TERRIER CONQUERS AMERICA
ENG & AM CH
CRACKNOR CAUSE CELEBRE
(Photo Carol Beuchat)
Congratulations to 'Coco'
! At Westminster on 10th February in
Madison Square Gardens, New York
CH/AM CH CRACKNOR CAUSE CELEBRE
was best of breed and then went on to win the Terrier
ENG & AM CH
CRACKNOR CAUSE CELEBRE, known as
Coco is Top Dog of all breeds in the
U.S.A. for 2003. She set a new record in
October by winning the grand slam of all four best in
show titles at the prestigious Montgomery weekend in
America - the first ever dog to do this.
ENG & AM CH CRACKNOR CAUSE
BIS at the prestigious Montgomery Terrier Specialty
Oct 5, 2003
Judge Hans Lehtinen (Finland).
(Photo John Ashbey)
won 48 BIS and more than 117 groups in 10 months,
making her the top winning Norfolk Terrier ever in
America. Her latest big win was Best in
Show at the American Kennel Club Invitational,
clinching $15,000 for her breeder Elisabeth Matell
and $50,000 and a Suzuki 4WD for her owners Pam
Beale, (Venerie Norfolk Terriers) Stephanie
Ingram and Elisabeth.
Pictures of Coco at the
AKC Invitational Eukanuba Show:
Coco wins BIS at
the AKC Invitational Eukanuba Show
Coco with Beth
(Photos by Carol Beuchat)
Five year old Coco lives at Greenfield Kennels in
Pennsylvania looked after by the Green Team and is
usually handled by professional handler Beth
Sweigart who has the Yarrow Norfolk and Norwich
Terriers. On a few occasions Coco has
been piloted to wins by Beths partner,
Americas top handler Peter Green, but
Beth and Coco have forged a special bond that is very
apparent in the ring.
Before leaving England in January 2002 Coco
had, in spite of limited showing, won 8 CCs including
one at the Norfolk Terrier Club 1999 ch show and
another at Crufts 2000. In the same year she
also won the Terrier Group at the Welsh Kennel Club
ch show and group 3 at South Wales Kennel Association
ch show. At the Norfolk Terrier Club millennium
ch show she won reserve best bitch, beaten only by
her famous half sister Ch
Cracknor Call My Bluff, the top winning
Norfolk Terrier ever in
CH CRACKNOR CAUSE CELEBRE
and Elisabeth Matell
at the Norfolk Terrier Club Championship Show in
after she was awarded her first CC
by Judge Cherry Howard.
(Photo Sally Anne Thompson)
Coco also had a litter of two
bitches, of which one,
Cracknor Copyright, went BIS at the Swedish
Norfolk Terrier Clubs main show this year.
Born on 9th July 1998, she was sired by Rita
top stud dog Ch Richell
Claret, (known as Cookie) the
breed's Top Stud for four years and Top Terrier Stud
Dog in 2000.
CH RICHELL CLARET
He has now sired six champion in the
UK, four bitches
Ch Richell Material Girl,
Ch Kinsridge Chaos
Ch Richell Fire Opal and
Ch Cracknor Cause A Stir at
Richell, the litter sister to Ch C.Cause Celebre.
His first dog champion was Ch
Honey King of Gregarth,
but his sons also include the millennium 2000 top
Ch Jaeva Dutch Gold, BIS
at Birmingham National and who won extensively in the
UK and is now in the USA.
Litter brother to Fire Opal is Swed
Ch Richell Fire Water
owned by the Guestlings kennel in Sweden.
Through his dual CC winning son, Jaeva Duty Free he
continues to spread his influence on the breed.
Veteran Dog at the NTC Ch Show in 2003
(Photos Sally Anne Thompson)
Cocos dam is Hatchwoods Madrigal, bred by Cherry
Howard. Madrigal has proved to
be an exceptional brood bitch producing in her first
litter (by CC winner Cracknor Close Call)
Ch Cracknor Call My Bluff (mentioned
above), who beat every Norfolk record, won a total of
27 CCs, was Best in Show at two all-breed
championship shows; she also won 6 Terrier
Groups and many group placings; she was runner-up Top
Dog and Top Bitch of all breeds in 1996.
In later litters Madrigal produced
Eng & Swed Ch Cracknor Courtesycut
(also by Close Call) and
Ch Cracknor Cloak 'n Dagger (by
Danish import Tjeps Red Lord Kenton of
Cracknor). In her last litter was Coco
Rita Mitchells Ch Cracknor Cause A Stir at Richell
her title in the summer of 2004 at Bournemouth
Many thanks to
Carol Beuchat for her lovely photographs of Coco.