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

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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.




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.

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January 2018

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 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.


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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.


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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.


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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


November 2017

Congratulations Truemans kids out of AmCh, PlCh Munroc Celtic Rowan

on their 1st Brithday DOB Nov 13th, 2016


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Nov 12th, 2017 – Hurra, wouwww and big congratulations to Lesley and Woody

ResCC in Scotland


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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


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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.


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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.


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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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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


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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

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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

Amber RIB


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.


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August 2017

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


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July 23rd 2017 can not believe the Captain x Willow litter *Johnny Cash litter* turns 3 years

Happy Birthday to all of Burns siblings

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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

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MiLLIE- Somerled Gigha has won her second major at The Minnesota Kennel Club

Link to the results is here– 



Double CACIB at Hannover / Germany  June 10/11th 201

Day 2 only handled Misty & Brando – judge Mrs  V. Huebenthal / Norway

Misty won Ch class again and no more love

Brando won puppy class with another very promising 1

Day 1   Vito, Wayne, Brando & Misty – judge Mrs C. Pelka / Germany

Brando got lovely critique for his Very promising 1 placement

Vito got only a 2nd in Champion class and res CACIB  (I broke what I promised to myself and the slap followed immy)

Wayne won his class with Exc1 AnwVDH this was his final point to finish with the  german champion all tickets taken in International  shows. We got wrong paperwork for a show last year so he has had to compete for another point again. Due to the Hannover show I missed Rhonda visting the Duncan puppies at Bournefield Kennel in Antwerp the same weekend.  Thanks to Anja & Leen taking  care of my dear friend.

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Misty won her champion class with Exc1 AnwVDH and finished with resCACIB

That was definitely not my day at all, later somebody cancelled a very important appointment which was known since 2 month and on the way home instead of 1.5 hours it has taken us 4 hours.


Pinkstershow held at Venry/Netherland CAC June 4th 2017

Judge Mrs S. Walsh / IRE

Brando – very promising 1

Vito – Exc 1 res CAC

Misty – Exc1 CAC BOS

Both Misty & Vito have now 2 tickets of 4 towards the NL champion

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Britse Staande Hoondenshow 2017 – held at Apeldoorn/Netherlands June 3rd 2017

Judge for Gordon Setter  : Mrs Susam Bateman (Tanquerry) / UK

Gordon entry was 44 Gordon Setter

Sure it was a great day for our team members – thank you again the organization and the judges.


Brando was first in the ring with another 2 puppies – he still was under recover of a bite in his face with a great critique he got a Very promising 2

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continued to handle for  a friend Iron from the Moorland Friends in a strong open class of 7 dogs and yeah we won the class ! I saw a happy owner dancing  behind the secretary tent.


VITO was entered in working class together with 2 other lovely winning Gordons.  Vito won the class and  started the perfect joyride

Exc 1

CAC, Best dog


Best working dog at Gordons

Best working dog in show under Mr Arxhoek

Followed by      B I S     under the 3 judges, Mrs Bateman, Mr. Pitts/UK, Mr W.F.Arxhoek/NL

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In bitch classes

I was the legs for Avie in open class with Exc2

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Our friend Sabine was travelling with us and her lovely Izabeau des Pralines d’Aubejoux Exc1 in working class

Misty won the lovely class of the champion bitches and finished with resCAC  and best Champion in Gordons

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Nationale d’Elevage / France May 20th 2017

MMM was shown in puppy class and went home with very promising from her first outing

Thanks to Christine to let us have some pics

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Finishing May 2017 with some lovely results

Europasieger / Spring winner 2017 in Dortmund Oct 19/21st 2017 

Shown at the Europasieger only Vito got BOB under honourable judge Mr. Claudio de Giuliani


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Dtch,ChLux,DtJuCh Somerled Islay Mist

Europasieger V2 resAnw

Spring winner V1 Anw VDH

And the youngster joining both shows as well – little Brando turned 7 month at Europasieger and

Went home with 2 x very promising 1 from this weekend


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IT ARRIVED ! Duncan AKC confirmation – happy dance for him


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Kilda  May 2017
This beautiful picture is released by Elke to us
Kilda is Somerled Saint Kilda fm the Staffa x Heather litter.


May 2017 – SEYMOUR   Munroc the Black Watch SH (Arnie x Rowan)

Work first thank you to Jeannie Bristow to finish his Senior Hunter – certificate arrived so it is offcial

Seymour is 1 point short for his AmCh J As hair grow back sure he will finish easy the next weeks



Ray – Somerled Glen Affric

Lucky boy he is. Hunting with Beate and having success. Sure that one is not for the freezer it is said he was a very old man.



