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).

Please click on the read more below for a few more photos.

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.

UPDATE - More photos of the Breed Show added please click on the read more below.

Congratulations to Kielo Oksanen and her Sandmanscot's Kennel in Finland. Nine puppies were born on 3rd March 2011 and all are doing well. The sire was Cusidh Ard Toirnis (Beardswood Nuada * Dream Dance for Cusidh) and the dam was Amazingamazone (Chapletower Balzac * Ghylladare Glarron Loch). Kielo owns both parents.

Here's Amy (Amazingamazone) with her puppies. And Toirnis is helping out too.
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Crufts 2011 was as amazing as 2010 with Banrigh (Ch Drawing Down the Moon to Cusidh) winning Open Bitch, the bitch CC and Best of Breed. The Dog CC went again to Ch Greyfriars Gille of Beardswood (Banrigh's brother) owned by Sarah and Heather Helps. Congratulations. Thank you to the Judge Mrs Zola Rawson and to everyone for their good wishes.

Crufts 2011 winners

Here's Banrigh and Elise on the left, the Judge Mrs Zola Rawson and Sarah Helps and Gille.

Update Click on the read more for our 2011 Crufts chronology and new photos.