October and we are nearing the end of the show year!
What a year it has been! The lily pads are 15 months old and between them have -
1 CC (Arya - D. Consider The Lily)
5 RCC (Drogo - D Star Among Lilies JW, Sansa - D. Don't Gild The Lily JW, Targaryen - D. Fair As A Lily JW,
Faith - D. Faith Is Like A LIly For Javidan JW and Zorro - D. The Vampire Lily Via Gothika JW)
5 Junior Warrants (As Above)
Independence (D. Say She Ain't Gazon JW a.i Also gained her Junior Warrant!
Its June! The Lilypads are a year old, where did the time go?!
The whole litter has had an incredible start and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for them. Targaryen (Fair As A LIly), Sansa (Don't Gild The Lily) and Faith (Faith Is Like A LIly For Javidan) have all gained their Junior warrants and Drogo (Star Among Lilies) gained his stud book by winning a RCC from puppy at Southern Counties!!
Targaryen (Fair As A Lily) took BP, BOB and HPGp1 at Derby CS Open, shortly afterwards he took BPIS at the AHA championship show! He was also BOB, BP, HGp3 and PHGp1, going onto take RBPIS at Coventry DKA! Finally, in his last puppy class, at The Midland Afghan Hound Champ he was RBPIS to his sister Faith (Faith Is Like A LIly For Javidan) who took the top spot BPIS.
At The Western Afghan Champ show, Drogo (Star Among Lilies) was BPIS, his sister Sansa (Don't Gild The Lily taking runner up spot of RBPIS). A week later at Southern Counties, not only did he take BPIB, he won the RCC from puppy at just 11 months old!
Independence (Say She Ain't Gazon a.i) has only been shown lightly this year. At Southern Counties, she won Best Junior In Breed and went onto take Best Hound Group Junior! The following say at The Midland Afghan Champ Show, she won 2 of her 3 classes only being beaten in her 3rd class by Faith who went on to take BPIS). The following weekend at the East of England Afghan AM Open show, she was Best Puppy in show and Res Best Bitch, Drogo (Star among Lilies) taking Best Opp Sex Puppy. At the Pm show, Hank (Pictures Of Lily) was Res Best Dog and Best Opp Sex Puppy.
Well... it's now April and what a start the Lilypads have had to their show careers!
Of the 18 shows they have attended so far this year one of our "Lily's" has been awarded Best Puppy at all bar 1 of the shows!
Faith! Drishaun Faith Is Like A LIly For Javidan - Reserve Best Puppy In Show at Hound Association of Scotland Champ Show!
At her first show of the Year, Boston Champ Show - "Sansa" - Drishaun Don't Gild The Lily won best puppy from the AVNSC Puppy class and went onto take HPGp4!
Just over a week later, sister "Faith" Drishaun Faith Is Like A Lily For Javidan (Owned by Lianne and Cath O'Donnell) took BPIB and HPGp3 at Manchester Champ Show"
June became a VERY busy month with the arrival of Lily and Indigo's Litters!
Lily - Javidan You're All I Need Drishaun was mated to Gibbs, Ch Tulak The Sentinel at Tazeiff JW ShCM and gave birth to 10 beautiful Babies In a rainbow of colours.
Sansa - Drishaun Don't Gild The Lily, Arya - Drishaun Consider The Lily, Hank - Drishaun Pictures Of Lily, Targaryen - Drishaun Fair As A Lily and Drogo - Drishaun Star Among Lilies have stayed at Drishaun.
Indigo Ch Drishaun it Ain't Over gave birth to a singleton puppy - Independence Drishaun Say She Ain't Gazon (a.i) out of the Legendary Chevy, IT AM Ch Gazon Say What You Mean... We cannot wait to get in the ring and have some fun with them!
The beautiful Iris - UK/AM Ch Gazon It Ain't About You Drishaun
Pictured on the left with her Brother Remy - UK/AM Ch Gazon What You See Is What You Get Drishaun and on the right, pictured in our field during the snowfall in March
Its May already! 2018 has certainly been a year of ups and downs so far...
