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Here is a short
presentation of us and the goals for our breeding.
Our goals are first and foremost to preserve the workingstock of the breed, we
also believe this can be done without
giving back on health or a good exterior so called "Dual Purpose Dogs".
Quiet and mentally stabil dogs with "will
to please"in cooperation
with "motor", i.e eager to work. Dogs that continues to
work no matter what happens, is also very important to us and something we strive
for and value very much. Far to many good workingdogs demands an experienced handler today
- OUR goal is also to breed "easy-to-handle-dogs" that doesn´t
need an experienced handler to become a good worker. Will-to-please
is not the same as an obedient dog. Any dog can be made obedient but not all dogs have
that full portion of
natural inherited will-to-please.
We always provide
adequate help for every dog and owner and does not breed more than we handle to follow up..
"A retriever is a huntingdog for multiple use -NOT a
companiondog that can be used for hunting."
Both parents to our litters have ofcourse
free hips and eyes clear and are merited in both field and show, and the
combination should not be in the riskzone of inheritage deceases.
We are proud to be able to provide adequate help and this is always included when buying a
pup from us. This is something of a cornerstone of our Kennel.
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Our foundation - "Gillette, Nisse &
We hope to
be able to continue Gillette´s highly appreciated workingabilities,
with her mother - Frida -
Lp SLCH SJCH NJCH SUCH SVCH Flat
Tyre´s Fatale Attraction-
in mind for all breeding.
Frida - foundationbitch at
Black Attraction - only had one litter and it´s an honour to have owned and
handled one of her offsprings and to be able to continue her excellent bloodlines.
Our foundation were the
Flatcoats "Gillette" -SVCh
Black Attraction Fair Play,
Beyond the Surface, and the Petit Basset - "Nisse" -
SUCh SJCh SVCh Rainstone Petit
(see photo to the left)
Our Prefix is Gilliam, from Gillette and William.
Also a "GILLIE" is a Scottish word for "hunters helper".
"The workingmachine" Gillette became our foundationbitch, and she had 2
who have proven to have inherited her fantastic working abilities.
- SVCH Black Attraction Fair Play
From the first litter, born in Sept. 2000,
you will find not less than 2
"Winners of the FCR-Championship
(see photos) a "FTCH" who has also become "Field-retriever of the Year" and an Obediencechampion who is also Trackchampion.
Several of the other dogs in this litter are highly merited both in field and obedience.
From the litter´s 7 individuals - 5 of
theese got, not less than 12x1st prizes at cold game tests from puppyage
(under 2 yrs) -
several of these 1st prizes with "honours" and "best-dog-awards". At 7 years of age they have toghether not less than 33x1st prizes with
14x Best-dog-awards at cold game tests. After 7 yrs one of the brothers
continued to collect best-dog-awards and 1st prizes.
From the second litter, born in Dec. 2001,
Johanna kept the bitch "Yes" -
Gilliam´s Gold Black Addiction
Gilliam´s Gold Black Addiction
who herself has proven to be a good worker
with her very young handler Johanna. "Best free search" and "Best
waterwork" at the Swedish FCRchampionship of 2003, in Youngsterclass and "Best
Marking" at the Championships of 2004. This time in Openclass also as youngest dog of
the class. At official
tests she got 1st prize in Youngsterclass with best-dog-of-test-award and also 2x1st prize
in Open, qualifying for Elite. She has several other field-merited syblings. One of her
brothers - G´s G Black Ammuntion - was runner up in the Openclass-finals at the Swedish
FCRchampionship of 2006 among 84 dogs, and one of her sisters - MultiCh G´s G Black
Russian was first retriever in Russia to qualify for "Grand Champion", which
means she is a Multi Showchampion and has the
International Field Trial Certificate. Her Int FTC she obtained with an
"Excellent" on duck. Yes and her sister in Russia have
also proven themselves as very good broadbitches. Several dogs from our 2nd litter
are also bloodtrackingchampions, some are also merited obediencedogs with classwinnings
and several dogs from the litter also have cc´s/cacibs and cc-qualityawards from shows.