W.E.L.K.S. April 29th 2017

Judge Mr P Woodland / Winterwood – the showground in Malvern is definitely my favorite place to go. Having friends with us who have not been in the Cotswolds before, we took the chance and stayed in lovely Broadway.  Hunters Lodge and its spring flowers make 2 nights feeling like being on holidays.


We have had to leave Misty home due to standing heat J nevertheless our 3 passengers did well and all have been  in the cards again.

Munroc Beretta – Brando  1st in minor puppy

AmCh, ItCh Ludstar Don Corleone – Vito  3rd in open

Munroc Honkey Tonk Girl – Avie VHC in post graduate

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Leaving the Cotswolds on Sunday morning for a fantastic English breakfast in Oxford we continued to the south for East Grimstead to visit St George church and cemetery. A last farewell  for a sadly missed friend. To clear our minds we drove down to Brighton pier and spend hours there remembering the good times.  All four of us had a dam idea and we rode the ghost train at the pier. Yes sometime we need some craziness to accept what happens around us. Whenever we have time and in the area we will visit our late friend for sure again.

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Easter Monday

Driving home with an additional passenger. A red head on her way home from UK to Finland. Her owners picked her up the same evening and you people are welcome again any time in my house. Was so great to meet you and happy to meanwhile got the news that the visit of Helmi in UK was successful. Good luck with your upcoming litter.


Easter Sunday – FINALLY

Thank you so much Sarah, for making it possibl ! first of all the Saturday morning grooming session for Vito and your fantastic hospitality to welcome us at 07:00 in the morning with a good cup of coffee. Finally ??  yes after passing by Blenheim Palace since years we made it ! a first visit at this fantastic place. So much history – the garden can’t be described – go and see. It is the place to spend days and you will still find things you have not seen before.  The food in the Orangerie topped the visit for sure.  We all promised ourselves to come back soon soon soon again.

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GSA Champ Show April 15th 2017 – Easter

Judge Mrs J Ness  / dogs, Mrs M Halliday / bitches

Stoneleigh Agriculture Exhibition Center with the KC buildings – great place as well to show. Thankfully the show was held inside as the strong winds where cold and wet. We had with us Misty, Avie & Vito and where pleased with the results.  Vito 3rd in Open, Misty 4th in Open,  Avie VHC in postgraduate.


FRIDAY  – April 14th 2017

We rushed over to UK to make sure not to miss to hug and kiss the birthday boy ! HAPPY  90th !! to Mr Bert Dyde.  We made it and spend a lovely time there feeling so good to have that chance to celebrate with Bert. Thank you for all what you have done for me and my  friends and Gordons.

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April 2017 news fm Germany may start with …….. Brando is growing like wheat

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Lovely way to spend a weekend – Munroc Mercurey Mansart des Pralines D’Aubejoux on her final travel leg into her new home in the south of France. A quiet flight to Nice at the Cote d ’Azure continued by a 5 hours car ride through a beautiful landscape along the coastline in perfect weather  to reach Le Chalet in Saint Germain des Pres. Ok and than the weather  turned .. rain showers, thunderstorm, bit sunshine pushed away by more rain showers .. till I was flying back home on Sunday. Good Christine I come again for perfect weather in your area.

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The weekend  at the shows in Louisville / KY just after Crufts was the perfect home coming for Duncan in future to be known as AmCh, DtCh, ChPL, Europasieger 2016, BISS Somerled Glen Rex At Munroc


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My 19th year in a row to visit. This time with some great friends as it was Dorrit my copilot, the USA human team members Cheryl, Patrea, Rachel, Allison and AJ. Entered in the show Willow, Misty, Avie, Dem, Duncan and Vito.  Gundog day on Saturday March 11th Vito AmCh, ItCh Ludstar Don Corleone won his special working gundog class under breed judge Mrs Hillary Tye.

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The 3 girls and Duncan showed well in their big classes but did not make it into the cards this year

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We went back on Sunday with Demi  the beautiful Anatolian Shepard bitch. Instead of showing at 09:30 the time changed and finally she went into the ring only after 16:30 !!!!!  Nevertheless she is a professional at shows and more with her duties at the farm in Georgia protecting her sheep . She did it and went BOS at her CRUFTS outing.

