|UK Champion number 150 for Drakesleat
At the Hound Show, judge Mrs Geraldine Brace gave the bitch CC and Best of Breed to Zena Thorn Andrews' Min Wire Dachshund, Drakesleat Too Gud to be True.
This was "Truely's 3rd CC all gained this year with Best of Breed, she is just over one year old, and has had a meteoric career in the ring, as well as two days in the Vet hospital after helping to kill a pheasant, and ingesting feathers which caused a major blockage!
This was Zena's and Jeff Horswells 150th Champion in the UK, owned or bred. Thought to be the greatest number of Champions for one prefix ever. Drakesleat have had 20 Irish Wolfhound Champions, two Field Spaniels, one Greyhound, and 127 Min Wire Dachshunds. Zenas first Champion was the group winning Irish Wolfhound CH Edgecroft Simon, Jeff's first Champion Ch Drakesleat Yogie Bear a choc/tan Min Wire, both back in the 70's.
There have been many more Champions abroad, and the Drakesleat stud dogs have sired multiple British Champions, for other owners. The Breed record holders in Irish Wolfhounds and Min Wires are both homebred Drakesleat hounds, namely Kyak and Win Alot.
Apologies for attributing the number to CCs recently and not Champions!