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Mizenhead Dream at Kirkmarsh (Ziva).M

D.o.B. 9th October 2008.  
Sire. Grainne's Pirate at Kirkmarsh (import USA) - Bentley  
Dam. Kirkmarsh Charmer - Lulu  
Hips, 3 – 5 Total 8  
Elbows, 0  
Eyes, Clear 7th October 2013  



In June 2011 Ziva was mated to Kirkmarsh Mr Doyle of Hiberna. This mating had been arranged for years, and on the 21st August,  Ziva gave birth to 11 puppies 4 boys and 7 girls, one of which is Sophie. The 21st August is also Ziva’s dad Bentley’s birthday.


Ziva was born here, one of 8, 2 girls and 6 boys, as we had Lulu (Kirkmarsh Charmer) here to whelp due to her owners Mr and Mr Stevens not having the time for a litter due to work commitments.

Lulu with puppies - including Ziva

Ziva was out picking up in Scotland in December enjoying herself, and doing what she loves best, she was also up in Scotland in 2012, she just loves it up there, and we say thank you to Cammy Watts for inviting Melvyn.            

Ziva was born a month after Kate, and the two of them are great mates, Ziva adores Kate!

Kate and Ziva as pups

Minor  breeds (retrievers) team competition 2013, with Melvyn and Ziva second
from left.

Ziva is Melvyn’s girl, and she is at his side all the time. Her gundog training has been good, and she had a 2nd in the SIWSC AV Gundog test in the 6 to 12 months puppy.

Minor  breeds (retrievers) team competition 2013

She also trained with our local gundog Clubs URC, Pennine Training Area, and the Dukeries,   

All of our dogs unfortunately did not get a lot done with them in 2010, due to my father passing away, and having litters of pups keeps us busy, and of course we both work, which does not help with trying to train dogs.

Ziva has run a few AV Gundog tests, with different clubs, but still there are things she has to learn, but still a promising young girl.

Melvyn and Ziva with the same team who won the Ely & District Wildfowlers' Association team
working gundog test in September beating a number of lab teams. The two competitors in the middle of the photo came second and third in the individual novice event.
Ziva in the minor breeds
gundog working test.