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FTW Lemon Rose Huddlestone
A young bitch showing huge promise. Now training with Roy Ellershaw, we see a strong future for Millie. In her first year trialling at just 18 months old she came second (to Rigg) in her very first trial, also winning the Clive Miller Trophy for best novice dog, and winning outright her second and third trials, also taking Guns’ Choice award. With 2 wins and a second place in the 3 outings of her first season we are delighted. Her win at The Kennel Club Minority Breeds Field trial in November 2016 saw her beat kennel mate Rigg into 3rd place!
In 2017 John Smith-Bodden ran her with success in Minor Breeds trials, picking up a first place in the WCSS Harvington field trial and a COM in the following WCSS trial in Norfolk. So currently its 3 wins from 6 Trials for Millie and this young dog continues to shine a light towards the future.
Vigorous in hunting and with a strong desire to learn for the sake of it we think Millie is a fine example of a working Clumber who is starting to make her own mark. Hopefully Millie will be having a litter in the coming years. ( probably 2018) .She is tested as EIC (Exercise Induced Collapse) CLEAR and has a hip score totalling 9, which makes her a very attractive dog for the breed.
An intensely intelligent and honest worker accompanied by just the right amount of lunacy to make Millie a very loveable young bitch. Surely there is more to come yet from this stunning youngster.
Below ; Millie with her winning retrieve to handler John Smith-Bodden WCSS Minor Breeds Field Trial 2017 at Harvington. Photo courtesy of Steve Davis