Best of Breed/Puppy of Breed Royal Adelaide Show 2019
Best of Breed/Puppy of Breed Royal Melbourne Show 2019
Almost two years ago, Ann Davis contacted us regarding using one of our boys over her NZ bred bitch. The boy she was interested in has an hereditary fault and will not be used. We had discussions as to what semen we have available. At that stage our young American boy hadn’t completed all his health checks. The suggestion was made to look at Aus Ch Foulby I'm Luving It (Imp UK) (Murdoch) as he was older and could be available.
A well respected friend and long time IWS breeder offered advice:
"The bitch has a rather interesting pedigree with a little bit of lots of things from all over. A little US; a little NZ; a little Irish; a little English; + a pinch of Scandinavian thrown in for good measure. The addition of Murdoch’s pedigree to the mix should solidify some things. I would probably wait & take a bitch from the Murdoch breeding to Graham to make things even more cohesive."
Ann went ahead with the suggestion and Clodagh was bred to the English dog.
Mid February this year, a new little girl joined the family.
Cass, Cassy or Cassidy, depending on the circumstance, has been a breath of fresh air. She and brother George absolutely adore each other. The older girls are more than happy to share play periods.
She shows great promise in the ring, titling at just 8 months, and taking out Best of Breed at both Adelaide and Melbourne Royals at 9 months of age, making the cut to the final 3 for Best Gundog Puppy in Adelaide.
We look forward to many enjoyable times with our curly-haired bundle of fun.