We are awaiting Nikki to fly into Europe just ahead of Crufts
She is out of the König x Athena litter 3/5 born on Nov 3rd, 2018
We are sure she will fit perfectly into her new home. Can’t wait to meet
all of you again.
Taken me now the 5th year in a row to Paris/Kentucky. Love my chores which is taking care of the cooking and make sure all competitors feel a little bit pampered by the working field
The Dortmund show weekend is always a good chance to meet a lot of Setter people around the rings and have the gossips of the past year. The plan as usual have been done long time in advance. WW 2018 Vegas stayed with me already to try to get her first ticket for the german champion ship and maybe add a CACIB or 2 for her CIE. The plan worked perfectly
Nov 16th 2018 Day 1 : Herbstsieger judge Dr K Schmidt/DE
Marlon very promising 1 in puppy
Vegas Exc1 AnwDtChVDH, resCAC, resCACIB
Nov 17th, 2018 Day 2 : ok we are crazy .. we went to Kortrijk/BE, judge : Mrs Susan Stone/CH
First of all we meet up with Jean, Godfrey and sweet Raina to show all our kids under Susan
Marlon very promising 1 in puppy
Brando Exc 1 in open class
Vito Exc1 in Veteran resCACIB
Vegas in Intermediate Exc1 CAC CACIB & BOB
Raina in Champion Exc1 resCAC, resCACIB
Nov 18th, 2018 Day 3 : we went back to Dortmund for the Bundessieger, judge . Mr Richard Bott / GB
The weekend could not end better
Marlon very promising 1 in puppy
We celebrated together with friends from Belgium, thanks Ronny ! the Netherlands, Ireland and UK the 3rd CC of Raina from the weekend before, gaining her UK title
Brando Exc 2 with 1 Ticket AnwDtChVDH in open class
Vito Platz 1 in Veteran, best Veteran and finishing his day with BOB and shortlisted in the group
Vegas out of intermediate Exc1 AnwDtChVDH (2 Tickets) CAC, CACIB and BOS
Now after this power weekend Vegas WW2018 Amscot Love Is In The Air JW has a total of 3 CACIB in NL, BE & DE and 3 Tickets for her German Championship – way to go sunshine. Congratulations to Amscot for all your success in 2018. As in between Pointer&Setter and the Dortmund shows Raina finished her UK Championship.
As said above the plan worked.
Setter & Pointer Nov 3rd 2018
Judge Mrs Elaine Roberts
Marlon 2nd in minor puppy
Brando 3rd in post graduate
Vito 2nd in Veteran
Spending a fantastic time out in USA little sightseeing in NYC followed by the
1st GSCA National Walking Gun Dog Championship in Dover/Delaware held on Oct 22nd & 23rd, 2018
What to say … great dogs all around, great Gordon owners, handlers and fanciers. Glad I was able to be there even so again I spend most of the time in the kitchen. Oh man, all these allergies nowadays
The BGSC champ show held on Oct 13th 2018
Judges : Mrs Carol Moore for dogs, Mr Frank Kane for bitches
a great day all in all ending with a very sad phone call in the evening.
Marlon 3rd in minor puppy
Brando reserve in yearling
Vito 2nd in Veteran, felt so sorry he was not called back when the Vet winner got the CC
Handling Raina for 2nd in open and the star of the day again was Miss Vegas gaining her 2nd CC
Starting celebrating at our Hotel in Stoneleigh we got the horrible news of the sudden death of our friend Petra Rudloff. She run so many shows in Germany for the Verein für Pointer and Setter as well always gave a helping hand to the VDH if needed. Petra we still can’t believe what happened. R.I.P. you are missed by so many.
As I was running the 2 days show in Bremen we had a least a chance to rush out to Belgium for the Belgium Gordon Setter Club Show held in Wommelgem on Sept 1
6th,2018. Judge : Mrs C Pelka / DE
Marlon his first show in puppy got VP2
Brando won intermediate class and finished with the resCAC
Thank you BeGSC for a lovely day out.
Amsterdam … the World Dog Show 2018 .. showing over 3 days in a row. Had taken the girl gang from Amscot home with me after National Gundog to get them ready for the WDS weekend. Rhonda was flying in from USA to help me with grooming of the gang. Entries where booked long ahead, Hotel reservations done, flights for Rhonda and Cheryl sorted, Jean and Godfrey booked in as well in AMS and the drive home for the girls organized. YES the beautiful so much missed rosette won by Vegas from National gundog was a found in the very first folding crate I opened up 😊 sorry James taking all the blame on your shoulders for quiet a time.
