FTCh Shimnavale Excalibur

WINNER OF FIVE FIELD TRIALS

MEMBER OF THE WINNING UK AND IRISH INTERNATIONAL GUNDOG TEAMS

He is a proven sire and is available for use at stud.  (Fee = £300). 

Frozen and chilled semen is available on request for use outside UK (Stud fee = £450 + shipping).

Hips:     3,3

Elbows: 0,0

Eyes:    Unaffected (BVA)

Genetically clear of PRA, CNM, EIC & SD2

 

Click here for Shimnavale Excalibur’s pedigree

Shimnavale Excalibur is a Field Trial Champion (FTCh) which means that he has been thoroughly tested in the shooting field and deemed suitable for entry in the Kennel Club Stud Book and to run in the Irish Retriever Championships in December 2012 and also qualified three times in 2013.

At three years old, he has won five field trials and has six other field trial awards. 

He has also been part of the winning UK team at the Kennel Club International working test at Chatsworth, part of the winning Irish team at the CLA game fair and part of the NI team, which was places second at the Shanes Castle Game fair.

He won two trials during his first season on game, a Novice Stake and an Open Stake.   He won his novice trial, with a really clean run on partridges at Glennoo in Fivemiletown.  He eye-wiped another dog, did nice work in a no bird situation and picked an awkward retrieve over bank in order to be awarded first place out of four dogs that finished.

His first open stake win was impressive, as at two and a half years old, he was the youngest dog in the stake and it was his first open.  He started out by eye-wiping two dogs on a snipe and finished by eye-wiping another two dogs on a duck.  He then won a walked up open stake in October 2013 on partridge in Glenoo, won a driven pheasant open stake in Moyola on 30 November and became a FTCh by winning walked up open stake on snipe and partridge in Limerick the next day.  He also has a numbner of other field trial awards.

His win on Snipe was spectacular – as he accounted for 10 of the 16 dogs in the stake which failed to pick snip in front of him, proving his excellent nose. 

He is a stylish, powerfully built dog who is an excellent game-finder with a quiet temperament.  He has won both driven and walked up stakes and is also a top class rough shooting dog.  As he is genetically clear of PRA, CNM and EIC he will only produce pups that are physically unaffected by these diseases.  He also has a clear eye certificate, low hip score and a perfect elbow score, making him a fantastic choice as a stud dog.  He has produced some lovely puppies so far.

 

My dog (OFTW Shimnavale Excalibur) and I represented the UK at the Kennel Club international working test in Chatsworth estate. Representing England was John Halsted jnr with the Duchess of Devonshire's FTCh Asterix Aguzannis of Chatsworth, Stan Payne for Scotland with OFTW Rimousky Caley Oakstan and Andy Fisher representing Wales with OFTW Vamp Pipsessewa
My dog (OFTW Shimnavale Excalibur) and I represented the UK at the Kennel Club international working test in Chatsworth estate. Representing England was John Halsted jnr with the Duchess of Devonshire’s FTCh Asterix Aguzannis of Chatsworth, Stan Payne for Scotland with OFTW Rimousky Caley Oakstan and Andy Fisher representing Wales with OFTW Vamp Pipsessewa
My dog, Shimnavale Excalibur) and I represented Ireland and were part of the winning team at the home international competition.
My dog, Shimnavale Excalibur) and I represented Ireland and were part of the winning team at the home international competition.
OFTW Shimnavale Excalibur retreiving from water. Photograph courtesy of Andy Biggar!
OFTW Shimnavale Excalibur retreiving from water. Photograph courtesy of Andy Biggar!
OFTW Shimnavale Excalibur won the FT Dog class at the weekend - most importantly being classed as an excellent specimen of the breed
OFTW Shimnavale Excalibur won the FT Dog class at the weekend – most importantly being classed as an excellent specimen of the breed

One thought on “FTCh Shimnavale Excalibur

    Helga Thorstein said:
    March 28, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Lovely dog, Excalibur. I’m so proud I got a strong, healthy and beautiful son from him, now 1 year. Partridge Frozen Josh. Wish all at the Shimnavale Gundogs a lovely summer. Good luck with the dogs.

    Best regards from Denmark

    Helga F. Thorstein

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