(The Partnership)

My Association with Graham Osborne goes back to the late 1970’s ; we met along with his wife Caroline at the local ringcraft group. In April 1981 Graham met up with my new puppy Sh.Ch.Lochar Great Expectations at Plaiglen (Ginny) who he fell in love with. I was nursing my own family in 1985 and found it difficult to get to shows; Graham kindly stepped in relishing showing her along with my pointer “Chance”.  He took Ginny to Paignton and won her second CC. (The third and final crowning glory came at Leeds soon after).

We shared two litter sisters, I had Lochar Sunburst and Graham had Lochar String of Pearls. Both were consistent winners and both excellent mothers, the latter producing Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Beaters Brigadoon and Ir Sh Ch Beaters Billet Doux.

Due to Caroline contracting MS it was no longer possible for Graham to keep ESS at home, so Whippets, a more manageable breed, eventually replaced both their ESS & Cockers. Rather than let the Beaters affix remain dormant we agreed to go into partnership with my name appearing first on the accord, thus allowing both Plaiglen and Beaters kennels to be benched together at the larger shows.

So this is how it all came about and we already have one litter on the ground producing show winning stock.


Pedigree click here

From this

To this

 SPice Standing YB
Litter sister Beaters Bedazzled