The Deerhound Club Limited Show held at Alva on 1st October has been a great success. Congratulations to everyone and thank you to our Judge Mr J. Aitken Johnston (Kienford) and to the organisers.

Cusidh Righ Innse Gall won Open Dog, Best Dog and Reserve Best in Show. His sister Cusidh Caol Muile (Truly Scrumptious) won Postgraduate Bitch and Reserve Best Bitch and his daughter Kessoch Marsco at Greystiel won Yearling Bitch and Junior Bitch. Last but not least Cusidh Homecoming won Undergraduate Dog.

Here's Claire and Righ with the Judge Mr J. Aitken Johnston.

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Photo by Gordon Crossan

For various reasons it's not been possible for us to attend many shows this summer. So we thought we'd highlight instead how Kessoch Marsco of Greystiel and Cusidh Caol Muile had been getting on.

Kessoch Marsco of Greystiel is owned by Anne Smart and was bred by David Lyon from Inverness. Her sire is Cusidh Righ Innse Gall and dam is Kessoch Ema. Kessoch Ema is from Greystiel Loch Ashie x Tartraven Papa Stronsay and this mating links the pedigrees back via Glantanmoor Gairloch Greystiel who was the brother of Righ's Gt, Gt, Gt Grandfather Ch Glantanmoor Ga'ick Greystiel. Marsco has had a great start to her show career. She was best of breed at the Hound Association of Scotland Limited Show (Judge Alison Morton) only a few days after her first birthday in July. She followed that by winning at Championship shows junior bitch at both the Houndshow (Judge Ken Aird) at Stafford and at SKC (Judge Mrs Nixon). Previously she had also won puppy bitch at the SKC in May (Judge Mrs Joan Wragg).

Here's Marsco at the Houndshow with Anne Smart.

Kessoch Marsco of Greystiel

Photo by Glenis Peach

Please click on the read more to see further photos of Marsco and her sister Machair and a show update on Cusidh Caol Muile.

Here's Banrigh (Ch Drawing Down the Moon to Cusidh) out and about at the weekend.


Well August has been a great month for Scottish Deerhounds in Finland. Cusidh Ard Toirnis is now a Finnish Champion - Congratulations. Toirnis is owned by Kielo Oksanen and has fitted in very well to her Sandmanscots kennel. Toirnis was bred from Beardswood Nuada x Dream Dance for Cusidh and is the litter brother of Righ (Cusidh Righ Innse Gall) and Rashie (Perchance to Dream). Here's Toirnis with Kielo. Well done.

Cusidh Ard Toirnis

Photo by Sanna Jaaskelainen

Cusidh Ard Toirnis

Photo by Kai Kippola

Righ's son Pate (Brisley Brae Druid) has also been doing very well in Finland and was best male at his first show - The Finnish Scottish Deerhound Club Speciality Show. Congratulations an excellent result. Pate is owned by Miia Seilonen and they're a great partnership. Pate was bred from Cusidh Righ Innse Gall and Druid Shimmering Cascade (Doxhope Hamish x Spookeys Lass). Here's Miia with Pate.

Brisley Brae Druid

Brisley Brae Druid

It's been a while since Border Union but here are some photos now to remember the day. After the show we all went for a trip to Floors Castle. Here's Claire and Elise with Cusidh Perchance to Dream, Cusidh Righ Innse Gall, Ch Drawing Down the Moon to Cusidh and Cusidh Homecoming.

Deerhounds at Floors Castle

We enjoyed the show and here are the boys in the dog final line up.

Cusidh Righ Innse Gall and Cusidh Homecoming

Please click on the read more for additional images of the day.