"Clay" New German Champion & also his daughter "Headly" New Ger Jun Ch!!!

We have LOTS! of news to report from Daniela Zingg-Buchers Kennel "Druantia" in Germany over the past months but firstly

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  to Daniela on your NEW GER CHAMPION & ALSO NEW GER JUN CHAMPION! with "Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece & his lovely daughter "Headly" Druantia's Headly,we are both so very proud of you & extremely happy to hear this wonderful news!

Now onto the rest of the news!

on the 9th of April 2011 @ Oberhausen (Ger) under Mrs Krah Heiermann "Headly" Druantia's Headly won the JB class with the Jun CAC,Jun VDH & Jun BOB and received the title of "Junior Winner Baden Kurpfalz 2011" then @ Gallen Ch Show (Swiss) on 14th of May 2011 under Mr Lokodi (Ro) another Mossbawnhill Grandchild (this time a son of Clay from a previous litter) Swiss Ch.Druantia's Glen Boy who is owned by Martina Bartsch  http://www.souls-on-paws.webs.com  was 2nd in OD with the Res CAC,then @ the Windhund Festival in Rifferswil (Swiss) on the 4th & 5th June 2011 under Carol Reisman (USA) "Glen Boy" was again awarded the Res CAC from 2nd in the OD class,his litter brother "Gilroy" Druantia's Gilroy The Eyes Of Truth was 2nd in the OD class with the Res CAC @ The Whippet Windspiel Clubs Of Switzerland held again at Rifferswil on the 2nd June 2011 under judge Ms Felicity Thompson (N.Ire) of the "Barnesmore" affix. Then onto Saarbrucken Int Show in Germany on the 12th June 2011 where Mrs Suzanne Oschinski of the "Whipcat" affix in Germany was the judge & awarded "Clay" 1st OD,CAC,VDH,CACIB & BOS giving him the title of "Saarland Winners Dog" Clay's son "Hank" Druantia's Hank was 2nd JD,Res Jun CAC & Res Jun VDH,the following day 13th June 2011 there was a National Ch Show held in the same place where the judge this time was Mr Lief Hermann Wilberg (N) & he also awarded "Clay" 1st OD,CAC & VDH giving him the title of Saarbrucken Winner 2011 & this time his daughter (& Hank's litter sister) was 1st JB,VDH & given the title of Saarbrucken Youth Winner 2011. Then at the CAC & Landessieger Show in Hunstetten Germany on the 16th July 2011 under judge Mr Henne (Ger) "Headly" was 2nd JB with the Res Jun CAC & Res Jun VDH & "Glen Boy" was 1st OD,CAC & VDH. And our final bit of news for now is that on 23rd July 2011 at Landstuhl National Show  under the same judge Mr Henne (Ger) "Hank" was 1st JD,Jun CAC & Jun VDH whilst his sister "Headly" was 1st JB,Jun CAC,Jun VDH & Jun BOB.

Our CONGRATULATIONS! to all the owners of the above dogs & to Daniela & the team at "Druantia" for keeping our little "Mossbawnhill" flag flying so well! THANKYOU TO YOU ALL!!

Some photo's of "Glen Boy","Gilroy", "Hank","Headly" & "Clay" are below.

"Clay" Ger Ch.Mossbawnhill Masterpiece photo by "Druantia"

"Hank" Druantia's Hank photo by "Druantia"

"Gilroy" Druantia's Gilroy The Eyes Of Truth photo by "Druantia"

"Glen Boy" Swiss Ch. Druantia's Glen Boy Photo kindly taken by Walti Bartsch

"Headly" Jun Ger Ch.Druantia's Headly photo kindly taken by Walti Bartsch

"Teazel" goes BOB again,this time with a Grp 2nd!

"Teazel" Mossbawnhill Turn Up The Sun went BOB & then onto Hound Grp 2nd at Ballymena Open Show held on the 13th July 2011. The Breed Judge was specialist Ms Fiona Robertson of the "Sheol" affix in Ireland & the Hound Group Judge was Mr Paul Lawless of the very well known "Revloch" Belgian Shepherd affix also from Ireland. Teazel's daughter "Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am also did well as she won the Grad Dog or Bitch class.

THANKYOU to both judges.

"Breeze" wins BOB Baby Puppy

"Breeze" Mossbawnhill Causin A Stir At Rushden who is owned by our good friends Janet Duke & Tracy Gill was awarded BOB Baby Puppy beating her sister "Tawny" M. All Eyes On Me in the Baby PB class at Bray Ch Show on the 2nd July under Judge Mr Martin Baskaran (Esp)

Below is a photo of "Breeze" taken aged 4 1/2 mths. 

