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WELL IT HAS BEEN A WHILE SINCE OUR LAST UP DATE AND SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED. CRUFTS WENT WELL WITH 'BRAD' TAKING 3RD IN HIS FIRST VETERAN CLASS IN THE UK, 'ROBIN' AILESBURY FIRE HEART WON HIS FIRST CAC AGED JUST 8 MONTHS. WE HAVE HAD THE ARRIVAL OF THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE TEAM, 'BIRCH' MOSSBAWNHILL IN HOT PERSUIT WITH AILESBURY WHO TOOK BEST BABY PUPPY IN SHOW ON HIS FIRST OUTING.
 I MADE THE JOURNEY TO FINLAND WHERE I HAD A FAB ENTRY OF WHIPETS TO JUDGE ,85 IN TOTAL WITHOUT THE PUPPIES. I HAD SOME LOVELY DOGS TO JUDGE.
WE HAVE HAD A NEW CHAMPION, 'AMELIE' IR CH COURTHILL COIN OF THE REALM CLAIMED HER TITLE AT THE HOUND SHOW.
WE HAVE BEEN BOOKED TO JUDGE AT THE SPRING FAIR IN AUSTRALIA IN AUGUST, SOOOO LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

6TH DEC 2012

SINCE OUR LAST UPDATE WE NOW HAVE 3 DOGS QUALIFIED FOR THE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS COMPETITION IN JANUARY, BRAD ,ESTER AND OUR BORZOI MALE LOUIS. SOME MORE GOOD NEWS OUR SKYE TERRIER TASH IS QUALIFIED FOR THE TOP TERRIER GALA IN FEBUARY AND LOUIS WILL ALSO BE GOING TO THE TOP SHOWDOG FINAL. NOT A BAD YEAR ALL ROUND WITH ESTER GAINING HER 2ND CC WITH BEST OF BREED AT BELFAST AFTER HER FAB CC WIN AT CRURTS , BRAD LOOKING LIKE HE WILL BE TOP WHIPPET AGAIN THIS YEAR , HARLEY AND ESTER PICKING UP THEIR IRISH TITLES , BRAD TAKING BEST VETERAN AND THE RCC AT WHIPPET CLUB OF WALES AND BRODY PICKING UP HIS SOUTH AFRICAN TITLE. LETS NOT FORGET THE FANTASTIC YEAR WE HAVE HAD WITH OUR BORZOIS AND SKYE TERRIER WITH BOTH LOUIS AND TASH MAKING TOP DOG IN THEIR BREEDS AGAIN THIS YEAR. 
WE HAVE KEPT TWO PUPPIES FROM KELLY'S LITTER , A DOG 'ROBIN' AND A BITCH 'IVY' WHO HAVE JUST MADE THEIR DEBUT IN THE SHOW RING AS BABY PUPPIES BOTH WINNING THEIR CLASSES AT BOTH SHOWS THEY ATTENDED WITH IVY TAKING BEST BABY PUPPY IN BREED AND 4TH BEST PUPPY IN SHOW BOTH TIMES.
WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU ALL A FANTASTIC XMAS AND NEW YEAR. THANKS FOR CHECKING IN ON OUR SITE. L X

20th Sept 2012

Wow it has been a while since our last up date!! Well where do i start , it has continued to be a fantastic year for our kennels with Harley and Ester both claiming their champion titles in very close succesion . Kelly has produced the most beautiful litter of four babies, two boys and two girls.
We have been on the most fab trip to Jo Berg S.A. where I judged some really lovely dogs and had the most wonderful time. We got to see so much but the hi light of the trip was catching up with Brody who we sent out to S.A. over a year ago. Congratulations to his new owner Mr B Kelly who has done a fantastic job with him.
Because of our S.A. trip it ment we missed most of the Irish circuit this year but we did get to Limerick which proved to be a great day and a well worth  trip . Ester and Brad doing the double with Ester taking best of breed and first in the group. Harley also took the reserve GS behind his dad on the day.
Last weekend took us to Carlow Ch Show where it was another double in whippets for Brad and Ester with Ester taking best of breed and G4. We also had a double in Borzois with Angel and Louis with Louis taking BOB. My mum had a fab day to with our Skye terrier who took BOB and G3. Not a bad day out!!!

9TH MAY 2012

We had another great weekend on our mini circiut last weekend. First we were at Fermoy Int. show where Brad picked up yet another greenstar and cacib as did Louis (our Borzoi Ir Int Ch Donskoi asmodey) this was louis 4th cacib which gives him his International title. Next day we were at South Tipp. Ch show where Brad took Best of breed. We also had Best of breed in Skye Terriers with our boy Tash.
The final day saw us at the Hound Assoc. where we took both greenstars in Whippets with Ester and Harley. This was the 3rd ticket for both of them. Ester went on to take Best of breed and 2nd in the Group. We also took both tickets in Borzoi's with Louis and Krassa( Manitias Krassa at Donskoi) . This was Krassa's 5th ticket. Louis went on to take Best of breed. Not a bad weekends work!!

