Welcome to the Glenariff website.
We have had dogs all our lives but started showing seriously in 1991 with the purchase of our first Clumber Spaniel, Sophie. The rest as they say is history and we have been involved with showing dogs ever since.
We are passionate about our dogs that are very much a part of our families. We are proud of their achievement in the show ring and strive to breed fit healthy dogs of good temperament. We are occasional breeders and before breeding all our dog are undergo the appropriate BVA/KC recognised health tests and we carefully consider breed type and temperament as well as health before any mating.
We started with Clumber Spaniels and as we have grown so have our breeds and we now have Clumber Spaniels, Pointers and Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshunds split between our 3 family homes.
We hope you enjoy your visit around our site and enjoy reading about our dogs.
We travelled to the UK for the Clumber Spaniel Club Championship show. A great day catching up with old and new friends made special with Matthew winning a strong Open class a then the RCC.
Thank you to judge Ernie Lockett for thinking so highly of my special boy.
On his fourth visit to the UK, Matthew won the CC and Best of Breed and passed the vet check for high profile breeds to proceed to the group. Icing on the cake was Darci winning the Puppy Bitch class and Best Puppy in Breed. Monty – co-owned with this breeder Jenny Langridge won the puppy dog class and to top it off Jenny’s young bitch Megan won her class also.
Thank you Jenny for my Badgersmoon kids and your continued friendship and support.
To judge Valda Day, thank you for thinking so highly of my guys and for your lovely comments about them.Share
A great weekend!
At Fermoy International show on Saturday.
Matthew (clumber) won the Green Star and CACIB.
Lucy (pointer) took the Green Star but was too young to win the CACIB. Basil was graded excellent and won his class.
On Sunday we had an unforgettable day.
Matthew won Green Star and BOB, Myles won Green Star and BOB and Lucy took Green Star and BOBShare
What a fab day at the the Northern Ireland West Highland White Terrier Club open show.
Lucy won Best AVNSC and Best AVNSC Puppy then took Gundog Group 2 under and the won the Puppy Group under Diane Stewart-Ritchie then went on to take Best Puppy in Show under Robert Lamont.
Not to be forgotten Frankie, took Best of Breed, Best Puppy in Breed and Puppy Hound Group 3 under Kate Harbinson and making her ring debut at just 6 months Darci took second in her class behind our Lucy!
Our new pup ‘Frankie’ made her debut at Portadown Canine Club championship show and thrilled us all by not only winning Best Baby Puppy in Breed but going on to be selected Reserve Best Baby Puppy in Show.
Thanks you to breed judge Donna Francis (USA) and Best in Show judge Nicky Hammond for thinking so highly of our girl.
Frankie is just four and a half months old!Share
Whilst on holiday in Wales we decided to use South Wales Championship show for Matthew (Ir Sh Ch Badgersmoon The Bard of Glenariff) to make his UK debut and attend our first UK champ show in 5 years.
So we are over the moon that Matthew not only won the Open dog class but took the Dog CC.
Thank you to judge Mr Robin Sadler for thinking so highly of our boy.
And to his breeder and our friend Jenny Landgridge I cannot thank you enough for letting us have this super boy and for letting us stay, or should I say putting up with us, while in Wales.Share