|Chanel becomes the new breed record holder
Photo by Alan Seymour
At Midland Counties, Faye and Carol Bevis and Rachael Corr's Ch Stecal's Love at First Sight JW, gained her 43rd CC and became the new Breed Record Holder, as breed judge Ann Ingram (Ireland), awarded her the important 43rd CC.
At Darlington in 2017, Chanel won her 32nd Bitch CC under Mike Gilchrist, thus becoming the new Bitch CC record holder.
Throughout her career, Chanel has won, 43 CCs, 37 Best of Breeds, 12 Group 1s, two All breed Best in Shows at Windsor 2017 (under Ann Ingram) and LKA 2017 (Renee Sporre-Willis), Best in Show at BUBA 2015 (Liz Cartledge) and Best in Show at the Akita Club of Scotland in 2015 and 2018.
She has been the Top Akita in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and Top Bitch in 2015. A winner of two Best of Breeds at Crufts in 2017 where she won Group 2 and Crufts 2018 where she took Group 1. At Crufts 2018 Chanel won the Eukanuba Champion stakes and will represent the UK at the Eukanuba World Challenge at Crufts in 2019.
Faye and her Mum, Carol have been involved in Akitas for over 30 years, Chanel's win has been a dream come for them both, and sharing the dream with them is co owner, Rachael Corr.
The previous CC record holder in Akitas was David and Jenny Killilea's homebred male,
Ch Redwitch Heaven Can Wait. 'Dollar' remains the Dog CC record holder, which he has held since 2007.