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I was recently asked to produce pedigree charts for another website I administer. I’d seen pedigrees on many other sites and wondered how they had collected the data and displayed it in such a neat and functional manner.

The Problem

There are two major hurdles you have to negotiate to get your pedigree information on the web. The first is creating the data, listing your dogs and linking their parents. The second is displaying the data you have collected in a usable form in your website. Oh and the last major stumbling block for me, was that it had to be free – I’ve built most of my sites using freely available open source software and I didn’t want to break this precedent for the pedigree software.

My Ideal Solution

The ideal solution to this problem would be an application with frontend software (accessed by the site’s visitors) and backend software (used by the webmaster to create and update dog details). Both front and backends would be accessible by a web interface from any internet connected computer. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any software that met these needs. Everything I found was client/server, by that I mean a piece of software installed on your computer (client) and a piece of software installed in your website (server). My first dead end.

Genealogy – for Humans!

I got to looking into pedigree charts in general and found that they are also in human genealogy. Over recent years there has been a huge surge in the popularity of web based genealogy and because of that some excellent open source software has been generated, capable of far more than would ever be required for producing a relatively simple dog pedigree chart. Wikipedia provides a useful list of genealogy software for people interested in taking this route. Arguably the best of these is the excellent PHPGedView used by thousands and entirely free. PHPGedView is the ‘bees knees’ of genealogy software. It is a fairly involved process to install, and I found the interface frustrating and not intuitive (for dog owners). After a few hours I was ready throw the laptop out of the window. Ultimately the problem with human genealogy software is that dogs don’t have husbands and wives and they don’t get married – they aren’t people! Although I’m sure you could tweak PHPGedView to work well for dogs it’s just not worth the effort, although the reports and pedigree charts produced are excellent. My second dead end.

Back to the Dogs

Having wasted some considerable time looking into human genealogy for dogs I decided to go back to the client/server dog pedigree software.

Initially I found a couple of web based script solutions to the problem. Some require a database and others run off a text file. Text files (or flat files) are great; they are fast, portable, simple to backup and use. However, I suspect that there may be performance and corruption problems with flat file based solutions when you start adding lots of dogs. The main one to look at is Alfirin, it’s free to use and there seems to be good support from the developers. So if you don’t want to get into databases then this could well be the solution.

The database solutions all seem to require you to have mysql installed – most hosing providers support this. It’s a relatively simple job to set up the database, but you will have to remember to back it up yourself. The actual software is generally a collection of scripts that provide the search functionality and report outputs. Some charge and are actually pretty expensive, however a free one (and the one I settled on in the end) is Pedigree Point.

Pedigree Point

The instructions provided are easy to follow and I had the whole lot up and running (without any dogs in the database) in about ten minutes. You unpack the software to your computer and make a few changes to the configuration file and then upload to your webserver. There is a script to populate your database with the table and fields required by the software. I added some dummy data manually using PHPmyAdmin (this is software your web host will probably provide for you to administer your mysql databases with). It’s worth pointing out that you have to manually create the mysql database. Some host providers will do this for you, but with most you do it yourself, normally a simple procedure. I ran the provided test scripts and checked out the search page, all was well.

Getting the Data In

I still hoped there would be a nice script and page to allow you to input your dogs’ data, but there wasn’t. As with all the other pedigree systems that I found, you have to create and manage the database on your computer and upload the data to your website. You could do it manually by updating the tables in mysql, but that would only be feasible if your pedigree charts were virtually static. I wouldn’t recommend it.

It seems that all the client pedigree programs I found charged, which is fair enough, people have to make a living. Some were so incredibly out of date and functionally poor that you would have trouble installing them on many modern systems never mind actually using them. However, others were very good. I downloaded three free trial versions from various providers. The best two I found were Pedigree Explorer from Breedmate, $110 and Pedigree Assistant from TenSet, £99 for the personal edition. The demo versions only allow you to add a limited number of dogs, but it’s enough to see which is going to work for you.

In usability terms I found the Pedigree Assistant easier to use, I liked the way you could click to build up the dog’s pedigree in a graphical form. Pedigree Explorer looks more like a database, but as I was using Breedmate’s free webserver software, Pedigree Point, it would make sense to use their client software. Both pieces of software allow you to create printed pedigrees and various reports. If this is the functionality you are after then I suggest you try both to see which you prefer. It did however seem to me I would be paying for a lot of functionally that I would never use – I didn’t want to print pedigrees, I wasn’t managing the database for a whole deerhound club, just a few hundred dogs. All I wanted was a local database that I could build up, so what could I do?

