Canigou Cockers

A small kennel with a worldwide reputation

1968
to
2019

CC Winners

Here’s a list of all of the ticket-winning Canigous bred by Tricia Bentley to date.  It doesn’t include overseas CC winners or champions.  You’ll find photographs, pedigrees and some more details on each dog below the list.

 

LIST OF KENNEL CLUB CC WINNERS

SH CH CANIGOU MARY ISABELLA (Golden)
CC CRUFTS 1980
5 CCS
SH CH CANIGOU MR HAPPY (Black)
TOP COCKER 1986, BIS CLUB CH SHOW 1986
15 CCs
SH CH CANIGOU PATENT APPLIED FOR (Black)
BP CLUB CH SHOW 1992, TOP COCKER PUPPY 1992
16 CCs
IRISH SH CH CANIGOU FAST STUDY (Black)
TOP COCKER PUPPY 1993
(No UK CCs)
SH CH CANIGOU CAMBRAI (Black) TOP COCKER 1995,
BIS CLUB CH SHOW 1996, BIS CRUFTS 1996, BIS WELKS 1996
28 CCs
SH CH CANIGOU WISHING AND HOPING (Golden) 3 CCs
SH CH CANIGOU WHAT A PICTURE (Black) 4 CCs
CANIGOU HOPESAY (Black)
TOP COCKER PUPPY 2001
1 CC
SH CH CANIGOU CLASSICAL (Black) 5 CCs
SH CH CANIGOU CAUGHT IN THE DARK (Black)
BP CLUB CH SHOW 2003
3 CCs
SH CH CANIGOU CLASSIC ROCK (Black)
RBIS CLUB CH SHOW 2006
TOP BROOD BITCH – ALL BREEDS 2010
TOP COCKER BROOD BITCH 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
10 CCs
SH CH CANIGOU CLASSIC CLICHÉ (Black)
BIS CLUB CH SHOW 2006
6 CCs
SH CH CANIGOU ROCK CHICK (Black)
BIS CLUB CH SHOW 2009
6 CCs
SH CH CANIGOU ROCK STAR (Black and Tan)
TOP COCKER VETERAN 2017
6 CCs
SH CH CANIGOU SECON TAN ROSE (Black and Tan) 9 CCs
SH CH CANIGOU LOVE ON THE ROCKS (Black)
TOP PUPPY (OUR DOGS) 2010, RBIS COCKER CLUB CH SH 2011
BIS COCKER CLUB CH SH 2013 
9 CCs
SH CH CANIGOU ROCKET SCIENCE (Black)
CC CLUB CH SHOW 2011
BOB CRUFTS 2012
23 CCs
SH CH CANIGOU HAPPY ENDING (Black)
COCKER SPANIEL PUPPY OF THE YEAR 2010. CC CRUFTS 2011
4 CCs
SH CH CANIGOU STORYTIME AT WITHIFLOR  (Golden)
(Owned and shown by Sally Ellison)
BIS CLUB CH SHOW 2011
BOB CRUFTS 2013
16 CCs
CANIGOU BRIGH TAN BEAUTIFUL (Black and Tan)
(Now an Australian champion owned by Meg Hardy, Janette
Llewellyn and Ken Biggs in Melbourne)
2CCs
SH CH CANIGOU SUN TANNED (Red)
BoB AND GUNDOG GROUP 1 AT BIRMINGHAM NATIONAL 2014
3CCs
TOTAL 174 CCs
(to 31/12/17)

SH CH CANIGOU MARY ISABELLA (“Brandy”)

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Pedigree For Sh Ch Canigou Mary Isabella
Photo taken 1980

Canigou’s first champion and winner of 5 CCs. Thr first Canigous to be shown were all golden bitches, but Brandy was the first to take a ticket. Her sire was CANIGOU ISABERT, a dog which Tricia had bred and sold as a pet to the Littlemores. When she judged him at a club show she made him BIS and afterwards used him as a sire. At first Brandy was shown only at open shows. However she took RCC at her first championship show and the CC at her second. Not long afterwards she took her third CC at Crufts 1980, winning 5 CCs before being retired from the showring to be mated.

SH CH CANIGOU MR HAPPY (“Happy”)

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“When I grow up my mum says I’m going to be a champion!”

Happy as a puppy, with cups won by CANIGOU TOTAL ECLIPSE who was BPD at the Cocker Club Championship Show in 1984, the year this photo was taken.

Pedigree For Sh Ch Canigou Mr Happy

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Winner of 15 CCs, Happy was a grandson of Mary Isabella and the start of a trend, as with him all the good ones started to pop out black. He was the first in the litter to wag his tail – always a good sign! Unshown until 11 months he had been half-promised to a work colleague as a pet, but seeing the black fluffball moving stylishly around the garden one day made Tricia rush to strip him out – and the rest is history! His sire was SH CH QUETTADENE EMBLEM, with whom he often competed for the dog ticket during his show career. Happy was BIS at the Cocker Club Championship Show and Top Cocker, both in 1986, and sire of six champions.

