Dog breeder and former Bute resident Cara Kidd has enjoyed more show success recently with two of her Dogue de Bordeaux bitches.
At the Scottish Kennel Club’s championship show at Ingliston recently, Cara’s bitches won the two highest awards for the Dogue de Bordeaux breed.
Ascogcara Chariot of Fire, also known as Proudia, was chosen as the best in breed after winning first place in the postgradueate dog/bitch class and best female in breed, while Ascogcara Weapon of Choice, otherwise known as Marina, won first place in the junior dog/bitch class, best female puppy and best puppy in breed.
Proudia’s latest victory, still at the relatively young age of just 22 months, follows her triumph at Crufts earlier this year, when she won the second junior bitch prize.
“Marina is Proudia’s full sister but there is a year between them,” Cara, who grew up in Rothesay and runs the Ascogcara kennels with her husband Alan in Stewarton, Ayrshire, told The Buteman.
“We loved Proudia so much we repeated the mating to get Marina. So far she has only ever got firsts or seconds at every championship show she has entered.
“We are so proud of them again, they behaved beautifully and are winning such big awards at such young ages which is amazing!”