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Litter 2014

Litter 2014

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End of 2017 - Start of 2018 a IWS litter is expected of Bognaneilean Pheasant's-Eye (Gailey)

We breed only with dogs that proven themselves at practical shoots, gundog- and/or workingtests and at dog shows.
Parents are officialy examined at least on hip dysplasia (FCI), elbows (FCI), eyes (ECVO) and DNA (Kennelclub),
in accordance with the Breed rules of the IWSVN (Dutch IWS association) in conjunction with the Dutch Kennelclub.
You are very welcome for further information: +31 6 14418596

26th and 27th of August 2017

Owner and handler Sonja Neuhaus, big congrats with another great result of Bolero. Just like 2016!
Bognaneilean Haresfoot Clover, aka Bolero, gained 1st prize at the gundog Workingtest in Alsfeld (Germany), organized by the 
German Jagd Spaniel Klub. At the show he gained 1st Excellent and dog CC and BOS!
Besides those, Bolero gained 3rd place at the over-all competition for work-and show-winner of the weekend!
A successful weekend!

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9th of July 2017:

SIWSC Breedconfined Gundog Working Test 2017: Grounds of Arbury Hall in Nuneaton (UK).
Judges: Mr. N. Varney en mrs. D. Walls-Duffin.
Gailey (Bognaneilean Pheasant’s-Eye) was entered in Unclassified and in Novice. 

WT ran under English Kennel Club rules & regulations.

Despite the warm and hot day,  Gailey gained high scores in both classes. A.o. 3 x 20 points. (20 points are the highst scores).
Unfortunately also 1 zero with a double retrieve  in Unclassified as well as in Novice. This part of the test was a marked retrieve and a blind.   
It was too hot in the field for the dogs  to go on hunting and Gailey had to stop also.  
In the 4 classes, there was only 1 placement. Congrats to winner.

© A.Mets  © A.Mets  © A.Mets

21st of April 2017

Sad news: Dutch Champion, Fynder the Rose of Murroe, "Roisin" passed away.
Roisin will never be forgotten. We all miss her deerly.


25th of January 2017

Thyroid test result:  Gailey
Normal: (T4 dog: 17-58 nmol/nl: 27.7)

29th of October 2016

Workingtest Huntingdogs (Hoekse Waard-Nl):
Gailey gained 405 points.  (9 out of 10 retrieves).
By this she gained the highest result of the dogs that retrieved 9.

24th of September 2016

Gailey, (Bognaneilean Pheasant's Eye) gained the KJV jachthondenproef (cold game test) in Kampen the C Certificate.

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23rd-24th of July 2016 

The weekend of 23rd and 24th of July 2016, another pup of Myra gained success. This time, Bognaneilean Haresfoot Clover, 'Bolero'.
Bolero was overall 2nd, gained by the result of the 23rd of July 2016, during the gundog dummytest of 
the Jagd Spaniel Klub in Alsfeld in Germany and at the show organised by the JagdSpaniel Klub in Alsfeld
on the 24th of July 2016, 1 Excellent CAC,  (BOB).
Congrats Sonja, well done by the two of you!

© S. Neuhaus © S. Neuhaus       © S.Neuhaus © S. Neuhaus

3rd July 2016

On the birthday of her mother Myra, t.i.  3rd of July,  our youngest ‘Gailey’,  Bognaneilean Pheasant’s-Eye (10-07-2014)
has participated in the SIWSC Breed Confined Gundog Working Test at Arbury Hall in Nuneaton in England.

Gailey was entered in: Unclassified and gained 2nd place,with 72 out of the 80 points, by doing 4 tests.

Gailey was awarded at the SIWSC breed confined Gundog Working Test, with the Rockmoor Perpetual Challenge Trophy. Myra can be proud of her daughter 


© A. Mets   Gailey at SIWSC BC Gundog WT in UK, 3rd of July 2016

Also to be seen at www.SIWSC.com, ‘Latest News’, results Breed Confined Working Test 2016.

11th of March 2016

© A.D. Huijsman

Uitslag pup Bognaneilean Fox and Cubs, 'Derry',  NJK en JW 2015  ‘Derry’ (Fynder It's Swampy x Ned. Kamp. Realta’s Double Star,
our 'Myra')
, at CRUFTS 2016:

Klasse: Limit Bitch:
1st !

Congrats Karin Huijsman!!! 

Bognaneilean Foxglove, ‘Darren: reu.

Litter brother,Darren, was successful also. In 2015 next titles were gained:
-  Belgian Youth Champion(Belgium)
Brabo Youth winner 2015 (NL).
-  European Youth 'Sieger 2015' (Germany)
-  Hop prince 2015 (Wiezel) Belgium
- 4 x Excellent in Youth class dogs, at several  dog shows in the Netherlands, 1 x BOB (Oss) en
- 1 Excellent en BOS (Zwolle).

