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Am GCh Can GChB. Int. Ch. UKC Ch. Xeneran Sassenach Kendrew FDJ, JH, CGC, TKN






DOB January 30, 2016


Ch Xeneran Final Cut "Hugo" x Ch Skara Braes Dream Street Rose "Rosie"


Breeder Marjo Tuomola, Finland



Seeing as we are spending our winters in Arizona now Kendrew and I have been trying some United Kennel Club Shows and International All Breed Canine Association Shows.  We've gained some new titles and enjoyed the experience,  With only one weekend at the IABCA shows Kendrew gained his championship with top ratings under three judges.  It is certainly nice to have a written critique on your dog and to chat with the judge.  Kendrew took four Best Veteran in Show and multiple group wins and placements in the regualr shows.  The United Kennel Club shows are nice and relaxing, no grooming in the ring or brushes and combs on you.  There is a sign outside the ring as to whether or not the judge permits bait in their ring.  A lovely relaxed atmosphere for dogs and people.  We attended two weekends with UKC one last December and the second this past December.  Kendrew came away with one RBIS and seven out of eight group wins/placements garnering the required 100 points and competition wins for his championship.


Last month we heading out to Buckeye Arizona to participate in hunt tests put on by Arizona Sporting Dog Association and the Valley of the Sun Weimeraner Club.  A great event hosted by wonderful people, who made us very welcome. They also loaned blaze orange vest and staarting pistol as I hadn't planned on hunt test and didn't have mine with me.  Kendrew had four very good runs scoring 9s and 10s, good solid points and multiple finds each time.  we were lucky to be in the first brace on the Sunday when the temperature was 2C, perfect for a coated dog.  Kendrew found 5 of the 6 quail planted.  Our second run was only three hours later and the temperature was 25C by then, but it didn't stop kendrew from finding three quail and a fourth after time was called.  So we can officially add JH after his name as its already posted on the AKC website.  So now I need to get him to do a solid retrieve so that we can try FD and SH.



Kendrew finishes in the Top Ten NOHS with just one show and a group placement 2020.  Amazing how you can hit the stats in one day.



January 2019, Kendrew and I headed down to Arizona to spend some time in the sun instead of an Alberta winter.  Being a dog show person of course had to make sure that there were some shows close by.  Phoenix has five shows at their fairgrounds at the end of January, begining of February.  Consequently we entered all five shows.  There was a good entry of gordons, with majors in boys all five days.  Kendrew was awarded best of breed at all five shows, along with five National Owner Hander Group win and placements.  This left him one point shy of his Grand Championship.  Kendrew also picked up his Canine Good Neighbour and Novice Trick Dog title this weekend.  At the end of February there was another local show, but this time just one other gordon new Ch. Sasseanch Oakisle Skywalker.  Lucas and Kendrew split the breed each taking it one day.  However this finished Kendrew's Grand Championship title.


 I didn't do any shows in Canada until the July long weekend in Cold Lake, where there were six shows in three days.  Kendrew picked up five group placements including winning the group.  September had us stateside again at the Pacific Northwest back to back Specialties, along with the Timberland All Breed shows.  Kendrew took BOS in the first Specialty under judge Val Gervais.  The second Specialty he was Select Dog and Owner handler.  Kendrew went on to win the NOHS Sporting Group.  With these wins Kendrew finished the year in the US as number 10 owner handler.  In Canada Kendrew was the number two gordon and number one owner handled.  A pretty good year for limited showing.


Summer of 2018 Kendrew and I headed down to the Greeley CO. Specialties.  Kendrew strutted his stuff, picking up back to back 5 point majors, leaving him sitting on 14 points.  Kendrew's first major was at the Pacific Northwest at the Timberland cluster.  This left me in a quandry, do I go to the shows in New Mexico to see if I could get that last single point or do I hold out and wait for the National in Tuscon.  After giving it a great deal of thought I entered the GSCA Specialties in NM.  Again Kendrew did me proud picking up another 5 point major to finish his AKC title.  He was in with the big guns at the National, but I couldn't be prouder of this two year old making the cut at the National.  Kendrew has done so much in his short life and we are having a blast.  He is currently sitting #5 Gordon in Canada with very limited showing and #1 owner handled in Canada.



This spring Kendrew and I tried something that I had never done before.  We ran in three field trials.  It was a wonderful experience for us both.  Our first trial we came away with a Certificate of Merit in the Open Puppy stakes, the second trial a 4th in Open Puppy and the third trial a third in Open puppy.  Kendrew placed Number 9 Open puppy for 2017.


We have also attended a few all breed shows where Kendrew has picked up breed wins and is now only six points shy of his Grand Championship. Kendrew finished his Grand Champion title in January 2018.


Kendrew can now add Field Dog Junior title to his accomplishments, going three for three in the tests with his natural instinct kicking in.  Kendrew has a great nose and now that he's run in the field a few times he's having Ah Ha moments and a natural point is appearing.  This fall will see us out in the field as much as possible for Kendrew to hone his skills before we add in more formal training.



Lloydminster was another good weekend for Kendrew, two Best of Breeds and two Best Puppy in Group



Pending CKC confirmation Kendrew finished his Canadian championship with Specialty wins at six months of age.  Kendrew and I made our ring debut together in the SD&G Dog shows in Long Sault, Ontario.  Kendrew had been with his co-owner Bobbie and his sister Dolly since May.  Bobbie had Drew out to classes and social events etc.  I was the lucky one that got to take him in the ring and play.  Thinking it would be a nice relaxing set of shows with no pressure on a six month old baby, I was wrong, this young man was a contender from the get go.  The first show he was RWD and Best Puppy in Group.  The next two day were specialty shows.  At the Ottawa Valley All Setter Association he took Best of Winners, Best Puppy in Breed and Best Overall Puppy in Specialty.  The next show was the Gordon Setter Club of Canada National Specialty where he went Winners Dog and Best Puppy in Specialty.  Sunday saw us in the ring for the Ottawa Valley Pointing Dog Specialty, here he took Best of Winner, Best Puppy in Breed and Best Overall Puppy in Specialty, finishing his title.  Kendrew was also entered OVPDC Field test and although it wasn't spectacular he did have a qualifying run on his FDJ.






Kendrew's Pedigree



             Am GCh Can GChEX Sassenach King of the Castle RN CGN TDI  RNCL RATI
   Multi Ch Xenaran Final Cut
    Multi Ch Showpoint Day After Day
Am GCh  Can GChB Xenaran Sassenach Kendrew FDJ, JH, TKN, CGC
    Am Ch Can GCh Oakisle Knight Vision
  Multi Ch Skara Braes Dream Street Rose
    Am Can Ch Valley View Spring Run Cait E Did





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Kendrew is trying his paw at a new sport during covid-19, with the gazehound club.  Learning to Sprint and CAP, hopefully we can get some titleswhen we play for real.