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Ch/International Champion Banana Bender Benjamin Buford Blue

Top Dog in Breed 2016

Ben was bred by Paulo and Simona Coletta of Banana Bender Kennels in Italy.On his first three times out after arriving in the UK, he won Res CC at Crufts, Reserve Best Dog at W&PBW and Best AVNSC Dog at WELKS.

Ben got his first CC, awarded by Ms S. Hewart-Chambers, at Three Counties Championship Show on 11th June 2016. He was then pulled out in the last 9 in the Pastoral Group, which was very exciting. However, to top that he then got his 2nd CC at Border Union Agricultural Show, awarded by Mr Ian Blackshaw and then under Group judge, Mrs Meg Purnell-Carpenter he was placed third in Group. We were absolutely ecstatic! On 26th June 2016 at Blackpool & District Canine Society Ben got his third CC, making him a UK Champion, from Mrs Julia Swann and once again was placed 3rd in the Group, this time by Miss Dianna Spavin.

On 30/6/2016 Ben's breeders received notification from the FCI that he had been awarded the title of International Beauty Champion which is a fabulous recognition of their breeding.

However, in early 2017 we entered into a dispute with the Kennel Club over minor administrative errors in the recording of Ben's entry in the catalogue at some shows. This had been reported to the KC by an envious individual who was out to cause mischief and nothing more ~ a sad person in our eyes. Their actions caused upset not only to ourselves but also to Paulo and Simona who bred Ben as the Kennel Club removed awards made to Ben when he was in their ownership and not just those he gained when transferred to us.

We made the decision not to change his page by removing his champion status as a) we felt he had won these awards fairly and squarely and deserved them, plus b) we knew that in no time at all he would be back to being a champion and, of course, by June 2018 he had! So thank you to Mrs Julie Swann who at Three Counties Championship Show awarded him both Dog CC and Best Of Breed and set him back to where he deserved to be. Thanks to Jeff Luscott and Jeff Horswell for the other two CCs that contributed to this.

Our grateful thanks to our fabulous Italian friends at Banana Bender for entrusting Ben into our care on a permanent basis.

Ben is now retired from the showring

Sire: Multi Ch Banana Bender Doctor Who
Multi Ch Landmaster He Touch Me

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