At the end of 2012 we were delighted to welcome Somerled Classic Romance at Raigmore (Zest) into our family. Bred by Eileen Hill, she is by Tom & Sue Brophy's Irish Champion Saregresi Classic Point imported from Marianne Gayarfas in Hungary. Her mother was bred by Stuart & Sheila Tait, Moordale Silver Sand.
She has had a lovely start to her career:
In 2014 Zest came into her own winning many firsts at Championship Shows and the Reserve Challenge Certificate at both East of England Championship Show and Belfast Championship Show. She then went on to win Best in Show at The Irish Pointer Club Championship Show under breed specialist Mrs Julie Organ.
FAITH (RAIGMORE WORTH THE WAIT) goes Best Puppy in Show at Southern Pointer Club Championship Show!
ZEST’S LONG AWAITED PUPPIES HAVE ARRIVED!
BELFAST CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
Joy and Nectar win their classes and Buzz and Jute are both second in theirs ?
DRIFFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
Joy wins Post Graduate Bitch and the RESERVE CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE?
Long haul down to Bournemouth where Jute wins Yearling and Buzz wins Mid Limit.
In July we had a break until the end of the month when we travelled to Southern Pointer Club Championship Show where Jute was 3rd in Yearling and Buzz was 2nd in Mid Limit under Neville Thorpe. But the star was Nectar who won Puppy and Maiden bitch and was Best Puppy Bitch in Show under Jon Kean!
The following week at Leeds Joy wins Graduate Bitch under Jon Evans! Buzz is 3rd in Limit and and Nectar bounced her way to 4th in Puppy
Joy wins Junior Bitch at Southern Counties under judge Marion Waddell and is shortlisted for the CC! Buzz also wins Limit Dog and is shortlisted for the CC! Quite a day!
The following week, at Three Counties Joy wins Junior again under Elaine Newberry and is shortlisted for the CC again! On the same day she wins Junior at The Pointer Club Open Show. THIS GIVES JOY HER JUNIOR WARRANT! ?
To round off the month Buzz is 3rd in Limit Dog at Kelso under Ria Nelis
Nectar (Raigmore Pure Gold), at her very first General Championship Show wins Minor Puppy bitch at Birmingham National undrr Frank Kane.
Joy (Sharnphilly Escada at Raigmore) gets to the final of GBAS Top Scottish Gundog Puppy!
CRUFTS 2018 set the championship show year off to a good start! All three dogs shown Buzz, Jute and Joy were second in their respective classes with Jute beaten by the eventual Best Dog and considered for the Reserve CC.
March continued to go well when Nectar made her debut at The Pointer Club of Scotland Open Show and delighted us by winning a big Minor Puppy class followed by Best Puppy Bitch at the tender age of 6 months. Jute was 2nd in his class, Joy won both her classes and Buzz won his and then went Best Dog. A great day!
Joy wins Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy Bitch at South Wales
Buzz and Cosette's puppies have been born! Check puppies for sale for more details.
Jute 2nd in Puppy Dog at National Gundog Association Championship Show
Buzz wins a lovely Limit Dog Class at Paignton Championship Show, Joy wins Minor Puppy Bitch and Jute was 2nd in Puppy Dog
Fantastic month for Jute wins Puppy Dog and Best Puppy Dog at East of England Championship show. This was topped by winning Puppy Dog, best Puppy in Breed and Gundog Puppy Group 4 at Darlington Championship Show. Then it was down to Southern Pointer Club Championship Show where he won Puppy and Maiden Dog.
Our new baby Joy (Sharnphilly Escada at Raigmore), daughter of Struan and Sh Ch Sharnphilly Juci Cuture JW, had a terrific start to her show career by winning a fantastic Minor Puppy Bitch class and Best Puppy Bitch at Blackpool Championship Show. Jute was 2nd in Puppy Dog.
Jute wins Puppy Dog at 3 Counties Championship Show
Buzz (Fydal Beeswing at Raigmore)wins BOB and then BEST IN SHOW at Gundog Breeds of Scotland Open Show!
Jute (Raigmore Beekeper) is 2nd in Puppy at SKC and 2nd in Minor Puppy at WELKS
He also win Pointer Puppy Dog and BPIB at Border Counties Gundog
Jute (Raigmore Beekeeper) wins Minor Puupy Dog at WELKS
Jute (Raigmore Beekeeeper) had a lovely start to his Championship Show career by winning Minor Puppy Dog as The Pointer Club Championship Show in Newark. His dad, Buzz (Fydal Beeswing at Raigmore) was 2nd in a lovely Mid Limit class too.
Buzz wins Best of Breed under Martin Falsey and BEST IN SHOW under Prof. David Brigden at Waverley Gundog Assoctaion
We have a new arrival! Joy (Sharnphilly Escada at Raigmore). Daughter of Raigmore Astronomer Royal and Sh Ch Sharnphilly Juici Cuture JW, the current breed record holder.
Buzz wins Best of Breed under breed specialist Matthew Oddie and Group 4 at Border Counties Gundog
Buzz wins the DCC and Reserve Best in Show at The Pointer Club of Scotland Championship Show under breed specialist Mrs Linda Wilson!
Buzz and Cosette's Puppies born! 5 boys and 4 girls
Buzz wins Yearling dog at East of England Championship Show
Buzz wins his class at Border Union Championship Show and is 2nd at Blackpool Championship Show
What a day at the Pointer Club of Scotland Open Show! Zest wins Best Bitch and Best in Show, Struan wins Best Dog and Best Opposite Sex and Buzz wins Reserve Best Dog.
What a start to the year! At Manchester Championship Show Buzz won Junior Dog, Struan won Post Graduate Dog and the RDCC and Zest won Limit Bitch and the RBCC. So proud of them all!
