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Glen's adventures in the UK

Last year I missed Crufts - some may remember my blog about the photo of Glen and Beckett being used by the KC for their stand. This year Glen and I were at Crufts and a week later we went to the KC's training weekend for pointing breeds at Reeth. We had a great time!…


Added by Susan Stone on March 27, 2013 at 5:41am — 14 Comments

Dogs on a very cold morning...

Annie admiring the sunrise

The Swiss 'lowlands' have also had their share of snow and yesterday morning was really cold with temperatures around -13°C. Still, nothing like the -25°C in the Swiss Alps. The dogs loved their morning walk in the snow and the cold and the rising sun made for a very special atmosphere. I dashed back inside to get my…


Added by Susan Stone on February 15, 2013 at 4:00am — 17 Comments

This is an "Annie - update"

Below is my first post about the Annie-invasion. 2 months on I can now say that storm Annie raged through our house and caused major damage to the peaceful lives of many... especially to that of our the cats Emily and Toffee! But all in all she is doing just great and when in the mood can look quite ladylike. Not that she is in THAT mood very often. Here she is, photo taken on her 4 monthly Birthday!…


Added by Susan Stone on December 20, 2012 at 11:06am — 26 Comments

A wee dram... ... from the Scottish summer trials for Setters

Once again the summer holidays had us heading up North, two thousand kilometres... no Olympics for us, not when we could see Setters (ok... and Pointers) at work!

We had our fill of excercise considering the amount of walking we did. As expected we saw great running from the dogs - plus one world class long jump from a certain Scots handler. I think we are now fit for the 'triple competition of combined mountain climbing long distance photo-shooting…


Added by Susan Stone on August 10, 2012 at 11:00am — 17 Comments

A Taste of the Trials

Glen admiring the Cairngorms.

No Crufts for us... we had decided to head north to the Scottish Spring Trials this year. Imagine my surprise when I heard Glen was at Crufts! Not caged or benched, but larger than life and full of enjoyment together with his Pointer friend Beckett.

Unknown to myself (the KC says their email to me must have got lost) the photograph I had sent in for the KC photo competition had impressed the marketing department and was chosen for…


Added by Susan Stone on April 10, 2012 at 3:00am — 25 Comments

Fribourg Intl Show 25 & 26 Feb 2012

Saturday 25.2.12 judge Christiane Lohmann, Germany

Junior Dog

exc 1 J-CAC Willy di Casa Bertolini

vg 2 Jamais Vu de la Raverette

Open Dog

exc 1 CAC RCACIB Glory Fields Great Glen

exc 2 RCAC Espoir de Mai de la Raverette

Champion Dog

exc 1 CAC CACIB BOB Coppersheen…


Added by Susan Stone on February 27, 2012 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

Christmas gift for Glen...

I wonder what Glen would enjoy most for Christmas...

A bone? Hmm, not bad.

A bit of female company? That sounds better.

A day out hunting? BRILLIANT!

So that is what we did, we spent a day in the Alsace with friends and Glen enjoyed a bit of hunting with François Boitier (I do not shoot so can't take Glen hunting myself).

Another thrill was seeing 'Glen Junior du Domaine du Fuchsberg' having a first session on partridge. He stole the…


Added by Susan Stone on December 19, 2011 at 5:49am — 21 Comments

Working Irish - beautiful in their field

I was looking through my holiday photos from the summer trials and thought I'd share these with you. The KC is…


Added by Susan Stone on November 5, 2011 at 3:46am — 23 Comments

The Summer Trials - England & Scotland

above: the judges of the Puppy Derby on July 27th

The Champion Stake for Setters & Pointers was held on Bollihope Moor, Co. Durham on 29th & 30th July. The winner was Derek Watkin's ISD Lusca Snuff the Wind. I think - but am not absolutely certain - that this is Snuff:…


Added by Susan Stone on August 21, 2011 at 10:30am — 31 Comments

Centenary Clubshow Swiss Setter & Pointer Club Sunday 19th June 2011


The Setter & Pointer Club of Switzerland held their Centenary show on Sunday. Unfortunately the rings were indoors and the floor very slippery.


