CH. PURSTON HIT AND MISS FROM BROCOLITIA, “BUTTONS”

RECORD HOLDERThird of only four Welsh Terriers to win Best In Show at Crufts, 1994
BRED BYMichael Collings (Purston)
OWNED BYAnne J. Maughan (Brocolitia)
Areas of Interest:

Ch. Twynstar Dyma-Fi, “Trixie,” won Best in Show at Crufts in 1951, followed by Ch. Sandstorm Saracen, “Jimmy” in 1959. Ch. Purston Hit And Miss From Brocolitia, “Buttons,” became the third Welsh Terrier to win BIS at Crufts in 1994 over close to 20,000 entries.*

Prior to becoming Supreme Champion, Ch. Purston Hit And Miss From Brocolitia won nine groups (including Crufts and the National Terrier show) and four Reserve Best in Show wins. She scored her first Best In Show at the South Wales Kennel Club. Anne Maughan asked Frank Kellet to handle her with spectacular results, starting with Best of Breed at the breed show in 1991, then Best of Breed at Crufts 1992. In 1993, she won seven groups and a reserve from eight opportunities and had 18 Champion Certificates prior to winning Best in Show at Crufts in 1994.**

GALLERY

Photo: Supreme Champion Purston Hit And Miss From Brocolitia, Best In Show, Crufts, 1994, The Kennel Club © Image reproduced with their permission.
Photo: Ch. Purston Hit And Miss From Brocolitia, Best In Show, South Wales, KA. Newspaper clipping. Courtesy Michael Collings.

REFERENCES

*Bardi McLennan, The Welsh Terrier Leads the Way (Wilsonville, Oregon: Doral Publishing, Inc., 1998), 145.

**UK newspaper clippings in the archives of breeder, Michael Collings.