2011. Badger and I have had a fun year, we have been to many shows with average success, we have travelled in the Beemobile Motor Home to lots of shows, Going to Blackpool which was our furthest trip, to reasonably local showgrounds, we hope to do something similar next year!
COTSWOLD BOXER CLUB
In December 2010 the club held the finals of their 12 monthly match winners,
,I was very pleased to take Badger as a match winner earlier in the year,
The Judge was Mrs Nancy Evans for the Adults and
Mr Clive Evans for the puppies. Breeders of the Amazon Dobermans.
It was a most enjoyable evening with the customary huge raffle, nibbles and laughter,
I was delighted when Badger was declared the overall winner of the year.
And he was as usual most modest about his achievement!
BRITISH BOXER CLUB OPEN SHOW 28TH ONOV 2010
JUDGED BY MR JIM GARDENER (IRELAND)
BADGER WAS ENTERED IN OPEN AND WON HIS CLASS,
SOUTH WESTERN BOXER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 13-11-10
JUDGE FOR THE DOGS MISS JEAN LANNING
FOR THE BITCHES: MR K JOHANSSON (SWEEDEN)
So Badger was as usual entered in Limit, the surprise on looking in the catalogue was to see that 25 entries were in Limit which was the biggest entry of the day, in fact its the biggest class I have been in in years. Badger was not daunted and did his usual best, the class took ages to judge but I was delighted to get VHC and the winner of the class went on to take the championship ticket
MIDLANDS COUNTIES CANINE SOCIETY 35TH CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
JUDGE MRS SUSAN BALLINGER (TYNTEVILLE BOXERS)
Badger and I set off on the Wednesday morning for this show in a Motor Home I bought about 6 weeks ago, this elderly girl I called Minnie and this was the first time I ventured on a journey, had not ventured far when I had a Blow out on back tyre, so the journey of 2 hours took 4 and3/4 hours, what an experiance!
It was a great day at the show for Bartlans, Bartlans Brer Rabbit at Porth was 3rd in minor puppy, BartlansBridled Passion at Kezialeigh had a VHC, Bartlans Eva Green at Mananin was 2nd in Limit and our own Bartlans Badger Wood also had a 2nd in Limit.
The journey home was uneventful!
BOURNEMOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2010
Judge Mr D . Smith
This was a day of Mixed weather and we were in and out of the wet weather tent like yoyo's, this is not good here as the benching tent for the dogs is quite a trip from the wet weather ring and the wet weather ring quite a way from the outside ring, not only that but this year with only showery weather it would have been better to stay outside and put up with an occasional damping.
Badger had a Reserve in a very strong Limit class.
NATIONAL AND WORKING BREEDS CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 17TH JULY 2010
Judged by mrs L Wearing (Miofrey)
This was Badgers first time in Limit after winning himself out of Post Graduate so now he is with the 'best boys!' I was very pleased to have a Reserve with him.
WINDSOR CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 3RD JULY 2010
Judge today was Mr T Hutchings (Winuwuk)
Blisteringly hot day but due to having wet weather tenting adjoining the main ring the dogs were able to keep reasonably cool and at times the cool breeze helped too. There was a good sized entry and I was very pleased that Badger beat off many of his excellant rivals to 2nd place, his sister Eva also had a second place in her class for Sam Cant.
TYNE WEAR AND TEES CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 1-5-10
Judge for the dogs Mr J McManus for the Bitches Sue Malcolm
Long way to go for this show and I was up very very early but it was a good easy trip (not that I was driving) Badger entered into Post Grad and he had a 2nd which I was pretty happy about and he behaved and showed well.
WEST OF ENGLAND LADIES KENNEL SOCIETY 25-4-10.
Judge Mrs Pam Broughton. (GLENFALL) Reserve Challenge Certificate
Badger was entered as usual into Post Graduate and so I went off on my own (Sam has had her baby girl) I wasnt going to linger long at the show as I have Sams Dogs staying as well as her friends bitch who has one puppy now four weeks old, it was an awful lot of dogs to leave for my other half to look after not to mention the puppy, especially as he did the honours last weekend.
My Mother died years ago now but her birthday was on this date so when Badger won his class it seemed to be a good date to do it on, I had to call Ken and tell him I couldnt get home but he had fed the puppy and all was well so of course I felt much more relaxed waiting to go back into the ring for the challenge, Badgers Sire CH Winuwuk Lust at First Sight was given the CC and so second in Open came into the ring to challenge which seemed a good time to get the boyo standing to attention! I looked up and there was the Judge coming toward me, wow could I believe it, the RCC, people said my face said it all! How proud am I of this Dog of mine, to get the reserve on the same day his Sire got his 40th CC. Its as awesome as Sams pretty baby girl Charlotte.
