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Lucoru Bombay Sapphire aka Crazy, wins the Limit Bitch class at the ISCGB Champ Show under breed specialist Malcolm Bevan (Stowledge) and gained her Stud Book Number

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We hope that you will enjoy meeting with our Italian Spinoni and getting to know a little bit about the breed as well.

Please feel free to contact me with any queries that you may have and I will try to answer them for you.

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18th May 2015

Today is Sh Ch Ruby’s 10th Birthday, Happy Birthday Ruby!!!

15th May 2015

Mandy and I stayed overnight in Berwick and we managed a bit of a lie-in before completing the journey to Scotland for SKC as Spinoni were 2nd in the ring. Our breed judge was Keith Young. After a shaky start due to the fire alarms going off and having to evacuate the building just as our judging commenced, Verdi won her 1st Limit class and was awarded her first Reserve Challenge Certificate, Mandy and I floated home!

3rd April 2015

Paul Bullivant judged at Eastwood KA show & Verdi was Best of Breed.

5th March 2015

Our judge at Crufts was Dr Ron James, Verdi won 1st in the Post Graduate Bitch class and Crazy was Reserve in Limit Bitch, both from an entry of 18 exhibits.

28th February 2015

Richard Stafford judged the breed at Newark CS awarding Verdi BOB and Group 4.

22nd February 2015

Abbe Marshall-Wyer was our replacement judge at Yorkshire Gundog Club where Crazy was BOB and 2nd in the Open Stakes under John Thirlwell winning us the princely sum of £16 in total.

8th November 2014

I made the long trip to Scotland for GBAS where Meriel Hathaway was judging the breed, Jago was well placed in his breed class and was 2nd in the Open Dog Stakes. Crazy was 2nd in her breed class and took her second RCC and then went on to win the Open Bitch Stakes under the same judge. Very sadly Meriel has sinced passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, she was the very first judge I ever exhibited under when Lui was a puppy, such a kind lady who had a genuine interest and love for the breed, she will be sorely missed.

15th October 2014

Having set off in what I thought was plenty of time for GSOW where Patsy Hollings was judging the breed, we arrived in the nick of time for Jago’s open dog class. Jago won the class and was awarded the RCC. Marco, Crazy & Verdi all gained creditable places in their respective classes.

28th September 2014

Joy Corbett judged the breed at Bridgford CS held at Newark showground. Crazy won her open class & took BOB, while Verdi won the PG class & was awarded RBOB, so a good day for both the girls.

19th September 2014

Breed judge Jane Maxwell was awarding her first set of tickets at Driffield and Verdi & Crazy both won their respective classes with Crazy taking her first Reserve Challenge Certificate.

17th August 2014

Sue Blacker-Kyle and I made the long trip to Welsh Kennel Club at Builth Wells with Jago and Crazy where Julia Iles-Hebbert was judging the breed. Jago won his Open Dog Class and then went on to win his first Challenge Certificate with Best of Breed, a very proud moment for both of us, as this was a first CC for Sue and a first Lucoru CC winner for me. Needless to say, we floated home and hardly noticed how long the journey took!!

13th July 2014

We camped for the night at Solihull Riding School for the club open show, it was a bit chilly with the odd rain shower, but fortified by Bombay Sapphire and some of Charlotte’s homemade slow gin, we managed!! Just a pity the car didn’t cope as well, the battery died about 7am but the RAC made a very fast appearance and had us moving again within the hour. Graham Underwood was judging the bitches and Karen James kindly offered to handle Crazy for me and guided her to a class win and Reserve Best Brown Bitch.

10th July 2014

A lovely evening show at Frecheville and DCS where Crazy was Best of Breed andshortlisted to the final 6 in the Gundog Group.

22nd June 2014

Karen Grange judged the breed at Derby Co Show, where Crazy was Best of Breed.

29th March 2014

Lovely day at the ISCGB Champ Show with Crazy winning the Limit Bitch class from an entry of 9, my second home bred stud book number winner. The Lucoru team won the Best Breeder competition for the 2nd year running.

2nd March 2014

Steve Bowcott judged the breed at Coventry Gundog where Crazy was BOB and shortlisted to the last 8 for Best in Show under Dr Ruth Barbour. It was the first show for Crazy's daughter Mia, Lucoru My Kinda Crazy, she had a lovely time meeting lots of other Spins and had lots of cuddles.

