Wow! Banrigh (Ch Drawing Down the Moon to Cusidh) has won the Bitch Championship Certificate (CC) for the third year in a row at Crufts. This brings her Crufts results to:
Bitch CC in 2010, 2011 and 2012;
Best of Breed in 2010 and 2011; and
Reserve Best of Breed in 2012 (Best of Breed Cscarf O'Cockaigne - congratulations).
Banrigh won her third Crufts CC from the Veteran class at the age of seven under Mrs Anne MacDonald. Previous judges have been Mrs Zola Rawson (2011) and Mr Dave Murray (2010) - a big thank you to all. The judges critique was "Ultra femine but strong and beautifully put together. Lover her head, outline and profile movement, which was both true and graceful and she covered the ground easily with a light and efficient action. I didn't expect to find my CC winner in this class but when it came to the challenge, she excelled herself in movement and showmanship".
Here she is in the ring and later in the "wilds" of a NEC car park.
Our up and coming young dog Ronan (Cusidh Homecoming) did well too and was 5th in postgraduate dog. Here he is afterwards at the NEC. Sorry we didn't manage to get any photos of him in the ring.
Righ (Cusidh Righ Innse Gall) got lost in the crowd in a large limit class (better luck next time Righ) but his daughter Kessoch Marsco of Greystield (owned by Anne Smart) did a double with a first and second place in postgraduate bitch and yearling bitch respectively. Well done. Here's Righ.
Finally, here's the Crufts 2012 Clan Cusidh ready for the journey home with Claire and Elise with from left to right Righ, Banrigh, Ronan and Hettie. What a great day! Thank you to everyone for all our good wishes received. It's very much appreciated.
All photos by Rob Horsfield.