CH. COPPERBOOTS WEE BLASTE, “BLASTE”

RECORD HOLDEROne of three Welsh Terrier Bitches simultaneously in the Top Ten All Terrier Charts, 1977-1978, and fourth of seven Welsh Terriers to win Best In Show at Montgomery County Kennel Club, 1978
BRED BYJune Dutcher (Coppercrest) and Marge B. and Dr. O.W. McClung (Wenmar)
OWNED BYMarge B. and Dr. O.W. McClung (Wenmar)
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In 1977-1978, three Welsh Terrier Bitches were simultaneously in the Top Ten All Terrier Charts, a record that has been unbroken to this day. The girls included Ch. Coltan Carey, “Carey”; Ch. Copperboots Wee Blaste, “Blaste”; and Ch. High Flyer Top Star, “Susie.”

In The Welsh Terrier Leads the Way, Bardi McLennan commented that “Blaste” (by Ch. Vagabond of Reglib ex Langwood’s Aurora Sadora), and handled by Clay Coady, for size was “the one in the middle [as compared to “Carey” and “Susie”]…. She quickly topped the record of wins set by Jim Royal [Ch. Golden Oak Jim Royal CD, who was Top Terrier in 1970 and 1971] with nineteen Bests in Show in one year and then went all the way to BIS at Montgomery in that ‘year of the bitches.’ She thus joined an elite group of Welsh to do so.”*

Marge and Dr. O.W. “Mac” McClung (Wenmar) won the Welsh Terrier Club of America Grand Challenge Cup five times, surpassed by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Clark (Halcyon) winning eight times, the de Coppet sisters (Windermere) 10 times, and Mrs. Edward P. (“Ernestine”) Alker (Twin Ponds), winning a record 13 times.

“Blaste” is fourth of only seven Welsh Terriers to win Best In Show at Montgomery County Kennel Club in 1978. The seven other MCKC winners include Ch. Toplight Template of Twin Ponds in 1952 and 1953, Ch. Caradoc Llwyd of St. Aubrey in 1961, Ch. Dewi of St. Aubrey in 1962, in 1978, Ch. Anasazi Billy The Kid in 1996, GCh. Ch. Abbeyrose Captain Jack in 2018, and GCh. Ch. Brightluck Money Talks in 2019.

GALLERY

Ch. Copperboots Wee Blaste, Courtesy the Welsh Terrier Club of America.
Ch. Copperboots Wee Blaste, Best In Show, Montgomery County Kennel Club, 1978.
Photo by Dave Ashbey. Courtesy the Welsh Terrier Club of America.
Ch. Copperboot's Wee Blaste, handled by Clay Coady and winning Best of Breed from the classes under Judge Derek Rayne at the Great Western Terrier Specialty in 1977.

REFERENCES

*Bardi McLennan, The Welsh Terrier Leads the Way (Wilsonville, Oregon: Doral Publishing, Inc., 1998), 135.