"Echo" gains her Junior Crown!
We can now proudly say that "Echo" Mossbawnhill Crowd Appeal has gained her Junior Ch. title as she picked up her final point in style by winning the Jun bitch class & Res CAC under
UK Breed Specialist Mr Roger Stock of the "Courthill" Kennel at Hibernian Ch Show on 17th May 2014.
"Bracken" is BVIS again!!
"Bracken" IR,INT Ch. Collooney Mamma Mia is BVIB under breed Judge Mr Lou Guerrero (US) & ends up taking another BVIS slot under Hound Specialist Mr Eddie Patterson (N.I) "Birch"
Mossbawnhill In Hot Pursuit with Ailesbury was piloted to the dog CAC,CACIB & Res BOB by his owner Lynda Cuthbert-Matthews again under the aforementioned breed Judge above and all at Newtownards Int Ch Show on 11th May 2014
"Echo" & "Bracken" do it again!!
"Echo" Mossbawnhill Crowd Appeal takes her 2nd CAC with Res BOB & "Bracken" IR,INT Ch. Collooney Mamma Mia wins another VB class & takes BVIB both under breed specialist Mrs
P Gutierrez-Otero (Mex) & "Bracken" then goes on to take out another BVIS this time under Mrs Darla Heck (Can) all at Fermoy Int Ch. Show 0n 3rd May 2014. "Echo" also gains another point towards her Jun Ch. Title.
"Echo" takes out her 1st CAC & goes BOB & Grp 3rd!
"Echo" Mossbawnhill Crowd Appeal takes out her 1st CAC from the Jun Class,then goes BOB & finishes it by going Grp 3....all under well known & respected Judge Gerard Jipping
(NL) @ Combined Canine Ineternational Ch. Show on 19th April 2014,"Bracken" IR,INT Ch. Collooney Mamma Mia wins VB & BVIB and then tops that by going all the way to BVIS under Ms Ramune Kazlauskaite (Lith)!
"Echo" on her way to winning BOB
"Echo" goes BPIS AGAIN! @ Hound Show Of Northern Ireland (Feb Show)
Little Ms "Echo" Mossbawnhill Crowd Stopper repeats her Nov win of BPIS at The Hound Club Of Northern Ireland,this time in Feb (1st) under Judge Mr Kevin Carter (Clearwing),she also won the PB class & "Dusk" Mossbawnhill Told You So was 2nd to her,
"Ember" Mossbawnhill How Bout I Be Me won the LB class & "Bracken" IR,INT Ch. Collooney Mamma Mia was 2nd in the Vet Stakes. Thankyou to the Judge for appreciating our dogs.
"Echo" is BPIS & "Bracken" is BVIS @ Hound Club of Northern Ireland (Nov Show)
Well what a day we had at the Hound Club Of Northern Ireland (16th Nov 2013).....firstly "Echo" Mossbawnhill Crowd Appeal won the Puppy Class & the Puppy Stakes Class,then went on to beat the Puppy Dog Stakes winner for BPIS,"Bracken" IR,INT Ch. Collooney Mamma Mia won the Vet Stakes class & was BVIS. "Granite" Mossbawnhill No Regrets (now living in Sweden with Maria Edlin) was 2nd in the Puppy Dog Stakes & 2nd in OD,"Dusk" Mossbawnhill Told You So was 3rd in the PB Stakes all under Mr R.F Spencer from the UK Borzoi Affix "Talgavar". Thankyou!
"Echo" Mossbawnhill Crowd Appeal...going BPIS under Mr R.F Spencer @ Hound Club Of N.I...photo by Howard Tonks.
"Bracken" goes BVIS @ Midland Whippet Club Ch Show.
We had a really great day at Midland Whippet Ch. Show where "Bracken" IR,INT Ch. Collooney Mamma Mia went BVIS at the grand age of 10.5yrs under English breed specialists (bitches) Helen Wayman of the "Scarletfair" affix & (dogs) Roger Stock of the "Courthill" affix,"Birch" Mossbawnhill In Hot Pursuit With Ailesbury who is owner handled by Lynda Cuthbert-Matthews was 2nd in the Junior Dog classs thus qualifying him for Crufts 2014.
Many Thanks to both Judges.
"Folly" gets her 4th GS (CAC) & her half sister "Echo" gets the Res GS @ Carlow Ch Show
We are really pleased to say that "Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am (Jun Ch.) got awarded her 4th Green Star (CAC) from the OB class at Carlow Ch Show (Sept 2014) under Hound Specialist Mrs Gail Patterson (Ire) from the "Rocksham" RR Kennel,"Echo" Mossbawnhill Crowdstopper who is "Folly's" half sister took the Res GS (Res CAC) from the PB class & "Pebble" UK,IR,INT Ch. Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09) won the Ch B class...so a good day at the office for us! Thankyou to the Judge.
"Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am (Jun Ch.)...photo by Paul Briscoe
"Echo" Mossbawnhill Crowd Appeal... photo by Paul Briscoe
"Pebble" UK,IR,INT Ch.Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (European Winner 09)..photo by Paul Briscoe
"Echo" is BPIB @ Belfast Ch Show
"Echo" Mossbawnhill is Best Puppy In Breed at Belfast Ch Show (Sept 28th 2013),under UK breeder Judge Catherine Fisher-Home (Jasarat),"Echo" won the PB class & her cousin "Dusk" Mossbawnhill Told You So was 3rd in the same class thus qualifying her for Crufts! Both bitches are only just 7mths old."Bracken" Ir,Int Ch.Collooney Mamma Mia was 3rd in OB she is 10 & 1/2 yrs old! & was also 2nd in the Vet Stks under Martin Sanders (UK). "Echo" also managed a 3rd in the Pro Plan Puppy Stks under Ger Cox (Ire),so a really nice day our for us!!
"Bracken" is Res in Vet Grp & "Reef" gets the RDCC @ Darlington Ch Show
At Darlington Ch Show (13th Sept 2013) "Bracken" Ir,Int Ch. Collooney Mamma Mia shows us again that she has still got it at 10 & half yrs! as she wins VB,Best Vet In Breed under Liz Cartledge (UK) & then tops that by getting Res Best Vet In Group! under Tom Mather (UK).Other Mossbawnhill's had a pretty successful day too as "Slate" Mossbawnhill Still Reignin With Zigouse was 3rd in a very healthy MPD class thus qualifying him for Crufts 2014 & "Sora" Mossbawnhill Worth The Wait For Zigouse was 4th in an even bigger LB class..both dogs are owner handled by Sheelagh Downing-Christie and "Reef" Mossbawnhill Whatta Myth won a super LD class & then the Res DCC!! he is owned by Jean Dickenson (Ribblesmere) & handled by her daughter Mandy Sant. WELL DONE! all round ladies..so very proud of you all.
"Reef" Mossbawnhill Whatta Myth
"Sora" Mossbawnhill Worth The Wait For Zigouse
"Bracken" IR,INT Ch. Collooney Mamma Mia
"Slate" Mossbawnhill Still Reignin With Zigouse
New pics of "Lucy" (formerly "Pecan") Mossbawnhill's Elusiv Dream
We have received these lovely photos from Yulia Mc Cutcheon in Canada who owns "Lucy" (who was formerly called "Pecan" whilst she was here) Mossbawnhill's Elusiv Dream...."Lucy" was expertly handled in these pics by Laura Baratta.
"Cypress" Mossbawnhill Hit The Lights wins Luxembourg Young Champion title
"Cypress" Mossbawnhill Hit The Lights handled by Mauro Carpone "Almaglo" Italy was exhibited in Luxembourg at his first show with Mauro & gains the title of Young Champion of Luxembourg.
We are very proud of this young lad.
"Jonas" Taejaan Hearts On Fire ~ New photo
We have received this new photo of "Jonas" Taejaan Hearts On Fire from his owner Karen Green in Queensland Australia where he won the Dog CC at Pine Rivers Ch Show under Mr K Hammond (NSW)...we are very proud of "Jonas" as he is a son of "Riley" Austl Ch. Mossbawnhill I Am Legend & therefore a Grandson of "Timber" UK,IR,INT Ch.Mossbawnhill Exclusive (Celtic Jun Winner 08)
New photos & news of "Lure" Mossbawnhill Quietly Backd with his new title....LBW
We have some super news & new photos from Portugal where "Lure" Mossbawnhill Quietly Backd lives with his new owners Malcolm & Moira Footitt.
Firstly,"Lure" can now add a title after his name as he has won the Lisbon Baby Winner title,this was won under two Swedish Judges Svante Frisk & Kenneth Edh from the Baby Classes. Next show under Steven Seymour (Australia) & Ake Cronader (Swed) "Lure" was up into the Puppy Dog Class & both days was BOB Puppy & Puppy Grp 2nd.
Below are some photos taken at the latest show by "Dogs on Top"
What a really great day at the Hound Asso Of Ire Ch show.
We had the most fantastic day at The Hound Association Of Ireland's Ch Show held on the 17th August 2013. Eli Marie-Klepp from Norway was judging the breed & well known & respected Hound Specialist Espen Engh from the famous "Jets" Greyhound Kennel in Norway was Judging the Grps & BIS.
Our newest addition "Echo" Mossbawnhill Crowd Appeal won her class,BPIB & then went RBPIS,her Grand dam "Bracken" IR,INT Ch.Collooney Mamma Mia also won her class,BVIB & ended up BVIS...all this at 10yrs of age! But the star of the day was Bracken's daughter "Pebble" UK,IR,INT Ch.Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (European Winner 09) who won the Champion bitch class,the bitch Green Star (CAC),BOB,the Group & then topped all that by going BIS!!!!!!
What a day!!
Some photos below:
"Pebble" BIS handled by Ryan & with Judge Espen Engh...photo kind courtesy of Gulliagh Irish Wolfhounds
"Pebble" winning the Group handled by Ryan with Judge Espen Engh...photo kind courtesy of Gulliagh Irish Wolfhounds
"Bracken" BVIS handled by Pamela with Judge Espen Engh....photo kind courtesy of Paul Briscoe
"Echo" Res BPIS handled by Pamela with Judge Espen Engh.....photo kind courtesy of Gulliagh Irish Wolfhounds
"Echo" goes Best Baby In Show
"Echo" Mossbawnhill Crowd Appeal finished her Baby Puppy career in style at Bangor Ch. Show on Sat 10th August 2013 by going Best Baby In Show under Mr Walter Schicker from Germany,this was after she had beaten her litter brother "Granite" Mossbawnhill No Regrets for Best Baby In Breed, both got Very Promising under Mrs Tuula Plathan from Finland. "Tawny" Mossbawnhill All Eyes On Me was 3rd with Exc from a decent OB class & her Dam "Pebble" Multi & Int Ch.Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (European Winner 09) was 2nd with Exc in the Ch.B class.
Recent News from "Clay's" kids in Germany & Switzerland
We have plenty of News to pass on from Daniela Zingg-Bucher's Druantia Kennel in Germany regarding wins from the children of "Clay" Dual Ger Ch.Mossbawnhill Masterpiece. As there has been so much to report recently we have decided to just list it all below starting with the oldest news back in April.
Sachsenheim National Show (14/04/12) under Mr H.Hen
From the Intermediate Bitch class Druantia's Headley was Res VDH
From Intermediate Dog class her brother Druantia's Hank was Res VDH & Res CAC
Oberhausen CAC Show (21/04/12) under Mrs Krah-Heiermann
From Jun Bitch Druantia's Invincible Izzy was Jun VDH & Jun CAC
From the Open Bitch class Druantia's Headly was Res VDH.
St Gallen Int Show held over 2 days (12& 13/05/12) under Mr JJ Dupas (Fr) on the first day.
From the Ch Dog Class "Clay" Dual Ger Ch.Mossbawnhill Masterpiece was CAC & Res CACIB & the following day under Mrs Assenmacher-Feyel (Ger) "Clay" repeated his previous days win by again taking CAC & Res CACIB.
Druantia's Gwendolyn Amazing Grace gained her racing license (20/05/12)
Bermatengen CAC Show (26/05/12) under Mr Gerritsen (Neth)
From the Jun Bitch Class Druantia's Incredible Ivy was Jun VDH,Jun CACA,Jun BOB,Best Bitch & Jun Winner Baden-Wuerttemberg
And from the Open Dog Class Druantia's Gareth Following The Sun was VDH & CAC.
Saarbrucken International & National Ch Shows (27&28/05/12) under Mr Lamperti (Itl) & Mrs Schwerm-Hahne (Ger) respectively
From Open Bitch Druantia's Headley takes VDH & Res CAC & from Jun Bitch Druantia's Invincible Izzy takes the Jun CAC,Jun VDH,Jun BOB & BOB & then tops this all off by going Grp 1st under Mrs Mach (Swiss)!!
The following day from the OB class Druantia's Headley takes the Res VDH & Res CAC & from the Ch Dog class Swiss Ch.Druantia's Glen Boy takes the VDH,BOB & Saarland Winner title.....this also finishes "Gleny" as a Ger VDH Ch.
MANY CONGRATULATIONS!!! to owner Martina Bartsch & breeder Daniela Zingg-Bucher!!
Freiburg CAC Show (02/06/12) under Mr Anschober (Aus)
From OD Druantia's Gilroy The Eyes Of Truth was Res VDH & Res CAC.
From Jun Bitch Druantia's Incredible Ivy was Jun VDH,Jun CAC & Jun BOB,her sister Druantia's Invincible Izzy who was 2nd behind her in this class was Res Jun VDH & Res Jun CAC.
And from the Ch Dog Class Swiss & Ger Ch.Druantia's Glen Boy took VDH.
There are some photos below of the above mentioned dogs.
A massive WELL DONE to all involved!
New pics of "Clay" Dual Ger Ch.Mossbawnhill Masterpiece
We have recieved these stunning photographs of "Clay" Ger VDH & Ger WCD Ch.Mossbawnhill Masterpiece very kindly taken by Martina & Walti Bartsch who own "Gleny" Druantia's Glenboy.
A very BIG thank you to you both for these wonderful photos below.
"Folly" is BOB & Grp 3
Sat 19th May saw Hibernian Ch Show take place under specialist Mr Christophe Coppel from France who incidently was the Whippet Bitch Judge @ this years World Winners Show in Paris,he found his BOB from the OB class winner in our own "Folly" Jun Ch. Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am & she finished up Grp 3 also under Mr Coppel. "Tawny" Mossbawnhill All Eyes On Me was 3rd in JB,"Ocean" Sobresalto Lot Of Love For Mossbawnhill was 1st in the ID class & "Ember" Mossbawnhill How Bout I Be Me finished up once again BOB Baby!!
The Mini-Circuit BEST BABY IN SHOW & a New IR & INT CHAMPION!!
The first weekend in May 2012 saw our "mini-Circuit",on the Sat 5th @ Fermoy International Ch Show the Judge was Mrs Pam Douglas from New Zealand & she found her GS (CAC) bitch & CACIB winner & ultimately BOB in our own "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia from the OB class,we are absolutely thrilled to announce that this now gives her 2 titles & she can now be formally known as IR & INT CH Collooney Mamma Mia at the ripe old age of 9!!
"Tawny" Mossbawnhill All Eyes On Me was 3rd in the JB class,"Ocean" Sobresalto Lot Of Love For Mossbawnhill was 1st in the ID class & our newest member of the team baby "Ember" Mossbawnhill How Bout I Be Me who debuted this weekend was BOB Baby & then ended up making 2 cuts in a VERY hotly contended Best Baby In Show under Mr Michael Forte (Ire)
Sun 6th saw the South Tipp Ch Show taking place where the breed judge was Mr Karsten Kaemling from Canada,this time "Bracken" again won the OB class & then ended up with the Res GS (Res CAC),"Folly"Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am was Res (4th) behind her in the OB class,"Tawny" Mossbawnhill All Eyes On me was 2nd in the JB class,"Ocean" Sobresalto Lot Of Love For Mossbawnhill was 2nd in the ID class & "Ember" Mossbawnhill How Bout I Be Me was again BOB Baby but thrilled us all by finishing up Best Baby In Show! under Mr Sean knight (Ire)
Many thanks to all the Judges who have appreciated our dogs & made this a truly wonderful & memorable weekend!!
Bye Bye puppies!!
Well it's that time already when our babies have to leave us for their lovely new homes.
"Jason" Mossbawnhill Rock It has gone to his new show home in England with Tony & Gill Ellam,"Flurry" Mossbawnhill Another Story has gone to her new show home also in England with Paul & Dot Carter,"Jute" Mossbawnhill Got Attitude has also gone to a show home but this time in Scotland,where he will join his cousin "Sora" Mossbawnhill Worth The Wait with Colin & Sheelagh Downing-Christie & family,"Tigger" (formerly "River") Mossbawnhill Color Cruise has remained a little bit more local & has gone to wonderful pet/companion home in Enniskillen where he lives with Chris Jefferson & family & finally "Rumor" (formerly "Luna") has also stayed a little closer to home & has joined my very good friend June Smyth & her family where she will be campaigned by June in the ring.
The house seems VERY quiet without them now!!
"Bracken" wins BVIS for the 3rd yr running
We are really pleased to say that "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia was Best Veteran In Show again for the 3rd year running at the Northern Ireland Whippet Club Ch Show held on the 31st March 2012,the Judge was UK specialist Liz Third of the "Bruntsfield" affix. Bracken's great grand daughter "Tawny" Mossbawnhill All Eyes On Me was 3rd in the Junior Bitch class & "Folly" Jun Ch.Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am who is Bracken's grand daughter was 3rd in the Limit Bitch class,our Italian Import "Ocean" Sobresalto Lot Of Love For Mossbawnhill was 3rd in the Yearling Dog class,so a fairly good day.
"Mossbawnhill" Family reunion @ Crufts 2012
Whist I was at Crufts this year I met up with Kathrina Zingg the daughter of Daniela Zingg-Bucheof the "Druantia" Kennel in Germany who owns "Clay" Dual Ger Ch.Mossbawnhill Masterpiece & Martina Bartsch who owns "Gleny" Swiss Ch.Druantia's Glen Boy who is a son of "Clay". They had both travelled over from Switzerland to compete at Crufts with "Glen" in the OD class.
Afterwards we had a small family reunion of the Mossbawnhill relatives & Martina very kindly took this photo below,from left - right:Tracy Gill with"Breeze" Mossbawnhill Causin A Stir At Rushden & our "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia,me (Pamela) with Lynne Stratton's "Crumpet" Mossbawnhill Glamorous & our own "Tawny" Mossbawnhill All Eyes On Me,Sheelagh Downing-Christie with "Sora" Mossbawnhill Worth The Wait,Mandy Sant with "Reef" Mossbawnhill Whatta Myth,her Mum Jean Dickenson with "Maple" Mossbawnhill Timeless Epic & finally Lynne Stratton with Martina's "Gleny" Druantia's Glen Boy.
photo by Martina Bartsch "Souls On Paws"
"Bracken" wins Veteran Bitch @ Crufts 2012
Hound day @ Crufts this year was held on Sunday 11th March 2012 & we decided that as we had a young litter on the ground at the time that I (Pamela) would once again go over on my own to show the dogs. We took only two this year "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia who was entered in the Veteran Bitch Class & her Grandaughter "Tawny" Mossbawnhill All Eyes On Me who was entered in the Special Puppy Bitch Class,the bitches were being judged this year by breeder Judge Mrs Jo Davies "Taraday" (UK),we are extremely pleased to say that Bracken won her class in some very good company indeed,there was an entry of 19. Unfortunately the air-con above the ring did not please Tawny at all as she is a very sensitive dog,this resulted in her throwing her topline & making her very unsettled both on the stack & the move and she was unplaced & very rightly so too!
Below is a photo taken of Bracken on her way to winning her class.
Photo by Natalia Kozyreva
The critique from WCOW for"Crumpet"
Here is the critique for "Crumpet" Mossbawnhill Glamorous from Espen Engh of the world famous "Jet's" Greyhound Kennel in Norway when he judged the bitches at The Whippet Club Of Wales Ch Show in Dec 2011,where Crumpet owned & handled by Lynne Stratton won a strong Post Graduate Bitch class of 19.
"Mossbawnhill Glamorous. Beautiful brindle bitch of excellent overall quality & type and Glamorous she is! Powerful bitch head,lovely ears,beautiful expression. Strong,handsome neck. Deep chest & a lovely underline contributing to her curvy outline. Balanced angulation both ends. Moved soundly & efficently from all angles. Needs some more assistance from her handler as it's leaving too much of the job to the judge but certainly worth the effort."
The day before the show the photograph below shows what sport Crumpet was excelling in & probably explains a lot about Espen's closing comments as Lynne would freely admit herself that her heart does'nt really lie with the sport of dog showing but rather the one below!!
We are VERY proud of what Lynne has achieved with Crumpet because to do what she has done with her is in our opinion no mean feat!!
"Crumpet" Mossbawnhill Glamorous with her "bag" on a shoot with her owner Lynne Stratton
Some photo's of the "Riley" pups at Taejaan in Australia
We are VERY happy to be able to share some photographs of our "Grandpups" in Australia. They were bred by Molly Rule-Steele at "Taejaan" and are sired by "Riley" Aust Ch.Mossbawnhill I Am Legend who is owned by Molly,the dam of the litter is "Miley" Aust Ch.Taejaan Pictures Of You. We think that this litter was a great combo & has produced some real quality & very promising puppies and we are certainly very proud of "Riley" & his get!
