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2010 News
4th July 2010 - Please note our new e-mail address - sue@kavacanne.co.uk

4th July 2010 - Windsor Championship Dog Show
What a phenomenal day for Team Kavacanne at Windsor 2010 as they bring home 1 CC and 3 RCC’s!  Of our 4 dogs entered all went home with a top award, making it a truly memorable day for us.  Our special thanks go to GSP judge Pam Blay & GWP judge Lindsay Townsend who thought so highly of our young show team.

Sh Ch/Ned Ch Kavacanne Gift Of The Gab JW (GALE) - 1st in Open Bitch and CC

Kavacanne Toff At The Top JW  (MORGAN) - 1st in Limit Dog and RCC

Kavacanne Toff Act To Follow JW (TURTLE) - 1st in Limit Bitch and RCC

Sh Ch/Ned Ch Kavacanne Xanto (XANTO) - 2nd Open Dog and RCC

26th June 2010 - Blackpool Championship Dog Show
A successful day at Blackpool with Gale, winning her 6th CC under Freda Marshall.  Xanto also won the YKC Stakes, giving him a qualification for the finals at Crufts 2011.

Older News below is from our previous website...
22nd May 2010: MORGAN wins Limit Dog at SKC under Breed Specialist Ian Halbert. XANTO wins his 3rd RCC under All rounder Ron James. Both expertly handled on this occasion by Adam.
8th May 2010: What a successful day at Birmingham National despite the awful weather. It began well when GALE won the YKC Gundog Stakes judged by Pam Marston-Pollock thus qualifying her for the Finals at Crufts 2011. In the Breed MORGAN was 3rd in a very strong Limit class against all the more mature guys. APPLE and TURTLE were both shortlisted in their Limit class with TURTLE then going on to win her 2nd Reserve CC. Judged by Breed Specialist Julia Thomas. Meanwhile in the GWP Ring XANTO was awarded the Dog CC and BEST OF BREED by Breed Specialist Barbara Stamp. This is his 3rd CC at just 3 years of age and he is now Sh Ch/Ned CH Kavacanne Xanto subject to KC confirmation. Adam finished off the day by winning a huge PG Stakes class with MORGAN and ended up £75 better off.....(Morgan did get bought a very special and expensive toy for his part in the success!)
23rd April 2010: TURTLE wins Special Yearling at WELKS Champ Show under Sandra Marshall
21st April 2010: What a weekend. Started off disastrously as we arrived at Dover to travel to the Netherlands and I found ...no passport. After many phone calls and panic attacks to no avail we were allowed on the ferry to Dunkerque (How to get back was another issue!) The show was at Goes in Zeeland. Our judge for GSPs and GWPs was Dhr Hochstenbach from the Netherlands. MORGAN won the Dog CAC and his 3rd Junior Championship point to give him his Dutch Junior Champion Title (NJK) as his sister APPLE did a few weeks previously. GALE won the Bitch CAC and CACIB and Best of Breed. Not content with this she went onto win Group 7 and finally 10th Best in Show from an entry of around 2000 dogs. XANTO was awarded the RCAC and RCACIB being beaten by a multi titled Dutch Dog. However as the other dog is already a Dutch Champion, the full CAC will be automatically awarded to XANT0 subject to KC confirmation. This now makes our lovely boy Neth Ch Kavacanne Xanto. I did eventually get allowed back into the Uk after several phone calls from Passport Control in Holland to the Uk. A memorable trip in more ways than one. We left the UK with one Champion and returned with 3.
28th March 2010: GABY has given birth to 7 lovely pups. This is a repeat mating that produced MORGAN, APPLE and TURTLE who have had amazing success in the show ring. Morgan won Best of Breed at Crufts this year, Apple is a Junior Champion in Holland and Turtle has a CC and RCC. All have Junior Warrants. Enquiries welcome for this exciting litter. Please call or email for a chat .
On the same day as Gaby was producing these beautiful babies, MORGAN,TURTLE and GALE went to the GSPC Open Show at Cheddington.. MORGAN won Junior Dog, Best Dog and Reserve Best in Show. TURTLE won Junior, Special Yearling and Reserve Best Bitch in Show. GALE was 2nd in Open to the Best in Show Winner. Judged by Jean Byrne.

