A quiet time news-wise while I continue to 'languish' after another operation,this time a high-tibial osteotomy.
My Charbonnel Ermine'n'Pearls won a good class at Midland Counties yesterday under Ron Brown (Metkar,NI.),presented and shown as always by Mike,her co-owner.She will soon be moving up to Limit with the 'big' girls .....
Congrats to Lee and Patsy for their class win at North Wales CS Club Championship show with Lenny,Charbonnel Law'n'Order at Darvieux. SO proud of Patsy and her achievements following what can only be described as a miraculous recovery from a brain haemmorage, you're a real star !!
I am somewhat out of date with updates on here,apologies to those who visit regularly !
Showing has been seriously curtailed due to my ongoing orthopaedic problems,but thanks to some very kind,willing friends, our dogs have attended a few shows with good results - Life'n'Times has now acrued 8 CC's and 9 RCC's, the blue girls are all winning or being placed,especially Lisa who will soon have won herself out of Post Graduate (which is how I believe dogs should progress through the classes),and for the blacks Fabio is holding his own with a couple of good recent wins,also Alice who 'tornado's' her way round the ring with gusto,and with Teresa also gaining some creditable wins and places with Archie and Lottie.
At the half-way stage of the Dog World Brood Bitch competition we were delighted to see that our parti-coloureds wins had gained their dam the accolade of Top Brood Bitch.Lulu is now languishing as a pet, but it is good to see her name in print in recognition for her contribution to our dogs' successes !
I hope you enjoy the following gallery of photos of the 'Charbonnels' currently in the ring .
Photographers will be credited with their photos-thanks to all ;0) x
SH.CH.CHARBONNEL SWEDISH DESIGN JW
( Photo-Shel Cowles)
(SIRED BY CHARBONNEL WAR HERO)
CHARBONNEL BEST MAN
(SIRED BY SWEDISH DESIGN and co-owned with Michaela Burns)
CHARBONNEL FIRST DESIGN AT BRACKENJACK
(SIRED BY SWEDISH DESIGN)
owned by Teresa Walker.
CHARBONNEL ETIQUETTE AT BRACKENJACK
(SIRED BY MANACA'S MONEY MONEY MONEY -our golden Swedish import)
owned by Teresa Walker.
(SIRED BY SH.CH.CHARBONNEL WARLORD x SH.CH.CHARBONNEL DREAM DESIGN JW)
SH.CH.CHARBONNEL LIFE'n'TIMES JW (photo Sandra Gray)
(SIRED BY MANACA'S LEARN LIFE'S ROPES AT CHARBONNEL,our blue Swedish Import)
(FULL SISTER TO LIFE'n'TIMES)
(FULL SISTER TO LIFE'n'TIMES and co-owned with Mike Wildman.)
(FULL SISTER TO LIFE'n'TIMES)
owned by Lyn and Sarah Clinton.
I hope it is evident,even to the uninitiated,that we take great pride in our dogs,their condition and their presentation .I am justly proud of all the cockers 'out there' who have originated from our select kennel,and watch with pride and interest when any progeny of our dogs are being shown,as without being constructively critical of our animals we cannot possibly hope to continue to produce the type we take such pains to produce (no pun intended..... ;0) )
It is because the dogs welfare is uppermost in our thoughts that time is limited to update this site,I hope you understand ........
I am SO proud to announce that today Tina Beswick won her 3rd CC at Three Counties with the beautiful Lacey - now Sh.Ch.CHARBONNEL HIDE'n'CHIC WITH CACHEL (subject to K.C.confirmation ) Huge congrats to Tina,and thanks to the judge Maureen Cunnane (Winterstale ) Hopefully we will have a photo of the happy event soon...for now,here's a previous photo of her:
A good day at Cocker Club of Scotland for the Charbonnel crew ....really pleased to report that Fabio - Charbonnel Best Man,(by Swedish Design)owned by myself and Michaela Burns, won Best Puppy in Show, after winning his class under Dusko Piljevic (Gallinagos,Serbia),and he was also shortlisted to the last 4 for the CC which was really gratifying. To handle he feels just like Frankie ,let's hope he is as successful !! Thanks Dusko for your very kind comments.xx
Timmy was 2nd in Open AOC dog, and the girls also excelled themselves - Little Poise'n'Ivy won a really big Minor Puppy Bitch class and Daydream won her class too.Thanks to the bitch judge Kim Gain (Molkara) and everyone who helped !!!
Congrats to Paul and Jessica for winning the CC with their Charbonnel War Hero son Totenkopf War Games with Joaldy.
A successful day at Crufts for all our dogs and their connections !!Thank you to Shel,Magda and Juan for their lovely photos- totally indebted to you for spending your precious time capturing these lovely cockers .Thanks to Alan Curry and Keith Costello for their judging and their placings.....
