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Welsh flag Cairncity” Wales 2002



Every year in August dog exhibitors from all over the country (and now Europe off course!) set up camp at The Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Wales, This is for the Welsh Kennel Club Championship show. Although the Cairn Terrier is of origin a Scottish Dog, “Cairncity” in Wales soon develops.


The Firths (Cairngold) should have been the first to arrive and bag a big pitch for everyone. But unfortunately their Peugeot 806 had other ideas! Sorry no pictures but hope this gives a clue to their stylish arrival!  

This was the Brenndarcy gangs first visit and boy did we have a good time!

We arrived at about 6pm Saturday evening after a 160 mile trip from Bradford, five

Cairn Terriers and a Caravan in tow. We were met by the “Tweslams” “Cairngolds” & “Vale of Athols” (Gouds).And with help from Anthony Osborne (awning erection expert), Amy Firth (big hammer in hand)

 We soon set up our temporary kennel for the week. We hoisted our Yorkshire Flag and thanks to Alan “Barbeque” Firth, and a few glasses of wine, we soon felt at home.


Later on in the week we were joined by the “Shearwaters”, “Clanroys” and Liz Longdin (Wellingley) and friends turned up day of the show, in the coolest looking Motorhome you have ever seen!

The weather was wonderful and the dogs all behaved themselves, we managed a few trips out, and the Firths eventually got their car back near the end of the week.


Yes a very relaxing time was had by all.


Although late one evening whilst Danny was walking the dogs a very distressed Poodle exhibitor asked if he had seen her 90 year old mother who, it transpired had got lost coming from the toilet block to their caravan (some 40yards).

So, with Amy in pyjamas, armed with searchlight Linda, and myself set out looking for her, calling “Mrs Dodds” ( I’m sure some must have thought that was the name of our dog!)  After about an hour she turned up in a car at the security gate. She had travelled over ½ mile across a road to the petrol station, luckily some “Doggy” people where filling up their car and brought her back.


The evening before Terrier day was Ann Wall’s birthday.

“New York New York” Ann & Norman Wall Style!

 The bandstand was commandeered; plenty of wine, beer, music, Alan’s barbequeing and a great time was had by all. A few more Cairnites who had come down for one night joined in the fun. Ann and Norman Wall gave us a splendid dance routine to Frank Sinatra’s  “New York New York”. It’s Ann’s big 60th next year, so hold the front page!







Margolia & The Walls



The next day was Show day. Our Judge Maggie  Shopland (Cherrycrack) awarded the DCC & BOB to Ann Wall’s Ch Shearwater Cae De Sonhas and the BCC to Elaine Short’s Glenchess Night Owl.. BP was Sue Braybrook’s Cloverbrook Loaded Dice.


 Although Sonny didn’t get placed in the group he had the noisiest supporters!

Sadly on Sunday we de-camped, but went home happy and looking forward to next years “Cairncity”.


Brenda Shannon