TENFIELD BORDER PATROL JW

Rowan at just under 9 years old

Rowan at just under 9 years old

photo by: Photo by Heili Einasto

Rowan having fun on Salisbury Plain

Rowan having fun on Salisbury Plain

photo by: Photo by Heili Einasto

Rowan age 12 years

Rowan age 12 years

photo by: Kim Ellis

Owner : TENFIELD
Breed : Golden Retriever
5th January 2000 - 25th June 2012
Health Tested

Health Tests

**Sadly Rowan left me after a short illness at the end of June age 12 and a half years, he was the light of my life and my very special boy, my shoulder to lean on and I miss him so much. A true Golden in every way, loved by everyone who knew him.**

Rowan is a happy go lucky boy who sired winning puppies in his one and only litter, including our own 'Chase' who gained her Junior Warrant, Best Puppy in Show awards and has generally surpassed all of our expectations. Both of his daughters shown have won several Championship Show firsts and Open Show Best of Breeds between them.

Rowan is so very good-natured and lovable, he is an old fashioned wavy coated Golden with powerful driving movement and natural working ability. He worked every season, hunting tenaciously until he was retired at 10 years old. If he was sent for a brid, he was totally reliable and would never return until he had found it.

He easily gained his Show Gundog Working Certificate at 2 years old and before that gained his Junior Warrant at the hardest time possible, when the country stopped in the tracks of 'Foot and Mouth' disease. In fact, we were so sure at one point that he wouldn't have the chance to gain the final (fourth) first he needed at a Championship Show, we almost put the letters F.M.V. (Foot and Mouth Victim!) after his name anyway! With just two weeks to go and in the nick of time, he did it in style, winning a class of 32 Juniors at Blackpool.

Always sparingly shown, as his wavy coat and dark golden colour wasn't fashionable in the show ring at the time - though if only I had a penny from every other dog breed exhibitor and member of the public who has admired him for what he is - a proper Golden! He did however, win many Championship Show firsts, was placed as high as second in Championship Show Stakes classes and won Open Show Best of Breeds, Gundog Groups and Gundog Puppy Groups.

I just love him to pieces - I was asked by Golden people overseas if they could 'borrow' him for stud purposes for a year or so in his younger years, but I simply couldn't let him go. They valued his old fashioned good looks - rich colour, tremendous bone, cat-like feet and effortless sound movement. Most importantly, he has always been a kind, loveable, honest boy, everyone who gets to know him just loves him, he is hard to resist. He was a favourite of our gamekeeper and a dog I wouldn't never have parted with for all the tea in China! He is my baby and constant companion, protector and friend. A special dog like Rowan only comes along very rarely in a lifetime.

Unfortunately due to an accident involving an electric cattle fence whilst workng on a shoot at a relatively young age, Rowan was withdrawn from public stud. But fortunately he has grandchildren who have been the foundation for other peoples' kennels and hopefully I will get my own piece of him back at some future date.

Pedigree

  • Parents
  • Grand Parents
    • Rossbourne Just Jamie
    • Stanroph Spring Rose at Tenfield
    • Ch Jamescroft Squire
    • Tenfield Rambling Runaway
  • Great Grand Parents
    • Rossbourne Ocean Boy of Sallynook
    • Rossbourne Spring Love
    • Sansue Castalian
    • Stanroph Shere Fantasy
    • Sansue Castalian
    • Jamescroft Magic Miranda
    • Bridgefarm Barleycorn
    • Ch Unavale Kitywake of Tenfield
  • Great Great Grand Parents
    • Rossbourne Trooper
    • Rossbourne Liana
    • Amberland Black Sabre J.W. S.G.W.C.
    • Sh Ch Rossbourne In Love
    • Sh Ch Styal Shelley of Maundale
    • Rossbourne Party Piece of Sansue
    • Rossbourne Trooper
    • Stanroph Silent Tears
    • Sh Ch Styal Shelley of Maundale
    • Rossbourne Party Piece of Sansue
    • Melfricka Ace In The Hole
    • Jamescroft Chanelle
    • Staralance Huckleberry
    • Bridgefarm Harmoney
    • Sh Ch Zach of Dunblair
    • Unavale Bosanover Baby
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