News

This page is all about news around the MacLaomainn Kennel.


Litter Announcements

  31 Mar 2017 - I'm very excited to announce the arrival of Grand Champion Ornumflow Tahnee Lady and Latino Roan Inish puppies today 4 boys and 4 girls.

Thanks Petra Tomašovičová for allowing Lucky X Tawny puppies.

Pedigree available: here.

  23 Nov 2015 Our first litter has been born!
Dam: Grand Champion Ornumflow Tahnee Lady
Sire: Ornumflow O Flynn
Five puppies in total three female and two male.
All beautiful looking babies.

Both parents have exceptional temperaments confirmation and movement and we expect the same from each of the puppies.


Other Announcements

  12 Aug 2016
      Both GR CH Ornumflow Tahnee Lady and Xalibur's Oak have passed their heart checks.

  5th Jun 2016
      Xaliburs Oak has arrived from Belgium and will now reside at MacLaomainn


Show Successes

Show successes had by MacLaomainn and owners of MacLaomainn dogs can be found below:

2019

June
  8-10 Jun 2019
Took off to Parkes this weekend with Brigitte who had a fabulous weekend. Results are:

  • Best In Group
  • 2 x Runner Up Best In Groups
  • 3 x Intermediate in Groups
  • 2 x Intermediate in Shows
  •   2 Jun 2019 Lockyer Valley Kennel Club in QLD
    Received an excited call from Andrew Brown after Nelson walked away with Best in Show

    May
      28 May 2019 - I’m very proud to announce that my darling MacLaomainn Autumn Rain can now be known as GRAND CHAMPION (subject to Dogs NSW). She is a beautiful girl with a beautiful cheeky nature and I'm so very proud of her. Some critiques along the way from highly respected judges who have judged shows such as Crufts have awarded her highly:

    Mrs Jill Peak UK
    "Very nice type, full of quality. Good head with excellent proportions, clean neck and shoulders, good bone, legs and feet, nice body and outline, good quarters and set on, moved well with reach and drive BP"

    Mr Mark Cocozza UK
    "Two year old bitch. Excellent proportions and balance, beautiful feminine head with substance, good chest, excellent front, excellent top line with nice curves to top line, moderate balanced rear, beautiful mover very sound and light footed, excellent feet just needs to grow more coat but a very beautiful typey bitch.

    Just a few more Groups and we will be a Supreme however we have exciting things in store for MacLaomainn Autumn Rain as soon as she comes into season now so that may have to wait for a while.

      12 May 2019 - Last night was a bit special for us and Andrew Brown. MacLaomainn Baird of Latino won Best in Show at the Brisbane valley Kennel Club show under Mrs B Doyle for the group and J Lewington for Best in Show. John has been breeding Wolfhounds for more than 40 years and has judged all over the world but this is the first Wolfhound he has awarded Best In Show. MacLaomainn Baird of Latino was handled by the amazing Belinda West so it was a very special night for all of us.

      7 May 2019 - Received MacLaomainn Blood Of The Brave's Neuter Champion Title in The Mail today! From the 8 puppies in this litter, 5 went on to be show dogs. 5 were titled with the last being last year at 20 months of age. To date, the litter's show results include:
  • Multi Best in Show winners
  • Multi RU In Show winners
  • Multi Best In Group winners
  • Multi Class In Show winners
  • MacLaomainn Blood Of The Brave just gained a dual title and MacLaomainn Brigitte Je Taime is 100 points away from her Grand Champion title but is taking a back seat whilst MacLaomainn Autumn Rain finished hers. A 6th pup that went as a pet is being shown occasionally when her owner decided to show her and asked permission and is half way to her title doing about 4 lots of shows per year.

    The two pet pups are good enough to show but the owners enjoy them as pets and they are living happy lives... who said a whole litter cant be show dogs!

    So proud of this litter the MacLaomainn "B" litter

    DOB: 31 March 2017
    Dam - Grand Champion Ornumflow Tahnee Lady
    Sire - Irish Champion Latino Roan Inish

      5 May 2019 - Big congratulations to Andrew Brown and Nelson for a lovely Best In Group and Intermediate in Show lst night

    April
      26 Apr 2019 Bungendore KC
    MacLaomainn Autumn Rain a lovely RU Best In Group today under Mr L Hearn Vic. An extremely strong group.

      7 Apr 2019 - MacLaomainn Autumn Rain today did me proud not only did she get a BEST IN GROUP she went into win RU BEST IN SHOW!!! So proud of her! Thank you to judge Mr William Raine.

    March
      31 Mar 2019 - Another Best In Group again today for MacLaomainn Autumn Rain. A hard group with some top winning hounds! Very pleased how MacLaomainn Autumn Rain is maturing.

      23 Mar 2019 - MacLaomainn Autumn Rain Runner Up Best In Group day 2 under Mr B Anderson New Zealand!

      22 Mar 2019 - MacLaomainn Autumn Rain Best In Group today under judge Mr Keith Simmons New Zealand

      18 Mar 2019 - My big boy MacLaomainn Blood OF The Brav is now CHAMPION neuter (pending dogs NSW) as well after winning best in show at Robertson and Adelong the last two weekends!

      1 Mar 2019 Adelong KC
    A fabulous weekend with fabulous company. Lots of laughs on the Sunday with good friends. CH MacLaomainn Brigitte Je Taime is coming home with:
  • 2 Intermediates in Group under Judges Mr J Nichols and Ms J Ford
  • Best In Group Ms J Ford
  • Intermediate in Show. Mrs Beryl Hession
  • So proud of this young girl!!

      8 Mar 2019 - Absolutely thrilled with the 2018 Irish Wolfhound Club NSW results for point score and Special Point score!! Picture is the point score and the Special Point Score which is In Group and in Show awards is as follows:

    1st CH MacLaomainn By Bryons Latino
    2nd CH MacLaomainn Blood OF The Brave
    3rd CH MacLaomainn Brigitte Je Taime
    4th CH MacLaomainn Autumn Rain
    Places down to 14th
    Overall winner Ch MacLaominn By Bryan’s Latino
    Best Up & Coming Ch MacLaomainn By Bryan’s Latino
    Thrilled with these results the babies who are not even 2 yet taking on the mature dogs and doing brilliantly!
    Also very proud that my beautiful beautiful girl that is missed so very much Grand Champion Ornumflow Tahnee Lady won Dam of the Year and Irish CH Latino Roan Inish won Sire of the Year!

    February
      28 Feb 2019
    MacLaomainn Baroness Twiggy now can be known as a CHAMPION! well done Dom!!

      24 Feb 2019 Sofala
    MacLaomainn Autumn Rain - Runner Up Best In Group.
    The UK judges love her but generally the Aussie judges not so much but love her or hate her she is the ultimate hairy Greyhound with more substance.

    MacLaomainn Brigitte Je Taime - Best of Breed


    2018

    MacLaomainn finished the year in style!!
    Im absolutely thrilled and very proud to announce I was notified by DogzOnline yesterday that I, along with my puppy owners in the National Pointscore have managed to obtain:
      1st 2nd 3rd -5th and 7th in Show Dog of the Year Irish Wolfhounds Nationally
      Top 2 positions Nationally in Breed Challenge Irish Wolfhounds
      Top 4 positions for Rising Star Nationally Irish Wolfhounds
    I have also been named Breeder of the Year for Irish Wolfhounds!

    In depth results as follows:
    MACLAOMAINN - Rona Moss
      Best Breeder - Irish Wolfhound

    Aust Ch MacLaomainn Blood Of The Brave (AI)
      No. 1 Rising Star (Dog) - Hound Group - Australian Capital Territory
      No. 1 Irish Wolfhound - Breed Challenge Competition - Australia
      No. 1 Irish Wolfhound - Breed Challenge Competition - Australian Capital Territory
      No. 1 Irish Wolfhound - Rising Star Competition - Australia
      No. 1 Irish Wolfhound - Rising Star Competition - Australian Capital Territory

    Aust Ch MacLaomainn Brigitte Je Taime (AI)
      No. 1 Irish Wolfhound - Breed Challenge Competition - New South Wales
      No 2 Irish Wolfhound -Rising Star NSW

    Aust Ch MacLaomainn Baird Of Latino (owned by Mr Brown)
      No. 1 Irish Wolfhound - Show Dog of the Year Competition - Australia
      No. 1 Irish Wolfhound - Show Dog of the Year Competition - Queensland
      No. 1 Irish Wolfhound - Rising Star Competition - Queensland

    Maclaomainn Be My Bonnie Lass (owned by Leesa Cato and myself)
      No. 1 Irish Wolfhound - Rising Star Competition - Western Australia

    Ch MacLaomainn By Bryans Latino (owned by Mrs S Munro and myself)
      No. 1 Irish Wolfhound - Show Dog of the Year Competition - New South Wales
      No. 1 Irish Wolfhound - Rising Star Competition - New South Wales

    August
    Queensland Royal
    SUP CH Ornumflow Xakery - Best of Breed
    CH MacLaomainn Autumn Rain - Runner Up Best Of Breed
    CH MacLaomainn Brigitte Je Taime - Runner Up Bitch Challenge

    Queensland Irish Wolfhound Club Specialty
    CH Maclaomainn Baird Of Latino (owned by Andrew Brown) - Best In Show
    SUP CH Ornumflow Xakery - Runner Up Best In Show
    CH Maclaomainn Brigitte Je Taime - Bitch Challenge and Best Opposite of Show
    CH MacLaomainn Autumn Rain - Best Intermediate in Show and Runner Up BCC

    Queensland Irish Wolfhound Club Specialty Open Show
    CH MacLaomainn Brigitte Je Taime - Best in Show
    CH MacLaomainn Baird Of Latino - Runner Up Best In Show
    SUP CH Ornumflow Xakery - Open In Show and Runner Up DCC
    CH MacLaomainn Autumn Rain - Intermediate In Show and Runner Up BCC

    April
    Sydney Royal - Judge Mark Cocozza UK
    CH MacLaomainn Autumn Rain - Best of Breed
    2 year old bitch excellent proportions and balance beautiful feminine head with substance,good chest, excellent front, excellent top line, moderate balanced rear, beautiful mover, very sound and light footed, excellent feet, just needs to grow a little more coat but a very beautiful typey bitch.

    SUP CHh Ornumflow Xakery - Runner Up Best of Breed
    Masculine dog, like his proportions but croup a little steep which makes him look a little too square. good head, ears a little flat, good eye, good neck and top line, good depth and bone , good coat correct amount of depth.

    CH MacLaomainn Blood Of The Brave - Puppy of Breed
    Lovely puppy dog, developing nicely, just needs to drop into pasterns a little, has good feet, excellent proportions, would like his croup a little more rounded, good head, excellent ears, nice fore-chest for age, correct amount of depth an lovely mover in profile.

    Irish Wolfhound Club Of NSW Specialty
    SUP CH Ornumflow Xakery - Best in Show, DCC and Open In Show
    CH MacLaomainn Autumn Rain - Runner Up Best In Show, BCC and Inter In show
    CH MacLaomainn Brigitte Je Taime - Puppy In Show
    CH MacLaomainn Blood Of The Brave - Best Type Under Two Years

    March
    NSW PUPPY OF THE YEAR
    Decided to take on 95 of NSWs best puppies for experience - amazing myself and I believe making history with litter mates coming both in the top 5!

    MacLaomainn Blood of The Brave came 3rd and MacLaoaminn Brigitte Je Taime coming 5th!!!


    2017

    December
      11 Dec 2017 ACT
    A fabulous long weekend in the Nations Capital again for 6 shows on offer over 3 days,

    MacLaomainn Blood Of The Brave came home with a Best of Breed, 2 Runner Up Best of Breed, 3 Minor Puppy In Groups and... A Minor Puppy In Show!!!

    MacLaomainn Brigitte Je Taime has an equally fantastic weekend with 2 Best of Breed, a Runner Up Best of Breed and not to be left behind in the winners circle she came home with 4 Puppy In Groups!!!

    To top off the weekend I was informed that MacLaomainn Baird Of Latino strolled away with A Puppy In Group for his owner Andrew Brown up in Queensland

    Absolutely thrilled with this litter at just 8 months of age. They are proving themselves already against the big boys and girls.

    Macaomainn Brigitte Je Taime can now be called CHAMPION.

      4 Dec 2017
    MacLaomainn Blood Of The Brave - A 9 point Best of Breed today, Minor Puppy In Group on Friday, and leaving the best till last a Minor Puppy In Show today

    November
      26 Nov 2017 Nations Capital City
    MacLaomainn Blood of the Brave refused to allow his sister to out do him today!

    MacLaomainn Blood of the Brave - Best Of Breed and was run for Group at 7 months of age!! (thrilled)

    He was then presented with Minor Puppy In Group showed up for the General Specials after strutting his stuff around the ring the Judge asked for an out and back - No problem!

    Then asked for a walk out an back - really testing him out... but of course my young fella took it all in his stride and strolled his way to a Minor Puppy In SHOW!!!

    What a weekend!! Two classes in show from my two babies

      25 Nov 2017 Belconnan All Breeds Kennel Club
        MacLaomainn Brigitte Je Taime - Puppy In Show

      19 Nov 2017
    MacLaomainn Blood of the Brave had a fantastic weekend coming home with 2 very nice Best Of Breeds, a Runner Up Best of Breed and Two Minor in Groups!

    Very proud of the young boy at just 7 months of age. Some wonderful comments from judges in the ring and judges competing about my boy and girl

      12 Nov 2017 Orange KC
        MacLaomainn Brigitte Je Taime had a great day taking 2nd in Sweepstakes, Best Of Breed and Puppy In Group

    October
      25 Oct 2017 - A great weekend for the MacLaomainn clan last weekend.
        MacLaomainn Brigitte Je Taime - 3 minor puppy of Breeds and 3 Minor Puppy Of Group and a 1st and a 3rd In SweepStakes!
        MacLaomainn Autumn Rain had a lovely 11 point BOB against the big boys on the Sunday and a Runner up BOB on Saturday.
        MacLaomainn Blood Of The Brave - Best Of Breed on Friday and Runner up DCCs at only 6.5 months of age on Sat and Sun

      21 Oct 2017 Southern Highlands KC
        MacLaomainn Brigitte Je Taime - Sweepstakes 1st and Minor Puppy In Group.
        MacLaomainn Blood Of The Brave - final cut for Sweepstakes from large entry
        MacLaomainn Brigitte Je Taime - Minor In Group
        MacLaomainn Blood Of The Brave - Runner Up Dog Challenge (at 6.5 months of age!)
        MacLaomainn Autumn Rain - Runner Up Best Of Breed

      15 Oct 2017 - MacLaomainn Clan had a great weekend!
        New South Wales
        MacLaomainn Blood Of The Brave - 2 x Sweepstakes 3rd places and a Puppy In Group 1st
        MacLaomainn Brigitte Je Taime - Minor Puppy In Group 1st!

        Queensland
        MacLaomainn Baird Of Latino - Puppy In Group 1st today and A Puppy In Show 1st last night
        Congratulations to Andrew Brown on behalf of the MacLaomainn team!

