Karrelene's Special Boy For Europe "Billy" & Perfect Thunder v.d. Mergelhoeve "Thunder" & Romance In Surrey v.d. Mergelhoeve "Poppy"

Welcome on our website

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013


The show year

For Billy and me it was a great show year with many nice results.
First i would like to thank all the judges who made it all possible.
Many thanks to my parents and friends for the support we got.
Just a short vieuw of the results from this year.
3rd place on Cruft's.
His first CACIB in Genk.
Clubwinner 2012 of the Dutch Gordon Setter Club.
Dutch Champion 
German VDH Champion
Polish Winner 2012
Belgian Winner 2012
Great results on the show in Richmond UK
Several Cruft's Qualifications for 2013
Opened his Int. Show Championship
Opened his Polish Championship
Several nice placements in the Group
So over all i think it was a great show year for Billy and me.
We had many great moments full with joy.
We have meet new people with great personalities.
And last but not least. Billy made my......
Dreams came true.
I love you 'Silly Billy'

30-12-2012 New Puppy Pictures

Yesterday i received new pictures of Billy and Marcy kids.
They are 10 day's old already and the eye's are going open.
The pictures of the pups you can fine under "Offspring Gordon Hall M-Litter"
All goes fine and they grow good.


24-12-2012 New Puppy Pictures 

There are new pictures of the Gordon Hall M-Litter.
With all 6 it goes fine and they gain every day weight.
Marcy is a great mom.


21-12-2012 Puppy pictures

There are new puppy pictures of the Gordon Hall M-Litter.
These you can find under offspring Gordon Hall M-Litter.
All goes well with Marcy and her kids.


20-12-2012 New Pictures of Geo

A few new pictures of Geo Straddles Home.
I think he looks like his Daddy Billy.
You can find the pictures under Offspring Straddles Home G-litter.

18-12-2012 Puppies born at Gordon Hall Kennel

Puppies are born at Gordon Hall Kennel in Russia.
Marcy and Billy are the proud parents of 6 puppies.
3 strong boy's and 3 strong girls.
Mom and kids are doing fine.


09-12-2012 Brussels Dog Show

On Sunday i went with Billy to the Brussels Dog Show.
Billy did great.
1st Excellent in Champion Class with CAC.
Best Dog CACIB 
Belgian Winner 2012 + Crufts Qualification and
Best Of Breed.
Later on Billy came back in the mainring for the group.
And he was with the last 6.
Only 3 got placed but i'm very very proud of my boy.
He finished his show year in style!!!


My mom with Billy or Best Of Breed.

25-11-2012 Amsterdam Winner Show

On Sunday i went with Billy to the Amsterdam Winner Show.
This time he came for the first time out in the Champion Class and did very well.
Billy became 4th Excellent.

16-11-2012 Litter expected at Gordon Hall Kennel

Today we received the good news that Marcy is in welp.
Marcy is living in Russia and her full name is:
Gordon Xope Infinity
In a few weeks the pups will be born.
Follow the website for more news about the litter.
Both parents are tested for HD and PRA.
The pups will be gynetic CLEAR of PRA.

10-11-2012 German VDH Championship

Today i received by post Billy's official German VDH Champion title.
I'm very happy with this official document.

06-11-2012 Pictures from Joe

Today i received new pictures of Mr. Joe Bannanas v.d. Mergelhoeve during his first hunting day with his owner.
It went very well for the first time.
Now he does the work were they was train for the whole year.


04-11-2012 Int. Dog Show Bleiswijk

On Sunday i went with Billy to the dog show in Bleiswijk.
Billy did very well and got nice results.
1 Excellent in Open Class, Best Dog CAC/CACIB and Best Of Breed.
Later on Billy had to come back in the group.
It was a nice line up and Billy became 6th Best In Group!!
Very proud of my boy.


26-10-2012 Dutch Championship

Today i received the offcial document of Billy's Dutch Champion title.
So from today on he can come out in the Champion Class :)

26-10-2012 Planned Litter at Mergelhoeve Kennel

For later on in 2013 a litter is planned at v.d. Mergelhoeve Kennel.
When Lola will be in heat she will be stud with Billy.
The combination will be:
NL/VDH.Ch. Karrelene's Special Boy For Europe NJK,JW'10,BJW'10,CW'12,PW'12  X
Lucky Happy Lola v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,FCI-100-JSG'11,EJW'11,BSG'12,PW'12
Both parents are HD-A and PRA (rcd-4) CLEAR.
More information see "Offspring planned litter Mergelhoeve"

21-10-2012 Polish Winner Show Poznan

On Sunday we went to the show in Poznan but this time it was the Polish Winner Show.
We had a great time with friends on the show.
Billy did great again and got very nice results.
1 excellent in Open Class CWC/CACIB and BOB.
Billy have a new title and that is Polish Winner 2012 and Cruft's Qualification.
Later on Billy had to come back for the group.
He did very well and became 4th Best In Group!!!
Very happy and proud of my boy.

