RICHMOND CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2018
Judge: Mr Kari Jarvinen (Finland)
BOB: WATERCROFT CALLING TIME
DOG CC: WATERCROFT CALLING TIME
RES BEST DOG: JAVIDEL DESPICABLE MAY
BITCH CC: WATERCROFT PINK FIZZ
RES BEST BITCH: CH WATERCROFT GOLD DUST
BEST PUPPY: BELLEVILLE CRUMBLE TOPPING
BEST VETERAN: CH WHARFVALLEY DIAMOND STAR
BEST SPECIAL BEGINNER: HEDGEFIELDS BRUCEY BABY
Wow, what a show for our breed: Ruth Gee’s WATERCROFT CALLING TIME took Best Of Breed under Finnish judge Kari Jarvinen and then went on to take the Terrier Group. Cathy Thompson-Morgan’s dog puppy BELLEVILLE CRUMBLE TOPPING took Puppy Group 4; this show is another now holding a Special Beginners Group and David Walker’s two year old dog HEDGEFIELDS BRUCEY BABY took Group 2 – congratulations to everyone concerned.
A few more details about the breed judging: there was an entry of 42 but with 5 of the Bitch Puppy class absent as well as a few others, the judge had 32 to go over (17 dogs and 16 bitches). It was another cracking show for the Watercroft kennel. WATERCROFT CALLING TIME (Ch Strathinver Sea The Stars – Watercroft Top Tipple) was awarded his fifth CC, his second in as many shows having also taken the CC at Birmingham last week. The RCC came from the Limit class, with Andrea Smith’s JAVIDEL DESPICABLE MAY (Ch Watercroft Chilli Pepper – Ch Javidel Definitely Maybe). This is a repeat of the placings both at Blackpool and Leeds.
The Watercroft kennel also took both top spots in the Bitches, with WATERCROFT PINK FIZZ (Ch Strathinver Sea The Stars – Watercroft Name Your Tipple) going top over her kennel mate
CH WATERCROFT GOLD DUST (Ch Kinsridge Cash Back – Ch Watercroft Top Tia). It was Fizz’s second CC, her first being at Paignton last month.
The Best Puppy was BELLEVILLE CRUMBLE TOPPING, a grandson of Karen Hurrion’s lovely veteran Ch Valentine’s Cherry Crumble. He is sired by Villassa Crumbles Gold out of Belleville Uh Oh.
Lovely to see David Walker, one of our newer breed exhibitors, having a chance in the ‘big ring’ and getting Group 2 in the Special Beginners Group. HEDGEFIELDS BRUCEY BABY was bred by D Wilson and J Markham, he is sired by Midwayview Fireking out of Ruftytufty Rainbows End.