Manchester Terrier Association

Manchester Terrier 15/01/2021

Unfortunately, but inevitably the greatest Terrier show in the world, National Terrier succumbed to the virus and its restrictions, cancelled, so guess it will be 2022 before the next one.

The BBC has launched a new program, Pooch Perfect, which is a dog groomers version of The Bake Off. It is on a Thursday evening, even though the Manchesters require very little grooming to keep them in shape, you may find this an interesting programme to watch. Other terrier breeds will appear in the coming weeks. It’s a fun programme and great to watch for the other breeds.

You will need to keep a keen eye on all the movement within the Group Championship shows and club show, Birmingham National has now moved to September and Belfast to October. Lots of breed club shows trying to jump on the back of Group Champs, as the calendar gets very congested towards the mid / end of the year.

It would be Manchester Champ Show weekend and we take the opportunity to look back firstly 5 years and secondly 15 years at results from this show.

5 years ago Mrs Patsy Hollings judged the breed (without CC’s) and found the following winners from a quality line up (34 entries). Best of Breed & BD , Walshaws Talanors Diamonds N’Dreams avec Janmark JW, RBD was Carters Ch Digelsa Declaration. Best Bitch was Peachams, Felree A Touch of Glam and RBB was Saxton & Dales, M Ch Rattustrap Top Totty JW shcm. Best pup was awarded to Oxleys, Digelsa D’Amour.

15 years ago Tom Johnstone was the judge and again no CCs on offer, with an entry of 20 with 7 absent, the following were his winners.Best of Breed and BB, was Mr A GOURLEY, Mr N & LEONARD Ch Gloryline Margaret Tudor With Shemal Aireworth, RBB, BROWN, E & ARUNDEL, A Browdel Beatrix Potter, who was also Best Puppy. Best Dog was Eaglespur Magic Timon at Coronaur, owned by Mrs Edwards and RBD went to Mr Garlands, Sophyla Secret Agent.

Looking back through the breed notes from 5 years ago (penned by Carol Dunford)….. “All the best for 2016 folks, sorry the notes have been slim but we have been decorating the spare bedroom, we had so many hiccups it was like a farce - the carpet did not fit and had to be re-ordered, and we ended up with 2 sets of curtains as the lady in the shop got mixed up with the order, and now we have a litter on - run off my feet is my only excuse

Well Boston saw Jill Peak judging with an entry of 13 with 2 absent and she made the dog Mark and Jan`s Ch Talanors Diamonds n` Dreams Avec Janmark JW BD and BOB, her RBD was Jane and Geaorgie`s Ch Felfree Rocket ShCM. The BB was a new puppy out at just 6mths and a week, for Mick, Digelsa D`Amour who was also BP, the RBB was Su Smith`s Ch Simjest Kiara`s Candy Girl, well done all.
At Manchester with Patsy Hollings judging with an entry of 31 with 8 absent and she found her BD and BOB in a repeat of Boston - Diamonds n Dreams, the RBD was Carter and Harrison`s Ch Digelsa Declaration. The BB went to Mr Peacham`s Felfree Touch of Glam for Manrio, with Estella, Phil and Bobby`s Multi Ch Rattustrap Top Totty JW ShCM, well done again. The excellent result for the BP Mick`s D`Amour, was that in the TGrp under judge Jill Peak she was placed 2nd, exciting enough, but later we find that the Westie that beat her went BPIS, what a good result and so good for our breed.
Earlier at Taunton & DC under judge Bill Harris Bethany`s bitch Marlablue in a Twirl went BOB, and Elaine Hose handling the bitch pup for Wendy Heller went BP, well done there.

An Open show putting classes on for us is the London Airedale and Fox Terrier Club who hold their shows at the hall at Merstham Surrey, their show is on the 21st February and you just have time to email Mrs Lee England for a schedule -
At the Ashbourne CS show the judge was Jackie Ward and she made the dog Mark and Jan`s Ch T. Diamonds n Dreams JW BOB, TGrp 1 and all the way to Res BIS well done a super win.
Lastly Zoe`s bitch Luna aka Rollsbrook Moobeam has now passed her Gold Good Citizens Award, and she has also won the last 3 classes of Agility she has entered, and is also taking part in Rally O, what a team, I am so impressed. Carol Dunford”

In addition notes from 15 years ago, again from Carol …At Doncaster CS judge Roger Wright, his BOB was the Hebb’s Sophyla Sterling Silver at Bellbrock who went on to win Terrier Gp 2. His BP was the Clifton`s Gloryline Annboleyn (Ch Brookstream Beamish x Aireworth Tudor Venture of Gloryline) and she went one better and won the Terrier P.Grp 1, well done to them both. I am told it was freezing cold there and they stayed on to BIS.
At the other end of the country at the Truro & Dist CA at Wadebrige with judge Sylvia Monahan the BOB was the Palmer’s Quixol Misty Ivy at Egloshayle and she went on to Terrier Grp 3. The BP was Anthony Arundel & Brown’s Browdel Beatrix Potter and she also went Terrier P Grp 1, and having waited until 7.30pm in the cold, it ended up - 3c, (that’s inside!) she went BPIS under Mavis Moss, what a really great achievement. Not content with that, Anthony had taken his Cocker and won gundog veteran and was Best Veteran in show, a really good day out for him and his dogs and kept the MT flag flying as well. It sounds like it was pretty miserable and cold at both shows, not what MTs like at all. At our local match night the new heating system was 12 hours out on the clock so never came on for us all night, you could see your breath, but in the kitchen we put the oven on and opened the door, but you had to stand next to it to feel any warmth, I went home with feet like blocks of ice so I am well impressed that our exhibitors had stayed to the end in those conditions - hardy folk dog people. I am sure you know, but its nice to report it anyway but MTs have fared very well in the listings. The Top Terrier Brood Bitch and 5th all breeds was the Clifton’s Aireworth Tudor Venture of Gloryline, not only that but the Clifton’s are again the Top MT breeders and 3rd in the Terrier Grp. The Top Terrier Stud Dog and 7th all breeds was the Norris’ Ch Brookstream Beamish.This is the first time that MTs have been at the top of both listings, many congratulations to both breeders, they really have done our breed proud, one for the history books, and help to keep our breed to the fore. Carol Dunford”

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Mark Walshaw JANMARK