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Animal Health Trust DNA Samples

 

A large effort by a number of people went in to help raise the funding for the development of the DNA test for kidney problems.
The funding is now in place for the DNA kidney test to be developed, but the Animal Heath Trust (AHT) have run out of material to work with, unfortunately the material required cannot be bought. Whether it is a pet, show or rescue Bull Terrier, the AHT needs swabs from them, cooperation from Bull Terrier owners can achieve this and we need to encourage people to actively send in the swabs.
Bryan Mclaughlin (AHT) will send as many swabs kits you require free of charge, the most it will cost is the postage to return them to AHT, everything else you need will be supplied.
The following information is exactly what the AHT requires with each sample, it’s very simple but so very important.

 

THE FACTS:

 

The AHT do not need or want the dogs pedigree or registration number – all the information they require is on the cheek swab you submit.

 

 Information Required with the swab                                                      Example

 

BREED                                                                                         BULL TERRIER
PET NAME AND AGE                                                                 COLONEL 3 YEARS OLD
OWNERS SURNAME                                                                  HEATH
VETERNARY PRACTICE WHO DEALS WITH THE DOG          SHIELDHILL VETERINARY CLINIC
                                                                                                                               FALKIRK, FK2 0DU
                                                                                                                                 TEL: 01324 720201
 
CLINICAL INFORMATION                                                      AROPY, INTERDIGITAL CYSTS HYPOTHYROID

 

This information is required for identification and retrieval purposes when the sample is lodge with the DNA storage bank.

 

 Cheek swab kits and verification of the above information can be obtained from:

 

                                                          Bryan McLaughlin  –  01638 751000 ext. 1280
                                                                       bryan.mclaughlin@aht.org.uk
  
 
INHERITANCE
 
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

 

 Genetics is a huge complicated subject, so to make things simple we will us the alphabet to help explain why your help with the donation of DNA samples is so important.  Using two alphabets (as genes are paired) to illustrate that this is where the parents pass on the likenesses we see in families, some features from Dad and some from Mum.  Some genes pass on diseases, and for this purpose I am going to stick with the kidney problem.
The first task is to determine the mode of inheritance and Dr Caroline O’Leary in Australia has done this.  We now know that only one of the pair of genes need to be different and carried by only one parent to pass on the kidney problem.  The next task is to find the different (rogue) gene that causes the problem.  This involves collecting a huge amount of DNA material from Bull Terriers, which will be examined at the Animal Health Trust.  They are looking for the gene that is different in the pair and numbers of the different gene to determine if this different gene is indeed the rogue gene……Trawling through hundreds of samples showed a difference in gene K, but with no clinical information on the case history included on the form accompanying the sample, it cannot be concluded if this is the rogue gene responsible for kidney disease.
Then there is a major, major leap forward, an EDTA blood sample taken from a two year Bull Terrier, in the end stage of kidney failure, has been sent to the AHT and this is also found to be gene K.  The real work now starts to confirm that this is correct and for that we need more and more DNA material from normal and affected to get sufficient numbers to confirm that gene K is indeed the rogue gene that is passing on the killer kidney disease.  Once that has been established the AHT can go on to develop the DNA test that will put breeders in a position to enable them to breed out this dreadful disease in our beloved Bull Terrier.
 
 

2013 TROPHY SHOW RESULTS WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AND CRITIQUES

 

THE REGENT TROPHY
 
JUDGES
Mrs JOSEPHINE HYLANDS (TERJO) 
Mrs JANET FURNEAUX (DAJAN)
Referee: Mrs Maureen Hughes (Graymor)
DOGS
 BILBOEN XAVIER
CH BULLYON UNMEASUREABULL

CH GORBAIN HELLBOY
IRAZISTABULL STAR OF HADES 
UKUSA QUAGMIRE 
DOG RESERVE: CHARDAICE DILLINGER 
 BITCHES
 CH BULLYON INMEASUREABULL NESS 
CH BULLYVIEW GANSTA’S GIRL
BULLYVIEW SWEET MEMORIES 

EMRED HELLS ANGEL AT FIRECOMMAND
SPARTIATE PANDORA
BITCH RESERVE: KAMARA’S RUMOUR HAS IT 

 

WINNER
CH BULLYVIEW GANSTA’S GIRL
(Mr J & Mrs M Young)

Photo Alice van Kempen 

 

RUNNER-UP
COVERWOOD CASKET & GOLDEN STATE TROPHY
CH BULLYON UNMEASUREABLE
(Mr & Mrs Mark & Jo Phillips) 

 

 

