The BTC Awards & Presentation Dinner Disco
Saturday 24th February 2018
Mr William Lambert (Caliber)
Mr William Lambert
I was somewhat “born” into Bull Terriers as my family owned Bull Terriers from the “Romany” and “Agates” kennels in the 50’s and 60’s and I grew up with a Bull Terrier at my side. So shortly after getting married in 1978 to my wife Carolyn, when we decided to get a dog and the choice of breed was not up for discussion; it just had to be a Bull Terrier.
Our first dog was a red male, Oldscriven Polar Ranger, and whilst not really of show quality we were encouraged by his breeders to show him and soon got bitten by the “show bug”. A year later we bought our foundation bitch – Jobrulu Zizania (U.S. Ch. Jobrulu Moss Campion x Ch. Jobrulu Xhibitionist) from which all the “Caliber” Bull Terriers descend.
Although we did not breed a lot, we owned/bred 8 Champions between 1990 and 2010; Admiration of Caliber, Caliber Cabin Class, Caliber Cabin Wench, Caliber Adorable, Swagons Roll of Caliber, Swagony Aunt of Caliber, and Caliber Saranova and our dogs were extremely competitive winning between them 2 Regent Trophies, 2 Ormandy Jugs, 3 Charlie Girl Cup, the Sandawana Trophy, and have won Best of Breed at Crufts on 3 occasions. I also imported the first American Bred Bull Terrier to win his title in the UK Ch. Corsaire Chrome Hoss O’Tearock which I owned in partnership with his breeder Victoria Corse.
We bred our last litter of Bull Terriers around 10 years ago and more recently we have turned our attention towards Miniatures which in some ways are more suitable to our current lifestyle
I started judging in 1982 and first awarded CC’s in 1990. I have been honoured to have been invited to judge the Major Trophies in the UK on a number of occasions and have also judged the breed at Crufts as well as at a high level in many countries throughout the world.
I have served on a number of committees, including as vice-chairman of the Bull Terrier club and I also wrote a weekly column in the Dog World newspaper for a number of years.
I feel very privileged to have been lucky enough to turn my passion for dogs into a career and around 12 years ago I started working for the Kennel Club; originally as a Kennel Assessor for the Assured Breeder Scheme, but for the past 8 Years as
Health and Breeder Services Manager, a demanding role which has meant I have had to curtail my breeding activities somewhat. I am an official spokesman for the Kennel Club and appear in the media and TV from time to time representing the world of dogs. My working life has provided me a great the opportunity to become involved in all breeds and gain a much wider perspective on the whole world of dogs and the role that they play in society.
Mr John Young (Bullyview)
Mr John Young
I came into the bull terrier breed in 1981. I started showing my bitch at exempt shows and because we did quite well, I enjoyed it and started becoming interested in showing.
A couple years later, we went to the Ormandy kennels and used Ch Recoco Ringleader of Ormandy to produce my first litter. From there, we had some success in the show ring, but it wasn’t until we met Audrey Edmunds from Ghabar kennels and started using her stud dogs that we really took off. We got our first UK Champion from a Ch Ghabar Crusader daughter mated to Ch Ghabar The Admiral – Ch Bullyview Gentle Breeze. That’s where our success started.
Among our accomplishments in dogs, we have owned and/or bred 20 UK champions (including 1 miniature bull terrier and 1 Stafford bull terrier), 2 Ormandy Jug winners and a runner-up, 2 Regent Trophy winners and 2 runner-ups, and 2 Sandawana winners. We have won Best of Breed at Crufts with a bull terrier, a mini bull and a Stafford. Our dog Ch Bullbrit Little Big Horn at Bullyview broke the breed record holder with 19 CCs.
We really enjoy the minis as well, winning 5 CCs and BOB at Crufts with our bitch Ch Badlesmere Burnt Fingers at Bullyview in 1996. We were disheartened by the breed because of PLL and due to the improvements in health testing through DNA, it has renewed our interest. Through the DNA testing, it keeps animals from unnecessarily suffering.
We love the breed and showing. We still love the excitement of winning and the buzz of being at a show. Through the dogs we have met some wonderful people and made some life long friends, as well as been lucky enough to judge all around the world. All of this has been possible due to our love of the breed.
We are delighted to announce that, Simon Parsons (DEAVITTE) will be running a seminar for The Bull Terrier Club at The Trophy Show weekend on Friday 23rd February 2018.
The seminar is entitled “A Non-Specialist’s View of the Bull Terrier World”. Definitely one NOT to miss!
The seminar will start at approximately 1630 in The Windsor Suite, on the Friday afternoon but please look out for any updates nearer the time just in case the timing changes.
We expect this event to be very popular, may we ask that if you are attending, you arrive early so that you are guaranteed a seat!
Have you booked your room yet? The hotel has limited rooms available……….To avoid disappointment…book your room now.
The hotel have advised me that they will not be taking any room bookings after the 09th February 2018.
The Hotel have asked that we remind guests of the following information….
Please remember there is a charge of £10 per dog per night, only two dogs allowed in your room and they must be kept crated.
Any dog soiling found in the corridors or anywhere in the building which has not been cleaned up will be subject to a £75 fine.
There are dog soiling bins around the hotel grounds please pick up after your dog and use the bins provided.
We hope you enjoy your weekend.
THE BULL TERRIER CLUB TROPHY SHOW AND OPEN SHOW
24TH & 25TH FEBRUARY 2018
Entries to the Open Show can be made by cheque, credit/debit card or online through Higham Press www.dog.biz.
To make an entry in the various Trophies and International show we will by the end of this week have the online option available via our website as normal. I will announce on here when this is available to use.
Entry Forms and Schedules are available on The Bull Terrier Club Website (www.thebullterrierclub.org), you will find these under the heading ‘Events” and subheading “Entry Forms and Schedules’ or click here.
Anyone wishing to pay by cheque (made payable to The Bull Terrier Club) please send along with entry forms to: The Show Manager, Mr Mark Phillips, Orchard Kennels, North Green, Pulham Market, Diss, Norfolk IP21 4XW.
If you wish to pay by credit/debit card please contact the Hon. Secretary Mrs Elaine Ball on telephone number 01274 495650 and she will take payment from you.
On behalf of the BTC Committee we look forward to seeing you there.
THE BULL TERRIER CLUB AWARDS AND PRESENTATION DINNER AND DISCO
SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2018
Bookings are now being taken for the Awards and Presentation Dinner and Disco. Tickets are £32.00 each.
There will be a strict closing date for the purchase of tickets, which is 10th February 2018. After this date no tickets will be available owing to other commitments and hotel requirements. The seating plan will be finalised and will not be changed under any circumstances.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU BOOK YOUR DINNER TICKETS EARLY TO AVOID DISAPOINTMENT.
Ticket payments may be made on line at www.thebullterrierclub.org or by contacting the Hon. Secretary, Mrs Elaine Ball, on telephone number 01274 495650
For the online booking form and to see the menu, click here.
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