Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Crufts 2019

 Some lovely photos from Crufts 2019
Joker and Luna




Sunday, February 17, 2019

Isla coming on nicely
Apart from lead training and that is not coming on nicely!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Isla and Isabella

We would like to welcome to Kutani a special little girl
Petwalk A Star Is Born for Kutani aka Isla (Joker's daughter) 
she is in partnership with her breeder Peter Walker
Sharing the limelight in this photo is Drew's gorgeous granddaughter Isabella

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Xmas 2018

Wishing you all that read my blog, a very 
and a joyous

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


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


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