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NORTH ISLAND BULL TERRIER CLUB

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North Island Bull Terrier Club


The club's zone of influence encompasses the North Island of New Zealand and it's activities are held within this area. However, membership is open to bully lovers resident anywhere in the world. That round circle on your right is actually a link to the club's website, so feel free to click on it and find even more information about Bull Terriers! Activities include one or two Championship shows, and one or two Open shows a year, plus ribbon parades.

Major shows are held centrally, so that members do not need to travel the length of the country to compete. Ribbon shows have been held in Wellington, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga and Taranaki. You can download a club membership application form from the club website www.northislandbullterrierclub.co.nz

Health Concerns The club is very focused on educating the public about health issues that can affect the breed. A stated objective is to promote happy, healthy Bull Terriers at all levels of ownership. Although this breed is very hardy - there are some hereditary problems associated with it, therefore it must be every breeders aim to take responsibility for reducing the incidence of these problems by testing their dogs before they are bred from, and providing puppy buyers with written evidence that parents have been tested and cleared of the following diseases; 

Heart murmurs Patella Luxation Bull Terrier Hereditary Nephritis (BTHN)
A clearance on veterinary letterhead would state the name and age of the dog tested and a physical description of the dog. A photograph may also be included, and/or a microchip or tattoo number. It would state that ascultation, or an ultrasound of the heart found no abnormalities and that the patellas were firm and could not be luxated. BTHN testing takes the form of a urine test, sent to a laboratory to get a UPC ratio reading. You would expect to read something like - "Urinalysis gave a UPC ratio of ___". A reading below 0.50 is generally accepted as normal, although a reading below 0.3 is desirable. These three tests need to be kept up to date - within 12 months before any breeding. Ask to see proof that the parents of the prospective puppy do not have these heatlh problems - don't be content with promises! Occasionally a deaf puppy is produced, and sometimes a bilaterally deaf pup (deaf in one ear) will be born. The club's declaration of honour directs members not to sell or breed from these dogs. Massey University has set up hearing testing (BAER) for litters from around 5 weeks of age, and although this is not compulsary it is an added bonus when buying a pup. In the 1990's another kidney problem was found in many Bull Terriers in Australia and New Zealand called

Polycystic Kidney Disease. Fortunately breeders were quick to test for this and it has been virtually eradicated. Since then most Bull Terriers imported into NZ are tested before breeding, but many domestic lines have already been cleared. This 'PKD' should not be mixed up with BT hereditary nephritis (BTHN) when checking out clearances of the parents of your prospective puppy. BTHN is specifically tested for with a UPC ratio number. The following link provides a good article outlining the reasons why breeders need to be honest and ethical in their testing and breeding practices. The breeders code of silence. Temperament is another very important consideration when purchasing a puppy. You will usually get to see the mother when viewing a litter and occasionally the father. If they are outgoing and friendly, their pups will probably also be outgoing and friendly. After sales service is something you should expect from your breeder and some type of assurance regarding what you can expect if your puppy develops a health or behavioural problem. More information about buying pups, including what to expect concerning your puppy's NZKC registration papers can be obtained by contacting the club secretary.

Contact Details

Cheryl Inskeep
P O Box 44
Waihi

Phone: 07-579 1676
Email: northislandbullterrierclub@yahoo.co.nz
www: northislandbullterrierclub.co.nz

Committee Details

SecretaryHeidi Holland07 8636827northislandbullterrierclub@yahoo.co.nz
Vice PresidentPip McVicar06 7554344lukeandpip@primowireless.co.nz
PresidentTony Bowden0272787818supersneekyskinny@hotmail.com

Recent Shows and Events


Sept 2014 Champ Show
Judge: Eddie Ball, Firecommand, UK
Best In Show - Ch Bulrageous Midnite Mischief (Tudor)
Reserve In Show - Ch Boromir Satyricon ROM (Holland)
Best Bull Terrier - Ch Bulrageous Midnite Mischief (Tudor)
Reserve Bull Terrier - Ch Boromir Satyricon ROM (Holland)
Best Bull Terrier (Miniature) - Ch Boromir Dragon Wytch from Vortex ROM (Flegg/Holland)
Reserve Bull Terrier (Miniature) - Ch Bandabear of Sleek ROM (McMillan)

Sept 2014 Open Show
Judge: Margaret Burgoine - Bodalla, Australia
Best In Show - Ch Boromir Gothic Promise of Vortex ROM (Flegg/Holland)
Reserve In Show - Baroque Altered Image (Inskeep)
Best Bull Terrier - Ch Boromir Gothic Promise of Vortex ROM (Flegg/Holland)
Reserve Bull Terrier - Baroque Altered Image (Inskeep)
Best Bull Terrier (Miniature) - Ch Bandabear of Sleek ROM (McMillan)
Reserve Bull Terrier (Miniature) - Ch Boromir Dragon Wytch from Vortex ROM (Flegg/Holland)

March 2014 Open Show
Judge: Jessie James - Bullyoak Australia
Best In Show - Ch Boromir Satyricon ROM (Holland)
Reserve In Show - NZ Ch Shirvin Twinkle Little Star ROM (Imp Aust)(Tolley)
Best Bull Terrier - Ch Boromir Satyricon ROM (Holland)
Reserve Bull Terrier - NZ Ch Shirvin Twinkle Little Star ROM (Imp Aust)(Tolley)
Best Bull Terrier (Miniature) - Ch Boromir Dragon Wytch from Vortex (Holland / Flegg)
Reserve Bull Terrier (Miniature) - Ch Syrah of Boromir (Holland)

