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Sire: Fionn Of Cootehill (Age at birth: 2 years, 9 months.)

Dam: Niamh's Surprise

Date of Birth: 6 August 2007

Bred by: P. Higgins

Hillcoote Finian

(M) 6 August 2007, IKC X92235, Brindle

Fionn Of Cootehill

6 November 2004

CH Rossa Of Nutstown

17 June 1999
IKC U52840 Brindle

6 years

Cause of death: Respiratory disease (kennel cough)

Breeder: J. & K. Kelly

IE CH Nutstown Adare

4 February 1997

Breeder: J. & K. Kelly

Fingal Of Nutstown

10 June 1994
IKC S95692 Black

8 years, 9 months.

Cause of death: Soft tissue cancer

Breeder: J. & K. Kelly

GB IE CH  Capitan Of Shantamon

10 May 1991 Black Brindle

10 years

Breeder: G. & P. Clarke

Callaighstown Lady

31 July 1989 Brindle

11 years

Breeder: E. Sugars

IE CH Blossom Of Nutstown

25 February 1992

Breeder: J. & K. Kelly

IE CH Cillian Ruane

18 August 1988 red brindle

4 years, 6 months.

Breeder: T. Carlisle

Duchess Of Nutstown

7 January 1986

8 years

Breeder: J. & K. Kelly

Rosemary Of Nutstown

7 November 1993

Breeder: J. & K. Kelly

GB IE CH  Capitan Of Shantamon

10 May 1991
Black Brindle

10 years

Breeder: G. & P. Clarke

IE CH Cillian Ruane

18 August 1988 red brindle

4 years, 6 months.

Breeder: T. Carlisle

Coolbreagh Gweevagh

18 October 1987

9 years, 1 months.

Breeder: W. Clarke

Holly Of Nutstown

3 August 1987

Breeder: J. & K. Kelly

Chapelleigh Duke Of Nutstown

1 December 1985 Red Brindle

9 years, 6 months.

Breeder: D. & D. Bushby

IE CH Sorcha Of Nutstown

26 November 1982 Black

10 years, 3 months.

Breeder: J. & K. Kelly

Fionas Charm

6 March 2001

Breeder: P. Dolan

IE CH  The Black Knight Of Nutstown

13 February 1999

9 years

Breeder: G. McHugh

US Ch Saringa's Mr Magwitch Of Nutstown

28 August 1995
KCSB3426CH - AKC HM87053401 - IKC T20963 Black

8 years

Cause of death: Arthritis/Weakness

Breeder: J. Dove & V. Harrison

GB IE CH  Capitan Of Shantamon

10 May 1991 Black Brindle

10 years

Breeder: G. & P. Clarke

Ria Of Nutstown

4 December 1989 Brindle

9 years

Breeder: J. & K. Kelly

Eileen Og

7 June 1994

9 years

Breeder: G. McHugh

Finn Of Baile An Leasa At Dympner

28 September 1992 Wheaten

Breeder: M. Glynn

Agathenor Carleen

25 March 1992 brown and beige

Breeder: G. Prichard

Fifi Of Nutstown

26 August 1997

Breeder: J. & K. Kelly

Fingal Of Nutstown

10 June 1994
IKC S95692 Black

8 years, 9 months.

Cause of death: Soft tissue cancer

Breeder: J. & K. Kelly

GB IE CH  Capitan Of Shantamon

10 May 1991 Black Brindle

10 years

Breeder: G. & P. Clarke

Callaighstown Lady

31 July 1989 Brindle

11 years

Breeder: E. Sugars

Vera Of Nutstown

19 July 1993

Breeder: J. & K. Kelly

Cillian Earl Of Nutstown

17 July 1988

Breeder: J. & K. Kelly

Lady Patricia Of Nutstown

29 September 1988

Breeder: J. & K. Kelly

Niamh's Surprise




Special Hero

6 August 1989

Breeder: V. Wilkinson

Oisin Of River House

15 June 1984

Breeder: P. O'Sullivan

Fionn Of River House

23 July 1979

Breeder: S. Hurley

Green Heights Sile Og

18 November 1980

Breeder: P. O'Sullivan

Shauna Of Tiobrad

18 March 1983

Breeder: M. McCarthy

Donagh Of Tiobrad

22 May 1977

Breeder: Deane

Ronnoc Dawn

25 December 1980

Breeder: G. Connor

Castlehacket Morning Dew

4 December 1994

Breeder: T. Fehilly


6 May 1991

Breeder: C. Courtney

Gunnrange Daniel

1 September 1988 cream

Breeder: J. E. Demulder

Coppicedale Princess

31 July 1988 grey

Breeder: E. V. Coxhead

Agathenor Colleen

25 March 1992

Breeder: G. Prichard

Tolkavalley Achill Of Agathenor

22 May 1987

Breeder: I. Walton

Agathenor Fifi Of Callaighstown

8 October 1986

Breeder: E. Sugars

Moonlight Lady


Lord Of Belgravia Hall

7 November 2000

Spencer Of Moortown

Athcarne Dandy

29 October 1992

Breeder: T. Redmond

Little Pitza Girl

12 October 1991

Breeder: C. Courtney

Clonmaggaden Roisin

Breeder: P.J. Lynch

Kerry Chief

Oceallaigh Aoife

Harandale Lass

20 October 1997

Baslick Arondale

3 August 1992

Breeder: S. Harte

Nellwyns Brean Cormack

3 August 1990 Brindle

Breeder: K. W. F. Johnson

Sanctuary Lovely Lady

2 February 1988

Breeder: M. Harrison & M. Atfield

Eimear Of Tobar Bui

20 April 1994

Breeder: M. Glynn


6 May 1991

Breeder: C. Courtney

Castlehacket Lass

Full siblings

Number of full siblings: 3

Hillcoote Emma (24 Offspring)

