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Well we have had a really lovely year this year in the show ring, both Freddie and Alice have done really well - Alice qualifying for Crufts at her first outing, Freddie taking some lovely wins in the UK also, Oliver had a good start of the year but he has now retired due to his eyesight.  I will really miss showing this boy as he is a real show off and loves being in the ring strutting his stuff.  We are looking forward to the future though and the first litter of Derrindee Cockers in the not too distant future!!  We will miss Douglas what a character he was, always in our thoughts especially when away in BIG Val.  Best wishes to all our friends and visitors to the site.

13 December 2016 - Oliver's critique from Crufts - Veteran Dog - 2nd  LYNTONRIDGE LOYALTY CARD AT DERRINDEE PDH (MISS D DE CARTERET) Another decent male with the required masculinity, Stands a little longer cast than 1. Well assembled with deep body, good legs and feet and moved well.

12 December 2016 - Well we made it to LKA and back just over 400 miles done not bad considering I haven't driven in the UK for around 3 years.  It was fantastic to see my good friend Ginny Heaume qualify her first dog for Crufts.  Her Clumber Spaniel Florence showed like a pro at her very first show and won her class!!  Alice is a little short of furnishings at the moment so was unplaced.  Apologies to everybody who I didn't get chance to say hello to.  With recent events concerning a family members health socialising and mingling wasn't really on my agenda this year.  Hopefully by Crufts I will be back to my usual self. 

21 November 2016 - No show news for us at the moment but really looking forward to attending LKA with my good friend Ginny.  Not long to go now just hope the weather cheers up and we don't have the horrendous storms that we are experiencing at the moment.

30 October 2016 - Guernsey Kennel Club Winter Open Show - Judge Mr David Foulds - Alice "Kyna Slack Alice with Derrindee" - 1st Cocker Spaniel Limit Bitch, Best Limit Cocker, 2nd AV Gundog Junior, 1st AV BC Watson and Reserve BC Watson in Show.  Freddie "Bitcon Spy for Derrindee" - 1st Cocker Spaniel Open Dog, Best Opposite Sex (he was a little monkey and wouldn't standstill for Ginny today).   Thank you for your help Ginny, always appreciated!!  Just before Best in Show was awarded Oliver and I were presented with his Prix d'Honneur Certificate.  I'm so proud of this boy he never lets me down.  This was his last time in the show ring as his eyes are deteriorating quite quickly now.  He has had a fantastic career 1 x RBPIS, 2 x BIS, 1 x RBIS, 2 x BVIS, 1 x RBVIS and his placings at Crufts!!  It is with sadness that I'm retiring him as he loves strutting his stuff and showing off in the show ring but he is going out on a high!!  Hopefully in the future there will be another English Springer Spaniel at Derrindee.

Critiques from Mr David Foulds

COCKER SPANIEL LIMIT BITCH (5) - 1st - Miss D De Carteret’s KYNA SLACK ALICE WITH DERRINDEE Super well balanced young bitch, presented in good coat and condition. Just the right amount of good solid bone and substance, kind feminine head, good reach of neck and well angulated shoulders. Good strong driving quarters, nice level topline standing and on the move. Moved and showed very well. Also 2nd. In B. C. Watson Memorial Final.

COCKER SPANIEL OPEN DOG - 1st - Miss D. De Carteret’s BITCON SPY FOR DERRINDEE A lovely kind dog, presented in super coat and condition. Well muscled neck and correct lay of shoulder. Nice deep chest, level topline and good strong driving quarters. Moved and showed very well. BEST OPPOSITE SEX

Oliver and his PdH

23 October 2016 - Guernsey Kennel Club Match - Judge Mrs Donna Jarvis - Alice "Kyna Slack Alice with Derrindee" 1st Junior and then Best Junior in Match.  Many thanks to Mrs Jarvis for thinking so highly of Alice, I'm so proud of her!!  Alice the flying Cocker :-) 

Alice the flying CockerDonna Jarvis, Alice & I - BJIM - 23 October 2016

Critique from Mrs Jarvis - Best Junior - Cocker Spaniel : Derryn de Carteret - Lovely very cheeky, merry cobby Cocker bitch. Good size and shape, lovely head and good length of muzzle, nice dark eye of correct shape, good length of ear set well on head with good furnishings. Level topline, well covered, good depth of chest, nice spring of rib. Good angulation. Tight feet, well feathered coat furnishings. Good tail set. Moved well. Loved her character too.


