Friday, 17 March 2017

Crufts 2017

Crufts was a bit of a different affair this year with the girls having to do all of the preparation in the the build up to this fab day out.  Having four dogs fit and ready is no mean feat and they along with dad did them proud.  All four were fit and beautifully presented.

As always it gives the opportunity for the Seahaven's from further afield to meet up again.  Both breeds were well represented and in the awards.

Large Munsterlanders

Lyric (Seahaven Limited Edition) 3rd Junior
Yvie (Seahaven's Olympic Uthopia) 1st Limit
Trio (Seahaven Borrowed Heaven) VHC Open

Lyric collected her award for Top Puppy 2016 and loved meeting people on the trade stands.


Bron (Seahaven's Gloriana) Res Limit
Milly (Seahaven Red Andromeda) 2nd GCDS

Tilly was unplaced in Veteran but cheered her children on with a big smile on her face, she also collected her Best Brood Bitch award. She was so pleased to be at a show again and really showed her socks off.

Eve was shortlisted in a huge open class, she looked lovely in the ring and worked so well for Eleanor. Sadly missing her coat it wasn't her day.

Tasha borrowed Eve for the YKC handling, a last minte change from handling Trio as the breed class was going to clash. Eve went really well for her in the busy YKC ring, not placed but thrilled with how she went.

Another Crufts over for another year, roll on summer!

Monday, 6 March 2017

Top Dog 2016 Awards

We recently received notification from the dog press that two of our dogs had won awards, they have been invited to collect these at Crufts next week.  We are delighted to have had success in both breeds, and very proud of both dogs.

Tilly (Dinaskarreks Red Vixen at Seahaven)  has won the Dog World/Eden Top Dog award for top brood bitch. Our foundation NSDTR who has given us such pleasure taking part with the children in most canine sports. She has produced progeny who have gained their stud book number in each of her three litters, a huge achievement particularly when those dogs are only lightly shown.  She hasn't made many show appearances this past year as we have concentrated our attention on Eve and Lyric, but will be at Crufts in the veteran class.

Lyric (Seahaven Limited Edition) has won Our Dogs Top Puppy award which is sponsored by Natures menu.  This lovely girl is such a special puppy being the only surviving puppy in her litter, she was destined to stay no matter what. She surpassed all of our expectations from the word go, gaining best puppy in breed at her first champ show. She gained group placings at every open show she attended when there was a breed class scheduled, and a special highlight of her puppy career was being awarded Best Puppy in Show at the breed club champ show.

Lyric had also qualified for the prestigious Welsh Junior of the Year, held last weekend at Builth Wells, Tasha took over the handling of her for this and after a break from showing clearly remembered what it was all about.  She didn't get through to the final round but had a lovely day and came home with some lovely mementos.