The Yearbook made its debut at Crufts
Avril and Claire sat the North Eastern Whippet Society breed specific (Whippet) Seminar, assessment and exam and PASSED!!
Feb 18th! Miss Indigo - Drishaun It Ain't Over took her 3rd CC and Crown at The East Of England Champ Show under Judge Brian Fogarty! Many thanks to Brian, Janine Thompson and Shelia McDonald for thinking so highly of our girl. CHAMPION Indigo!!!
With the high's comes the devastating lows...Very unexpectedly we lost Star - Drishaun Destiny's Child. Gone but never forgotten.
Sophie (Drishaun Ain't Love Crazy - sister to Indigo and Rosie) came home to Drishaun
Daenerys won her first RCC (making her total 3CC 1RCC) at Birmingham National under Trevor Jepson.
May has been a rollercoaster month filled with joy and sorrow. Claire Officially joined the Drishaun Affix! Lily - Javidan You're All I Need Drishaun was confirmed in whelp to the handsome Gibbs - Ch Tulak The Sentinel At Tazieff JW ShCM! (Puppies will be due in June). We said goodbye to Declan - Ch Drishaun Declan JW ShCM aged 14, Sire to the beautiful Ch Camilla who passed away just last year. Our hearts where broken again a week later with the loss of his son Charlie - Drishaun Ask Me No Questions, Camilla's Brother. With no time to come to terms with the loss of the boys, fate dealt another blow and a week after Charlie passed we said goodbye to our beautiful matriarch Iris - UK/AM Ch Gazon It Ain't About You Drishaun. Her loss is felt so profoundly she leaves behind her Beautiful daughter Ch Indigo and all her "Red" and "Black & Tan" babies from the two wonderful litter she gave us. She will never be forgotten. It never gets any easier but losing 3 in such a short space of time is devastating.
Photo copyright Drishaun
A sad end to the year, we said goodnight to Camilla - Ch Drishaun I'll Tell You No Lies JW.... Aged 10 after a short illness, she leaves a huge hole in all of our hearts...Jaida ~ INT IR CH Drishaun Ain't Life Grand CW16 JUN CH gained her 37th Green star and 4th CACIB at the IKC International show gaining her International title! Huge congratulations to owners Brian and Zita Fogarty (Yarabis)
8 weeks after her first CC Daenerys wins her crown at SWKA!!! (stc) Thank you to judge Jill Cross. Cocoa wins MPB at SWKA!
WOW WOW WOW! after winning her first CC last week Daenerys continues her winning ways by taking the CC at AHCS!!! 2CC's in 8 days for our ginger princess! Thanks to judge Lyn Appleby.
Daenerys wins her first CC at The Welsh!!! Huge thank you to judge Ken Andrews for thinking so highly of our girl!
Photos taken by Claire@Drishaun at SWKA
Cocoa at SWKA with breeder/handler Helen Johnston Photo by Claire@Drishaun
Eve finishes her title and is now a San Marino CH! INT CH CRO CH RSM CH SWI CH SWI JNR CH Drishaun Black Masquerade (Owned and handled by Silke Hopf)
Baby Cocoa aka Danluke Dark Chocolate Drishaun with her breeder Helen Johnston at Paignton
Mr Leon aka Javidan All In The Name Of Drishaun gained his 3rd RCC at Paignton Champ show!
Eve aka INT CH CRO CH RSM CH SWI CH SWI JNR CH Drishaun Black Masquerade (Owned and handled by Silke Hopf) wins her International title in Aarau (Switzerland) and then gains her Croatian title in split!!! Way to go Silke we are SO proud of you!