Photograph by "Rushden"

Photo of "Tawny" aged 4mths

Below is a new photo of "Tawny" All Eyes On Me taken @ The Whippet Club Of Ireland Speciality in June,where she was Best Baby Puppy Bitch,she is 4mths old. 

Photograph by "Mossbawnhill"

"Bracken" wins Speciality Best Veteran In Show

On Sat 18th June 2011 the Whippet Club Of Ireland held their annual Speciality Show & "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia was awarded Best Veteran In Show by UK breed specialist Judge Mrs Anne Snelgrove of the "Huntinghill" affix. "Tawny" Mossbawnhill All Eyes On Me made her ring debuts that day (we had an all breed Ch show prior to this one) & managed to take Best Baby Puppy Bitch at both, "Folly" M.U Bet I Am won the Open Bitch class while her mother "Teazel" M.Turn Up The Sun was 3rd in the same class & another daughter was 4th and finally "Pebble" UK,IR,INT Ch. M.It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09) & her brother IR & INT Ch. M.Exclusive (Celtic Jun Winner 08) were both 2nd in their Champion classes. 

"Teazel" takes BOB & Grp 3rd.

"Teazel" Mossbawnhill Turn Up The Sun took BOB & Grp 3rd at Lisburn DCC open show under judge Mr Steve Atkinson (Hollinswell) from England on Sun 29th May despite pretty awful weather conditions,which definitely were NOT ideal for whippets!!

Teazel has been very lightly shown due to her being a slow maturing bitch & us campaigning her half sister "Pebble" & daughter "Folly",despite this she has 1 UK CC & is very rarely unplaced both in the UK & Ireland on the few occassions when she has been shown..Sunday was one of those 'rare' occassions & she certainly did'nt disappoint despite the fact that it was so windy that it was very difficult to keep upright at times & the tape around the ring ended up wrapped around her legs & then in the challenge she had a loose boxer chasing her  & wanting to play on her way back to the judge on the "to the corner & back" bit! lol But she obviously had done enough to suitably impress the judge & she was awarded BOB & then Grp 3rd. We are very pleased with how Teazel is looking at the minute & are hoping to campaign her more both here in Ireland & England.

Teazel's daughter "Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am (Jun Ch.) won the Grad dog/bitch class & in the Open dog/bitch class that Teazel won,her mum "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia was 2nd to her & 3rd was a grand daughter of Bracken's & a neice of Teazel's "Damson" Mossbawnhill Smooth As Silk For Rushden & her son "Smoke" Rushden Where There's Smoke With Mossbawnhill was 3rd in the Jun dog/bitch class.

A big thankyou to the judge Mr Steve Atkinson for braving the weather & appreciating our dogs.

Another title for "Toni" Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy

We are VERY proud to say that "Toni" Mossbawnhill Celtic Legacy who is owned by sisters Natalia Malyarenko & Julia Eliseeva in Russia can now add the title of Ukraine Champion to his ever lengthening list of titles.....He has now accumulated Russian Ch.,Belarus Ch.,Moldova Ch.,Kazakhstan Ch. & Ukraine Ch. titles along with his Junior Ch. & International Champion titles!!!! And to add to that he also has to his name 6 CACIB's,4 BPIB's,a BPIS,2 Best Jun In Show,6 Grp 1st's & a 3rd BIS!!

Proud????.............You Betcha!!

MANY CONGRATS!! to you both & "Toni" too of course! 

Mossbawnhill win the Hound Breeder's Group @ Birmingham National

Birmingham National Ch Show or "The National" as it is affectionately known  was held earlier this month (7th May 2011),the breed judge was Hound Specialist Mrs Bitte Ahrens Primavera from the 'Sobers' kennel in Italy. "Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am (Jun Ch.) won the Graduate Bitch class,whilst her Sire "Timber" IR,INT Ch. Mossbawnhill Exclusive (CJW08) was 2nd in the OD class (beaten only by the DCC & BOB winner) and his sister "Pebble" UK,IR,INT Ch. Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09) made her first return to the showring after raising her litter only 12wks previously & was 2nd in a strong OB class (again only being beaten by the BCC winner).

We are very pleased to say that we also managed to win the "Hound Breeders Group" under well known UK judge Miss Jean Lanning whom we would like to thank.

