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         Our  Stars       


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

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 with Callan

Doris Pickup handling Cass

Marlene with Cass

and with Marlene Oliver(Peer Gynt USA) at Windsor Ch Show

owner of his American son 

Am Ch Llychlyn Idris

Am Ch Llychlyn Idris


Cass's Champion offspring included

our own Ch Vanya of Norderhove out of Ch Ravenstone Hattie

Am Ch Llychlyn Idrisand...

Norsegrey Tarka Troma  

 Vikafjell Jori  

Mikalean Bjorg 

Ch Veela of Norderhove    

Ch Svenson Thor  (11CCs)

Ch Llychlyn  Llewelyn  

Ch Llychlyn Meredid  

Ch LlychlynTalfryn    (Group winner)   

Ch Llychlyn Morgan

(35 CCs Group winner)

Ch Llychlyn Gwythr       

Ch Llychlyn Moriah   

 Ir Ch Llychlyn Sorena



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