A very sad day for us here at Claonaiglen. Our beautiful lady, Ch. Claonaiglen Orrin past away peacefully on 20 October 2017, 6 weeks off her 13th birthday. Orrin was the first Deerhound we bred under the Claonaiglen affix and our first Claonaiglen champion.
Orrin was a wonderful show girl winning 4 RCC's, 8 CC's and 5 BoB's and Reserve Best Bitch at the 2008 Deerhound Club Breed show under Glenis Peach (Kilbourne). But the highlight of her show career was when Orrin won Reserve Best Bitch at the 2007 Deerhound Club Breed show under Joss Duddell (Canerikie), Orrin's litter sister, Claonaiglen Albyn at Cloweswood winning Best Bitch. Both of these girls then went on to in Best in Show(Albyn) and Reserve Best in Show (Orrin), a mutual decision made by Joss Duddell (Bitches) and Brian Doak (Dogs). This was a very proud (and emotional) day for us both having bred both of these girls, litter sisters, and from the first litter of Deerhounds we had bred. Orrin set Claonaiglen on the map in the world of showing Deerhounds and we owe her everything. RIP Orrin, there will never be another like you.
The first puppy has left for her new home in Finland. We wish her new owners every success with Claonaiglen Rosa.
25th JULY 2015, OUR WEDDING DAY. THE BRIDE WAS GIVEN AWAY BY CLAONAIGLEN FIONNLIGHE.
FIONNE AND HER BABIES ENJOYING SOME WINTER SUNSHINE
Mallie gave birth, by Caesarian Section, to a single bouncing baby boy on Tuesday 24th September (5 days overdue). We have named him Esk. However because Mallie did not have any contractions before her op, when she came around from the anaesthetic she decided that this little thing in the bed with her was nothing to do with her and she refuses to have anything to do with him. She does not show any aggression towards her son but she totally ignores him. It fell to us to bottle feed him every two hours with Ellie and Seren, Charlottes' Whippets, providing the washing service. Then Orrin (Esk's Grandmother) stepped in and now she takes care of Esk full time. It is amazing to watch Orrin with Esk, she treats him like she is his mother and she even lets him suckle and has started to produce milk although we still bottle feed him to make sure he is getting enough. Watch this space for further updates and pics of Orrins adopted son. The pics are of Orrin and Esk.
CLUB SHOW 2012
we have to report that Amber passed away peacefully in her sleep
in November 2011. Born in 2001, she was never a show girl but preferred
to stay at home with the lurchers. Amber was such a loving hound
and a very good mum to Mallie. At the grown-up age of 4, Mallie
still had to endure her mother cleaning her ears and face. Amber
is sorely missed by all of us at Claonaiglen but we are sure that
she is enjoying running around in the sunny meadows of Deerhound
Heaven with Cara, Ambers best friend and gentle Maya, our beautiful
lurcher who also passed away last year.
THE CLAONAIGLEN CLAN WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU ALL A SUCCESSFUL 2010 SHOWING SEASON.
All of us at Claonaiglen would like to congratulate Kay Baratt and Stranwith Ebenezer (a son of Dalesman) on gaining his crown at the Scottish Hound Association.
Claonaiglen Biorbhaigh (Morag)
has gone to her new home and here she is beneath the sign to prove that she has gone back to her roots and where her affix has originated from.
was almost a tear in Alan's eye as she left with her new owners
and he was very tempted to stow away in the car and go back to
his roots too as this is Alan's childhood home. How amazing is
We recently made a trip up to Yorkshire to the home of Glenis
and Andrew Pink where a successful mating took place between our
Ch. Claonaiglen Orrin and the handsome Romany Rye to Greyhawks.
Our thanks to Glenis and Andrew for allowing us to use their boy
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gave birth to 12 healthy puppies on 24 April 2009.
The puppies are now 6 weeks old and fully weaned from Orrin. They are all eating and growing well. They are all very outgoing and friendly. These photo's were taken today on their first trip out into the garden. They had a brilliant time running around and playing and there are several keen gardeners in the litter
What do you mean prize plant???
Romany Rye to Greyhawks. Owned by Mrs Glenis Pink.
is with great sadness that we have to announce that Cara has passed
away. Cara had been very ill with a twisted spleen but seemed
to be recovering well from her surgery so it was a great shock
to us when she died 6 months later. Cara was our first Deerhound
bitch and our foundation brood bitch. Cara did OK in the show
ring but she excelled as a mother and has left us with a wonderful
legacy in her daughter Orrin and Grandchildren Fionnelighe, Buie
and Lochan. It doesn't matter how many hounds one has, when you
lose one for whatever reason, a great big void appears which no
other hound can fill. We love and miss you Cara and we hope you
like the Silver Birch we have planted in your memory.