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March 1st, 2017

Brando send spring thoughts to all of the readers

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And now 27th of Feb.  the last of the 4 Bournefield kids was allowed to travel after her rabies shot was valid. Wishing Linda & Tony great fun, good hunting and hope we see Lilja soon again



CACIB Weelde / BE – Saturday Feb 25th 2017 judge Mrs Viviane De Cuyper-Boesmans

Sweet little Brando Munroc Beretta’s first show in Baby class – he stood like a rock, best Baby

Vito AmCh,ItCh Ludstar Don Corleone – CAC, CACIB, BOB he finished his CIB (pending confirmation of FCI)

Misty  DtCh,LuxCh,DtJuCh Somerled Islay Mist – CAC, CACIB, BOS

What more could we have wished for





NEW YORK NEW YORK … Westminster, Washington, New Haven/CT

Meeting up with Uschi coming in from Vienna at JFK we did a lot of sightseeing, but still have to come back as a million other things to be done in NYC

Sitting at the ringside in Westminster hours before the Gordons came in gave us some great chats and getting to know new people. So much enjoyed this hours. Gordons as usual fully ‘dressed up’ eye catchers all of them. Congratulations to the winners here as well. Little Photo sessions of several breeds  to be found on my Facebook page – here the link to the Gordons

Thursday we picked up a car in Newark and went down to Washington to meet Rhonda and welcome my new puppy – Brando Munroc Beretta ( Vito x Izzie ) and his sister MunrocMercurey Mansart she will travel soon into her new home. We leave it to the new owner to get the news out.

Turning around the same day we drove back up to CT to accept with great pleasure the invitation of Gordon Hill Kennel / Susie DeSilver to spend the remaining days with the puppies in her house. Thank you so much again and for sure I never forget that special lobster leg ! fighting me.


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We started 2017 with some crazy travels

Manchester Champion Show – Gundogs on Sunday 22nd January

Gordon Setter entry : 110 judge Mr Chris Bexon

As Vito AmCh,ItCh Ludstar Don Corleone is home from USA thought I give it a trial

in UK before we go to Crufts in March. Handling him myself first time in Europe ended in a lovely result.

Shown in open class Vito  went 2nd and gained the resCC  behind lovely James who won his 31st CC and went on to win the Group.  It was for sure a happy dance coming out the ring with the cards.

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Of course Miß Misty was travelling with us as well. The Open class was full of beautiful bitches

(10 entered 8 competing)  She did us proud getting  3rd which already gives her the Crufts ticket for 2018. She showed so well again for me.

Riding home the cloud we got hold up at the channel tunnel for unforeseen reasons which made the night to the day when we finally reached my house back in Hamburg area.


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Weekend January 20/22

Jumped on an AirBerlin flight to New York with Bournfield Pickwick Papers to release him into his new home with Deb in Indiana. BIGGEST thank you to Jane de Casteja, Frank & Shelly Watters and

Rhonda for helping me getting the travel legs in USA done.

Shall not forget to mention the super super service I got from Air Berlin flying with Pickwick in the cabin and every staff member was just gorgeous and helpful during my journey. Pickwick you will not believe he slept 9 hours on the plane rolled up at my legs, waited another 1,5 hours till we finally went out of immigration and customs … than he peed.  There is now a new creek at JFK airport




Another lovely chance for me as well to hug and kiss the new kids coming to Europe in February

Munroc Beretta and MunrocMercurey Mansart. Cant wait to spend a week in NYC during Westminster time.





Trueman DtJuCh Somerled Macallen  send best wishes to his 2+2 pupsikels

at Bournefield Kennel in Antwerp and is pleased to hear they all growing fast

and thank you Leen for keeping us updated with pictures of the little crew.




We used the day in between the shows on Friday and Sunday for some extra Gordon time as the autumn weather is

absolutely gorgeous at the time. Tried to remember all the things the photographer told me for the use of my camera.

See here a little summary / collage of the shots we did




BUNDESSIEGER CACIB 2016 and CACIB autumn winner 2016

Held at Dortmund 14./16. Oct 2016


Autumn Winner under judge Mr D Bielefeld (DE)

Misty Exc2, resAnw, resCACIB

Duncan Exc 2, resAnw


Followed on Sunday by the Bundessieger  2016 with judge Mr A. Landarte (URY)

Duncan Exc3 in strong Champion class

Misty made us flying home … BUNDESSIEGER 2016 another Crufts Ticket

What a year for the girl ! Thank you to the judges




 Spend a great long weekend in Oxford/UK with Lorraine and her Mum Jane. Thank you ladies for bed & food.

We enjoyed the extra free Monday which was a legal holiday in Germany – Unification day.

Of course, all combined with showing some of our kids.

British Gordon Setter Club Champion show at Coventry on Saturday Oct 1st, 2016

Breed Specialist judge Mrs S. Tong (Kellizlot)

Misty not in the cards this time

But little Avie – Munroc Honkey Tonk Girl entered in Post Graduate class of 14 bitches had a fantastic run

2nd ! yeah ! and Crufts ticket for her as well now.





