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Ch. Nanfan Crunch Picture Pedigree (By Eng. Ch. Nanfan Sweet Potato out of Eng. Ch. Nanfan Copycat Profile by Barbara Miller Crunch (1/ 8/84 -- 3/ 22/90) arrived on my birthday(May 15th) and passed away at age six from lymphoma on Susie Kipp’s (aka DePew’s) birthday. Crunch was the first Norfolk in breed history to earn more than one Best in Show. He earned 14; three breed wins and two group placements at Westminster; becoming the first Norfolk to do so. During his career he achieved multiple Specialty wins. Crunch was four months old when his breeder Joy Taylor sent him to me. I specifically wanted a puppy from the breeding of Ch. Nanfan Sweet Potato (Spud) and Ch .Nanfan Copycat . I started with Norfolk in 1973 and knew from the onset Norfolk needed more bone and substance. Of all the kennels I visited, starting in the mid seventies, it was Taylor’s Nanfan Norfolks that took my breathe away. They had the substance and bone we needed in the United States. Once we started to exhibit Crunch there was no doubt no one had ever experienced the likes of this Norfolk Terrier. He had a magnificent head with dark eyes, a perfect bite displaying large teeth and a good ear set. In the show ring he’d pull his head against the lead showing off a neck that allowed for plenty of laid back of shoulder. Strutting around the ring he showed off his style of reach and drive. He wasn’t an easy dog to show liking to cut corners and being ahead of all other terriers. Crunch and Susie made a perfect pair. She perfected his coat and always had him in perfect condition. He had his fans and his detractors. Fortunately there were more fans than vice versa. Crunch was not a small Norfolk; he was a half inch over the standard of ten inches. His size and ring performance made judges look at him. He would not be denied. It is my firm opinion this dog helped to put the breed on the map. Even his detractors couldn’t stop this outstanding Norfolk from taking his rightful place in Norfolk history. His fans referred to him as “The Mighty Little Englishman” 
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Short Stories About Significant Norfolk Terriers
Ninety Some of the Cambridge terriers in 1880 were brought to Wymondham in Norfolk where, in 1906, Lewis "Podge" Low acquired a white, leggy bitch called Ninety, by a Dandie Dinmont out of a Hunt terrier. Found wandering in the streets, she was brought to his father, a veterinarian, to be destroyed. Podge Low, liking her expression, kept her and bred her to Rags. The litter produced no white puppies and subsequently her all red litters were sold mainly to ("Roughrider") Jones. Roughrider Jones continued breeding back to Rags, buying puppies out of Ninety and litters from his friend Horace Cole, stud groom to the Master of the Norwich Staghounds.
Rags In England during the latter half of the nineteenth century at Chesterton, near Cambridge, a man appropriately called Doggy Lawrence, using a small Irish Terrier perhaps crossed with a Yorkshire Terrier, bred little red - often black and tan - terriers. They were known as the Cantab Terriers. Between 1899 and 1902 during the South African War, Jodrell Hopkins, a sports loving Cambridge undergraduate, established a livery stable after graduation and also bred terriers which resembled the native terriers found in East Anglia at that period. He mated a smooth brindle bitch of doubtful origin to a red, silky coated Cantab and called the puppies Trumpington Terriers, after the street on which he lived in Cambridge. From this litter the Master of the Norwich Staghounds, Mr. Jack Cooke, picked his Trumpington Terrier, Rags, who when bred to various bitches stamped his get with his prick ears and harsh red coat. Roughrider Jones continued breeding back to Rags, buying puppies out of Ninety and litters from his friend Horace Cole, stud groom to the Master of the Norwich Staghounds.
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