Manchester Terrier Association

Manchester Terrier 05/06/2020

This is just my third week of writing these notes after been approached by Our Dogs and I am delighted with all the positive feedback so far. However if there is something you want me to highlight, just drop me a line.

It is warming to see the Corona affected numbers reducing and things returning slowly nearer ‘normal’. Again this week we have had even more restrictions been lifted by the Government and Facebook pages show that some shows throughout Europe are been planned, it will be interesting to see what control measures are in place for these, what the attendance figures are like and in general how they go on. All positive stuff none the less. 

AS I write these notes, we are still awaiting a decision on Bournemouth Champ show and I do understand that Blackpool are rearranging again for later in the year, fingers crossed we may get a couple of Champ shows by the year end.

I am pleased to let you know that a new name has been agreed for the JCF – it will now be called the Judges Education Programme (Breed Shows). This format will also be rolled out to the other activity disciplines that the KC caters for. For more info see the Press Release here:

I had the honour this week of judging an online dog show, what an entry, nearly 3000 dogs entered from all around the world, biggest class had 300+ puppies in it. Great fun for everyone and I thoroughly enjoyed it with some great photos of wonderful specimens of their breeds. A lot now seem to be taking an interest in these, with more specialist shows been advertised. One that is due to close anytime is the ‘ETT and Manchester Terrier Show’ open to all, on facebook and a monthly competition is held.

Also for information and keeping up to date with all the shows, a FB page has been opened called ‘Manchester Terrier Show Dates & Information’ hopefully all will be able to input, feel free to add schedules, details of shows, etc This will hopefully make shows more visible and may encourage entries to shows that potential exhibitors were not already aware of.

Looking back at some old show results, twenty years ago