Holmchappell April Fool
A daughter of Babette and a very successful bitch for us, Bijou is the mother of my Multi.Ch.H.Bien En Vie and Karen Bayliss' Ch H.Grand Miracle. Had CCs been on offer at the time, she surely would have been a champion herself.
Dehra Esprit d'Amour
Anu was my foundation bitch. She was very successful in the imported register classes in the early days and the beginning of my most successful bitch line.
Anu's daughter by Bien Fait du Greffier du Roi, Babette is seen here as a baby, winning the hound puppy group at Darlington Champ Show.
Bassbarr Sporty Spice for Holmchappell
Sortie was another important Grand for us, winning top bitch and top GBGV in her time.
Ch.Holmchappell Petit Priere
A daughter of Sortie, Salut is pictured here in the Hound Group at Crufts, having just won Best of Breed. She was pulled out to the last eight, the only GBGV to date to achieve this at Crufts.
Holmchappell Toute Fois
Also a daughter of Sortie, sister to Jolanda Huisman's incredibly successful Que Fois and mother to H.Piquette, a foundation bitch for Gill and Paul Clark's Plainville Kennel.
Kalipha du Greffier du Roi
Imported from Jolanda Huisman's famous Dutch Kennel, Kalipha was the foundation for my third bitch line. She produced Cachet, who produced Pinot Blanc, the first UK bitch champion in the breed.
The Girls: Over the years, I have focussed on three main bitch blood-lines...
Holmchappell Going Dutch
A Kalipha daughter, Cachet was sparingly shown but was a wonderful brood. She was mother to Pinot Blanc.
Ch. Holmchappell Pinot Blanc
With myself handling and judge Denise Courtney, who had just awarded Pinot her third CC, making her the first British GBGV Bitch Champion.