Daenerys! Shimalma Mango Sunrise Over Drishaun JW wins BEST IN SHOW at Humberside Hound! Best of Breed at Pudsey & District Canine Society and RESERVE BEST IN SHOW at Border Counties Hound! Her brother Tyrion - Shimalma Sanguinello With Drishaun was Reserve Best of Breed at both Pudsey & District Canine Society & Border Counties Hound.
!!!!!!!! Drishaun welcomes baby Cocoa - Danluke Dark Chocolate Drishaun, our first whippet! Many, many thanks to breeder Helen Johnston for allowing this beautiful girl to join our home !!!!!!!!
Simon aka Drishaun It Ain't What You Do (owned by Michael and Gloria Gardner - handled by Samantha Cork) Wins the RCC at AHA Champ show!!
IR CH Drishaun Ain't Life Grand Jun CH 'Jaida' Takes the green star, best of breed and Group 2 at Mid West All Breed Championship show! Huge welldone to owners Brian and Zita Fogarty - Yarabis (Ireland
Miss Indigo - Drishaun It Ain't Over takes her second CC at Hound Association Of Scotland under judge Mrs Janine Thompson! Her sister Rosie also qualified for her studbook!
After a long delay the new Drishaun website is up and running!
Leon - Javidan All In The Name Of Drishaun won his second RCC at the East Of England Afghan Club Ch show!
"Cherry" gained her USA Title at the end of January and is now AM CH Sumahari Carolina Cherry!
Deanery's won 3 classes at the NEAHS under Judge Theresea Grist giving her the last 9 points towards her Junior Warrant at just 14 months!
Miss Indigo took the RCC at AHSNI under Judge Tania Ryall!
IR CH Drishaun Ain't Life Grand Jun CH 'Jaida' Takes the bitch CC at LKA under judge Linda Aldous! Huge welldone to owners Brian and Zita Fogarty - Yarabis (Ireland
Sadly we said goodbye to Katie this year who was sadly followed by sister Suki (Gothika) on the same day and shortly after by sister Flora at almost 12 years old. We also sadly said goodbye to Dave age 10...It never gets any easier...
Miss Indigo - Drishaun It Ain't Over won her first CC in September at the Western Afghan Hound Ch show!!!
July was both a happy and extremely sad month for us... We welcomed two beautiful new babies, Tyrion and Daenerys (Shimalma Sanguinello With Drishaun and Shimalma Mango Sunrise Over Drishaun) to Drishaun, but we had to say goodbye to The Lady Of The Manor. Miss Venus (Renza Blonde In Red Silk By Drishaun) at age 13.. She will be missed greatly and has left a huge hole in all of our hearts
"Remy" UK/AM Gazon What You See Is What You Get With Drishaun (imp) came out of retirement to win his 5th CC from the Veteran class at Birmingham National Ch show in May!
Claire sat and passed her Afghan Hound Judging exam in April despite her crippling nerves!
On a sad note.. in September we said goodbye to Onslow - Drishaun DJethro Tull, He was a true character and is greatly missed from the household
July and Iris has made Drishaun history when she whelped 11 beautiful BLACK AND TAN babies! The first ever Black and tans to be bred by Drishaun! Ivana, Jasmine, Bollinger, Commando, Elvira, Eve, Otis, Betty, Roscoe, Panda and DJ! Ivana, Bollinger, Commando and Jasmine will stay at Drishaun (Jasmine owned by Claire O'Donnell)
Remy's son Sumahari Tiger Wudz won his first CC in January at Manchester Ch show!!!
This Year has been a hard year, after losing the two girls in February, Pierre (Drishaun Spring Affair) who was 13 years passed away in August and in September we lost Aubrey (Drishaun Djimi Hendrix) suddenly at only 7 years old. Sometimes life seems very unfair.
In October Claire passed her driving test!
