Midland Counties Championship Show 2018

Today is hound day at Midland Counties Championship show held at Staffordshire County Showground, ST18 0BD. Irish Wolfhounds are not a CC breed at this show, and are being judged by Ann Macaulay of the famous Scottish kennel, Gartlove.

If you are heading along today, we wish our members and their hounds all the very best of luck, but remember no matter what the judge thinks, you always bring the best dog home! 🙂

Ann has drawn an entry of 26 wolfhounds, which is pretty good for a champ show with no tickets.

Results will be posted as the day progresses, and can be seen on the Fosse Data website.

Last time Ann judged a championship show was at Scottish Kennel Club in August of 2012, Irish Wolfhounds do not have CC status at this show either. At that show Ann drew an entry of 17 and with only 1 absentee, found her BD in Achnacon Druid’s Apprentice at Stenhound, RBD was Marlaw Dubh Mac Tire, BB and BOB was Rivenhound Double Cream and RBB was Hibeck Hannah at Rivenhound. BPiB was not awarded as there were no puppies attending.

Last year at Midland Counties John Sumner (Ballyphelan) drew an incredible entry of 33 and his top winning dogs were:

BD and BOB Caredig Augustus

RBD Hydebeck Imperial Ruler

BB Arwen Feebee’s Home of Wolvebrigg

RBB and BPiB Nebraska Ionmhain Norman at Newdigate


Entry and absentee numbers at Midland Counties Champ show for Irish Wolfhounds (with no tickets) over the last 5 years are:

Year Judge Entry Absent
2017 John Sumner (Ballyphelan) 33 10
2016 Editha Newton 19 8
2015 Tom Mather 20 7
2014 Anthony Murray (Sabata) 16 2
2013 Lynda Flood (Baronfore) 22 8