Sh.Ch.Charbonnel Life'n'Times (by Manaca's Learn Lifes Ropes at Charbonnel) was 3rd in a huge Open Dog class (21 ENTRIES) The dog judge Alan Curry said it was "the best class of dogs he had EVER judged !!" :
Sh.Ch.Charbonnel Dream Design (by Charbonnel War Hero)was 4th in Open Bitch (14 ENTRIES):
Charbonnel Daydream (by Warlord out of Dream Design)was 3rd in Puppy Bitch (21 ENTRIES) :
Charbonnel Best Man (by Swedish Design out of C.war Bride )was VHC in Puppy Dog (16 ENTRIES):
Charbonnel Ermine'n'Pearls (Full sister to Life'n'Times)was 3rd in Yearling Bitch (22 Entries) :
CHARBONNEL SUGAR'N'SPICE WAS UNPLACED IN VETERAN BITCH (19 ENTRIES):
PROGENY OF SH.CH.CHARBONNEL SWEDISH DESIGN JW:
CHARBONNEL FIRST DESIGN BY BRACKENJACK ,owned by TERESA WALKER- UNPLACED in GRAD DOG (20 ENTRIES)
WITHIFLOR NORTHERN LIGHT: 1ST GRADUATE DOG
WITHIFLOR SHINY BOOTS -1ST YEARLING BITCH:
DILLONPARK PELLEGRINO - 1ST JUNIOR DOG (15 ENTRIES):
LUX.CH.ELISA DE'L'ORME A LIEUE,UNPLACED OPEN BITCH :
WEYHILL ISABELLA-IST JUNIOR BITCH (11 ENTRIES)
CANIGOU ABBA NICE DAY -2ND UNDERGRAD BITCH (26 ENTRIES)
PROGENY OF SH.CH.CHARBONNEL LIFE 'N' TIMES JW :
CANDYKE LOST AMONG THE STARS JW -2ND JUNIOR DOG (15 ENTRIES):
CANDYKE LADY OH JW -2ND JUNIOR BITCH (11 ENTRIES):
PROGENY OF MANACA'S LEARN LIFES ROPES AT CHARBONNEL :
CHARBONNEL LAW 'N'ORDER AT DARVIEUX JW-UNPLACED MID LIMIT (22 ENTRIES):
CHARBONNEL SHOW'N'TELL AT SHENJELA -UNPLACED YEARLING BITCH (22 ENTRIES) :
TOPDAY SHOW ME THE ROPES -1ST POST GRAD DOG (20 ENTRIES)
PROGENY OF CHARBONNEL WAR HERO :
TOTENKOPF WAR GAMES AT JOALDY -4TH LIMIT DOG (12 ENTRIES)
I think I can safely say that Crufts was quite a successful show for our kennel and our dogs this year !!!!!
Debut day at South Wales and Mon SCC for our Charbonnel Poise'n'Ivy and her sis Charbonnel Love'n'it,belonging to Lyn and Sarah Clinton.Little Ivy behaved impeccably and won a VHC in a large minor puppy bitch class,but the star was Wilma who won the class,under judge Denise Fox (Castanea).Really pleased for Lyn and Sarah ! Timmy won a strong Open dog class under Carlos Saevich.
Photo below of Ivy,showing her cobby body and big cocker quarters....thanks to Shel Cowles for the lovely photo !!
Timmy had an excellent day today,winning Best in Show at North Midlands and Eastern Counties CSC.This enterprising club had thought of every detail and gave some super specials ,rosettes and dog food for all winners.Thanks to the dog judge Mrs Lin Parker(Weyhill )for this Timmy's 7th CC,and to the referee Mrs.Audrey Quartermain who awarded him Best in Show,his 7th Best of Breed also.The photo below shows him with the judge and the RCC winner Withiflor Northern Lights,who is a Sh.Ch.Charbonnel Swedish Design son.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Lee and Patsy on their latest achievement with Lenny - he has now qualified for his Show Certificate of Merit title !!
To think that Patsy has managed to present and show him to such a high standard after suffering a brain haemorrhage only 9 months ago is a feat in itself,and I am very proud and privileged to know her and Lee and to share in their success.Thank you for giving my boy such a lovely home ;0)
Another mention for Lenny today as he was declared Best Opposite Sex in show at Cheshire Cocker Open show under Mrs.D.Grice. Congrats again !!!
A double whammy for the 2 current Charbonnel particolours in the ring today - Lisa,Charbonnel Ermine'n'Pearls,owned in partnership with Mike Wildman,was Best in Show at Cocker Club of Lancashire under Lou Wilding (Jayzander/Lochranza) ,and Lisa's full brother Lenny,Charbonnel Law'n'Order at Darvieux,was Best in Show at Merseyside Gundog Open show under Mrs.B.Harding. Both beautifully presented as always.....
First championship show of the year ,the Hants and Sussex Cocker Spaniel Club, and pleased to say that young Charbonnel Ermine'n'Pearls and Sh.Ch.Charbonnel Life'n'Times both won their classes in good company,and the sisters Daydream and Peacedream didnt disgrace themselves ,both being placed in their classes. Sh.Ch.Charbonnel Dream Design decided to be hormonal,but still managed a 2nd place !!
Happy New Year!