18 October 2016 - No show news for us at the moment our next show is The Guernsey Kennel Club Winter Open Show where be will be showing under David Foulds.   Looking forward to getting the gang out again.  There has been two birthdays - Alice was 1 on the 12 October and what a character she is, she never fails to put a smile on our faces with her antics.  It would have been Douglas' 15th Birthday on the 8 October so a little saddness with not having the main man still here, but we are looking forward to the future and to the first litter of Derrindee Cocker Spaniels :-)

06 September 2016 - What a lovely surprise in the post today.  Alice to my delight has qualified for the prestigous Cocker Spaniel Club Puppy Challenge!! 

Alice - Cocker Club Puppy Challenge Invite

04 September 2016 - Guernsey Kennel Club Autumn Open Show - Judges Mrs S Thomson "Ashgate" - Alice won her puppy class, then Best Cocker Puppy and Best Cocker Bitch.  Freddie won his open dog class and Best of Breed. Then Alice took Gundog Puppy Group 1 and qualified for Channel Islands Puppy of the Year 2017 and Freddie took Gundog Group 4. Then to me total surprise and delight Alice then went on to takeBest Puppy in Showqualifying for Crufts 2017at her last show in Puppy!! I am absolutely over the moon!!!  BIG Thank you to Ginny Heaume for your help in the ring and for the photo's :-) Thank you everybody else for the congratulations!!! Chuffed too bits!! Thank you Debbie and Ken for this cheeky, naughty typical Kyna Cocker xxxxx  Photo's courtesy of Debbie Ingrouille, thank you Debbie!!

Critiques from Mrs Sue Thomson




Freddie BOB and Alice BP and Best BitchAlice BPIS Autumn Open Show

16 August 2016 - Another lovely trip away to the UK attending a few shows and visiting the Northern Family.  Our first show which was on Saturday 6 August was Paignton Championship Show under Mrs R Barney where Freddie was first in the ring in Limit dog and had a respectable VHC out of 8 and then Alice was next up in Puppy bitch and got a lovely 2nd.  I had lots of lovely complements on both how fab Freddie was looking and Alice so that was really great.  We then went up to Malvern, we love camping on this show ground and attended National Gundog on Sunday 7 August.  The classes were huge and both Freddie and Alice showed their little hearts out but were not in the cards today.  When we had finished showing we went up to Haydock to spend some quality time with Mick's family.  On the Friday we travelled down to Surrey for the Hampshire & Sussex Cocker Spaniel Club's open show on Saturday 13 August - Alice was first in winning her class and a second in her other class.  Freddie had a VHC in his first and a lovely second in his other class.  We then travelled down to Poole for the Bournemouth Championship Show on Sunday 14 August - Freddie had a 3rd in Mid Limit dog and Alice had a 4th in Puppy bitch.  A lovely day in the sunshine catching up with friends and managing to get Shel Cowles to take a few pictures of both Freddie and Alice which are FAB!!

Paignton Championship Show critique from Mrs R Barney - 2. De Carteret's Kyna Slack Alice with Derrindee, good head & neck, good bend of stifle & short hocks, moved out well.

Hampshire & Sussex Cocker Spaniel Club Critiques:- 

Mrs H Lockwood - Special Awards Classes: P 1 De Carterets' Kyna Slack Alice With Derrindee. Alone, but a good solid puppy bitch with kind eye, enough neck into well laid shoulders, short in body. When settled moved O.K.

Critique from Nicki Craig "Nicibec" - PB (3, 1) - 2 De Carteret's Kyna Slack Alice with Derrindee.  Another quality bitch, of lovely proportions.  Feminie head with gorgeous melting expression.  Moved soundly with correct bustle.  Well presented.

Sp O (Not bred by Exhibitor) (2) 1 De Carteret's Bitcon Spy for Derrindee.  Mature blue lad who has lots to admire.  Masculine head, with tight dark eye and soft melting expression.  Compact and cockery.  Nothing overdone, just a well balanced lad; who is well put together.

