Rowan, whose full name is Greenfoot Bolder With Goldendance joined us at the age of 9 weeks, being born in October 2009. He comes from the Dunskey Estate near Stranraer in Scotland, and it was an eventful journey (to say the least) to pick him up. He has quite a few field trial champions and winners in his pedigree and is currently being trained as a Gundog, learning all the different types of retrieves etc. Rowan entered his first field test in August 2012, and didnt disgrace himself although he wasn't placed in the overall scores. I have to say that I think I learned a lot more about myself that day, and in certain respects my handling was more of an issue that Rowan's ability!
Rowan is not related to our Girls, and we do hope to use him as our stud dog when the time is right. He has recently had his hips scored and the results are 3:7 giving an overall score of 10. He eyes are examined every year and everything is ok.
Well, Rowan finally sired a litter for us! It's been a long time coming, but finally he mated with Bramble in May 2015 and sired 8 pups, 4 boys and 4 girls. We have kept in contact with many of
the new owners and most of the pups have taken on his features.
Rowan has succeeded in siring a second litter, this time with our girl Amber. Six pups resulted from this, 5 boys and a girl, being born December 2016
Rowan, as a pup, 24th January 2010
Rowan, training in the woods, 12th December 2010
Rowan, training with the real thing, a female pheasant. 11th December 2012