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Wicani What's New Pussycat (Khan)

 

KHAN WON THE DOG CC AT BORDER UNION CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW JUNE 2008
Thank You to breed specialist judge Mrs Rene Cozens.
and his SECOND CC with BOB, RBIS at the LONDON COLLIE CLUB 2009
Thank You Breed specialist judge Miranda Blake and BIS judge Roy Baker.







above photos age 7 years

March 2009 age 5.5 years

Eyes CEA free by clinical examination age 7 weeks.

Height at shoulder 23 inches weight 56lb.

MDR1  (+/+) non carrier of the deletion gene.

critique by Miranda Blake:

Six year old tricolour in his prime. A true ambassador for the breed. A handsome, upstanding male who was all dog. I loved his clean, balanced head with the added refinement of well-moulded foreface, strong under-jaw and correct stop. I loved his obliquely-set jet black almond eyes, which, combined with his small, alert ears, gave him a most dignified yet sweet and intelligent expression. However, it was his construction and movement that did it for me. He had the forward reach and hind extension that I was looking for, and because this dog was correctly angulated and  balanced fore and aft, his top-line was perfectly level, and his ground-covering movement appeared effortless. Not only was this dog an outstanding specimen of the breed, he has also proved himself to be a supreme sire - sire of the RDCC winner and Limit Class winner on the day. I was honoured to award him the CC, and I hope his third is not far away - he certainly deserves it. I was thrilled that the Referee also awarded him Best of Breed. He went on to RBIS and BOSIS.

critique by Rene Cozens:

" 1 Harvey's Wicani Whats New Pussycat, where has this beautiful 5 year old tri been all my life? A charismatic dog who fills the eye with his handsome head, elegant shape & bodylines. Superb expression gained from dark, well shaped, almond eyes & neat correctly carried ears, his jet black coat is of the right texture & so beautifully presented in gleaming condition. When first on the move I felt disappointed, but his handler collected him well & he strode out as a Collie should to win his first CC;"

critique by Mrs. Lisa Burtenshaw:

"3 years tricolour nicely balanced throughout, good head and ears, dark eyes, nice tight feet, jet black coat with rich tan markings, excellent ring presence and presentation."

critique by Eleanor Kitchen:

" Harvey's Wicani What's New Pussycat, immaculately turned out tri, so sound on the move his feet hardly touched the ground, although not big he is balanced & everything is in the right place. Congratulations to this exhibitor on the continued success of her blues & tris;"

critique by maxine Mellish:

"1st: Harvey's Wicani What's New Pussycat. It's no secret I've admired this lad for a long time, so it was a pleasure to see him on the day. Immaculately presented, superb quality tri dog in fabulous, profuse coat and in tip-top form. He's all male. Balanced clean head, correct stop, very masculine expression, dark almond shaped eye, nice neat ears - used non-stop, good under-jaw, nicely rounded muzzle. Arched neck of correct length, excellent shoulder placement, correct length of back, loin and tail. Good deep chest, spring of rib and a super bend of stifle with strong, powerful hocks. Moves with real drive and covers the ground effortlessly. Delighted to award him BOB and I wish he was mine!"

critique by Jill Oliver .

"Wicani What's New Pussycat, it is no secret I'm a fan of him, he has many attributes to recommend him. Balanced throughout. His glamarous shawl collar & front featherings combine with his true black body coat & rich tan markings, neat feet & short hocks which ensure he stands correctly. Lay of shoulder & reach of neck combine together to present a very pleasing picture. His head is balanced, sweet correctly placed dark eye. Normally, his movement is a joy to watch, but here he was sluggish, hence this placing.",

Khan is proving an outstanding sire with Championship show prize winning offspring too numerous to mention..



new photos age 5 years above and below, Khan in full bloom.


and Below: taken at Crufts 2008 by Deya photography, thank you Denis.

and below age 3 years

photo's of Khan as a puppy click here

Khan became a family member on June 12th 2003. Sired by Champion Corydon Blackcat ex Wicani Wrenee Dessard he carries a welcome new bloodline in addition to the 'Wicani' combination of Rickwood and Karava. Siring puppies with his own substance, elegance and ultra sweet expression, he is confidently placed at stud to approved bitches. click here to view his sire Ch Corydon Blackcat.

Khan is superbly constructed, here he is demonstrating his superb construction and balance, see our 'about us' page for an explanation on how to 'read' this.

Owing to our campaigning his older kennel mate Wicani Fromula One, Khan has been shown very sparingly. However he is making a good account of himself when given the opportunity. Click here to view some of his latest puppies.

Below:  Khan April 2006 photo by Keith Harvey

and to cement the above photo showing his lovely angulations here is another method of measuring him for emphasis, sent to me by my Russian friend Yulia.

and out of coat below but showing the lines off better