01/09/20

The Summer edition of the  KCbreed records supplement shows 30 MT puppies born in 7 litters. Each litter had a different sire. Total registrations to date is 71 puppies. 

With the Covid puppy boom of extortionately priced mongrels happening all over the UK, the numbers indicate that at least MT breeders are not taking advantage of a bad situation!! I feel sorry for all the poor dogs that will end up in dogs homes once the novelty wares off or their owners realise they probably should’ve done some research before purchasing a puppy!!

The BMTC VSOF photo competition is now finished which means the BMTC’s official 2021 Calendar has gone to print!

To pre order your copy please email diannechurch@icloud.com confirming your name, address and how many copies you would like.

The cost per calendar including P&P in the UK is £8.00.

A donation will be made to “Friends of the British Manchester Terrier” for every copy sold.

The winners of each season will be announced soon and the leaderboard updated!!

Our Art competition is currently running for those with an artistic flare, 3 age groups to enter so an opportunity for all to show off their skills with more fantastic prizes to be won!!

There are also a couple of video competition to test yours and your dogs Obedience skills so head over to the FB page and give them ago, there’s something for beginners and the more advanced!!!

This week we introduce Chris Boot – Committee member:

1. Where do you live? – Doncaster

2. How long have you been a BMTC member? –  A little under a year.

3. What brought you to our breed and how long have you owned an MT. – We lost our first dog (Sasha a Staffordshire B T) after 14 years and wanted something different & boy have we got what we wanted

4. What’s your favourite food and drink? – The wife says anything as I am a human dustbin apparently & a nice red wine

5. What’s your most embarrassing MT moment? – Reggie having the Biggest Ever Wee slap bang in the middle of the Welsh Kennel puppy group. With the judge looking at me & asking has he finished yet

6. What’s your greatest success with your dog/s? –  Raising 2 litters of puppies & Reggie making ourdogs MT pup of the year

7. .What bad habits do you have? – I didn’t ask the wife this question so I will answer none of course

8. What’s your favourite BMTC activity/activities? – Showing & I did discover dogs at Crufts for the first time & would love to do it again.

9.If you could change anything in your life past or present then what would that be? – Owned a Manchester Terrier sooner.

10. How many dogs do you own and what breeds? – 2 MT’s at the moment!!

11. What do your dogs do that make you smile? – The different way they greet me every day when I come through the door.

And Chris Harrison Committee Member:

1. Where do you live? – Astbury Cheshire.

2. How long have you been a BMTC member? 23 years

3. What brought you to our breed and how long have you owned an MT? – 23 years Chatsworth Country Fair , Terrier Racing black and tan streak – what is that dog?! No internet to surf back then, contacted Colonel Ted Walsh (Author of ‘Lurchers and Longdogs’), he pointed us in the right direction.

4. What’s your favourite food and drink? – Beef and Malt Whisky

5. What’s your most embarrassing MT moment? – Standing like a lemon in the wrong class early in my showing

career.

6. What’s your greatest success with your dog/s? –  Homebred Ch Magpiebank Ash getting his title.

7. What bad habits do you have? – Annoying the wife.

8. What’s your favourite BMTC activity/activities? – Obedience

9. If you could change anything in your life past or present then what would that be? –  Nothing. I am married to the perfect woman. Apparently.

10. How many dogs do you own and what breeds? 3 MTs

11. What do your dogs do that make you smile? – The Hard Stare, like Paddington.

Another Northern Mooch took place last Saturday.

18 MTs had a ball in Macclesfield forest, a 5 mile walk, led by Patricia Hollaran, attracted lots of attention from passers by and ended with a visit to the local pub for food and refreshments. 

A fantastic time was had by all!!!

Louise Platt has organised a Mooch for this Saturday…

Mooch on Brean sands at 1pm next Saturday 5th September 2020, park on beach by Sundownder Cafe entrance. See FB fan page for more details.

That’s it for this edition. Hope you have a good week ahead, stay safe!!

Lesley Olbinson (Carapast)

leoolbie@yahoo.co.uk

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