Iona's 2012's wins:
6th CC - Manchester 7th CC & BOB - Scottish Breeds 8th CC - WHWT Club of England Reserve CC - WELKS
9th CC & BOB - Scottish K C (May) 10th CC - Bath Reserve CC - Southern Counties 11th CC & BOB - Border Union
12th CC, BOB, Group#1 & Reserve BIS - Paignton 13th CC - Welsh K C Reserve CC - Scottish K C (August)
14th CC - City of Birmingham 15th CC & BOB - Darlington
Champion Faymar Fine Romance
by Llovall Ain't Misbehavin Mr ex Davot Chase The Lady for Faymar, 2CCs.
owned and bred by Mrs Val Smith.
"Iona" won 10 CCs, 5 with BOB during the year and became the most successful Westie in the Terrier Group in 2012 after taking Group#1 and Reserve Best In Show at Paignton. The last bitch to place as Reserve BIS in the UK was Ch Olac Moonbeam in 1976 at Blackpool. Ch Milburn Mandy had won a BIS in 1974 at Belfast.
Satchmo had a great year represented by his winning offspring. As well as Iona he also sired two CC winning sons and a Best Puppy winning daughter. He also has another CC winning daughter. The 2012 wins take Sachmo to the Top Stud Dog title.
Llovall Ain't Misbehavin Mr
Davot Chase The Lady for Faymar
Ending the year with a total of 15 CCs Iona becomes one of the most successful bitches with only 4 winning 15 or more CCs. She is currently on the same amount as her distant ancestor, Ch Halfmoon of Olac.
Iona equalled the Top Westie, Walk The Line on CCs only losing out on BOBs.
She began her career in 2010 with a first CC as a puppy at the May Scottish Kennel Club. In 2011 Iona took her title at East of England and ended the year having won 4 CCs.
2012 saw 10 more CCs, 5 BOB and 3 Reserve CCs with her highlight coming at Paignton winning the breed under Moira Barrass, the Terrier Group from Jeff Luscott and Reserve Best In Show from Tom Johnston.
Like Iona, Bella won her first CC as a puppy. She is a daughter of former Top Westie and Group winner, Italian import Ariostea Pilgrim to Ashgate, from a Reserve CC winning daughter of another former Top Westie, Ch Charosmack Clog Dancer.