TENFIELD SEA BISCUIT

Reiver at 5 years old

Reiver at 5 years old

photo by: Photo by Heili Einasto

What a handsome lad !

What a handsome lad !

photo by: Photo by Heili Einasto

Reiver the show dog

Reiver the show dog

photo by: Photo by Heili Einasto

Owner : TENFIELD
Breed : Golden Retriever
22nd October 2003 - 14th October 2013
Health Tested

Health Tests


Unfortunately Reiver had to be castrated in the summer of 2013 due to an enlarged prostate and this triggered lymphoma. Sadly he had to be given sleep just before his tenth birthday, he was oh so tired, but wagging his tail at the end still trying to please those around him. Devastated to lose my big gentle golden boy before his time, he is the third of my boys to leave me in just 16 months, life is very hard without them. Hopefully there will be Reiver grandchildren here in the spring of 2014 to help ease the pain.

Reiver is admired for his handsome dark golden good looks by everyone who meets him. He is very laid back and hasn't a bad bone in his body and is everyones' favourite. He has the most soft and kindly temperament, just like his late Champion dad and waggy waggy waggy mum.

He narrowly missed gaining his Junior Warrant, taking a long time to mature and like a good wine, just gets better and better. He prefers a shooting day to old boring dog shows and is much admired by the guns, though he is a happy show boy, always wagging his tail. He taught his son Tenfield Sea Patrol JW the ropes during the 2008/09 shooting season and what a great team they made, with 'George's' owner handling them both and proving what a biddable and versatile boy Reiver is.

He has Open Show Best of Breeds, Gundog Group places, Best Puppy awards and several Best AV Gundog awards to his credit, as well as Championship Show breed firsts and places in Stakes classes, in spite of being very lightly shown. (as he really doesn't like it!!). Reiver also passed his Show Gundog Working Certificate, during the 2006/07 season.

Reiver was announced as 'Top Dog 2005' by Test Valley Ringcraft, much to my surprise, as he had attended very few shows. He then started 2006 by qualifying for Crufts 2007 at his first Championship Show, followed by winning 2nd place in his class at Crufts. At Crufts 2007 he was short-listed to the final 8 in a strong Post Graduate Dog class with 35 entries. He can usually be found with his fan club on the benches at Crufts, where he appears in the working gundog and Gamekeepers classes.

He is well boned and has the darkest of black pigment, he is passing his excellent pigment and dark golden good looks on to his puppies. He excels in shoulder layback and forequarter angulation and has the sweetest and most biddable of temperaments - I am constantly receiving requests from people who have seen or know Reiver progeny and want a puppy by him.

Reiver is elbow scored 0 and his first litter contained 11 puppies born early October 2005. Two of these are with the charity 'Canine Partners'. His daughter 'Roo' (Tenfield Tern) born on 24th December 2006, is partnered for 'Dogs for the Disabled'. We are thrilled that families with Reiver babies are so delighted with their new additions -many seem to inherit Reiver's sweet and calm disposition.

He is a calm and efficient stud dog, as his laid back personality would suggest and is at stud to hip scored and eye tested ladies.

Reiver has sired many litters and three of his earliest puppies made their debut in the show ring during 2007. Tenfield Sea Patrol and his sister Silver Sea Spray qualified for Crufts 2008 at their very first shows ('Holly' at her owners first ever dog show). Another sister Tenfield Sea Diamond was Best Puppy and Puppy Group 3 at the irish Kennel Club Championship Show. 'George' has several Championship Show firsts and was Best Puppy in Show at the Eastern Counties Golden Retriever Club Championship Show. He also has Open Show Best Puppy, Gundog Puppy Group 1 and Reserve Best Puppy in Show wins to his credit. George gained his JUNIOR WARRANT early 2008 and has also won Open Show Best of Breeds with Gundog Group places. George is only one of Reiver's children to have inherited his working ability and to have achieved their Show Gundog Working Certificates.

Reiver continues to sire quality puppies, most of whom have inherited his placid nature and dark Golden good looks. We are delighted that Dogs For The Disabled are also always interested in litters sired by Reiver. Now a grandad, he has progeny in Estonia, France and Sweden as well as the UK, including Estonian/Baltic Champion Tenfield Tori. I am very proud of dear Reiver, not least because of his biddable, calm and laid back temperament along with his natural working ability. He is all that a Golden should be.

Reiver is eye tested clear for all conditions, DNA tested clear for GR_PRA1 and GR_PRA2, hip scored 5-5 and elbow scored 0.

Pedigree

  • Parents
    • Ch Ninell Harrington at Millgreen
    • Tenfield Silver Gull
  • Grand Parents
    • Catcombe Cheshire at Millgreen
    • Ninell Georgia
    • Messano Blueprint JW
    • Tenfield All At Sea
  • Great Grand Parents
    • Catcombe Czar
    • Catcombe Crumpet
    • Sh Ch Crowood Butch Cassidy
    • Ninell Ciarah JW
    • Guella Golden Hind
    • Barklands X-Planation of Messano
    • Ch Jamescroft Squire
    • Tenfield Rambling Runaway
  • Great Great Grand Parents
    • Stolford Moonduster
    • Catcombe Choice
    • Ch Westley Samuel
    • Catcombe Candide
    • Ch Paudell Easter Plantaganet at Kerrien
    • Crowood Antonia
    • Jamescroft Rheingold JW
    • Ch Ninell Morwenna
    • Ch Bryanstown Gaucho JW
    • Guella Andromeda
    • Barklands Unicorn
    • Gyrima Alexandrina of Barklands
    • Sansue Castalian
    • Jamescroft Magic Miranda
    • Bridgefarm Barleycorn
    • Ch Unavale Kitywake of Tenfield
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