"Jonas" Taejaan Hearts On Fire
"Haide" Taejaan Picture This
"Blondie" Taejaan Blonde Moment on the stack
"Clay" makes the WCD top ten 2011
We are very proud to say that "Clay" WCD & VDH Ger Ch. Mossbawnhill Masterpiece has made it into the WCD (Whippet Club Of Germany) top ten list 2011 and is ranked 7th out of 131 males.
A very big WELL DONE & Many CONGRATULATIONS to his owner handler Daniela Zingg-Bucher of Kennel "Druantia"
Critique for "Reef"
The critique from Midland Whippet Club Ch Show held on 23/10/2011 from breed specialist Agnetta Kappers of the "Kapriol" affix in Sweden for "Reef" Mossbawnhill Whatta Myth where he won the PD class has finally appeared in the local dog press & Jean Dickenson who owns & handles "Reef" has very kindly emailed it to me...it appears below.
"Dickensen's Mossbawnhill Whatta Myth. Light brindle & white. Very attractive dog with beautiful outlines but just a little flat in topline. Well balanced with a lovely head & expression. Well angulated in front & rear. A stylish & sound mover."
Clay's son Druantia's Glen Boy gains another CAC & goes BOB!
Martina Bartsch who owns "Glen" Swiss Ch.Druantia's Glen Boy has very kindly sent them a fabulous photograph of him taken by her husband Walti at Lostallo Ch Show on the 24th Sept 2011 under Mrs Pirkko Konttinen (Fin). "Glen" was 1st OD,CAC & BOB,he is sired by "Clay" Ger VDH & WCD Ch.Mossbawnhill Masterpiece who is owned by Daniela Zingg-Bucher of the Druantia Kennel in Germany.
Many CONGRATULATIONS to Walti & Martina and "Glen" of course!!
Some results on the Mossbawnhill Grandchildren from Germany & Switzerland
At Cologne Ch Show in Germany under Judge Marco Sistermann three litter brothers sired by "Clay" Ger VDH & WCD Ch.Mossbawnhill Masterpiece & out of Druantia's Carlin A Little Champion ended up 1st,2nd & 3rd in the OD class & also the same weekend at Kleindottingen Ch Show in Switzerland under Judge Bernd-Jurgen Dorr did exactly the same thing!
The results are below:
1st...Druantia's Glen Boy
Well Done! to their owners,we are extremely proud of ALL our Mossbawnhill grandkids.
"Bracken" is SBVIS for the 2nd year!
The Northern Ireland Whippet Club held it's annual Ch Show back to back with Belfast again this year,the judge was specialist Nicky Warner of the Savuka Affix in the UK,and we are delighted to report that "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia was once again not only Best Veteran Bitch but also Best Veteran In Show..this is the 2nd year running that she has won this & we are VERY proud of her! She was handled as usual by Ryan.
Some of our other dogs also managed to get in the ribbons too.....Pebble was VHC in OB,Folly was 2nd in LB,Tawny was Res in MPB behind her sister Breeze who was handled to her 3rd placing by Tracy Gill.
Many Thanks to the judge Nicky Warner.
Belfast Ch Show success!
We are very pleased to say that we had a wonderful day at this years Belfast Ch show held at the Kings Hall on Sat 24th August 2011. Northern Ireland only has the one UK all breed Champion Show,so it is always a little bit extra special to do well at it. Our breed Judge was Hound Specialist Gavin Robertson from the well known Soletrader Affix in England as reported on below "Timber" gained his UK title along with BOB...he now matches his sister "Pebble" regarding titles,they are both UK,IR & INT Chs! "Folly" Jun Ch.Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am also did extremely well as she was 1st in a good Limit Bitch class & our youngster "Tawny" Mossbawnhill All Eyes On Me was VHC in the PB class.
Mossbawnhill also won the Breeders Class under Gavin Robertson & then went on to win the Breeders Group under very well respected Judge Patsy Hollings from the Gunalt Affix in England. "Pebble" UK,IR,INT Ch. M.It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09) also managed to get a VHC under the same judge in a very stiff Champion Stakes class.
A very BIG THANKYOU to both Judges.
Latest photo of "Pebble"
This latest photograph of "Pebble" UK,IR,INT Ch. Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09) was taken by "Our Dogs Ireland" when she was runner up in the Champion Stakes at Tralee Ch Show in August under Judge Marcie Dobkin (USA)
"Timber" gets his UK crown!
We are extremely happy & very proud to announce that "Timber" can now officially be known as UK,IR,INT Ch. Mossbawnhill Exclusive (Celtic Jun Winner 08) he gained his last CC towards his UK title at Belfast Ch Show on Sat 24th Sept 2011 under Hound Specialist Gavin Robertson of the very well known Soletrader affix in England,he also managed to do it with a bit of flair too as he went BOB.
Many thanks to the Judge Gavin Robertson for thinking so highly of our boy.
taken by Howard Tonks at Limerick Ch Show where Tim was Grp 3rd.
"Clay" gains his Ger WCD Ch title.
More super news from Daniela Zingg-Bucher of the Druantia affix in Germany...."Clay" Ger VDH Ch.Mossbawnhill Masterpiece can now also add the title of Ger WCD Ch to his name!
We are so very proud of Clay..we always knew that he would achieve Ch. status & he has proven us correct...twice!!
MANY SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Some pics of "Harry"
We have received some fantastic photos from Mark Smith of "Harry" Mossbawnhill Vaguely Noble taken recently by Linda Horton (apart from the head study,which is by Mark). Harry is from our last litter by M.Better Son out of UK,IR,INT Ch. M.It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09) & is a litter brother to Breeze,Sora,Clover,Reef & our own Tawny. Harry is owned by Mark & Denise Smith of the "White Coppice" affix in England,he is 7mths old in these photos & we just think he is stunning!! Harry hopes to make his ring debut shortly.
Thankyou to Mark for sending these to us & to Linda for taking such wonderful photos...as usual.
Beautiful head study of Harry taken by owner Mark Smith.
"Sora" is BPIB
"Sora" Mossbawnhill Worth The Wait who is owned by Colin Christie,Sheelagh Downing-Christie & family & handled by Sheelagh won the MPB class,BPB & then BPIB at SKC Ch Show at the end of August 2011 under Hound Specialist Jeff Horswell of the well known "Drakesleat" affix. This was only Sora's 2nd ever show,she was 1st and Special Best Minor Puppy in Group at
Tayside Lochee and District Canine Club earlier in the month on the 13th.
A BIG WELL DONE to you all.
photo by Sheelagh Downing-Christie
photo by Sheelagh Downing-Christie
"Bracken" is Res BVIS @ IKC Int Ch Show.
"Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia thrilled us by taking the Res Best Veteran In Show at the IKC Int Ch Show the same day as "Breeze" Mossbawnhill Causin A Stir At Rushden took 3rd BPIS..see details below.
Bracken won the Vet Bitch class & BVIB under Graham Hill handled by her usual handler Ryan & then went in for Best Veteran In Show under Brian O'Hara (Ire) & was handled to Reserve beautifully for us by Lynda Matthews. A very BIG THANKYOU! to Lynda for doing such a wonderful job with her.
Photo by "Our Dogs Ireland"
"Breeze" wins 3rd BPIS
We are really happy to say that "Breeze" Mossbawnhill Causin A Stir At Rushden has continued her winning ways at IKC Int Ch Show held in Cloghran Showgrounds on 27th August 2011 & not only wins the PB class & BPIB under Mr Graham Hill (UK),she then goes on to win the Sighthound Puppy Grp under Una Rigney (Ire) and tops it all off by going 3rd BPIS under Brian O'Hara (Ire)....Breeze is owned by our good friends Tracy Gill & Janet Duke of the Rushden affix & handled exclusively by Tracy.
BIG CONGRATULATIONS!! to you both,we are really proud of what she has already achieved! Keep up the super work!!
Super new pic of "Reef".
This photograph of "Reef" Mossbawnhill Whatta Myth was very kindly sent to us by Mark Smith who owns Reef's brother "Harry" Mossbawnhill Vaguely Noble. "Reef" is owned & handled by Jean Dickenson (Ribblesmere) in England,the photo was taken at the Welsh KC Ch Show where Reef was 3rd in the MPD class under Age Gjetnes,this qualified him for Crufts 2012.
The photograh was taken by Colin Wilson
"Reef" aged 6mths showing off his super side-gait.
"Riley" sires a beautiful litter at Taejaan
"Riley" Aust Ch.Mossbawnhill I Am Legend has sired a beautiful litter of eight out of "Miley" Aust Ch.Taejaan Pictures Of You born on the 28th August 2011..there are three dogs & five bitches,seven are various shades of brindle with trim whilst one is a brindle parti.
"Riley" adds another CC to his name.
"Riley" Aust Ch.Mossbawnhill I Am Legend owned by the Taejaan Kennel in Australia has added another CC to his growing list,this time it was at Murray Valley Int Show under Judge Mrs Pat Gilbert (USA).
Mossbawnhill "On Tour" in August
We have just got back from "The Irish Munster Circuit" which entails a weeks worth of shows. This year instead of taking our caravan we stayed with our good friend Lynne,who also happens to own "Crumpet" Mossbawnhill Glamorous. Lynne lives in Dingle which is in a stunning part of Southern Ireland (photo's to follow!) and lives not only with Crumpet but also with her two gundogs..labs Niamh & Mole (again photo's to follow) who I think were a bit overwhelmed by the whippet invasion as we brought 5 of ours with us!!
The week started off on the Saturday 13th August 2011 with The Hound Assoc Ch Show where "Tawny" Mossbawnhill All Eyes On Me made her "proper" debut (she had put in appearances in the Baby Puppy Classes at some of the previous shows,but not all shows hold these classes) in the Puppy Bitch class under Paulo Dondina from Italy & managed to win it,her sister "Breeze" M. Causin A Stir At Rushden owned by our very good friends Janet Duke & Tracy Gill was 2nd handled by Tracy.
We then travelled on down to Lynne's in Dingle & settled the dogs in their new "holiday home",we then had a couple of days off to walk the dogs on the beautiful beaches (even more photos to follow) & do a bit of sight-seeing as we missed out the Sunday show at Clonmel as we knew the judges would'nt suit our dogs.
Tuesday 16th August saw us at Killarney Ch Show under Gerard Jipping from the Netherlands where "Folly" Jun Ch.Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am won the Open Bitch class & also took the Res Green Star (Res CAC).
Then another day off before Limerick Ch Show on Thursday 18th August where we had a really wonderful day under breed Judge Torbjorn Skaar from Sweden winning the Ch. Dog class with "Timber" IR & INT Ch. Mossbawnhill Exclusive (CJW 08),the PB class with "Tawny",the OB class with "Folly" and the Ch Bitch class with "Pebble" UK,IR,INT Ch. Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09)..."Pebble" eventually took the bitch GS (CAC) & Res BOB and her litter brother "Timber" went GS dog,BOB & also Sighthound Grp 3rd,Group 10 was judged by Bart Miller from the US. "Folly" managed to take the Res bitch GS in the breed too,so a GREAT day for us & a very BIG THANKYOU to the judge Torbjorn Skaar.
We then left Limerick show on a "high" & headed for Dublin Port to get the
ferry over to Holyhead in Wales for the Welsh KC Ch Show where Age Gjetnes was judging the breed,"Reef" Mossbawnhill Whatta Myth owned & handled by our very good friend Jean Dickenson managed a 3rd in PD on his debut,this also qualified him for Crufts 2012."Timber" was 3rd in OD & his sister "Pebble" was 2nd in OB but the highlight of our day was "Tawny" winning the Pro Plan Pup Of The Year AV Hound/Toy Minor Puppy Bitch Stakes under Max King (Brenin) from the UK & her litter sister "Clover" M.Claim To Fame At Shardbeck who is owned & handled by Pat Clewes was Res in the same class, but unfortunately I was misinformed by the stewards in the secretary's office regarding having to go back in to contest for Best Overall Puppy & by the time I found this information out I had missed the whole thing,but hopefully "Tawny" will have a few more chances to try & qualify for the "Pro Plan Pup Of The Year" stakes. Many THANKS to the judge Max King for appreciating our latest young hopeful.
We then headed for the boat again & back to Ireland for the last show at Tralee...we had left "Teazel" Mossbawnhill Turn UpThe Sun with Lynne & had to pick her up at Tralee show. The breed judge was Anette Edlander from Sweden,"Tawny" won the PB class,"Crumpet" was 2nd in the OB class,"Folly" was 4th & "Pebble" won the Ch Bitch class & Res GS. But we also had entered two of the stakes classes at this show (the Puppy Bitch Stakes & the Champion Bitch Stakes) under Marcie Dobkin from the US & were very pleased when "Tawny" was shortlisted in the final four of the PB stks class & had to go head to head against the four male puppies that had been selected for the overall four...we are pleased to say that "Tawny" was awarded 4th overall. Her mother "Pebble" had to basically do the same thing against the final four male Ch's that had been selected & we were really delighted when she was awarded 2nd! So THANKYOU very much to the judge Marcie Dobkin.
After our whirlwind week....we headed back home...we now need a holiday to get over it all!!
Enjoying one of the beaches at Dingle.
Relaxing in their "holiday home"
Some of the beautiful scenery of the Dingle Penninsula
Ryan's lunchtime pint of the black stuff in John Benny's Pub Dingle
"Folly" gains her Stud Bk # & Mossbawnhill win the breeders class @ The Houndshow 2011
We are really happy to say that we had a very enjoyable weekend in England as "Folly" Jun Ch. Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am gained her Stud Book Number by winning the Limit Bitch Class @ The Houndshow on Sat 6th August under the very well known judge, whippet breed specialist Mr Roger Stock. This means that Folly is now life qualified for Crufts.
We also did well with Folly's grand dam "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia who was Best Veteran Bitch in Breed by winning the Special Vet Bitch class,her daughter "Pebble" UK,IR,INT Ch. Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09) was Res (4th) in a very hot OB class & finally "Mossbawnhill" won a lovely Breeders class under the respected Breeder/Owner judges Mr Roger Stock & Mrs Patsy Gilmour both of the well known "Courthill" kennel in the UK & we finished up 4th Best Breeders In Grp under the BIS judge Mr Andrew Brace!
We are very grateful to Roger Stock & Patsy Gilmour for appreciating our small kennel & also to Andrew Brace. THANKYOU very much to all three Judges.
Below are some great photo's capturing the day very kindly taken by Linda Horton....thankyou again Linda!!
"Folly" Jun Ch. Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am in the bitch CC challenge after winning LB class
"Tawny" Mossbawnhill All Eyes On Me Head study
"Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia in the Bitch CC challenge
"Pebble" UK,IR,INT Ch.Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09) in OB class
"Breeze" wins Res Best Baby Puppy In Show
We are very proud to say that "Breeze" Mossbawnhill Causin A Stir At Rushden owned by Janet Duke & Tracy Gill of "Rushden" & handled by Tracy,not only won another BOB Baby Puppy but also went Res Best Baby Puppy In Show! at Bangor Ch Show on Sat 30th July under BIS Judge Mr Howard Tonks..this young girl has had a super start to her show career & we are sure that it will only get better in the future!
CONGRATULATIONS!! to you both & to "Breeze"
Critque for "Maple"
Jean Dickenson who owns & handles "Maple" Mossbawnhill Timeless Epic From Ribblesmere sent us a copy of this lovely critique for her 1st place win in the AV Hound Stakes at Cheshire County Show on the 21st June 2011 that she received from the All Round Judge Mr Stephen Hollings who along with his wife Mrs Patsy Hollings is behind the very well known "Gunalt" Weimaraner affix in the UK.
"1st,Whippet,racy,very appealing expression from a good eye,liked her outline.Beautifully sound with excellent muscle tone,moved nicely"
"Clay" New German Champion & also his daughter "Headly" New Ger Jun Ch!!!
We have LOTS! of news to report from Daniela Zingg-Buchers Kennel "Druantia" in Germany over the past months but firstly
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!! to Daniela on your NEW GER CHAMPION & ALSO NEW GER JUN CHAMPION! with "Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece & his lovely daughter "Headly" Druantia's Headly,we are both so very proud of you & extremely happy to hear this wonderful news!
Now onto the rest of the news!
on the 9th of April 2011 @ Oberhausen (Ger) under Mrs Krah Heiermann "Headly" Druantia's Headly won the JB class with the Jun CAC,Jun VDH & Jun BOB and received the title of "Junior Winner Baden Kurpfalz 2011" then @ Gallen Ch Show (Swiss) on 14th of May 2011 under Mr Lokodi (Ro) another Mossbawnhill Grandchild (this time a son of Clay from a previous litter) Swiss Ch.Druantia's Glen Boy who is owned by Martina Bartsch http://www.souls-on-paws.webs.com was 2nd in OD with the Res CAC,then @ the Windhund Festival in Rifferswil (Swiss) on the 4th & 5th June 2011 under Carol Reisman (USA) "Glen Boy" was again awarded the Res CAC from 2nd in the OD class,his litter brother "Gilroy" Druantia's Gilroy The Eyes Of Truth was 2nd in the OD class with the Res CAC @ The Whippet Windspiel Clubs Of Switzerland held again at Rifferswil on the 2nd June 2011 under judge Ms Felicity Thompson (N.Ire) of the "Barnesmore" affix. Then onto Saarbrucken Int Show in Germany on the 12th June 2011 where Mrs Suzanne Oschinski of the "Whipcat" affix in Germany was the judge & awarded "Clay" 1st OD,CAC,VDH,CACIB & BOS giving him the title of "Saarland Winners Dog" Clay's son "Hank" Druantia's Hank was 2nd JD,Res Jun CAC & Res Jun VDH,the following day 13th June 2011 there was a National Ch Show held in the same place where the judge this time was Mr Lief Hermann Wilberg (N) & he also awarded "Clay" 1st OD,CAC & VDH giving him the title of Saarbrucken Winner 2011 & this time his daughter (& Hank's litter sister) was 1st JB,VDH & given the title of Saarbrucken Youth Winner 2011. Then at the CAC & Landessieger Show in Hunstetten Germany on the 16th July 2011 under judge Mr Henne (Ger) "Headly" was 2nd JB with the Res Jun CAC & Res Jun VDH & "Glen Boy" was 1st OD,CAC & VDH. And our final bit of news for now is that on 23rd July 2011 at Landstuhl National Show
under the same judge Mr Henne (Ger) "Hank" was 1st JD,Jun CAC & Jun VDH whilst his sister "Headly" was 1st JB,Jun CAC,Jun VDH & Jun BOB.
Our CONGRATULATIONS! to all the owners of the above dogs & to Daniela & the team at "Druantia" for keeping our little "Mossbawnhill" flag flying so well! THANKYOU TO YOU ALL!!
Some photo's of "Glen Boy","Gilroy", "Hank","Headly" & "Clay" are below.
"Clay" Ger Ch.Mossbawnhill Masterpiece photo by "Druantia"
"Hank" Druantia's Hank photo by "Druantia"
"Gilroy" Druantia's Gilroy The Eyes Of Truth photo by "Druantia"
"Glen Boy" Swiss Ch. Druantia's Glen Boy Photo kindly taken by Walti Bartsch
"Headly" Jun Ger Ch.Druantia's Headly photo kindly taken by Walti Bartsch
"Teazel" goes BOB again,this time with a Grp 2nd!
"Teazel" Mossbawnhill Turn Up The Sun went BOB & then onto Hound Grp 2nd at Ballymena Open Show held on the 13th July 2011. The Breed Judge was specialist Ms Fiona Robertson of the "Sheol" affix in Ireland & the Hound Group Judge was Mr Paul Lawless of the very well known "Revloch" Belgian Shepherd affix also from Ireland. Teazel's daughter "Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am also did well as she won the Grad Dog or Bitch class.
THANKYOU to both judges.
"Breeze" wins BOB Baby Puppy
"Breeze" Mossbawnhill Causin A Stir At Rushden who is owned by our good friends Janet Duke & Tracy Gill was awarded BOB Baby Puppy beating her sister "Tawny" M. All Eyes On Me in the Baby PB class at Bray Ch Show on the 2nd July under Judge Mr Martin Baskaran (Esp)
Below is a photo of "Breeze" taken aged 4 1/2 mths.
Photo of "Tawny" aged 4mths
Below is a new photo of "Tawny" All Eyes On Me taken @ The Whippet Club Of Ireland Speciality in June,where she was Best Baby Puppy Bitch,she is 4mths old.
Photograph by "Mossbawnhill"
"Bracken" wins Speciality Best Veteran In Show
On Sat 18th June 2011 the Whippet Club Of Ireland held their annual Speciality Show & "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia was awarded Best Veteran In Show by UK breed specialist Judge Mrs Anne Snelgrove of the "Huntinghill" affix. "Tawny" Mossbawnhill All Eyes On Me made her ring debuts that day (we had an all breed Ch show prior to this one) & managed to take Best Baby Puppy Bitch at both, "Folly" M.U Bet I Am won the Open Bitch class while her mother "Teazel" M.Turn Up The Sun was 3rd in the same class & another daughter was 4th and finally "Pebble" UK,IR,INT Ch. M.It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09) & her brother IR & INT Ch. M.Exclusive (Celtic Jun Winner 08) were both 2nd in their Champion classes.
"Teazel" takes BOB & Grp 3rd.
"Teazel" Mossbawnhill Turn Up The Sun took BOB & Grp 3rd at Lisburn DCC open show under judge Mr Steve Atkinson (Hollinswell) from England on Sun 29th May despite pretty awful weather conditions,which definitely were NOT ideal for whippets!!
