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Foster - Sh Ch Oakberrow WotzinanameThis year we only entered the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas at Crufts and they did really well under breed specialist judge Chris Guest.  Our new girl on the block - Sloane - Oakberrow Let the Fun be Gin was placed 2nd in puppy bitch class and her Grannie Breeze - Oakberrow Gintastic - won the open bitch class.  However Tilly - Ginger Lillie Around Oakberrow - who is owned by Yvonne Aldridge won Best Veteran in Breed and also the Reserve Champion Bitch.  So our lovely girl Gin - Mum to Tilly and Breeze was very proud of her girls.

Photo of Gin with Breeze as a wee puppy.

EVEN BETTER - the Best of Breed German Shorthaired Pointer Navigaremor Hard to Port - HP to his friends - is a son of my handsome boy Foster - Sh Ch Oakberrow Wotzinaname.

So TEAM OAKBERROW had a brilliant Crufts.  In 2020 I am judge at Crufts so looking forward to this with great excitement.

Gin and Breeze


Meet the new girl to the house - four generations

4 generations Tia Great Gran 15 years old to MorayGerman shorthaired Pointers have been part of my life for over 35 years and the Oakberrow GSPs are known for their beauty and brains.  Foster - Show Champion Oakberrow Wotzinaname - is 7 years old and the last of my line.  Earlier in the year I had an email from the lovely Stephanie Jackman asking if I had any pups which were related to Sh Ch Jennaline Herr-baceous of Oakberrow - Herbie, as her Herbie son Gunnel was getting old and as he had such lovely temperament and a great dog would like similar lines.  I had to say to Stephanie no but there was Foster.  So one thing led to another and In July Rosie and Foster got together and a gorgeous litter was born in September.

We have four generations as Moray has come to live at Oakberrow.  She is 12 weeks and a girl with character.  Stephanie has HP who is a very handsome boy.


Foster did it!!! Show Champion Oakberrow Wotzinaname Sh.CM

Foster retrieving a duckMy boy has been and gone and done it.  At the German Shorthaired Pointer Club Championship Show in July he won 1st in Open Dog and then the Challenge Certificate giving him that sought after 3rd so he can become a Show Champion. 

I must record my grateful thanks to the judge on the day Martin Harris (Barleyarch GSPs) and also my runners - Des and Heather who did a brilliant job and also to all my friends who were there to cheer me on when I became an emotional wreck.

Foster is out doing what he loves best - that is working on the local shoots either beating or picking up, dependent on which shoot he is on.

Foster is available at stud to approved bitches only.



Oakberrow Wotzinaname ShCM

Great news - Foster has been awarded his Show Certificate of Merit and can have ShCM after his name.  Even better is that the lad has done this since October attending the Open shows and his number of Best of Breeds, Group Placings have very quickly added up to the 25 points required.  I am very proud of him.  As you can see from the photos he is proud as well.

Today sees the end of the shooting season and the dogs will miss their days out.  Foster will not be able to attend Crufts, as a docked dog he cannot enter so will be a 'dock and denied' dog.  Seems stupid really as he has a life qualification for Crufts, even more is that he would not even be able to enter the Gamekeepers classes at Crufts.  Anyway that is the law at the moment.


What a Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!

Oakberrow Wotzinaname - otherwise known as FosterGin and Foster both went to West Country Dog Show on Sunday down at The Hand Stadium in Clevedon.  Foster won Best of Breed under Ann Jowsey and then Gundog Group 2 under Colin Woodward.  Brilliant!

Gin won Best of Breed Hungarian Wirehaired Pointer under Colin and was also shortlisted in the Gundog Group.  There was strong competition in the Group with 17 breeds being represented.

Both are looking forward to their first day on Wednesday at Mike's shoot at Twyning where Stowford the baby Hungarian Wirehaired will be joining the team.