14th March 2010: What a fantastic CRUFTS 2010 for Team Kavacanne. MORGAN won Junior Dog, Dog CC and Best of Breed at the tender age of 17 months. Beating over 170 other GSPs he won Top honours under Breed Specialist Brenda Smith (Dallyvista) TURTLE won Junior, Special Yearling Bitch thus attaining her Junior Warrant. This means our Super Trio are now all Junior Warrant Holders. Not content with that she went onto win the RBCC. APPLE was 3rd in Junior Bitch.In the GWP Ring XANTO was 2nd in a very strong Open Dog class beaten only by the Top Winning Breed Record Holder. Judged by Top all rounder Xena Thorn Andrews In the Gundog Stakes Finals GALE was 3rd and XANTO Reserve. Adam then made his television appearance on More4 where MORGAN showed his socks off like a true Pro.
28th February 2010: BILL went to his 2nd show at Rockland County Kennel Club in Suffern, New York. He won the 6-9 months puppy dog class and Reserve Winners. Unfortunately he came up against a young dog that won has won 2 out of the 3 large specialty shows recently from very large entries. The judge was very complementary about him
14th February 2010: What a Great Valentines Day for team Kavacanne today. GALE went Best in Show at The German Shorthaired Pointer Association Open Show in Rothwell. Judged by Elaine Grewcock she won Open Bitch and then Top Honours. MORGAN and APPLE did not let the side down as they both won their respective Junior Classes. Handled by Adam and James, a lovely result.
6th February 2010: Just returned from a fabulous few days in Eindhoven where APPLE won Junior Bitch and Bitch CAC. This gives her a Dutch Junior Champion Title (NJK)She has 5 points towards a full Dutch title now (only 4 are needed but one of these has to be won at least 27 month old. Our lovely APPLE is still a baby at 15 months. At a later date she will only need to win a RCAC. MORGAN won the Reserve Dog CAC and a second point towards his NJK having only been to 2 Dutch shows to APPLEs 3. XANTO won BOB.Both breeds judged by Mrs H Ahrens. Adam took MORGAN and APPLE in the Brace class, coming 3rd place under Mrs S Vretenicic
1st February 2010: Exciting news from the USA. BILL(Isara Kurzhaar Vespa) Son of Pudding went to his first show at Saratoga New York Kennel Club held in Queensbury, New York.. He won Winners dog, beating several more mature males to take his first point towards a US Title.
25th January 2010: At Manchester Champ Show MORGAN won Junior Dog under Breed Specialist Fiona Thurm (Bryburn). He also won the Young Kennel Club Stakes. TURTLE won Junior Bitch and APPLE was Reserve.
10th January 2010: At the First Champ Show of the year (Boston) MORGAN won Junior Dog and his 4th RCC under Breed Specialist Roger Mann. He also won the Junior Stakes under Editha Newton. Our little VIMTO took 4th place in minor Puppy Bitch from 8. She was a little apprehensive but we are very happy with her first big day out. TURTLE was 2nd in Junior Bitch and also 2nd in the YKC Stakes under Mrs C Chapman.
11th July 2010 - East of England Championship Show

Another fabulous day at East of England, where Morgan won his Limit Class, and his sister Apple  (left) also won Limit Bitch.  This was not enough for her and she went on to win the Bitch Challenge Certificate, her 1st.  Apple is now the 3rd dog from this outstanding litter to have a won a CC, along with siblings Morgan and Turtle.  Many thanks to judge Mr S Hollings.  

This is also the 3rd Bitch CC that Kavacanne have won in the last 3 shows, following Gale’s wins at Blackpool and Windsor.
7th August 2010 - National Gundog Championship Show
Keeping the successful run going, Kavacanne had another great day at National Gundog.  Gale (right) won Open Bitch, and the CC under judge Mrs Eileen Hughes.  She was on this occasion handled by Hannah and went on to win BOB.  Gale now has 8 CC’s with 4 BOB’s.  Morgan also won his 6th Limit Dog class,  In the GWP competition,  Xanto won Open Dog and won the RCC under Mrs Jean Marshall.

3rd August 2010 - GWP Puppies due
We are pleased to announce that Shim, (Kavacanne Star Shimmer) is in whelp with pups due at the start of September.  Her last litter produced our lovely boy Sh Ch Kavacanne Xanto.  Please contact us for more information and watch this space for further news of their arrival...

