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.