Welsh Witch

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Australian Champion; Neuter Champion

Ricochez Gerwyn Saffir (AI)

When we discovered how much we loved the Welsh Spaniel, we decided that one day we would love a little girl welshie and her name was always going to be Stevie. Why? Our favourite songbird is Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac fame and her music production company is Welsh Witch - so Stevie is the perfect name for a little welsh girl with a big voice!

So when our friends Bruce and Bev from Ricochez mentioned their lovely girl Emily (Ch Sarabande Sea Of Dreams Imp UK) was going to have babies to the late great Oscar (Supreme Champion Shandwick Raffles Imp UK) and that one of the girls could be ours, we were delighted!  And Frodes was interested in 'speaking welshie' with a new friend after many years of being a pretend ESS!

So along came Stevie in early December 2015.. a stunningly deep red coloured girl with the voice of a lion!  She started out her show career with mixed results - she liked to run around but got so terribly car sick that she just didn't really enjoy going in the car!  She and her litter brother 'Quinn' used to take turns at winning Baby of Breed - it just depended on who was the most sick!  She won her first challenge certificate at 6 months 3 days in fine competition!  She gained her Australian Championship at 16 months of age in the company of some of Australia's finest Welshies.

Sadly the kids from the football club behind the house tormented a young Stevie-Buggie and her friends in getting the soccer balls back and she is now not too keen on rowdy people and occasions, which includes the dog show ring. She comes out on occasion for a run around and even though she does not enjoy it, she can still hold her own against the same top welsh she started showing against!  She enjoys guarding the house with her barking and loves the boys we have had on loan here.  Her best friend is MacNeuter - and has been from the moment she arrived at The Menangarie


Given that Stevie was never keen to come into season, we made the difficult decision to stop waiting and desex her and see if she fancied a turn at a neuter title. So far she's beaten several Supreme Champions for multiple neuter in groups and has won herself quite a few ribbons in few months back in the ring - including two RuNIS [all breeds].  We all know Buggie hates showing but she looks so good doing it and she lives to please so she will see out the rest of 2019 trotting around the rings then she can go back to being a lady of leisure.

SO very proud of this brave girl - she achieved what her 'Uncle' Frodie did - Neuter Welsh Springer Spaniel Qld AND Australia 2019 (DOL pointscore) and she also came 4th in neuter gundogs Qld - considering we show once a week if we are lucky and often venture over the border where it doesn't count for Qld, that's pretty good. 

Pedigree for Australian Champion Ricochez Gerwyn Saffir (AI)
Sire : Sup Ch Shandwick Raffles (Imp UK) S: UK SH Ch Ferndel Copywrite (UK) S: Kazval Watermark For Weslave (UK)
D: UK SH Ch Ferndel Cecilia (UK)
D: Ferndel Vanity (UK) S: Ferndel Freshman (UK)
D: Ferndel Destiny Calls (UK)
Dam : Ch Sarabande Sea Of Dreams (Imp UK) S: Statesman's River To The Sea (USA) S: AM Ch Statesman's Nearco AM. JH. AM. RN (USA)
D: Slapestones Sea Breeze (UK)
D: UK SH Ch Shandwick Premier Rose at Sarabane (JW) (SHCM) (UK) S: UK SH Ch SE Ch Menstonia Marcel (JW) (UK)
D: Shandwick Astrid (UK)



Contact Details

Rachael Arnott
Daisy Hill, QLD, Australia
Phone : 0414 893 194
Email : [email protected]