3rd August 2010 - Paignton Championship Show

We were delighted that at Paignton Show Morgan was awarded his 2nd CC to go with his 6 RCC’s.  He now only needs one more to gain his Show Champion title.  Following on from her CC win at East of England, Apple was awarded the RBCC.  Both awards were given by Mrs Carol Coode,.  

25th July 2010 - Leeds Championship Show

Xanto was awarded his 4th CC and BOB under judge Ruth Martin.  He then showed his socks off and looked wonderful in the Gundog Group, going on to be shortlisted under judge Chris Bexon.  

15th August 2010 - Bournemouth Championship Show
A day to remember at Bournemouth, where Morgan (left) won top honours and earned his SHOW CHAMPION title!  Now to be known as Sh Ch Kavacanne Toff at the Top JW, Morgan won his 7th Limit Dog Class and was awarded his all important 3rd CC and BOB under judge Frank Whyte.  He then went on to get shortlisted in the Gundog Group under Clive Davies.  He has earned his title at just under the tender age of  22 months.  
Morgan has had a remarkable start to his show career finishing Top GSP Puppy 2009, being awarded the prestigious award of Best of Breed at the Worlds Biggest Dog Show Crufts, and now has 3 CC’s and 6 RCC’s.  Thanks to all those who have thought so highly of our special boy and for those who have passed on their congratulations.  This is the 7th CC that Kavacanne have won at consecutive shows!
22nd August 2010 - WKC Championship Show
Another successful day for Kavacanne at Welsh Kennel Club.  Top award went to Gale, right, who won the BCC and BOB under judge Jean Bates.  This is now her 9th CC and 5th BOB award.  Her half sister Turtle, pictured far right, won Limit Bitch.  
Brother Morgan was 2nd in Limit Dog.  Gale was also shortlisted in the Gundog Group later that day after strutting her stuff in the big ring.
30th August 2010 - Leicester City Open Show
Morgan headed off to Leicester Open Show, and was awarded Best of Breed under judge Mr Martin Phillips.  He then went onto win the Gundog Group under Miss Barbara Stamp, before competing against the other group winners and was declared Best in Show!  To finish off a successful day Morgan also qualified for the Junior Warrant Competiton Semi Finals, so will be heading off to London in November.  BIS and the Junior Warrant Heat were both judged by Mr Phillips.

28th August 2010 - Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show
It was a day of dreams at Scottish Kennel Club, where Kavacanne did the double!  Morgan (Sh Ch Kavacanne Toff at the Top JW) was awarded his 4th CC, and in the bitches Turtle (Kavacanne Toff Act to Follow JW) won Limit.  She then went on to be awarded her 2nd CC!  Siblings went head to head in the challenge with Morgan winning Best of Breed.  Many thanks to judge Mrs Zena Thorn Andrews for this remarkable achievement.  This is now the 10th CC that Kavacanne have won in 9 shows!
12th September 2010 - Richmond and City of Birmingham Championship Shows
Another 2 good shows to start of September.  At City of Birmingham Xanto was awarded 1st place in Open and Best Dog under judge Mrs Maxine McCullough.  In the GSP Ring Turtle and Morgan were both awarded 2nd place in their Limit classes.
Judge at Richmond was Mr Tony Rainey and Turtle won Limit Bitch with Morgan being awarded 2nd in Limit Dog to the CC winner.  Congratulations to Daisy Hunt, who took our Gale into the Junior Handling Semi Finals and won 4th place!  Well Done!
19th September 2010 - Darlington Championship Show
Christine Eves was our judge for the GSP’s at Darlington, where Morgan and Turtle both won their Limit classes.  Morgan then went on to win his 5th Challenge Certificate of the year.  Apple was also placed 4th in Limit Bitch.
In the Wirehaired ring, Doreen Smillie was the judge and awarded Xanto Open Dog and the RCC.  Another successful show.
1st October 2010 - Driffield Championship Show
A wet and windy, but none the less fabulous day at Driffield.  Turtle (left) was awarded Limit Bitch and her 3rd Bitch CC with BOB under judge Mr Bill Ashcroft! This now makes her a Show Champion, and from now on she will be known as Sh Ch Kavacanne Toff Act to Follow JW.  You can see a video of Turtle in the Gundog Group here

