Showsight Presents The Bedlington Terrier

BEDLINGTON TERRIER: A LOW ENTRY BREED

Lucy Heyman has been active in canine sports since 1979 when she finished the Championship title on her first Bedlington Terrier at the National Specialty, held at the Montgomery County Kennel Club. The dog was never used in the

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breeding program, but the puppy bitch, who was Reserve at Devon, was to be the foundation of her Carillon breeding program. To date, Ch. Claremont Lana has nearly 700 Champion descendants and many individuals that excel in performance events. Lucy joined the parent club in 1979 and is now a life member, being awarded the prestigious Constance M. Willemson Breed Betterment Award in 2007. Lucy was also active in all-breed clubs, being a founding Board Member and Corresponding Sec- retary of the Tyler Texas Kennel Club in 1981. She is still a member. Lucy was also a member of the now disbanded Palm Valley Kennel Club, and the Corpus Christi Kennel Club, and she is currently a member of the Houston Kennel Club. In addition to the parent club, Lucy is also a member of the U.S. Lakeland Terrier Club and the American Fox Ter- rier Club. She serves as a Director of the Houston All Terrier Club, newly licensed to hold AKC events. Lucy has served six terms as Corresponding Secre- tary of the Bedlington Terrier Club of America, Inc., as well as its Awards Chairman, and she has been rescuing since 1988. Lucy is Chairman of the Bed- lington Terrier Wellness and Rescue Association, a 501(c)3 charity, and she is on the President’s Council of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. To date, Lucy has completed the AKC title requirements on 165 Bedlington Terriers, several Lakelands, and both coats of Fox Terriers, most of them being home-bred. She is also the co-owner of an Airedale Terrier that finished on a specialty week- end in Ft. Worth. She has eight all-time top produc- ers to her credit, including the top-producing Bed- lington Terrier dam of all time. As the AKC Gazette columnist from 2005 until recently, Lucy’s columns were focused on the inter- pretation of the breed standard, using a group of breeders designated as Breeders of Distinction by the parent club Awards Committee. She assisted with editing The Official Book of The Bedlington Terrier and Bedlington Terrier with Muriel Lee . She contrib- uted to An Eye for the Second Century by Ian Phillips and has written for several publications such as “Just Terriers,” “Tassels and Tales,” and “Terrier Type,” in addition to being an invited guest columnist and regular columnist in the AKC Gazette . Lucy has been a Judges Education Presenter since 1994 and is currently the Judges Education Chair- man of the parent club.

NATIONAL EARTHDOG TESTS hosted by the Bedlington Terrier Club of America, Monday (Columbus Day) October 10, 2022. Ev-ry Place, LLC., 1333 Hainesport-Mt. Laurel Rd, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054. Pre-entries close 5 p.m. on 10-03-22. Gate entries close 15 minutes prior to the beginning of each class. Rain or Shine. First test starts at 8 a.m., the second test starts at 1 p.m. Limited Entries, so please consider making a pre-entry. Supported Entries: American Hairless Terrier, Bedlington Terrier, Border Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Jagdterrier, Lakeland Terrier, Norwich Terrier, Parson Russell Terrier, and West Highland White Terrier. Endorsed by Working Ter- rier & Lurcher Club (UK). NEW FOR 2021: NOVICE EARTHDOG CLASSES! Great opportunity to earn a title for beginner earthdogs. In total, we are offering Intro to Quarry, Novice, Junior, Senior and Master classes. We have four great judges: Jody Brinley, New Cumberland, PA; Tammy Colbert, Huntington Beach, CA; Tru- dy Kawami, Brooklyn, NY; and Karen Zeman, LaGrangeville, NY. Observer judges will be welcome. Please contact Linda Freeman at LMFreeman1959@ gmail.com to set up an observer position. Earthdog needs more judges, so this is a great chance to learn. A Professional Photographer will be available. Merchant booth space is available in the barn. All entries receive a gift from the BTCA, and all qualifying scores receive a rosette! Supported entries receive prizes for qualifying scores. New Title rosettes will be available too.

RATCATCHER RENDEZVOUS: Please join us for a won-

derful meal, introduce your- self, meet other ratcatchers, and enjoy some big rat stories. Prospector’s Grill & Saloon, 3050 Rt-38, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054. All meals ordered à la carte, 7 p.m., Sunday night, October 9, 2022. Please con- tact Linda Freeman by Sept 25 to secure a seat. Or contact Linda Freeman, Show Chair, at LMFreeman1959@ gmail.com . Volunteers are always much appreciated and welcome! (The American Kennel Club offers only the normal Earthdog titles for this event.) Please see the premium list for more details. Download from the Bedling- ton Terrier Club of America website: www.bedlingtonamerica.com/2022-btca- sponsored-earthdog-trial/

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