19 July 2016 - Wow what a fantastic trip we had away.  BIG classes at East of England Championship Show which was held on Sunday 10 July both Alice and Freddie showed very well though but unplaced.  We then attended the Dukeries Gundog Club Open Show on Tuesday 12 July.  Alice was 3rd in Puppy and Freddie was 2nd in Open behind the Best of Breed winner.  We then had a break and spent sometime with Mick's family in Haydock.  Alice had a makeover at Kyna HQ and looks absolutely stunning now!!  We then travelled to Harrogate & District Canine Club's Open Show on Saturday 16 July.  Alice was 2nd in Junior beaten by the Best of Breed winner and Best Puppy.  She was a little fidget in the Group and was unplaced.  Freddie showed very well and had a 2nd in his class.  Lastly was the Evesham & District Open Show on Sunday 17 July.  Alice won a nice Puppy Bitch class but was beaten by the Puppy Dog for Best Puppy.  Freddie had a nice 2nd in his Open Dog Class.  We then finished off the day by attending the Cocker Spaniel Club Championship Show.  Alice had a 4th in AOC Puppy Bitch and moved beautifully, Freddie showed very well too but was unplaced in his Minor Limit Dog Class.  It was lovely to catch up with so many friends on this roadtrip which took in some 1,200 miles!!!  Will be doing it all again in a few weeks time too!!

Critique from Mr Russell Mosedale for Evesham & District Open Show - Puppy Bitch, Kyna Slack Alice with Derrindee, b/roan, another lovely puppy in the making, good head portions, correct eye shape and colour, good reach of neck leading into well placed shoulders, strong bone, lovely spring of rib, short coupled, moderate bend of stifle, well-muscled, moved with good reach and drive.

24 June 2016 - Not much to report at the moment but we are very much looking forward to our trip to the UK on the 8 July.  Looking forward to attending East of England Champ Show, Dukeries Gundog Club Open Show, Harrogate & District Open Show, The Cocker Spaniel Club Champ Show and Evesham & District Open Show and catching up with all our friends!!  Visiting the family up North and hopefully Kyna HQ for some grooming tips.  Going to be busy, busy, busy!! 

03 June 2016 - Marvellous Marvin celebrates his 11th birthday today - Where has the time gone, he is still as naughty as ever, noisey as ever but so loving, we couldn't be without him.

15 May 2016 - The Guernsey Kennel Club Match - Judge Mr Kevin Cochrane - Alice "Kyna Slack Alice with Derrindee" - won her puppy class and was later declared Reserve Best Puppy in Match with Best Puppy in Match going to a stunning Shih Tzu.  Thank you to our judge Mr Cochrane for thinking so highly of Alice.

Alice RBPIM - May 2016Alice standing May Match

07 May 2016 - The Kennel Club of Jersey May Members Shop - Judge Mr Chris Bexon - Alice "Kyna Slack Alice with Derrindee - 1st Cocker Puppy, Best Cocker Puppy, Gundog Puppy Group 1, Channel Islands Puppy of the Year qualification and Best Novice Gundog.  Freddie "Bitcon Spy for Derrindee" - 1st Cocker Spaniel Open Dog, Best of Breed and Gundog Group 4.  Oliver "Lyntonridge Loyalty Card at Derrindee PdH - 1st English Springer Spaniel Open, Best of Breed and Gundog Group 3.

Critiques from Mr Chris Bexon

Cockers - P (1) 1 De Carteret's Kyna Slack Alice with Derrindee, 7 months, very pretty blue bitch, with a feminie head, strong neck, good body shape, correct topline & tailset with good hind angulation, shown & presented well, in reasonably good coat of correct texture, moved around the ring with some drive, holds topline well.  PG1

OD - (3) 1 De Carteret's Bitcon Spy for Derrindee, very nice type, compact of medium size.  Has a balanced head & dark eye, good earset, moderate stop, topline & tailset, with good legs, pasterns & feet.  He has good width & depth of chest, with good underline, is short coupled & has sufficient width of second thigh, with good bend of stifle.  He moved really well, with drive from good rear pasterns, an animated performance. BOB, G4.

English Springers (2) 1 De Carteret's Lyntonridge Loyalty Card at Derrindee, 9 years male, excellent type, size & proportions, good outline, good head, balanced work in skull, moderate stop, correct earset & length, good strong neck, strong body, correct topline, strong loin, in good coat, good bone & feet, not quite the firmness in body of 2, but understandable at his age.  Moved well.  BOB, G3.

25 April 2016 - We are just back from a lovely although short trip to WELKS but it was so worth it.  22 April 2016 - WELKS Championship Dog Show - Cocker Spaniel Judge Mr Alf Wood "Marada" - Freddie "Bitcon Spy for Derrindee" was 2nd in his strong Limit Dog Class out of 10 with 3 absent and not to be outdone little Alice at 6 months and 10 days old was placed 2nd in her Minor Puppy Bitch Class and has  qualified for Crufts 2017!!!  She was the youngest in her class but showed her little socks off!!  A BIG Thank you to our judge Mr Wood for his kindness when handling and going over the dogs. 

