A break from showing until Manchester. Rudi finished the year with 13 BOBs at Open shows and by winning his way into Limit at Champ Shows.  Tearlach came out of retirement in August and won six firsts and a second in the seven Champ Shows he attended.                                

 

Happy New Year and all the best for  2012. These are our "happy" faces. Honest!   

January - Manchester Champ Show. A six hour journey through the night followed by a six hour wait on the benches was not the best way to start the year! However both boys did well :

Judge Di Morgan

Rudi - VHC Limit Dog

Tearlach - 3rd  Veteran  Dog

February - Rutherglen Open Show

Rudi - Judge M Waddell - 1st Open  and  BOB

Waverley Gundogs Open Show

Rudi - Judge B Scougall - 1st Open and BOB

March - South West Gundogs Open Show

Rudi - Judge Mr C Woodward - 1st Open and BOB

 

Unfortunately Tearlach has not been too well resulting in us missing MESS Championship Show and Crufts. Hope to be back to the shows soon!

April - Dumfries and Galloway Open Show

Rudi - Judge Mrs E Speich - 2nd Open

Lovely to meet up with Brian and Margaret Attwood and share coffee and hot cross buns!

Perthshire Open Show

Rudi - Judge Ms M Hunter - 1st Open and BOB

  Rudi at Perthshire Open Show.

English Setter Society of Scotland

Rudi - Judge J Sturrock - 3rd Open Stakes

 

Hailstones in May???? Please take us back to Perth!

 

 

 

 

 

May

Kirkcaldy Open Show

Rudi - Judge Mrs C Pipe -1st Open and BOB

"Very nice, elegant dog of good maturity, good strong head leading to a neck of excellent length, shoulder placement correct, good feet, spring of ribs very good and hindquarters are very well muscled up, moved with great drive. A dog I considered for group placement"

Cumnock Open Show

Rudi - Judge Mrs I Cuthill -1st Open and BOB

"Mature blue belton male in good condition, good mouth, pleasing outline, moved steadily"

S.K.C. Championship Show

Rudi - Judge Dr R James - 2nd Open and called back in for consideration for RCC

 

Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland Open Show

Rudi - Judge Hilary Jones - 1st Open and BOB

"Blue belton dog. A lovely overall picture, balanced head with dark oval eye, generous reach of neck leading to well laidback shoulders, good bone, moved with drive, tail well carried on the move"

 

 Rudi at Gundog Breeds of Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

June

Dundee Canine Club Open Show

Rudi - Judge Laura Hall - 2nd Open

St Andrews, Cupar and District Open Show

Rudi - Judge Mrs C Ryan - 1st Open and BOB then **Gundog Group 1**

"This dog stood alone. but what an elegant specimen of the breed.  In good coat, good head, super neck into well laid back shoulders, good depth of brisket, well sprung ribs, balanced dog throughout, good bone, straight front, tight feet, moved well.  Pushed hard for BIS. BOB G1"

 

Border Union Championship Show

Rudi - Judge Dave Lewis - 3rd Open

 

July

Greenock & District Open Show

Rudi - Judge Mrs Penny Gayler  - 1st Open BOB

ENGLISH SETTERS(7) 1. 4 years b/b male, classic Setter head, tight eye, deep muzzle, steady gaze, good ears, lovely reach of neck leading to correct front assembly with good forechest, deep through ribs, strong legs on excellent feet, good bend of stifle - my notes say "moved out well" - a happy dog enjoying his day . BOB

 

 

 

 

 Sad news

Mariglen Knight to Remember in Caspellwynd Sh CM - Tearlach

Nov 2002 - July 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

July

Rudi has sired a lovely litter of six to Shanaz Summer

August

Kirkcaldy Open Show

Rudi - Judge Mr F Gilroy - 1st Open BOB

"Very classy boy with the most beautiful coat, head held high & with defined stop, nice dark eye, good clean neck lines & strong, nice layback of shoulder, good topline, angulation good, good muscletone, moved with drive. "

 

Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show

Rudi - Judge Zena Thorn-Andrews - 1st Open Dog

 

"Scored on balance & couplings. Fairly well angulated, pleasing head& expression, good neck, well muscled and a reasonable mover in profile"

Rudi at Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show.

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show

Rudi - Judge Mrs S Tye - 1st Open Dog

"Dark blue, well made, strong head, muscular dog, good depth of chest, well boned, moved with drive using tail well"

 

September

L K A of Scotland Open Show

Rudi - Judge G Sutherland - 2nd Open

 

Irvine & District Canine Club

Rudi - Judge Madelene Rainey - 1st Open BOB

         - Judge Dr Karen Humphries - Group 3

 

**Rudi has sired a lovely litter of seven to Mariglen Beautiful Dawn .**

 

Darlington Championship Show

Rudi - Judge Mrs Brenda Hacking - VHC Open Dog

 

** Rudi has sired another lovely litter of six in Germany to Abigail of Crayfish's Creek **

 

Driffield Championship Show

Rudi - Judge Mrs Valerie Foss - 3rd Open Dog

 

October

Rudi has had a break from showing following an accident involving a paw and a sharp object. Unfortunately this meant he had to miss the English Setter Society of Scotland Open Show. However he has recovered well and is ready to hit the ring again.

 

November

Waverley Gundogs Open Show

Rudi - Judge Mr J Richardson - 1st Open BOB

 

Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland Championship Show

Rudi - Judge Mrs Y Rudin - 3rd Open Dog

         - Judge Mr D Howarth - 3rd Open Dog Stakes

 

Land o' Burns Open Show

Rudi  - Judge Mr Roy Maynard - 1st Open BOB

"Well balanced dog, nicely constructed, pleasing head, well-made body, well presented, good driving movement."

 

Greenock & District Open Show

Rudi - Judge Mrs Bolton-Lockhart - 1st Open BOB