We had our
first gundog training experience with Locky (Farbourne’s
Nothing to Declare) and we are still convinced that this
is the best way of working with our dogs, in spite of the
many years of agility and obedience training we did with our
We see that
the dogs love to retrieve, especially out of the water.
Locky had the
typical will to please and we learned a lot from her.
“Catlin” (Coolmen’s Marigold)
we had some
on the advanced level.
Catlin won a
within the Dutch Labrador
and second at various cold wild tests and
obtained a first place at a certificate day. She had a super
nose and marking ability.
daughter “Mona” (Coolmen’s Lillium) came back to us
at the age of six and half years.
She has the
same passion as her mother and Gerard started the gundog
training when she was seven years old. Only a few
months later she had already several cold wild certificates.
this moment she is 10 and a half years old and we just have
fun together on our walks and swims in the area.
Monica is training our boy Bumper (Gallant Bumper v.
Marleans) and Gerard is taking care of Polly, (Penny Royal’s
Pokerface of Polly) a daughter of Bumper.
has already several cold wild certificates and obtained “The
Epreuve B” certificate, necessary to compete in the
field trials in France, which he did very well, he now is a
Champion de Travail à la Francaise and did succeed last year
in the Anglaise with an Excellent!
also did compete in the French field trials after her
Epreuve B and did very well for a young labradorbitch.
year we hope to see more of them in the field trials.
a few weeks we have a Flatcoat puppy, we call her
Nightsum,(Summer Night from Olymphus Sparta) and she will be
trained by Monica, a lovely challenge, she is a clever girl!
dogs have been on a real hunt, picking up several times.
enjoyed those days, after all, thats for real!
really hope to continue our passion with the Retrievers for
a long, long time.
up-dated July 23th 2007.