Teazel has been very lightly shown due to her being a slow maturing bitch & us campaigning her half sister "Pebble" & daughter "Folly",despite this she has 1 UK CC & is very rarely unplaced both in the UK & Ireland on the few occassions when she has been shown..Sunday was one of those 'rare' occassions & she certainly did'nt disappoint despite the fact that it was so windy that it was very difficult to keep upright at times & the tape around the ring ended up wrapped around her legs & then in the challenge she had a loose boxer chasing her & wanting to play on her way back to the judge on the "to the corner & back" bit! lol But she obviously had done enough to suitably impress the judge & she was awarded BOB & then Grp 3rd. We are very pleased with how Teazel is looking at the minute & are hoping to campaign her more both here in Ireland & England.
Teazel's daughter "Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am (Jun Ch.) won the Grad dog/bitch class & in the Open dog/bitch class that Teazel won,her mum "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia was 2nd to her & 3rd was a grand daughter of Bracken's & a neice of Teazel's "Damson" Mossbawnhill Smooth As Silk For Rushden & her son "Smoke" Rushden Where There's Smoke With Mossbawnhill was 3rd in the Jun dog/bitch class.
A big thankyou to the judge Mr Steve Atkinson for braving the weather & appreciating our dogs.
Another title for "Toni" Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy
We are VERY proud to say that "Toni" Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy who is owned by sisters Natalia Malyarenko & Julia Eliseeva in Russia can now add the title of Ukraine Champion to his ever lengthening list of titles.....He has now accumulated Russian Ch.,Belarus Ch.,Moldova Ch.,Kazakhstan Ch. & Ukraine Ch. titles along with his Junior Ch. & International Champion titles!!!! And to add to that he also has to his name 6 CACIB's,4 BPIB's,a BPIS,2 Best Jun In Show,6 Grp 1st's & a 3rd BIS!!
MANY CONGRATS!! to you both & "Toni" too of course!
Mossbawnhill win the Hound Breeder's Group @ Birmingham National
Birmingham National Ch Show or "The National" as it is affectionately known was held earlier this month (7th May 2011),the breed judge was Hound Specialist Mrs Bitte Ahrens Primavera from the 'Sobers' kennel in Italy. "Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am (Jun Ch.) won the Graduate Bitch class,whilst her Sire "Timber" IR,INT Ch. Mossbawnhill Exclusive (CJW08) was 2nd in the OD class (beaten only by the DCC & BOB winner) and his sister "Pebble" UK,IR,INT Ch. Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09) made her first return to the showring after raising her litter only 12wks previously & was 2nd in a strong OB class (again only being beaten by the BCC winner).
We are very pleased to say that we also managed to win the "Hound Breeders Group" under well known UK judge Miss Jean Lanning whom we would like to thank.
There are some photo's below,which were very kindly taken by our friend Linda Horton who we'd be lost without....so THANKYOU Linda!!
"Smoke" Rushden Where There's Smoke With Mossbawnhill
"Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am (Jun Ch.)
And another lovely one of "Folly"
And one of her beautiful sister "Maple" Mossbawnhill Timeless Epic From Ribblesmere who is lovingly owned & handled by Jean Dickenson.
Super new photo of "Riley" taken @ the Sydney Royal
This fantastic new photo of "Riley" Aust Ch. Mossbawnhill I Am Legend & Molly Rule-Steele winning Res dog at Sydney Royal was beautifully captured & kindly sent to us by Colin Sarantis of the "Ibiza" whippet kennel http://www.blackwhippet.com/ in Australia.
Thankyou very much Colin...we LOVE it!!
Another super "Clay" litter hits the ground!
"Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece has sired another wonderful litter,this time for his owner Daniela Zingg-Bucher at Kennel Druantia. The dam is Swiss & Ger VDH Ch. "Ness" Druantia's Baronesse My White Dream & she had the litter of 3 bitches & 4 dogs on the 13th April 2011.
Here is the pedigree:
If you are interested in owning one of these beautiful puppies please contact Daniela at
There are some photo's of this very eye-catching litter below.
Proud parents "Clay" & "Ness"
"Clay's" beautiful daughter Druantia's Headly makes a grand entrance to the showring!
Some more good news from Daniela Zingg-Bucher of the Druantia Kennel in Germany where "Headly" Druantia's Headly makes a super debut to the showring by taking the Jun CAC & the title of "Ortenauer Junior Sieger" at Offenburg CACIB show on the 12th March 2011 & then follows it up with another great result by again taking the Jun CAC & VDH along with Jun BOB & title of "National Youth Winner 2011" at Oberhausen CAC show on the 9th April 2011 under Judge Frau Krah-Heiermann from Denmark the following month!! Headly is a daughter of "Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece & "Nora" Druantia's Elinora Bright Star.
"Headly" is owned,bred & handled by Daniela Zingg-Bucher & we are very proud of this beautiful bitch & her achievements so far.
to you both.
"Headly" aged 11mths & owner/breeder/handler Daniela
"Clay" wins the CAC & CACIB @ Luxembourg.
"Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece won the Open class,the CAC & also the CACIB at Luxembourg Int Show on the 26th March 2011 under Belgium breed specialist Marie-Christine Delabelle of the 'Di Mahana' Kennel,he was as usual owner handled by Daniela Zingg-Bucher.
CONGRATULATIONS!Daniela & "Clay"
"Clay" sires a beautiful litter @ "Betty Barkley" kennel in Germany
We are extremely proud to announce that "Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece owned by Daniela Zingg-Bucher of "Druantia" kennel in Germany has sired a beautiful litter of 7 males & 1 bitch at the "Betty Barkley" kennel also in Germany & owned by Birte Noding with "Sun" Ger Youth Ch. Betty Barkley Island In The Sun. Please click on the link to see the wonderful pedigree combo of this stunning litter.
Pedigree (The Whippet Archives)
There are photo's of both parents plus individual photo's of the puppies below.
There may still be one or two males available to the correct loving homes,if you would like to know more or are interested in owning one of these beautiful babies please contact Birte
Sire of the litter "Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece LC Ch.
Dam of the litter "Sun" Ger Youth Ch. Betty Barkley Island In The Sun
The bitch ~ Betty Barkley Miss Marple
Dog ~ Betty Barkley Moon Dust
Dog ~ Betty Barkley Mister Johnes
Dog ~ Betty Barkley Milli Vanilli
Dog ~ Betty Barkley Milky Way
Dog ~ Betty Barkley Matchball
Dog ~ Betty Barkley Mango Cooler
Dog ~ Betty Barkley Major Bailey
"Riley" wins RDCC @ The Prestigous 'Sydney Royal' & Best Intermediate in Show on the same weekend in Australia!
We are really proud to claim that "Riley" Aus Ch. Mossbawnhill I Am Legend was RDCC (#2 Best Dog) @ the very prestigous "Sydney Royal" dog show in Australia under Mrs Hex from Canada,he was as usual handled perfectly by Sonia Turay from the 'Taejaan' team who own him & consist of Molly Rule-Steele,Alicia Taylor & Sonia Turay. "Riley" also managed to win the Intermediate class & Best Intermediate In Show under breed specialist Bo Bengston of the "Bohem" affix in America the same weekend at a speciality show.
We are very proud of what this young dog has achieved in his short career,especially considering that he has only been selectively campaigned as he is a slow maturing dog & will still take some time before he reaches his full potential...we thank Molly,Alicia & Sonia for having the patience to wait on him.
All photo's below very kindly taken by Alicia Taylor
'Riley' gaiting with Sonia
Some photo's of our 'grandson's' in Iceland.
We have recieved these really wonderful photo's of 2 beautiful Mossbawnhill grandsons in Iceland,they are bred by Arndis Hauksdottir who co-owns the sire "Eldar" M.Glory Bound with Selma Olsen and are out of Leifturs Stilla,this pedigree is a very interesting combination of Scandanavian, American & English lines,the full pedigree can be found here
The pups are 8mths old in these photo's & we think they are looking very promising & wish their owners all the very best with them.
Another Int Ch. for Mossbawnhill
We really are delighted to announce that we now have our third homebred Int Ch. at Mossbawnhill (subject to IKC confirmation) as "Badger" Ir & now Int Ch. Mossbawnhill Better Man gained his last CACIB yesterday (Sat 23rd April 2011) at Combined Canine Int Show under judge Mrs K Sjong from Denmark. "Badger" was awarded the Res CACIB but this will be allowed as a CACIB as the dog that took the CACIB & eventually BOB is already an Int Ch.
Thankyou to the Judge for appreciating "Badger" & giving him his Int crown.
New photo's of the Cedar X Pebble puppies @ 8wks
There are now some new "stacked" photo's of our current litter on the "Litters" page. This litter is sired by Mossbawnhill Better Son 'Cedar' who in turn is sired by IR Ch. Mossbawnhill Better Man out of our Swiss import Druantia's Celtic Flight To Mossbawnhill and this litter is out of UK,IR,INT Ch.Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09) who is sired by AM,CAN Ch.Lorricbrook Trussardi At Shalfleet (IMP CAN) out of our wonderful foundation bitch Collooney Mamma Mia.
To see the new pics of this lovely internationally linebred litter please go to the "Litters" page.
"Timber" takes his 2nd CC in style @ Crufts!!
"Timber" Ir & Int Ch. Mossbawnhill Exclusive (CJW08) thrilled us all at Crufts by not only winning a very strong OD class of 24 but also taking his 2nd CC & ultimately BOS in extremely good company under the very well known & well respected Hound Specialist Dagmar Kenis-Pordham originally from Sweden but now living for many years in the UK. We really could'nt have asked for a better day...except that Ryan was not with me as he was at home puppy-sitting Tim's nephew's & nieces who were only 4wks old at the time & missed all the excitement! Our young B&W lad "Smoke" Rushden Where There's Smoke With Mossbawnhill also pleased us by gaining a Res (4th) in a pretty respectable Special Puppy dog class of 19.
A huge THANKYOU to the Judge Dagmar for appreciating Timber & his super movement & also for recognising that Smoke has a promising show career ahead.
Under the bitch judge Magnus Hagstedt (Swed) our breeding also held it's own as "Ash" Mossbawnhill Ltd Edition To Yialousa owned by Anita Mixides (Yialousa) was placed 2nd in a very competitive mid-limit class of 27 and Timber's daughter "Crumpet" Mossbawnhill Glamorous owned & handled by Lynne Stratton who is new to the show ring also managed a 2nd placing in another extremely strong quality class of 30 this time in post-graduate. We are very proud of both Ash & Crumpet and their successes in the ring.
There is a photo below of "Timber" winning his Crufts CC & hopefully we will post some more photo's shortly kindly supplied by Marck Goran Lorencin.
Photo very kindly supplied by Marck Goran Lorencin
"Riley" clocks up another CC in Australia
Molly Rule-Steele of the well known Taejaan affix in Australia contacted us at the weekend to say that "Riley" Au Ch. Mossbawnhill I Am Legend won the dog challenge (CC) and BOS @ Canberra Royal Show on Sat 26th Feb 2011 under Mr Phil Kersey (NZ) "Riley" was expertly handled to this win by Sonia Turay...go team Taejaan!!!!!
Hopefully there will be some photos to follow soon...
"Folly" goes BOB & Grp 2nd & "Smoke" goes BPIB & Puppy Grp 2nd
Last Saturday 19th Feb 2011 at Queen's Island CC Open Show "Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am (Jun Ch) won the OB class,BOB & was 2nd in the Hound Grp and our very promising young B&W lad "Smoke" Rushden Where There's Smoke With Mossbawnhill took BPIB & was 2nd in the Hound Puppy Grp,all under Mr Robert Dunlop of the Habiba affix in the UK.
"Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia their Grandmum & Great Grandmum respectively did'nt let the side down either & was a very respectable 2nd in the Veteran Stakes under the BIS judge Mr Ernie Smith.
The Puppies Have Arrived!
The latest litter at Mossbawnhill is now on the ground...they are sired by "Cedar" Mossbawnhill Better Son out of UK,IR INT Ch. Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me Euro Winner 09,there are 4 bitches & 2 dogs & were whelped safely on Sat 12th Feb 2011. For more information please go to the "Latest Litter" page.
Critique for "Maple" from Nick Gourley (Witchstone)
The critique from Border Counties Hound Show where "Maple" Mossbawnhill Timeless Epic From Ribblesmere took BB & Res BOB under Nick Gourley of the Witchstone English Toy Terrier affix in the UK has appeared in the local dog press it is as follows:
"Dickenson's Mossbawnhill Timeless Epic From Ribblesmere. Blue fawn parti-color bitch with a feminine head & lovely neck. Won here on her correct topline with distinct rise over the loin. Very good bend of stifle & low driving hocks. Came into her own on the move in profile BB"
"Ash's" RBIS & BOSIS critique from WCOW
The critique for "Ash" Mossbawnhill Ltd Edition To Yialousa from specialist Di Morgan (Meandi) for her BCC,RBIS & BOSIS has now appeared in the dog press...here is a copy of it below:
"Mixides Mossbawnhill Ltd Edition To Yialousa.CC Pale fawn/white,I judged this bitch as a puppy awarding her Best Puppy on that occasion & was delighted to meet her again,now fully mature with a strong well muscled body,she is not overdone in any way & has the classic make & shape that I was looking for. Elegant & stylish both standing & moving. She flagged a little in the challenge which just gave the dog BOB."
New Litter expected in Feb!
We are very excited to announce that we hope to hear the patter of tiny paws fairly soon.
"Pebble" UK,IR & INT Ch. Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (European Winner 09) was mated to "Cedar" Mossbawnhill Better Son & she has now been confirmed in whelp and her litter will be due in Feb 2011.
This will be Pebble's first litter as she has done so well in the ring that we felt we'd like to finish campaigning her before she left for maternity duties! It is a line bred litter so hopefully it will not be a million miles away in quality,movement & type from our wonderful "Double T" litter that produced "Folly" M.U Bet I Am, "Riley" Aust Ch. M.I Am Legend,"Maple" M.Timeless Epic From Ribblesmere,"Crumpet" M.Glamorous & "Piper" M.Blaze Of Glory In Gwendariff .
We are really looking forward to this litter as the pedigree combines some truly wonderful lines & dogs and we strongly believe that Cedar is the right dog for Pebble as he compliments her beautifully,we are expecting modestly sized whippets with the wonderful tempraments & breed type of both parents along with their effortless movement.
We already have bookings for this litter (depending on the size of the litter) but if you think you might be interested in offering a loving home (either pet/companion or show) for one of these very special puppies then please contact us thru our "contact page" on this website thankyou.
"Folly" takes N.I Hound Of The Year 2010 title!!
Well what a brilliant start to the New Year for us! "Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am won the title of Northern Ireland Hound Of The Year 2010 on Jan 8th 2011 under UK Hound Specialist Ms Jenny Startup. And our B&W baby "Smoke" Rushden Where There's Smoke With Mossbawnhill made it to the final of the N.I Hound Puppy Of The Year.
A very big & gracious THANKYOU to the judge for appreciating our two youngsters (Folly is still only 22mths)
Photo of Folly & the judge below:
photo courtesy of Mr Eddie Patterson (Rocksham)
This should've been reported much earlier than it is being!! And for that I apologise but I was experiencing difficulties with updating our site...as reported below.
But we are over the moon to say that "Riley" Mossbawnhill I Am Legend can now be formally know as Australian Champion Mossbawnhill I Am Legend as he gained his final points (back in Sept 10) for his Australian Ch. Title & we could'nt be prouder!!!! "Riley" resides at the very well known "Taejaan" kennel in Australia consisting of Molly Rule-Steele,Sonia Turay & Alicia Taylor he was handled to his wins & title by Molly & Sonia. He is now being given a short rest to let him mature...both mentally & physically!!!! and then hopefully he will come back out again & be selectively campaigned later in the year.
MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to all at Taejaan for his title & THANKYOU for keeping the little Mossbawnhill flag flying in Australia.
"Riley" on the move with Molly. Photo courtesy of "Ibiza" whippets
"Crumpet" qualifies for Crufts 2011 @ her 1st UK Ch show
We were extremely pleased that we were with Lynne Stratton who owns & handles "Crumpet" Mossbawnhill Glamorous when she qualified her for Crufts 2011 at LKA on Dec 11th 2010 under Per Iversen (Sweden). Now this might seem rather un-news worthy to some but this was both Crumpet's & Lynne's first UK Ch Show and only their fourth ever time in a show ring! so we were really happy to watch a rather stunned Lynne take a good strong PGB class of 19...really WELL DONE to you both!!
At the same show Jean Dickenson (Ribblesmere) who owns & handles "Maple" Mossbawnhill Timeless Epic From Ribblesmere who incidently is Crumpet's litter sister,won the YB class from an entry of 15 and our own "Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am (again another litter sister) was VHC in the same class. And "Badger" Ir Ch Mossbawnhill Better Man took Res (4th) in OD (21 entries),"Smoke" Rushden Where There's Smoke With Mossbawnhill & "Pebble" UK,IR & INT Ch. Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (European Winner 09) were both shortlisted in their classes of MPD (entry of 20) & OB (entry of 22) respectively. So not too bad a trip for us to the UK.
Actually Jean & "Maple" have had a rather good end to 2010 as the previousd two shows that they attended before LKA they won both their PG classes & also took BOS at one.....first show was Border Counties Hound on 14th Nov 10 where Nick Gourley (Witchstone) was judging & he gave Maple the PG class from an entry of 10 & then went on to award her BOS and the second show was at Sedgley & Gornal Canine Assoc on 28th Nov 10 under breed judge Fiona Mycroft (Supeta's) where she again won 1st PG from an entry of 11.
WELL DONE Jean & Maple.
"Ash" takes the BCC & RBIS @ Whippet Club Of Wales Ch Show
We are really pleased to say that "Ash" Mossbawnhill Ltd Edition To Yialousa won the bitch CC from the Open class at Whippet Club Of Wales Ch Show held on the 4th Dec 2010 under UK breed specialist Di Morgan (Meandi),she also finished RBIS.
We are thrilled for her owner/handler Anita Mixides (Yialousa) & hope that the other two are'nt too far away!
Anita also attained her Stud Book # for Ash's lovely daughter "Scarlett" Yialousa
Scarlett Ribbon by placing 3rd in a good Limit bitch class,so a great day for the girls.
CONGRATULATIONS Anita,Ash & Scarlett!!
We must also give a small mention to "Smoke's" Rushden Where There's Smoke For Mossbawnhill sire "Merlin" Rushden Casts A Spell Over Brackaghmoss who took the RDCC from the Limit class under another UK breed specialist June Cox (Rearsbylea)
WELL DONE to his owner/handler Graham Meek (Brackaghmoss) & breeders Janet Duke & Tracy Gill (Rushden)
New photo's of Clay's son "Henson"
Firstly,I shall apologise for the few months delay in updating this particular page of our website....for some reason (only known to itself!) my site quite irritatingly would not allow me to update this page!!! So I do apologise for the lack of "news".
Well,we have had some very nice photo's sent to us (a while back,but I could only get them on here now) of one of "Clay's" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece son's "Henson" Druantia's Henson who lives in Switzerland with the Cavelty family http://www.leadsandcollars.ch as you can see from the photo's he is a very much loved member of their family & has fitted in extremely well.He will also take part in conformation showing.
Winning BPIS in Sept 10 at Lostallo Ch Show under judges Mr Wullschleger (Swiss) & Mr Roger Stock (UK)..handled by Nadine Cavelty
"Folly" & "Smoke" do the double ~ BIS & BPIS!!
We are absoloutely delighted to announce that we managed to do the double on Sat 6th Nov 10 when "Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am (Jun Ch.) went BIS at the N.I Hound Club Show under Hound Specialist Lyn Hewson of the
"Rekaylahn" affix in the UK & our new youngster "Smoke" Rushden Where There's Smoke With Mossbawnhill took the BPIS slot on his debut in the showring....it really was a super day & we would like to express our sincerest thanks to the Judge for making it a very memorable one & appreciating all our dogs too!
"Teazel" Mossbawnhill Turn Up The Sun placed 1st in the OB class, "Damson" Mossbawnhill Smooth As Silk For Rushden (CJW 09 & EJW 09) placed 2nd in the OB class (she is Smoke's mom) & "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia was 3rd in the same class as well as placing Res (4th) in the Vet Stakes class.
Photo kindly taken by Howard Tonks
Again photo kindly taken by Howard Tonks
"Bracken" goes BVIS!!
The Northern Ireland Whippet Club held it's annual Ch Show on the 26th Sept 2010 which runs back to back with Belfast Ch Show and we are really pleased to say that "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia won Best Veteran In Show after winning the Veteran Bitch class under UK breed specialist judge Mr Bob Belshaw of the "Permadon" affix.
Mossbawnhill have a good day at Belfast Ch show.
The Mossbawnhill team had quite a good day's results when we attended Belfast Ch Show on the 25th September 10,we only entered three of our dogs in the breed classes under Helen Fielden (UK) & were really pleased when two of them won their classes..."Timber" Ir & Int Ch Mossbawnhill Exclusive (CJW 08) won OB & then went on to take the RCC & his daughter "Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am (Jun Ch.) won the JB class,her grandmum & Tim's mum "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia was shortlisted in the OB class but did manage to get a respectable 3rd in a good Veteran Stakes class of 16. We had also entered "Pebble" UK,IR & INT Ch. Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09) in the Eukanuba Ch Stakes where she also managed a 3rd place in a strong class of 33 and to top it all off "Folly" was also entered in the Junior Stakes & thrilled us by winning it!!! All three stakes classes were judged by Mr Rodney Oldham (UK) & below is what he thought of Folly....
"Displays the cleanest of lines with action to match,particularly scored in her front assembly with her well filled front"
Thankyou to both judges for your appreciation of our dogs.
