Manchester Terrier Association

Manchester Terrier 23/10/2020

Well another quiet week, with not a lot to report. I have found myself along with many others becoming frustrated with the KC new website, I am sure it will be sorted in time, but at present, not having the info available and in the area I am used to is becoming time consuming. I for one was always referencing to the online details especially around my dogs and judging.

A couple of announcements to come from the KC which will have effects on our breed, both hopefully in a positive way, I am sure you can read complete details elsewhere in the paper but briefly.. the CC allocation for all breeds has been reviewed, with breeds placed in groups, as per their average entry numbers at Champ shows. From this banding, the KC have decided how many CCs would be available to the dogs in that band. It seems a fair way to do things and means also that it is current. It also makes additional CCs available to breed clubs, in the majority of breeds, obviously based on numbers. Manchesters will have 13 Ccs at champ shows & 2 sets CCs available at Breed club shows, so 15 in total, that would be less than at the present time.

The other item of interest was the rule change that will allow societies to put a cap on entries, now that could be exciting, will be interested to see how that would be achieved. If a certain number of entries is set, it will encourage people to get their entries in pronto, however, for those who wait for pay day to enter last minute, it may cause issues. Maybe there will be another way, guess postal entries in this case will be a thing of the past!!

Another I have just spotted, which I am not in agreement with is that Registration certificates will not now include the Health test results for the dog. Instead they will be available online on the KC website, this does seem a step backwards.

The Manchester Terrier Assoc (proposed) are looking for additional photos for their page, ‘Puppy to Champion’, 3 -4 photos showing the development from a pup to adult champion, available from anywhere in the world. Send details to

The online dog shows continue, with many now in full throttle and attracting some fantastic entries. Manchesters continue to feature and the Rat Catchers Obreedience team must be so proud to have won the obreedience competition class with our fantastic black & white photo. Unusually a team of manchesters with un divided attention to their owners.

Looking back in the archives, I found this interesting piece from 16 years ago ….. The Club held their Champ show at Markfield with Ms Pam Stubbington giving tickets for the first time on the 9th Oct. An entry of 100 dogs looking superb in the catalogue, but this included the NFC so the show entry was 76, but still far better than the 30-40 entries at general champ shows. There were a lot of newcomers, some entered, some came for a day out with the dog, it was lovely to see them. We also had 3 entries from Europe -1 Netherlands Mr R Bergstrom and 2 from Germany Mrs A Barkowsky, Mrs A Gregory who all enjoyed their day out, particularly a very pleased Mr R Bergstrom whose dog won the dog CC and BOS. The dog is NL CH Liam v d Posthoornwieke bred by G Nijhuis (Ch Bellbrook Humphrey Bogart x Ch Corduroys Victory ) and is a first for an overseas dog taking the ticket. The Res CC from Junior was Mrs Evans’ dog Twisel Going Solo (Eaglespur Crownland x Twisel Devon Made). The bitch CC and BIS was Gourley and Leonard`s Ch Gloryline Margaret Tudor with Shemal Aireworth with her mum the Clifton`s Aireworth Tudor Venture of Gloryline getting the Res CC. Dunfords puppy bitch Quixol Betony (Ch Eaglespur Noble Archer x Ch Q. Bryony) was BPIS.
There were enough people there to give a good atmosphere, but will we ever get back to 70`s and 80`s entries or mid 100`s to low 200`s ? I sometimes think we are losing ground instead of gaining. Puppy sales are brisk but I doubt there are the homes out there to cover many more being bred at this time. I hope the KC`s ideas to give more cover to British breeds helps us and the other breeds.

Please get in touch and send any info to myself on the breed or dog talk in general, don’t be afraid to mail me with your personal stories, think everyone likes to listen to doggy chat, whilst we remain in these more confining times.

I am readily contactable with your news by any of the following means:

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Mark Walshaw JANMARK