It is Christmas! And I am looking forward to some quiet days.
It is with great sadness that I have to report that Santa has been killed!
The perpetrator has not yet admitted anything.
Da er noen av årets rosetter byttet ut med litt julepynt. Jeg minnes alle hundene jeg har og har hatt, og feller noen tårer for de som ikke er her mere .
Changing out some of the rosettes from this year with some home made Christmas decorations. And tearing up, remembering and missing all the ones that is no longer here
Konrad - Ballygran's Keelan Kean was awarded CAC and BOS! So proud of this young boy. Also congratulations to Heidi Kristin Vaslestad Winjum and Roar Winjum winning BOB with Heidivawin's Safran D.Y, also making her a Norwegian Champion today.Alle reaksjoner:166Kristin Moldskred Myrene, Gry Stenberg og 164 andre
20.11.22 The big Christmas cake bakeoff...
Top winning IW in Norway for the second time, NKK list!!
N UCH NV-20-22 Ballygran's Ithel Innis
14.11.22 Fitjar Stord HK
A lovely and well run national show by Fitjar stord Hundeklubb this weekend.
Breed judge and group judge: Johan Juslin Ahola, Finland.
The whippet puppies that I showed is 6 months.
- Ballygran's Daffodil BOB puppy, BOG, shortlisted in BIS. Owner: Anne Berit Lundberg.
- Ballygran,s Dawn 2nd best bitch 6-9 month class with HP.
- Ballygran's Deborah 3rd best bitch in 6-9 month class.
- Ballygran's Dunbar 2nd best male 6-9 month. Owner: Helene Pettersen Valsø.
I only showed one Irish wolfhound, my young bitch
Ballygran's Kathleen Kelly, BOB, shortlisted in the group. I also showed Anne Berit's Ballygran's Cinder - VG.
Thank you sooo much for a fun day! I am lucky to have the best puppy buyers and friends who was helping me the hole day! .And thank you to Birgitte Kjesbu Haugland and Kari-Anne Jacobsen for helping me show the puppies.
Kelly was prepared for the show with shampoo from #Hundensbutikk #alwaysyourfriend
Tester ut Siccaro tørkedekken på Jolene. Fantastisk produkt! Kan anbefales!
22-23.10.22 Judging weekend in Stavanger
A very well run show. Thank you to the organizer and to my crew in the ring who made my days so easy. Loved every minute of it!
My best in show was Panaphia's Simply The Best
13.10.22 Testing new products.
Tester ut nye shampoer fra Hundens butikk!
09.10.22 Dogshow in Jølster
Sunnfjord Hundeklubb National Dogshow in lovely Jølster yesterday. The show was as always very good organized and in a new big spacious arena. With good size rings and on excellent artificial grass, the hounds could show off some good moves. The weather was not the best, but as long as we are indoors, it does not matter.
The judge was Jetta Tschokkinen (Finland).
I showed only puppies and juniors, and had a lovely day ringside with the best people . Thank you so much for all the lovely videos and pictures Ine Dyngeland and Benedicte Tuft Aasen. . Thank you Kristin for helping me show Dawn.
First out was the whippet puppies 5 month old.
Ballygran's Deborah best bitch with HP, BOB and BOG-1. (Not driving back for the BIS final today).
Ballygran's Dawn 2 best bitch with HP (prices of honor)
Then it was the wolfhounds turn:
Ballygran, Kieran Ode to Killykeen CC, Best male and BOS.
Ballygran's Kathleen Kelly, best junior bitch EXC.
And congratulations to Kristin Moldskred Myrene who won with: Nuch Quinquinas Dixie BOB and BOG-2
24.09.22 BSBK Nat Dogshow
Judge: Zlatko Jojkić.
N Ch NV-20-22 Ballygran's Ithel Innis BOB and BOG-3.
Ballygran's Kathleen Kelly CC, CAC and BOS.
First show for the whippet puppies. So happy and proud of them all!!