"Folly" gains her Junior Ch. title
We are really pleased to announce that "Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am is now formally known as Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am Jun Ch. as she has now gained her Jun crown. She is the first to do this here at Mossbawnhill & we are very proud of her.
Contributing towards her five All Breed Ch Show Jun Class wins were:
1st (with Res GS (CAC)) @ Combined Canine Int Ch Show under Robert Paust (USA/Swed)
1st (also with Res GS) @ Swords DCC Ch Show under Dianna Spavin (UK)
1st @ Bangor Ch Show under Dr C Vantu (Rom)
1st @ IKC Int Ch Show under Mr Carlos Saevich (Arg)
1st @ IKC Ch Show under Mr R Oliveira (Port)
She also won two other Jun Classes in the qualifying period but neither counted towards her title as they were not at All Breed shows...although they had big entries of whippets at both! The first was @ Whippet Club Of Ireland Ch Show under UK breed specialist Mrs Patsy Gilmour where Folly also went Best Jun in Show and the second was @ Hound Assoc Of Ireland Grp Ch Show under Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen from Finland where she not only managed to win the JB class but also took the GS (CAC),Best Bitch & BOB and then topped that off with a Grp 2nd under Adolofo Martinez Noguera from Spain.
Some recent news from the "Mossbawnhills" in England
As I have been offline for over a month due to a virus wiping out our hard drive,I now seem to have an awful lot of updating to do!
I shall start with some recent wins in England.
Firstly at the South Eastern Hound Club open show on the 5th Sept 2010 "Crumpet" Mossbawnhill Glamorous who is owned & handled by Lynne Stratton won the junior bitch class under English breed specialist Mr Kevan Ellis from the "Railfield" affix,this was Crumpet's first time being shown in the UK & only her third ever time in the ring.
Here is Kevan's critique below:
"Brindle bitch,good size,well laid shoulders,excellent front fill,moved with extension & drive"
Well Done Lynne & Crumpet!!
And secondly "Maple" Mossbawnhill Timeless Epic From Ribblesmere who is owned & handled by Jean Dickenson from the "Ribblesmere" affix also won her junior bitch class,this time at Stafford DCC open show held on 25th Sept 2010,the judge was Mrs Denise Garratt of the "Caryna" affix and she gave her a wonderful critique,which is below:
"Brindle & White youngster that was very confident in the ring,nothing exaggerated about this bitch. Feminine head,neat ears which she carried well. Elegant neck,leading into good shoulders,lovely deep brisket with the correct rise over the loin,nicely angulated hindquarters,presenting an overall balanced picture."
Well Done to Jean & Maple.
News from Germany.
"Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpeice who lives in Germany & is owned by Daniela Zingg-Bucher http://www.druantia.ch/ has sired two litters who have had some great successes,here are a few oof the more recent ones.
At the double CAC show in Lostallo on the 25th Sept 2010 "Glen" Druantia's Glen Boy who is owned by Martina Bartsch http://www.souls-on-paws.webs.com/ was awarded the CAC from the intermediate class by judges Mr Wullschleger from Switzerland & also Mr Roger Stock from the well known "Courthill" whippet kennel in the UK,at the same show,the same judges also awarded Druantia's Henson BPIS! "Henson" is owned & handled by Nadine Cavelty.Both dogs are sired by "Clay".
to all concerned.
I must also just mention that "Clay" himself is doing well in the ring,although only selectively shown,he recently was awarded the Res CAC & Res VDH from the open class at Freiburg on the 18th Sept 2010 under Mr Henne from Denmark.
WELL DONE! Daniela & Clay.
"Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece owner handled by Daniela Zinng-Bucher
"Toni" gains another Ch title!
We are delighted to announce that "Toni" Russ & Belarus Ch. Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy who lives in Russia & is owned by sisters Natalia Malyarenko & Julia Eliseeva has gained another Ch. title to add to his other two. He & his daughter "Fanta" Intriga'S Confessa attended an Int Ch Show in Uralsk Kazakhstan on the 5th Sept 2010 where "Toni" was awarded the CAC,CACIB & BOS from the open class (he now has 3 CACIB's) & "Fanta" won the JCAC from the jun class under judge Polivanov (Russ),this means that Toni is now a Kaza Ch & Fanta won the Jun Winner title.
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!to Natalia,Julia,Toni & Fanta!
THREE WHIPPETS STOLEN!!!!
Three whippets that were bred by us have been stolen from their home in South Tipperary in Ireland - I am attaching the photo's below...there was another whippet stolen too but I don't know much about him unfortunately but the three that we bred are all microchipped I do not know if the fourth one was or not?..I think he is a red fawn parti but don't know anymore than that.At this moment in time I cannot tell you much other than they were taken on Friday 27th August,I am waiting for Tony their owner to get back to me with more details...but what I do know is that the guards (police) have been involved & the area has been searched extensively & that all the rescue centers & local dog pounds have also been notified,whoever stole the dogs broke into Tony's house to gain access to them as they all lived indoors & as far as we know they left via a back field as there was a makeshift leash made from blue baler twine found lying in the field & another in the yard. Tony is understandably devastated & just as soon as I know more I shall post again.
Please,please if anyone knows where these dogs might be,could you tel me on 028 42772292...no questions asked,just please return the dogs safe & sound or let us know where they are & we can collect them & return them to their devastated owner.
Red brindle male with white trim
Blue brindle parti male (other side)
Orange brindle parti bitch
"Folly" goes BOB & Grp 2nd!
"Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am gained her 1st Green Star (She has two Res GS's) at the Hound Assoc Of Ireland's Group Ch Show held at Naas racecourse on Sat 14th Aug 10 in style by going BOB under Mrs Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen from Finland. Folly headed a reasonably decent entry for Ireland of 32 whippets & then to top that she also managed a Grp 2nd under Senor Adolofo Martinez-Noguera from Spain.
Hopefully there will be some more judges out there who will appreciate Folly for her perfect size & type along with her wonderful free flowing movement and she will gain some more Green Stars towards her Irish title.
Thankyou to both of the above mentioned judges.
New photos of "Ellie" & critique
Nikki Hunter in England who owns & handles "Ellie" Mossbawnhill She's Eleqtric At Salatini very kindly sent us this beautiful photo that was captured by Pauline Oliver recently at Windsor Ch Show.I have also added some more that I took at Southern Counties & Bath Ch Shows where "Ellie" was 2nd in a strong Limit Bitch class of 24....I have also included her critique from that same show,where the judge was specialist Jarmo Vuorinen of the "Scheiks Kennel" in Finland and where his BOB was "Ellie's" half sister "Pebble" GB,IR & INT Ch. Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (EW09).
"Ellie" has been doing cnsistently well in England and especially so recently,we are very proud of her & what she has achieved with Nikki who exclusively ownerhandles her.
And the critique from Jarmo Vuorinen
"2nd A bitch with beautiful lines and proportions,very good head and expression,lovely neck,very balanced angulations,excellent body and topline,excellent movement."
"Bracken" does it again! BOB & Grp 2nd at Swords Ch Show ~ Sat 19th June 10
"Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia repeated her BOB & Group placing of last week (13th June 10) but went one better by going Grp 2 this time.This was at Swords Ch Show on 19th June 10 & judging both the breed & the group was hound specialist Ms Dianna Spavin from the very well known "Dialynne" beagle affix in England. "Bracken" won her 5th Green Star from the Open Bitch class along with BOB & then took 2nd in the group and her little grandaughter "Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am really surprised us by taking the reserve GS in the bitches! this is "Folly's" 2nd & both have been from the Junior Bitch class. This leaves "Bracken" with just 2 more GS's to get to claim her Irish title & we're hoping they wont be too long in coming.
Thankyou to Ms Spavin for her lovely comments about "Bracken" & for appreciating her & her grandaughter "Folly".
Another BOB & Grp placing for Mossbawnhill,this time for "Bracken" ~ 13th June 10
Today Sunday 13th June 10 we were showing a little closer to home this week-end....only 20 mins down the road at the N.I Non-Sporting Breeds Assoc all breed Open Show under another specialist Mrs Heather Worrall (UK) from the Khabaray affix and this time it was "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia who took BOB from the OB class handled as usual by Ryan,she then went on to get 3rd in the Hound Group under Hound Specialist judge Mr Phil McGarry-Arthur (N.I) from the Faburn affix.
"Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am won the Junior dog or bitch class & her mum "Teazel" Mossbawnhill Turn Up The Sun was 2nd behind her mum "Bracken" in the OB class.
THANKYOU to both judges for appreciating our dogs.
A RCC for "Pebble" just 5 days after taking her UK title ~ 5th June 10
Only five days after winning her UK crown "Pebble" UK,Ir & INT Ch Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (EW09) (the UK title is subject to KC approval) is back in England,this time at Southern Counties Ch Show Sat 5th June 10 under Dr Goran Bodegarde (Swed) and again wins the OB class this time from an entry of 20 and then takes the Res CC!
And "Badger" Ir Ch Mossbawnhill Better Man is 2nd in the Res CC Stakes under Elina Haapaniemi (Fin)
So a really good week for Mossbawnhill!!
And THANKYOU to the judges.
"Pebble" gains her UK title in style!!! ~ 31st May 10
We are thrilled to say that "Pebble" Ir & INT Ch Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (EW09) gained her UK Ch title in style today at Bath Ch Show 31st May 10 by not only going BOB but also winning an extremely strong Hound Group under judges Jarmo Vuorinen & Denys Simpson.
This is the first UK/GB Champion for Mossbawnhill & we are really proud to say that she took all 3 CC's (2 with BOB)under very well respected judges two of whom are breed specialists & the third a very well known Hound Specialist & BIS judge.
CC & BIS...Espen Engh (Nor) from the "Jet's" affix
CC...Marie-Christine Delabelle (Belg) from the "Di Mahana" affix
CC,BOB & Grp 1st...Jarmo Vuorinen (Fin) from the "Scheik's" affix & Grp judge Denys Simpson (UK)
Today the breed was judged by specialist Jarmo Vuorinen who is behind the "Scheik's" kennel in Finland & the group was judged by Denys Simpson who is from the UK.
"Pebble" managed to win the OB class from an entry of 17,then took her 3rd & crowning CC & then managed to take BOB from a very strong overall entry of 251 whippets..this was for us the "icing on the cake" as we were thrilled to get her UK title but then she went one better & totally surprised us by winning an extremely strong Hound Group....definitely a day to remember for us!!
The lovely critique from the group judge is below....
"G1 the Whippet,Ir Ch Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me,& it certainly was all about her in this group,caught my eye immediately for her quality & type,super feminine bitch with shapely,flowing outline,most beautiful head with strong underjaw,well constructed body with deep brisket,strongly muscled quarters,good bend of stifle which she used to move freely & with drive,beautifully presented." Denys Simpson.
Other Mossbawnhill's also did well today as "Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am was 3rd in a good Junior Bitch class of 15 and "Ellie" Mossbawnhill She's Eleqtric At Salatini who is owned & handled by Nikki Hunter of the Salatini affix in England was 2nd in the second largest class of the day,Limit Bitch which had 24 entries.
Ryan & I would just like to take this opportunity to thank both the judges who thought as highly of "Pebble" as we do.
News & Pics from Russia ~ 13th May 10
We have received some results & new pics of "Toni" Russ & Belarus Ch Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy & his daughter "Fanta" Intriga'S Confessa from Natalia & Julia in Russia.
On the 28th March 10 at the Int show in Moscow under O.Dolesova (CzR) "Fanta" won the Res Junior CAC,then the following month April 25th 10 at another Int show this time in Saratov "Toni" won the CACIB & was BOS to his daughter "Fanta" who won the Jun CAC,was Best Jun in breed,BOB & ended up Grp 2nd! Bearing in mind that she wont be a year old until June,we think she is doing extremely well!!
And WELL DONE! Natalia & Julia.
"Fanta" LHS of pic & her Dad "Toni"
The Mini-Circuit 1st-3rd May 2010 ~ new INT Ch!
We are very pleased to report that we had a rather successful Mini-Circuit again this year (1st-3rd May 2010) as we managed to gain "Timber" Ir Ch Mossbawnhill Exclusive (CJW08) his INT title (subject to FCI confirmation) on the Saturday at the first show under Mr Robert Osterwalder from Switzerland,then the following day "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia took the OB class & then Green Star Bitch,followed by BOB & a super Grp 1st win, all under the well respected sighthound specialist & president of The German Sighthound Club (DWZRV) Mrs Wilfriede Schwerm-Hahne.
Other Mossbawnhill's also did well over the weekend...for full results please see "Result's" page.
And finally I would just like to make a small mention to Lynne Stratton who owns "Crumpet" Mossbawnhill Glamorous as they both debuted this week-end at two of the shows Fermoy & the Hound Club (she was judging elsewhere on the Sun) and managed to get a very respectable 3rd place with Excellent on both occassions! And considering that Lynne has never handled in a show ring before both Ryan & I feel that she has very obviously made a huge effort with Crumpet and spent a lot of time on her and it paid off!! So really WELL DONE!! Lynne & Crumpet!
Photo's below of "Bracken" by "Collooney"
"Bracken" winning Group 10
"Bracken" striding out to make the most of the BIG ring.
"Riley" gains another CC in Australia ~ 1st May 10
More good news from Molly Rule-Steele in Australia as she tells me that "Riley" Mossbawnhill I Am Legend was awarded another CC towards his Ch title at the Corowa Kennel Club Ch Show held on the 1st May 10 under judge Caroline Stuart (NSW). Riley is more than halfway to his title now & he is just over a year old.
WELL DONE! Riley,Molly & Co.
Some recent UK show news
There have been some nice wins for Mossbawnhill dogs in England recently.Firstly "Ellie" Mossbawnhill She's Eleqtric At Salatini was piloted to a wonderful BIS win at Camberley DCS Open Show on April 18th 10 by her owner Nikki Hunter,Ellie had won BOB under judge Mr Ronald Penn (Noresh) and then then went on to win the Hound Grp followed by her BIS win! We are really proud of her and very pleased for Nikki. WELL DONE!!!
(Pic below of "Ellie" going BIS)
Also on the same day (April 18th) at NCWC Ch show under Jackie Norman "Maple" Mossbawnhill Timeless Epic was 3rd in a good JB class handled as ususal by her owner Mrs Jean Dickenson.
"Merlin" x "Damson" litter have also arrived!! ~ 29th April 10
We are thrilled to say that "Damson" Mossbawnhill Smooth As Silk For Rushden (CJW 09,EJW 09) has safely whelped her 1st litter of 9 (7 dogs & 2 bitches) sired by "Merlin" Rushden Cast's A Spell Over Brackaghmoss (owned by Graham Meek) for Janet Duke & Tracy Gill of the Rushden affix in the early hours of Thursday 29th April 2010.
And what a stunning litter it is! This is a very exciting litter not just regarding their colors but also for their pedigree as it combines some of the best UK,Continental & US lines that there are in the whippet world!
We are hoping to go and see this little lot in the flesh very soon but until then we will have to make do with pics (which there are some of below)
If you feel that you might be interested in offering one of these lovely babies a loving & permanent home please contact Tracy directly on email@example.com
"Damson" & babies shortly after the whelping.
"Clay" & "Nora" litter have arrived! ~ 20th April 10
We are absoloutley delighted to announce that "Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece has sired his 2nd litter for Daniela Zingg-Bucher of Kennel Druantia (now in Germany). "Clay" was mated to "Nora" Druantia's Eilinora Bright Star who presented Daniela with a beautiful litter of 7 (3 dogs & 4 bitches) on the 20th April 10.
Most of these puppies are already booked but there may still be one or two available to the right five star home/homes..if you are interested & feel that you could offer a permanent loving home for one of these beautiful puppies then please contact Daniela directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
Pics of the litter below...
Updated photos of "Ritva" in Finland (April 2010)
We received two more updated pics of "Ritva" from Aino Makela in Finland who owns & handles "Fallow" Fin & Nor Ch Mossbawnhill Dream On (Fin JW 07).
"Ritva" is Fallow's daughter & the only resulting puppy from a mating between her & "Mike" Nor & Swed Ch Farytail's thFragrance O'Gold (WW 08).
She is 7 weeks & 8 weeks old respectively in these two photos,and we think she is shaping up to be a lovely puppy.
"Pebble" & "Folly" win Ch & Jun Stakes at BDSS Open Show
We had an Easter Tuesday Open Show on the 6th April 2010 held by Belfast Dog Show Society and are very pleased to say that "Pebble" Ir Ch Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (EW09) won the AV Champion stakes and her neice "Folly" M.U Bet I Am won the AV Junior Stakes under Mr Willie Dobbin (UK) who is behind the well known "Brooklynbear" Newfoundland affix.
Thankyou to Mr Dobbin for these lovely wins.
What a weekend!! ~ culminating in a New INT Ch!
WOW! what a great Easter 2010 weekend Mossbawnhill have had!!
We are absoloutley thrilled to say that "Pebble" Ir Ch Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (EW09) is now an INT CH!! She gained her title at Combined Canine Club Int Show held on Saturday 3rd April 2010 under the well known & respected judge Mr Robert Paust (Swed/USA) and she managed to do it in style too with a BOB & a Grp 2nd! Her Group placing was under Ms Natalia Nekrosiene (Lith).
We also did well with our other dogs under Robert Paust as "Timber" Ir Ch M.Exclusive (CJW08) was Res Green Star (dog) & Res CACIB (which should end up as an actual CACIB (giving him 3) as the CACIB winning dog is already an INT Ch) and his daughter "Folly" M.U Bet I Am was Res GS (bitch) from the Junior Bitch Class (her first time out of Puppy)
A really HUGE THANKYOU! to both judges...Mr Robert Paust & Ms Natalia Nekrosiene for appreciating our dogs as much as we do!
Also over the Easter weekend there has been a little success story from Molly Rule-Steele & Sonia Turay (Taejaan) in Australia who own "Riley" M.I Am Legend who managed a Jun Class win at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on Thurs 1st April (I believe this qualifies Riley for Crufts 2011) under J. Nallem from Uraquay repeated the following day (Fri 2nd April) at The Whippet Club Of NSW Speciality Ch Show under breed specialist Mr Mike Howgate (Palmik) from England & then topped that on the Saturday (3rd April) at the 2nd Whippet Club Of NSW "Whippet Speciality" Ch Show where he managed another Jun Class win with the Dog CC this time coupled with Best Jun In Show!!!!! This was under another breed specialist Mrs Anne-Marie Curran (Chakrata) from South Australia.
So a GREAT! weekend for Mossbawnhill.
to all at team Taejaan as they also picked up 2 BOB's & a BIS with their own breeding along the way!
New photo of "Piper" age 11mths
We were very kindly sent this new photo by Linda Horton taken of "Piper" Mossbawnhill Blaze Of Glory In Gwendariff whilst she was at Crufts this year (2010) in the Special Puppy Bitch class along with two of her litter siblings "Maple" M.Timeless Epic From Ribblesmere & "Folly" M.U Bet I Am."Piper" is owned and handled by Mr Albert Ritchie of the Gwendariff affix and has to date always been placed (apart from the huge puppy class at Crufts where she was shortlisted) from the few times that she has been out in the ring.
"Clay" has another litter due at Kennel Druantia
We have had word from Daniela Zingg-Bucher (Druantia's) who is now living & exhibiting in Germany that "Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece has successfully mated "Nora" Druantia's Eilinora Bright Star.
The litter is due the in April & is a very interesting combination of American,French,Continental & UK lines. And I am certain that if it is half as good as "Clay's" last litter which has been very successful to date both in the ring & on the track then Daniela will be very pleased indeed!
If you are interested in possessing a "fit for function" puppy from this litter then please contact Daniela through her website on the link below
Photo's of both parents below:
"Damson" is in whelp!! Litter due April/May 2010
We are happy to announce that "Damson" Mossbawnhill Smooth As Silk For Rushden (CJW09,EJW09) who is owned by Tracy Gill & Janet Duke (Rushden) is expecting her 1st litter,she has been successfully mated to "Merlin" Rushden Cast's A Spell Over Brackaghmoss" who is owned by Graham Meek (Brackaghmoss).
The pups are due the end of April/beginning of May 2010 and we are really looking forward to this litter as we feel that it is a great combination of some of the best American & UK lines and also should throw up some very interesting color combo's too!!
For more information on this super mating or if you are interested in a puppy please contact Tracy or Janet through their website at http://www.simplesite.com/rushdenkennels
Photo's of both parents are below:
Some new pics of "Clay's" kids in Switzerland.
Daniela Zingg-Bucher (Druantia's) very kindly sent us some new pics of "Clay's" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece sons,who live in Switzerland.
We are very proud of all our Grandchildren & this litter was a particularly good one in our opinion.
Gilroy & Glen Boy both have their coursing licences & Glen Boy is a Swiss Jun Ch (details below)
We wish their owners all the very best for the future with them.
Mossbawnhill Grandson gets his Swiss Jun Ch title
We are really pleased to announce that "Glen Boy" Druantia's Glen Boy Light Of Your Smile who is owned & handled by Martina Baertsch (Souls On Paws) from Switzerland
is now a Swiss Jun Ch. Glen Boy is by "Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece & out of "Carlin" Druantia's Carlin A Little Champion who is a full litter sister to our Swiss import "Rush" D's. Celtic Flight To M.
Glen Boy has also very recently passed the Swiss breeding entrance examination ZZP Rifferswil.
This examination consisted of two parts.....
Firstly the judges evaluate the temperament & behaviour of the dog.
And secondly they assess the dogs conformation & gait.
