PAIGNTON & DISTRICT FANCIERS’ ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW
WEST POINT, CLYST ST MARY, EXETER
SATURDAY 4TH AUGUST 2018
Judge: Mr Jeff Horswell
BOB: WATERCROFT PINK FIZZ
DOG CC: CRO CH JAEVA BIT O’ BOVER
RES DOG CC: WATERCROFT CALLING TIME
BITCH CC: WATERCROFT PINK FIZZ
RES BEST BITCH: WATERCROFT GOLD DUST
BEST PUPPY: BELLEVILLE CRUMBLE TOPPING
It doesn’t matter whether we go north or south this year, there are Norfolks popping up in all the top placings. After two Group placings at Leeds last week, the breed had another two at Paignton, with Ruth Gee’s WATERCROFT PINK FIZZ gaining Terrier Group 3, and Cathy’s BELLEVILLE CRUMBLE TOPPING Puppy Group 2. What a year we are having!
It was another incredibly hot weekend and another long journey for some to this, the southernmost show of the circuit. Jeff Horswell had a reasonable entry of 46, with nearly twice as many bitches as dogs. With the small number of absentees, he had 15 dogs and 27 bitches to actually go over (actual entry: 16 dogs/30 bitches).
Gerda Van Stuivenburg’s CRO CH JAEVA BIT O’BOVER, handled this week by Martin Phillips, gained his second CC from the Open Dog class, following his first at Southern Counties in June. WATERCROFT CALLING TIME (Ch Strathinver Sea The Stars – Watercroft Top Tipple) continued his recent good form, taking Res Dog CC from the Junior class – he is currently sitting on two CCs (Windsor and Three Counties).
The Bitch placings were a reversal of last week at Leeds, with WATERCROFT PINK FIZZ (Ch Strathinver Sea The Stars – Watercroft Name Your Tipple) taking the top spot this time over her kennel mate WATERCROFT GOLD DUST (Ch Kinsridge Cash Back – Ch Watercroft Top Tia). That was Pink Fizz’s first CC having gone RCC at Crufts, National Terrier and WELKS. It was a fifth Res Bitch CC of the year so far for Cathy Thompson-Morgan’s BELLEVILLE OVATION (Allright Highland Moon – Belleville Constellation).