Below Bianca's Introduction in the Schedule for the championshipshow from the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of South Wales which was held on the 23rd november 2014 (since then a few countries have been added which I enclosed in the introduction below!)
Since 1996 I have been involved in Staffordshire Bull Terriers and together with my husband Henk I own the Staffjoy’s prefix. Our first Staffordshire Bull Terrier was bought as “just” a pet and his name was Brawny’s Joey. Joey was awarded a CAC/BOB at his/our first international dog show at the age of nine months, and as you probably can imagine we were bitten by the show bug. Since then we have campaigned Hot Staff's Fellow at Staffjoy’s Jw’01 W’03 (Top Stafford 2002) to his champion titles in the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany and his daughter Staffjoy's Doris Day Jw’03 to her German and Luxembourg champion titles, Other champions we've bred are Ch. Staffjoy's Dashing Lad, Ch. Staffjoy's Collywobbles, Ch. Staffjoy's Gina Lollobrigida, Ch. Staffjoy's Guardian Spirit CW’07, Ch. Staffjoy's Georgie Girl, Ch. Staffjoy's Hot Pursuit, Ch. Staffjoy's Jump for Joy Jw'07 NJK'07, Multi Ch. Staffjoy’s Renegade, Multi Ch. Staffjoy’s Magnum PI and Ch. Staffjoy’s Titian Queen (Top Stafford 2011). Bibi, her pet name, has obtained a Stud Book Number in the UK. We have also imported Staffordshire Bull Terriers and we would mention Benlui's Dutch Dreamgirl, petname Dotty. Dotty was bred in Scotland, she became a Dutch junior champion and Dutch champion. From Australia Highbourne Bureaucracy came to us, his petname is Lewis. Lewis has Australian, Luxembourg, VDH and Dutch Champion titles and has obtained an UK Stud Book Number. As co-owner I campaigned Ch. Brittstaff Angel’s Sweet Fellow and Ch. Staffmate Around the World GW’13 to their titles.
As I wanted to get more knowledge about dogs in general, I started studying kynology, and taking it step by step in 2004 I received my FCI Championship Show judge approval for Staffordshire Bull Terriers. So far I’ve judged in the Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Poland, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Italy, Denmark, France and the United States. It was a big honour for me to receive the approval of the Kennel Club to award Challenge Certificates at the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of South Wales Championship Show in 2014, especially as it was for this club that I judged for the first time, at open show level, in the United Kingdom.
I’ve served the Dutch Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club for almost ten years as secretary and editor of the club magazine. At the request of the Dutch Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club I’m involved with the judges training scheme for the Staffordshire Bull Terrier for the Dutch Kennel Club.
The invitation to judge our breed at championship show level for the the South Wales Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club for me as addicted to the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a real highlight.
I am really looking forward to my appointment with the South Wales Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club and spending the day with you all doing what we all like to do,… enjoying the best breed in the world!
* Brno (Czech Republic)
* Mexico City
* november 2018 tbc
* United Kingdom
Besides judging I like and enjoy giving seminars on our breed very much and have done so in the
Netherlands and Italy.
Below a list representing most of Bianca's judging appointments.
|* September 2004 Cape Town South Africa|
Western Cape Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club - Open Show
| * April 2006 Belgium|
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club Belgium - Junior Day
| * March 2007 - Wijchen The Netherlands|
National Terrier Show - Terrier speciality (68)
| * July 2007 - Durban South Africa|
Kwa Zulu Natal Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club - Championshipshow
| * December 2007 - Wijchen The Netherlands|
KC Nijmegen e.o Noviomagum - International Dogshow (30)
| * September 2008 - Lodz Poland|
Polish Terrier Club - National Show
| * October 2008 - Dortmund Germany|
BundesSieger - International Dogshow
| * December 2008 - Amsterdam The Netherlands|
Amsterdam Winner - International Dogshow
| * August 2009 - Caerphilly Wales United Kingdom|
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of South Wales (57)
| * December 2009 - Brussels Belgium|
Brussels Dogshow - International Dogshow
| * February 2010 - Newtownards Ireland|
Newtownards & District Canine Club
| * October 2010 - Utrecht The Netherlands|
De Utrecht - International Dogshow (38)
| * February 2011|
Morecambe Bay and Cumbria Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club - Limit Show
| * May 2011 - Oss The Netherlands|
Kynologenclub Oss en Omstreken - International Dogshow (40)
| * August 2011 - Durack Australia|
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of Queensland Inc - Championshipshow (300)
| * August 2011 - Wellington New Zealand|
Southern Cross Staffordshire Bull Terrier Society Inc - Championshipshow (80)
|* August 2011 - Bloemfontein - South Africa|