DIY

In a moment of madness I decided I’d build up my own database in Microsft Access. Now I’ve never been keen on databases, particularly Access databases, but I was driven to it by a lack of a suitable alternative. Without going into too much detail you need to create a single table and inner joins to each of the dog’s parents. It’s relatively simple, but time consuming to then produce pedigrees of various depths. I went up to 6 generations. I also created a form to add new dogs and pick its parents. It took me an evening or two to build a functional, but rough and ready database. I built the access table to match the table in the mysql database used by pedigree point. This means that I can add a dog, export the database and import into mysql with the minimum of fuss. It’s not the best solution, but it’s all free and the end result is exactly what I wanted. I had to type in all the dogs from the pedigree charts I’d been given, about 108 dogs, and some very difficult names. It took me a morning to type in and link all the dogs together. However, adding future litters should be relatively simple.

Putting it all together

The site in question is built on Joomla (www.joomla.org). If you are not familiar with Joomla it’s a content management system that is great for building websites. I used the search page in Pedigree Explorer to find each dog’s pedigree and copied its link into a Joomla Wrapper. I then linked each dog’s personal page. I had to tweak the Pedigree Point scripts here and there to get the pedigrees to fit in my web page properly, but it was straight forward and took me about half an hour in total. I also added a link to the search page.

Does it all work?

Well nearly, there are a few bugs that you can turn up if you try hard, I can only get five generations out at the moment, but all in all, I think it looks great. You can visit the site at www.cusidh.co.uk. I’m just glad to have it all working and out of the way. It’s been quite a journey for someone who knew nothing about dog pedigree software!

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This was an article written for Agility Voice when I was competing my two Lurchers Marra and Tousie. Competitive agility in the UK is dominated by Border Collies with non Collie dogs often competing in their own classes called ABC (Anything But Collies) at midi or standard height.  However, Lurchers can be very successful in their own right against Collies and this article was written to raise awareness of the breed and to encourage people to think about a rescue Lurcher.  Elise Cartmell.

Well, if you are looking for an exciting ABC dog, which is fun to work, then a Lurcher most certainly fits that description. The Lurcher is not a recognised breed, but a purpose bred working dog and is always a sight hound cross. The Greyhound cross is the most popular but Whippet and Saluki crosses are common types too. The Deerhound is also used, but not as much as in the past, due to the increasing popularity for smaller, more flexible dogs, for rabbit hunting. There is a term ‘Longdog’ which is often, but not universally, applied to a hound crossed with another hound – so a Saluki first cross with a Greyhound would be a Longdog as would a Deerhound/Greyhound first cross. In practice, many Lurchers are bred to Lurchers so a mixture of the many generations is usual. However, Lurchers all generally have the hound conformation, in that they are slim built with longish legs with a good breadth of chest. They are all mostly incredible athletic, fast and agile.

Lurcher Types

A great thing about Lurchers is the variety of types – small (Midi size), medium and large (standard size) or just very large! They can be rough, broken or smooth coated. A Deerhound cross would be rough coated as would most Terrier crosses. So if you are looking for a Lurcher it’s good to have an idea of what type has what physical and temperament characteristics. If you want a quieter dog, then the Longdogs, i.e. a Whippet/Greyhound would be less lively than a Terrier/Whippet for example. You also need to bear in mind the characteristics of the parent dogs and usually the more valuable Lurchers are clearly from particular breeds, rather than out and out mixtures. Certainly, my Whippet crossed with everything dog Marra, is not a valuable commodity to anyone apart from me! It is generally the case that a working type dog is used for intelligence and working ability in the Lurcher with the hound providing the speed. Greyhound or Whippet crosses have great speed over short distances, whereas a Saluki cross is used to produce a Lurcher with more stamina. The most popular Terrier used is the Bedlington, with its curly coat, which produces an excellent smaller dog when combined with the Whippet. When looking for an actual working Lurcher the proportions of one breed to another is important and this is often stated in adverts for the dogs. If you are looking for an agility dog the chances are you will be opting for a hound crossed with a working dog or terrier and will probably avoid a Longdog especially the larger types. Or you could go for something completely different, like my other Lurcher Tousie, who is a Whippet/Poodle cross and that does seem to work very well in terms of intelligence, speed and general ability for agility.