23rd February 2014

At Yorkshire Gundog, Crazy was a creditable 2nd in the open class and then went on to win the Open Stakes under Best in Show Judge Alan Curry from an entry of 16 with very few absentees. I spent the £5 winnings on a bottle of wine!

15th February 2014

A lovely day out in a rainy Cleckheaton at Huddersfield and DCA, Jade watched while Crazy won her class and BOB under Chris Morgan (Cwsscwn) from an entry of 11 dogs and then went on to take Group 2, judge Gail Simmons.

10th January 2014

Another lovely day at Boston Champ Show where breed specialist Virginia Bisiker was judging. We got to meet up with one of Jade's siblings, Astra and her mum Margaret. Jade won her last Junior class and Crazy was 2nd on Open Bitch and took the RBB award. We had a bash at the breeder competition, won Best Breeder and then won the Breeder Gundog Group too under another breed judge, Anne Hardy.

20th October 2013

Crazy is now back in the ring after producing a lovely litter of pups in August, she qualified for Crufts 2014 with a 3rd place in Limit Bitch at both SWKA and GSOW, her first time in Limit after an absence of nearly a year. At Yorkshire Gundog, she was 1st Limit, then BOB from an entry of 18 dogs, then Best in Show Three and Best Opposite Sex in Show, so we brought home a lovely trophy to display on the mantle as well as some beautiful rosettes

20th September 2013

Mandy and I went to Driffield Champ Show with Jago and Verdi, Jago was a creditable 3rd in the Limit Dog class, while Verdi won the Junior Bitch class, so we celebrated by buying a lovely red rosette from Dalsetter.

15th September 2013

At a very damp Darlington Champ Show, Verdi was 2nd in the JB class, while Jago was 3rd in his Limit class in the breed under Chris Atkinson, then a rush to the other side of the showground where Jago was 3rd in the Open Stakes under Christina Chapman, winning us the princely sum of £5.

25th August 2013

I took Rob and Sue's Jago, (L Midnight Jet) to SKC where Keith Groom was the breed judge, Jago won the Limit Dog class and therefore his Stud Book Number. Although I have other stud book numbers, this is my first from a litter that I bred myself, so a very proud moment for us all.

7th August 2013

Crazy had her litter safely in record time, just over 4 hours, to produce 4 dogs and 4 bitches, 2 of the girls are brown roan and all the rest are white and orange. Mum and babies all thriving.

14th July 2013

I had the honour of being asked to judge the dogs at the ISCGB Open Show, Annette Wijnsouw (Stannamore) did the bitches. The colours were split again and I had a lovely entry and a super day. Best white and orange was Vic Glazik’s Sh Ch Bedeslea Daydream, Thompson is a 7 year old veteran although I don’t think he realises! Best brown roan and eventual Best in Show winner was Steve and Dale Bowcott’s Sh Ch Calvenace Ted Baker at Dalvenza.

11th July 2013

The second evening show this week and both held at the Oakridge Riding School not far from the Newark showground, a number of societies have chosen to use this venue now and I like it. It’s clean, the staff are very obliging and if you haven’t taken food, the canteen has some good and very reasonably priced choices. The ground is firm and ideal for showing Spins, although on this particular occasion the ring size was far from ideal, but we’ve been promised better for next year! After judging, a number of us stayed behind to enjoy the evening sunshine and had a picnic, great way to end the evening.Our judge this time was Sherril Goodwin (Spitewinter) and Jade was again Best Puppy, while Verdi won the Post Graduate Class, took BOB then Gundog Group 4 under John Moxon.

9th July 2013

Shelagh Tolladay was judging at Dukeries Gundog and made Jade her Best Puppy.

8th July 2013

Crazy (L Bombay Sapphire) has been confirmed in Whelp to Jean Houltram’s w/o boy Caldocani Cesario JW with pups being due at the beginning of August. Rio has a good hip score of 4:5 is CA clear (both parents tested). There maybe a couple of pups still available to the right loving home, depending on what colours/sexes she produces, please contact me for details.

