[First posted 24 October 2015]
Siri (Am Ch Kamgaard Kiamesha) made her debut this month and picked up the RCC here, at only her second show in the UK, under breed specialist Peter Hudson.
She was handled by her co-breeder, Maggie Mott, with co-breeder Sally Simmonds looking on. Thank you, Maggie, for handling Siri so beautifully to this win.
Siri is co-owned by Bryony Gray (Grasilva) and Vanessa McHugh (Conrick).
[First posted 17 October 2015]
The Norwegian Elkhound Association of Scotland (NEAS) extended its legendary hospitality to our show team this week. We had a wonderful time at the show and the dinner in the evening!
Breed specialist judge, Annelise Haugstad awarded CCs for the first time and found her Bitch CC winner, BOS and RBIS in a granddaughter of Raider, Grasilva Gee's Quest, owned by Bryony Gray.
RCC in the Dogs was my Gunnar (Kinderhorn Espen of Conrick), seen here mid bark on the left of the photo, with his owner.
[First posted 8 August 2015]
Kobi (SBIS Am Grand Ch & Can Ch Kamgaard Kut Above) won Best AVNSC Hound and Hound Group 4 for a few more points towards his ShCM title. Keep your fingers crossed he'll get there!
[First posted 19 July 2015]
We left Kobi at home today and took Bella (Barbelka Platyna of Kinderhorn) on a trip out. She has been shown very rarely since her litter.
She came home with Best AVNSC Hound and Hound Group 3.
[First posted 28 June 2015]
...at Blackpool Show. Kobi (SBIS Am Grand Ch & Can Ch Kamgaard Kut Above) was Best Dog again, this time under respected Finnish all-rounder Kari Järvinen.
In his critique, the judge praised Kobi for his excellent type, correct proportions, excellent topline, front and rear angulation and tail and admired his very good coat and colour. He also commented that he moved very well, as can be seen in the photo above (which was beautifully taken by Peter Hudson). We certainly agree with these comments.
[First posted 16 June 2015]
Kobi (SBIS Am Grand Ch & Can Ch Kamgaard Kut Above) was Best Dog at Three Counties under breed specialist Marjorie Macgregor.
We finished a very enjoyable weekend with a two-day visit to assess Siri's litter at Grasilva, who were six-weeks old. We were particularly taken with young Mr Blue.
[First posted 16 May 2015]
Kobi (SBIS Am Grand Ch & Can Ch Kamgaard Kut Above) won his first CC at SKC under breed specialist Brian Middleton (Graythor Norwegian Elkhounds). Many thanks to his co-owners, Sally and Maggie at Kamgaard Kennels, USA, for allowing this lovely boy to come and live with us. We are having such fun in the ring with him!
[First posted 9 May 2015]
Our youngster Gunnar (Kinderhorn Espen of Conrick) continued his winning ways with the RCC at Birmingham National under breed specialist, Neville Simms. Gunnar is 14 months of age and this is his second RCC.
[First posted March - April 2015]
....twice in fact! Kobi (SBIS Am Grand Ch & Can Ch Kamgaard Kut Above) sired his first UK litter in March. The litter was born at the home of the Ellahyde Norwegian Elkhounds. We look forward to seeing some of this litter in the ring later in the year.
In April, the lovely import, Siri (Am Ch Kamgaard Kiamesha), safely delivered her first litter at Grasilva. Bryony and I feel honoured to have been given the opportunity of using the very beautiful Rock (Am Ch Horizon Rock Solid), whom we had seen go Winners Dog and Best of Winners at the NEAA Specialty in Boston in April 2014. We believe that this linebred litter will enhance and enrich the tiny UK gene pool. We can't wait for some of this litter to also make their debut in the ring.
The ring is going to be an interesting (and competitive) place in the autumn!
[First posted on the 21 February 2015]
Kobi (SBIS Am Grand Ch & Can Ch Kamgaard Kut Above) was crowned Champion of Champions on only his second time out in the UK, under Julia Swinburn.
To make this day even more memorable, Gunnar was also awarded Puppy Dog of the Year and Best Dog in the Stud Book Challenge! He was also revealed as the top-winning Puppy Dog of the Year in the competition for the Club's points trophies.