MERSEYSIDE BOXER CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 18TH APRIL
Judge for the Dogs was Ann Wildman and for ther Bitches Marion Cowen.
Change of Judge for Dogs as the Volcanic Dust Cloud prevented Mrs Laamanen from flying.
Badger was entered into Post Graduate and was awarded Reserve, I made a mistake on the corner in moving him and he slipped, I look forward to going into the outdoor rings but this show always has a nice atmostphere, this was its Diamond Anniversary and all competitors had a complimentary bottle of wine which went down well with all of us.
but this show always has a nice atmostphere,roll on next week when we go outside for the first time this year.
DFS CRUFTS 2010
The day started the night before when I went to stay with Sam Cant, she lives in the same village that the Cotswold Boxer Club have their monthly Match nights and the match night was the night before Crufts, Sam was to show Badger at Crufts as I was in the class before him with Henry. so for a practice we went to the Match, Henry was not selected but Badger won overall so a good result, we then went off and tried to get a good nights sleep. At five am the good nights sleep had evaded both of us as Crufts is just too exciting! We got there in good time and settled down to watch Mr. Chris Cray judging dogs and Mrs. Kari Wilberg judging bitches. Henry was in Graduate and during the judging there was a hold up as we waited for a couple of exhibiters who had had a big hold up on the Motorway, this meant that Sams Bartlans Eva Green and my Bartlans Badger Wood were going to be in our respective rings at the same time, so I handled Badger and we were both looking to see how each other were getting on, I was pulled out with Badger and was just lined up for the Judge to take a second look when I saw Sam and Eva take first place out of a very big class, Fantastic, even better when Badger was pulled out into second place, I was over the moon. Eva didn't get any further but we had a great day, alas dear Henry was not placed but he was very good, And Sams other girl had VHC so that was our day at dfs Crufts 2010.
MIDLAND BOXER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 13-2-10
Judge for the boys was Dr. Orietta Zilli (Dei Boioni - Italy) and the Judge for the girls was Mr Stephen Gething (Jedhi)
This new Kennel Club Building at Stonleigh Park Warwickshire is a lovely large building and with two rings of ample size it makes showing a pleasure.
Badger had a VHC in very good company.
MANCHESTER GENERAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 23RD JANUARY 2010
BOXER JUDGE: MRS MEG PURNELL-CARPENTER
Badger (Bartlans Badger Wood) was entered in Post Graduate which was the largest class of the day in Boxers and so I was delighted to be awarded a 1st
He was lso entered in a Stakes class and had a 2nd out of a huge entry. What a wonderful start to the New Year.
LADIES KENNEL ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 13-12-09
Judge today for both the dogs and the bitches Mr Barry Alton.
In Post Graduate I was delighted to be placed 3rd with Badger in a very nice class, it was exactly a year ago at this society's Ch show that Badger won his Reserve Challenge Certificate, it has been a pretty good year and much fun, I would like to point out here that theres a big thank you to my buddy Samantha Cant for handling Badger to most of his accolades, now its my turn as Sam will be taking on her own maternal duties in the New Year.
COTSWOLD BOXER 30TH CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 6-12-09
Judge for the dogs. Mrs Betty Mcdonald (Yeteb) and the bitch Judge Mr Joao Vasco Pocas (Portugal)
Badger was entered in Post Graduate which he won, he was then pulled out to the last four for the CC This accolde went to his Dad the brilliant Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight, the RCC went to Viraleas Dancing Deano at Jimbren.This was a brilliant show which flowed comfortably throughout the day. The first prize in all the classes was a celebration wine glass etched with the date etc and Boxer Head and a chew for the dog. There were 2 wonderfully decorated cakes made by Leigh Edgeler, all the winners were able to select a hand knitted hat made by Marion Ward-Davies, the wine flowed, along wth the tins of sweets and mince pies, oh and nuts. The atmostphere was brlliant but due to being under the weather I missed having my friend Sam with me. Well done to The Cotswold BC for putting on such a great show (as usual)
BRITISH BOXER OPEN SHOW 29-11-09
Judge Mrs Val Jordan (Sunvalley)
Beebs was entered at this show but she came into seaon and I decided to withdraw her, but Badger went and won his class. This win means he has to move up a class now and will be in PostGraduate.
