What a fabulous day we have just had at Southern Counties champ Show.. Digger "Ir.Sh.Ch.Tonkory Gold Digger at Huntly" took his second CC & BOB then went on to finish 4th in Group while our baby Miss Roo "Nahrof Blurred Lines At Huntly" took the Res CC from the puppy class, Best Puppy in Breed, then topped it all by taking Best Puppy in group! Sh.Ch.Huntly I Ain't No Panda also took 4th from a very strong open bitch class.....Tried to get a group photo to mark the occasion, but Roo just wanted to have fun Lol!
We had a super weekend on the mini circuit where Sh.Ch.Huntly I Ain't No Panda took Green Stars on both days and BOB at South Tipp. In the terriers Ch.Taylortay Shoeshine At Huntly took Green Star bitch and BOB under breed Specialist Mr Ronnie Irvin
NEWS FLASH!.....NAHROF BLURRED LINES AT HUNTLY qualifies for Pup Of The Year 2015 by winning Best Puppy in Show at the Combined Canine Easter Classic National Show....only the second Border Collie to qualify in the history of the competition, the first being our very own "Digger"
What a Super Debut "Miss Roo" NAHROF BLURRED LINES AT HUNTLY had at the IKC Celtic Winners Championship Show going Green Star Bitch & BOB at Just 7 mths old and her kennel mate HUNTLY GOTCHA AT HELLO taking Res Green Star bitch....
We had a pre Christmas surprise delivery on 23rd December :) .........Miss Roo aka Nahrof Blurred Lines At Huntly joined our family....Thank you Lauren for this very special girl!
WHAT A YEAR!..... with very limited showing our HUNTLY team has done us proud with BIS, Res BIS, numerous Groups & Group Placings along with Champion of Champions qualifier (making it to the final 6), 2 X BBPIS awards, 3 X Res BBPIS, not to mention two new Champions .......and to top it all we finished Top Breeders 2014.
A huge thank you to Catriona O'Neill Caraher who campaigned Ch.Huntly I Ain't No Badger & Ch.Huntly I Ain't No Panda so beautifully to their titles........Looking forward to 2015 with a few new exciting additions!
Digger wins Group 3 at Boston All Breeds Championship Show, UK. What an incredible day we had with Tonkory Gold Digger at Huntly....at just 13.5mths old he took the CC, BOB & Group 3. Sincere thanks go to Judge and Breed Specialist Mr. P. Simmons.....
WOOHOO! Digger wins BEST IN SHOW at the Combined Canine Club Christmas Classic open show
Velma is Confirmed Junior Champion..Woohoo!
We have had a quiet couple of months, not getting to many shows, but the gang still managed to squeeze in a couple of nice wins......Spike took BOB & CACIB at the IKC International show 1st Day......2nd Day IKC International Show Arwen took Res Green Star bitch and Digger stole the show by winning BOB & then went onto take Group 3 at just 11mths old.... :)
Had a lovely couple of days down country taking in Limerick & Tralee champ shows. At Limerick little Velma gained her Junior Champion title & Res Green Star....Spikey boy took BOB under Mr M Gadsby....Today at Tralee Arwen took Res Green Star bitch & Spikey boy took BOB & won GROUP 7 under breed & group judge Mrs T Dennis (Australia).
A lovely day was had at Bangor & North Down Champ.Show where Spikey boy took BOB & Group 4 under German judge Mrs G Schicker
Team Huntly had a great day today at Monkstown Champ. show......Border Terrier, Taylortay Shoeshine At Huntly took Green Star & BOB, while in Weimaraners Huntly Truly Scrumptious took GS bitch from the puppy class and Sh.Ch.Zilverein Got Me Mojo At Huntly took GS, BOB and finished with Group 4....going home to celebrate :-))
On our way home from fabulous day at Sligo champ show....both Spikey boy & little Velma took Green star & BOB....As both groups clashed I had to call in the big gun! (David lol!) to help out with Spike in the group and didn't they just go and win Group 2!! Woohoo..
What a great day at Irish Ladies Kennel Assoc. Champ.Show today......Arwen at her first show took Green Star bitch & BOB!!
We had a fabulous day at Swords Championship Show....the committee of this show pull out the stops every year and make it one of the "must attend shows" of the year!...... The star of the day was our little Velma who took her first Green Star & Res BOB at just 13mths old.....not to be outdone Spike also took Green Star dog & Res BOB....
