Our first CC Championship show for the year kicked off with Manchester and judge Jeff Horswell had an entry of 76 dogs making 85 entries with 20 absent on the day (5 dogs and 15 bitches). Puppy classes again were very large with the absence on a Minor Puppy classification and I urge everyone to drop the secretary a note requesting that Minor Puppy Classes be put on. This will also ensure our Minor Puppy classes at Crufts have entries, which some years they do not as debuting puppies struggle to compete with much older ones at this last qualifying show of the year. It was a superb day for Dawn Dixon who took all main awards and crowned a new Champion in Ken and Richard Morgan Stanley’s powderpuff, Debrita Dirty Dancing With Goldbourne JW. She gained her first CC under Stuart Payne at LKA in 2016 and then her second under Robert Dunlop at WELKS last year and also has 4 RCC, and she is out of Ch Habiba Go Forth x Ch Debrita Diaz JW ShCM – Congratulations to all! Dawn also took DCC and BPIB with her mum Tina’s Slovakian Import Golden Gate Heybett Avec Debrita, so pretty extraordinary day and much celebrating had im sure! RDCC went to Sanna Wrisnig and My Swedish Import Twice As Nice Seven Monkey Fury JW who already has 1 CC & 5 RCC , with RBCC going to Anne and Stephen Hellmuth’s Shumllea Press Release who has 1CC & 1 RCC and BVIB going to Anne and Tracey McGuigan and John Blackwell’s Annamac Fairy Tail, now 9 years old and has 8 RCC to her name. Well done to everyone!
Several Open shows across the past couple of weeks with some good results – at Lichfield DCS Vicky Routledge was BPIB & BOB with her Pufflepaws Mz Rumpleteazer under Claire Parker and then Puppy Group 2 under Jenny Miller. At Coalville CS Chris Piper went BOB under Mary Ann Mercer with her Anna Sky Kennel Fusion Hot Man of Zanjero JW(Imp RUS) and then BPIB and PG2 with Baron Winning Smile (Imp). At Newton Abbot CS Lynn Swain went BPIB with her Mikang Tia Tiramasu – sorry not judge name given, whilst at City of Cambridge CS under Roxanne Hobbs, my own Estillinis The Huntsman At Casacavallo JW (Imp SWE) went BOB, with Susan Higgs handling Nick Higg’s Touch Beauty Pride Of The Motherland (Imp RUS) to RBOB and Fairy Com Apfelland to BPIB. Well Done All!
Westminster will soon be upon us with Cresteds being shown on Monday February 12th in ring 1 at GMT 3.30pm. There are a total of 31 entries for Mr Robert D Ennis to consider and as always there will be live ring streaming and online catalogues available so great viewing available!
Good luck to you wherever you are competing and don’t forget to share your wins with me, from any discipline, and also any news you may have!
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