Sandra Stevenson
5 Merkland Drive
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Breeders of:

  • Flat Coated Retriever
Sh Ch Branchalwood Dalwhinnie of Steelriver

Sh Ch Branchalwood Dalwhinnie of Steelriver

photo by: V A Jones

Shuna, my foundation bitch and from whom all the Steelrivers are decended.My first champion, mother of 2 UK show champions and grand mother to a further 4. Very much a lady.

Sh Ch Steelriver Summer Winds JW

Sh Ch Steelriver Summer Winds JW

photo by: M Romeo Dieste

Summer was a consistent winner since puppyhood.Gained her Junior Warrant before going on to win her show champion title.She won 3CCs and 6RCCs.Summer won many veteran classes and was best veteran at URC and Blackpool championship shows and BVIS at FRCS twice.
Lived till she was 13 and very much missed.

Sh Ch Steelriver Catch The Breeze

Sh Ch Steelriver Catch The Breeze

photo by: J.Hartley

Breeze. My first home bred champion.Best Of Breed Crufts 2001.Produced (to date) 3 champions and another CC winner in the same litter.A very special girl, my best friend and soul mate and sadly missed.

SE U(U) Ch Caci's Sorry I'm Taken

SE U(U) Ch Caci's Sorry I'm Taken

photo by: s stevenson

'Rasmus' is owned by Carina Ostman of the very successfull Caci's kennel in Sweden. I am delighted that he has been allowed to have an extended holiday here with me. He has won 2CCs in the UK having attended only a few shows and RCC at Crufts 2013 before going home.He has returned for a holiday during the summer 2014 when he took a further RCC and fitted back in to the Steelriver household so easily. He is a pleasure to have as our 'lodger' . Rasmus is also the sire of Rotherfield First Request JW, (Bandit) whom I show for his owner, Wendy Blain and has had a fabulous show career to date including 6championship show BPIB awards, BPIS and 5 RCCs as a youngster


I have owned, exhibited and bred Flatcoats since 1988.I am approved to award Kennel Club Challenge Certificates in the breed and have also judged many times in other European countries and had the great honour of judging Flatcoat bitches at Crufts 2015.

I only keep a few dogs at a time and breed very occassionally. To date, the following dogs owned or bred by myself have become champions.

Sh Ch Branchalwood Dalwhinnie of Steelriver( top brood bitch 2001)

Sh Ch Steelriver Catch The Breeze (Best Of Breed Crufts 2001)

Sh Ch Steelriver Catch The Sky( foundation bitch for the 'Islstrom' Kennel)

Sh Ch Steelriver Summer Winds JW

Sh Ch Steelriver Desert Wind from Lindfernidh( dam of Sh Ch Glendaruel Going My Way)

Sh Ch Steelriver Sunny Spell ShCM

Sh Ch Steelriver Heatwave JW ShCM

Sh Ch Steelriver Blazin Hot at Blacktoft. JW

BISS 03,American, Dutch, Luxembourg,Swedish Ch Steelriver Could it be Magic.CW'06

Ch Steelriver Rysa (Welsh SpringerSpaniel-several times top brood bitch).

Other dogs I have bred have won CCs and RCCs in the UK.

I was a committee member of the Flatcoated Retriever Club of Scotland and was Show Secretary for the club for 11 years. First and foremost, my dogs are pets and companions who all live in the house and enjoy life to the full.

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