Meanwhile the official paper arrived from LUXEMBOURG for Misty



We are happy that it worked ! Vito x Izzy the ultrasound showed at least a group of 9

They will be welcomed at Munroc around October 17th, 2016



Sept  11th, 2016       CACIB Luxembourg              judge : Mr J. Goubie, France

Driving down after the Field day with 3 of the kids and a big plan for Misty. We ended up with

Duncan : EXC in Champion class

Avie : EXC2 resCACL in open class

Misty, so happy that the plan worked just see herunder




Sept 10th, 2016        GUNDOG TEST / FT IN DORTMUND


Avie was entered for her AZP (kind of a senior hunting) and sorry but she failed even so she was one of the stars during the training sessions. Looking for excuses J she came into heat on Sunday 11th for her very first time with 26 month of age. But believe me she had a most enjoyable day in the fields.





judge:  Mr S.Cummings, IRE


Spending a great day with friends from Austria, Netherlands, Germany and Belgium on a real great showground just outside Antwerp.  Entered in Show and results

Duncan – DtCh, ChPl Somerled Glen Rex At Munroc    Champion Class Exc2 resCAC

Misty – DtCh,DtJuCh Somerled Islay Mist                       Champion Class Exc3




Munroc & Shaker Hill proudly present their IRWS puppies

24.08.2016 – we are 10 days and growing fast

We are raised at Munroc Farm in KY/USA

For more details please contact Rhonda or Diane or

for full pedigree click  here—-pedigree full



Aug 13th, 2016

Pfostenschau in Olfen, Germany

Judge : Mrs Heike Dreissig

Still riding that cloud thank you to all involved



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They  are 8 weeks and ready to leave to their new homes.

König – Munroc Bourbon King and Paris – Munroc Paris Promise will stay home at

Munroc Farm

Thank you to Rhonda and Cheryl for the 8 weeks shots of the beautiful

Duncan x Libby puppies. Hope the new owners will keep us posted as they grow up


National Gundog Championshop Show

August 7th, 2016 held in Malvern, Worcestershire

Breed specialist judge : Mrs Carol Moore

Special visitors at the ringside ‘Grandma’ Linda / Deveron Kennel Australia with hubby Matthew Norton 

For Duncan and Misty it was their first outing in the ‘big shots’ class and man o’man they did so well

DtCh,ChPL Somerled Glen Rex At Munroc 3rd behind the BOB and resCC winner what a blast. Another

Crufts ticket for him.

Munroc Honkey Tonk Girl in a big postgraduate class a VHC (5th)

DtCh Somerled Islay Mist a Reserve (4th) great placement between some big winning girls

Congratualtions to all the winners and competitors.

Was great to see sweet Raina, we had a very happy dance,  winning the limit class, as well as Liric Souvenir JW

half bros to Misty winning dog limit class.

 Travelling during european holiday season is never a pleasure but we made it save and sound and even spend good time with friends in

Oxford the day before the show. Thanks Lorraine and Mum Jane for pampering us.



Spend a lovely Sunday at a National all breed show in Bremen

Our judge : Mr Wolfgang Eickert, DE


Munroc John Wayne At Shaker Hill gained his 3rd ticket towards his german Champion

DtCh Somerled Islay Mist won Champion class with Exc1 and got resCAC


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July 9th, 2016

Congratulations to Team Destiny at Munroc & Shaker Hill for

finishing Munroc Destination Success with her GCH – pending AKC confirmation

Desi is sister to lovely Heather up in Scotland


CAC Detmold July 3rd, 2016

Judge Mrs Karin Voye, DE

Spend a lovely Sunday with friends and Gordon Setter family. Driving home with excellent results

Bournefield Pacemaker – Pace

Babyclass with very promising 1 and finished his first show with best baby in show


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Munroc John Wayne At Shaker Hill – Wayne

In his 2nd show ever Open class Exc2 with resAnwVDH




DtCh, ChPl Somerled Glen Rex At Munroc – Duncan

Champion class : Exc1 AnwVDH CAC BOS

DtCh Somerled Islay Mist – Misty

Champion class : Exc1 AnwVDH CAC


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After patiently waiting 3 month  we received today June 15th, 2016 the final confirmation from the

Polish Kennel Club ZKwP

Duncan will be known now as  

DtCh, ChPL Somerled Glen Rex At Munroc

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CACIB Shows in Vejen/Denmark on June 10/11th, 2016

