The English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) Club at Discover Dogs 2018

Nearly 35,000 attended over the 2 days on the weekend of 20th/21st of October at The Excel London for this years Discover Dogs.

With over 200 breeds to be seen, cuddled & talked about and we had our fair share of the visitors shuffling their way to the ETT booth and all went away with beaming smiles and the knowledge that they had been in touching distance of one of God’s joyous creations.

Discover Dogs had so much more on offer this year with the introduction of the Black & Tan Coonhound stand for the first time, Scrufts, dogs display area and shows in the Young Kennel Club ring (something we strongly promote from our booth).

It was also the day of the Junior Warrant Semi Final, in which our very own Spike & Richard Forsythe qualified for the final at Crufts 2019!

We also had our very own ETT PAT dog in the guise of Milo accompanied by his owner Jonny Nagler, and this was a great success at the front of the stand.

Over the weekend the team was made up from Vicky & Paul Williams, Mal Hennessey, Jonny Nagler, Susan Bassett, Charlotte Ramsden, Sid Kagzi, Ryan & myself and although exhausted at the end of the Sunday night the rewards speak for themselves, quite simply…. English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) are wonderful and the connection we all have with them. Here’s to the next one, can’t wait.

Kim Ross

Discover Dogs Co-Ordinator | Media Subcommittee

Spike and Richard Forsythe make breed history at Discover Dogs 2018

Special Congratulations go to Spike (Ch Witchstone Tommy Hawk JW), owner and handler Richard Forsythe and breeders Nick Gourley & Andy Leonard. Ch Witchstone Tommy Hawk JW was selected as a finalist for the Junior Warrant Winner of the Year final at Crufts 2019, the first time an ETT has made it to the final in breed history.

The English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) Club wishes them luck in the final next year.

The ten dogs sent through by judges Peter Young and Steven Seymour to the Junior Warrant Winner of the Year final at Crufts 2019 are:

• English Toy Terrier, Witchstone Tommy Hawk at Richpin JW, owned by Messrs R Forsythe & C Milkins. 
• Pomeranian, Kamis Tin Tin at Altina JW, Mrs T Berrington.
• Basset Hound, Nelgus Thyme Bomb JW, Mrs C Allchorne.
• Australian Shepherd, Allmark The Sequel JW, Mrs A & Mr A Winfrow.
• Pointer, Pytchley Chasing The Dream for Hookwood JW, Mrs S Welch & Miss C Hazeltine.
• Italian Greyhound, Newill Good As Gold JW, Mr D Willcock.
• Cocker Spaniel, Kerriglow Honesty JW, Miss L Davies.
• Bearded Collie, Debbeacol Rhythm Is A Dancer JW, Mrs D Weightman.
• English Setter, Hawklawn Khamsin at Balvenie JW, Mr P Schoneville & Mrs A Derry.
• Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Macdreams Trent from Cashel Vale JW, Mrs Y Titovets & Mr S Eremin.