"Cody" won his third CC at Leeds (with BOB)_from Kirsten Fox (Hillsted) who had previously given him his first Reserve CC in 2013.  His first CC came at the WHWT Club Championship show 2014 from Doreen Lancaster (Clanestar) and his second (with BOB) at East of England 2015 from Julie Wall (Pepabby).  Along the way he won 3 more Reserve CCs.  Owned by Lillian and Arnold Strand, Cody is the third Westlake Champion.  He was bred by Barbara Hands and is her ninth UK Champion owned or bred.  He is also the third Champion for his sire, Irish Ch Havasu Hey Dude for Swifdon and first for his Reserve CC winning dam, Crinan Celesta.  Dude and Celesta are linked by the Reserve CC winning Jaeva Aye Gent at Olton, born in 1986, owned by Rob Hill and Mike Wilson and bred by Martin Phillips who has made up over 100 UK Terrier Champions and judged the Terrier Group at Crufts in 2015.  Lillian and Arnold Strand previously made up two homebred Champions, Westlake Dan Marino (1993) and Westlake Pearly Queen (1999).  Both were by Ch Clan Crinan, Barbara Hands' Top Westie of 1985 and sire of 6 UK Champions.  Mrs Hands' last UK Champion was made up in 2008, Celesta's elder sister Crinan Come Fly With Me.  They are by Ch Karamynd High As A Kite ex Crinan Charlies Angel, a great granddaughter of Ch Clan Crinan.  Through his dam, the line goes back to the first Crinan Champion, UK/Irish Ch Candida of Crinan who won her title in 1975.    

Not closely related, Carrie's parents hold several lines to different kennel's breeding.

Champion Crinan Code Name Westlake


Barbara Hands has owned or bred a UK Champion in every one of the last five decades, plus four CC winners.

His dam: Crinan Celesta

Cody's background

Dude was bred by Ken Crockett and handled by him to his Irish title.  A son of Russian/UK/Irish Ch Markstown Mr Havasu and UK/Irish Ch Havasu Hoi Poloi, Dude was Top Stud 2014 due to the CC wins of Cody, Ch Brychdyn Diamond Geezer and Ch Brychdyn Carrie On Swifdon.  In 2015, three of his offspring have won CCs and two more have won Best Puppy awards.  

Celesta won 3 Reserve CCs in her show career during 2010 and 2011.  In the litter to Dude was also Best Puppy and Reserve CC winner, Crinan Calista.  Celesta is by Ch Karamynd High As A Kite, sire of three UK Champions, including Celesta's elder sister Ch Crinan Come Fly With Me, who won her title in 2008.  Their dam is Crinan Charlies Angel, a daughter of Dutch import Llasara All Rite at Charosmack from Charosmack Crime Story by Crinan, a daughter of Crinan Cutabove, a son of Crinan Champions, Clan Crinan and Crinan Cradle Song.  Charlies Angel's other litter produced another Reserve CC winner Crinan Cwiet Riot, by Ch Ashgate Sinclair.  Crime Story's daughter, Crinan Celtic Music won a CC in 2000, while Music's granddaughter, Corwena won a CC in 2004 (by Cutabove).  

Cody's pedigree

His sire: Irish Champion Havasu Hey Dude for Swifdon

Havasu Hey Dude for Swifdon cropped

The Westlake kennel

UK/Irish Champion Candida of Crinan

(by Selig Rustin of Crinan ex Highstile Pixie)

bred by Hilary Clay (Lochclae)

Candida won her UK title in 1975, handled by Geoff Corish becoming the first Crinan Champion.  A litter to Ch Heath of Backmuir produced 1979 CC winner Crinan Christiana.  





Also winning a CC in 1978 (and several Reserves) was Arnholme Arrogance of Crinan, bred by Doris Parr and by Mrs Hands' first Westie, Woodpuddle Becket.  Frosty's dam was Admiration of Arnholme, bred from two Famechecks and also produced Ch Arnholme Ad-Lib, owned by Angus Gordon.





At Crufts 1979, Lochclae Remus won BOB at Crufts.  He was co-owned by Mrs Hands and his breeder, Mrs Clay.  He was a son of Arnholme Arrogance of Crinan ex a full sister of Candida, Lochclae Miss Solitaire.






Champion Erisort Sleighbelle

(by Arnholme Arrogance of Crinan ex Ch Erisort Something Special)

co-owned and bred by Keith Hodkinson

Winning her title in 1979, Sleighbelle was co-owned by Mrs Hands with her breeder Keith Hodkinson.  Her dam was a daughter of Ch Erisort Special Request and Erisort Speculation, a daughter of Ch Dianthus Buttons, the first WHWT Crufts BIS winner.