22nd April '12

We have had four shows since our last update. St Patricks day saw Harley pick up his celtic junior title while Louis won BOB and G2 . Tash also took BOB on the day.
Next we had our Easter show where Harley picked up the DGS, CACIB and RBOB with Louis taking the DGS CACIB and RBOB. Again Tash took BOB and his 10th CACIB. The following day we were at POTY with Harley where he finished the evening in 8th place from a very strong line .
Banbridge turned out to be another fab day for Ailesbury with Ester and Harley doing the double . Ester went on to take the group and RBIS. Louis also took BOB and G3 . Tash also took BOB on the day. Next stop the mini circuit on the May weekend, so looking forward to it. 

12th March 2012

Hi everyone , we are just home from CRUFTS and what a fab time we have had with our own beautiful girl 'Ester' Courthill catch a shadow taking home the bitch CC and BOS under judge Mrs J Davis (UK) . We are over the moon , this is Ester's first ticket at the tender age of twenty months.
We would like to thank Mrs Davis and all our friends around the ring for their support and making it a day we will never forget. L x

27th Feb 2012

Since our last update we have attended Uk pup of the year with 'Ester' . What a fab day we had. It was an extremely well run event with a lovely lunch which took place after judging. We would like to thank everyone for making us so welcome.
Last weekend we attended the IKC show dog of the year with our Borzoi 'Louis' and whippet 'Brad' . Another fab night had by all.
'Ester'had a fab day recently at the Shiz tzu club of Ireland all breed show . We were delighted when she took home the Best in show rosette under judge Mrs S Keely. Thank you .
Next week sees us heading accross the water to Cruft and I cant wait. Watch out for our next update to see how we get on!!

30th Dec 2011

At the recent Dublin Dog Show Soc. held on the 27th of December we took best of breed in Whippets with 'Brad' who went on to take G1 and 4th Best in show on the day. His son 'Indy' took the RGSD and his daughter 'Ester' took the RGSB.
In Borzoi's we also had a best of breed with 'Louis'who managed a G2 placing behind his kennel mate 'Brad'.
Our Skye terrier also to best of breed on the day and had a 3rd placing in the champion stakes. What a fab xmas show we have had with 'Brad'  'Louis' and 'Tash' all ending the year as annual champions in their breeds.
This is 'Brad's 6th year in a row to be annual champion. We would like to thank all the judges through the year and everyone who gave me a dig out with the handling when I needed it. We at 'Ailesbury' wish you all a very happy new year. L x

21ST DEC 2011

Since our last update we have had some fantastic news, Brad was crowned Dog Worlds top stud dog 2011 in the UK and his daughter our own Courthill catch a shadow 'Ester' has also taken the title of Our dogs top whippet puppy for 2011.
We attended the Borzoi club of Ireland club show where our young bitch Manitias Karsia at Donskoi went best in show under UK judge Mr R Kelsey.Karsia is only 18 month old and she is co owned by Mr D foran of Donskoi kennels. 
2011 has been a fantastic year for Ailesbury with us ended the year with Top Whippet, Top Borzoi and Top Skye Terrier for the year.We also have three dogs qualified for the champion of champions comp. Two qualified for Show dog of the year and one for Pup of the year.
We would like to thank all the judges who thought so highly of our dogs and wish you all a very merry xmas and all the best for 2012,. L x  

26th November 2011

Since our last update we have had some lovely wins with Brad taking the group at Carlow and ending the day 3rd Best in show. Brad is also top stud dog in the UK at the moment, fingers crossed he can hold it til the end of the year.
Our Skye terrier is now an International champion with confirmation arriving from the FCI last week.
Our Hollow'een was complete when our beautiful Borzoi 'Louis' Ir Ch Donskoi asmodey took Best in show at Bull breeds ch show . Thank you to the judges on the day Mr D Walsh, Mrs J Walshe and Mr E murray also a big thankyou to Mr S Minogue on another fab handling job.
The dogs had a day off for the Cloghran show as I am the secretary but theres lots of work going on behind the scenes with 3 dogs qualified for the champion of champions competition, 2 qualified for showdog of the year and 1 for pup of the year.
It really has been a fab year for our kennel with Brad ending the year top Whippet for the 6th year running, Tash our Skye terrier is tops for the past 5 years and Louis making top Borzoi again this year. Thank you to all the judge concerned.

12th Sept 2011

With the summer behind us we can look back on a very successful year so far. 'Brad' still holding his position as top whippet in Ireland,'Harley' qualified for Pup of the year , 'Amelie' now on 5 greenstars and 'Louis' 'Brad' and 'Indy' all qualified for the champion of champions finals later this year and 'Tash' picks up his Int. Ch. title.
Our best in show win at Bangor and north down for the second year running was a fantastic result for 'Brad' who never lets me down. Thanks to all the judges who have loved our dogs and an even bigger thank you to Mr H Tonks for our best in show win.
We are delighted to announce the arrival of 'Brads' daughter Courthill catch a shadow to Ailesbury. On her debut at the IKC back to back shows in late August 'Ester' took her first Best of breed and a group 2 placing under IKC rules ( judge mr g hill uk). This is a fantastic start for this young bitch who already has her stud book number and a rcc at Southern counties earlier this year.

