'Mannie' is a dog that has shown presence and class from a young pup. He is a good looking springer, powerful with lots of hunting drive but extremely good natured and easy. He is a keen retriever and has a lovely natural sitting delivery. Mannie was a very straight forward dog to train, intelligent and kind with good gun sense.
Despite my horrendous nerves I ran Mannie in his first trial for the Scottish Spaniel Club on rabbits and he won 'on ice' in very good company. Due to my inexperience I then gave him to my spaniel mentor and good friend Jeremy Organ to run in Opens. Unfortunately he proved to be a handful on pheasants and cover and did not like being managed by his new handler, he did however gain a 3rd place in an Open stake.
Test and Trial Achievements
2007 2nd North of Scotland Novice Test
2008 1st Scottish Spaniel Club Novice Trial (rabbits and rashes)
2008 3rd Open Trial (woodland, pheasants)
Sire FTW Bradwall Billy (OFTW Linakers Legend of Marstonmill x Kinnerton Tarn )
Dam Sirbenfro April (FTW Glancarw Beda x Miss Quick Step)
After having Mannie back from Jeremy for the rest of the season picking up, my friend Paul persuaded me to part with him, a difficult decision. He's living in the house and is a full time picking up and rough shooting dog, I can borrow him to work if necessary and he comes here for his holidays, a great compromise!
A powerhouse of a dog, Mannie loves water work!
Mannie has that great ability to catch the eye on any type of ground, he looks stylish and neat on white grass and rashes with a low to the ground body action yet attacks cover with amazing courage, you will not find a braver dog in brambles.
Eyes clear 2010
Mannie is no longer available at stud