“Donovan” – Ch Yasashiikuma Catch the Wind

Orangeville District Kennel Club, March 4 1995. Donovan winning Best of Breed. Judge Max Magder.

Elgin County Kennel Club, April 23 1994. Donovan winning Best of Breed. Judge Maida Puterman.

Elgin County Kennel Club, April 23 1994. Donovan winning Best Puppy in Group. Judge Allen Brown.

Donovan gave me great pride and pleasure over his lifetime. He entered the show ring for the first time at six months of age in March 1994 and finished his championship in 5 shows. While still in the junior puppy class he won an I.W.C.C. Booster beating specials competition for Best of Breed. Shown as a puppy special he garnered 6 Best Puppy in Group and 1 Best Puppy in Show and Group Placings. He finished 1994 as the #2 Irish Wolfhound and #1 Puppy in Canada at 15 months of age. In 1995, shown just 45 times, he gathered 33 BOB (including the Queon Sighthound Specialty), 5 Group 1, 2 Group 2, 3 Group 3 and 1 Group 4, to finish #4 in the standings. Canadian television viewers may remember him from “Labatt’s Blue Light” commercials. . Donovan passed away in August 2000.

Hochelaga Kennel Club, May 21 1994. Donovan winning Best of Breed - I.W.C.C. Booster. Judge Jeff Crawford (England).

Seaway Kennel Club, May 8 1994. Donovan winning Best of Breed. Judge Fred Peddie.

Sarnia Kennel Club, July 1 1994. Donovan winning Best Puppy in Group. Judge Frans Odenkirchen. Handler Bill Sahloff.

Bluewater Kennel Club, July 5 1994. Donovan winning Best Puppy in Group and Group 4th. Judge Shirley Limoges.

Pedigree of Ch. Yasashiikuma Catch the Wind – “Donovan”
Am/Cdn Ch. Demage Gitan des Landes
“Gitan”
Ch. Superstar Demage Lancelot
“Lancelot”
Ch. Superstar in Ecstasy
Ch. Superstar Bedazzle Bianca
Ch. Boolteen Demage Siofra
“Fee”
Am/Cdn Ch. Wolfdane’s Tyrone of Boolteen
Flying Colleen
Ch. Yasashiikuma Seamrog Liadain, CGC, TDI
“Shamrock”
Am/Cdn Ch. Superstar In Time
“Justin”
Superstar In Town
Ch. Superstar Genuine Ginger
Superstar Acushla Alanna, CGC, TDI

Superstar in Luck
Luke
Ch. Superstar Madam Madonna

Muskoka District Kennel Club, July 15 1994. Donovan winning Best Puppy in Group. Judge Leslie Rogers.

Muskoka District Kennel Club, July 16 1994. Donovan winning Best Puppy in Group and Group 3rd. Judge James Kilgannon.

Other Group Placements:
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
  • Audrey Benbow
  • Dorothy Hutchinson
  • Rick Glendinning
  • Alden Garland
  • Phyllis Wolfish
  • James White
  • Bruce Owen
  • Cheryl Myers-Egerton
  • Jan Buchanan
  • Fred Peddie
  • Paula Hartinger
  • James Kilgannon
  • Shirley Limoges

Muskoka District Kennel Club, July 16 1994. Donovan winning Best Puppy in Show. Judge Leslie Rogers.

Barrie Kennel & Obedience Club, July 31 1994. Donovan winning Best Puppy in Group. Judge William Taylor.

Seaway Kennel Club, May 1995. Donovan winning Group 1st. Judge Dorothy Hutchinson.

Award presented by Dogs in Canada. 1994 Top Show Dog awarded to Donovan for 2nd place Irish Wolfhound nationally.

London Canine Association, October 15 1994. Donovan winning Group 1st. Judge Nigel Aubrey-Jones.

Credit Valley Kennel Club, December 1994. Donovan winning Group 3rd. Judge Paula Hartinger.

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