Having spent a year at the Dochfour Kennels of Baroness Burton we were confident that we knew everything when we started on our own, and then proceeded to learn the hard way. The stud dog we were so sure would suit our bitch threw bad mouths or slack ears -
With great difficulty we managed to buy several bitches. None of the well-
She was sent to Ch. McJoe Of Twobees, and to our delight produced four daughters and a son. Now, we thought, we shall have something for the ring. A visit to a local show brought back gastro enteritis which swept round the Kennel in a couple of days like the plague. Dazzle fell a victim, and all four of her daughters succumbed and she was left with her small son. He was never a show specimen, but our faith in our breeding plan had been fulfilled. From that little dog and from Dazzle, by careful selection, are four of of the five Champions in the Kennel today descended.
Felshott Grey Linnet
Born 1955 : G-
Ch Felshott Bryany
Ch Felshott Bryany being our first Champion, seven generations in direct tail female line from Dazzle, and the latter’s son by McJoe played an important part in her pedigree. Mr Bradshaw gave Bryany her first CC, Mrs Nan McKay her second, and Col Whitehead -
There are people who have the good fortune to breed a Champion in their first litter -
A Felshott Puppy
Article first printed in the Cairn Terrier Association Yearbook 1967,
and reproduced here with their kind permission.
When war came the dogs had to go -
Dorothy Hall 1967