|Posted on October 24, 2016 at 7:25 PM||comments (1)|
We have been busy busy busy at the new house - and have a number of new animal arrivals!
First of all, the poultry collection has re-commenced and we have around 15 hens now as part of the ever-extending family. Having owned Marans and Welsummers before, we are trying a few new breeds too. So far we have a small collection of Lohmann Brown (hybrid, very productive layers), Light Sussex, Pekins, Araucanas and ... two welsummers!
With the hens having settled in nicely, it was time to further expand the menagerie and, thanks to Morven Macfarlane, 10 beautiful Shetland Sheep came to Biggar at the beginning of October. These impeccably mannered young ladies range from 1 to 9 years and have great pedigrees encompassing the well-known Rench flock. We are looking forward to living with these girls and who knows, maybe even breeding out own lambs and getting out to a show or two!
Last on the list of new arrivals are possibly the most exciting - in our opinion ... Eva's new puppies! 7 beautiful babies arrived at the middle of September and we are thrilled with them. Looking forward to seeing them grow and blossom.
|Posted on July 28, 2016 at 5:25 AM||comments (1)|
Apologies for the lack of updates recently everyone, we will try and get back on track soon!
2016 has been an exciting year for us and the dogs, no less because we have MOVED HOUSE! Moving South from Fife we are now based in South Lanarkshire, just outside Biggar, where the dogs now have around 11 acres of pasture and woodland to roam and explore at their pleasure.
Show wise, we have enjoyed some incredible successes particular with our new young weimaraner star "Jenson", aka Hundwith McLaren. Jenson made his debut at SKC back in May - given the house move, work pressures, etc., we hadn't had time to take him to any ringcraft training classes, so we headed off to SKC in the hope that he would behave and enjoy himself. To our utter amazement and disbelief he was an absolute superstar, never putting a foot wrong, and thrilled us by not only winning his class but also the DCC - at six months of age, attending his first ever show! This is quite an achievement and we are incredibly proud of the baby boy. Following on from this he has won his classes at a few champ shows attended and last weekend at Harewood House (Leeds Champ Show) he again won his class and this time the RDCC in good company. Our thanks especially to judges Andrew Brace and Jeff Horswell for his CC and RCC respectively - we are excited to see what the future holds for this smashing youngster.
James - Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW - continues his winning ways and whilst we have missed some shows with repeat judges or work commitments, he has now increased his tally of CC's to a whopping 29 as of Leeds last weekened!
We are looking forward to some new additions to the team arriving soon - watch this space for more information!
|Posted on April 19, 2016 at 3:25 PM||comments (2)|
It was a case of third time lucky at Scottish Breeds Championship Show when James was awarded the DCC and BoB, yet again, for the THIRD consecutive year! The judge this time was Mrs Kath Cole (Balcroft) and James was also shortlisted in the BIS line up this time (he was RBIS in 2014, and BIS there in 2015).
|Posted on April 19, 2016 at 3:20 PM||comments (1)|
At Crufts 2016, NEC Birmingham, not only did James - Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW - make breed history, but he made all of our dreams come true, too.
James was awarded his 23rd CC from Crufts judge elect Mrs Sue Mitchell of the Brobruick Kennel. He then went on to win Best of Breed - for the second year running! Later in the day he exceeded every expectation, pulled out all the stops and claimed the top spot in the Gundog Group! To say we were proud, amazed, thrilled, speechless, would only just begin to cover it!
Alongside this superb win, James also won the inaugural Vulnerable Native Breeds Competition, hosted by the Kennel Club in conjunction with Our Dogs - the first every competition to draw attention to the less popular British Native Breeds, of which the Gordon Setter is one.
CRUFTS 2016 - THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF!
|Posted on January 5, 2016 at 4:30 PM||comments (1)|
Happy new year everyone! We wish all our friends and connections the very best for 2016. We promise to be better at updating our website this year
|Posted on October 14, 2015 at 2:05 PM||comments (1)|
We've been busy - and so have the dogs! Apologies for the lack of updates everyone. Site maintenance in progress and we should be back up to date very soon indeed.
|Posted on March 16, 2015 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
David was away judging in England, so it was the turn of Fiona to take on the handling of James at the Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland Top Dog Competiton. Here, the top winning Gundogs in Scotland compete against each other having qualified for the event based on wins at shows in the previous year. We were very pleased to qualify James to get him there!
