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2008 News Archive
30th November 2008 GALE wins Group 7 at the All Winners Show in Amsterdam! She not only won the CAC, CACIB and Best of Breed under Dhr Wellens, but went onto to win a very strong and large Group 7 under the well respected judge Dhr W F Arxhoek. There are over 5,000 entries at this prestigious show so it was a tremendous achievement for her and she was the most successful exhibit from the uk. She can now add Winner 08 to her awards. It was a high profile experience with spotlights, music and excitement. gale came home with the beautiful rosette banner sported by Heather on the picture. A crystal trophy, plus trophy in photo. Also a medal, photo, red rose and the paper awards. A fantastic experience and again Gale has made us very proud. She has 4 points now which is enough for a Netherlands Champ Title but one of these needs to be won after the age of 27 months . Hopefully next year she will achieve this.  XANTO too did well winning his class and being graded excellent he was awarded the RCACIB under English All Rounder Andrew Brace,

8th October 2008 GALE wins YKC Stakes at Gundog Breeds association of Scotland under Colin Woodward. She is now just 2 years old and what an amazing 2 years it has been. We are so proud of our pretty girl.

25th October 2008 GALE wins her second Reserve Bitch CC under Breed Specialist Pat Ideson

20th October GABY has produced 10 beautiful babies. Mum and Pups doing well

15th October 2008 GALE wins the Reserve Bitch CC under Moray Armstrong. Moray had previously given her Best Puppy when he last judged at Belfast in 2007

20th September 2008 GALE wins her 3rd CC and BOB at Driffield under Frank Whyte from an entry of 92 dogs. What an amazing result. This means she is awarded the title of Show Champion and is now Sh Ch Kavacanne Gift of the Gab JW. Thanks to all who have thought so highly of our homebred girl.

Dutch Ch Isara Kurzhaar Chatline of Kavacanne.JW ShCM (GABY) is in whelp to Sh Ch Bryburn the Toff. (Shown below)TOFF has been hip scored 2/3. Pups will be due around 20th October. This is an exciting litter from Top Winning Parents. Show enquiries particularly welcome but good homes are main criteria. This is a similar mating to Gaby and Dyson which produced last years Top GSP Puppy. Kavacanne Gift of the Gab who is the UKs latest GSP Show Champion. Please contact us for further information

14th September 2008 GALE wins Limit Bitch from a class of 14 under Hilda Parkinson. She then went on to win the Bitch Challenge Certificate and Best of Breed from an overall entry of 112. A fabulous result. This means GALE need just one more CC to become a UK Show Champion. XANTO wins Junior Dog under Irene Glen

2nd September 2008 Just returned from a fabulous weekend in Rotterdam where GALE was declared Best of Breed under a renowned Dutch Judge. Beating strong opposition both from the UK and Europe , including champions, she won her 2nd CAC and CACIB. Then Best of Breed and finally an amazing Group 6 placing accompanied by a lovely trophy and some Dog food. XANTO also did extremely well in a strong Junior Class. He was placed second and graded excellent despite being by far, the least mature of the dogs in his class

22nd August 2008. XANTO wins the Gundog Stakes at SKC under Mr Sparrow and also wins Post Graduate under Breed Specialist Sharon Pinkerton.

17th August 2008 GALE continues her winning streak and wins Limit again at Welsh Kennel Club under Breed Specialist Barbara Hargreaves from an entry of 9. XANTO is Second in Junior Dog under Val Foss being beaten only by Bareve Bhangazi who actually gained his Sh Champion title at the same show.

11th August GALE wins Limit Bitch under Breed Specialist Keith Groom at Bournemouth Champ Show from 11 entries
3rd August 2008 At National Gundog Championship Show. GALE won a very strong Limit class of 14 entries under Breed Specialist Jenny Jennings. XANTO was again 2nd in Junior dog to Bareve Bhangazi who went onto win the CC and BOB. Judged by Pat Dempster.

28th July 2008 At Leeds Champ Show, XANTO was 2nd in Junior Dog and described in a most complemetary way by Breed Specialist Judge, Pam Blay. ' A head to die for with those kind yet watchful eyes.When he drops into himself (matures) he will be a force to be reckoned with as he has the correct 10 to 9 proportions which is ideal for the breed'. XANTO also came 2nd in the YKC Stakes which will qualify him for the Gundog Stakes Final at Crufts 2009. GALE was 2nd in a large Limit class judged by Eileen Hughes

13th July 2008 At The German Wirehaired Pointer Club Championship Show, at the tender age of 15 months our lovely boy XANTO won the Reserve Dog CC and Best Junior in Show. Judge was Ruth Martin (Sunhouse)

23rd June 2008 At 15.00 today we lost our Beloved Dime today after a short illness. She was our GSP of a Lifetime and we are all Heartbroken. God Bless Dime. Run Free

27th June 2008. A good day at Windsor Champ Show. GALE was 2nd from 13 in Limit bitch. Expertly handled by Sharon Pinkerton as Heather was committed in another ring. Judged by Carol Coode.XANTO was also 2nd from 6 in a strong Junior Class, judged by Doreen Smillie and beaten by the Bareve Kennel.

15th June 2008. Making their Dutch debuts....GALE wins Best Bitch in Holland at the Hulten Show. She was graded excellent and won the top awards of CACIB and CAC. Judged by Mw R Reyniers. XANTO is also graded excellent and wins the Reserve CAC.

9th June 2008. XANTO wins Junior at Three Counties Champ Show under Breed Specialist Barbara Stamp. GALE is placed reserve in Limit Bitch under Breed Specialist Gillian Roden

31st May2008 GALE wins the Yearling Class under Breed Specialist Alan Small. XANTO is 3rd in Junior, the strongest GWP class of the day under John Thirlwell.

24th May 2008 At Bath Champ Show XANTO is 2nd in a very strong Junior class of 6, judged by Des Hodgkinson and only beaten by the Bareve kennel. GALE is in her first Limit class now due to her previous qualifications and has a highly creditable reserve place from a class of 15 under Jack Mackay.

16th May 2008 XANTO is placed 1st in Junior Dog at SKC under Mrs L Townsend. GALE is placed 2nd in Yearling bitch, both handled by Adam.

9th May 2008 GALE wins YKC Stakes at Birmingham National and qualifies for the Gundog Stakes Finals at Crufts 2009. Judged by All rounder Liz Stannard from an entry of 23. A brilliant win. Handled on this occasion by Heather. XANTO was placed 2nd in a very strong Junior class under Hilda Parkinson and this qualifies him for Crufts 2009. Also handled by Heather.

7th March 2008 CRUFTS What an amazing day!! GALE won first in Junior bitch. POPPY won first in the Good Citizen Bitch Class . This makes it 4 wins out of 4 at Crufts for Pops. Judged by Ruby Field. Both were handled by Adam. Then PUDDING won the YKC Gundog Stakes Final under Steve Hall, handled by Hannah. Pudding now goes through to the YKC Final just before Best in Show on Sunday 9th March. This is the young persons equivalent of Best in Show. This is the 2nd time Pud has won this award. In the GWP Puppy Class, XANTO was awarded VHC. He was an absolute star on his bench all day and had his photograph taken by many admirers during the course of the day. We had a fabulous time!!!!

6th March 2008 CRUFTS PUDDING and GABY were shown in the Breeders Stakes Final for the ISARA team. With Sue Adams and Jack, plus Mike Scanlon and Gus they were declared overall winners under Ron James. Sporting fabulous blue silk waistcoats , a well deserved win for Fios team. Champagne all round and a press interview!!