Carnoustie News - 25/06/2024

June 25th - Update on the Bryerdale "Q" litter from our good friend Annette Mappin in the UK today. Bred in Marh 2019 by Annette, out of her UK Sh Ch Bryerdale Texas Star using frozen semen from our Australian Ch Carnoustie Mr Bojangles.
UK Sh Ch Bryerdale Quantas (AI) - 7 CC's and 7 reserve CC's (2 CC's at Crufts).
UK Sh Ch Bryerdale Qookaburra (AI) - 3 CC's and 8 reserve CC's.
Bryerdale Quangeroo (AI) - 1 CC and 4 reserve CC's.

June 1st - "Cinders", Carnoustie Set Fire To The Rain, today delivered 7 very healthy babies, sired via a frozen semen AI, by "BJ", Supreme Ch Drumdaroch Beamers Run (AI). During daylight hours! We're delighted on both counts :-)

May 27th 2024 - Fabulous news from the UK today, that "Willa" - Bryerdale Qookaburra (AI) was BOB at Bath Championship Show. This is Willa's 3rd CC (together with her 5 reserve CC's) and as such qualifies her for her UK Show Championship title. Willa is the second UK Show Champion to come from the Frozen semen litter that Annette Mappin bred in 2019, from Sh Sh Bryerdale Texas Star, using frozen semen from our "Beau" - Ch Carnoustie Mr Bojangles (AI).

May 24th 2024 - Stevie G, from three weekends of showing in America, has now qualified for his American Championship Title. Many congratulations and our heartfelt thanks, to his two part owners, Silvia Timmermann and Rhonda Cornum.

April 19th 2024 - Arguably our saddest day in 40+ years of owning our beloved Gordon Setters. Today we lost our beautiful and precious  "Murdoch" - Carnoustie Pontiac Grand Prix, (at only 3 and half years old), to an aggresive and inoperable liver cancer. He was our special son of "Bentley" - Sh Ch Shannas Daimler, and will live in all our hearts forever. RIP xxx

March 8th 2024 - Crufts Gundog day 2024. A day that dreams are made of !
An entry of 160 Gordon Setters, judged by Frances Boxhall - Laurelhach Gordon Setters.

Sh Ch/FCI Int Ch Carnoustie Let the Game Begin (AI) - "Stevie G" ( Ita/ Int Ch Shannas Journalist X Ch Carnoustie Contrary To Ordinary) Dog CC and Best of Breed. 
Ludstar Lindbergh (Ludstar Grissom X Carnoustie Antlia Ludstar) reserve Dog CC.
Bryerdale Qookaburra (AI) (Ch Carnoustie Mr Bojangles X Sh Ch Bryerdale Texas Star) reserve Bitch CC.

In addition; in total there were 16 Gordon Setters at Crufts either bred by us, out of Carnoustie Gordons, or grandchildren of Carnoustie Gordons. 11 of these were placed in the first 4 of their respective Classes.


November 5th 2023 - Gordon Setter Club of Victoria 45th Championship Show - Judge Mr Gordon Hayburn (Canada). "Beau" - Ch Carnoustie Mr Bojangles, Dog Challenge Certificate and Best in Show, "Maggie" - Ch Carnoustie Contrary To Ordinary, Reserve Bitch Challenge Certificate.

October 23rd 2023 - Our frozen semen shipment from "Mac" - Ludstar Maccabee At Glenquin, arrived in SA this morning from the UK. It is now safely at Noah's Crossing in Lewiston. Many thanks to Terry at Cryogenes, Paul and Linda & Nicki Johnston - Glenquin Gordon Setters and GWP, Frances Boxall - Laurelhach Gordon Setters, and Michele and Ludo - Ludstar Gordon Setters, Italy.

September 29th 2023 - "Taylor" - Carnoustie State Of Grace (AI), today delivered 8 healthy puppies. She's doing a marvelous job as a first time Mum. We're sure Meg would be pleased.

