CITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Judge: Mr Stuart Plane
BEST of BREED & DOG CC: CH ARDERRY PENNY ROYAL TO JAEVA
RDCC, BP, PG1 & RBPIS: KINSRIDGE WITTY BANTER
BCC & BJ: MARCHDENS LOOK TO THE SKY FOR BLAKENS
RBCC: WATERCROFT POP PICKER
BV: CH VILLASSA CHERRY CRUMBLE
The City of Birmingham championship show is traditionally held in the first week of September, the Terrier Group was scheduled for Saturday 2nd September, at the show’s permanent home now at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Judging Norfolks was Mr Stuart Plane. Dog entries on paper were 22 less 4 absentees from 16 dogs in the ring – one was entered in three classes, up from only 11 appearing last year. In bitches there were 24 paper entries with 4 absent too, so a total of 44 dogs entered and 36 actually shown.
CH ARDERRY PENNY ROYAL TO JAEVA returned to the fray to win his 6th CC and all with Best of Breed; he is now in the ownership of Andrew Gullick and Ms G Van Stuivenberg, having been bred by Debbie Mounfield. To repeat his breeding, he is sired by Our Ruby Rascal to Jaeva out of Arderry Penny For Your Thoughts he was born in April 2015, a singleton, and his sire has been responsible for only three other litters registered up to now.
KINSRIDGE WITTY BANTER had an amazing weekend, first ‘Norris’ won Best Puppy, then went on to his second Puppy Group One on the trot under judge, Mr Mike Gadsby, who then gave him Reserve Best Puppy in Show on the final day. He has also won PG2 at East of England from only his 5 shows. His owner and breeder, Diane Jenkins, didn’t get into the ring until nearly 7pm on Sunday, but was delighted to cheer on Dot Britten who had also qualified for the finals who had won Best Junior in Show with her young West Highland White Terrier, KRISMA JUMP START. Norris was sired by Kinsridge Quo Vadis, a Nord Ch Kinsridge Quids In son out of Ch Kinsridge Gung Ho.
I have an apology to make to Jackie Phillips and Denise Horne, as Margaret Horne, Jackie’s sister, was the owner of Louby Lou. Jackie’s first taste of ownership according to my records was with Little Miss Pepper Pot born 23/12/2004, sired by Jaeva Gold Leaf – Nora Batty, a Jaeva Fair’n Square daughter who she acquired from Miss E Baldwin; but Jackie really took off when she got a black and tan bitch from Jane Devereux in 2005 called Ch Vichea Pick And Mix, making her up into the first of her 8 champions up to now. Her MARCHDENS LOOK TO THE SKY FOR BLAKENS won her 2nd CC at this show; she was born on 3rd August last year, so only just into junior class – and she also defeated the dog youngster to take Best Junior. Sired by Ch Blakens Pay Back, this is where Louby Lou comes into the picture. as she is the great granddam on the tail female side, through Golden Breeze to her dam, Pie In The Sky, who Denise Horne inherited from her mother.
I have to keep my wits about me too, with the right POP. At this show Ruth Gee’s WATERCROFT POP PICKER was RCC for a second time. This has been a very frustrating year for Ruth, with 7 RCCs amongst 3 Watercrofts. Her litter sister is WATERCROFT PICK OF THE POPS and both have 2 RCCs, though the latter has 2 CCs and a BOB won last year to her name. They also are sired by Ch Blakens Pay Back but out of Ch Watercroft Top Of The Pops and were born in January 2015. Watercroft Pop Picker herself is also the dam of Ruth’s WATERCROFT POP CORN who has won so well as a puppy this year.