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
Our database contains the records of all 340 UK ETT champions starting from Dolly right up to the very latest in 2019 Ch. Etruria Out Of Words . The database contains pedigree data, lineage data, show win data for each of the champions loaded, and is used to help us make the very best possible decisions in our forward looking breed plan. For each of the 340 champions we have, where possible collated 10 generation sire and dam tail line pedigrees. This has allowed us to better understand the breadth of the available gene pool and to better understand the likelihood of successful breeding with different breed lines. It is clear from this analysis that if you remove the 2 or 3 lines of TMT introduced into the UK in the past 25 years, then all of our UK champions can be traced back to less than 5 breed lines. It is also clear from the analysis that line breeding and in some cases close line breeding has been instrumental in shaping our history as a breed and clearly line breeding is a direction we want to follow at Lasagesse.
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.