Lhasa Apso Association of Wales & South West
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In 2007 the Association was granted Championship show status by the Kennel Club and we were very proud to hold our first Championship show in November 2007.*** Stop Press ***
It was with great sadness I learnt of the passing of Dorothy Quelch (Ardquin). Dorothy would have been 95 years old on 29th January 2017and had recently moved from Ross-on-Wye to live with her son Simon and his family in Essex. Dorothy met John Quelch whilst he was in the RAF and married in 1947, unfortunately John passed away in June 2012. She registered the Ardquin affix in 1964 and started showing Poodles, then Cockers Spaniels. In 1968 she bought her first American Cocker Spaniel, awarding her first challenge certificates in 1976 and judging at CRUFTS in 1982. In 1986 she owned and handled the Gundog group winner at Three Counties Show with her homebred black and tan dog Sh Ch Ardquin Biggles Esquire (Sh Ch Ardquin Mimantan x Ardquin Star Appeal). Dorothy still had an interest in American Cockers owning a dog in partnership with Jackie Hill, Fielgar American Cockers.
In the early 1980’s Dorothy showed an interest in the Lhasa Apso and handled dogs for Phillipa Luiz (Parlu). Since those early days she has been a regular in the ring and at the ringside. Her first Breed Club judging appointment was in 1992 for the Lhasa Apso Club awarding her first C.C’s in Lhasa Apsos at Three Counties in 1993, in 2006 Dorothy was one of the three judges at the Lhasa Apso Inter-Club Memorial Gala competition, she decided to retire from judging in 2009. Dorothy was a founder member and Vice President of the Lhasa Apso Association of Wales and South West, and was a great help to me when I took over as club secretary always willing to talks about dogs and shows and gave her experience freely. She is also patron of Gloucester and District Canine Society. In 2011 our judge for our November Championship was unwell and Dorothy fortunately agreed to come out of retirement and judge our show.
Dorothy and John were a great help when Lhasa Apsos realised that they had GPRA, having had previous experience of this disease in American Cockers, she helped with fundraising for this and I know that she has been a great supporter “HART” in the Himalayas. Dorothy had a fair amount of success in the showring, her special boy was Danny aka Kutani Lionheart for Ardquin who loved the showring, gained 1C.C. with BOB and five res C.C’s. he sired five Champions in this country and was top Lhasa Apso Stud in 2004.
Dorothy’s funeral will take place on Friday 3rd February 2 p.m at Chelmsford Crematorium, Family flowers, a donation to the Royal British Legion would be welcome, a service of appreciation will be held on Saturday 4th February 3 p.m at Glebe Chapel, Glebe Close, Newent GL18 1BQ. Tel; 01531 822667. Our thoughts are with Dorothy’s family and friends at this sad time.
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