Miss Betty Penn-Bull - appreciations
PENN-BULL WAS a great lady and a great breeder of Scottish Terriers. Always
nice to everybody, always busy and so fast in showing you her dogs, in serving
you a cup of tea in her comfortable living room or in her 'cottage'. I remember
her white gloves handling some fantastic scotties, Viking, Edrick, Caprice,
Edwin, Deborah or Remeo and one of the last, Toyboy, and many more and more.
Looking at a pedigree the eye goes to see if there is some Kennelgarth behind
and if there it is like a quality trade mark; type, temperament, heads and bone
were real things in her kennel and everybody should be proud to have had the
opportunity to know Betty and her Kennelgarth Scotties - as I am.
PENN-BULL joined the North Midlands Scottish Terrier Club in its infancy and
at the time of her death she was an Honorary Life Member. Although distance
meant she could not attend shows on a regular basis she always took an interest
in club affairs. She appreciated a marked catalogue after a show and, always
the lady, wrote to thank me for sending it. A sad loss to the breed, she will
be greatly missed.
Nelly Taylor, Secretary, North Midlands Scottish Terrier Club
DEATH of Betty Penn-Bull is an immeasurable loss to the world of dogs, and in
particular to Scottish Terriers. I had known her for more than 35 years, and
during that time she was a constant source of support and encouragement. She
became involved with The Scottish Terrier Emergency Care Scheme from its very
early days and was a tower of strength. On several occasions she took in a rescued
dog for assessment or re-training, and in her capable hands these confused and
traumatised little creatures were quickly transformed into happy dogs suitable
for re-homing. Betty had many wonderful qualities, a powerful intellect, a phenomenal
memory, kindness, loyalty and a wonderful zest for life. She will be greatly
missed by all of us. My personal sense of loss is indescribable.