NEWS & WINS 2011

Thank you to our wonderful friends and canine family around the world who have made 2011 another great year despite it's challenges.....

Top Breeders in the UK and Ireland for the second year running, dogs in the running for Top Spinone Dog & Bitch & Top Puppy in the UK and breeders of the Top Spinone in Ireland....we love you all and appreciate your support

Wishing you all continued success and health and happiness in 2012

November 2011


Wonderful News from Colin's Mum Pauline...

Newly qualified as a PAT Dog and going to join some special children at their school every Friday afternoon

Colin joins a number of other dogs bred by us that are registered PAT Dogs

You can read more about the Pets as Therapy organisation on their website

October 2011 - Portadown Championship Show


A super win for Bernard Smith's two year old
Irish Show Champion Bannonbrig Lady May at Flntlock

Champion Bitch Class, Green Star, 
Best of Breed & Championship Group 7 Winner

Thanks to Breed Judge Dr Ron James 
& Group Judge Mrs Heather Timmins 
for Winnie's accolades
Photo by Our Dogs Ireland

October 2011 - HPR Club of Scotland


Congratulations to our Scottish family who had a grand day out this weekend

Open Class Winner, Best of Breed & Reserve Best in Show
Julie Carruther's Bannonbrig Al Fresco Sh CM

Karen & Steve Crowden's
Bannonbrig Lady Madonna
1st Post Graduate Class

Bannonbrig Bea Rude
2nd Open Class

Thanks to Breed Judge Max Munday & Best in Show Judge Jeff Roberts

October 2011 - Hillsborough & District


Thanks to Judge Gill Tully (Highclare)

Well Done to Karen James' Bannonbrig Bruce Almighty

Best of Breed & Gundog Group 3 Winner

Hillsboro & District Canine Society

September 2011 - Latest Advert in Dog World Newspaper

September 2011 - Driffield Championship


Congratulations to Selina & Chris Leamy

Show Champion
Bannonbrig Love in a Mist at Diggmere

Eukanuba Champion Stakes
Gundog Group Winner

Judge:  Mr Peter Radley

September 2011 - Driffield Championship


Thanks to Judge Colin Mackay

Show Champion Love in a Mist at Diggmere
owned by Selina & Chris Leamy
Open Bitch 2nd (9 entries)
& Reserve CC Winner

Show Champion Bannonbrig Rude Boy
owned by Mike, Julie & Lily Morrell
Open Dog Dog Res (8 entries)

Bannonbrig Lord Snooty
owned by Mike, Julie & Lily Morrell
Post Graduate Dog 3rd (8 entries)

Bannonbrig Bruce Almighty
owned by Karen James & Brenda Graham
Post Graduate Dog Res (8 entries)

Bannonbrig Rude Rebel
owned by Bob & Debbie Mills
Junior Dog 2nd (5 entries)

Bannonbrig Orlando Bloom
owned by Lorraine Welton
Minor Puppy Dog 1st

Bannonbrig Pussycat Doll del Mavaya
owned Helen & Pamela Glading
Post Graduate Bitch 2nd (8 entries)

Bannonbrig Atomic Kitten
owned Debbie & Pete Dixon
Post Graduate Bitch Reserve

Bannonbrig Bea Rude
owned by Karen & Steve Crowden
Junior Bitch Reserve

Bannonbrig Lady Madonna
owned by Karen & Steve Crowden
Yearling Bitch VHC

Bannonbrig Liza Minnelli
Minor Puppy Bitch 3rd (5 entries)

Bannonbrig Bona Marta
Puppy Bitch 1st & Best Puppy in Breed

September 2011 - Latest from the USA

Brinser is showing great promise in his show and tracking pursuits....

.....awarded Best of Breed on his debut outing and soon to compete in his first Tracking Trial

Well Done to Rick & Marge in Pennsylvania

More news soon....

