Alasdair won the International with 3 year old Nan in 1993, 9 years after winning the Scottish National with her grandfather Auld Mirk. Nan still holds the record today for the highest points ever attained in history of BBC’s ‘One man & his dog’.
Alasdair left Scotland for the US in 1995. From 1995-2000 Nan won every major Championship in the US including 3 National titles. He retired her just after her 3rd National Championship in Virginia, September 2000.
Alasdair would go onto win 3 national championships with Nan’s son, Bill, in 2001, 2002, 2003. Bill was one of his most successful trial dogs. The line continues and I won the 2012 National with Nan’s grandson Cap, who looks very much like his grandmother in this photo. Nan was inducted to the ABCA Hall of fame in 2003. With an excellent temperament, Nan was a tremendous partner, trial competitor and friend. Amid all her talents Nan’s heart and try were among her most admirable.
The picture below is one of our favorite. Without question Nan is one of Alasdair’s greatest dogs. Elwy Glen, pictured with Nan, was another. Perhaps the most naturally gifted dog Alasdair has owned, Glen won 6 open trials his first year out in Scotland. Alasdair and Glen were 4th at the International the year he won it with Nan.