Congratulations Anja en Toon Robbeson, with the results with your Darren. Well done!
Succes in 2016!

© A. Mets

On the 19th of December 2015 our Gailey (Bognaneilean Pheasant's-Eye) passed at the KC Gooi en Eemland,
the B-test and gained a certificate! (met 75 van de 85 punten)

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13rd of December 2015: Winner dog show Amsterdam: Bognaneilean Fox and Cubs, 'Derry', gained
Youth Winner title, and her Dutch Youth Championship . At the end of the day Derry was 3e BIS in de Junior 
competition of the Winner dog show 2015!! Congrats Karin Huijsman.

Bognaneilean Fox and Cubs Junior 3BIS Winner

On the 29th of August 2015  Myra (Kamp. Realta's Double Star) participated at a KNJV cold game test in Leeuwedorp (Zld.)
7 tests of the 8 (obliged for the B-certificate) were done well, but a pity she missed one. Still a nice C-certificate 2015!

On the 22nd of August 2015  Myra participated at the Spaniel Working Test / Laren (Gld.)

Just arrived home from holiday in Scotland with us, and right o the job again ;-)................

© Spanielgroep Oost
© Spaniel Groep Oost.

10 July 2015

The Bognaneilean "Wild plants" litter turned 1 year old, today.
© A.P. Mets 2015 

Gailey "Bognaneilean Pheasant's-Eye"

30 May 2015:

Puppydag of the "wild plants" Bognaneilean litter, in Zeeland.

© A. Mets

28 May 2015:

Bognaneilean Pheasant's-Eye, 'Gailey', gained a certificate at the KC Gooi en Eemland
of the A-test ! (61 of the 64 points)

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17 September 2014

Saracen Eminently Eamon.nl, 'Eamon', trialer sadly passed away. He became 14 years and 7 months of age.

10 July 2014

NL Ch. Realta's Double Star (Myra) has delivered 8 pups. 4 dogs and 4 bitches.

© A. Mets 

Pedigree of the pups


At the 16th of February 2014 Saracen Eminently Eamon.nl, trialer turned 14 years!
He is still enjoying life.

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17th of August 2013: At the KNJV coldgame test in Veenhuizen Myra gained a KNJV B-certificate.


20th of April 2013: Myra has gained the Dutch show championship at the international Dogshow Goes.
From now on she is: "NL Ch. Realta's Double Star"


9th of September 2012 CAC dogshow at Alkmaar, 1 Excellent, CAC, Best bitch, BOB, group 5.

26th of Augustus 2012 at the SIWSC breedconfined gundog workingtest in England: Unclassified: Award of Merit!

3rd of June 2012 Realta's Double Star, 'Myra' was entered in Open Class at the Gundog show in Bennekom.
She gained 1 Excellent and got the RCAC. 

May 2012: The health tests are completed! Eyes unaffected (ECVO), Hips HD FCI-A NB 38, Thyroid Normal, Elbows FCI Left and Right, free.
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15th of April 2012: Myra participated with 7 other IWS's in the IWSVN Gundog workshop/training in
Uffelte. It was a very, very cold but wonderful and interesting day. Being 21 months old, she showed nice
work and didn't mind to swim across the canal to find the cold game (mallard) in the terrain on the
opposite side of the canal and did a fast retrieve to hand.

9th April 2012: Realta's Double Star, 'Myra' was entered in Open Class at the Easter dog show in Leeuwarden
she gained 1 Very Good.

February 2012

  © I. Schierbeek
  Myra, my sweet 'muscle girl'.                    © I. Schierbeek


12th of December 2011

Myra was at the X-mas show in Wijchen NL, 1 excellent and gained herewith BOB / CC.

  Myra's first practical shoot - 5th of November 2011. Rerieving a Rooster, (Pheasant).
  Walk-up in the sugar beet Retrieve of Myra's first "warm" pheasant Through the water

  Delivered in hand On the way back

IWSVN KCM 2011, September 3rd 2011

  Jeugdklasse teven  Jeugdklasse Teven 1 ZG

Eamon's 11th birthday
16-02-2011 Eamon 11 year

On the 13th of November 2010 Eamon participated in a private shoot. Herewith an impression.

  ready to start  first run © J.M. Op 't Land  after a run  
    © J.M. Op 't Land

On the 3rd of July 2010 are born in Zimmerman (USA), out of the combination Am Ch Realta's Supernova CD, RN, SH, MH X Eire's Murphee Mullownee MH, 7 puppies (5 males and 2 bitches) at Rosemary Sextons (Realta kennel).
 All done © R. Sexton © R.Sexton © R. Sexton
At the end of Augustus " Myra", Realta's Double Star came into our household.

Following are some pictures after her "home"coming:
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