We are very pleased to say that Glen Boy passed both parts and he is now approved for breeding.
Photo's below by Martina Baertsch
"Ritva" 5wks old & already on the stack!
We have received these beautiful photos from Aino in Finland taken of "Ritva" at 5wks old showing how good a little showgirl she is going to be. She is a Mossbawnhill grand-daughter as she is out of "Fallow" Fin & Nor Ch Mossbawnhill Dream On (Fin JW 07) x
WW-08 N & S Ch Farytail's ThFragrance o'Gold
"Ritva" was a singleton puppy but she is certainly not shaping up to be a disappointment..both Ryan & I love her and we are really looking forward to watching her grow up & mature.
We had a really enjoyable day at Crufts this year (2010) as we met up with some of our friends both from home & abroad that we don't always get the time to spend with,so it was nice to catch up on the "gossip".
We also had some quite good & unexpected (as we did'nt think that our breeding would be the judges type) class placings. Firstly in Special Puppy Bitch under specialist Mary Rigby (Poachyn)all three litter sisters were shortlisted down to last 8 from a good strong entry of 21,that was "Piper" Mossbawnhill Blaze Of Glory In Gwendariff who is owned & handled by Albert Ritchie, "Maple" M.Timeless Epic From Ribblesmere owned & handled by Jean Dickenson and of course our own "Folly" M.U Bet I Am who is handled by me (Pamela). The end result was Maple in Res (4th) and Folly VHC (5th) unfortunately Piper did'nt make the final line but it was still some going for all three sisters to be in the final cut!!
Then in OB from another large entry of 25 this time including 7 Champions "Pebble" Ir Ch Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (EW09) ended up VHC (5th) handled as always by Ryan. Also in the dogs we were pleased with our result in the OD class under Terry Nethercott as "Badger" Ir Ch Better Man was shortlisted to the last 8 from a really HUGE entry of 31, again including some Champions..14 this time!! Unfortunately he went no further & did'nt make the final line up but he showed his socks off for me & quite a few people commented very nicely on how well he showed & especially moved in the class. Badger never puts a paw wrong & is a real showman,he thoroughly enjoyed his day!!
Anita Mixides (Yialousa) had a nice day too as she also managed a VHC (5th) but in JB with her lovely young orange brindle girl..."Scarlett" Yialousa Scarlet Ribbon who is a Mossbawnhill grand-daughter as she is out of "Ash" M.Ltd Edition To Yialousa.
Photos below very kindly takne & supplied by Pauline Oliver.
"Folly" on the move in the Special Puppy class @ Crufts.
"Toni" is now a Belarus Champion!
We have heard from Natalia & Julia in Russia who own "Toni" Russ Ch Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy (Russ Jun Ch) that he is now also a Belarus Ch too!
Julia travelled to Minsk in Belarus with "Toni" for two Int Ch shows on the 6th & 7th March 2010 & on both days he was entered into the Open Dog class where he was 1st with Exc & received the CAC thus giving him his Belarus Ch title,the judges were both from Poland.... Andrzej
Szutkiewicz (6th) & Malgorzata
BIG CONGRATULATIONS!! to Natalia,Julia & Toni.
"Pebble" tops the Ch Stakes
We are very pleased to say that "Pebble" Ir Ch Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (EW09) topped a sizable quality entry of Champions to win the Ch Stakes under BIS judge Dr Tamas Jakkel from Hungary at Newtownards Ch Show yesterday (Sunday 28th Feb 2010),this was the first Irish Ch Show of the year & this qualifies Pebble for the annual Champion of Champions contest held at the end of the year.
We also had a bit of success in the breed too under Sandra Marshall (Lowerdon) from the UK,"Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am was 1st PB & her grandmum "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia was 1st OB & Res GS bitch.
So not a bad day!!
Thankyou to Dr Tamas Jakkel for his lovely compliments about "Pebble".
"Folly" is BPIS!!!
We are extremely pleased & very proud to say that "Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am was declared BPIS from an overall entry of 33 puppies at South West Whippet Club's 1st Ch Show on Sat 20th Feb 2010
under UK breed specialists Mary Lowe (Nimrodel) who was judging bitches on the day & Mike Howgate (Palmik) who was judging the dogs.
We feel very honoured to have achieved this accolade under two very well respected judges of such long standing & wish to say a BIG thank you to them both for their lovely comments about Folly.
This means Folly is now qualified for Crufts 2011,along with her sister "Maple" Mossbawnhill Timeless Epic who qualified at Manchester Ch Show last month (Jan)
Mike Howgate also gave "Timber" Ir Ch Mossbawnhill Exclusive (CJW08) a first place in an extremely strong OD class...."Timber" is Folly's sire.
All photos below are by
BIS line up pic by...www.dewerstonephotography.co.uk
"Folly" pic by...www.dewerstonephotography.co.uk
"Timber" stack pic by...Pauline Oliver
"Timber" gait pic by...www.dewerstonephotography.co.uk
"Flax" takes Res BPIS!!
We have some great news from England regarding "Flax" Mossbawnhill Hope 'n' Glory...he was entered at a Limited show recently and managed to win his first class which was AV Puppy Dog,he then followed that with another first in his next class which was AV Hound Open and then went on win the AV not previously having won a first prize with the society (he cant enter that particular class again now! lol) class and topped the day off by going Res Best Puppy In Show!!! (this was only his 2nd time out!) and the judge was Mrs Pat Stockton of the Kespas gundog affix in England.
WAY TO GO FLAX!!
"Toni" & his Daughter "Fanta" take BOB & BPIB
On the 6th February 2010 at Togliatti dogshow in Russia "Toni" Russ Ch Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy & his daughter "Fanta" Intriga's Confessa were CAC,BOB & Grp 1st and BPIB & BPIS 3rd respectively. This was only Fanta's 2nd time out,and on both occassions she has taken BPIB!
Toni is owned by sister's Natalia Malyarenko & Julia Eliseeva and handled by Julia & Fanta is owned & handled by her breeder Natalia.
BIG CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO YOU ALL!!
Another BOB for "Bracken"
We had a very good day at our local Hound Club open show on Saturday 6th Feb 2010 under Hound specialist Dagmar Kenis-Pordham from the well known "Solstrand" affix of greyhounds.
Our oldest girl & the foundation stone of Mossbawnhill "Bracken" (Collooney Mamma Mia) showed the youngsters how it should be done by winning the OB class & going BOB from a sizeable entry of 40 whippets,she also went 3rd BIS...there were no groups as it was a single group show.
Not to be outdone our other dogs also managed to do well too..."Folly" (Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am) was 2nd in the AV hound puppy bitch stakes and also 2nd in Junior dog or bitch in the breed class and her mum "Teazel" (Mossbawnhill Turn Up The Sun) was 1st LB which meant that the judge definitely judged to type on this occassion!
We also had our Basenji "Drift" (Ir Ch Zordia's Shooting Star Over Mossbawnhill (An Ch 07 & CW 08)) entered and he was Best AV Hound NSC and was also shortlisted in the BIS line-up. So another great day for Mossbawnhill.
We would like to thank the Judge Dagmar Kenis-Pordham for appreciating our dogs as much as we do.
"Fanta" Mossbawnhill G.daughter in Russia
We are very pleased to say that this lovely young bitch (pic below) called "Fanta" Intriga's Confessa is a Mossbawnhill grand-daughter & there is definitely more than a passing family resemblance!
She is by "Toni" Russ Ch Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy (Russ Jun Ch) who is in turn by "Badger" Ir Ch Mossbawnhill Better Man. Fanta is out of Russ,RKF,BLR,KAZ,MDL,Eurasia & Int Ch
PERFETTO TOP MODELLA iz Volzhskoy Serenady (Russ Jun Ch) and is partly line-bred on the "Du Sac A Malices" lines from France. We think that Fanta is a really lovely young bitch & a great prospect for the future and wish her owner/breeder/handler Natalia Malyarenko all the very best with her...she has already got one BPIB under her belt at her very first show & I am certain that it is just a taste of things to come!!
Another critique for Maple & some stunning pics of her too!
I have another lovely critique for "Maple" Mossbawnhill Timeless Epic who is owned & handled by Jean Dickenson (Ribblesmere) England.
The critique is from breed specialist Heather Cleaver (Pencleave) UK) and is for 2nd in a junior class.
"Silver brindle & white bitch,built on longer lines than the first,feminine head,neck a little long for me,nice shoulder,good in ribbing & length of loin,well bent stifle,moved soundly,nice profile movement,will watch her progress with interest"
And some stunning pics of her very kindly taken & sent to us by Linda Horton & Jean Dickenson.
More new pics...this time from Bermuda of "Oscar" & "Cookie"
Some more great photos of Mossbawnhill dogs living abroad were sent to us by their owner this time from Bermuda.
"Oscar" Bermuda Ch Mossbawnhill Going Places & "Cookie" Mossbawnhill's Fairytail are owned by the Maiato family & Tali who handles Oscar in the showring very kindly sent us these recent "family pics".
Both dogs are out of imported bitches that we own & are related via grandsires.
Enjoy the pics!
"Oscar" (LHS) & "Cookie" (RHS)
"Oscar" & "Cookie" with their young owner Ava.
New pics of "Riley" in Australia.
We have received these lovely photos of "Riley" Mossbawnhill I Am Legend from his owner Molly Rule-Steele (Taejaan) in Australia.
Riley was the only dog puppy from our super "Double T" litter back in March of last year (09) & we are extremely proud of this litter and how they coming along. Riley has'nt been shown that much as he has been enjoying his puppyhood & being left to mature as these lines are slow to do so but he already has 1CC under his belt & I am sure this year he & Molly will accumulate a few more!
We hope you enjoy the pics as much as we do.
Folly follows in her grandmother's paw-steps!
We made the trip over to our first UK Championship show of the New Year. Manchester was held on Thursday 21st Jan 2010 & our promising youngster "Folly" M.U Bet I Am got us off to a good start by coming 2nd in a decent Puppy Bitch Stakes class under judge Mr Steve Hall (UK),who incidently gave Folly's grandmother "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia a 1st in the Special Beginners Stakes also at Manchester Ch show when he judged that particular stakes class back in 2006....so Folly is kind of following in her grandmother's paw-steps!
Jean Dickenson who owns & handles "Maple" M.Timeless Epic had a good day too as she has now managed to qualify Maple for Crufts 2011 by getting a 3rd in her class at her first Ch Show of the year which was also her first time being in the puppy class...so WELL DONE
to you both!! Folly was VHC in the same class.
Ryan & I (Pamela) also did quite well in the OD class too by getting 2nd & 3rd places with "Badger" Ir Ch M.Better Man (handled by Ryan for the 1st time..he is usually handled by myself) and "Timber" Ir Ch M.Exclusive (CJW08) (I handled Tim as usual) respectively,the judge was Hound Specialist Mr Graham Hill (UK).
"Folly" winning 2nd in the Lincoln Puppy Stakes class.
A few of "Maple's" critiques.
Jean Dickenson (Ribblesmere) has sent me a few show critiques of "Maple" M.Timeless Epic.
From South Wales Kennel Assoc Ch show back in Oct 09 where she was 1st in the MPB class (her litter sister "Folly" M.U bet I Am who we retained was 2nd) under English breed specialist Pauline Oliver (Spyanfly)
"A very appealing,well marked br/w baby. Well balanced & angulated. Lots of scope,with length of neck & body but with ample depth also. Moved with ease around the ring & soundly"
Then from Driffield also in Oct 09 where she was 2nd in the MPB class (her litter sister "Piper" M.Blaze Of Glory who is owned by Albert Ritchie (Gwendariff) was 3rd) under Hound specialist Tim Finney (Gulliagh)
"Very close up to 1,houndy lines,lovely head,neck & topline with well placed arch.Very sound mover,not quite as together as 1 today but another of very good quality"
And finally from Border Counties Hound Club Open show in Nov 09 where she was 1st puppy dog/bitch under Mr Brian A Henry.
"A lovely,feminine youngster with so much to admire,her excellent head,neck & shoulders and balanced conformation. Her speed,power & holding her topline on the move,with good front extension. Correct size for age"
New pics of Jeans Mossbawnhill gang at Ribblesmere.
We have been sent some cracking candids of Jean Dickensons Mossbawnhill gang who live with Jean and her husband Ken at the "Ribblesmere" kennel in England.
Jean owns and handles "Ridge" M's.Better Boy At Ribblesmere,"Maple" M.Timeless Epic and "Flax" M.Hope N' Glory.
Another good day out for Bracken
"Bracken" formally known as Collooney Mamma Mia seems to be proving that she can keep up with her kids successes as she went BOB yesterday (19th Dec 09) at Antrim DCC Christmas Show under English breed specialist Miss Helen Wayman (Scarletfair). Despite the fact that it was an extremely cold venue & not the ideal exhibiting conditions for a dog with very little coat or for the exhibitors & judges for that matter!! But our whippets all performed well & we were extremely pleased with our results & had a great day.
The day started off quite well as we had entered both puppies into the stakes classes "Folly" (M.U Bet I Am) was in the Minor Puppy Bitch Stks & "Rain" (M.I Am All That) was in the Puppy Bitch Stks and both girls were placed...Folly a 2nd & Rain a 3rd. Then onto the breed judging where Folly was in the Puppy dog/bitch class & got a 2nd there also,Rain was in Graduate dog/bitch and she was 2nd there,"Damson" M.Smooth As Silk For Rushden who is owned by Janet Duke & Tracy Gill of the "Rushden" Kennel & handled by Tracy was 3rd in this class.Then we were onto Open Bitch where we had "Teazel" (M.Turn Up The Sun) and her mum "Bracken" entered..Ryan handled Bracken & I Teazel,Bracken won the class & BOB along with a Grp 2nd in a super group and Teazel was 2nd to her mum..so very "typy" judging by the judge!
We also had our Basenji "Drift" (Ir Ch Zordia's Shooting Star Over M.) entered and he managed to take Best AV Hound NSC,which we were really pleased with as he has'nt been in a ring for almost a year,so a great comeback for him and a really good day for Mossbawnhill.
Thank-you to the Judge ~ Helen Wayman.
"Damson" M.Smooth As Silk For Rushden (LHS of pic) and "Rain" M.I Am All That.
Another new Eldar on the stack pic
We received another wonderful pic today (11th Dec 09) from Selma Olsen in Iceland of "Eldar" formally known as Mossbawnhill Glory Bound on the stack,he is really coming along nicely & we have everything crossed for his debut in Feb 2010.
Meadow debuts in the Czech Republic
We have good news from Sarka Dohnalova in the Czech Republic who owns "Meadow" formally known as Mossbawnhill Bedazzled,Meadow made her debut last weekend (5th/6th December 09) & won her class with a Very Promising grading both days!! The show was in Slovakia & was an International & the judges names & critiques are below along with a couple of photos of Meadow:
Judge: Vojteková - SK (Slovakia)
"marked head, long neck, deep chest, excellent movement, she needs more substance"
Judge: V. Vojtek - SK
"eight months old female, good size, excellent head, excellent long neck. already very deep chest, very good angulation of hind legs, well set tail, excellent movement"
THANKYOU so much to Sarka for these beautiful pictures & for giving Meadow such a wonderful home & WELL DONE to both of you on her debut!
Toni gains his 1st CACIB towards his INT title
We are delighted to report from Russia that "Toni" formally known as Rus Ch & Youth Ch Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy who is owned by sisters Natalia Malyarenko & Julia Eliseeva gained his first CACIB with BOS on the 21st November 09 towards his INT title,the show was at Saratov & the judge was Abrakimov (Russia).
Well Done to all concerned & roll on the next one!
Photo taken 08.10.09 WORLD DOG SHOW, Bratislava where Toni was 6th in the Intermediate dog class with an Excellent grading under judge Gerard Jipping (NL)
A couple of new pics of Eldar formerly Conker
We received a couple of new pics from Selma Olsen in Iceland a little while ago and I forgot to put them on the website! So here they are now......they are of "Conker" who is now known as "Eldar" & formally known as Mossbawnhill Glory Bound.
Thankyou Selma for the pictures & for giving Eldar a super loving home.
Bracken proves that at almost 7yrs old she can still go BOB!
On Saturday 7th November 09 we had our Hound Club Of N.I open show, judged by Ms Jane Gostynska (Bubas Basenji's) from England,we had entered both youngsters "Rain" M.I Am All That & "Folly" M.U Bet I Am for the experience and just to keep them company we also entered Folly's mum "Teazel" M.Turn Up The Sun and her mum & Folly's grandmum "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia....Folly was 2nd in the AV Hound Puppy Bitch Stakes & also 2nd in J D/B class,Teazel was 2nd in LB and Bracken was 1st in the OB class and then totally surprised us all by going BOB!! Bracken has not been out at a show for quite some time as we have been waiting for next year when she will be in the Verteran class as she will be 7yrs old then,so to still be able to "hold her own" and outmove much younger whippets to take BOB is (we think) a great achievement.
Unfortunately it was'nt Rain's day as she was lame!!
Unbelievable!!!!! A new Ch & all at his first shows!
I have some wonderful but very unexpected news to report.......the same weekend that we were in England (24th/25th Oct) "Oscar" who is formally known as Mossbawnhill Going Places,& certainly has! On his debut weekend at five shows in Bermuda he managed to take BOB at all shows entered...at his first two shows he got two majors,won best of breed,best puppy,best in breed for locally owned,best of winners,and to top all that he came third in the group both shows too!!!! He basically did the same at the next three shows,except that at the last show he won the group!!!! As the shows were all majors and he took BOB at them all this gained him Ch status!!!!!!! Oscar is owner handled by Tali Gabai-Maiato and we are extremely proud of them both as not only was this Oscar's debut but also Tali's too and to go out and get his title at such a young age in very good company is simply fantastic!
So HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! to Tali & Oscar from all of us here. xx
Bermuda Ch Mossbawnhill Going Places "Oscar"
Oscar & Tali striding out to take the group!
His ribbons from his first two shows.
Folly ~ still in the top three.
Our 3rd trip across the water this month (October) was for Midland Counties Ch Show on the 24th under Roma Wright-Smith (Silkstone) we were again placed with both our girls ~ "Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am keeping herself again in the top three in the MPB class by getting a 3rd and "Pebble" Ir Ch Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me still waiting for her 3rd & crowning CC managed a VHC in a strong OB class...actually both classes had quite respectable entries of 16.
New pics of "Dale" & "Tide" in Ireland
We were very kindly sent these new pics of "Dale" Mossbawnhill's Better Bet (EJW09) & "Tide" Mossbawnhill Refuse To Bend by their owner Tony Ennis.
Some new pics of "Squiffy" in England.
Corinne Harris who is owned by "Squiffy" Mossbawnhill Better By Far has updated us with some fantastic new pics of Squiffy,as you can see he really enjoys his very full life with Corinne & the rest of her lovely pack!
The babies are still getting consistently placed at Ch shows.
Last weekend (18th Oct 09) we again travelled by ferry over to England fof a Ch show...this time it was Midland Whippet Club & the bitch judge was Morag Bolton-Lockhart of the "Pencloe" kennel in the UK. We managed to still get placed in the MPB class,even though it was very big.....17!!! Our little "Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am got a VHC whilst her big sis "Maple" Mossbawnhill Timeless Epic who is owned & handled by Jean Dickenson (Ribblesmere) in England was Res. "Rain" Mossbawnhill I Am All That debuted at this show & was also VHC in the PB class & "Pebble" Ir Ch Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (EW-09) was a respectable 3rd in a very strong OB class...both Rain & Pebble were handled by Ryan & Folly by me (Pamela).
Exciting new mating planned in Finland.
After much consideration & thought Aino Makela who owns "Fallow" Fin & Nor Ch Mossbawnhill Dream On (Fin JW 07) has decided that she will mate Fallow in winter 2010. She has eventually opted to use a dog who we think totally compliments Fallow beautifully! He is from the "Farytail" kennel in Norway & is formally known as WW-08,N & S Ch Farytail's thFragrance o' Gold or quite simply "Mike" to his friends!! There are some pics of Mike & Fallow below and also a copy of the future litters pedigree...which reads beautifully! We are very excited about this litter & wish Aino,Fallow & Mike all the very best. We will keep everyone posted as & when we receive any more news or go to http://www.ainomakela.net/puppies.htm.
CH Farytail's ThFragrance o'Gold
CH Suna Regens Blossoms Keyzer
CH Play Mec Du Manoir de la Grenouille
|CH Ronndal Oozing Style|
|Tierra Dorada Sara||CH Bokellas Hem Till Gården|
CH Mossbawnhill Dream On
Lorricbrook Trussardi At Shalfleet
|CH Chelsea Gherardelli|
|CH Lorricbrook NV US|
Collooney Mamma Mia
|CH Airescot Ruby Rascal|
|CH Collooney Silver Silas|
WW-08 N & S Ch Farytail's thFragrance o' Gold on the "stack"
Fin JW-07 Fin & Nor Ch Mossbawnhill Dream On on the "stack"
"Riley" gets his first points & CC towards his Au Title!
We are really pleased to announce that "Riley" Mossbawnhill I Am Legend who is owned by the "Taejaan" kennel who consists of Molly Rule-Steele,Sonya Turay & Alicia Taylor in Australia has gained his first 8 point dog challenge towards his Au title!!! This was on the 19th Oct 09 under Mrs D Besoff (NSW),he then went on to take Minor In Group under Mr T Pickering (NSW). So WAY TO GO young Master Riley & all at Taejaan!
Keep flying "our" flag for us!!
New pics of "Meadow" in Czech Republic.
