of breeding.
22nd September 2018 – Souther Fun Day
Southern Fun Day – this is being held in Dorney, Berkshire
17th November – Breed Specific Judge Training
Cogenhoe and Whiston Village Hall
31st March 2019 – Fun Day and AGM
Cogenhoe and Whiston Village Hall
15th June 2019 – Club’s 10th Anniversary Celebration
6th July 2019 – Northern Fun Day
21st September 2019 – Southern Fun Day
30th November 2019 – West Country and Welsh Fun Day
We are delighted to say that Blueberry SwissArt arrived from the Czech Republic yesterday. She is to be known as Cracker. With moves out of the country in the intervening time, she is our 98th dog in the UK.
Whilst you may just think we can’t count, since our last update we have found out about two Entlebuchers we did not know had been imported. That means that little Kyra Dreamer vom Goldachtal is our 99th UK Entlebucher. Kyra arrived in the UK last night and is now settling in with her new family.
We are delighted to have news that there are two more Entlebuchers in the UK than we previously knew about. Bolishes Happy Ranch (Red) and Brown Lenny Happy Ranch came to the UK last autumn. That brings our numbers to 95. Wonderful news and welcome to you both.
Cracker gave us her mileage from yesterday which took us around Regent’s Park to our meeting point. There should then have been five for the final walk, but poor Salvo and Izzy were struck down with gastro-enteritis overnight and were not well enough to travel to London. After all their hard work it was very sad they couldn’t be there and we send them our best wishes for a speedy recovery. That meant Sybil, Bella and Wilma were our representatives and walked the final stage from Regent’s Part to the Embassy on a beautiful sunny autumn day.
Our welcome at the Embassy was lovely and we spend a happy twenty minutes talking about the breed and our work to help Heidi. Thank you to all
the Embassy staff who helped to set this up, it was a great day for us and we were delighted to present the Ambassador with a picture from the UK Club to mark the occasion.
Thank you to all the dogs who have taken part in the walk and to all our supporters. We are still taking donations at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/walkforheidi so please do send in any sponsorship money or donations. It will all go to enable Heidi to have the final operation she needs.
Today we set out on the final stage before going to the Embassy in London tomorrow. Salvo and Izzy added 2.15 miles each. Then Dickens adding 4.4 miles took over to take us to the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. Sybil and Basil added 1.5 miles each to take us to Tower Bridge Road. Babeli, being a very cute but slightly independent puppy, chose to take us a different route with her 2.6 miles to get everyone to where we are meeting up tomorrow. She finished her stage at Clerkenwell before pawing over to Cleo. Cleo used her 2.6 miles to get us to London Zoo at the northern end of Regent’s Park. And that is where Bella, Wilma, Sybil, Izzy and Salvo will meet tomorrow to walk together for the very last stage of the walk.
We’re doing so well that we’re going to do a bit extra! Today Wilma and Shadow added 1.3 miles each before Aristotle took over to at 0.75miles, taking us just past Newington. Then Salvo walked the 2.15 miles to Rainham and Izzy’s 2.15 miles took us to the edge of Gillingham. Heidi’s 3.36 miles took us through Chatham and Rochester to the edge of Strood and then Cleo added 3.36 miles. Cracker added 2.7 miles to bring us to the edge of Gravesend. Then dickens took over and walked 4.5 miles to Greenhithe. Sybil added 2 miles taking us almost to the M25, the orbital motorway around London. Finally today Basil added 3.5 miles taking us to Bexleyheath from where he can just about wave to Heidi where she is being looked after.
Tomorrow will be the last main leg of the journey but we still need sponsorship!