"Mossbawnhill" Family reunion @ Crufts 2012

Whist I was at Crufts this year I met up with Kathrina Zingg the daughter of Daniela Zingg-Bucheof the "Druantia" Kennel in Germany who owns "Clay" Dual Ger Ch.Mossbawnhill Masterpiece & Martina Bartsch who owns "Gleny" Swiss Ch.Druantia's Glen Boy who is a son of "Clay". They had both travelled over from Switzerland to compete at Crufts with "Glen" in the OD class.

Afterwards we had a small family reunion of the Mossbawnhill relatives & Martina very kindly took this photo below,from left - right:Tracy Gill with"Breeze" Mossbawnhill Causin A Stir At Rushden & our "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia,me (Pamela) with Lynne Stratton's "Crumpet" Mossbawnhill Glamorous & our own "Tawny" Mossbawnhill All Eyes On Me,Sheelagh Downing-Christie with "Sora" Mossbawnhill Worth The Wait,Mandy Sant with "Reef" Mossbawnhill Whatta Myth,her Mum Jean Dickenson with "Maple" Mossbawnhill Timeless Epic & finally Lynne Stratton with Martina's "Gleny" Druantia's Glen Boy.

photo by Martina Bartsch "Souls On Paws"

"Bracken" wins Veteran Bitch @ Crufts 2012

Hound day @ Crufts this year was held on Sunday 11th March 2012 & we decided that as we had a young litter on the ground at the time that I (Pamela) would once again go over on my own to show the dogs. We took only two this year "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia who was entered in the Veteran Bitch Class & her Grandaughter "Tawny" Mossbawnhill All Eyes On Me who was entered in the Special Puppy Bitch Class,the bitches were being judged this year by breeder Judge Mrs Jo Davies "Taraday" (UK),we are extremely pleased to say that Bracken won her class in some very good company indeed,there was an entry of 19. Unfortunately the air-con above the ring did not please Tawny at all as she is a very sensitive dog,this resulted in her throwing her topline & making her very unsettled both on the stack & the move and she was unplaced & very rightly so too!

Below is a photo taken of Bracken on her way to winning her class.

Photo by Natalia Kozyreva

The critique from WCOW for"Crumpet"

Here is the critique for "Crumpet" Mossbawnhill Glamorous from Espen Engh of the world famous "Jet's" Greyhound Kennel in Norway when he judged the bitches at The Whippet Club Of Wales Ch Show in Dec 2011,where Crumpet owned & handled by Lynne Stratton won a strong Post Graduate Bitch class of 19.

"Mossbawnhill Glamorous. Beautiful brindle bitch of excellent overall quality & type and Glamorous she is!  Powerful bitch head,lovely ears,beautiful expression. Strong,handsome neck. Deep chest & a lovely underline contributing to her curvy outline. Balanced angulation both ends. Moved soundly & efficently from all angles. Needs some more assistance from her handler as it's leaving too much of the job to the judge but certainly worth the effort."
Espen Engh

The day before the show the photograph below shows what sport Crumpet was excelling in & probably explains a lot about Espen's closing comments as Lynne would freely admit herself that her heart does'nt really lie with the sport of dog showing but rather the one below!!

We are VERY proud of what Lynne has achieved with Crumpet because to do what she has done with her is in our opinion no mean feat!!

"Crumpet" Mossbawnhill Glamorous with her "bag" on a shoot with her owner Lynne Stratton

Some photo's of the "Riley" pups at Taejaan in Australia

We are VERY happy to be able to share some photographs of our "Grandpups" in Australia. They were bred by Molly Rule-Steele at "Taejaan" and are sired by "Riley" Aust Ch.Mossbawnhill I Am Legend who is owned by Molly,the dam of the litter is "Miley" Aust Ch.Taejaan Pictures Of You. We think that this litter was a great combo & has produced some real quality & very promising puppies and we are certainly very proud of "Riley"  & his get!

