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Happy New Year. 

All the best to fellow exhibitors in 2013!

 

In 2012, Rudi attended 16 Open Shows and 10 Championship Shows. 

At the 16 Open shows he achieved 13 1st places, all with Best of Breed, and going on to a Group 1 and a Group 3.

At the 10 Championship Shows, he was in the cards at every show, including winning Open Dog at WKC and SKC.

He has sired four litters including one in Germany, and there is another litter due in Belgium shortly.

 

January 20th - Manchester Championship Show

Rudi 4th Open Dog         Judge - Mrs C Sayers

Well done to Shanaz Topaz, Rudi's daughter, who was 2nd in minor puppy bitch at the age of 6 months and 8 days!

February 2nd - Caledonian Open Show

Rudi 1st Open,  BOB  Judge Mrs Enid Hinslea

***February 2nd Rudi sired a litter of three bitches out of Hope of Kyntire in Belgium.***

February 3rd - SKC Open Top Dog Competition

Rudi reached the quarter finals in this competition judged by Ms A Fox

February 9th - Rutherglen Open Show

Rudi 1st Open, BOB Judge Mr Colm Beattie

February 17th - Waverley Gundogs Open Show

Rudi 1st Open, BOB Judge Mr Des Flaherty

February 23rd - Irvine & District Open Show

Rudi 1st Open, BOB Judge Miss K Powell

March 2nd - South West Gundogs Open Show

Rudi 1st Open, BOB Judge Mrs Pauline Smith

Unfortunately on the way back from the show, I decided to take Rudi for a run and he was attacked by a small mongrel dog.  Rudi is ok but I got bitten trying to get the dog off Rudi and landed up in hospital having to get treatment for a badly bitten hand. Hope it is ok for Crufts!

March 8th - Crufts

Rudi was not placed in the Open Dog class but we had a wonderful day meeting up with friends from home and abroad!

 

 

 

Rudi at Crufts

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Rudi about to be judged

 

No shows just now but Rudi is enjoying playing in the snow!

 

April 7th - English Setter Society of Wales Championship Show

Rudi 2nd Open Dog - Judge Mrs C Normansell

Thomson's Swannery Valentino's Legacy to Caspellwynd, b/b, masculine head but not coarse, dark eye, strong neck into well laid shoulders, well off for bone, deep body proportions, in lovely coat and condition, his movement won him his place, tail slashing on the move.

 

 

April 13th - Congratulations to Beverly of Crayfish's Creek, a daughter of Rudi from the German litter, who came 1st Puppy bitch at Antwerp.

 

April 14th - Perthshire Open Show

Rudi 1st Open, BOB Judge Mrs A Orzel

ENGLISH SETTERS (4) 1 Thomson's Swannery Valentino's Legacy to Caspellwynd, very glamorous in outline, super head & expression, lovely elegant neck into well laid shoulder, straight front, tight feet, tight topline, nicely angulated rear & good tailset, moved well with drive in this class.

 

April 21st - ESA Championship Show

Well done Rudi's daughter, Mariglen Xanthe who came 2nd in Minor Puppy Bitch at only 6 months and one week.

Unfortunately Rudi stood on something as he entered the ring for his class and went extremely lame. I had no option but to withdraw him from the class.  Ten minutes later he was as sound as a bell, but it was too late!

April 28th - English Setter Society of Scotland Championship Show

Rudi - 3rd Open Dog     Judge Mrs L Simpson

         - 3rd Open Stakes    Judge Mrs J Armstrong

Well done to Rudi's offspring Shanaz Topaz, Shanaz Opal and Shanaz Will I Am who were all in the challenge for Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy Dog.

May 5th - NESS Open Show

Congratulations to Mariglen Xanthe, Rudi's daughter, who went Best Puppy in Show - Judge Vicky McCloughlin

May 10th - Birmingham National Championship Show

Rudi - 3rd Open Dog  Judge Mr Per Iverson

            5th Special Beginners' Stakes - Mr Browne - Cole

Well done Rudi's daughters - Mariglen Argenta at Cransett - 2nd Minor Puppy Bitch

                                                Shanaz Topaz - 2nd Puppy Bitch

                                                Shanaz Opal - 1st Novice Bitch

May 12th - Congratulations to Mariglen Xanthe, Rudi's daughter,  on going Best Puppy in Show at Midland English Setter Society's Open Show - Judge Susan Callander

May 18th - Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show

Rudi - 3rd Open Dog Judge  - Mrs J C Boyd

Well done Shanaz Topaz, 1st Puppy Bitch and Shanaz Lancelot, 3rd Puppy Dog

May 25th - Carluke Open Show

Rudi - 1st Open BOB - Judge Mr R Pollock

 

O(2) 1. Swannery Valentino's Legacy to Caspellwynd, good head, strong well angulated front, good topline, plenty of depth, strong rear, moved well.

May 26th - Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland Open Show

Rudi - 1st Open BOB - Judge Mrs K Condron , and made the cut for BIS

 

O (3) 1 Swannery's Valentino's Legacy to Caspellwynd, nicely angulated coloured blue dog, balanced head with a soft expression, strong lean neck, excellent front angualtion, level topline, good tailset. Strong well angulated rearquarters, well off for bone, movement was sound & true shown as best it could in the small ring. BOB

 

June 9th - St Andrews and Cupar Open Show

Rudi - 1st Open, BOB, Gundog Group 4 - Judge Mrs G O'Driscoll

 

 

ENGLISH SETTERS(2) 1 Thomson's Swannery Valentino's Legacy to Caspellwynd, very handsome at 5 years, masculine, well made without a hint of coarseness, melting expression, lovely dark points in good coat. G4

 

 

 

June 15th - Border Union Championship Show

Rudi - 3rd Open Dog - Judge Mr A Grindley

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Many congratulations to Rudi's daughters Mariglen Xanthe and Shanaz Topaz who were 1st and 2nd in Puppy Bitch at Blackpool Championship Show.  Shanaz Lancelot, Rudi's son, was 2nd in Puppy  Dog and Junior Dog.

