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Arwen

Grand Champion Kaldaun’s Arwen:

  Date of  Birth - September 8, 2014

  Dam:  Pitlochry’s Olivia (NLD)                                                                   Sire:   Pitlochry’s The Talented Mr. Ripley(NLD)

Pedigree

Meet my beautiful Kaldaun’s Arwen, at 8 months of age.  She is the daughter of Ch. Pitlochry’s Olivia and Pitlochry’s Talented Mr. Ripley, aka ‘Mister’.

Arwen is an intelligent high energy girl and shows signs of becoming as beautiful a mature wolfhound as her mother and father are.  Join me on the journey of her life as she matures and enters the dog show world!

Please meet Pitlochry’s The Talented Mr. Ripley, Arwen’s sire. ‘Mister’ resides with his owner/handler my friend Cathy Charles.  Cathy also kept a son from Olivia’s first litter, Kaldaun’s Aengus na Tirnanog, aka “Aengus” who is brother to my Arwen.  I will post his picture on her webpage when I can get a decent photo so that you can see the quality of the offspring Olivia and Mister have produced.

Hi there, I just had my 8 weeks old birthday.  These are pictures of me and mom getting my first ‘posed’ photos!  I am having lots of fun at it too!

 

My very first show stack!...well attempt.... (Psst...mom say I try her patience more than any of the other wolfhounds she has had!...cool.)

My first bribe!

And for all her good work.......lots of hugs and kisses!

Playtime with Mom (Olivia), Arwen and cousin MacTire (son of my Olcan)!!!

Arwen at 7 months of age.  Not a posed stack, but a natural one of her own.  She has come a long way since 8 weeks of age!

I want to flyyyyyy..... 

Mother and daughter.  Arwen is definitely going to be the taller bitch in the not too distant future!  Irish Wolfhounds love to run but some more than others.  Livie has passed her love for running on to her daughter.  It is a joy and privelege to see them together like this.

These next three photographs show the close connection Arwen has with her mother Olivia and her mother with her.  At seven months Arwen has a long way to go to before she will fulfill the promise she is now displaying.

Meet Owen, a golden retriever owned by Heather Bashaw running here with my Arwen.  They get along beautifully with the added bonus.....yep, they tire each other out!

I am very pleased to announce that at the IWCC Quebec Regional Show, only her second show at 9 months of age Arwen took first place in the 6 to 9 month old bitch class.  She then went on to win Best Puppy in Show under Breeder Judge, Mrs. Jenny Dove of Saringa’s, from the U.K.  As promised here is her photo and critique from Jenny Dove. 

Judge Jenny Dove stated, “Eight month old cream brindle, gorgeous head and dark eye, good length of neck into sound well angulated shoulders, great front with correct feet, deep brisket with good length and ribbing.  Tail and set just right, excellent hindquarters with low set hocks.  Sound easy mover, a smashing pup who will go far.  Best Puppy in Show over excellent litter brother.  She was just more finished and together on the final move.

It is early fall and my Arwen is slowly maturing.  Though not as dark as her mother she shows the same promise.  She is almost a Champion now but we are done for the year.  I will let her enjoy herself and finish her Championship next summer.  It has been interesting because her brother Aengus has been hard to beat and Arwen is clocking up a LOT of Best of Opposites! (LOL)

Here we have Arwen running with my Olcan’s son, BaileySong’s MacTire at Kaldaun.  Lots of energy these two and she is still keeping the lead over this younger, cousin!

“We’re flyingggggg!” Awesome photo by Heather, showing Arwen litterly suspended in mid-gallop and even Mac is only touching with the one paw!

Stay tuned!  We will be back!

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Arwen at the UKC show here in Kingston.  It was fun but brother Aengus took home most of the points, lol.  May persue it again next year but right now will be working more on her Grand Championship for which she just needs a few more points.

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Well here we are at 2 years of age in 2017 at the Quebec Regional Specialty.  Arwen is up against some stiff competition as we have a lot of 4 and 5 year old mature wolfhounds and she has to compete in the Specials category.  LOL, she got beat out by her more mature mom Olivia who made it to the last cut and who competed for BOB against her son Aengus!

