Having shown very little the second part of this year, I was delighted that Story won Best of Breed and his first adult group placing, Group 4, at Wrexham, aged 19 months. He received some lovely comments, including from the judge, Grace Brown. It was great to be back out with him, he is such a pleasure to show and be with.
Story – Best of Breed and Group 4
We are delighted to welcome to the world Story and Huncut’s puppies. Born on 10 August, we have five dogs and four bitches. Mum and pups are doing well and are absolutely gorgeous. Further photos available here
Huncut with her & Story’s day old pups
We are excited to have confirmation that Huncut is in whelp to Story, puppies are due mid-August. This will be Huncut’s final litter and Story’s first. We are very much looking forward to their arrival, it’s been a while since we had puppies at Lanokk, and what a fabulous pairing this is. We’re busy making plans to give these puppies the best start in life before they head off to their new homes, and how great that it’s a summer litter.
Parents-to-be, Story and Huncut
At Bath Championship Show, Kefir delighted us by winning Limit Bitch and the Bitch Challenge Certificate under Editha Newton. This is her first CC, having already won two Reserve CCs. And just a few days later she went Best NSC Gundog and Group 2 under Colin Woodward at Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society’s two-day open show. A fantastic gundog entry at this show, such a shame it rained nearly all day!
Kefir at Bath winning the Bitch CC.
We were delighted to receive the news that Story has been hip scored at 3/4 by the BVA, which is an excellent, low score for the breed. We have also received UK confirmation of his HUU Clear status.
Story, 13 months. Hips 3/4, HUU Clear.
I enjoyed a day out at Caernarfon with Kefir at the end of February, where she won Best of Breed and Group 2 under Alastair Moss.
Kefir, Group 2, Caernarfon
Story has had a super start to his show career, and thoroughly enjoyed himself at the same time. His first open show was Llandudno, where under Harry Nelson he won Best of Breed, Best Puppy in Breed, Puppy Group 2 as well as being shortlisted to the final six of a large adult gundog group.
His first championship show was Midland Counties, where he won a lovely Minor Puppy Dog class under Tom Graham.
First show aged 6 months, BOB, BPIB, PG2 and shortlisted to final six of the adult group. Photo: H Nelson
Six months, with rosettes from Llandudno
We had a super day out at Merioneth open show on 23 August, such a beautiful location. Story came along to socialise and made lots of new friends. Kefir was an absolute star and showed so well to win Best of Breed and the Gundog Group under Dianne Rourke-Knights, who said she was stunning and had made her long journey worthwhile!
Kefir wins the Gundog Group at Merioneth
We have an exciting new addition at Lanokk, Zoldmali Story has joined us from Hungary, and what a super young man he is. We feel very fortunate to have been offered the opportunity to have him by his breeder Zsofi Miczek. A lovely chunky puppy, Story has a gorgeous head and expression to die for. He is so friendly and laid back and settled in with the other dogs in no time at all. He has French parentage, his sire is Lascard De La Lande De Bourberouge and his dam is Henna Du Domaine Saint Hubert. Photos below taken at 15 weeks on his first full day with us.