Notts & Derby District SBTC
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Judges CV's & Match


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





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.

Peter Rhodes



Kirsty Summerfield



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)

January 2009


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.


Marie Morris


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.




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.

Kevin Tittley

May 2008




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.


Nick Hale - ESKHARN

I first became involved in Stafford's in 1997 and have been fortunate enough to make up three Champions and be granted the Affix Eskharn.

My first Stafford, whom I'm proud to say I still have today is CH Polynesian Waka Navigator whom I campaigned to his title winning 7cc's & 3rcc's.

I also co-own CH Tornadostorm First Lady of Eskharn 3cc's & 2 rcc's who I made up to a champion in 2005.

Nick Hale (Eskharn)


Diane Taylor - Niatona

I along with my husband Trevor, own the Niatona affix. Our involvement with the breed began in 1989 with a red & white bitch, when she died at an early age we immediately went out and purchased another. This chap turned out to be Cowboy High Ball. Charlie was our introduction to the show world and he went on to win a RCC. 

Since then we have had a further 12 dogs that we have owned or bred who have attained their KC Stud Book numbers - not all were black brindles either.

Amongst these they include :-

Niatona On A Mission - 2 RCC

Niatona Princess of Darkness 3 RCC

Niatona Auntie Marjorie 2CC & 4 RCC

Niatona Move Over Darling 1CC & 3 RCC

CH Baysend Nice One Cyril

We are currently campaigning Niatona To Sir With Love who has at the time of writing this resume attained 1CC & 1RCC to her name.

This will be my 7th Breed Club appointment and I am honoured to have been selected to judge for one of my favorite clubs.



Notts & Derby Winter handling match
The Judge for the evening was Debbie Saunt (Alport) and we presented Debbie with an engraved crystal wine glass.
The turnout from the members was excellent, the room was well filled and there were 20 dogs attending.
There was an excellent buffet supplied by the committee, and there was a licensed bar.
The raffle was well supported and the star prize of £20.00 gift vouchers was won by Jane & Ed Dolphin
We presented some Next Gift Vouchers to Sue Hunt (non committee) as a thank you for all her help during the past year in running the handling club, getting the raffle prizes etc
The principle winners
Best Puppy Walk - Longdrive Thors Hammer owned by S Woodhead
Best Puppy - there were no entries
Best Adult and Best In Match - Willowstaff Barbded Tongue - owned by Smith, Cox and Wagstaff
Held on Monday 15th June 2009 at Shirland Village Hall,
The judge for the evening was Sally Cox (Willowstaff) who travelled up from Essex for the occasion
There was a good turnout around 20 dogs and the room was well filled with enthusiastic supporters. 
The committee had provided an excellent buffet, and we also had a licensed bar. There were lots of prizes on offer for the lucky winners. During the interval there was a presentation to Sue Hunt in recognition of her invaluable assistance to the Handling Class during the year.
The raffle was well supported with many prizes on offer and the star prize was won by Sally Cox so all in all she had a very good night.
The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and everyone had a good time.
The principle winners for the evening were

Best Puppy Walk - Kelinvyre One More Try - owned by Mr Powell and Miss Walsh
Best Puppy in Match - Leading Lady Rose- owned by Mrs S Swift & Miss H Wall     
Best Adult/Best In Match - Darkridge Contradiction - owned by Mr & Mrs Metcalf 
Sally had a very enjoyable evening and she thanked everyone for their support.
Helen Reaney
Notts & Derby Dist SBTC





We held our annual Christmas Match on Monday, 15 December at Shirland Village Hall near Alfreton, Derbyshire.  There was an excellent turnout of spectators with the hall filled almost to capacity and Judge Sandra Swift selected her principal winners as follows:














Winners of all the above categories were certainly in for a treat, as not only did the Club donate prizes and rosettes for all category winners and Best in Match, but the judge also donated her own very generous prizes via ‘goody bags’ of wine, embroidered towels and much more; so our sincere thanks to Sandra on behalf of all the winners. 

In addition to the Match there was an excellent FREE buffet for all those attending and there was the usual quality raffle with a host of prizes on offer, so most people went home with something.  The Star Prize of £40-worth of Marks & Spencer gift vouchers went to a very delighted Mick Smith and believe me, they will be put to very good use!  Our thanks to Sue Hunt for her excellent work over the year in supporting the Handling Class and for organising all the raffle prizes;  a presentation was made to Sue in recognition of her invaluable assistance throughout 2008.

Many congratulations to all of the above and thanks to all those who attended and/or brought along their dogs and helped to make this another very successful night for the Club. 

Forthcoming Events:  We have two Match nights for Members planned for 2009 – both will take place at our usual venue of Shirland Village Hall at 7.30 for 8.00pm start. Fee £1 Adults, Children and dogs FREE, Bumper Raffle, Licensed Bar, Category prizes for Puppy Walk (up to 6 months), Puppy (6-12 months) and Adult (over 12 months). Enter on the Night*

NB: In 2009 we shall be holding a ‘Winter Match’ on 16 November rather than a ‘Christmas Match’ in December. This is a change to the details contained in the Show Planner, which should be amended.  Details are as follows:-

Midsummer Match: MONDAY, 15 JUNE 2009 - Judge: Sally Cox (Willowstaff)

Winter Match: MONDAY, 16 NOVEMBER 2009 – Judge: Debbie Saunt = Alport

Jenny Smith – Secretary

27 December 2008





We held our annual Mid-Summer Match on Monday, 16 June at Shirland Village Hall near Alfreton, Derbyshire.  There was the usual good turnout with the hall being well filled and Judge Jim McGrath had a total of 16 Staffords to go over.  Principal results were:--












In addition to the Match there was an excellent FREE buffet for all those attending and there were a host of prizes on offer for the Match category winners.  There was the usual Bumper Raffle with a Star Prize of £40 worth of Marks & Spencer vouchers – won by the extremely lucky Debbie Saunt! plus many more prizes on offer, so most folk went home with something.  Our thanks to Sue Hunt for her excellent work over the year in supporting the Handling Class and for organising all the raffle prizes – a presentation was made to Sue in recognition of her invaluable assistance.  Many congratulations to all of the above and thanks to all those who attended and/or brought along their dogs, making this another very successful night for the club. 

We have one further Match night planned for our Members in 2008:- – once again it will take place at our usual venue of Shirland Village Hall at 7.30 for 8.00pm start:-





Where & When: Doors open 7.30 for judging at 8.00pm - Shirland Village Hall

Fees: £1 Adults, Children and dogs FREE.

What’s on Offer: Bumper Raffle (incl. a Star Prize), Licensed Bar, FREE Buffet

Prizes:  Category prizes for Puppy Walk (up to 6 months), Puppy (6-12 months), Adult (over 12 months) and Best in Match.

ENTER ON THE NIGHT: Non-Members welcome, subject to joining on the night

Annual Membership: £4 Single/£5 Joint – Membership Year runs Jan to Dec.  

22 June 2008

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