October 2012

Midland Counties Championship Show
Ordett Mai Tai By Lignum 'Morgan' 2nd in a large Post Grade Bitch class
Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW 'Murdock' Reserve in Open Dog

Gundog Society of Wales Championship Show

What an amazing month October has been!

Murdock was awarded his 3rd CC and Best of Breed

Subject to KC confirmation, he will now be
Sh Ch Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW

Just can't thank Frances Boxall, Murdock's breeder,
enough for our lovely fella


Morgan 'Ordett Mai Tai By Lignum'
2nd Post Grad Bitch

Completely and utterly over the moon.
Huge thanks to the judge today, Mrs P Hollings, and to all the lovely people who congratulated us.


South Wales Kennel Association Championship Show
Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW 'Murdock' was 2nd in Open Dog
Ordett Mai Tai By Lignum qualified for Crufts with a 3rd in Post Grad Bitch

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British Gordon Setter Club Championship Show

What an amazing day!

Murdock 'Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW'
Dog CC (his 2nd),  Reserve Best in Show & Best Opposite Sex!!


Morgan 'Ordett Mai Tai By Lignum'
Reserve Post Grad Bitch at her first ever Champ Show.

Chuffed to bits with these results.
Huge thanks to the judge and to all for their congratulations


September 2012

Kington Show
At her first ever companion show, in fact her first ever show of any kind, Ordett Mai Tai By Lignum 'Morgan' won AV Gundog and was awarded
Best in Show.


Richmond Championship Show
Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW 'Murdock' was Reserve in Open Dog

City of Birmingham Championship Show
Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW 'Murdock' awarded 3rd place in Open Dog

August 2012

Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show
Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW 'Murdock' gets awarded his 6th RCC
from a 2nd place behind the BOB winner in Open Dog

National Gundog Championship Show
Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW 'Murdock' takes Reserve in Open Dog class
our first show since May this year due to alpaca birthing season here at Lignum,
so was good to catch up with friends!


May 2012

Birmingham National Championship Show
Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW 'Murdock' takes 3rd in Open Dog class

April 2012

West of England Ladies' Kennel Society Championship Show
Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW 'Murdock' wins Open Dog class and takes home his 5th Reserve Challenge Certificate

A freezing cold and soaking wet show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


December 2011

Congratulations to Murdock's son
Ordett Glen of Passion 'Morgan' (& his owners)
on gaining his Bronze Good Citizen Award

Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Sh Ch Ordett Strathisla JW)
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November 2011

Great News.....
BVA/HD results back for Ordett Mai Tai By Lignum 'Morgan'
2:3 (Total 5)


(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Sh Ch Ordett Strathisla JW)

October 2011

Gundog Society of Wales Championship Show
Last Show of the Year for us
Murdock was 2nd in Limit Dog
(a huge thank you to Frances for handling the fella whilst I was out of action)
&
his son, Cairacailie Solo Artist JW 'Kupah', won Post Graduate Dog

September 2011

Darlington Championship Show
Murdock won his class, Limit Dog
& was awarded his
1st Challenge Certificate
&
Best of Breed


Huge thanks to the judge Mr G Tong


City of Birmingham Championship Show
Murdock was Reserve in Limit Dog

August 2011

Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show
Murdock won his class, Limit Dog
& was awarded his
4th Reserve Challenge Certificate


(photo above - back home, Murdock after WKC)

July 2011

National Gundog Championship Show

National Gundog Championship Show
Murdock won his class, Limit Dog
his daughter Cairacailie In Concert 'Breeze' was Reserve in a large Post Graduate Bitch class

Leeds Championship Show
Murdock won his class, Limit Dog

East of England Championship Show
Murdock was Reserve in Limit Dog
His daughter Dibley 'Laurelhach Special Reserve For Muckypups was VHC in Post Graduate bitch.

Windsor Championship Show
Murdock's daughter Dibley 'Laurelhach Special Reserve For Muckypups' won her class, Post Graduate Bitch.

CAC Detmold, Germany
Murdock's daughter, Laurelhach Morgan Sweet 'Laila'
was 1st Excellent in Working class and Reserve Best Bitch in breed and to top a great day out she became Best Working Dog in Show.

Now
Laila has collected all the points she needs for her
German Champion title. 
Congratulations 



June 2011

Blackpool Championship Show
Murdock's son, Kupah 'Cairacailie Solo Artist JW' was 2nd in Post Graduate Dog & his daughter Cairacailie In Concert 'Breeze' was 3rd in Post Graduate Bitch

Three Counties Championship Show
Murdock was placed 3rd in Limit Dog

May 2011  

Bath Championship Show
Murdock was placed 2nd in Limit Dog
his son, Kupah 'Cairacailie Solo Artist JW' was Reserve in Post Graduate Dog

Birmingham National Championship Show
Murdock was VHC in Limit Dog
Breeze
was 2nd in a large Limit Bitch class.