Our puppies are already in the ring and doing ok, we kept Indigo and Jasper and have great hopes for their future. Jaida is doing well in Ireland with Zita and Brian Fogarty, Sylvie flew across the "pond" and is now established at Gazon. She made the journey accompanied by her cousin Cherry who is currently "on tour" in the USA for a while. Rosie is now part of the Javidan team owned by Ckaire O'Donnell , Robin (now called TrixieBelle) is in Scotland with the Miller family, Clementine (now Sophie) is close by in Nottinghamshire with the Dove/Shaw family. The boys are also widespread, Pi (now Simon) is with the Gardner family on the south coast, Yoda (now Oskar) is with the Lacey family in Somerset, Batman (now Mr D'Arcy) is in Worcestershire with the Thomas/Wall family. We wish them all the very best of luck and long happy lives.
On the down side, we had to say a very sad farewell to Vinnie (Drishaun Davinia RCC) at almost 15 years of age (mother of Ch Declan, grandmother of Ch Camilla) and Posy (Drishaun Spring Sensation) at almost 13 years of age. These two girls are greatly missed and have left a huge hole in our household.
Leon surprised us all at the NAHS Ch Show at the end of March where he won Junior Dog and the RCC at just 16 months!! Sparingly shown since his debut last year this young man is maturing nicely.
His sister Lily won Reserve Best Bitch at the YAHS Open Show in January at her very first show.
Remy's Daughter Cherry (Sumahari Carolina Cherry By Drishaun) and Iris's Daughter Sylvie (Drishaun Say It Ain't So) have both gone out to the Gazon kennel in USA!
In December 2012, after coming down to help with Iris's Litter, Claire O'Donnell (Javidan) has come to work full time at Drishaun, bringing Leon and Lily's brother, Xavier (Javidan Home Sweet Home) with her.
Ch Drishaun Declan and Ch & Am Ch Gazon It Ain't About You Drishaun ... aka Declan and Iris ... are pleased to announce the safe arrival on 28 July of their puppies. 6 girls and 4 boys in all shades of gold/red. 6 and 8 week photos now on Planned Litters page.
Update on 2012 events: May to July
Leon made his debut at Birmingham National in May by winning Minor Puppy Dog, Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy In Breed ... WOW! Not bad for a raw 6 month old.
Onslow won Post Grad Dog at the MAHC Ch Show at the end of May
Remy won the RCC at Bath at the end of May
Iris confirmed in whelp to Ch Declan, puppies due end July
Sadly we had to say goodbye to our very handsome "Andsome" in July following a very very short illness, such a shock to us all, he was 12 years old. We also had to say a sad farewell to our foster child "Red" litter brother to Venus and Ch Jorja and Ch Serena, bred by the late Liz O'Connor.
A good start to the new year ...
April 28th, Iris 1st Open Bitch, WELKS Ch
April 21st, Cherry BOB Humberside Hound
April 6th, Cherry BP, Best Hound Puppy, RBPIS at Accrington
February 4th, Cherry Gp 2 Adult, Gp2 Puppy at Newark
January 28th, "Cherry" won BPB and RBPIS at the Birmingham Afghan Hound Club
January 19th, "Cherry" won BPB at Manchester Championship Show. "Aunty Iris" won the RBCC.
January 15th, "Cherry" won BPB and RBPIS at the Northern Afghan Hound Society.
January 8th, "Cherry" won BPB and BPIS at the Western Afghan Hound Club.
On January 5th, new arrivals at Drishaun ... introducing "Lily" Javidan You're All I Need Drishaun ... and "Leon" Javidan All In The Name Of Drishaun ... we hope these two new Remy kids will have a bright future.
Bringing the year to a close, at Midland Counties, "Onslow" - Drishaun Djethro Tull was BOB and at Humberside Hound, "Cherry" - Sumahari Carolina Cherry By Drishaun was BPIS at only her second show
Remy is a Daddy again! Ch Javidan Keep The Faith has 12 beautiful babies in a rainbow of colours. www.javidanafghans.com
STOP PRESS: Camilla won her 3rd and crowning CC at Paignton! Now she is Ch Drishaun I'll Tell You No Lies JW, and our 19th Champion for Drishaun!!!