Now Lets compare the 3 days in a short way
Brando – he won his intermediate class each day with Exc 1
Vito – he won Veteran Class every day and got 2 x Best Veteran of breed as well as Veteran World winner and his NL Veteran Champion title.
Sissi got 2 x 2nd and 1 x 3rd in a very strong intermediate class shown first time on international showgrounds. She was flying home to USA with Cheryl the day after the shows.
OMG and now Vegas again : she won intermediate class all 3 days BUT on day 3 at the WDS under Mr. Wil Hochstenbach she topped it all …World Winner 2018 CAC, CACIB and BOB
Raina 2 seconds and the class winner on day 2
Let me use Rhondas notice on the girls :
We had the privilege to groom both of Jean Collins’ bitches Raina (CIE/FCI,DtCh Storskogens Amor Joy Of Amscot) and her daughter, Vegas (Amscot Love Is In The Air JW), before and during the show. Silvia showed Raina all three days. And while she won the champion class 1 of three days, it was Vegas who was the star, going BOB over 68 at the actual World Dog Show. The judges commented “she is perfectly balanced, and not extreme, in any way”. What a complement!
I might add that both Raina and Vegas were represented in field trials all spring, and will be again for the fall season.
LEEDS July 28th 2018 judge Mrs K Wrigley
Thank you for a nice day even so the weather was just horrible the rain showers and upcoming wind are quiet scary.
Brando got VHC in graduate
Vito went best Veteran in Breed
AUSTRIA the Setter Derby was on our list again in 2018
It is always a chance to see my family for some hours and get food goodies with me.
Our judge this year : Mrs Karen Marsh
I gave the little man a first outing Marlon – Locksheath Back in Black ( Vito x Summer) ahh he did well
Finishing his day not only fast asleep in his crate but with Best Baby in Show – Thank you Karen
Brando Exc 1 with CACA out of Intermediate class
Vito won best Veteran in breed and ended with 2nd best Veteran in Show behind the BIS winner of the day.
Willow 2nd in Veteran
Sissi hurrra so happy! shown first time by me winning the intermediate class.
Avie 2nd in a very strong open class
Misty 3rd in Champion
What a great weekend we had. Thank you to the Österr Setter Club www.setter.at for again a fantastic organized show. Even it is 1100 km one way we come back for sure.
Border Union on June 17th 2018, judge Mrs J Dixon
Vito won his Veteran class
Brando 3rd in Graduate
Three Counties Ch Show on June 10th 2018, judge Mrs S. Woodhouse
Brando not in the cards. Vito 3rd in Veteran
Champion Ship Club Match Gordon Setter Vereiniging / NL on 26.05.2018
Judge Mrs C Smith
Little Marlon got a sniff of the showground
Brando Exc 2 in intermediate class
Vito Exc 1 in working gundog with resCAC
Willow won best vet in breed and 2nd best vet in group match
Avie won open class
Misty 3rd in Champion
Europasieger 2018 Dortmund May 12th 2018
Mrs Jean Collins-Pitman GS
Mrs Alenka Pokorn for IS, IRWS, ES and Pointer
Anja was the Sonderleiter for the Club and myself the ring secretary for Jean
Good entries, some lovely dogs and a great weekend with friends.
The Scottish Kennel Club Champ Show on May 20th 2018
A chance to visit crossing the tunnel the Vito’s litter at the Whitings home. You might know what happened .. decision taken and Marlon got new owners. In partnership with Keith Whiting he will join into my home in Germany soon. The next chance was to finally get to see Jean & Godfrey in their new home in Edmundsbyers on the way back. Showing under Mr C Mackay went well for Vito – he won his Veteran class.
Brando not in the cards. Handling Raina for Amscot gave her another resCC.