September 2011 - Bridgford Show


Congratulations to Karen James & Bruce

Bannonbrig Bruce Almighty 

Best of Breed & Gundog Group 3 Winner

Thanks to Judges Steve Bowcott (Dalvenza) & Honor Talbot (Dellersbeck)

September 2011 - Nidderdale Show


Best of Breed Winner
Selina & Chris Leamy's
Show Champion Bannonbrig Love in a Mist at Diggmere
Thanks to Breed Specialist Judge Jane Maxwell

September 2011 - Darlington Championship

September 2011 - Darlington Championship


Thanks to Breed Specialist Judge Gaynor Berry (Hollutrix)

Reserve Dog CC Winner, Champion Stakes Shortlisted & Res CC Stakes VHC
Show Champion Bannonbrig Rude Boy
owned by Mike, Julie & Lily Morrell

Bannonbrig Lord Snooty
owned by Mike, Julie & Lily Morrell
Post Graduate Dog 1st (10 entries)

Bannonbrig Bruce Almighty
owned by Karen James & Brenda Graham
Post Graduate Dog 2nd (10 entries)

Bannonbrig Rude Rebel
owned by Bob & Debbie Mills
Puppy Dog 2nd

Bannonbrig Bartolomeo del Jocagil
owned by Cathy & John Gill
Veteran Dog 2nd

Bannonbrig Juliet Bravo
Post Graduate Bitch 3rd (10 entries)

Bannonbrig Lady Marmalade at Dinahtron
owned by the McGuinness Family
handled by Sarah McGuinness
Post Graduate Bitch Reserve (10 entries)

Bannonbrig Bona Marta
Puppy Bitch Reserve

September 2011 - City of Birmingham Championship

Show Champion Bannonbrig Love in a Mist at Diggmere


Thanks to Breed Specialist Judge Barbara Abbishaw (Hastabbi)

Best of Breed
Show Champion Bannonbrig Love in a Mist at Diggmere
owned by Selina & Chris Leamy

Best Puppy in Breed our very own 'Marta'
Bannonbrig Bona Marta

Bannonbrig Al Fresco Sh CM
owned by Julie Carruthers
Open Dog 3rd

Bannonbrig Bruce Almighty
owned by Karen James & Brenda Graham
Post Graduate Dog 2nd

Bannonbrig Scissor Sister
owned by Rachael Wallis
Post Graduate Bitch VHC

Bannonbrig Atomic Kitten
owned by Debbie & Pete Dixon
Post Graduate Bitch Reserve



Bannonbrig Bruce Almighty

August 2011 - Scottish Kennel Club Championship


Thanks to Judge Jenny Miller (Feorlig)

'Julie' & 'Basil' delighted us by winning both of the biggest classes of the day with 9 entries in each category

Bannonbrig Juliet Bravo 'Julie'
1st Post Graduate Bitch

Julie Carruthers' Bannonbrig Al Fresco Sh CM  'Basil'
1st Limit Dog & Reserve CC Winner

Paula Brooker & Kim Kaye's Bannonbrig Billy Elliot 'Billy'
VHC Post Graduate Dog

Karen & Steve Crowden's Bannonbrig Bea Rude 'Robyn'
2nd Puppy Bitch

Bannonbrig Bona Marta 'Marta'
3rd Puppy Bitch (her first championship show!)

Helen Monaghan's Bannonbrig Bona Bella 'Bella'
VHC Puppy Bitch

Selina & Chris Leamy's Show Champion Bannonbrig Love in a Mist at Diggmere 'Misty'
3rd Open Bitch 

Julie & Lily Morrell's Show Champion Bannonbrig Rude Boy 'Alfie'
3rd Open Dog


Dog CC Winner
Show Champion Bannonbrig Likely Lad
Bannonbrig Al Fresco Sh CM

Bannonbrig Juliet Bravo

Bannonbrig Billy Elliot

August 2011 - Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show


A super group of wins under Breed Specialist Judge Jeff Roberts

Julie Carruthers' Basil
Bannonbrig Al Fresco Sh CM
1st Limit Dog & Reserve CC Winner

Bob & Debbie Mills' Milo
Bannonbrig Rude Rebel
1st Puppy Dog

Debbie & Pete Dixon's Lara
Bannonbrig Atomic Kitten
2nd Post Graduate (out of 9 entries)