Day 1 –  judge Mrs Berri Beare/Ireland

Duncan – Somerled Glen Rex At Munroc   Exc1 CK CACIB  BOB & group 2

Raina – Storskogens Amor Joy Of Amscot  Exc1 CK CACIB BOS

Misty – Somerled Islay Mist                         Exc1 CK resCACIB




Day 2 – judge Mr Erik Petersen/Denmark

Duncan – Somerled Glen Rex At Munrox  Exc1 CK resCACIB

Raina – Storskogens Amor Joy of Amscot  Exc2

Misty – Somerled Islay Mist                         Exc1 CK CACIB & BOB





CACIB Show Neumuenster/Germany June 5th, 2016

Judge Mrs Falk Siewert/Germany

We showed Wayne – Munroc John Wayne at Shaker Hill, owned by Michaela & Uwe Timm. Wayne is a  grandson of late Skipper being a newcomer in the ring, his first show ever.

He won his open class with Exc1 and got a ticket towards German Champion

Pleasing young man for his first outing in the ring – he did so well for us. Sorry no ring pictures as

Batteries went flat – let me use a picture for him after grooming for this show




It is official- well done Duncan


Gordon Setter Club Germany

Clubwinner 2016

Held in Asslar on May 29th, 2016

Honorable judge Mr. David George-Plunkett (Melkinmere)


Duncan – Somerled Glen Rex At Munroc

Open class Exc3





Avie – Munroc Honkey Tonk Girl

Intermediate class VG3





My guest Raina – Storskogens Amor Joy Of Amscot

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An the Star of the day

Misty – DtCh Somerled Islay Mist

Champ class Exc1 Anw VDH and finished with Clubwinner 2016 !


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Dearest Rose left us peacefully on our journey home from Austria yesterday May 23rd, 2016

Sure she got a big welcome from Mum & Dad and all the other friends over the bridge

Shine on beautiful girl your softness throughout your whole life will be kept in our memories and hearts

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Mamamia as my french friend Christine would say. A weekend where to I start and how long will we ride that cloud

Driving to a lovely cottage outside Paris and meeting up there with 7 woman + 1 man and believe it or not with 19 (NINETEEN) Gordon Setter in the garden. Lovely crew of French, German and Czech members. Having 19 dogs you can imagine the bathing and grooming that afternoon and still in the morning at the show grounds in Crécy la Chapelle where the 40éme National d’Elevage of the French Gordon Setter Club was held on Saturday May 14th, 2016 ENTRY : 133 Gordon Setter

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I had only my Amscot guest Raina entered, where we started in a class of 17 bitches. When I got the entry figures I thought by myself OMG what have you done. So there we were now and tried to do our very best. Raina made it again very easy for me showing her socks off for all of us. At the French National you get judgements by 3 different judges and the summery of their opinions find the winners. Still can’t believe it – we finished the day with

BEST OF BREED for Raina ‘Storskogens Amor Joy Of Amscot’

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Guess there are some happy dancers in Sweden and UK

Wasn’t that a fantastic begin of a long show weekend – which continued with an early morning drive from Paris to Saarbruecken/Germany on Sunday. Raina and Duncan where entered into the CACIB and National Show. It was our first chance due to the time limit we have in Germany to finish Duncan’s German Champion. Quiet nervous I entered the ring but he did it, showing so well and finished with Exc1 AnwVDH, CAC, CACIB, Saarlandsieger 2016 ! Our new german Champion (pending VDH confirmation) Duncan ‘ Somerled Glen Rex At Munroc’


Raina – what to say. Again she went Exc1 AnwVDH, CAC, CACIB, Saarlandsieger 2016, took the BOB and was short listed in the group under the last 5

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Day 2 Saarbruecken the National Show we repeated more or less the results from day 1 Duncan Exc1 AneVDH CAC Sieger 2016 BOS Raina Exc1 AnwVDH CAC Sieger 2016 BOB shortlisted under the last 5 in the group

With all these wins the trophies needed to travel safe in one of the dog crates and my poor boy Duncan has to ride home in the knocked down bath tube


Thrilled to show these trophies and more details to follow soon-  in one weekend the ribbons in the right hand corner are for Duncan and all the rest for Raina- what a star.


May 10th 2016

Rhonda came in with some great news on Libby. Back from ultrasound they have counted at least 8 little hunters

Puppies are due mid of June. Time getting so exciting to wait for the notes fm KY  when she starts whelping.

All paws and fingers crossed here for comfortable, healthy  weeks for the precious mother to be

Munroc Lybster to Paris is daughter of my late Shadow AmCh,DtCh,DtJuCh,PlCh,BJS2011 Some Rock A Fella x AmCh Belle des Pralines D’Aubejoux, JH

Pedigree of the litter is promising us  a lot of brain and bird sense and sure some beautiful paws.