It was an honour and a privilege to be invited by the committee of the Bull Terrier Club to judge the Regent Trophy. It was also a great pleasure to judge with my co-judge Janet Furneaux and we were both in agreement. Winner of the Regent Trophy was CH BULLYVIEW GANSTA’S GIRL, an outstanding white bitch with a red head mark. She has a beautiful, power pack, filled and turned head, with a stunning profile.
 She has a lovely eye and excellent expression and a slight mouth fault. She has a beautiful neck leading on to a good front, beautiful body lines and lovely quarters. Moved well both ways. Shown and handled well. Runner-up and BOS was CH BULLYON UNMEASUREABULL, a top quality white dog, again with an outstanding head completely filled and turned, a perfect mouth, lovely eye and a lovely, long reach of neck with a good front and feet. He has lovely body lines and nice quarters. I felt he was a fraction light today and just needed a few more pounds. Moved well, perhaps a little loosely behind. Expertly handled and shown. Another one who caught my eye was a white bitch, CH BULLYON IMEASUREABULL NESS. She is an outstanding bitch with a beautiful head, who unfortunately had injured her tail and was a little bit out of sorts today.
Five animals were selected from all the trophies to go forward to the Charlie Girl Cup for Movement. They were Bilboen Xavier, Ch Emred Devils Spy, Ch Bilboen Xrated, Ch Bullyview Gansta’s Girl and Emred Hells Angel at Firecommand. My co-judge and I were in complete agreement as to the winner who was CH EMRED DEVILS SPY who covered the ground and moved freely.
JO HYLANDS
The hospitality extended to us judges was wonderful, and the organisation of the show spot on. For me it was an honour to be invited to co-judge such a prestigious trophy and my thanks to everyone who made this possible. An added pleasure was judging with Jo Hylands. After much consideration we chose two quality animals, very different – but a dog is a dog, and a bitch a bitch. Our winner CH BULLYVIEW GANSTA’S GIRL is a sassy girl, fabulous head, filled completely and lovely finish, wicked expression, beautiful neck and stylish body lines, her experienced owner had her on her toes all the time. CH BULLYON UNMEASUREABULL I saw first as a puppy, he has now matured, today needed to carry a couple of extra pounds, but he is a lovely dog. Excellent head, wicked expression, good reach of neck, perfect bite. Well done to all the exhibitors for having their dogs presented so well, and with such good temperaments.
JANET FURNEAUX

 

Also selected from the Regent Trophy for the Charlie Girl Cup for movement was Irazistabul Star of Hades

 

 

 ORMANDY JUG FOR DOGS
JUDGES 
Mr DANNY MCGREGOR (MERLINDAN) 
Mrs NORMA SMITH (MAGOR ) CANADA
Referee: Mr Tony Kersey (Kalsar)
 BILBOEN XAVIER
CH BULLYON UNMEASUREABULL
CH EMRED DEVILS SPY 
CH GORBAIN HELLBOY 
HENTARW WELSH WARRIOR FROM PENPYCH
IRAZISTABULL STAR OF HADES
TAYLAJAY DREAM A LIE AT MEGAVILLE 
UKUSA QUAGMIRE 
1ST RESERVE: CHARDAICE DILLINGER 
2ND RESERVE: CH CHARLISHALEE DRUMBEAT 

 

 WINNER
CH EMRED DEVILS SPY
(Mr R & Mrs  D Lamonby)


Photo Alice Van Kempen

 

RUNNER-UP
UKUSA QUAGMIRE
(Mr G & Mrs A Newberry)

 Photo Alice van Kempen

 

 Deeply honoured to be invited to judge this trophy with Danny McGregor. Our decisions were unanimous for the winner and runner- up. The winner CH EMRED DEVILS SPY stood out for me. What a stallion of a dog he is. Absolute positive proof they don’t have to be 100 pounds to be all the Standard asks for. He is the perfect example of maximum bone and substance for size. Wonderful head that is completely filled, beautifully turned and with strength and depth right to the end of his muzzle. Keen dark well set eye and neat tidy ears right on top offering textbook expression. Minor mouth fault with two incisors you can catch a fingernail on. Lovely shoulder with visible forechest so often missing when the angles aren’t right. Shapely body and beautiful well set on neck that flows smoothly into his short back. Clean straight foreleg, round bone and good feet. Can occasionally stand with one foot turned slightly. Excellent set on of hindquarters. By far the best mover, spot on going away and better than average in front. Beautifully handled. A great pleasure to have hands on this dog and award him the Dog Jug.
The runner-up, UKUSA QUAGMIRE, is a totally different type from the winner. An upstanding quality dog with a lovely neck and forehand with a good shoulder, upper arm and deep forechest. First class head of great length from eye to muzzle offering strength, width, depth and a sweeping unbroken profile. Correct bite. Keen dark eye giving the desired wicked expression. He moved fluidly and freely with drive albeit not as precisely up and back as the winner. His top line is rather flat and ideally should have the desired slight rise over the loin.
Overall a really eye catching attractive dog with good bone for size and much breed quality to offer. Very nicely presented. It would be remiss not to mention the unlucky CH BULLYON UNMEASUREABULL, a formidable contender who was unfortunately lame in the morning. Heart breaking as this completely took him out of the running. Fortunately he recovered enough by the afternoon to capture BOS in the Regent Trophy. We chose Bilboen Xavier and Ch Emred Devils Spy to go forward to compete in the Charlie Girl Cup for best mover. Was very pleased at the end of the day to see Devils Spy emerge the victor.
NORMA SMITH, Canada

