A number of Dyson's "children" are proving their worth, both in the Show Ring and as dual purpose working gundogs:
Ronnie & Vera McKenna's Normbar Keane at Carrmyers (Sire: Sh Ch Normbar Valhalle - Dam: Sh Ch Normbar Stella Artois) has numerous first at Championship and Open Shows and has turned out to be an excellent worker.
Elaine and Graham Turnbull's Sh Ch Normbar Molly Malone at Elagram (Sire: Sh Ch Normbar Valhalle - Dam: Sh Ch Normbar Stella Artois) started her show career in style with numerous firsts at Championship Shows with three Best Puppy in Breed awards.
Sh Ch Normbar Molly Malone at Elagram (pictured above at 15 months) was expertly handled in the Junior Handling classes by Elaine and Graham's daughter, Alice. She finally gained that all important 3rd CC at LKA Championship Show in December 2010. Click on the picture for more details.
Tony & Maureen Taylor's Sh Ch Normbar Coleen of Maursett (Sire: Sh Ch Normbar Valhalle - Dam: Sh Ch Normbar Stella Artois), has been lightly shown but made her mark in the Show Ring, picking up the CC at Richmond Championship Show under the breed specialist judge, Miss Sharon Pinkerton. She has gone on to pick up the CC at Crufts in 2004 and gained her title at the Gundog Society of Wales Championship show later in the same year, a matter of weeks after her first litter of 10 puppies (which produced my own Sh Ch Maursett Marelda via Normbar).
CC Winners Sh Ch Normbar Valhalle & Normbar Coleen of Maursett with Judge Miss Sharon Pinkerton at Richmond Championship Show, September 2002
Jan & Alex Friar's Ch Bareve Bonabee at Sashal (Sire: Sh Ch Normbar Valhalle - Dam: Sh Ch Bareve Bukavo JW) started her career in 2005 with a number of Puppy class wins, Best Puppy and Best Puppy bitch awards, including Reserve Best Bitch at South Wales.
The following year saw her taking Junior Classes, including Crufts and good deal of success followed as she moved up into the Post Graduate classes, consistently performing well against dogs much older than her. In addition to the show ring, she has also hunted well and had a number of successful blind retrieves on pheasants in 2007 (during which she has already won 6 Post Graduate bitch classes, 2 Challenge Certificates and 2 Reserve Challenge Certificates).
Sharon Pinkerton's Bareve Bila-Shaka (Sire: Sh Ch Normbar Valhalle - Dam: Sh Ch Bareve Bukavo JW) has a number of Championship show Best Puppy awards and has won first prize in puppy, junior and post graduate classes.
She has also been placed in puppy and Junior Stakes and achieved a Reserve Best Bitch award. Bareve Bila-Shaka has also won a number of awards at Working Tests proving true dual quality in both the show ring and as a working gundog.
Ruth Hinds' Normbar Atlanta at Hindwolfe (Sire: Sh Ch Normbar Valhalle - Dam: Sh Ch Maursett Marelda via Normbar) has had a successful start to 2007.
During 2007, she won the Puppy Bitch classes at the GWP Club Championship show, City of Birmingham Championship Show and at Darlington Championship Show, where she also won the Junior Bitch class
Mr K O'Connors Sh Ch Amicaro Iowa ShCM (Sire: Sh Ch Normbar Valhalle - Dam: Gavic Dee) - this young lady is a consistent winner and now has her title.
Shelagh & Gil Tolladay's Sh Ch Bareve Baracouda of Bethersden (Sire: Sh Ch Normbar Valhalle - Dam: Sh Ch Bareve Bukavo JW) has been made up after winning numerous Reserve CCs and 3 Best Puppy awards at Championship shows
Stuart Hutchinson & John Sheridan's Hartperry Alinda Valli took the Bitch CC at Blackpool Championship Show in 2005
Bareve Baracouda at Betersden owned by Mr & Mrs Tolladay has picked up a number of Best Puppy awards at Championship Shows and seems assured of a successful future in the show ring
Julie and Nigel Lee's Amicaro Arapaho (Sire: Sh Ch Normbar Valhalle - Dam: Gavic Dee) has been winning well at local Open Shows, but has yet to make his debut at Championship Shows.
Sh Ch Amicaro Apache at Carrmyers (Sire: Sh Ch Normbar Valhalle - Dam: Gavic Dee), owned by Ronnie and Vera McKenna, was a consistent winner at Open and Championship shows and an excellent working gundog.
Schultz (Sh Ch Amicaro Apache at Carrmyers) struts his stuff
My own Amicara Cheyenne (Sire: Sh Ch Normbar Valhalle - Dam: Gavic Dee) made a promising start to her career, winning classes at Championship shows, including the puppy bitch class at Crufts 2003 and the Limit Bitch classes at the Ladies Kennel Association in 2006 and the same class at Crufts the following year.
Mr A Povey's Kelford Macon Superieur (Sire: Sh Ch Normbar Valhalle - Dam: Kelford Fleurie) - this baby won first time out at the Ladies Kennel Association Championship Show, later picking up a Reserve at Crufts.
Mrs Campbell's Hartperry Elfi Dannanowski of Blackcraig is another consistent winner and took Best Puppy at Crufts in 2004.
Claire Shaw's bitch Rudishaw Rag Nymph and her dog Rudishaw Risk My Wrath have both been Best Puppy at Championship Shows and look set for a promising future, as does Alistair & Janet Ford's Sh Ch Rudishaw Right Reverend who has also achieved Best Puppy in Breed at Championship Show level.
Mr & Mrs Flatt's Belstock Jumpin Jack Flash has also picked up wins at Championship Shows, including Reserve Challenge Certificates.
Following in their illustrious Father's Footsteps