Hi Colette I hope I've found the right person, I think we bought a setter from you in 1998 you were then in Swanley in Kent, his name was Jester Jones born on April fools day hence the name. His sire was Porschet Paprika and his dam was Rua Barley Sugar. He sadly passed away in November 2009 and brought the most joy to us in his 11 years. My sister is now looking to get a setter and would love to have one from the same lineage as he was so special to all of us. I hope to hear from you soon, kind regards Maria Mcgann.
Hi Colette i'm so pleased to have found you, yes please send me a message with regards to getting another setter, as i said he brought us so much joy and was a massive part of our family, we were devastated when he passed on. Look forward to talking some more, many thanks Maria.
I was wondering if you could give me some information on training for field trials and where I would start ? It is something I have been thinking about or a while and would really like to try training one of my dogs .
Yes I work my two boys, although I am still rather new to it all since they are my first two Gordons and working setters. I am hoping to be able to trial the older one sometime soon and so far we have been to training and shooting days in the Scottish Borders and I've been able to train a bit on the Cromlix estate and the moors up there with a gundog trainer - the photo on the heather was taken on one of the shooting days. He pointed three grouse and two pheasants there but the guns missed them ;-)
I hadn't realised you'd had a Gordon too ... winning the novice stake must have been wonderful!
Maybe see you at a trial sometime... Good luck with your young pointer bitch and Irish!
Hi Colette, Am still a bit raw on loosing our Shannon. Here is some of his line of breeding. I used to show him and Nina when in England. Breeder was Mary Price of Slad. Nr. Stroud. Shannon's kennel name was SEVERNVALE BLAZEAWAY; Sire; Clonageera Kieran; Dam; Severnvale It's My Delight: 2 r. cc. Grandparents. Sire; ShCh. Starchelle Chicago Bear. " BIS Crufts.1995 " Dam. ShCh. Clonageera Stella. Sire; ShCh.Tatterslee Special Effect: Dam; Severnvale Sheer Delight. Regards from Pam Sawyer. Would you know if Mary is still alive also, do you ever see Gill Partridge, she has been quite successful in the show ring. She took one of Nina's litter sister's to Crufts cant remember what yr though. She did get placed with her. She bred my Nina and her Kennel name is Kerrydown Lively Lady; Nina also has Chicago Bear in her line G.G.Grandparent Look forward to hearing from you soon. Pam