Canigou Cockers

A small kennel with a worldwide reputation

1968
to
2019

Brood Bitches

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This page gives information on some of the most sucessful Canigou
brood bitches, their offspring and their wins.

We don’t plan to have any litters from our two remaining bitches

Below – Tricia receives the award for Top Brood Bitch – All Breeds 2010
Presented at Crufts 2011 by Dog World/Yumega.

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The award was presented for wins by the offspring of SH CH CANIGOU CLASSIC ROCK (Speedy) during 2010. These include the show champions SH CH CANIGOU ROCK CHICK, SH CH CANIGOU ROCK STAR, SH CH CANIGOU LOVE ON THE ROCKS and the CC-winners SH CHCANIGOU ROCKET SCIENCE (2 CCs to end of 2010) and SH CH CANIGOU SECON TAN ROSE (1 CC to end of 2010). All came from two litters sired by SH CH ASQUANNES GILLESPIE.

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Speedy as a youngster                                                                              Speedy with babies

There’s more information on Speedy below.

 

CRANKWOOD MISS HAPPY (“Poppy”)
(SH CH CANIGOU MR HAPPY x SPAWOOD GOLDEN SPICE)

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Not the best photograph of Poppy!

Pedigree For Crankwood Miss Happy

I handled Poppy for her owner breeder Carol Eisen on one occasion only, winning the bitch CC under Richmond Weir at Blackpool, after which her owner preferred to handle her herself! Eventually however circumstances changed and Poppy came into my ownership. After spending a lot of time getting her into top show condition she chose to come into season and I had to decide which was more important; showing or a litter.

The decision to mate her was the right one and her first litter to AM CH QUETTADENE DEBONAIRE produced CH SH CANIGOU PATENT APPLIED FOR. Her second litter, to SH CH QUETTADENE EMBLEM, produced SH CANIGOU CAMBRAI – BIS at Crufts, WELKS and the Cocker Spaniel Club of GB in 1996 – and IR SH CH CANIGOU FAST STUDY.

Her third litter, to SH CH QUETTADENE DISCRETION , produced SH CH CANIGOU WISHING AND HOPING and her fourth litter, to SH CH QUETTADENE MEMENTO produced SH CH CANIGOU WHAT A PICTURE.

Poppy was Top Cocker Spaniel Brood Bitch in 1994 and 1995 and produced four show champions – a record in the breed at that time – including a Crufts BIS winner! The four champions were each sired by a different dog.  Since then SH CH CANIGOU CLASSIC ROCK has produced five show champions, which is the new breed record for Sh Ch offspring.

 

SH CH CANIGOU CLASSICAL (“Lulah”)
(SH CH CANYONN CLASSIC GOLD x CANIGOU CAMISOLE)

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Pedigree For Sh Ch Canigou Classical

Lulah, after winning five CCs, was mated to SH CH CANIGOU CAMBRAI to produce SH CH CANIGOU CAUGHT IN THE DARK, BPIS at the Cocker Spaniel Club of GB Championship Show 2003.

Her second litter, to SH CH CLARAMAND ROCK-N-ROLL TO MOLKARA, produced SH CANIGOU CLASSIC ROCK AND SH CH CANIGOU CLASSIC CLICHE. In 2006 CLASSIC CLICHE won the dog CC and BIS at the Cocker Spaniel Club of GB Championship Show, while CLASSIC ROCK won the bitch CC and RBIS at the same show. In that year they were also BPD and BPIB at Crufts.

Her third litter was to SH CH HELENWOOD TECHNIQUE and produced CANIGOU TAIL ME A STORY RCC, who was BPIB at Crufts in 2008, and CANIGOU TAILS SHE WINS RCC and Greek Champion. Lulah’s fourth and final litter was to CHAVEZ ROYAL PURSER, to produce CANIGOU GRACE AND FAVOUR RCC AND BPIB Crufts 2009.

Lulah was Top Brood Bitch in 2006 and 2007. She was dam of three SH CH and three of her daughters won BPIB at Crufts, in 2006, 2008 and 2009.

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SH CH CANIGOU CLASSIC ROCK (“Speedy”)
Top Brood Bitch All Breeds 2010 – Dog World/Yumega Competition
(SH CH CLARAMAND ROCK-N-ROLL TO MOLKARA x CANIGOU CLASSICAL)

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Pedigree For Sh Ch Canigou Classic Rock

Named because of her speed in moving around the whelping box as a puppy, Speedy won 10 CCs before being mated to SH CH ASQUANNES GILLESPIE. In this litter there were only two puppies. The first was SH CH CANIGOU ROCK CHICK, BIS at the Cocker Spaniel Club of GB Championship Show 2009 at the age of 12 months and 4 days, a Sh Ch at twelve and a half months and the first undocked Cocker Sh Ch. The second puppy was the black and tan dog SH SH CANIGOU ROCK STAR, a late developer not shown until 16 months who took his title at Border Union on 20th June 2010 to become the first male black and tan Sh Ch in the UK.

A repeat mating to Gillespie has produced three Sh Ch – the black bitch SH CH CANIGOU LOVE ON THE ROCKS, the black dog SH CH CANIGOU ROCKET SCIENCE and the black and tan bitch SH CH CANIGOU SECON TAN ROSE (puppy picture below).