MAY 2011

Hi everyone, its been a while since our last update but we have been very busy with lots of shows and the new litter has kept me on my toes. We have four boy left now with one heading of to his new home in S.A. at the end of the month. All the girls have gone to their new homes now, two to the U.K. and one here in Dublin. I am planing to run on two but its so hard to pick which ones to keep.
As I said we are kept busy with the shows season well under way now.
We have had a great start to the year wih 'Brad' already qualified for the Champion of Champions competition at the end of the year following his Champion stakes win at Fermoy Int. Show last weekend under Miss S. Taggart. We have been holding our own around the breed rings with both the Whippets and the Borzois.  Our Borzoi Ir Ch Donskoi Asmodey 'Louis' has had best of breed at nearly all the shows he has attended so far this year with group placings to add to his group  and reserve Best in Show win at Xmas.
The Whippets too have been doing well , Amelie took another step towards her title taking greenstar bitch at South Tipp last weekend. This was her first show since she had her litter.
Brad already has three greenstars, best of breed and a group win with 3rd in Best in Show at Newtownards so far this year.
Our Skye Terrier Ir,Int Ch Glorfindel grey granite 'Tash' continues to hold his own taking Best of Breed at all the shows so far this year.
Our puppies will make their debut in the ring at Cork at the end of the month so I am really looking forward to that.
I will be posting some new pic's this week so check out our photo album. 
Thats it for now. L x

27TH DEC 2010

HI EVERYONE, HOPE YOU ALL HAD A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS. WE GOT THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT WHEN 'BRAD' IR UK INT CHAMPION COLLOONEY HE'S THE ONE HAS BECOME THE IKC TOP SHOWDOG ALL BREEDS FOR 2010. 'BRAD' IS ALSO TOP WHIPPET IN IRELAND FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS RUNNING.
IT HAS BEEN A FANTASTIC YEAR FOR OUR KENNELS WITH TWO NEW CHAMPIONS , TOP WHIPPET '10, TOP BORZOI '10 AND TOP SKYE TERRIER '10.  WE HAVE HAD THREE BEST IN SHOW WINS , THREE RESERVE BEST IN SHOWS AND BRAD IS ALSO QUALIFIED FOR CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS.
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR WITH OUR NEW BOY 'RUDI' COURTHILL COSTOM MADE FOR AILESBURY.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL AND GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL. L XX

13TH NOV 2010.

HI AGAIN ALL, A FAB DAY AT CLOGHRAN CH. SHOW  LAST WEEKEND . IN WHIPPETS WE MADE UP A NEW IRISH CHAMPION WHEN KELLYVALE KISSING A FOOL(JUN CH) GOT HER FINAL GREEN STAR. SHE WAS WONDERFULLY HANDLED ON THE DAY BY MISS A ROBERTSON AND A FAB JOB SHE DID TOO. COURTHILL CUSTOM MADE FOR AILESURY 'RUDI' TOOK HIS FIRST RGSD AT 6 MONTH OLD ONLY BEATEN BY HIS DAD IR UK INT CH COLLOONEY HE'S THE ONE WHO WENT ON TO TAKE HIS 9TH BEST IN SHOW WIN. 'RUDI' ALSO GOT 2ND PLACE IN A RATHER LARGE PUPPY STAKES .WE ALSO MADE OUR BORZOI DONSKOI ASMODEY 'LOUIS' AN IRISH CHAMPION ON THE DAY. THIS WAS ALSO A GREAT DAY FOR MR. DON FORAN OF DONSKOI KENNELS AS HE PART OWNS 'KELLY'AND HE IS ALSO LOUIS BREEDER. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL JUDGES CONCERNED.

11TH NOV '10

Its been a while since our last update. We were at Carlow Ch.Show at the end of September where Kelly and Brad did the double again . Kelly picking up her 6th greenstar and Brad taking best of breed and winning yet another group. It was also a very good day for Tash taking 2nd in group 3. Our Borzoi Louis also took best of breed on the day too. Next we headed north for another great day with Brad taking the group and Louis taking group 2 placing  in group 10.Talk about keeping it in the family!!
We had a lovely weekend at Belfast and The Whippet club of NI where Kelly took 2nd place in a very strong open bitch class. Indy was also placed in open dog on the day. I was very proud of both of them.
Last weekend we were at the Scottish terrier club of Ireland show where Kelly took Reserve best in show. We were delighted wih her. Kelly only needs one more Greenstar to claim her title. It will probably be the hardest one to get , ah well we will struggle on....lol.
'Rudi' Courthill coustom made for Ailesbury made his debut by winning his very first baby puppy class at Bullbreeds Ch show. Brad again took best of breed as did the Skye Terrier 'Tash' and our Borzoi 'Angel'.
What a wonderful year it has been for our Kennels. We would like to thank all the judges concerned and also Mr Steven Minogue for his help with the handling. L x  

13 SEPT '10

Last weekend the IKC held two shows back to back at the show centre in Cloghran.The first an international where our whippets took both dog ticket and reserve.Brad taking the top slot with Indy hot on his heels. Indy will recieve the international ticket as Brad is already an international champion. Also on day one our Skye terrier took BOB and 2nd in the terrier group.
Day two was a day to remember with the Whippet boys doing the double again and Brad going on to win the group and ending the day BEST IN SHOW!!!!
Our Skye terrier took BOB again today. 

