A short notice just saying that I do apologise for the lack of articles as of recent I should be able to get back on track, first couple of weeks back at school have been chaotic however I should be able to get back to weekly instalments.
In this weeks show news we have 2 championships shows to cover. One that had CCs on offer, one that doesn’t.
On Friday 8th September Mr Collin Gullon judged an entry of 12 at Richmond.
He awarded Best Dog and Best Puppy Dog to Mr R Forsythe’s Witchstone Tommy hawk at Richpin whilst his Reserve Best Dog was Mrs C Snell’s Ch.Moretonia Kindle Fire. His Best Bitch went to Mrs S English & Mrs C Mason’s Ch.Witchstone Third Tyme Lucky at Honeywand Sh.Cm who won from Veteran! His reserve best bitch went to Mrs S English & Mrs C Mason’s Moretonia Chrystal Clear at Honeywand. A good day out for Sue, Chris and Carol!
Best of breed went to the dog who also won Best Puppy in Breed and then went on to win Puppy Group 3 under Mrs Sandra Marshall. Another brilliant day in the big ring for the breed.
At the next show in the calendar on Sunday 17th September at a rainy Darlington all-rounder Mr Espen Engh judged CCs. He found his Dog CC in Richmonds Best of Breed Witchstone Tommy Hawk at Richpin winning his 1st CC from the Puppy Class! Huge congratulations on that amazing win. His reserve Dog CC was Miss R Inch Edalene Grace and Danger who is still a youngster himself. His BCC was Ch Sharex Burning Love of Dobrugh who has an extremely successful couple of shows The RBCC was Mr A Leonards Witchstone War Paint who has been the bridemaid for a quite a while to her sister and to Lucy but she as been able to have become a champion this year.
Best of Breed did go to the bitch and best puppy went to the dog CC. A very good run for Spike and Lucy at the last few shows.
This weeks QOTW is; What is your favourite breed besides the one you have
In these weeks edition we have 2 Championship Shows in Welsh Kennel Club and City of Birmingham. Firstly Mr Rob Mcleod judged the breed for CCs for the very first time and attracted a very sizeable entry. His Dog CC was awarded to Mr & Mrs R Burdon’s Phidgity Perseus of Rimsland who won his 2nd CC at 2 consecutive CC shows. His Reserve Dog CC was given to Mrs C Snell Moretonia Kindle Fire. His Bitch CC was BURGESS & BROWN, Messrs T & D & WILLIAMS Mrs & Mi Ch Sharex Burning Love For Dobrugh who was had a lot of recent success to add to her very successful year last year. The Reserve Bitch CC was awarded Miss C Ramsden & Mr S Kagzi Ch Witchstone Siouxsie Sioux. Best of Breed was awarded to the Bitch. Best Puppy in Breed was Mr N Gournley’s Witchstone Minnehaha a Best Veteran was the glorious Veteran owned by Mr G & P Newton Ch Witchstone Centre Fold. At City of Birmingham Mr J Geraghty stepped in as replacement and judged another very good entry. His Dog CC was Miss L Allsopp’s Pelguias Crown Derby winning his first CC. The Reserve Dog CC was awarded to the puppy Mrs T Warran Neerodan Just in Time. The Bitch CC Ch Shaex Burning Love for Dobrugh who has had an exceptional past shows winning both BCCs on offer. The Reserve Bitch CC was Mrs D Dicker Needoran Naughty Nancy. BOB again was the Bitch. Best Puppy was the WKC Best Puppy Witchstone Minnehaha who also had and exceptional winning Puppy Group 3 under Mr M Gadsey and Junior Group under Mr T Isherwood. Big Congrats to all winners on the brilliant wins over the past 2 weeks.
This weeks QOTW is. What’s the thing you love the most about your dog?
A quick reminder and first mention that the English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) Club have made a Survey Monkey to allow members to have their say on topical issues and topical thoughts like the club website etc. I believe that this is an extremely efficient and effective way to be able to put your thoughts across because it means that the Club committee members are able to read your thoughts and queries and they can make sure the club is run with everyone’s best interest kept in mind. I’ve completed mine so make sure you complete yours.
