Dean Cund – Chelmstaff
I bought my first Stafford in 1982 and have been active in the breed since 1984. My first judging appointment was at Chester le Street Canine Society in 1989.
Among many judging appointments before I awarded CC’s I also judged the following breed club shows at either open or limit show level - SBTC Limit show, Merseyside SBTC Open, SBTC of SouthWales Open, Downlands SBTC Open, <placew:ston>Potteries SBTC Open, North West SBTC Open.
Since being passed to award CC’s I have judged the following Championship shows - Belfast Dog Show Society, South Wales Kennel Association, Potteries SBT Club, Southern Counties SBT Club, North West SBT Club, Western SBTC, Scottish SBTC, Downlands SBTC, Cork SBTC.
I have also judged extensively overseas namely in South Africa, Australia, USA, Norway and New Zealand all at Championship show level.
I have served as a committee member for two breed clubs. Potteries SBTC for 5 years and also the Parent Club for 5 years.
The dogs of note that I have bred, owned or campaigned are as following –
Ch Boldbull Blackjack 4CC, Ch Chelmstaff Christmas Joy 3CC 2RCC, Chelmstaff Ultimate Force 1RCC, Ch Marstaff Easter Surprise Hoplite 3CC 3RCC, Ch & Ir Ch Slatady Mike of Mensanna 3CC 2RCC - Ramshire Theme for a Dream 1 RCC, Takkila Dark Duchess 2CC 1RCC
It is a real pleasure to have been asked to judge at Notts & Derby and I look forward to giving you my unbiased and honest opinion
PETE RHODES – JUDGE
May I start by offering my sincere thanks to the Notts & Derby District Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club for the opportunity to judge at their Championship show. It is a great honour to be asked to officiate at this level and at this show and I feel very privileged to have been asked. I am looking forward to the day immensely.
My involvement with the show Stafford commenced 18 years ago with the purchase of a bitch called Ted’s Black Widow from a previous committee member of the Potteries Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club. I served on this club’s committee from 1995 to 2008, during which time I held the positions of Show Manager, Publicity Officer, Breed Council Delegate and Newsletter/Magazine Editor. I have until recently also served on the Potteries Canine Society and Newcastle (Staffs) Canine Society for more than 12 years and both in the capacity of Vice Chairman.
Some of the dogs I have been involved with during my time in the breed are Senwye Midnight Murphy (Stud Book Number) and Ch. Rebel Dark Angel of Trenstaff who gained her title in 2000. I campaigned Aboriginal Shez Anne Lusion At Jayneze to her stud book number (co owner) and I own her daughter Jayneze Midnight Requiem. I am also co owner/handler of Jayneze Pillow Talk and am currently showing his son, Willowstaff Black Marauder, who has already taken RBD & BD awards at breed club level.
I have been stewarding regularly since 1993 at more than 60 shows and at all levels. I first judged Stafford’s in December 1995 and my first breed club appointment was in February 2000. This will be my 9th breed club appointment and my 1st at Championship Show Level.
I became involved in the breed in 1997 when I fell in head over heels for a 13 year old, stubborn, red girl who refused to move from the fire in the lounge until you asked her if she wanted to go for a walk and suddenly she was transformed from this old girl into a puppy dog. I knew then that I had to have a Stafford of my own.
In 1999 I purchased my first bitch. She was all white with black patched over her eyes and ears. I loved her from the moment I first saw her. I bred her and kept a bitch out of her first litter called Canakey Diamond Tiger Lily a black brindle with a big white collar and chest. Lily was my introduction into the show world, gaining her JW at 15 months and stud book number. She went on to win many classes and BOB & BIS both at CH shows and open shows.
I was granted my Affix Canakey in 2003 and I have bred two stud book numbers Canakey Diamond Tiger Lily JW and Canakey Dream Maker RCC (owned by C & S Hopkins).
I have bred and campaigned, attaining Crufts qualifications with Canakey Mac The Truck, Canakey Silver Rose, Canakey Roll Gypsy Roll, Canakey Maid in the Shade and I showed Canakey Mad About The Boy who was always in the cards and attained his Crufts qualification at his first CH show, unfortunately he was tragically killed in road accident at the age of 15 months.