Digger wins BPIS at Cork & secures his place in the final of Pup Of The Year next April....Woohoo!!
Spike also wins BOB & short listed to final 6 in Group..
"Digger" does it again!
At Fermoy International Show Digger takes Best Puppy in Breed & then BEST PUPPY IN GROUP......
Spike, not to be outdone, takes Green Star, CACIB & Res Best of Breed
What a fabulous day we had at Working & Pastoral Breeds of Wales Championship show.....Digger took Best Puppy In Breed & then went on to take BPG 4 at just 6months & a couple of days old !!
......WTG Digger !
What a fantastic day we had at our first show of the year.....Digger took Res Best Baby Puppy In Show & Spike took CACIB, Green Star, BOB & group 2 at the Combined Canine Club International Show on the 30th March..........not to be outdone, Pippa "Huntly I Ain't no Badger" came home with CACIB, Green Star &
Spike is crowned Top Weimaraner 2012
What a busy Christmas day we had...Alice's puppies arrived safe & sound 5 boys & 3 girls....all doing well..
We only managed to make a couple of the circuit shows this year, but boy did we have a great couple of days!
Maude made her debut in the show ring, winning both her puppy classes and Res Green Star bitch & BPIS at Clonmel & the Weimaraner Club of Ireland Championship shows .......
Spike took Res Green Star Dog at the WCI show and then went onto take Green Star Dog & Res BOB at Clonmel.
At Limerick later in the week (Maude stayed at home for this one), Spike continued his success by taking Green Star Dog, BOB & then went onto to take Group 7 under Breed judge Mr R Kelly & Group Judge Mr C Hastings........A huge thank you to everyone for a super day!!
After a month off from showing, Spike made a great return by taking BOB & Group 1 this weekend at the Monkstown All Breed Championship Show under breed and group judge Mr E Pedersen (Denmark)......
Go Spikey boy!
Had a great weekend at Kilkenny & Deise Champ Shows where Spike done the double winning both dog Green Stars & topped it off on the Sunday at Deise by going BOB and Group 2...
More excitement today at Hibernian All breed Championship show.....Spike wins BOB & Group 2!! Sincere thanks go to our breed judge Mrs A Hancock & Group judge Mr B Moran..
GREAT NEWS from England.... At Birmingham National Championship show our home bred "Huntly Luna Eclipse" wins the puppy bitch stakes and "Huntly Welsh Connection" wins MP Bitch....huge congratulations to Di & Angie... we are soooo proud!!
SPIKE DOES THE DOUBLE!..... at Fermoy International Show wins Green Star Dog, CACIB, BOB & Group 3. On Sunday at Tipperary Champ.Show Spike again took the Green Star & BOB......Woohoo!
Another great weekend for the boys at Combined Canine Club's International Show. Shane goes Group 1 & 4th BIS. Spike not to be outdone goes BOB & Group 3......so proud of these 2 boys..
WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY!! Spike wins Green Star Dog, BOB, Group 1 & then thrilled us even more by finishing RES BIS at the IKC Celtic Winners All Breed Championship Show. Huge thanks to all concerned.
Meet "HUNTLY WIND OVER TIDE" who came to visit today and boy how she has grown. Maude will hopefully make her show debut soon......
Meet our lovely "LUNA" from our recent litter out of Juicy "Lucy"
WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION!!.... Spike gained his title on Saturday 12th at Cloghran All Breed Championship Show by winning BOB & Group 4. Thank you to all the judges who have contributed to his title...
WHAT A WEEKEND!......At just 14 months old Spike went straight to the top by winning BEST IN SHOW at the Irish Gundog Field & Show Society's Championship Show on 29/10/11.....
SHANE wins BIS at The Border Collie Club of Ireland. A huge thank you to judge Mrs Jean Lawless (Revloch) and to the committee for a beautiful well run show with a lovely atmosphere...
GREAT NEWS FROM ENGLAND!.....Hannah Lucas has just made up SHANE'S DAUGHTER, Tickle and is now known as GB.SH.CH.Tonkory Tickle my Fancy ..... Way to go Hannah!!
Just back from a fabulous week on the Irish Circuit....
WOW! what a week....
Spike took Res BIS at the Weimaraner Club of Ireland Championship show on 13th August....
On Sunday 14th at Clonmel he took BOB again.....
Tuesday 16th at Killarney Spike took Res Best Dog....
Limerick Championship Show on 18th and Spike thrilled us by taking BOB & Group 4
All this and just 12mths old.....
