Date of Birth:26th September 2011 – March 2023
Owned by:Diane Stewart-Ritchie 
Bred by:Gwendariff


Stud Book No: 3300CZ


Over the years we have been fortunate to have had some beautiful bitches who have become Champions, Best In Show winners, Groups winners and such like, as well as those who have been able to reproduce the next generation for us.

In Tosca, we thought we had it all – the most beautiful girl with the very best of construction teamed with an outstanding free flowing, easy gait and a temperament to match.  A stunning baby, with the new bloodlines we had selected – oh my, how lucky were we!

Things went well for her in the show ring and in a reasonably short time she was starting to really fulfil her potential and had established a little fan club!  She won her first CC from esteemed judge and specialist, Mrs Bonnie Andrews, already having been awarded a Reserve CC.  Sadly, a freak accident whilst running in the fields at home rendered Tosca an irreparable shoulder injury. The tendon had become misplaced and could not be rectified.  We gave her as much comfort as we could and resigned ourselves to the fact that our stunning girl would not make it as a GB Show Champion, continuing that unbroken tail female line of Champions from Klassique.

This sad event showed us how fickle a Show dog’s life can be – anything can happen when one least expects it. We were determined that this wonderful, special girl would still shine – she had my heart especially and I hoped she had much to give as a mum.  The Gods shone down and with careful selection we chose a very special Sire for her, not once but twice.  Record making Crufts Best Of Breed winner, GB Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Northamber Just Cause For Glenavna JW, matched up so well with Tosca and together they have now given us another era of multi titled and successful winners.  We hope you will enjoy TOSCA’S PROGENY page as much as we do.  To see her children all together has given us much joy and delight.  Three of her progeny have amassed over 40 CC’s between them, as well as having the honour of winning the Gundog Group at Crufts in 2020.

Single titled, as Irish Show Champion Gwendariff Walnut Whip CW’15, she is a Champion Brood Bitch, having achieved this coveted award on three consecutive occasions in 2017, 2018 & 2019.

She is a Champion mum and a Champion of our hearts ………..that’s more than enough.

1 CC & 1 RCC

Celtic Winner Title 2015

Top Brood Bitch 2017, 2018 & 2019

ParentsGrandparentsGreat G-parentsGreat GG-parents
Sh Ch & Int Ch Copper's Magiska UnderDubliner Tiger WoodsAsoftwind of The Golden Vale WW08Ger Ch Goldings Jeroboam
Temptress Of Golden Vale
Dubliner ImagineWithersdale World Wide Web
Dark Auburn's Fun In Dublin
Sh Ch & Int Ch Copper's Magical Bubble JWW08Sh Ch Caskeys Concept at Aoibheanne JWCaskeys Persuader From Amberlight
Sh Ch Dunnygask Ginger Spice at Caskeys
Balintyne Coppers Home N Dry WW08 FJV03Sh Ch Caskeys Vaguely Scottish JW
Sh Ch Aniara (Imp SWE)
Sh Ch Gwendariff Miss Whiplash JWSh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Dom Perignon JWSh Ch Danaway Fortune Teller JWSh Ch Caspians Intrepid
Wendover Lorna
Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Clonageera Klassique GwendariffSh Ch Starchelle Chicago Bear
Sh Ch Clonageera Stella
Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Ms DynamiteShenanagin What NextSh Ch Thendara Kennedy
Sh Ch Fetteresk Take That To Shenanagin
Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Pop My Cork JWSh Ch Danaway Fortune Teller JW
Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Clonageera Klassique Gwendariff

Tosca is the mother to 3 x GB Show Champions, 2 x Irish Show Champions, 3 x International Champions, 2 x Individual CC Winners, 2 x RCC winners, Stud Book Entrants as well as German and Icelandic Champions, Top Irish Setter in Iceland for 5 years running and 2 others with Best Puppy awards.

Her prospects as an influential brood bitch for us proved invaluable.  The strength of a great kennel is in its exemplary Brood bitches.



BVA Hip Score:  6:6

PRA RCD1 - Hereditarily CLEAR


CLAD - Hereditarily CLEAR

A few of Tosca's Progeny