Well,our Fliss has DONE IT !! She has won her 3rd CC up at the Hound Association of Scotland Championship show,becoming my first deerhound champion after 20 years in the breed. SO,SO proud of her, and happy that the pressure is off and now hopefully she can retire from the ring for a while to become a mother,a job which I'm hoping she will take in her stride as she is so level-headed. (fingers crossed.....)
There weren't any photographers at the show,so here is a photo taken of her at another show.....I just cannot express how much I love this beautiful hound !!
Well ,we had a wonderful Crufts,thanks to our willing band of helpers at home and at the show.
On hound day we had Fliss,our deerhound bitch,Coco,our Champion PBGV and Frilly,our promising beagle bitch entered.Frilly decided to come on heat the week before,so itwas just Chris and me,and Fliss and Coco, who joined all the other enthusiasts for the first day of this spectacle which has been part of my showing calendar for 35 years !
Fliss pulled out all the stops and won her 8th Reserve Bitch CC,to add to her 2 CC's,under breed specialist Sue Finnett :
Thanks to Glenis Peach for this photo,in return for a donation to her chosen charity.
Congrats to Sue Phillips and Gunner for his BoB !!
Our Champion Charbonnel Coco, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, was 4th in the Open Class,the class which this year's BIS won,so illustrious company all round !!