The German Wirehaired Pointer Ch Show 6/7/19

Our GWP Club President, Mrs Barbara Rigby took centre stage at our annual Club Championship show, a lovely day with a great atmosphere prevailed with Best in Show going to Mr and Mrs Donnelly’s young boy Kimmax Knock Yourself Out JW Sh CM. Rügen, as he is known, is just over 2 years old and…

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Windsor Ch Show 29/6/19

Scorching day at Windsor Ch. Show where Terry Pearson was our judge with CC’s, his main winners were: Bitch CC and BOB, Ellis’s Normbar Time Honoured (AI). Dog CC, McCullough’s Sh Ch/Deu Ch (VDH) Kimmax Kurious George BS’17 BS’18. res Bitch CC, Leveridge and Morris’s Bareve Bronwren. res Dog CC, Evans and Morris’s Bareve Brynderi.…

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Blackpool Ch. show 23/6/19

Hilda Parkinson was our judge with CC’s on offer here, her main winners were: Bitch CC and BOB, Leveridge and Morris’s Bareve Bronwren gaining her all imported 3rd CC and she also gained group 4 in the Gundog group under judge John Thirlwell. Dog CC, Donnelly’s Kimmax Knock Yourself Out JW Sh CM, gaining his…

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Border Union Agricultural Society Ch. Show 15/6/19

Mike Wildman of Cocker Spaniel fame was our judge for Border Union, his choices were: Best Dog and BOB, McCullough’s Sh Ch/Deutscher Ch (VDH) Kimmax Kurious George BS’17 BS’18. Res Best Dog and Best Puppy, O’Connor’s Karlejay Gump They Live in Yu (AI) Best Bitch, Kirkwood’s Sh Ch Arielle Vom Glinzegrund mit Helydon (Imp Deu)…

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Three Counties Ch Show 9th June ’19

Breed Specialist Sally English took centre stage to judge here without CC’s and her choices were: Best Bitch and Best of Breed McCullough’s Sh Ch Kimmax Koz I Kan. Best Dog and BOS McCullough’s Sh Ch/Deu Ch VDH Kimmax Kurious George. Res Best Bitch Leveridge’s Sh Ch/Ned Ch Esmee Dragon from Rhona’s Home at Bareve.…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – May ’19.

Scottish Kennel Club 17/5/19 Janet Kirkwood was our judge for SKC this being her first GWP CC appointment, Janet had an entry of 30 dogs with 28 present and her choices were: Dog CC Morris and Evans Bareve Brynderi gaining his first CC. Res Dog CC Howards Tickencote Moon and Back. Bitch CC and BOB…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – 15/5/2019

Hello everyone, my name is Maxine McCullough and I have taken over the GWP breed notes from my husband Peter. If anyone has any news or would like anything put into the breed notes feel free to contact me. Crufts, March 2019 Bitch CC, BOB and Group 2: Pinkerton’s Sh Ch/Dutch Ch Esmee Dragon from…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – 22/02/19

22nd February 2019 Apologies to readers about my lack of posts over the last 2 months.  Unfortunately, with changes at work it has become increasingly difficult to find the time to devote to the breed notes.  Spending time with my family and my dogs has to come first.   The good news is that my…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – 20/11/18

20th November 2018 Just back from a long weekend in Germany – lots to catch up on over the last week with our breed’s final CC show of the year, results from Germany’s largest dog show, Open show successes and some Field trial news.     Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland – Saturday 10th November 2018…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – 09/11/18

9th November 2018 A lot to catch up on, as it has been a busy and successful couple of weeks for the breed with two Best In Show awards in regional Gundog shows and 2 championship shows to pack in. GWP Show Round Up Goyt Valley Gundog (Open) – Sunday 14th October 2018 Kim and…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – 21/10/18

21st October 2018 Been a while since the last update (sometimes things just have to give way to the work priorities that pay the bills).  It has been a bit hectic over the last couple of weekends for exhibitors with the GWPC Open Show and 2 Championship Shows (Driffield and South Wales Kennel). Sh Ch…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – 08/10/18