CAC Bestensee May 5th 2018 judge Mrs C Pelka/DE
Taken the youngsters and got smashed
Both shown in intermediate class – winning the class
Sissi finished with resCAC
Brando I was really flying home .. exc1 CAC BOB and finished with BIS
Shown Wayne after a long time he won Champion class and got the resCAC
CACIB Lingen April 29th, 2018 judge : Silke Lohkamp-Sommer
Brando got 2nd in his intermediate class and finished with resCAC, resCACIB
Sissi joining us got a 2nd in her class as well
Jugendsuche LG Westfalen on 21st of April
YES I’m happy handling Sissi she did it ! so we have a great time here with her preparing
For her to join back into her USA family after the WDS in August
Gordon Setter Association Champ Show help April 14th, 2018 Dog Judge Mrs S Tye
A day to remember .. I had a fall in the ring at the late afternoon running Vito in the BVIS competition
We lost it, including some my front teeth. More scares in my face and a big dentist work and money ahead.
Vito won his Veteran class
Brando got reserve in Junior (which is not listed in the result list of the GSA homepage)
Even with all the wounds in my face the party after the show was hilarious – WHO WENT BIS
And more drinks where spilled down throats mamamia what a night. Thank you to all who came up to me to help clearing and cooling my injuries.
March 18th 2018 CAC Wegberg under judge Mrs S Brophy / IRL
Anja was was so kind to show Brando for me in junior class – he finished
His day with Exc1 AnwDtJuCh, Landesjugendsieger, Best Junior
Thank you Sue and Anja
With heavy heart we have to report the sad news of Patrick’s passing on Saturday March 10th, 2018. He fought a long time but had no chance against this cancer beast.
We spend a wonderful weekend in UK meeting old friends in Oxford and Evesham. Thank you Lorraine & Mum Jean, Mary, Bert & Rob Dyde. It is as always so good to see you and share our gossips. Gundog day was a blast as always so much love that crazy atmosphere. Sorry Jean ! but finally I found people for the Chardonnay so it was not waste to carry him in. An early start for us as Vito was in the first class of the day, Veterans and the day started with winning the class. So much love this boy, thank you to all the compliments he got. I loved to collect the hugs from so many of you. A short breath and than it was young Brando’s turn in junior class – he behaved himself and we went home with a blue rosette 2nd place. Later Vito earned best Veteran in breed. The girls did us proud and showed so well. Now let the pictures speak. More pictures you can find on my Facebook page
Saturday March 3rd, 2018
Entered little sweetheart Brando in Belgium – Thank you Leen and the Bournefield gang for an always great company and we never will lose weight with all the goodies you offer. That young feller was unbelievable in the breed ring still a bit overdone, he went first in the main ring with all the other junior winners of the day, guess we had a group of 40 junior all breeds in the ring. Wouw he got shortlisted under the last 8. Later the day gaining as well the BOB we went back to the main ring for the Group 7 competition. Having a 16-month-old boy I did not expect anything. Suddenly we made the cut and MAMAMIA he got the Group 2 placement. Thanks to honorable judge Mr Krol/PL.
A training day with Mr James Newton on Jan 27th, 2018
Thank you James !!! as you can read above it made us a much better team!
Still thinking how we can organize to have you here with us for a handling workshop.
We so much enjoyed our day and so pleased to see Setter people around as well.you can find all about James on Facebook.
Manchester Champion Show Jan 21st, 2018
A good training for the crew to get prepared for Crufts after the Christmas time.
Brando’s result gave him already the ticket for Crufts 2019. Vito showed well and got a 2nd in Veteran for first time competing in that class. Mrs Jean Collins-Pitman entrusted me with handling lovely Raina for the first time in UK. Meanwhile I start to believe the rumors she
loves me. We went out the ring with 2nd in open class and finished the day with another resCC for her.
CACIB Nuernberg Jan 14th, 2018
I’ve taken the ride down to Nuernberg when I found out that Vito whom I rarely show in Germany is short of 1 ticket only for his DtCh(VDH). So, we tried our chances and it worked.
Vito finished the day with Exc1 AnwVDH, CAC/CACIB, BOB and a group 2. Our judge Mrs Alenka Pokorn had a lot of kind words on young Brando’s movement and he got as well his junior ticket and the junior BOB. Thank you Alenka and it was good to see so many people from that area whom we do not meet too often due to the distances. A lovely day.
Paris/Kentucky Dec 8-10th, 2017
Another walking gundog trial for Gordon Setter and all breed at Rhonda’s farm. We got a lot of new people in and it was just so good to see all these beautiful talented dogs in the fields.
For me as well the big chance every year to hug and kiss the gang hanging out with Rhonda.