From Yes´first litter you find among others
Gilliam´s Gold Active Fit, who was runner up at the FCR championships of 2007 in
Puppyclass, with the same points as the winner. He also was runner up in
the FCR-Championships of 2009 this time in Open. From this litter we kept a bitch -
Gold Once You Pop - Viwi
Viwi - "SVCH Gilliam´s Gold Once You Pop"
Viwi is a lovely lady with cc at show and lots of good
workingqualities and a 2nd prize from Beginnersclass with minimum amount
of training and with only one start. She is mother to
Gizer and our Pringles-litter. From Yes´ second litter we have
also kept a bitch
- "Gilliam´s Gold Yes T Dej" - Nix
"Gilliam´s Gold Yes T Dej"
....who we couldn´t resist as she reminded
us so much about Grandma Gillette :-) Nowadays Nix lives with the Schöllin family and will try to take the
role of Fredrik´s huntingcompanion after Yxi (see first litter)
She has a 1st prize in Beginnersclass at cold game test and is mother to
3 of our litters the Fenix-litter, the Nixon-litter and the King-&
|Lp SLCH SJCH NJCH SUCH
Flat Tyre´s Fatale Attraction
1st prize Eliteclass and Best-Dog-Awards
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Flatterhaft Covergirl for Gilliam came to us as a lovely surprise. With her
fine retrieverqualities we now have another line of excellent blood. Both her mum and dad
were excellent retrievers and has also been top quality broaddogs. This way they both have
the points needed for the Kennelclub´s Breedaward.
Keno has earned my respect 100% and I have got all the things in her that I expected from
her parents. Springseason 2008 she proved herself at the only 2 cold game test we attended
and took her 2x 1st prizes in Openclass qualifying for Elite. She
also got 1st prize in Elite.
- Flatterhaft Covergirl for Gilliam
|With theese dogs we now
have offsprings from 2 of Sweden´s most merited and wellknown dogs of all times.
Gillette´s mother, above mentioned "Frida" -
Lp SLCH SJCH NJCH SUCH SVCH Flat
Tyre´s Fatale Attraction,
Keno´s father- "Winston" -
NORDJCh SBCh NBCh SLCh
Int Fin SUCh SVCh Lp XELLENT STAR see photo to the right
NORDJCh(SoNoFin) SBCh NBCh SLCh
INTUCH FinUCH SUCh SVCh LpElit
2012 we brought in 2 Flatcoats from the US and hopefully they will be
our 3rd "leg" in the kennel - contributing with new bloodlines.
to come..... :-)
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The kennel was founded late 90´s, when we decided to mate Gillette at age 4.
We had grown up with dogs and Karin had her own Beagle.
responsability for the breed and puppybuyers when being a breeder and to
really critically look at the broaddogs is something we take very
After less than a
year owning and training Gillette we started looking for another dog
as the interest for hunting grew. We took our huntersdiplomas and it didn´t take long
before Nisse the Basset came into the household.
mostly Karin keeps the dogs busy. Our own dogs we use picking-up as
much as we can during the season but we also try them and merit them
at tests. Sometimes we also show them. Matilda - girl no 3 of the
family was also a good handler once and she has helped with
whelpings etc throughout the years.
|is now a
co-owner in the kennel and has with her Yes -
Gilliam´s Gold Black Addiction - made a name for herself as a handler despite of her
young age. One could read about them in both the Swedish retriever- and spanielmagazine
"Apportören" and the Finnish "Nuusku", before she turned 10.
|Any athlete would
have given their right arm for her "will to win". When competing - in anything - she can
make almost anything happen....
At her first
Flatcoatedchampionship, not even 11 years old, she won the prestigeous prize - Cinnamon
the Walking Stick - for Best Handler, with over 200 contestants, and got her name
among many famous retrieverhandlers.
dogs in the field, she has also already made success as a showhandler.
At the international show in Malmö 2004, she showed her young Yes to CC / CACIB and BOS.
All this is good enough for
making us very proud, but at her and Yes´first obediencecompetition, they also brought
home a 1st prize and was placed 3/10.
Now Johanna has a Petit
Brabancon, one of the Belgian Griffons, and will be the one taking
on the breeding of that breed.
has been, and still are, involved in various dogclubs such as The
Bassetclub, Petitclub, Spaniel- & Retrieverclub and Flatcoated retriever club. Both as
a member of the clubboards, as "cold gametest-leader", as retrieverinstructor
and as editor of clubnewspaper.
I have both been instructor and judged for various clubs in both
Sweden, Finland, Norway and Russia.
In my everyday job I have done such
various things as business all over the world, working as Director of Merchandising & Marketing for a mailordercompany
and worked as Veterinary Territory Manager for Hill´s Petfood.
Have lived in France for a time - Monaco,
Corse and Toulon have seen the best of me ;-)
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