Midland Cairn Terrier Club Single Breed Open Shows
Sunday 21st July 2019
SHIRLAND VILLAGE HALL, MAIN ROAD, SHIRLAND, ALFRETON. DE55 6BB
Entries close 6th July 2019
Judge; Helen Miller (Cornton)
Our Judge Miss Helen Miller (Cornton)
My love of Cairns has been almost life long as my Aunt and Uncle bred them and from a very early age I was an addict! Growing up amongst them and being taken to shows fromabout the age of eight my ambitions became clear – one day I would own, show, breed and judge them!
I was given my first Cairn in 1963 – Cornton Torrie (tick!),
started showing ( in a very modest way!) soon after that ( tick!), bred my first litter in 1986 (tick!), and judged my first show in 2011 ( tick!).
I shared the Cornton Affix with my Aunt and Uncle from 1985 and became sole holder following my Aunt’s death in 1999. Things have moved on and I have had more time to devote to my dogs following my retirement in 2000.
I am a member of The Cairn Terrier Club Committee and Scottish Trustee for The Cairn Terrier Relief Fund.
My current Cairn family numbers eight, I breed about two litters of pups per year and havejudged at a number of shows (Limit and Open) in England and Scotland. I exhibit regularly at shows throughout UK and have so far obtained four Stud Book Numbers.
My love of Cairns and appreciation of them has continued to grow over the years and I cannot imagine life without them. I just love their temperament and spirit.
I am very proud to be asked to judge the Midland Cairn Terrier Club Show. Thank you for inviting me, and thank you for entering your dogs under me.
Judge;Mick Oxley (Digelsa)
Our Judge Mr Mick Oxley (Digelsa)
I was born in 1954, our next door neighbour had a black & tan Terrier “type” dog which befriended me until it died when I was around seven years old. This bond has stayed with me all my life.
My first show dog, in 1979, was a Dobermann called Digger, he was followed by a Manchester Terrier in 1980 who was called Elsa, hence my affix “Digelsa”.
I like to think I did my apprenticeship “old school” listening to experts and watching the breeds. My first judging appointment was in 1983 where I judged 64 Dobermanns and then Manchesters at a small open show in 1984. I
have awarded CC’s since 1990, have judged at Crufts twice. I judged my first classes of Cairn Terriers at the “Sporting Terrier of Yorkshire” in November 1999 where I judged 3 classes and had 5 dogs to go over. In November 2018 I had the honour of judging BIS for the same society.
Our dogs are family pets and live in the house and we have three Manchesters ages 8, 3 and a young puppy. Elsa is the only Manchester I ever bought and I have bred all the dogs I have owned. We have had 16 Digelsa Champions and between them they have won 165 CC’s.
I have bred and handled three Manchester breed record holders - two dogs and a bitch, the current one being Ch Digelsa Declaration who also made breed history by winning group 4 at Crufts in 2018 under Zena Thorne Andrews.
I have presented the Manchester Terrier breed Seminar here and abroad. I have also presented the Manchester Terrier Kennel Club JDP seminar and more recently presented the new KC Academy seminar.