Tayside and Lochee Open show was held at Errol on Saturday 10th August 2019, the Irish Wolfhound Club of Scotland sponsor the classes to ensure we get 2 classes, and the judge for the hound breeds was Heather Mackenzie.
Although I went along and all three of my own dogs were entered, I didn’t take any of them along – mostly because I am lazy and enjoy going to the dog shows just to socialise, it’s not so easy to do that if I have to look after my dogs, lol!
Donna Hanlon’s boy, Gibbs (Ranfurley Prince) stood alone and was awarded first place in the post graduate class.
On the day Thor won first place and Echo was placed second. So then Gibbs was called back into the ring to challenge for Best of Breed, which Thor won. After a considerable wait Thor then represented Wolfhounds in a large and good quality hound group.
Thor didn’t get placed in the group, but since he got Reserve Best in Show at the large Turriff Open show the week before I don’t suppose Steven can complain too much, lol!
I really enjoyed being ringside and taking the photos – especially as Steven trusted me with his giant fancy camera – it certainly makes the job a lot easier!
To finish here’s a photo of me holding on to Thor ringside so that Steven could take photos of the other breeds, he might be a commanding show dog in the ring but he’s just a big softie really, all he wanted to do was get back to his dad!
Congratulations to all, and thanks for supporting the classes.
While the summer wheather seems to get hotter and hotter please remember to keep your dog safe. Only walk in the cooler mornings and evenings on hot days, and missing an occasional walk won’t do your dog any harm.
Here are some handy guides to help you keep your dog safe during the long, hot summer days.
BEST OF BREEDPENDRAGON DELLA BASSA PAVESE [ATC AV02955ITA] Dog Owner: DR L SALAMON BEST PUPPYDUKESARUM MEG Bitch Owner: MRS T SUMNER DOG CHALLENGE CERTIFICATEPENDRAGON DELLA BASSA PAVESE [ATC AV02955ITA] Dog Owner: DR L SALAMON BITCH CHALLENGE CERTIFICATEBALLYPHELAN ANNA LISA Bitch Owner: MR J E & MRS P M SUMNER RESERVE DOG CHALLENGE CERTIFICATEPHOENIX FROM GRAHAMS ARK BELYCH LUXYCH [ATC AU01483BEL] Dog Owner: M BELIS RESERVE BITCH CHALLENGE CERTIFICATECH DUKESARUM SCOUT Bitch Owner: MRS T SUMNER BEST VETERANCH RAVENSBEECH FIDELIA Bitch Owner: MRS J E PAIN
Puppy – Dog Entries: 3 Abs: 0 1st SCEOLAN FROM STARSTONE (IMP AUS) (MR W & MRS J MULLEN) 2nd RAINDOGS IKAROS LUCIFER MORNINGSTAR [ATC AV03435ITA] (MRS M MILAVEC) 3rd HYDEBECK DREAM TYME OF GRAEFYN (MRS F & MR G DAWSON) Junior – Dog Entries: 14 Abs: 2 1st SADE PARIS (MR C & MRS J AMOO) 2nd AUSTONLEY’S FALCON OF SHALICO (MRS S DAWSON) 3rd GAELTARRA EIREANN GALEN (IMP NLD) (MRS D PATEMAN) Res ASHGROAVE FORASTER VIA GARTLOVE (MRS A S MACAULAY) VHC LOBO OF SHANNONBRIDGE (N & J POULAIN & FITZGERALD) Yearling – Dog Entries: 12 Abs: 1 1st PENDRAGON DELLA BASSA PAVESE [ATC AV02955ITA] (DR L SALAMON) 2nd IR CH GULLIAGH VULCAN (MR T N, MRS M A & MR I FINNEY) 3rd NESQUIK DU GRAND CHIEN DE CULANN [ATC AV01492FRA] (MR MONFORT) Res DUKESARUM YOHJI (MRS T SUMNER) VHC BALLYPHELAN AMADEUS (MR J E & MRS P M SUMNER) Post Graduate – Dog Entries: 11 Abs: 1 1st AUSTONLEY’S FALCON OF SHALICO (MRS S DAWSON) 2nd NEUSCHWANSTEIN IW&D’S VERNON [ATC AV02904DEU] (MR J & MRS M KUHLESS) 3rd GOLDSWIFT MISSION POSSIBLE FOR INKLEYBOYS (MISS K WEBB) Res VALHERU MAGNUS MAXIMUS (MR K & MISS M EVANS-JONES & HALSALL) VHC BONAFORTE’S OPULENCE WITH CLADDAGHWOLF (MRS A BROWN)Limit – Dog Entries: 11 Abs: 3 1st DUKESARUM GIACOMO (MRS T SUMNER) 2nd BROUGHADOWEY RAIDEN AT TORRFIONN (MR S RITCHIE) 3rd LONNKYLE PILGRIM AT BOKRA (IMP CAN) (MISSES S A, K & MR L SURRELL, COLEMAN & SIMMONS) Res WHITGLEN LEADER (MRS C C & MRS A M ANDERSON & WHITE) VHC RAINDOGS ELIAS JWW17 [ATC AU01485ITA] (MR N