We have some lovely new pics of "Meadow" Mossbawnhill Bedazzled taken by her owner Sarka Dohnalova of the "Dewallrock Kennel" in Czech Republic. As you can see she has settled very well & will be making her ring debut shortly.
Thankyou Sarka for the lovely photos.
Another good day for the Mossbawnhill babies!!
At South Wales Kennel Assoc Ch Show on Friday 9th Oct under Pauline Oliver (Spyanfly) from the UK,"Maple" Mossbawnhill Timeless Epic & her litter sister and our keeper "Folly" M.U Bet I Am were 1st & 2nd respectively in a strong MPB class of 10.
WELL DONE (again!) to Jean Dickenson who owns and handles Maple,this is her third time out and third placing!
We were also 3rd in the Breeders Group under Judge Mr Alec Mackenzie.
Riley takes Best Minor Group in Oz.
We are extremely pleased to report that last weekend (3rd October 09) at Wagga ABKC Show in Australia under Mr E Pickering (NSW) "Riley" formally known as Mossbawnhill I Am Legend won the MPD class & then beat the MPB class winner for Best Minor,then went one better and took Best Minor In Group!!
WELL DONE team Taejaan!!
Another baby qualifies for Crufts on her debut!
WELL DONE!! to Jean Dickenson (Ribblesmere) who handled baby "Maple" Mossbawnhill Timeless Epic to her 2nd in the MPB class at Driffield Ch Show under Hound Specialist Tim Finney (Gulliagh) (Ire) her litter sister "Piper" M.Blaze Of Glory In Gwendariff owner handled by Albert Ritchie (Gwendariff) was 3rd in the same class! So another good day for the Mossbawnhill babies!!
Baby Folly & sister Piper qualify for Crufts on their showring debuts.
We are very pleased to report that our new babies have started off on the right footing & done us very proud indeed!
Our keeper from the "double T" litter "Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am & her litter sister "Piper" M.Blaze of Glory In Gwendariff who is owned by Albert & Marlene Ritchie both qualified for Crufts 2010 on their showring debuts! Folly at Belfast Ch Show on the 26th Sept 09 under breed specialist Leigh Morris (Crosscop) (UK) in the PB class which had an entry of 5 of which she was 3rd & Piper the following day at the NIWC Ch show under Bill Brown-Cole (UK) in the MPB class in an entry of 7 where she was 2nd ,closely followed by Folly who was again 3rd and ultimately doubly Crufts qualified!! lol
Folly also managed to attain a 2nd in the "Purina Pro-Plan World Puppy Bitch Stakes" class (entry~30) at Belfast under Graham Hill (UK)...all this and she was only just 6months old exactly on the day!!!
Conker....the last to leave,says goodbye!
Today 22nd September 09 "Conker" Mossbawnhill Glory Bound arrived safe & sound in Iceland,although at present he is in quarantine for 28days he will eventually live with Selma Olsen but is co-owned by her and Arndis Osk Hauksdottir. he will compete in conformation & in the future will hopefully be a wonderful addition to their breeding programme. We wish them all the very best.
Below are a few pics taken by staff at the quarantine facility,they are all very taken with him!
Meadow touches down in the Czech Republic
We received news today 16th September 09 that "Meadow" Mossbawnhill Bedazzled has landed in the Czech Republic and settled very quickly into her new home with owner Sarka Dohnalova & her other whippets & greyhound at the Dewallrock Kennel http://www.dewallrock.wbs.cz .She will compete in conformation & we wish her and Sarka all the very best for the future.
Below are a couple of pics taken shortly after Meadow arrived in her new home.
We say goodbye to Rook.
Today Saturday 5th September 09 we said goodbye to another puppy..."Rook" Mossbawnhill's Playboy left us to go to his new home with the Doherty family who own Laragh Greyhound Kennels,which is a successful kennel breeding track Greyhounds,so Rook will not be short of friends! He will join the whole family but his true owner will be Mark's young son Jamie who will in the future compete at a few local whippet club shows & have a go at racing too,I am sure Jamie & Rook will have lots of fun in the process & wish them all the very best!!
Pebble gets her 2nd UK CC!!
We are really thrilled to report that on Sunday 30th August 09 after travelling all the way over to Scotland for the Scottish Kennel Club Ch Show "Pebble" Ir Ch Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (EW09) took the BCC under breed specialist Marie-Christine Delabelle of the Di Mahana whippet kennel in Belgium,this was Pebble's 2nd CC following hot on the heels of her 1st one (again incidently in Scotland) in June under Espen Engh (Nor). We are now on the hunt for that all too elusive 3rd!!!!!
Her litter brother "Timber" Ir Ch M.Exclusive (CJW08) was 3rd in a very respectable OD class being beaten only by the eventual DCC & Res DCC winners.
So a very worth while trip!
Another Group win for Pebble.
On Saturday 8th August at Bangor Ch Show under breed specialist Arne Foss from the "Paper Moon" kennel in Norway,"Pebble" formally known as Ch M.It's All Bout Me was GS Bitch & BOB and under Keith Thornton from England she was Group 1st. Her brother "Timber" Ch M.Exclusive took the res GS in dogs and "Teazel" M.Turn Up The Sun won the OB class.
New Ch for Mossbawnhill!!
We are very pleased & extremely proud to announce that we have another new Ch at home!
It is now Ch Mossbawnhill Exclusive (CJW08)
"Timber" took his last Green Star and title on Saturday 25th July 09 at Dundalk Ch Show under Mrs Zola Rawson (UK/Russ),he will continue to be shown in Ireland in the last few shows that he has been already entered into and he will also be selectively shown in England as he has 1CC but he will mostly enjoy a well earned rest until next March when the first of the Int shows start where he will be campaigned for his last 2 CACIB's to achieve his Int title.
This is the third Ch from this very successful litter of only five!
Whippet Club of Scotland's critiques from Espen Engh
The critiques for our dogs from the WCOS back in June judged by Espen Engh (Nor) from the famous "Jet's" greyhound kennel have appeared in the local dog press,we have four of them as all four of our dogs managed to get placings: BIS & BCC,BOS & DCC, 2nd in OD & finally 2nd in JD. Also a Mossbawnhill grand-daughter received a critique too as "Ash's" M.Ltd Edition To Yialousa young daughter
"Scarlett" Yialousa Scarlet Ribbon was 2nd in MPB.
JD: 2nd Mossbawnhill Better Son. Eyecatching white & brindle dog with generally high quality. More width of skull than I prefer.Long neck.Still needs to develop forechest.Excellent underline.Tends to fall off a bit over the croup.Moved a little narrow in front,but well from behind,acceptable from the side.
LD: 1st Mossbawnhill Exclusive (CJW08).Very attractive white and brindle male who combines substance & elegance to perfection.Masculine head.Long & crested neck.Moderately angulated in front,his markings on the show side make him look straighter in upper arm than he actually is.Excellent underline.When overstretched on the stack,he looks somewhat sloping in topline,but balances out on the move.Covers plenty of ground. Excellent legs & feet. Long,well angulated hindquarters. Moved very effortlessly,sound & supple from all angles. CC.
OD: 2nd Ir Ch Mossbawnhill Better Man. White & brindle male,very powerful and strong but still elegant enough.Masculine head,strong neck.Balanced angulation both ends.Deep chest.Moved better than most from all angles. Could do with some more chiselling all over.
MPB: 2nd Yialousa Scarlet Ribbon. Very attractive feminine bitch of generally very high quality. Beautiful head & expression. Long and elegant neck. Not much between her and the winner and could change places on another day,she scored in curves of body,but lost on reach and drive in movement.
OB: 1st Ir Ch Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me. Excellent brindle bitch with some white trim,strong yet elegant,excellent size,type & quality,very sound & stands so firmly on her legs & feet.Very typical whippet head with good width of skull,excellent ears. Her neck is elegant yet strong. Excellent front,forechest & depth. In superb rock hard condition which was not the norm on the day. Shapely, well proportioned and balanced body. Moved cleanly & soundly coming and going,well balanced from the side,but could open up a little more for perfection. CC & BOB (BIS)
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Espen Engh for his lovely worded critiques & also for thinking as highly of our dogs as we do.
Bye Bye Maple & Flax.
We are keeping up the "goodbyes" as today Tuesday 21st July saw "Maple" formally known as M.Timeless Epic & "Flax"formally known as M.Hope 'n' Glory leave us and go across the water to their new homes. We wish them both the very best & hope that they bring a lot of happiness & love to their new owner/owners. They will both be campaigned in the showring.
Litter mates do the double at Sligo Ch Show 19th July 09!
We had a great result today at Sligo Ch Show under Hound Judge Mrs Juutilainen from Finland who judged the whippets & also under the Group 10 judge Mr Antonopoulos (Greece).
Firstly in the breed "Badger" Ch M.Better Man took the Green Star in dogs and then his litter sister "Teazel" M.Turn Up The Sun made it a "double" for us as she took the GS in bitches,closely followed by BOB & then finally Grp 3rd!!!! Teazel has done extremely well since returning to the ring after her maternal duties & we are looking forward to having a lot of fun with her in the next couple of years!
Another baby goes.
This is proving to be quite a week for "goodbyes" as today (Saturday 18th July) another of our youngsters left for his new home,"Tide" officially known as M.Refuse To Bend went to live with his distant relatives "Squirrel" M.Made You Look & "Dale" M's Better Bet (European Jun Winner 09) who are owned by Tony Ennis,we know that Tide will have a wonderful life with Tony and his gang and will join him at work & get to meet lots of people as Tony works at a race yard.Tide will be shown in Ireland along with Dale & we wish him & Tony all the very best both in and out of the ring!
Piper & Paige leave for their new home.
Two more of our babies have left us for their new home (although we are very lucky as they will be remaining here in Northern Ireland & we will see them regularly at the same shows!).
On Sunday 12th July "Piper" officially known as M.Blaze of Glory & "Paige" officially known as M.Foreign Affair headed off to their lovely new home with Albert & Marlene Ritchie of the "Gwendariff" (whippets) affix,they have settled in very nicely along with their existing family of whippets,and will be campaigned by Albert both here in Ireland (North & South) and also in England and we wish them all the very best and would like to thank them for giving the girls such a wonderful home.
The Whippet Club Of Ireland Ch Show 09
On Saturday 4th July 09 (Independence day WHOO HOO!!) The Whippet Club Of Ireland held their Ch Show,the judge was the well known and respected breed specialist Barbara Anderson - Illingsworth from the "Birkonbrae" kennel in England,we faired reasonably well under her and took both open classes (dog & bitch) and then both Res Green Stars too with the parents of our double "T" litter "Timber" Mossbawnhill Exclusive (CJW 08) & "Teazel" Mossbawnhill Turn Up The Sun,Teazel also took Best Open as this was a club show and there were "specials" on offer. This was only Teazel's second time out since the litter,the first time being the previous week at Kilkenny Ch Show where she & Timber also won both open classes and in fact that was Teazel's first time out in almost two and half years as she was left to mature and develop after gaining her 1st UK CC from the Junior class at Belfast Ch show under Jeff Horswell in 06.
She will be campaigned now for the rest of this year and next alongside Timber who is patiently waiting for his last GS & his crown.
More Mossbawnhill G.Kids....this time in Russia.
to Tony & Lada & their owners Natalia & Julia on the birth of their new litter of four (3 dogs & 1 bitch) at the http://www.wippet-intriga.narod.ru/ kennel in Russia on the 10th June 09. "Tony" Rus Ch & Rus Jun Ch Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy is the sire & Multi Ch Perfetto Top Modella Iz Volzhskoy Serenady is the dam,all these puppies are already booked for wonderful homes and we wish their new owners all the very best with them.
Some pics below:
The first of the babies leaves for her new home.
Tues 23rd June 09 saw "Crumpet" who is formally known as Mossbawnhill Glamorous leave us and head off for her new home with her new Mommy Lynne Stratton who is an artist & does the most wonderful models of the Hare.
Crumpet is the first one of our babies to leave & she is lucky enough to be going to live in a very scenic part of Ireland near Dingle and she has a couple of friends there in the shape of two labs,one of whom is called Mole & she has already managed to make her her partner in crime!! She has settled in remarkably well & is enjoying being the center of attention,everyone loves her who meets her & we wish Lynne all the very best with her.
We were very kindly sent these pics of Crumpet by Lynne yesterday (1st July 09) as you can see she has made herself quite at home already!
Pebble gains her 4th CACIB at Swords Int Ch Show.
"Pebble" Ch.Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (EW09) gained her 4th CACIB at Swords Int Ch Show on the 20th June 09 under Per Lundstrom (Sweden),this should have given her, her Int Ch crown HOWEVER under FCI rules there must be a lapse of at least 1year & 1 day between the 1st Cacib & the last and unfortunately Pebble gained all her four inside 10mths,so will now have to wait until next year to get her title as our next Int Ch Show will not be outside the time limit either & Clonmel which would've been the next Int Show that she could've taken her Int title at (had she won the CACIB) have decided to drop the Int status this year to just Ch status,so it will be March 2010 before she can compete for another CACIB. Her litter brother "Timber" M.Exclusive (CJW08) was Res GS Dog & Res CACIB dog & "Badger" Ch.M.Better Man was 2nd in ChD class.
Another CAC with BOB & BIG-1 for Toni in Russia
Congratulations!! again to "Toni" M.Celtic Legacy & his co-owners Natalia & Julia for another CAC coupled with BOB & BIG-1 at Togliatti Ch Show in Russia under judge Terenteva (Rus) on the 14th June 09.
Natalia has very kindly sent me this pic of Toni taken winning group 10.
2 CC's in the one day for litter brother & sister!
we had a bit of a "surreal" day at the Whippet Club Of Scotland Ch Show on Saturday 13th June 09 under Espen Engh (Jet's) from Norway. Litter siblings "Timber" M.Exclusive (CJW08) & "Pebble" Ch & Euro Winner 09 M. It's All Bout Me who are still only 2yrs old did "the double" and took both CC's on offer!!!!! To say we were thrilled would be a total understatement....but we were!! (and I can't think of any other way to describe it!!) the entry was a very respectable quality one of 190,so they did it in good company. Pebble ended up BIS! & Timber was BOS we also got two second placings with our other entries "Badger" Ch M.Better Man & his son "Cedar" M.Better Son.
I think we can safely say that it was a day that we wont forget ...EVER!!
Our thanks goes to the judge Espen Engh for appreciating both of our dogs.
New pics of Mossbawnhill Better By Far "fundraising"
We received some new pics of "Squiffy" M.Better By Far from his owner Corinne,Squiffy helps Corinne who is the events co-ordinator for Greyhound Rescue West Of England
& he thoroughly enjoys the fundraising events & meeting everyone & due to his real outgoing temp is aquiring quite a few admiring fans along the way!
We think he looks very handsome & quite fetching in his new martingale collar...what do you think?
Thankyou for the pics Corinne & taking such good care of Squiffy!!
Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy is BIS (4th)
to Natalia & Julia from Russia who own M. Celtic Legacy known to his friends as "Tony" for his great win on 31st May 09 at the National Dogshow in Tolyatti under judge Sedych from Russia. Tony was BOB,BIG-1st & BIS 4th!! expertly handled as usual by Julia.
Mossbawnhill have had quite a weekend & we could'nt be prouder of our dogs!!!
What a day!!!!
Well we had a fantastic day at our European Winners Show yesterday (Saturday 30th May 09) Mossbawnhill managed to gain 3 new titles in the 1 day,with "Pebble" Ch M.It's All Bout Me gaining the European Winner 09 title along with the GS ,CACIB & BOS,"Damson" M.Smooth As Silk For Rushden gained European Junior Winner 09 title in the bitches along with the Res GS and "Dale" M.Better Bet gained the title of European Junior Winner 09 in the dogs again along with the Res GS, both dogs were not eligible to take the CACIB'S as the FCI do not allow dogs entered in the Junior classes to compete for them.Damson also was Best Junior In Breed and is owned by our friends Janet & Tracy from the "Rushden" kennel here in Northern Ireland and handled by Tracy. And Dale is owned and handled by Tony Ennis from Ireland we are thrilled with all the achievements but especially so with Dale as he is very sparsely shown due to Tony's work commitments (he works for ex jump jockey turned trainer Charlie Swan bringing on his young racehorses)
More Mossbawnhill G.Kids do well!!
to Daniela from Druantia's Kennel on her great wins with Clay's M.Masterpiece offspring,at the WWCS Clubmatch Ch Show Rifferswil 21st May 09 under Sharon Sakson (Paris) (USA).Clay's children dominated the Puppy classes. In the PD class D.Gareth Following The Sun was 1st,D.Gilroy Eyes Of Truth was 2nd,D.Glen Boy was 3rd and D.Gerwin Invisible Love was 4th. And in the PB class D.Gwendolyn Amazing Grace was 1st and also BOB puppy.
Two days later on the 23rd May again at a Ch Show in Rifferswil but under Mrs L Brun (Nor) this time Clay's kids cleaned up again in the Puppy Classes with the PD class being won by D.Glen Boy,2nd was D.Gareth Following The Sun,3rd was Gilroy Eyes Of Truth and PB class was again won by D.Gwendolyn Amazing Grace. BOB puppy this time was Glen Boy.
And not to be outdone by his children Clay took the RCAC from the OD class!
So WELL DONE! to all concerned.
"Timber" gets his penultimate Green Star!
"Timber" M.Exclusive (CJW 08) who is the sire of our double "T" litter, received his penultimate Green Star at Hibernian Ch Show on Saturday 16th May 09,the judge was breed specialist Mrs Vivien Coulter from the "Collooney" kennel here in Northern Ireland.(Timber's litter sister "Pebble" Ch M.It's All Bout Me took the Res GS in the bitches)
Hopefully Timber's final and finishing GS wont be too far away now!
Badger & Pebble do the "double" for the third time!!!
What a great day we had on Sunday 3rd May,it was our "Mini-Circuit" this bank holiday weekend but seeing as we have puppies at home & our "puppy sitter" could only look after them for the one day we could only do the one show,so we setled on the Int Show which was hosted by Fermoy Canine Club,the judge was breed specialist Elizabet Janzon from the "Wolftone Kennel" in Sweden and she was a very strict judge indeed awarding very few Excellents (only four overall in fact!) we managed to win all our classes including "Cedar" M.Better Son in JD,"Timber" M.Exclusive (CJW 08) in OD,"Badger" Ch M.Better Man in ChD and "Pebble" Ch M.It's All Bout Me in ChB,Pebble & Badger then went on to do the "double" this is the third time that this duo have done this and all under Continental judges,they took both GS's (green stars) & both CACIB's,Badger went BOB & also managed a Grp 2nd under Saija Juutilainen from the "Wallaby's" Saluki Kennel in Finland.We were beaten for Grp 1st by our friend Jo Amsel with her lovely Italian Greyhound "Mimi" Artmeis Call Me Madam who is both a Uk & Ir Ch.
Ridge's critique from "The Hound Show"
Ridge got a lovely critique from the whippet Judge Sue Gillespie at the Hound Show Open in Stafford England..he was 1st in Junior dog.
Well balanced young dog,attractive long head,long neck,good length of body with nice rise over loin & correct fall of croup,good body depth,shapely hind quarters with a good bend of stifle & low set hocks,moved out well.
Congratulations to "Scarlett" ~ BPIS!!!
again to "Scarlett" Yialousa Scarlet Ribbon who is a Mossbawnhill grandkid,she is out of "Ash" M.Ltd Edition To Yialousa and bred,owned & handled by Anita Mixides of the Yialousa kennel in England. This is Scarlett's first BPIS but not her first BPB,she was pipped to the post for BPIS at East Anglian Whippet Club (EAWC) open show by her brother "Dermot" Y.Frisco Bay (see below for details) but this time she went all the way and it was a Ch show too! The show was Northern Counties Whippet Club (NCWC) and the bitch judge was breed specialist Cathie Brown of the Bluestreak affix (UK) Scarlett won the MPB class & then went on to get BPB & topped it by going BPIS which was agreed on by the dog judge Ann Beckett-Bradshaw of the Phinjani affix (UK),this not only qulaifies her for Crufts 2010 but also "The Whippet Stars" supermatch 2010 which is a breed "special" offering Best Whippet (overall) Best Whippet Bitch,Best Whippet Dog & Best Whippet Puppy.
Scarlett has been placed at all three shows she has attended since her debut in March & taken BPB at two of them,lets hope she continues her winning ways throughout the rest of the year.
pic very kindly supplied by Cathie Brown "Bluestreak"
Our "import" litter has arived too!
"Berri" Docegabana di Mahana Avec Mossbawnhill our import from Belgium has presented us with a beautiful litter of eight! They were born on Monday 13th April and there are five dogs and three bitches,the sire is "Diego" Ger Ch & VDH Ch Sol Y Sombra Jour de Soleil who lives in Germany,owned by Werner Demmerling & Joachim Bartusch of the Gentle Mind Kennel but is in fact a mostly American bred dog who was imported from the Sol Y Sombra Kennel in South Africa...so this litter has a rather well travelled pedigree!
For more information & lots of pics please go to our "current litter" page and scroll down the page.
The double "T" litter has arrived!!
We have puppies!!!! "Teazel" M.Turn Up The Sun has very kindly presented us with a beautiful litter of 5 bitches and 1 dog by "Timber" M.Exclusive (CJW08),they were born on the evening of Thursday 26th March 09, mum and puppies are doing very well.
For more details and pictures please go the "current litter" page.