"Jonas" Taejaan Hearts On Fire

"Jonas" head study

"Jonas" on the stack

"Haide" Taejaan Picture This


"Blondie" Taejaan Blonde Moment on the stack

"Nixon" head study

"Nixon" on the stack

"Clay" makes the WCD top ten 2011

We are very proud to say that "Clay"  WCD & VDH Ger Ch. Mossbawnhill Masterpiece has made it into the WCD (Whippet Club Of Germany) top ten list 2011 and is ranked 7th out of 131 males.

A very big WELL DONE & Many CONGRATULATIONS to his owner handler Daniela Zingg-Bucher of Kennel "Druantia"

Critique for "Reef"

The critique from Midland Whippet Club Ch Show held on 23/10/2011 from breed specialist Agnetta Kappers of the "Kapriol" affix in Sweden for "Reef" Mossbawnhill Whatta Myth where he won the PD class has finally appeared in the local dog press & Jean Dickenson who owns & handles "Reef" has very kindly emailed it to me...it appears below.

"Dickensen's Mossbawnhill Whatta Myth. Light brindle & white. Very attractive dog with beautiful outlines but just a little flat in topline. Well balanced with a lovely head & expression. Well angulated in front & rear. A stylish & sound mover."
Agnetta Kappers 

Clay's son Druantia's Glen Boy gains another CAC & goes BOB!

Martina Bartsch who owns "Glen" Swiss Ch.Druantia's Glen Boy has very kindly sent them a fabulous photograph of him taken by her husband Walti at Lostallo Ch Show on the 24th Sept 2011 under Mrs Pirkko Konttinen (Fin). "Glen" was 1st OD,CAC & BOB,he is sired by "Clay" Ger VDH & WCD Ch.Mossbawnhill Masterpiece who is owned by Daniela Zingg-Bucher of the Druantia Kennel in Germany.

Many CONGRATULATIONS to Walti & Martina and "Glen" of course!!

Some results on the Mossbawnhill Grandchildren from Germany & Switzerland

At Cologne Ch Show in Germany under Judge Marco Sistermann three litter brothers sired by "Clay" Ger VDH & WCD Ch.Mossbawnhill Masterpiece & out of Druantia's Carlin A Little Champion ended up 1st,2nd & 3rd in the OD class & also the same weekend at Kleindottingen Ch Show in Switzerland under Judge Bernd-Jurgen Dorr did exactly the same thing!

The results are below:

OD Class

1st...Druantia's Glen Boy
2nd...Druantia's Gilroy
3rd...Druantia's Gareth

Well Done! to their owners,we are extremely proud of ALL our Mossbawnhill grandkids.


"Bracken" is SBVIS for the 2nd year!

The Northern Ireland Whippet Club held it's annual Ch Show back to back with Belfast again this year,the judge was specialist Nicky Warner of the Savuka Affix in the UK,and we are delighted to report that "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia was once again not only Best Veteran Bitch but also Best Veteran In Show..this is the 2nd year running that she has won this & we are VERY proud of her! She was handled as usual by Ryan.

Some of our other dogs also managed to get in the ribbons too.....Pebble was VHC in OB,Folly was 2nd in LB,Tawny was Res in MPB behind her sister Breeze who was handled to her 3rd placing by Tracy Gill.

Many Thanks to the judge Nicky Warner. 

Belfast Ch Show success!

We are very pleased to say that we had a wonderful day at this years Belfast Ch show held at the Kings Hall on Sat 24th August 2011. Northern Ireland only has the one UK all breed Champion Show,so it is always a little bit extra special to do well at it. Our breed Judge was Hound Specialist Gavin Robertson from the well known Soletrader Affix in England as reported on below "Timber" gained his UK title along with BOB...he now matches his sister "Pebble" regarding titles,they are both UK,IR & INT Chs! "Folly" Jun Ch.Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am also did extremely well as she was 1st in a good Limit Bitch class & our youngster "Tawny" Mossbawnhill  All Eyes On Me was VHC in the PB class.

Mossbawnhill also won the Breeders Class under Gavin Robertson & then went on to win the Breeders Group under very well respected Judge Patsy Hollings from the Gunalt Affix in England. "Pebble" UK,IR,INT Ch. M.It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09) also managed to get a VHC under the same judge in a very stiff Champion Stakes class.

A very BIG THANKYOU to both Judges. 