GRANDIS) Open – Dog Entries: 12 Abs: 3 1st PHOENIX FROM GRAHAMS ARK BELYCH LUXYCH [ATC AU01483BEL] (M BELIS) 2nd ITA CH OLIMPO DELLA BASSA PAVESE [ATC AV02954ITA] (DR L SALAMON) 3rd NAPOLEONE DELLA BASSA PAVESE (MRS P A PASK) Res RAVENSBEECH COMITAS OF WOLVEBRIGG (MRS M K ADDINGTON) VHC RAVENSBEECH ROMANUS AMONG NECKREBAGH (DR P P & MISS S DAS PURKAYASTHA) Good Citizen Dog Scheme – Dog Entries: 1 Abs: 0 1st RAVENSBEECH ROMANUS AMONG NECKREBAGH (DR P P & MISS S DAS PURKAYASTHA) Veteran – Bitch Entries: 4 Abs: 0 1st CH RAVENSBEECH FIDELIA (MRS J E PAIN) 2nd TARLOG TIGER LILLY FROM MARLAW (J & P CRAWFORD & POOLE) 3rd BRIBIBA’S LYCORIS BLACK OVER BARRASSY (MRS B & MR S J BRIDGES) Res TARLOG TULLAGH WATERFALL (MRS S M SCOTT) Puppy – Bitch Entries: 3 Abs: 1 1st DUKESARUM MEG (MRS T SUMNER) 2nd HYDEBECK DREAM OF DREAMS (MS C L PINKNEY) Junior – Bitch Entries: 13 Abs: 5 1st SADE RAINBOW (MR C & MRS J AMOO) 2nd MANOWAR INGENIOUS INGRID [ATC AW00029SWE] (MRS L N NIKLASSON) 3rd RANOMI V D TORTELDUIF [ATC AV01420NLD] (H BOSMAN-VAN ROOIJEN) Res HOLLYHENGE FRAISE FIZZ AT MOCHARRAIG (MR B & MRS D J MILLS) VHC EILEANIRGH LADY OF THE FIRE (MRS J & MR I KEARY & CASELY) Yearling – Bitch Entries: 16 Abs: 5 1st BALLYPHELAN ANNA LISA (MR J E & MRS P M SUMNER) 2nd VALHERUDREAM OF RHONABWY (MR K & MISS M EVANS-JONES & HALSALL) 3rd DUKESARUM LILYBET (MRS T SUMNER) Res PANDORA DELLA BASSA PAVESE [ATC AV02646ITA] (MR G & MRS N AVVEDUTI & SARYCHEVA) VHC PITLOCHRY’S LADY ROSE [ATC AU01912NLD] (H BOSMAN-VAN ROOIJEN) Post Graduate – Bitch Entries: 15 Abs: 2 1st VALHERU RAYNA (MR K & MISS M EVANS-JONES & HALSALL) 2nd QUEEN MARY VOM ALPETAL [ATC AV02903DEU] (MR J & MRS M KUHLESS) 3rd GOLDSWIFT SWEET DISCOVERY (MRS A T CROSSE) Res GOLDSWIFT DESTINY OF GAELMARQUE (MRS M L SEVERN-KUMAR)VHC WOLFHOUSE DAVINIAH OF WOLVEBRIGG (IMP DNK) (MRS M K ADDINGTON) Limit – Bitch Entries: 16 Abs: 6 1st RAINDOGS ESMERALDA [ATC AU01486ITA] (MR N GRANDIS) 2nd MORGANA DELLA BASSA PAVESE AT CULVERCROFT (IMP ITA) (MRS S FORRET) 3rd DUKESARUM CHIARA (MRS T SUMNER) Res WHITEORCHARD NEBULA (MISS W HEATHER) VHC CONMERYL MERRIMENT OVER HUNACRES SHCM (MRS S WILKINSON) Open – Bitch Entries: 12 Abs: 4 1st CH DUKESARUM SCOUT (MRS T SUMNER) 2nd ITA CH MIRANDA DELLA BASSA PAVESE (DR L SALAMON) 3rd LAMBADA DU GRAND CHIEN DE CULANN [ATC AV02295FRA] (F & F MAISON & FREITAS) Res MULTI CH TSARSKAJA PRIHOT ODDRUN WW’16; VEW’18 [ATC AU02248RUS] (MRS M VORONINA) VHC NOEK VAN DE TORTELDUIF [ATC AS01181NLD] (H BOSMAN-VAN ROOIJEN) Good Citizen Dog Scheme – Bitch Entries: 3 Abs: 0 1st BONAFORTE’S ENCHANTED AT RAVENCRAG (MRS H BLIGH) 2nd GOLDSWIFT LEAP OF FAITH (MRS K J BRUCE) 3rd RAVENCRAG HELTER SKELTER (MRS H BLIGH)
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The Kennel Club is developing Breed Health and Conservation Plans (BHCPs) for all registered dog breeds to ensure that health concerns are identified through evidence-based criteria. This will ensure breeders have useful information and resources to support them in making balanced breeding decisions in the future.
Irish Wolfhounds are in the next round of breeds identified by the KC for this project so we are inviting ALL OWNERS to complete this simple survey, to provide the KC with an up to date and accurate snapshot of the breed’s current health status.
The survey is anonymous and your answers, along with other sources of scientific evidence, will provide important data for our BHCP.
Please go to this link to enter your dog’s information: IW Breed Health Survey 2018
For Breeders, please complete the Breed Health Survey, but in addition, please also complete this additional survey specifically about your breeding experiences over the last 10 years: IW Breeders Experience Survey 2018
THIS SURVEY WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER