Sh Ch Braidmount Geisha Girl
12.08.02 – 27.04.14
Mona Hunter writes:
It is with great sadness that we had to say goodbye to Misha on Sunday. Easter weekend she was exercising on “The Braids” with Struan & Royale as normal, within a week her hindquarters let her down and we were left with no option to do the best we could for her. She was “a very special girl”
When we breed a litter or buy in all we see is “promising & potential” in the puppies, they are pets first and the show part becomes the bonus, so when Misha’s litter was born little did we know that she would go on to do what she did within our breed.
She won her 1st RCC from Yearling in 2004 from Chris Sheldon and her 1st CC at Paignton in 2005 from Dee Milligan-Bott. Her last CC was won at 8 ½ years at Midlands Irish from Chris Atkinson followed by her final RCC at Crufts from Marita Bott both in 2011, the picture was taken then. We took the decision then to retire her from the ring although she still wanted to come with us whenever she saw the showbag.
Gundog Society of Wales in 2009 was the day Misha aged 7yrs won her 28th CC from Pat Butler-Holley to make her the Bitch Breed Record Holder. All in all Misha won 31 CC’s (12 with BOB) 16 RCC’s, 6 BIS at Breed Clubs, RBIS at Setter & Pointer 2007, and BVIS at Darlington Championship Show 2009.
Despite this Record, Will has always affectionately referred to Misha at home as his “Wee Star”.
Our thoughts are with Mona and Will at this sad time.