Canigou Cockers

A small kennel with a worldwide reputation


Crufts Dog Show

albert bis cruftsHere are photos from some of Canigou’s best days at Crufts,
where we have been showing since the early 1970s:



1980 SH CH CANIGOU MARY ISABELLA won her third CC at Crufts under judge Joyce Caddy to become Canigou’s first show champion.

Sh Ch Canigou Mary Isabella (right) taking her third CC at Crufts.


1994 SH CH CANIGOU CAMBRAI won the RCC under judge Pat Shaw.

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Tricia winning RCC with Cambrai (left). CC was Sh Ch Beligar Rambler (right)


1996 SH CH CANIGOU CAMBRAI won the dog CC under Jack Clarke, who agreed with Ken McFarlane for BOB, the Gundog Group under Tony Pascoe and BIS (Supreme Champion) under Harry Jordan.

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Cambrai winning the dog CC, with dog judge Jack Clarke and RCC winner Sh Ch Lindridge Top Gun

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Cambrai with his proud owner after winning the Gundog Group

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Cambrai on the BIS podium

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Tricia and Cambrai with (left) Harry Jordan – BIS judge.


2000 CANIGOU HOPELESSLY DEVOTED was Best Puppy Bitch under Les Page (rear left below).

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Canigou Hopelessly Devoted (left) with Best Puppy in Breed Charbonnel Warlord (later Sh Ch).

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Another shot of Canigou Hopelessly Devoted.

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2002 Tricia judged Cocker bitches, giving the CC to SH CH KYNA BETTY BOOP JW and agreeing with dog judge Penny Lester to award BOB to SH MANCHELA BLUE LAGOON JW.

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Tricia with her CC Sh Ch Kyna Betty Boop (right) and RCC Sh Ch Sheigra Swinging Sixties JW (left)


2006 CANIGOU CLASSIC CLICHE (later SH CH) was BPD for judge Ginty Davies, while his litter sister CANIGOU CLASSIC ROCK (later SH CH) was BPIB for Ginty and bitch judge Margaret Struthers.

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Canigou Classic Cliche (left) and Canigou Classic Rock (right) photographed as puppies in November 2005.

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A head-study of Canigou Classic Rock as a puppy.








2008 CANIGOU TAIL ME A STORY was BPIB for judges David Shields and Sue Young.

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Canigou Tail Me A Story at 6 months

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Canigou Tail Me A Story at Crufts 2008








2009 CANIGOU GRACE AND FAVOUR was BPIB and RCC for judges Anja Puumala and Arja Koskelo.

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Canigou Grace and Favour.

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2011 SH CH CANIGOU HAPPY ENDING took his third CC under judge Angela Hackett and SH CH CANIGOU LOVE ON THE ROCKS took the RCC in the bitches for judge Sylvia Bunting. CANIGOU SECON TAN ROSE was also first in Yearling Bitch.

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Left – Sh Ch Canigou Happy Ending. Right – Debbie Grice and RCC-winner Kyna By Design. Photo by Juan Luis Lopez.

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Right – Sh Ch Canigou Love on the Rocks. Left – Sue Kettle with CC and BoB Sh Ch Lujesa Touch the Sky. Photo by Juan Luis Lopez.

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Canigou Secon Tan Rose, first in Yearling Bitch


2012 – Sh Ch Canigou Rocket Science won BOB (below) and was shortlisted in the Gundog Group. Canigou Abba Nice Day was second in Undergraduate Bitch and Sh Ch Canigou Secon Tan Rose was third in Open Bitch.

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Continuing a good day for Canigou, Sh Ch Canigou Storytime at Withiflor, owned and showed by Sally Ellison won the bitch CC.  Photo by Juan Luis Lopez.


2013 – Best in Breed was Sally Ellison’s Sh Ch Canigou Storytime at Withiflor (Blondie).  The picture of  Blondie below was taken at Welsh Kennel Club in 2011. 

2014 – Canigou Sun Tanned (Goldie) was Best Puppy in Breed and her litter sister Canigou Brigh Tan Beautiful was third in Junior.   Left – Goldie (photo by Pavel Sulcek), right – Kate (photo by John Hughes).

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2017 – Sh Ch Canigou Rock Star (Rocky – below) was 1st in Veteran Dog and Best Veteran overall for judges Denise Lumley (Bitches) and Derek Shapland (Dogs)

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