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I enjoyed my judging and was very welcome. The gathering organised by the Welsh exhibitors was a real treat, with Welsh cakes, Bara Brith and Pimms, on what turned out to be a hot afternoon.

Bitch CC BEST OF BREED Hoddingrey Strahanna Of Ehlaradawn (L)

This is her 3rd so many congratulations in gaining her title

Dog CC Greyflax Taylor Made For Kilbourne (R)

Res Dog CC Lux Ch Regalflight Tarloch

Res Bitch CC Stranwith Aria at Roguesmoor Sh.CM

Best Puppy Araceta Dreamscape


Class PUPPY DOG (2 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: QUINN/O'BRIEN Araceta Dreamscape

Strong puppy, good bone and substance. Excellent angles fore and aft. Dark eyes and pleasant expression. Moved a bit prancy but when he slowed down he improved, saying that he is only young but this would become a habit if not corrected. BP



Class JUNIOR DOG (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: OWEN/ BRODIE Luckhurst Nebo To Wolfscastle

Lovely head and expression. Good width in front and well laid shoulder, well angulated rear quarters. Correct topline to well set long tail. Very pleasing youngster, moved soundly.


2nd: DAY/ O'BRIEN Celticmoon Shadow Warrior

Also just out of puppy so still has a lot of maturing to do. Pale brindle with good depth of chest and spring of rib, well laid shoulder but not the angles of 1st.

Class POST GRADUATE DOG (5 Entries) Abs: 3

1st: SCHAANNING LING Beardswood Quiver

2 year old dog, lovely head ears but would prefer a darker eye. Well made, deep chest, strong loin and good bone. Nice shape standing moved ok; just wish he did not have a ring in his tail.

2nd: ASTON Stranwith Slate To Balgaled

Nice male but lacking in body but depth of chest is there. Well laid shoulder, good length from hip to hock, adequate bend of stifle, well carried long tail.

Class LIMIT DOG (6 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: PEACH Greyflax Taylor Made For Kilbourne

All male but not course in anyway. I like my males to have lots of substance but also retain their houndyness. Grand spring of rib and depth of chest. Good front and return of upper arm. Moved with purpose with lots of drive. Only a young dog so still maturing Doc CC


2nd: OWEN/BRODIE Wolfscastle Draig

Another very likeable male, Very strong boy, loads of substance, super angles fore and aft. Grand depth of chest, strong loin and in good muscular condition. I would not want any bigger but well balanced.

3rd: CODD Kilbourne Webster At Gazeawhile


VHC: LLEWELLYN Matahari Menjangen


Class OPEN DOG (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: BAUMANN Lux Ch Regalflight Tarloch

Best head so far. Strong neck into well laid shoulder. Good front, firm loin, little flat on the back but nice rear quarters and spring of rib. Very houndy, typical of the breed moved well Res CC

2nd: STABB/TAYLOR Laird Of Summerisle

Overall a well balanced male. Well bodied, good depth of chest and spring of rib. Complementing front and rear angles. Nice feet. Expression just spoiled by light eyes.



Class PUPPY BITCH (3 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: ADAMS My Enchanter Of Ardneish

Very pretty bitch 10 months. Lovely shape, good depth of chest, correct topline and fallaway. Nice quarters moved well considering the ground. Super temperament owner should have a good future with her.

2nd: Cudish Treacle Moon At Chapeltower

A different type but a nice girl. Good front and feet. Not angles of 1st but adequate. Long tail, moved quite well.

Class JUNIOR BITCH (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: HELPS Beardswood Rhymi

Lovely houndy type, excellent course coat. Correct topline of good length and fallaway. Super head, strong neck. Good bend of stifle, bone broad and flat . With long strides and powerful rear covering the ground.

2nd: PEACH Nimloth Brooke Of Kilbourne

Lovely type in super coat and muscular condition just preferred the neck and front assembly of 1st. Her spring of rib was superb and she moved well.

3rd: BAILEY Greyflax Dear Prudence

Res: WILBRAHAM Ardlancien Elona

Class POST GRADUATE BITCH (6 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: QUINN/ O'BRIEN Hoddingrey Terrona

A bitch with loads of substance. Excellent body condition, grand depth of chest with plenty of heart room. Good neck, fabulous shoulder and topline with good fallaway. Nice feet and tail. Super refined head under masses of coat! Moved soundly.

2nd: BAILEY Greyflax Just Peachy

This bitch had lots to like. Very pretty head, eyes and ears. Good return of upper arm. Well tucked up with a deep chest, long sweeping hind quarters. Nice feet and long tail with slight curve. Moved and handled well.

3rd: ELLSE Kilbourne Unity

Res: HELPS Beardswood Quintessence

VHC: SEYMOUR-JACKSON Cassacre Aelfrida of Ghiltan

Class LIMIT BITCH (5 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: PURSGLOVE Stranwith Aria at Roguesmoor Sh.CM

Really liked this bitch, my kind of girl. Lovely head and expression. Excellent slope of shoulder and upper arm. Grand length of back and well angulated hindquarters. Moved steadily but maybe needs a little more enthusiasm. Res CC

2nd: PARSONS/MCKINNON Mr T A Claonaiglen Fionnelighe

Another nice bitch, lovely to go over very firm throughout, Well balanced and in excellent muscular ciondition. Little flart in tpline but good fallaway. Good feet and bone, well presented.

3rd: 1957 LLEWELLYN Miss K A Mata

3rd: LLEWELLYN Matahari Mermaid

Class OPEN BITCH (6 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: BARTER/CHRISTIAN Hoddingrey Strahanna Of Ehlaradawn

Strong bitch very sound and very much fit for purpose, after all this is a hunting hound, but she still maintained her femininity. Excellent topline, well muscled and angled hind quarters. Grand depth of chest and spring of rib. Moved with style, well handled. Bitch CC and BOB Delighted this gave her the crown.

2nd: BAILEY Ch Greyflax Crystal

Many of the same attributes, carrying a little extra weight after her maternal duties but still maintained her elegance. Good expression, dark eyes, neat ears Grand depth of chest, well muscled rear.

3rd: 3 TAYLOR Kilbourne Baccarat To Ormanstar

Res: PARSONS/MCKINNON Claonaiglen Mallie

The Welsh members of the Deerhound club arranged a picnic and it was amazing, home cooked ribS, Welsh honey cake and Pimms made it a very special picnic thank you to all who contributed and especially to Angela Aston who organised it.

The raffle was won and over £62 was donated to the Hounds for Heroes charity.

Great fun was had by all so enjoy the images, of course if anyone objects let me know and I will remove the offending picture but I do hope they are viewed in the spirit they were taken.