The gang had a good day. Under the breed judge,Mr John Carter,Asterel Bohemian Rhapsody was Best Bitch and BOS. Asterel Fernando was Res Best Dog, Drika Da Costa Oeste At Asterel (imp) was Res Best Bitch and her young daughter Asterel Belle Starr At Garregddu- owned by Tracey Roberts was Best Puppy attending her first Ch show.
In the rare breeds under Mr D Clarke, Rhapsody was again Best Bitch with Asterel Xiquita being Res. Fernando was again Res BD.
We took the youngest member of the gang along for the experience, Asterel Kat Colerado, who is 5 months old and she was a very good girl. Kat enjoyed herself, but was a very tired puppy by the end of the day.
The trophies Asterel won for 2014. The awards won at Crufts 2015
We had a fabulous couple of days at Crufts! Our home-bred Asterel Deeago was awarded Reserve Best Dog from Judge Jeff Horswell, not to be outdone Asterel Bohemian Rhapsody who went one better! Rhapsody was Best Bitch & Best Opposite Sex. Very proud of the pair of them and all the other Asterel dogs who exhibited and got placings.
Asterel Deeago Reserve Best Dog Asterel Bohemian Rhapsody Best Bitch and Best Opposite of Sex
We were very pleased to have received a confirmation mail from the KC to notify us that “Asterel” has qualified for the Breeders` Finals which are being held at Crufts on Thursday 5th March. As this is the last time this competition is being held, we are very pleased to be able to promote the breed & our breeding once again in this competition final. We have been very privileged to have partaken in several of the finals in the past, below is a pic from a previous year.
Well what a year! Even though puppy commitments meant that we have had limited outings, the Asterel gang have still managed to earn the awards of:
#2 rare breed puppy in the pastoral group and #2 overall in the pastoral group (Asterel Xudavnown).
Top pastoral rare breeds breeder and #2 breeder in the pastoral group.
Top Estrela brood bitch. (Asterel Laura)
Top Estrela stud dog and joint #2 rare breeds stud dog. (Asterel Sir Launcelot)
Breeders of top Estrela 2014
Drika Da Costa Oeste at Asterel (Imp)- x4 BOBs, x7 BBs.
Asterel Xudavnown – x2 BOBs, 3 BDs.
Asterel Bohemian Rhapsody – x2 BBs.
Asterel Belmonte – x2 BDs.
Xuva Da Costa Oeste at Asterel (Imp) – x2 BBs.
Well done gang!
Here at ‘Asterel’ we have recently had 6 new arrivals (1 male, 5 females) born 8/11/2014. The Dam is Xuva Da Costa Oeste at Asterel (Imp) and the sire is Asterel Belmonte. The decision was made to do this repeat breeding due to the outstanding quality we saw in the previous litter. All puppies and mum are doing well. For genuine puppy inquires please contact Trisha. *Details can be found on the ‘Contact‘ page*
On the 21.09.2014 there were two new arrivals here at Asterel kennels. The litter’s Sire is Asterel Innuendo and their Dam is Drika Da Costa Oeste at Asterel (Imp). Both girls have loving homes and new adventures awaiting them.
At Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show 2014, the lovely Drika Da Costa Oeste At Asterel (Imp) was awarded Best Bitch & Best Of Breed, under judge- Andrew Brace. Drika came to live at Asterel in December 2013, imported from the breeds` homeland Portugal. The Best Dog was Ir/Int Ch Asterel Sabugeiro At Bamcwt owned by Louise Bermingham & Sue Kendrick. Our Asterel Belmonte was Reserve Best Dog. Welldone Asterel Gang.
In the Rare Breed classes judged by Jeff Luscott, Xuva Da Costa Oeste At Asterel (Imp) was awarded Best Bitch.
In July 2014, the first ever Estrela Mountain Dog will be exported to Australia when Asterel Xudavnown (Braxton) sets off from West Wales on his epic trip to join the Buckley family & the famous Toramis Kennel of Mastiffs in Virginia South Australia. We are so very proud to be the first people to send an Estrela to Australia, especially to people who intend to show him and promote the breed on the other side of the world. We wish Braxton and everyone who will be connected with him in Oz, the very best of luck.
We are pleased to say that the Asterel gang have had a very good 2014 so far. We are very proud of all the “Asterel” dogs whom have won Best Of Breed at the Ch shows so far. Our new Import Drika Da Costa Oeste At Asterel has had a lovely start to her UK show career and at the half way stage, she is in the lead for Uk Dog World Top Estrela 2014.
We are very excited to announce that Asterel Deeago was Best Dog & Best In Show under Steve Bennett,Carol Ogborn received Best Bitch & Res Best In Show with Deeago`s half sister, Asterel Cracklin` Rose (Orla). Carol was also awarded Res Best Dog with Asterel Bronson (Merlin).To top of a great day for the Asterel kennel, Asterel Loura was awarded Best Veteran In Show. Thankyou to the judge and the other owners of Asterel dogs.