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My young Irish Setter dog ‘Bleu’ AKA Sametsuz Scriptwriter was born on 1st May 2008 and was bred by Magi Henderson from Dumfries.

 

His sire is SH CH Danaway Lancelot of Autumnwood and his dam is SH CH  Sametsuz Secret Affair JW. At 14 weeks of age ‘Bleu’ started attending the excellent weekly Currie Ring Craft class on a Thursday morning at Currie Scout Hall which is run by Liz Burns.

 

In November 2008 at 6 months of age ‘Bleu’ began his show career gaining a 2nd place in a large puppy class at the Waverley Gundog Show in Edinburgh. A fortnight later he narrowly missed out on qualifying for Crufts after being placed Reserve in the MinorPuppy Dog Class from a class of 18 puppies at the Gundog Breeds of Scotland Championship Show held at Ingliston!

 

2009 was a terrific year for ‘Bleu’ as he continued to do well amongst strong competition at both the open and championship shows. He gained many firsts, seconds and third places again having to compete in many large class sizes.

 

2010 has been a fantastic year so far for ‘Bleu’ going Best of Breed at the age of 20 months at the Paisley Open Show in January and winning his Under Graduate class at Crufts!  

 

Fingers crossed that ‘Bleu’ can continue to enjoy lots of fun in the show ring and have a successful show career for many years to come…

I have listed Bleu’s class winning achievements below:

 

• 1st, Puppy and Best Puppy In Breed at the Rutherglen Open Show, 14/02/09,  Aged 9 Months

• 1st, Novice at the South West Gundog Association Open Show,  28/02/09,  Aged 9 Months

• 1st, Puppy Dog and Best Puppy Dog at the WELKS Championship Show, 26/04/2009,  Aged 11 Months

• 1st, Junior Dog and Reserve Best of Breed at the Livingston Open Show, 06/06/2009, Aged 13 Months

• 1st, Special Yearling at the Paington Championship Show,  04/08/2009, Aged 15 Months

• 1st, Novice Dog at the Irish Setter Club of Scotland Open Show, 12/09/2009, Aged 16 Months

• 1st, Junior Dog at the Waverley Gundog Open Show,  01/11/2009, Aged 17 Months

• 1st, Post Graduate and Best of Breed at the Paisley Open Show,  09/01/2010,  Aged 20 Months

• 1st, Post Graduate and Reserve Best of Breed at the Rutherglen Open Show, 13/02/2010, Aged 21 Months

• 1st, Graduate at the Caledonian Open Show, 06/02/2010, Aged 21 Months

• 1st, Under Graduate Dog at CRUFTS, 13/03/2010, Aged 22 Months

 

A Massive thanks to Liz and Anne at the Currie Ring Craft Club for all their help and support during the past 20 months.

 

Best regards,  Dougie Hunter (Mid Calder, West Lothian – Tel: 07855 061166)

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