24th of August '10

We are just home from a fantastic week on the munster circuit.Where do I begin.....We started the week on a high with our Skye terrier Tash taking best of breed and being short listed in the group at the All Terrier show held at the National show Centre, handled by my mum. I on the other hand was at the Hound show at Naas racecourse Co. Kildare where our young Borzoi Donskoi Asmodey took the dog greenstar out of his junior class.
Next day found us at Clonmel where Brad had a fab day taking reserve best in show and yet another greenstar for the Borzoi while the Skye fought off tuff competition from the UK to take best of breed for the second day running.
Tuesday found us at Killarney where Brad took the dog greenstar in whippets, the Borzoi took best of breed today and 3rd in the group and would you believe another best of breed for the Skye terrier.
It was Limerick on Thursday where Indy took over the winning ways from his dad in the Whippet ring going on to take best of breed. Another best of breed for the Borzoi and a group 4 placing while yes The Skye did it again.....
Our last show of the week was Tralee and Indy did it again this time going all the way to reserve best in show. The Borzoi finished the week on a high gaining his 9th greenstar at only a year old while Tash the Skye terrier made it a hat trick by taking the final best of breed of the week.
A week that you only dream of.......  Thankyou so much to all the judges who loved our dogs and to everyone else who made it a very enjoyable week.

8TH AUGUST '10

Last weekend we traveled north to the Bangor champ show. We had a fantastic day with our whippet UK IR INT CH COLLOONEY HE'S THE ONE taking the best in show slot. We were delighted as you can imagine. This was Brads 5th best in show, 1 at international level , 2 at national level and 2 at club show level. 
Other winners on the day were our Skye terrier IR CH GLORFINDEL GREY GRANITE who went best of breed and our Borzoi DONSKOI ASMODEY taking the reserve greenstar.Thank to all judges concerned and all my helpers on the day. L x 

30th july 10

It as been an awful week at Ailesbury, Jenny one of our oldies has not been to well for a while and every thing came to a head the other day and  on Thursday evening last to make te hardest decision ever. Our poor baby girl had to be put to sleep. A heart breaking time for us all. Rest in piece my little girl.
On a lighter note last weekend we attended Dundalk ch show where Kelly and Brad made it a double for Ailesbury. This was Kelly's 5th greenstar. Brad went on to take best of breed and also won the group, his 16th!!! 

15th July '10

Hi eveyone,
It has been a while since our last update. Wow we have been so busy, shows almost every week. We are delighted to report that our dogs continue to take lots of the major awards at most of the shows so far this year. 
'Brad' Int Ir Uk Ch Collooney he's the one An Ch 06 07 08 09 Cjw 06 Cw 07 is top of the sight hound group at the moment which we are delighted about.
My mum and myself travelled to Estonia last weekend where we attended two shows. We really had a lovely weekend and made lots of new friend.
I am sure you are all aware by now that 'Brad' became a dad a while ago when Uk Ch Courthill cast a shadow had six lovely puppies. Next week we take the ferry to the Uk to see the babies for the first time in the flesh. Watch this space you never know what will arrive at Ailesbury in the next few weeks.
While most of the whippet people travell to the Uk this weekend for the annual Whippet stars competition we have decided to stay home and attend an Irish show instead, we did have 'Brad' and 'Amelie' qualified but we have decided to give it a miss this year. All the best to all who are making the trip.
I will let you all know how we get on at Sligo. L x 

26TH OF APRIL '10

Last weekend we made the trip accross the water to W.E.L.K's . We took two Whippets 'Kellyvale kissing a fool' who was 2nd in limit and gained her stud book number and 'Courthill coin of the realm' who got the reserve bitch CC. We also brought our Borzoi puppy 'Donskoi asmodey' . This was his first trip to the U.K. and we were delighted when he won his puppy class. It was a great day all round and the sunny weather made it even more enjoyable. 

21st of Apriil '10

Not a bad day all round at Banbridge.(Whippets) Reserve dog with Brad , reserve bitch with Kelly,(Borzois) best of breed and 3rd in the group with Angel, reserve green star dog with Louis and last but not least Tash also best of breed and 3rd in group 3(Skye terrier). A very enjoyable day all round.
We are off to WELKS next weekend so watch this space.  

7th of April '10

Last Saturday we were at Combined canine Int. show and we had a great day taking best of breed with both our Borzoi 'Angel' and our Skye terrier 'Tash'. This was the final cacib needed by 'Tash' for his International title , he also went on to be short listed in a very stong group under judge Mrs L Cartlidge(uk).
Not a bad day with the Whippets either with 'Brad' taking yet another greenstar and cacib. He also ended his day with a 2nd place in the champion stakes.
I would like to thank Steven Minogue for handling our Borzoi's on the day and what a good job he did.
Sunday night took us to the pup of the year final, nothing quqalified this year so we really had a chance to sit back and enjoy the night which we did. We got home at 5am, what a night!!!!