Remy won the RCC.
And ... introducing "Cherry" aka Sumahari Carolina Cherry By Drishaun. We are very pleased to say that Remy's daughter Cherry has joined us here at Drishaun. Many thanks to Sue and Mick Virgo for letting us have this bundle of mischief!!
BATH - Camilla won the RCC
WELKS and Camilla won her 2nd CC and BOB!!
Remy has sired his first litter to Ch Altside In Black Silk for Sumahari JW, 5 dogs and 2 bitches in a variety of colours, pictures of the babies can be seen here ... http://www.sumahariafghans.com/puppies.htm
An invitation was received for Remy to compete at the prestigious Contest of Champions, held at The Thistle Hotel, Heathrow, and he succeeded in reaching the final 8 out of 64 top winning dogs of 2010.
Very sadly we have had to say goodbye to three outstanding littermates, our beautiful Princess, Ch Drishaun 'Icely Does It (AI) and her brothers Ch Drishaun Ice If you C'n Get It (AI), and Drishaun Have An Ice Day (AI), all lost within a very short time of each other. This makes a total of five of our beloved hounds we have lost in the last 12 months, having lost Ch Drishaun D'Lucille JW ShCM and Drishaun Damian a few months earlier. Sometimes life is very hard
FANTASTIC NEWS ... IRIS WON HER 3RD CC, BOB/BIS AT AFGHAN HOUND CLUB OF WALES, NOW NEW UK CH & AM CH GAZON IT AIN'T ABOUT YOU DRISHAUN
... MORE ... REMY IS NOW SBIS WINNER ... CC, BOB/BIS AT WESTERN AFGHAN HOUND CLUB
... AND ON!! ... REMY WON HIS 3RD CC, BOB AND GROUP 1 AT BELFAST.
SO IN ONLY 7 SHOWS, HE IS NOW NEW UK CH & AM CH GAZON WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH DRISHAUN.
THE 17TH UK CHAMPION FOR DRISHAUN
AND IT GOES ON ... IRIS WON HER 2ND CC, BOB AND GROUP 3 AT PAIGNTON!!!
EVER MORE FLABBERGASTED!! AT HIS THIRD SHOW IN THE UK "REMY" WON HIS 2ND CC AND BOB AT LEEDS, HIS SISTER "IRIS" AT ONLY HER SECOND SHOW WON THE BITCH CC MAKING THIS THE FIRST "DOUBLE" OF THE YEAR. WE ARE TRULY AMAZED AT THE RECEPTION THESE TWO DOGS HAVE RECEIVED. A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL CONCERNED
WOW!!! ON HIS DEBUT TO THE ENGLISH SHOW SCENE, "REMY" WON OPEN DOG AND THE CC AT BORDER UNION CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW! WHAT A FANTASTIC START TO HIS SHOW CAREER IN THE UK.
WE ARE OVERJOYED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE STUNNING AM CH GAZON WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET AND HIS BEAUTIFUL SISTER AM CH GAZON IT AIN'T ABOUT YOU ARE NOW RESIDING AT DRISHAUN. OUR VERY GRATEFUL THANKS TO OUR GOOD FRIENDS DEBBIE AND JYM WEBB FOR ALLOWING THESE TWO STUNNING KIDS TO COME LIVE WITH US HERE IN THE UK
Drishaun Djethro Tull won BIS at the NEAHS Open Show and also BOB/Hound Group 1 at Sutton Coldfield in February. Ch Drishaun Declan JW ShCM was placed 3rd in Open Dog at Crufts in March.
DECLAN ENDS THE YEAR AS OUR LATEST CHAMPION!!
The first Ch show of the year Manchester and a good start for our show team with Declan winning Limit Dog and Camilla winning Limit Bitch and the RCC.
At the BAHC Open Show in February Declan won Best Dog and BOS. Hannah Lacey's Drishaun Darkness (aka Ringo), won Reserve Best Dog for his delighted owner.
