SNOWLIEF IBIZAN HOUNDS

Quality Ibizan Hounds bred in a home environment

PARENTS

GRAND PARENTS




SIRE

CLAVEL DEL GALLINERO DE

SUTCOTT

SIRE

CHPARAN CHRISTMAS CRACKER

AT ROBICK



DAM

PARAN EXTRA SPECIAL




SIRE

CHTALKACCATUR WILDFIRE AT

CANEQUISS

DAM

CH PARAN ZIGGY



DAM

CH PARAN CHRISTMAS HOLLY

CHPARAN GRACE UNDER PRESSURE

31 July 1999 - December 2010 (RIP OUR BELOVED GRACIE)

Truly the ibizan hound that has left sweet memories forever, for me in particular. She did have true grace, her movement was beautiful and she had that air about her you would expect of an ibizan hound whilst at the same time being my loyal friend throughout her life.


Gracie was shown when she was a puppy but due to a scare by a rather rough handling judge she refused to show under male judges from the age of six months, which was a problem considering most judges were male at that time. We did not force her into the show ring but let her live her life at home until one day at the age of six years when we had numerous burly builders in renovating our house and subsequently eating bacon sandwiches in the morning and feeding bits to Gracie she suddenly realised men weren't so bad after all. I sincerely thank them as when we noticed this we thought shall we just take her to another show and see how it goes...... well boy did it go......


Gracie loved the attention, forgot her wariness of male judges and away we went. Right up until a couple of months before Gracie passed away in December she was winning Best of Breeds at the age of 11 yrs old, two of these being the Hound Show both in 2009 and 2010, also being the largest ibizan show entries of the year. What can i say..... she was an amazing dog and we will never forget her. However she was more than just a show dog to us, words cannot express the gap she has left, only true dog people will really understand. She truly was my best friend ...............


I would like to share with you some of her major achievements throughout her show life which only really began at 6 yrs old.......


KENNEL CLUB CC - SCOTTISH KENNEL CLUB MAY - 2007

KENNEL CLUB CC - THE ENGLISH IBIZAN HOUND CHAMP SHOW - OCT 2007

KENNEL CLUB CC - LADIES KENNEL ASSOCIATION - DECEMBER 2007

KENNEL CLUB CC - CRUFTS - MARCH 2008 ( A VERY SPECIAL ONE TO US !)

KENNEL CLUB CC - HOUND ASSOCIATION - AUGUST 2009

KENNEL CLUB CC - HOUND ASSOCIATION - AUGUST 2010


KENNEL CLUB RESERVE CC - SCOTTISH KENNEL CLUB - MAY 2006

KENNEL CLUB RESERVE CC - NATIONAL DOG SHOW - MAY 2007

KENNEL CLUB RESERVE CC - HOUND ASSOCIATION - AUGUST 2007

KENNEL CLUB RESERVE CC - CRUFTS - MARCH 2009

KENNEL CLUB RESERVE CC - PAIGNTON ASSOCIATION - AUGUST 2009

KENNEL CLUB RESERVE CC - WELSH KENNEL CLUB - AUGUST 2010


BEST OF BREED - ENGLISH IBIZAN HOUND CLUB - OCTOBER 2007

BEST OF BREED - LADIES KENNEL ASSOCIATION - DECEMBER 2007

BEST OF BREED - BATH CANINE SOCIETY - MAY 2009

BEST OF BREED - THREE COUNTIES - JUNE 2009

BEST OF BREED - LEEDS CANINE ASSOCIATION - JULY 2009

BEST OF BREED - HOUND ASSOCIATION - AUGUST 2009

BEST OF BREED - HOUND ASSOCIATION - AUGUST 2010


FOR SHOWS WHERE NO CCS OR ONLY ONE ON OFFER SHE RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING AWARDS:


BEST OF SEX IN BREED - DARLINGTON DOG SOCIETY - SEPT 2007

BEST OF SEX IN BREED - BATH CANINE SOCIETY - MAY 2009

BEST OF SEX IN BREED - THREE COUNTIES - JUNE 2009

BEST OF SEX IN BREED - LEEDS CANINE ASSOCIATION - JULY 2009

BEST OF SEX IN BREED - PAIGNTON ASSOCIATION - AUGUST 2009


RESERVE BEST OF SEX IN BREED - W.E.L.K.S. - APRIL 2008

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS INCLUDE :

JOINT TOP IBIZAN HOUND OVERALL 2007 IN PEDIGREE / DOG WORLD COMPETITION.


WINNER OF WELSH KENNEL CLUB VETERAN STAKES HEAT- AUGUST 2007, GOING ON TO TAKE RUNNER UP PLACE IN BEST VETERAN IN SHOW


BEST VETERAN IN SHOW - ENGLISH IBIZAN HOUND CLUB - OCT 2007

GROUP THREE WINNER - STAFFORD DISTRICT CANINE - SEPT 2008

WINNER OF WORCESTER & MALVERN CHAMPION STAKES -

WORCESTER & MALVERN SHOW - JANUARY 2009

BEST OF BREED - SOUTH WEST HOUND - APRIL 2009

WINNER OF W.E.L.K.S VETERAN STAKES - APRIL 2009

BEST A.V.N.S.C. - NORTH WEST CANINE - MAY 2009

WINNER OF THREE COUNTIES VETERAN STAKES - JUNE 2009

BEST VETERAN IN BREED - HOUND ASSOCIATION - AUGUST 2009


BEST VETERAN IN SHOW - ANCIENT EGYPTIAN HUNTING DOGS - APRIL 2010

BEST VETERAN IN BREED - HOUND ASSOCIATION - AUGUST 2010

BEST VETERAN IN SHOW - ENGLISH IBIZAN HOUND SHOW - OCT 2010

One of my favourite and true critiques of Gracie is From the Leeds Champ Show 2009, Judge Martin Sanders and reads as follows:

"OB (Open Bitch) 1 Egan's Ibizan, Ch Paran Grace Under Pressure, no pressure whatsoever, unbelievable 10 yr old bitch, a credit to her breed, lovely to go over in all departments, correct balanced head, excellent large mobile ears, super neck, body balance, stands on quality bone, very good quarters, she used herself to good advantage on the out and back and retained lovely profile on the go around. Looking a picture of health, here truly is an advert "fit for function - fit for life" Best Not Seperately Classified

Hound" ...........Judge - Martin Sanders





GOD BLESS GRACIE... X