Latest photo of "Pebble"

This latest photograph of "Pebble" UK,IR,INT Ch. Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09) was taken by "Our Dogs Ireland" when she was runner up in the Champion Stakes at Tralee Ch Show in August under Judge Marcie Dobkin (USA)

"Timber" gets his UK crown!

We are extremely happy & very proud to announce that "Timber" can now officially be known as UK,IR,INT Ch. Mossbawnhill Exclusive (Celtic Jun Winner 08) he gained his last CC towards his UK title at Belfast Ch Show on Sat 24th Sept 2011 under Hound Specialist Gavin Robertson of the very well known Soletrader affix in England,he also managed to do it with a bit of flair too as he went BOB.

Many thanks to the Judge Gavin Robertson for thinking so highly of our boy. 

taken by Howard Tonks at Limerick Ch Show where Tim was Grp 3rd.

"Clay" gains his Ger WCD Ch title.

More super news from Daniela Zingg-Bucher of the Druantia affix in Germany...."Clay" Ger VDH Ch.Mossbawnhill Masterpiece can now also add the title of Ger WCD Ch to his name!

We are so very proud of  Clay..we always knew that he would achieve Ch. status & he has proven us correct...twice!!



Some pics of "Harry"

We have received some fantastic photos from Mark Smith of "Harry" Mossbawnhill  Vaguely Noble taken recently by Linda Horton (apart from the head study,which is by Mark). Harry is from our last litter by M.Better Son out of UK,IR,INT Ch. M.It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09) & is a litter brother to Breeze,Sora,Clover,Reef & our own Tawny. Harry is owned by Mark & Denise Smith of the "White Coppice" affix in England,he is 7mths old in these photos & we just think he is stunning!! Harry hopes to make his ring debut shortly.

Thankyou to Mark for sending these to us & to Linda for taking such wonderful photos...as usual.

Beautiful head study of Harry taken by owner Mark Smith.

By Linda Horton

By Linda Horton

By Linda Horton

By Linda Horton

"Sora" is BPIB

"Sora" Mossbawnhill Worth The Wait who is owned by Colin Christie,Sheelagh Downing-Christie & family & handled by Sheelagh won the MPB class,BPB & then BPIB at SKC Ch Show at the end of August 2011 under Hound Specialist Jeff Horswell of the well known "Drakesleat" affix. This was only Sora's 2nd ever show,she was 1st and Special Best Minor Puppy in Group at  Tayside Lochee and District Canine Club earlier in the month on the 13th.

A BIG WELL DONE to you all. 

photo by Sheelagh Downing-Christie

photo by Sheelagh Downing-Christie

"Bracken" is Res BVIS @ IKC Int Ch Show.

"Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia thrilled us by taking the Res Best Veteran In Show at the IKC Int Ch Show the same day as "Breeze" Mossbawnhill Causin A Stir At Rushden took 3rd BPIS..see details below.

Bracken won the Vet Bitch class & BVIB under Graham Hill handled by her usual handler Ryan & then went in for Best Veteran In Show under Brian O'Hara (Ire) & was handled to Reserve beautifully for us by Lynda Matthews. A very BIG THANKYOU! to Lynda for doing such a wonderful job with her. 

Photo by "Our Dogs Ireland"

"Breeze" wins 3rd BPIS

We are really happy to say that "Breeze" Mossbawnhill Causin A Stir At Rushden has continued her winning ways at IKC Int Ch Show held in Cloghran Showgrounds on 27th August 2011 & not only wins the PB class & BPIB under Mr Graham Hill (UK),she then goes on to win the Sighthound Puppy Grp under Una Rigney (Ire) and tops it all off by going 3rd BPIS under Brian O'Hara (Ire)....Breeze is owned by our good friends Tracy Gill & Janet Duke of the Rushden affix & handled exclusively by Tracy.

BIG CONGRATULATIONS!! to you both,we are really proud of what she has already achieved! Keep up the super work!!

Photo by Howard Tonks

Super new pic of "Reef".