Much has happened during the year but no time to update the website! However, highlights during the year were Camilla winning another RCC and her father Declan also won another RCC plus his final and crowning CC at LKA in December so we end the year with a new Champion. This makes our total to date 16 UK Champions.
Other events include Charlie finally maturing and beginning to prove his worth in the show ring, plus the show debut of Onslow from our last litter 2 years ago!
Also Dwayne's daughter Gilari Take That JW won her 3rd CC and Champion status at the Southern Afghan Club in December.
On a sad note we had to say goodbye to Drishaun Damian in his 12th year, never really shown but greatly missed all the same
STOP PRESS ... DECLAN WON HIS 2ND CC AND RBIS AT NEAHS
CAMILLA WON HER FIRST CC AND BOB AT SKC ...
RONNIE FINALLY MAKES CHAMPION!!! 3RD CC WON AT WKC 15.8.08the Bitch CC, her first, to Jan Twentyman and Richard Thompson's Drishaun Djemima at Gothika ShCM 1RCC, "Suki" is litter sister to our own Drishaun Declan JW ShCM 1CC 4RCCs who won the RDCC at this show. RBCC went to another "family" member namely Jill Cross' Gilari Take That JW 1CC 2RCCs (all three being sired by Dwayne).
At the beginning of February Declan won Best Dog and RBIS at the NEAHS Open Show.
Unfortunately the next three months saw Avril out of action with back problems but others kept our stock in the news with Gilari Take That JW winning her 2nd CC at the Northern Afghan Hound Society Ch Show and Drishaun Djemima at Gothika ShCM winning BIS at the Afghan Hound Club of Scotland Open Show.
Mid April saw us return to the show scene at Humberside Hound Association Open Show where Declan went BIS .
May and the venue Stafford for Birmingham National Ch Show where our Katie, Drishaun Djacquetta won Post Graduate bitch. Jill Cross won Limit bitch with Gilari That's Entertainment, Pat Shaw won Post Graduate dog with Normarand Return Of The King and Barbara Baucutt won Mid Limit dog with Drishaun Delorian ShCM, all Dwayne kids.
A cold, wet and windy Bath Ch Show at the end of May where Declan picked up his 5th RCC despite Mike (handling) managing to fall over in the treacherous conditions!
With good things, sadly always come the bad things and we had to say goodbye to "Erik" Alphavilles The Pathfinder To Drishaun, who died peacefully in his sleep on 28 May after a long illness, this coming just days after we lost "Bella" Caldaykaa Rose Arey.
July saw Suki wining Best Bitch and RBIS at the NEAHS Open Show.
On to August and fantastic news from WKC where "Ronnie" won his 3rd and qualifying CC at long last. The 3rd Champion to come from this history making litter.
The following week we travelled to SKC and had more success with Charles winning his class, and Declan winning another RCC to add to his tally. After having to evacuate the building due to the fire alarm going off, judging resumed with the bitches and Camilla won her class, the CC and BOB !!! A very long and tiring day but oh so worth the journey! And so another Drishaun starts the journey towards that elusive Champion title.
October, NEAHS Ch Show, Declan won his 2nd CC and RBIS. Celebrations in our house that night!! Camilla also won Mid Limit Bitch at this show.
2007 started off with Camilla being RBPIS at the Yorkshire Afghan Open Show in January and BPIS at the North Eastern Afghan Open Show in February. Meanwhile Declan went BIS (all breeds) at Darlington Open Show and BIS the following day at the North Eastern Afghan Open Show. At the end of March, Declan won the Hound Group at Eastwood Open Show whilst Camilla won RBPIS at the Midland Afghan Open Show and BPIS at the Northern Afghan Open Show. April saw her winning RBPIS at the Western Afghan Open Show. Into May and Declan won BIS at the Southern Afghan Open Show and BIS at Border Counties Hound Open Show where he also won enough points for his Show Certificate of Merit award. Declan is the 5th Drishaun hound to win this award and joins his brother and sister Delorian and Djemima together with his older brother and sister D'Lucien and Ch D'Lucille.