Critiques from Mr Alf Wood "Marada"

LD 14 (4) - 2 De Carteret's Bitcon Spy for Derrindee.  Short and cobby b/r true to type, pleasing head and expression, good spring of rib and short coupled, well muscled hind quarters and a sound mover.

MPB 4 - 2 De Carteret's Kyna Slack Alice with Derrindee.  Another b/r well made just needs to settle.

Freddie 2nd in his class

Alice in her class

12 April 2016 - I don't know where the time has gone but little Alice is now 6 months old, her page is now live, with some show poses hopefully to follow.  She has her first show on the 24 April we are attending WELKS Championship Dog Show and I can't wait to see how she gets on, hopefully all four feet on the ground :-) 

02 April 2016 - The Kennel Club of Jersey Winter Championship Show - Judge Mrs Jill Peak "Bayard" - Freddie "Bitcon Spy for Derrindee" won his open dog class and was Best Opposite Sex.  Oliver "Lyntonridge Loyalty Card at Derrindee PdH" won his open dog class, Best of Breed and Gundog Group 3, not bad for an 8 1/2 year old :-)  Freddie wasn't on form today but we were delighted that our good friends Lynn Ozanne and Pam Smith not only won Best of Breed with their Cocker Lexi, but also took the Gundog Group and 3rd Best in Show.  They also won Puppy Group with their homebred boy Renzo and Reserve Best Puppy in Show and Best Brace in Show.  A really lovely day for them!!

Critiques from Mrs Jill Peak

Cocker Spaniel Open Dog - 1st De Carteret's Bitcon Spy for Derrindee.  3 years old, another good cocker type in good condition.  Correct ribbing and good quarters.  Nice head and neck.  Moved well both ways, good topline.

English Springer Spaniel Open - 1st De Carteret's Lyntonridge Loyalty Card at Derrindee PdH - 8 years old in lovely condition and good body.  Moved well and held topline, nice head and expression.  Good bone and correct front assembly.  Well ribbed.  BOB and Group 3.

24 March 2016 - Nothing much to report show wise but we are off to Jersey next weekend which is always good, catching up with old friends, having a good laugh and a show thrown in.  Exciting times coming though as Alice will be attending her first show - WELKS on the 22 April and then she will be going to Jersey for their Members Show on 7 May and then a Guernsey show on the 22 May.  I can't wait to get her in the ring and see how she does!!

11 March 2016 - Crufts - English Springer Spaniel - Judge Mrs N Calvert "Calvdale" - Veteran Dog 4 (1) - Oliver was placed second in his class of 3 which I was really pleased with.  As usual he didn't put a foot wrong and went around the ring like he owned it.  This was Oliver's last UK show and last appearance at Crufts, he will still be shown in the Channel Islands though.   A few photo's below of Me and My Boy :-)  Cocker Spaniel dogs - Mrs B Critchley "Whipspan" - PostGraduate Dog 23 (1) - Freddie didn't put a foot wrong today moved really well and didn't fidget but was unplaced in this strong class.

Critque from Mrs N Calvert

Veteran Dog - 2nd  LYNTONRIDGE LOYALTY CARD AT DERRINDEE PDH (MISS D DE CARTERET) Another decent male with the required masculinity, Stands a little longer cast than 1. Well assembled with deep body, good legs and feet and moved well.

 crufts 2016 #10crufts 2016 #7

28 February 2016 - Guernsey Kennel Club Members Show - Judge Mr Richard Morris "Lascoed" - Oliver "Lyntonridge Loyalty Card at Derrindee PdH" was first in the ring winning English Springer Spaniel Open Dog, BoB, Best AV Gundog Veteran and finishing the day by winning Best Veteran in Show and qualifying him for Channel Islands Veteran of the Year!!   Freddie "Bitcon Spy for Derrindee" won Cocker Spaniel Open Dog, BoB, Gundog Group 2 and 1st AV Open Gundog Dog.  Despite the upset at the beginning of the week with losing Douglas the boys really showed their socks off for me today and we had some fabulous results!!  Photo below courtesy of Debbie Ingrouille.

Critiques from Mr Richard Morris

ESS O (1,0) 1. De Carteret – Lyntonridge Loyalty Card At Derrindee PdH - An eight and a half year old L/W dog still looking at his best, well coated and feathered.  Well angulated throughout, balanced standing and on the move, well sprung ribcage, short coupled with excellent strong topline and depth of brisket. Head well proportioned with fluting and moulding, strong bone and firm feet, moved soundly with good profile if slightly wide at the elbows, BOB BVIS.

