NEWS & WINS 2009-10

Ladies Kennel Association Championship December 2010

A wonderful finale to our year of wins in 2010...

thanks to Judge Sandra Marshall

Show Champion Bannonbrig Rude Boy was awarded his 8th CC and Karen James' & Brenda Graham's Bannonbrig Bruce Almighty entered the Kennel Club's Stud Book with his first reserve CC win from the Post Graduate class

A super win for Bruce who has only recently celebrated his 2nd birthday

Our breeding did very well across the classes with good placings for Juliet Bravo, Lord Snooty, Al Fresco, Bartolomeo, Atomic Kitten and Love in a Mist!

Gundog Club of North Wales November 2010

Congratulations to Cathy Gill and the family's young boy Deto

Bannonbrig Brotherly Love for Jocagil 

Best of Breed today at the Gundog Club of North Wales

Here he is pictured at Manchester earlier this year

News from Scotland

 
Congratulations to Julie & Bannonbrig Al Fresco

Is there no stopping this boy ?

Today he won Best AVNSC and Gundog Group 2 
from Judge Diane Ritchie (Gwendariff - Ireland)

This is at least his eighth group win this year to add to his countless Best AV and Best of Breed wins in addition to his championship successes

Thank You for continuing to fly the flag in Scotland for us !

Ireland Junior Champion of Champions Contest November 14th 2010

Winnie is currently Top Spinone in Ireland

We are so proud of her achievements; gaining her Irish Championship Title, Annual & Junior Championships and already has three Gundog Group placings to her credit.  
She will not be two years old until next Summer!

Winnie's parents are our 'Maya' Queen of the May by Bannonbrig 
& Selina Leamy's 'J.J.' Bannonbrig Baldassare

Thanks to Mick Cooper for Winnie's photo taken earlier today when she was competing at the prestigious Junior Champions Contest

Show Successes November 14th 2010

Following yesterday's awards at various Championship Shows I am pleased to report a couple of lovely wins at Open Shows this weekend

Selina's Bannonbrig Love in a Mist at Diggmere was awarded Best of Breed at Merseyside Gundog Club by Breed Specialist Judge Morag McQuade

Julie Carruthers' Bannonbrig Al Fresco Sh CM was class winner & awarded Gundog Group One at the East of Scotland Show
Judges David Alcorn & Bert Easdon

Basil is currently in the lead for Top Open Show Spinone 2010

We are currently in the lead as 
Top Spinone Breeders in the U.K. & in Ireland for 2010

Below Basil is pictured with Julie at the SKC Championship in May this year

Ireland Championship November 13th 2010

At the Cloghran Championship Show
Bernard Smith's Irish Show Champion 
Bannonbrig Lady May at Flintlock
won Green Star, Best of Breed & Gundog Group 3

This is Winnie's third Gundog Group win and she is still a Junior

Congratulations also to Lisa McGuiness' 
Boxlock Finlay at Dinahtron (ex Bannonbrig Painted Lady) 
who also won a Green Star

With the wins in Scotland and Ireland this has been a magnificent weekend for our kennel and we are so proud of everyone's efforts in piloting our dogs to top honours

Gundog Breeds Assoc of Scotland Championship November 2010

Wow...what an amazing weekend of wins

Julie & Lily Morrell's
Bannonbrig Lord Snooty (Junior Class Winner)

Karen James' & Brenda Graham's
Bannonbrig Bruce Almighty (Post Graduate Winner)

Julie Carruthers'
Bannonbrig Al Fresco Sh CM (Limit Class Winner)

Our own
Bannonbrig Juliet Bravo  (Post Graduate Winner)

Julie & Lily Morrell's Sh Ch Bannonbrig Rude Boy was in the run-off with Al Fresco for the Res CC, not the first time this year we have had more than one dog in contention for the CC and/or Res CC

Congratulations to Julie Carruthers & Basil on another Res CC win and Thank You to Breed Specialist Judge Anne Hardy for this haul of wins

Gundog Breeds Assoc of Scotland Championship November 2010

...and last but not least a wonderful way to close the show 
with  Show Champion Bannonbrig Rude Boy taking his second multi-breed Champion Stakes Class at consecutive shows.  
Two Champion Stakes wins in two months!

Thank You to Judge Jane Cule 
for recognising Alfie's quality 
with this prestigious win

'Alfie' current major wins tally is
8 Challenge Certificates & 11 Reserves

Yorkshire Gundog Club October 2010

Paula Brooker & Kim Kaye's
BANNONBRIG BILLY ELLIOT
Post Graduate Class Winner

Selina Leamy's
BANNONBRIG LOVE IN A MIST AT DIGGMERE
Open Class Winner & Best of Breed

Breed Specialist Judge Philip Wright (Riccini)

Midland Counties Championship October 2010

Julie Carruthers'
BANNONBRIG AL FRESCO Sh CM
Best Dog

Julie & Lily Morrell's 
Show Champion BANNONBRIG RUDE BOY
Res Best Dog

Selina Leamy's
BANNONBRIG LOVE IN A MIST AT DIGGMERE
Res Best Bitch

Julie & Lily Morrell's
BANNONBRIG LORD SNOOTY
Junior Class Winner

BANNONBRIG BRUCE ALMIGHTY & BANNONBRIG BILLY ELLIOT 
were also placed in the Post Graduate Class

