No other UK kennel has bred six generations of Champions and the kennel achieved this in 2011 when Prank won his title. But Pirouette now makes a bitch line of six Champions, a feat achieved in very few breeds.
The Pepabby line began with a Highstile bitch, Prose. Mated to a Ch Domaroy Saracen son, Ch Highstile Paladin, she produced the Edmondson's first Champion, Pepabby Poacher who was made up in 1986, won BOB at Crufts and 5CCs overall. His litter sister Promise won a CC too. Prose's final litter to Houdini produced Petite who was made up in 1987 winning 4CCs. She had two Champion daughters: Ch Pepabby Poppet (made up in 1990, 3CCs and by Promise's Reserve CC winning son, Pepabby Posh) and Ch Pepabby Pavlova (made up in 1994, 6CCs and by Ch Kristajen Charterman). Pavlova mated to Posh produced Ch Pepabby Personality (made up at Crufts 1997 and winner of 9CCs). Personality was mated to Pepabby Paramount, a son of Poacher and Poppet's CC winning daughter Pepabby Persuasion, to produce Ch Pepabby Precious (made up in 2003 with 4CCs). Precious is the dam of Priceless who won her title in 2007 after winning her first CC and BIS at the "of England" Centenary Championship show in 2006. Like Pirouette, Priceless also won BIS at the WHWT Club in 2007.
"Dolly" becomes UK Champion number 10 for the Pepabby kennel, owned and bred by Pat and Joe Edmondson, handled by their daughter Julie Wall. The first was Champion Pepabby Poacher in 1986, Dolly's great great great grandsire. Dolly was born in 2010, winning her first major awards at the Belfast weekend in 2012 with a Reserve CC at Belfast and her first CC at the North of Ireland WHWT Club from Roz Dunne (Charosmack). Her dam, Ch Pepabby Priceless was Top Brood in 2012 due to Dolly and her half brother Prank's CC wins. During 2013 she won Reserve CCs at WELKS and Border Union. Into 2014, Dolly took her second CC & BOB at the Scottish Kennel Club in May from Mike Vickers (Eskwyre) and her third with Best in Show at the WHWT Club from Doreen Lancaster (Clanestar). Dolly is the first Champion for Reserve CC winning Lorbri Sweet Talkin Guy, a son of Ch Krisma Streetwise ex Reserve CC winner Killynether Koko at Lorbri. She's the second Champion for Priceless who was Top Westie in 2007. The pair are linked by littermates, Streetwise and his sister Krisma Sloane Ranger. Sloane Ranger is the granddam of Priceless's sire, Ch Krisma Jammydodger. Uniquely, Pirouette is the sixth generation of homebred Champion bitches for the Pepabby kennel stemming from the first, Petite who won her title in 1987.
Her sire, Lorbri Sweet Talkin' Guy, as a puppy
Her dam, Champion Pepabby Priceless
Sweet Talkin' Guy was owned and bred by Brian and Lorraine Smith. He won two Best Puppy awards in 2008, a Reserve CC at Scottish Breeds 2009 and another at the North of Ireland WHWT Club 2010.
Sweet Talkin Guy and Priceless are linked in their pedigrees by Streetwise and his litter sister Krisma Sloane Ranger (she is the granddam of Priceless's sire, Ch Krisma Jammydodger). There is also Haweswalton breeding behind both dogs. Ch Pepabby Petite is by Ch Haweswalton Houdini, while the last Houdini Champion, Whynncraege Sea Urchin appears in the pedigree of Sweet Talkin Guy as his great granddam. Streetwise and Sloane Ranger are great great grandchildren of Houdini. Houdini and Streetwise are jointly the #2 sires of UK Champions with 12 each.
Priceless or "Roxie" is the 4th biggest CC winning bitch of all time with 17 in total. She was the Top Westie of 2007 and #2 in 2008. A previous litter produced Ch Pepabby Prank, Top male of 2013 and sire of two UK Champions.
The 4 other Pepabby Champions...
Champion Pepabby Poacher
The first Champion, he was half brother to Petite, as they shared the same dam. His litter sister was a CC winner called Promise whose son sired....
Champion Pepabby Poppet
She was by RCC winner Pepabby Posh. To Poacher she produced CC winner Pepabby Persuasion whose son sired Ch Pepabby Precious.
Champion Pepabby Prank, winner of 16CCs and sire of 2 UK Champions. He was from the first litter of Priceless so also descended from all previous Champions except...
Champion Pepabby Prim,
owned by Lynn Jenkinson (Highcross). She was by Tasman Illustration of Clantartan ex Pepabby Pollyanna, Poppet's litter sister.