Ch Aytee Katerina

A wonderful day at The Welsh Kennel Club’s Championship Show yesterday gave us Ch Aytee Katerina. It is the stuff dreams are made of and the generous response from fellow competitors in Builth Wells and since we got home has been marvellous. Many congratulations to all the other winners and thankyou to everyone for your great camaraderie and of course huge thanks to judge Sam Whiting for awarding Karat her third CC and BOB.

Much looking forward to her next challenge,…… shall need the stop whistle for that one 😁


Busy weekend on Grouse


Congratulations to Aytee Kalimar (Doc) and Ben Barrett for grading in Yorkshire at the GSPA this weekend…. while perfect weather in Wales gave our 3 girls the chance of some counting and what a great couple of days thankyou one and all.


Below Doc and Karat show they are brother and sister with their identical stance

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Great Championship Show

Big thankyou to the GSP Club Committee and helpers for a lovely show and great atmosphere yesterday, it really was a stella day. Congratulations to some fantastic winners and great to see some super working dogs taking awards. Special thanks to Louis Lisle for nagging me, again, 😆with Karats handling, it will get through eventually Louis ! You make it look so easy and helped us to a 3rd in good company. Fantastic too chatting ringside with regular field triallers who had come along to watch, we were very honoured :)

Karat, very happy in Louis’s hands at a previous show

Karat, very happy in Louis’s hands at a previous show

Good Travellers

Karat and Jerzi slept through 740 miles travelling to show in Kelso, Scotland and run at the 2019 Kennel Club Working Test at Chatsworth House this weekend. Such different days but both great competitions. Well done to some fantastic winners and thanks to judges, organisers and sponsors for making it all happen. Two wonderful days with friends and their dogs and a fourth for Karat in Open Bitch and third for Jerzi in Open. Ducklings and floating branches added to problems at the water test which made for some interesting reading in the results!



Thankyou so much for all the lovely messages about us loosing Merlot, so very, very kind. They are never replaced but another comes along - how could we not love them all ! Grand daughter Karat does love a sheet from the dryer!

Merlot and Karat

Merlot and Karat




16/9/2004 - 27/4/2019


A sad day today at Aytee as we had to say goodbye to our wonderful ‘Merlot’. She has left 15 years of fantastic memories and 4 lovely Aytee daughters and granddaughters. Sleep well Merlot you did us proud XXXXX


Growing Up Together

The greatest of temperaments and wonderful friends

The greatest of temperaments and wonderful friends

So sad to be heading home after saying goodbye to our family in New Zealand including grand daughter Henrietta and Aytee Kimono who is also granddaughter of Ft Ch Aytee Hot Gossip. At both 2 years old it is quite something to see ‘Tarka’ doing her a perfect retrieve and they are such wonderful friends. Perhaps it will be the start of a Kiwi dynasty !

so wonderful with children

so wonderful with children


How great it is to share a much loved sport and when it includes GSP’s so much the better! We have been visiting some HPR clubs in New Zealand this weekend while travelling and had marvellous welcomes from the Waikato Gundog Club and Auckland and Regions German Shorthaired Pointer Club . Thankyou so much to Helen Sampson & Gail Blankley for organising for us to visit training sessions and we loved watching your lovely dogs work. Good luck to all those competing at the Champs next week! 

Auckland & Regions German Shorthaired Pointer Club

Auckland & Regions German Shorthaired Pointer Club

Waikato Gundog Club

Waikato Gundog Club