"Sam" won his third CC at Birmingham National from Ken Bartlett (Dwilencia), then further CCs at the May SKC (Lillian Strand - Westlake), Paignton (Tracy Gaydon - Gilbri) and Bournemouth (Marie Burns - Burneze). He was the Top Puppy of 2011 winning five Best Puppy awards, including Best Puppy in Show and the Reserve CC at the Southern WHWT Club Championship Show. As a junior, he took his first CC at Midland Counties under John Griffin (Burlmere). The next year he was Best in Show at the Southern Club Show, judged by Sheila Jenkins (Kilowna), with a Reserve CC later at Leeds.
Sam is the 7th UK Champion for Kirsten and John Fox, the 6th homebred and was made up just over a month after his kennelmate, Ch Comdale Miss January at Hillsted. He is the second UK Champion for his sire, Llovall Ain't Misbehavin Mr and the first for his dam, Hillsted Sweet Breeze. The pair are linked in their pedigree by two Krisma dogs, Ch Krisma Streetwise (now sire of 12 UK Champions) and his great nephew, Ch Krisma Jammydodger (sire of 3 UK Champions).
More information on the previous Hillsted Champions can be found on the page of Miss January.
Burlmere Sweet Serenade at Hillsted, 2CCs
bred by John Griffin, by Ch Ashgate Ivanhoe ex Burlmere Bossanova
Hillsted Step By Step, 2CCs
Sam's main wins:
Best Puppy - East of England 2011
Best Puppy & Reserve CC - Southern WHWT Club Ch 2011
Best Puppy - Leeds 2011, Best Puppy - Richmond 2011
Best Puppy - South Wales K A 2011
Best in Show - Southern WHWT Club open 2011
1st CC - Midland Counties 2011
2nd CC & BIS - Southern WHWT Club Ch 2012
Reserve CC - Leeds 2012
3rd CC & BOB - Birmingham National 2013
4th CC & BOB - Scottish Kennel Club (May) 2013
Reserve CC - Southern Counties 2013, Reserve CC - Windsor
5th CC - Paignton 2013, 6th CC & BOB - Bournemouth 2013
Reserve CC - LKA 2013
Sam is the great grandson of a previous Hillsted CC winner:
In a litter to Ch Krisma Jammydodger, Stella produced:
Hillsted Sweet Liberty, 1RCC
In a litter to Ch Krisma Streetwise, Libby produced:
Hillsted Sweet Breeze
Champion Hillsted Same Again
Sam won his title at Birmingham National 2013. 25 years earlier in 1988, also at Birmingham National, the kennel's first Champion gained his title. Ch Hillsted Sporting Chance was awarded his 3rd CC by the late Barbara Graham of the famous "Lasara" kennel.
Birmingham National 1988
Judge : Mrs B Graham (Lasara)
DCC: (Ch)Hillsted Sporting Chance(3rd)
RCC: Furzeleigh Regal Lad
BCC: Birkfell Sunbonnet*
RCC: Cabon Capella at Lorell