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2007 News Archive
22nd December 2007 We are proud to announce that GALE is now this years Top German Shorthaired Puppy for 2007 as confirmed in 'Our Dogs'. A brilliant year for our homebred sweetheart (also known as Chicken) She was always a bit special as when she was born she had a severe nose bleed and was not breathing. She was quickly given mouth to mouth and has not stayed still since. She is always wanted to 'kiss' back so perhaps this is her earliest memory. Adored by all of us, and handled so well by Adam, Hannah and Heather.

26th October 2007 What an amazing day at Midland Counties. GALE, handled by Adam 'showed her socks off' and won Puppy Bitch from a Class of 11 and then went onto challenge for the Challenge Certificate. She was declared Best Bitch by Judge Larry Wilkes and thus gained her first CC. (A dog needs to win 3 CCs to become a Show Champion) She was also was awarded Best Puppy in Breed and is currently Top GSP Puppy for the Year with 2 shows to go. At the same show XANTO was placed 3rd in Puppy Dog and has now qualified for Crufts 2008.

20th October 2007 GALE achieved her Junior Warrant today at Birmingham Gundog and Terrier. She was BPIB under Mr S Taylor and then Gundog Puppy Group 2 under Keith Groom. Her JW gives her a Stud Book Number and qualifies her for Crufts for life. She will now be KAVACANNE GIFT OF THE GAB JW

13th October GALE wins Reserve Best Puppy in Show at Walsall Canine Society Centenary Show. She was Best Puppy in Breed under Breed Specialist Fiona Thurm. She then won the Puppy Group under Edith Newton and then RBPIS under Gundog Specialist Gordon Williams.

8th October 2007 At Issjel Show in Zwolle, GABY won her final point for her Dutch Championship so is now DUTCH CHAMPION ISARA KURZHAAR CHATLINE OF KAVACANNE. JW. ShCM. She not only won BOB but also was placed 2nd in Group 7, the largest group of the show. Judged by Mr Mensink and Mr Rutten, this was a fabulous and well deserved result for Gaby, handled by ADAM

29th September 2007 At Belfast Championship Show GALE is Best Puppy in Breed under Gundog Specialist Moray Armstrong. Her 5th such award and 11th Champ Show win.

9th September 2007 We are so proud to announce that HEATHER has won the Richmond Gundog JHA Semi Finals (12 to 16)for the 2nd year in succession. This was the largest class of the day with an entry of 42 Juniors. The judge was Frank Whyte(Kazval) a highly reputable and well known Champ Show Judge. Heather will now go forward to the prestigious Pedigree Mastertfoods Finals in January 2008 to compete for the Junior Handler of the Year, the winner of which will represent Great Britain at Crufts.
GALE also had a good day coming 2nd in the Proplan Pup of the Year Stakes from a class of 40 under Doug Kitchener. She was 3rd in GSP Puppy Bitch under Gundog Judge Pasty Hollings. SHIM too had a good day being placed 3rd in a very strong open class under All round judge, Brenda Banbury

2nd September 2007 Yet another BEST PUPPY IN BREED for GALE at City of Birmingham Championship Show. Winning Puppy bitch under Gundog Specialist Sharon Pinkerton. She then went on to be shortlisted in the Puppy Group under All round Specialist Ron James. This is Gales 10th Champ show 1st place. We also had news that Gales brother SHILOH was entered in a fun dog show in Gloucester having never been shown before and won Best Puppy in Show.

29th August 2007. Success in Holland! GABY wins the CAC and CACIB at Rotterdam Championship Show. She Also won Best of Breed. Pudding won the RCAC and RCACIB. HEATHER handled Gaby and also XANTO III V D LONSBIRKE who also went onto win BOB. Xanto II is the father of our own GWP Puppy Xanto. To complete a hat trick Heather then went onto win the Junior Handling competition from over 20 entries, handling Xanto. This is the 2nd year in succession that Heather has won.
HANNAH also had a good day handling Pudding and also made up a Dutch Champion with Gwenn Lotte v.d. Tuindershof winning her last points to gain her Title for her owner Jan van Djik

19th August 2007 GALE wins her 9th Championship Show class and BEST PUPPY IN BREED under all round Judge Hilda Parkinson at Welsh Kennel Championship Show. This is now her 3rd BPIB

5th August 2007 GALE wins Minor Puppy Bitch, Puppy Bitch and Best Bitch Puppy in Breed at national Gundog Association Championship Show. The judge was Stevie Allerton who is a Breed Specialist. This is Gales 8th Champ Show win and she is not yet 9 months old. She now has 26 points for her Junior Warrant.(Only 25 are needed but 3 must come from an Open Show so she needs one more point to win the Warrant.) A great start for our Beautiful Baby.

