Ch Debucher Rigole x Debucher Creme Brulee. DoB: 08/09/2011

Hero going Group 2 at SKC (Scottish Kennel Club) - Photo courtesy of Elieen Sutherland - WTG big boy!

It is with great regret that we have taken the decision to retire Hero from the show ring. Twice during 2015 he badly cut a pad and, on both occassions, his leg became infected and this has sadly left him with a slight limp which at championship show level would do him no favours. He was a super showman and his many achievments at such a young age, listed below, are testament to that. You can't help but wonder what else he would have achieved but we have some fabulous memories of his time in the ring; not least his two Champ Show group placings, rare for a GBGV. He remains a fabulous companion and our best friend at home where he loves to "supervise" the other hounds, esepcially his girls. With thanks to Viv Phillips for allowing him to come to live at Janimist.


 Dog RCC, Windsor Ch Show, 2013, (Judge: Val Jackson)

Dog CC, BOB & Group 2, Summer SKC, 2013, (Judges: Di Spavin & Graham Hill)

Dog CC, LKA Ch Show, 2013, (Judge: Rose Phillips)

Dog CC, BOB, Birmingham National Ch Show, 2014, (Judge: Stuart Mallard)

Dog CC, BOB, Spring SKC, 2014, (Judge: Shirley Rawlings)

Dog CC, BOB & Group 3, Southern Counties Ch Show, 2014,

(Judges: Pekka Teini & Moa Persson, Finland/Sweden)

Dog RCC, BGV Club Ch Show, 2014, (Judge: Espen Engh)

BGV Club annual awards: Runner-up "Best GBGV Dog" 2013


Runner-up "Top GBGV 2014"


BPIS, BGV Club Open Show, 2012, (Judge: Barbara Milton)


28 1st places at Championship Shows


7 x BOB at Championship Shows


6 x BPIB at Championship Shows


12 1st places at Open Shows


8 X BOB at Open Shows


2 x Hound Group wins at Open Shows