I am a current serving committee member for NDDSBTC and web site editor and have been so for 5 years. I am currently a delegate for the Breed Council and also the KC Health Co-ordinator for NDDSBTC.
I have been judging Staffordshire Bull Terriers since 2004 and have had the honour of being asked to judge SBT’s at numerous Canine Shows. I have also Judged Staffordshire Bull Terriers in Norway in May 2008 for the Norwegian Terrier Club. I have attended breed seminars and passed related KC assessments.
This will be my first Breed club show and it is a real pleasure to have been asked to judge at one of the country’s top clubs. I look forward to giving you my unbiased and honest opinion.
Kirsty Summerfield - CANAKEY
Mr Mick Shufflebotham -
I would like to thank the Officers and Committee for the opportunity to judge at your Christmas Open Show. It’s a great honour and privilege.
My interest in the Staffordshire Bull Terrier began in 1991 when I acquired my first dog Kennes Jumping Jack, who did me proud by going on to win many first places and many Best of Breed awards, also winning at Crufts in 1994. In later years he went on to become one of the top ten stud dogs in the country. Kennes Jumping Jack sired my next dog, King Henry Stout who also went on to achieve many first place wins and Best Of Breeds. I also own Bardakeste King Henry Night.
I served on the Potteries Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club Committee for 11 years: in that time I spent 7 years as the Club’s Show Secretary. I also played a big part in organising the Millennium Shows and the Ruby Shows.
In my time I have judged 18 canine shows and this will be my 5th Breed Show. I have also attended many seminars and I have passed the Kennel Club examination on the Requirements of a Dog Show Judge and also the examination on Conformation and Movement.
Mr Mick Shufflebotham
JENNY SMITH (WILLOWSTAFF) - Champ Show 2009 - Bitches
I have been active in the Breed since 1985 when, along with husband Mick, we purchased our first Stafford: a bitch out of Ch Pegs Bolton Trip called ‘Beth Ann of Birkholme’. Thus began a hobby and love of the breed which to date has spanned 24 years.
We have owned/bred 8 dogs/bitches that have attained their Stud Book numbers including: Willowstaff Guardian Spirit (RCC), Willowstaff Dark Crystal (RCC), Willowstaff Warpaint, Willowstaff Sheer Elegance, Steelyard Innovator at Willowstaff JW, Willowstaff Poetry N Motion JW, Willowstaff Spellbinder JW and Willowstaff Barbed Wire. We currently campaign Willowstaff Black Prince, W. Pure Instinct and W. Barbed Tongue.
During my time in the breed I have served as Public Relations Officer for the SBT Breed Council, and am proud to have been the author of Chapter 1 & co-author of Chapter 5 of the SBT Book edited by Alec Waters. In addition, I have a long association with the Notts & Derby District SBT Club, most recently as Club Secretary.
I awarded Challenge Certificates for the first time at the Potteries in July 2005 (bitches), followed by Midland Counties (both sexes) in October 2006. I have also been fortunate to judge abroad, having the honour of judging The SBT Club of Northern New South Wales Inaugural Champ Show weekend in Australia in 2005, and the North West SBT Club in South Africa in May 2008.
I consider it both a privilege and an honour to be invited to judge bitches at the Notts & Derby District SBT Club, and very much look forward to the occasion.
Jenny Smith (Mrs)
Kevin Morton - Kelinvyre
Along with my wife Lynda, we purchased our first Staffordshire Bull Terrier at the beginning of 1990 and at the same time became members of the Notts & Derby Dist SBTC. In 1991 we bred our first litter under our Affix ‘Kelinvyre’ and from this we kept a brindle bitch ‘Kelinvyre Maasai Magic’ who was campaigned with some success at all levels.
In 1994 we acquired Coyote Pied Pirate of Kelinvyre and enjoyed both his superb character and his success in the show-ring. Rarely out of the cards Toby gained 1 RCC and his Stud Book Number.