SH CH CANIGOU PATENT APPLIED FOR (“Joshua”)

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Pedigree For Sh Ch Canigou Patent Applied For
Photo taken 1992

Joshua was a grandson of Mr Happy and a son, by SH CH QUETTADENE DEBONAIR, of the outstanding brood bitch CRANKWOOD MISS HAPPY, who was the dam of a record four show champions. Joshua was BP at the Cocker Club Championship Show and Top Cocker Puppy, both in 1992. He won 16 CCs and was also a most reliable stud dog, who sired four show champions.

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IRISH SHOW CHAMPION CANIGOU FAST STUDY (“Percy”)

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 Pedigree For Canigou Fast Study
Photo taken 1993

Percy was a litter brother of the famous SH CH CANIGOU CAMBRAI. Developing the earlier of the two, Percy was shown first and won well to be Top Cocker Puppy in 1993. After leaving Canigou, he continued to be shown and became an Irish Show Champion. Percy was named after husband Steve’s grandfather and Albert, below, was named in memory of Steve’s great-uncle Albert Robinson, who was killed at the Battle of Cambrai in the first world war.

SH CH CANIGOU CAMBRAI (“Albert”)

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Pedigree For Sh Ch Canigou Cambrai
Photo taken 1996

Canigou’s most famous son and undoubtedly the best of CRANKWOOD MISS HAPPY’S four show champion offspring, Albert had a presence in the showring which, with his movement and conformation, helped to make him stand out. He was slower to mature than his litter-brother and was only shown twice as a puppy, once at a Cocker Club open show where he was BPIS and RBIS, and once at a championship show, where he was BPIB. 1996 was his third appearance at Crufts, having previously won RCC in 1994 and second in Open Dog in 1995. On his way to BIS in 1996 he was awarded the CC by Jack Clarke, BIS by Jack and Ken McFarlane jointly, and the Gundog Group by Tony Pascoe before Harry Jordan decided on him for BIS. Later in 1996 he was BIS at WELKS and the Cocker Club Championship Show before being retired from the showring, aged almost four and still in his prime. In total he gained 28 CCs, 20 with BOB, 12 RCCs, 3 Gundog Groups and 2 BIS. Albert remained with us, a much-loved and irreplaceable friend until his death at the age of almost sixteen in 2008.

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Albert – BIS WELKS 1996

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And 20 years later, Albert’s four puppies out of Sh Ch Canigou Love on the Rocks (by AI) August 2016!

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SH CH CANIGOU WISHING AND HOPING (“Sebastian”)

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Pedigree For Sh Ch Canigou Wishing and Hoping
Photo taken 1995

Bucking the trend of winning blacks, Sebastian was the third of CRANKWOOD MISS HAPPY’S show champion offspring, winning three CCs to take his title in 1996.

SH CH CANIGOU WHAT A PICTURE (” Tiggy”)

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Pedigree for Sh Ch Canigou What a Picture
Photo taken 1997

The fourth of CRANKWOOD MISS HAPPY’S show champion offspring took her title in 1997 and won 4 CCs.

C What a Picture and NennaHere’s Canigou What a Picture (Right) winning BCC and BoB for judge Gerd (Nenna) Flyckt Pedersen at Welsh Kennel Club in 1998.  Left is the DCC Hoskins’ Hanley Simply Red.

CANIGOU HOPESAY (“Berto”)

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Pedigree For Canigou Hopesay
Photo taken 2001, aged 11 months

This son of SH CH CANIGOU CAMBRAI took only a single ticket but was Top Cocker Puppy in 2001.

SH CH CANIGOU CLASSICAL (“Lulah”)

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Pedigree For Sh Ch Canigou Classical
Photo taken 2002

Classical was a grand-daughter of SH CH CANIGOU CAMBRAI. She won 5 CCs before coming into her own as a brood bitch. Her second litter, to SH CH CLARAMAND ROCK-N-ROLL TO MOLKARA, produced two show champions – the dog SH CH CANIGOU CLASSIC CLICHE and the bitch SH CH CANIGOU CLASSIC ROCK who took both the dog and bitch CCs at the Cocker Club Championship show in 2006. In total Classical produced three show champions and three of her daughters were also BPIB at Crufts.

SH CH CANIGOU CAUGHT IN THE DARK (“Peter”)

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Pedigree For Sh Ch Canigou Caught in the Dark
Photo taken 2004

This son of SH CH CANIGOU CLASSICAL won three CCs and was also BPIB at the Cocker Club Championship Show in 2003.

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SH CH CANIGOU CLASSIC CLICHE (“Otis”)

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Pedigree For Sh Ch Canigou Classic Cliche
Photos taken 2006

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Another son of SH CH CANIGOU CLASSICAL, Otis took 6 CCs and one Gundog Group, at Three Counties (pictured right).

In 2006 he won the dog CC at the Cocker Club Championship Show, while his litter-sister Speedy (below) took the bitch CC.