Special Thanks to Judge Penny Williams (Bournehouse)

Gundog Society of Wales Championship October 2010

Show Champion BANNONBRIG RUDE BOY
wins the Champion Stakes
Judge Gundog Specialist Kathy Gorman

Lots of class placings for our dogs today
and nice to see 
Craig Thomas & Alan Davies BANNONBRIG STEEL MAGNOLIA 
& Rachel Wallis BANNONBRIG SCISSOR SISTER in the cards as well given that they attend few shows they have done so well in the cards!


Driffield Championship October 2010

An incredible day of wins thanks to 
Internationally renowned Judge Valerie Foss (Elswood)

Show Champion BANNONBRIG RUDE BOY
CC & Best of Breed Winner

BANNONBRIG AL FRESCO
Limit Dog Class & Res CC Winner

BANNONBRIG LORD SNOOTY
Puppy Dog Class Winner

BANNONBRIG SCISSOR SISTER
Post Graduate & Good Citizen Classes Winner

BANNONBRIG ATOMIC KITTEN
Post Graduate 3rd

BANNONBRIG BARTOLOMEO DEL JOCAGIL
Open Dog 3rd

Show Champion BANNONBRIG LIKELY LAD
Open Dog Reserve

BANNONBRIG BILLY ELLIOT
Yearling Dog 3rd

BANNONBRIG BRUCE ALMIGHTY
Post Graduate 3rd

BANNONBRIG BROTHERLY LOVE FOR JOCAGIL
Post Graduate VHC

RUDE BOY 'Alfie' was also runner-up in the day's leg of the Champion Stakes to Sue & Martin Harris' American Import GSP

Alfie's daughter Perazzi aka AFTERGLOW RUDE TO POINT owned by Claire Sharp & Mick Gadsby was also Best Puppy in Breed

Scottish Kennel Club Championship August 2010

Show Champion Bannonbrig Rude Boy wins a strong Open Dog class full of champions

Alfie was also shortlisted in the Champion Stakes class thanks to Judge Mr D Guy (Donzeata)

Bannonbrig Lady Marmalade at Dinahtron, Al Fresco, Atomic Kitten and Likely Lad were all well placed in their classes.

Show Certificate of Merit News

Congratulations to Julie Carruthers &
Bannonbrig Al Fresco

We received the wonderful news that Basil has attained enough points to be awarded the Kennel Club's Show Certificate of Merit

We are very proud of you guys !

Bournemouth Championship 2010

We are very proud of

BANNONBRIG LIKELY LAD

on being crowned our latest Show Champion 

Special Thanks to Breed Specialist 

Judge Shona McPherson

Click here to read more about him

East of England Championship 2010

Julie & Lily Morrell's 'Alfie'
Show Champion BANNONBRIG RUDE BOY

CC  Winner
taking his tally to 7 CC's and 11 reserve CC's
 

Julie Carruthers' 'Basil'
BANNONBRIG AL FRESCO

Post Graduate Dog Class Winner


Special thanks to Breed Specialist Judge Doreen Hardie

Bath Championship 2010

Show Champion Bannonbrig Rude Boy ~ Open Dog & Res CC Winner

Bannonbrig Likely Lad ~ 2nd Open Dog

Bannonbrig Billy Elliott ~ Post Grad Dog Reserve

Bannonbrig Love in a Mist at Diggmere ~ Post Grad & Res CC Winner

....and special Congratulations to Rude Boy's first progeny to debut in the show ring for the Afterglow Kennel, who were all at the top of their respective classes.....fantastic !!!!
Show Champion Bannonbrig Rude Boy takes his tally to 6 CC's and 11 reserve CC's

SCOA April 2010

Travels to the USA for Nicola & Carole....

Nicola completes another amazing assignment
judging the Spinone Club of America National Specialty

Selecting my Best in Specialty Show Winner....a beautiful young Brown Roan girl from the bred by exhibitor class

Crufts March 2010

Nicola completes her dream Judging Appointment 
and so for one year only the Bannonbrig Show Team 
had a compulsory rest from Crufts !!!!

Top Brood Bitch 2009

Our beautiful girl
Show Champion Wynsett Dress to Kill for Bannonbrig
bred by our dear friend the late Linda Collins
achieved this honour

'Teasa' is the Mother of:

Show Champion Bannonbrig Rude Boy 
(Top Spinone Runner Up 2009)
Bannonbrig Likely Lad (CC Winner)
Bannonbrig Al Fresco (Res CC Winner)
Bannonbrig Dita von Tease (Crufts Qualifier)
Bannonbrig Bruce Almighty (Puppy Winner)
Bannonbrig Billy Elliot (Puppy Winner)
Bannonbrig Juliet Bravo (Puppy Winner)
Bannonbrig Steel Magnolia

......just some of her beautiful children

Top Honours in 2009

We are delighted to announce that the young male Show Champion Bannonbrig Rude Boy completed an amazing year by becoming Top Spinone Runner Up for 2009.  

