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#1 kilnacloy

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:23 AM

I'm so very chuffed and astonished to announce that Cara, Bourntwyn Wanderin Star at Katira, my 16 month old pudding, won best Fawn Dane yesterday at the Irish Great Dane Club, Dane of the Year.

Not only that, she went on to win Best In Show and is now Irish Dane of the Year 2011 under Crufts BIS show judge, Mr Frank Kane!!!!!

I'm still gobsmacked! Cara is my first show dog and it's been a very steep learning curve but i think we're getting the hang of it now.

I must thank my friend Nicola Murphy who ran Cara up for the me in the final rounds as it seems I ruptured a calf muscle earlier in the proceedings so was hobbling like a duck. :rolleyes: Off to A&E this morning after seeing the doc. And do you know what? It was worth it! :D

Thanks too, go to my dear friends and Cara's breeders, Chris and Mandy Bithell who's patience and trust in me never faultered, even when I mucked things up. I couldn't have asked for more from them. They are a fine example of what ever breeder should be.

Jayne, you were right, Frank Kane loved her. :lol:

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#2 Southpark Helen

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:34 AM

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

Very very well done!! I will say Frank Kane is an excellent Judge because he gave my Bitch Daisy the Bitch CC & BIS at the Great Dane Club Championship Show in 2006 and her son RCC at Leeds 2009........seriously he is a good experienced judge and I am really pleased for you!!!

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#3 sharon

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:35 AM

Congratulations on a fantastic win wtg Cara. Knew that a dog bred by Chris and Mandy was DOTY in Ireland but didn't realise it was yours! What a brilliant day for you and a wonderful weekend for Chris and Mandy who got RBCC with their girl on Saturday they are lovely people xxx

#4 Nelson-son

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:44 AM

Well done!!!! - she's a beauty :D

#5 Rockster!

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:44 AM

Huge Congrats!!!

#6 frosty april

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:47 AM

Well what can I say.
but

MANY CONGRATULATIONS,
WELL DONE AND WOW!!!!!

Bet your proud as punch..and so you should be.
She is a beauty.

Sorry to be thick, but is that her on the rock in your photos and lying down??
;);)

Congrats again.
Lizzi April and Alfie
Xx


#7 MrAitch

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:57 AM

Wonderful news Kate. Many, many congratulations. I hope we can look forward to you and Cara being at Crufts next year?

Nice photo too.

Cheers

Howie

#8 Bigblackdog

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:07 AM

Well done to you and Cara, justly deserved, she is very beautiful.

Jo and Kara x

#9 Hazel

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:07 AM

Congratulations :). I hope your calf muscle recovers quickly - that sounds painful.

Even Scooby Doo looks pleased for you :).

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#10 kimscot

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:11 AM

WELL DONE...

Bloody marvellous..
Kim xxx

#11 wilfpen

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:12 AM

Congratulations, what a stunning Dane!! A much deserved win.

#12 Sukaso

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:12 AM

What absolutely brilliant news, wtg Cara!!!
You must be over the moon, just imagine, you have the Dane of the Year lying next to you!

Well done you! I hope your calf gets sorted soon.

Suzy xxx

#13 kristal

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:32 AM

Whooohoo .... HUGE congratulations :)
You must be floating on air, don't forget to tell the staff in A&E exactly how you received your injury, bragging rights are well deserved.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:51 AM

That's fantastic Kate, well done to you and Cara, she is certainly a beauty. Sorry to hear about your injury though, hope it's not too painful x

#15 drools

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:00 AM

Congrats to both of you. Hope your leg is soon on the mend.

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#16 JEEVES

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:48 AM

AWSOME well done you

Very pleased for you you must be thrilled to bits. Luv Terri x

#17 sooty

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:55 AM

CONGRATULATIONS---You deserve it after all the hard work you have put in--You must be as pleased as punch

#18 MagicandStorm

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:37 PM

Amazing news!! Well done you guys.

Now rest that leg!

#19 lazydane

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:46 PM

Well done that's great news :)

#20 Shirl

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:21 PM

Don't fancy the competition on your right!

Congratulations to you both. :D