SCOTTISH KENNEL CLUB
Judge: Mr Jack Watson
BOB: ALLRIGHT BLACK BESS (Imp Ger)
DCC: CH*MARCHDENS MARK MY WORDS
RDCC: CHARLIE BLAKE AT MOORTOP
BCC: ALLRIGHT BLACK BESS (Imp Ger)
RBCC: BLAKENS TUTTI FRUITIE
BEST PUPPY: WATERCROFT SUZIE ‘Q
A long trek up to Edinburgh for the exhibitors for Sunday 21st May where the Scottish Kennel Club show is held near Edinburgh. All breeds have to be represented here, despite low entries for some breeds. The Norfolk judge, Mr Jack Watson drew quite a reasonable entry with a total of 19, consisting of 7 dogs with only one bitch absent from the entry of 12.
Winning her first CC and Best of Breed was Cathy Thompson-Morgan’s ALLRIGHT BLACK BESS, who she has imported from her breeder, Frauke Hinsch in Germany.
Born in March 2014 she has really blossomed this year, starting in January with Group 3 at Manchester (no CCs), but gaining the RCC at the last two shows at WELKS and The National. As her name suggests, she is black & tan, as are her parents, sire Fin Ch Heilurihännän Angel Cake, who was sired by Fin Ch Jaeva Touch Of The Dutch (red) out of Ch Jaeva Fallen Angel (red), the top winner here in 2008. Her dam is Allright Black Pepper, and here there are many strains of black & tan with only one red dog (Ch Belleville Smart Alec) in three generations. Her sire is Ger Ch Allright Ali Baba out of Allright Black Cherry.
Making up a first champion is a very special moment, so congratulations are due to breeder Denise Horne, whose *MARCHDENS MARK MY WORDS gained his title with his 3rd CC in a row. He is shown and expertly prepared by her aunt, Jackie Phillips; a red dog, he is just out of the junior classes, having been born in September 2015 and was sired by Moortop Marks Delivery out of Lady Miss Cheif, who Denise inherited from her mother, Margaret. (My computer keeps trying to correct the spelling.) She is by Jaeva Gorden Bennet out of Kinsridge Mischief Maker, a daughter of Ch Krisma Crossfire and Oktumi Elude – another son of Oktumi Elude is the top sire, Ch Kinsridge Top Gun.
CHARLIE BLAKE AT MOORTOP repeated his National success with the RCC again in Scotland. Owned now by Mary Atkinson, he was acquired from his breeder Mr P Blakey, the sire being Mary’s dog Blakens Sugar Candy Dips and his bitch is Sheltrice Blakeys Molly (Wharfvalley Diamond Bright at Moortop – Sheltrice Magic Moment).
CH BLAKENS TOOTIE FRUITIE had to play 2nd fiddle with the RCC in bitches; owned and homebred by Jackie Phillips, she is by Ch Blakens Xpress Yourself out of Ch Blakens Sugar Candy Kisses. She also had won the RCC at Crufts this year.
Best Puppy for the for the 4th and last time was Ruth Gee’s WATERCROFT SUZIE’Q – she was born a year ago; this was her 3rd such award this year but she also won Best Puppy from the MPB class at LKA in December last year. She is sired by Ch Kinsridge Cash Back out of Ch Watercroft Top Of The Pops (Ch Kinsridge Top Gun – Watercroft Hot Cake).
*subject to confirmation by the Kennel Club.