We had a great Bank holiday weekend with Spike & Shane....Spike took 2nd BPIS & Shane took BOB at Bangor Championship Show. On Sunday at Monkstown Championship Show Spike took his 3rd Green Star and Res BOB then made it to final 4 in Puppy Dog Stakes...
Shane had another great weekend when he took RESERVE BEST IN SHOW at Dundalk & District All Breed Championship Show under judge Mr Tom Creamer. Spike also took Reserve Best Dog on the day...
Our good friend Catriona O'Neill Caraher had another fantastic day with Tippi aka Tiptronic Tippi, by winning 1st place in beginners obedience.....way to go Catriona & Tippi
WHAT A DAY TO REMEMBER!....Spike, at just a few days short of 11 months old, took Green Star Dog, BOB & GROUP 7 under gundog specialist Mr C. Laverty at Bray & District All Breed Championship Show.
Gooo.. Spikey Boy!
Shane stayed at home for this one and had a well earned rest...
Just had some fabulous news from Hannah Lucas ..........Shane's daughter Tonkory Tickle My Fancy has just won her 1st CC, BOB & Group 3 at Border Union Championship Show in the UK. Tickle is owned by Hannah Lucas & Judith Gregory.
WOW! WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY!!...... Shane goes BIS at Swords & District Classic All Breeds Championship Show for the second year running (picture to follow)...
Spikey Boy! also had a fabulous day by taking 2nd overall Best Puppy In Show (thanks Karen for the lovely photo)...Not to be outdone Alice took BOB....
We made the trip to Southern Counties and Shane came home with Res CC dog ...... way to go Shane!.
Hibernian Championship Show on saturday 21st was our second show this month and another great result.....Shane took BOB & Group 1, while Spike took his first Green Star & BOB
Another great weekend for the Huntly team........
At Fermoy International Championship Show on 1st May, Shane took BOB & Group 1 and Spike, at only his second show took BPIB, BP Group 7 & delighted us by finishing 4th BPIS
Shane shines at the Easter classic by winning BOB & Group 2. Not to be outdone, Spike made a fabulous debut by winning BPB & Res Best Dog at the Combined Canine Champ. Show. He was then shortlisted to the final 10 in a huge class for BPIS.
We had a great day at the IKC Celtic winners Championship show today.. Not only did Shane win BOB & Group 2, but Alice gained her title by winning Green Star Bitch & Res BOB and is now known as Sh.Ch.Zilverein Alice Springs to Huntly.......WooHoo!
Shane is off to a great start! Group 1 & 3rd BIS at Newtownards & District Championship show....
Shane at the finals of Show Dog of the Year last night...
Good Luck! to Shane & David who are competing in the finals of the IKC Show Dog of The Year competition in Dublin this Saturday 19th...
Shane has had a fantastic year and has finished TOP PASTORAL BREEDS in the Showdogs Ireland/Viyo Elite Top dog competition.
On Sunday 15th our son handled Alice for the very first time and delighted us both by winning BOB & Group 3. What made this even more special is that this was the very first time Ryan had shown a dog ....... all this at the tender age of 7.
Alice wins her Junior Champion title (subject to confirmation) at Carlow & District Championship show and also takes reserve Green Star bitch..
We travelled south this week for the Irish Circuit and at the three shows attended, Clonmel, Killarney & Limerick Champ.Shows we had some great results ...... Alice picked up 2 Green Stars and 1 res Green Star
and Lucy who attended Clonmel & Limerick won 1st puppy x 2 and res Green Star bitch at Limerick..
Alice now has 6 Green Stars of the 7 she needs for her title and is still only 11 mths old...
David does the double again ! This time Shane wins Group 1 at Bangor & District Champ.Show & Alice takes her 4th Green Star & BOB ......
BEST IN SHOW !. ....WOW ! In just a few short weeks Shane delighted us yet again by going Best in Show, this time at Dundalk & Dist. All Breed Champ Show under breed judge Mr Peter Farrell, Group Judge Mr J Kirk and BIS judge Mr M Van de Weijer. A huge and sincere thanks to all the judges and for all the emails and congratulations from our friends both home and abroad..
P.S. forgot to mention that our "Alice" also won her 3rd Green Star & Best of Breed at still only 10 mths old..
Not to be outdone our good friend Catriona O'Neill Caraher at her debut obedience competition, won 3rd place in beginners obedience with Tippi .....Way to go Catriona & "Tiptronic Tippi" !!
