Ali Russell-Smith


My Mum had been in wires all her life, breeding, showing ,judging and grooming her kennel name was Ritelsa. I was brought up with dog's and in particular wire fox terriers. Mum and Dad owned a boarding kennels in Manchester, then later they owned Hilbrea Pets Hotel in Shropshire.....I can remember all the wires as a child and I had my favourites, in particular I remember CH RITELSA SIRRIUS (Tigger), sometimes I went along to a show with Mum and I handled a puppy, unfortunately my interest didn't continue......... I got married and through different circumstances had two G.S.D s.......Mum died in 2006, we lost our GSD 2007....I then decided we would like a Wire, in Mums memory, we got Buddy in 2008 and joined the W.F.T.A........ I have enjoyed showing and meeting fox terrier owners, making friends and learning all aspects of the breed, and have recently been elected to serve on the committee for five years and I am passionate to welcome newcomers to the association and continue in gaining knowledge myself. I've been lucky that Buddy has sired several litters and I now have a bitch puppy and hope to further my showing experience with her. I want to continue to improve my knowledge and I am proud to now own Mums Kennel name RITELSA.