      4 Oct 2017 100 Anniversary Hound Club of NSW - Hound Club 100 Anniversary show
        SUP CH Ornumflow Xakery - Best of Breed
        CH MacLaomainn Autumn Rain - Runner Up BCC and Intermediate of Breed
        Ch Xaliburs Oak - Open Dog
        MacLaomainn Blood Of The Brave - Minor Puppy Dog

    A lovely win for BOB for SUP CH Ornumflow Xakery owned by myself and Sylvia Munro yesterday at the Hound Club of NSW 100 year anniversary show, 25 Irish Wolfhounds entered. Ruckus one of a few selected to be run for Best In Show

    September
      23 Sept 2017 Berry Show
        MacLaomainn Blood Of The Brave - Baby Puppy In Group

      10 Sept 2017
        MacLaomainn Autumn Rain - twice Intermediate in Group
        MacLaomainn Brigitte Je Taime - Baby Puppy In Group

      2 Sep 2017 Grenfells
        MacLaomainn Blood Of The Brave - Baby Puppy In show (making it three in a row) and 2nd place in Sweepstakes
        Xalibur's Oak (Imp Belgium) - Best Of Breed and going onto an Intermediate in group

    I'm very pleased and proud to announce that Xalibur's Oak has now gained enough points to be named as an AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION (Pending Dogs NSW approval).

    A massive thank you to Ludwig Delaby Mitch Vant and Geneviève Gaeng for sending Oak to me it was a long process and I love him to bits and yes a special thank you to Geneviève Gaeng and her family for raising Oak in their home until he was old enough to come to Australia - Oak will now just do the odd show here and there as he much prefers to run free on the farm than be in the ring.

    I now look forward to more Oak puppies on the ground in the future.

    August
      6 Aug 2017
    A massive day yesterday starting at 1am and finishing when I got home at 9 pm. We went to the big smoke in Sydney for not one, but two shows.

    MacLaomainn Blood Of The Brave had a brilliant day with huge line ups of top quality puppies and came home with not one but two Baby Puppy In Show!!!!

    Judges were very impressed by this young fellow and I had many well known respected breeders of all breeds stop me and tell me what a wonderful puppy he is! I'm so proud of little Puddin head.

    Again a massive Thank you to Petra Tomašovičová and Zuzana for allowing me to import Irish Champion Latino Roan Inish's Semen and to Sylvia Munro for taking that chance on me by giving me my darling GD CH Ornumflow Tahnee Lady - the parents of my little boy.

    Thank you so much to Sue Worboysand and Sylvia Munro for all the advice and guiding all the way along! Also Thank you to all the judges and everyone that praised him on the weekend for appreciating Puddin head and bothering to telling me!

    July
      30 Jul 2017
        MacLaomainn Blood Of The Brave - Baby Puppy In Group

      28 Jul 2018
        MacLaomainn Blood Of The Brave - Baby Puppy in Group

      16 Jul 2017
        MacLaomainn Blood Of The Brave - Puppy Sweepstakes

      14 Jul 2017 Puppies first show!
          Sire: Irish Champion Latino Roan Inish
          Dam Grand Champion Ornumflow Tahnee lady.
          Both were so friendly and outgoing just a pleasure.
          MacLaomainn Blood Of The Brave - Baby Puppy In group
          MacLaomainn Brigitte Je Taime - No major awards
          brave threw himself into the show ring, and Brigitte was an angel all day. Love them to bits!

      2 Jul 2017 Harden KC
        Xalibur's Oak (Imp Bel) - Best of Breed and Intermediate in Group

    June
      13 Jun 2017 Canberra
        SUP CH Ornumflow Xakery - Runner Up Best In Group and Aust Bred in Show under Mr John Lewington

    May
      28 May 2017
    I am extremely excited and proud to announce: Ch Ornumflow Xakery yesterday went into the show needing only 22 points to gain his SUPREME CHAMPION Title (pending Dogs NSW approval)... which he did in spectacular fashion pulling off two Best in Groups!

    I can't thank Sylvia Munro enough for firstly taking a chance on homing a Irish Wolfhound to me years ago and then allowing me to prize Ruckus from her at 12 weeks of age... She knew he was lovely and wanted to keep him but gave in with much pleading from me! Sylvia breeds wonderful dogs proven once again by this spectacular boy. I love him to bits and are just so proud of him he gives 110% every show.