8th October 2018VDD Internationale Hegewald-Zuchtprüfung – 3rd-6th October 2018 The Hegewald is one of the biggest field events for gundogs in Europe, but is restricted purely to the Deutsch Drahthaar.  I have attended the Hegewald almost every year since 2003 and competed in it numerous times. This year I took along my friend, Lloyd Birch…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – 17/09/18

17th September 2018 We are now racing towards the end of the show season for GWP’s, with 3 shows in close succession.  Darlington Championship Show was this weekend, with Driffield next Friday and the GWP Club Open Show following on the Sunday after that.  After that the only remaining shows this year, that have CC’s…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – 11/09/18

11th September 2018 A relatively quiet week for GWP’s with only one major event this week. Richmond (Championship Show) – Sunday 9th September 2018 This show does have CC’s on offer for our breed and legally docked GWP’s are permitted.  Our judge on the day was a non breed specialist, Mrs E A Orzel.  She…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – 06/09/18

6th September 2018 As we move into the shooting season, things get busy for many exhibitors, especially those of us who both work and show our dogs.   This weekend we did not have CC’s on offer, so I took the opportunity to go across to the German homeland of the breed to chase more…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – 29/08/18

29th August 2018 A busy week with the Scottish Kennel Club show, the traditional Munster Circuit in Ireland and the opening of the Field Trial Season. Scottish Kennel Club (Championship Show) – Saturday 25th August 2018 This show had CC’s on offer for our breed and legally docked GWP’s are permitted.  Our breed judge for…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – 20/08/18

20th August 2018 Even despite having CC’s on offer, the end of August always seems to struggle for entries at the big shows in our breed. Welsh Kennel Club drew 21 entries, exactly the same as last year and next weekend at Scottish Kennel Club we have 15 entries, one more than last year. Welsh…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – 13/08/18

13th August 2018 As many people know, I often compete in European shows, mainly in Germany and Holland.  This year, the World Show, which is held in a different FCI country each year, was at one of the easiest venues for UK competitors to attend – the RAI Stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands – though not…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – 06/08/18

6th August 2018 Hi Everyone, back again after a short break (a few technical difficulties, but now resolved). Dual CC Weekend for GWP’s This weekend we had 2 CC shows for GWP’s on consecutive days – both pulled the two highest General Championship show entries for the breed so far this year, despite the travelling…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – 26/03/18

26th March 2018 British Summer Time has finally arrived and for many of us who work, means we get to spend a lot more time outside with our furry companions.  That combined with the glorious weather made for a busy weekend. On Saturday 24th March it was Bootle , Crosby & South Liverpool Canine Society…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – 19/03/18

Been a busy start to March, which has been dominated by two things – Crufts and some challenging weather for exhibitors. On Saturday 3rd March it was Ashton-in-Makerfield Open Show in St Helens.  I have been on the committee for more years than I care to remember and usually steward the Gundog Breeds and Gundog…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – 27/02/18

Apologies everyone, I was down with ‘Man Flu’ last week, kind off ironic following our focus on ‘Health’ the previous week. The open show scene has been quiet for GWP’s until this weekend. On Saturday, Maura and Seamus Gettings reported that they had just returned from the All Terrier All Breed Open Show in Cloughran,…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – 12/02/18

February 12th 2018 This week has been quiet on the show front, but health has been a major focus in German Wirehaired Pointers this week, with the launch of the GWP Club’s Health Initiative and a HPR Health Seminar at the weekend. Generally the GWP is a fit and healthy breed, mainly due to the…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – 05/02/2018

February 5th 2018 With the first 2 Championship shows of the year out of the way, attention now turns for some GWP owners to Crufts – we are on the Gundog day on Sunday 11th March. Cruft’s is a large commercial affair, which means that the public are charged to enter and docked dogs cannot…

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German Wirehaired Pointer – 28/01/2018

This week sees the close of the Field Trial Season and on Tuesday the GWPC ran the last of its 4 field trials this season, an All Aged Stake at Somerford Hall. Near Stretton, Staffordshire, courtesy of Martin Daniels esq.   Somerford Hall is a challenging ground with some very experienced Pheasants, well versed at…

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