UPDATE of news since quite some time.
We had to carry quite a few rocks up on the mountain, since our last news and still do. But we are so happy we have our dogs, family & friends to enjoy special moments. Therefore, we summarized some nice milestones related to our Grey Snorkels.
AÄRON “Noble Avery van Vreeswijk”, owned & loved by Monique & Jan Akkermans. Currently not present very much at the show-ring as they have been concentrating on trials. Have worked very hard and gained no less than 2 advanced hunting certificates (KJV-B). Also, in agility they show their skills by winning several prices.
DUTCH “Belvedere Hamlet of the Grey Noble at Sireva JW”, owned & loved by Gil Simpson (UK) and many others J. He is really doing well in both showing as in work. He’s not far from English Champion, as he already has 2 CC’s (best dog) 1 RCC, which isn’t easy in the UK due high numbers of entrances. He gained second place in a Muck gundog-hunting test (capacity of skills). He also sired 2 litters and one is on the way in NL; he will be soon daddy of the puppies of Avon who is living with Gerda Halff-van Boven.
MARISKA “Coast Connection of the Grey Noble”, owned & loved by Iveta. Klohnovà (CZ- Atagora Kennel) Mariska is in training for both practical hunting as trials. She is already Slovenian-, Slovak Junior Champion. We think a rising star in east of Europe.
ENZO “Beautiful Twist of the Grey Noble”, owned & loved by Tom Nijland. Enzo loves to be with Tom in the fields and is in advanced training for it so he can support his boss at the practical hunt. Tom has entered him a few times in the ring and gained RCAC twice. With a little more practice he will soon excel too.
LADY “Coast Love Affair of the Grey Noble”, owned & loved by Henk-Jan & Patricia Kuis. Active mostly in hunting training and showed a few times, some promising results.
GUUS “Coast Cracker of the Grey Noble”, owned & loved by Michèlle & Bart. They are all enthusiastic in hunting training and showed already some very promising results too in the ring, a real Cracker for the future.
LILY “Coast Magic of the Grey Noble”, owned & loved by Raoul & Nicole is in high-school as main-trailer. They are lyric about her nose, so no doubt she will soon be part of een official mantrail-team!
Rest of offspring is being loved much by their owners and doing well, of course having a wonderful life as they deserve!
Our own Grey Snorkels
GILL “Be Famous Gillian of the Grey Noble”, has not been entered so much, gained some nice results; multiple RCAC’s (reserve best bitch) and won her classes in NL-Belgium-Germany. Gill has been shown us she is a very good hunting dog and has been often accompany Gerrit in the fields. For that we are not focusing much on the official competition, but Gill earned a basic hunting certificate (KJV-C).
ROCCO “NL CH. Noble Adrian van Vreeswijk NJK’15”. He has been abroad quite some time and therefore not shown much. Imke his best friend has showing him so nicely that he finished in style his Dutch Championship by winning the full CAC & the best of breed in Maastricht. They also started quite successful blood-tracking and will enter soon some official tracks. We believe Rocco soon will follow in the footsteps of his mother Evie gaining some qualifications.
KNOX “Sireva’s Grey Noble Sky Line BJWNL’17, NJK’17”. Wasn’t unfortunate at all, by winning multiple CAC’s, (best dog), reserve CAC’s and BOB’s (best of breed), enough points for the Dutch Championship, but he needs to finish it when he is 27 months. He gained the Benelux Junior winner NL title (Rotterdam) and abroad (UK-Germany) he did well too. Winning his classes, best junior (Bremen) and qualified himself for Crufts 2018, but docked and therefore denied. In UK there was a very special moment when a breed specialist awarded him -in a very strong junior stake- a second placing. On the working part he is in training as he loves retrieving, water and tracking.
MOOSE “Coast Showdiva of the Grey Noble NJK’18”. She is our future star and our lifesaver J. She is amazing us every time, by learning so quickly and showing some very nice behavior. Both in NL and UK much impressed by her appearance, she won in NL multiple Best baby & puppy and qualified herself in UK for Crufts 2018. We entered her, happy the judge is thinking so highly of her as she was 3rd in a very strong junior class, which mean she is already qualified for 2019!
2 weeks ago, she showed her other skills at the German capacity test (VJP) judges much liked Moose her working style, field approach together with her pointing skills. She has been awarded with 69 points, not far from the winner with 73! On top of that she finished this Eastern weekend her Dutch Junior title, earned the CAC and best junior. So, with beauty and brains we are looking much forward to the future.
We won’t forget Evie, Floor ourselves! Evie is having a good life after her 3 beautiful litters and impressive results, she is supporting Gerrit often on a fieldtrip f.e. controlling the damage done by Geese. And our oldy Floor with her 12,5 years is joining every morning our Forest Gump walk (the one they can run for miles). Of course, all in her own pace & having fun, her tails never stops wagging. Our trips especially to the UK our our personal milestones where we and our dogs love being with friends in a beautiful envirment.
Soon more to come!