‘Toby’ was sold as a pet to Neil and Pauline Adam and used to occasionally come to stay here.
After I lost Daimler, they kindly offered to let me show him and in fact did all the training required.
His terrific temperament can be illustrated by how he happily mingled with all the other males at shows despite having been used at stud and only being introduced to the show environment at almost four years old.
He would be taken over here, travel in the car for hours to a show and he would then be handled either by Angus MacAra or myself.
‘Toby’ was Top Limit in 2003 and gained his first CC at Darlington ’03 in his first few months in the showring. He gained his second CC at SKC in May ’04, the first show attended by his owner. His title came very soon after at South Wales.
On each occasion, he did the double with Solitaire.
He is the sire of Sh Ch Shannas Keepsake for Cromasaig and Ir Sh Ch Glenfinnan Starsearcher.