We are sisters, Caroline Reynolds and Wendy Fleming and we each have a separate interest in the Glenariff Affix.
Glenariff, meaning arable Glen, is one of the Glens of Antrim in Northern Ireland were we both grew up and live and have enjoyed for many years. All our dogs have run in the woods surrounding the glen and have played in the clear waters of the streams there. A special place in our hearts.
There has always been dogs in the family and we have be involved with breeding and showing as long as we can remember. As kids we grew up with Standard Smooth Dachshunds, shown under our mother’s affix Craigmore.
Caroline met Clumber Spaniels for the first time on a visit to Crufts in 1989. That was the start and Caroline would not be without a Clumber in her life and our latest addition is Xander who joined us in October 2013. He was bred in Holland by Anton and Jolando Stoop with collaboration from Connie Holt in America from AI mating back to Am Ch Companionway Wild As the Wind. A big winner in the late 1990’s
For Wendy, a move out of Belfast to the countryside in 1996 was the opportunity to have a dog. Lily our first pointer joined the household as a rescue of just 7 months old. She soon settled in and was happy stretched out in front of the fire where Pointers seem to congregate.
Our most recent additions to the show team are the miniature Smooth Dachshunds. Our mum, Sandra, has had this breed for several years and decided to join us showing when looking for a suitable sire for Dilly’s litter. This litter of 5 was born in December 2002 and we could keeping both Lulu, a shaded red, and Eva a black and tan. Lulu was a star and became our first Champion in the breed. The rest as they say is history!
We have had a lot of fun and success with our dogs.
We are particularly proud of Elliott winning Best of Breed at Crufts 2000 from the veteran class, Georgia, from our first litter of Clumbers, winning champion titles in the UK, Ireland and Holland and along the way becoming the first Clumber Spaniel bitch to win a Group at a championship show in Ireland and Holland, Northern Ireland Gundog of the Year winner and runner up in the same year with Romeo and Heather, qualifying our dachshund Caesar for Pup of the Year, winning NI Gundog Pup of the Year 2009 with Basil, Dave qualifying for Show Dog of the Year in Ireland.
And most recently Dave winning BIS 4 at the Irish Kennel Club International in October 2014 and Lucy winning Group 7 at the Bleiswijk International show in Holland in November 2014.
Both of us are IKC approved judges.
Caroline is passed to judge all breeds in Group 4 (Dachshunds) and award CACIBs in them. She is currently progressing in Group 8 and is passed to award Green Stars (CACs) in Clumber Spaniels, English Springer Spaniels, English Cocker Spaniels and Welsh Springer Spaniels
Her judges number is EI00601
Wendy is passed to award Green Stars (CACs) in all breeds in Group 7
Her judges number is EI01441