Crufts 2019

Thursday 7th March – Sunday 10th March 2019

English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)

Judge: Mr Howard Ogden

BEST OF BREED: CH WITCHSTONE MINNEHAHA
Dog CC: CH WITCHSTONE TOMMY HAWK AT RICHPIN JW

Res Dog CC: WITCHSTONE PLACE YOUR BETS AT CAPLEDRAE
Bitch CC: CH WITCHSTONE MINNEHAHA
Res Bitch CC: CH SHAREX BURNING LOVE FOR DOBRUGH JW
Best Puppy: WITCHSTONE PLACE YOUR BETS AT CAPLEDRAE

Best Veteran: CH NEERODAN NAUGHTY NANCY

Great to be with you all at what struck me as something of a celebration of the ETT and we all made it on time! An honour to be invited back by the KC to Crufts  and certainly special when it was to officiate for THE most ancient of our native toy breeds that played such a significant role in the earliest days of dog showing. I actually competed at Group level with the legendary Ch Stealaway Golden Girl (!!) and first judged ETT classes at Spire Toy Dog in December 1984.
I have benefitted from considerable Breed Club education and exhibitor support, once having 6 Champions present at an Open show back in 1992!  
I have seen changes & controversy over those decades, not least with the introduction of imports and the “fear” created by the very mention of the Toy Manchester! But I know from my b/t Griffon breeding experience not only that sometimes you have to take a few steps to the side in order to ultimately progress forward but also that you cannot expect the resultant stock to look just like it ever did. That, indeed, would be pointless. You work to get back to that, now improved, state. So the Ellis-Jones’, John Richardson and the Wilsons’ (being a trio significant to me) are all in your debt for the dedication shown, in different ways, to progress the breed to today’s healthy, fluid state.
The Witchstones certainly have the volume and that has enabled & encouraged so many new faces (see PD for example) but this is far from a one kennel breed as there are several established breeders with outstanding stock and you have a glorious breed Club website that evidences, through their profiles, the trust placed in some of the newer supporters so as to harness their varied skills and give a fresh, modern feel.
All this taken together means the breed is in a really good place right now and 68 of the original 77 made it. The ringside was certainly attentive & on my case, rather in the manner of a Britains Got Talent audition!

 

Howard Ogden

Judge

Judge's Critiques

Watch Ch Witchstone Minnehaha and Nick Gourley in the Toy Group

Veteran – Dog
Entries: 1 Abs: 0
1st CH SHANEDALE RUMOUR HAS IT ( MR L, MRS M & MISS L WILD)

Puppy – Dog
Entries: 8 Abs: 0
1st WITCHSTONE PLACE YOUR BETS AT CAPLEDRAE (MR R & MRS M BENNETT)
2nd WITCHSTONE BLACK HAWK AT AMALRIC (MRS W IMRIE)
3rd WITCHSTONE CRAZY HORSE AT BOIMANS (MR T & MRS J HARMAN)
Res WITCHSTONE VANGUARD (MISS L & MR A SEATON & WOODWARD)
VHC WITCHSTONE ODDS ON FAVOURITE AT DEKOBRAS (MRS J JOLLEY)

Junior – Dog
Entries: 3 Abs: 1
1st
WITCHSTONE RAINDANCE AVEC RICHPIN (MR R FORSYTHE)
2nd
SHANEDALE DESPICABLE ME (MRS A & MISS L HOWARTH & WILD)

Post Graduate – Dog
Entries: 5 Abs: 0
1st WITCHSTONE BLACK HAWK AT AMALRIC (MRS W IMRIE)
2nd WITCHSTONE TAROT’S SUN (MR C K & MRS C M LOWE)
3rd LASAGESSE STARMAN (MR D & MRS C HOWARD)
Res ROSEOFPERN STARMAN (MRS Z CLARKE)
VHC KINZIE A FOREVER PROMISE (MRS C, MISS H & MRS E TURNER & MERRIFIELD)

Limit – Dog
Entries: 7 Abs: 0
1st MORETONIA EASTER PARADE (MR J WOOD)
2nd NEERODAN JUST THE TICKET (MRS G & MISS I PERRY)
3rd WITCHSTONE PRAY YOU CATCH ME (MISS C & MR M S RAMSDEN & KAGZI)
Res FREDDIE’S FIJIAN PRINCE FROM VICTORIETT (MRS V J MITCHELL)
VHC PELUGIAS ALL FIRED UP (MISS L L ALLSOP)

Open – Dog
Entries: 6 Abs: 0
1st CH WITCHSTONE TOMMY HAWK AT RICHPIN JW ( MR R & C FORSYTHE & MILKINS)
2nd WITCHSTONE STANDING ROCK AT LASAGESSE (MR G & MRS L DIXON)
3rd CH MORETONIA KINDLE FIRE (MRS C SNELL)
Res LASAGESSE MAJOR TOM (MISS H & MISS S NOWELL & CROSSLING)
VHC CH WITCHSTONE NOT APACHE ON ME FOR PEOPLETON (MR J & MISS W FRANCIS & BLATCHFORD)