SOUTH WALES BOXER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW. 21-11-09.
JUDGE TODAY WAS MR ANDREW BRACE
Badger had a first in Graduate.
Mr Brace wrote in his critique: Medium sized evenly marked b/w who appealed for his superb balance and oveall correctness, quality head with clean cheeks, very expressive eyes and one of the best mouths and sets of teeth I saw all day, though a littlemore tilt to his nose would gild the lily. Very shrp clean outline wth beautifully crested neck, well filled forechest, good bone right down to his tight feet, perfect top and underlines and moderately angulated hindquarters that balance with his front, moves well enough up and down but in profile I would just have liked more power from behind and reach in front. Nonetheless the overall picture more than warrented winning a good class.
This was the best and most accurate critique I have had for Badger and describes him exactly which is why I have included it. Shown by Sam Cant of Mananin Boxers. Many thanks Sam.
SOUTH WESTERN BOXER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 14-11-09
JUDGE MR PHILIP GREENWAY
Badger was 2nd in graduate. The winner of this class had the CC but Badger was not called for to challenge for the RCC.
MIDLAND COUNTIES CANINE SOCIETY CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 22ND OCT 09
JUDGE MRS GILL DAVIES (KENBRU)
Sam Cant and I set off very early to avoid any heavy traffic, so lots of time to settle in with the dogs.
Badger was in Post Graduate which he won, this was a great start to our day. Later Sam had a VHC with Eva and a 2nd with Ruby, well worth our day off work!
TRENT BOXER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 3RD OCT 09
JUDGE MISS C. SCHOFIELD (KOPPERNOX)
Badger and I were up early to go to Newark, I have always liked this show but would prefer to have the benching for the dogs to rest on before and after their showing.
We entered Graduate and had a very respectable reserve.
IRISH BOXER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 26TH SEPT 09
JUDGE MR JOHN KIELSER (SOUTH AFRICA)
Badger went to Ireland for the second year running and had a second in Post Graduate. This was a lovely show of about 169 entries, particularly welcome was the Irish Stew in the interval also soup and other yummy goodies, Well done to all the Irish Boxer Club Committee.
The following day at BELFAST DOG SHOW SOCIETY under Miss Dianna Spavin Badger won the Stakes Class. In the Breed a V H C
JUDGE MR MALCOLM GRAY awarded Badger a VHC in post Graduate in very good company as usual.
COTSWOLD BOXER CLUB OPEN SHOW 19-9-09
Judge Mr John Kehoe (Eire)
I took to this show Badger, his sister Beebs (who has not shown out of Minor Puppy) and Henry. I entered Henry in Graduate and was delighted (as he is a bit plump at the moment) when he had a third.
Badger was entered in Limit and won his class, he later went on to be awarded Reserve Best Dog.
Beebs behaved much better than I thought (in fact I think she quite enjoyed herself) and she waas awarded a second in Novice.
Their sister Eva had a second.
BOURNMOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 10-8-09
Judge Mrs Barbara Morrison.
Badger had a reserve in Limit and his Sister Eva had a 2nd in Limit. I have never been to this show without being really cold and blown away seems to be the norm this year!
BRITISH BOXER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2-8-09
Judges today were Helen and Eddie Banks. Helen judged the dogs and in Graduate Badger was awarded second, and in the bitch ring at the same time under Eddie Banks Bartlans Eva Green at Mananin was gaining a reserve for her owner Sam Cant.
WORKING AND PASTORAL BREEDS 18-07-09
Wonderful day for us under Judge Mr K.E Johansson of Sweeden who awarded Badger a 1st in a very strong Post Graduate Class, and later in Limit Bitch Sam Cants Bitch Bartlans Eva Green at Mananin had a second in yet another really strong class. Their Sire Winuwuk Lust at First Sight (Max) had Best of Breed, Group 1 working, and then went on to win Best In Show. Team Winuwuk are having a wonderful year.
EAST OF ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 12TH JULY.
Judge today was Mr Peter Bailey, in Post Graduate we did better than of late and Badger had a second, I was pleased as his new resolve to move with more enthusiasm seems to be continuing.
WINDSOR CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 5-7-09
Badger had V.H.C. under Mrs Linda Carnaby in the breed classes, I was very pleased to note that he was moving much better than of late.I had also entered him in a Stakes Class under Meg Purnell-Carpenter and of over 30 other dogs he won first place and a large bag of Royal Canin.
