RUBY & JEANNIE
These two are litter sisters by Ch Talraz Tamarisk ("Barney") ex Wellknowe Winter Winds. The litter of four were given "jewellery" names in honour of their late mother, whose pet name was "Silver".
The brown girl is Ruby (Talraz Golden Earring) and a sweeter-natured Beardie would be hard to find, her tail works overtime and she makes new friends everywhere she goes. Like a true blonde she can seem a little brainless at times, but she more than makes up for it by being so gentle, obedient and cuddly. Everyone loves her!
Jeannie (Talraz Siver Charm) is much deeper and can appear standoffish at first meeting, being very selective she prefers to choose her friends with care. She is a wise girl and never puts herself at risk, allowing Ruby to take the lead on most occasions.
Barney March 2003
Champion Talraz Tamarisk ("Barney") sire of Ruby and Jeannie.
Barney is by Ch Chriscaro Charlock at Merrythorpe ex Talraz Tutti Frutti J.W. I CC 1 Res CC
He is owned by Anne and Martyn Soar
Barney has given us some very proud moments, gaining Best of Breed with each of his CCs including the day he became a Champion at Crufts in 2004
Wellknowe Winter Winds ("Silver") by Ch Wellknowe Craftsman ex Wellknowe Country Bumpkin. Dam of Ruby and Jeannie.
Sadly no longer with us.
Run free at The Bridge, beautiful girl...
Silver and her daughters
Jeannie and Ruby aged about ten months posing with their beautiful mum
The sisters Jeannie and Ruby
As youngsters they were always together, like little bookends, with the less confident Jeannie allowing Ruby to take the lead.
Now mature adults, they are seen in these poses much less often.
Jeannie due for a groom
A nice natural pose of Jeannie in the garden. Even ungroomed she usually looks quite tidy, with nice white whiskers!
Ruby full of fun
Here's a happy Ruby just having played a quick game of chase the ball.
Though she never has mastered retrieving she still thinks ball games are great fun!
A very serious Jeannie
Jeannie having been groomed to show off the sweetness of her expression, and here looking very thoughtful - "oh no, I hope this doesn't mean a Dog Show coming up....."
Unfortunately showing is not her favourite pastime, she can think of lots of things she would rather do!
Ruby quite content to pose
By way of contrast Ruby loves nothing more than a trip out, and being groomed is just one part of an activity she adores.
She really is a poser and will lie on the grooming table for ever!
A rare trip to a show
Jeannie in show pose at NEWPB Open Show in June 2007
Golden like her name
Ruby in the garden at home showing off her latest coat colour - like so many browns even at age five she still hasn't fully decided what colour she wants to be!
Sitting for a photo
Looking more relaxed here just before we all went for a good run on Newcastle racecourse - perhaps one day we will manage to persuade Jeannie that shows can be fun?
Ruby Best In Show
Ruby pictured with Liz just after winning BIS at Malton Agricultural Society's Open Show in Summer 2004
Time for Fun
Jeannie demonstrating her ball skills - two in her mouth at the same time!
Ruby looking very happy as she usually does!
Jeannie Head Study
Jeannie looking very noble in this profile shot
Ruby Head Study
We can see the likeness to her sister here I think
Jeannie testing Jessie's bed for comfort
Ruby Also Likes Her Comfort
Blissfully comfortable on the sofa!
Ruby as a Vintage
Ruby won best Vintage bitch at the BCC Champ show in Dec 13
Ruby as a Vintage
Ruby showing the youngsters how it's done moving out aged 11