Sadly we had to say goodbye to Drishaun Demelza , sister to Vinnie, after a short illness.
July saw Serena winning her 3rd CC at Paignton to become Ch Renza Paint The Town Red Among Mogells for her owner Sandra Ellis. Liz must have been smiling in heaven that day to see the 2nd of this litter gain their titles. A good day too for Jan Twentyman and Rich Thompson when "Suki" Drishaun Djemima at Gothika won the RCC and our own "Camilla" won the final points for her Junior Warrant. Declan kept the flag flying for the boys when he won BIS again at the Southern Afghan Club Open Show.
August, exciting news, Drishaun Djamila confirmed in whelp to Drishaun Have An 'Ice Day, puppies due mid September.
14 September - 11 puppies, 3 bitches, 8 dogs - tragically their mother died almost 48 hours later. We are still in shock at the loss of this beautiful young bitch, but the puppies must be cared for and hand reared.
September also saw Lynne Newton's Drishaun Daisymae at Shimalma (litter sister to Djamila) taking the RCC from Post Graduate Bitch at Driffield where Camilla won the Junior Bitch class.
October and most of our time is spent raising the puppies but Camilla had a trip out to the North Eastern AHS Championship Show where she won her last Junior class and took the Bitch RCC under breed specialist Shirley Carr !! At the same show Marj Barber/Barbara Henry's Dwayne son "Normarand Just A Dream" took the Dog RCC following on from his success at the AHC of Scotland Championship Show where he won his first CC.
On to December and the last show of the year LKA ... what a show for us! Drishaun 'Ice If You C'n Get It (Ronnie) owned by Denise and Ian Rogers, won his 2nd CC and BOB. Drishaun Declan won the RDCC and Drishaun I'll Tell You No Lies won her 2nd RBCC. A Dwayne daughter Gilari Take That JW won her 1st CC. Other Drishauns were well placed throughout the classes.
2006 was in many ways a very sad year for us as we had to say goodbye to 6 of our hounds, including our all time great "Dwayne", a terrible shock to us to lose this magnificent dog so young.
On the plus side however, we did have things to celebrate ... the arrival of two miracle babies from our beautiful "Princess" ... "Charles" Drishaun Ask Me No Questions ... and "Camilla" Drishaun I'll Tell You No Lies ... made their show debut in October and we have great hopes for them. Their father "Declan" won the RCC at the Northern AHS Ch Show in March, followed by another RCC at Paignton in July and finished the year winning the CC and BIS at the Western AHC in November.
Dwayne's daughter, "Jorja" Ch Renza Designer Red by Shimalma won the CC at Paignton and her crowning 3rd CC at Driffield in October, making her a first Champion for her delighted owner Lynne Newton. Jorja's sister "Serena" Renza Paint The Town Red Among Mogells (owned by Sandra Ellis) is patiently waiting for that all important 3rd CC. Their breeder Liz O'Connor-Thomas would have been so very proud of this lovely litter. Sadly Liz lost her battle with Cancer at the end of 2005.
Also at Driffield Dwayne's brother "Ronnie" Drishaun 'Ice If You C'n Get It won his first CC & BOB, a great thrill for his owners Denise and Ian Rogers (Labakan Salukis). In fact this was a fantastic show for us and a great morale lifter coming less than a month after the loss of Dwayne. "Declan" won Post Graduate Dog, "Andsome" Drishaun D'Lucien won Limit Dog and the RCC. "Daisymae" won Special Yearling Bitch, "Katie" won Post Graduate Bitch and "Jorja" won Limit Bitch, the CC and her title on the day. Other Drishaun bred or sired hounds were very well placed throughout the classes.
