Savannah gave me Birselaw Jock MacKay, winner of 2 CCs and 1RCC, and then Ch. Birselaw Country Girl, my first homebred Champion. Country Girl was the dam of my top winning dog, Ch Birselaw Boomerang. Winner of 23 CCs and Top Cairn 1989 and 1990.He was an outstanding showman and through his daughters, Birselaw April Love (Denmark), Am. Ch Birselaw Peggy Sue and his son NZ Ch. Birselaw Red Gauntlet, is still influencing the Breed worldwide.
Country Girl also gave me Ch. Birselaw Countryman and his younger full sister, Birselaw Uptown Girl, winner of 1CC and 4RCCs. Uptown Girl's granddaughter, Birselaw Pretty Woman, was to become my next outstanding brood bitch. She is the dam of three Champions, Ch Birselaw Pretty Special,Ch Birselaw
Uptown Girl's granddaughter, Birselaw Pretty Woman, was to become my next outstanding brood bitch. She is the dam of three Champions, Ch Birselaw Pretty Special,Ch Birselaw Buddy Holly and Ch Birselaw Super Model.
I purchased my first cairn in 1969 from the Corbieha Kennel, but as I was busy showing horses, I did not have time to show her, but she was a super pet. However in the late 70's I decided I wanted to start dog showing and in 1980 I purchased a beautiful bitch puppy from the Pinetop Kennel of Sally Ogle. But tragedy was to strike a few weeks later when she developed parvo from a faulty vaccination and I lost her. Sally was marvellous and let me have another bitch puppy six months later, this was Savannah, a super showgirl who went on to become my first Champion. She became the foundation bitch of the Birselaw's.
Ch Pinetop Savannah Of Birselaw
Birselaw Perfect Moment
To date the Birselaw Kennel has made up 18 UK Champions and 23 overseas Champions.
Ch Birselaw Super Model was to give me my next outstanding Brood bitch, Birselaw Perfect Moment. Though not shown widely she when mated to my Billy Fury gave me four UK Champion bitches: Ch Birselaw Special Moment, Ch Birselaw It’s My Moment, Ch Birselaw Firebird Of Stradivarious and Ch Birselaw Now Is The Moment. Also the dam of two overseas champions : Portuguese Ch Birselaw Ideal Moment and Int/Ned/Bel/Lux/ Ch Birselaw Emma.
Perfect Moment’s litter brother is Ch/Am Ch Birselaw Supertrooper, in 2004 he spent a year back with me in the land of his Birth. He was to end the year Top Male Cairn.
In 2001 Birselaw Billy Fury was born , sired by Ch Birselaw Buddy Holly ex my Penticharm bitch, Dusky Princess. This was Dusky’s last litter and in this litter were two outstanding males, I found it difficult to choose between them but I eventually chose Billy, his litter brother then went to New Zealand to a very successful show career, the brother is NZ Ch/Grand Champion Birselaw Robbie O’ The Isles.
Billy was himself to have a whirlwind show career, gaining his title at 14 months old, his three CC’s won in a period of a month! He has 12 CCs 9 BOBs and 9 RCCs
In 2009 he attended the European Show in Dublin winning the CACIB,Green Star, BOB and Terrier Group 4.
In 2004 Billy was to spend 7 months in Scandinavia and there he gained his Swedish, Finnish, Danish and Nordic titles. While in Scandinavia he was at limited stud but his short stay there resulted in him producing 10 Champions. He has, at the moment, 20 overseas Champions and 19 UK Champions.
Ch Nor/Fin/Swed/Dan/Ir Ch
Birselaw Billy Fury
Birselaws watching the world go by!
Ch Birselaw It’s My Moment,
runner up Scottish Show Dog of the Year 2007