Long Established and Leading Clarice Cliff & Art Deco Ceramics Specialists


14 March 2018

WALLIS, also known as Show Champion Bananadance Mrs Simpson, JW ShCM, beats over 100 American Cocker Spaniels to win BEST of BREED at CRUFTS 2018.......a truly amazing win and a fabulous day for Alan and me.

WALLIS is our 10th Show Champion, and she is more importantly our 3rd SECOND GENERATION, HOMEBRED SHOW CHAMPION too. She has 7 CC's, 7 Championship show Best of Breeds, 6 Reserve CC's.

TOP PUPPY in breed in 2015, she was also TOP BITCH in 2016, Eukanuba Pup of the Year Grand Finalist finishing in a fabulous 5th overall, and she won a superb Gundog Group 3 at Boston at just 14 months of age.

Wallis was very lightly shown in 2017 and she was unbeaten. She took the CC and BOB at Manchester, BOB at W.E.L.K.S. with a Gundog Group short-list, Best In Show at two consecutive Windsor Gundog shows, and also Best In Show at Herts and Essex too.

To win Best of Breed at Crufts in such strong competition was the final crowning highlight of a short but hugely successful show career.

Wallis is our last Bananadance show dog, and is now retired "at the top" of her game, along with me, having started showing in 1972, I feel that we can achieve no better than what Wallis has achieved for us.

It has been a truly amazing time and thank you to all of the well-wishers and true friends, so hard to come by in such a competitive forum!

Photograph taken after winning Best of Breed at CRUFTS 2018, just before the Gundog Group competition.... courtesy of the Kennel Club