Hillcoote Louise (7 Offspring)

Hillcoote Roisin (4 Offspring)

Half siblings

Number of half siblings: 6

Number of litters with half siblings: 3

Litter number 1:

Born 20 April 2005

Sire: John Jo Dam: Niamh's Surprise

Hillcoote Pebble (10 Offspring)

Litter number 2:

Born 12 March 2006

Sire: Fionn Of Cootehill Dam: Niamh's Surprise

Hillcoote Timmy (10 Offspring)

Litter number 3:

Born 19 December 2008

Sire: Fionn Of Cootehill Dam: Hillcoote Pebble

Hillcoote Jane

Hillcoote Merlin

Hillcoote Moria

Hillcoote Sam

Number of offspring: 51

Total number of unique descendants: 118

(Total born worldwide after Hillcoote Finian: 34,336)

Litter number 1. Partner: In The Wings

Litter born: 21 September 2008

Captain Rio Black

Excellant Art Brindle

Lawman Jack Brindle

Beauty for fame Brindle

Litter number 2. Partner: Cabini The First

Litter born: 8 April 2009

Boy of Rida (13 Offspring) Dark Brindle

Castlebanny Caoimhaoin Bright Brindle

Meave of Castlebanny Black

Litter number 3. Partner: In The Wings

Litter born: 12 August 2009

Kings of Fianna Black

Sea of Moyle Brindle

Tuatha De Dannan Brindle

Inishglora Princess Brindle

Meave Queen of Tribes Black

Litter number 4. Partner: Cabini The First

Litter born: 20 November 2009

Rida Tir Na Ri Dark Brindle

Tir Na Nog Fawn Brindle

Litter number 5. Partner: In The Wings

Litter born: 8 February 2010

Culann of Kilkenny Brindle

Bevin Queen of Castlebanny Fawn

Coomara of Kilkenny Fawn

Folktales of Ireland Brindle

Legend of Knockgrafton Brindle

Myths and Legends Brindle

Queen of Wolf's Brindle

Sadhbh An Droichid Nua Fawn

Litter number 6. Partner: Killykeen Aileen

Litter born: 24 August 2010

Buachaill Micheal Black

Buachaill O'Connor Brown/White Socks

Cormac King Black

Donnachad Mac Aeda Brown

Gorman King of Munster Brown

King Lorcan Light Brown

Malachy Warrior of Hillcoote Black

Rory O More Ard Ri Brown

Coomara Merrow Light Brown

Fair Child Brown

Gael De Finna Brown

My Cailin Siobhan Brown

Litter number 7. Partner: In The Wings

Litter born: 24 February 2011

Hill of Allen Brindle

Iollan Eachtach Dark Brindle

Irish Folklore Dark Fawn

My Buachaill Micheal Fawn

Sceolan Cailin Brindle

Litter number 8. Partner: Kahyasi Girl

Litter born: 15 August 2012

Denny's Lord of Land Brindle

Irish Mac of Ireland Brindle

Irish Mac of Iron Dark Brindle

Shane of Translend Dark Brindle

Litter number 9. Partner: Garuda Girl

Litter born: 11 December 2012

Parnell Finian Boy Brindle

Liberty Girl Brindle

Mave Finian Liberty (3 Offspring) Brindle

Siucra Mo Chuisle Cailin Brindle

Litter number 10. Partner: Garuda Girl

Litter born: 27 July 2013

Finnegan Warrior Brindle

Liberty Fenian Boy Brindle

Parnell Land League Boy Brindle

Biddy Early Clara Brindle

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Total number of possible ancestors (5 gens): 62

Actual number of ancestors: 55 (25M/30F)

Ancestorloss: 7

Percentage lost: 11.29%

Ancestor loss coefficient (AVK): 88.71%

Coefficient of Inbreeding: 0.00% (5 generations)

Coefficient of Inbreeding compared to breed average

The Kennel Club recommends breeding with a lower Coefficient of inbreeding (COI) than the average.
Average COI worldwide over the last 10 years for 5 generations is 3.36%.

Green areas are well below average COI. The yellow area marks average COI +/- 0.5% point. Red areas are well above average.

Lifespan in pedigree

Average recorded lifespan in pedigree: 8 years, 9 months.Based on lifespan-info of 19 entries in pedigree out of a possible 62 (30.65 %).

Recorded breed average in iwdb.org is 7 years, 5 months.Based on lifespan-info of 6296 dogs

Dogs that died in their first year are left out of the calculations, according to normal practice when calculating average longevity information in dogs.


Basis for veteran age is FCI-regulations; 8 years

We have 16 recorded veterans in this pedigree. 3 died before veteran-age.

We are missing info on 43 dogs

84.21% of dogs with known lifespan were veterans

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Sires and dams


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