Sh Ch Highclare Scrabble of Bushwacker
(Sh Ch / Ir Sh Ch Ferndel Maverick x Sh Ch Highclare Queens Logic)
Bred by Gill Tully 4 CC 's 8 RCC ' s 1 BOB/BIS
Health tests: Hips 7: 8 = 15
Eyes unaffected (glaucoma)
|Parents||Grandparents||G Grandparents||GG Grandparents|
|Sh Ch Ferndel Maverick||Arkview Moonstroller||Sh Ch Kazval Bandito||Ferndel Freshman|
|Sh Ch Canisbay Captivation of Kazval|
|Menstonia Must Be Magic for Arkview||Arkview Keep A Secret|
|Sh Ch Ferndel Cecilia||Dalville Dancing Master||Sh Ch Ferndel Stroller|
|Dalville Lilac Wine|
|Sh Ch Ferndel Sweet Charity at Mariemead||Weslave Weeping Willow|
|Sh Ch Ferndel Vogue|
|Sh Ch Highclare Queens Logic||Cleavehill Conway||Dons Simply Red at Highclare||Dons Dalesman|
|Dons Destination Paratime|
|Cleavehill Rhianna||Sh Ch Kazval Rival Bid|
|Highclare User Friendly||Sh Ch Northey Winchester at Beamans||Ch Northey Whittington|
|Highclare Temptress of Northey|
|Sh Ch Highclare Search for a Star||Weslave Travelling Man|
|Ch Highclare Strands of Gold|
Jig at 5 weeks ...... and at 13 months (photo by Di Renny)...
..... at 3 years (photo Julie Revill)
Jig is our foundation bitch and our first champion WSS. She has a wonderful laid back temperament and is the softee of our dog family. Jig has had 3 litters and has produced excellent quality puppies, including 2 champions, and CC/ BOB winners and RCC winners. She had retired from the show ring after maternal duties and enjoyed her time training for the field and pottering about the house - but has now re-entered the ring as a veteran and made a big impact !
In her first 4 shows she has won the veteran class each time (including Best Veteran in Show at the Breed Championship Show), 3rd in the Veteran Stakes at City of Birmingham Championship Show, the Reserve Challenge Certificate (to her daughter Ruby) at Richmond Championship Show and Reserve Best Bitch (again to Ruby) at Darlington Championship Show and also shortlisted in the Veteran Gundog Group ! Phew , quite a return. Unfortunately I had only entered her for the 4 shows to see how she got on and if she enjoyed it. Which she does - she loves being back in the ring and is showing her socks off. I will enter her for some more shows in 2012.
In her first litter she has produced 3CC winners including her newly crowned daughter Sh Ch Bushwacker Atomic Kitten. 2 from this litter have won Best of Breed at Championship Shows and another gained a CC in South Africa (Bushwacker Bucks Fizz).
Bushwacker Atomic Kitten has followed in her mother's footsteps to win Best in Show at a Welsh Springer Spaniel Club show and also has 3 Reserve Best in Shows at WSS club shows in 2009 & 2010.
Another daughter (Bushwacker Bewitched) is returning to the ring after her own litter and we hope she will follow in the footsteps of her siblings. She has already gained a RCC this year.
From her second litter we have kept 2 pups who are very lightly shown but both qualified for Crufts at their first championship show outing. Another bitch from this litter lives with Debbie Boumont of the Roxdale WSS.
From her third litter Bushwacker Hot Pursuit went to Australia where he has been very successful in a short time, gaining CC's, BPIB and Puppy Groups and is currently topping the WSS 'Rising Star' league (for dogs up to 18 months of age). He has now qualified as a Show Champion at 12 months of age.Two of his sisters are being campaigned in the UK - Bushwacker Hot Gossip who has stayed with us and Bushwacker HotSpot who is owned by Ann Lyon.
Jig is from Highclare and Ferndel lines. We realise we are very fortunate to have such a well bred bitch to start our line of Bushwacker WSS. At Crufts 2006 her mum (Sh Ch Highclare Queens Logic) won the bitch Challenge Certificate and her dad (Sh Ch Ferndel Maverick) won the dog Challenge Certificate and Best of Breed. He then went on to win the gundog group. Her mum finished up top WSS 2006.
Jig herself was BIS at the WSSC Championship Show in 2007 (from an entry of over 200 wss) where her daughter Ruby was BPB at 8 months of age.
