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It is my pleasure to present our chairman Bill Browne- Cole of the world famous Travella kennel. Bill considers it a great honour to be elected president for the second time as his first time in this prestigious role was in 1989.

Born into Wire Fox Terriers he started exhibiting from a very early age and first awarded CC’s in Wire’s in 1971, doing so on a regular basis both in the UK and around the world ever since. Bill now awards CC’s in over 40 breeds across 5 groups and is a championship show Best In Show judge.

Bill has had the pleasure to judge Best In Show at National Terrier, the group at Crufts, Wire Fox Terriers at Montgomery County, National Terrier the World Show and numerous other elite appointments. This very renowned judge has also judged 15 times at Crufts and will be judging again in 2017.

His first champion was made up in 1964, Travella Superstar and there have been in excess of 70 Travella UK champions and countless more overseas. The success of the Travella’s is well documented but just to give a brief summary of some of the success that his Fox Terriers can proclaim to have achieved in the UK: Numerous Best of Breeds at Crufts, two times Winner of the Terrier Group at Crufts, RBIS at Crufts 2007, Dog of The Year winner, 3 times Top Terrier and most recently the most successful Top all Breed Best in Show Winner ever!

Always willing to encourage newcomers to the breed, as they are the future. Bill has helped out many in the breed from advice on general showing to sharing his skill of perfecting the art of grooming the Wire.