Hopefully in a few more weeks more news will come from Billy's girlfriend :)


20-10-2012 Show Poznan Poland

On Thursday evening we left for the show in Poznan.
Were we showed on Saturday and Sunday.
We had a great time together.
There was a good atmosphere on the show.
Billy did great and got nice results.
1 Excellent in Open Class CWC/Res.CACIB.
Very proud and happy with the results of the first day.

Hopefully in a few more weeks more news will come from Billy's girlfriend :)

13-10-2012 National Show Dortmund

On Saturday we went to the National Show in Dortmund.
And Billy did the same like the day before.
1 Excellent in Open Class Anw.Dt.Ch. and Res.CAC.
With this last point is Billy now German VDH Champion!!!



12-10-2012 Bundessieger Show Dortmund

On Friday we went to the Bundessieger show in Dortmund.
Billy did great again.
His results are:
1 Excellent in Open Class Anw.Dt.Ch. and Res.CACIB



07-10-2012 Ijsselshow Zwolle

On Sunday we went to the outdoor show in Zwolle.
We had nice weather and there was a good atmosphere.
Billy did well again.
His results are.
1 Excellent in Open Class.
Best Dog, CAC
Best Of Breed
But that's not all. Later on we had to come back for the group.
And Billy became 2nd Best In Group!!!
With that he got the qualification for the Dog of the Year Show 2012 what we will held in 2013.
I'm so proud of Billy he keeps going and going at the moment.

02-10-2012 New Pictures

Yesterday we have made new pictures of Billy and me with the trophies from the Clubshow.
Pictures you can find in the Garllery.


30-09-2012 Int. Dog Show Maastricht

On Sunday we went to the show in Maastricht.
We had a great day with a good atmosphere.
Billy and his kids did great and i was still on the cloud from last weekend.
The results are.
Mr. Joe Bannanas v.d. Mergelhoeve "Joe" 1 Excellent in Junior Class JCAC.
With this last point Joe became Dutch Junior Champion!!
Many congratulations to his owner and Breeder.
Mrs. Nina v.d. Mergelhoeve "Nina" 2 Excellent in Junior Class.
And then daddy.
Karrelene's Special Boy For Europe NJK,JW'10,BJW'10,CW'12
1 Excellent in Open Class, Best Dog,CAC/CACIB,Best Of Breed.
With this final point Billy is now Dutch Champion!!
I'm so proud of Billy he really makes dreams come true.
Mom thanks again for showing Billy to Best Dog!!


22-09-2012 Dutch Gordon Setter Club Show

On Saturday we went to the Dutch Gordon Setter Club Show.
We had a lovely day with friends and family.
Billy did great and went all the way.
The results are:
1 Excellent in Open Class
BIS Open Class
Best Dog
Best Of Breed
Best In Show Clubwinner 2012!!!
So proud of him. He made my dream come true :)
I would like to thank my mom for showing Billy to Best Dog of the Clubmatch.
You both did so well.
Thanks mom you did a great job with Billy!!!
With this great results he is also qualified for The Dog of the Year Show 2012.
What will be held in 2013.





17-09-2012 HD Results

Today we received the news that Mr. Joe Bannanas v.d. Mergelhoeve have HD-A1
I'm very happy and proud with these results of a other Maffia kid what have a great HD score.
More information about Joe you can find under Offspring Mergelhoeve Maffia Litter

09-09-2012 Richmond Championship Show UK

On Sunday the 9th of September we visited the Richmond Championship Show in UK.
We went with 3 dogs and all 3 did very well.
Karrelene's Special Boy For Europe NJK,JW'10,BJW'10 "Billy" came out in 2 classes.
In the Post Graduate Dog he became 2nd and in Limit Dog he became 3rd.
In both classes he got Cruft's qualification.
After Billy i showed Junior and Lola as well.
Int.Sh.Ch.NL/VH/Lux.Ch. I Am The Only One v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,EJS'08,ESG'09,CW'11 "Junior"
came out in Open Dog class.
He became 2nd in his class and later RCC Dog.
Lucky Happy Lola v.d. Mergelhoeve NJK,EJW'11,FCI-100-JSG'11 "Lola" came out in 2 classes.
In Post Graduate Bitch she became 2nd and in Limit Bitch 1st.
Junior and Lola are getting their studbook number and that means they are both qualified for life for Cruft's.
We are very happy and proud of all the results the dogs have got at that day.
We had a lovely time in England with our dogs and friends.