29th March '10

Hi everyone,
Just thought we would keep you updated on the happenings at Ailesbury........
Since our last bit of fab news we have had three shows , one in Belfast followed by Crufts and then it was straight back home for St Patricks day show at Cloghran. We had some lovely feed back on the whippets at Crufts with lots of interest in our young bitch Kelly who is really coming into her own so that was really nice. A fab weekend had by all!!!
 Not a lot to report from the Whippet rings, we have had lots of class win's and a couple of reserve greenstars but nothing to major . While we are talking Whippets we at Ailesbury kennels would like to say a BIG CONGRATS to the Robertson family of Sheol kennels for their first greenstar, best of breed and group two placing with their home bred boy Zak at St Patricks day show and to Aisling for the wonderful job she did representing Ireland at Crufts in the junior handling.
Onto our Skye terrier who as usual is holding his own making annual champion again for '09 and starting this year with some nice wins.
We are having great fun with our 7 month old Bozoi male Donskoi asmodey who has taken the reserve greenstar both times at his first two champ shows, not bad for a baby. We would also like to say congrats to Don Foran for making his fab Borzoi male Damien an Irish champion. A well deserved title.
Thats it for now folks , more news after Easter.

13TH OF FEB '10

Hi everyone, just a quick update. We are delighted to announce that 'Brad' has yet again made it to the top in the breed ring . This is his fourth year to take the annual champion title.
Last weekend we were at the show dog of the year dinner dance.It was Indy's turn this year to take centre stage and that he did, we were delighted with the way he went on the night as our Indy would'nt be the show man that his daddy is.  He ended the night runner up top sight hound. well done Indy!!

30TH DECEMBER '09

Last weekend we were at Dublin dog show soc. ch. show .We had another fab day with Indy Brad and Kelly all winning their classes, Amelie had a second in open bitch and Brad went on to take Best of breed . After a long wait we headed to the group ring where Brad took his 14th group win,thats where it ended as my mum was the judge for best in show so in we went to do our lap of honour. Mothers best in show winner was Ross Delmar's smooth fox terrier. Another nice win on the day was Fiona Robertson's nine month old greyhound bitch taking her second greenstar and best of breed.
Well done everyone!

28TH NOV '09

Just a quick update, we went north last wekend and what a day we had. In the whippet ring under judge Mrs. C Bollard-O'Callaghan we took both tickets with Brad and our newest star Kelly .Brad went on to take best of breed and 1st in group 10. Also at Banbridge in the Borzoi ring our champion bitch Firebright Gordeika took best of breed while in another hall my mum was having a good day too taking the dog green star with our Skye Terrier, a fab days work all round.
Congrat's to Steph robertson who's home breed puppy dog took the reserve dog ticket to Brad and a big thank's to Steph for handling the Borzoi in the group.Next weekend we are off to the champion of champion's with Brad so finger's crossed and good luck to all that are qualified.

8TH NOV '09

The scottish terrier club held their annual open show today. We brought Kelly and Amelie over for the day. We were delighted when Kelly won best of breed, the group and 3rd in best in show.
We were also delighted to hear that Amelies brother in the U.K. won his final cc to make him an English chapion, well done to Patsy and Roger who own Johnny.

23rd OCT 2009

Hi everybody, well it has been a while since our last up-date. Let me see what have we been up too. We were at Belfast champ show and we were delighted with our day Brad had a 3rd in open dog and our new little star Kelly won here yearling class which was fab. The judge for the day was Ms. Lee Morris(uk).
Next day we headed for the Whippet Club of Northern Ireland club show and our judge was Mr.W. Brown-Cole(uk). Not a bad day either with Brad and Indy both making the cut in a very large open class and finally Brad managed a 4th place. The girls Kelly and Amelie both got 2nd in their classes. I was delighted with them both today as they went really well,I think we are starting to get passed the baby antic's in the ring. A big thanks to Aisling Robertson for doing a fine job of handling Indy.
Next we went to Portadown champ show. The judge was Ms. E. Newton(uk). Today Indy and Kelly won their classes with Brad taking the reserve green star. Our Borzoi Angel had a good day taking best of breed under Mr. Tony Mulvany(Ire) and the Skye terrier also had a good day with yet another best of breed and finishing the day with a group 4 placing. Judge Mr. A. Collins.
Our next stop is Bull Breeds this monday so fingers crossed all round.

20TH OF SEPT 09

Hi eveyone, since our last update Brad has had another group at Drogheda and this weekend he got best of breed again and went on to get 2nd in the group. A good weekend for Kelly who took reserve green star bitch. Yet another best of breed for our Skye Terrier, Tash.
Next weekend we travel north to Beelfast Ch. show and the Whippet club of northern Ireland so I will let you know how we get on.

23rd of August '09

Hi everybody, we just arrived back this evening from our circuit of show's and what a fab week it was. Day 1. The Hound show at Navan race course: Our 13 month old bitch Kelly (kellyvale kissing a fool) win's best junior in breed and is Cruft's qualified.
Day 2: Clonmel and Dist. Indy win's his final ticket to become an Irish ch. also taking best of breed,group 1 and 3rd in best in show.
Our Skye terrier also went best of breed today and 2nd in the champion stakes.
Day 3: Killarney. Today we take both dog and bitch tickets with Indy and Kelly. Indy got best of breed and a group 3 placing. Yet another best of breed and group 3 placing for the skye terrier.
Day 4: Limerick and our judge for today is Andrew Brace .Another great day for Kelly collecting her second ticket at 13 months old. We are so proud of her.
The Skye picks up another best of breed and is short listed in the group.
Day 4: The Skye keeps the flag flying today with yet another best of breed.
What a fantastic few day's!!!!
A really big thanks to all the judges who continue to love our dogs.