Shane does it again! RESERVE BEST IN SHOW at Bray & District Champ Show under breed & Group judge Mr E. Cushley and BIS judge Mr J. Stubbs.
WOO HOO! Shane wins BEST IN SHOW at Swords & District Championship show, one of Ireland's most prestigious shows on the show calendar. A huge thank you to breed judge Mr P Machetanz, Group judge Mr P Delerue and BIS judge Mr D Smith.
Alice also had a great day and took her second GREEN STAR & BOB under breed judge Mr C McKay then delighted us by taking 2nd overall in the Puppy Stakes under Mr D Smith BIS judge.
WOW !! dejavu ..... Shane does it again .... CC, BOB & GROUP 1 at Southern Counties Champ.Show.
His daughter "Lucy" also placed 1st in minor puppy bitch.
At Three Counties Champ.Show a couple of days later "Lucy" again won minor puppy and her litter sister "Tonkory Xtravaganza" was placed 2nd, making it a real family affair..
We had a great day today at Hibernian All Breed Champ.Show where our Alice aka "Zilverein Alice Springs To Huntly" took her first GREEN STAR and BOB at just 8.5mths old.
Not to be outdone Shane also took GREEN STAR & BOB. Thank you to both breed judges Mr C. Beattie and Mr D Timmins.
This weekend at the Irish "mini circuit" Alice won Best Puppy in Breed at Fermoy Champ. Show then went on to take 3rd in PUPPY GROUP 7.
David & Shane weren't here today but they made it South Tipp..Champ.Show on Sunday where Shane took BOB, GROUP 1 and then 3rd BIS.... another great weekend.
Had a great day at Banbridge & District All Breed Champ.Show..Shane went BOB & Group 2 and Alice at her debut show was placed 1st in class & graded very promising...
Shane hasn't been shown on home ground since last June and so it was with great delight that he went BOB & GROUP 2 at his first outing this year at Newtownards & District All Breed Champonship show. Thanks go to the breed judge, Mr V O'Brien and Group judge, Mr R Forsythe (South Africa).
Click here to see photos of our Eukanuba World Challenge trip ...
We're going to America!
Shane is Ireland's representative for the Eukanuba World Challenge 2009 to take place in Long Beach, California following his BIS win at the IKC's premier Championship Show earlier this year.
Freya made her debut at the Weimaraner Club of Ireland Championship Show and delighted us all by winning BEST PUPPY IN SHOW.
Shane wins RESERVE BEST IN SHOW..
Crowned in Glory at Southern Counties, UK. Shane won his 3rd and crowning CC under breed judge Fran Kayne, then went on to take the group under Hans Lehtinen, then thrilled us again by taking Res BIS under BIS judge Brenda Banbury.
A huge and sincere thank you to all the judges on making this such a memorable day.
Shane wins RESERVE BEST IN SHOW
Judge Vincent O'Brien chose Shane from the group winners on the day for Reserve Best in show at Newtownards and District.
Shane wins BEST IN SHOW
At the IKC St. Patrick's day Celtic Winners show judge Nicky White chose Shane for the top award. He was sent through to the Group by judge Alan Matthews and on Best of Breed under Joy O'Connor. We thank them all for thinking so highly of our boy.
Shane wins GROUP 4 AT CRUFTS 2009
What a day to remember!
We were delighted that Shane took the Open dog class and then thrilled when we won his second CC under judge Stella Clarke. The referee was called to make the decision of Best of Breed and he took that as well. We were very happy. But it was not to end there Shane got shortlisted in the Group and placed 4th. A magical day that we will remember for a long time. Thank you all the judges concerned and thank you to everyone ringside you supported us.
Shane is Qualified for Irish ShowDog Finals 07/08
We have received confirmation that Shane has qualified for the Irish Show Dog Finals that take place towards the end of January.
Our puppies born in January 2008 have gone to their new homes.
We have no further litters planned at this time.
We are delighted to announce the arrival of Primadonna's 11 babies, 5 bitches and 6 dogs.
We have male pups available from this litter.
Enquiries welcome. Please email us: David & Morag Connolly
Our Huntly Primadonna has been mated (AI) to Am.Ch. Nani's Indecent Exposure and has been confirmed in whelp.
Litter due Christmas 2007
After a couple of months break, Shadow Ch/Sh Sh Shadow Flax at Huntly comes back with a bang taking Green Star dog, Best of Breed, and wins Group 7 at Cloghran All Breed Championship Show.
