BTC Trophy Show Critiques 2016

Regent Trophy

I must say a huge thank you to The Bull Terrier Club Committee for the honour of judging such a prestigious Trophy. The history behind the Regent Trophy and the catalogue of past winners only adds to the thrill of being able to stand in the ring.

Also, a huge thank you to my co judge Mrs Norma Smith, she is without doubt one of the most knowledgeable people in our breed and a really lovely lady. It was an honour and a privilege to share a ring with her and I will treasure the experience forever.

On to the winners, our choice for the Regent Trophy was Ch. Emred Devils Tri Star, a powerful white dog with head markings that takes your eye immediately.

He is a dog that excels in type. His strong well-filled head has depth and width; he has a great deal of turn and finish. His eyes, which are small and triangular, coupled with his small well-placed ears give him bags of expression.

His neck is a little untidy where it meets the withers but he has a well laid shoulder into a straight front, huge amount of bone, excellent spring of rib and the shortest of backs, his rear angulation is very good and he moves with drive, reaching out in front and driving from the rear (we were pleased to send him through for the Charlie Girl Cup for movement).

He is a powerful, full of type and has presence. Congratulations.


Our Regent Trophy Runner Up spot went to Ch. Bluepoint Spitfire, a beautiful red and white dog who is very well marked and catches your eye the moment he enters the ring.

He has a strong well-filled and turned head without exaggeration, his eye is small and his ears are well placed. His mouth is correct. He has a lovely reach of neck into a well laid shoulder, straight front and level top line which tends to remain level right to the croup, I would have preferred a slight roach. He is well angulated in the rear quarters and is the very best of movers, parallel and reaches out in front driven by the drive from behind, (we sent him through to the Charlie Girl Cup for movement, knowing that it would take an exceedingly good mover to beat him) he of course went on to win the movement trophy. Congratulations.

He had endured a long day having been invited to all three Trophies and I think by the time the Regent came around he was starting to tire. However, he fills your eye and is a beautiful dog.

Our Best Opposite Sex was Rabram Rolling Deep, a white girl with coloured ears, strong head without being overdone, correct eye and ear placement give expression, straight front into tight feet. Shoulder is well-placed, level top line, she has well angulated quarters and moves with drive although moves a little close in front. Congratulations.

JUDGE: Eddie Ball (Firecommand)


It’s a great privilege to be invited to judge the prestigious Regent Trophy show and I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the Committee for the invitation. I thoroughly enjoyed the shared ring time with my co-judge Eddie Ball and pleased we were in full agreement in all our decisions. Our winner Ch Emred Devils Tri Star dominated with his extraordinary type, tremendous bone, ultra short back and impressive head with great turn and fill, plus width and power right down to his broad deep muzzle. A dark piercing eye and correct neat well set ears offer a first rate expression. His shapely body has exceptional depth with good spring of rib, visible forechest and lovely round bone right through to his feet. Good upper arm with elbows tucked in nice and tight. Pasterns are strong and upright. When he pulled it together and settled to the task he moved quite well on the down and back as well as driving and reaching from the side. Presented in good hard condition. A super dog and it was a great pleasure to go over him.


For Runner Up to the Regent Trophy we chose the attractive red and white Ch Bluepoint Spitfire. This boy has an impeccable front viewed from all angles. Lovely neck, well layed back shoulder and upper arm with a clean straight foreleg and nice tight feet. His head has good length fill and turn, just lacking a little in width and depth of muzzle compared to the winner. Keen well set eye and ears right on top.  Good bone with Impressive depth and spring of rib as well as muscular well developed hindquarters. A little flat in topline, lacking the desired slight roach over the loin. Presented in lovely condition with coat gleaming. Was easily the best mover tracking parallel both ways with good reach viewed from the side. Winner of the Charlie Girl Cup for movement with some to spare.


Best of Opposite sex, white with brindle ear marking, Rabram Rolling Deep stood well apart from the rest for me. This girl possesses a gorgeous body with make, shape and exceptional depth and spring of rib.  Good bone throughout.  All her pieces flow one into the other seamlessly from her lovely neck set into her well layed back shoulder and upper arm and wonderful forechest. Classical head that is long, has great width and depth topped off with a lovely profile. Very good expression with a dark keen eye. A sturdy girl with powerful well let down hindquarters.  She made good use of them moving parallel and with good drive behind. A little closer on the move in front. Absolutely my cup of tea and has brood bitch written all over her. Beautifully presented and such a delight to see her so in tune with her handler throughout.


It would be remiss not to appreciate two other dogs that caught my attention. Rabram Rock Star with his stunning outline, balance and lovely head. Megaville’s Reckless, a stallion of a dog with his punishing expression and immense power and bone. A great disappointment when he refused to cooperate on the move.

JUDGE: Norma Smith (Magor)


Ormandy Jug for Dogs

I would like to thank The Bull Terrier Club for inviting me to Judge this prestigious trophy, it was an honour to Judge with my Co-Judge Danny McGregor and we were both in total agreement, I would also like to congratulate The Bull Terrier Club Committee for all their hard work they put in to make it an enjoyable weekend.

Winner: Roberts Ch. Teirwgwyn Top Gun, well marked Tri colour, with lots of quality. Really strong head sweeping profile, lots of fill and good width of muzzle, correct mouth, well placed ears and wicked eye. Lovely straight front, just the right amount of bon with lovely tight feet, short back with good top line, good strong quarters which he used with drive when he moved. So Danny and I agreed to send him forward for the “Charlie Girl Cup”. It was an honour to award this dog the winner of The Ormandy Jug, who was handled and presented well by Mr Hans Koning.


Runner Up: Heath & Morris Ch Blupoint Spitfire Beautiful red and white dog with excellent bone and substance, nice head, filled and turned, ears bang on top, correct mouth, lovely reach of neck, good fore chest, lovely straight frnt with good feet. Well sorung rib, good top line, nice strong quarters which showed when he moved, covering the ground with ease and was in total agreement in sending him through for the “Charlie Girl Cup”, handled and presented well. It was a pleasure to award him “Runner Up”.

