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Hounds Association of Scotland Qualifiers

We now have our Hound qualifiers for the Buddies Yearling Stakes Final.

Both dog and bitch class qualifiers were held at the Hounds Association of Scotland show at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh on Saturday 14th April.

Both classes had a fantastic turn out with judging from Gordon Haran.

The first to qualify for the Buddies Yearling Stakes Grand Final, was dog winner Tarmachan Ice cool Glenariff, who’s pet name is Logan. Logan is a Basset Griffon Vendeen who also went on to take reserve best dog in breed at the show.

Logan comes from a highly successful line; his father is a Crufts Hound group winner and his uncle ended an incredible day in Scotland for the Tarmachan show team by going Best in Show.

Logan is owned and bred by husband and wife team Fiona Buchannan and Michael McLaren.

‘I’m over the moon with Logan’s results. My husband Michael handled Logan and we were so pleased to take home the biggest rosette of the day!’, said Fiona.

Next to secure a place at the Grand final was Mini Wire-haired Dachshund bitch, Russteck Nicely Nicely for Ravensbeech, who’s pet name is Nessy.

Nessy is owned by Jan Pain, and was bred by Christine Russell, who won the Buddies Stakes Qualifier last year at the show with her dog, Russteck Wyre in the Blood.

Jan is better known for her numerous Champion Deerhounds, but, decided to size down to mini wires. She said that Nessy is a great character, a big dog in a little package. This has put her in good stead in the ring where she has had a successful show career to date picking up BPIS at the West of England Dachshund Association.

We look forward to catching up with Logan and Nessy and the Buddies Yearling Stakes Grand final, which will be held at Thrumpton Hall on Sunday 3rd February 2019.

The next qualifier will be held at the Working & Pastoral breeds of Wales show on Saturday 21st April.

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