On the picture above, you can see our golden oldie Millstream's Itosca Lass Malu (born on 21-7-1984). Itosca competed in workingtests and cold-game test until she was ten years old and also enjoyed the agility training. She is occasionally shown in veteran classes, with some good results. Last year she surprised us, while she gained best veteran and oldest dog in show at the clubshow of the Belgian Golden Retriever Club aged almost 15 years. This year she won a second prize at the super veteran show in the class for dogs older than 12 years at the age of 16. At this age, she still enjoyed her walks in the woods every day. Unfortunetely we had to put her to sleep in march 2001.
She had one litter, born on 14
June 1988 ex Mariahoeve Bristl Fashion W'84, producing our
At the picture above, you can see our own-bred Little Suzie v.h. Loevesteinhof sel.'91. Sadly we had to say goodbye to her, the end of 1999. She leaves a big gap in our lives.
She competed in several workingtests and
cold-game-test, and also gained several field trial awards, including a
and fourth place. She also ejoyed the agility-training and
times by the first four. She even won at 10 years of age a first place
in de A-competion. She
also gained several places in field trial class, including
By clicking on the picture of Suzie, you can see there peddigree.
In april 2000 we saw the arrival of a lovely male puppy, named Zingaro of Bridge Four. He is bred by Marleen and Charles Borgmans.For more information about his parents http://www.ofbridgefour.com He is born on 15 february 2000. On the picture below he is 8 weeks old. By clicking on this foto, you can see his peddigree. He has been shown occasionally, the first time in the baby class (four months old) he was placed fifth and in the puppy class at the club show of the Belgian Golden Retriever Club, he was placed third at just 6 months old. His best result was the first place in open class and the RCC at the clubshow of the GRCB. Zingaro's hips (C) and elbows (0-0) are scored and his eyes are unaffected. I have done doggydance and obedience with him. Begin 2006 he won the pre-beginners.
On the next picture he is 15 months old.
This picture has been taken by his breeder, Charel Borgmans after he won the RCC.
Begin 2006, Zingaro got a friend. He came all the way from the United Kingdom. His name is Nelson (Messano Quest for Gold) and he is bred by Paul and Julie Seamons. For more information about his family ; http://www.messano-goldens.co.uk/
For his pedigree : click on the above picture
Nelson did very well at shows.
In baby :
2VP at the
belgium young dogs day, !VP at the show in Hulten. 4VP at the clubshow
of the Dutch golden retriever club.
In puppy : 1VP at the clubshow of the Golden retriever club Belgium.
In Junior : Very good and Excellent and 4 Excellent at the clubshow of the Belgium retriever club.
In Intermediate : Very good and 1 Excellent at the championship show in Rotterdam, 4 in Oostende (Belgium) and 2 Excellent in Bonn (Germany) with the ResCAC and Anw.Res. Dt.Ch.(VDH) and second with a very good in Genk (Belgium).
In open class 2008 : Excellent in Hoogstraten (Belgium)., Excellent at the clubshow of the GRCB and the summer show of the GRCN and some very goods.
In open class 2009 : Besides 2 very goods, Excellent at the clubshow of the GRCN, Excellent at the clubshow of the GRCB, Excellent at the clubshow of the retriever club Luxembourg, and third with an Excellent at the happening of will to please
At the local clubshow he won BOB and third in group 8.
During our holiday, Nelson was shown at the championship clubshow of the English golden retriever club in Special Yearling class. We were trhilled when he won his class and qualified for Crufts next year.18 April 2010 Goes 3 uitmuntend onder mrs. van de Bosch
Nelson started gundog trainging in September. He passed the test at the end of the course and received a C certificate with game).
In the winter we did some obedience training (advanced 1) and Nelson won a second price at the end of the course with 97 out of 100 points.
In March, we started again with the gundog training. The following 2 photo's are taken at the gundog training by Natasja van Heesch :
Nelson has been to the gundog training at dog this spring. He finished his training with a C-certificate of 41 out of 50 points.waterwork beginners : 31 July we followed a course of waterwork, Nelson loved it. For pictures : http://waterdogs.eu/fotogalerij/?shashin_album_key=27/ gundog tests 2010
21 March 2010 Dummy test beginners 43 out of 50 points
7 August 2010 cold game test beginners (KNJV-C) 39 out of 50 points
21 August 2010 cold game test advanced (KNJV-B) 62 our of 80 points25 September 2010 : selection 2010 in Belgium
7 March : Gundog day at Crufts and Nelson is entered in Post Graduate. Unfortunately he wasn't placed in his huge classes.
His Hipscore : A
Eyes : unaffected 06 Januari 2011.
Both dogs are fed a natural diet. The pictures below, show how they enjoy their food :
eating a duck carcass
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And Nelson eating a salmon head :
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