“Chanel” IR & INT CH Dundesert Chanel Calvin at Leevindane EW 09
Born March 7th 2003 Sadly passed to the Rainbow Bridge March 15th 2015
Titles: Irish Champion, International Champion, European Winner’09
Green Star : 7
Reserve Green Star: 5
CACIB: 6 Ireland.
Best of Breed: 5 BOB in Ireland.
Best Bitch in Irish Great Dane Club Show 2010.
Reserve Best in Show Irish Great Dane Club Show 2010.
Our first Blue Female Great Dane is a beautiful bitch from the Dundesert Kennels,”IR & INT Ch EW 09 Dundesert Chanel Calvin at Leevindane”. We were very pleased to have been allowed to take ownership of her. She is a beautiful bitch with fantastic qualities, she came to the show ring at the age of 4 in April 2007 and between producing 2 fantastic litters of puppies she has managed quite a few wins including 7 Green Stars, 5 Reserve Green Stars, 6 C.A.C.I.B, 6 Best of Breeds,2 Reserve B.O.B European Winners Title 2009 and Crufts Qualification 2010 taking VHC (5th) in her Veteran class at Crufts 2010. Chanel was Reserve Best in Show at the Irish Great Dane Club 2010 Champ Show. Chanel is now 11 years 5 months old retired from Showing and in good health.
We were absolutely delighted when Chanel was awarded Best Blue Female Great Dane at the Irish Great Dane of the Year CH SH 2007, beating her sister Danika (winner 2006). This was Chanel’s first entry in a CH Show.
Chanel also won this award for the second consecutive year 2008 and also won the award for Best Overall Blue 2008, taking over the award from her Father Bonel Larry of Daffaluke who had won the award for the previous two years.
Chanel did not compete in the 2009 Dane of the Year Show as we unfortunately had other commitments , however she had the European Winners CH SH the following day in which Chanel took BOB, Green Star & CACIB, Qualified for Crufts 2010 and also gained the title of European Winner 2009 (EW09).
Chanel went to Crufts 2010 at 7yrs old & was awarded 5th in the Veteran class and then won Reserve Best in Show and Best Overall Blue at the Great Dane Ch Sh July 2010 under Breed Specialist Linda van der Vijver of V ‘T Buitengebeuren Great Danes in Holland.
Chanel has 6 Cacibs, 7 Green Stars & 4 Best of Breeds, 3 RBOB, 6 Reserve Green Stars, 2 RCACIB, & a Reserve Best in Show at The Irish Great Dane Club Ch Sh July 2011 aged 8 years.
She has produced an Irish Champion, Swiss Ch, Lux Ch, Int Ch, Jun Ch, Bitch “Rua” and is still looking great at 11years +.
Here at LeevinDane we are delighted that the Dundesert Kennels allowed us have Chanel and that they also agreed to allow us to breed from her, and we know they are over the moon too that Chanel made Champ in 2012.
That’s our Foundation Girl!!!
Forever in our hearts ,we love you to pieces Chanel xxxx
“Beauty” Rayjen Old Rosebud at LeevinDane
We then added the wonderful Black Beauty “Rayjen Old Rosebud at LeevinDane” to our family in May 2008. We thank Ray & Jeanette Park for allowing us to have Beauty. Beauty comes from American Bloodlines & is a fantastic specimen of the breed. She has provided us with three fantastic litters to date and is mum to “Mr Cole”
“Rua” LeevinDane A Chuisle mo Chroí
Multi 4 Champ Female Great Dane
Born June 25th 2009
Titles: International Champion
Green Star : 11
Reserve Green Star: 11
CAC: 3 Netherlands (1 Reserve), 1 Luxembourg, 1 Switzerland.
CACIB: 5 Ireland, 2 Netherland, 1 Luxembourg (1 reserve), (2 Reserve Switzerland)
Best of Breed: 7 BOB in Ireland, (3 Reserve), 3 BOB Netherland, 1 BOB Luxembourg.
Best Bitch in Show Irish Great Dane Club Show 2011.
Reserve Best in Show: 3
The First Female Irish Great Dane to be EuDDc tested and approved.
Health Tested for :/Heart Doppler/Elbow/Hips
The Rayjen Kennels allowed us to use Sid “Rayjen Best Mate” their fantastic blue male as a stud dog to our Chanel on her second & final litter in June 2009. This produced a fabulous litter of five blues & we found it very hard to choose from a fantastic litter as they were all so lovely. We finally picked a female & named her Rua “LeevinDane A Chuisle mo Chroí”.
We started showing Rua in Dec 2009 she was Crufts Qualified 2011 where she was placed 3rd in Yearling at her first Crufts & is now Qualified for Crufts having received her Stud Book number. Rua was also awarded Best Blue Female at the 2009 Dane of the Year Show in April 2010 aged just 10 months old, beating her mum Chanel who had won it for the previous few years. Rua was also awarded Best Overall Blue Dane 2010 at the Dane Of the Year in April 2011.
August 2011 “Rua” LeevinDane A Chuisle Mo Chroí (JUN CH) becomes an Irish Champion……..our first homebred Champion.
February 2013 Rua” IR CH LeevinDane A Chuisle Mo Chroí (JUN CH) becomes an International Champion……..our first homebred International Champion the first and currently only Female Great Dane in Ireland to have received her international title by gaining her CACIB’s in other European FCI countries.
“Rua” is the daughter of our foundation bitch “Chanel” IR Ch and INT CH Dundesert Chanel Calvin At LeevinDane (EW’09). Rua has a fantastic temperament just like her mums and is very loving & obedient.
“Rua” was awarded Reserve Green Star at the Combined Canine International Show April 2010 at just 9 months old under Judge Mrs Liz Cartledge UK.
Rua was also awarded Best Blue Female at the 2009 Dane of the Year Show in April 2010 aged just 10 months old, beating her mum Chanel who had won it for the previous few years.
“Rua” awarded Best Overall Blue at the Irish Great Dane Open Show 2011, the 2010 Dane of The Year Show in April 2011, Best Female Blue Great Dane at The Scottish Great Dane Club Show April 2011 & Best Blue with Reserve Best In Show (Best Female)at the Irish Great Dane Club Champ Show in July 2011 where Rua won following in her mother Chanel’s pawsteps from the previous year. Reserve Best in Show at the 50th Anniversary Dane Club Show 2012.
Rua has also won CAC CACIB and BOB at the Eindhoven International show in February 2013 gaining her 4th CACIB on the way to her International Ch Title.