Overdene Aoibhgreine with Bramblyn

Aoibhgréine aged 6½ weeks - 13.9.09

Aoibhgréine aged 6½ weeks - 13.9.09

photo by: Merriol Haselden

Grian aged 19½ months - 19.3.11

Grian aged 19½ months - 19.3.11

photo by: Ian Roper

Grian aged 5 - September 2014

Grian aged 5 - September 2014

photo by: Merriol Haselden

Owner : Overdene Golden Retrievers
Breed : Golden Retriever
Birthdate : 29th July 2009
Colour : Golden
Health Tested

Health Tests

Meet Aoibhgréine (Grian – meaning "sun" or "sun goddess" in old Irish – to her friends), the puppy which we kept from Aoife's 2nd litter by Hindringham Hot Pursuit to Bramblyn.

Although initially Grian wasn't considered the "looker" amongst the 3 bitch puppies, she quickly came into her own when her siblings left home, and happily settled into being a "bigger girl" with her Granny Kyriaki, Auntie Rayne and older ½ sister, Niamh (as well as her mother Aoife, of course). Despite having a bit of a stubborn streak on occasions (probably inherited from her mother!), she proved to be a quick learner most of the time. She is a joy to take around as she's always been a good traveller (not always the case at first with Overdene youngsters), and although a little reserved at first, and inclined to sit and think as she takes in new things, once she's worked it out, there's no stopping her.

Despite taking time to settle down, Grian made a promising start to her show career in 2010, and she has been placed at every Open Show she has attended over the time which has elapsed since, gently handled by Rachel Reeve, whom Grian absolutely adores.

As is the case with all our bitches, Grian has now been DNA profiled. She has clear eyes under the KC/BVA scheme, and her hip score has come back at 6:6 (see results of health tests above). Sadly, however, Grian only had one litter and after she became a grandmother in June 2014 when her son Rufus sired his first litter, the decision was made, and Grian was spayed in July 2014. Her line continues through her granddaughter, Iris (Dirnanean Raynebow over Overdene) who came to live with her on 17 August 2014.

Pedigree

  • Parents
  • Grand Parents
  • Great Grand Parents
    • Chafforn Applause at Bramblyn
    • Bramblyn Gleam of Gold
    • Guella Golden Hind
    • Delcott Royal Sapphire
    • Arthur King of Legends
    • Wilgem Starlight Moment
    • Horham Barraband
    • Bryanstown Áine for Overdene
  • Great Great Grand Parents
    • Hurricane Chas of Rayleas
    • Brynbras Sunsprite Beauty at Chafforn
    • Hindringham Home Rule for Chafforn
    • Bramblyn Firefly
    • Ch Bryanstown Gaucho
    • Guella Andromeda
    • Sh Ch Lorinford Lancelot
    • Delcott Jessica
    • 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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