Celebrating three new champions

A special edition of these notes for pedigree enthusiasts. It’s interesting that all three champions made up over the last two weekend have a cosmopolitan background. Let’s start with Ch Born To Be Your Salt Dog at Twinan, bred in Hungary by Alexandra Trefán-Török and Sándor Trefán. His title has come quickly, with CCs at East of England (Sue Harrison), National Working and Pastoral (Julie Swann) and Belfast (Debbie Stansbury). His sire is Int/Hung/Rom/Greek/Mac Ch Born To Be Your Sparticus di Pi Et Ra (Welsh King Let Them Talk About Me ex Hung Ch Born To Be Cassiopeia di Pi-Et-Ra). Talk About Me was bred from two American Pems, the widely travelled Int/Am/Kor/Ven/Braz/Arg Ch Riverside Xtra Ordinary and Am Ch Llandians Royal Affair. Both these combine American and Down Under breeding, Xtra Ordinary being by Australian-bred Am Ch Aberlee Storm Force, while Royal Affair is by NZ-bred NZ/Aus/Am Ch Dwynella Royale Footman ex a Storm Force daughter. The tail male line goes back to Aus Ch Cordach Trojan, a grandson of Pemland Royal Command. Cassiopeia is from two British dogs, Highworth Highly Likely (Ch Evancoyd Conciliate ex Highworth High Treason) and Int/Rom Ch Twinan Ribbons Of Light over Pendrell (Ch Highworth Northern Lights over Pendrell ex Saphina Foxtrot by Twinan). Salty’s dam is Int/Rom Ch Twinan Colour Me Red, bred in England by Tracy and Kath Irving. She is another daughter of Northern Lights and her dam is the US import Ch Wakefield Red Oak Darlin Delimma Lily at Twinan, a double granddaughter of Powdermill Pure Tribute for Salvenik. Next new champion is Ch Penliath Sent To Coventry, bred by Chris and Nicki Blance, the first of their titleholders to be a tricolour. She too has won all her CCs this year, at Crufts from Sarah Taylor, Southern Counties under Harri Lehkonen and South Wales, Barrie Croft. She’s the result of artificial insemination, I think the third champion Chris and Nicki have bred using this method, and is an interesting example of international co-operation over several generations. Her sire is Am Ch Ninacorte Chicago Hope, bred in the US in 1995 from a highly successful litter by Am Ch Renefield Sportscaster ex British export UK Ch Woodhenge Sun Maiden, one of three UK champions bred the same way by Ch Woodhenge Star Voyager ex Int Ch Powdermill All In Gold. The tail male line in this case goes back to Am Ch Rivona Such Success, a son of Ch Penmoel Such Fun of Rivoona. Her dam is US-bred Coventry Dancing With The Stars for Penliath, who again was from a Transatlantic AI mating, by Ch Penliath Flash Dancer ex the big winner Am GCh Coventry Allure at Wyndstar. Flash Dancer was a brother of breed CC record holder Shooting Star, by Ch/Am Ch Ninacorte Star Caster at Woodhenge (another member of the famous Ninacorte litter, who came to the US and had a big impact) ex Penliath Edwina, a double granddaughter of Star Voyager. Allure is by Am Ch Woodhenge Flashy Alibi (full brother of Aladar and Alyssum who started the Oregonians) ex Am GCh Coventry Vanity Fair, herself a granddaughter of Chicago Hope who thus appears in the first and fifth generations with his brother in the third. The tail female line is the same as that of the other Coventry UK Ch, Sky Full Of Stars, whose grandmother Am Ch Coventry Mademoiselle is a sister of Allure. Finally we have new Ch Corland Solitaire, bred by Karen Newton. She won her first CC as a puppy at Welsh KC 2016 under Linda Roberts, her other two coming this year at Three Counties (Carole Turner) and WECA (Fiona Miller). She is a direct cross between US and UK lines, her sire being the Belroyd/Pemcaders’ import from Tim Mathiesen and Tomm Dedini’s long-established line, Nebriowa Skidaddle. He is by Am GCh Nebriowa Saddleshoes (Am Ch Nebriowa Zachariah ex Am Ch Nebriowa Red Stilettos) ex Am Ch Nebriowa Victoria (Am GCh Pembury House Be Still My Heart ex Am Ch Nebriowa Veronica). Veronica is also the dam of Zachariah and is a granddaughter of Am Ch Belroyd Dovekie. Zachariah’s sire is Am Ch Pemcader Belroyd Zodiac (brother of UK Chs Zeus and Zinnia), so the logic of importing Skidaddle becomes evident. Solitaire’s dam is Pemcader Picture Puzzle, a full sister of three UK bobtail champions, Thunderball, Bobbisox and I Love Lucy, and therefore by Zeus ex Pemcader Black Glamour. Zeus and Zodiac were by Ch/NZ Ch Salvenik Super Chance, a dog who appears frequently in the background of all three of these new UK champions. Black Glamour combines Norwegian (Int/UK/Norw/Sw Ch Siggen’s Doffen) and New Zealand (NZ Ch Dwynella All That Jazz, a daughter of Royale Footman who was another Super Chance son). While we are in a pedigree mood, we might as well also look at the background of the US national winners. The BOB, GCh Eweknow Hearts Run Free, was bred by Sharon Lofley (Eweknow), Vicki Sandage (Sandfox) and Brenda Stiles (Brynlea) and is brther to Am/Dutch Ch Sandfox Eweknow Eclipse Of The Heart who spent some time in Holland and while there sired a UK Ch in Creslow Wicked Rumour at Twinan who is behind the recent Twinan winners. They are by Ch Greenwoods Fame And Fortune (Ch Heartsong Brynlea Pavarotti ex Ch Sandfox Destiny) ex Ch Brynlea Teeny Weenie Bikini (Ch Sandfox Medaglia D’Oro ex Ch Brynl;ea Gaylrd Bikini Bottom). Medaglia is sire of Pavarotti and his own sire was Ch Byendebrok Maplecreek Baccarat, sire also of Destiny. Baccarat was by Ch Maplecreek Montgomery (who later gained further titles in Europe for Craigycor) and the male line goes back through Australian dogs to Ch Blaizewood Crackerjack of Kilvewood. Bikini Bottom is linebred to Ch Perrymist Red Affair. The female line is all American as far back as 1950s import Benomley Leonine Black Magic. BOS at the national was Am GChP Riverside Get Over It, bred by Deb Shindle and Tonya Jordan. She is by Australian import Aus/Am/NZ Ch Aberlee Phantom Sequence (by Aus Ch Vlandyn Silver Phantom, a Crackerjack son, ex Aus Ch Antudor Sequins, a granddaughter of Aus Ch Cordach Senator). Her dam is Am GCh Riverside Wicked Wonderful, whom you may remember coming over to Crufts and going home with BOB and G2. She was a full sister to Xtra Ordinary mentioned earlier, by another import from Gloria Woodward, Aus /Am Ch Aberlee Storm Force, ex Am Ch Riverside Red Alert, the female line going back to UK export Crowleythorn Partytime. SIMON PARSONS

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