In Show News Last week was very busy with a vast array of summer outdoor opens shows taking place with a huge amount of success. Mrs C Inch’s Edalene Never Let Me Go won Best of Breed at Tayside and Lochee Open and Mrs C Inch’s Sharex If I Can Dream For Edalene was awarded Best of Breed at Coatbridge Limit. An extremely successful weekend for Carolyn. At Chesterfield and Pinxton Open show Miss L Allsop’s homebred Pelugias Eternal Flame won Best A.V.N.S.C Puppy and Puppy Group 1 under judge Mrs Karen Maskell. Hopefully win ensures ETT classes at next years show. At Sedgefield Agricultural Show Miss S Crosslings Njabulo Jakayla won Best of Breed and Toy Group 3. And the final open show result of the week at Scunthorpe CA MR N Gourley’s & MR A Leonard’s homebred bitch Witchstone Minnehaha won Best A.V.N.S.C Toy, Best A.V.N.S.C Toy Puppy, Toy Group 4 and Toy Puppy Group 1 under judge Miss Wendy Waters. Another brilliant win to hopefully ensure that ETT are awarded with classes next year. At the Championship of the weekend (Bournemouth) the breed had another brilliant win. All rounder Mrs Raye Parry judged the breed without CC’s. She awarded Best Dog and Best Puppy in Breed to Mr R Foresyth’s Witchstone Tommy Hawk at Richpin. Her Reserve Best Dog was Mrs C Snell’s Moretonia Kindle Fire. Reserve Best Bitch was awarded to Mrs J Cross’s Sulasky Out of Control. And finally her Best Bitch and Best of Breed was awarded to Mr T Burgess’ & Mr D Brown & Mrs K Williams’ CH Sharex Burning Love for Doburgh who then went on to win a brilliant Group 4 under Margaret Bunce. It really was one brilliant win on top of another this last weekend for our breed. Welsh Kennel Club entries have been announced Mr Rob McLeod has attracted 52 Dogs and 50 Entries.
This weeks QOTW starts of with my favourite answers from last week. Last weeks Question was “ Which is your favourite Championship show and Why?” User grahamrwbc replied, “My favourite Championship Show is The English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) Club Championship Show. It’s the only ETT single breed Championship show and is therefore unique. This show always brings out the best in the ETT people because they all pull together to make this a happy friendly event. There is always lots of lively banter. User shandale12 (I wonder who this could be.) typed, “I must say that our favourite Champ Show is Welsh Kennel Club as it holds a very special memory of our foundation bitch Ch. Thalcyon Victoria at Shanedale was made up at that show. She was our first ETT and it was a very special day for us. We had lots of laughs when we used to caravan there, especially having a Christmas Party in August, as it was the last show that we did during the year where we took the caravan. I loved both answers. This weeks QOTW is what’s the one thing you’d changed at about the English Show scene? Make sure to leave your response in the comments.
Welcome to ETT breednotes, thanks to DogFocus for allowing me the opportunity to share news and views from the ETT community.
Over the next few weeks, the official English Toy Terrier (Black and Tan) Club website will be undergoing construction for an entire rebuild, redesign and revamp in order to make some big changes and improvements, as well as introduce some exciting new features and content. In the meantime, members, like myself, can check out what’s happening on the Club Facebook Group via the Club website by scrolling down the home page.
This new facility will enable those who do not have access to Facebook or the Facebook Group to keep up to date with what is happening on social media.
I believe this is a really good idea because it gives people who are new to the breed and don’t yet have access to the group an opportunity to really see what is going on inside the group and see what they are missing out on. The breed notes here on DogFocus will , I hope keep you fully up to date with all the news too.
The Club will shortly be undertaking a comprehensive member’s survey, this will allow members to have their say on what they want on the website and in Thumbprints. This initiative is indicative of the enthusiasm and forward thinking of the current committee who wish to thank members in advance for their patience and support, we promise it’ll be worth the wait.
In Show News Paignton & District Fancier Association was judged on Tuesday 8th August by Breed Specialist Sharon Adams (Tillarn). This wasn’t her first appointment however this time it was a lot closer to home. No CCs however there was still a very good entry compared to other shows recently with 16 Dogs making up 17 entries. Best Dog and Best of Breed went to CH Moretonia Kindle Fire who was made into a champion earlier this year.
Reserve Best Dog went to Mr P J & Mrs D Saunders’ Appletor Another Path who won both Puppy Dog & Junior Dog respectively.
Best Bitch went to Mrs D Dicker’s Neerodan Naughty Nancy who has recently been knocking on the door for her 3rd CC.
Reserve Best Bitch and Best Puppy in Breed went to Mrs & Miss C & H Turner & Mrs E Merrifield’s Amalek Willow to Kinize who was awarded her first BPIB at Championship Show Level (I believe).
Congrats to all .
A new feature I would like to add is a QOTW (Question of the Week) in which I ask question and you, the reader, replies with you response to me here, there is a space below the breednotes for comments.
My favourite responses will then be added into next week’s instalment. As this is the first week of QOTW, there will be no response so it will just be the question and that’s it. This weeks question is: Which is your favourite Championship Show and Why?
That’s it for the first instalment, please don’t forget to send me your wins from shows so the can be mentioned in next weeks instalment and if you having any ideas of improvement then please email me your suggestions and they will be taken on board. firstname.lastname@example.org
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