09-09-2012 Happy Birthday

Happy first Birthday Of Magic Fields U-Litter.
Many happy returns in good health.
We hope you get lots of coockies and hugs today.

01-09-2012 Pictures of Billy and Star


24-08-2012 Swimming with dogs

On Friday we went for a lovely swim with Billy, Luna and Star.
Pictures below from me with them.


20-08-2012 Happy Birthday Billy

Happy 3th Birthday Billy boy.
I hope we will have many happy returns.
With lots of crazy and nice moments together.
Love you lots my boy.


19-08-2012 Open examine competition for hunting dogs

Today Mr. Joe Bannanas v.d. Mergelhoeve "Joe" went to the competition.
He did it again even when the weather was so hot today.
He got 141 points out of 160 points what you could get for this examine.
So that means he have a B-certificate in the pocket :)
John the owner of Joe is working hard with him to get him ready for the higher level every time.
We are very proud on that.
So now Joe have 2x C-certificate and 2x B-certificate
Well done John and Joe with these great results.

10-08-2012 PRA Results

On the 9th of August we received the PRA (rcd4) results back.
Mr. Joe Bannanas v.d. Mergelhoeve "Joe" is CLEAR
And my 2 co-owning babies
New Olympic Fever v.d. Mergelhoeve "Fever" CLEAR
New Olympic Fire v.d. Mergelhoeve "Fire" CLEAR
Very happy with these results.
Now still the hip score from Joe and then all is compleet.

08-08-2012 Hip score Nina

Today we received the news about Nina's hip score.
Mrs. Nina v.d. Mergelhoeve have:
HD-A
Norbergwaarde 40
Botafwijking 0
So that's very very good news.
Now waiting for the results of her 2 brothers Don and Joe. 

04-08-2012 Swimming pictures

Yesterday i went with my mom and 3 gordons for a swim with Billy, Nina and Star.
Before we went with these 3 we went also for a swim with the pups Fever and Fire.
That was also great.
Just 10 weeks old and swimming already :)
I'm happy to co-own Fever and Fire.
But now back to Billy, Nina and Star.
They had a wonderfull time. 
Nina is the daugther from Billy and Star is living with me and Billy.
Nina didn't swim before but now she did.
Enjoy the pictures below from our great moment.


31-07-2012 My Co-own babies

I'm happy to tell that i'm the proud co-owner from Fever and Fire.
Their full names are:
New Olympic Fever v.d. Mergelhoeve "Fever" and
New Olympic Fire v.d. Mergelhoeve "Fire"


16-07-2012 Puppy visit in Austria

On Thursday evening we started our trip to Austria.
And on Friday afternoon we arrived in Pernitz by Conny and Andi.
We had a very warm welcome. 
We went to the pups and they all came directly to us.
So open and happy. Non of them was hide and wait what was going on.
It was really puppy attack :)
Billy and Star was walk between them and it was one happy family.
If it was nothing new to the pups to have strange dogs around.
I'm very happy how the pups look and how they are.
We had a wonderfull time with Conny, Andi, Liesa and the rest of the family.
Many thanks to Conny and Andi for the nice time we spend together,
with nice grill evenings and not to forget the sekt :)
Remind good about the girl if she will not stay i will come next week to pick her up :)


09-07-2012 New puppy pictures

There are new puppy pictures from the G-litter at Straddles home.
This weekend we will visit the puppies in Austria :)
And hope to come back with lots of pictures from the pups with parents together.

04-07-2012  One puppy available

One puppy female is still looking for a show home.
Out of the combination Karrelene's Special Boy For Europe x Sangerfield Enigma del Inka
For more information about this female please contact Andy and Conny.
Or take a look on their website www.straddles.at

01-07-2012 Show Genk Belgium

On Sunday we went to the Int. Dog Show in Genk Belgium.
Billy did very very well.
And he won the open class with 1 Excellent.
Later on he became also Best Dog with CAC/CACIB.
So proud of my boy!!!
Many thanks to the judge Mrs. C. Delmar



29-06-2012 Compleet new website

After some time i have decided to make a compleet new website for Billy and his Offspring.
I hope you all like the new website and leave us a message in our guestbook.
If there are any questions you can always contact me.