A lot of new plans for 2018 where on the table and finally we will see the results during the coming month. Sure all people enjoyed the stay even so the weather was not too kind but we all managed to survive.
Eurodogshow Kortrijk / Belgium Nov 19th, 2017
Planned this show venue for some good reasons, the honorable breed judge Mrs Diane Stewart-Ritchie and it was on the way to drive to UK taking Raina home after her stay to finish her European titles DtCh(VDH) and the famous intern Champion CIE (FCI). Which again she deserved in the first shows we went earlier before the WDS in Leipzig. Let’s come back to Kortrijk. A lovely entry in Gordons and wouw all my team players won their classes and got their tickets. Finally, I even needed help in the breed ring for the BOB as Raina has had to compete against Vito. Thank you, Stephano, to handle Vito for me. The BOB went to Raina and we girls moved forward to the main ring. Group 7 got called in and we tried to show her beautiful movement. Group judge Mr Achtergael/BE gave us the best chance of the day and yes my crazy girl made it ! She won the group! After winning the French National in 2016 guess this was our next biggest win in Europe. Thank you, Jean, to allow her to stay we me from time to time. Can’t wait to see her again soon.
Hot news coming in from Ohio
Cameron – AmCh Munroc Be Careful Whom You Love adding JH to her name. Cameron finished yesterday at the trual in Ohio. Congratulations to team Cameron
Congratulations Truemans kids out of AmCh, PlCh Munroc Celtic Rowan
on their 1st Brithday DOB Nov 13th, 2016
Nov 12th, 2017 – Hurra, wouwww and big congratulations to Lesley and Woody
ResCC in Scotland
GERMAN WINNER & WDS in Leipzig/Germany Nov 8/9th 2017
We welcomed our visitors from UK and spend for sure some great days in Leipzig
Brando – Munroc Beretta placed both days (2nd & 4th)
Misty – Somerled Islay Mist winning Champion Class at German Winner
Raina – Storkogens Amor Joy Of Amscot resCACIB at German Winner which finished her German champion ship (pending VDH conf.) thank you judge Mrs Silke Lohkamp-Sommer
2 x CACIB Herning/DK weekend Nov. 4/5th
If you think you have seen all in the show world .. no way 😊
I take it as a final training round for Brando who at least got exc in Junior class. Excuses as you only can hunt with a Gordon that has no coat was one of the funny things to hear.
It was so cute to meet sweet little Lilja and her owners – thanks for coming.
CACIB Leuven Oct 28th, 2017
The first chance for lovely Raina – Storskogens Amor Joy Of Amscot to finish her C.I.E.
And yes ! thanks to our judge Mr A. Kulesa/LT for awarding the CACIB and BOB to her.
Brando finished with best Junior and got short listed in the big group.
October 20/21/22, 2017
Weekend to remember for sure.
Oct 22nd, 2017
South of England Gundog Club Open Show our judge Mr David Alcorn
As it was on the way home and the notice for the show come up in time we decided to give it a go. Thank you David to award the BOB to Vito AmCh, CIB, ItCh, BISS Ludstar Don Corleone. Vito was definitely in show mode
Oct 21st, 2017
BGSC 90th Anniversary Champion show with an entry of 146 Gordons
Judges – bitches : Mrs Chris Lomas dogs: Mr Dr Ron W. James
Some great results for the boys, the Ladies Misty (10 entries) & Avie (12 entries) this time not in the cards.
Munroc Beretta aka Brando first time in Junior class (8 entries) aged 1 year 1 day and still not keeping his paws on the ground got a 3rd thank you to the judge
AmCh, CIB, ItCh, BISS Ludstar Don Corleone aka Vito 2nd in open class, continued for resCC and finished the day with resBIS beaten in class, CC and BIS by his half brother ShCh Ludstar Frederik Frankenstein handled perfectly by Frances Boxal for the Ludstar Kennel.
Congratulations to all the winners of the day and thank you to our judges making that day so special. We finished with a lovely diner and some drinks. The party ended with getting Raina in my car to come home with me to try and get her final point for CIE and the german Champion. Shows booked and we look forward the ring sides. She walked into my house and made the boys crazy as the Queen she is.
Oct 20th, 2017
My poor youngster Brando spending his 1st birthday more or less in the car driving from 04:00 till 21:00 (closer on M40) to reach the Hotel close to the showground. A happy birthday here to all his siblings.