As a puppy Jig met with considerable success in the show ring. Her many wins include BPIS at the SEWSSC open show as well as many 1st places at championship shows and Best of Breed and group placings at Open Show level. She was also Newark and Notts Match Dog of the Year in 2005 and won every match she attended there whilst, training for the show ring!
In 2008 she was Best in Challenge at a match between the Welsh Springer Spaniel Club, The South Eastern Welsh Springer Spaniel Club and the Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of South Wales.
Jig, far right, at the Chairman's Challenge 2008 - a friendly match between the WSS clubs.
Jig won her first CC and Best of Breed / Best in Show at the 2007 Welsh Springer Spaniel Club show from an entry of 204 WSS. Her second in 2008 at Midland Counties Championship Show. Her crowning CC, which made her a Show Champion, was won at West of England Ladies Kennel Association in April 2009. Jig also has 4 Reserve Challenge Certificates at Bournemouth and Belfast Championship shows in 2006 and at Driffield and East of England Championship shows in 2008.
We remain eternally grateful to Gill Tully for allowing us to have Jig and for her continued support.
Jig's Show wins
September 2011 - Jig has returned to the ring after a 2 year retirement and will now be campaigned as a veteran.
Manchester Championship Show 2012 1st Veteran Bitch, Reserve Challenge Certificate (to daughter Meg) Judge Penny Williams 2nd in Veteran Stakes Judge Liz Cartledge
Ladies Kennel Association Championship Show 2011 1st Veteran bitch Judge winner of the Veteran Stakes (39 entries) 'as soon as I saw her standing I liked her. She was compact, has lovely lines , in great body and muscle condition, super head, strong but feminine, on the move she is smooth but with drive , a lovely specimin of the breed and a credit to her owner' Judge John Carter
Gundog Breeds Of Scotland Championship Show 2011 1st Veteran Bitch, Reserve Challenge Certificate (to daughter Ruby again) , Best Veteran in Show 3 'lovely seven and a half year old bitch. i loved her feminine head and kind expression. Good length of neck into well laid shoulders, good angulation fore and rear, correct tail set. One of the few who moved with drive today' Judge Finuala Barnes
Darlington Championship Show 2011 1st Veteran Dog / Bitch Reserve Best Bitch (to daughter Ruby) ' seven year old shown in good coat and condition, pleasing type, good head and eye, good neck and shoulders,nice bone, good body and outline, moved soundly both ways and in profile' Judge Jill Peak. Shortlisted in the Veteran Group Judge Graham Hill
Richmond Championship Show 2011 1st Veteran Bitch & Reserve Challenge Certificate (to daughter Ruby) 'stunning seven and a half year old lady of excellent breed type and fabulous condition and weight, I made a written comment "very little wrong" certainly the case. I now find out she is the mother of my CC winning bitch who is so similar. The most divine head and eye expression and well marked and chisled , lovely length to clean neck and well laid back shoulders , super correct topline and in wonderful body with substance, depth, ribs well back into a nicely arched short loin. So well presented in her textured silk rich red flat jacket. Lovely angulations both ends, well boned legs and feet . Very free, sound happy mover. Did not surprise myself by giving her the RCC' Judge Jenny Miller
City of Birmingham Championship Show 2011 1st Veteran Bitch ' Mature and well built all through with excellent head, neck and shoulders,strong through the loin with well muscled hindquarters to give excellent sound free movement' Judge Freda Marshall, 3rd Gundog and Utility Veteran Stakes (35 entries) judge Clive Davies
Welsh Springer Spaniel Club Championship Show 2011 Ist Veteran Bitch (14 entries) and best Veteran in Show (25 entries) 'Lovely, balanced bitch who stood out here. Beautiful head with dark, expressive eyes. Good reach of neck leading to well placed shoulders. Deep chest and well developed ribs. Good topline held on the move. Correct muscle tone throughout. Moved soundly and happily with drive. BVB and with co-judge’s agreement, BVIS.' Judges Mansell Young (dogs) and Sandra Bell (bitches)
Driffield Championship Show 2009 2nd Open Bitch 'My hardest class of the day, many nice bitches & placements could change another day. 2 Frost’s Sh Ch Highclare Scrabble of Bushwacker, pleasing type, lovely depth in body, nice head & expression, nice neck & shoulders, very well angulated, moved well. Not in her best coat' Judge M Jaakola Jig returns to the ring 11 weeks after the birth of her litter.
