RECORD HOLDERSecond of six Welsh Terriers to win Westminster Kennel Club Terrier Group, 1949
OWNED BYMrs. Edward P. (“Ernestine”) Alker (Twin Ponds)
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Six Welsh Terriers have won the Westminster Kennel Club Terrier Group: Ch. Fornell Rare-Bit of Twin Ponds, “Rare-Bit,” who went on to win Best In Show in 1944 and was owned by Mrs. Edward P. (“Ernestine “) Alker (Twin Ponds); Ch. Twin Ponds Belle, “Belle,” owned by Mrs. Edward P. Alker, in 1949; Ch. Strathglass Venture’s Lucifer, owned by Hugh J. Chisholm (Strathglass) in 1952; Ch. Strathglass Trim Maid, owned by Strathglass Kennels in 1959; Ch. Anasazi Annie Oakley, “Annie,” owned by Capt. Jean L. Heath, USN (Ret.) (Black Watch), William H. Cosby, Jr., and Frank Bilger (Reglib) in 1986; and Ch. Sunspryte’s Just In Thyme, “Moxie,” owned by Capt. Jean L. Heath, USN (Ret.) (Black Watch), William H. Cosby, Jr., and Beth Bates (Westwyn) in 1999.

In her career, Ch. Twin Ponds Belle, “Belle” earned 23 Best In Show awards, 41 Group Firsts, and 79 Best of Breed wins.

Since 1978, the winner of the Terrier Group has been awarded the William Rockefeller Trophy, earned by Ch. Anasazi Annie Oakley and Ch. Sunspryte Just In Thyme.


Mrs. Alker's Ch. Twin Ponds Belle, handled by John Goudie, winning Best of Breed under Judge Ed Banks at the Westminster Kennel Club in 1948. Also featuring Ch. Halcyon Masterpiece, handled by John Murphy, winning Best of Opposite Sex. Courtesy the Welsh Terrier Club of America.