JUDGE: John Young (Bullyview)


It was a pleasure to judge this prestigious trophy with my co-judge John Young and we were in complete agreement with our decisions. I would thank the committee for inviting me.

Winner: Roberts’ Ch. Teirwgwyn Top Gun (Handled by Hans Konings) – Tremendous tri who I have judged before and he didn’t disappoint this time. Super head with great profile, fill and depth of muzzle. Excellent expression and ear placement. Correct mouth. Straight front with heavy bone and tucked in elbows.   Good length of neck, deep chest with well sprung ribs, shapely body and good topline. Very well balanced all through with good angulation and strong quarters. He moved true front and rear and with drive. We put forward him to compete in the Charlie Girl Cup.

Runner up: Heath & Morris’ Ch Bluepoint Spitfire – Classy r/w, completely filled head with good profile. Correct mouth and eye placement. Straight front, good reach of neck leading into well placed shoulders, correct topline. He is of excellent proportions all through and shown in tip top condition with a lovely tight coat. His outstanding virtue is his movement, moving with drive both front and rear, striding out without effort. We put him forward for the Charlie Girl Cup which I was pleased to see he went onto win. His handler got the most out of him and he never stopped showing.

Also in contention was Lamonby’s Ch. Emred Devils Tri Star – White with tri eye patch, he is a powerhouse of a dog with an exceptional head of width, depth, profile and fill. Good mouth. Heavy bone and substance, short back, strong quarters and well turned stifles. Moved well once he settled. Unfortunately he was just not on his toes and made hard work for his experienced handler. I was pleased to see, later in the day, he perked up and showed well and went on to win the Regent Trophy.

Another one who caught my eye was Leggatt’s Rabram Rock Star. A Top quality white with a strong well filled head with good turn and depth of muzzle. Excellent expression, good mouth, shapely body, short backed and strong quarters.

JUDGE: Danny McGregor (Merlindan)


Ormandy Jug for Bitches

Thank you to the BTC for the opportunity to judge the Ormandy jug for bitches. Eight judged and all had obvious virtues. Having gone over all present my Ormandy jug winner was Dikram Devil May Dare, a well marked feminine b/b with correct conformation helped by her short back and so giving her complete balance. Long filled head with gentle profile and correct mouth and eye and ears giving keen expression. Moved with drive when she got settled. For me it was her balance that won her the day.

My Runner Up was Rabram Rolling Deep. A high quality substantial white. Well made throughout with strong head, good ear and eye and correct mouth. Moved with drive and purpose. A touch more length of foreleg would give complete balance. It was a real pleasure to be able to judge two outstanding animals.

It was pleasure to judge alongside Dominic Clarke and also we were in complete agreement in our decisions.

JUDGE: Steve Walker (Astasia)


It was a pleasure to co-judge the Ormandy Jugs for Bitches with Steve Walker, with us both in complete agreement on all counts from a quality line-up, for which I thank all exhibitors.


Despite something of a patchy and rather noisy performance, my eye was drawn to Joyce’s DIKRAM DEVIL MAY CARE from the outset.  Bb+w with undeniable quality, type and balance: a lovely feminine head, which wants for nothing, having arc, width, fill, depth and finish.  Good ear carriage, with a dark and correctly shaped eye serving up an excellent expression and correct mouth.  Although her interest in what was going on around her called for a little more effort by her overworked handler, when she settled she looked a picture: well balanced with a long neck into well placed shoulders, straight front, lovely short back and correct topline into shapely quarters.  When she got into her stride she moved well both ways – just needing greater drive to complete the package.


Runner-up was Leggatt’s RABRAM ROLLING DEEP.  A beautiful white with gorgeous feminine head, having the full set of points with arc, width, depth, fill, correct mouth and punishing expression.  Good reach of neck into well-set shoulder and forechest.  Good bone and substance; her front legs are straight, just has a tendency to toe-out when relaxed.  Good depth of brisket, correct topline into well angulated quarters, moving with drive behind.  She and her handler put in a good performance throughout, making the selection process that much easier.

JUDGE: Dominic Clark (Grandopera)


Sandawana Trophy

It was an absolute honour to be asked to judge at the Bull Terrier Club Trophies. What a difference to be on the other side of the ‘table’ after more than 10 years of competing in them.

My co judge for the Sandawana Trophy was Dai Hall, a good friend for many years. It was a pleasure to judge alongside him.

We were in agreement of our winners. The winner was Morris and Heaths, Ch Bluepoint Spitfire. A typey well marked red and white male. His condition is an absolute credit to his owner/breeders. He has a good profile and perfect mouth. Lovely reach of neck and excellent shoulder placement. Strong fore chest and perfect front with good feet and bone. Lovely top line that he holds so well on the move. Excellent depth of chest . His quarters are muscular and strong with Well developed 2nd thigh. This dog is so balanced. His movement is one of the best I have seen, and I have won the Charlie Girl Cup 3 times myself. He moves with drive and is completely parallel. To be picky I would prefer slightly more width of muzzle and an inch shorter in back, but I’m knitpicking.

His win was a very close decision and much discussion with my co judge over Roberts Ch Teirwgwyn Top Gun. Completely different type tricolour male. Huge power packed head with stunning profile and perfect mouth. Short backed with good bone, straight front. His movement is close in the rear and he didn’t appear to enjoy his time in the ring. Although he did liven up in the next trophy, maybe he was getting to know his new handler? The decider was down to condition. I felt Top Gun was lacking in muscle tone and condition on his rear end and this unfortunately let him down. If there was a Reserve it would have been Top Guns.

Our best opposite sex was Joyce’s Dikram Devil May Dare, a black brindle and white bitch. She was a handful in this trophy and it came down to her handler, who fortunately altered his handling technique in the next trophy, which I pleased to see she won. Balanced and super typey Bitch with power packed head being completely arced and filled with perfect mouth. Lovely expression, gun barrel front good bone. Short backed with lovely top line. In excellent condition, carrying just the right amount of weight. Lovely shapely quarters. If her handler can work with her I’m sure this bitch will easily achieve her crown.

