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Kaldaun’s Arwen:  Date of Birth - September 8, 2014                                                     Dam:  Cdn. Ch. Pitlochry’s Olivia (NLD)                                         Sire:  Pitlochry’s Talented Mr. Ripley (NLD)


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!

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!

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 fee, 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!


Arwen at the UKC Dog Show here just north of 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.


Well here we are at 2 years of age in 2017 at the IWCC 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 mum Olivia who made it to the last cut and who competed for BOB against her own son (Arwen’s litter brother.), Aengus!


In the photo below is Arwen on the left with her mother Olivia on an outing at Heather Bashow’s property in late September 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 standing at my usual, bless him.


In front is my Neila, the youngest at under 2 years of age, then Arwen at 3 years and mum, Olivia, following behind (you can just see her head and back).  It was unusual to see, Livie behind her daughters, but she has a daughter like herself who likes to explore.....Neila!

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


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


On the go around the ring.  Perfect placement of her feet and never looses that beautiful topline! So proud of her.

Lovely reach, she has excellent shoulders!


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

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.  Congratulations!

In  August 2018 showing at the Stormont, 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 Terriers, Tatiana Adams are awesome.  There would be fewer photos for us all if it were not for her!  Thank you again Tatiana.

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Now we get to relax for a bit while the Judge goes over the other wolfhounds!

Arwen was awarded Best of Opposite Sex in the Ontario Sighthound Association’s Specialty by Judge Janet Buchanan!  She was beaten again by her brother Aengus.  She has only beaten him once, when she took Best Puppy in Show at the Quebec Specialty when they were puppies.  Very happy with today’s placements!


Now the little one to the left is Glenamadda Qarisma Ne Kaldaun, aka Gaea, or Gee Gee, bred by Susan Prokopenko of Glenamadda Irish Wolfhounds.  She was handled in the Sighthound Specialty by a friend, Kim McLaughlin, thanks again Kim!  Gaea was in baby puppy, which I don’t usually bother showing in but Kim wanted to show her so went ahead.  They took 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 SD & G All Breed Show and took a Best of Opposite with my Arwen under Judge Alejandro Rojas Sanchez,......and yes again opposite to her brother Aengus.  I was proud of Kim and Arwen, especially since Arwen has always been shown by me, I was please she behaved well for Kim.

and her story continues.....soon.

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