THE NORFOLK TERRIER CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN
at THE ROYAL COURT HOTEL, Keresley, Coventry, CV7 8NJ
On Sunday 22nd October 2017
JUDGE: MR MARTIN PHILLIPS (Jaeva)
BEST IN SHOW: CH KINSRIDGE TOP TIP
RESERVE BEST IN SHOW: WATERCROFT GOLD DUST
DOG CC: CH* BRICKIN POT OF PICKLE
RDCC: KINSRIDGE WITTY BANTER
BITCH CC: CH KINSRIDGE TOP TIP
RBCC: WATERCROFT CALLING TIME
BEST PUPPY: WATERCROFT CALLING TIME
BEST VETERAN: CH VALENTINES CHERRY CRUMBLE
BEST BLACK & TAN: KRISMA DARK N’STORMY
The special weekend continued at the Royal Court Hotel at Keresley near Coventry on the Sunday 22nd October, following the Midland Counties Norfolk Terrier Association 25th Anniversary Show and Dinner later to celebrate the previous evening, On the two former occasions it had been The Norwich Terrier Club on the second day, but this was a complete Norfolk weekend, with different judges giving their own perspective of the breed.
Mr Martin Phillips of the famous Jaeva affix who has made up more than 100 champions in the dog showing world, particularly with Norfolk and Norwich Terriers was judging the breed today. Many exhibitors took the opportunity of entering both shows, so there were 82 Norfolks entries in the catalogue, breaking down into 41 different dogs plus 1 NFC, making 50 entries less 9 absentees, with 40 bitches making 45 entries with 7 missing.
Once again congratulations are due to Diane Jenkins and her CH KINSRIDGE TOP TIP who was once more in the top spot with Best in Show after winning the Bitch CC. Back in her winning stride to add to her laurels. This was her 3rd CC with Best of Breed this year. Her breeding was given in the report on the MCNTA.
The Reserve Best In Show though went to another puppy bred and shown by Ruth Gee. This time it was her bitch WATERCROFT GOLD DUST, born on 2nd February this year, so still just a minor puppy, she swept nearly all before her to become not only the RBIS, but gained a Stud Book number in the process by winning the RBCC, and she then had to beat the dog puppy RDCC to become Best Puppy. We have got some very promising youngsters in the breed and competition will be very strong next year. Who will be the first champion to be made up?
‘Dusty’ is sired by Ch Kinsridge Cash Back out of Ch Watercroft Top Tia, who made such a name for herself at our 50th anniversary show.
Because of their close connections to him, the two leading male protagonists could not be entered, so it was a great moment for Jill Stevenson and BRICKIN POT OF PICKLE to win his 3rd and crowning CC of the year. He is sired by Ch Watercroft In A Pickle (Strathinver Smart Enough – Watercroft Hot Love) out of Brickin Wild Ivy who in turn was by Ch Penmire Wild Bramble by Brickin out of Brickin Steal A Look (Brickin Smart Outlook – Brickin Stolen Glance). His previous CCs this year were first at Bournemouth under Jeff Luscott and in September from Cathy Thompson-Morgan when she judged at Richmond, there he was also Best of Breed.
Diane Jenkins continued her fantastic weekend when her young dog KINSRIDGE WITTY BANTER, full of panache, won the RDCC. He was born on 10th December last year, and has had an amazing year with a Reserve Best Puppy in Show, 2 Puppy Group Ones, and a PG2 as well. Dogs with exuberant temperament and enjoying themselves add an extra sparkle and draw the eye. He is by Kinsridge Quo Vadis (Nord Ch Kinsridge Quids In - Kinsridge Kerfuffle) out of Ch Kinsridge Gung Ho, (Ch Kinsridge Top Gun – Foxhouse Funky Foxtrots to Kinsridge).
*Awaiting confirmation from the Kennel Club