October 3rd to to 8th, 2017
American Gordon Setter Club National & gundog/field trials at Frankenmuth/MI
We showed 4 of the kids and all got placements. Whereoff sweet Cameron got as well another leg toward her JH at the trial. It was so good to meet up with old and new friends and enjoy the Bavarian Atmosphere in Michigan. Please forget the food at the Bavarian Inn.
All pictures Anja and me have taken are up at my Facebook page. Log in there and enjoy.
Here some of my favorite pics put to collages for each of our paws travelling with us.
Kentucky beg Oct 2017
The craziness begins again for the next Gordon National held in Frankenmuth. Ab little bit strange for
Germans to spend the nights in Bavarian Inn
We started grooming with Destiny – pleased to be able to show her for Diane in Vet Sweeps and Vet class
As Diane brought Destiny today she was accompanied by Brando’s Mum Izzie and her last tropies finishing American GCH
And as little Penelli is here as well we where able to make a 3 generation picture of the girls
Richmond Champion Show Sept 10th 2017
Judge Mrs. Jean Lanning (Clausentum) UK
Rough journey back and forth but worth to be there, hanging out with friends and driving home with lovely results
Brando – Munroc Beretta 1st in puppy dog
Vito – CIB, AMCh, ITCh Crufts BOB 2012 Ludstar Don Corleone 2nd in open to finish with another resCC
Thanks to the judge Mrs Lanning for the kind words
August 15th, 2017
The day she died. She went without pain and will be welcomed by the family members
Run free beautiful Amber. We are blessed with all your beautiful offspring meanwhile even with
your great grandchildren and good to know you spend your last day with little Quest a final time for you exploring Munroc Farm.
Ever in our hearts
August 2017 started with
one of the shows I try to make every year.
National Gundog held at the Three Counties showground in beautiful Malvern.
Loveliest weather conditions this year with sunshine light wind and some clouds
made a perfect show day.
Judge this year was Mr Peter Sandiford / Hernwood
Anja and I showed Brando, Vito, Avie and Misty
Entry was 101 dogs in 141 entries – our results shown on the collage.
Avie was the only one without a ticket for Crufts 2018 – now she got it ! a 3rd in a strong post graduate class brought it.
Kennel Club Mailage arrived at Munroc/USA and Alveslohe/Germany
Proudly present again our family new Champions
Weekend July 22/23rd 2017
Misty showed both days at Liege Belgium with first chance to finish IntCh CIE of FCI due to the time limit of 1 year1day
And yes shed did it pending FCI confirmation. She succed both days with CACIB BOS and got another CRUFTS Ticket
And yeah Anja checked and found that with winning both days she also finished her Belgium Championship
So asap the confirmation from the Kennel Clubs coming back she will sign her papers as
CIE, DtCh, ChLux, ChBE Somerled Islay Mist
July 23rd 2017 can not believe the Captain x Willow litter *Johnny Cash litter* turns 3 years
Happy Birthday to all of Burns siblings
July 8th / 9th 2017 – Kentucky / Ohio reports from the Huntington Kennel Club shows
9th – Koenig was Best of winners, 3 point major!
Cameron was winners bitch, that finished her!
Isabel, Best Opposite- 4 points towards grand.
Rhonda said : I am tired
Koenig = Munroc Bourbon King ( Ch Tartana Duncan Sinclair Of Phyfe JH x Munroc Lybster To Paris
Cameron = AmCh Munroc Careful Who You Love (Munroc Flying Dutchman x AmCh,CIE, DtCh Munroc Celtic Willow)
Isabel = AmCh Munroc Isabel At Shaker Hill (DC Gordon Hill Ready Or Not RN CGC x AmGCH Munroc Destination Success OA NAJ)
8th – Athena was BOW for her 1st Major
Athena = Sylvanus Athena At Munroc (AmCh Munroc Amber Sky x AmCh Tartana’sPorci Creek Kestrel JH)
Congratulations here again to Rhonda, Cindy, Diane & Jean
Also coming in over the weekend was Millie’s picture after her 2nd Major
Well done sweet girl – go for the crown
MiLLIE- Somerled Gigha has won her second major at The Minnesota Kennel Club
Link to the results is here– http://www.onofrio.com/execpgm/wbsrbred?wtsrk1=ANOK1206471SEG