 

I thank the committee of the Bull Terrier Club for inviting me to judge this prestigious trophy. It was a pleasure to judge with Norma Smith from Canada; we were in complete agreement with all our placings. Winner was CH EMRED DEVILS SPY, top quality white. Strong head, completely filled with good turn down and deep muzzle. Slight mouth fault. Wicked expression. Decent front with heavy bone. Good length of neck leading into well laid shoulders. He is completely balanced with good spring of ribs, short back, well-muscled with strong quarters and good angulation. Now fully mature, he is the complete package of what a Bull Terrier should be, exuding type and strength. His movement is first class, covering the ground as he goes, moving foursquare front and back and with drive. He never stopped showing for his handler who got the most out of him. We put him forward for the Charlie Girl Cup for movement which he went onto win.
Runner-up, UKUSA QUAGMIRE, handsome white with sweeping profile and good fill. Correct mouth. Excellent expression with good ear and eye placement. Straight front, deep chest, short back, strong quarters and nicely balanced throughout. Moved freely. Presented in tip top condition and well handled. Others that caught my eye were CH BULLYON UNMEASUREABULL, an upstanding white, his head is completely filled with good profile and correct mouth. Flowing body lines. Unfortunately he had hurt his leg while waiting to come into the ring but recovered later on and went on to receive BOS and runner-up in the Regent Trophy; and CH GORBAIN HELLBOY, another quality white, strong head, good mouth, well-made throughout, but unfortunately would not settle for his handler. Also put forward for the Charlie Girl Cup was Bilboen Xavier.
DANNY McGREGOR. 

 

 

ORMANDY JUG FOR BITCHES
JUDGES 
Mr TONY KERSEY (KALSAR) 
Mr GEOFF SKELTON (YASHMAN)
Referee: Mr Danny McGregor (Merlindan)
 
CH BILBOEN XRATED
CH BULLYON INMEASURABULL NESS 

CH BULLYVIEW GANSTA’S GIRL 
BULLYVIEW SWEET MEMORIES 
CH C’EST LA VIE INTO MEGAVILLE
EMRED HELLS ANGEL AT FIRECOMMAND 
 FORTIFER FLAMETTA 
SPARTIATE PANDORA 
TEIRWGWYN MISS INDEPENDANT AT MEILOW 
TULSADOOM TERRYS ALL GOLD 
1ST RESERVE: CH DEBULLY DEVINE VISIONS AT BARBBULLS 
2ND RESERVE: VETSBULLIES HAPPINESS

 

WINNER
CH BULLYVIEW GANSTA’S GIRL
(Mr J & Mrs M Young)

 

RUNNER-UP
TEIRWGWYN MISS INDEPENDENT OF MEILOW
(Mrs L & Mr M Grieves)

 

 