8TH JULY '09.

Hello everybody, I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the litle bit of sun that we have been having. We have had another couple of shows since my last update. At Kilkenny Amelie and Brad shared the tickets with our baby girl taking best of breed and going on to win the group. Next day we were at Daise show in Tramore where brad took the dog greenstar with Indy hot on his heels with the reserve ticket. Steph Robertson's ir + gb ch Collooney golden girl took best of breed and 2nd in the group.
We were on a roll last weekend at Bray with Brad winning best of breed and 2nd in the group as did our Skye terrier 'Tash'. On the same day we had our club show where Brad won best in show for the 2nd year running and Amelie taking best junior. Amelie now qualifies for her junior ch.title and the junior or the year competition. Sunday was Ladies kennel assoc. where Brad again won the dog ticket.Again today Tash won best of breed. Thank you to all the judges who continue to love our  dogs.

14th of June '09.

Hi everyone, its been a while since our last update and alot has happend. The Whippet club of Ireland held a special club show the day before the winners show. It was not a very successful day for our Whippets, we didnt seem to have anything that Mr. Newsham liked but not to worry one day up and another day down as they say. Not all was lost my friend Steph Robertson and her multi cc winning bitch went best in show, well done Steph and Susie.The Borzoi club also held a show that day and we were delighted to win the bitch ticket.
Next day was the euro winners show at the RDS where Brad picked up the reserve cacib. It was lovely to see so many dogs from overseas. Well done to all the winners at both the shows. We were unable to show the Borzoi or Skye terrier at the euro show as my mum was judging.
This weekend we headed for Fermoy to the new venue for the Munster Canine show and we had a fab day. We got off to a great start with Brad winning the champion stakes. This will qualify him for the champion of champions competition later this year. Next we had the breed judging where Indy took the dog ticket and best of breed. He went on to win group 10 and ended the day 3rd in best in show. The hilight of the day for us was when our home breed bitch Tilly , Ailesbury Independent Lady took her final ticket to become an Irish Champion. Amelie took the reserve bitch ticket. We also had best of breed with the Skye terrier. A day you only dream of.
We would like to thank all the judges who gave Tilly her tickets and all the other judges on the day.

18th April '09

It was 6.30 start today for our drive to cork. It turned out to be well worth the trip.First into the ring was our Borzoi 'Angel' who got best of breed and after a long wait it was the Whippet's turn. We were delighted to take both dog and bitch ticket's with 'Indy' and 'Tilly'. 'Indy' going on to take best of breed and 2nd in the group with the Borzoi taking 3rd in the group.
A big thankyou to Jane Anthony who helped me handle the dog's on the day.I didnt have my  usual helpers as their mum my pal Stephanie Robertson was to busy winning BEST IN SHOW at N.E.W.S. with 'Susie' . This was her 7th cc. Well done to all at 'Sheol'.

11th april '09

We were at Combined Canine international show today where 'Brad' took greenstar dog and the cacib.It was the bitches turn to take best of breed today so we must send  congrat's to David and Valarie Best on their big win.Well done folk's I think your on a bit of a roll lately.
It was a good day all round for the Ailesbury team with our Skye Terrier 'Tash' taking best of breed and going on to win group 3.
We had a very busy weekend as Pup of the year was the next night where we had 'Indy' qualified. He went well on the night but it was not to be,ah sure we can't win 'em all!

5th April '09

The annual South Wicklow open show took place today. It is alway's a fab show with a great entry and some really nice prizes. A show we alway's like to support. In previous year's we have had best in show and reserve best in show the following year. Last year I judged for the club so I was delighted to be back showing my dogs at this well run event.
Another successful day to be had by all, Indy won best of breed and nealy made it all the way only to be piped at the post by a very nice Irish Setter so he settled for reserve best in show which was fab.
Brad won the champion stakes, Kelly was best bitch in breed, Jack won his class and Amelie who was on her first outing came 2nd in the puppy stakes. Not a bad day!!

17th March '09

Not to far to travel today,only a 30 min journey to the national exhibition centre at Cloghran for our St. Patrick's day show. With only 4 dog's entered today it was a little more relaxing than usual. We had decided to give the younger whippet's a whirl today just to see how they would get on and the did'nt let us down. The judge for today was a well known whippet person Ms. M. Martin. Jack who is now 10 month's won his junior class and gained his Celtic junior title on the day and Kelly now 8 month's also won her puppy bitch class and was short listed in the puppy stakes under Mr. N. White.  We were delighted as this was their first big show.
We also had best of breed with both the Skye terrier 'Tash' and our Borzoi 'Angel' . The Borzoi also took a 3rd place in the group. Thank's to all the judges on the day and to my pal Steph and her girls Fiona and Aisling for all their help as usual.

