A long motorway drive in the snow but we now hope dear Dora is in pup to Sh Ch Barleyarch Rolex! Ha, trust Dora to pick a difficult day 😳 Great thanks to the lovely Lisle family and of course to Lex. Snowed in on the side of the moor for now, its a hard life.
Lots of points for the dogs on flooded river meadows today, Dora even pointed the desperate voles swimming for their lives as their burrows flooded !
We have Puppies planned for late Spring 2018. Working homes to take priority.
Dam: Ft Ch Aytee Isadora Hip score 2-2
Sire: Sh Ch Barleyarch Rolex Hip score 2-2
The litter will be a repeat mating of the 'K' litter from 2016. See below Karat born August 2016 who has been introduced to game this winter. She is a lovely kind and happy temperament. A good retriever with a soft mouth, a keen swimmer, hunts hard and has just started pointing. She has lots of bone, moves beautifully and was shown successfully winning 6 firsts from 8 Ch Shows during 2017.
I am very particular about the homes that our pups go to preferring them to be with loving active, hunting and working or performance homes. They do not have to be serious trialling homes but you will need to show that you intend to spend time training your GSP for a job and then I believe they will then be happiest and most settled.
Do email me or ring for a chat and if you confirm an interest, once Dora has been mated I will meet up with everyone over the coming weeks so your patience would be much appreciated.
For more pictures and info of what we might expect please see menu under "K" Litter as this is a repeat mating or Karats page (Aytee Katerina) under Aytee Dogs.
Phew, character building this field trialling business. Ha, sometimes it feels like a conspiracy of wind, birds, shooting, ground, scent, weather and of course j regs ! There's nothing so high and nothing so low as feelings on a trial day, but it's all over now for another season and after the very last day picking up day today I absolutely know that we always take the best dog home! Even our old FTCH 14 years old this year (facing camera) did two drives today alongside her 2 daughters and 2 grand daughters. Have a fun summer everyone ........ enjoy your dogs !
A motley gang of disreputables! but 10 lovely dogs to keep us organised. Lovely days this season, Sharon, get well soon! See you for the last hurrah Wednesday x
Jerzi was foot perfect today picking up 2nd in Open at a superb trial run by the HVS at Kingham, Oxon. Massive congrats to winner Rory who made up his dog today. Coming so soon after the wonderful Irish Ballinacor trial where we were taken ill and both Aytee dogs bombed out, it was a great relief to be back on form. Thanks for today to the HVS, the hosts, judges, competitors and organising team for such a marvellous time.
Thanks also to Steve McMannus for this picture of the beautiful ground at Ballinacor, Co Wexford .... we will return!
What an amazing day today, walking up for 8 brilliant guns visiting from Guernsey. Thanks to Nick Elsdon of Anglia Sporting who organised the day and all the great friends who brought their lovely dogs, Maureen Nixon, Rory Major, Steve Pleasance and Hari Lampart. What a great day, lovely points, superb shooting and some cracking retrieves. Some pretty amazing misses as well ! 😯 such fun and banter in the gunline. Aytee Dogs are exhausted, we are exhausted, a day to remember😊
Sharing the last point of the day Aytee Jessie Jay, Aytee Juniper & Aytee Isadora
Shooting in shirtsleeves seems a long time ago but it was only really a few weeks. Thanks to the Anglian Muzzle Loaders with their Black powder guns who shot over Aytee GSP's and friends earlier this season when we made this little film. Thanks also to Mark Howard and The Glemham Hall Shoot, as always a brilliant day !
Flooded drives scarcely left anywhere dry for the dogs to mark. Karat on the left is getting to learn the ropes, but with plenty of swimmers rather than runners she didn't go much on having to be a submariner to pick a bird ! They have 17 days work this month, lets hope it dries up a bit.
Aytee Kalico better known as Juno has passed her Level 4 Search and Rescue exams, making her currently the highest qualified voluntary S&R dog in Norfolk, it wont be too long before she is out there and doing it for real. We send congratulations to RAF owner/handler Ian Danks and Juno for all their brilliant hard work, it is a long haul, well done to you both.