The USLTC will have the hospitality room at the Comfort Inn Leigh Valley West located at 7625 Imperial Way Allentown Pa 18106 610-391-0344, we will have an event room for Saturday evening Pizza and Program night.
The program will be a presentation by Mr Alan Johnston, Orgill Kennels
My Kennel, the Oregill Kennel, was started by my Grandad, Alf Johnston in 1921. It is currently the oldest Kennel/prefix in the world for Lakeland terriers still held within the same family. I took over, well, I was given a bitch puppy in 1962 shortly after my grandad died, I was around 13 at the time. This pup (We named her Oregill Heritage) was not a great one, but she was a start and all my dogs today will go back to her. I suppose my Mentor was Len Farran (Crakesdale) he showed me the ropes but it was a few years until I got in the ring. I made up my first Owner bred and handled champion Lakeland (Ch. Oregill Happy Girl) in 1981. She was just preceded by Ch Oregill Hijack in 1980 owned by Herbert Atkinson (Wyndham). My Latest Champion Ch. Oregill Hot Topic was made up at Crufts this year.
I was very lucky to live in West Cumbria when Herbert, had in my opinion, the very best Lakelands and I used his dogs extensively in my breeding programme, Ch Tarnbreck Comet being a particular favourite and very influential Stud dog in the breed as a whole.
I first awarded CC’s in Lakelands in 1987 and have awarded CC’s at most of the UK Championship shows (including Crufts and National Terrier) where CC’s have been available for the breed, I have judged all 3 UK Lakeland Terrier Clubs.