Best Puppy in Breed Crufts 2017
Bitch CC Crufts 2017
Reserve Bitch CC Crufts 2017
# 1 English Setter '14
1st Havanese to Qualify for POTY
Top Havanese Puppy '15, '16
Dog CC Crufts 2016
4 GB Champions
Reserve Bitch CC Crufts 2019
12 Irish Champions
RCC Crufts 2015
#1 English Setter '07 - '10, '14, '18
# 1 Havanese Bitch '18
# 1 Havanese '14, '15 & '16
# 1 Havanese Male '17
Puppy Group Wins
Champion Stakes Winner
# 1 Havanese Puppy '17
Irish, GB, Luxembourg and German Champions
We have been involved in showing dogs since the early 1970's, when Olive purchased her first Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from the late Frank Cassidy of the Boynevale Kennel.
Whilst Olive loved showing her Cavaliers, Brendan would always be found around the Gundog rings when he accompanied her to the shows. He was most taken with the glamorous English Setter and having thoroughly researched the breed, Brendan subsequently purchased his first English Setter Adele (Ir Sh Ch Suntop Tessagale at Berrywood) from Margaret Barnes of the famous Suntop Kennels.
Over the years we have been lucky enough to have great success in the show ring with numerous Irish Show Champions, International Show Champions and one UK Show Champion. Olivia was also a very successful junior handler with her Cocker Spaniel Casey, of Ardbraccan Kennels and her whippet Corkey, from the famous Barnesmore Kennels.
Having admired the breed for many years, Olive purchased her first Havanese, Castro, from Roy and Lesley Blevins of Blevwil Kennels in 2012. A poster boy for breed type, Castro did extreamly well in the show ring. Olive and Olivia also have a great partnership with Labayamesa Havanese. Olive co-owns three stunning havanese with Labayamesa and Olivia presents them beautifully in the ring. In 2015, Berrywood became home to the handsome Maro, who comes all the way from Germany from the famous Pedoro Kennels. Olive and Olivia have had great success with their Havanese to date with six Irish Champions, one German Champion, one International Champion, one German Junior Champion, eight Irish Junior Champions, top winning Havanese 2014, 2015 and 2016, the top winning Havanese Puppy 2014, 2015 and 2017 and CC and RCC wins in the UK! Olivia is also secretary of the Havanese Society of Ireland - Ireland's only organisation solely dedicated to the Havanese Breed.
On the 14th September 2016, another chapter in the Berrywood story began, signalling the strengthening of the special relationship we hold with Andrea Akkad and Labayamesa Havanese. Georgie, who is co-owned by both Andrea and Olive delivered 4 beautiful havanese babies.
This is the first litter co-bred by Andrea and Olive and it will be known as the 'Cuban Flowers Litter' - the Flor de Cuba. The litter will be registered under the joint prefix - Flordecuba.
Olive also enjoys judging and has judged here in Ireland and on the continent. Olivia has begun her judging career in February 2015, judging at the Irish Toy and Companion Breeds Group Open Show. She is currently gaining more experience at Open Show Level both under Irish Kennel Club rules and UK Kennel Club rules. In October 2016 she awarded her first set of Green Stars at Championship Show Level.
Although we enjoy showing our dogs, they are first and foremost part of our family. Our dogs enjoy their daily walks, play time in the garden and snuggling up on the sofa! Their achievements in the show ring are only an added bonus to the love and enjoyment that they have brought us throughout the years.
Please note that we generally do not offer our males externally at Stud. Occasionally Flordecuba may plan a litter, however puppies are generally not available to show or breeding homes. We tend to only place puppies in pet homes on strict spay/neuter contracts.