23-06-2012 Outdoor Show Uden

On Saturday we went to the Outdoor Show in Uden.
Billy did very well in my eye's.
But at least his results were 3rd Very Good in the Open Class.
His Kids Mr. Joe Bananas v.d. Mergelhoeve and Mrs. Nina v.d. Mergelhoeve were also entered.
Mr. Joe Bananas v.d. Mergelhoeve became 1st Excellent JCAC.
He have now 2 point for his Dutch Junior Champion title.
And Mrs. Nina v.d. Mergelhoeve became 2nd Very Good.
In the slide show are more pictures of that day from our team and Best of Breed.
Many thanks to the mother of Mareike who made these pictures.


11-06-2012 New pictures of the pups in Austria

I just have added new pictures from the G-Litter at Straddles Home.
They all grow well and are all over 1kg already.
They are now 20 day's old and the pictures are from 19 day's old.
I hope they will all find lovely homes soon.

06-06-2012 Outdoor Show Bennekom

On Sunday the 3rd of June Billy went to the Gundog show in Bennekom.
It was raining all day only not when we had to go in the ring.
Billy did very well and his 3 kids as well.
Billy got 2nd Excellent in the Open Class.
I'm very proud with this result.
But his Maffia kids did even better :)
Mr. Joe Bananas v.d. Mergelhoeve 1 Excellent JCAC and Res.CAC.
Joe was for the first time on show and came out in the Junior Class.
Mr. Salvatore Vitale v.d. Mergelhoeve 2 Excellent in the Junior Class.
Mrs. Nina v.d. Mergelhoeve 1 Excellent JCAC and Res.CAC.
Nina was also for the first time on show and came out in the Junior Class.
In the slide show you can see also Lucky Happy Lola v.d. Mergelhoeve.
I was show her in the Open Class and she became 1 Excellent and CAC.
Many thanks to Nico who made the nice pictures.


26-05-2012 New pictures of Billy in his Gallery


23-05-2012 Puppies are born at Straddles Home

On 23 May 11 pups born at Stradless Home in Austria.
4 Boy's and 7 Girls. Mother Enya did it great.
Mom and kids are doing fine.
Look for more pictures on the puppies page.


13-05-2012 Mr. Joe Bananas v.d. Mergelhoeve during his hunting course

New pictures from Mr. Joe Banannas v.d. Mergelhoeve during his hunting course.
Joe loves to work together with his boss John.
Thanks Stef for the nice pictures from Joe and your Dad.


12-05-2012 Happy Birthday to

Happy First Birthday to:
Mergelhoeve Maffia Litter and Flynnrock's H-Litter
Hope you all have a great day with lots of coockies and hugs.
Many happy returns and crazy moments :)
Kisses from Daddy Billy.


13-04-2012 Puppies expected at Straddles Home

Today we received the good news that Enya is in welp.
In a few weeks the pups will be born.
Follow the website for more news about the litter.
Both parents are tested for HD and PRA.
The pups will be gynetic CLEAR of PRA.


27-03-2012 Billy had a date

Billy had a date. She came all the way from Austria.
Her name is:
Sangerfield Enigma del Inka "Enya".
Hopefully in a couple of weeks we can tell the good news that she is pregnant.
Puppies will be born in Kennel "Straddles Home"


20-03-2012 Billy and his son Al Capone v.d. Mergelhoeve "Diesel"


12-03-2012 Billy went to Cruft's

On the 9th of March i went with Billy to the Cruft's.
He was entered in the Post Graduate Dog Class and it was a strong class.
Billy did very well and became 3rd in his class.
I'm very very proud of my boy.
Now he is qualified for next year :)


12-02-2012 Billy's winter picture for snowy photo competition

'Flying Billy' picture made by Anna Przywecka (Saturnii)
1st PRIZE WINNER
Snowy Photo Competition 2012-Brandonhill.com
Thanks to Julie Greenan (Julset) & Diane Bridgwater (Bridgella)
We are very happy with winning this competition :)


Billy's kids from Germany by Flynnrock's Kennel.
Flynnrock's Hugo "Hugo"






Flynnrock's Hot Molly "Molly"



Billy's daughter Mrs. Nina v.d. Mergelhoeve "Nina"
At the age of 8 months.



Billy's son Mr. Salvatore Vitale v.d. Mergelhoeve "Don"
At the age of 8 months.






Billy's son Mr. Joe Bananas v.d. Mergelhoeve "Joe"
At the age of 7,5 months.