Thanks here as well to the stud dog owners Cindy & Tim for keeping a close eye on her when visiting.

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Duncan working on birds.


Dortmund May 7/8th 2016


Day 1 – Europasieger Show CACIB

Judge Mr Martin Falsey (IR)

Thanks the organizer and the judge for such a great day – the picture say it all

Big thanks as well to the owners for letting them spend some time with me.

With winning the Europagsieger title both dogs have as well a CRUFTS Ticket


Day 2 – Nationale CACIB Show

Judge Mr Cristian Stefanescu (RO)

Another successful day for my little team


Duncan – Exc2 resAnwVDH

Raina – winning her class again (1/5) and finishing with resCACIB

Raina could retire already from the German shows as she is after 3 shows with 4 AnwVDH in the 1 year and 1 day waiting time.

We entered  more shows  to also have the CACIB’s  (4 in 3 different coutries) for her CIE / IntCh(FCI)


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April 2016

Only can say what a lovely month and sure I’m not talking about the weather conditions

A picture just reached me from Beate with some greeting from good old Duke (13,5 years)

Son of late George x Sonia and her youngster Ray (3,5 years) son of Staffa x Heather, brother to Duncan, Kilda, Millie …


We have a guest here for some weeks and will be out showing throughout May – thanks to Mrs Jean Collins-Pitman to entrust me sweet Raina – Storskogens Amors Joy Of Amscot. We had a first

CACIB Show on April 23rd  in Lingen/DE only some hours since she was travelling into Germany and she pleased all of us with winning her class Exc1 AnwVDH, CAC, CACIB and finished the day with BOB – thanks to the judge Mr Jo Schepers, NL


April 21st,2016

It is official sweet Misty got her Champion Certificate and is now

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Sunday April 17th 2016

JUS, FT, Derby trials organized by Pointer und Setter e.V. LG Westfalen-Ruhr

Anja handled Misty in Int.Derby and yeah ! success again

Within one week the Munroc & Somerled girls did us very proud

Congratulations to the owner handlers in the field Anja & Christopher

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Anja writes- Another successful day – Abbie- Munroc Among the Stars- daughter of Captain and Willow-did a fantastic job today. She got 71 points- an extra point for searching- and was Best of the Day. The Junior Hunting Test was the same as the one we did with sister Avie. It was a pleasure to watch her in the field. Thank you Isa and Chrs for making this possible with her.


Landesgruppe Westfalen-Ruhr / Verein f. Pointer und Setter Germany

Anja handled Avie in Spring Junior trial and the girls did again a geat job

Congratulations Anja & Avie

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As earlier said … another show a real chance

CAC Leverkusen April 3rd 2016

Judge Mrs Marina Bengtsson, Sweden


I started coming back with Trueman into the shows after 15 month. He definitely needed this time

from finishing his German jun. Champion in Dec 2014 till now to grow from duckling into a Gordon Setter

He will need more training now again but he enjoyed being out again and got his first ticket towards

the German Champion


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Anja showed her young girl Avie Munroc Honkey Tonk Girl and won intermediate class (5 entries)

With Exc1 AnwVDH and finished her day with ResCAC



The day went on and it was Misty to walk in the ring. Winning the open class (2) with Exc1 AnwVDH continue winning

CAC over Champ bitch. So we went back in the ring for the BOB and yes she did it crossing over the

Champion CAC boy. BOB for DtJuCh Somerled Islay Mist. This was as well her last ticket for the German champion

DtCh(VDH) pending the VDH confirmation.

Waiting for the finals …. Some lovely Setters where found and we entered the ring for BIS

A dream come true, in such an early age, it was HER DAY !

BIS for Misty


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Driving home from Crufts we turned around at Anja’s and went to Eindhoven

to fly out to Dublin, visiting the Watters family in Navan.

Thank you so much for the days with you. They gave as a sniff into

the fascinating history of Ireland, sure we will come back. What another beautiful place on earth

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March 11th 2016

Judge Mrs Sue Mitchell

Some of the pictures I used in my collages are courtesy of Olga Przybylowska. We spend a super time

Thank you Watters family to jump over the big pond and your Irish family to join Duncan and us at the green carpet. We also welcomed for the first time at Crufts Diane Welling of Shaker Hill OH

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Was so good to see you and Duncan showed so well for all of us – shortlisted in limit class.