Marra Jumping

Marra competing at a Pedigree Chum Final

Tousie Jumping 

Tousie at Rugby agility show

Lurchers in Agility

In agility the Lurcher is great fun to work. They are usually very keen and fast and just seem to have a great time out on the course. They are generally more relaxed about the ‘agility circuit’ and are often seen snoozing by the ringside only to explode when they are given the go ahead in the ring. Therefore, I find them a lot easier to be around than the more ‘hyped’ collie types. Another advantage is that they just do not seem to knock poles and can often jump from a complete standstill if required - which is quite frequently if I am handling the course. On the whole, I find Lurchers very biddable, and I do not find you need to go through some of the training ‘battle of wills’, which can be the case with other breeds. It is not all plain sailing of course, and certainly I think every Lurcher owner could do without those up contacts! I tend to brake slightly about 6 feet away from an up contact in a competition, which can result in my dogs breaking their stride sufficiently to manage the contact. I am sure others have different methods as well. Lurchers are also not workalcoholics and in agility, when training often requires repetition, the Lurcher handler is going to have to work harder to keep the dog motivated than most collie owners. This is seen most noticeable with the weaves in my case. Added problems are keeping your hunting machine focussed on agility in a training area in the middle of a rabbit zone and getting your sensitive Whippet cross over a course in the rain! And why the wind gets up Lurchers every so often, to start them off on mad circling antics round the ring, I do not think we will ever entirely know - but at least they are having a good time doing it. Do not get me wrong though, Lurchers do not spend all their time circling madly. They are actually very good competitive agility dogs and a number can be seen working in starters to seniors and beyond.

So hopefully I have managed to convince you that a Lurcher should be your next dog, but, where can you get hold of one? Unfortunately, a lot of Lurchers can be found in rescues for a variety of reasons. Lurchers are not always bred by people who are in circumstances to bring up pups and they are homed to people for whom they are unsuitable. Many young dogs come in from pet homes at around 1 year old for this reason – untrained and unsocialised. ‘Working’ homes, where owners want to work their dogs on rabbits for example, are often out working themselves, and dogs are left in kennels causing disruption with other dogs or neighbours. Working homes have strict requirements from a working dog and a puppy may get injured or just not live up to expectations. For example, he may not be interested in the work or have a ‘hard’ mouth resulting in the catch being damaged. Lurcher pups are seldom, if ever, taken back by the breeder for rehoming and so end up in rescues. However, once in rescues they do tend to languish there for long periods. People generally do not know about these types of dogs and their wonderful natures and adaptability to different circumstances. People looking for a dog or puppy would tend to have a pedigree type like a Labrador in mind instead. However, this attitude is changing and Greyhounds and Lurchers are becoming sought after as pets and to do things with like agility. My own dogs came from St Hubert’s Hound Sanctuary when Marra was 2 years old and Tousie 8 months and agility training was a vital part in helping me build up their confidence and develop a rapport with them. Indeed, Lurchers are after all, the best dogs on every count, and once you have owned a hound type you will never rush to own another breed again.

Charlie Jumping

Charlie, another rescue Lurcher, jumping out and about in the country.

Article prepared by Claire and Elise Cartmell 

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Championship Shows and Breed Show 2010

Show and Contact Details

Month (2010)

Day

Groups Present

Deerhound Judge

*Boston and District Canine Society, Newark
Mrs P M Dufty,
Triken Watergate,
Quadring Eaudyke,
Spalding,
Lincs,
PE11 4PZ
Tel No: 01775 840295
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January

8

Gundog

-

9 Hound/Pastoral/Working
10 Utility/Toy/Terrier

*Manchester Dog Show Society, Staffordshire
Mr P Harding,
Pringham House,
324 Warrington Road,
Rainhill,
Merseyside,
L35 9JA
Tel No: 0151 4267737
Tel No: 0779 3285628
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

January

21

Terrier/Hound

-

22

Utility/Toy
23 Working/Pastoral
24 Gundog

Crufts, N.E.C. Birmingham
c/o Kennel Club,
1-5 Clarges Street,
Piccadilly,
London,
W1J 8AB
Tel. No. 0870 6066750
www.crufts.org.uk

March

11

Working/Pastoral

Mr Dave Murray (Moireach)