Ballygran's Dunbar 3rd best male! So proud of him and the owner Helene Pettersen Valsø. Ballygran's Deborah best bitch and BOS
Ballygran's Dafodill 2nd best bitch
Ballygran's Design 3rd best bitch.
Ballygran's Cinder Exc and 3rd in open class.
So proud and happy to see the progress of all the training Anne Berit Lundberg has done with her Dafodill and Cinder!!! .And thank you to Ine Dyngeland and Birgitte Kjesbu Haugland for helping me show my dogs and for the photos!! Benedicte Tuft Aasen, Jannike Lassen and Elin Blikra Erichsen for more photos.
Thank you Nina Bless for taking pictures for our show training today. Now I am looking forward showing them on their very first show!
Tusen takk for bildene fra treningen Nina Bless.Nå gleder vi oss til å stille ut for første gang på BSBK neste helg.Dagens trening var veldig bra (men manglet fotografen) takk for en fin stund til Anne Berit Lundberg og Helene Pettersen Valsø.
17.09.22 Happy 5th Birthday to the IW I-litter!
A BIG happy 5th birthday to my lovely
"Iza"- N Ch NV-20 Ballygran's Igraine Iseabéal
"Iona"- N Ch Ballygran's Iona Inira
"Innis"- N Ch NV-20-22 Ballygran's Ithel Innis
Sending birthday wishes to their siblings to.
"Varg"- Ballygran's Idris Inir
"Wilma"- Ballygran's Ineda Ita
03.09.22 Int NKK Dogshow in Stavanger
A nice kennel club show in Stavanger today in lovely sunshine.
Judge : Jeff Horswell
Together with Heidi Kristin Vaslestad Winjum and Kristin Myrene! Thank you so much for a fun weekend and all help(as always ).
- NV-20-22 N UCh Ballygran's Ithel Innis was rewarded with best male, CACIB and BOS. - -
- Ballygran's Kieran Ode to Killykeen got VG
- Ballygran's Jacolin Jolene Exc, 3rd open bitch.
Congratulations to kennel Quinquinas and Kristin Moldskred Myrene who got a new Champion today, and BOB. Owner's : Knut Olav Wille and Øivind B. Larsen
13.08.22 Judging the SIRL Irish Wolfhounds Speciality Finland, Hauho
In Finland to judge the Irish wolfhound specialty! Over 100 wolfhounds entered! So excited about this assignment. What an lovely event and some lovely hounds to put my hands on. Thank you so much to the club, organizers my ringpersonell and all the people who entered under me! I had such a lovely time!
Er i Finland, Hauho for å dømme den finske irske ulvehund spesialen med over 100 påmeldte hunder! Gleder med!!!!
05.08.22 Congratulation to Ballygrans IW K-litter, celebrating 1 years old today!
31.07 - 01.08.22 National Dogshow Weekend in Karmøy
Sunday at Norwegian Lhasa Apso show:
Judge: Markku Kipinä, Finland
- Ballygran's Kieran Ode to Killykeen, BOB and BOB Junior
- Ballygran's Kathleen Kelly, BOS Junior and Exc.
- Ballygran's Jackolin Jolene, Exc, 1st in Open Class
Søndag på Norsk Lhasa Apso klubb sin utstilling:
Ballygran's Kieran Ode to Killykeen - BIR og BIR Junior
Ballygran's Jacolin Jolene - Exc, 1 AK
Ballygran's Kaitlyn Kaylin - Exc , 1 JK BIM Junior
Dommer: Markku Kipinä, Finland.
Tusen takk for hjelpen til the Dream team både ved ringen og nedpakking av leiren
Dommer: Rob Douma, Nederland
BOB/BIR & BOB/BIR Junior- Ballygran's Kieran Ode to Killykeen.