15th June 2013

A long trip to Border Union for Jade and myself with Vic and James where we stayed overnight at a lovely Pub in a village just outside Kelso, Typically Jade wouldn’t have a pee either when we arrived or before we went to bed, she has a favourite spot at home and has been known to go all day when we’ve been out, rushing into the back yard as soon as we get home. When it got to 3am, she decided she could wait no longer, so there I was, wandering around on the village green in my pyjamas under an umbrella in the pouring rain, hopefully no one spotted us!! We had a fairly leisurely breakfast before leaving for the showground about 8.30am, a much more civilised hour than the normal 4am starts we normally have for the Scottish trips. A mixture of sunshine and showers throughout the day saw us being judged outside and Jade won her puppy bitch class and was eventually Best Puppy in Breed under breed judge Jeff Roberts (Mirkwood). Verdi’s sire, Una Volta per Sempre Sorriso del Riccini added his Show Champion Title to his name on the day, also winning Gundog Group 2. Congratulations to owners Suzanne Whittingham, Phil Wright and Christine Bexon.

9th June 2013

We had no classes at Ashfield CS, but still a decent entry of Spinoni. Jade was 2nd in puppy behind the eventual puppy group winner and Verdi won the Junior class, then took BOB and later Gundog Group 3, both under Eunice King (Goreun).

2nd June 2013

Another lovely day out with Verdi where she was RBOB at Melton Mowbray & DCS under another Specialist Jacquie Whitworth (Tucker).

29th May 2013

Mandy and Jim took Verdi to Staffs and Birmingham Agricultural Show at Stafford Showground where she was BOB under Gordon Haran.

26th May 2013

>Jade won Best NSC Puppy at Edwinstowe and DCS from Breed Specialist Ruth Roberts (Mirkwood) and then went on to win the Gundog Puppy Group, a lovely day out for us both.

1st April 2013

Karen Grange was judging at North Lincs Dog Club where Lucoru Plenty O’Toole (Jade) beat 2 other puppies to win Best Puppy in Breed.

31st March 2013

We had a wonderful day at the 30th Anniversary ISCGB Championship Show held at Stoneleigh and judged by Helen Barnett-Turner (Amondi). At nearly 8 years old, Sh Ch Ruby won the Veteran Bitch Class from an entry of 10, she was Best Veteran Bitch and Reserve Best Veteran in Show. Her grand-son Marco (Lucoru Tiger Tanaka) owned by Enid Corker was Reserve Best Puppy in Show, after winning the Minor Puppy Dog Class from an entry of 4. Son Jago (Lucoru Midnight Jet) owned by Rob and Sue Blacker-Kyle was 2nd from an entry of 12 in the Limit Dog Class, behind the eventual RCC winner. Daughter Verdi (Lucoru Italian Jasmine) owned by Mandy Bottom was 2nd from an entry of 9 in the Puppy Bitch Class, behind the eventual Best Puppy in Show. Sh Ch Ruby was also Best Brood Bitch and finally to top it all we took home the Best Breeder Award and a plethora of silverware to display on the mantle, Wow!!!

6th February 2013

Verdi (Lucoru Italian Jasmine) had a very successful evening at our local training class, Unstone, winning pup of the year and a huge rosette for her mum Mandy with a very proud breeder watching

4th February

Jago's (Lucoru Midnight Jet) hipscore came back at 0:5=5 this weekend, Jago is worked regularly, having taken over from dad Tomas, on the local shoots.

20th January

A lovely day out at Manchester, our first CC show of the year. 2nd in a strong PGD class with Jago (Pearl’s brother) after an absence of nearly 3 years in the ring & Jade won MPB & took Best Puppy Bitch on her first outing at just 6 months of age, under Keith Young.

11th January 2013

Ruby and I ventured out to Boston Champ Show at Peterborough, where she was Reserve Best Bitch under Mick Howes behind last year's Top Spinone.

16th December

Lucoru Italian Jasmine (Verdi) thrilled her owner Mandy by qualifying for Crufts at her first attempt by gaining a 3rd place in a strong class of 8 at LKA under Ron James.

20th November 2012

Sally Hutt rang to say that she had received Polly's (L Pearlescent) hipscore, a very satisfying 3:3=6, exactly the same as her mum Pearl's and Grand-dam Ruby's, I always said my girls cloned each other!

14th November 2012

As I was working on the election the following day, Mandy & Verdi went to ringcraft on their own, where they won the puppy walk & much to our delight Verdi claimed her first red rosette!