Mrs Z Rawson (in 2011)

12

Terrier/Hound

13

Toy/Utility

14

Gundog

Scottish Breeds Canine Club, Edinburgh
Mr J McCreath,
12 Motehill Road,
Girvan,
Ayrshire,
KA26 OEE
Tel No: 01465 714919
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

March

27

-

Mrs Jean Blandford (Flauden)

Hound Association of Scotland, Kelso
Mr A Littlejohn,
15 Milton Drive,
Kilmarnock,
Ayrshire,
KA3 7HZ
Tel. No: 01563 540194
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April

10

-

Mr K Pursglove

Deerhound Club Breed Show
The Thistle Hotel
Gloucester Road
Cheltenham
GL51 0TS
Tel. No: 01242 232691

April 16-18 -

Mr Jurgen Rösner

Classes 1 - 20 Saturday

Mr Frank Kane

Classes 21 - 29 Sunday

West of England Ladies Kennel Society, Malvern
Mrs S Jakeman,
Lyneham Lake,
Kingham,
Chipping Norton,
Oxon,
0X7 6UJ
Tel. No: 01608 659369

April

23

Gundog/Toy

Miss Sue Finnett (Hyndsight)

24 Utility/Pastoral
25 Hound/Working/Terrier

Birmingham Dog Show Society, Stafford
Mr M Townsend
Hawthorns,
Oakley Road,
Cheltenham,
Glouces,tershire
GL52 6NZ
Tel. No: 07866 159690
Email: townsendThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May

6

Utility/Toy

Mrs Sandra Platt (Charbonnel)

7 Hound/Terrier
8 Gundog
9

Working/Pastoral

Scottish Kennel Club, Edinburgh
Ms M Orr,
Paterson House,
Eskmills Park
Station Road,
Musselburgh,
EH21 7PQ
Tel: No. 0131 665 3920

May

21

Working/Pastoral /Agility

Mrs Shirley Rawlings

22 Gundog/Utility
23 Hound/Terrier/Toy

Bath Canine Society, Bath
Mr K Nathan,
Chaworth Lodge,
Annesley,
Nottingham
NG15 0AS
Tel. No: 01623 754450
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May

28

Terrier/Toy

Mr Dennis McMillan

29 Gundog
30 Working/Pastoral
31 Hound/Utility

Southern Counties Canine Association, Newbury
Mrs A Cavill,
Kingston House,
Hilperton Road,
Trowbridge,
Wiltshire,
BA14 73B
Tel. No: 07905 162190
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.southerncountiesdogshow.co.uk

June

4

Hound/Terrier/Toy

Mrs Caroline van Zanten-Boomgaard(O'Cockaigne, Netherlands)

5 Gundog/Utility
6 Working/Pastoral

Three Counties Agricultural Society, Malvern
Mrs J. Lane,
Maythorn,
Little Hereford,
Ludlow,
Shropshire,
SY8 4LJ
Tel. No: 01584 711094
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

June

9

Gundog

Mrs Lesley Spence (Shagiead)

10 Pastoral/Terrier
11 Toy/Hound
12

Working/Utility

Border Union Agricultural Society, Kelso
Mr B Stevenson,
The Lodge Cottage,
Carnham,
Cornhill On Tweed,
Coldstream,
TD12 4RW
Tel. No: 01890 830320
Email:
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June

19

Working/Pastoral/Utility/Toy

Dr Marjorie McKinnon (Fingon)

20 Gundog/Hound/Terrier

Blackpool and District Canine Society, Blackpool
Mr S Hall,
Shenedene,
Gregson Lane,
Hoghton,
Preston,
Lancashire,
PR7 0DP
Tel. No. 01254 853526
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

June

25

Terrier/Utility/Toy

Mrs Eleanor B Bothwell

26 Hound/Gundog
27 Working/Pastoral

Windsor Dog Show Society, Windsor
Mrs I Terry,
13 Rennets Close,
Eltham,
London,
SE9 2NQ.
Tel. No: 020 8850 5321

July

1

Hound/Toy

Mrs P I Allwright

2 Terrier/Utility
3
Gundog
4

Working/Pastoral

East Of England Agricultural Society, Peterborough
Mrs J M Broadberry,
East of England Showground,
Peterborough,
PE2 6XE.
Tel. No: 01733 234451
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.eastofengland.org.uk