At the same show Tonkory Move Over To Huntly goes Green Star Dog, Best of Breed and second in Group 1. This is Shane's fourth Green Star in a row at now just nine months old.
Shane makes it 3 in a row!
Tonkory Move Over To Huntly attending his third show wins his third Best in Show award. This time at Portadown Canine Club's All Breed Championship show.
2 shows - 2 Best in Shows !
Tonkory Move Over To Huntly went Best in Show at the Border Collie Club of Ireland Championship show on Saturday and on Sunday at Belfast Dog Show Society All Breed Championship show did it again.
Shane at only 7.5 months old was attending his first shows and was automatically also declared Best Puppy in Show at both events.
Thank you to breed specialist Mr John Ritchie (Dykebar), the judge for the Border Collie Club Show of Ireland on Saturday and to the breed judge Ursula Langer and Group and Best in Show judge Mr Hans Van der Berg at Belfast for thinking do highly of our young dog and gving us a weekend to remember.
A big thank you to everybody for their wonderful support and well wishes from us both.
We had a wonderful day at Sligo & Dist. Champ Show where Shadow won Green Star dog and Best of Breed and then went on to win Group 7. This is Shadows 3rd group win to date along with numerous group placings.
Also at Sligo our visitor "UK Sh.Ch.Tonkory Femme Fatale" handled by David, took Best of Breed and went on to finish 3rd place in Group 1. This win also completed her Irish title. Congratulations Judith!
Shadow does the double, Green star dog and Best of Breed at Kilkenny Championship Show then one week later wins Green star dog and Best of Breed at Bray and District Champ. show.
Shadow wins Green Star Dog and Best of Breed at Hibernian Championship Show.
Shadow wins Green Star Dog and CACIB at the Combined Canine Club International show.
We have a new arrival! Shane, Tonkory Move Over To Huntly, is co-owned by ourselves and his breeder, Judith Gregory of the renowned Tonkory Border Collies (UK).
First show of the year, Shadow wins Green Star Dog, and Best of Breed at Newtownards & Dist. Canine Club's Championship show under breed judge Mr H. Van Der Berg (Netherlands).
Ch/Sh.Ch Shadow Flax at Huntly wins Green Star Dog, Best of Breed and then goes Group 4, at Drogheda Championship Show.
Fresh from her best puppy in show win, Huntly Primadonna also wins Green Star Bitch, at only her second show.
Ch/Sh.Ch.Shadow Flax at Huntly also went Green Star Dog at Killarney Championship Show, and Res. Green Star Dog at Tralee Championship Show.
Huntly Primadonna wins best Puppy in show at the Weimaraner Club of Ireland Championship Show, her first time out.
Ch/Sh.Ch.Shadow Flax at Huntly went Res. Green Star Dog.
Shadow Flax at Huntly wins Best of Breed at the Red,Black& Golden Cocker Club Group Championship Show and is shortlisted to the final 4 for B.I.S.
Shadow Flax at Huntly gained the Green Star dog at Hibernian Championship Show, then went on to take Best of Breed yet again.
Breed judge was Mr Ned Burke
Shadow does it again, Best of Breed and Group 2 at South Tipperary Canine Club All Breed Championship show.
Breed judge was Mr Philip Green
Group judge was Mrs Heather Cox
Shadow goes one better at Cork & District winning Best of Breed and Group 1.
Breed judge was Mr Tom Creamer
Group judge was Mrs Kay Creamer
Shadow Flax at Huntly goes Best of Breed at Newtownards Championship show under breed specialist Mrs Patsy Hollings.
Shadow Flax at Huntly finished Gundog Group 1 after winning Best of Breed at Dublin Dog Show Society All Breed Championship show.
Breed judge was Mrs Heather Timmins.
Group judge was Mrs Gill McDowell
Shadow Flax of Huntly gained his gundog working certificate at the Weimaraner Club of Ireland's Novice field trial.
Huntly Bootilicious goes second over all in the Puppy Stakes at Limerick All Breed Championship Show
Huntly Bootilicious goes Best Puppy in Show at The Weimaraner Club of Ireland Championship show
Sh. Ch. Eric the Viking At Huntly gets second place in the Novice retrieving test run by the Weimaraner Club of Ireland.
Sh. Ch. Eric The Viking at Huntly goes Group 1 at Irish Ladies Kennel Association Champ. Show