28th October 2012

A Lovely day out at Yorks Gundog with Crazy with a 1st out of 9 entries in PG from Steve Bowcott (Dalvenza) then a visit to see Jade's brother Bob (L Shady Tree for Mirkwood) for a cup of tea & slice of cake.

27th October 2012

My first Saturday off work in ages to take Ruby to Mid Cos, but as she was in season, she had to stay at home, but still a very pleasant day taking photos & generally having a good gossip.

13th October 2012

I haven't been to SWKA since 2008 as I never fancied the long trip to Builth Wells after they moved, but Vic and I decided to make a weekend of it with Ruby and Thompson and the hotel that Sue Knowles recommended was great, very dog friendly and only a 15 minute drive to the showground. Ruby gained another 2nd place in Veteran, while Thompson won his veteran class and the RCC as well as being shortlisted in the Champion stakes.

7th October 2012

I took Crazy (and Jade for a day out) to the ISCGB Open show held at Withall Riding School & as I was taking the photos, Crazy was very kindly andably handled by Lucy Kirkham. The colours were split again this year, the judge for the Browns being Maxine Munday (Kubear) and Crazy won her PGB class against stiff competition. Jade had a lovely time enjoying loads of cuddles from everyone and took it all in her stride.

16th September 2012

Ruby stepped back in the ring after a summer of maternity duties, gaining a 2nd place in Veteran Bitch at Darlington under Sonia Grief (Goldfly)

12th September 2012

We are suffering from empty nest syndrome today as the last of Pearl's pups left to go to his new home, although we're not completely bereft as Jade is staying to keep us company, Jade's posh name is Lucoru Plenty O'Toole, so I now have my second generation of Lucoru girls.

2nd September 2012

I had an exciting day judging a quality entry of Spinone at City of Birmingham Champ Show, my BB and BOB was Abbishaw's Sh Ch Hastabbi Pretty in Pink, BD Bowcott's Sh Ch Calvenace Ted Baker at Dalvenza and BP Lawton's Hastabbi Devon Magic for Oaklaw. My reserves were Clews and Towner's Afterglow Son of a Gun and Kirkham's Sh Ch Alfigio Amelia.

15th July 2012

Good job I was up early today, I had planned to go to a committee meeting but Pearl had other ideas and presented us with a fine litter of 4 boys and 4 girls, starting with the first one being born under my bed. Pearl did this last time, so obviously didn't want to break with tradition and we had fun trying to persuade her to come back downstairs and use the whelping box, but we managed eventually! Mum and babies all settled and feeding well.

14th June 2012

Pearl was scanned today and confirmed in whelp, the sire is Jeff & Ruth Roberts' Hastabbi Crazy Diamond for Mirkwood ShCM (Sh Ch Adinas Mandriano at Valabeau x Sh Ch Bedeslea Cutting Edge via H JW) bred by Barbara and Jeff Abbishaw. Pearl is due approximately 18th July.

20th May 2012

Sh Ch Ruby had her litter of 3 dogs and 5 bitches last evening, mother and babies all doing well, many thanks once again to Barbara Abbishaw (Hastabbi HPRs) for her support during and after the whelping. We’re looking forward to the next few weeks of watching them grow and develop!

18th May

A lovely day out at SKC with Crazy saw her gain a good 2nd place in PGB behind the eventual RBCC winner, under Meriel Hathaway, qualifying her for Crufts 2013, a great birthday present for mum Ruby who won the RCC under the same judge last time.

4th May 2012

Sh Ch Ruby has been mated to Una Volta per Sempre Sorriso del Riccini, a young white and orange import with an excellent hip score and CA free, all the pups will be white and orange this time. A scan has confirmed that she is in whelp and we are expecting puppies in a couple of weeks, depending on what she produces, I may have a pup available to the right home, please contact me if you are interested.

22nd April 2012

Sh Ch Ruby was confirmed by the ISCGB as Top Open Show Bitch for 2011 and was presented with the Brian Longstaff Salver at the AGM. Ruby is on maternity leave at present with pups due mid May, the sire is the handsome white and orange import Una Volta Per Sempre Sorriso del Riccini.

3rd March 2012

Pearl and I ventured out to Newton Aycliffe, her first open show in almost two years, under breed judge Chris Schofield (Cwsscwn) where she won the PG class (6 entries)

19th February 2012

Chris Morgan judged the breed and the Gundog Group at Matlock and DCS where Sh Ch Ruby was BOB and Gundog Group 2, Ruby also gained her final point for her ShCM with a few to spare making it a lovely day for us.

