Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Beyond The Dog House

Simon Parson's piece on Joker 

Best in show at the British Utility Breeds Association was the Lhasa Apso Ch Sandauri ShowStopper for Kutani (Joker), owned by Wendy Cain.
Wendy’s first champion was Parlu Red Barron who won his first CC from Terry Thorn in 1988.
Since then her best known Lhasas include Ch Kutani Cincinnati who was BIS at SKC 1992 and won 18 CCs.
Significant Kutani males include the influential Multi Ch Kutani Reckless, who was RBIS at East of England in 2003, then moved to Finland to Juha Kares where he continued to influence the Chic Choix line. Reckless then comes full circle as he features significantly in Joker’s pedigree.
Ch Kutani Rogue Trader produced many CC winners before his untimely death at five years, while Ch Kutani Lightning Strike (Noah) had a group and several group places with his ten CCs.
In total there have been 12 Kutani-bred champions, plus five others Wendy has shown to their titles.
In 2015 she had to undergo six months of chemotherapy and couldn’t maintain the coat on her show Lhasa, Ch Kutani Snowfall (Ch Kutani Skyfall ex Ch Tantra’s Plenty O’Toole isa Kutani, both going back more than once to Reckless). 
A close friend had always wanted to show him in her country (Russia) and so the hard decision was made to let him go there. A request was made to use him at stud by Nadja Rudenko. Says Wendy: “The bitch in question, a gorgeous black Chic Choix girl, I had already fallen in love with when I saw her at the World Show in Helsinki. I said that I didn’t want a stud fee but would like a puppy back instead.” The dam, Rus/Fin/Cz Ch Chic Choix Per Vaspera Ad Astra, is by Int/Am/Fin/Est/Norw Ch Chic Choix Adrenalin Rush (a Reckless grandson) ex Int/Am/Fin/Dan/Sw Ch Chic Choix Faith Hope Love (by Reckless).
There were only two in the litter, a dog and bitch. The dog came to the UK in 2016, brought over by someone showing at Crufts that year. Wendy had only seen photos of him ‘which showed this amazing puppy’. This was Joker; his sister, Sandauri Show Must Go On, won best bitch at the World Show in Leipzig 2017 and has many titles.
Joker’s first RCC came at Midland Counties under Rodney Oldham. His first CC came at the Wales and West Club in November 2016 when he was still in puppy, judge Geoff Corish. 
In 2017 he won 14 CCs with 11 BOB plus four RCCs. 2018 saw him take another 17 CCs (including Crufts BOB, judge John Scarll, and shortlisted in the group Mike Gilchrist) with 11 BOB and two RCCs, bringing his total so far to 32 CCs, 27 BOB and seven RCCs.
He has four BIS at breed ch shows, his first coming under Mark James aged just 17 months, four G2, four G3 and one G4. The elusive group 1 came at BUBA this year when he won BIS under Sheila Jakeman.
Among his winning progeny, Kutani Shockwave took the CC and BIS at a breed show while his sister Kutani Material Girl has two RCCs.
Two littermates by him have battled out which one will be top puppy this year, Khinjan Scarlett Pimpernel just pipping his sister Khinjan Bellisima to the post. Another sister Khinjan Rose Gold won BP at the World Show in Amsterdam this year.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Father and Son

 This is what dreams are made of.
Joker taking Best In Show at BUBA Championship Show

Now getting that elusive Group 1 with BIS,
just days after his sire Multi Ch Kutani Snowfall takes BIS in the Philippines 







Saturday, October 27, 2018

BIS for Jonas



Fabulous news from the Philippines
Belinda and Jonas (Ch & Multi Ch Kutani Snowfall) go BET IN SHOW

Amazing result for Belinda, Jason and Jonas





Saturday, October 13, 2018

Group 2


Joker Group 2 at South Wales with the lovely Mark James






Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Driffield Afghans

A very cold Driffield 





Not the greatest photo but humans and dogs were cold by the time it was taken.
Dog CC & BOB Agha Djari's Navajo at Harlaxtan (Imp) on the left
Bitch CC Ch Alouann Glitz n Glamour

The amazing thing about this result is that brindle is not my favourite colour in Afghans, but these two just made my day


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Afghans

Just for a change I am judging Afghans this weekend
at Driffield.
The weather is supposed to be dreadful, hope the weathermen have it wrong
and I can see these wonderful dogs in all their glory,
 after all, they are not water dogs!



Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Jack


This is the fabulous son of Joker
He is the image of his father at that age
I am so proud to have bred him, Kutani Shockwave, and so proud of his owner/handler Vicky Clutterbuck for doing an amazing job with him.
 He now carries a CC and 3 Reserve CCs, 
admittedly it is his sire that is stopping him having more, but his day will come.
Love them both 




Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Polish Champion

So proud of our gorgeous girl Rumour who now carries her new title of
Polish Junior Champion Kutani Rumour Has It 





Junior 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Children

These two photos show Joker with his offspring.
Really proud of what this super boy is producing.
The future is bright for the breed.






Leeds



The boy never lets me down, at Leeds Championship Show he takes BOB, judge Zena Thorne Andrews and an amazing Group 2 judge Albert Wight.
I look like I am about to melt, the heat and humidity were horrendous for both people and dogs.


Poland

 Great news from Poland where Rumour (Kutani Rumour Has It) at her very first show wins Best Junior and Best Opposite Sex.  Well done baby girl.