Scottish Kennel Club Championshipe Show 2009 2nd Open Bitch Judge P Lazenby
West of England Laies Kennel Association Championship Show 1st Open Bitch, Challenge Certificate. Judge P Green.
Jig (centre) won her 3rd Challenge Certificate from Judge P Green photo Julie Revill
North of England Welsh Springer Spaniel Club Championship Show Ist Open bitch. Daughter Ruby (B Atomic Kitten) wins PGB and Reserve Challenge Certificate, Son Monty wins PGD (B Chilli Pepper). Well done pups. Judge John Thirwell.
January 2009 South Eastern Welsh Springer Spaniel Club Open Show 2nd Open Bitch. 'I just loved both these bitches even though they were of different types, I found it a hard decision to separate them, they both have their different but good qualities, finally felt that 1st’s movement was freer.' Daughter Ruby is Reserve Best in Show. Judge Di Renny.
October 2008 Midland Counties Championship Show 1st open bitch & Challenge Certificate '4 years old, loved her shape, balanced outline, feminine head, a correctly made front and rear quarters with well sprung ribs. Strong loin and good topline and tailset. She had well muscled rear quarters, her movement front, rear and side on could not be faulted. Best mover in the class. Very pleased to award her the BCC and reserve BOB ' Judge Carol Coode.
September 2008 South Eastern WSSC Championship Show . Jig & Ruby win brace class ' Well matched, balanced and very typy pair, well co-ordinated on the move Judge Wendy Buckwell.
September 2008 Driffield Championship Show 2nd open bitch, Reserve Challenge Certificate ' larger framed bitch but nevertheless all quality. Good head and expression, gorgeous neck and front assembly, well bodied in super coat and condition, well angulated quarters' Judge Ann Corbett
August 2008 City of Birmingham Championship Show 2nd open bitch 'Different stamp and style of bitch but very typical throughout. Good head and eye, very clean over neck and shoulders. Best of fronts with good depth of chest and plenty of heartroom. Well sprung ribs, strong firm quarters, good bend of stifle. Presented in a lovely coat and condition. Soundest of movers' Judge David Shields.
National Gundog 1st open bitch 'Lots to like about this bitch, in great coat and condition, pleasing head, good neck and shoulders, moved well.' Judge Pat Butler Holley.
East of England Championship Show 1st open bitch, Reserve Challenge Certificate Judge Moray Armstrong.
April 2008 WSSC Chairman's Challenge Jig wins Best in Challenge in a friendly match between the WSS clubs.
Photo Julie Revill
January 2008 Machester Championship Show 2nd Open bitch ' outstanding head and shoulders, strong rear quarters with good muscletone. Moved well.' Judge M Greenwood.odudge
December 2007 Lincoln Canine Society open show 1st Open Bitch Stakes (20 entries) 'Nicely made bitch. Good outline and overall balance, Good head, neck and shoulders, straight front, good body, muscular loin, good hindquarters. Moved well. Judge Peter Bakewell.
December 2007 North of England Welsh Springer Spaniel Club Open Show Highclare Scrabble of Bushwacker 1st Open Bitch, Reserve Best Bitch. Judge Mrs J Badley
November 2007 Welsh Springer Spaniel Club Open Show Highclare Scrabble of Bushwacker 1st Open Bitch. 'Superb headed bitch, intense, dark eyes, great stop and well chisled below the eye. Excellent reach of neck into good, sloping shoulders, clean well boned forelegs on strong pasterns and feet. Good ribbing and coupling, strong over loin and in hindquarters, moved powerfully around the ring. Will finish the picture when she is in full coat.' Judge C Birse
October 2007 South Eastern Welsh Springer Spaniel Club Championship Show 2nd Open bitch. 'Two really nice Welsh Springers. Another really nice b with lots to like. Almost identical in outline to 1, but not in quite such good coat. But a very difficult choice. ' Judge Mrs J Hopkins Jig and Ruby win the brace class.