BOS/BIM og BOS/BIM Junior Ballygran's Kaitlyn Kaylin
2nd best bitch/ 2 Beste tispe- Ballygran's Jacolin Jolene
Tusen takk for hjelpen til the Dream team og tuuusen takk til Janne Andersen som viste Kaylin for meg
27.07.22 Helpers at work...
26.07.22 Good Morning
01.07.22 The puppies are 7 weeks!
Attending the Greyhound World Congress in England
25-26. june 2022 IW Specialty
Årets spesialutstilling er over for denne gang. Det ble stilt 10 Ballygran hunder. Så glad og takknemlig for alle de flotte folkene jeg har rundt meg som stilte opp, kom med hundene, rigget opp og ned Ballygran leiren og hjalp meg med å klargjøre og stille alle samme. Samt ta bilder og filme alle sammen. Dere vet hvem dere er, og jeg setter umåtelig pris på dere alle sammen. Også så utrolig kjekt å få se de vakre avkommene etter Innis og Valery. Virkelig lovende og vakre valper. Så stolt og glad for alle sammen.
To vakre veteranene : N UCh NVV-22 Ballygran's Hanluan Hogan ble BIS Vetaran og 2 beste hannhund!!!!(Ballygran's Epin Elliot - N Ch NVV-20 Irdalen's Dream of Life) Eier: Ole Ragnar Holte. Fabelaktig handlet av Gry Stenberg. Og plukket ut til åDelta i beste hode og uttrykk samt beste bevegelser.
Så stolt av den flotte veteranen. Oppdretter: Kennel Ballygran.
N UCh Ballygran's Gweneira Gwenn Exc, 2 beste veteran tispe i en alder av over 10 år! Plukket ut til å delta i beste hode og utrykk. (N S UCh Ballygran's Fion Fleetwind McMagnum - N UCh Ballygran's Dara Dubh)Halvbror til BIS veteran
N UCh NV-20 NV-22 Ballygran's Ithel Innis3 beste hannhund, og plukket ut til å delta i beste bevegelser. (Manaus du Grand Chien de Culann - N UCh NVV-20 Irdalen's Dream og Life) Vinner av «best irish spotting»
Mine 3 vakre juniorer:
Ballygran's Kieran Ode to Killykeen Exc, 2 JKK
Ballygran's Keelan Kean, Exc, 3 JKK
Ballygran's Kaitlyn Kaylin, Exc 1 JKK, CK, BIM Junior. Plukket ut til å delta i beste hode og uttrykk.
Ballygran's Kathleen Kelly Exc, 3 JKK, CK (Magh Itha's Altocumulus - N UCh Ballygran's Iona Inira)
Ballygran's Jacolin Jolene Exc, CK 3 AK tispe.
N UCh Ballygran's Iona Inira, Exc, 4 CHKK
N UCh NV-20 Ballygran's Igraine Iseabéal, Exc
Video of Iona at the Specialty
19-20. june 2022 Nordic and Int NKK Show, Sandefjord
A lovely weekend is over. Had a lovely time meeting up with good friends, and also meeting new iw people was so lovely. The show was very well organized by the Norwegian Kennel Club and the show grounds was super! Thank you so much to Maya and Bent for your hospitality and a lovely stay! Thank you to Kristin, Kjersti, Gry, Heidi and Roar for always helping out. Thank you to Ine and Geir Tore for helping out with the dogs. Thank you to Benedicte, Maya, Roar and Ine for all the lovely photos and videos. Two hot days for us and the hounds, but they did very well! Also pleased with some nice results.
Saturday at NKK Nordic Show and Norwegian Winner Show 2022
Judge: Mikael Nilsson, Sweden.
Ballygran's Keelan Kean- Exc and 2nd best junior.Owner: Kjersti Hoff Glitten. Thank you to Kristin Moldskred Myrene for showing him.
Ballygran's Kieran Ode to Killykeen- Exc and 3 best junior
N Ch NV-20-22 Ballygran's Ithel Innis Exc, CC, Nordic CAC, Best male and BOS with his new title Norwegian Winner 2022.