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Next in the ring was little Avie Munroc Honkey Tonk Girl shown in Yearling bitch she got 4th out of 14


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Off we went with Misty Somerled Islay Mist entered in Mid Limit bitch  of 10. Truth ?  another show a better chance


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Last in the ring for the day from our USA/Scots/German team was Willow AmCh,CIE,DtCh,ChPL,Ch BE Munroc Celtic Willow shown by Rhonda in open bitch class of 14 entries. A super class no placement for Madame


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CONGRAUTLATIONS ALSO HERE AGAIN FOR : IRCh/ShCH Somerled Glendevin (sister to Duncan) winning a strong Special working gundog class, loved and owned by Sue Brophy & Martin Falsey

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The DAY before Crufts

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So pleased that Duncan ‘Somerled Glen Rex at Munroc’ will welcome his US family at Crufts ( pending ZKwP) as  Polish Champion

He got his last ticket at the CACIB Zielona Gora on 5.3.2016  and we will lodge the paperwork during  next weeks.




At the same show Misty ‘Somerled Islay Mist’ won the open class and got her first ticket

towards the polish championship

picture is courtesy Marta Jaros,PL showing the open bitch line up





While we spent time showing,Anja went with Willow & Avie for a special training day held by Pointer & Setter LG Westfalen

Organized by Sabine Hoffmann

Sabine is the owner & trainer of Intern Derby winner Germany 2015 Izabeau des Pralines d’Aubejoux an Arnie x Dromoise daughter

Anja sent us this picture of Avie working on steadiness at point




Lovely start into the 2016 shows

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Munroc Farm – Paris Kentucky

Walking gundog Trials Gordon Setter and all breed

Dec 4 to 6th 2015

Picture here the Derby winner Cameron- Munroc  Be Carefull Whom You Love

with her breeder, owner, trainer and the judges

getting her 1st point toward the FT championship

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Advents CAC at Rogge Dünsen, Verein f Pointer und Setter e.V. LG Nord

Nov 29th, 2015  

Duncan – Somerled Glen Rex at Munroc

Did us so proud at the last show we entered in 2015

Winning his class with Exc1 AnwVDH and finished with the dog CAC

Thank you to the setter spec. judge Alenka Pokorn (Slowenia)

Duncan matured so much in the last 3 month – glad we have a ticket for

Crufts and his family can see him on the big green carpet.

Will miss you boy when you travel back to the USA


From America Jim McDonnell writes– This dog hunts!  You can’t have her back.  Millie with a South Dakota pheasant limit 2015 season.    Couple of nice picture angles on her….couldn’t decide which one I liked better.  So, I sent them both.  Hope you enjoy seeing “your” girl.  Jim   — Millie is a Heather x Staffa daughter.
Some pictures from Avie’s hunting trials
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Had lovely news from America- Troy writes

Our girl Belle is a hunting machine and having the time of her life!  Like I said, we wanted her for hunting and

hunting she is doing and very well at that.  Grouse hunting here in Minnesota has been terrific and she’s a natural. 

The family loves her to death and she’s had our hearts since “Hello”! 


Congratulations to Shadow’s granddaughter
 Avie Munroc Honkey Tonk Girl and her owner handler Anja
Success for Avie at the JUSH fall junior hunting trial with duck retrieve from water held today at Landesgruppe Westfalen Ruhr
You go girls – so proud of you


Spending 2 good days at the International Shows in Dortmund – coming home with

Some pleasing results

BUNDESSIEGER 2015  – Oct 15th

Champ class –     Patrick  AMCh,CIE,DtCh,CHPL Munroc Expatriate  Exc4

Open class   –      Duncan Somerled Glen Rex at Munroc                        Exc1 and 2 tickets towards German Ch

Intermediate –   Misty DtJuCh Somerled Islay Mist                                 Exc1 and as well 2 tickets for German Ch



HERBSTSIEGER 2015 – Oct 16th

Patrick       Exc2

Duncan    Exc2

Misty – won her class again with Exc1 and another Ticket




Misty has now already with 22 month 6 tickets for the German Ch unfortunately we have to wait till second half of

March 2016 to finish her – waiting time in Germany fm first to last counting 5th ticket is 1 year and 1 day.

You have to be 15 month to get your first ticket.

Thanks to our judges of the 2 days – pleasing time in the ring and at the ringside




Fabulous news from Ireland as Martin Falsey writes—- This is Devon Irish Sh Ch Somerled Glendevin who today got her field Qualification at the Open Pointer Stake 50 Anniversary Field Trial thanks to the judges Mr V Flannelly and Mr Christy Davitt many thanks also to her breeder Mrs Eileen Hill Somerled Gundogs grateful appreciation to Tom Brophy and Sue Brophy for all there support Devon is owned in partnership with Sue Brophy and Martin Falsey sub I k C Devon will be known as Irish Ch / Sh Ch Somerled Glendevin delighted with Devons success  —- he is the daughter of Heather (Munroc Flying High over Somerled ) and Staffa (Sh Ch Inkersall Alauda at Clohass.)




