January 26, 2018
The Club held a Companion Show in aid of the North West SBT Rescue run by Barbara Green on the 3rd December 2017
The original nominated judge (s) were to be Jackie McCarthy-Booth and Jemma McCarthy but unfortunately both dropped out due to unforeseen circumstances and at the last minute Committee member and the Club’s Publicity Officer – that’s me by the way, yours truly Tec Norton – stepped in to save the day.
Even though this event was well publicised – Barbara sent out 100’s of notifications with her Christmas cards to the owners of the dogs that she has rescued – we only attracted 16 dogs. Still, it was a nice day was enjoyed for all concerned, particularly the dogs.
Most of the entry were Staffords but we also had four other breeds – see photos below.
As this was a fund raising exercise we made a nominal charge for dogs entering the show £2 and a £1 charge for people; there was a fantastic donation of a bottle of Scotch malt whiskey by Bryn and Julie Allsopp – this was raffled off separately.
In addition there was the main raffle, all the items donated and Barbara herself, with her helpers, ran a tombola stall with a vast range of prizes.
The Club and committee provided free refreshments available throughout proceedings and the Club paid for the hall hire. There were also three items; breed memorabilia in the form of two Limited edition plates – the Legends (donated by Elaine Norton) – and the Mike Homan book – The Staffordshire Bull Terrier in History and Sport (donated by John Dimmock) sold on eBay by Elaine, total proceeds £132. This added to the sponsorship of classes at £10 per class and the general proceeds from the show itself has raised a total of £666.12. The Class sponsors are indicated in the report outlined below.
The Best in Show was Lolly, owned by Geoff & Pam Crabtree from Silverdale, Carnforth. Lolly won all three of the classes entered – Class 3 AV Terrier, Class 10 Best Rescue and Class 11 Prettiest Bitch – well done Lolly, pictured here below with Geoff and Judge Tec Norton
The Show results are set out below with the Class Sponsors
Classes 1 to 6 – Pedigree Classes
Class 1 – AV Puppy Sponsored by Helen Reaney (Rolenska) – no entries
Class 2 AV Gundog Sponsored by Dean Cund (Chelmstaff) – no entries
Class 3 AV Terrier & Hound Sponsored by Paul Sutcliffe & Claire Crossman (Pendlestaff) and Dave & Julie Cartwright (Borgstaff)
1st – Crabtree’s SBT Lolly
This bitch could hold her own at Championship shows, I’m sure
2nd Mr Eaton’s SBT Jack
3rd Jack Russell Sunny
Class 4 AV Non-Sporting – Sponsored by Dean Cund (Chelmstaff)
1st Shihtzu – Mimi
2nd Samantha Green’s French Bulldog – Branch
3rd Ellie Crompton’s Yorkshire Terrier – Finnley
Class 5 AV Open – Sponsored by Les & Kay Aspin (Scarthwaite)
1st Mr Eaton’s SBT – Jack – 2nd in Class 3 above
Class 6 AV Veteran Sponsored by Archie Bryden (Gantocks)
1st Dave McKimm’s SBT Tilly, the winner of the first of two Veteran Classes!
Best Pedigree – Crabtree’s SBT Lolly
Classes 7 to 14 Fun Classes
Class 7 Child Handler Sponsored by Andy & Linzi Mayren (Fergiestaffs) – No entries
Class 8 Waggiest Tail Sponsored by Eleanor & Geoff Boote (Gelstaff) & Dave McKimm (Tilicious)
1st Alyson & Russell Whitlock’s SBT – Bexie, an obvious winner here, tail wagging ten to the dozen
2nd Ellie Crompton’s Yorkshire Terrier – Finnley, couldn’t match Bexie but a creditable effort
3rd Gillian & Peter Murace’s SBT – Marley Bobs, a close decision between these two
4th Barbara Green’s SBT – Rebel
5th SBT – Diesel
6th Dave McKimm’s SBT Tilly
(1st in Class 6)
Class 9 Best Condition – Sponsored by Mike Richie (Northsaltire)
1st Steven Tighe’s SBT – Maddie, shown in fit condition, well done. Coming from Rossendale you have to be hardy and fit to take on those moors and hills, which I am assured she does everyday.
Maddie’s having a good look at the line-up, in this picture below
2nd Jack Russell – Sunny, sandwiched between two Staffords taking a keen interest
3rd Barbara Green’s SBT – Rebel
5th Finn Donnelly’s SBT – Betty – spot the invisible man in this photo
6th Gillian & Peter Murace’s SBT – Marley Bobs – 3rd in Class 8
7th Alyson & Russell Whitlock’s SBT – Bexie – 1st in Class 8
Class 10 Best Rescue Sponsored by Dawn Holmes (Barielle) & Dave McKimm (Tilicious)
1st Crabtree’s SBT Lolly – left, still looking beautiful; she thought about sitting this one out
2nd Gillian & Peter Murace’s SBT – Marley Bobs (right)
3rd Linda Murray’s SBT – Bonny
4th Finn Donnelly’s SBT – Betty, 5th in Class 9
5th SBT – Diesel, 5th in Class 8
6th Alyson & Russell Whitlock’s SBT – Bexie, doesn’t think much about Brodie and vice versa
7th Linda Murray’s SBT – Bodie
Class 11 Prettiest Bitch & Handsomest Dog Sponsored by Alan Ramsden (Arundelstaff) & Dave & Vicki Butler (Joemikeste)
1st Crabtree’s SBT Lolly, by now can’t resist this girl
2nd Barbara Green’s SBT – Rebel, very handsome indeed.
3rd Ellie Crompton’s Yorkshire Terrier – Finnley
4th Gillian & Peter Murace’s SBT – Marley Bobs, 3rd in Class 8 and 2nd in Class 10
5th Linda Murray’s SBT – Bonny, 3rd in Class 10
6th Steven Tighe’s SBT – Maddie, 1st in Class 9
7th Finn Donnelly’s SBT – Betty, 5th in Class 9
8th Jack Russell – Sunny, 3rd in Class 3
9th Linda Murray’s SBT – Bodie – see next class 5th place
Class 12 Veteran Sponsored by Julie Hale (Caymenstaffs) & Debbie Desmond (Elitebull)
1st Dave McKimm’s SBT Tilly, right, won both Veteran classes, an obvious winner
2nd Mr Eaton’s SBT – Jack, left
3rd Linda Murray’s SBT – Bonny, (3rd in Class 10)
4th SBT – Diesel, 5th in Class 8
5th Linda Murray’s SBT – Bodie, right.
Have to agree with the message on the T shirt
Class 13 Fancy Dress Sponsored by Harry & Gill Carter (Seastaff)
Class 14 Dog or Bitch the Judge would like to take home Sponsored by Linda Miller
No entries – but Lolly would have won this one.