“Chanel” IR & INT CH Dundesert Chanel Calvin at Leevindane EW 09
Our first female Dane is a beautiful blue bitch from the Dundesert Kennels,”Ir & INT Ch EW09 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 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 4months old retired from Showing and in good health.
“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” IR,Swiss,Lux & INT CH LeevinDane A Chuisle mo Chroí Jun Ch
The Rayjen Kennels then 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 very hard to choose one as they were all so lovely. We finally picked a female & named her Rua “LeevinDane A Chuisle mo Chroí Jun Ch”. We started showing Rua in Dec 2009 & so far she has won 9 Green Stars, 11 Reserve Green Stars, 9 C.A.C.I.B, 3 BOB, Junior Champ Title, Crufts Qualified 2011, where she was placed 3rd in Yearling at her first Crufts & is now Qualified for Crufts for life having gained 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. . Rua has now been confirmed as an International Champion (currently the first and only Female Great Dane in any colour in Ireland to have won her CACIB’s outside of Ireland in fact the only other Dane to have performed this also belongs to us) following her fantastic win in Eindehoven in February 2013 where she won CAC CACIB and BOB .