This photograph of "Reef" Mossbawnhill Whatta Myth was very kindly sent to us by Mark Smith who owns Reef's brother "Harry" Mossbawnhill Vaguely Noble. "Reef" is owned & handled by Jean Dickenson (Ribblesmere) in England,the photo was taken at the Welsh KC Ch Show where Reef was 3rd in the MPD class under Age Gjetnes,this qualified him for Crufts 2012.

The photograh was taken by Colin Wilson 

"Reef" aged 6mths showing off his super side-gait.

"Riley" sires a beautiful litter at Taejaan

"Riley" Aust Ch.Mossbawnhill I Am Legend has sired a beautiful litter of eight out of "Miley" Aust Ch.Taejaan Pictures Of You born on the 28th August 2011..there are three dogs & five bitches,seven are various shades of brindle with trim whilst one is a brindle parti.

"Riley" adds another CC to his name.

"Riley" Aust Ch.Mossbawnhill I Am Legend owned by the Taejaan Kennel in Australia has added another CC to his growing list,this time it was at Murray Valley Int Show under Judge Mrs Pat Gilbert (USA).


Mossbawnhill "On Tour" in August

We have just got back from "The Irish Munster Circuit" which entails a weeks worth of shows. This year instead of taking our caravan we stayed with our good friend Lynne,who also happens to own "Crumpet" Mossbawnhill Glamorous. Lynne lives in Dingle which is in a stunning part of Southern Ireland (photo's to follow!) and lives not only with Crumpet but also with her two gundogs..labs Niamh & Mole (again photo's to follow) who I think were a bit overwhelmed by the whippet invasion as we brought 5 of ours with us!! 

The week started off on the Saturday 13th August 2011 with The Hound Assoc Ch Show where "Tawny" Mossbawnhill All Eyes On Me made her "proper" debut (she had put in appearances in the Baby Puppy Classes at some of the previous shows,but not all shows hold these classes) in the Puppy Bitch class under Paulo Dondina from Italy & managed to win it,her sister "Breeze" M. Causin A Stir At Rushden owned by our very good friends Janet Duke & Tracy Gill was 2nd handled by Tracy.

We then travelled on down to Lynne's in Dingle & settled the dogs in their new "holiday home",we then had a couple of days off to walk the dogs on the beautiful beaches (even more photos to follow) & do a bit of sight-seeing as we missed out the Sunday show at Clonmel as we knew the judges would'nt suit our dogs.

Tuesday 16th August saw us at Killarney Ch Show under Gerard Jipping from the Netherlands where "Folly" Jun Ch.Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am won the Open Bitch class & also took the Res Green Star (Res CAC).

Then another day off before Limerick Ch Show on Thursday 18th August where we had a really wonderful day under breed Judge Torbjorn Skaar from Sweden winning the Ch. Dog class with "Timber" IR & INT Ch. Mossbawnhill Exclusive (CJW 08),the PB class with "Tawny",the OB class with "Folly" and the Ch Bitch class with "Pebble" UK,IR,INT Ch. Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09)..."Pebble" eventually took the bitch GS (CAC) & Res BOB and her litter brother "Timber" went GS dog,BOB & also Sighthound Grp 3rd,Group 10 was judged by Bart Miller from the US. "Folly" managed to take the Res bitch GS in the breed too,so a GREAT day for us & a very BIG THANKYOU to the judge Torbjorn Skaar.

We then left Limerick show on a "high" & headed for Dublin Port to get the
 ferry over to Holyhead in Wales for the Welsh KC Ch Show where Age Gjetnes was judging the breed,"Reef" Mossbawnhill Whatta Myth owned & handled by our very good friend Jean Dickenson managed a 3rd in PD on his debut,this also qualified him for Crufts 2012."Timber" was 3rd in OD & his sister "Pebble" was 2nd in OB but the highlight of our day was "Tawny" winning the Pro Plan Pup Of The Year AV Hound/Toy Minor Puppy Bitch Stakes under Max King (Brenin) from the UK & her litter sister "Clover" M.Claim To Fame At Shardbeck who is owned & handled by Pat Clewes was Res in the same class, but unfortunately I was misinformed by the stewards in the secretary's office regarding having to go back in to contest for Best Overall Puppy & by the time I found this information out I had missed the whole thing,but hopefully "Tawny" will have a few more chances to try & qualify for the "Pro Plan Pup Of The Year" stakes. Many THANKS to the judge Max King for appreciating our latest young hopeful.

