Well it has certainly been an interesting year in the Pembroke show rings with several breed records being eclipsed including that for the highest number of challenge certificates.
Well done to all who have enjoyed show ring success as owners or breeders. For Pemcader, Penliath and Stadwen, in particular, it will have been a memorable season.
In this post I will concentrate on the males.
Pride of place of course goes to Ch Pemcader Thunderball who started the year with 53 CCs and added six more, all with BOB. I assume he will be top Pem under both WCL and Our Dogs systems (the latter having been altered this year from the traditional format). If so it will be the fourth time he has won the Leslie Perrins and the fifth time he has been top Pem for the dog press.
His 58th CC at the Pennine and Yorkshire made him the new CC record holder for the breed and his 59th gave him the record under different judges. He added a group 2 and 3 to his long list of big ring awards.
He is a bobtail owned and bred by Kevin Dover and Lars Saether by Ch Pemcader Belroyd Zeus ex Pemcader Black Glamour.
Another winning bobtail male is Ena Ellwood’s homebred tri Ch Ellhar Maksimos (Ch Salvenik Set To Star ex Ellhar Encantada) who won his title and three CCs (all with BOB) to make a total of five, plus a G2.
Three CCs (total 13) and two BOB went to Mary Davies’ homebred tri Ch/Rus/Ukr Ch Ermyn Snow Knight (Ch/Am Ch Rosewood Set Sail to Salvenik ex Wharrytons Pansy Potter at Ermyn). He will soon be 11 years old and won his first CC as a minor puppy in 2009!.
Amanda Rees’ homebred Stadwen Lancelot (Cordach Gatland ex Ch Stadwen Honey Bunn) took two CCs with BOB plus a G2.
Alan and Wendy Rees’ homebred Stadwen Figaro (Ch Stadwen Spartakus ex Stadwen Prima Donna) won two, both with BOB, and gained his title to become the second champion in his litter.
Alan and Sarah Matthews’ Ir Ch Towernaglen Buster Moon at Craigycor (Ir Ch Craigycor Viva Las Vegas ex Ir Ch Towernaglen Red Spinel), bred by Liam McCormack, also took two CCs with BOB.
Tracy and Kath Irving’s Ch Born To Be Your Salt Dog at Twinan (Hung/Rom/Greek/Mac Ch Born To Be Your Spartacus di Pi Et Ra ex Int/Rom Ch Twinan Colour Me Red) won two CCs (total five) along with a G3 and a G4. He was bred in Hungary by Alexandra Trefán-Török.
Another import taking two CCs was Teresa Maddox’s Redfordhill Magic Moments to Salvenik (Dan Ch Mistycor Once Upon A Dream ex Dan Ch Vuedor Could It Be Magic), bred in Denmark by Charlotte Wessel.
One CC with BOB went to Alan and Sarah Matthews’ tri Ir Ch Craigycor Viva Las Vegas (Ch/Ir Ch Craigycor Lightning Bolt ex Criagycor Betty Boop).
Other single CC winners were Diana King and Sarah Taylor’s Ch Oregonian Snow Tiger (total eight) (Ch Nireno Luke Skywalker ex Oregonian Snow Queen).
Chris and Nicki Blance’s homebred Ch Penliath Spanner In The Worx (his third) co-owned with Bill Shelton and Steve Leyerly from the US.. He is from an AI mating by Am Ch Ninacorte Chicago Hope ex Coventry Dancing With The Stars for Penliath. At the time he gained his title he was the second champion from the litter.
French-bred Oye-Dragoon-Willow des Contamines at Woodhenge (Int/Fr/Port Ch Lawrence Of Arabia des Contamines ex Int/Fr Ch Legend Of Dragoon Rose des Contamines), owned by Barry and Sue Coulson with breeders Katell Malagré and Elisabeth Camboni.
A Russian visitor in Rus/Swiss/Lux Ch Aethwy Piano Man (Ch/Rus/Ukr Ch Ermyn Snow Knight ex Aethwy Free As A Bird), owned by Yana Vengre Vengerova and bred by Andrew Khvatov, who spent a short time here with Mary Davies.
Lorraine Weedall and Nicola Bogue’s Ch Bronabay Cannonball, his ninth (Ch Pemcader Belroyd Zeus ex Ch Bronabay Cherish The Moment).
Tracy and Kath Irving’s homebred Twinan Life’s A Blast (Twinan Dip Yer Butty ex Ch Creslow Classified at Twinan).
Amanda Rees’ homebred Ch Stadwen Sirocco, his third. This was another piece of history as he is the fourth champion in the litter by Ch Stadwen Silly Billy ex Ch Stadwen Floria, Chs Ivanhoe, Florence and Flora having been made up in earlier years. This had never been achieved before in the breed in the UK.