Blue (father of Dell) was part of an excellent line from FTW Drakeshead Evie and my brother Andy’s FTCH Endacott Shelf, who was Top Dog at the CLA game fair in 2000, Top Dog at the Skinners‘ World Cup in 2002 and qualified four times for the I.G.L Retriever Championship.
Drakeshead Evie was also full sister to my 2003 I.G.L Retriever Championship winning bitch FTCH Drakeshead Deana. I feel this shows that success is in the breeding and is passed down through the generations.
Blue had an excellent career, winning many tests up and down the country including the Kennel Club Two Day Open test at Chatsworth House in 2007. He was also placed 2nd, 2nd and 3rd; showing his consistency at that level.
In 2007, Blue was a member of the English winning team at the Skinners World Cup event at Highclere Castle and fulfilled one of my ambitions when he was placed Top Individual Labrador at the 2008 CLA Game Fair against the home nations.
Blue qualified four times for the I.G.L Retriever Championshipand was also a member of the winning English team at the Skinners World Cup 2008.
Blue is a great loss; but thankfully his wonderful legacy stays with us.