Every one of Speedy’s offspring which we have shown has taken CCs, including five which have become champions.

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Sh Ch Canigou Secon Tan Rose (Rosa), here aged 12 weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In November 2010 Speedy safely delivered a litter of seven blacks to SH CH CHARBONNEL SWEDISH DESIGN. Here they are below, aged two and a half weeks and feeding contentedly. Follow this link to find their pedigree: Pedigree for Classic Rock Pups Born 13.12.10

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CANIGOU TAIL ME A STORY (“Scarlet”)

(SH HELENWOOD TECHNIQUE x SH CH CANIGOU CLASSICAL)

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Pedigree For Canigou Tail Me a Story

In her first litter to WEIRDENE WINNING SWEEP, Scarlet produced 8 puppies, red, black and black and tan in colour. Born on 20.10.09, here they are below.

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One of these puppies (CANIGOU PAPERBACK WRITER (Lexi)) is now in Sweden with Lena and Kenneth Norlund. Here he is below, moving nicely at his first show where he won his class with a rating of CK (Excellent).

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Another puppy from this litter, SH CH CANIGOU HAPPY ENDING, won 7 puppy classes, BPIB and Best Puppy Dog at Championship shows and took CCs at South Wales Kennel Association and Midland Counties, both with BOB, aged 13 months. He was Cocker Spaniel Puppy of the Year 2010. At Crufts 2011, he took the CC, aged 17 months, to gain his title. He’s shown below in a photo taken at the Cocker Spaniel Puppy Challenge in January 2011, where he was presented with the Puppy of the Year award.  Another puppy from the litter is Sh Ch Canigou Storytime at Withiflor.

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Two more puppies from this litter are in the showring. SH CH CANIGOU STORYTIME AT WITHIFLOR has won 4 CCs, including CC with BIS at the Cocker Club 2011. CANIGOU LOVE STORY is being shown by Cheryl Blackley and has been placed at Ch Sh.

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SH CH CANIGOU LOVE ON THE ROCKS (“Lettuce”)

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Lettuce pictured at Bath 2011, where she won RCC under Gilbert Wood.

Lettuce has 9 CCs and handled by Anne O’Keefe (Australia) took the RCC and RBIS at the Cocker Club show in 2011 and BIS in 2013, but has now been retired from the showring.

Lettuce safely gave birth to a litter by Sh Ch Canigou Happy Ending on 29th February 2012. They are two bitches and three dogs, all black, and are thriving well. Here they are below, aged 3 weeks, taking their first solid food.

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Below is a photo of Pingu, one of the puppies from this litter, now living very happily with Sandra Johnson near Stafford.

 

Another of the puppies – Chloe – is now living with Ambika Mavila in Wandsworth.  There are lots of photos of her on these links:

http://shakti-and-ambika.smugmug.com/Pets/Chloe-lovebug/2012-First-Month/23228190_bmGPTq#!i=1872776296&k=6C7NzDw

 http://shakti-and-ambika.smugmug.com/Pets/Chloe-lovebug/2012-The-litter/22810310_sf33mk#!i=1830214406&k=5JbdKtL

Below is a photo of Canigou Love ’em and Leave ‘Em (Archie), also from this litter.  He went to Taava Nevapura (Fennbrook Kennel) in Finland and is now a Finnish and Latvian champion.  In the course of his very brief show career in the UK he gained his Junior Warrant, as well as taking the RCC at National Gundog Association.  He’s an exceptionally kind-natured dog and when he left there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!

SH CH CANIGOU SECON TAN ROSE (Rosa)

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A picture of Rosa, taken at home at Canigou, handled by Veronika Nechvatalova, February 2012

Rosa won 9 CCs before beng retired from the showring.  In 2013 she was mated to the B&T Sh Ch Molkara Magician (see below) and whelped a litter of 5 black and tans and one golden.  There are some puppy photos below.    We kept two of the pups: Canigou Brigh Tan Beautiful (black and tan) who won the bitch CC at the Cocker Spaniel Club of Scotland in April 2014; and Sun Tanned (golden) who won 4 BPIS or BPIB awards in her puppy career and took the CC with BOB and Gundog Group 1 at Birmingham National Ch Sh in May 2014.  A repeat mating produced 5 B&Ts and 2 goldens in August 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some photos of the individual pups, photographed in April 2013 at 5 weeks:

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This photo shows two of the tiny pups pictured above, with Rosa.  From left to right; SH CH CANIGOU SECON TAN ROSE  and her bitch puppies, CANIGOU SUN TANNED and  CANIGOU BRIGH TAN BEAUTIFUL.

 

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The repeat mating of Sh Ch Canigou Secon Tan Rose to Sh Ch Molkara Magician produced a litter of seven in August 2014.  Here are some pictures:

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Rosa and puppies, aged 18 days.

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Tommy was our particular favourite.  It’s very tiring being a growing puppydog.

On the other hand, there are some advantages to being the smallest puppy in the litter.  For example, he had his own dining room:

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Rosa’s most recent mating was to Claramand Phantom, resulting in 5 puppies; black, black and tan and golden.  There are some more photos in the Photo Gallery.

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In February 2017, Rosa found a new home with Lynda and David Parkes (below)

– and doesn’t she look happy!

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