28th January 2012

Sh Ch Ruby took BOB at Huddersfield and DCS under Graham Tain and then Group 4 under Sandra Marshall.

27th December 2011

Crazy and I had a lovely day out at Sleaford and DCS winning a strong PG class and taking BOB under judge Lesley Trow (Winterwell) and then being shortlisted in a huge Gundog Group (24 exhibits) under Colin Woodward (Wadeson)

12th November 2011

Congratulations to Scott and Julie Wallace for their 1st place in Post Graduate Dog at GBAS with Lucoru Harvey Wallbanger (Zappa) under Judge Doreen Smillie.

28th October 2011

Lucoru Pearlescent (Polly) won Best Puppy in Breed at Midland Counties Champ show for her proud owners, Sally and Oliver Hutt, under Aidine Howes, while Crazy was a very creditable 3rd in Post Grad bitch.

9th October 2011

At the ISCGB Open Show, Crazy won her Graduate class (9 entries) under Italian Breed Specialist Roberto Amadori (Epithelium) and was 2nd in the “Bred by Exhibitor” class (8 entries) under another specialist Viv Steere (Elgin). Sally Hutt’s Polly (L Pearlescent) was best b/r puppy bitch at the same show.

11th September 2011

I was so proud that Lucoru Pearlescent (Polly) owned by Sally Hutt and shown by her son Oliver, won a lovely puppy class at Richmond Champ Show under Breed Specialist Mike Spencer (Bannonbrig).

27th August

We are planning a repeat of the Royal mating between Sh Ch Ruby Tuesday and Sh Ch Calvenace Ted Baker at Dalvenza in the next week or so, if successful, there may be a couple of brown roan pups available to the right home, please contact me for details

3rd August 2011

Sh Ch Wynsett Ruby Tuesday has had a couple of really nice days, winning the RCC at Paignton Champ Show under Keith Groom and the following day at Bakewell Agricultural Show won BOB under Breed Specialist Chris Schofield.

22nd July 2011

Ruby gained her crowning CC in style at Leeds Champ show with BOB under Breed judge Ruth Roberts (Mirkwood), I hope we made Linda proud, the 17th Spinone title holder from her kennel and the 14th Brody baby to win a title, a very special day! Not to be outdone, her daughter Crazy won the junior bitch class and completing a lovely day for us, Pearl’s baby Polly – Lucoru Pearlescent - (Ruby’s grand-daughter) was 2nd in the puppy bitch class at her first champ show.

18th June 2010

Zappa, aka Lucoru Harvey Wallbanger, will be joining his sister Crazy at Crufts 2012 after qualifying with a 1st place in Junior at Border Union under breed specialist Chris Bennett (Hochopepa). Congratulations to Scott & Julie Wallace

30th April 2011

Ruby took the Reserve Challenge Certificate under breed specialist Sonia Grief (Goldfly) from a great entry of 92 at Welks Championship Show

22nd April 2011

At Eastwood KA, Ruby was BOB under judge Richard Stafford

20th February 2011

Ruby was BOB at Matlock and DCS under breed judge Lesley Trow and won the Open Stakes under Richard Stafford with a tidy profit of £10 for our troubles. We weren't impressed that the car wouldn't start when we set off to go home, but a very nice man from the RAC came and sorted us out.

23rd January 2011

Great start to the new show season at Manchester Champ Show under Patsy Hollings (Gunalt) with Ruby winning her second CC and Crazy going Best Puppy in Breed and qualifying for Crufts 2012, certainly a day to remember!

16th January 2011

Pearl had her litter of six today, all girls, all brown roan, mum & babies all doing well.

7th January 2011

After a hair-raising snowy journey down to East of England Showground, Crazy won the puppy bitch breed class at Boston Champ Show from an entry of 4 under Breed Specialist Jane Maxwell (Bardrestan)

14th November 2010

Pearl and Little Ben had a successful mating this weekend and pups should be due mid January 2011, Ben aka Michiamo Baradello is a CC winning brown roan who lives with Linda Mayne and Jan Anderson in the beautiful New Forest. Depending on what Pearl produces, there may be a pup available to the right home, please contact me for details.

