No one could ever have desired more than these two.
Ch Llychlyn Callan and Ch Ravenstone Hattie excelled themselves both in the show ring and in breeding. Cass (Callan) was a very dominant sire, reproducing his magnificent head in every pup he sired. Heidi (Hattie) produced several Champions and excelled herself in the show ring becoming the Breed CC Record Holder with 44 CCs.
Ch Ravenstone Hattie
Bred by Mrs Margaret Harper Hans av Klekkefjell av Eskamere x Ravenstone Hiordis
Breed Record Holder
44CCs BIS All Breeds 3 Counties Ch Show 1982 Group 1st Birmingham 1986
Heidi was our star.
Top winning Elkhound of all time in the UK, she won 44 CCs. Her record still stands.
Campaigned by my father Fred Pickup, Heidi was the perfect showgirl.
She came to life in the ring and made her presence heard on TVs Animal Roadshow. She was gentle and kind to everyone and extremely loving. She was bred only once to our Ch Llychlyn Callan (Cass) producing 2 Champions and a CC winner. She was a perfect mum. Her daughter, Penny, Ch Vanya of Norderhove, stayed with us
Ch Llychlyn Callan
Ch Borellan Kaymaur Thor x Borellan Iona
Ch Llychlyn Callan...18 CCs...
.Group 1st Richmond Ch Show 1979
Group 1st Leeds Ch Show 1979
It's hard to know where to start.
Bred by Marion Foster, Cass came to us when young, after his owner's wife had died. With 2 bitches in the house, it took a lot of persuading to take him but boy, were we glad we did.
Stubborn as a mule but so loyal and loving. He was a terrific stud dog siring many Champions (see below) and was top Stud Dog of the year many times. He adored the show ring and continued winning in veteran classes until he was 15. His son, Am Ch Llychlyn Idris was exported to Marlene Oliver's Peer Gynt Kennels in the USA where he continued to pass on the beautiful strong head.
Cass's nature was so placid that my young son learned to stand and walk by hanging on to Cass's back.
Doris Pickup handling Cass
and with Marlene Oliver(Peer Gynt USA) at Windsor Ch Show
owner of his American son
Am Ch Llychlyn Idris
Cass's Champion offspring included
our own Ch Vanya of Norderhove out of Ch Ravenstone Hattie
Am Ch Llychlyn Idrisand...