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 .

Friday 10 April 2015

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Tuesday 10 February 2015

A very pleasing day

Just to say 2 of our 1 year old Labradors have been bought by one of the top trialling men in the UK -if not the world. Also he has taken another one to see if it will turn out as good as the first 2 he took at the beginning of December last year. They all have a long way to go but hopefully they will do well and we will see the Cuckavalda name etched on a few trophies over the years. Both have our prefix Cuckavalda and one of them has Yorkshire in its name too. They are not only very handsome dogs but proves that you can have beauty as well as brains.Fingers crossed we will give you updates as and when .This is a photo to show you what they looked like a year ago