Champion Deerhound and Crufts 2010 Winner

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Team Cusidh have had a wonderful Hound Day at Crufts 2010. Banrigh (Drawing Down the Moon to Cusidh) won open bitch and the bitch CC ticket. She then went on to win best of breed. This was Banrigh's third CC - Congratulations "Champion" Banrigh. Banrigh's previous CC wins have been with Eve Hamilton (SKC August, 2009) and Hector Heathcote (Richmond, 2009).

A Family Win

It didn't end there as open dog and the dog CC went to Gille (Ch Greyfriars Gille of Beardswood), Banrigh's brother, who is owned by Sarah and Heather Helps. The youngsters also had a great Crufts with Righ (Cusidh Righ Innse Gall) winning yearling dog and his sister Truly Scrumptious (Cusidh Caol Muile ) owned by Ms A Foote & Mr G Crossan winning yearling bitch. This was a day not to forget. Thank you to Judge Mr David Murray (Moireach) and for all our good wishes received.

Watch This Space..

Please check back for photos, but here's Banrigh recovering today living up to her name - Queen or woman king in Gaelic.

..or Watch this Video

Banrigh in the Crufts 2010 hound group, as judged by Liz Cartledge. This is quite a long video, but interesting, especially with the sound turned on to hear the commentary.

..and here are the photos

Ch Greyfiars Gille of Beardswood with Sarah Helps, Judge David Murray and Ch Drawing Down the Moon to Cusidh with Elise Cartmell.


Crufts Best Of Breed Deerhound Bitch and Dog

Photos by Chris Johnson. Thank you.

Cusidh Coille Hallaig has won Dog World's Top Deerhound Stud Dog 2009 and Misty Lee Top Deerhound Brood Bitch 2009 based on progeny CC wins.

Top Deerhound Stud Dog 2009
Photo (above) is Cusidh Coille Hallaig by Miia Seilonen.

Hallaig has sired two litters both with Misty Lee. Their winning progeny include Drawing Down the Moon to Cusidh and Ch Greyfriars Gille of Beardswood. 2009 also saw two of Hallaig's grand-pups Cusidh Caol Muile and Cusidh Righ Innse Gall winning three best puppy awards. Cusidh Ard Toirnis has won three junior certificates in Finland.

Ch Greyfriars Gille of Beardswood has won Our Dogs Top Sire 2009 based on best puppy wins. His puppy bitch Rosslyn Pippa of Beardswood was awarded Top Deerhound Puppy 2009 by Our Dogs.

Drawing Down the Moon to Cusidh and Ch Greyfriars Gille of Beardswood
Photo (above) Drawing Down the Moon to Cusidh and Ch Greyfriars Gille of Beardswood by Vanessa Lucas.

Further information.

  • Our Dogs Top Sire full results.
  • Dog World Top Stud Dog.
  • Dog World Top Brood Bitch.
  • Misty Lee - (Ch Rosslyn Highlander x Highland Mist).
  • Cusidh Coille Hallaig - (Beardswood Lewis Le Cusidh x Cusidh Aisling) dob 28.06.02.
  • Ch Greyfriars Gille of Beardswood - Owned by Heather and Sarah Helps.
  • Drawing Down the Moon to Cusidh - Banrigh.
  • Cusidh Caol Muile - Truly Scrumptious owned by Ms A Foote & Mr G Crossan.
  • Cusidh Ard Toirnis - Owned by Kielo Oksanen, Finland.


........and they're growing like topsy!


Dug and Creubhag's pups are now enjoying the snow this Christmas-and a spot of gardening!

Creubhag pups in the snow

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