N Ch NVV-22 Ballygran's Hanluan Hogan- Showed so well in the heat by Gry, and got Exc and a new title, Norwegian Veteran Winner 2022. Owner: Ole Ragnar Holte and Gry Stenberg.
Ballygran's Kathleen Kelly Exc and 3rd best junior.
N Ch NV-20 Ballygran's Igraine Iseabéal Exc and 3 best champion.
Also showed a breeders clas, and god HP (prize of honor) for my breed group. Did not stay for the finals.
Sunday International show and Crufts Qualification
Judge: Leif Ragnar Leif Ragnar Hjorth, Norway.
Ballygran's Kieran Ode to Killykeen- Exc, CC, best junior, Crufts qualified , CAC and 4 best male.
N Ch NV-20-22 Ballygran's Ithel Innis Exc, CC and 2nd best male.
Ballygran's Kathleen Kelly, Exc, CC, best junior bitch and crufts qualified.
N Ch NV-20 Ballygran's Igraine Iseabéal Exc, CC, best champion bitch, and 3rd best bitch.
Also showed a breeders clas, and god HP (prize of honor) and a lovely critique for my breed group. Did not stay for the finals.
Judging the Irish WolfhoundClub of Ireland Specialty!
A dream came true, as I was invited to judge this show! What an honor, and a privilege! Thank you so much for the invitation, the lovely organized show and all the people who entered their hounds under me, and showed such good sportsmanship. I had such an amazing day and stay!And thanks a mill to Kristin Myrene, the best traveling companion !
02.06.2022 First hello from Sheelagh
Puppies are 2 weeks old
21.05.22 Still mis him every day....
Anthony Killykeen-Doyle. Still greatly missed Would have celebrated his 79th birthday today.
14.05.22 1 weeks old...
13.05.22 Happy 8th birthday to the Ballygran IW H-litter
11.05.22 A mothers love....
07.05.22 The pupies are here...
06.05.22 Happy 2nd birthday to Ballygran's Whippet C-litter
Gratulerer så mye med 2 års dagen til Ballygran's C-kull. Håper dere får en strålende dag og feiring
30.04 - 01.05 Int & Nordic Kennel Club Show in Ålesund
For en herlig helg! Så hyggelig å kunne reise på utstilling og samtidig få bo og besøke Kristin, Linnea og Jermund. Tusen takk for en herlig helg, og for all hjelp.
Lørdag NKK INT utstilling.
Rasedommer: Moa Persson, Sverige.
BIS valp: Anne Anne Livø Buvik, Norge
Valper:Ballygran's Kathleen Kelly HP, BIR. Ble plukket ut i finalen i BIS, men ikke plassert.
Ballygran's Kieran Ode to Killykeen HP, BIM
N UCh NV-20 Ballygran's Ithel Innis, CK, 1 BHK, CACIB og BIM.
Ballygran's Jacolin Jolene VG
Gratulerer så mye til Kristin og Linnea med BIR på Quinquina's Dixie.
Søndag: NKK Nordic
I dag var jeg dommerelev og domeraspirant. Men likevel så heldig at jeg fikk så fantastisk hjelp til å stille alle hundene mine. Tusen takk til Heidi, Kristin og Jørgen som stilte hundene mine så utrolig flott! Og tusen takk til Roar, som fikk den «herlige» oppgaven med å holde Jolene.
Rasedommer: Rony Doedijns, Nederland
BIS valp dommer: Laurent Heinesche, Luxemburg.
Gruppedommer voksen: Leif Herman Wilberg, Norge
Ballygran's Kieran Ode to Killykeen HP, BIR. Vakkert vist av Heidi. I BIS valp var det Kristin som handlet han så fint fram til en fantastisk BIS 3 plassering.
Ballygran's Kathleen Kelly HP, BIM. Flott vist av Kristin.
