Overdene Niamh Chinn Oir

Niamh at Richmond Championship Show - 7.9.14

Niamh at Richmond Championship Show - 7.9.14

photo by: Ian Roper

Niamh with baby ½ siblings (17.09.2009)

Niamh with baby ½ siblings (17.09.2009)

photo by: Merriol Haselden

Niamh aged 4

Niamh aged 4

photo by: Dave Burleigh

Owner : Overdene Golden Retrievers
Breed : Golden Retriever
Birthdate : 12th June 2007
Colour : Golden
Health Tested

Health Tests

Niamh was the 2nd puppy born (and the only bitch) in her mother Aoife's 1st litter of 10 by Mrs Anne Fanning's Brensham Observer born in June 2007 as the result of a 5-second "blink and you missed it" but nevertheless planned liaison. And although prior to the happy event I had told myself I wasn’t keeping a puppy, I soon realised I couldn't part with Niamh because she was (at that time) the only daughter of both parents. Knowing my luck, if I had let her go, Aoife might never give me another bitch puppy – it was a very happy decision because Niamh proved to be a very easy puppy to raise, and has always reminded me of her lovely grandmother, Overdene Astipalaia, both in looks and attitude to life. As is the case with all Overdene breeding bitches, Niamh has been DNA profiled.

Despite being able to clear babygates with the prowess of a seasoned steeplechaser since the age of about 15 weeks, like most Overdene puppies before her, Niamh never really went through a destructive phase, although her "party trick" as a puppy was to empty the contents of the water bowl all over the kitchen floor! But like her granny Kyriaki, her love of water ends there. We have yet to persuade Niamh that swimming is fun; we know she's competent once out of her depth – she just chooses not to go in over her knees!

Being slow to mature (unlike her mother, but like most other Overdenes) she was only lightly shown as a puppy. We were thrilled, however, with her placings under judges who were showing and breeding many years ago; judges for whom dark colour is not an issue, and who appreciate that youngsters need time to mature and should be allowed to enjoy their day out. Niamh has always been willing to stand looking lovingly at her handler, with wagging tail; she is delighted to have the attention when judges go over her, and although she does currently have a tendency to carry her tail like a "toller", she has inherited the excellent movement of both her parents. She is a joy to have around.

Pedigree

  • Parents
  • Grand Parents
  • Great Grand Parents
    • Ch Ritzilyn Cockney Robin
    • Stanroph Sally Anne for Ritzilyn
    • Sh Ch Sinnhein Toerag of Kilgraston
    • Merry Nuala of Brensham
    • Arthur King of Legends
    • Wilgem Starlight Moment
    • Horham Barraband
    • Bryanstown Áine for Overdene
  • Great Great Grand Parents
    • Sh Ch Amirene King Eider of Davern
    • Ritzilyn Tickled Pink
    • Ch Meant To Be at Moorquest
    • Stanroph Shere Fantasy
    • Ch Sansue Golden Ruler
    • Sh Ch Sinnhein Minutemaid
    • Sh Ch Lorinford Lancelot
    • Gillbryan Madailein
    • Wyvan Merrigo Likely
    • Cornish Cream Curl
    • Dovedown Royal Sovereign of Bridgefarm
    • Deerflite Witchcraft
    • Sh Ch Tokeida Starstealer
    • Owlery Athanasius at Horham
    • Pondcroft Sean of Bryanstown
    • Bryanstown Ingerid
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