Free State Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club - Championshipshow (57)
* September 2011 - Czech Republic
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of Czech Republic - Championshipshow (79)
| * December 2012 - Ladispoli Italy|
Gruppo Cinofilo Ladispolano "Elio Eusepi" - Jim the Dandy Trophy Open Show
| * October 2013 - Asperen The Netherlands|
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club Nederland - First International Stafford Match
For me an unbelieveable honour to be judging in the same ring as Tony and Clare Lee (Constones)
02.11.2014 International Dogshow Bleiswijk (16)
Beste reu en beste teef (tevens beste van het ras)
Best dog and best bitch (also best of breed)
Best of breed
| 23.11.2014 Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of South Wales / Championshipshow Dogs 117 (93/24)|
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of South Wales / Critique
23.11.2014 – Neath Sports Centre - Neath
Judge: Bianca Janssen (Staffjoy’s)
Dog CC: Biggleswick Funky Devil (Reserve Best in Show)
Dog reserve CC: Ch. Eclypstaff Cuz I Can
Best puppydog:Carfury Bal Dhu
Best veteran dog: Ch. Stormbull Solo (Best Veteran in Show)
First I want to thank the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of South Wales for giving me the opportunity to judge at their Championship Show. Coming from overseas it was a big honour for me. Thanks to the exhibitors for their entry and for making it a most enjoyable day. I also want to thank both my very competent ring stewards who made sure that everything in the ring went smoothly and were very helpful not only to me but also to the exhibitors. This club knows how to run a good show with a positive atmosphere, a spacious venue, cups and rosettes for all placed dogs and a friendly hard working committee.
Our breed has got a wonderful character. The standard states: Showing a dog isn’t a competition where the dog stands the best like a statue or is the most focused on a bait. Our breed has got a brilliant sparkling character and that’s what I would like to see and experience. Training puppies with baits is understandable, but I think we must be aware that fully bait focused Staffordshire Bull Terriers makes them look so dull. Some dogs that I wanted to have a look at their heads were so focussed at the bait that I couldn’t have a proper look.
‘Traditionally of indomitable courage and tenacity. Highly intelligent and affectionate especially with children’. When you make eye contact with a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, it should waggle it’s tail and it should want to find out who it is who is looking at him. It’s a worry for me that nowadays you find Staffordshire Bull Terriers who are shy and sometimes look frightened. Of course, especially youngsters, can be impressed by new circumstances, but that should not last long, and if an incident occurs our breed must recover itself quickly. In my opinion breeders should be more aware of the desired true open Staffordshire Bull Terrier character and don’t make excuses for undesirable behaviour. What has this got to do with showing, one can ask. If a dog walks up and down it should show energy, it must look like the dog is enjoying what it’s doing and that also shows in the movement. It doesn’t go down very well with me when a dog comes towards me and hesitates the last few metres and doesn’t want to come over and greet me. The true Staffordshire Bull Terrier not only should have the looks as required by the Standard, but also the temperament as required by the Standard.
I found quite some dirty teeth, and of course you can think ‘so what?’, but it’s a dog show. Make sure your dog is turned out in immaculate condition, clean eyes, teeth, coat and a very nice condition. Clean teeth isn’t just a cosmetic thing it’s also taking good care of your dog as dirty teeth will cause bad breath and ultimately loss of teeth which could have been prevented.
I only had a few exhibits that I thought were really fit. The Breed Standard asks for well muscled hindquarters and for me it’s a great sight when you look at a moving Staffordshire Bull Terrier from behind to see the muscle strings in fully grown Staffordshire Bull Terriers and it completes the picture. Unfortunately only a few had those desired muscled hindquarters.
The Standard asks for a free movement, powerful and agile with economy of effort. Not many exhibits displayed this, most of them had only fairly good movement, but I’m glad not having seen Staffordshire Bull Terriers being shown as hounds as in some countries it seems to become normal practice. With this ‘hound-movement’ we also get Staffordshire Bull Terriers whose back legs are too long. A Staffordshire Bull Terrier should be able to stand naturally with his feet almost directly underneath him i.e. in a line down from his pelvis. For exhibits and breeders I think breeding towards the desired movement is certainly a challenge to breed and to show off.
|DENMARK june 2015|
|FRANCE - NICE - june 2015|
Italy 2016 - Chieti
Seminar in Chiety
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of America Speciality - june 2016 Gray Summit - record entry.
Poland - Bulliade 2016
2016 South Africa Johannesburg Charityshow
2016 Winner Amsterdam