The 2 animals put forward for movement were Ch Bluepoint Spitfire who went on to win the Charlie Girl Cup for movement and the Bitch Ukusa Jezebel to Neverland.

Another dog that took my eye was Dikram Midnight Dream. Stunning head with a slight mouth fault. Balanced body with short back and huge bone. A true male.

One competitor was in very poor condition which at this level of competition was surprising. 99% of the exhibitors showed true sportsmanship and I would like to thank them for this.

JUDGE: Sarah Foster (Bilboen)


I would like to thank the Bull terrier club committee for the invitation to judge the Sandawana Trophy . It was a great privilege to carry out this appointment and a pleasure to do so with my co judge Sarah Foster and after some discussions we were in agreement over our decisions .

I felt this year the dogs were of higher quality than the bitches and some animals could have been in better condition. We soon found our two animals for the Charlie Girl Cup in Ch Bluepoint Spitfire and Ukusa Jezebel to Neverland and our Best Opposite Sex in Dikram Devil May Care a very excitable compact black brindle with a beautiful head that has an excellent profile and is very well filled with a good mouth , tiny eye good ear placement and great expression . A short back good topline powerful quarters and good tailset completed the picture when she did eventually stand . She moved with drive in brief spurts between jumping and pulling . We were very pleased to award her the Best Opposite Sex .

The dogs were a different proposition with three leading candid dates . Dikram Midnight dream an upstanding tricolour with a long powerful head that has an excellent profile and good fill . His neck is long and powerful ,front is straight with lovely round bone . Body is deep with a good topline , quarters are powerful and he moved with drive if a little close . In the final discussions his slight mouth fault counted against him .

So it came to a final choice between Ch Bluepoint Spitfire a substantial red and white with a long deep head that has a sweeping profile and enough fill ,good mouth eye and expression . Body is deep with good spring of rib ,quarters are powerful with good bend of stifle and he uses them to move with great drive . Pleased to see him win the Charlie girl cup . The second dog in contention was Ch Teirwgwyn Top Gun a smaller compact tricolour . His head was excellent with great profile and fill . His mouth is correct . Front is straight with enough bone ,topline is correct and he has a good bend of stifle His movement is a little hackneyed in front and a shade close behind .

After a detailed discussion on the virtues of two beautiful dogs the better movement and condition of Ch Blue point Spitfire carried the day and we were both pleased to award him The Sandawana Trophy 2016 .

JUDGE: D. Hall


International Trophy

Since quarantine went I have always been an advocate for allowing dogs bred outside the UK and Ireland to participate in the trophies so I was very grateful for the chance to be one of the judges in the International Trophy this year – thank you.

A new format was used this time in that one of the judges assessed the males and the other one the bitches. I was fortunate to draw the bitches and had a super line-up from which I felt four were in strong contention: two beautiful elegant white, Ch Annelies vom Welpersberg from Germany and Ekanga Call It Magic from the Netherlands, and two handsome superbly boned reds, New Future Baradiel from Poland and Komerito Jlo representing Greece.

From these my choice fell on Annelies for her clean feminine lines flowing from top of nose to tip of tail. She has a super head with smooth unbroken profile, excellent eyes & ears, reachy neck and an exceptionally well laid shoulder with corresponding upper arm and a super straight front with neat feet, something you so seldom see. Plenty of substance, sound hindquarters and well presented. She moved true and when she wasn’t looking up at her handler had a free side gait retaining her shape. To be critical she’s a shade long cast but holds herself together well.

Geoff Skelton’s choice from the males was White Kamikaze from Italy and I thought the dog and bitch complemented each other well, he all male and full of vim and she with her ultra-feminine charm.

He has super bone, a wicked expression and moves absolutely true. He’s more compactly made than the bitch; I thought she scored on profile, pasterns and coat. After a short discussion we found that we would each have selected our own choice so we opted to give referee Bill Lambert the final decision. He opted for the very typy male.

This competition has certainly added a great deal of interest and excitement to the unique trophy weekend and one day I would love to see Bull Terriers from all parts of the world compete on equal terms for some sort of supreme award.

JUDGE: Simon Parsons (Deavitte)


I would like to thank the BTC for the invite to judge the International Trophy, as all ways I regard this as an absolute honour.

It was the first time that I have judged with Mr Simon Parson my co judge and a slightly different format, him being chosen to judge bitches an myself the dogs.

My dog winner from the dogs was

M Sineri’s   White Kamikaze

A white dog with great ring presence his head well filled with good turn, lovely triangular eye with good ear set. Mouth correct, his front could be better but I feel he carries it well. Good depth through the chest shortest of backs and a well-angled rear gave me a really eye pleasing picture, he moved with drive, he was shown to present his virtues off.

The bitch winnwer was

Mr & Mrs Seydewitz CH Annelies Vom Welpersberg

Her head was welled filled with power and depth, good eye an expression. Her front was straight with good shoulders and feet.

Good depth through the chest, but thought a little long cast. Good bend of stifle just lacked any drive when she moved.

Both winners I felt with faults but just preferred the dogs all round type and ring presence.

My co Judge and I did not agree on our winner he preferring the bitch myself the dog so it was left to our referee Mr Bill Lambert to choose our winner the dog coming out victorious.

JUDGE: Geoff Skelton (Yashman)


I was called in to referee between the dog and the bitch for this award. Judging dogs against bitches is never easy as whilst you are applying the same standard, you are looking for slightly different interpretations. The two animals put forward were;

Ch. Annelies Vom Welpersberg. Representing Germany this is a bitch I have admired from the ringside for a long time having seen her a number of occasions in different countries, so I was delighted to finally have the opportunity to go over her myself. She is a beautifully feminine bitch, of the highest quality, with a lovely well filled head and an unbroken smooth unbroken profile. Her front is ramrod straight, with well tucked in elbows and small tight feet. She has a good neck leading into a correct topline. Her body is compact well rounded; she was in beautiful condition, with a gleaming white coat. Her quarters are well muscled and angulated and she moved in one piece. A top quality bitch oozing femininity.