BLACKPOOL AND DISTRICT CANINE SOCIETY 28-6-09
Judge Miss I Edison gave Badger a VHC in Graduate. Lovely show and Winuwuk Lust at First Sight went on to win Best In Show under Mr Robin Searle. Badger says well done Dad!Miss I Edison
SCOTTISH KENNEL CLUB 17-5-09 Judge Jo Smith gave Badger a VHC
BIRMINGHAM NATIONAL DOG SHOW 9-5-09
This was the Nationals 150 Anniversary show and the Judges were John and Mary Hambleton of the famous Marbelton Kennel.
John Judged the dogs and gave Badger Wood a VHC in a very good class.
SOUTH WALES BOXER CLUB OPEN SHOW 4-5-09
Judge Eric Hancock. Badger had a second in Graduate and Henry also went today and had a third in Limit
TYNE, WEAR AND TEES BOXER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2-5-09
Judges for dogs was Denise Mastaglio and the Judge for Bitches was Sue Drinkwater. My buddy Sam was down to the last four for the ticket with bartlans Eva Green at Mananin, well done Sam, and Bartlans Badger Wood had a second.
WEST OF ENGLAND LADIES KENNEL SOCIETY GENERAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 25-4-09
Mr Martin Wyles was the judge today with an entry of 145. In Post Graduate bitch Bartlans Eva Green at Mananin was awarded a 1st for Sam Cant, and in Post Graduate dog Sam handled Bartlans Badger Wood to a 2nd
WORKING AND PASTORAL BREEDS ASSOCIATION OF WALES CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 18-4-09
Mr Terry Donovan was the Judge today and he awarded Badger a second in Post Graduate which was the biggest class entry. Later in the Bitch classes Sam won her class with her home bred Ch. Mananin Analyse That and went on to win the bitch ticket. Congratulations Sam on your seventh ticket with Ruby.
NORTHERN BOXER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP ANNIVERSARY SHOW 11-4-09
Dogs were judged by Marlien Heystek (South Africa) But she didnt like Badger!
Bitches were judged by Karina Le Mare and it was a very exciting day as Sam Cants Bartlans Eva Green at Mananin won her class, its always exciting to watch the CC being judged, but when its your own dog or one bred by you its even more so, Karina Le Mare did not hang about she walked straight up to Sam and Eva and shook her hand, that was her ticket winner, Wow well done Sam, didnt we ever fly home
MANCUNIAN BOXER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 5-4-09
Dogs were judged by Mrs. K. Le-Mare in graduate dog Badger was awarded a 3rd. he looked stunning today but as usual the class was strong so I was very pleased to have him in the first three
ESSEX AND EASTERN COUNTIES BOXER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 22-3-09
Dogs were judged by Mrs Sue Drinkwater. Today I took both the boys, Henry and Badger and Henry had a third in Post Graduate which was great, but I was over the moon with Badger when he won a very good Yearling class (handled by Sam Cant of Mananin ) and was selected to be in the Judges last four for the CC/RCC so a thrilling end to the day.
CRUFTS 18 MARCH 2009 Under Mrs Rita Williams (Wilrait) Badger shown by Sam Cant had a third in a very strong Special Yearling class and I was happy with this, but the day got better when his sister Bartlans Eva Green at Mananin owned and shown by Sam Cant won her class and then went on to gain her first Reserve Challenge Certificate judged by Mrs Jenny Townsend (Jenroy) this Brother and Sister have now got A RCC each, and then to top it all their sire Winuwuk Lust at First Sight won Best of Breed and went on to win the Working Group, Well done to Max, Marion, Julie & Tim. What a day we all had.
March 21st at the midland boxer Championship show
JudgeMrs Marion Grainger. Awarded Badger with a Reserve in Yearling Dog
Manchester Championship dog Show on the 16th Jan 09
Judge Ann Wildman.
Awarded Badger a VHC in Yearling and told us all that it was a wonderful class.
The Anglian Boxer Championship Show 31st Jan.
Judge Vicky Bell Awarded Badger VHC from a large Yearling Class.
Cotswold Boxer Open 14-2-09
Judge Mr diego Garcia. USA
Badger was awarded 1st in Novice, The judge gave a verbal critique, beautiful well ballanced head, good angulation, nice square outline etc.
MIDLAND BOXER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 21-2-09
Marion Grainger judged the dogs and in a very strong Yearling class Badger was awarded the reserve.