11th March '09

Well its been a while, I hope you are all keeping well. Last week we made our anual visit to Crufts and It was well worth the trip. The day started at 5 30am as we got loaded up and headed for the NEC.
Our first class was special puppy bitch where our new baby 'Amelie' was placed 4th. She was handled by her previous owner Mr. Roger Stock on the day,(thankyou Roger). Next it was 'Indy's' turn but it was not to be his day, I made a mistake with his class and put him in yearling instead of junior so he was a little lost. Not to worry we were pleased with the way he showed.Then it was 'Brads' turn and as usual he never put a foot wrong.We were so proud of him taking home the reseve cc out of such a big entry.
To top of the day our Skye terrier 'Tash' was 3rd in open only to be beaten by two of the U.K.'s top winning Skye's. Not bad if I say so my self!

27th January '09

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a fab xmas and newyear. Ours was a sad one this year as it was our first xmas without my dad but we got through and had a very busy but nice day.My husband Colin cooked his first christmas dinner which was a great success .I think he will have the job again next year and maybe even the year after that.
Well there has been lots of stuff happening since my last update. We had our St. Stephens Day show which drew a good entry as usual and a good day it was too. Brad got Best of breed then he won the group and went on to take 3rd place in Best in show. Tash(skye terrier) also won Best of breed and just to complete a great day for the Ailesbury gang we got Best of breed with Angel(Borzoi) and group 3. This was angels 7th green star making her an Irish champion.
We have also had a new arrival at Ailesbury in the shape of a Whippet bitch from the very successful U.K. based Courthill kennel. Amilie is a sweet girl of 9 months old, her kennel name is Courthill coin of the realm. A big thankyou to Roger Stock and Patsy Gilmour for allowing her to cross the pond. She has had a great start to her show career . She is already qualified for Crufts 3 times over and took Best puppy in Breed at Manchester a couple of weeks ago.I cant wait to show her.
Last Saturday night saw us at the Show dog of the year final with Brad for the 3rd year in a row. The identity of the judge is kept secret til the night so when we arrived and saw it was an all rounder from Denmark I knew we would not be as successful as other years and how right I was. Brad never seems to be their cup of tea. We made it through the first round along with the Irish Wolfhound which seemed right as we have spent the last 3 years fighting out the groups between us , one show its Brad and the next its Lady's turn and it just goes on like that all year. It was lady's turn tonight and a massive well done to Ger Clarke and family on their big win.
Our other bit of news was that at the January meeting of the Kennel I made it back on to the judges committee which was great as I find it very interesting.
We have been having great fun over the last few weeks with the babies, we have been taking them to a few limit shows and they are doing really well.Last week kelly won best puppy bitch in show. We were delighted.
One more thing before I go I just want to say well done to George in Wales who owns one of our pups from the last litter,he has been doing very well with Roxy in the show ring. Keep up the good work George, we are very proud of Roxy.
Bye for now everyone, dont forget to email and let me know how your all doing.
Lynda x

15TH DEC '08

Hi everyone, sorry it has been so long since we up-dated the site but we have been so busy I just did'nt get the chance. We have had an intereasting few month's since our last posting. We finally made 'Indy' a junior Champion which qualified him for the very first junior champion of champion's competition . The competition was held yesterday at Cloghran and I am delighted to tell you that Indy took the top slot on the day seeing off some strong competition of over one hundred dog's. A big thankyou to Mrs J Crawford-Manton and Mr.G Daly who were the judges for the day.
More good news our six month old home breed brat Ailesbury Silver Moon or 'Jack' to his friend's has had a fab start to his show career.We have taken him to two open show's over the past two weekend's and at both show's he has taken best of breed with a group three placing the first week and a group two placing last sunday. He was also third in the puppy stakes at his first show.
We have had a fab year with all our dog's , hardly ever coming home without a prize no matter where we show so we would like to thank all the judges who liked our dog's so much. We look forward now to '09 and the showdog of the year final's which 'Brad' is qualified for,Cruft's of course and the pup of the year which will be another evening out for 'Indy'. We will keep you posted as the year progresses.
Watch out for our other baby girl Kellyvale Kissing a Fool or just 'Kelly' who will be making her debut in January. Kelly is co owned by us with our long time family friend Mr. Don Foran so I hope we can do him proud.
Merry xmas to you all and thank's for taking the time to visit our site.

30TH AUG '08

We travelled accross the water to City of Birmingham at the weekend where 'Brad' won the reserve cc. 'Indy' was 4th in his class. My Mum took a few days off to come with me and the weather was really nice which made for a very enjoyable day.
We were missing one thing my partner in crime Stephanie Robertson was unable to join us for the trip as her mum Mrs. Hazel O'Brien passed away after a long battle with illness. Thankfully we were able to change our ferry to make it home for the funeral. Our thoughts are with the whole family at this sad time.