White Kamikaze

From Italy, this is a young stallion of a dog who impressed me the moment he walked into the ring. He has a well filled masculine head, with a scissor bite, and a paralysing expression, and is a dog that oozes breed type. He has a good front with very strong round bone, and well tucked in elbows. His neck is exceptional, long strong and muscular, exactly what is called for, his back is short and he has excellent well angulated quarters. From the side his movement is textbook, with drive and power and is truly a joy to behold. At just 18 months old, he is already exceptional and I can only see him getting better.

As is so often at this level I was left to nit-pick and I had to decide if I preferred to smoother profile and overall quality of the bitch or the truer movement, tighter underline and exceptional movement of the dog. Eventually I went for the dog, but an extremely close decision that could easily be reversed on another day. Congratulations to owner’s breeders and handlers concerned for presenting two fine animals

JUDGE: Bill Lambert (Caliber)


BTC Trophy Show Critiques 2015

I consider this an absolute honour and privilege and the pinnacle of my judging career to be invited to judge the Regent Trophy at this year’s Bull Terrier Club Trophy show weekend and I would like to thank the committee for this opportunity given to me. However, my initial joy and excitement was quickly dampened when I recalled Eva Weatherhill’s words to someone equally as thrilled as myself, who had excitedly called her to tell her their fantastic news at being invited to judge, Eva quipped “ poor you… you mustn’t of bred anything worthy of an invite! “ How true … so firstly I would like to congratulate the breeders of all the competitors in all 4 of the major trophies, as this is where the true sense of achievement belongs.
This year’s Regent Trophy had 6 dogs and 4 bitches competing, all were well presented and well handled. I am pleased to say that my co judge, Elaine Clark and I were in complete agreement on our final winners. The winner was Teirwgwyn Top Gun a well balanced tri, he has a power packed head, deep muzzle with tiny eye and well placed ears giving a chilling expression, correct mouth and strong underjaw, to be ultra-critical he could use a touch more length in foreface. Strong, arched neck into clean lay of shoulder, good forechest, straight front with tidy feet. Nice round bone, good spring of rib with deep chest, short back, well set tail, good strong rear quarters. He moved with purpose and drive, he is so screaming type and quality that he could not be denied today.
Deciding Runner up and BOS was not so straight forward, it came down to 2 bitches, Javarke Scarlet Moon over Busell, a very well put together red, she has a very feminine head with enough profile, I would like a keener eye, correct mouth, good shoulders and forechest, straight front with good bone, good topline and tailset, well angulated quarters, moving parallel with drive and purpose and holding her topline, her movement is very impressive which went on to win her the Charlie Girl Cup. However, after splitting hairs we decided upon the well balanced Bluepoint Kittihawk to take the Runner up and BOS position, she has a very strong, packed, yet still feminine head, very keen expression with correct mouth. Long, graceful neck into good shoulders and front, well sprung rib, short coupled, well set tail, shapely rear quarters, she moves well, but she does not quite have the drive of Scarlett Moon, nevertheless we decided that Kittihawk just pipped her to the post on head quality, expression and overall type.
R. Lamonby (Emred)
It’s a great honour to be invited to judge what is arguably the Bull Terrier Club’s most coveted trophy. I very much enjoyed judging with Russell Lamonby who, on the two previous occasions I’ve judged, has been on the receiving end of the Trophy – as such, perhaps it wasn’t a surprise that we were in agreement on our winning dogs. The privilege was a tad bittersweet this year however, stepping in as I was for Terry Hylands who is under the weather. I wish him a speedy recovery.
The selectors had sent us six dogs and four bitches to go over. All were well presented, mouths and movement were good and, whilst Russell and I debated a number of the ‘finer points’, we were both very happy with our final decisions.
The overall winner was Teirwgwyn Top Gun: a compact, cobby and well-balanced tri with excellent strong round bone. He’s not the most flatteringly marked dog so you really need to handle his head to fully appreciate it’s strength; well arced, broad, strong and deep with more fill than you can shake a stick at, topped off with a punishing expression and perfect mouth. Strong arched neck into well laid shoulders, short back and correct tail set. To be picky, I would have preferred greater fore-chest, but you can’t have everything. Strong, well angulated quarters which he used on the move, covering the ground easily and with plenty of drive. He was presented in good, hard, fit condition, making the best of himself throughout.
Runner up and BOS was Bluepoint Kittihawk: a classy white package who, like the dog, is very well balanced. She is as feminine as he is masculine. Well-presented and handled, she’s a super little show girl and made the very best of herself from start to finish; beautiful head, being deep, wide and well filled with a lovely sweeping arc, lovely eye and correct expression, perfect mouth. Long, elegant neck, straight front, good spring of rib and strong, well-angulated quarters, which she used to cover the ground. To be picky, I’d prefer a better lay of shoulder but, when judging, I favour putting them up for virtue and for me; she simply oozed ‘type’.
Mention must also be made of a couple of others who particularly caught my eye; Javarke Scarlet Moon over Busell, a beautifully marked, heavier weight red & white bitch with good round bone. Very well presented and handled, she was excellent on the move, going on to take the Charlie Girl Cup for movement. Lastly, Brookbully Avenger, a handsome, typy white dog, well balanced with a strong masculine head and punishing expression, excellent on the move both ways but just refusing to make the best of himself in his final competition of the day.
Elaine Clark (Fourheatons Grandopera)
It was an honour to be asked to judge the prestigious Bull Terrier Club’s Ormandy Jug for Dogs and a great pleasure to have Bob Thomas (USA) as my co-judge.
After going over and moving the competitors there was one dog that stood out immediately and that was our winner Blair’s Ch. Meilow Silhouette from Megaville, a very masculine white dog with a small eye patch who was full of power and substance. He has a strong well-filled head with good eye and ear placement. Correct mouth. Good length of neck leading into well placed shoulders. Straight front, nice cat-like feet and heavy bone. Deep fore-chest with a well-rounded brisket, beautifully balanced all through with a strong back end, good angulation and correct tail-set. He moved very well both ways with his top-line being unbroken on the move and was the best mover of the group. We put him through for the Charlie Girl Cup Movement Competition. To find our Runner Up took a little more discussion and I was very pleased with our choice of Mathison’s bl/br/w Ch. Blazinbullys Dark Knight. Smaller in type to the winner but still oozing quality. Long completely filled head with good profile, very good eye placement and neat ears. Correct bite. Straight front, good reach of neck and lay of shoulder. Deep chest, straight front and correct top line, which he held on the move. Well-bent stifles with strong hindquarters. A very well made dog of good proportions, with flowing bodylines. He moved well and handler got the most out of him.
Another one I Iiked was the eye catching tri dog Roberts’ Teirwgwyn Top Gun. A very typy chap with an outstanding profile but I still think he needs a little more time to mature and develop a touch more width of chest.
Although there were other quality contenders, for me our winner and runner up stood out overall for their balance and conformation.
Linda McGregor (Merlindan)
It was with great pleasure that I was asked to Judge this year’s Dog Jug with
Mrs. Linda McGregor. I would like to thank the Committee for the invitation to Judge this event and all the warm hospitality. It was a bit of irony to me that this year’s cover was dedicated to Arthur and Joyce Miller (Brobar). The irony being that on the inside cover was a photo of Ch. Jill of Brobar, who won the Ormandy Jug for bitches and the Regent Trophy in 1978. George Jarrett and I awarded the Bitch Jug to her that year, in what was my first Trophy Show assignment 38 years ago.
Mrs. McGregor and I were in perfect agreement on our winners.
This is a powerful large white dog with brindle monocles on both eyes. Tremendous bone and substance, dead straight front, excellent hindquarters. His movement was fantastic both ways. We easily picked him to go forward for the Charlie Girl cup for movement. This young chap only 18 months old, has a strong well filled head with an excellent expression, to be hypercritical, he could have a slightly better turned head, but his other virtues easily carried the day for him.