At the North Eastern AHS Ch Show in October Ronnie's son Saboush Raffyk at Mahsud (owner Ted and Jenny Collett) won his first CC and brother Saboush Razzak (owner/breeder Joanna Hodge) won the RCC at the Southern AC in December. "Katie" aka Drishaun Djacquetta, followed on from her win at Driffield and ended the year winning the RCC at the Southern AC Ch Show, with older half sister "Jorja" taking her 4th CC. Camilla was Best Puppy Bitch & RBPIS here too.
Dwayne's youngest kids out of Davinia (a repeat of the Declan/Katie litter) had a good year too, our own "Dave" Drishaun Davante won his JW and not to be outdone his sister Daisymae (owned by Lynne Newton) won her JW too.
Top Breeder 2004 - Our Dogs/Pedigree Competition
January 2005 Manchester Ch Show - Dwayne - Dog CC & BOB
March 2005 Northern Afghan Hound Society Ch Show - Jorja (Renza Designer Red by Shimalma) (Dwayne's daughter and litter sister to our own Venus) 1st CC & BOS
May 2005 Birmingham National Ch Show - Dwayne - Dog CC & BOS
May 2005 SKC Ch Show - Dwayne - Dog CC & BOB
July 2005 Paignton Ch Show - Serena (Renza Paint The Town Red Among Mogells) (sister to Jorja and Venus) 1st CC & BOB
July 2005 Afghan Hound Association Ch Show - Declan (Dwayne's son) - won the final point for his Junior Warrant
October 2005 Afghan Hound Club of Scotland - Serena - 2nd CC & BIS
November 2005 Ty - (Declan's brother) - won the final points for his Show Certificate of Merit at only 18 months old
May 2003 - Welcome to "Mac" - our new arrival Labakan Limoges at Drishaun
March 2004 - Puppies expected! Ch Drishaun That'll Do 'Icely JW (AI) ("Dwayne") x Drishaun Davinia RCC ("Vinnie")
7th March 2004 - Dwayne - Dog CC and BOB - Crufts - the kids did well too!
8th March 2004 - Puppies are here!
Pups @ 6 weeks - taking a break!
4th July we celebrated "Independence Day" by winning both CCs and Reserve Best in Hound Group at Windsor Championship Show
12th September we did it again! Dog CC, Bitch CC and Reserve Bitch CC plus Reserve Best in Hound Group at Richmond Championship Show. Dwayne's sister "Princess" is now our latest Champion
2nd October, Baby Katie's first show and she won Minor Puppy Bitch with her sister Suki (owner Thompson/Twentyman) 2nd. Meanwhile in Switzerland Baby TinaTobi (owner Hopf) was judged VERY PROMISING at her first show
16th October, Baby Declan's first show and he won Minor Puppy Dog, and brother Baby Ty (owner Baucutt) won Minor Puppy Dog at the MAHC Open Show on 17 October
28 November, at the Western Afghan Hound Club Championship Show, Katie won Best Puppy In Show. Her sister Flora (owner Latham-Jackson) was placed 3rd in Minor Puppy Bitch and 2nd in Puppy Bitch. Brothers Declan and Delaney (owner Thomas) were placed 2nd and 3rd in Minor Puppy Dog. Not to be outdone - their big sister Dwaynetta won her 2nd CC and RBIS
4 December, West Lothian Open Show, Suki Best Afghan Puppy (owner Thompson/Twentyman)
5 December, Southern Afghan Club Championship Show, Flora 2nd Minor Puppy Bitch, 3rd Puppy Bitch (owner Latham-Jackson)
10 December, LKA Championship Show, what a day!! Dwayne won his 17th CC and BOB with his daughter Dwaynetta winning her 3rd and crowning CC to become our 14th Champion. Her sister Poppy (owner Cross) won the RBCC. Princess won Open Bitch. In all 12 Drishaun bred or sired hounds were placed extremely well
We ended 2004 by winning the Top Breeder award in the Our Dogs/Pedigree competition.