I was quite pleased with Arwen and she will be even better next year!!!

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Arwen on the left with her mother Olivia on an outing at Heather Bashow’s property in late September, early October of 2017.  Heather has lovely trails which these guys just love to run on.  This was a quiet moment before sister Neila jumps into the frame, lol and my Olcan is beside my side....as usual, lol.

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In front is our Neila, the youngest at under 2 years of age, then Arwen at 3 years and mum Olivia following behind, which is actually unusual to see, but she has a daughter like herself who likes to explore....Neila!

Neila, who is flying, then Olivia, their mother and Arwen, who likes to stick close to her mother.  Lord those girls can fly!

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Here we are at the 2018 Quebec Regional Specialty.  There are very more Champions arranged around the ring but this photo shows us awaiting instruction from the Judge as to how she would like us to proceed.   My Awen only likes showing when she is with me, lol, like a lot of wolfhounds, as long as they are with those they love they are content.

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On the go around the ring.  Pefect placement of her paws and never looses that beautiful topline!

Lovely reach, she has excellent shoulders!

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Judge is watching her movement as she moves away from her and then back to her.  Watching to see if the dog/bitch ‘single tracks’, which Arwen does with no problem, lol.

Well, Arwen did not win the Specialty that day, but a lovely bitch with one-half Pitlochry bloodlines did and in fact it was between Arwen’s brother, Kaldaun’s Aengus Na Tirnanog and the very nice bitch from Lismore kennel in the USA.  All in all a wonderful day and we are proud that a younger sister of Arwen’s, Luna took a third place in a large selection of Open Bitches.  Congratulations to owner/handler Jurgen Mack and his wife Susanne for the lovely win.  Jurgen did a wonderful job showing his girl and a terrific win as well.  Poor Luna broke her leg when just over a year, which thankfully has healed well.  Way to go everyone! 

So here we are in August 2018, showing at the Stormond, Dundas and Glengarry Dog All Breed show held in Long Sault, Ontario.  There were two shows on this day with the first show being the Ontario Sighthound Specialty, pictured below.  These photos taken by a breeder friend of mine of Black Russian Terriors, Tatiana Adams are awesome.  There would be fewer photos for us all if it were not for her, lol.  Thank you again Tatiana.  Arwen actually had her Grand Championship and I would not normally have shown her but she was company for the baby puppy I recently acquired from a fellow breeder (see her own page shortly),  and Arwen was great about putting up with the sometime pesky puppy, lol.

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My beautiful girl, so much like her mother Olivia.  Perfect movement, which I treasure in our breed!

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Now we get to relax for a couple of minutes while the Judge goes over the other wolfhounds!

Arwen was Awarded Best of Opposite Sex in the Ontario Sighthound Association’s sighthound Specialty by Judge Janet Buchanan!  That brother of hers...she has not managed to beat him since she took Best Puppy in Show at the Quebec Regional Specialty, lol.  Way to go to the both of them.  They are wonderful examples of our breed.

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Now the little one to the left is Glenamadda Qarisma Ne Kaldaun, aka Gaea, or GeeGee, bred by Susan Prokopenko of Glenamadda Irish Wolfhounds.   She was handled in the Sighthound Specialty by my good friend Kim McLaughlin, thanks again Kim!  It takes patience to show a baby puppy (she was 13 weeks here), which frankly I have plenty for a young pup..just not this young in the show ring, lol.  Kim really wanted to show her so what the heck and there they go getting Best Puppy in Specialty under Judge Janet Buchanan, who told Kim that not only did she love Gaea, but that she was one of the best Irish Wolfhound puppies she had seen in years! 

Then Kim goes on in the S D & G All Breed Show and took a Best of Opposite with my Arwen under Judge Alejandro Rojas Sanchez.....yes again opposite to her brother Aegnus, lol.  I was curious to see if Arwen would behave with another handler and though she was looking around for me she did behave and thus she got another major win!

And now we are waiting...Arwen has been bred to my MacTire and if successful we now await the next generation!

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