U.K. BREED CHAMPIONS & LEADING KENNELS
This book was compiled by John Richardson (Reeberrich kennel) first published in 1994 and then updated in 2000, it provides an excellent record of all breed champions from the very first Ch. Dolly in 1884 up to Dobrugh Look Who’s Talkin in 2000. We have thought about creating a new edition of the book to take it on from 2000 to present day, but that might be a project for a rainy day.
Ch. Dolly 1884
1st recorded ETT Champion
Another hot topic at the moment is the influence the introduction of Toy Manchseter Terrier (TMT) bloodlines has had on the health and quality of the ETT breed in the UK. If we dig into the pedigrees of the 46 Champions that have been awarded their titles in the current decade, only 4 dogs do not have any TMT bloodlines in their 5 generation pedigree, so 90% of all Champions this decade are a blend of ETT & TMT , compared with only 22% of Champions having TMT blended bloodlines in the previous decade, which speaks volumes for the influence TMT lines are having here.