2014 so far….

Hi everyone, it seems I have been neglecting the site for a while!!! I have a Gemswin Flat Coats and Border Terriers facebook page and most of my posts tend to go there!! Check it out!
Anyway…what a tremendous year
January saw the arrival of our liver litter Gideon X Halle, 6 wonderful babies who have all gone to smashing homes, we have kept Joss here ( Gemswin Disco Inferno) who is a sweetheart, her father Gideon gained his Show Working Gundog Certificate and his Junior Warrant which qualifies him for Crufts for life!!!
March saw an excellent Crufts for the combined Gemswin/Broomsward team, Finn gained a 2nd in Junior, Hugo a 4th in a huge open class and Gideon thrilled us by winning the working class.
April saw Ida ( Hugo’s daughter) Rainesgift Bide Your Time win Best Puppy In Show at both the Flat Coat Society and the Scottish Flat Coat Clubs championship shows
On May the 3rd we very sadly lost our wonderful Lily, our little scruffy black terrier, rescued from Wales we think she was about 18 years old, we miss her terribly, she was such a sweet character
In June I had the pleasure of judging Flat Coats in Norway, some fabulous dogs and wonderful hospitality
July saw the showing season hotting up and Neve, Neville, Finn & Evie gained their Crufts qualifiers, at Leeds show Hugos son Samson ( Rainesgift Time To Pretend) won the reserve CC
Baby Joss entered her first few shows with 1sts at Leeds, Paignton and Best Puppies at two open shows locally
As August draws to a close we can reflect on a damn good year so far!!!

Shows so far!!

Gemswin have had a pretty consistant year showing with our team, the new babies Broomsward McQueen ( Baby Finn) Broomsward Vera Wang ( Evie) have been consistantly placed and are Crufts 2013 qualified.
Gideon the liver import boy from the Czech Republic has also been well placed winning Best Puppy In Breed at Three Counties show.
Neve decided to drop all her coat and it is slowly growing back.
Neville & Menace have both qualified for Crufts with Neville recently winning the Good Citizens class at Driffield Champ show.
Our superstar Hugo Bog Monster has moved up into the Open Class and been placed in the top 3 on all occasions shown.
Our newest recruit Riley will be making his show debut in a few weeks!!
We are planning a litter for the end of the year.

Crufts 2013!!

This year at Crufts the Gemswin gang will be representing Flat Coats in the Discover Dogs booth on thursday, on saturday we will have our very own Hugo entered ( stapled leg dependant!) and Neville, Martha, Sunni & Lizzie, with two of Hugos daughters Darcie and Betty.

We wish everyone the best of luck!

I will be handling Finn and Lottie also , so look out for me dashing around like a mad woman as usual!

Neve takes 2 best puppies in a weekend!!!

A mad weekend here at Gemswin, Mid Herts Gundog on saturday and judge Nicky Smith awarded Neve Best puppy in breed, on sunday at the Southern Flat Coated Retriever Club show, Neve won two puppy classes and ended up reserve best puppy in show!

Not to be outdone, Lenny, Hugo and Lizzie won their classes, Mia, Angus , Betty, Martha and Halle gained 2nds!!

Top work!!