Spaniel (Cocker) OD (1,0) - 1. De Carteret – Bitcon Spy For Derrindee - Very typical and nicely mature quality three and a half year old B/R dog, pleasing for size and substance. A quality head and expression particularly good muzzle, dark eyes well shaped. Strong bone through pasterns, firm well padded feet, level topline, short coupled. Powerful, well muscled hindquarters, very sound and true on the move front and rear with correct, merry tail carriage, BOB G2.

oliver - bvis - feb16

22 February 2016 - It is with deepest sadness, a broken heart and endless tears that I have to tell all our friends that we said a tearful goodbye to our treasured Douglas last night. As many of you will know he was diagnosed with an inoperable cancerous tumour in December 2014. He has fought a very brave battle. He has had many ups and downs over the past year but always pulled through until last night when he was just telling us it was his time and as heart breaking as it was and to be honest still is we took our precious boy on his last journeyNow he is at peace pain free and running around with his big brother Sebastian.  Until we meet again my Darling Sweet Douglas, what a character you were and what memories you have left us with. Forever in our hearts.

Me and my shadow - Douglas - 08.10.2001 - 22.02.2016

me & my shadow

Liz Reed Am so sorry Derryn......biggest hugs x RIP Douglas xxx

Ellen Heath Thinking of you xxx

Stacey Bretel Oh derryn, so sad. Huge hugs. Xx

Julie Day So sorry Derryn ...RIP Douglas ;'( x

Jackie Strachan Oh goodness big hugs xxxx

Sarah Pilkington Thinking of you x

Kim Gain So sorry Dessie x

Sarah Woodhouse Oh Derryn - I am so, so sorry. There are no words that I can say to comfort you right now. Thinking of you and sending big hugs xxxxx

Victoria Ellis So very sorry Derryn run free Douglas xxx

Cheryl Gillingham Sorry for your loss x

Kim Penney Such lovely words X ☹️

Pirjo Peltonen 🙁 <3

Jane Simmonds So so sorry Derryn - sleep tight Douglas xxx

Roz Harris-Johns Sorry to hear.xx

Joy Amanda Sorry for your loss x

Jodie Trebert I'm so sorry Derryn, RIP Douglas xx

Hayley Bisson Oh derryn I'm so sorry. Sending you my love xxx

James B Angell So sorry to hear frown emoticon xxx

Pam Mullins Oh Dessie sweetheart. I'm so so sorry to see this. Douglas was such a special boy. Run free little boy. Lots of hugs Dessie. Xxx

Alison Swales So sorry to hear your news x

Sammie Bowring Oh Derryn so sorry... run free Douglas xxx

Wilma Blankespoor So sorry. RIP Douglas

Kay Woodward

Michelle Crisell So sorry for your loss Derryn xx

Ceejay Carpenter Are thoughts are with you both he will be watching you always xxx Rest in peace Douglas he gave us all lots of love xxxxxxx

Pat West Am so very sorry to hear your sad news Sending you lots of love and hugs xxxx <3

Michèle Lockwood Not just your words but your photo has made me cry. So sorry Derryn :-( Sleep tight Douglas xx

Tina Beswick

Tanya Lewis Oh Derryn I am so sorry xx

Linda Sharpe Oh Derryn I am so sorry for you, you did the right thing, thinking of you xxxxx

Thaea Teapot I'm so sorry for your loss Derryn. Douglas was a wonderful and gorgeous dog and the reason I got a cocker and a relative of his. Sending all my love and I'm sure he's having a blast with Sebby xxxx

Lisa Vaudin Oh Derryn, I'm so sorry xx

Christianne Beardow So very sorry Derryn xxx

Joanne Masterton Derryn so sorry for your loss. It's never easy saying goodbye to our beloved pets they really are part of the family. I dread the day. Xx

Wendy Walker So so sorry xxx big hugs xxx

Kirsty Armitage Oh Hun I'm so so sorry for your loss xx

Kirsty Armitage He will be playing with his pal Rory hun xx

Ash Ford-Parker Oh Dezzie, I'm so so sorry for your loss. He certainly had the best Mum any dog could wish for !! Thinking of you xxxx

Mark Sanderson Oh no. His photo is one of my most favourite ever. I'm so very very sorry.