Mariglen Xanthe was declared BPIB and then went on to win -

Gundog Puppy Group 1.

*****

June 27th - Windsor Championship Show

Rudi - 2nd Open Dog - Judge Mrs C Moorhouse

 

 

Thomson's Swannery Valentinos Legacy to Caspellwynd, have loved this dog for a long time, fully mature & in superb condition, so well balanced. Different to 1 but still an excellent specimen of the breed. Well off for bone & hard muscletone, correct dark eye with gentle expression, straight front with correct angulation both front & back, level topline & correct tailset. Powered around the ring

 

Well done Mariglen Xanthe who was Best Puppy in Breed.

 

June 30th - ESA Open Show

Rudi - 2nd Open Dog

         - 1st Special Beginners - Judge Mrs J Barber

 

 

Swannery Valentino's Legacy to Caspellwynd.Sh.CM B/B. Liked his head and kind expression. Happy temperament. Good reach of neck, well fronted, tight feet, correct bone. Shown in good condition. Well angulated rear with tail correctly set on and used to advantage on the move.

 

Congratulations to Mariglen Xanthe who went Best Puppy in Show.

 

July 13th - SESS Open Show - Mariglen Xanthe goes Best Puppy in Show!

July 21st - Had been looking forward to Annandale Open Show but the thought of a two hour drive, followed by a very hot outdoor show, meant I had to put the welfare of Rudi first. As the day got hotter, I realised I had made the right decision!

July 28th - Leeds Championship Show

Rudi - 4th Open Dog - Judge Mrs C Bexon

Congratulations to Rudi daughters Mariglen Argenta at Cransett and Mariglen Xanthe, 1st and 2nd in Puppy Bitch. Argenta then went on to Best Puppy in Breed.

August 4th - National Gundog Association

Unfortunately Rudi was not placed but he watched his daughters Mariglen Xanthe and Mariglen Argenta at Cransett getting 1st and 2nd in Puppy Bitch and Shanaz Topaz getting 3rd in Junior Bitch. 

A very proud daddy then watched as Mariglen Xanthe was declared Best Puppy in Breed followed by the ultimate win - Best Puppy in Show!!!

August 18th - Welsh Kennel Club

Rudi - 4th Open Dog - Judge Mrs L Cooper

Well done to Mariglen Xanthe and Mariglen Argenta at Cransett who came first and second in Puppy Bitch.

Meanwhile in Belgium, McPhee of Kyntire and Beverly of Crayfish's Creek won firsts in Puppy and Junior.

August 25th - Scottish Kennel Club

Rudi - 5th Open Dog - Judge Mrs J Howarth

Congratulations to Rudi's offspring Mariglen Xanthe who won Puppy Bitch and went BPIB and to Shanaz Topaz and Shanaz Will I Am who were 1st Junior Bitch and 4th Junior Dog.

September 1st - City of Birmingham Championship Show

I came down with a bad dose of flu so could not get to the show.  Rudi is a rubbish nurse and still demanded food and walks.  BUT......

Well done Mariglen Xanthe and Mariglen Argenta at Cransett, 1st and 2nd in Puppy Bitch. Xanthe was declared BPIB and then.....

won the Gundog Puppy Group!

September 7th - Irvine Open Show

Rudi - 1st Open, BOB - Judge Heather Timmins

 

October 20th -What a long time without shows! But today.....

English Setter Society of Scotland Open Show

Rudi - ***Best Dog, Reserve Best in Show, Best Opposite Sex.***

Well done to Rudi's offspring Shanaz Topaz, Shanaz Opal and Shanaz Sir Lancelot who all won their classes.

  photos W Johnston

 

 

Thomsons SWANNERY VALENTINO'S LEGACY TO CASPELLWYND SH CH.   Lovely mature blue dog, so well made. Lovely, typical head with dark eye and soft expression. Strong neck leading into excellent shoulder placement. Nice tight feet. Strong topline with good spring of rib.  Good rear angulation.  In great coat and condition, moved well, really liked him. Best Dog and BOS and RBIS.

***Well done  to Mariglen Xanthe who has just gained her Junior Warrant***

 

 

October 27th - Midland Counties Championship Show

Rudi - 3rd Open Dog - Judge Mrs L Upton

**Mariglen Xanthe awarded the Bitch CC.  Well done!!!***

 

 

 

 Rudi

looks less than impressed with his daughter, Xanthe, after she had won her first CC at

 Midland Counties!

 

November 3rd - Waverley Gundogs Open Show

Rudi 1st Open, BOB, Group 4 !!! - Judge Fiona Thurm.

G4 Thomson's Swannery Valentino's Legacy to Caspellwynd, English Setter. Appealing rising 6 year old, b/b, mature body properties & masculine with the most gorgeous head & lovely expressive eye. Super bone, clean in neck with correct topline. Free & sound movement. Happy with well carried tail. Shown in lovely coat & condition & well handled; 

 

November 11th - Rudi had his Certificate of Fertility updated today - rating "excellent"

November 23rd - Land O' Burns Open Show

Rudi 1st Open, BOB - Judge Mrs E Cooper

 "Masculine head with pleasing expression.  

                                 Good reach of neck & depth of chest.  Balanced in outline. "

 ***Well done Mariglen Xanthe JW - Best in Show at Midland English Setter Society ***

 

December 8th - Greenock & District Open Show

Rudi 1st Open BOB - Judge Mr K Groom