1997 saw the introduction of Barkarah Bantu Beauty of Kelinvyre to our family. Tara was campaigned with some success in puppy but the showring was not her cup of tea however, in 1999 she produced Kelinvyre Remember Me, consistently placed at all levels, who went on to give us Kelinvyre Just A Feeling (Rio) in 2002, and Kelinvyre Keeping Secrets in 2004 (Kizzie). Rio, like her grandmother never took to the showring, preferring to rule the roost at home but Kizzie although only lightly shown, consistently gained places at Open & Championship level (including Crufts) and also Best Of Breed at Open show level. Kizzie produced her first litter in 2007 from which we have Kelinvyre One Step Closer (Bob).
In 1999 I joined the committee of N&DDSBTC and during the following 9 years held the positions of Newsletter Editor and Show Secretary which I thoroughly enjoyed. I also gained valuable experience as a steward at all levels during this time.
My first experience of judging was in 1995 and since then I have judged almost four hundred dogs and bitches at numerous Canine Society Open shows, N&DDSBTC Limit show (both sexes) and four Breed Club Open shows. I have also successfully completed all of the KC requirements for judging.
I am extremely proud and honoured that Notts and Derby SBTC have given me this opportunity to judge my first Championship Show. I am looking forward to it immensely and will give each and every exhibitor an honest and unbiased appraisal of their dog.
Limit Show - Mar 09
I have been active in the breed since 1993 and have been showing since 1995, over the years together with my partner we have had considerable success, Acrestaf Bold as Brass at Rowellstaff gained 1 RCC, Ebony Breeze Of Rowellstaff gained 2RCC’s and Rowellstaff Miss Prada has gained 1CC and 1RCC and Rowellstaff Crimson Duke attaining his Stud Book number.
I have judged at numerous canine societies and this will be my 2nd Breed Club Show that I have had the pleasure of judging, and I feel privileged to have been asked to judge at the Nott’s And Derby District SBTC Members Limited Show.
I can assure all those entering that I will give my honest and unbiased opinion.
KEVIN TITTLEY (GARWSTAFF)
I purchased my first Staffordshire Bull Terrier in 1998 from Mr. Clive Morris. I named her ‘Spearhead Jewel Jade’ and have been campaigning her ever since. I have been fortunate to have won at all levels with her, including 1 RCC and KC Stud Book number.
In 2002 I was granted the KC Kennel Name ‘GARWSTAFF’. Out of Spearhead Jewel Jade’s first litter I kept ‘Garwstaff Nats Our Boy’ J.W. He gained his Junior Warrant at 10 months and like his mother, he has also been awarded 1 RCC/KCSB, plus wins at all levels. Out of my second litter I kept a bitch that I named ‘Garwstaff Jewels Lucky Gem’ and she has also had a successful show career. I am now showing a puppy named ‘Willowstaff New Addition at Garwstaff’, Crufts Qualified 2009.
All the above dogs & bitches are still being campaigned by me. I am very proud of my dogs and thoroughly enjoy showing them as much as they enjoy being showed.
This show will be the 2nd Breed Club show that I have had the pleasure of judging. I feel privileged to have been invited to judge both Dogs & Bitches at the Notts & Derby District SBT Club Christmas Open Show, and can assure all those entering under me that I will give my honest and unbiased opinion.
JAMIE SMITH - TROYSTAFF
I first became involved in STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIERS in the early eighties, travelling to various club shows in lieu of purchasing my first Stafford.
BRASEN RED BUCANNEER duly arrived in 1986. He was very successful and gained 7 stud book entries as well as many BIS RBIS BD & BOB at breed club and other levels.
JACKSTAFF RED ORCHID was purchased in 1988 and was campaigned to BOB level.
My first litter was born in 1989 producing - TROYSTAFF WARCHILD. He was campaigned to BIS, RBIS BOB and gained 6 stud entries. His litter brother TROYSTAFF LOCOMOTIVE was campaigned to BOB. I have bred 2 litters to date.
I am currently campaigning ROWELLSTAFF SAFFRON GIRL AT TROYSTAFF and have been very successful, gaining BP BOB RBB at breed club show level.
I served on the committee of the NORTHERN COUNTIES SBTC for 13years, holding many positions within the club. I have been judging since 1989 and to date have judged 22 canine open shows.
This will be my 4th breed club show. I have attended and passed all KC requested seminars and assessments.
I feel its a great honour to be judging at one of the countries premier breed club shows and look forward to giving an honest assessment of your dogs.