Aus Ch Silverbirch Piping Hot
Faye was our first Field Spaniel. She came into our home and hearts in 2001 as a gift from Georgie Paterson (Silverbirch Kennels). Within a month we knew there would always be Field Spaniels in our lives.
Faye came to us as an 8 year old and had finished her successful show career and motherhood roles. She was a truely magnificent dog in every way and won hearts wherever she went. I am delighted Fergus is her grandson and that she lives on through him, his brothers and the next generation.
I am indebted to Georgie Paterson for sharing her passion and her knowledge with me and entrusting Faye to us.
Pedigrees of all the dogs can be found below.
Dual Ch (T) Dellkarn To The Moon and Back CCD RE
Hips; 1:1. Elbows; 0:0
Fergus came to us from Lisa and David Blackwell (Delkarn Kennels). He has exceeded all our expectations and has made history for the breed in Australia.
He was the first Field Spaniel to have more than three titles (he currently has 7). He was the first to have a Rally title (he now has 2). But most important, he was the first to be awarded a Tracking Championship and so becoming the first Dual Champion Field Spaniel in Australia.
In the show ring he is a multi Class in Group and Show winner and took his first Class in Show award at the age of 3 months at his first show. He has won Best of Breed at Melbourne and Adelaide Royals. One of his show highlights was being awarded Runner Up Best in Show at the Rarer Gundog Spaniel Show under gundog specialist Mrs Shellie Marshall.
Thank you Lisa and David for this very special guy, your support along the way and being the most wonderful "grandparents".
Dual Ch (T) Killara New Day at Fayemor (Imp USA) RATN RA
Hips; 4;4. Elbows; 0:0
Harriet came to us from Karen Balinski at Killara Kennels in the USA. On her father's side, there are some incredible Killara dogs including her grandmother Mai Tye (with over 35 titles). Her mother is from the highly successful Elgert kennels in the UK and both her grandparents were Best of Breed winners at Crufts. Her grandfather is the top winning Field Spaniel in the UK to date.
Harriet picked up her first title before she came to Australia (Novice Barn Hunt - sadly not a sport we have here). Within 7 months of arriving, Harriet had picked up her Championship and Tracking Dog titles. She is wicked smart with plenty of drive and loves to learn.
Field Spaniels are slow to mature and Harriet's best is still ahead of her.
I am forever thankful to Karen Balinski for trusting us with this wonderful dog who has snuggled into our hearts and bed.
Dam; Ch Killara New Day at Fayemor (Imp USA) RATN TD RN
Sire; Ch Shevington Ovrlks Rowan
Our long awaited litter arrived on June 22 2021. 3 girls and 1 boy who we sadly lost at Day 9. Using the Puppy Culture program to raise the puppies, the girls developed into happy, healthy, confident and loving puppies. Covid lockdowns restricted a number of our plans so we learnt to be creative with our socialisation plans.
The girls (June, Macy and Heidi) have adapted wonderfully to their new homes with their owners saying how quickly and easily they have settled in. Harriet and I must have done a couple things right. I am excited to watch these gorgeous girls grow and fulfill their potential to become amazing Field Spaniels.
Hopefully we will see June in the show ring (and may be even Retrieving trials) in the future.
More photos can be found in the Photo Gallery (First One Litter).
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Ch. Fayemor One Fine Day
June is our latest show prospect from the First Ones litter.
She is blossoming beautifully with her new family and looks like she has inherited the 'cuddle' gene from her mum Harriet.
June thrilled us by winning Best of Breed at the prestigious Royal Melbourne Show in 2022. She beat 12 other quality Field Spaniels with lovely comments from our judge Mr Hans Van Den Berg (Netherlands). She showed like a dream and was not phased by the crowds or the atmosphere. In fact she loved the attention and was always ready for more cuddles.