EAWC Open Show 21st March 09 Mossbawnhill G.Kids do the "double"
must go to Alison Clarke (Sunwalkers) & "Dermot" Yialousa Frisco Bay At Sunwalkers & also to Anita Mixides (Yialousa) and "Scarlett" Yialousa Scarlet Ribbon who are Mossbawnhill Grandkids as they are out of "Ash" M.Ltd Edition who is owned by Anita.
Today at East Anglian Whippet Club Open Show on the 21st March under Kevan Ellis (dogs) and Janis Pennance (bitches) the two litter siblings made their debuts and both won their classes, "Dermot" MPD & "Scarlett" MPB.then both went on to get BPD & BPB respectively. "Dermot" went on to go BPIS!!!!!
What a way to start their showing careers! VERY WELL DONE!! We are very proud of you both.
Pic below of the grandkids doing "the double"
pic very kindly supplied by "Cathie Brown of Bluestreak Whippets"
IKC Celtic Winners St Patrick's Day Show 09
to Janet Duke & Tracy Gill (Rushden) on gaining "Damson's" M.Smooth As Silk For Rushden Celtic Junior Winners title 09 at the IKC Celtic Winners Show on St Patrick's Day 17th March.
Mossbawnhill G.Kids in Switzerland
We have recieved these beautiful pics from Daniela Zingg-Bucher (Druantia) in Switzerland of her babies by "Clay" M.Masterpiece and out of "Carlin" D.Carlin A Little Champion who incidently is a full litter sister to our own "Rush" D.Celtic Flight To M. Daniela is really pleased with her litter and we think they are pretty special too!
"Gwendolyn" the bitch keeper
Berri finally comes home!
On the same day as Squiffy left us our own "Berri" Doce Gabana di Mahana Avec M. finally came home from Germany. Our heartfelt thanks goes to Werner Demmerling & Joachim Bartusch of "Gentle Mind" kennel for taking such great care of her for us.
Berri is such a beautifully,even tempered bitch with a lot to love about her and after having a rather rough start in life we know that she will live out the rest of it with us & our "pack". And in a way she is coming home as her dam "Betsi" Gwendariff Blonde Serenade was born in Northern Ireland as she was bred by Albert & Marlene Ritchie of the Gwendariff kennels.
A couple of candid pics of Berri are below.
Berri is the 2nd dog in from the rhs of the pic.
Berri the blue brindle at the top of the pic.
Sunny gets a new home & a new name.
We said a sad goodbye to "Sunny" M.Better By Far who has now become "Squiffy" on the 5th March 09 he has now gone to his new home in England. Squiffy was the young dog who came back to us before Christmas,he was from our last litter and due to an unforseen change in his previous owners circumstances they found that they had to rehome him & got in touch with us.
He is now owned & loved by Corinne Harris and lives with her "pack" who have now become Squiffy's new family,we are really pleased that he has settled so well with them and a HUGE THANKYOU goes to Corinne for offering Squiffy such a wonderful,loving forever home. We hope he will be a super addition to your "pack" & brings you lots of future happiness and we wish you all lots of fun & luck.
Some pics of Squiffy and "friends" below,as you can see he has slotted straight in!
Squiffy is the parti on the LHS of the pic.
New pics of Rush,Timber & Cedar
We would like to share with you some new pics that we have had taken...we decided to get some updated ones of "Rush" Druantia's Celtic Flight To M. and "Timber" M. Exclusive (CJW 08) as the last pictures that we had taken of them was over a year ago.And we have also had a photo taken of "Cedar" M.Better Son curtesy of Joyce Crawford-Manton of Irish Canine Press.
Rush ~ pic by Mossbawnhill
Timber ~ pic by Mossbawnhill
Cedar ~ pic by Joyce Crawford-Manton
Clay gets another CAC & a Res CACIB!
More Congrats but this time to "Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece and his owner/handler Daniela for gaining another CAC but this time it is in his home country of Switzerland,he also took the Res CACIB.
The show was the first of the season in Switzerland ~ Fribourg Int on the 22nd of February 09 and the judge was Mrs M. Martorella (USA) there was an overall entry of 50 whippets and Clay took the CAC & Res CACIB from the OD class.
Toni is now Russian Junior Champion!
to Julia,Natalia & "Toni" who is now Russian Junior Ch Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy
That's all the info I have at the moment but I will update this page with who the judge was and where the show was just as soon as I get it.
New litter due end of March
"Timber" Mossbawnhill Exclusive (CJW 08) has been mated to "Teazel" Mossbawnhill Turn Up The Sun and hopefully all being well their litter will be due around the end of March.
We decided to do this mating as we felt that Timber complimented Teazel exceptionally well & therefore we are hoping for a very "typy" litter of moderate sized,good quality puppies.And as both parents also have excellent sound movement in all directions we are anticipating these puppies will do too.
If you are interested in a puppy from this forthcoming litter please contact us through the "contact page" on this website.
"Pebble" is runner-up "Show Dog Of the Year" 08
We are thrilled to announce that our own "Pebble" Ir Ch Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me was awarded runner-up "Northern Ireland Show Dog Of The Year" for 2008. This was under two judges one of whom is a hound specialist Mrs Anne McDonald "Mabrooka" Saluki's (UK) & the other Mr Willie Dobbin "Brooklynbear" Newfoundland's (UK)."Pebble" was as usual handled by Ryan & I hope to update the site with pictures very soon.
"Fallow" is 6th Best Bitch & BOS youngster for 08!
go to Aino Makela & "Fallow" Fin & Nor Ch Mossbawnhill Dream On (Fin JW 07) "Show Whippet Of The Year 2008 ~ Finland" published their results recently and "Fallow" was 6th Best Bitch & also BOS youngster for 08! This comes at the same timne as her litter sister's super result at home here with us (see above) this litter have far excelled our expectations and we are extremely proud of them all & their owners!!!
Introducing another "Ash" youngster..this time a BOY!
We have received another couple of beautiful pictures from England of another "Ash" Mossbawnhill Ltd Edition To Yialousa youngster but a young man this time around...meet "Dermot" Yialousa Frisco Bay At Sunwalkers,he is owned by Alison Clarke from the Sunwalkers Kennel in England & we think this boy is a real prospect for the future and wish Alison all the very best with him and are looking forward to seeing him in the ring later in the year along with his sister Scarlett.
Pic kindly permitted by "Yialousa"
Pic kindly permitted by "Sunwalkers"
Introducing Ash's daughter Scarlett
We received this stunning photograph of "Scarlett" Yialousa Red Ribbon who was the only girl in the first litter from "Ash" Mossbawnhill Ltd Edition To Yialousa who lives at the Yialousa Kennel in England & is owned by Anita Mixides.
Scarlett is 15wks old in the pic and is shaping up nicely & showing lots of promise.
Pic kindly permitted by "Yialousa"
Ash is on a roll......
go to Anita who expertly handled Mossbawnhill Ltd Edition To Yialousa "Ash" to her BOB at Luton Premier Show today (29th December 08) under the whippet breed specialist Susanne Osckinski of the "Whipcat Kennel" in Germany. This win follows hot on the heels of her last one earlier this month (6th) where she gained her Stud Bk No. under another breed specialist Mr Geir Flyct Pedersson of the "Hubbestadt Kennel" this time from the USA/UK.
She was also shortlisted in the Hound Grp which was judged by Zola Rawson (UK)
WELL DONE to you both.
New Pics of Mossbawnhill's Better Boy.
Today 29th December we received thru the mail some lovely new pics of "Ridge" M's.Better Boy At Ribblesmere who lives in England with Ken & Jean Dickenson we thought we'd share them with you as they are so nice!
pics by J.Dickenson "Ribblesmere"
Mossbawnhill's Better Bet goes BPIB!
to Tony Ennis and "Dale" Mossbawnhill's Better Bet who took BPIB after winning the PD class at the Dublin DSS Ch Show on the 27th Dec 08 under judge Mr A Beare. Tony was also 3rd in the PB class with Dale's litter sister "Squirrel" M. Made You Look.
Well done & keep up the good work!
Timber & Drift Hound Grp 1st & 2nd!!
Yesterday Saturday 20th of December at Antrim DCC Open Show "Timber" Mossbawnhill Exclusive (CJW 08) & "Drift" Ir Ch Zordia's Shooting Star Over M. (An Ch 07 & CW 08) took both top spots in the Hound Group after winning BOB in Whippets for Timber and Best AV Hound NSC for Drift our Basenji! Drift was handled in the Grp by Ryan and Timber by myself (Pamela).
Other placings by Mossbawnhill bred dogs were...a 3rd in the Puppy Bitch Stakes & a 1st PB in the breed class for"Damson" M. Smooth As Silk For Rushden owned by Janet Duke and Tracy Gill of the Rushden Kennel and handled by Tracy,a 2nd in PB for "Sorrel" M. Envy Me and 1st YD/B for "Cedar" M. Better Son,the latter two are owned & handled by ourselves.
Mossbawnhill Masterpiece sires his first litter.
CONGRATULATIONS to "Clay" & "Carlin" and of course all at Kennel "Druantia"!!
"Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece has sired his first litter at Kennel "Druantia" in Switzerland,he was mated to "Carlin" Druantia's Carlin A Little Champion who is a full litter sister to our own Swiss import & dam of our last litter "Rush" Druantia's Celtic Flight To M.
This litter's pedigree is made up of some of the best lines from some of the top kennels within our breed including Bohem,Lorricbrook,Chelsea,Airescot,Du Sac A Malices,Nevedith & Collooney.
"Carlin" whelped a stunning litter of 10 (exactly the same as her sister produced for us!) on the 12th December 08 she had 6 dogs and 4 bitches and all are doing well,as is mum.
Some pics of the litter and both parents are below but for more pics and the full pedigree please go to http://www.druantia.ch/
If you are interested in a potential show or companion puppy from these super lines could you please contact Daniela through the above website.
Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy gets his first JCAC!
to Julia Eliseeva & Natalia Malyarenko from kennel "Volzhskaya Serenada" in Russia who own "Toni" Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy" on getting his first JCAC from the junior class on the 6th December 08 under breed specialist Smirnova. "Toni" was handled as usual by Julia.
Mossbawnhill Ltd Edition To Yialousa gains her Stud Bk No.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ANITA & "ASH"
Mossbawnhill Ltd Edition To Yialousa (pics below both taken by Louise from Dewerstone photography)
on gaining your SBN!! On Saturday 6th December 08 under the well respected judge Mr Geir Flyct-Pedersson of the "Hubbestadt Kennel" in the USA/UK who was judging the bitch classes at The Whippet Club Of Wales Ch Show "Ash" was placed 2nd in a large entry of 26 bitches in the Limit Class,thus entitling her to her stud book number,this means that this whole litter of five have now all attained their SBN's,a fact of which we are very proud!
Both Ryan and I myself would like to take this opportunity to thank all the owners both here in the UK and abroad for campaigning their "Mossbawnhill's" so well...keep up the great work! And THANKYOU!!
pics by Dewerstone Photography
Mossbawnhill Masterpiece wins the National Coursing
We received good news from Daniela Zingg-Bucher (Kennel Druantia) in Switzerland who is the owner of "Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece...he won the National Coursing in Gunterswilen on the 30th November 08!
WELL DONE TO YOU BOTH!
We also received at the same time some fantastic pics (below) of "Clay" . Thankyou very much for them Daniela.
NEW Ch..Fin & Nor Ch Mossbawnhill Dream On (Fin JW 07)
We are absoloutley thrilled to announce that we have another NEW CH.....Fin & Nor Ch Mossbawnhill Dream On (Fin JW 07)!!
"Fallow" is owner handled by Aino Makela in Finland who is also delighted with "Fallow's" achievments,especially considering that this was her first show after her 2nd birthday that she could actually gain her title! (In Finland a dog has to be 2yrs old or over BEFORE he/she can get Ch status..."Fallow turned 2yrs on the 27th Oct) She had 8 CAC's but was unable to get her title until this show,so you can imagine it was a very tense time for all concerned.The Show was on the 23rd November 08 at Jyvaskyla it was an international show and the judge was an Ursula Langer (Ger).
This is actually the 2nd Ch from this small litter of five & a brother is hopefully not too far away from making that THREE!!!
WELL DONE & MANY CONGRATS AINO & FALLOW!!
Mossbawnhill Ltd Edition To Yialousa's daughter
"Ash" Mossbawnhill Ltd Edition To Yialousa is very pleased to announce that her daughter "Scarlet" Yialousa Scarlet Ribbon will be remaining with her at the Yialousa Kennel in England owned by Anita Mixides. Her brothers have all gone to their new homes and three will be in the show rings next year along with Scarlet,we would just like to wish all their owners the very best of luck with their Mossbawnhill grandkids.
Yialousa Scarlet Ribbon "Scarlet"
A couple of new pics of Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy
We have recieved some lovely pics of "Toni" Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy who lives in Russia & is owned in co-ownership by sisters Natalia Malyarenko & Julia Eliseeva (Julia handles him). Toni has quite a few class wins and BPIB's behind him,he is now up into the junior class and was 2nd with an Exc in JD at Ekaterinburg Int Show on 15th Nov under Judge Z.Brankovich..pics below
"Toni" on the LHS of pic.
New pics of Mossbawnhill's Fairytale "Cookie"
Today 6th November 08 we received some lovely new "informal" pics of "Cookie" Mossbawnhill's Fairytale from her family in Bermuda."Cookie" is starting agility soon & I am sure that she will really love that! Below are some of the pics that were sent to me including one of her with her best friend Ava (both in their tutus').
"Cookie" & her best friend Ava in their tutus'
Mossbawnhill's Better Boy At Ribblesmere...some results
We have been very kindly updated by Jean Dickenson who owns and handles "Ridge" Mossbawnhill's Better Boy At Ribblesmere in England with some of his recent results which are below....
Darlington Ch Show 12th Sept...1st MPD Judge Martin Sanders (UK)
South Yorkshire Whippet Club Ch Show 5th Oct...3rd MPD & 1st Maiden Dog Judge Thomas Munch (Ger) (FlicFlac)
Midland Counties Ch Show 24th Oct...2nd MPD Judge Mrs Jean Griffiths (UK)
"Ridge" has done consistently well in England amongst some strong competition and we are very proud of him!
Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy BPIB...AGAIN!!
We recieved good news from Russia that "Toni" Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy was BPIB again at the regional dog show in Rostov-na-Don on the 5th of October under Judge Hachaturyan where he was handled by co-owner Julia Eliseeva.
Toni has done extremely well for his owners Natalia Malyarenko & Julia Eliseeva and they are very proud of him,as are we.
Keep up the great work!! And WELL DONE! to all concerned.
Mossbawnhill Exclusive (CJW 08) gains his Stud Book Number
We were really pleased with our results at our Northern Ireland Whippet Club show on Sunday 28th Sept 08 under judge Mrs Jean Shaw of the Lowglen Kennel in England. "Timber" Mossbawnhill Exclusive gained his Stud Bk No by getting a 3rd in the Limit Class in a respectable class of seven.
Timber also won the members class..so he did us proud that day!!
Two more of Badger's kids are now Crufts 09 qualified!!
On Saturday 27th Sept 08 at Belfast Ch Show under Jill Chapman both "Cedar" Mossbawnhill Better Son & "Damson" Mossbawnhill Smoth As Silk For Rushden qualified for Crufts 09 by getting a 3rd & 2nd in PD & PB respectively.They both actually went on to double the qualification the following day at our breed club Ch show under Jean Shaw by Cedar getting a 1st this time in the MPD class & Damson again getting a 2nd but in the MPB class instead of the PB class.
Mossbawnhill grandkids at Yialousa
Mossbawnhill are very proud to announce that in September 08 "Ash" Mossbawnhill Ltd Edition To Yialousa has whelped a beautiful litter of seven (6 dogs & 1 bitch) by Shalfleet Simply Jazz "Bruno". Mum and babies are all doing really well.
If anyone is interested in a puppy from this super litter please enquire through this link http:////www.yialousawhippets.webeden.co.uk/
Pics of Mossbawnhill Cast No Shadow winning his CC
Below are a few pics taken by "Pauline Oliver" of "Finn" M.Cast No Shadow who took the DCC & RBIS at EAWC Ch Show on the 17th August under Sharon Sakson (US)
We have two NEW CHAMPIONS!!
We have great news to report after coming back from our "Circuit" shows we now have two new Ch's......(Subject to IKC approval)
Ir Ch Mossbawnhill Better Man & Ir Ch Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me
Both dogs are homebred.
Actually "Mossbawnhill" has had a fantastic week (15th ~ 23rd August) firstly on the 15th at the Welsh KC Ch Show "Ridge" M.Better Boy at Ribblesmere owner handled by Jean Dickenson was 2nd in the MPD class under Ben Reynold's-Frost (UK),this qualifies him for Crufts 09.Then on the 17th"Damson" M.Smooth As Silk For Rushden owned by Janet Duke & Tracy Gill & handled by Tracy went BPIS at Clonmel Int Ch Show under Mr I Selimovic (Croatia) after winning Puppy Hound Grp 10 under Mr J Matyas (Slovakia),she took BPIB under breed judge Mr T Nesbitt (Canada).At the same show & under the same breed judge "Timber" M. Exclusive (CJW 08) got the GS & CACIB in dogs & "Dale" M.Better Bet owned and handled by Tony Ennis was BP dog. The same day in England at East Of England Whippet Club Ch Show "Finn" M.Cast No Shadow owner handled by Chris Martin got his first CC & finished RBIS under well known whippet breed specialist Sharon Sakson (US) her affix is "Paris". Two days later on the 19th "Pebble" M.It's All Bout Me handled as always by Ryan took her title at Killarney Ch Show under another breed specialist Mr George Kostopolous (Greece) his affix is "Allsatin",at this show Pebble went on to win Hound Grp 10 under Mr D Allen (UK/Spain) & finished in style by going BIS 4th under Mrs M Supranovich (Pol),we also took the Res GS in dogs that day with "Badger" M.Better Man who is handled by me (Pamela) and 3rd in the Puppy Dog Stakes with "Cedar" M.Better Son handled by Ryan again under Mrs M Supranovich. On the 23rd at Limerick Ch Show we managed to "finish" "Badger" again under another breed specialist Mr Unto Timonen this time from Finland and the famous "Woodbrook's" kennel, we did "the double" at this show where "Pebble" took GS bitch & "Badger" GS dog & BOB,our young puppy bitch "Damson" who is owned by Janet & Tracy (mentioned previously above) took the Res GS,so this was a super day for Mossbawnhill! On the last day at Tralee Ch Show we faired quite well in the Puppy Stakes both dog & bitch and both judged by Mrs Desserne (Fr) "Cedar" was shortlisted in the dog classes to the last four & made the final & "Sorrel" M.Envy Me handled by me was shortlisted too in the final four of the bitch stakes & then ended up 6th overall.
Phew...what a week!!!
Our thanks goes to all the judges who have appreciated our dogs & think as highly of them as we do & also to the owners who campaign them so well worldwide!!
UNBELIEVABLE! 7 CAC's for Mossbawnhill Dream On!!
!! this is more GREAT NEWS from Finland!
Today (09/08/08) under judge Libusa Ubrova (Chezh Republic) "Fallow" Mossbawnhill Dream On (Fin JW 07) owner handled by Aino Makela got her 7th CAC & another CACIB,she topped it by going BOB!!
Aino & "Fallow" are now going to have a short well deserved rest until Oct,when they will be back to claim "Fallow's" last crowning CAC because in Finland a dog cannot attain his/her title until they are 2yrs of age & this wont be until after the 27th Oct for "Fallow".
Enjoy your break!
New pics of Mossbawnhill's Better Bet & Mossbawnhill's Made You Look
We aso recieved two beautiful pics today (7th August 08) of "Dale" M.Better Bet & his litter sister "Squirrel" M.Made You Look who are owned by Tony Ennis and are hoping to make their debuts in the ring very soon. We are extremely happy with how this litter have turned out & wish all their new owners the very best with them both in and out of the rings!!
"Squirrel" M.Made You Look
New pics of Mossbawnhill Masterpiece
Today (7th August 08) we received some really lovely pics of "Clay" M.Masterpiece very kindly taken by Heinz Knoche. These pics are of Clay & Daniela winning the CAC the previous weekend (details given below).
Mossbawnhill have a GREAT weekend!
We had a super time too this weekend (see below for the other Mossbawnhill dogs results) at Dun Laoghaire Int Ch Show (Ire) on 3rd August 08 "Pebble" M.It's All Bout Me who is "Fallow's" litter sister won IB class & then took her 6th GS & also the CACIB under Mr Steven Seymour (Aus)...she is now in the same situation as "Badger" M.Better Man ~ chasing the last GS to give them their titles! "Badger took the Res GS & also the Res CACIB and both"Damson" M.Smooth As Silk For Rushden & "Cedar" M.Better Son were 1st in the PB & PD classes respectively and "Cedar" then went on to win BPIB & also BPIG. "Sorrel" M.Envy Me was 2nd in PB to her sister & "Timber" M.Exclusive (CJW 08) won ID class.
Meanwhile at the Houndshow in England "Finn" M.Cast No Shadow owned & handled by Chris Martin is still getting consistently placed as he was 2nd in MidLD in a class of 12 under Jenny Dove (UK)
So all in all along with "Fallow's" ,"Damson's & "Clay's" wins,"Finn's" placing & our own results the Mossbawnhill's have done quite well this weekend!!
A BIG THANKYOU to everyone who campaigns them so well for us (you know who you all are) .
Below are a couple of pics from our show.