There are some photo's below,which were very kindly taken by our friend Linda Horton who we'd be lost without....so THANKYOU Linda!! 

"Smoke" Rushden Where There's Smoke With Mossbawnhill

Another of "Smoke"

"Folly" Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am (Jun Ch.)

And another lovely one of "Folly"

And one of her beautiful sister "Maple" Mossbawnhill Timeless Epic From Ribblesmere who is lovingly owned & handled by Jean Dickenson.

Another of "Maple"

Super new photo of "Riley" taken @ the Sydney Royal

This fantastic new photo of "Riley" Aust Ch. Mossbawnhill I Am Legend & Molly Rule-Steele winning Res dog at Sydney Royal was beautifully captured & kindly sent to us by Colin Sarantis of  the "Ibiza" whippet kennel http://www.blackwhippet.com/  in Australia.

Thankyou very much Colin...we LOVE it!!

Another super "Clay" litter hits the ground!

"Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece has sired another wonderful litter,this time for his owner Daniela Zingg-Bucher at Kennel Druantia. The dam is Swiss & Ger VDH Ch. "Ness" Druantia's Baronesse My White Dream & she had the litter of 3 bitches & 4 dogs on the 13th April 2011. 

Here is the pedigree:

If you are interested in owning one of these beautiful puppies please contact Daniela at  info@druantia.ch 

There are some photo's of this very eye-catching litter below.  

Proud parents "Clay" & "Ness"

The three bitches.

The four dogs.

"Clay's" beautiful daughter Druantia's Headly makes a grand entrance to the showring!

Some more good news from Daniela Zingg-Bucher of the Druantia Kennel in Germany where "Headly" Druantia's Headly makes a super debut to the showring by taking the Jun CAC & the title of "Ortenauer Junior Sieger" at Offenburg CACIB show on the 12th March 2011 & then follows it up with another great result by  again taking the Jun CAC & VDH along with Jun BOB & title of "National Youth Winner 2011" at Oberhausen CAC show on the 9th April 2011 under Judge Frau Krah-Heiermann from Denmark the following month!! Headly is a daughter of  "Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece & "Nora" Druantia's Elinora Bright Star.

"Headly" is owned,bred & handled by Daniela Zingg-Bucher & we are very proud of this beautiful bitch & her achievements so far.

WELL DONE! to you both.

"Headly" aged 11mths & owner/breeder/handler Daniela

"Clay" wins the CAC & CACIB @ Luxembourg.

"Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece won the Open class,the CAC & also the CACIB at Luxembourg Int Show on the 26th March 2011 under Belgium breed specialist Marie-Christine Delabelle of the 'Di Mahana' Kennel,he was as usual owner handled by Daniela Zingg-Bucher.


"Clay" sires a beautiful litter @ "Betty Barkley" kennel in Germany

We are extremely proud to announce that "Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece owned by Daniela Zingg-Bucher of  "Druantia" kennel in Germany has sired a beautiful litter of 7 males & 1 bitch at the "Betty Barkley" kennel also in Germany & owned by Birte Noding with "Sun" Ger Youth Ch. Betty Barkley Island In The Sun. Please click on the link to see the wonderful pedigree combo of this stunning litter.   Pedigree (The Whippet Archives)  

There are photo's of both parents plus individual photo's of the puppies below.

There may still be one or two males available to the correct loving homes,if you would like to know more or are interested in owning one of these beautiful babies please contact Birte
at: info@bettybarkley.de

"Clay" & "Sun"

Sire of the litter "Clay" Mossbawnhill Masterpiece LC Ch.

Dam of the litter "Sun" Ger Youth Ch. Betty Barkley Island In The Sun

The bitch ~ Betty Barkley Miss Marple

Dog ~ Betty Barkley Moon Dust

Dog ~ Betty Barkley Mister Johnes

Dog ~ Betty Barkley Milli Vanilli

Dog ~ Betty Barkley Milky Way

Dog ~ Betty Barkley Matchball

Dog ~ Betty Barkley Mango Cooler

Dog ~ Betty Barkley Major Bailey

"Riley" wins RDCC @ The Prestigous 'Sydney Royal' & Best Intermediate in Show on the same weekend in Australia!

We are really proud to claim that "Riley" Aus Ch. Mossbawnhill I Am Legend was RDCC (#2 Best Dog) @ the very prestigous "Sydney Royal" dog show in Australia under Mrs Hex from Canada,he was as usual handled perfectly by Sonia Turay from the 'Taejaan' team who own him & consist of Molly Rule-Steele,Alicia Taylor & Sonia Turay. "Riley" also managed to win the Intermediate class & Best Intermediate In Show under breed specialist Bo Bengston of the "Bohem" affix in America the same weekend at a speciality show.