September 4th 2023 - Adelaide Royal Show. "Beau" - Ch Carnoustie Mr Bojangles, Dog CC and R/up BOB. "Maggie" - Ch Carnoustie Contrary To Ordinary, Bitch CC and BOB.

August 28th 2023 - "Taylor" - Carnoustie State Of Grace (AI), was today confirmed in whelp to "Gunner" - Supreme Ch Clanset Hot Shot, via a frozen semen AI.  Puppies are due at the end of September. Thank you Meg xxx

July 29th 2023 - "Briar" - Carnoustie Dancing Queen, today safely delivered 10 healthy puppies, sired by "Bleu" - UK Sh Ch Glenmaurangi Mandalorian (UK), via a frozen semen AI. Carolyn and I, and Sarah, were ably assisted as always by our junior puppy whisperers, Aria and Maddox.
Many many thanks to Bleu's owners, Angela Phillips, Tereza Watkins, and Emily Miles, for allowing us the opportunity to use their outstanding young dog. Special thanks go to Tereza Watkins for organizing the collections at Fit & Fertile and also at Prime Vets in Chesterfield. 
As always our AI Breeding Program would not be possible without the expertise of Dr Chris Girling at Noah's Crossing Veterinary practice at Lewiston here in SA, together with his wonderful team of Vets, Vet Nurses, and reception staff. Thank you for turning our dreams into reality.

March 7th 2023 - Carolyn and I are lucky enough to be back at Crufts. Carolyn handled "Beau's" son "Sully" - Sh Ch Bryerdale Quantas (AI), to the Dog CC and r/up BOB under widely respected judge Frank Kane, from a fabulous entry of 180 Gordon Setters.

December 18th 2022 - "Maggie" -  Ch Carnoustie Contrary To Ordinary, gave birth to eight precious puppies sired by "Eric" - Bryerdale Oor Cantona (UK), via a frozen semen AI. Many thanks indeed to our lovely friend Annette Mappin, Bryerdale Gordon Setters, UK, and also Dr Chris Girling and his wonderful staff at Noah's Crossing Veterinary Clinic, Lewiston, SA.

November 25th 2022 - Carnoustie Time Travel To Black Mystery (AI), today arrived safely at her new home in Germany with Cecile and Birgit. We wish you a wonderful life full of exciting adventures beautiful "Blue".

September 18th 2022 - Carnoustie Gordons website updated. Many thanks indeed to Troy from Dogz Online for his assistance in creating the new banner that we designed.

April 24th 2022 - A very good day at West Of England Ladies Kennel Society "WELKS' Championship Show in the UK.
"Stevie G" - Carnoustie Let The Game Begin (AI) (Imp Aust) - 1st PGD, CC, & BOB handled so beautifully by co-owner Slivia Timmermann! 
"Sully" - Sh Ch Bryerdale Quantas (AI) - 1st LD, & RCC owned by Paula Baines and shown by James Newton!
"Roo" - Bryerdale Qangeroo (AI) - 1st PGB owned and bred by Annette Mappin!
"Willa" - Bryerdale Qookaburra (AI) - 1st LB, CC & BOS, owned and bred by Annette Mappin!
"Bruce" - Bryerdale Qoala of Boswedden (AI) 2nd in PGD owned by Paul Smith! RIP lovely Bruce xx
** The Bryerdale "Q" litter are the progeny of our 'Beau" - Ch Carnoustie Mr Bojangles (AI), sired via frozen semen exported to Annette Mappin in the UK.

Hernwood The Botanist - Best Puppy (sired by Sh Ch Bryerdale Quantas (AI)), owned by Ms A Ashley-Turner!

