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

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Cusidh Scottish Deerhounds

A sunny June day so the camera came out to capture Clan Cusidh 2011. From left to right Cusidh hopeful Ruairidh and brothers Cusidh Gaidhealtachd (Rhymer) and Cusidh Homecoming (Ronan) with Elise, then Cusidh Perchance to Dream (Rashie) and Cusidh Righ Innse Gall (Righ) with their mother Dream Dance for Cusidh (Kee-Kee) with Ian. Finally, with Rob, the veteran section with 9 year old Cusidh Coille Hallaig (Hallaig), his sister Cusidh Dain Do Eimhir (Eimhir) and his older daughters Ch Drawing Down the Moon to Cusidh (Banrigh) and Riding the Wind to Cusidh (Creubhag).

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Following the success of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in last weeks Scottish Government elections Righ (Cusidh Righ Innse Gall)  and Rashie (Cusidh Perchance to Dream) decided to pay a visit to their relatives staying in England to tell them the good news. Here they are enjoying a walk with Banrigh (Ch Drawing Down the Moon to Cusidh) and Hettie the lurcher near Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes.

Scottish Deerhounds on holiday

Banrigh (Ch Drawing Down the Moon to Cusidh) has won Best in Show at the Deerhound Club Open Breed Show in Norwich. What an amazing result. We attended our first breed show in 1994 in East Grinstead with Bran (Cusidh Bran Madadh Mor) and Bracken (Cusidh Colly Moon) from our first litter out of Fernwood Sound of Ryan x Ardkinglas Pattie. We never expected then to actually have a dog to compete for the top honours. Also doing well were Cusidh Homecoming (3rd in Yearling Dog), Cusidh Righ Innse Gall (2nd Postgraduate Dog) and Cusidh Perchance to Dream (2nd Undergraduate Bitch). These youngsters also managed a 1st in Brace and Team. The show was in a wonderful venue and was brilliantly organised. Thank you to the Judges Mr Robin Spencer, Mrs Penny Redmond and Mrs Jean Rhodes, the organisers and for all the good wishes received.

More pictures to follow but here's Banrigh taking it all in.

Drawing down the Moon to Cusidh BIS

Photo by Camilla Colleen.

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