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 alonside 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.
Our 2nd litter of Flatcoats for 2018, 9 beautiful black babies (3 girls & 6 boys) has just been born, a little early but still very healthy. Minty, Torwood Melting Mint and Rocky, Suskim Shamrock At Torwood are the proud parents.
In accordance with our policy to breed healthy and well adjusted dogs as near to the breed standard as possible 2 of our dachshund stud dogs, Bluebegin Pagen Moon At Torwood & Torwood Please Turn Over, have just had their vertabrae scored for IVDD (Intervertibral Disc Disease). Out of a score of 5 they both scored 1. ie 1 calcification which means they are both, hopefully, unlikely to suffer from IVDD and can be mated to bitches and will not be passing on this horrendous hereditary disability.
Our latest litter by Thunder (Bluebegin Thunder N' light Over Torwood has just been born. There are 5 dapple babies (3 girls & 2 boys). Mother our Chaos (Torwood Chaos Theory) and pups are all doing well and gaining weight
Epic (Torwood Epic Adventure) was mated to Pagen (Bluebegin Pagen Moon At Torwood) and there are 3 super pups, 2 black & tan & 1 silver dapple. ! of the B/t is a boy making the silver dapple & remaining B/t bitches.
Keeping the flatcoats in the frame Curry (Rivixter Festival Epicure At Torwood) was mated to Domino Blaze a son of our late Arristottle Athos At Torwood and has just been scanned and should be having pups around the beginning of November.
The Dachshunds again upheld the Torwood prefix at Crufts with Thunder (Bluebegin Thunder 'N' Light At Torwood) getting a reserve (4th) in puppy dog. He is the son of our chocolate boy Bluebegin Pagen Moon At Torwood (IDC1) and has now joined the Dachshund stud boys with the arrival of his first litter to Biscuit (Fiery Biscuit At Torwood). he had 3 lovely pups, 2 girls & a boy. Only the boy left for sale.
As you can imagine we are, and have been, extremely busy here and things are just settling down after the birth of both the Flatcoat & Dachshund babies. We are now looking forward to showing both the dachshunds & flatcoats in the coming year and have started very nicely by qualifying four already for Crufts 2018.
On Going News.
Some ladies belonging to other owners have been mated to our boys and informatio about their pups, both Dachshunds and Flatcoats can be given if you email, or ring on the land line.
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 Barbs setee and going out shooting with her and 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 Denise or Rachel Jury.