BOSTON CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
SUNDAY 6TH JANUARY 2019
EAST OF ENGLAND SHOW GROUND, PETERBOROUGH
BEST OF BREED: CH WATERCROFT PINK FIZZ
BEST DOG: CH WATERCROFT CALLING TIME
BEST BITCH: WATERCROFT PINK FIZZ
RES BEST BITCH: VILLASSA SEA OF DREAMS
BEST PUPPY: VILLASSA SEA OF DREAMS
BEST SPECIAL BEGINNER: NORDALSET LITTLE BIT OF SUN FOR IVRIG
So here we go again – the first show of the year pretty much carried on where the old year left off, with good results for both the Watercroft and Villassa kennels. Rachel Pearce, who judged the Special Award classes at the Club’s Championship Show in September, had a somewhat larger entry on this occasion as you would expect: 12 dogs and 18 bitches, although unfortunately there were 12 absentees in total.
A good start to the year for the breed in the Group placings, Karen Hurrion’s 8 month old youngster VILLASSA SEA OF DREAMS took Puppy Group 4 (having also been awarded Res Best Bitch). As she is a new name to us, I’ll include her breeding: she is by Ch Strathiver Sea The Stars out of Villassa Ripple By Design.
The rest of the places went to very familiar names so no breeding included. Ruth Gee’s newly crowned Champion CH WATERCROFT PINK FIZZ, who got Best Puppy at this show last year, went one better this year to take the Best Bitch and Best Of Breed, pipping her kennel mate “Ronnie”, CH WATERCROFT CALLING TIME to the top spot. He had to settle for just Best Dog on this occasion. Andrea Smith’s JAVIDEL DESPICABLE MAY, who was Best In Show at the Club’s Christmas Show took the Res Best Dog spot so carried on his recent good form.
This show, as more are starting to do, included a Special Beginners Group and the breed was represented on this occasion by Fiona Macartney’s black and tan bitch NORDALSET LITTLE BIT OF SUN FOR IVRIG. “Mabel” is 7 later on this year so is likely to start featuring in the Veteran classes as well. She is by Hey Smart Looking At Nordalset out of Nordalset Sprinkle of Sun.