October 2007 Gundog Society of Wales Championship Show (no CC's) Ist Limit Bitch and Reserve Best Bitch. Judge M Gadsby (Afterglow)
October 2007 Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of South Wales Open Show Ist Limit Bitch. 'Lovely outline. Feminine head with kind eye. Well off for bone and substance. Good angulation. Moved true. Just needs more furnishings to finish the picture. 'Judge J Graham (Nyrilam)
September 2007 Welsh Springer Spaniel Club Championship Show 1st Limit Bitch, Bitch Challenge Certificate and Best in Show. 'My find of the day! Super bitch, has it all, so balanced, lovely head, good length of neck flowing into well laid shoulders, good length of upper arm, super forechest, which allowed her to stand well over her front legs. Good strong body with depth and excellent ribbing. Strong well angulated hindquarters. I waited for her to let me down on the move - but no - she moved with great drive and power going straight as a dye both ways. Maybe she is a smidgen taller than my ideal but this could not detract from her quality. She just did not put a foot wrong all day and fully deserved the CC and with the agreement of my co-judge BIS - well done.' Judge Julie Revill (Julita) Daughter Bushwacker Atomic Kitten 1st Minor Puppy and Best Puppy Bitch.
July 2007 East of England Championship Show 2nd Limit Bitch. 'Very strong class of quality exhibits. Two great bitches both moving fluidly & in great coat. Both had good dark pigmentation, in fine physical condition and showed nice strength and width across the loin. Highclare Scrabble of Bushwacker, head of pleasing type, strong neck into sloping shoulders, well bodied with good angulation.' Judge Ruth Waller
July 2007 South Wales Championship Show. 1st Limit Bitch. ' Strong contender in the final challenge. True head and expression, good front, correct bone, good spring of ribs, strong loin, correct stifles, moved well, in lovely coat and condition.'Judge Mrs Valerie Foss.
June 2007 Boston Premier Open Show. Best AVNSC and Gundog Group 3. 'Excells in conformation, full of quality. Beautiful head and expression, clean shoulders and forearm. Good in chest, well balanced. Moves very well. Best Gundog and Gundog Group 3. Lovely WSS'.Judge Marlene Hepper
June 2007 Southern Counties Championship Show. 2nd Limit Bitch, 'Lovely bitch, in sparkling coat and excellent condition, good body, reach of neck and turn of stifle. Moved well...' Judge Eirina Green
May 2007 SEWSS Open Show William (aged 7) wins Best Junior Handler with Jig.
December 2006 North of England WSSC Open Show Ist Limit Bitch . 'Pleasing head and eye, well balanced throughout with good depth of chest. Well angulated shoulders, strong wide quarters'.Judge Pat Butler-Holley.
November 2006 WSSC Open Show Ist Limit Bitch (7,4). 'Nice head and eye, good neck and shoulders, straight front and plenty of bone. Good feet, depth of body, quarters and bend of stifle. Moved really well, well handled!' Judge Arlene Tester.
October 2006 Belfast Championship Show Ist Post Graduate Bitch (3,0) and Reserve Challenge Certificate. 'Quality bitch from any angle, nicely matured body, good bone and quarters, in beautiful coat and condition, excellent front construction, very good side profile. RCC' Judge Moray Armstrong.
August 2006 Bournemouth Championship Show Ist Post Graduate Bitch (13,1) and Reserve Challenge Certificate. "beautiful conformation and outline, fairly compact, good balance, typical feminine head, dark eyes, correct muzzle, good ears, long neck, deep chest, ideal topline & rear angles, correct tail, lovely coat & condition, very good free & true mover. RCC." Judge Terry Thorn.
May 2006 South Eastern WSSCOpen Show. Ist Post Graduate Bitch (9, 0a)" I quite liked this bitch. She was a good sized bitch, but was able to appear feminine yet workmanlike at the same time. She was a rich red and white. Pleasing head and expression. Good bend of stifle. I liked her overall proportions. Good depth of body. Good long rib."Judge Adrienne Bancker (Briarbanc)
January 2006 South Eastern Welsh Springer Spaniel Club Open Show . Special Yearling Bitch (11,0) 1st Frost’s Highclare Scrabble Of Bushwacker "Elegant bitch who manages to still be workmanlike. Lovely head. Great angulation and with that, can really move." Judge Finuala Barnes (Barhi)
June 2005 Southern Counties Championship Show winning Best puppy bitch. Puppy Bitch (8). Frost's Highclare Scrabble of Bushwacker. "I see this bitch is from two of my green card winners. A most attractive baby with head developing nicely and soft expression. Clean neck and shoulder placement. Good quality bone and neat feet. Moved with drive. A very happy girl who was allowed to be just a touch playful - something I love to see well done." Judge M. A. Bunce.
....winning Best Puppy in Showat the SE Welsh Springer Spaniel Show 2005.....