HENNIGAN, Ms Ann B.C.,
KENNEL:Volanta Reg.demontjuic Reg.
Ann's childhood memories of dogs are Greyhounds and Whippets, used by her family for coursing, a popular pursuit in the North East of England. In 1965 Ann was introduced to Dalmatians and then began an adventure in the world of DOGS. The first litter produced a litter brother and sister who both won their classes at Crufts, they went on to win puppy in show at all the Dalmatian Club championship shows and open shows as well as res cc's. In the early 70's she returned to her childhood love of hounds and acquired a Beagle and then a Pharaoh Hound, with whom she had great success breeding the first Pharaoh to go Best In Show. 1974 saw a move to Canada bringing taking 4 Dalmatians. Their bloodlines were a combination of the renowned bloodlines Colonsay; Towpath; Phaeland and Brougham. These lines allowed them to quickly develop a small very successful kennel. The successes have been numerous.... Top Dalmatian in Canada 1989 through 1997 all different dogs, also placing in the top ten non-sporting. A number of these dogs were multi BIS and Specialties winners. Regional and National BIS. All were owner breeder handled to these awards. At the same time successes in the USA which included 2 dogs in the top three, these dogs were also BIS and specialty winners in the US. During these years both the Dalmatians and Beagles were shown in Mexico and Bermuda gaining titles in all four countries as well as FCI titles. Volanta Vanity made breed history becoming Am. Can Mex Bda FCI and Ch of the Americas. BIS Can Mex FCI Ch Pinzell De Montjuic also made breed history in Canada by producing more BIS winners than any other stud dog in the breed. 5 different dogs who were All breed BIS winners as well as National and Regional Specialty winners in Canada, the USA and Bermuda. His grandchildren are also Multi BIS and BISS. The Beagles had limited showing. However at the 1st Beagle Specialty DeMontjuic Drummer won Best Puppy in Show and the following year went to win Best in Specialty. Since starting to judge in 1994 Ann is no longer breeding but has once again returned to her childhood roots and is enjoying showing and lure coursing her young Whippet. Ann has been fortunate to judge in England and Northern Ireland. Has judged across Canada and the USA. In 2000 she judged the Dalmatian Club of Australia's National specialty. The record entry brought dogs from all states of Australia as well as NZ. She has also judged Hounds at Cumberland Co in 2000.