National Toy Fox Terrier Assoc. Nationals 2015
by Anne Kieffer, edited by Kelley Maldon
The National Toy Fox Terrier Association 2015 National Show was held Oct. 22nd at the United Kennel Club’s annual Gateway event at Purina Farms in Missouri, the annual NTFTA
national was a big success!
UKC SHOW HIGHLIGHTS - Judge Nina Marie Sherrer did an outstanding job judging the numerous classes including stud dog, veteran, and even a costume contest! She handled each toy fox terrier beautifully and gently on the table and created a warm, professional atmosphere for exhibitors.
A total of 45 dogs were entered: 6 day of show entries, 39 pre-entries. The following classes were offered in addition to regular classes including altered: non-licensed puppy classes, veteran, brood bitch, stud dog, brace.
The event secretary was Tammy Wallace and the Show Chairman was Anne Kieffer. An amazing show committee and group of volunteers made this national a huge success. Show committee members were Kelley Maldon, Lila Fast, Violet Denney, Kimberly K Rowley. Special volunteers were Bill McAllister, Dickie and Jackie Kays, Terri Creech, and Diana Denney Schoonover, who was thrown into the show ring for the very first time and did an amazing job.
The show was an extravaganza of prizes, ribbons, trophies, and silent auction baskets. Cake was provided for exhibitors and attendees. Tables were decorated with the fall season theme. The theme for the national was Fallin’ For TFTs! Lila Fast handled t-shirt and totes with the lovely theme. Violet Denney generously provided trophies for each class. The NTFTA provided gorgeous fall theme rosettes along with plaques donated by Julie Slaughterback for National Best of Breed, National Grand Champion, and National Champion winners. Beautiful blankets and chew toys were made and donated by Ann Mauermann of Kentucky.
SPONSORSHIPS MAKING IT SPECIAL - This year, the national had sponsors for each class. The prizes were embroidered chairs and towels, engraved water buckets, and many other prizes. So many opportunities to come home with beautiful prizes and trophies were provided by our sponsors: Anne and Amanda Kieffer, Lila Fast, Sharon Bruckshen, Kim Rowley, Violet Denney, Ell Ward, Sheila Wheatley, FrizFox Toy Fox Terriers, Azefer Toy Fox Terriers, Tammy Wallace, Foxlace Farms, and Makulu & the Midgets. Our sponsors made this such a special year!
PARENT CLUBS ATTEND THE SHOW - The
national was well represented by the attendance of John and Sally Davidson from
the Illinois Toy Fox Terrier Club and the Florida Toy Fox Terrier Club. Sandy
Smith came from Florida to support the national on behalf of the Florida Toy Fox
Terrier Club and sponsored a basket from their state. The Davidson’s sponsored a
lovely basket on behalf of their Illinois Toy Fox Terrier Club and state. The
following states were also sponsored and represented: Kentucky, Iowa, Wisconsin,
West Virginia, Indiana, and Missouri.
THE WINNERS: RECORD BREAKING YEAR!!
- Congratulations to Kim Rowley, on winning the 2015 National Best of Breed
in Missouri under Judge Nina Marie Sherrer! FritzFox Shining Star @ Flair aka
Baby is just 7 months old, and this was her first show for points.
Baby is co-owned by Anne Kieffer (breeder) and Kim Rowley (handler)! She's the only TFT
to take this illustrious title from the puppy class and the first white and tan
to win this title? She defeated 3 National Grand Champions and 1 NBOB that
Baby defeated her mom, 2013 NBOB NGRCH GRCH NCH Fritzfox
Waltzing Mathilda! Her sire was CH. Fritzfox Hear It 4 The Boy; who took Best
Stud Dog at the same show. Lastly, Baby made it into the UKC Top Ten at her
first show! Record breaking experience!
Kelley and Alex Maldon (Maldonfox)
broke another record by winning the National Grand Champion twice
with their beautiful bitch, Maldonfox NGRCH GRCH Fleur De Dandeline aka
This record has only been held by Doug
Gordon of Texas until this year. Kelley Maldon handled this beautiful
Grand Champion at the show.
The 2015 National Champion, Valaramas
Freedom Is Not Free was bred, owned, and handled by Grace Conally against
Reserve National Champion was awarded to
K’s A Penny For Your Thoughts bred, owned, and handled by Jackie Kays of
BEST FEMALE AND RESERVE
The NTFTA 2015 National hosted a
costume contest! Congratulations to Kelley Maldon on winning this fun new event!!
Related Toy Fox Terrier Shows and Information:
1st Toy Fox Terrier Specialty Match in 2001 and
2012 Toy Fox Terrier National Specialty Judged by Richard Beauchamp
Judges Critique of TFT 2013 National Specialty and
Richard Beauchamp on Judging The Toy Fox Terrier and
Pictorial Discussion of Judging By The Toy Fox Terrier Standard and
Tribute To Richard Beauchamp - 2014 and
Judging The Toy Fox Terrier, Kieffer - Wallace
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