Sh Ch Thendara Don Corleone
14/1/2000 – 5/2/2012
KC Stud Bk No: 3108CM
Sire: Scarletti Smooth Criminal
Dam: Greer Paige Of Thendara
Breeder/Owners: Mrs D. Milligan-Bott & Mr J. N. Bott
My thanks to the photographer, Ian Newsham, for allowing me to use this photo of Don.
Sh Ch Thendara Don Corleone, affectionately known as “The Don” to his many admirers had a remarkable and very successful show career. Among his many accolades he won 23 CC’s, 16 with BOB, was Top Irish Setter in 2005 and also the ISAE Dog Of The Year. He won the Dog CC at Crufts in 2005 and the Dog CC & BOB at Crufts in 2006 & 2007. To achieve the Dog CC and BOB at Crufts once is amazing and something that most of us can only dream of, but to achieve this three times is astounding and a measure of the quality and consistency of the dog.
He also won BIS at Gundog Society Of Wales Championship Show, ISBC Championship Show, ISAE Championship Show, Belfast Irish Setter Club Championship Show and Group 3 at Three Counties Championship Show. Don was always shown in immaculate condition, a credit to his owners. He oozed character and presence in the show ring, was a ‘tour de force’ and certainly had the X factor.