      14 May 2017 Orange
        CH Ornumflow Xakery - Runner Up Best in Group

    March
      18 Mar 2017 Orange KC
        Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Runner Up Best In Group

      11 Mar 2017
        Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Best In Group
        Such a clever boy!

      4 Mar 2017 Braidwood
        Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Best in Group
        Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Intermediate in Show.
        First few shows back after a break so proud of him tries his heart out every single time

      3 Mar 2017 Borowa
        CH Ornumflow Xakery - Runner Up Best In Group
        Very proud of him considering a strong line up.


    2016

    October
      Irish Wolfhound Specialty (Victoria)
    Had some wonderful results at this show. Judge was Hound Specialist and multi time Crufts judge including Best In Show Crufts 2018 Mrs Jill Peak from the UK. The Critiques have just become available and are as follows for my dogs:

    Grand Champion Ornumflow Tahnee Lady - Runner Up Best In Show and Bitch Challenge
    "4Yr old bitch very nice type, good head proportions, good neck and shoulders, nice legs and feet, good body and outline, good ribbing, nice quarters, went well both ways and in profile holding her topline CC

    Champion Ornumflow Xakery - Runner Up Dog Challenge and Intermediate In Show
    "2Yr old male, very nice breed type, excellent head and expression, good reach of neck, lovely shoulders well laid, nice bone, good straight legs, nice feet, good body and outline, nice quarters, went well both ways and in profile with reach and drive RCC"

    Champion MacLaomainn Autumn Rain- Puppy In Show
    "11 month old bitch, very nice type, full of quality. Good head with excellent proportions, clean neck and shoulders, good bone, legs and feet, nice body and outline, good quarters and set on, moved well with reach and drive BP"

    Thank you to Mrs Jill Peak for appreciating my pack and in particular my young girl Anna. It was wonderful to be appreciated by such a highly qualified judge.

      21 Oct 2016 Illawarra
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Best In group

    September
      25 Sep 2016 Cessnock
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Runner Up Best In group

      18 Sep 2016 Nowra
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Best In group

      17 Sep Nowra
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Runner Up Best In group

    July
      24 Jul 2016 MacLaomainn Autumn Rain has qualified to become and Australian CHAMPION

      16 Jul 2016 Riverina
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Best In Group

      10 Jul 2016 Bungendore
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Best In Group

      8 Jul 2016 Bungendore
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Runner Up Best In Group

    June
      24 Jun 2016 Dogs NSW Southern Region
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Runner Up Best In Group

      18 Jun 2016 Yass
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Runner Up Best In Group

      17 Jun 2016 Yass
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Best In Group

      11 Jun 2016 ACT Ladies
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Runner Up Best In Group

    May
      22 May 2016 Cowra
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Best In Group

      21 May 2016 Cowra PM
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Best In Group

      21 May 2016 Cowra AM
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Runner Up In Group

      14 May 2016 Temora
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Best In Group

      8 May 2016 South West Slopes
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Runner Up Best In Group

      8 May 2016 Cootamundra
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Runner Up Best In group

    April
      9 Apr 2016 Dogs NSW Western Region
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Runner Up Best In group

      8 Apr 2016 Dogs NSW Western Region
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Runner Up Best in Show

    February
      13 Feb 2016 Kangaroo Valley
          Ch Ornumflow Xakery - Best In Group


    2015

    July
      26 Jul 2015 GR CH Ornumflow Tahnee Lady obtained her first Qualifying certificate needed to become a Junior Lure Courser.

      20 Jul 2015 Ch Ornumflow Tahnee Lady received the Title of GRAND CHAMPION!
          Tawny is the second ever Irish Wolfhound bitch in Australia to obtain this title.

    March
      1 Mar 2015 Canberra Royal Show
          Ch Ornumflow Tahnee Lady - Best of Breed