The surprise judge for the day was Mr John Evans of the Joneva affix. From a hot field of contestants, James was crowned runner up top Gundog 2015!
|Posted on March 16, 2015 at 4:45 PM||comments (0)|
On the last day of February, we set off down to Lanark for South West Scotland Gundog's open show. The breed judge was Claire Lewis, and we were utterly delighted that she found her best of breed Gordon Setter in James (Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW). This show is very well run which meant only a short wait until Best In Show. This time the just was Mr Ian Layfield. From the 20 or so dogs present for best in show, James was declared Best In Show!! Absolutely fantastic!!
James winning Best In Show; this great photo is by Eileen Sutherland
|Posted on March 16, 2015 at 4:40 PM||comments (0)|
Pink's puppies are growing on beautifully - getting bigger and more adventurous every day!
Here's an update photo of one of the girls....
|Posted on March 16, 2015 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
A great start to 2015's showing season. We headed off to Waverley Gundog open show where Mrs Jennifer Macara, breed specialist from the Cromasaig kennel, was judging Gordon Setters. To our delighted Lourdace Field of Gold won her class, and Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum won his class. The two went head to head for best of breed and it was James was triumphed. Later in the day, in Best in Show, James was awarded Reserve Best In Show under judge Mr Angus Macara, also of the Cromasaig prefix. A great appreciation of our dogs from these breed specialist judges.
Here's a photo of James in the Best in Show ring; very kindly snapped by Laura Kolbach.
|Posted on January 13, 2015 at 7:50 PM||comments (0)|
We are delighted to announce the impending arrival of weimaraner puppies. This final litter from Pink (Greyfurs Hot Pink) is sired by Sh Ch Hundwith Duty to Sireva JW. The litter is a repeat mating of the highly successful first breeding which produced South African Champion Rutilus Dear Mr President and the UK show stars Rutilus Who Knew and Rutilus Last To Know. As well as incredible good looks this litter all had the most fantastic temperaments and we have been delighted with each and everyone one of them and how they have given so much pleasure to their new families.
If you are interested in a puppy from this litter please get in touch. More information can be found on the Puppy Page.
|Posted on January 7, 2015 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
2014 was a truly great year for Hundwith and Rutilus:
TOP POINTER MALE - Sh Ch Afterglow Bare Face Lie at Kanix ShCM
TOP GORDON SETTER MALE - Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW
New title holders: Weimaraner Ch Hundwith Toggle, Weimaraner Sh Ch Rutilus Esuberante for Hundwith, Gordon Setter Sh Ch L. Fulcrum.
As well as the above, Sh Ch Hundwith Duty to Sireva JW and Hundwith Vanilla Ice (AI) also won CC's!
|Posted on October 28, 2014 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
Finally altered the software to allow website updates - apologies for the tardiness!
All pages have now been updated and please keep checking back for further updates.
|Posted on March 18, 2014 at 1:30 PM||comments (0)|
Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland hold an annual match where the cream of Scottish Gundogs compete for the coveted title of "top dog". Oliver (Rutilus Esuberante for Hundwith) was invited to attend, having gained sufficient points through his show wins in 2013.
The judge on the day, Richard Morris, declared Oliver 4th best overall - a brilliant result in very good company.
|Posted on March 18, 2014 at 1:25 PM||comments (2)|
Fiona Swan took James (Lourdace Fulcrum JW) to Waverley Gundog Association's open show as both David's were off down South judging (critiques to follow on the Judging and Training page).
Fiona did a great job with James and claimed Best of Breed followed later by Gundog Group third! Thanks to judge Jean Byrne.
|Posted on March 18, 2014 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
Caledonian Canine Society is one of Scotland's largest open shows. David set off there with Face (Sh Ch Afterglow Bare Face Lie at Kanix ShCM). What a great day they had winning Best of Breed and GUNDOG GROUP 1! The brilliant judge was Mrs Hilary Male.
Face moving his way to group 1 - the boy can shift!
|Posted on March 18, 2014 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
David C's Toggle, Hundwith Toggle JW, gained her third and crowning CC at Manchester Championship Show under renowned judge Mr Andrew Brace. As Toggle cleverly gained her SGWC back in 2012, she is a "full" champion!
|Posted on January 16, 2014 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
We would like to wish all of our dogs and their owners the very best for happy,
healthy and successful 2014!
|Posted on December 12, 2013 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted on November 29, 2013 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
Following on from a good day at GBAS with Face, David and David headed off to the Weimaraner Club of Scotland's championship show. Under first time judge Julie George-Ainscough, Rosemary - Hundwith Vanilla Ice (AI) - won post graduate bitch!
Here she is looking rather grown up and maturing nicely: