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NEWS 2013

 

 

We are really looking forward to the year ahead ,thinking about our plans for this year and next and we are so enjoying having time with our young tri colour pup Torwind Tor  here that we bred, great grandson of our first springer Madam Sorrell of Torwind. All being well, the rest of his health tests will be completed this year,ahead of his potential stud career to come..

 

JAN 2013

We are still selling Hotterdog Jumpers by Equafleece, recommendeded by Gundog and Pet owners alike, which is going well.

 

We have planned and started letting people know about the Torwind Spaniel 2013 reunion on Sunday  March 24th Click on the link to find out more. Reunion INFO

 

FEB 2013

Jim and I were very excited and absolutely loved the Breeder Seminar Day in Northumberland this year, which was very informative and interesting, talking to speakers, learning more about the way forward and meeting other breeders too. It was a fascinating day and totally focused on Breeding, which was brilliant.

 

 

Speakers included

  • Professor Sheila Crispin MA VetMB BSc PhD DVA DVOphthal DipECVO FRCVS - "Using the BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme to best effect"  Lots more was included. Jim's favourite seminar.
  • Carolyn Danbury BVMS MRCVS - "Puppy brain development and learning"
  • Malcolm Ness B. Vet.Med. Cert SAO, DipECVS, FRCVS - "The BVA/KC Hip and Elbow Schemes - what are we missing?"  So so so interesting and my favourite seminar.
  • Louise McLean - BVSc CertSAM CertVDI MRCVS Head of Croft Reproduction - "All about the boy - stud dogs, sperm and straws" Saw some things there, that we didn't expect!

 

FEB 11th  After learning so much more recently regarding Hip Scoring  and after having checked through  Health test pedigrees of all our dogs, their relatives and progeny for at least 5 generations, we decided that the responsible thing to do was to get Woody hip scored too. It is usually done at 12 months old and Woody will be 4 years old next week , so his score could naturally be a bit higher but still have got him tested and Tor has been  booked in too at the same place,for  when he is 12 months  where Alfie was done too, along with 2 of his litter sisters, so it will be interesting times ahead. Whatever the results are, we still feel its the right thing for openess in the breed. EXCELLENT HIP SCORES RESULTS  at 4/4 =8

 

Feb 15th  we have dedicated a new facebook page to our Stud Dogs, for those who might be interested in taking a look, seeing their pictures and results

ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS HEALTH TESTED STUDS:SUFFOLK.

 

WE ARE HOPING TO UPDATE PHOTOS OF OUR LAST YEAR'S LITTERS FROM TANGO AND JAZZ SOON, SUBJECT TO ME FINDING WHERE TH EPHOTOS ARE STORED AFTER THE HARDRIVE ON MY LAPTOP WAS REPLACED AND ALSO OWNERS SENDING GORGOEUS PHOTOS OF COURSE!!

 

MARCH 2013

 

March 24th Torwind Spaniel Reunion  This was open to those of you who have Torwind relatives via any of our dogs or who are hoping to have a pup from us.

It was an absolute freezing bitterly cold day with snow right across the country , so less people came than originally thought but it was amazing in that people still managed to travel from Kent and Herts and even Wales, and camp the night before. We still had 3 0 springers there and 4 others. The dogs had a great time but us owners were all frozen an dyou could hardly distinguish us, one form the other as we were all covered up in hats and scarfs!

BIG THANKYOU  to all who came and who donated or by raffle tickets sold, where we donated a Hotterdog Jumper and a Torwind spaniels mug and £80 was raised to go to the DOGLOST charity.

 

APRIL 2013

 April 21st    We were thrilled to hear that 'Torwind Mine's a Whiskey' owned and handled by Terry Small got 3rd place at the London Cocker working test.

April 28th They also got a COM at the UGS working test, which we watched Well done fellas

May 2013

 

MON 6th    TANGO GROWN UP PUPS REUNION  

An informal mini meet up with some of the grown up or growing pups from all of Tango's sired by FT CH Saturn's Spirit ( MOSS) and Lambriggan Laddy of Torwind.( WOODY)

What an absolutely super day. Stayed there for a few hours , having a wonderful time catching up with everybody and seeing the dogs. Talking, walking, relaxing and the dogs swam too.

Click here   to view the photos on facebook

 

 

 

MAY 29TH  KENNEL CLUB GUNDOG TRAINING DAY

 

 WE BOTH HAD A VERY  INTERESTING AND  ENJOYABLE DAY HERE WITH ALFIE AND TOR,  CHATSWORTH HOUSE, DERBYSHIRE

 

We enjoyed the atmosphere , meeting new people and learning new things. Even  though at times it was hilarious or embarrassing, it was good fun and well worth going and we look forward to next time.

 

 

 JUNE 2013

 

 June 15th

 Very sad to say, that Jypsy after 11 half years on this earth, is no longer with us....heart breaking but so thankful to have shared my life with this determined little lady with the biggest heart ,who taught me so much. This little madam  will never be forgotten ......

 

 JUNE 22ND  BVA  clear eye certificates for Alfie, Jazz and their son Tor

 

 

 

  JULY 2013

 

GEM PUP REUNION WAS ON  SAT JULY 6TH sat 10 am  where we will be joined by 'Torwind Boy oh Boy' who visited us from  Holland,  where he met up with some of his brothers and sisters. It was a super morning at Sizewell  beach and the evening before, we met up , swapping stories and training tips and showed each other, what we do. A wonderful time was had by all

 

Photos can be seen https://www.facebook.com/shara.halls/media_set?set=a.526360057417582.1073741838.100001307788348&type=1

 

JULY 7TH KENNEL CLUB GUNDOG TRAINING DAY

WITH MARK AND CARL COLCLOUGH  at ORSETT ESTATE

What a privilege to have the experience and opportunity of having input from these terrific trainers  .It was such a good atmosphere and we thoroughly thoroughly enjoyed it and came back beaming . An absolutely fantastic day, apart from the heat.

SEE A FEW OF THE PICS HERE

https://www.facebook.com/shara.halls/media_set?set=a.526360057417582.1073741838.100001307788348&type=1    

 

 

 SUNDAY 29TH JULY  SUFFOLK DOG DAY OUT HELMINGHAM HALL

Once again, we will meet up with Torwind Spaniel relatives at this wonderful setting and hope to have another good day, as long as the weather is not too hot.

Anybody up for doing the Gundog Scurry?

 

 AUGUST 2013

 

AUGUST 2ND    TOR  and his litter sister LOZA  are booked in for ther BVA HIP X RAYS  to be BVA SCORED.

Results will be about 3 weeks later. 

Their dad Alfie has a good Hip Score, so we are hoping for the same but if not, we will still be pleased that we have had it done as we totally beleive it is the right thing to do, whatever the outcome

 

SEPT 2013

BVA  hip score results came back good for Loza and Tor.

Loza ( Torwind Baccara Rose ) had excellent result at 3/3=6 and Tor ( Torwind Tor) results came back nicely under the average score too at 4/5=9. Very pleased.

 

OCT 2013

Time for Tor to start upping his game now !.

See the photo of him, at the top of this page, training with his cousin Whiskey, on his first day out with pigeons :)

 

 

NOV 2013

 

 Jim and I went beating for the first time this month. What took us so long? Really enjoyed it and loooking forward to more of the same. There are going to be some changes here soon ....

 

DEC 2013

 

Who would have thought it? A total surprise to us here but we bought a new pup from completely new lines, that we have watched over the years. Our new pup is named after his granddad's KC name ' Hattonswood Broc'  Fantastic lines FTCH x FTW parents and a nice happy little fella.  Welcome Broc.

 
 
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