BORDER UNION GENERAL CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW
SATURDAY 15TH JUNE 2019
SPRINGWOOD PARK, KELSO
BEST OF BREED: CH WATERCROFT PINK FIZZ
DOG CC: CH WATERCROFT CALLING TIME
RES DOG CC: WATERCROFT TO COIN A PHRASE
BITCH CC: CH WATERCROFT PINK FIZZ
RES BITCH CC: BELLEVILLE IN THE BLACK
BEST PUPPY: WATERCROFT TO COIN A PHRASE
JUDGE: DOROTHY DORKINS
It’s a long old haul up to Kelso and the horrendous wet weather during the week of the show meant exhibitors could have been in for a right old mud bath. I’ve known it where we exhibited round a lake in the middle of the ring, and that was the undercover wet weather ring!! Surprisingly however the ground was good, the grass was short, the rain stayed away and the sun even came out every few minutes or so, which meant jackets and fleeces were coming off and going on like yo-yos. Norfolks were second in the ring behind Dandie Dinmonts so there was time to get a bacon buttie and coffee and get everyone settled after the long drive.
Cathy Thompson-Morgan had a great start to the day, getting 1st place in the Champion Stakes class with Ch Belleville Major Key.
In the breed judging, our very own Dorothy Dorkins had a good entry of 19 dogs and 14 bitches to go over, with only 4 absentees overall (3 of those being in Limit Dog). She chose her Dog CC winner from the Open class, in the shape of CH WATERCROFT CALLING TIME, “Ronnie’s” 6th CC of the year. For her Res Dog CC, Dorothy went back to the Puppy class, awarding it to Ruth Gee’s eleven month old WATERCROFT TO COIN A PHRASE (Watercroft Gold Coin x Watercroft Popcorn). It was interesting to note that all the dog puppies in that class were by a Watercroft sire. This was “Seth’s” last appearance as a Puppy, and he went out with a bang, taking Best Puppy over the Bitch puppy, Jill Stevenson’s nine month old BRICKIN MADE BY DESIGN (Brickin Just A Pickle x Brickin Made For You) – and he went on to get Group 2 in his last Puppy Group appearance. What a start to a showing career!
CH WATERCROFT PINK FIZZ continued her dominance in the Bitch classes, gaining her 10th CC of the year. Cathy Thompson-Morgan’s “Rita” BELLEVILLE IN THE BLACK got her 6th CC sixth behind “Fizz”, this time from the Limit class.
There is no Veteran Group at this Show but they do award a Best Veteran in Breed rosette and once again this went to Patsy Green’s 10 year old dog CH WHARFVALLEY DIAMOND STAR.