16th september 2004 - 27TH APRIL 2019
photo by: David Tomlinson featured in Shooting Times SHOOTING TIMES 23.02.11
MERLOT (Hot Gossip) was a top class working dog. Exciting and stylish to watch. Fantastic at finding, pointing and flushing game. She was very biddable and 'connected' very well with people passing on her temperament and skills to 2 litters of puppies and she is the dam and granddam of the Kennel Club HPR Champions for 2015 and 2018. Once retired from trialling she continued to work until aged 12 and is much missed.