Our own 'Field Trial Champion' – FTCH Broadmeafarm Charlie.
A Tireless Hunter
FTCH Broadmeafarm Charlie is a strong and well-presented medium sized cocker, furnished with handsome looks and a wonderful temperament. Charlie is a tireless hunter with impeccable working lines. He has proven extremely easy to train and at just 10 months old, he competed, and was placed in an open working test. Before he was 12 months old he had gained further awards in AV working tests.
An Early Performer
At just 16 months he completed his first field trial on rabbits and is regularly shot over for rough shooting. He is showing true talent, hunting with style and real pace. An absolute rocket in any cover, in his first season he won an A/V trial on brambles - the only cocker up against 15 Springers. In his second season, he won the 'Spaniel Club' Open Trial at the Harvington Shoot in Evesham, qualifying him for the 2016 Cocker Spaniel Championship at the Dunira Estate in Scotland. And less than 2 weeks later he won the 'Lincs Gundog Club' Open Cocker Trial at the Beeswax Estate in Stubton, making him up to a 'Field Trial Champion' at the tender age of just 2 years old! 'He is also full brother to the 2014 Cocker Championship runner-up 'Broadmeafarm Beau'. A natural retriever and game-finder, he's equally happy just sat at the peg. Charlie's very trainable disposition has made him quite possibly, the easiest dog I have ever trained. To see his trainability and how biddable he has proven from such a young age watch this video:
Fully Health Tested!
He is health tested CLEAR and a non-carrier respectively, for prcd PRA Progressive Retinal Atrophy , FN - Familial Nephropathyand AMS - Acral Mutilation Syndrome.
What Colours he produces!
Although he has a small white bib and a tiny bit of white on his chin, Charlie is classed as solid black. This is a dominant gene and will predominantly feature in his offspring. However we know that he also carries a copy of the 'Liver' gene (Bb), a copy of the Parti-Colour gene (S-sp Piebald gene responsible for spotting) and a copy of the Open Marked gene (r r Responsible for open marks, usually with some ticking). In addition to all these he can also produce blue roan (see picture at the bottom of the page for numerous colours produced in just one litter). All these are recessive genes and will need two copies (one from each parent) for them to be displayed. So your bitch will need to be a carrier of one of the genes for it to be displayed in the pups! Stud fee is £450. See his pedigree here http://www.cockerspanieldatabase.info/en/Broadmeafarm-Charlie/pedigree/99047/i