Willowswind Flatcoated Retrievers  

Willowswind Mischief Maker

'Echo'

Echo was our first home bred Willowswind Flatcoated Retriever.  She was one of only 3 bitches, 2 black and 1 liver.  We had wanted to keep a bitch and also wanted to keep a black so we watched the two girls very closely.  Although the slightly less prettier of the two at the time it was Echo that really stole our heart and was actually the better bitch if we were to try our hand at showing.  Echo was an absolute dream as a puppy, probably not very typical flatcoat at all but maybe that was because her mother was naughty enough for both of them.  Echo just slotted into life and enjoyed every minute.  Although we had originally planned to show her from the start, mum became ill and so she didn't really get the start we would have liked. She was almost 2 before we managed to get her into a show ring at Bath Championship Show 2007.  She got a very respectable 4th place in her first yearling class and we were so pleased. She was lightly shown as she never fully enjoyed the experience but was usually placed and will still go to the occasional show now.  She much prefers to be out and about in the fields especially during shooting season, and although never formally trained she has a very natural ability.  Her favourite pastime of all is tennis balls which she manages to manouvre in to positions so that she doesn't need anyone else to play.  She was a fantastic first dog for me to get used to showing with as she was just so easy, and we had many great times in the handling rings where again we were always placed.  She has taught me so much and I love her to bits.

Sire:  SH CH Withybed Drummer

Dam:  Merry Mouse of Willowswind

Date of Birth:  22nd August 2005

Hips: 3/6

Eyes: Glaucoma unaffected

PRA & Cataracts:  Clear July 2008 and Clear July 2011

Waverton Toby Ale of Varingo

 

 

 

Westbrook Burhou

 

 

 

 

 

Sh Ch Withybed Quartermaster of Huntersdale

 

 

 

Gunmakers Gift to Huntersdale

Ch Withybed Miss Montana

Sh Ch Westbrook Cinnabar

Sh Ch Withybed Drummer JW

PEDIGREE OF WILLOWSWIND WILLOWSWIND MISCHIEF MAKER

Ch Brown Keston of Varingo FTA

 

Ch Waverton Madeira JW

 

 

Ch Moonbeam Storm of Larksdown

 

Westbrook Tellico

 

 

Ch Hallbent April Storm SDC A

 

Withybed Country Lass

 

 

Sh Ch Exclyst Viking JW

 

Ch Withybed Meadow Falcon at Gunmakers

Ch Exclyst Watchman JW

 

Sh Ch Exclyst Victoria JW

 

 

Hermitage Hector FTW

 

Paraven Black Cherry of Parsifal SDC A

 

 

Tarncourt Noteable FTA, SDC

 

Leeglen Midnight Lady

 

 

Sh Ch Exclyst Bristol Cream of Ravenhall JW

 

Sh Ch Ravenhall Barley Wine

Exclyst Crackshot JW

 

 

 

Parsifal Puff

 

 

 

 

 

Leeglen Jazz FTA

 

 

 

Ravenhall Double Century

Parsifal Paris of Exclyst

Colleenor Ptarmigan

Merry Mouse of Willowswind

august 2017

Echo - 13 years young at the beach ...