It was also Rolo (Kavacanne Toff N’ready) and Meg’s (Kavacanne Toff We Go) debut outing.  Rolo won 2 classes and Meg had a 2nd and a 3rd qualifying them both for Crufts 2011.  Morgan and Apple were both awarded 3rd in their Limit classes and Gale was 2nd in Open Bitch.
14th November 2010 - Discover Dogs Junior Warrant Semi Finals
Sunday saw us heading south to Earls Court, London.  Morgan and Apple had qualified for the Kennel Gazette Junior Warrant Semi Finals.  Over 60 dogs took part, and a draw took lace to split these into 2  groups with different judges.  Both ours were selected to exhibit under Lee Cox.  Morgan made the cut out of 30, down to the last 10, and after another examination we were delighted that he was then one of the final 5 finalists, joining the second group where 5 finalists were also picked! He will be at the Grand Final to held at Crufts Dog Show 2011.

13th November 2010 - Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland
We took the trip upto Edingburgh and had a successful day.  This time the star was Apple who won a strong Limit Bitch, and went on to take her 2nd CC foillowed by Best of Breed, following on from her first at East of England earlier this year.  Also in the placings were Morgan winning 3rd in Open Dog, Meg was 2nd in Minor Puppy and Puppy and brother Rolo was 3rd in Minor Puppy and 2nd in Puppy Dog.  Many thanks to judge Alan Curry.

7th November 2010 - Coventry (Foleshill) Open Show
Another Best in Show for Morgan, winning Best of Breed under Richard Bott, followed by the Gundog Group under Anthony Allen.  He finished the day winning Best in Show under Meg Purnell Carpenter.  Not to be outdone, Meg won 2 classes and Best Puppy in Breed along with Puppy Group 2.  

28th October 2010 - Midland Counties Championship Show
The Gsp judge at Midland Counties was Ferelith Somerfield and awarded Gale the RCC from one of the largest entries we have had in a while.  Rolo won another 2 puppy classes, and Best Puppy Dog, And Meg won her first Championship Show win in Minor Puppy and was 2nd in the puppy Class.  Morgan was 3rd in Open and Turtle 3rd in Limit.

13th October 2010 - Gundog Society of Wales Championship Show
Gale was awarded her 10th CC and 6th BOB under judge Charles Rayner.  This is her 5th CC won this year, and she was also shortlisted in the Gundog Group under judge David Shields.  Xanto won the RCC under Des Hodgkinson.  Rolo continued his winning ways by winning minor Puppy Dog and 2nd place in Puppy.  Morgan was 3rd in Open, with Apple 3rd in Limit.  Meg was awarded a 3rd in minor Puppy and Puppy Bitch, and a 2nd place in Novice.  

10th October 2010 - GSP Club Open Show
Colin Woodward judged at the GSP Club Show, where Morgan won Reserve Best Dog.  Meg and Rolo were both1st in Minor Puppy and 2nd in Puppy, with Gale winning 2nd place in open Bitch.

9th October 2010 - South Wales Kennel Association Championship Show
Brilliant day for our young puppy Rolo who won Minor Puppy and Puppy Dog and also Best Puppy in Breed under Irene Glen.  He put on good show in the puppy group later that day too.  Sister Meg won two 2nd places, Gale was first in open Bitch, with Turtle winning 3rd in Limit and Morgan 4th in Open Dog.

3rd October 2010 - GSP Association Open Show
Ben Ashcroft was the judge at the GSPA Open Show, where Morgan, Sh Ch Kavacanne Toff at the Top JW, was awarded Best in Show.  This was the second year running he has won this, after winning the award in 2009 whilst still a puppy.  Gale was awarded 3rd in Open Bitch and Meg had a 1st and 2nd place in the puppy classes.

12th December 2010 - LKA Championship Dog Show

The final champ show of the year saw Xanto winning his 5th CC and also BOB.  Breed Judge was Sharon Pinkerton who also judged the GSP’s, where Rolo and Meg won both their puppy classes, with Meg taking Best Puppy in Breed, and Apple winning Open Bitch along with her third CC, making her our newest Show Champion!  To top this, and give a fantastic end to an amazing year, Xanto won the Gun dog Group under judge Penny Williams!

28th November 2010 - All Winners Show Amsterdam
Apple wins BOB at the Amsterdam All Winners Show, and Morgan wins Best Dog.  Apple was also shortlisted in the group.