THREE COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW
THURSDAY 6TH JUNE 2019
THE SHOWGROUND, MALVERN
BEST OF BREED: CH BELLEVILLE MAJOR KEY
DOG CC: CH BELLEVILLE MAJOR KEY
RES DOG CC: CH WATERCROFT CALLING TIME
BITCH CC: CH WATERCROFT PINK FIZZ
RES BITCH CC: JUST THE ONE AT BLAKENS
BEST PUPPY: WATERCROFT TO COIN A PHRASE
JUDGE: KEN BARTLETT
The Club wrote to Three Counties last year when exhibitors complained that the grass was way too long in the outside rings – did it make a difference this year? Not really, the rings had clearly been mown but the grass was still too long for our short-legged breed, and it must have been difficult for the judge, Ken Bartlett, to fully assess movement as there was a lot of hopping and skipping going on. Exhibitors who were at Bath the week before could not help but compare to the lovely short grass surface they enjoyed there. It did not stop everyone enjoying the day though; the weather forecast was not brilliant and as the Puppy Dog class went into the ring the raindrops started to fall. Thankfully they only lasted a few seconds though and after that it was sunny, bright and breezy for the rest of the judging.
Turning to the showing itself, Ken Bartlett had an entry of 18 dogs and 25 bitches, although there were a few absentees (14 in total). Ruth Gee had yet another great day with her eleven month old dog WATERCROFT TO COIN A PHRASE (Watercroft Gold Coin x Watercroft Popcorn). Having secured Best Puppy, this time over his younger kennel mate WATERCROFT BIT OF CRUMPET (Ch Watercroft Calling Time x Watercroft Top Totty), he again but went on to win the Terrier Puppy Group for the second week in a row.
CH BELLEVILLE MAJOR KEY and CH WATEROFT CALLING TIME repeated last week’s result at Southern Counties, although it was clear that Ken Bartlett was really torn between Calling Time and the puppy, To Coin A Phrase, for the RCC. It was Major Key’s fifth CC, and he went BOB this time over the winning bitch.
Who was the winning bitch? Who else but CH WATERCROFT PINK FIZZ, gaining her ninth CC of the year, twelfth overall according to my records. The RCC on this occasion went to the Junior class winner, Jackie Phillips’ JUST THE ONE AT BLAKENS (Charlie Blake At Moortop x Didjims Moorhen To Blakens)
And so, it’s back across the northern border next week as we head up to Border Union at Kelso.