July

9

Working/Pastoral

Mrs Mary Girling (Pyefleet)

10 Hound/Toy/Terrier
11 Gundog/Utility

Leeds City and District Canine Association, Harewood House
Mrs E Stannard,
Summerhill,
Sutton,
Macclesfield,
Cheshire,
SK11 0JD
Tel. No: 01260 252834

July

23

Working/Pastoral

Mr Charles K Thornton

24 Hound/Toy/Terrier
25 Utility/Gundog

*Paignton and District Fanciers Association, Clyst, Devon
Mrs A Hodsoll,
32 Dart Bridge Road,
Buckfastleigh,
Devon,
TQ11 0DZ
Tel. No: 01364 642420

August

2

Working/Pastoral

-

3 Hound/Toy/Terrier
4 Gundog/Utility

Hound Association, Stafford
Mrs S Rawlings,
31 Davenport Park,
Gibralter Rise,
Heathfield,
Sussex,
TN21 8LE
Tel No: 01435 868908

August

7

-

Dr Sarah Helps

(Beardswood)

Bournemouth Canine Association, Brockenhurst
Mrs D Courtney,
Foxholes Cottage,
Poole Road,
Sturminster Marshall,
Wimborne,
Dorset,
BH21 3RR
Tel. No: 01258 857721

August

14

Terrier/Working/Pastoral

Mrs Nicola Bailey (Greyflax)

15 Utility/Gundog
16 Hound/Toy

Welsh Kennel Club, Builth Wells
Mr and Mrs G. Hill,
Rose Cottage,
West St.,
Llantwit Major,
Vale of Glamorgan,
CF61 1SP.
Tel. No: 01446 792457

August

20

Hound/Toy

Mrs Pamela Marston-Pollock

21 Terrier/Working/Pastoral
22 Gundog/Utility

Scottish Kennel Club, Edinburgh
Ms M Orr,
Paterson House,
Eskmills Park,
Station Road,
Musselburgh
EH21 7PQ
Tel. No: 0131 665 3920

August

28

Gundog/Terrier/Hound

Mr Jeff Horswell

29 Working/Pastoral/Utility/Toy

City Of Birmingham Canine Association, Warwickshire
Mr K Young,
17 Riversleigh Road,
Leamington Spa,
Warwicks,
CV32 6BG
Tel. No: 01926 336 480

September

3

Hound/Toy

-

4 Working/Pastoral/Terrier
5 Gundog/Utility

Richmond Dog Show Society, Surrey
Dr R James,
Holmeswood Main Street,
Old Weston,
Cambs,
PE28 5LL
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

September

10

Hound/Toy

Mr Ken M Allan

11 Working/Pastoral/Terrier
12 Gundog/Utility

Darlington Dog Show Society, Ripon
Mrs F N Marshall,
Gainspa,1 Butler Road,
Newton,
Aycliffe,
Co. Durham,
DL5 5LU
Tel. No: 01325 312484
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September

17

Hound/Terrier/Utility

-

18 Working/Pastoral
19 Gundog/Toy

*Belfast Dog Show Society, Belfast
Ms Brown,
47 Magheratimpany Road,
Ballynahinch,
Northern Ireland,
BT24 8NZ
Tel. No: 028 9756 2716
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

September

25

Hound/Gundog/Terrier

-

26 Utility/Working/Pastoral/Toy

*Driffield Agricultural Society, Wetherby
Mr MC Freeman,
Sunnyside,
Long Lane,
Shirebrook,
Mansfield,
Notts,
NG20 8AZ
Tel. No: 01623 747006

Sept/Oct

30

Working/Pastoral

-

1

Gundog

2

Hound/Terrier

3

Toy/Utility

South Wales Kennel Association, Buith Wells
Mrs IJ Dyke,
85 Ty-Glas Road,
Llanishen,
Cardiff,
CF4 5ED
Tel. No: 029 20753584
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

October

8

Gundog/Utility

Mrs Marie Bryce-Smith

9

Toy/Hound/Terrier

10

Pastoral/Working

Midland Counties Canine Society, Stafford
Mrs MP Everton,
Ashram,
Pickersleigh Road,
Malvern Link,
Malvern,
Worcs,
WR14 2RS
Tel. No: 01684 572375
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October

28

Gundog

 

Mr David Adams

 

29

Working/Terrier

30

Toy/Utility

31

Hound/Pastoral

Ladies Kennel Association, Birmingham
Mrs L F Jupp,
60 Roundway,
Camberley,
Surrey,
GU15 1NU
Tel. No. 01276 29495

December

11

Hound/Gundog/Terrier

Mrs Jill Peak

 

12

Toy/Utility/Working/Pastoral

* Show without Deerhound Challenge Certificates

I thought it would be useful to start to compile information on UK shows and Deerhound judges. The data are collected from several sources including the Kennel Club Gazette.