April 16th 2022 - "Cinders" - Carnoustie Set Fire To The Rain, today gave birth to seven lovely puppies sired by "Lewis" - Ch Triseter Celtic Yeoman Of Brodruggan (AI). What a great Mum she is being. "Lewis" is quite an interesting sire, having been himself produced from frozen semen collected 38 years previously (in 1981), from the extremely influential sire, Ch/Am Ch/NZ Ch. Sutherland Hallmark (Imp USA) - "Guy".

March 13th 2022 - CRUFTS 2022, Best of Breed Gordon Setter was Sh Ch Bryerdale Quantas (AI), "Sully", sired by our very own "Beau", Ch Carnoustie Mr Bojangles. Many congratulations to all of our wonderful UK friends.

January 1st 2022 - Watch this space over the next few months for exciting news regarding our frozen semen import plans from the UK, which are well underway.

November 1st 2021 -  "Briar", Carnoustie Dancing Queen, today gave birth to eight healthy puppies sired by "Eric", Bryerdale Oor Cantona (UK). She is likewise doing an amazing job for a first time Mum.

October 1st 2021 - "Briar", Carnoustie Dancing Queen, was today confirmed in whelp via a frozen semen AI, to "Eric", Bryerdale Oor Cantona (UK). Puppies are due early in November. Fabulous news indeed.

September 28th 2021 -  "Rosie", Carnoustie Paint The Roses Red, today gave birth to eight healthy puppies sired by Ch Jamanelph Norman King, "Zed". She is doing an amazing job for a first time Mum.

August 31st 2021 - The frozen semen from our latest UK import, "Eric", Bryerdale Oor Cantona, arrived at Noah's Crossing today.

August 27th 2021 - Today "Rosie", Carnoustie Paint The Roses Red (our very sweet daughter of "Jo", Multi Ch Shannas Journalist ), was confirmed in whelp via frozen semen AI, to "Zed", Ch Jamanelph Norman King. Puppies are due at the end of September.

January 31st 2021 - Semen from Bryerdale Oor Cantona, "Eric", has been collected today and will be shipped to Australia later in the year. Many thanks to our good friend Annette Mappin, Bryerdale Kennels in the UK, for allowing us this opportunity to include "Eric" in our Breeding plans.

September 24th 2020 - "Maggie", Carnoustie Contrary To Ordinary, gave birth to two precious puppies sired by UK Sh Ch Shannas Daimler - Bentley. Unfortunately despite the best efforts of our wonderful Vets at the Mt Barker Veterinary Clinic and ourselves, we lost the little girl. We have named the boy "Murdoch" and are very excited by his potential.

March 24th 2020 - Home again and reflecting on our wonderful holiday, particularly our time spent at Crufts and Gordon Castle in Fochabers.
Crufts results:
"Stevie G" was first in Minor Puppy Dog
"Sully", Bryerdale Quantas (AI), (Ch Carnoustie Mr Bojangles X Sh Ch Bryerdale Texas Star), beautifully handled by Carolyn,  was Best Puppy Of Breed
"Willa", Bryerdale Qookaburra (AI) and "Roo", Bryerdale Qan
geroo (AI), sisters to "Sully", were 2nd and 3rd in Puppy Bitch respectively.
"BJ", Oldmansion Avalon Dazzle (AI), (Supreme Ch Drumdaroch Beamers Run X My Oh My Black Lofty), bred by the very clever Triin Hallap in Estonia, and owned and shown beautifully by Sarka Scudlova from the Czech Republic, was 4th in Limit Bitch from an entry of 13.

March 4th 2020 - We fly out today for our long awaited trip to Crufts and Scotland!

December 22nd 2019 - "Stevie G", Carnoustie Let The Game Begin (AI), arrived in the UK to commence the next exciting stage of his young life.

November 2nd 2019 - "Freya", Ch Drumdaroch Lagonda (AI), delivered a special girl sired by Ch Jamanelph Norman King - "Zed".

September 30th 2019 - "Bonnie", Ch Carnoustie Macaria, after a very long day, has safely delivered 6 girls and 5 boys sired by Ch Carnoustie Mr Bojangles - "Beau".

