Breed Notes
10th February 2023

I hope you have all read, or will be reading the recent changes to Show Regulations for 2023! They actually contain a fair amount of information concerning changes on Limited shows, matches and General Ch shows, along with a few additions to rules concerning eligibility/requirements for all judges.

The Regulation F (1)6c concerning BPIB has been changed to read from “must” to MAY be selected from puppies entered “and unbeaten by another puppy” in breed classes.

There are also changes concerning acceptance of entries, societies may choose to accept “On-Line” only but clarification MUST be made on the original show schedule. This does not preclude the acceptance of postal entries but it must be stated which manner will be accepted. Estimation of the numbers of awards won by an exhibit is calculated up to and including the 7th day before the FIRST CLOSING DATE (should entries dates be extended)

Judges should note that they should be listed on a registered breed club/council B list or above and be listed at Judges Education Programmer at Level 1.

Should a replacement judge be appointed at a Partnership Show, the rulings concerning entry/handling have been relaxed so please ensure you are up to date.

Finally please note, Regulation F (1)20.i has been deleted – This refers to the judging of breeds, for which Challenge Certificates are offered must have priority over all other breeds and classes in each ring!

It has not been an easy few weeks at Tiganlea following Caroline Tipper’s recent accident, leaving her very frustrated at her lack of mobility and ability to help out with all the dogs and cats. Husband John has taken on all the extra work involved which sadly meant the decision to give sleep, to Huggy, had to be be taken to save Caroline further upset.
Huggy was officially known as Ch Chantique Huggy Bear at Tiganlea, who came to live with John and Caroline having been bred, back in June 2009 by Chantal and Andre Scott. He was sired by Designed With Love of Slatestone for Chantique (Imp) out of Chantique Dream De Lux. In the show ring Huggy annexed 3 CC’s. The first at Wkg & Pastoral Breeds of Wales in 2012 from the late Peggy Bailey (Beechwyre); his 2nd at SKC from Rod Slater (Stanlox) and his crown from John Basing (Arranbrook) and along the way collected a few RCC wins as well.

As a sire, although not widely used, he produced, Ch Tiganlea Tinkerbelle, winner of 13 CC’s including BOB at Crufts and always shown by John, although owned by Rev Vikki Burrows. He also sired Ch Tiganlea Too Good To Be True, who also won 3CC’s. Other winners included Tiganlea Fairy Tale (1CC) and Tiganlea Tickled Pink at Shelfpark.

A phone call recently from Eira Moores (Manordeifi) advised, sadly of the death of the main man at Manordieifi. Husband Colin, aged 89 passed away.

Here is a message from Eira and Delia, to who we send our condolences:

'Colin Moores passed away peacefully on Sunday 29th January from Alzheimers, he was 89. Colin played a big part in developing our “Manordeifi” kennel. We bought our first “show” Rough Collie in 1965 from Mr & Mrs Squirrell, Whim of Wrenarve” (by Ch Lowerpark Black Buccaneer x Wild Honey of Wrenarve) who was a constant winner in the show ring; we caught the “bug” and got hooked.

Colin & I spent many hours studying pedigrees and photos of potential stud dogs for our four foundation bitches - Mywicks Panda (by Ch Mywicks Meadow Lancer x Mywicks Rampton Maid), Gorgess Black Lucretia (by Gorjess Bronze Arrow x Gorjess Harlem Honey), Honeydew of Vandeana (by Gorjess Bronze Arrow x Vandeana Jefsfire Jolaine) and Brettonpark Dixie Darling (by Ch Brettonpark Whatzizname x Brettonpark Fan Fair) and their offspring.

At the time we were farming in Pembrokeshire and in those days there were very few dual carriageways and motorways, so no easy task to travel to the north of England where many of the stud dogs we used lived. Colin did all the driving, taking the bitches for mating and taking us to the various dog shows. He was always happy to help, watching the dogs on the benches but would never go in the ring.

After we gave up farming and moved to Hereford Colin would stay at home to look after the dogs while I went to the shows with Delia, or he accompanied Delia while I stayed home.

Around the late 60s or early 70s Colin was a committee member of the Collie Club of Wales, even serving as Chairman for a short while.

Eira Moores – Manordeifi'


Carole Smedley