We then headed for the boat again & back to Ireland for the last show at Tralee...we had left "Teazel" Mossbawnhill Turn UpThe Sun with Lynne & had to pick her up at Tralee show. The breed judge was Anette Edlander from Sweden,"Tawny" won the PB class,"Crumpet" was 2nd in the OB class,"Folly" was 4th & "Pebble" won the Ch Bitch class & Res GS. But we also had entered two of the stakes classes at this show (the Puppy Bitch Stakes & the Champion Bitch Stakes) under Marcie Dobkin from the US & were very pleased when "Tawny" was shortlisted in the final four of the PB stks class & had to go head to head against the four male puppies that had been selected for the overall four...we are pleased to say that "Tawny" was awarded 4th overall. Her mother "Pebble" had to basically do the same thing against the final four male Ch's that had been selected & we were really delighted when she was awarded 2nd! So THANKYOU very much to the judge Marcie Dobkin.

After our whirlwind week....we headed back home...we now need a holiday to get over it all!!

Enjoying one of the beaches at Dingle.

Hitting the surf!

Relaxing in their "holiday home"

Some of the beautiful scenery of the Dingle Penninsula

Ryan's lunchtime pint of the black stuff in John Benny's Pub Dingle

"Folly" gains her Stud Bk # & Mossbawnhill win the breeders class @ The Houndshow 2011

We are really happy to say that we had a very enjoyable weekend in England as "Folly" Jun Ch. Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am gained her Stud Book Number by winning the Limit Bitch Class @ The Houndshow on Sat 6th August under the very well known judge, whippet breed specialist Mr Roger Stock. This means that Folly is now life qualified for Crufts.

We also did well with Folly's grand dam "Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia who was Best Veteran Bitch in Breed by winning the Special Vet Bitch class,her daughter "Pebble" UK,IR,INT Ch. Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09) was Res (4th) in a very hot OB class & finally "Mossbawnhill" won a lovely Breeders class under the respected Breeder/Owner judges Mr Roger Stock & Mrs Patsy Gilmour both of the well known "Courthill" kennel in the UK & we finished up 4th Best Breeders In Grp under the BIS judge Mr Andrew Brace!

We are very grateful to Roger Stock & Patsy Gilmour for appreciating our small kennel & also to Andrew Brace. THANKYOU very much to all three Judges.

Below are some great photo's capturing the day very kindly taken by Linda Horton....thankyou again Linda!!

"Folly" Jun Ch. Mossbawnhill U Bet I Am in the bitch CC challenge after winning LB class

"Tawny" Mossbawnhill All Eyes On Me Head study


"Bracken" Collooney Mamma Mia in the Bitch CC challenge

"Pebble" UK,IR,INT Ch.Mossbawnhill It's All Bout Me (Euro Winner 09) in OB class

"Pebble" Head study

"Breeze" wins Res Best Baby Puppy In Show

We are very proud to say that "Breeze" Mossbawnhill Causin A Stir At Rushden owned by Janet Duke & Tracy Gill of "Rushden" & handled by Tracy,not only won another BOB Baby Puppy but also went Res Best Baby Puppy In Show! at Bangor Ch Show on Sat 30th July under BIS Judge Mr Howard Tonks..this young girl has had a super start to her show career & we are sure that it will only get better in the future!

CONGRATULATIONS!! to you both & to "Breeze" 

Critque for "Maple"

Jean Dickenson who owns & handles "Maple" Mossbawnhill Timeless Epic From Ribblesmere sent us a copy of this lovely critique for her 1st place win in the AV Hound Stakes at Cheshire County Show on the 21st June 2011 that she received from the All Round Judge Mr Stephen Hollings who along with his wife Mrs Patsy Hollings is behind the very well known "Gunalt" Weimaraner affix in the UK.

"1st,Whippet,racy,very appealing expression from a good eye,liked her outline.Beautifully sound with excellent muscle tone,moved nicely"