July 5th 2019 - "Maggie", Carnoustie Contrary To Ordinary,  today delivered 9 precious "Jo" babies; 5 boys and 4 girls. She was a star.

June 1st 2019 - "Maggie", Carnoustie Contrary To Ordinary, has today been confirmed in whelp to;    Multi Ch Shannas Journalist - "Jo" (Frozen semen)
(UK Sh Ch Wickenberry Philosopher at Liric X Shannas Midnight Breeze)
DOB 28/11/1992          BVA/KC Hip score 7/4    PRA (rcd4 gene) affected

Best in Show GORDONS 2000
Sire of one of the Top UK Show winning male Gordon Setters in history  - UK Sh Ch Caballus Ebonie Adonis Ludstar - "Antti"
Jo's titles include:-Italian Champion, International Champion, European Champion, World Champion 1995-96-97, Monaco Champion, Puerto Rican Champion, German Champion, Producer Champion ENCI, German Bundessieger, Europasieger, Austrian Bundessieger, Belgian Winner, Copenhagen Vinder, Austrian Jugend Bundessieger, and Junior Champion ENCI.
We are forever indebted to Drs. Ludovica and Michele Ivaldi from the renowned Ludstar Gordon Setter Kennels in Italy, for this wonderful opportunity back in 2013, to include "Jo" in our breeding plans. ***

May 25th 2019 - "Freya", Drumdaroch Lagonda (AI), today gained her Australian Champion title. She is so deserving of this achievement. 

Easter 2019 - The Shannas (UK) website has just been updated. See here
for the new links to our three imported dogs.

March 27th 2019 - Great news from Bryerdale Kennels in the UK; "Texas" is the very proud mum of a lovely healthy litter and is raising 4 girls and 3 boys. Many congratulations to Annette and to all involved :-)

March 2019 - We are delighted to announce that in the UK, "Texas" UK Sh Ch Bryerdale Texas Star, has been confirmed in whelp to our "Beau" - Ch Carnoustie Mr Bojangles.  Congratulations and many many thanks to Annette Mappin of  Bryerdale Gordon Setters (UK).

December 30th 2018 - We are delighted to announce that "Danner" is the proud Mum of 6 boys and 4 girls.

December 2018 - The lovely "Danner" - Latchmere Some Like It Hot, owned by Carol Nicol from Latchmere Kennels in Nhill, has been confirmed in whelp via ultrasound to our "Beau" - Ch Carnoustie Mr Bojangles (AI). We're very much looking forward to the arrival of what should be a very interesting litter.

March 30th 2018 - Easter 2018 Gordon Setter Club of NSW Championship Show,  "Beau",  Ch Carnoustie Mr Bojangles (AI)", is awarded Runner Up Best in Show under breed specialist Annette Mappin of Bryerdale Kennels (UK), from the Junior Class.

November 5th 2017 - "Bonnie",  Ch Carnoustie Macaria (AI) owned in partnership with Penny and David Clough, is awarded the Bitch CC and Best Opposite Sex in Show from the Junior Class, at both the 40th Gordon Setter Club of Victoria Championship Show judged by breed specialist Mr Bob Lott, Glade Kennels, SA, and also at their 41st Championship Show judged by Mrs Barbara Burns (USA).

August 1st  2017 - Carolyn and I are delighted that our daughter  Sarah Auld, has agreed to merge her NABRIDYNE English Springer Spaniels into the CARNOUSTIE prefix as a joint owner of CARNOUSTIE. Our daughter Laura Bennett, will of course also be involved on a daily basis helping to love and care for both the Gordons and Springers at home as she always has.

April 15th 2017 - "Athena",  Ch Jamanelph Pallas Athena, is awarded Best in Show at the Gordon Setter Club of NSW "Dawn Ferguson Memorial Show" under breed specialist Debra Harker (UK).

