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Buddies Yearling Stakes 2019 – Gundog

The latest of our Yearling Stakes heats was held at the Gundog Championship Show in Malvern on Sunday 4th August.

Both dog and bitch classes had some fantastic entries, with judging from Mr Gordon Talbot.

In this blog, we take a look at those who placed in the Gundog heats.

Securing their place at the final from the dog class was Mrs Rachel and Miss Olivia Busby’s, Irish Water Spaniel, Stanegate Leading role at Zakby, pet name Chester.

17-month-old, Chester, is quite the character.

‘The breed standard says, ‘clown like’ and he certainly is.  He makes us laugh everyday with his antics. He loves water. The first time he set eyes on the water, he literally threw himself in with no knowledge of whether he could swim or not.

He also loves trying to make our ‘large dogs’ play with him, little does he know that they are ponies and they really have no interest in playing with him. He is the cheekiest, naughtiest dog we have ever owned.’ Says Rachel.

Despite still being a junior, handsome Chester has had quite the show career to date. He has 1 x CC, 3 x RCC and also took his Junior Warrant at just 15 months of age, which is particularly difficult to get in a vulnerable breed.

 ‘He has 3 x BOB at Champ show level, Adult Gundog Group 2 East of England Championship show, short listed in Adult group Bath Championship Show, Puppy group 3 Manchester Champ Show, Puppy Group 4 Boston Championship show and qualified YKC Members stakes at 6 months old. He also placed 3rd in Gundog final at Crufts and Top puppy in Breed at halfway stage. These are just a few of his achievements.’ Adds Rachel.

Joining Chester at the final is 20-month-old Golden Retriever, Tsarmont Lakeside Star, pet name Elsa.

Elsa lives with her sister, grandfather and great grandfather.

‘Elsa has had an exciting start to her show career and qualified for and attended Crufts 2019 alongside her sister, mother and grandfather. She is extremely loving and eager to please. She is at her happiest playing chase with her sister and is quite partial to a game of ball.’ Says owner Amanda James.

Taking second place in the dog class was Miss Kia Goff and Mr M Dales’, 19-month-old German Shorthaired Pointer, Seasham Live Wire at Shoshoni, pet name Hugo.

‘Hugo is the most playful and fun-loving dog we have owned. He loves to retrieve all of his toys in turn and is a joy to live with. Hugo has been very lightly shown but achieved BPIB aged 6 months at his first championship show and has been consistently highly placed since.’ Says Kia

Taking second place in the bitch class was Mr D Hardcastle and Ms Elaine Bradley’s 18-month-old Hungarian Vizsla, Vizslanya Sziena JW, pet name Sienna.

‘Her nick name is ‘Bendy’ as she wiggles and bends her whole body when she greets people. She’s a giddy, happy girl who makes us laugh every day.

Sienna won her 1st Best in Show at just 13 months, her second at 15 months and her first CC also at 15 months. She got the final points for her Junior Warrant at 13 months and has qualified for the JW competition semi-finals.’ Says Elaine.

Third in the dog class was won by Ann Moss’ Field Spaniel, Fecimus Chase the Dream to Ewtor.

19-month-old Irish Setter, Theandara Crystal Ice JW, pet name Elsa, took third in the bitch class.

‘Elsa is always full on fun, and loves playing with toys, kids, and our other dogs. Her ‘party trick’, is jumping in the stream every morning! She also has a habit of sitting on dining chairs and likes to steal cat food too.

She has been a consistent winner from the start of her show career, gaining many Best Puppy awards, Group, Best Puppy in Show and first prizes in junior at all levels including puppy & junior stakes. She gained her Junior warrant at 13 months and Res CC at 16 months. ’ Say owners Jeremy Bott and Diane Milligan-Bott.

Mrs Ritchie and Miss Butler took RES in the dog class, with their 19-month-old, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Slapestones Diamond Mine JW, pet name Rumple.

‘Rumple is the most loving, kind dog to have in the house, he loves people and other dogs. He loves running at our local parkrun. He does, however, have a naughty and cheeky side to him and likes to answer you back when you tell him he’s naughty.

Rumple gained his JW, numerous BPIB’s and first placing at both championship and open Shows. He also has multiple BOB at open shows, including- 1st Junior dog at Crufts 2019, BPIB at Welsh Kennel Club 2018 and Best in Show at the Welsh Springer Spaniel Club Open Show 2019 at just 15 months old.’ Says owner Louise Butler.

Caroline Reynolds took RES in the bitch class, with her Clumber Spaniel, Richley Morning Snow over Glenariff.

Mr Gordon Talbot awarded VHC in the dog class to 19-month-old, English Springer Spaniel, Tiverstone Statesman at Stormerick, pet name Teddy.

‘Teddy is full of energy. He ‘owns’ the paddling pool in our home. He loves bouncing on the trampoline and racing across fields as fast as he can. He is mega-fast at the scurry.

Teddy is Crufts qualified 2019 & 2020. He has 8 Best Puppy in breed, 6 Puppy Group placings, Best Puppy in Show Liskeard, Best Puppy in Show Cornwall Gundog and Kernow Dog of the Year: Best of Best puppies, at least 16 Best of Breeds (Open shows), 1 x Best in Group, 2 x Group 2 and other placings in group.’ Says co-owner Julie Merrick

VHC in the bitch class went to Pearson and Dodds’ Bracco Italiano, Braccorion’s Nesta Vipas.

Thank you to all who entered.

The next qualifier will be held at the Staffordshire County Showground on Saturday 7th December 2019. If you would like more information on the Buddies Yearling Stakes, contact us at Hello@Buddies.co.uk.

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