AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION

O'FLANAGAN GO FOR BROKE

(Tackla)

24/9/08 - 3/6/11

Co-owned with Kirstin Gurner

sire: Swed CH Toffeedreams Sail 'N Tail              Dam: Swd Ch, Nwy Ch O'Flanagan Lagger Nassan I Bot

Best Of Breed 27/3/11

Best Of Breed, 13/3/11

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Tackla is co-owned and lives with Kirstin Gurner.  After a long search for our final bitch import, we fell in love with O'Flanagan Lagger Nassan I Bot (Ellen), Both Kirstn and I found her to be what we were looking for, and she was to mated to a Dog Swd Ch Toffeedreams Sail 'N Tail (Lucas) who we very much approved of as a sire.

Lena's (Tackla's Breeder) description of the Sire and Dam of Tackla.

SU(u)CH Toffedreams Sail’n Tail, “Lucas »

I happened to meet Lucas for the first time when I was judging at a Spaniel and Retriever Club Show in March 2007.He was entered in a huge open class and caught my eye due to excellent movements but only occasionally visible due to hishandler’s lack of experience to present her dog in the ring. When not disturbed by her, (sorry again Helen if you read this…)his excellent construction showed a powerful movement. He has a long head with excellent proportions, lovely expression,long well set neck and a strong top line. Angulations and strong, powerful hindquarters made him rule the ring as far asending up with BOB. 

Thereafter I said to the owner that she might not be aware of what a star she had in the leash askingher to get some help from the breeder how to present her dog. When I realized that he was a Toffedreams flatcoat I had tolaugh as I wondered how they ever let the owner present him in the ring. Despite this, we are still very good friends withToffedreams! Driving home from this judging appointment I decided to use him on one of my females, but who? Read about LN below and you will know! 

In October 2007 Lucas got his second cc at the same show as LN got her first, and Lucas was made up at the same show as LN got her second cc. Were they meant for each other?? We hope so! 

Lucas is a happy and kind male, easy to handle (except in the ring for his owner…) He shows a lot of strength and stamina and will hopefully continue to be presented at least in the Scandinavian countries. 

O’Flanagan Lägger Näsan i Blöt ”Ellen” or shorter ”LN” 

LN and her siblings were born September 1st 2004, mother Jaffa spent the last 14 days before giving birth to her first litter in Evalis’ home as I was in the Orthopaedic Ward due to a fractured hip! Due to this fracture I was supposed to use crouches for a couple of months so it was not the best of time to keep a puppy myself. So they were all sold, Evalis kept one, but the rest were spread all over Sweden, one male to France and one to Holland. Almost three years later, in July,  I had a telephone call from Emilia, LNs owner – due to her third, and unplanned, pregnancy, small children and husband working away from home, she found it difficult to give LN what she needed. We live ca 550 kilometres away from each other so I had not seen LN since she was about 6 months. I decided to drive up to them to take care of LN at least for a while to see if Emilia would regret her decision. 

We met LN, carrying some extra kilos, not trimmed – and still – what a fabulous girl, lovely head and expression, excellent topline, angulations, construction and movements you could die for! Back home we reduced the extra kilos, thank you Royal Canin Satiety support! Regularly weight check ups, trimmed/clipped, long walks during 2 months, then we had her hips done A/A hips, eyes with no remarks and then I entered her to her first show ever – judges comments; 

Excellent type, Beautiful female full of quality, showing strength and elegance. Excellent proportions. Beautifully lined head, long andwell set neck. Excellent angulations in shoulder and upper arm. Stylish top line. Excellent brisket. Powerful and well angulated hindquarters. Correct movements with excellent length. Lovely tail wagging attitude. 

This resulted in her first cc. Next cc and BOS came at her second show. In Harstad, Norway, LN got her Norwegian cc, CACIB and BOS. We hope to complete her Championship next year. 

LN immediately found her place in our four legged family, so easy going, always happy and kind in all aspects. Giving birth was easy, she had a natural, calm, care taking behaviour. When that time came she played with her puppies, she told them how to behave like she had done it before.

Kirstin and I are very grateful to Lena of O'Flanagan from allowing us to get her, knowing Lena found it hard to send a puppy to the other side of the world, but decided to trust us and add to the Australian Gene pool of Flat Coated Retrievers.   

Tackla was fast becoming one of the most successful Flat Coats in South Australian History, by 2 1/2 years old she had over 400 challenge points and was the only bitch regularly pushing our strong dogs for BOB's.  But sadly we lost Tackla at just 2 1/2 years old after she suffered from AIHA.  This was a very sad day for Kirstin and I and we still think of our beautiful Tackla and what might have been.  We miss her very much and still shed a tear for losing her so early.

 

show results

Class In Shows (gundog champ show) - 1

3rd BEST IN GROUP - 1

Class In Groups - 3

BOB - 12

RU BOB - 16

BCC - 43

Challenge Points - 403

 

Minor Puppy In Group - LeFevre K C, Champ Show, 28/3/09

Minor Puppy In Group, Silver City K C, 24/5/09

PUPPY IN SHOW, Gundog Club Of SA, 22/6/09

Junior In Group, Southern Dist K & O D C, 1/8/09

Puppy of Breed, Royal Adelaide Show, 7/9/09

3rd BEST IN GROUP, Port Pirie K C, 4/4/10

 

 

Swed CH TOFFEEDREAMS SAIL 'N TAIL

  FIN LTU INT CH BH WITHYBED TEXAS RANGER

 THE SORCERERS'S APPRENTICE FROM JAEV

WITHYBED MISS MONTANA

NORD & INT CH TOFFEEDREAMS CRAIGELLACHIE

COMICS FICTION CHARM

TOFFEEDREAMS ISLE OF JURA

Swd Ch, Nwy Ch O'Flanagan Lagger Nassan I Bot

 

NUCH SU (U)CH ALMANZA URGENT MESSAGE TO STORMY

NUCH STORMY'S USK DUNCAN
Int NORD FIN UCH ALMANZA MOVE HEAVEN AND EARTH

O'Flanagan Det Ligger I Slakten

TOFFEEDREAMS COTTON EYE JOE

O'Flanagan Upp Som En Sol

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