October 31st 2016 - "Ebony", Ch Carnoustie Lady Morgana, has today given birth to 12 healthy babies (3 boys and 9 girls). Many many thanks to Sarah and Penny.

October 16th 2016 - "Freya", Drumdaroch Lagonda (AI), has today given birth to 7 puppies (4 boys and 3 girls). All went very well.

September 26th 2016  - "Ebony", Ch Carnoustie Lady Morgana, has been confirmed in whelp to "Gunner", Supreme Ch Clanset Hot Shot. Great news! Busy times ahead :-)

September 13th 2016  - "Freya",  Drumdaroch Lagonda (AI),  has been confirmed in whelp to "BJ", Supreme Ch Drumdaroch Beamers Run (AI). Great news!

October 21st 2015 - "Ebony",  Ch Carnoustie Lady Morgana, has today given birth to 9 lovely puppies (6 boys and 3 girls), sired via frozen semen AI, by "Zed", Ch Jamanelph Norman King.


August 26th 2015 - "Freya",  Drumdaroch Lagonda (AI) has today given birth to a lovely litter of 10 puppies (five boys and 5 girls), sired by "Merlin", Ch Carnoustie Myth and Magic.


November 28th 2014 - Pending ANKC confirmation, "Ollie", Carnoustie Centaurus (AI) has now gained his Australian Champion title. Huge congratulations to the Clough family. Well done.

October 27th 2014 - "Daisy" Ch Clanset Rainy Days, owned by Meg MacCormick of Clanset Kennels, Grose Vale, NSW, has today whelped 7 puppies (4 girls and 3 boys) sired by our "BJ", Supreme Ch Drumdaroch Beamers Run (AI).


July 7th 2014 - Today it was confirmed that we would be able to move into our new home, "Glenboig @ Macclesfield,  SA, 5153" in mid September. We, and the dogs, are delighted!

Easter 2014 - Lovely trip to Sydney for the GSC of NSW Specialty Shows. We stayed at "Blue Gums" again, Meg McCormick's stunning Grose Vale property and home to the Clanset Gordons.

March 27th 2014 - "Indie", Kynadie Turn Back Time, a liver and white daughter of Sarah's English Springer Spaniel Noah, has arrived to spice up the lives of our Gordons. It's lovely to have a Springer in the house again.

January 23rd 2014 - Contract signed for our new property, "Glenboig", situated in the village of Macclesfield, today!

October 20th 2013 - Carnoustie Gordon Setters are now on facebook.

October 18th 2013 - "Herc" Carnoustie Hercules, and "Quill" Carnoustie Antlia Ludstar, have now both arrived safely with their new owners in Vladivostok-Russia, and Milan-Italy. We wish them all the very best for the future.

July 2nd 2013 - The semen from our two exciting new imports has cleared quarantine and is on its way to Noah's Crossing Veterinary Clinic in Adelaide. Our "Imports" page will soon have details.

June 30th 2013 - "Merlin", Carnoustie Myth And Magic, joins his two sisters in gaining his Australian Champion title.

April 1st 2013 - 13 lovely puppies, 8 boys and 5 girls arrived this evening. Wonderful.


February 26th 2013 - An ultrasound has confirmed that "Athena" Ch Jamanelph Pallas Athena, is very definitely in whelp to "Nike" Ch/Am Ch Brodruggan Black Knight. She is due to whelp on the 3rd of April. This is a much anticipated, line bred, frozen semen mating (Nike left Australia for a very successful American career in 2005; see his page on Triseter's web site for photos and career highlights).

February 21st 2013 - "Harper", Carnoustie Morgan Le Fay, owned by Karen and Frank Hogan of Taram Kennels, has attained her Australian Champion title. Many congratulations!

December 23rd 2012 - As we prepare for Christmas, all is in readiness for our next exciting AI litter, which hopefully should be on the ground by early Autumn 2013.