13th November 2010

At GBAS, Lucoru Harvey Wallbanger became the third pup from Ted and Ruby's litter to qualify for Crufts with a very creditable 2nd in the puppy dog class under breed specialist Anne Hardy (Amhard), Zappa is owned and much loved by Scott and Julie Wallace.

31st October 2010

At Yorkshire Gundog, Crazy was Best Puppy under breed judge Phil Wright (Riccini) and mum Ruby won the Open Stakes from an entry of 16 under Best in Show Judge Richard Stafford.

17th October 2010

Ruby was BOB and shortlisted to the last 10 for Best in Show at Hillsborough (Sheffield) and DCS under Judge Colin Woodward (Wadeson).

13th October 2010

Crazy was VHC in the Minor Puppy Stakes at Gundog Society of Wales, Judge Kathy Gorman, 36 entered 13 absentees

10th October

Crazy won her class at the ISCGB Open Show (9 entered) under Italian Judge Nadia Guerrini (Del Mucrone) and won a lovely etched glass tankard for best brown roan puppy bitch in show

1st October 2010

Ruby was second in the Open Bitch class and took the RBCC under Valerie Foss at Driffield Champ Show.

19th September 2010

Kim and Shirley Chapman's Enzo (Lucoru Morning Star) qualified for Crufts at his first Championship Show, Darlington and won his proud owners the grand sum of £5 with Reserve in the AV Minor Puppy Stakes; Judge Jack Bispham, from 23 entries, what a lovely result.

6th September 2010

Shirley and Kim Chapman's Lucoru Morning Star (Enzo) was Best Puppy and Puppy Group 3 at his second ever show, thanks to Nicky Peden for all her help and support getting them started on this showing lark!

16th August 2010

Crazy's first swimming lesson at Ringwood in the New Forest. click here

15th August 2010

Crazy was Best Puppy Bitch at Bournmouth Champ Show under breed specialist Shona Macpherson.

1st August 2010

At Leics Gundog, Crazy was Best Puppy in Breed under Claire Sharp (Hapsberg) and was shortlisted to the last 6 for Best Puppy in Show, judge Ann Corbett (Trimere)

13th July 2010

Ruby was BOB at Dukeries (Notts) Gundog Club under breed judge Mel Hardy (Amhard) and then went on to 4th Best In Show, Judge David Shields (Wilholme)

6th July

Not to be outdone by her older brother Jago, Sapphire has been honing her (de)construction skills in our back yard by excavating a huge hole at the side of one of the planters, note to self, must finish laying the paving slabs!

4th July

Proving that it's never too late to teach an old dog new tricks, Ruby passed her Bronze Good Citizen award at Windsor Champ Show.

3rd July

Jago is learning new skills all the time as this message from his mum shows! "Did you know that not only have you bred a complete insomniac puppy dog but also a horticulturist too????? My beloved Jago (who sits staring at me all night long - well, he certainly doesn't sleep much and is licking my face if I so much as turn over in my sleep!!) has also decided the garden needs attending to - I had grown some really nice lilies in pots and they were all just coming into bloom and looking really fab - until I went to Tesco's on Saturday and when I returned my lovely lilies had been pruned to within an inch of their stems and petals were strewn around the garden! He also laid into the bay tree, which had many of its lower branches decapitated!!! He had clearly had a mad moment and glorious amount of fun at my expense! The little dear - obviously the heat had got to him! Why are Spinoni the most destructive of breeds??"

20th June 2010

Pearl wins her first 1st in Post Graduate Bitch under breed specialist Sally Sutton from an entry of 7 at Border Union Championship show

6th June 2010

We had a lovely day at the ISCGB champ show with a 2nd For Jago in the Graduate class, 2nd for Pearl in the Yearling class , 2nd of 16 entered in the Open Bitch Class with Ruby, then Ruby and Pearl won the Brace Stakes, 8 entered, all under Italian Specialist Judge Dr Gianercole Mentasi. Sapphire's Sire, Calvenace Ted Baker at Dalvenza won the RDCC and we also got to meet 2 of Sapphire's brothers who came for a visit, a perfect end to a perfect day.

