No, this is not one show it’s two shows in one! This is what is termed a partnership show – Western SBT Club are partnered with Bath CS to allow Western to hold their Champ show on Terrier day at Bath.

The arrangement is that both shows are held concurrently in adjacent rings starting with Dogs in the Bath ring and Bitches in the Western ring.

The main event of the day was Ch Belterstaffs Ginger Joe winning Best of Breed in both rings – that’s certainly a first – and then going on the take the Terrier Group – well done breeder/owner Ian Houghton. Ian’s not a NW member but given the uniqueness of this astonishing occasion it’s worthy of a mention.

That said the North West had an excellent day – first up another unique event, winning the Bitch Reserve CC with not one but two bitches!!

This is exactly what happened to David and Vicki Butler – under Judge Nigel Merrick at Bath (left in picture) with Seenworstaff Storm Warning at Joemikeste handled by Vicki and then under Western Judge Craig Dillon with Joemikeste Play The Game from Post Grad with Dave (right)

 

 

 

 

Another double was the Stanway’s Stormfire Crack The Code at Waystaff winning the Junior Bitch class at both shows!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following their CC the previous week at the Scottish Club show the Lewis’ completed yet another double by winning Post Graduate Dog at Bath and Western with Biggleswick Splash Of Ginge.

 

 

 

Winner of Limit Dog at Western was Andy & Linzi Mayren’s Bellarouge Adonis at Fergiestaffs (pictured right), who came close to a double win with a third place at Bath in a strong Limit class.