EAST OF ENGLAND
Judge: Mrs Frances Chapman-King
BEST of BREED: ARDERRY PENNY RED TO JAEVA
DCC: ARDERRY PENNY RED TO JAEVA
RDCC: CH WATERCROFT CHILLI PEPPER
BCC: ALLRIGHT BLACK BESS (IMP)
RBCC: WATERCROFT POP PICKER
BP & PG2: KINSRIDGE WITTY BANTER
B.V & VG3: UMBRAGE LONGTON AT MEGALEX
Norfolks were on the last day, Sunday 9th July for East of England Show, held on the permanent showground outside Peterborough. This show is the half-way point in the season,
Judging Norfolks today was Dandie Dinmont specialist, Mrs Frances Chapman-King, and she drew a good entry of 21 dogs, the best this year with no absentees, and 28 bitches, but 11 were absent, so a total of 49 entries with 38 in the ring.
Newly crowned CH ARDERRY PENNY RED TO JAEVA won the dog CC and then went on to be Best of Breed. He is now in the joint ownership of Andrew Gullick & Mrs Van Stuinvenberg. Bred by Debbie Mounfield, he is sired by Our Ruby Rascal to Jaeva out of Arderry Penny For Your Thoughts. As at Windsor the previous week, Ruth Gee’s CH WATERCROFT CHILLI PEPPER was the RCC adding another RCC to his collection. His sire is Ch Kinsridge Top Gun out of Watercroft Hot Spice.
Congratulations though go to Cathy Thompson-Morgan for making up another champion in *ALLRIGHT BLACK BESS (IMP) who came over from her breeder, Frauke Hinsch in Germany. She is a mixture of Jaeva bloodlines and Allright, being by Fin Ch Heilurihännän Angel Cake, who parents are Fin Ch Jaeva Touch of the Dutch x Ch Jaeva Fallen Angel – she was the Top Norfolk in 2009 and is a daughter of Ch Jaeva For Petes Sake. Black Bess’s dam is Allright Black Pepper, who is by Ger Ch Allright Ali Baba out of Allright Black Cherry, a Ch Belleville Smart Alec daughter. She has had a busy year, starting by winning a Terrier Group 3 in January; her two previous CCs were at Scotland with BOB from Jack Watson and at Border Union under Alan Small. Other successful importations from Frauke Hinsch include Ch Allright Magic Flute, and Ch Allright Lord Byron.
According to my records, this puts CH* ALLRIGHT BLACK BESS (IMP) just in the lead with 66 points at the half way point in the show season, closely followed by 2 dogs on 63, CH* ARDERRY PENNY RED TO JAEVA, with 5 shows attended and CH MARCHDENS MARK MY WORDS from 8 shows.
The RCC went to the 2nd in the Open class, Ruth Gee’s WATERCROFT POP PICKER, this is her first such award; born in November 2015, she is by Ch Blakens Pay Back out of Ch Watercroft Top Of The Pops, and has also managed to produce a litter of 5 puppies by Ch Strathinver Sea The Stars who include the very successful puppy, Watercroft Pop Corn.
Diane Jenkins returned to the limelight with her latest youngster, KINSRIDGE WITTY BANTER. He obviously enjoyed himself at Windsor where he had been second at his first show, but today he won a strong class of 8 puppies and then went on to be Puppy Group 2 under Mrs S Hattrell later in the afternoon. At just seven months, he is sired by Kinsridge Quo Vadis (Nord Ch Kinsridge Quids In out of Kinsridge Kerfuffle) but his dam was the highly successful.
Ch Kinsridge Gung Ho (Ch Kinsridge Top Gun – Foxhouse Funky Foxtrots to Kinsridge, by Ch Krisma Crossfire). He is thus a half brother to Ch Kinsridge Back Chat and Kinsridge Hey Ho.
Finally Gail Simpson had a good day too when her UMBRAGE LONGTON AT MEGALEX was 3rd in the Veteran Group judged by Miss J Kitchener and, more productively, 2nd in the Veteran Stakes. She has been having a lot of fun with this dog bred by Andre Hess and John Higgins by Brickin Smart Outlook out of Kapitada Fireopal at Umbrage.
*Subject to confirmation by the Kennel Club