I thank the Bull Terrier Club for asking me to judge at this most prestigious of shows. It is a real honour to be asked to judge the Ormandy Bitch Jug. What a line-up of bitches, it was an absolute pleasure to go over them, all in super condition and a credit to their owners. My thanks to my co- judge Tony Kersey, he and I were in complete agreement on our winner who was CH BULLYVIEW GANSTA’S GIRL, powerful white girl who was full of animation, head is powerful with fill and turn, wicked eye with good ear set giving a great expression. Mouth is good, just has a couple of misplaced teeth which she easily carried with her outstanding virtues. Her neck is strong and leads into well laid shoulders; her front is straight and has good feet. Great depth through the chest and her ribs are well sprung, her back is short and she has well angled rear. Moved well with drive.
Our runner-up was TEIRWGWYN MISS INDEPENDANT OF MEILOW, quality tri girl whose head is filled and turned, lovely ear set with a good eye. Mouth correct. Lovely arched neck, her front is straight and she has good feet. Shoulders are well placed and has a good topline on the move, good bone throughout, well angled rear, moved well coming, lacks a little drive in rear. Never stopped showing and competing.
GEOFF SKELTON
I thank the committee for their kind invitation to judge the Ormandy Jug for Bitches alongside Geoff Skelton. Our winner, CH BULLYVIEW GANSTA’S GIRL, lovely all white with head mark, stood out in a very fine line-up. Beautiful filled and turned head, ears bang on top, wicked eye, correct bite, elegant neck leading to well-placed shoulders and lovely straight front. Short level back, well made and muscled quarters. Pleased to see cat-like feet, she moves parallel and with drive.
Runner-up was TEIRWGWYN MISS INDEPENDANT OF MEILOW, an attractive well-made tri with a filled and feminine head, ears placed right on top, correct bite and a lovely reach of neck, good straight front, correct shoulder placement, slightly long cast, well-made quarters and again cat- like feet. Moved with drive, but a little close behind. We put the winner and the well-made red and white, Ch Bilboen Xrated, forward for the Charlie Girl Cup
TONY KERSEY 

 

 

SANDAWANA TROPHY
JUDGES
MR SIMON PARSONS (DEAVITTE) 
MR STEVE WALKER (ASTASIA)
Referee: Mrs Gaye Branch (Seqouiah)
 DOGS
BADLESMERE BERTIES BROTHER 
BILBOEN XAVIER
CHARDAICE DILLINGER

IRAZISTABULL STAR OF HADES
LOUKA GONE RACIN

CH PADHEN HITMAN
DOG RESERVE: BUSELLS RED KNIGHT RISING 

BITCHES
CH BILBOEN XRATED 
FORTIFIER FLAMMETTA 
ROMAGNA DRAMA QUEEN 
SPARTIATE PANDORA 
TEIRWYGWYN MISS INDEPENDENT OF MEILOW 
VETSBULLIES HAPPINESS 
BITCH RESERVE: PADHEN PEARL’S PRINCESS

 

 WINNER
CH PADHEN HITMAN
(Mr & Mrs  I & L McDermid)

 Photo Alice Van Kempen


BOS
TEIRWGWYN MISS INDEPENDENT OF MEILOW
(Mrs L & Mr M Grieves)
 

 

 

A big thank you to the Bull Terrier Club for the opportunity to judge the Sandawana Trophy alongside Simon Parsons. I felt there was excellent quality among both sexes including the two reserves. The winner, CH PADHEN HITMAN, a black brindle of exceptional virtues. Four square and totally balanced, strong head with correct bite. Just a well made dog throughout with adequate movement, great showman. BOS, TEIRWGWYN MISS INDEPENDANT OF MEILOW, smart feminine tricolour who is well made throughout. Gentle profile with good ear and eye and correct mouth, moves with purprose, great showgril, very well handled. With Bilboen Xavier and Ch Bilboen Xrated and put forward for the Charlie Girl Cup, I and my co-judge were in complete agreement.
STEVE WALKER
 A pleasure to be part of the Bull Terrier world’s great annual celebration, thank you. I thought it was a classy and very even line-up of coloureds and enjoyed sorting them out with Steve Walker. Some of the younger entrants should challenge well next year. As usual nowadays classic brindles were in short supply. Our winner was CH PADHEN HITMAN, a black brindle whose great virtue is his balance and outline, super neck and shoulders into shortest of backs, quality head with good profile, adequate bone, excellent topline and tailset, moves well in front, slightly close behind. The effort that has gone into the training, conditioning and presentation of this dog should be an example to everyone. I was also impressed with Bilboen Xavier, a red with wonderful bone and substance and a very positive attitude, strong head and absolutely sound. With a better bite might have challenged hard. For me three bitches were in contention. Spartiate Pandora is a big black brindle, another to excel in bone and substance, power packed head to match, a very impressive young lady. Hope her handler can persuade her to use herself more on the move, am sure she could stride out with a bit more panache which could make all the difference. In a more feminine mode were Ch Bilboen Xrated and TEIRWGWYN MISS INDEPENDANT OF MEILOW, two classy, quality headed girls with little to divide them. The red had the edge on rear movement while the tri is a great showgirl scoring on expression and coat. Although she could be a shade shorter she holds herself together well on the move and has a super clean neck and shoulder line. We agreed she should be BOS. The two best movers were the Bilboen littermates, congratulations to this breeder whose dogs have so often excelled in this aspect.
SIMON PARSONS

