Dedication, sheer determination and astuteness have all contributed
to the incredible achievement attained by the much-respected Gwen Broadley and her world famous Sandylands dogs. When
she decided to retire from judging, it was a sad day. Even more distressing was her decision to stop showing her beloved
dogs, for this was really the joy of her life.
When Grant, my late husband, introduced me to Gwen, I was young and extremely shy. It
was some time before I really got to know her. Once I overcame the awe in which I held her, our friendship blossomed,
one that deepened over fifty years.
When she purchased Ch. Sandylands Tweed of Blaircourt from us as a puppy and then Eng. &
Am Ch. Sam of Blaircourt, the bond between us was even stronger. We understood each other, neither of us ever showed
much enthusiasm but there was a true fondness underneath.
Dear Gwen seemed indestructible. It was my priveledge to have spent so many lovely times
with her. My memories will always be happy ones.