SH CH CANIGOU CLASSIC ROCK (“Speedy”)

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Pedigree For Sh Ch Canigou Classic Rock
Photos taken 2006

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Speedy was winner of 10 CCs, with one Group 3 at National Gundog, pictured right, before being retired from the showring to devote her time to motherhood. She is an exceptional brood bitch, with a very loving and kind temperament, and dotes on husband Steve!

Her first two litters, both to SH CH ASQUANNE GILLESPIE, have produced five Sh Ch, a record for the breed, overtaking the record of four set by her great-great-grand-dam CRANKWOOD MISS HAPPY.
These 5 Sh Ch are the bitches SH CH CANIGOU ROCK CHICK (black), SH CH CANIGOU LOVE ON THE ROCKS (black) and SH CH CANIGOU SECON TAN ROSE (black and tan) and the dogs SH CH CANIGOU ROCK STAR (black and tan) and SH CH CANIGOU ROCKET SCIENCE (black).

 C Classic Cliche and C Classic Rock London Cocker 2006

Now here’s a rarity; Steve (R) handling Sh Ch Canigou Classic Rock, withTricia (L) handling Sh Ch Canigou Classic Cliche, Judges Sally Ellison and Geir Flyckt Pedersen and referee Phyllis Wise at London Cocker Champ Show 2006.

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 SH CH CANIGOU ROCK CHICK (“Sky”)

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Photos taken 2009 by Juan Luis Lopez

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Rock Chick was BIS at the Cocker Club Championship Show at the age of twelve months and four days. Two weeks later she won the CC at Leeds become a show champion at the age of twelve and half months and the first undocked Cocker Spaniel show champion. She won 6 CCs before being retired from the show-ring.

Pedigree For Sh Ch Canigou Rock Chick

SH CH CANIGOU ROCK STAR (“Rocky”)

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Photo by Juan Luis Lopez

Litter brother to Sh Ch Canigou Rock Chick (see above), Rocky did not begin his show career until 16 months. He took his first CC at the Cocker Club of Scotland on 11th April 2010, his second at Southern Counties on 4th June 2010, where he was beaten for BOB by his full sister Canigou Secon Tan Rose and gained his title at Border Union on 20th June 2010, after which he was retired from the show-ring.  Brought out later to compete as a veteran, he won a further 3 CCs, one with BoB and was, we believe, the oldest Cocker to win a CC in the history of the breed, when he won at LKA on 10.12.17.  He was also Top Cocker Veteran 2017.

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 Photos of Rocky on the move at Crufts 2010, taken by Petr Studenic

Pedigree for Sh Ch Canigou Rock Star

SH CH CANIGOU SECON TAN ROSE (Rosa)

Above – Rosa pictured at Darlington Championship Show 2012

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Rosa took Best Puppy in Breed, her first CC and Best of Breed at Southern Counties Championship Show, aged 11 months on 4th June 2010. She’s pictured left winning Best Puppy in Breed at North of England early in 2010. She won her second CC at Peterborough on 8th July 2011 and gained her title with her third CC at Scottish Kennel Club on 28th August 2011, being beaten for BOB by her litter brother Sh Ch Canigou Rocket Science.

Above – Rosa, photographed as a puppy.

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A full sister to Sky, Rocky, Lettuce and Mikey, Rosa, now retired, has 9 CCs.   She was the top-winning UK B&T of all time until overtaken by Sh Ch Lujesa Starry Eyed.  From her first litter of 5 B&T and one red and tan, CANIGOU SUN TANNED (Goldie) and CANIGOU BRIGH TAN BEAUTIFUL (Kate) have both won CCs.

 Pedigree for Sh Ch Secon Tan Rose

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SH CH CANIGOU LOVE ON THE ROCKS (Lettuce)

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Pedigree For Canigou Love on the Rocks

SH CH CANIGOU ROCKET SCIENCE (Mikey)

The other dog in the photo above is Canigou Rocket Science (on the left), who stood alongside his litter sister Lettuce at Paignton to take the dog CC with BOB for judge Wilma Reid. At Darlington, Mikey took the CC with BOB and Group 3. He took his third CC at the Cocker Club on 17th July 2011, followed by the CC with BoB at Scottish Kennel Club on 28th August 2011.  He continues to take CCs and up to the end of 2013 had 20.
Here’s another photo of him (below). Both photos are by Ian Scott.

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Pedigree for Canigou Rocket Science

SH CH CANIGOU HAPPY ENDING (Happy)

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Pedigree For Sh Ch Canigou Happy Ending

On 9th October 2010 at South Wales Kennel Association, while still a puppy, Happy took Best Puppy in Breed, followed by the CC and Best of Breed. His second CC came at Midland Counties on 28th October, where he also took BOB. He was made up when he won his third CC at Crufts on 10th March 2011. His fourth CC was won at Bath on 28th May 2011. The photo above is by Steve Bentley. Below is another photo of Happy, taken at Crufts 2011 by Magdalena Malkowiak.

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