'Alfie' had more green cards (CC's and Reserve CC's) than any other Spinone in the breed this year and is a great credit to us and his owners the Morrell family.


Darlington Championship Show

Another great show.....

Julie & Lily Morrell's 'Alfie'
Show Champion BANNONBRIG RUDE BOY

Reserve CC Winner
taking his tally to 4 CC's (3 with Best of Breed)
and 7 reserve CC's

Alfie was also placed 2nd in the Toy and Gundog Group Reserve CC Winners Stakes under International Judge Mr Steve Hall....a fantastic achievement competing against some of the top winning dogs and champions from across these groups

Darlington Championship Show

Paula & Mike Brooker's
BANNONBRIG BILLY ELLIOT
handled by Kim Kaye
1st Puppy Dog Class
& Best Puppy Dog

Darlington Championship Show

Ken & Pat Roberts'
BANNONBRIG LIKELY LAD
1st Limit Dog Class

Richmond Championship Show

Julie & Lily Morrell's 'Alfie'
Show Champion BANNONBRIG RUDE BOY

CC and Best of Breed Winner
taking his tally to 4 CC's (3 with Best of Breed)
and 6 reserve CC's


Special thanks to Breed Specialist Judge Irene Glen
who rewarded Alfie amongst the breed's strongest competition
including the current Male CC Breed Record holder

Not forgetting another young star
Selina & Chris Leamy's 'Misty'
BANNONBRIG LOVE IN A MIST AT DIGGMERE
who scooped a second reserve CC at the tender age of 19 months


A great day for our dogs who all took home prize cards

September 2009: City of Birmingham Championship

Congratulations to Karen Bruce and
BANNONBRIG BRUCE ALMIGHTY

Puppy Dog Class Winner & Best Puppy in Breed
International Judge:  Jose Haro Haro (Spain)

"Thank you all for entering your dogs it was an honour for me to have such a good entry.I have had a really enjoyable day with some really exceptional dogs. I found more quality and typicalness here than in Italy and other European countries where I have judged the breed . You can be proud of what you have achieved. I had some exceptional dogs.........
A very pleasing, promising puppy with good quality coat , he is still very young I am sure it has a promising future" 

August 2009: What a month!

This month saw a phenomenal run of wins for our dogs
culminating in the Morrell family's Alfie being crowned
SHOW CHAMPION Bannonbrig Rude Boy

In the space of a week he picked up his second CC at National Gundog, his third at Paignton and to add a nice touch he took a further reserve CC to add to his collection at Bournemouth beaten only by his elder Bailey, the current Male Breed Record holder

At the Welsh Kennel Club Championship under International Judge Frank Kane Alfie picked up another res CC taking his current tally to 3 CC's and 6 reserve CC's

At the same show Paula & Mike Brooker's
BANNONBRIG BILLY ELLIOT
handled by Kim Kaye won the Puppy Dog Class

Towards the end of the month we added another dog to our numbers in the Kennel Club Stud Book
Julie Carruther's handsome yearling
BANNONBRIG AL FRESCO
won a strong Post Graduate class and took the res CC

BANNONBRIG ATOMIC KITTEN and BANNONBRIG LIKELY LAD
also brought home first prizes from SKC

July 2009: Windsor Championship Show

Congratulations to Karen James & 'Bruce'
BANNONBRIG BRUCE ALMIGHTY
Best Puppy in Breed


June 2009: Blackpool Championship Show

Congratulations to Paula & Mike Brooker and Kim Kaye & 'Billy'
BANNONBRIG BILLY ELLIOT
on a second Crufts qualifying place at his second Championship Show
Best Puppy in Breed at Cheshire County & Chester City Shows 

June 2009: ISCGB Breed Club Championship Show

Congratulations to Aldo on his ticket and Reserve Best in Show at The Italian Spinone Club of Great Britain Championship Show.

Aldo has been a consistent winner with some outstanding successes since his debut as a puppy for first time exhibitors Ken & Pat Roberts.

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This was a great breed show for us, Selina & Chris Leamy's BANONBRIG LOVE IN A MIST AT DIGGMERE got her first Reserve Challenge Certificate at just 17 months of age and our own girl BANNONBRIG JULIET BRAVO got Reserve Best Puppy in Show at the age of 6 months

May 2009: Meet the new recruits to our showteam

Bath Championship Show saw the debut of our latest puppies....

Introducing BANNONBRIG BILLY ELLIOT, BANNONBRIG BRUCE ALMIGHTY, BANNONBRIG JULIET BRAVO & BANNONBRIG STEEL MAGNOLIA who all did is proud and took home cards

May 2009: Bath Championship Show

Our very own 'Julie' BANNONBRIG JULIET BRAVO made a fantastic start taking first place in the Minor Puppy Class at her very first show 

Click here to follow Julie's progress

Julie relaxing after the judging with her playmate Misty, Selina Leamy's Bannonbrig Love in a Mist at Diggmere, who also won her class at the Championship