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Our Dogs

Del is a well driven and stylish dog who will be starting his trialling career this season (2017)
He has a wonderful temperament, he is calm and quiet at heel, but shows speed and determination in his work. I am very excited about this young dogs future.
UPDATE. Del wins his first trial on 08/09/2017. The GRC All Aged trial.’

FTW Gatekeeper Boycie Del Hartleyjean (Del) DOB 10/01/2016

12/03/99 to 19/04/14

Finley just made it to aged 15. Fin was my first gundog, and what a dog to start with! He had 33 trial and test awards and competed in veteran tests. He was our best picking up dog! He adored agility and flyball but couldn't quite manage full height! Fin would walk over hot coals for me. No dog I have will ever be as special as him.

Castlemans Classic Fin (Fin)

18/05/01 to 07/09/14

Archie was Fin’s nephew, and the joker of the family! He achieved 24 trial and test awards before competing in veteran. He had a 3rd in his and my first 2 day open field trial, and continued to achieve awards in open every year until his retirement from trials at 7 years old. He remained a joker and made me laugh every day!

Castlemans For Your Eyes Only (Archie)

06/07/06 to 16/02/17

Bags was the most capable gundog I have owned. He showed huge potential from 8 months old. He won an any variety novice trial at 17 months old, then achieved a 2nd in a two day open trial at 2 years old. He had numerous other trial and test awards. He was a very stylish, fast dog (he travelled everywhere at 100mph!) But a little bonkers!

Birdsgreen Baggins (Bags)

Born 03/05/10

Rowan is a calmer breed of Golden. As you can see, he is crossed with a bear!! In his first competetive season Rowan achieved three second places and a certificate of merit in all variety novice trials, finishing with a win at the South Western Golden Retriever Club novice trial aged 20 months.

Rowan won the Bristol and West Working Gundog Clubs two day open all variety field trial, qualifying him for the IGL Retriever Championships, aged 3 years old.

Seven days after his Bristol and West win, Rowan went on to win the Northern Golden Retriever Association 2 day open field trial giving him a double qualification for the championships and making him up to a FIELD TRIAL CHAMPION.

Field Trial Champion Castlemans Mkussi (Rowan)

18/10/12

Odie is a very stylish, fast dog who is a pleasure to watch and a very handsome boy. He was in the Crufts demo aged 5 months old in 2013. More recent achievements include:

  • 6&7/10/17 3rd and Best Marker Golden Retriever Club 2 Day Open

  • 20/10/17 Best Marker Golden Retriever Club Of Scotland Breed Open

  • 19/10/17 Guns Choice Golden Retriever Club of Scotland AV Open

  • 9&10/10/17 3rd- Northern Golden Retriever Association 2 Day Open

  • 30/11/16 - CoM - North Devon Working Gundog Club 1 Day Open

  • 11/10/16 - 2nd place - Northern Golden Retriever Association 2 Day Open Trial

  • 05/10/17 - CoM - United Gundog Breeders Association 1 Day Open Trial

  • 21/09/16 - 4th place - Barton on Humber GDC 2 Day Open Trial

  • 27/01/16 - 2nd place - Kent, Surrey & Sussex AV 1 Day Open Trial

  • 13/01/16 - 1st place - Yorkshire Golden Retriever Club AV 1 Day Open Trial

  • 08/10/15 - 1st place - The Golden Retriever Club 2 Day Open Trial

  • 09/01/15 - 2nd place - Yorkshire Golden Retriever Club AV Open Trial

  • 06/12/14 - 1st place - Eastern Counties Golden Retriever Club Novice Trial

  • 22/11/14 - 3rd place - South Western Golden Retriever All Aged Trial

  • 10/09/14 - CoM - Golden Retriever Club of Northumbria All Aged Trial

Field Trial Champion Frizelwood Odan of Hartleyjean (Odie)

Born 09/09/14

Jeff has been a very easy cocker spaniel to train with a fabulous temperament.
‘Jeff is a typical cocker spaniel, full of energy and full of fun. He is also pretty quirky, as cockers can be.’

Bishwell Jefferson at Hartleyjean (Jeff)

Field Trial Champion Levenghyl Sundancer (Piggy)

Born 23/7/06

Piggy qualified for the Retriever Championship in 2009, 2010 and 2011, winning a Diploma of Merit in 2009. He won 5 first places in Open Trials, 10 Open Tests and 2 international team tests at the CLA Game Fair.

Field Trial Champion Birdsgreen Cluedo of Wedgnock (Cluanie)

Born 28/04/13

Bred by Sara Gadd, Cluanie is a natural hunting dog of huge potential. he won his first trial at 18 months old, and then was second in an Open stake in his first season. He won two Open Trials in 2016 making him up to a Field Trial Champion and qualifying him for the Retriever Championship. In 2017 he won the Northumberland and Durham Open trial and qualified for the 2017 Retriever Championship at HyFly. He had an incredible first two days at the Championship, eye-wiping 6 dogs and doing some really smart work. Sadly we went out first dog down on the last day on a wing-tipped partridge, put out on that horrible rule '1st dog down'. It was a heartbreaking way to go out, but we're immensely proud of him and he made a lot of friends!

Open Field Trial Winner Sothebys Choice of Wedgnock (Otto)

Born 25/02/15

Sire FTCh Astraglen Hail (Ash), Dam Lamazing Heidi

Otto has 2 jet engines! He was a member of the winning team in his first test - the prestigious Windsor Charity team Test 2017. He went on to win his first Trial MGS Novice  and then won his third trial SWGRC Open- all in his first trial season!

He has huge potential for the future!

Berwickswood Snipe of Wedgnock (AJ)

Born 17/05/15

Bred by Andy and Lesley Beale. Sire FTCh Astraglen Hail (Ash), Dam Priesthill Larch.

AJ is a delightful soft dog, who is a fantastic game-finder and an absolute hunting machine! He is really enjoying his first season picking up and is now in full training

Astraglen Vardy of Wedgnock (Connor)

Born 27/05/16

Sire FTCh Astraglen Hardy, Dam Int FTCh Astraglen Faith

Connor is a lovely looking dog, very friendly and highly intelligent. Bred by Nigel Carville, in my opinion he has one of the best working pedigrees I've ever seen! He is very closely related to Ash (FTCh Astraglen Hail) and I hope will follow in his footsteps!

Field Trial Champion Astraglen Hail (Ash)

23/03/10- 08/08/15

Ash's achievements were remarkable in such a short time. He won 4 Two Day and 1 One Day Open Field Trials, qualifying him for 3 Retriever Championships in succession. He also won the prestigious Kennel Club 2 Day Open Working Test in 2012 along with many other Open Tests. Tragically we lost Ash to lymphoma in 2015. He was a dog in a lifetime and is sorely missed. We are so lucky to have two of his sons, Otto and AJ.