Black brindle and white, who won the earlier Sandawana Trophy for best colored shown in 2015. He was a totally different type from the winner, not as much bone or substance, but he had a nice front and forehand. Good quarters but his movement was somewhat erratic. Had a nice outline. Not as much fill as the winner.
Two other dog’s caught my attention they were the white, Brookbully Avenger a very, typy dog, with a good head and expression. His owner needs to invest the time to take him to handling classes, as he just needs to show better to be a Champion. I also liked the dark red and white, Fashionable Chap By Topfuel, This dog exudes breed type. Excellent bone, strong well-filled head. He is a bit stuffy in neck, and his topline tends to sag a bit when he moves. But he is a very striking dog.
Robert K. Thomas (USA)
My thanks to the Bull Terrier Club for the privilege and honor of judging at this year’s Trophy Show weekend. My co-judge and longtime friend and I were pleased to have such a strong group.
We chose as winner, Williams and Hawkford’s Javarke Scarlet Moon over Busell, a statuesce red smut and white with a long strong head, smooth gently curved profile from start to finish, filled foreface, correct bite, and excellent expression. Square in outline, she has good length of neck leading to well laid shoulders and strong correct top line that holds true while moving. Her deep chest gives her a good amount of forechest and nice sweeping underline. Correct tail set accents her strong quarters, while exceptionally well down hocks complete her rear construction. She moves freely with excellent reach and drive, and ultimately when on to win the Charlie Girl Cup for movement as well. Shown in superb condition, she never let down through 3 tough classes of competition.
Runner up was Dyson’s Ch. Gorbain Ice Maiden Tawnbarr, a heavyweight white carrying a powerful head, strong deep muzzle, correct bite, and dramatic profile. She has excellent bone and substance while still being able to look feminine. Front and rear angulation are adequate and she moves accordingly. She has excellent depth and width to her rib cage and strong rear quarters. While she had a more dramatic head, she gave way to the winner in soundness and construction, carrying a bit too much weight today.
Carl L. Pew, DVM, MRCVS
It was a great pleasure to judge the Ormandy Bitch Jug with Carl Pew we where in complete agreement! I was disappointed to find so many young bitches with bad top lines on the move and poor rear movement. it is more than a just a head competition!
1st Javarke Scarlet Moon Over Busell
Red and white in supreme condition, good head with profile, yet feminine no exaggeration. Ears on top, perfect teeth, she has wonderful symmetry, neck, leg, back, perfectly balanced, perfect front feet, her hind quarters is first class well bent stifle well developed 1ST & 2ND thigh muscle and move well. Tail set is correct, kept her top line prefect on the move, confirmation of her sound construction, a joy to see. Pleased to see she won The Charlie Girl Cup!
2nd A favourite of mine, Gorbain Ice Maiden of Tawnbarr
Big powerful, sound as a bell, very good head, depth and power, correct teeth, excellent neck and shoulders. 1st class hindquarters, moved well, tail a tad high set! Not in the best of condition today!
I must mention another that stood out, Abenaki Romantic Destiny. Absolute top draw! She is 1st class in so many ways. Moved in one piece and looked stunning,
Eric Stanley (Aricon)
Thank you to the Bull Terrier club committee for the invitation to judge the Trophy. The quality of exhibits was high; the selectors did a good job.
My co judge and I were in complete agreement on our winners. The winners of the Sandawana Trophy for best coloured Dog or Bitch shown at a champion show in 2015 was CH. BLAZINBULLYS DARK KNIGHT. Super black brindle/white dog. Lovely head and eye. Ears on top, correct sweep of profile, deep under jaw and correct mouth, Beautifully balanced, good shoulder placement, straight front and lovely feet. Good spring of rib, well let down hocks and correct tail placement, moved well front and rear.
The runner up JAVARKE SCARLET MOON OVER BUSELL. Lovely feminine red and white. Super little girl, lovely head and eye. Ears on top, Correct sweep of profile with good under jaw and mouth correct. Beautifully balanced, Straight front good feet with well arched toes. Short back and correct quarters. Well let down hocks and correct tail placement. Moved extremely well and was put forward to compete in the movement trophy.
Two lovely Bull Terriers.
Thank you to all competitors. It was a pleasure to go over your dogs.
June Ottewell
Thanks to the BTC Committee for inviting me to judge the Sandawana Trophy, which in my opinion is the most prestigious coloured bull terrier club trophy show on the planet today. I was pleased to find my co judge was June Ottewell who is one of the leading authorities on the coloured breed to day. Thanks to the hard work of the committee providing the perfect environment to complete our task. My co judge and I were in complete agreement awarding CH BLAZINBULLYS DARK NIGHT BOB Sandawana Trophy. I found this mature well-known CH dark brindle dog, to be right on form and up for the task, showing his class and ring presence. Lovely deep square and shapely body lines, long arched strong neck, great head with fill and turn correct mouth, wicked expression ears right on top good quarters, moved well and showed all the time. And to top that, the dog and handler were as one well done.
RUNNER UP is the best bitch and winner of the Charlie Girl cup for best mover in show JAVARKE SCARLET MOON OVER BUSELL. What a bitch, what a surprise for me who saw her for the first time i can’t wait to see her again, beautiful top class red bitch, steeped in class and quality short square deep trunk good front and feet, long strong neck, good powerful head. Correct mouth, shapely strong quarters moved and showed well all the time. Expertly handled, what more can I say, I do believe this bitch could become very important to the breed in general. At the end of the day another great Trophy Show and weekend, roll on next year
Jimmy Henderson (Brobar)
I would like to start by thanking the committee for inviting me to judge at this prestigious event. I was honoured to judge the International Trophy with my co judge Steve Wheatley. We were in complete agreement throughout and it was a pleasure to judge a high class entry from all over the world. Our winner was the outstanding brindle ZAPPY ZACK TIMAR from Poland, he has a powerful well filled head with excellent profile, long neck into well laid shoulders with a straight front and plenty of bone. His chest is deep and broad with good depth of brisket and well sprung ribs, he has a lovely topline and powerful well muscled quarters with good rear angulation he moved well in front, a little close behind. Our B.O.S was the top class white CH ANNELIESE VOM WELPERSBERG from Germany, she has a lovely head, plenty of fill and turn, long elegant neck, well laid shoulders good straight front with plenty of bone. She has a short back correct topline and great rear end. She moved well in front a little close behind moving slightly better than our winner on the day. We felt his outstanding virtues just edged it.
J. Woolliss (Taipan)
It was an honour and a privilege to be invited by the Bull Terrier Club Committee to judge their International Trophy alongside my co judge Mr John Woolliss.
We were in complete agreement from the outset with our eventual winners whom did not disappoint when we got our hands on them.
Our overall winner was
A powerhouse of a dog in a lovely brindle coat, this dog has maximum bone and substance in a well-defined shapely body, powerful strong well filled up head with excellent profile and roman finish but not over exaggerated. He has a strong tapering neck leading to well laid shoulders with a very good fore chest, lovely round bone with good pasterns and good feet. Good level top line, which he held on the move, with a well set on tail. Good strong rear quarters and good hocks, he moved well both in front and rear with purpose, he took the top spot today on his overall ring presence which his more that capable handler brought out in him.
Our runner up and best opposite sex was
Very impressive well balanced white girl with eye patch who never stopped showing in the hands of her more than capable handler, she has a super strong head whilst still remaining feminine, good mouth with a good eye and very good ear placement giving a wonderful expression, lovely elegant neck with good shoulders and front and nice tight feet, lovely flowing body lines leading to well angulated rear quarters, she moved very well both ways holding her top line. A real top quality girl
Stephen Wheatley (Bulterzar)

