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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!

This year I finally got to see the Kennel Club's stand with my own eyes - it is fantastic! And of course I took the oportunity of taking Glen's picture in front of his own larger than life photograph.

During the day it was good to meet up with old and new friends, thanks for coming and saying hello! 

Our next event was 'moor' to Glen's liking:


I'd decided that these KC training days at Reeth would be Glen's final chance to try for his 'Working Gundog Certificate' - he had messed up his chances last year and with youngster Annie waiting in the wings, it was now or never!


We had two great training days with a good number of grouse on the moors. In the end, two Irish Setters were awarded their Gundog Working Certificate: Anlory Goldfinger 'Flynn' and my Glen, Int Ch Coppersheen Coalville Lad. I(interestingly, Glen's sire 'Anlory Muscavado' is Flynn's grandsire).

Little Annie, aged 7 months, was given a run at the end of the day - and she took to the heather like a fish to water! Exciting times lie ahead of us...

We were extremely lucky that the training weekend could be held. Next day the snow came down and Britain came to a standstil! The spring Setter & Pointer trials near Blanchland were cancelled due to all the snow.

We will be back!



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Comment by Nadine Bonjean on March 27, 2013 at 2:21pm

Wonderful (4) pictures! Congratulations for Glen!

Comment by Ronny Blomme on March 27, 2013 at 2:22pm

Well done Susan with Glen, a "good looking" and "good working" Irish Setter !

Nice picture used by the Kennel Club !

Comment by David McIlveen Wright on March 27, 2013 at 3:55pm

Great blog, Susan! I'd love Mac to do some training too, I'm sure he would be good at it, if we can get him to concentrate!

Comment by john murphy on March 27, 2013 at 6:52pm

Well done Glen and Susan,

Comment by Susan Stone on March 28, 2013 at 8:51am

Thank you, all!

Ronny, I am sure you will have fun with your youngest in all the 'fields'!

David, go for it! I bet you can find a trainer in your area who can help you with the basics and I bet Mac would love it. Up to you, the concentration thing... ;-)

John, it was great meeting up with you both at Crufts!

Comment by Ellen Turberfield on March 28, 2013 at 9:31am

Lovely photos, of Glen at Crufts and in the field, and of Annie (",)

Comment by Anna Kazimierowicz on March 28, 2013 at 1:47pm

Congratulations! Great photos! I'm sure Annie will follow in Glen's footsteps:-)

Comment by Susan Stone on March 29, 2013 at 4:47am

Was great meeting you, Ellen!

Thanks, Anna, your namesake Annie is very different to Glen... but exciting! ;-)

Comment by karen chesher on March 29, 2013 at 5:56am

Glen you look very proud next to your picture and rightly so its beautiful,well done on earning your certificate too.

Comment by Susan Stone on March 29, 2013 at 10:26am

Thank you, Karen :-)

Jocelyn, thank you!  I agree it is great to see a few more people from the show-side having a go at working their dogs. It is a long way and hard work but great fun and the dogs love it! 



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