Good Citizen Dog Scheme – Dog
Entries: 3 Abs: 0
1st NEERODAN TOP NOTCH (MRS G & MISS I PERRY)
2nd WITCHSTONE PRAY YOU CATCH ME (MISS C & MR M S RAMSDEN & KAGZI)
3rd INT/NL CH TILLARN KILGHARRAH AMSW18 BWBE/17 (MS J E A & MRS S CROWLEY & ADAMS)

Veteran – Bitch
Entries: 6 Abs: 2
1st CH NEERODAN NAUGHTY NANCY (MRS D A DICKER)
2nd MENUSHKIN QUITE EXCLUSIVE TO BOIMANS (MR T & MRS J HARMAN)
3rd ARIANE OH WHAT A NIGHT AT EDALENE SHCM (MRS C H INCH)
Res CH WITCHSTONE DIAMOND QUEEN AT HONEYWAND (MESDAMES S M & C A ENGLISH & MASON)

Puppy – Bitch
Entries: 9 Abs: 2
1st WITCHSTONE FANCY A FLUTTER (MESSRS N & A GOURLEY & LEONARD)
2nd MORETONIA GOLDEN GIRL AT NEERODAN (MRS D A DICKER)
3rd LASAGESSE DEFINITELY MAYBE (MR G & MRS L DIXON)
Res LASAGESSE MORNING GLORY (MRS V LOVE)
VHC MORETONIA GOLDEN SKY (MRS A POTHIN)

Junior – Bitch
Entries: 6 Abs: 0
1st WINTER STAR AT KIKUCHI (MR C, MRS S & MASTER L EVISON)
2nd SHANEDALE FORCES COLLIDE (MRS A & MISS L HOWARTH & WILD)
3rd NEERODAN MADE TO MAKE IT (MRS D A DICKER)
Res SHEDAN FOLLOW THAT GIRL AT VIDRA (MS B & MR I WILES & ARGINT)
VHC PELUGIAS LIGHT UP MY LIFE AT PETITPAWS (MISS V COX)

Post Graduate – Bitch
Entries: 8 Abs: 3
1st MORETONIA EASTER CHICK (MISS S A LESLIE)
2nd PELUGIAS THE SECRETS OUT AT PETITPAWS (MISS V COX)
3rd MORTONIA EASTER BONNET AT MARLINETT (MR C & MRS M E WILLS)
Res WITCHSTONE HALO (MRS V LOVE)
VHC INDIZAK CHARLOTTE BRONTE AT RUSSIATREE (MR D & MRS J OWENS)

Limit – Bitch
Entries: 11 Abs: 2
1st ETRURIA OUT OF WORDS (MR H WINES)
2nd NJABULO JAKAYLA (MISS H & MISS S NOWELL & CROSSLING)
3rd MORETONIA WHISPER IN OZ (MISS S A LESLIE)
Res EDALENE NEVER LET ME GO (MRS C H & MISS R H INCH)
VHC PELUGIAS NAUGHTY BUT NICE (MISS L L ALLSOP)

Open – Bitch
Entries: 7 Abs: 0
1st CH WITCHSTONE MINNEHAHA (MR A LEONARD)
2nd CH SHAREX BURNING LOVE FOR DOBRUGH JW (MESSRS T D, D, MRS K J & MISS C E BURGESS, BROWNE )
3rd CH WITCHSTONE CHEYENNE FALLS (MR A LEONARD)
Res CH NEERODAN NAUGHTY NANCY (MRS D A DICKER)
VHC NEERODAN TOP CLASS LADY (MRS D A DICKER)

Good Citizen Dog Scheme – Bitch
Entries: 2 Abs: 0
1st ROYOMAS TENNESSE WALTZ TO ADARGWN BE J CH BJWBE/18 AMSW/18 AMSJW/18 (MS J CROWLEY)
2nd LASAGESSE MORNING GLORY (MRS V LOVE)

Special Congratulations

English Toy Terrier wins the Junior Warrant Competition Grand Final 2019

Ch Witchstone Tommy Hawk at Richpin JW (Spike), handled by Richard Forsythe, was the first ever English Toy Terrier and toy breed to win the Junior Warrant Competition!

Read more about their journey

We hope you’ll join us in congratulating them on a fantastic win for both them and the breed.

We had so many supporters there cheering us on.

When we got the result I was very emotional as we want to help make more people aware of the breed, which is on the Kennel Club’s official vulnerable list.

I was trying to hold back tears in the arena because it’s such a big stage – the biggest dog show in the world – so having the English Toy Terrier centre stage will hopefully help it. We are certainly going to be celebrating. Richard Forsythe

Winner of Junior Warrant Competition 2019

Read the official article from the Kennel Club

Vulnerable Breeds Competition in its 5th year

Njabulo Jakayla (Lumen) and handler Sarah Crossling, admirably represented the English Toy Terriers in this prestigious competition, now in its 5th year, raising awareness for the UK and Ireland’s Vulnerable Breeds.

Read more about their journey

Watch Njabulo Jakayla in the Vulnerable Breeds Grand Final at Crufts 2o19