22nd July 2007 GALE continues her winning streak by winning Puppy bitch from 9 entries at Leeds Championship Show. Judged by Martin Yorke she was also awarded BEST PUPPY IN BREED.

15th July 2007 A brilliant result for GALE at Evesham Open Show where she won not only Best Puppy in Breed but also Best of Breed from an entry of 30 GSPs, including Gaby (Move over Mum!) Judged by Rachel Herbert, she then went on to win Puppy Group 4 under Breed Specialist Doreen Smillie

13th July 2007 GALE continues her successful run by winning Minor Puppy Bitch at Paignton under Breed Specialist Gordon Haran

8th July 2007 BANG wins Post Graduate dog at the German Wirehaired Pointer Champ Show, judged by Moray Armstrong. SHIM wins Limit Bitch at the same show.

7th July 2007 GABY wins YKC Gundog Stakes at SWKA and qualifies for the Gundog Stakes Finals at Crufts 2008. Judged by Graham Hill in a class of 22. GALE is placed 2nd in Minor puppy at the same show under Mrs C Mackay.

24th June 2007 GALE wins Minor Puppy Bitch at Blackpool Champ Show under Mr Chris Atkinson. This is her 5th Champ Show win. She was also placed 2nd in the older puppy class and reserve in the YKC Stakes under Simon Parsons

17th June 2007 All pups from Shimmy's litter are now sold.

3rd June 2007 GALE wins Pro Plan Puppy Bitch Stakes at Southern Counties under American Judge, Ron Menaker. This was from am entry of 77. Handled by Hannah

25th May 2007 At Bath Championship Show GALE wins Minor Puppy Bitch, Minor Puppy AND Novice Bitch. She was also awarded Best Puppy in Breed under all round Judge Zena Thorne -Andrews.

19th May 2007 GALE wins Minor Puppy Bitch at Scottish Kennel Championship Show under Breed Specialist Roger Mann

13th May 2007 At Birmingham National Champ Show GALE qualifies for Crufts 2008 at her very first show. Under breed specialist Ben Thurm she was placed 2nd in Minor puppy and 3rd from 14 in the more mature puppy class. At the same show PUDDING qualified for the Gundog Stakes Finals at Crufts 2008 by winning the YKC Stakes under International judge, Carlo Molinari from Portugal. HEATHER won the YKC Handling class age 17 to 24 with GALE. Gale was a last minute substitute and despite her young age did not let Heather down. A super day despite the horrendous weather.

21st April 2007 NIKE wins the CAC at Goes Show in Holland. This is her final point and now wins her the title of DUTCH CHAMPION. NIKE is the daughter of our beautiful POPPY who won her class at Crufts this year. She is owned by the very well know Belgium Breeder Pascale Van de Wee from the Vom Adelsberg Kennel.
2nd April 2007 SHIM and XANTO have produced 6 handsome boys and 3 beautiful girls. Mum and babies are doing well.

18th March 2007
ABBIE has passed her Good Citizen Puppy Foundation course. She is now 6 months old. She is owned, loved and trained by Lauren and Russ Howard in Lancashire

9th March 2007
POPPY takes 1st prize at Crufts in the Good Citizen Class. This is 3 times out of 4 that she has won this class. On the 4th occasion she was absent with maternal duties. She was seen by a top International Judge from Hungary who was extremely impressed by her good looks and movement . POPS has brains as well as beauty...... HEATHER took 3rd place in a large Senior Handling Class.

4th March 2007
GWP pups are expected from SHIM and XANTO around April 3rd. XANTO is a multi titled German dog from the Dutch kennel of Leon and Cornelie Verheugt-Maijer. Xanto is a stunning GWP with a superb temperament. He can be seen on the website www.duitsestaandedraadhaar.com.

29th January 2007
Following hotly on her sisters footsteps Heather was placed a highly creditable 2nd place in the Pedigree Masterfood Junior Handling Finals. Handling Show Champion Bareve Bombali with kind permission from Sharon Pinkerton, Heather and Marnie excelled themselves and considering the tough opposition did extremely well. We are very proud.