Can.Ch. Aotearoa Belleghuan Tainui
The first such litter was sired by Can.Ch. Belleghuan Aotearoa Guinness born to Can.Ch. Belleghuan Katanna, one of the Ferguson's 5 lovely Ira daughters. I definitely wanted one of these puppies, and ended up taking 2 shaded wheaten girls. Tainui I kept, and the other went to Calgary, Alberta, Canada and became Can.Ch. Aotearoa Belleghuan Saoirse.
Beautiful, typical Irish Wolfhound heads are very important to me. I offer Perpetual and Challenge trophies at both our IWCC National Specialty and our IWCC Quebec Regional Specialty to emphasise the importance of typical heads as a distinguishing feature of the breed. It is one of my greatest ambitions to win one or both of these trophies with one of my own hounds to prove I practice what I preach. Tainui's head was in my personal estimation the loveliest of all I've owned and/or bred so far. The one year I had a judge who would have given it to her I did not have her entered. She was still a puppy, and I did not want to stress her with extra classes. This judge did consider the bitch I entered, and she made the last cut, but he told me while her head was "very nice it could not compare to that puppy you showed earlier. Her's was exquisite."