Blair of Celtic Scent
|Ch Lealla Gruinard||Ch Beardwood Garvan|
|Janet's Pride von der Oelmühle||Ch Terence von der Oelmühle|
Ch Kilbourne Cameo
|Kilbourne Adventurer of Neroch||Neroche Donna|
|Greyflax Lilly of Kilbourne||Neroche Ferryman to Kilbourne|
Best in show winner's background
WILD WEST was bred in Germany by Jurgen Papenfüss and Jürgen Rösner whose Oelmühle kennel has been highly successful in both Deerhounds and Irish Wolfhounds. They have imported a number of dogs from the UK and also bred some who have come back to Britain. His dam was bred by Mick and Glenis Peach whose Kilbourne kennel has been one of the most influential in the UK over recent years. She later returned to the UK. His sire was by a UK champion ex an Oelmühle bitch; further back appear more British exports and one from the US. The great kennels which did so much for the breed in Britain over many decades all feature in the fourth generation of beyond. Wild West was imported by the Peaches as a puppy after they had viewed him in Germany. After he arrived Sue and Tony Phillips went to visit and Glenis suggested that they have him for a few months. They have been in the breed 12 years, starting with Kilbourne dogs, and have made up several champions under the Ladygrove affix. So Wild West stayed with them and in due course they could not bear to part with him so the Peaches agreed to own him with partnership; he has lived with the Phillips and Sue has shown him ever since. His first CC came as a relative youngster at WELKS 2007 under Mary McBryde, and he went on top top the group under Jim Nixon. Like many Deerhounds he has matured slowly and after several RCCs his second CC and BOB came at the National his year under Liz Cartledge. Anne Macdonald gave him his third with BOB at East of England, where he was shortlisted in the group, and his fourth came at Bournemouth from Joan Wragg. He was also proved a successful stud dog, his best known progeny so far being Ch Gentom Peacemaker who has enjoyed a good run this year. At Crufts ‘08 son and father won the CC and reserve, and son was BOB there this year. Sue appreciates the support of friends and the Bournemouth committee when they won the group. It was a long way home so she and Wild West stayed at the showground, borrowing a bed in a tent for the night!
Joan Wragg wrote...
OD (3,2) 1 Peach & Phillip’s Wild West Von der Oelmuhle, handsome, quality dog, attractive outline, beautiful head & expression, dark eye, strong neck, well laid shoulder, good front, very deep chest, good width across loin, held topline on the move, well angled quarters, good muscletone, excellent easy flowing movement, expertly handled. CC, BOB & BIS.
I was delighted to be invited to judge the hound group at one of the summer premiere ch shows & my thanks go to the president, officers & committee for their warm welcome & hospitality. It was one of this summers rare warm, sunny days & following an enjoyable day of breed judging in all the outside rings where it was good to see many umbrellas shading the sun & not that ‘r’ stuff, it was my pleasure to judge a full ring of hound BOBs.
After my initial examination of each breed & some deliberation I shortlisted eight breeds: the Afghan, PBGV, Beagle, Borzoi, S/h Dachs, Deerhound, Finnish Spitz & Saluki. Following moving each again my decision was made.
G1 was the Deerhound, Wild West von der Oelmuhle, one who impressed with his sound conformation & obvious type, has the look of power & strength with a certain air of noble elegance, striking head, gentle but intelligent expression, in profile he has overall balance & portrays a very satisfying picture both standing & in side gait movement. My overall impressions of him were confirmed when he strode around the ring with a true, sound effortless gait securing the top spot capping his 4th CC won.
Best In Show
It gave me great pleasure to judge at Bournemouth & I thank everyone for their kindness & hospitality. Seven dogs lined up for BIS.
BIS Wild West von der Oelmuhle, Deerhound, a most lovely dog, handled so well, beautiful kind head, excellent bone, his coat was of great depth & in perfect condition, moved & showed beautifully. All these things together gave a most lovely dog the top spot. RBIS Ch Blackdale Carousel, a super showgirl with the most lovely head & expression, beautifully presented & a credit to her handler. A close call.
Others were Sh Ch Dillonpark Ambrogina, Cocker; Olearia Blaze Of Gold, Rottweiler; Ch Zentarr Elizabeth, Lhasa; Ch Pamplona Could It Be Magic, Bichon; Ch/Jsy/Am Ch Harmonyhillsatinfunnycideman at Chakona, Aus Shepherd. MAUREEN MICKLETHWAITE
Ch. Gentom Peacemaker Sohn von Ch. Wild-West von der Oelmühle
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