From Seonaid’s first litter by P.Ruaridh Peggotty’s Imp I kept a very nice young dog puppy called Picklepeg Showpiece (Hamish), and from her third litter I kept a gorgeous little bitch called Picklepeg Showboat (Hannah) by a dog I had long admired, called Ch Pillerton Peterman. I thought long and hard about a suitable stud for this little gem and I have never regretted my choice of Ch Glengordon Finearte Prince of Peace. The result gave me a handsome young dog, Picklepeg Show-me-How (Hamish II) and his litter sister Tamsin, Picklepeg Show-me-the-Way. They both proved to be invaluable in my breeding programme.
I showed them both at Open level and Hamish(II) caught the eye of several breeders including Ron Armstrong of Justrite fame and Peter Newman the judge. On the strength of this I entered him for the Paignton Championship Show in 1978. Ron Armstrong very kindly showed him for me as I could not get away from home, and to my amazement and joy he picked up the Reserve CC. I could hardly believe it! This was quite a significant step upwards for me.
Below are photographs of Seonaid “my beguiling” little bitch with her son Showpiece, grandson Show-me-How, and her daughter Showboat then aged just six months at her very first Show. They were halcyon days at Home Farm.