August 2013 Championship Show
Judge: Stephen Craven, Sugarbaye, Australia
Best In Show - Ch Boromir Chianti ROM (Holland)
Reserve In Show - Ch Banderbear Of Sleek ROM (McMillan)
Best Bull Terrier - Ch Boromir Chianti ROM (Holland)
Reserve Bull Terrier - Lobelia Sundance Kid (Prendergast / Graham)
Best Bull Terrier (Miniature) - Ch Banderbear Of Sleek ROM (McMillan)
Reserve Bull Terrier (Miniature) - Boromir Dragon Wytch From Vortex (Holland / Flegg)

August 2013 Open Show
Judge: Joy Pilkington, Javarke, UK
Best In Show - Boromir Satyricon (Holland)
Reserve In Show - NZ Ch Shirvin Twinkle Little Star ROM (Imp Aust)(Tolley)
Best Bull Terrier - Boromir Satyricon (Holland)
Reserve Bull Terrier - NZ Ch Shirvin Twinkle Little Star ROM (Imp Aust)(Tolley)
Best Bull Terrier (Miniature) - Ch Banderbear of Sleek ROM (McMillan)
Reserve Bull Terrier (Miniature) - Boromir Dragon Wytch from Vortex (Holland / Flegg)

March 2013 Championship Show
Judge: Gerald Cox, Coxgal, Ireland
Best In show - Boromir Witch Queen (Holland)
Reserve In Show - Syrah Of Boromir (Holland)
Best Bull Terrier - Boromir Witch Queen (Holland)
Reserve Bull Terrier - Boromir Barbarossa (Holland)
Best Bull Terrier (Miniature) - Syrah Of Boromir (Holland)
Reserve Bull Terrier (Miniature) - NZ & Int Ch Dier's Golden Ghost of Mooncrafte (Imp USA) (Tonkson-Koit)

March 2013 Open Show
Judge: Laura Cox, Coxgal, Ireland
Best In show - Boromir Witch Queen (Holland)
Reserve In Show - Syrah Of Boromir (Holland)
Best Bull Terrier - Boromir Witch Queen (Holland)
Reserve Bull Terrier - Boromir Satyricon (Holland)
Best Bull Terrier (Miniature) - Syrah Of Boromir (Holland)
Reserve Bull Terrier (Miniature) - NZ & Int Ch Dier's Golden Ghost of Mooncrafte (Imp USA) (Tonkson-Koit)

September 2012 Championship Show
Judge: Sarah Foster, Bilboen, UK
Best In Show - Baroque Altered Image (Inskeep)
Reserve Best In Show - Ch Bramble Fire N Ice ROM (Anderson)

September 2012 Open Show
Judge: Stephen Walker, Astasia, UK
Best In Show - Ch Bramble Freeze Frame (Graham / Mintrom)
Reserve Best In Show - Ch Bramble Fire N Ice (Anderson)

September 2012 Open Show
Judge: Paul Berman, Amatol, Australia
Best In Show - Boromir Barbarossa (Holland)
Reserve Best In Show - Ch Bramble Fire N Ice (Anderson)



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More information concerning the Bull Terrier Club, upcoming events, trade table, shows, results, what to look for when buying a Bull Terrier can be found at the NIBTC webpage or by contacting the Club Secretary.

Check the 'scrapbook' for more info about the club and to see pictures from around the shows. We have also featured some of our show winners, yearly trophy winners and lots of pet pictures.

Club Activities

Membership of the North Island Bull Terrier Club is open to anyone that is interested in Bull Terriers. It produces a bulletin which is sent to all members 4 to 5 times a year. This contains news of shows, events, health issues and other current news, as well as photographs, pedigrees and contact information. The club holds shows at Championship, Open and Ribbon Parade level. Ribbon parades are specifically aimed at pet owners and they are encouraged to come out and have a good time. Ribbon parades can also be a training ground for those interested in continuing on to more competitive events.

Club Scrapbook


Bull Terrier Items

We have a lot of Bull Terrier items available from our trading table, including tee-shirts featuring a cartoon bully, caps, beanies and polo shirts. We also stock books and other Bull Terrier Paraphernalia.

That's Linda showing off the new tee-shirt design available. You can order items by email if required by dropping us a line at Trade Table.

Socialising

The club attempts to hold some sort of gathering after shows to enable exhibitors to mingle with each other and to meet the judges. Sometimes 'bully' friends only see each other at the club specialties.

The October '05 shows were no exception, and close to 40 people enjoyed this meal at the local RSA.

Alana and Bryn

This Dynamic Duo have won Best in Show at the March '05 champ, October '05 champ and the October '05 Open show. Way to go guys!!

Aust & NZ Ch Boromir Quicksilver

Mace won Best in show at the clubs '03 Open show, both '04 champ shows and the '04 open show. Club show trophy winner for '04 and '05, he is now in Australia.

Junior Dog Class

Pam with Oban, and Rachel with Diesel. It often rains at shows, but you can't send the judges home when you have bought them in from overseas! The show must go on.

Family outings

Well sometimes you can talk the family into going with you to shows! The Irwins shelter from the rain.

Jan, Jane and Doohan

Take time out for a chat.

Winnie was kept busy with the sponsorshipSometimes I wonder if anyone who is not involved in a committee really understands how much time and effort is involved in running a succesful show! Nettle and Scout (with Nick) are waiting for some food to fall into their mouths.

Volunteers



Can be hard to find - Jane chats with Evan, who gave up his day to video the open show for us.

06 Judges



Andre Strydom and Joe Schiller came all the way from South Africa. Here they are enjoying the beach at Mount Manganui.

Mitch and Seaton



concentrate on getting that pose just right.

Time for a rest



Rachel and Sumo - Sumo is finding it all quite tiring...
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