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Championship Show Update

National Terrier entries...

THIS YEAR’S National Terrier Ch Show has attracted 1686 dogs making a total of 2041 entries. The following list gives the number of dogs per breed followed by the number of entries in brackets. Breeds marked * do not have CCs at the show: Airedale T. 68 (71); Australian T. 35 (37); Bedlington T. 56 (57); Border T. 178 (205); Bull T. 77 (78); Bull T. (Min) 23 (26); Cairn T. 131 (139); Cesky T.* 24 (26); Dandie Dinmont T. 51 (51); Fox T. (Smooth) 48 (49); Fox T. (Wire) 55 (58); Glen of Imaal T.* 23 (25); Irish T. 34 (38); Kerry Blue T. 40 (42); Lakeland T. 34 (35); Manchester T. 41 (56); Norfolk T. 51 (55); Norwich T. 32 (32); Parson Russell T. 103 (113); Scottish T. 52 (61); Sealyham T. 31 (34); Skye T. 36 (41); Soft Coated Wheaten T. 74 (75); Staffordshire Bull T. 206 (226); Welsh T. 28 (29); West Highland White T. 145 (156); KCJO Handling 15; KCJO Members 13; NTC Veteran Stakes 22; NTC Members Stakes 35; Friskies Beta/Dog World Puppy Stakes 104; NTC Special Beginners Stakes; 37.

...and order of judging

Judging commences at 9am in all rings, including the best in show ring. The breeds mentioned first in each ring will commence judging at this time with the others following on.
1 Border T.. 2 Sealyham T. / Parson Russell T. / Manchester T.. 3 West Highland White T. / KCJO Handling. 4 SFT / WFT / Skye T. / KCJO Members Stakes. 5 Norwich T. / Norfolk T. / Scottish T. / NTC Spl Beginners Stakes / NTC Members Stakes. 6 Dandie Dinmont T. / Australian T. / Bedlington T. / Irish T.. 7 Bull T. / Bull T. (Min) / SCWT / NTC Veteran Stakes. Sandylands Hall: 8 Cairn T.; Argyle Hall: 9 Kerry Blue / Glen of Imaal / Cesky T.; Prestwood Centre: 10 Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Dogs); 11 Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Bitches); Main ring (2 rings): 12 Airedale T.; 13 Welsh T. / Lakeland T.: Main ring (combined): Friskies/Dog World Puppy Stakes (12pm); Best in Show (Not before 4.30pm); Best Puppy in Show (Follow on);

Birmingham National

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Three Counties to use Malvern’s permanent halls

The Three Counties Championship Show, taking place at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern from 10-13 June 2002, will be staged in exhibition halls, instead of marquees for the second year running.

Show organisers, the Three Counties Agricultural Society had hoped to return the event to its traditional location this year, but its decision not to stage livestock competitions at the parallel Three Counties Countryside Show, leaves Wye and Avon Halls empty, and the move is based on a cost-saving exercise.

Said Showground General Manager, Tony Halls: “The carefully considered decision to cancel livestock competitions at this year’s agricultural show was made following DEFRA’s proposed rulings issued on 8 February 2002.

“As a registered charity, we are obliged to control costs and in light of the fact that the aftermath of the foot and mouth crisis is still with us, cancelling tentage and moving the Dog Show into the halls, means we can reduce our financial outlay quite significantly.

“Wye and Avon Halls are used for other National Working and Pastoral Breeds and accommodation, indoor and outdoor show rings and benching will meet all criteria laid down by the Kennel Club.

“We have also allowed adequate space for trade stands, disabled, public and exhibitors’ parking, exercise areas and catering facilities.”