Main results from the Irish Setter ring, judged by Wil Hochstenbach,NL

(sorry, I do not have the full results)

44 Irish Setters entered

Best of Breed & Best Dog: NL Ch…


Added by Susan Stone on June 20, 2011 at 3:30am — 18 Comments

The Swiss Coppersheens - moving toward the future...

Glen is excited... the future has begun!

On May 10th 2011 in France Int Ch (CIB) Coppersheen Coalville Lad 'Glen' and Amara 'du Domaine du Fuchsberg' became proud parents of 10 big strong puppies. In keeping with today's concern to lower the level of inbreeding, this litter may be considered an outcross. The pedigree combines 'multi-purpose' Glen's…


Added by Susan Stone on June 2, 2011 at 4:40am — 27 Comments

Crufts was only the beginning...


click for full size 

Crufts was only the beginning of an exciting trip to the UK. A total of 5000km and many adventures on the way. We had a brilliant holiday!



Added by Susan Stone on March 25, 2011 at 11:00am — 22 Comments

International Show Fribourg, Switzerland 19. & 20.Feb 2011

The Irish Setters Fantastic Falcon de la Raverette and Golden Wish de la Raverette came second in the brace competition on Sunday.

Irish Setter Coppersheen Dancing Light won the CACIB on Sunday, judge Barbara Luedi,…


Added by Susan Stone on February 22, 2011 at 11:30am — 15 Comments

Video of Lady Auckland's Cromlix Kennel 1966

I found this brilliant video of a 1966 programme about Lady Auckland's Cromlix kennel, Pointer work is shown from approx 7 mins onwards.


The other videos have been shown here already I believe, but still great to review anytime!

Added by Susan Stone on December 31, 2010 at 5:42am — 1 Comment

December beach holidays...

Not for the first time and definitely not the last, we spent a week's holiday on the beautiful island Texel, NL.

Snow and storms caused havoc in all the countries around us whilst we enjoyed a very relaxing holiday, walking for hours on the beaches,…


Added by Susan Stone on December 16, 2010 at 1:14pm — 21 Comments

Lausanne 16 & 17 Oct 2010

Lausanne results ES.doc

A very big 'Thank You' to Carmen for handling my dogs on the Saturday!

On sunday the Coppersheen team took part in the breeder's group competition and to my surprise we were placed second! A lovely end to the day.

here is mother Erin with the successful team…


Added by Susan Stone on October 18, 2010 at 9:30am — 12 Comments

Driffield Championship Show - Anlory Carmenere now Show Champion!

Glen wishes to congratulate his niece Hope on her wonderful achievement. And Susan wishes to congratulate Nigel and Jane on their wonderful achievement:

At todays Driffield Championship Show Hope gained her all important third CC and Best of Breed. Well done!

Congratulations also to all the other winners.

Full results to be found…


Added by Susan Stone on October 1, 2010 at 9:39am — 16 Comments

Field Trial Solo, 28 Aug 2010, Corcelles/Payerne in Switzerland

Glen - Int., Swiss & VDH CH Coppersheen Coalville Lad - is on a fabulous run. After his success at the summer trials in Scotland he seems to be going from strength to strength. At the international Field Trial Solo in Corcelles, organised by the Société des Chasseurs à l'Arrêt dans le canton de Vaud (SCAV) Glen was awarded 2nd Very Good. This is his 8th award gained in…


Added by Susan Stone on August 29, 2010 at 9:51am — 19 Comments

Pointer and Setter Championship Stake 2010

The Pointer and Setter Championship Stake 2010 was held by the Scottish Field Trials Association

at Byrecleugh in Berwickshire on the 10th and 11th August 2010.

Results of the 2010 Championship Stake:

First Place English Setter The Spit Fire (IKC) 2447CS Miss A J E Brown…


Added by Susan Stone on August 13, 2010 at 5:00am — 6 Comments



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