Sunday, 17 July 2016

International Help

Recently we had a young helper here ,she was great with the puppies .Don't know who loved who the most. Ede has a  Brazilian mother and a father from Finland but has lived in China must of her life. She was out with these pups every spare minute she had. She would sit playing with them and in turn they can to be cuddled and then fall asleep. Never before have we seen such a sight . And I guess these puppies will understand instructions in more than one language as Ede spoke Portuguese,
Finnish,Chinese and very good English

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Busy Bank holiday weekend

Bank Holidays are usually just busy places on the road but we were busy here too. Puppies to walk ,young dogs to train and the addition of a grand litter of Labrador pups the result of a lining between Rollo - Copperbirch Winnebego and Young Ab who is Leadburn Mabel's daughter. They both had a good season picking up at Rievaulx and now they have a litter of very content pups. We know 7 is not a large litter but would rather have them all ok . There was only one dog in the litter and the other 6 were bitches. 4 of them are already spoken for -we are keeping 2 ourselves and the other two will be home within England.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

When the tough get going

There is a saying we often recite "When the going gets tough ,the tough get going" Today was one of those days . Jack picks up at Rievaulx and is often seen out with a team of dogs. As it was the funeral of a local lady today a lot of the local staff wanted to attend. Jack was the only one the shoot could call on to pick up. So off he went with a few extra dogs. He counted 15 out and 15 safely home again tonight. The day fortunately although windy was more or less dry and the sun shone. The bag was 350+ and thanks to the Team Cuckavalda they got them. Those hills are steep and I guess the guns would be impressed today at how one man and his dogs worked. After dogs were feed and bedded down for the night ,Jack went for a few pints and it wasn't long before he was in bed too.Tomorrow will be here sooner than later and it will be back in action for most of them tomorrow.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Cuckavalda Gundogs - a few years ago

Cuckavalda Gundogs  Looking through some old videos and see a lot of old faces

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

18 month old yellow Lab dog for sale

Anyone looking for a young dog for next season we are selling an 18 month old male Labrador. He has only had basic training so far with John Halstead, who said he will make an ideal peg dog. His dam is our beautiful best bitch Tara - Cuckavalda Touch of Gold. Her sire was grandsire was FTCH Talsbrook Rhum of Bolton Abbey 4th in the IGLs and sire FTCH Leadburn Viceroy who was the top dog in Scotland and 2nd in the IGLS . The sire of this young dog is our Rollo- Copperbirch Winnebego who's sire was FTCH Viper of Drakeshesd and dam was the famous IRE FTCH champion who was top dog FTCH Ernvale Maud of Tudorcourt .