For any corrections, additions, deletions please just contact us. Also if there is any other show information internationally again let us know and we can put that up on the site too.

 

Championship Shows and Breed Show 2009

 

Show and Contact Details

Month (2009)

Day

Groups Present

Deerhound Judge

Boston and District Canine Society, Newark
Mrs P M Dufty,
Triken Watergate,
Quadring Eaudyke,
Spalding,
Lincs,
PE11 4PZ
Tel No: 01775 840295
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

January

9

Gundog

-

10 Hound/Pastoral/Working
11 Utility/Toy/Terrier

Manchester Dog Show Society, Staffordshire
Mr P Harding,
Pringham House,
324 Warrington Road,
Rainhill,
Merseyside,
L35 9JA
Tel No: 0151 4267737
Tel No: 0779 3285628
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

January

15

Terrier/Hound

-

16

Working/Pastoral
17 Utility/Toy
18 Gundog

Crufts, N.E.C. Birmingham
c/o Kennel Club,
1-5 Clarges Street,
Piccadilly,
London,
W1J 8AB
Tel. No. 0870 6066750
www.crufts.org.uk

March

5

Terrier/Hound

Ms Kay Barratt (Stranwith)

6

Toy/Utility

7

Gundog

8

Working/Pastoral

Scottish Breeds Canine Club, Edinburgh
Mr J McCreath,
12 Motehill Road,
Girvan,
Ayrshire,
KA26 OEE
Tel No: 01465 714919
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March

28

-

Mr Robin Spencer (Talgavar)

Hound Association of Scotland, Kelso
Mr A Littlejohn,
15 Milton Drive,
Kilmarnock,
Ayrshire,
KA3 7HZ
Tel. No: 01563 540194
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April

11

-

Mr Per Iverson

Deerhound Club Breed Show
at the Dunblane Hydro,
Dunblane,
Perthshire,
FK150HG
Iain and Christine Gow
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April 17-19 - Mrs Denise Courtney

West of England Ladies Kennel Society, Malvern
Mrs S Jakeman,
Lyneham Lake,
Kingham,
Chipping Norton,
Oxon,
0X7 6UJ
Tel. No: 01608 659369

April

24

Utility/Pastoral

Mrs Brenda Jarrett

(Torffric)

25 Hound/Working/Terrier
26 Gundog/Toy

Birmingham Dog Show Society, Stafford
Mrs J Valentine,
5 Lenton Close,
Broughton,
Kettering,
Northants,
NN14 1PG
Tel. No: 01536 791399
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May

7

Hound/Terrier

Mrs Liz Cartledge

8 Gundog
9 Working/Pastoral
10 Utility/Toy

Scottish Kennel Club, Edinburgh
Ms M Orr,
Paterson House,
Eskmills Park
Station Road,
Musselburgh,
EH21 7PQ
Tel: No. 0131 665 3920

May

15

Gundog/Utility

Mrs Wendy Cross

16 Hound/Terrier/Toy
17 Working/Pastoral /Agility

Bath Canine Society, Bath
Mr K Nathan,
Chaworth Lodge,
Annesley,
Nottingham
NG15 0AS
Tel. No: 01623 754450
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May

22

Terrier/Toy

Mrs Anne D Davey

23 Gundog
24 Working/Pastoral
25 Hound/Utility

Southern Counties Canine Association, Newbury
Mrs A Cavill,
Kingston House,
Hilperton Road,
Trowbridge,
Wiltshire,
BA14 73B
Tel. No: 07905 162190
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www.southerncountiesdogshow.co.uk

June

5

Gundog/Utility

Mrs Penny Redmund

(Greybrows)

6 Hound/Terrier/Toy
7 Working/Pastoral

Three Counties Agricultural Society, Malvern
Mrs J. Lane,
Maythorn,
Little Hereford,
Ludlow,
Shropshire,
SY8 4LJ
Tel. No: 01584 711094
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June

