LANTIVET

Niki and Paul Metcalf
Okehampton
Devon
England
01837 840348
lantivetgordonsetters@gmail.com

Breeders of:

  • Gordon Setter
Wesley-Sh Ch Roydack Jolly King John JW

Wesley-Sh Ch Roydack Jolly King John JW

photo by: Mrs Niki Metcalf (copyright)

Millie with her Mother Lottie

Millie with her Mother Lottie

photo by: Mrs Niki Metcalf (copyright)

Millie, Rohan, Ollie & Lottie (3 Generations)

Millie, Rohan, Ollie & Lottie (3 Generations)

photo by: Mrs Niki Metcalf (copyright)

Rohan-Sh Ch Laurelhach Quite The Raver At Lantivet

Rohan-Sh Ch Laurelhach Quite The Raver At Lantivet

photo by: Mrs Niki Metcalf (copyright)

I have lived with dogs all my life and grew up with Newfoundland’s which my parents bred and showed.

I was 14 when I first saw a Gordon Setter at an Agricultural show and fell in love instantly knowing that they were the breed for me, much to my parents dismay! Paul's first glimpse of them was at Crufts and luckily or divorce may well have followed, he also was smitten on sight.

We took home our first Gordon male ‘Wesley’ over 15 years ago and decided that to learn more about the breed we would give showing a go. Fortunately, we have been very successful, and Wesley gained his Junior Warrant and later became a Show Champion. To date, he has won 5 Challenge Certificates (CC's), 3 with Best of Breed (BOB), and 6 Reserve Challenge Certificate (RCC's). We show under the Lantivet Affix.

Rohan joined our household 13 years ago and he also has acquitted himself very well within the show ring, gaining to date 3 CC's, 1 BOB and 1 RCC. Both boys have won life qualification at Crufts.

Our dogs are very much family members firstly and show dogs second. They live together in our house with us and spend most of the day with me doing whatever I am doing.

We believe in socialising our dogs and both boys have attended obedience classes, Wesley having gained his Gold Good Citizen Award and Rohan his Silver. We have also taken them to Agility which they both love.

We have been very fortunate to live in some lovely parts of the country were we have the space to free run the boys which is truly a wonderful sight to see. Both our boys have good hip scores 3:4=7 and 5:3=8.

Our new addition in May 2009 to our household has been 'Lottie' Liric Forever Special By Lantivet JW who is Rohan's daughter. She is a very pretty girl and a joy to live with and like her father is aquitting her self well in the show ring and has recently delighted us with gaining her Junior Warrant along with her father Rohan gaining his Show Champion title at the same show. A wonderful day that we will remember for a very long time.

Lottie had her first lovely litter of puppies in July 2012 and we kept her daughter Millie and one of her sons Ollie. Flynn their brother went to a fantastic home to live with Karen and David in North Wales were we get regular blogs from Flynn on all of his adventures.

We now live down in Devon which is a lovely place to be especially for our dogs as we have the most fantastic walking from open moors to the forest to the beach with lovely little villages in between. The scenery is breathtaking and many an evening you will find us all quietly taking in the wonderful views. There is nothing quite like sitting with your dogs at your side watching the world get ready for bed. Not a day goes by when I am not thankful for having such loving companions to share my life with.

Please see our boy's and girl's pages for more information on them.

We are members of The British Gordon Setter Club, The Gordon Setter Association, The Gordon Setter Club of Scotland and The Kennel Club Assured Breeders Scheme.

Our Dogs

Rainbow Bridge

Previous Litters

Results

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