Dog breeder and former Bute resident Cara Kidd has added to her growing prize haul with a clutch of awards at the Dogue de Bordeaux Club of Great Britain’s annual show.
Leading the way was 18-month-old Ascogcara Chariot Of Fire, also known as Proudia, who, in her last junior class, won first junior bitch, best female in show and reserve best in show.
Proudia’s latest success adds to her achievement at the famous Crufts dog show in March, where she won the second place junior bitch prize.
Another of Cara’s dogs, Kenocto Miss Demeanor at Ascogcara Shcm - also known as Tuscan - won the first limit bitch prize at the Dogue de Bordeaux Club show on April 13.
“We are over the moon with our two girls’ achievements,” Cara told The Buteman, “but as you can imagine more so about Proudia’s as we bred her ourselves.
“This girl has a really bright future ahead of her and we are very excited about this.
Cara - better known on Bute under her maiden name of Reynolds - breeds Dogues de Bordeaux with her husband Alan at their kennels in Stewarton in Ayrshire, and the couple show their dogs at events all over the country.
Cara’s enthusiasm for the Dogue de Bordeaux breed stems from the 1989 Hollywood crime comedy Turner and Hooch, in which detective Scott Turner, played by Tom Hanks, is forced to adopt a dead man’s pet dog to help him solve a murder.