24TH AUG '08

We have just arrived back from a very wet but enjoyable week in Killarney. We started our week at the Hound Assoc. Show in Navan where 'Brad' won BEST IN SHOW. We were delighted with the result as 'Indy' also won his junior class.
On the same day my mum was showing the Skye terrier 'Tash' at The All Terrier show held at Cloghran where he won best of breed.
Next was Clonmel where 'Tash' won best of breed and  2nd in group 3.
On Tuesday we were at Killarney and Dist and another good day for 'Tash' with winning the group that day.
Thursday took us to Limerick, a quiet day all round but I still got a chance to get a spin in the best in show ring handling Ms S Pinkerton beautiful Borzoi male in group 10. Jester and I managed to get 4th in the group.
Thankyou sue for letting me handle 'Jester'.
Our last show was Tralee where we had another great day with 'Brad' winning best of breed and 2nd in the group,'Tash' also won best of breed and to make the day my friend Steph won best of breed and 3rd in the group with her 6 month old Beagle puppy.
Thanks to all the judges you made it suh a successful week!

19TH JULY 08

To-day we were at Sligo and Dist.Another good day had by all.Again 'Brad' won best of breed and went on to have yet another group 10 win.
Our Skye terrier also won best of breed to-day.

5th JULY '08

Another fab weekend all round .We started the day with Bray Show where 'Brad' got Best of Breed and Group 2 also our Skye Terrier took Best of Breed and Group 4,well done mum and 'Tash'.
The Whippet Club of Ireland also held their ch. show on the same day which was a bit of a dream come through for us when Mrs.J.North-Row awarded 'Brad' Best in Show.
A big congrats to the Robertson family on taking reserve Best in Show and making GB.CH.Collooney Golden Girl an Irish Champion on the day.
Thankyou Mrs.North-Row.

28TH JUNE '08

We were of to Kilkenny today and what a day it turned out to be,we were delighted to take best of breed under Ms.D.Richie, group 1 under Mr.J.J. Walsh and to top it all off 'Brad' went on to take Best in Show under Mr.Dick McCoy.This win puts Brad bacck at the top of the Show Dogs Ireland leader board. A big thankyou to all the judges on the day.

21st June '08

Today we went to Blackpool Show and what a Fab trip we had. Brad took his final CC and is now a GB Ch. while his traveling companion GB Ch.Collooney Golden Girl of Sheol won her 4th CC with best of Breed.Suzie went on to take group 2.Well done Steph and Suzie and thanks for all your support along the way and thanks for doing all the driving as usual!!!!

15th June '08

This weekend saw us off to Cork,to Munster Canine Ch.Show and what a wonderful day we had. First in the ring were the Whippets where a young boy 'Collooney Thats the One at Ailesbury' who is now 11 months old took his first greenstar beating his dad Ir. and Int. Ch.'Collooney He's The One 'for the ticket.Well done 'Indy'.
My mum handled our Skye Terrier IR.CH. Glorfindel Grey Granite today and we were delighted when he took best of breed then went on to win group 3 and ended the day by taking Reserve Best In Show.Well done Annie and Tash.

31st may '08

To day we were at the I.K.C. Int. Show at The National Show Centre.
We had a wonderful day,our Whippets Ir.+ Int.Ch.Collooney Hes The One  took the green star dog and cacib and our home breed girl Ailesbury Independent Lady took the green star bitch,cacib and best of breed.
It didnt end there she went on to win group 10 and was 3rd in the Best
In Show line up.
Our Skye Terrier Ir.Ch. Glorfindel Grey Granite also won Best Of Breed.
A good day all round.

23rd May '08

We are delighted to announce that we have 5 new babies at Ailesbury.Our
whippet Collooney Hot Chocolate had her puppies today.The sire is Collooney Foggy Due at Sheol owned by Mrs S Robertson.
We have 3 girls and 2 boys.
Watch out for some photo's.

5th May '08

This weekend we had three shows in a row,the first one was Fermoy Int.Ch. Show where our Skye terrier Ir.Ch Glorfindel Grey Granite picked up his second cacib with green star and best of breed.
The second day took us to South Tipp. Ch. Show where 'Brad' Ir. + Int.Ch. Collooney He's The One took green star dog,best of breed  and group three.The highlight of the day for me was taking the reserve green star dog with our baby 'Brad's' son 'Indy' Collooney Thats The One at Ailesbury.I think 'Brad' better watch out!
Day three was the Hound Show where we had a wonderful day.Again 'Brad' took best of breed and group three.We were delighted when our Borzoi 'Angel' Firebright Gordeika took best of breed and we were over the moon when she went on to take Best In Show.What a finish to a fab weekend.
A big thankyou to my friend Steph Robertson who handled 'Angel' on the day.We would also like to say thankyou to our wonderful dog show friends for all their support over the weekend .

25th April '08

Today we crossed the water to W.E.L.K.S. and we are delighted to report that Collooney Thats the One is now qualified for Cruft '09.
'Indy' took 3rd place in quite a strong puppy class.This was his first
trip to the U.K. A great start for our young man who has already qualified
for next years Pup of the Year competition. I think dad would be proud.

17th April '08

Just a short message as it is all I can bring myself to write.Today my father
the man who gave me my love of dogs and of dog showing Mr Fred Cuthbert passed away after a long battle with illness.We will miss him so much,he is in our hearts forever.

22nd March '08

Collooney thats the one is now qualified for next years pup of the year competition after taking Best Puppy In Show at Combined Canine Int.Ch. Show today.This was 'Indys' first ch. show.What a wonderful start.