We are very proud of what this young dog has achieved in his short career,especially considering that he has only been selectively campaigned as he is a slow maturing dog & will still take some time before he reaches his full potential...we thank Molly,Alicia & Sonia for having the patience to wait on him.

All photo's below very kindly taken by Alicia Taylor

'Riley' stacked

'Riley' & Sonia

'Riley' gaiting with Sonia

Some photo's of our 'grandson's' in Iceland.

We have recieved these really wonderful photo's of  2 beautiful Mossbawnhill grandsons in Iceland,they are bred by Arndis Hauksdottir who co-owns the sire "Eldar" M.Glory Bound with Selma Olsen and are out of  Leifturs Stilla,this pedigree is a very interesting combination of Scandanavian, American & English lines,the full pedigree can be found here  


The pups are 8mths old in these photo's & we think they are looking very promising & wish their owners all the very best with them.

"Magni" & "Mani"

"Magni" on the move

"Mani" on the stack

"Mani" on the move

Another Int Ch. for Mossbawnhill

We really are delighted to announce that we now have our third homebred Int Ch. at Mossbawnhill (subject to IKC confirmation) as "Badger" Ir & now Int Ch. Mossbawnhill Better Man gained his last CACIB yesterday (Sat 23rd April 2011) at Combined Canine Int Show under judge Mrs K Sjong from Denmark. "Badger" was awarded the Res CACIB but this will be allowed as a CACIB as the dog that took the CACIB & eventually BOB is already an Int Ch.

Thankyou to the Judge for appreciating "Badger" & giving him his Int crown.

New photo's of the Cedar X Pebble puppies @ 8wks

There are now some new "stacked" photo's of  our current litter on the "Litters" page. This litter is sired by Mossbawnhill Better Son 'Cedar' who in turn is sired by IR Ch. Mossbawnhill Better Man out of our Swiss import Druantia's Celtic Flight To Mossbawnhill and this litter is out of UK,IR,INT Ch.Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09) who is sired by AM,CAN Ch.Lorricbrook Trussardi At Shalfleet (IMP CAN) out of our wonderful foundation bitch Collooney Mamma Mia.

To see the new pics of this lovely internationally linebred litter please go to the "Litters" page.

"Timber" takes his 2nd CC in style @ Crufts!!

"Timber" Ir & Int Ch. Mossbawnhill Exclusive (CJW08) thrilled us all at Crufts by not only winning a very strong  OD class of 24 but also taking his 2nd CC & ultimately BOS in extremely good company under the very well known & well respected Hound Specialist Dagmar Kenis-Pordham originally from Sweden but now living for many years in the UK. We really could'nt have asked for a better day...except that Ryan was not with me as he was at home puppy-sitting Tim's nephew's & nieces who were only 4wks old at the time & missed all the excitement! Our young B&W lad "Smoke" Rushden Where There's Smoke With Mossbawnhill also pleased us by gaining a Res (4th) in a pretty respectable Special Puppy dog class of 19.

A huge THANKYOU to the Judge Dagmar for appreciating Timber & his super movement & also for recognising that Smoke has a promising show career ahead.

Under the bitch judge Magnus Hagstedt (Swed) our breeding also held it's own as "Ash" Mossbawnhill Ltd Edition To Yialousa owned by Anita Mixides (Yialousa) was placed 2nd in a very competitive mid-limit class of 27 and Timber's daughter "Crumpet" Mossbawnhill Glamorous owned & handled by Lynne Stratton who is new to the show ring also managed a 2nd placing in another extremely strong quality class of 30 this time in post-graduate. We are very proud of both Ash & Crumpet and their successes in the ring.

There is a photo below of "Timber" winning his Crufts CC & hopefully we will post some more photo's shortly kindly supplied by Marck Goran Lorencin. 

Photo very kindly supplied by Marck Goran Lorencin

"Riley" clocks up another CC in Australia

Molly Rule-Steele of the well known Taejaan affix in Australia contacted us at the weekend to say that "Riley" Au Ch. Mossbawnhill I Am Legend won the dog challenge (CC) and BOS @ Canberra Royal Show on Sat 26th Feb 2011 under Mr Phil Kersey (NZ) "Riley" was expertly handled to this win by Sonia Turay...go team Taejaan!!!!!

Hopefully there will be some photos to follow soon...