TENFIELD COMMANDER IN CHIEF JW

Chieftan winning his class ECGRC Ch Show Sept 2014

Chieftan winning his class ECGRC Ch Show Sept 2014

photo by: Paul Seamons

Happy smile - a young Chieftan

Happy smile - a young Chieftan

photo by: Kim Ellis

Chieftan on the move age 3 years

Chieftan on the move age 3 years

photo by: Kim Ellis

Owner : TENFIELD
Breed : Golden Retriever
Birthdate : 25th May 2010
Health Tested

Health Tests

*** Chieftan qualified for the 2012 Kennel Club Junior Warrant Winners Semi-Final at Earls Court - see the video clip of Chieftan entering the big ring on our Videos page ***

It is seven years since a dog puppy joined the household and Chieftan is the chosen one, not least because of his impeccable and valuable pedigree, but most importantly because of his steady, calm and totally reliable temperament. He is such a good-natured and easy going boy, very laid back like his late Uncle Reiver, but with his Champion mum's bounce, enthusiasm for life and sense of fun! He is a happy go lucky free-standing boy with a steadily wagging tail, being very loving and easy to live with. He is also a retrieve-a-holic and always has a toy in his mouth, he completed a season picking up on the RA shoot 2012/13 learning the ropes from his mum and has the same game finding ability and good nose as his ancestors.

His first ventures into the show ring were fruitful, qualifying for Crufts 2011 at his first Championship Show, followed by two Best Puppy awards from his first four Open Shows with Puppy Group 4 and Group 2 places respectively. At still only 7 months old, he also qualified for Crufts 2012. We were delighted to be placed 4th in Special Puppy at Crufts 2011 - Chieftan was one of the youngest dogs present at still only 9 months old. At 10 months he won Best Puppy, Reserve Best of Breed, the Gundog Puppy Group and Best Puppy in Show at Chippenham & DCS Open Show. Still 10 months, at North West Golden Retriever Club Championship Show he was awarded three firsts, Best Puppy Dog and Reserve Best Puppy in Show. At 11 months he won Best Puppy Dog at Birmingham National Championship Show and was only beaten by his litter sister Kiwi for Best Puppy.

He finished a successful few months, gaining his Junior Warrant at Birmingham National Championship Show with points to spare, even though he attended relatively few shows.

He and his sister Kiwi are both very special, as they are in direct descent from my foundation bitch Champion Ramble, five generations of Tenfield breeding. They were the result of the first full Champion to full Champion mating in the UK for almost ten years. Kiwi won her first Challenge Certificate at the beginning of 2013, but since then we haven't had the opportunity to get to many shows, even having to give Crufts a miss in both 2014 and 2015. The priority in 2014 was to achieve Basenji Tamu's Champion title, which was a goal achieved and now we must concentrate on Kiwi, in between puppies. However, during 2014 Chieftan did attend a handful of Championship Shows at the end of the year, winning his classes at two of them. He also attended several Open Shows in the autumn with his baby half sister 'Dash' and added Best of Breed, Group places and Best Any Variety Gundog awards to his tally.

Chieftan is a proven stud dog and has been eye tested clear for all conditions, DNA tested clear for GR_PRA1 and GR_PRA2, Hips 6-3, Elbows 0-1. He has sired puppies varying in colour from very pale to rich golden and invariably with the same temperaments to die for. Fit, robust, lively and very obedient, Chieftan is loved by all that know him.

Pedigree

  • Parents
  • Grand Parents
  • Great Grand Parents
    • Ch & Irish Sh Ch Papeta Philosopher
    • Irish Sh Ch Erinderry Amber of Tyrol
    • Gunhills Star Voyager to Bramhills JW
    • Bramhills Pasque Flower
    • Sh Ch Ashlyn Piper of Canina
    • Gleethorne Sweet Charity of Squirrelsmead
    • Messano Blueprint
    • Tenfield All At Sea
  • Great Great Grand Parents
    • Ch Sansue Golden Ruler
    • Sh Ch Westley Sophia of Papeta
    • Sansue Castalian
    • Galalith Charlie Girl
    • Ch Standfast Augustus
    • Gunhills Silver Darby
    • Bramhills Ambrose
    • Bramhills Mistletoe
    • Sh Ch Sinnhein Sebastian
    • Ashlyn Emerald
    • Ch Paudell Easter Plantagenet of Kerrien
    • Squirrelsmead Tritonia of Gleethorne
    • Guella Golden Hind
    • Barklands X-Planation of Messano
    • NL/Lux/Dt/Dt VDH/World Ch Jamescroft Squire
    • Tenfield Rambling Runaway
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