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Sept 6th 2015

Congratulations to Rhonda & Diane finishing another AmCh in 4th generation after Hunter x Grey  pending AKC confirmation it is now

Am Ch Munroc Isabel at Shaker Hill

(DC Gordon Hill Ready or Not CGC x AmCh Munroc Destination Success NA,NAJ)


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Sunday August  30th, 2015

CAC Cologne-Koenigsforst under judge C. Pil/BE Misty DtJuCh Somerled Islay Mist  won Exc1, CAC & finished with BOB shown in intermediate class. Well done Anja & Misty



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August 16th, 2015

Pfostenschau in Olfen – judge Mr David Bielefeld / DE

We showed Duncan in open – Exc 1, Avie in Junior Exc2, Misty in Intermediate Exc 1 and finally under the 3 dogs going for BISS . No pictures fm this show as it was pouring with rain the whole day. Nevertheless it was a lovely day with friends and dogs.


Bournemouth / UK Saturday August 8th, 2015

Judge : Mr Frank Kane we so much appreciate to show under him when ever it is poss. Even if we have to travel quite a bit. This time we were accompanied by Sabine Zimmermann and her lovely young bitch bred by  Frances Bastable ‘Locksheath Summertime’  SomSom got the best result of our team with winning the strong Junior bitch class (7entries), Duncan got a 5th  VHC (10 entries) so did Misty a 5th VHC in post graduate (14 entries)

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July 18th to July 25th

FINALLY – it worked and I was able to spend a week in Reeth/North Yorkshire to join and watch the grouse counting in Allenheads and the field trials around Reeth organized by the Irish and the Gordon Setter Clubs. Have taken ‘million’ of pictures you can follow on my google page i.e.

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As had Duncan with us we stopped on the way back at the Leeds Champ show on July 25th judge Mr Angus Macara. Duncan showed well but no love on that day

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 Spent a great day with Misty and Duncan at the Belgian Gordon Setter Club show
Thanks to the setter specialist judge
Mrs Alenka Pokorn / SLO and the organizing commettee
Duncan Exc3 in open class
Misty winning BOS best Bitch CAC following her exc1 out of intermediate class

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Visiting the 2015 Gordon Setter National held at Purina Farms MO was a blast.

Wish we would have a well organized show like this in Germany and of course

A showground with that kind of possibilities and facilities

Here are all  of our candidates travelling with us to the National.

Still so proud that Vito and me made the CUT in the BOB class

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Preparations start at Munroc Farm in Kentucky – thanks to Cheryl for spending

time with us and make our kids looking great.


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Europasieger Dortmund May 10th, 2015 Results where not bad again, biggest surprise Breeze getting 2nd in the big Junior Class of 9 even getting a placement ahead of Misty. Avie was Exc as well. Willow shown in Champion, 3 lovely bitches all in all got 3rd Duncan got 2nd in his class, critique reads : he is too small for a Gordon Setter male Sorry, someone shall read the standard and if he prefers boys with 70 to 74 cm I do not mind at all BUT I mind a critique where the dog is exact the size the FCI standard ask for and getting told off in such a way.         Day in between showing was reserved in the morning for the Saturday training of Avie and her read head friends at the LG Rheinland here my favorite shot of obedience from the little ones   coll2aA (3)   the link to all the shots done that day you can find here :     Day no 1 in Dortmund Friday May 8th, 2015   We are very pleased with all our results, thanks to the judge Mr W. Hochstenbach / NL Meeting Hunter’s daughter Bourne Breeze of the Gordon Castle out of Bournefield Idle. Last seen in the Whelping box when she was 8 weeks. Hunter’s first AI litter. Breeze is gorgeous and man she did so well   Duncan won his class with exc 1 Anw VDH and finished with ResCACIB Breeze and Avie showing in Junior (7) Breeze 2nd and Avie 4th Misty won her intermediate class with Exc1 Anw VDH   coll1 (3)     news1


                        And there the American / European joyride began

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Sadly Glen passed away through the night in Anja’s arms.

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Wonderful- after such a short time in USA with Rhonda – an American Champion

ItCh,  BOB Crufts 2012 LUDSTAR Don Corleone *Vito*

Add another title with finishing his American Championship


“The Austrian Setter Club Team”


Anja, Silvia and Misty- Crufts 2015


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