M.Better Man "Badger" winning Res GS & Res CACIB
Like Father,like Son.....M.Better Son "Cedar" who is M.Better Man's "Badger" son winning BPIG handled by Ryan,also pictured is the Puppy Grp judge Mrs Maudie Burke. (Ire)
Mossbawnhill Masterpiece gets his 2nd VDH CAC!
to Daniela & "Clay" M. Masterpiece who took a 2nd CAC VDH (Germany) on Saturday 2nd August 08 at Donau Eschingen under Mrs T Comerfort (Aus)
This litter have been extra special as all five of them are being shown and between them have accumulated the equivalent of 19 CC's & they are'nt yet two yr old!!!
Mossbawnhill Dream On (Fin JW 07) keeps clocking up the CAC's!
ANOTHER SUPER WEEKEND FOR AINO & "FALLOW" M. Dream On (Fin JW 07)
...Again! to this pair as they add another two more CAC's to their ever growing pile!! Both CAC's were at Kuopio Int Show where they had a two day show with a different judge for each day,the first CAC of the weekend on Fri 1st August 08 was under August De Wilde (Belgium) & the second one the following day Saturday 2nd was under George Kostopoulos (Greece) he is a Hound Specialist from the "Allsatin" Afghan & Whippet kennel.
This brings "Fallow's" total to 6 CAC's!
Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy is BPIB & BPIS at his very first show!!!
We got great news from Russia today...M. Celtic Legacy "Gareth" went Best Puppy In Breed & then Best Puppy In Show at the"Samara Summer-2008" show under Mr Gorbachevsky (Russia) on Sunday 27th July 08 he was handled by Julia Eliseeva who co-owns him with her sister Natalia Malyarenko of the "Volzhskaya Serenada" kennel,this was Gareth's very first show so we hope that this is just a taste of things to come.
CONGRATULATIONS! Julia,Natalia & of course
A lovely head study taken at the show is pictured below.....
Mossbawnhill Smooth As Silk For Rushden is Best pup in Match & also Best in Match!
At the Corgi Club's summer match & BBQ held on Wednesday evening 24th July 08 "Damson" M.Smooth As Silk for Rushden went Best Puppy In Match & also Best In Match beating the adult dogs too!
WELL DONE to Janet,Tracy & Damson!! Keep up the good work.
Mossbawnhill's Better Boy goes Best Puppy
We learned today (20th July 08) that Mossbawnhill's Better Boy "Ridge" was 1st in Puppy dog/bitch out of 8 entries and then went on to get BPIB this was at Oswestry Open Show under Jo Keenan (Citycroft) (UK) it was only Ridge's second time out and he was owner handled by Jean Dickenson (Ribblesmere) & we are very pleased for them both.
Mossbawnhill Dream On (Fin JW 07) continues her winning ways
Aino & "Fallow" Mossbawnhill Dream On (Fin JW 07) are still managing to continue to appeal to the Judges eye as yesterday at Ylivieska Int Ch Show in Finland under Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen (Fin) she was 3rd Best Bitch with an Exc and Res-CAC.
WELL DONE Again!!
Mossbawnhill's Better Boy first show
Mossbawnhill's Better Boy "Ridge" owner handled by Jean Dickenson (Ribblesmere) made his debut at the East Of England Ch Show (15th July 08) he did very well and managed to get a VHC placing in the MPD class under Pat Dufty of the Triken Kennel (UK). WELL DONE to you both Jean & Ridge!!
This litter have surprised us as although they have an almost totally 100% American pedigree they are definitely going to be well within the height guidelines set down by the English KC (in fact they look set to be the smallest whippets that we have bred to date!) they are also quite immature and that is something that both Ryan & myself like to see in the Minor Puppy classes as very often a lot of breeders are turning out babies that look like Juniors or older & are finished well before they are a year old.
Mossbawnhill Dream On (Fin JW 07) makes it a double this weekend
WOW!! What a weekend this pair are having! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS must go to Aino & "Fallow" M.Dream On (Fin JW 07) who have managed to take another CAC today (13th July 08) this follows fast on the heels of their CAC yesterday.
Today's show was Oulu All Breeds and Fallow was owner handled as always by Aino Makela the Judge was Monique Van Brempt (Belg) & along with the CAC Fallow also went BOB and then under Grp 10 Judge Lars Adeheimer (Swed) she took BIG 4, this has been quite a weekend for the pair and we are thrilled for them...keep up the good work girls & THANKYOU for flying the "Mossbawnhill Flag" in Finland so well for us!!
Bye Bye Mossbawnhill Irresitible
We said goodbye to "Mink" Mossbawnhill Irresistible today (13th July 08) she will remain in N.Ireland and has gone to a super home with Keith & Lois and their two cats,we wish them lots of luck for the future.
Mossbawnhill Dream On (Fin JW 07) does it again
We are thrilled to learn today (12th July 08) that "Fallow" Mossbawnhill Dream On (Fin JW 07) was 2nd Best Bitch,took another CAC & Res CACIB at Oulu International Show (Finland) under judge Lars Adeheimer (Sweden) this actually gives her enough to be a Finnish & Norwegian Ch but unfortuantely the rules over there state that one CAC must be gained after the dogs 2nd birthday so she will have to wait until after the 27th October to claim her final CAC & crown!
This super team also won the Pohjois-Pohjanmaa District Junior Handling Championships judged by Rob Douma (Neth)
Many CONGRATS to you both girls,it is well deserved!!
Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy touches down in Russia!
We have had it confirmed today (11th July 08) that "Gareth" Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy has finally arrived in his new home in Russia with Natalia Malyarenko & Julia Eliseeva of the "Pozhar v Kremle Intriga Teadora" kennel. Below are a few pictures of him...as you can see he took the whole thing in his stride!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Natalia & Julia for offering Gareth such a super home & wish them all the very best with him and hope that he becomes quite a "legacy" for them in the future.
Mossbawnhill Smooth As Silk For Rushden Best Baby Puppy in Show
At the Whippet Club Of Ireland's Ch Show held on 5th July 08 under Judge Mrs Jennifer North-Row (Barmaud) from the UK "Damson" Mossbawnhill Smooth As Silk For Rushden owner handled by Tracy Gill beat her litter sister "Sorrel" Mossbawnhill Envy Me in the Baby PB class,she then went on to also beat her brother "Cedar" Mossbawnhill Better Son for Best Baby Puppy in Show!
A big CONGRATULATIONS!! to Janet,Tracy and of course Damson as this was her very first show.
Picture of Mossbawnhill's Fairytale taken in Bermuda
Today (4th July 08) we received this lovely picture of "Teal" now called "Cookie",it is taken on the beach in Bermuda close to where she lives with her new owners Chris,Tali & Ava.
A big THANKYOU for giving "Cookie" a wonderful home & for sending us this super pic.
New pic of M.Dream On
Today (1st July) we received this lovely picture of "Fallow" M.Dream On (Fin JW 07) (right of the pic) from her owner Aino Makela in Finland.It was taken by Heidi Ollila at the Mustiala Sighthound Speciality where Fallow went BOS,also included in the pic is BOB Ch Forget Me Not Flying Star who ended up BIS!
Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me gets her 5th Green Star.
The same day as Fallow won her CC in Finland (28/06/08) "Pebble" M.It's All Bout Me was awarded the Green Star at Kilkenny Ch Show under judge Diane Ritchie (N.Ire),this brings Pebble up to 5 GS's,so she only needs another 2 to gain her title!........Fingers crossed then!!
Another CC for Fallow in Finland!!
Today (28/06/08) we heard that "Fallow" Mossbawnhill Dream On (Fin JW 07) won her class with EXC,was Best Bitch,took another CC & also was BOS,this was at the Mustiala Sighthound Speciality Ch Show in Finland under judge Paula Bockman-Chato (Australia),she was expertly steered to her wins by owner/handler Aino Makela and the pair also managed to go BIS Junior Handler too! What a great day this pair have had.Many Congrats from us all here at Mossbawnhill.
Mossbawnhill's Fairytale is off to Bermuda
Today (Mon 23rd June 08) we had to say goodbye to "Teal" who has headed off to Bermuda to her new owners...Chris & Tali. We hope that she has a safe journey and wish her and her new family all the very best for the future.
Mossbawnhill Ltd Edition To Yialousa..Blackpool Results
Blackpool Ch Show was held at the weekend (21st June 08) and Anita was there with M.Ltd Edition "Ash" who was 4th in LB under Vanna Skelley (UK).Anita also did very well with her own breeding,winning MPB & Janice who owns a littler brother won PD & also lifted BPIB ...CONGRATULATIONS Anita,Janice & all at Yialousa!!
News from Finland
Aino who owns Mossbawnhill Dream On (Fin JW 07) "Fallow" out in Finland has sent me this lovely critique that she received for Fallow from Iva Kimmelman (USA) (Merci Isle)
"Beautiful breed character.Lovely head & expression.Powerful underjaw.Perfect shape.Sound coming & going.Excellent sidegait."
She got a 2nd (Exc) in the Intermediate Bitch class from a class of 11 entries.
Mossbawnhill Better Boy heads off to England.
Today (4th June 08) Jean and Ken Dickenson ("Ribblesmere") arrived to take Mossbawnhill Better Boy "Ridge" back home to his new show home with them in Cheshire,he will make his debut in the rings this summer in England and we wish them all the very best of luck with him.
Mossbawnhill Masterpiece wins CAC at Rifferswil
We have more good news from Switzerland where on the 31st May 08 Mossbawnhill Masterpiece "Clay" was Exc 1st with the CAC from the Open class at Rifferswil under Judge Gunther Ehrenreich (Austria),he was owner handled by Daniela Zingg-Bucher....Congratulations & keep up the good work!!
Good News from Switzerland!
I have just received great news from Switzerland,today at a Ch Show in Bermatingen in Germany under Judge Mr Olaf Knauber (Ger) "Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece won the Open Class with an EXC 1 & CAC (CC) VDH,he was owner handled by Daniela Zingg-Bucher & we are very proud of them both!!
Below are a couple of pics of him.
Our "Mini Circuit" May 08
We had quite a successful "Mini Circuit" this year as "Timber" M.Exclusive gained another GS,this makes his count 4 & equals his sister's "Pebble" M.It's All Bout Me,he also took BOB & 4th in Grp 10. Unfortunately his sister had to be withdrawn as she was lame.We are very pleased with how these two have been doing since they made their debuts last year,they are just over halfway to their "titles" and are only 18mths old.
For our full results from these three shows please check in on the results page.
Moss wins the whippet racing at the NIWWC Show
We were made extremely proud by our lovely senior boy "Moss" who yesterday (27th April 08) at the Northern Ireland Working Whippet Club Show won his heat and then went on to win overall in the whippet racing...we had'nt raced him since he was in his prime at 3 yrs old but decided to bring him out of retirement one last time as he enjoys it so much,he has now returned to his comfy sofa!! He also managed to get a 2nd place in the "working type" show class too! Incidently Moss is almost 9 YRS OLD!! and had to beat dogs less than half his age,so not bad going for an old timer.
And "Teazel" Mossbawnhill Turn Up The Sun also won her heat (kinda by default,as she was the only one to finish!! LOL) and was 3rd in the final. But we were still pleased with this as she has never chased a lure before.
More excellent news from Finland about M.Dream On
Today..(26th April 08) we heard that Mossbawnhill Dream On (Fin JW 07) "Fallow" took another Res CC (Res CAC) & also another Res-CACIB plus went 3rd Best Bitch,this was under Ove Germundson (Swed)
Congratulations again girls!!
Mossbawnhill Masterpiece in Switzerland
We received some wonderful news and new pics from Daniela Zingg-Bucher (Druantia's Kennels) who owns M.Masterpiece "Clay" out in Switzerland...firstly Clay has achieved his Stud Certificate which means that he has passed the requirements that the Swiss KC say that all dogs must meet to be bred on from and secondly he has also attained his coursing license and Sunday (13th April 08) ran his first official course.(picture below)
CONGRATULATIONS Daniela & Clay!!
Mossbawnhill Smooth As Silk goes to her new show home
Last night (23rd April 08) M.Smooth As Silk "Damson" went to her new show home,she will be staying in Northern Ireland & we will be seeing her regularly at the shows.
Mossbawnhill Dream On gains another CC & Res-CACIB
We have some great news from Finland where Aino who both owns and handles M.Dream On (Fin JW 07) "Fallow" gained another CC plus a Res-CACIB under Judge Mr Matti Tuominen (Finland) at Hardstad Int Ch Show in Norway on 20th April 08.
We are so proud of how well Aino and Fallow are doing and wish them every continued success.
Mossbawnhill Better By Far leaves us.
M.Better By Far formerly known as "Drake" whilst he was here but now known as "Johnny" went to his new home today (20th April 08) he will be remaining in Northern Ireland and goes to live with his new Westie friend "Cara" and new Mom & Dad Brenda and Martin Kennedy (Bap Kennedy singer/songwriter). We wish him & them all the very best of luck.
Mossbawnhill Ltd Edition & M.Cast No Shadow do well in Scotland
At the Hound Assoc Of Scotland last weekend (12th April 08) under Knut Bleutcher (Nor) both "Ash" M.Ltd Edition owner handled by Anita Mixides & "Finn" M.Cast No Shadow also owner handled but by Chris Martin won their classes,Finn was in PGD & Ash was in YB,she was also VHC in LB. WELL DONE to all concerned!!
Mossbawnhill's Made You Look & M's.Better Bet go South.
Today (12th April 08) M's.Made You Look "Squirrel" & M's.Better Bet "Dale" went to their new show home in Ireland with Tony Ennis,they will have a super life there as Tony works with the young horses at Charlie Swan's yard and so it will seem like home from home to the pups,they will also be joining Tony's other two whippets and will enjoy going to work with thier new dad. We hope to see them in the ring later in the year and wish Tony and them the very best of luck for the future.
Drift & Timber get their Celtic Winners titles
We are extremely happy to annouce that both Drift (Ir Ch Zordia's Shooting Star Over M. (An Ch 07)) and Timber (M.Exclusive) attained the titles of Celtic Winner for Drift and Celtic Junior Winner for Timber at yesterday's IKC St Patrick's Day Speciality Show (17th Mar 08) Drift also went BOB and then topped it off by going Grp 2 in what is an extremely large & difficult Grp to get placed in!!
Mossbawnhill Supersonic on the move.
This lovely picture of M.Supersonic "Beau" & Anita on the move was taken at Crufts 08.
This year as we have the litter on the ground we decided not to exhibit at Crufts ourselves,so I flew over to stay with a close friend (Anita from the Yialousa Kennel who owns Beau & Ash "M. Supersonic" & "M.Ltd Edition") and then went with Anita as her "helper" and also to spectate.There were however four Mossbawnhills being shown..."Supersonic","Ltd Edition","Cast No Shadow" & "She's Eleqtric" unfortunately Ash (Ltd Edition) & Beau (Supersonic) were not to the judges liking this time but Finn (Cast No Shadow) was shortlisted in his PG class of 18 entries and Ellie (She's Eleqtric) was 3rd in her PG class of 17 entries.Well Done to all concerned!
Picture of Mossbawnhill Ltd Edition To Yialousa
At the same time we also got sent this lovely picture (below) of M.Ltd Edition To Yialousa "Ash" also taken by Pauline Oliver."Ash is owned and handled also by Anita Mixides.
This beautiful picture (below) of M.Supersonic At Yialousa "Beau" taken by Pauline Oliver was sent to us by his owner/handler Anita Mixides...we think he looks stunning in it,but you can make your own minds up.
On Sunday 24th Feb 08 at Newtownards Ch Show (FCI/IKC rules) under breed specialist Mr Albert Ritchie (Gwendarriff UK) M. It's All Bout Me "Pebble" took her fourth Green Star along with BOB & Grp 2...this means she has only another three GS's to get to gain her title.
She was handled as usual by Ryan.
We got a nice surprise through the post last Wednesday (20th Feb 08) "Drift" our Basenji gained the title of Annual Champion 07!!
He will only be be lightly shown this year at Int CACIB shows to try and gain his Int title as he is already an Ir Ch.
The following day in Finland (Sunday 27th Jan 08) M.Dream On "Fallow" took her 2nd RCC after winning 1st with an Exc in Junior Class under Espen Engh (Jet...Nor).This team of Aino & Fallow have also really impressed us with their consistency in the rings.WELL DONE girls!!
On Saturday 26th Jan 08 at The Whippet Club Limited Show under Jessie Addison (Rowangarth...UK) M.She's Eleqtric At Salatini "Ellie" owner handled by Nikki Hunter won 1st OB and then went on to get Reserve Best Bitch! We are extremely proud of how consistently Ells and Nik are winning!! Also at the same show M.Ltd Edition "Ash" was again owner handled but by Anita Mixides to 2nd place in a very large Junior Bitch class,a big THANKYOU goes out to these two for keeping the Mossbawnhill Flag flying in England!
Below is a picture of Ellie & Nik in the bitch line up.
Photo...Pauline Oliver 08
"Rush" (Druantia's Celtic Flight To Mossbawnhill) safely whelped her lovely litter of 10 pups on Thurs 9th Jan,they were 5/6 days early but are all doing really well as is mum.Dad is our own homebred boy "Badger" (Mossbawnhill Better Man),the litter have an almost entirely American/Continental pedigree,so we are very excited about them. A big WELL DONE to Rush who was a star and took it all in her stride!
Today (8th Dec 07) Fallow gained her first title under Age Gjetnes (Nor),she is now Finnish Junior Winner 2007! This was especially sweet for me today as it is my birthday,so thanks for a great present!We are so proud of both her and Aino, her owner. A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you both and also to Salla who expertly handled her as Aino was stewarding in one of the other rings.
The same weekend that Fallow went Junior BOB we travelled over to England to a Whippet Breed Show where M.It's All Bout Me "Pebble" was entered into a Limit Bitch class for the very first time,she is only 13mths and usually the bitches in this class would be adults but we felt that she could cope okay...how right we were! Pebble was 3rd out of an entry of 37 other bitches who were all older than her,Frank Kane (UK) was the judge and he thought that she would go far as she matured.We were extremely happy with this result and it made the long journey well worthwhile!!
At the weekend (Nov 17th/18th 07) in Finland under Jill Peak (UK) M.Dream On "Fallow" was handled by her owner Aino Makela to a very respectable class win with an Exc and then on to Junior BOB out of 20 whippets. We are very pleased with how this young lady is doing for her owner and wish them continuing success! WELL DONE to you both.
At NWA Open Show on the 4th Nov 07 under Judge Claire Rishworth (UK) Mossbawnhill She's Eleqtric At Salatini (Ellie) won Open Bitch then took Best Bitch and topped it all off with going BIS!! Many Congratulations to Nik and of course Ellie herself!
At Seinajoki (Finland) under Robert Paust (USA) on the 21st Oct 07 Mossbawnhill Dream On (Fallow) took a RCC,this followed on the heels of her first CC gained earlier this month. Congratulations Aino and Fallow!!
Yesterday (7th Oct 07)
we heard that Mossbawnhill She's Eleqtric At Salatini (Ellie) was 2nd in a very strong MLB class at SYWC Ch Show,the judge was Barbara Illingsworth-Anderson (Birkonbrae..UK) ...WELL DONE!! Nik & Ells!
We are thrilled to learn that Mossbawnhill Dream On (Fallow) took her first CC!! at Oulu Finland Ch Show on Saturday 6th Oct 07 under Judge Laura Cox (Ire),as she is still only a just a puppy - 11mths old - we think this is a great result,she was also BOS. She is owner handled by Aino Makela,and we would like to say a massive WELL DONE to you both and wish you all the very best and much success for your future shows and hope that her next CC is'nt too far away....below is a picture of her winning.
...Just got these results through from Darlington Ch show where we are thrilled to learn that under breed specialist Mrs Di Morgan (Meandi) Mossbawnhill Ltd Edition To Yialousa (Ash) has continued her winning ways and was owner handled to BEST PUPPY IN BREED by Anita Mixides and then was shortlisted in the Puppy Group! At the same show Mossbawnhill Supersonic At Yialousa (Beau) was VHC...he is also owned and handled by Anita and Mossbawnhill She's Eleqtric At Salatini (Ellie) was 3rd in Open Bitch,she is also owner handled but by Nikki Hunter. A huge CONGRATULATIONS from us to you all!!
We got these beautiful pictures sent to us today of Ash,taken at Richmond Ch Show by www.dewerstonephotography.co.uk where she won a big PGB class of 18 and then went on to win BP Bitch also under breed specialist Mr Dennis Mayger from the UK,his kennel name is "Woolsocks" - Ash is only 10 months old and therefore most of the other bitches in her class were much older than her...so a huge WELL DONE Anita & Ash!!!
We have a new Ch!!...Drift (the Basenji) took his last and crowning GS at Clonmel Int Ch Show under the breed specialist Mr Christian Jounanchicot from the famous "Out Of Africa" kennel in France,he will now be given a very well earned rest for a while.
We also did extremely well with the Whippets...doing "the double" TWICE and also taking a few reserve's along the way too.Badger now only needs another one GS to gain his title and both pups have three each already and Pebble also has two Grp wins under belt too..all this and she is only 10mths old!!! We are very proud of our little teams achievements in such a short time.
We have some great news...but with a slight twist to it!
On Sunday at Monkstown Int Ch Show Drift our Basenji got his seventh Green Star which under normal circumstances would make him a Champion!! BUT in the South of Ireland we are under FCI and one of their rules is...to become a Champion the dog must have seven Green Stars under seven different judges and the last Green Star must be attained when the dog is 15mths or older...unfortunately Drift is not 15mths until the 18th of this month,so still needs to gain another Green Star,we hope to "finish" him on the Munster Circuit in 2wks time.