15

Working/Toy

Mrs Thorn-Andrews

16 Pastoral/Terrier
17 Utility/Hound
18 Gundog

Border Union Agricultural Society, Kelso
Mr B Stevenson,
The Lodge Cottage,
Carnham,
Cornhill On Tweed,
Coldstream,
TD12 4RW
Tel. No: 01890 830320
Email:
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June

20

Gundog/Hound/Terrier

Mr Brian Doak

(Rosslyn)

21 Working/Pastoral/Utility/Toy

Blackpool and District Canine Society, Blackpool
Mr S Hall,
Shenedene,
Gregson Lane,
Hoghton,
Preston,
Lancashire,
PR7 0DP
Tel. No. 01254 853526
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June

26

Terrier/Utility/Toy

Mrs Pat Aird (Shenval)

27 Hound/Gundog
28 Working/Pastoral

*Windsor Dog Show Society, Windsor
Mrs I Terry,
13 Rennets Close,
Eltham,
London,
SE9 2NQ.
Tel. No: 020 8850 5321

July

2

Gundog

Mrs P Marston-Pollock

3 Hound/Toy
4 Terrier/Utility
5 Working/Pastoral

East Of England Agricultural Society, Peterborough
Mrs J M Broadberry,
East of England Showground,
Peterborough,
PE2 6XE.
Tel. No: 01733 234451
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www.eastofengland.org.uk

July

21

Hound/Toy/Terrier

Mrs Anne McDonald

22 Gundog/Utility
23 Working/Pastoral

Leeds City and District Canine Association, Harewood House
Mrs E Stannard,
Summerhill,
Sutton,
Macclesfield,
Cheshire,
SK11 0JD
Tel. No: 01260 252834

July

25

Hound/Gundog

Mrs Sue Piggott

(Greyzicon)

26 Working/Pastoral
27 Utility/Toy/Terrier

Hound Association, Stafford
Mrs S Rawlings,
31 Davenport Park,
Gibralter Rise,
Heathfield,
Sussex,
TN21 8LE
Tel No: 01435 868908

August

1

-

Mr Bjorn Fritz

(Germany)

*Paignton and District Fanciers Association, Clyst, Devon
Mrs A Hodsoll,
32 Dart Bridge Road,
Buckfastleigh,
Devon,
TQ11 0DZ
Tel. No: 01364 642420

August

3

Working/Pastoral

-

4 Hound/Toy/Terrier
5 Gundog/Utility

Bournemouth Canine Association, Brockenhurst
Mrs D Courtney,
Foxholes Cottage,
Poole Road,
Sturminster Marshall,
Wimborne,
Dorset,
BH21 3RR
Tel. No: 01258 857721

August

8

Utility/Gundog

Mrs Joan Wragg (Neroche)

9 Hound/Toy
10 Terrier/Working/Pastoral

*Welsh Kennel Club, Builth Wells
Mr and Mrs G. Hill,
Rose Cottage,
West St.,
Llantwit Major,
Vale of Glamorgan,
CF61 1SP.
Tel. No: 01446 792457

August

21

Hound/Toy

Mrs Kathleen Codd (Gazeawhile)

22 Terrier/Working/Pastoral
23 Gundog/Utility

Scottish Kennel Club, Edinburgh
Ms M Orr,
Paterson House,
Eskmills Park,
Station Road,
Musselburgh
EH21 7PQ
Tel. No: 0131 665 3920

August

29

Working/Pastoral/Utility/Toy

Mrs E M Hamilton

(Findronach)

30 Gundog/Terrier/Hound

*City Of Birmingham Canine Association, Warwickshire
Mr K Young,
17 Riversleigh Road,
Leamington Spa,
Warwicks,
CV32 6BG
Tel. No: 01926 336 480

September

4

Hound/Toy

Ms Jan Cheshire

(to confirm)

5 Working/Pastoral/Terrier
6 Gundog/Utility

Richmond Dog Show Society, Surrey
Dr R James,
Holmeswood Main Street,
Old Weston,
Cambs,
PE28 5LL
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

September

11

Hound/Toy

Mr HRI Heathcote
(Hyndsight)

12 Working/Pastoral/Terrier
13 Gundog/Utility

Darlington Dog Show Society, Ripon
Mrs F N Marshall,
Gainspa,1 Butler Road,
Newton,
Aycliffe,
Co. Durham,
DL5 5LU
Tel. No: 01325 312484
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September

