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Nick’s pedigree is a multi-national one, containing some highly winning dogs from Germany, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark and England.
Nick’s dam was DualCh Femme Fatale de la Source aux Elfes FTW (MultiCh Gigolo van de Demerbron Trialer x Dark-Beauty de la Source aux Elfes FTA), called Fée, a French bred bitch, living at Kennel “de la Source aux Elfes” in France. Fée was one of those exceptional dogs that represent the dual-purpose idea. She held 5 champion titles, 4 of them are show titles and the fifth is her French Field Champion title. She died shortly after her 7th birthday, only one week after being diagnosed with tumors in her kidneys.
Nick’s sire was our own “Jack”, IntCh Whispering Wind Flying Flapjack (IntCh Amykos umbra fida x DualCh Miss Mallorys One Way To Whisper). Like Fée he was everything we could wish for – a showman plus a superb workman. Jack lived until almost ten years. And when I write lived, I mean he really lived. He had a death everyone wishes for his dog. He was diagnosed with a tumor on the heart only 4 hours before he died of a heart stroke. He did not suffer,his heart did just stop beating.
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Nick has three black sisters, one liver sister and three liver brothers. To learn more about his siblings, click here.
Nick showed a very good nose and retrieving ability from the beginning. He is quite a soft dog and needs no harsh hands. His basic gundog and dummy training is coming on nicely, he is as keen as his daddy to retrieve, but still has a good response to the whistle. Nick loves swimming and with time he gained self confidencce with non-easy waterentries.
Nick absolved his first test at 12 month of age, the French gundog ability test (TAN) and the Epreuve A (a preparation test for the Selectif B). He was the youngest and the only dog of 5 starters who passed the Epreuve A and we got some nice comments on his work. At the age of 15 month he finished his Junior Hunting Test for Retrievers as winner of the test and the next day he participated with success at the Young Star Trophy (a working test for beginners).
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