N UCh NV-20 Ballygran's Ithel Innis, CK, 1 BHK, Nordic Cert, BIR. Flott vist av Jørgen C. Lien. I gruppen ble det en flott 4 BIG plassering, vist av Kristin.
Gratulerer så mye med BIM til Quinquina's Dixie og med NUCh tittelen.
09.04.22 A huge Celebration today as Sheelagh is 10 years old!
Today is a very special day"Sheelagh" - N Ch Ballygran's Gweneira Gwenn (N S Ch Ballygran's Fion Fleetwind McMagnum - N Ch Ballygran's Dara Dubh) is celebrating her 10th birthday. So we had a lovely quality walk, just her and I in the woods. And now she has eaten her special made birthday cake, tripe glacéd with wild berry yoghurt. And for dessert she got a dried meat roll.
Even though I love all my hounds, there is always someone that are extra special, and she is one of them. As beautiful on the inside as outside, she is a joy to live with. Love her to bits.
Happy birthday to Ballygran'a B-litter Whippets!
Happy birthday to Bolt, Emma, Bentley, Abrnsley and Beverly, from my B-Litter! I hope you all have a lovely day and celebration! 6 yeas today!
Gratulerer sååå mye med 3 års dagen til Ballygran's B kull, whippet.Bolt, Emma, Bentley, Barnsley og Beverly.Herregud så fort tiden går!!
19-20. mars 22 Int and Nordic Kennel CLub Show in Kristiansand
Finally I was off to a Dogshow weekend again! It has been to long without shows and meeting people. This weekend it was a double Kennel Club show in Kristiansand.
Saturday NORDIC SHOW
Breed and group judge: Paul Stanton.
- N Ch NV-20 Ballygran's Ithel InnisCC- NORDIC SHOW CAC -BEST OF BREED- 2 BEST IN GROUP.
- Ballygran's Jacolin Jolene CC- CAC- NORDIC SHOW CAC -BOS .
My young whippet; Ballygran's Clover was not at all impressed about the show, but behaved very well, and god a VG. Judged by Mette Mørkegaard.
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Sunday INT SHOW Kristiansand
Breed judge: Antonio Di Lorenzo.
N Ch NV-20 Ballygran's Ithel Innis CC- CACIB- crufts qualified-BOS
Ballygran's Jacolin Jolene CC- Res.CAC- CACIB- 2 best bitch.
Ballygran's Clover was not showed Sunday because her clas went on at the same time as the wolfhounds unfortunately.
A big thanks to everybody who helped me this weekend and made it so lovely. Benedicte Tuft Aasen, Chris Hagenes Suna Regens, Jan Evje, Fam Torgersen, tante Anne, Sven Slettedal and Anne-Lise Vatne. It does takes a village….Thank you so much for the pictures Bianca . Not an easy task when Jolene would not stand still for 2 sec.
05.03.22 Puppy Show in Ølen
First puppy show for the IW puppies. All behaved sooo good, and we had a lovely time. Thank you for all the help and comapny to Miriam, Arvid and Janne.
Ballygran's Kieran Ode to Killykeen - BOB, BOG and BIS 2 (6-9 months)
BOS - Ballygran's Kathleen Kelly
Ballygran's Kaitlym Kaylin, 3rd best puppy bitch
Ballygran's Keelin Keela, 2 best puppy bitchproud over Miriam & Remi
Ballygran's Keelan Keen 2 best male puppy. Proud owner Kjersti Glitten
Ballygran's Kevan Kinnell 3 best pupy male. Proud owner, Arvid Steen.
15.02.22 Sleeping beauty
Ballygran's Kathleen Kelly. Sleeping on her sofa after our walk.
06.02.22 Ballygran Clan meeting in Bergen
Trip to the city yesterday with many of the puppies, who also celebrate their 6 month's birthday.Also 3 of the whippets from my last litter joined us. They behaved soo good!!! Proud breeder and owner