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April 2011  

'Morgan' Ordett Mai Tai now has her own web page

Gordon Setter Association Championship Show
Murdock was placed 2nd in Mid-Limit Dog


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March 2011  

CRUFTS
Murdock was placed 3rd in a large Limit Dog class
Kupah was awarded VHC in Yearling Dog class


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February 2011  

A mutation responsible for the development of Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in the Gordon Setter has been identified by geneticists working in the Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the Animal Health Trust.

PRA News Page


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January 2011  

Manchester Championship Show
In his first show of 2011 Murdock
was placed VHC in a large Limit Dog class

November 2010  

Setter & Pointer Championship Show
In his last show of 2010 Murdock was 3rd in his class, Mid-Limit


October 2010  

Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Sh Ch Ordett Strathisla JW
 (Murdock ex Isla) litter born
(5 dogs, 2 bitches)

Midland Counties Championship Show
Murdock was VHC in his class, Limit

Gundog Society of Wales Championship Show
Murdock was placed 3rd in his class, Limit

South Wales Kennel Association Championship Show
Kupah was placed 1st his class, Junior
&
Murdock was placed 2nd in his class, Limit

British Gordon Setter Club Championship Show
Murdock won his class, Mid-Limit
&
Kupah won both of his classes, Special Yearling and Graduate

September 2010 

**Great News**
Darlington Championship Show
Cairacailie Solo Artist 'Kupah'
gained his final points towards his Junior Warrant 
 (subject to KC confirmation)
Congratulations to his owners, Ian and Sue Tillett
& his breeders Bob, Jenny & Katherine Roberts
'Cairacailie'

Murdock was 3rd in Limit

Richmond Championship Show
Kupah
was 3rd in Junior & 2nd in Yearling
Murdock
was 3rd in Limit
Breeze
was 3rd in Junior & VHC in Yearling
Dibley
was 3rd in Yearling

Laurelhach Special Reserve For Muckypups 'Dibley'

Dibley the pocket rocket has been going great guns with her agility!!!  Go Dibs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 City of Birmingham Championship Show
Kupah
won both his classes, Junior and Graduate
Murdock
was 3rd in Limit
Breeze was VHC in Junior

August 2010 

Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show
Kupah was placed 1st in both Junior and Yearling class

CACIB Ludwigshafen, Germany
Laurelhach Morgan Sweet 'Laila' had yet another great day out at the beginning of August and was awarded 1st Excellent, CAC (Best Bitch), CACIB, Best of Breed and the Title Rheinlandpfalzsieger 2010.

Congratulations

July 2010 

CAC Rhein Main, Germany
Laila had another great result and was placed 1st Excellent in Intermediate class and was Reserve Best Bitch (Reserve CAC)

My 2009 birthday pressie from Guy is now finished.  A commission painted by Glyn Whiting, a wonderful 3ft x 2ft oil of my fella!!  Now all I need is for Guy to make me a beautiful frame to put it in!!!

Leeds Championship Show
Kupah was 3rd in Junior Dog
Murdock
was 3rd in Mid-Limit Dog &
Breeze was 1st in Junior Bitch

June 2010 

More Results
Cairacailie Solo Artist 'Kupah'
has a great BVA Hip Score of 4:8 (Total 12)
(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Cairacailie The Folk Singer)

Blackpool Championship Show
Kupah was 1st in Junior Dog
Murdock
was 1st in Limit Dog &
Breeze was 1st in Junior Bitch & 2nd in Graduate Bitch
a fun but extremely hot day out!


(photo Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW 'Murdock)

German Club Show 

Laila was 1st Excellent in Intermediate class
and won the Reserve CAC

Great News
Cairacailie In Concert 'Breeze'
has a fabulous BVA Hip Score of 2:3 (Total 5)
(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Cairacailie The Folk Singer)

Border Union Championship Show 
Kupah
was 2nd in Junior Dog

 May 2010
A great end to the monthCACIB Gie├čen, GermanyLaila got 1st Excellent , another point towards her German Champion title and the CAC in Intermediate class.She has also had confirmation of her title Swiss Junior Champion Bath Championship ShowIn his first show this month, Murdock won his class, Limit Dog and was awarded his 3rd Reserve Challenge Certificate.   

