Caballus Kingfisher (Andy) 10.03.1998 - 24.08.2009 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 08 February 2009 17:20


In January 1998 I send a package with chilled seemen from Butch to Finland, and a few months later I took a plane to Finland to pick-up one of the three sons of Butch's last litter. I took Andy home where his natural father helped raising him. Andy grew into a very special dog who created history in the breed. In the year 2000 dogs were allowed to go into Great Britain without quarantine, and Andy managed to win his first CC's that year. On the CCRC Championshipshow in 2002 won his final CC, and in January 2003 he passed the Show Gundog Working Certificate and became a full Champion. Besides his show results Andy is a wonderful dog to live with. Like his father did, he cleans all ears and eyes of the other dogs every day, he is a very sweet and caring person, but also full of mischief. Click here to see Andy's pedigree.

After winning the biggest Curly Club's Championshipshow in Finland in july 2008 Andy retired from the showring, and is now Bruiser's "nanny".

Andy 11 years old

Andy 10 years and 10 months old

                                                      a head very close to breedstandard


                typical Andy

Andy's titles & main ring results:

International Champion
English Champion
Dutch Champion
Luxemburgs Champion
German Champion
Portuguese Champion
VDH Champion
Danish Champion
Swedish Champion
Norwegian Champion
Finnish Champion
World Champion 2000, 2001, 2002
Winner Amsterdam 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 , 2006
Bundessieger 2000, 2001, 2002
VDH Europa Sieger 2000, 2001
FCI European Champion 2002
Copenhagen Winner 2002, 2003
DKK-Winner 2002
Nordic Champion Norwegian Winner 05
Copenhagen Winner 2004, 2005
Nordic Winner 2004

33 Group Placings
13 Best In Group (at International Championship Shows)
5 Best In Show at Retriever Club Shows
Best In Show Curly Clubshows in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden en Finland
Andy has won Best in Groups (CACIB shows) in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Norway

Andy's best working results:
1st price Markprøve B open class in Denmark
Dutch C- certificate
Belgium basic certificat
Show Gundog Working Certificate England
Andy worked for many years during the shooting season on shoots in Belgium.

Health results:
B2 Hips (Dutch old scoring system)
A Hips Finish scoring system
Eyes clear tested yearly

Andy's litters:
2000 Fanto-Heimen's C-litter, dam Fanto-Heimen's Besserat de Bellefon, breeder Bjørg Skjulsvik, Norway
2001 Moselund's, dam Moselund's Hofdame, breeder Lis Honoré, Denmark
2003 Uved's litter, dame Manskugga's Mimosa (Zelda), breeder Gunilla Karlström, Sweden -
here to see the pups
2003 Duck Hunter litter, dam Kulteen Hokitika ( Tiki), breeder Yury Stepchenkov, Russia
2003 Fanto-Heimen's D-litter, dam Fanto-Heimen's Besserat de Bellefon (Bes), breeder Bjørg Skjulsvik,
Norway - see Fanto-Heimen's Darwin
2007 Birdcatcher's, dam Myosotisis Invicta ( Ivy), breeder Theo Kruik. Only one pup, Birdcatcher's Pentacoste
2007 Andy's first American litter was born in SunDevil's kennel. It is also his first frozen A.I. litter
dam Sun Sevil Rock the Casbah (Carmen) breeder Jennifer Kofron
Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2009 12:42