BREEDERS OF FLAT COATED RETRIEVERS
MINIATURE LONG HAIRED DACHSHUNDS
We are a small family kennels where our dogs are our family pets and as such live mostly indoors with us.
We live in a semi rural location, easily found just off Junction 29 of the M1 near Chesterfield in Derbyshire.
Our three acre property gives the dogs their own safe, enclosed area of fields and woodland including a
large pond to exercise and have fun playing in. The pond is suitable for the Flatcoats to swim alongside the
ducks and goose as well as introduce the youngsters to water.
We believe you only get out what you put in so we feed quality food, and exercise and train to a high standard.
All our dogs are bred for temperament and bidabilty, making excellent show, working and companion animals.
. They have the required health checks for their breeds, and are vet checked and given a parvo-virus injection at
six plus weeks. All our pups & older animals are chipped and regularly wormed to point of sale.
Flat Coated Retrievers
2020 has been a challenging year for us all and the pandemic has impacted on many people's plans including our breeding plan. The demand has been unprecedented. All planned flatcoat litters for 2020 have now arrived and the puppies have been allocated. We still have a substantial waiting list, we are now registering interest for 2022 or beyond. It is still possible to register an interest by email or by completing the online enquiry form stating your preference of boy or girl and your location, and that you are willing to wait until possibly 2022 or later. It would be appreciated if you would let us know if you find your puppy elsewhere to enable us to remove your details from our records. Many thanks to all of those who have been in touch and shown an interest, and to those of you still waiting patiently, we hope to be able to help in the not too distant future. Very best wishes to all and stay safe!
Demand for older dogs has also been very high although there is low availability as few people are willing to let go once they get a flatcoat!!
With the Dachshunds
Due to the lack of showing this year, I am revising my breeding plan so that my girlies are back in coat and ready to hit the ground running for the 2021 showing season (fingers crossed). Potentially there will be puppies starting to land from September this year, onwards.
Our youngest Dax father, Bluebegin Thunder 'N' Light Over Torwood, recently had his back scanned for IVDD and we are so pleased he gained a grade 1, along with Torwood Trip Hazard who was given a zero rating (IVDD 1). This means 3 of our stud dogs Pagen, Pete & now Thunder are all IVDD grade one as well as being PRA Clear so are unlikly to create any back or eye problems in their lines. They are also GPRA unaffected.
In accordance with our policy to breed healthy and well adjusted dogs as near to the breed standard as possible 3 of our dachshund stud dogs, Bluebegin Pagen Moon At Torwood (Chocolate/Tan) & Torwood Please Turn Over, (shaded red) and now our youngest Bluebegin Thunder 'N' Light Over Torwood (silver dapple & tan) have had their vertabrae scored for IVDD (Inter Vertibral Disc Disease). Out of a possible score of 5 they all scored IVD 1 which means they are all, hopefully, unlikely to suffer from IVDD or pass it on to their offspring. Our other stud dog eligable for testing, Ivor, Torwood Ice Blue, (Black/Tan) has also been scored & has a very creditable score of 3 so can be mated to bitches with scores of 1, 2 & 3, and will not be passing on this horrendous hereditary disability.
We do have one further stud dog (Torwood Stars 'N' Stripes) who is too old, (being now 11 years old) to have his back scored.
All our puppies and older ladies are very sociable, getting on with all the rest of the gang and are looking for their own easy chair and special walks with not so much competition.
At Crufts 2020 Thunder won a 2nd in his class which qualifies him for next year - a proud moment indeed.
Gally, handled by Holly, and Smudge were both placed 5th for which we were also very proud as they were both novices - a great start.
Well hasn't this year been interesting! We have taken this 'opportunity' to begin our kennel upgrade, due to be completed in Autumn 2020 (wouldn't like to be too precise), and will invite you all to raise a 'virtual' glass with me once the project is finished when I shall post some photos of the outcome.
To let our friends and acquaintances know that on Wednesday 10th April 2019 Mrs Denise Jury sadly passed away. Denise was a remarkable woman and we are so lucky to have been part of her life, despite recent poor health her passion for the dogs never wavered she remained cheerful and never let anything stop her or get her down, she was an inspiration and will be hugely missed.
To those of the older working and field trial community, my father Neil Jury sadly passed away on 24 March 2020. In his youth he enjoyed working the English Setters, Long Haired Wiemeraners and Flatcoated Retrievers in many beautiful areas of the country.
Congratulations on his retirement after winning for the 2nd time in his life the Canadian National Specialty
BISS Can Ch, Am G Ch Torwood Ace Dresser JH, Am/Can WC
Handled & owned by Barbara Kreiger.
Tor was placed Best Veteran in the sweeps under Linda Brox (USA) then went on to win
Best Veteran, Best Male and Best In Show under Anne Killminster (UK)
Tor was taken to America as a shooting companion for Barbara (who came & collected him) and in 2010 with Jim Irvine judging the specialty he gained his first Canadian Best In Show. We were all thrilled and although very highly placed in the intevening years, 1 Reserve Best in Show & 2 Jam's (judges Award of Merit), this latest win was the crowning glory and a supurb way to end his illustrious career at 8+ years.There are still many more years left for him to enjoy Barb's settee and going out shooting with her, also watching his sons & daughters following in his footsteps.
We occassionally have or know about older Flatcoats who are looking for a new home for various reasons. (Not usually their fault) so if you cannot cope with a pup or your existing dog needs a companion and you do not want a real baby please get in touch as we always have any dogs related to ours, who cannot for whatever reason stay in their homes, back to live with us and try to find them new forever homes.
Please feel free to explore our site and call with any questions you may have 01246 856791, and speak to Rachel Jury.