Louise Harrison So sorry Derryn

Paul Leale So sorry. Don't know what to say Dessie. Rest in peace little man. Xx

Cornelia Norie-Miller Ohh huni I'm so so sorry to read this Lots of hugs and love xxxxx

Pat Whitehead So very sorry to read this.

Jane Symes Sorry to hear your sad news, never easy letting them go, sending hugs xx

Mich Ogier Oh No unsure emoticon im so sorry cry emoticon xx R.I.P. Douglas. Lots of love and hugs from me and Elsa xxxxx

Claire White So sorry to read this Derryn thinking of you and run free over the rainbow bridge Douglas xxx

Lesley McCourt Really sorry xx

Vince De Carteret Not a nice thing to do very hard but the right thing good memories

Jade Oglesby Big hugs Derryn xxxxx

Sharon Pinkerton Oh I'm really sorry to hear this Derryn - RIP Douglas and a huge hug to you x

Jackie Jacobs Such sad news sending hugs xx

Sandra Collins So sorry to hear that Derryn. You gave him a wonderful life and he is now at peace. Thinking of you. With love. xxx

Sarah Pheasant Oh Derryn I am just so very sorry to hear this. :-( Run free sweet Douglas. He had a wonderful life with you. Be kind to yourself. Big ((hugs)) xx

Lisa Allen Xx

Gary A Steele So so sorry chick xxx

Wendy Grist Oh Derryn, I am so very sorry to read this. Thinking of you all and sending big big hugs xxxx

Sandra Exall So sad to lose a pet ......part of the family eh Derryn. Sending you hugs x

Jade Oglesby I'm not religious but this is very true

Julian Schofield So very sorry to hear your sad news. Each one takes a bit of our heart with them. Thinking of you XX

Kristel Blankespoor Oh no so there is 1 extra star tonight. So sorry for your lost.

Tracy Jayne Buck Bless you and him Derryn De Carteret I feel your pain, he will always be in your heart and memories and I'm sure you are all better people for having him in your lives

Laura 'lar Lar' Edwards So sorry to hear this Derryn thoughts are with you from little Archie and I.

Jo Cunliffe So sorry to hear this Derryn, I know only too well (as do many of us on here) how painful it is to lose one of our dear pals irrespective of their age. He was a brave lad who battled valiantly but there just comes a time when you both know the time has come... its sad but he is now out of his pain and suffering and will be watching over you all. In time your tears will be replaced with smiles as you recall the good times - be thankful for all those magical years - they are comfort in the dark times. Sending you hugs and Run Free Douglas - will miss seeing your antics xx

Andrew Jones So sorry Derryn, know how special he was to you, run free Douglas xx

Mary Woodman So sorry Dessie, he'll always be by your side xxxx

Helen Rolf Aw sorry to hear this Derryn xx

Ann Mahy So sorry to hear this...thinking of you... RIP Douglas. Xx

Trish Shedwick Sorry to hear that Derryn. 😕😕😕 xxxx

Denise Board Sorry to hear this Dessie x

Julie Cloarec So sorry to hear this Derryn, we lost my father in law yesterday morning, so can feel your pain xxxx

Jane Smith I'm so so sad for you. Douglas had a fabulous life with you, treasure the memories xxx

Amber Lickley Oh Derryn :-( thinking of you xxxx

Jo Kew Oh Derryn my heart aches for you . So hard but remember the wonderful life you had together ...Hugs to you sorry xx

Allison Muir So very very sorry to hear your sad news, he had a wonderful, happy life with you, treasure all your lovely memories xx

Jo Mauger This is so sad Derryn my heart goes out to you. You did so well to get him so far under the circumstances. At peace now xx

Terrina Enticott Argh so sorry for you x

Pat Meaker So sorry to hear your sad news

Aimee Jane Im so sorry doodles, my little dids will always bring a smile to my face. Thinking of you. X

Jay Hill So sorry frown emoticon Sleep tight Douglas <3

Nicola Bacon Very sad news - I know that you gave him the best life possible though xxx

Tina Sarre Thinking of you. So sorry to hear about Douglas.

