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FTCh Birdsgreen Cluedo Of Wedgnock (Cluanie)

Cluanie is a superb looking dog, very strong and athletic, fantastically stylish, really friendly, and his pups are just fantastic looking, with wonderful hip and elbow scores.

He won his First Field Trial aged 17 months, and went on to win two Open Trials in 2016, making him up to a Field Trial Champion.

Cluanie went on to qualify for four Retriever Championships in succession in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 by winning 5 more Open Field Trials and was  awarded 15 places in Open Field Trials.

Cluanie was also one of the top Working Test dogs in the U.K.

Cluanie was selected to represent England in the Gundog team from 2018 to 2021, and was in the winning team on many occasions in the Internationals at the Scottish and English Game Fairs.

Ex FTW Birdsgreen Griffon (who is by FTCh Mansengreen Diesel of Birdsgreen), and by FTW Garrethall Quip (by FTCh Waterford Fergus), it is a well planned pedigree with 27 Field Trial Champions behind it. 

He is a very soft, friendly dog and easy to train as can be seen from his early wins in competition!

Hips 3/3, Elbows 0, PRA clear,  CNM clear, SD2 clear, EIC clear, STD carrier and clear eyes

   FTCh Sothebys Choice of Wedgnock (Otto)

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Otto is by my FTCh Astraglen Hail. He is very fast like his father with loads of drive (in fact I think he’s got two jet engines!). His pedigree is full of  Field Trial Champions!

He has a lovely temperament. Athletic, medium size and build, and a nice friendly character.

Hips 7/7 (Estimated Breeding Values show that he is an improver), Elbows 0, PRA, CNM, EIC, SD2, STD, BVA eyes clear

Otto is one of the top Working Test dogs in the U.K.!

Otto was a member of the England Gundog Team from 2019 to 2023

Otto was the top dog at the Home International Ragley Hall Game Fair in 2022 . This is a hugely prestigious award, with the best dogs in the UK competing, so I'm immensely proud of him!

In 2022 Otto won his third Open Field Trial and was made up to a Field Trial Champion and qualified for the Retriever Championship.

In 2023 Otto was a member of the England team that won the Skinner's World Cup against 14 teams of the top retrievers in Europe!

You can read Otto's health information on the Kennel Club health test results finder, and you can read his pedigree below.

If you'd like to see more photos or videos of Otto working please have a look at the gallery page!

FTW Marstonprior Grenadier of Wedgnock (Cider)

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Cider's father is Otto (FTCh Sothebys Choice of Wedgnock), and his mother is by Cluanie (FTCh Birdsgreen Cluedo of Wedgnock).

 

He is 33kg, fast, stylish, very fit and athletic. He had a brilliant first season picking up and is a very natural gamefinder. Easy to train and a really lovely friendly dog.

In his first trial season in 2023 Cider won his first Novice trial, and was then 2nd in a 2 Day Open trial, and 3rd places in two 1 day Open trials.

In 2024 Cider was selected to run for The England Gundog Team at The Skinners World Cup, The Game Fair and The Scottish Game Fair.

As a stud dog, Cider is a very strong improver for hips and elbow - his scores are absolutely perfect at 0 elbows and 0:0 hips!

Dob 17/4/21
Hips 0/0
Elbows 0
EIC clear, SD2 clear, CNM clear, HNPK clear, STD carrier, PRA clear, BVA eyes clear
 

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FTW Emmanygan Damson of Wedgnock

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Tully is a really lovely example of a friendly, intelligent and well put together Labrador.

His father is Cluanie (FTCh Birdsgreen Cluedo of Wedgnock), and he looks and works just like his famous dad!

His mother is the beautifully bred Emmanygan Winter, with an amazing pedigree!

In 2023 Tully won a Novice trial. He is so stylish and fast, he looks absolutely fantastic hunting!

Hips 0:0

Elbows 0

Current Eye Certificate Clear

DNA Clear EIC, CNM, HNPK, STGD carrier, PRA, BVA Eyes clear

FTW Timothy Plum at Hartleyjean

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DOB 26/02/2019
Elbows 0/0
Hips 6/7
Eyes clear 2023
Gonio 0
GPRA1 clear
GPRA2 clear
prcdPRA clear
ICT carrier
NCL clear
MD clear
Timmy is the son of our other Golden Retriever stud dog Del.
A big (33kg), strong and handsome dog with a big heart and lovely temperament. He has a biddable nature, so has been easy to train.
A strong hunting dog.

Sire FTW Gatekeeper Boycie Del Hartleyjean
Dam Delphi Icon

Grandparents Joyful Hugo of Philchris
                              Ninastirith Tess
                              Nordenlights Yucatan
                              Pinedale Diva
K9 Data Pedigree https://www.k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=1112558

Progesterone Testing
We recommend that all bitches are progesterone tested prior to mating.

In our experience bitches can ovulate anytime from Day 9 to Day 28, and therefore the traditional method of mating on Day 12 and 14 can easily go wrong. This is why there is an average success rate of 70% with natural matings, as opposed to over 90% when progesterone tested by a numerical blood test. 

Bitches are often nervous when being brought for a mating (particularly maidens), and will frequently react defensively and refuse to stand. Without progesterone testing it is impossible to establish whether the bitch is behaving like this because she isn't ready, or because she is ready but frightened.

 

Some of the many benefits of numerical progesterone testing are as follows:

  • Over 90% success rate (as opposed to 70% for untested bitches)

  • Less stress for the bitch -  more likely to stand and get a 'natural mating'

  • Very frightened bitches will often not get pregnant

  • Higher litter size

  • Saving in time and fuel costs with wasted journeys when the bitch isn't ready

  • It is possible to just do one mating, so just one journey

Each numerical progesterone test costs  £35-£50, which might sound expensive until one considers that just one extra puppy would cover the cost of 50 tests!

There are several types of progesterone test available;

  • The swab test that looks at the cells from a smear test

  • Pre-Mate tests (a colour swatch) 

  • A blood test with a numerical progesterone score. This is the only accurate method.

 

​The first two tests can be very misleading and often a complete waste of time, money and highly stressful for a bitch that isn't actually ready.

We recommend Anne Morley for progesterone testing. Her website is www.matenow.co.uk  or tel. 07990 547480.

Please contact Anne before your bitch comes into season, and ask her to send you a testing kit. This is free of charge (you only pay when you use it!)

The first test would typically be done on Day Nine. 

You will either need to take your bitch to Anne for a test, or find a friendly vet nurse to take the blood, put it in the vial, and then you return the test by post to Anne. She will contact you the following day with the result.

Try to avoid paying your vet a full consultation fee to take the blood! Always ask for a vet nurse to do it, then the cost should be in the region of £15. If your vets refuse, ask another vet practice or find a friendly vet nurse!

There are other reputable laboratories offering numerical progesterone testing but we have no experience of them, and many close at the weekend.

The results of numerical progesterone tests are given in two different scales; nmol/L or  ng/ml.

 

The conversion of nmol/l to ng/ml is approximately 3.18, so ovulation is at 5 ng/ml and breeding recommended at 11 - 19 ng/ml

Below is a table detailing nmol/l results.  

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