Thanks to Ann Miles for the original photographs
Bannonbrig Al Fresco Sh CM

Bannonbrig Rude Rebel in Puppy Dog

Bannonbrig Atomic Kitten

August 2011 - Bournemouth Championship Show


Congratulations to Karen James & Bruce

Bannonbrig Bruce Almighty won his way out of the Post Graduate Class under  Judge Martin Wellman

View Bruce's excellent show record here

August 2011 - Paignton Championship Show


Show Champion Bannonbrig Rude Boy
awarded his 12th CC by Judge Keith Groom


Bannonbrig Juliet Bravo qualifies for Crufts 2012 
at her first Championship of the Year


Bannonbrig Atomic Kitten

Congratulations to Debbie & Pete on Lara's
Post Graduate Class win

July 2011 ~ Basil wins his first CC


We are so pleased and proud to announce that 
Julie Carruther's Bannonbrig Al Fresco Sh CM 
was awarded his first CC at Leeds Championship Show 
by Breed Specialist Judge Ruth Roberts

Basil is already the recipient of four reserve CC's 
and is a prolific winner at Group level 
around the Scottish Open Shows

June 2011 - Newly Crowned Champion


We are absolutely delighted that Selina & Chris Leamy's Misty became Show Champion Bannonbrig Love in a Mist at Diggmere at Blackpool Championship Show (subject to KC Confirmation)

Misty's crowning CC and Best of Breed were awarded by Breed Specialist Judge Irene Glen


June 2011 - Border Union Championship


Selina and Chris Leamy's  Bannonbrig Love in a Mist at Diggmere was awarded a second CC

Julie & Lily Morrell's Show Champion Bannonbrig Rude Boy won the Open Dog Class

Karen and Steve Crowden's Bannonbrig Bea Rude was Best Puppy Bitch

Julie Carruthers Bannonbrig Al Fresco & Rachael Wallis' Bannonbrig Scissor Sister were both VHC in their classes

Further updates soon.....

June 2011 - Three Counties Championship

June 2011 - Breed Club Championship

May 2011 - Bath Championship Show

May 2011 - Scottish Kennel Club Championship

May 2011 -- Congratulations Kim Kaye !!!


We are extremely proud of Kim's achievement in the 10 KM Great Manchester Run finishing in 1 hour and 36 minutes on Sunday 15th May 2011

Kim has been in training with one of her Spinoni Billy (Bannonbrig Billy Elliot who Kim shows and co-owns with Paula Brooker) for the event to raise money for Spinone Rehome

If you would still like to contribute to Kim's fundraising efforts contact Kim via her Raising Money for Spinone Rehome group page on Facebook

Kim has raised over £500 so far

May 2011 - Birmingham National Championship Show


A super day with Judge Mr Clive Davies awarding dogs bred by us three of the four main awards:

CC & Best of Breed
Julie & Lily Morrell's Show Champion Bannonbrig Rude Boy

To date Alfie has been awarded 10 CC's and 11 Reserve CC's and he is still only 4 years old

 


Julie Carruthers' Bannonbrig Al Fresco Sh CM was awarded the Reserve CC

Basil now has 4 of these awards to his credit


Selina and Chris Leamy's  Bannonbrig Love in a Mist at Diggmere was awarded the Reserve CC

Misty now has five of these awards to her credit


Congratulations to Kim Kaye & Paula Brooker with Billy who qualified for Crufts 2012 at Birmingham National 

Kim is pictured with Bannonbrig Billy Elliot

 
Well Done Jo & Beryl !!!

Bannonbrig Pretty Rude qualified for Crufts 2012 at her very first Championship Show

April 2011 - WELKS Championship Show


Congratulations to Debbie & Pete Dixon on 
Lara's win at WELKS under Judge Sonia Grief

Bannonbrig Atomic Kitten was the Post Graduate Winner


Still going strong at as a veteran Cathy & John Gill's
Bannonbrig Bartolomeo del Jocagil took third place in a quality Open Class

Well Done Mickey !!!


Craig Thomas & Alan Davies' beautiful girl
Bannonbrig Dita von Tease took third in the Open Class

Way to go Darcy !!!