Clyde, (Raigmore Cosmic Star), Struan's black & white brother, owned in partnership with Emma Chisholm has also become a father!
Just had news in that Struan is now a daddy to 9 bouncing babes!
Lovely day at Midland Counties Championship Show where Buzz wins Puppy Dog, Struan was 2nd in a strong Post Graduate Class and Zest wins a lovely Limit Class.
Donald wins Best Veteran in Show at the Pointer Club of Scotland Championship Show and Buzz wins Best Puppy Dog
The puppies have arrived! All 13 of them!
See our 'Puppies for Sale' page for more details!
Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show- Buzz wins MPD and BPD
Zest wins the Reservce CC at Leeds Championship Show under breed specialist Ruth Francis
Buzz (Fydal Beeswing at Raigmore) wins BPD and BPIB at his very first show - Border Union Championship Show - aged just 6 months
Struan wins the Reserve CC at Bath Championship Show aged just 20 montha.
Zest goes Best in Show at the Irish Pointer Club Championship Show for the 2nd time!
Donald goes BEST IN SHOW at the Pointer Club of Scotland Open Show under breed specialist Steve Mitchell!. Flax was Best Veteran and Reserve Best Bitch. Donald's niece, Anne Smith's Fydal Ave was Best Bitch.
CRUFTS : Donald was placed 2nd behind the eventual Best Dog at Crufts 2015. Flax was 2nd in her class and Struan Very Highly Commended in his - the largest Pointer class of the day..
Raigmore also welcomes Fydal Beeswing at Raigmore (Buzz). Bred by Anne Smith, he is a son of Donald's sister's daughter.
Flax (Ch/Ir Ch Raigmore Let it Shine JW made her debut at Pointer Club of Scotland Championship Show and was Best Veteran in Show. At SWKA and GSOW she was BVIB both times.
Zest won her 2nd Reserve CC at Belfast Championship Show.
Struan (Raigmore Astronomer Royal) was the star at Darlington Championship Show winning Best Puppy Dog, Best Puppy in Breed and was shortlisted to the last 6 in the Puppy Group..
Well July started with a real bang at East of England Championship Show where at just 21 months, Zest won a fabulous Limit Class and took the Reserve CC. Struan had a nice 2nd in Puppy, his brother Clyde owned in partnership with Emma Chisholm was 4th and Avril Dodd's, Bailley (Raigmore Light up the Sky at Lyncarda) won a great Limit Dog class and pushed hard for higher honours. Certainly worth the trip!
Zest wins a lovely Graduate class at Blackpool Championship Show.
Another win for Zest at Border Union Championship Show. 1st in Novice.
Great start to the month with Zest winning 1st in Post Graduate bitch the largest bitch class of the day at 3 Counties Championship Show - Mr B Welham.
This has been a fabulous month for Zest (Somerled Classic Romance at Raigmore). BEST IN SHOW IRISH POINTER CLUB CHAMPOINSHIP SHOW - Mrs J Organ
. 1st Yearling Border Counties Gundog Open Show - Ms J Eyeington
2nd Yearling Midland Counties Championship Show - Mr R Bott
2nd Yearling SKC Championship Show - Mrs J Miller
1st Yearling Gundog Breeds of Scotland Open Show - Mrs P Grime.
Cosette (Raigmore Andromeda) won the puppy class here and Struan Raigmore Astronomer Royal won the Junior Class and BPIB.
FABULOUS START FOR OUR NEW PUPPIES!!!
RAIGMORE ANDROMEDA (Cosette) BEST PUPPY IN SHOW POINTER CLUB OF SCOTLAND OPEN SHOW!!!. RAIGMORE ASTRONOMER ROYAL (Struan) won Minor Puppy Dog and his brother RAIGMORE COSMIC STAR (Clyde) owned in partnership with Emma Chisholm was 2nd.
Very proud to announce that Flax gained her Show Gundog Working Certificate at Reeth and is now a FULL Champion! Brains as well as beauty!
Donald is Reserve Best Pointer at the SPC Pointer of the Year competition 2013.
Flax wins Reserve CC at GBAS Ch Sh.
Well what a month! Flax wins the Reserve CC at Pointer Club of Scotland and again at Midland Counties Championship Show. The star that day though was her son, Avril Dodds' Bailley (Raigmore Light up the Sky on Lyncarda) who won the Dog Challenge Certificate. Congratulations!
Puppies have arrived safely! See 'Pups and Dogs for Sale' section for further details
Donald (Raigmore Dusk till Dawn JW) wins a strong Open Dog class at Paignton Championship show
Fantastic day at Southern Pointer Club Championship show with Flax (Sh Ch/Ir Sh Ch Raigmore Let it Shine JW) winning the RBCC and her son Bailley (Avril Dodds and James Frame's Raigmore Light up the Sky for Lyncarda) winning a very good 2nd in his first Mid Limit class. However the star was Zest (Somerled Classic Romance at Raigmore) winning Best Puppy in Show!
July 2013 - PUPPIES - PUPPIES - PUPPIES
Rosie (Raigmore Celtic Rose) has produced a lovely litter of 6 puppies to Charro (Lucaniae Charro - import Italy)!
Donald (Raigmore Dusk till Dawn JW CJW '09) wins Reserve Dog Challenge Certificate at East of England Championship Show under judge Helga Edmondson (Crookrise). This gives him 1 CC and 4 Res CC's.
May 2013 Flax (Show Champion & Irish Show Champion Raigmore Let it Shine JW CW'10) follows her fabulous Challenge Certificate win at Crufts 2013 by going Best in Show at the Hungarian Pointer Club Championship in May 2013 under judge Joan Huxley! The next day she won the Pointer Champion Bitch class at the World Dog Show in Budapest & the Reserve CACIB uner Pepe Haro! Quite a weekend.