Champion Crinan Candee

(by Arnholme Arrogance of Crinan ex Crinan Christiana)

The first homebred Crinan Champion won her title in 1982, winning all her CCs in that year with her 3rd at LKA from Barbara Graham (Lasara).  





Champion Crinan Celtic Song

(by Morenish Just William ex Crinan Celtic Ayre)

Britta won several Best Puppy awards in 1982 and her title during 1983.  Her sire was a son of Swedish visitor, Tweed Tartan Caledonier, the first Scandinavian Westie to win a UK title.  Just William was owned by Geoff Corish and bred by Betty Grieve.  He sired 4 UK Champions.   Celtic Ayre was a daughter of Christiana by a Famecheck dog, the litter brother of Ch Famecheck Specialist.  Britta's two litters both produced winners.





Champion Clan Crinan

(by Morenish Just William ex Crinan Celtic Ayre)

co-bred by Jennie Williams (Valucis)

Lanny was the younger brother of Britta and became the Top Puppy of 1984 and the Top Westie of 1985.  The most successful Crinan and the only male Champion before Cody, Lanny won 17CCs during his show career, including the Terrier Group at LKA 1984, BOB at Crufts 1985 and Reserve Best in Show at Scottish Breeds 1985.  He sired 6 UK Champions and two daughters with two CCs, plus many Champions overseas.





Champion Crinan Celtic Melody

(by Ch Clan Crinan ex Crinan Count Your Blessings)

Melody's dam was a Reserve CC winning daughter of Celtic Song, by a son of Arnholme Arrogance.  Melody won all three of her CCs in 1990.  A younger full sister was Reserve CC winner, Crinan Carolina Moon.  





Champion Crinan Cradle Song

(by Famecheck Smart Alec ex Ch Crinan Celtic Song)

Cradle Song won her first CC in 1988 and her next two in 1990.  Smart Alec and Britta were linked by Ch Famecheck Extra Special.  All her litters were to Ch Clan Crinan and produced several Best Puppy winners and American Champions.





In 2000, Crinan Celtic Music won a CC & BOB at Bath.  She was from a half brother/sister mating to Crinan Cutabove, Lanny and Cradle Song's son.  Her sire was Crinan Command Performance (a grandson of Carolina Moon) and dam, Charosmack Crime Story by Crinan.





Crinan Corwena won a CC at the 2004 WHWT Club of England.  She was by Cutabove from his great granddaughter, Crinan Caledonia, a daughter of Celtic Music sired by the last Famecheck Champion, Hopeful Quest.





Champion Crinan Come Fly With Me

(by Ch Karamynd High As A Kite ex Crinan Charlies Angel)

She came out in 2005 winning a Best Puppy award.  

She won her title in 2008, almost 18 years after her great great granddam, Cradle Song.  She won two of her CCs in 2007.






Champion Crinan Code Name Westlake

(by Irish Ch Havasu Hey Dude for Swifdon ex Crinan Celesta)

owned by Lillian and Arnold Strand

Cody becomes the latest Westlake and Crinan Champion.  His litter sister, Calista is a Reserve CC winner and in her first litter produced Crinan Carousel, co-owned with Crinan and Westlake.  She is by Ch Flassendale Fairlie, who distantly descends from Ch Clan Crinan.  

The Westlake foundation bitch was Highstile Penny, a daughter of Ch Domaroy Saracen and younger full sister of Ch Highstile Paladin, who sired the first Pepabby Champion, Poacher.  Penny was bred by Mr and Mrs Bertram and won a CC in 1986.  The Highstile kennel produced six UK Champions between 1967 and 1983.  Highstile dogs provided the foundation for the Pepabby kennel.

Penny had two litters to Ch Clan Crinan, whose dam's line goes back to a Highstile bitch.  In the second litter was Westlake Dan Marino who became a Champion in 1993, winning 4CCs.




In the first litter Penny produced a daughter called Westlake Prima Donna.  Her daughter, String Of Pearls, when mated back to Clan Crinan produced Ch Westlake Pearly Queen who won her title in 1999.

The Crinan kennel



CrinanComeFly2 CrinanComeFlyWit Clan Crinan LKA Group 1984 Ch Clan Crinan smaller version



Come Fly With Me as a puppy

Lanny winning the Terrier Group at the LKA in 1984 after winning his first CC.