OK: So we may not be one of the most famous Bull Terrier kennels in the UK;
OK: So we may not be one of the most active Bull Terrier show kennels in the UK;
AND: We most certainly cannot be described as a prolific puppy producer:
BUT WE HAVE: Still managed to become an influential Bull Terrier kennel in the UK over a long period of time.
The following successful Bull Terriers (over many different breeding lines) have our Tawnbarr dogs and/or bitches featuring in their pedigrees. For conciseness, the list has been confined to Bull Terriers that have been invited to the Bull Terrier Club's Major Trophy Competition between 1989 and 2001:
Ch Kenzed Prince of Darkness at Denpower (winner 2001 Ormandy Jug Dogs);
Cabriol Giesha Girl of Kilacabar (runner up 2001 Ormandy Jug Bitches);
Ch Present Surprise at Teregram (competitor 2000 and 2001 Ormandy Jug, runner up 2000 Sandawana Trophy);
Ishaba Playing With Fire (competitor 2001 Regent Trophy and Sandawana Trophy);
Bullard Giesha Girl of Astasia (competitor 2001 Regent Trophy)
Ch Apache Brave of Kilacabar (competitor 2000 Regent Trophy and Ormandy Jug);
Ch Marshelsea Stars and Stripes (competitor 2000 Regent Trophy);
Rightstuff the Heat is On (competitor 2000 Regent Trophy);
Nosrettap Sea Captain by Billmaris (reserve competitor 2000 Ormandy Jug);
Ch Napier Jenny Wren (winner 1999 Regent Trophy);
Llanwenarth Lovable Rogue (competitor 1999 Regent Trophy);
Ch White Voodoo of Kilacabar (winner 1998 Ormandy Jug (bitches), runner up 1998 Regent Trophy)
Ch Billmaris Silver Sea of Nosrettap (winner 1997 Regent Trophy and Ormandy Jug (bitches));
South Holt Katie (competitor 1997 Ormandy Jug);
Jamies Bright Star of Ishaba (reserve competitor 1997 Regent Trophy);
Ch Laura Belle at Ishaba (winner 1996 Regent Trophy, competitor Ormandy Jug (bitches));
Teregrams Expressionist (competitor 1996 Ormandy Jug);
Tyebar Red Sky (competitor 1995 and 1996 Sandawana Trophy);
Ishaba Echo (reserve competitor 1994 Ormandy Jug (bitches));
Blewlans Flashback of Elebony (competitor 1989 Sandawana Trophy).
AND TO BRING THINGS UP TO DATE:
Bull Terrier Club Trophy Show 2020 - Amazing feats of the inbred bitch and the disregarded undershot dog:
In the Bitch Jug, there were 12 invitees. The inbred bitch was behind 7 of the exhibits and the disregarded undershot dog was behind 6 of the exhibits. In fact, only one of the bitch Jug exhibits had neither the inbred bitch nor the disregarded undershot dog behind it.
In the Dog Jug, there were 10 invitees. Only one of the dog Jug exhibits had neither the inbred bitch nor the disregarded undershot dog behind it.
In the Regent Trophy, there were 18 invitees. The inbred bitch was behind 7 of the exhibits and the disregarded undershot dog was behind 11 of the exhibits. In fact, only 3 of the Regent Trophy exhibits had neither the inbred bitch nor the disregarded undershot dog behind them.
The inbred bitch doubled up on the 5 straight generations of half brother/half sister matings undertaken by Arthur and Joyce Miller of Brobar fame, which brought them many champions and trophy winners. So I mated my bitch ” Penny” - Lovely Rita of Brobar (litter sister to Ch Bodyline of Brobar) to her half brother “Ace” Turkshead Bubbles Gift of Brobar. Here is where it gets interesting because in addition to both being sired by the great stud dog Lamonby’s Marton’s Marauder, the mothers of Penny and Ace were also litter sisters each, of course, being the result of 5 straight generations of half brother half sister matings.
This bitch was called Tawnbarr Hot Pursuit and gave good results to both myself and later my great friend Andy Stubbs who added his affix, Tyebar, to her name and, of course , to those who bought the resulting puppies. Would I do the same again – hell, yes. Would I have the opportunity to these days – probably not.
The disregarded undershot dog, was called “Tommy” Bulivar Starbuck Tawnbarr (Ch Aricon One in the Eye ex Bulivar Meadow Brown) and whilst winning 2 reserve CC’s, he was only used by 4 breeders’ : myself (I put him onto Hot Pursuit) Andy Stubbs, Geoff Backhouse and Peter Moyle. Starbuck went to the States and became an American Ch in a very short time under the guidance of Bob Thomas.
From these slim pickings, both Starbuck and Hot Pursuit appear behind the majority of top winning dogs.