18

Hound/Terrier/Utility

Mr John D Lewington

19 Working/Pastoral
20 Gundog/Toy

Belfast Dog Show Society, Belfast
Ms Brown,
47 Magheratimpany Road,
Ballynahinch,
Northern Ireland,
BT24 8NZ
Tel. No: 028 9756 2716
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September

26

Hound/Gundog/Terrier

-

27 Utility/Working/Pastoral/Toy

Driffield Agricultural Society, Wetherby
Mr MC Freeman,
Sunnyside,
Long Lane,
Shirebrook,
Mansfield,
Notts,
NG20 8AZ
Tel. No: 01623 747006

October

1

Working/Pastoral

-

2

Gundog

3

Hound/Terrier

4

Toy/Utility

South Wales Kennel Association, Buith Wells
Mrs IJ Dyke,
85 Ty-Glas Road,
Llanishen,
Cardiff,
CF4 5ED
Tel. No: 029 20753584
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October

8

Gundog/Utility

Ms Betina Adams (Ardneish)

9

Toy/Hound/Terrier

10

Pastoral/Working

Midland Counties Canine Society, Stafford
Mrs MP Everton,
Ashram,
Pickersleigh Road,
Malvern Link,
Malvern,
Worcs,
WR14 2RS
Tel. No: 01684 572375
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October

22

Working/Terrier

Mr Ken Aird

(Shenval)

23

Toy/Utility

24

Hound/Pastoral

25

Gundog

Ladies Kennel Association, Birmingham
Mrs L F Jupp,
60 Roundway,
Camberley,
Surrey,
GU15 1NU
Tel. No. 01276 29495

December

12

Hound/Gundog/Terrier

Mrs Angela Randall

(Hammonds)

13

Toy/Utility/Working/Pastoral

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Here are some simple (I hope) instructions on how to upload pictures to the forum. Problems? Please ask rather than struggle.

Please note, If you try to upload multiple large images then be prepared for a long wait, upload speeds are usually much slower than download speeds for broadband users (around 10x slower). If your images are several MB in size then consider resizing them locally first. Images uploaded to the site will be downsized, but the resizing can't start until the entire file has been uploaded upload will still take time. Many modern camera's take images in excess of 5MB, if you attched 3x5MB +images you could be in for a long upload time.

Create or reply to a thread, enter the subject of your message and the message itself.

To attach a picture click the Add file button - browse to the file you want to attach (stored locally on your computer).

choose a file

Add as many pictures as you like, they will be listed as shown below..

select several files

Click submit your post will look like this, one thumbnail for each file attached. Clicking the thumbnail brings up a larger view.

final view

If you want your image to appear in the message itself then after selecting the file to attach you need to click the insert button.

insert images

The output will look a bit like this (this example shows one image left as a thumbnail and one inserted into the message.

inserted and thumbnail

Hope this helps! I'll improve it when time allows.

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Resizing pictures for use on the Internet is a very easy to do once you have the correct tools for the job. This is the system I use I can’t guarantee it will work on your computer, or with your pictures. This is a tool for Windows XP.

Firstly you need to download and install the Microsoft Picture Resize tool – its free and simple to use.
To download and install click here, you will be taken to the Microsoft website.

Scroll down and look for and click on the Image Resizer link in the right hand column.

Download

Depending on your computer and internet browser you will be prompted to save or run the program. Use whatever method is appropriate for you, for most people that will be run.
Run
You may get a security warning depending on your computer – I’m going to choose run, again. runsec.JPG
When prompted click next. Then follow the steps though clicking next as appropriat. next next next
When its all installed you should see this message - click finish.
Finish - Hurray

Now you can start resizing images.


Now to resize a picture all you have to do is right click on its thumbnail or file name and click resize. Right click an image
The Resize Pictures dialogue box will appear – choose the relevant options – when resizing for the forum, just pick small. Then click OK. Resize Options
You will now have a new image file, you still have the original and a new smaller version with (small) in the filename. Use this file when posting to the forum, or other websites. When you have done you can delete the small file, but be careful to keep the original. newfile.JPG

Alternatively

You can also resize pictures without installing any software on your computer heres one such website that seems to work well and is free http://www.shrinkpictures.com/.

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