RBB at Manchester for Kefir

At Manchester on 22 January, the first championship show of the year for us, Kefir won 1st place in both the Junior and Post Graduate bitch classes, then went on to be awarded Reserve Best Bitch under our judge, Jean Byrne.

Kefir at Manchester with her awards

Super start to 2017

Kefir kicked off 2017 in super style at Goyt Valley Gundog on 8 January. In the morning winning Best of Breed under Lindsay Belcher, then later in the day taking Reserve Best in Show from a quality, full group under Marion Waddell. At just 15 months still, another fabulous achievement.

Best of Breed in the morning …..

….. Reserve Best in Show in the afternoon. Photo: Colette Perkins

ShCM for Kefir at 14 months

Absolutely delighted that Kefir has been awarded the Kennel Club Show Certificate of Merit. At 14 months she is the youngest HWV to have achieved this, following on from a Group 3, a Group 2, 2 x Group 1 and a Best in Show from just seven shows. A wonderful achievement and a great end to the year.

Best in Show win for Kefir

What a dream day I had at Southport & Birkdale Kennel Association on 26 November with Kefir, this young lady never ceases to amaze me. After winning Best of Breed under Alex Friar, Kefir went on to win the gundog group then Best in Show from an entry of about 450 dogs under Gera Toeters-Riethoff from the Netherlands. So proud of her at just 14 months old, I believe the youngest HWV to have achieved such a win.

Kefir, Best in Show

Kefir, Best in Show. Photo: Robert Cross, Knotdog Photography

Kefir, G1 and Best in Show, Southport & Birkdale

Kefir, G1 and Best in Show, Southport & Birkdale

Tracking diploma for Ruby

Huge congratulations to Lanokk Aurelia (Ruby) owned by Bill and Sharon Newman who, trained and handled by Bill, attained a Diploma 1 in the Schweisshund Tracking Test Level 2 on 6 November. Ruby, an Ostor X Huncut daughter, is now the only dog in the country other than Bavarian Mountain Hounds, to have achieved this!

Ruby in action

Ruby in action

Group 1 for Kefir at Rhyl

I had a lovely day out at Rhyl Canine Society on 6 November with Kefir. Still only 13 months she was awarded Best NSC Gundog then Group 1 under Jane Graham – delighted with those results and the lovely comments she received.

Kefir, Best NSC Gundog and Group 1, Rhyl, November 2016

Kefir, Best NSC Gundog and Group 1, Rhyl, November 2016

RCC for Kefir at Midland Counties

I had a fantastic day at Midland Counties championship show on 29 October with youngsters Kefir and Csinos under judge Valerie Foss. At her first show since July, Csinos showed so well for me and was placed 2nd in Limit Bitch, but my star once again was Kefir, winning Junior Bitch and then going on to be awarded the Reserve Bitch CC at just 13 months old. With this she earns her Kennel Club Stud Book number and lifetime Crufts qualification. Very proud of them both and how well behaved they were!

Rachel with Kefir, left, and Csinos after a successful day's showing

Rachel with Kefir, left, and Csinos after a successful day’s showing

RBB for Kefir at GSOW

At Gundog Society of Wales championship show on 12 October, Kefir won the Junior Dog/Bitch class then went on to be awarded Reserve Best Bitch under judge Colin Woodward, less than two weeks after her RBB at Driffield.

Kefir, Reserve Best Bitch, GSOW championship show. Photo: Hayley Beardshall

Kefir, Reserve Best Bitch, GSOW championship show. Photo: Hayley Beardshall

Back to back show success

Two consecutive days of showing brought some great results for 12-month-old Kefir. We travelled up north to Driffield championship show on 30 September, where under judge Lesley Trow she won Junior Bitch and went on to be awarded Reserve Best Bitch. Later that day, under judge Pam Blay, Kefir was placed 2nd out of 19 in the AV Gundog Yearling Bitch Stakes.

The following day we were at Pwllheli open show, where Kefir went Best of Breed under Anne Burns and Group 2 under Jean Byrne. Absolutely delighted that four judges over two days thought so highly of our young girl, who was an absolute pleasure to show.

Kefir with her rosettes from Pwllheli

Kefir with her rosettes from Pwllheli

Kefir shines at Merioneth

Kefir was on top form on a long, sunny day out at Merioneth Agricultural Society open show on 24 August. Under judge Lesley Armstrong-Rodgers she was awarded Best of Breed, Best Puppy in Breed, Group 3 and Puppy Group 1. Delighted with her and also the comments she received.

Kefir after a fabulous day out at Merioneth

Kefir after a fabulous day out at Merioneth

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