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Sh Ch/Int/Ir/Sui/Be Sh Ch Rayaragua Ria Del Chanderhill

Ir/Lux J Ch

Swiss Alpensieger 2017, Irish Annual Champion 2017, Austrian Winner 2019, Celtic Winner 2019, Celtic Winner 2017, Celtic Junior Winner 2017

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Once we realised that Spanish Water Dogs were the breed for us, it wasn’t long before we decided that we wanted to add another female to our family. After working out what type of Spanish Water Dog we wanted, we decided to approach Oscar Garcia Carral about getting a female to show from his Rayaragua Kennel. Our family then made the trip over to Spain to visit Oscar and his dogs.

After much consideration on our visit we soon fell in love with this young, sweet natured and stunning girl so we made the decision that Ria would make the trip to the UK to live at Chanderhill.  Since arriving at Chanderhill it is safe to say that Ria has made a big impression on us, as she is a fun loving little madam who lives life to the full with a huge smile on her face!

Ria has been a first class show dog for us and we are hugely proud of her achievements. In September 2019, she became our first UK Show Champion, at just 3 years of age. She has won a number of Best of Breed accolades both in the UK and overseas, and is also a national Champion of Ireland, Switzerland and Belgium, as well as an FCI International Champion. She was the top SWD in Ireland in 2017.

On a show by show basis, probably Ria’s best achievement to date was winning the Bitch CACIB and Best of Opposite Sex award at one of Spain’s most prestigious dog shows, the International Exhibition of Otono at Talavera De La Reina in October 2019. Other very notable achievements include winning the Bitch Challenge Certificate and Best of Breed awards at the Birmingham National Championship Dog Show in May 2019, and Best Bitch and Best of Breed at the Austrian Winners Championship Dog Show in Wels, Austria in June 2019.

However, Ria has also been an incredible mum. She gave birth to her first litter of pups in June 2018. These pups include Pickle, who has joined our kennel, and at the age of just 9 months, won an amazing Best Puppy in Breed at Crufts 2019.

Pickle has since kicked on from there. In June 2019, at the age of just 12 months, she qualified for the Kennel Club Junior Warrant Award and also became European Junior Winner 2019 at the European Dog Show! Then at Talavera De La Reina in October 2019, she was awarded a Reserve CAC (Reserve Obligatory Point) and became the first UK bred dog to pass the Spanish Breed Club’s character and natural aptitude test (the TCAN).

Breed: Spanish Water Dog

D.O.B 02.03.16

Owned By: Kate Hodgkinson-Rutherford & Mark Rutherford

Sire: Esp Ch Mahatma Gandhi De Los Cerros De Quinto WW2012

Dam: Rayaragua Hakuna Matata Lux J Ch Port J Ch

Top Awards: Kennel Club Stud Book Number, Top SWD in Ireland 2017, Austrian Winner 2019,  Celtic Winner 2019, Celtic Winner 2017, Celtic Junior Winner 2017 & Swiss Alpensieger 2017

Titles: International Show Champion, UK Show Champion, Irish Show Champion, Swiss Show Champion (Schweizer Ausstellungs-Champion), Belgian Show Champion, Irish Annual Champion 2017, Irish Junior Champion & Luxembourg Junior Champion

European Dog Show Results, Wels 2019: Excellent 4 Grade in Champion Bitch European Dog Show, Excellent 1 Grade in Champion Bitch Austrian Winners Show, Best Bitch & Best of Breed, Austrian Winners Show

Spanish Show Results: CACIB Bitch & Best Bitch, International Exhibition of Otono, Talavera De La Reina 2019. Excellent 1 Grade in Champion Bitch International Dog Show of Granada 2019,  National Exhibition of Spanish Breeds, Talavera De La Reina 2019 & UCPDAE Monographica Granada 2018. Excellent 2 Grade in Champion Bitch National & International Dog Shows of Granada 2018, International Dog Show of Malaga 2018 & National Dog Show of Granada 2019. Winner with our daughter, Charlotte, aged 7, of the Junior Handling UCPDAE Monographica Granada 2018

UK Ch Results: 3 Challenge Certificates, 1 Reserve Challenge Certificate, 4 Best of Breeds, 6 Best Bitch, 3 Reserve Best Bitch, 1 Best Puppy in Breed, Show Champion

IR Ch Results: 3 Group 3 Placings, 2 Group 4 Placings, 16 BOBs, 6 CACIBs, 4 RCACIBs, 16 Irish Green Star Certificates (CACs), 2 Reserve Green Star Certificates (RCACs), Irish Champion & Junior Champion

Austrian Ch Results: 1 BOB, 1 CACIB & 1 CAC

Swiss Ch Results: 1 BOB, 3 CACIBs, 3 CACs & Swiss Champion

NL Ch Results: 1 BOB, 1 CACIB, 1 RCACIB, 1 CAC & 1 RCAC

BE Ch Results: 3 CACIBs, 4 CACs & Belgian Champion

LUX Ch Results: Best Bitch & Junior Champion

UK Open Show Results: Numerous Group & Puppy Group Placings, Multiple BOBs & Best Puppy in Breeds





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