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‘Bunny’ is the tipp for the top spot!


South Tipperary Canine Club All Breed Championship Show

CH/GB CH/INT CH Maplecreek Beach Bunny at Craigycor
Best in Show was US bred CH/GB CH/INT CH Maplecreek Beach Bunny at Craigycor
owned by a delighted Alan and Sarah Matthews

Alan Matthews must be thinking that if it’s a long way to Tipperary then taking Best in Show for two years running must surely make the South Tipperary Canine Club All Breed Championship show well worth the travel!

Last year at the Thurles Rugby Grounds which has become the new home for this event, Alan’s Pemborke Corgi CH/GB CH/INT CH Whitepoint Dream Weaver at Craigycor took Best in Show under Gerry Daly who had previously awarded ‘Brad’ Best in Show as a Puppy at Hibernian Dog Club Championship show.

This year a delighted Alan and Sarah Matthews once again went all the way to the top when another of their big stars, the US bred CH/GB CH/INT CH Maplecreek Beach Bunny at Craigycor took the main award under Arthur Finnan having been Simon Rooney’s choice for his winner in FCI Group 1 earlier in the day. The Craigycor team had done the double on the day under breed judge Zeev Trainin from Israel. ‘Bunny’ has had a spectacular career winning the Pastoral Group at Midland Counties last October under Frank Kane and Best in Show at Bangor and North Down in 2006 under Rita McCarry Beattie. She had been the runner up in Group 1 the day before South Tipp at the Fermoy event so it was a very successful weekend for the Kennel .

Another of Ireland’s top winning kennels took the Reserve Best in Show spot at South Tipp when Philip and Eddie O’Brien and Jarka Poulova’s Kerry Blue Terrier GB CH Edbrios Amadeus added to his growing reputation. He was group 3 at the National Terrier at Stafford last month.

Paul Scanlon/ SHOW DOGS IRELAND.
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