December 10th 2012 - "Ebony" Carnoustie Lady Morgana, owned in partnership with Sue and Joe Nickholds of Auldana Kennels, gains her Australian Champion title.

November 3rd 2012 - "Athena" was reserve challenge bitch at the Gundog Club of Victoria's Championship Show.

November 2nd 2012 - "BJ" was shown for the last time today at the Gordon Setter Club of Victoria's 35th Championship Show and is now officially retired. Well done on a fabulous career "BJ".
Also "Freya" Drumdaroch Lagonda (AI), was Best Baby in Show at the GSC of Victoria Champ Show.

September 22nd 2012 - "BJ" Drumdaroch Beamers Run (AI), today gained his Australian Supreme Champion title.

September 13th 2012  - Adelaide Royal Show, "Athena" Jamanelph Pallas Athena, was r/up BOB to Triseter Celtic Ice who went on to be awarded Best in Show.

July 6th 2012 - A dream that started in May 1999, when we saw a photo in the UK Dog World newspaper of a six month old Shannas Daimler, and determined that he was the style of Gordon that we aspired to, has been realized. We have 12 frozen semen puppies by "Bentley", (UK Sh Ch Shannas Daimler), out of Drumdaroch Kennel's lovely bitch "Mia" (Ch Drumdaroch Storm Girl). Not for the first (or last) time, thank you so much to Marg and Mick Nicol, and to Bonnie and Ronnie Scougall (Shannas Kennels, Scotland). A huge thank you also to Dr Chris Girling and his wonderful staff at Noah's Crossing Veterinary Practice.

February 26th 2012 - Naracoorte Kennel Club, "BJ" Runner up Best In Show, and "Merlin" Best Minor Puppy in Group.

February 3rd and 4th 2012 - Adelaide Hills Kennel Club Shows, "BJ" Best in Group, "Merlin" Best Baby Puppy in Group.

August 11th 2011 - Puppies!! 16 puppies were born to "Athena" Jamanelph Pallas Athena, sired by "BJ" Drumdaroch Beamers Run (AI) in the early hours. Unfortunately we lost 5 who were stillborn, but we have 6 girls and 5 boys who are all doing well.

June 11th 2011 - "BJ", Drumdaroch Beamers Run (AI), goes Best in Show at The Setter Club of SA Championship Show, under Gundog specialist Mr G Oakes.

June 2011 - Two exciting litters are hopefully planned for the second half of this year and mid 2012.

January 2011 - Both "Athena", Jamanelph Pallas Athena and "Ikon", Triseter Celtic Ikon have achieved their Australian Champion titles.

December 2010 - Australian Grand Champion Drumdaroch Beamers Run (AI) "BJ", has arrived and will now live and be campaigned in SA.

October 2009 - In recent months we have had three additions to the Carnoustie Clan to keep Carnoustie She's A Vision (AI) - "Brooke", on her toes. Triseter Celtic Ikon - "Ikon", owned in partnership with Triseter Kennels, and brother and sister Jamanelph King James - "Angus", and Jamanelph Pallas Athena - "Athena", from Merrilyn and Joe King in Wagga Wagga. They will hopefully all be out and about in the coming months at selected shows in Victoria and South Australia.

September 2009 - Unfortunately this year in March we lost our wonderful handsome man, Ch Drumdaroch All That Jazz - "Geordie", and then in August our beautiful Ch Carnoustie Quick Kite - "Kite", so it certainly has been a tough year. Comfortingly they lived full and happy lives, they were both 13 years old.  

July 2009 - The Carnoustie Gordons (& Sarah's Nabridyne English Springers) are re-locating to the beautiful Adelaide Hills town of Mount Barker in November this year.



Contact Details

Steve,Carolyn,Laura Bennett + Sarah Auld & Family
Adelaide Hills, SA, Australia
Phone : SB0414930223-CB0419839259-SA0407653697
Email : [email protected]