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ASCUK are really sad to hear of the passing of one of our former Chairman, and Honorary Vice President Geoff Gatenby.

Geoff was part of the Armatan Kennels along with Pat Gatenby and the late Sarah Green. Ch Armatan Dancing Queen won the first ever BCC at Crufts in 2006, and became the breeds first Champion.

Geoff has been a big part of ASCUK, having been the Chairman for many years before retiring from the committee in 2017, and then becoming an Honorary Vice President.

Geoff was always a smiling face around the rings and will be sadly missed by many.

Our thoughts are with Pat and the rest of the family.


ASCUK are very sorry to hear of the passing of Glynis Dowson (Ozzypool). Glynis has been a prominent member of the Aussie community from the early days of the breed in the UK, and has been a valued member on the ASCUK Committee at varying times, including to this present day.

Glynis is reunited with her beloved Oscar (Ir Ch Kapia Robin at Ozzypool), who is behind many of the UK Aussies today.

Our thoughts are with her husband Colin, and the rest of their family at this sad time.

Glynis Thank you for everything you have done for the Breed over the years, you will be very much missed.

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