Louise Clarke So sorry too read this, run free little man your pain free xxx

Louise Tope Sleepy tight dear Douglas, go find your friends over the Bridge xxxx

Chris Cullen So sorry to hear you sad news xxx in our thoughts xx

Mark Evans So sorry to hear your sad

Debbie Ingrouille Oh Derryn I'm so sad to read this I know how your feeling and I know how much he meant to you, he is at peace now RIP Douglas xxx

Jane Watchorn So sorry to hear that Derryn xx

Pete Symes Sorry to hear that Desssie

Lisa White So sorry Derryn, I know how much your dogs mean to you xx

Paula Du Mont So very sorry Derryn ..thinking of you xx

Marilyn Evans sorry to hear your sad news x

Michelle Marquis So sorry to read this. Sending you big hugs. Douglas was a lovely dog and we had great fun with him on our travels xxx

Paula Spalding Sorry to hear this, thinking of you xx

Vanessa James My thoughts are with you xx

Simon'and'val Barry Sad to hear

Tarryn Henson Such sad news Derryn , so sorry for your loss xxxxx

Nicki Craig Ohh so sorry <3 RIP dear boy xxx

Helen Robert So very very sorry to hear this Dezzie, love and hugs to you x x x

Gisele de Garis Very sorry for your loss xxxxxx

Angus McLellan So sorry to hear the news, Derryn.

Lynne Coutanche Thinking of you at this sad time X

Lynn Clinton Thinking of you Derryn sorry for your loss xx

Anne Sutton we are so very sorry to hear this sad news Derryn. What a good life and so much love you gave to your precious boy. . We are thinking of you. Run free Douglas xxxxx. 💕

Lynne Symphorien Oh no so sorry hugs, poor Douglas :-(

Becky N Shaun McDonald Aww Des so so sorry to read this post but Shaun and I have a lot to thank Douglas for and will be eternally grateful for all the joy and love that you have introduced us to in the Cocker world. Basil sends much love to you too and will always remember his Uncle Douglas with as much love as we do too. Big hugs xxxx

Natasha Ward Oh D. So sorry. Big hugs to you x x

Mich Tony Wilson Lohmeier So very sorry Dessie, it's so very hard to say goodbye, Douglas will be playing with my Malcolm now xx

Claire Sharp I'm so sorry xxx

Anne Bourgaize So sorry for you. It's so difficult when they leave us but he's at peace now and no longer in pain xxx

Sarah Guilbert Oh Derryn De Carteret I'm so sorry to hear this very sad news. Our thoughts are with you. Xx

Patsy Robertson So sorry Sleep tight darling Douglas

Di Le Tissier Thoughts with u x x x

Judith Craig So sorry to read this Derryn, thinking of you xx

Pat Hatley So sad to hear this Dessie we send our love and thoughts to you, and Douglas will be digging loads of holes with lovely Sebbie over the rainbow bridge. Xx

Helen Streeting Oh Dessie so sorry to hear this, he was a lovely boy xx

Nicolette Blankespoor Ohno, reading this with tears down my face, such a very sad news. It's so hard to let them "go" even if you know it's the right thing to do. I think he will never really "leave" you, but wil be at your side by just little signs that make you think of him...... heart emoticon xx

Nicky De Lisle Aaahh Derryn so sorry to hear this, it has bought a tear to my eyes for Jessie and Jacob will look after him for you and they are all running free and digging. Look out for a Robin following you on your walks or in your garden, as that will he Douglas looking over you xxxx

Christina Lejean so sorry to hear your sad news derryn xx

Christine Wildman So very sorry to read this Derryn x

Debbie Gaudion So sorry to hear your sad news Derryn, our thoughts are with you xx

Sue Hewlett Gutted for you Derryn, God bless him xx

Michelle Neves Awww so sorry to hear such sad news, just heartbreaking for you. xx

Neil Sarre So sorry to hear this Derryn. RIP Douglas.

Andy Ward So sorry to hear of your loss Derryn. Thinking of you all.x

Ann Nugent

Val Read So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts with u x

Sarah Amatt So sorry Derryn xx

Sally Cokeley so sorry Derryn xxx

Katie Le Marchant-Smith I'm so sorry to hear this Derryn, he was a beautiful boy. Sending you lots of love and hugs xx

Chrissy le Moignan x

Linda Dorey So sorry Derryn. xx

Tina North Oh Derryn, I am so sorry. There simply are no words at the moment xxxx

Irene Chen Derryn De Carteret **HUGS**

Claire Burns So sorry to hear your news thinking of u xx

Kelly Harrison Hugs xxx

Shel Cowles Sorry to hear this Dessie xx

Christine Marett Sorry to hear this, run free at Rainbow Bridge Douglas.

Sheila Ewan Oh no, bless him, a brave wee man, running free now, big (((hugs))) to you Derryn, it's never easy xx

Mike O'Connor So sorry. Big hugs for you.

