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GORDON SETTERS

FLUICH

My introduction into Gordon Setters was started back in the early 1980s, as my first crossbreed’s mum was a Gordon. I was hooked, but finances said I had to wait.

 

Three years later while looking in a local paper a Gordon male was being advertised for £50! Phoned up, home came Max. He was a really lovely boy. His idea of fun was swimming – any weather, any type of water. His other love was apple and pear scrumping! He’d sit under the trees, sort out which particular fruit he wanted and would proceed to pogo up and down until he got high enough to snatch it, eat it, and then start again. You also didn’t put apples on a Christmas tree! Max loved pups and would foster any that came to stay.

Fluich Beginnings

After a friend did some detective work – as I had his pedigree but not his kennel name (harder work then) – we found his breeder, met his family, dogs and humans. Found he was out of the late Jenny Berry’s (Camusky) first litter. When he went I couldn’t find another like him, so concentrated on my Large Munsterlanders (Ichbin).

My interest in Gordons has always been there and I have been known to stand at the Gordon ring at shows instead of the Large Munsterlanders.

 

By chance a friend said she was mating her bitch to a dog I admit I didn’t know. I sat down and did the pedigree and research, and booked a puppy. Unfortunately the litter was not to be. After that I was re-hooked, knew what I wanted and phoned Rhona Frew. Two trips to Scotland, and home 5 weeks later came Evie – Dunfionn Jade.

Left, and below - Max