April 2011 - Judging in Italy


At the beginning of April Nicola had the honour of judging Spinoni in their homeland alongside esteemed breed experts Dr Luca Massimino and Signora Maria Grazia Poli at the National Breed Club raduno in Castrocaro Terme

Invited by the Club Italiano Spinoni Nicola judged the young dogs classes (Puppies & Juniors)

Click here to see some photo's of the occasion

The Raduno was part of the Triennial celebrations which included working tests, a breed convention and a gala dinner with visitors from around the globe



January 2011 ~ Winning Weekend for Basil

A super weekend for Julie Carruthers with Bannonbrig Al Fresco Sh CM

Saturday 29th January - Kirkintilloch Show
Best AVNSC Gundog
Judge - Miss Astrid Ogilvie (Pakov)

Sunday 30th January - Border Counties Gundog Club
Best of Breed
Judge - Mr John Thirlwell (Ferndel)

January 2011 ~ Manchester Championship Show

Nicola had the honour of judging a super entry of 27 dogs for the Bracco Italiano at the 150th Anniversary Championship Show 
of The Manchester Dog Show Society

Here she is pictured with her Best of Breed Winner
Frost's Braccorion's Bernardo of Bushwacker

Thanks to Alan Seymour Photography

January 2011 ~ Charity Run in aid of Spinone Rehome


Kim Kaye, co-owner of Murphy ~ Bannonbrig Murphy's Law and Billy ~ Bannonbrig Billy Elliott is participating in the Great Manchester Run on May 15th 2011 in aid of Spinone Rehome.  If you would like to sponsor Kim 

Kim is pictured with Billy competing at a show

He is currently assisting Kim with her training regime in preparation for the big event

January 2011 ~ Boston Critique online


Show Champion Bannonbrig Rude Boy
owned by Julie & Lily Morrell

We are absolutely over the moon with the wonderful report by the Group Judge Kathy Gorman from Boston Championship Show:

My sincere thanks to Boston for inviting me to judge the gundog group & gundog puppy group. 
What a marvellous collection of BOBs. As each dog entered the ring, I was just enthralled to see one beautiful dog after another pass in front of me. As a result, I had a lot of difficult decisions to make & can honestly say that all of my shortlisted dogs, plus some others, could have taken a group placing here. I shortlisted the Brittany, GWP, Pointer, Vizsla, Spinone, F/c Ret, Duck Toller, Clumber, ESS, Weimaraner & IWS (from NSC).
After moving each one again, I chose my final four, which, in a build-up of suspense, were then announced by the commentator.
G4 was the very typical Spinone, Sh Ch Bannonbrig Rude Boy, has such a lovely, refined, balanced head, square outline & excellent coat, was shown in superb muscular condition & moved so freely really striding out in the style so typical of this breed, looking as if he could go all day & therefore so fit for purpose.

January 2011 - Rudy has his first day at School !


At 15 weeks of age Rudy had his first taste of Ringcraft Classes in preparation for his show debut at 6 months old.  

His 'posh' name is Bannonbrig Rude Rascal.

We usually give our puppies a very gentle introduction to their show training and generally on their first visit they are given the opportunity to sit back and take in all the new sights and sounds.

Rudy had other ideas !!!

After a period of watching the proceedings, then progressing to standing in line whilst the other dogs came to say 'Hello' before taking their turn to go through their paces with the Training Judge, Rudy was raring to go.  He loved it !!!

He stacked in show stance whilst the Judge examined him without batting an eyelash and trotted around the floor mats as if he had done it hundreds of times before....

Roll on next week when he gets the chance to try it all again at a different venue.

January 2011 - Waverley Gundog Show


Bannonbrig Al Fresco Sh CM
owned by Julie Carruthers

....another Best of Breed for Basil

Thanks to Judge Claire Rodgers (Minstergate)

January 2011 - Boston Championship Dog Show


Happy New Year...

and off to a great start at the shows

Show Champion Bannonbrig Rude Boy took 
his first Championship Show Group Win after previously being 
short-listed on numerous occasions

Alfie was joined in the Best Dog Line up 
by Bannonbrig Lord Snooty also owned by Julie & Lily Morrell 
and Bannonbrig Bruce Almighty owned by Karen James & Brenda Graham

Thanks to Breed Specialist Judge Jane Maxwell 
& Group Judge Kathy Gorman


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