22nd May 2010

Pearl qualifies for Crufts 2011 with a 3rd of 10 in the post graduate bitch class at SKC

1st May 2010

Jago (Lucoru Midnight Jet) gained a grading of "Good" at the Krothals Griffon Spring Pointing Test, hunting and pointing partridge, one of only 4 of the 16 dogs running to gain an award. Well done to Rob and Sue for all their hard work

24th January 2010

At Manchester Champ Show, Jago (Lucoru Midnight Jet) was 2nd in his Junior breed class, qualifying him for Crufts 2011. Pearl was a very creditable 3rd in the Junior Stakes class under Jock Mackay, out of an entry of 37, with very few absentees.

22nd January 2010

Ruby has had her litter today, 3 girls, 5 boys, all brown roan, mum & babies all doing well.
All the pups will be KC registered, micro chipped, vet checked & leave with a comprehensive puppy pack. Contact me for details.

21st November 2009

I have mated Ruby to Calvenace Ted Baker at Dalvenza. Ted is a CC winning brown roan, CA tested clear and BVA hip scored. If all goes well, the pups will be due towards the end of January 2010.

12th November 2009

If all goes well, we're planning a litter for the New Year with Ruby, hopefully some brown roan this time, please contact me for details.

2nd October 2009

At Driffield Champ Show Ruby had another lovely day and has now won her way out of the limit bitch class with a 1st place and a 4th RCC under breed specialist Gaynor Berry (Hollutrix).

20th September 2009

We had a lovely day at Darlington Champ Show where the judge was Ellis Hulme, Pearl won her Puppy Bitch class of 5, this was her last puppy class at she is one year old on the 21st September. Mum Ruby won the Limit Bitch class of 9 and went on to be awarded the Reserve Challenge Certificate.

12th July 2009

Ruby wins her first Challenge Certificate under all rounder Julia Iles-Hebbert at East of England Champ Show

4th July 2009

Pearl was Best Puppy at Harrogate and DCS Open Show under breed specialist Tracy Hammond (Calvenace) while Mum Ruby won the Open Class of 5.

27th June 2009

At Blackpool, Jago was 2nd in the puppy dog class under breed specialist Pat Wilkinson (Monzamo) while Ruby was Res in the Open Bitch Stakes under all rounder Ellis Hulme

18th June 2009

Following on from his success at the ISCGB Champ Show, Jago was 1st in a class of 7 Puppy Dogs at 3 Counties Show under all rounder Pam Blay, Mum Ruby also had a good day by winning the Open Bitch Class

7th June 2009

Jago qualifies for Crufts at his first champ show by winning Puppy Dog at the ISCGB show

31st May 2009

Jago (Lucoru Midnight Jet) owned by Rob & Sue Blacker-Kyle, is BP & BOB at his first Open Show, Shropshire Gundog

8th May 2009

Pearl wins MPB class at Birmingham National under breed specialist Jean Houltram

26th April 2009

Pearl qualifies for Crufts at her first Champ Show, Welks

22nd March 2009

Pearl was BPiB at her first Open Show at North Lincs Dog Club, judge Jane Maxwell

7th March

Crufts 7th March 2009 - Ruby was 2nd in the Limit Bitch Class out of an entry of 15 under judge Colin McKay.

9th January

A great start to the new year, Ruby went Best Of Breed at Boston Championship Show under breed specialist Ann Hardy (Amhard)

12th December 2008

Back in the ring 11 weeks after having her litter, Ruby was 2nd in the Limit Bitch Class, judge Keith Groom.

21st September 2008

Ruby safely delivered her litter on the afternoon of Sunday 21st September 2008, she had 1 boy and 3 girls, mum and babies are all doing well. See Ruby's page for details.

23rd August 2008

Ruby and I had a lovely day at Scottish Kennel Club under judge Moray Armstrong (Bitcon) winning Limit Bitch and the RCC.

5th July 2008

Today we went one better at South Wales KA Championship show with a 1st in limit bitch and the Reserve Challenge Certificate, thus gaining our stud book number under all rounder Meriel Hathaway.

15th June 2008

Ruby was 2nd in limit bitch at Border Union Champ Show under all rounder John Thirlwell.

18th May 2008

The Scottish Kennel Club held their Championship Show on 18th May. Judging Italian Spinone was Doreen Hardie (Mistyayre). I was very pleased when Ruby was awarded 2nd in Limit Bitch

12th May 2008

I have a website! Here I will be telling you all about this wonderful breed and keeping you up-to-date with information about my Italian Spinoni.