Monty (CH Ardvreck Caerlaverock von Dapperdawg ShCM)

Bruadair Buadhmhor ShCM x Rosanka Gabor

CC & BIS - West Mercia Beagle Club Championship Show 2010
CC & BOB - Three Counties Championship Show 2011
CC & RBIS - West Mercia Beagle Club Championship Show 2011
CC - Paignton & District Championship Show 2012
Beagle of the Year Qualifier 2012

Monty came to us in 2006 from Nigel Blackstock’s Ardvreck kennel in England. Monty is what we would call a ‘character’ and is loved by all who know him. His favorite things are sniffing, running free and food although maybe not in that order! Monty is a typical beagle who likes his home comforts & lots of cuddles. He has exceeded my expectations in the show ring and is a real showman. Monty loves everything about being in the ring and shows his socks off for us every time. 

Monty enjoyed a good puppy career qualifying for Crufts 2008 on numerous occasions as well as picking up serval Best Hound Puppy awards at local open shows. Due to personal circumstances Monty went to stay with Jill and Iain Hill (Dapperdawg) at 15 months old where he continued to be campaigned successfully. Monty returned to us in early 2009 and moved to Argyll went Fiona’s work circumstances changed. After a short break from the show right he returned to action in Autumn 2010 at Driffield Champ Show where he won post graduate dog. 

The next month we made the long journey south to West Mercia Beagle Club champ show where breed specialist Miss P Sutton (Rossut) was judging the biggest entry of beagles that year. To our delight Monty again won the post graduate dog class and took his place in the ‘challenge’. Amongst strong competition Pat Sutton awarded Monty his and my first Challenge Certificate! As a friend told me at the time nothing beats the feeling of that first CC and it was a moment we will treasure forever. However, our dream day was not done yet as Monty challenged the bitch CC winner, CH Dialynne Minx, for Best in Show & won! To say we floated home would be an understatement. 

Now competing in the Limit classes Monty continued to win well with his second CC and BOB coming at Three Counties Champ Show in 2011 under Mr DW Fellows (Rosanka). Almost a year to the day since his first CC Monty won his crowning CC under Mr B Dyson (Bilson) at West Mercia Champ Show. Monty finished the day Reserve Best in Show behind the years top winning bitch CH Bayard Make Amends. Monty was lightly shown after this but continued to place well in the open dog classes.

In August 2012 he won his fourth CC under Mr G Hill at Paignton & District Champ Show qualifying him for the prestigious Beagle of the Year competition held by the Beagle Association. Due to ill health Monty retired from the ring in May 2013 and now enjoys a life of leisure at home with us.

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MONTY'S CC WINNING CRITIQUES:

‘CC & BIS... this dog took my eye, he is a real Beagle, correct head with lovely soft expression, really good neck flowed into correctly angulated shoulders with quarters to match, straight topline & good tailset that he held on the move. because of his reach & drive he occasionally found the indoor ring a little small & slippery but I saw enough of his lovely profile movement to award him top honors’
Pat Sutton, WMBC 2010

‘...lovely Beagle, sharp clean outline, good head & expression, reach of neck into excellent shoulders & return of upper arm, super rear, well muscled thighs, excelled in profile & true footfall both ways. CC & BOB’
Darren Fellows, Three Counties 2011

‘...Super dog. Very well balanced. Good front assembly with masculine head & long neck flowing into well placed shoulders. Excellent ribbing with level topline. Strong quarters. Movement a pleasure to watch. Looked stunning especially in the challenge for BIS. Delighted to award his third CC & RBIS’
Bryan Dyson, WMBC 2011

‘...quality mature male who is sound in confirmation & gives the impression of strength & endurance, masculine typically classic shaped head with a quality expression, sound in front with obvious forechest, firm in body with ideal spring, length & depth in chest, clean lines all through, good tight elbows, firm in condition, body & topline, impressed in confirmation & again on move. DCC’
Graham Hill, Paignton 2012

MONTY'S NOTABLE CHAMP SHOW RESULTS:

1st Puppy Dog – Hound Association of Scotland Championship Show 2007
1st Post Graduate Dog – Driffield Agricultural Society Championship Show 2010
Dog CC & BIS – West Mercia Beagle Club Championship Show 2010
1st Limit Dog – Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show 2011
1st Limit Dog – Bath Championship Show 2011
Dog CC & BOB – Three Counties Championship Show 2011
1st Limit Dog – Leeds Championship Show 2011
1st Open Dog – Driffield Championship Show 2011
Dog CC & RBIS – West Mercia Beagle Club Championship Show 2011
2nd Open Dog – Four Counties Beagle Club Championship Show 2012
2nd Open Dog – Scottish Beagle Club Championship Show 2012
2nd Open Dog – Hound Association Championship Show 2012
1st Open & Dog CC – Paignton & District Championship Show 2012