Scottish Kennel Club Championship ShowKupah was placed 1st in both Junior and Yearling Dog.  Breeze was placed 2nd in  Junior BitchNational Championship ShowBoth Kupah & Breeze were placed 2nd in their classes, Junior Dog & Junior BitchWe have been very busy at home.  We are very pleased to say that we have 3 new editions to our family.....The 3 Musketeers, sons and/or daughters of 'Mr & Mrs', our Dewlap Toulose geese.

 

Europewinner Dog Show in Dortmund Laila was placed 4th, excellent in Intermediate class

South of England Agriculture Spring ShowDibley won her class, GraduatePhoto below - Laurelhach Special Reserve for Muckypups 'Dibley' 

Bank Holiday Weekend

GSCS Championship Show 
Kupah was placed 4th in Junior & 3rd in Yearling

Border Counties Gundog Society Show 
Kupah was placed 1st  in Junior, 1st in Yearling and Best of Breed

Well done everybody

 April 2010
Field Trials at Bad Tennstedt, GermanyIn very hot conditions, Laila took part in a Solo International Derby and got Very Good with 12 points

WELKS Championship ShowKupah was placed 3rd in Junior and 2nd in Yearling DogMurdock was 2nd in Limit DogBreeze was VHC in Junior Bitch

**********************************************Laila's BVA Hip Score has been returned at 4:5 Total 9

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Gordon Setter Association Championship Show
A lovely day out with friends at the first outside show of the year in beautiful sunshine.  The dogs looked great.

Kupah was placed 1st in Junior, 2nd in Yearling and 2nd in Debutant Dog

Murdock was placed 3rd in Mid-Limit Dog

Dibley was placed
3rd  in Junior, 5th Special Yearling, 3rd Novice,
3rd Debutante and 1st Undergraduate
bitch and was awarded
Best Undergraduate
She was also, under a different judge, placed 1st Special Yearling.

Breeze was placed VHC in Junior and 1st in Maiden bitch.

on the same weekend at

Field Trial weekend in Fronhausen, Germany 
Laila took part in Junior Trials and got Excellent with 17 points.

Well done everybody

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Easter Field Trials Westhausen, Germany 
Laila was entered into the International Derby Trials and was 
2nd, excellent with 16 points
(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Sh Ch Laurelhach Intrigue) 

CAC show, Westhausen, Germany
Laila was entered into Intermediate class for the first time and got 1st excellent and her first point for her German Champion Title.
(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Sh Ch Laurelhach Intrigue)

Way to go Laila, well done!!

 March 2010

Scottish Breeds Canine Club Championship Show
Kupah was 1st in Junior Dog & 2nd in Puppy Dog
Breeze was 2nd in both Junior & Puppy Bitch

(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Cairacailie The Folk Singer)

Tunbridge Wells Open Show
Dibley was 1st in Junior class
(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Sh Ch Laurelhach Intrgue)

Crufts
Kupah was 1st in Special Puppy Dog.
(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Cairacailie The Folk Singer)
Dibley & Laila were 3rd & VHC in Special Junior Bitch respectively
(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Sh Ch Laurelhach Intrgue)

WELL DONE EVERYBODY IT WAS LOVELY TO SEE YOU ALL AGAIN

Photo below 'Laurelhach Litter at Crufts'
Left to right, Murdock(Dad) & myself, Darcey(Mum) & Frances,
Dibley(Daughter) & Thelda and Laila(Daughter) & Kim
Photo courtesy of Kim & David, thank you.




South West Scotland Gundog Association Open Show
Murdock's son Cairacailie Solo Artist 'Kupah' was 1st in Puppy
and 1st in Junior .
(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Cairacailie The Folk Singer)

Newsflash!!!!



Although not entirely Gordon Setter related I just have to tell you that today (6th March 2010) Margarita gave birth to a beautiful brown suri alpaca cria.  She is a little premature and we are doing all we can for her, keeping everything crossed that she is a little survivor.  More photos and updates are on our website  www.lignumalpacas.co.uk

 February 2010

CACIB Fribourg Show, Switzerland
Murdock's daughter Laurelhach Morgan Sweet 'Laila'
was, on the last Saturday in February, 3rd Excellent and on the Sunday 1st Excellent, JCAC, Best GS Junior is now awaiting confirmation of her third title, Swiss Junior Champion
(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Sh Ch Laurelhach Intrigue)
Photo below of Laila enjoying her dummy training (more on the gallery page)


 
Gordon Setter Association Open Show
Murdock's daughter Laurelhach Special Reserve for Muckypups 'Dibley'
was 1st Special Junior, 2nd Junior, 1st Novice, 1st Debutant &
2nd Undergraduate

(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Sh Ch Laurelhach Intrigue)
Photo below


Cairacailie In Concert 'Breeze' was 3rd Puppy Bitch
(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Cairacailie The Folk Singer)

 January 2010

Agility
Laurelhach Special Reserve for Muckypups 'Dibley' is attending agility classes and by all accounts does not lack enthusiasm!!!!! 
Go Dibley!!!!