BTC Trophy Show Critiques 2014

Many thanks to the Bull Terrier Club Committee; it was my honor to judge the Regent Trophy.  I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I also would like to thank my co judge, Carolyn Lambert. It is great fun to be with fanciers from all over the world and a great opportunity to go over such a rich entry.
CH Emred Devil’s Advocate won the TRIPLE CROWN, the Regent Trophy, Ormandy Jug and Sandawana Trophy; it was a most memorable time!
Regent Trophy Winner
Lamonby”s Ch Emred  Devil’s Advocate
Ultra typy masculine red and white, this boy is very short backed, square, balanced and athletic   His head has strength and power with good length of foreface, strong profile with good finish, keen expression.  Mouth is one incisor off, muscular neck extends into a rock solid topline finishing into a correct tail set, and He has good depth through the chest and brisket. He has strong round bone, which extends through pasterns fore and aft Hocks well let down.  While he is jaunty, his movement could be cleaner; He is expertly handled and presented. He screams bull terrier through and through and his fabulous type, topline, and many other virtues carried him to the top today,
Reserve Coverwood Casket Trophy Winner
Blairs”s Ch Megaville Signing Off. 
Substantial powerful masculine dog, he is brimming with bone and substance. His head is very strong with ample fill and turn His correct dentition, He has a positive forehand with good depth of chest, and His ribs are well sprung.  He has strong round bone down to the ground. He is a tad long cast.  He has a well set on rear assembly, He moved with good reach and drive and fluidity from the side. Beautifully presented, this dog’s excellent bone and substance in an athletic package are virtues to be recognized.
The Golden State Trophy (best opposite sex)
Foster and Bickers Bilboen Beyond The Stars
Well-marked black brindle and white with a sweeping outline. Her feminine and classic lines flow with smoothness, With Positive length to her head, she possesses good fill and finish, her mouth is correct. Her reach of neck is stunning and extends into a good forehand, she is solid across the topline, she is solid across the topline and has a shapely underline and good tuck up.  Her stifles are correctly angulated with hocks well let down her tail is set on a bit high. She moved well earning the Charlie Girl Cup. Not yet mature, this shapely scopey bitch is eye filler.