 

INTERNATIONAL TROPHY
JUDGES 
MR BILL BLACKER (CROSSGUNS) 
MRS MAUREEN HUGHES (GRAYMOR)
Referee: Mrs Gaye Branch (Seqouiah)
 DOGS
CH BOSS HOSS THE JOKER – GERMANY
BULLS FOR LIFE HEART BREAKER – FRANCE
COSMOPOLITAN SPACE ODDITY MOONFLOWER – HUNGARY
LORD BULL LARRY – SPAIN
NEAPOLITAN BULL JOHN GOTTI – ITALY
SPECIAL DELIVERY YVES – HOLLAND
THUD AND CUDDLES HEAD OVER HEELS – FRANCE

BITCHES
MULTI CH ACTION DREAMS OF DEFIANCE – USA
BULLY TRIP HELL’S ANGEL AT UKUSA – POLAND
ENGELCHEN EVA VON ARMINIUS – GERMANY
HEAVEN WHITE HIMALAYAS SNOW MOUNTAINS – FRANCE
LORD BULL DEJAVU FOR IMPERIAL KAVALIER – SPAIN
NEAPOLITAN BULL GUNS’N’ROSES – ITALY
OLOKUM ELIXIR OF LIFE – VENEZUELA
UNTITLED ERASERHEAD – FRANCE
 
WINNER
HEAVEN WHITE HIMALAYAS SNOW MOUNTAIN 
(Mrs M Gaigher)
Heaven White Himalaya Snow Mountains-
Photo Alice van Kempen

 

BOS
COSMOPOLITAN SPACE ODDITY MOONFLOWER
(Mr M Sineri)

Cosmopolitan Space Oddity Moonflower-0001

 

I thank the committee of the Bull Terrier Club for inviting me to judge the International Trophy. This is the pinnacle of the Bull Terrier show calendar. My co-judge Maureen Hughes and I were in full agreement with our decisions and it was a pleasure to judge with her. I would also like to thank the international exhibitors for their entries. Winner of the International Trophy, the Bronze Bull Terrier Head, was HEAVEN WHITE HIMALAYA’S SNOW MOUNTAINS, a very well put together bitch who stood four square with a long well filled head, correct ear placement, deep set eye, a correct bite, deep chest, well boned straight front, tight cat feet, excellent rib, well-muscled back end, moved with drive and purpose. Showed excellently.
Terjos Trophy for BOS, COSMOPOLITAN SPACE ODDITY MOONFLOWER, a very animated dog full of ring presence. Well-muscled hard fit dog. A clean well-shaped head with good turn and finish. Well placed ears, excellent bite with correct placed canines. Good reach of neck, level topline, correct tail placement. Well-muscled fit body with excellent coat. Moved with drive and handled well.
BILL BLACKER
I thank the Bull Terrier Club committee for giving me the honour of judging the International Trophy. I thoroughly enjoyed judging with Bill Blacker and we were in complete agreement. Our winner was HEAVEN WHITE HIMALAYA’S SNOW MOUNTAINS, from France. A beautiful substantial white bitch who combined power with femininity. Oozes bone and substance while still keeping that femininity. Well filled head with super sweeping profile. Well placed eyes with a really good expression. Used her ears well, mouth perfect with a deep underjaw. Gunbarrel chest with straight front into tight feet. Short coupled with elegant neck into well laid shoulder. Good spring of ribs, level topline. Strong muscular quarters with good second thigh and nice bend of stifle. Moved well coming and OK behind and with substantial drive. Very pleased to award her the International Trophy.
BOS, COSMOPOLITAN SPACE ODDITY MOONFLOWER, from Hungary. Very handsome white masculine dog who pushed the bitch hard for the top honour. Super head with plenty of fill and downface. Loved his expression. Ears bang on top, correct mouth with plenty of underjaw. Deep chest with straight front and round bone throughout. Tight cat feet. Short coupled with super topline and tail carriage. Muscular thighs with good bend of stifle. Moved well with drive. A close decision going to the bitch who I felt had that little extra star appeal.
MAUREEN E HUGHES
 

 

THE FOLLOWING WERE PUT FORWARD FOR THE

 

CHARLIE GIRL CUP FOR MOVEMENT
Bilboen Xavier
CH Emred Devils Spy
CH Bilboen Xrated
CH Bullyview Gansta’s Girl
Emred Hells Angel at Firecommand

 


WINNER
CH EMRED DEVILS SPY
(Mr R & Mrs  D Lamonby)

 

 

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