Sue Greenaway Really sorry. Sleep tight Douglas xx

Michelle Hatton So sorry Derryn xx

Carol Burnet Sooooo sorry to hear this sad news big hugs to you x

Mandy Downie Sorry to hear this X

Gwen Davies So sorry x

Alexis Beaumont So sorry Derryn x

Renee Wallwork I am so sorry Des, my heart is breaking for you.

Kate Siviter Oh Derryn such a moving tribute to your boy. Sleep tight little man xx

Becky Chandler So sorry to hear your news Derryn, xx

Tracey Corley Oh dez I'm so sorry to hear that love, thinking of u xxx

TerryKevin Buckley What a special boy he was, another star shining down on us tonight. So sorry Derryn. XXX

Tamara Babester So sorry for your loss, sleep tight Douglas

Wendy Marshall So very sorry Derryn, so very hard for you, treasure all the years of happy memories, & he will always be so very special, xxxxxxx

Dawn Barnes So sorry to hear you've lost your special boy Derryn xxx

Judy Horner So so sorry Derryn - treasure all the memories. Such special treasures they are, we never have them for long enough xxx

Becky N Shaun McDonald So sad treacle at least no more pain and sleeping in peace.  Thinking of you huge hugs xx

Claire Felbabel So sorry xx

Jane Cowles No words Dessie but thinking of you xx

Louise Jayne Wilding Oh Derryn huge big hugs to you all. You must be devastated as I know how special he was to you xxxx

Debbie Richardson Sending big hug's Derryn xxx

Cheryl Blackley So sorry for your loss xxxx

Susan Hacker So so sorry Derryn, it is so hard, I know. Thinking of you xxx

Agata Kucza So sorry for your loss x

Debbie Houghton so very sorry - he was such s lovely boy and we know how much he meant to you xxxxx

Marilyn Bougourd Big hugs my sweet xxxxxx

Jackie Fitch Such a shame to hear your sad news, RIP Douglas. :-(

Diane Philipson Sorry to hear your news. RIP Douglas.

Lucy-May Ainsley So so sorry for your loss Derryn, run free Douglas

Jean Parkyn I'm so sorry derryn I know the pain you are going through as I have been there so many times and it hurts so much

Fuffy King Oh dear! So sorry! xxxx

Eve Whitley So sorry to read this, Derryn. Run free Douglas xx

Gillian Ure Lots of love. So sorry x x

Lynn Ozanne Lovely evocative photo, Derryn. Thinking of you. xxx

Stella Bishop So sorry for your devastating news, RIP Douglas xx💕

David Turner Very sorry Derryn!

Jean Girard So sorry to here your sad news Deryn .Thinking of you xx

Kay Sharman So sorry to hear this xxx

Debbie Le Prevost I am so sorry to hear your very sad news Derryn Sending you all my love

Mark Pooley Hi Derryn, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It will be hard but try and remember all the good times you had together and hopefully that will help you smile through this sad time. Thinking of you, Mark.

Sandra Beatríz del Cerro   <3

Sally Jones So sorry to hear this thinking of you

20 February 2016 - Oliver and I had a lovely trip to Jersey where he competed in Channel Islands Veteran of the Year.  He absolutely showed his socks off and didn't put a foot wrong what more can I ask of him.  We had a lovely time spending some good quality time with good friends.  Roll on 1 April when we are back over again.

14 February 2016 - Guernsey Kennel Club Match - Judge David Turner - Oliver "Lyntonridge Loyalty Card at Derrindee PdH" won his Veteran class qualifying him for theSuper Match and was declared Best Veteran in Show.  Freddie "Bitcon Spy for Derrindee" won his Group Winners class qualifying him for the Super Match and then went on to take Best in Match to my absolutle surprise.  BIG thank you to our Judge David Turner for thinking so highly of Freddie and to Debbie Ingrouille for the photos.  Congratulations to Sammie and her gorgeous Shih Tzu Cody on Reserve Best in Match.

oliver - best veteran in match - 14 feb 16 freddie best in match - 14 feb 16



To all our family and friends I hope 2016 is a good one for each and everyone of you!!   I can't wait to get little Alice in the ring in April she will hopefully be attending WELKS so that's something to look forward to.  Oliver has qualified for Channel Islands Veteran of the Year which is the 20 February and then we have an Open Show on the 28 February before Crufts on the 11 March.  So lots to look forward to.  Look forward to catching up with friends very soon.