I would like to thank the Bull Terrier Club Committee for the honour of judging this fabulous Trophy, it was a real pleasure to go over such wonderful dogs and bitches. I was particularly pleased to have the opportunity to judge with Mary Remer and we agreed wholeheartedly on our selections.  The diversity of our breed is there for all to see when you look at the winner and runner-up and see what different types they are but still such beautiful examples of the Bull Terrier.
Regent Trophy Winner
Champion Emred Devil’s Advocate – Super, compact, rich red and white dog of lovely proportions. He has a beautiful head, well filled with a gentle profile, good expression and well set ears. Bite is level. A good length of neck with well laid shoulder and a short back.  Straight front with neat cat like feet.  Good bone and well shaped hindquarters. His movement is a touch close behind but he moves with pace and drive. The ultimate showman, he was handled and presented in wonderful condition.
The Coverwood Casket for Runner Up to the Regent Trophy Winner
Champion Megaville’s Signing Off – If you were only able to use one word to describe this dog it would be “powerhouse”.  He is such a big, powerful looking white dog with black ears and eye-marking, he fills his space with such presence.  He has a strong head, packed and filled just lacking a classic profile. Good expression and well placed ears. Good mouth. Straight front with tremendous bone and substance, broad chest, lovely deep brisket and wide ribcage. So typy and well made.
The Golden State Trophy for Best Opposite Sex to the Regent Trophy Winner
Bilboen Beyond The Stars – A very elegant, tall, black brindle bitch with such a beautiful head, well filled and shaped with a classic sweeping profile. Correct bite.  Well-shaped ears, correctly set. Lovely neck and shoulder, correct top line and nicely shaped quarters.  Very good movement. She has such quality and style; she really is a delight to go over.  Shown in immaculate condition.
Charlie Girl Cup for Movement
Selections were Rabram Royal Star, Bilboen Beyond The Stars, Ch. Blazinbullys Dark Knight, Ch. Notorious Joker of Blazinbullys, Debully Vagabond Queen, Goodbye to Helen Wheels At Kaiserbulland Gorbain Ice Maiden Tawnbarr.
Our choice was Bilboen Beyond The Stars – She covered the ground with long easy strides, moving freely and with drive, parallel coming and going.  A pleasure to watch.
Mrs Carolyn Lambert (Caliber)



First can I say what a great weekend at Coventry. I thought the standard of entries was fantastic and there was a wonderful atmosphere. I thank the Committee for their excellent hospitality and for inviting me to Judge. I was truly honoured to do so.

It was also a great honour to judge alongside Mr Gordon Smith. It was a very strong class .It was a tough call to place the first and second dog and I am grateful to Mr Colin Bohler for his help as referee. We came to a good decision in the end.

First Place
A strong rich red, very short coupled, filled head, good eye and expression. Great round bone, muscular body with great make and shape. Showed and handled well.
On the move his top line was good and he went well in front, but his action was close behind. He also had a soft ear when on the move and a very slight mouth fault.
But in all a good dog … well done.

Second place
High quality black brindle. Nice head with a classic turn and perfect mouth. Great gun barrel front and strong quarters. Showed and handled well. Lovely neck ,shoulders and feet making a great shape when stood. Moved well in front and behind with wide hind quarters. For me today this dog tipped the scales on better rear movement.
But both dogs were high quality.


A heartfelt thank you to the Committee for the invitation,  It was a great privilege to judge the Dog Jug with Mr David Jones. My choice for winner was the outstanding Ch Emred Devils Advocate. A powerful well marked red and white excelling in bone and exuding type. A superb head that is wide, extremely well filled and deep with a sweeping profile and finish. Neat ears which he uses well. Beautifully balanced throughout with a lovely neck, correct lay of shoulder, upper arm and superb topline. The shortest of backs and perfect tail set. His quarters are strong and well let down. Front movement coming was ok while his rear movement somewhat uncoordinated. Completely in tune with his handler, in top condition and beautifully presented. For me a clear winner. 
My co judge preferred the black brindle Ch Blazinbullys Dark Knight. A neat short backed dog with a lovely neck and beautifully turned, long head. Possesses a wicked eye with neat ears right on top. Correct bite, A shapely dog with a good topline. Moved ok coming but a little less drive and close behind.  I would like to have seen a bit more bone and he didn’t possess the overall power and depth of head of the winner. I actually preferred the overall type, balance, substance and bone, as well as the strength of head of Ch Taylajay Dream A Lie at Megaville who I thought looked particularly good on the day. My co judge and I agreed to disagree so the decision for winner went to the referee Mr Colin Bohler who agreed with me and chose Ch Emred Devils Advocate for winner leaving Ch Blazinbully’s Dark Knight runner up.
Our two dogs chosen to go forward to compete in the Charlie Girl Cup were Ch Notorious Joker of Blazinbullys and Ch Blazinbullys Dark Knight.
Gordon Smith (Judge) Canada


As referee I was called upon to make the final decision between Mr & Mrs Lamonby’s, No 16 Ch Emred Devil’s Advocate and Mr & Mrs Mathison, No 15 Ch Blazinbullys Dark Knight.
My final choice was No 16 Ch Emred Devils Advocate a red and white dog with a strong deep and well-turned head, a good depth of muzzle and a correct bite.  Ears were well placed on top of the head, with a good keen eye giving a punishing expression. He had a good lay back of shoulder with a level top line, a correct straight front and strong hind quarters. Well-presented and in top show condition.  Movement was better in front than behind.
Runner up No 15 Ch Blazinbullys Dark Knight a black brindle and white dog with a good strong head, a good profile and a correct mouth. Well laid back shoulder with a good reach of neck and a level top line, a gun barrel front with tight feet, good spring of rib.  I would have liked to have seen more turn of stifle, however moves well both ways. In top show condition and well presented.
Colin Bohler (Referee)