Manchester Championship Show
Murdock's son Cairacailie Solo Artist 'Kupah' was 1st Puppy Dog. 
His daughter Cairacailie In Concert 'Breeze' was 4th Puppy Bitch. 

(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Cairacailie The Folk Singer)
Daughter, Laurelhach Special Reserve for Muckypups 'Dibley'
was VHC Junior Bitch
(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Sh Ch Laurelhach Intrigue)

CAC Essen Show, Germany
Murdock's daughter Laurelhach Morgan Sweet 'Laila'
was
1st Excellent, was awarded her final point for her
German Junior Champion title and was also awarded her
'Country Junior Winner' title
(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Sh Ch Laurelhach Intrigue) 


 Great News - Laurelhach Morgan Sweet 'Laila'
has a fabulous FCI Hip Score A1
(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Sh Ch Laurelhach Intrigue)

Congratulations and what a wonderful start to 2010!!!


Lignum Alpacas
website has 'gone live'
Please feel free to visit www.lignumalpacas.co.uk

 December 2009

Bathgate Open Show
Murdock's son, Cairacailie Solo Artist 'Kupah' was awarded
1st Graduate and Best of Breed

(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Cairacailie The Folk Singer)

Bristol Open Show
Murdock's daughter, Cairacailie In Concert 'Breeze' was awarded
Best Puppy in Breed

(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Cairacailie The Folk Singer)

National Dog Show Kassel, Germany
Murdock's daughter, Laurelhach Morgan Sweet 'Laila' was
1st, Excellent, in Junior class and gained another point towards her Junior Champion Title.  The following day at
International Dog Show Kassel, Germany
 Laila was 2nd, Excellent

(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Sh Ch Laurelhach Intrigue)

 November 2009 

Laurelhach Special Reserve For Muckypups 'Dibley'
BVA/HD Score 3:3 (6)
(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Sh Ch Laurelhach Intrigue)

Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland Championship Show
On Saturday 14th Murdock's son, Cairacailie Solo Artist 'Kupah'
was
1st Puppy Dog & Best Puppy In Breed. 
The following day he went 1st Puppy Dog and then
onto
Best Puppy in Show at
Gordon Setter Club of Scotland Open Show. 
Well done. 


New Gallery of Murdock's Progeny on Galleries page

Setter & Pointer Championship Show
Murdock,
in his last competition this year, was 1st Mid Limit Dog.
His son, Cairacailie Solo Artist 'Kupah' was 1st Minor Puppy Dog
& his daughter Cairacailie In Concert 'Breeze'
was 2nd Minor Puppy Bitch.  A nice day out.
(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Cairacailie The Folk Singer)

 
Kupah & Sue Tillett (photo by Katherine Roberts)

CACIB Hannover Show, Germany
Murdock's daughter, Laurelhach Morgan Sweet 'Laila' was
1st, Exellent, in Junior class and gained one point towards her Junior Champion Title
(Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Sh Ch Laurelhach Intrigue)

October 2009 

Midland Counties Championship Show
Murdock was 1st Post Graduate Dog

Gundog Society of Wales Championship Show
Murdock was 1st Post Graduate Dog & was awarded the
Reserve Challenge Certificate

A great month! 

Thank you to the judges and to all those who congratulated us.

 Historical Show Results 2009

Murdock was also awarded 1st place in Post Graduate Dog classes at
Darlington, Bath & Manchester Championship Shows.

He has been well placed in other classes this year (Yearling, Graduate and Post Graduate) including 3 1st places, 3 2nd places, 2 3rd places,
2 Reserve and 1 VHC.

He was also awarded the Reserve Challenge Certificate
(from Yearling Dog class) at WELKS Championship Show
and
Best Yearling and Best Graduate at the Gordon Setter Association Championship Show.

Other Historical News

Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Cairacailie The Folk Singer
litter born April 2009. 

Murdock was awarded Top Junior Dog 2008 by the Gordon Setter Association. 

Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW ex Sh Ch Laurelhach Intrigue
litter born October 2008.

Murdock gained his Junior Warrant in October 2008.


Photo (top of page): Laurelhach Just Jitterbug JW (Murdock). Copyright Lignum