Benny Baggins Of Merrilyn
DOB 1st June 2004

(Closebride Delboy x Brydea Lady Jane)

Benny arrived in August 2004 at 8 weeks of age. He was bought as a pet and still is first and foremost a pet. He started his show career at 12 months of age and despite our lack of experience in the show ring he had a fantastic show career. A summary of his show successes are shown below along with his critique highlights. He qualified for Crufts in his first show season and gained many first places at open show level. He also enjoys agility and long walks. More recently he completed a 5 mile 'Beagle Walk', raising funds for Beagle Welfare - a registered charity dedicated to helping beagles in need. Benny was my first dog and has taught me so much over the years - he is a 'one off!' Benny has tested clear of MLS.

Show Highlights:
Date                         Show                                                                 Class & Place                                Judge
July 2005                    Leeds Championship Show                                  VHC Junior Dog                         Mrs F Sommerfield
September 2005         City of Birmingham                                              1st Junior Dog                           Mr J Hiddes
October 2005             Driffield Championship Show                               1st Junior Dog                           Mrs Z Thorn-Andrews
October 2005             Northern & Midland Counties
                                   Beagle Club                                                         1st Junior Dog                           Mr D Craig
January 2006             Doncaster Canine Society                                   1st Post Graduate Dog             Mrs S Campbell
January 2006             Clithero & District CS                                           1st Post Graduate Dog             Jackie Wilson
January 2006             Manchester Championship Show                         4th Post Graduate Dog             Ms P Mottershaw
April 2006                   Bebbington CA                                                     1st Post Graduate                    Paul Heyes
April 2006                   Eastwood CA                                                       1st Yearling                               Mark Cocozza
September 2006         City of Birmingham                                              1st Post Graduate Dog             Seigfried Peter
September 2006         Rotherham Parkgate CS                                      1st Post Graduate BOB            Len Raines

Critique Highlights:
City of Birmingham 2005White’s, Benny Baggins. Beautiful type. Masculine, good eye, ears and bite. Reasonable forechest. Good body. Correct tail. Excellent condition, moved well.J Hiddes
Driffield 2005 White’s Benny Baggins. Houndy type and has a good long stride in profile movement. Good head, length and strength of muzzle, eye rins too loose, otherwise clean skull. Reasonable front. Excellent body and topline. Super rear and a great temperament. Z Thorn Andrews
Eastwood 14/04/06
 Benny Baggins of Merrilyn. Strongly built masculine dog, good top line, rear and excellent tail, would prefer better eye shape; Mark Cocoza
Clithero 2006 White’s Benny Baggins of Merrilyn. Upstanding 19 month old male full of character. I loved him, and he pushed hard for Best of Breed. He just needs to settle, but not squashed. Gleaming coat and lovely body condition. Moved true both coming and going. Real masculine head, good earset and dark eye with a soft expression. Well constructed short body and well set stern, carried
Jackie Wilson
 Doncaster CS 2006
19mth tri D Good head nice dark eye strong neck of nice length into good lay of shoulder. Good bone and feet correct depth of chest and plenty of fill in front and moved well.. Very nice young dog.
Sue Campbell