News & Show Wins 2012

July 2012 - New Champion USA


Bannonbrig history is made.....at 15 months old and the first Spinone we agreed to export to the USA, achieved a fantastic round of weekend wins to become Champion Bannonbrig Basil Rathbone TD

We are indebted to the work and dedication of Rick & Marge Conta in flying our flag overseas with Brinser, son of Show Champion Bannonbrig Rude Boy and Bannonbrig Aspects of Love, who is achieving a great standard not only in the show ring but in a multitude of pursuits including Tracking and Lure Coursing

July 2012 - East of England


Basil & Julie pictured after winning his 6th CC at East of England Championship from Breed Specialist Judge Pat Wilkinson and currently a forerunner for the title of Top UK Spinone for 2012 

June 2012 - Championship Best in Show


The Italian Spinone Club of Great Britain

Championship Breed Show 2012

CC Winner & Best in Show

Show Champion Bannonbrig Rude Boy

Breed Specialist Judge Lorraine Rossiter (Inostricani)

"matured into an Italian stallion, these dogs are so hard to find these days, very true to type, just gets better and better. What can I say that hasn’t been said before, beautiful head and construction. Pulled out all the stops today to win B.I.S, loved him. Father to my Best Puppy Res ‘CC’ dog and Res Bitch ‘CC’. Glad to see he passes on his super qualities"


Bannonbrig Mr Brightside

Sidney, owned by Andy Falberg & Drew Buckley, made his debut at just 3 days over 6 months old and delighted us all by winning not only his puppy class at his first ever show but going on to take Best Puppy Dog, Reserve Best Puppy in Show and the Reserve Dog CC....

"super head and expression, good eye colour, good head planes, excellent neck leading into correct front construction with fore chest, good spring and depth of rib, typical spinone topline, rising over the croup to a good tail set therefor carrying his tail correctly, stand four square on good feet, good coat and skin moving like a little trooper, pleased to award him the res ‘cc’"

May 2012 - Birmingham National

May 2012 - Birmingham National

Julie Carruthers' Basil took top honours again and was awarded his 4th CC  thanks to Breed Specialist Judge Tracy Davies

May 2012 - Birmingham National


Paula Brooker & Kim Kaye's Billy took 3rd in the Post Graduate class  


News from the USA

Bannonbrig Basil Rathbone TD 

Congratulations to Marge & Rick Conta in Pennsylvania on gaining Brinser's tracking title at just 12 months old and on his string of Best of Winners Awards at shows over the last few weeks

March 2012 - Crufts


Click here to see some of our dogs on show at Crufts this year

We did not enter several of our winners from 2011 but were very well represented by our owners

Our Dogs Canine Weekly Crufts Special 2012

Our Dogs Annual 2012

Dog World Annual 2012

February 2012 - News from the USA


Brinser continues to thrive with his owners Marge & Rick Conta in the USA

In February he won a puppy group #1 in a line-up of 17 quality sporting dogs at the Exton Show in Pennsylvania

He is also doing brilliantly in his Tracking Test training and is seen here modelling his new harness


Manchester Championship - January 2012


Nicola was judging Wire and Miniature Wire Dachshunds at the same show on a different day so our own dogs could not be shown

We did however go along to watch and cheer on dogs we had bred that were competing and what a super day

Julie Carruthers' Basil took top honours and was awarded his third CC  and Best of Breed 
and is now officially confirmed as 
Show Champion Bannonbrig Al Fresco Sh CM

A huge thank you to Breed Specialist Judge Mr Mick Brind for this award

Manchester Photo's


Click here to check out some photo's of our dogs at the show