Ormandy Jugs for Bitches was judged by Mr Bill Poole and myself, our final choice was between two bitches, Mr & Mrs Phillips, No 30 Ch Bullyon Imeasureabull Ness and Mr & Mrs Dobbin, No 33 Debully Vagabond Queen.
Our choice was No 30 Ch Bullyon Imeasureabull Ness a white bitch with a powerful head, a correct bite and keen expression.  Good reach of neck and well laid back shoulder, straight front with adequate bone. Good tail set with well angulated hind quarters.  Moved well both ways and had excellent ring presence and was showed to perfection.
Runner up No 33 Debully Vagabond Queen a white bitch with a long full and turned head, a correct bite and dark eye.  Straight front and a level top line. Moves well both ways, in top show condition and well presented would have like to have seen better ear placement to complete the picture.
Colin Bohler (Judge) Kingstonia Bull Terriers
Thank you to the Committee for inviting me to judge the Ormandy Jug for Bitches.  It is truly an honour.  Thank you to the exhibitors for presenting your dogs in great condition and congratulations on being selected for his prestigious event.
It was a pleasure and honour to judge with the esteemed Mr Colin Bohler.  We were in complete agreement with the winner and reserve.
We chose Ch. Bullyon Imeasureabull Ness as the winner of the Ormandy Jug for bitches. She is a medium sized white bitch with lovely body lines. Her head is well filled with a dramatic profile and small, well-placed dark eyes.  Her mouth is correct. Her ears are set correctly and she uses them well. She has a straight front and nice tight feet.   Her neck is long and leads into a good lay of shoulder. She has a well-developed ribcage and good rear agulation. Her front movement is good and she moves out with drive in the rear. She showed beautifully and was expertely presented.
Debully Vagabond Queen was our choice for runner-up to the Ormandy Jug for bitches. She is a totally different type from the winner.  She is a compact, substantial heavyweight with a long, well-filled and turned head and wicked expression. Her mouth is correct. She has nice round bone and a straight front. Excellent spring of rib and a well-developed, strong rear. Movement was good in both directions. She went forward for the Charlie Girl Cup for movement.
Bill Poole (Judge)


It was an honour to be invited to judge at the Bull Terrier Club major trophy show. My co judge and I were impressed with the overall quality of the invitees. Our winner Ch Emred Devils Advocate a red and white male of excellent virtues. Lovely power packed head with strong muzzle, correct dentition. Straight front with good bone and substance, well balanced throughout. Movement was a little erratic at the start but soon settled holding his topline showing his virtues from start to finish Another dog that caught the eye was Rabram Royal Star, a black brindle and white male with a lovely head and reach of neck. For me just a tad short in leg giving the impression of being long caste. Avery sound mover with drive who we put forward for the Charlie Girl Cup. Our Best Opposite Sex went to Bilboen Beyond the Stars a Black/Brindle and White who showed her virtues from the moment she entered the ring. Top class head filled and turned with a good mouth. Another sound mover she covered the ground with ease and went on to win the Charlie Girl Cup for  movement. Also for consideration Ch. Feenicks Next Generation at Bullyview and Bilboen Xavier who unfortunately is undershot.


A somewhat hectic start to proceedings when an incident in the crowd resulted in myself and others with medical training being needed.
I was over the moon to be given the opportunity to judge at this prestigious event in particular the Sandawana as coloureds have always held a place close to my heart, in finding my winners I found others both dogs and bitches to be snapping at their heels, fortunately my co judge Chuck Wannop felt as I did so not needing the intervention of the referee
Well-marked red and white of good proportions, I found his strengths to be balance and togetherness giving a typical male bull terrier type, his head is filled and long a good lay of shoulders lead on to a straight front a well coupled shapely body and a well angled rear, he stands on good feet, strong round bone, his overall out line was clean and completed the overall  picture and outweighed his rear movement which could be better.
Black & white girl, here I got my comeuppance when going over her I found her to be sound which showed in her movement, strong headed girl filled up with no coarseness, a good lay of shoulders and straight front, a powerful rear drove her along while reaching out in front, she could be coupled a tad better and long with a better tail carriage would present a better out line, non the less a worthy runner up against good competition.
CH FEENICKS NEXT GENERATION AT BULLYVIEW another red and white, put down to perfection s and knocking on the door
SPARTIATE PANDORA head was correct type no exaggerations, great make and shape, bone and rear end power to die for.


It was an honour and a privilege to Judge The International Trophy with my co-judge Mr Jimmy Henderson.  We were in complete agreement throughout.
The winner of The International Trophy was THUD AND CUDDLES HEAD OVER HEELS from France.  A powerful big, tall upstanding red with a beautiful head completely filled and turned and a perfect mouth.  He has a lovely long neck leading into a ramrod straight front with lovely bone. He had a nice shapely body with lovely quarters.  He moved and showed well. A dog with great quality.
Runner up, Best Opposite Sex and winner of the Jerjo’s International Trophy was ‘MULTI CH. BLACK DOMINA HIGH QUALITY’. A quality brindle and white bitch again from France, with a lovely head, plenty of fill and good profile.  Lovely front with a nice shapely body and good quarters. Her mouth is correct.  She moved well both ways and was shown and handled well.
My thanks to all the exhibitors who entered The International Trophy.


What a privilege for me to be invited by the Bull Terrier Club Committee to judge their International Trophy, how fortunate for me my co-judge was Mrs Jo Hylands,  the trophy winner was THUD AND CUDDLES HEAD OVER HEELS  very substantial heavily boned red dog, dead straight front, cat like feet strong neck great head with fill and turn correct mouth, broad deep chest, strong trunk good shapely quarters  moved well all the time for his confident handler overall picture was one of power and class…..the runner up was  MULTI CH BLACK DOMINA HIGH QUALITY,  very neat well put together dark brindle good well filled head, correct scissor bite, good ear placement strong neck short body,  beautiful brindle jacket  showed and moved well a credit to her handler unlucky to meet the trophy winner on the day. Worth a mention was  UNTITLED INSANE IN THE BRAIN   was the short backed white dog with a great head and a correct scissor bite he showed all the time and pushed the eventual winner hard  …….. Congratulations to the Committee who worked tirelessly to produce another fantastic successful  trophy show.