ABOUT THE CURATOR/AUTHOR OF THIS FILMOGRAPHY AND TEDDY
Patricia Watson is a Cairn Terrier show dog owner
and fancier. She is also a dedicated movie fan. She and her husband have been active in the breed fancy and breed rescue for Cairn
Terriers for nearly 20 years. Ms. Watson writes fantasy fiction under the pen name Trinity Adler.
Watson is a member of the Cairn Terrier Club of America, the Cairn Terrier Club of Northern California, and the Northern California
Terrier Association. She served on the SJAAC until August of 2012 and served there as the Chair of the Animal Advisory Committee
for the city of San Jose CA until her term ended in January of 2012. Ms. Watson is the former editor of "The Cairn
Kintra" newsletter for the CTCNC breed club and serves as the current editor of “The Bulletin”, the quarterly newsletter of
the NCTA, a prominent all terrier breed club.
There have been many wonderful champion
and titled Cairn Terriers at her home. The most famous was Ch. Rose Croft’s Best Foot Forward, a.k.a. “Teddy”, bred by Jerrie Wolfe
of Rose Croft kennel, a breeder of many BIS winning Cairn Terriers, and handled at show by Peter Atkinson. During his
show career he broke the BIS record for the breed previously held by Ch. Tidewater Master Gold, and has held the record
for the most all breed Best in Show Wins in AKC conformation competitions for his breed since the year 2000, making
him the top winning Cairn in the history of the breed worldwide. In 1999 alone he defeated over 24,000 competitors in dog shows.
Over his short career he defeated 44,011 competing dogs.
ABOUT TEDDY'S SHOW CAREER
Teddy began his show career after becoming a Champion and showed for just
under 3 years. He won all but one of his BIS and Specialty BOB wins during two years of his special's
career in the show rings, (that is time competing as a Champion title holder). Teddy won 17 Best In Show wins at American
Kennel Club all breed dog shows breaking the record for his breed. He also holds the record for combined dog show wins in his breed
with a total of 20 multiple breed show wins, 26 overall wins if you count Specialty BOB's in the total. He won
250 Best of Breed wins in AKC competitions, including 6 Specialty Show Best of Breed wins, the highest win
given at breed specialties competing within his own breed, one was a CTCA National Specialty Show, 5
Specialty show AOM awards before earning any titles prior to the start of his special's career, and he won a Best
of Breed win at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. He only competed twice at Westminster because he achieved his amazing record
and retired from showing in only two years before retiring to stud and his place at home. His short show career, which concentrated
on all breed shows, limited the number of specialty competitions he entered as well, but when he did compete in those arenas he won
admirably. He won 3 prestigious Group 1 show wins, the highest win at a terrier group show. AKC All Terrier Group shows are
competitions between all the AKC terrier breeds. At all breed shows, while competing for BIS wins, he won 245
BOB wins, 6 of those were Specialty show wins, 84 Group 1's, 47 Group 2 wins, 25 Group 3 wins, and 24 Group 4 wins.
In his most active show year, 1999, he won the Pedigree Award given in NYC during the year 2000 WKC Show events. This award was
for achieving the status of the top ranked Cairn terrier in his breed based on breed win rankings of wins against other
Cairns. He was ranked for two years in a row in the national Top Ten list of All Terriers in AKC competition,
and in 1999 earned a placement as the nation's #2 Terrier among all Terrier breed competitors in America. His
years of competition were especially notable as he regularly competed against 4 of the top winning American show dogs at
the time, who then and now, hold the win records for the history of their breeds as well.
Teddy did not win a Grand Champion title because that title did not exist until very close to the end of his life. Had
such titles been available during his career, he would have competed and qualified for that title.
Teddy retired from competition at an early age after breaking the breed BIS record for his breed. We are
very proud of Teddy for his show career, but we were also thrilled to have him home for his long life as
our loving companion and family member. He died one month shy of his 17th birthday on March 5, 2013 of old age. He was
a game Cairn Terrier dog. Cairns were bred to eliminate vermin and Teddy lived up to his genes at an early age. He surprised friends
when he caught two field mice while visiting their houses on two occasions which he was proud to show off and none too willing
to give up.
Teddy enjoyed a long, healthy life. He loved chasing and retrieving plastic squeaky
toys, playing in the water from garden hoses and sprinklers, eating, especially treats, and all the hollyhock flowers he could
steal in the garden-(he was lucky, no witches in his garden), applause, posing for pictures, going on walks, having his ears
and back rubbed, and barking at squirrels.
Teddy was featured in the book “Doggie Knits” by Corinne Niessner,
(photography by David Christensen), published by Sterling Publishers, along with another Watson family dog the late and beloved Bee,
Rose Croft’s Ironwood Lilly, JE, CGC, who is the Cairn featured on the cover of the book which you can purchase on our shopping page.
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TEDDY PLAYING IN HIS GARDEN
IN MEMORIAM, OUR BELOVED TEDDY
Ch. Rose Croft's Best Foot Forward
Top winning showdog, CTM mascot, and beloved family member
TEDDYBEAR AS A PUP WITH HIS TOYS
(Photograph from Jerrie Wolfe)
Lions & Tigers &
Bears, Oh My!