In 1999, I started my research into Bedlington Terriers. Having decided I wanted to get involved, now I had to locate my foundation stock. I had been "in" pure-bred dogs since 1982, and realized that I am very picky about the quality of my dogs. I wanted to start with the best, and develop a plan to breed outstanding dogs.

 

At Chelsea Blue Kennels, I found an imported male Ch. Isotop's Storm Warning, who had an outstanding coat, was small, typey and had a great temperament. I arranged to purchase a dog from his first litter, planned with the 1998 Pedigree Award Winner, Ch. Chelsea's Blue Cameo, a nice dog in her own right. This dog, my first Bedlington, became Ch. Jewelbox Diamond Jim CGC. Brady finished his championship by the time he was 9 months old, and was ranked in the top 20 in the breed the first year he was shown. He inherited his father's outstanding temperament, small size, lovely breed type and fantastic correct coat with lovely color and excellent texture.

 

At the Louisville KY Floating specialty, I fell in love with a bitch whose sound movement just blew me away. She won three 5 point majors in fours days, and in one weekend was Ch. Wrightwyn's Told You So. I contacted Samantha's breeder, Brent Wright, to get my second Bedlington from him. Brent was not planning a litter at the time, but after seeing video of Samantha, he relented, and repeated the breeding that had produced her. This combination of Can/Am Ch. Touchwood Myra of Wrightwyn with Can/Am Ch. Dejeune Out of Texas really clicked. From the first litter, it produced three 1-1 champion bitches, from the second litter, my 1-1 bitch Cocoa finished her AKC championship by the time she was 10 months old, becoming Ch. Wrightwyn's Puttin On The Ritz. I have based my breeding program on the strong foundation of these bitches, the four sisters. Three of the four appear in Ashcroft pedigrees and have had an impressive impact on my breeding program.

"Samantha"
"Samantha"

Ch Wrightwyn's Told You So

"Zoe"
"Zoe"

Can Ch Wrightwyn's Maybe I Know

"Cocoa"
"Cocoa"

Ch Wrightwyn's Puttin On The Ritz

"Peanut"
"Peanut"

Ch Wrightwyn's Only You

CH Jewelbox Diamond Jim, CGC
CH Jewelbox Diamond Jim, CGC

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

CH Wrightwyn's Puttin On The Ritz
CH Wrightwyn's Puttin On The Ritz

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

CH Ashcroft Sangeo Santana
CH Ashcroft Sangeo Santana

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

CH Ashcroft Sangeo Sonoma
CH Ashcroft Sangeo Sonoma

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

CH Ashcroft Sangeo Sonora
CH Ashcroft Sangeo Sonora

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

CH Destiny Ashcroft Rocks On
CH Destiny Ashcroft Rocks On

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

CH Ashcroft Jersey Boy
CH Ashcroft Jersey Boy

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

Ch Ashcroft Ain't Miss Behavin'
Ch Ashcroft Ain't Miss Behavin'

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

CH Ashcroft Tug At Your Hart
CH Ashcroft Tug At Your Hart

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

CH Ashcroft Hart to Heart
CH Ashcroft Hart to Heart

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

CH Boardwalk Ticket To The Moon
CH Boardwalk Ticket To The Moon

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

CH Ashcroft Do U Believe In Magic
CH Ashcroft Do U Believe In Magic

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

CH Ashcroft Wedgewood Summer Sky
CH Ashcroft Wedgewood Summer Sky

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

CH Sandy And Blues Silvia Of Sweden
CH Sandy And Blues Silvia Of Sweden

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

CH Lambs End Calientita At Ashcroft
CH Lambs End Calientita At Ashcroft

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

CH Ashcroft Orion RN,RATCH
CH Ashcroft Orion RN,RATCH

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

Ashcroft Talking 'Bout My Girl
Ashcroft Talking 'Bout My Girl

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

CH Ashcroft Talk Of The Town
CH Ashcroft Talk Of The Town

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

CH Ashcroft Happy Talk
CH Ashcroft Happy Talk

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

Ch Ashcroft Xcellent Surprise
Ch Ashcroft Xcellent Surprise

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

GCH Ashcroft Xemplar RATM
GCH Ashcroft Xemplar RATM

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

GCh Ashcroft Wedding Crasher
GCh Ashcroft Wedding Crasher

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

Multi Ch/CIB Ashcroft Wedding Singer
Multi Ch/CIB Ashcroft Wedding Singer

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers
Ashcroft Bedlington Terriers

GCh Ashcroft Something Borrowed Something Blue