EAST OF ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW
SATURDAY 6TH JULY 2019
EAST OF ENGLAND SHOWGROUND, PETERBOROUGH
BEST OF BREED: CH BELLEVILLE MAJOR KEY
DOG CC: CH BELLEVILLE MAJOR KEY
RES DOG CC: BELLEVILLE CRUMBLE TOPPING
BITCH CC: CH WATERCROFT PINK FIZZ
RES BITCH CC: BELLEVILLE IN THE BLACK
BEST PUPPY: WATERCROFT CALLING CARD
BEST VETERAN: CH WHARFVALLEY DIAMOND STAR
BEST SPECIAL BEGINNER: JAEVA BIT OF HEAVEN
JUDGE: RICHARD ALLEN
It was a beautiful day at the start of Saturday, so it seemed a shame we were indoors for the judging, but the rain started part way through and it went downhill from there so perhaps it was a good thing. Anyway, at least it was a big ring, with plenty of grooming area and a level floor, so we probably should not be complaining at all.
After a couple of shows out of Group placings it was good to see Norfolks back in the running, with Best Of Breed CH BELLEVILLE MAJOR KEY getting Group 4 and WATERCROFT CALLING CARD doing the same in the Puppy Group. Well done to both.
In the breed judging, Richard Allen was very business-like, getting through his 14 dogs and 13 bitches with little time wasting (total entry was 20 dogs and 15 bitches, with 6 dogs and 2 bitches absent on the day). Dog CC, as mentioned above, was Cathy Thompson-Morgan’s “Freddie” and the same kennel picked up the RCC in the shape of last year’s Top Puppy BELLEVILLE CRUMBLE TOPPING out of the Post Graduate class. He is by Villassa Crumble’s Gold out of Belleville Uh Oh. He also went on to win the Post Graduate Stakes, so it was a good day all round for the Belleville kennel!
Having an obvious liking for the Belleville type, the question was in the air, was it finally going to be the day Belleville Ovation would get that sought after third CC – but no it was not to be. CH WATERCROFT PINK FIZZ picked up her 10th of the year). Cathy did however pick up another RCC with “Rita” BELLEVILLE IN THE BLACK.
Jill Stevenson’s bitch puppy BRICKIN MADE BY DESIGN “Kitty” (Brickin Just a A Pickle x Brickin Made For You) once again got Best Bitch Puppy, but was pipped for Best Puppy by WATERCROFT CALLING CARD “Abel” as already mentioned above.
CH WHARFVALLEY DIAMOND STAR was once again Best Veteran and we had a new face on the block for the Special Beginner’s Group in JAEVA BIT OF HEAVEN (Ch Jaeva Bit O’Bover x Jaeva Gold Run) – this was the first show for both this 10 month old bitch puppy and her handler Oliva Dragon, so well done to both!