'Rhum' was the daughter of Paddy and litter sister of Gigha. Totally different in every way but a total character. He entered the show ring as a pup but it quickly became evident that he was not a 'Crufts' contender!!! He enjoyed himself from then on at home. He chased all the girls about but was never able to sire a litter!! We miss him greatly.
Nedlezah Muck (Weirston Hot Shot x Nedlezah McKay) "Muck" 2001 - 2011
Muck was born on 30th July 2001 and was the daughter of "Gigha" . She died very tragically on the 2nd November 2011. Muck was without doubt the most personable dog I have ever owned and most definitely knew exactly what was going on around her and within our family. She sensed when situations were good and bad and always had something to add to our conversations. Muck was a wonderful mother to Sula and Mull and her death has left an enormous hole in our hearts.
Sportsway Handsome (Sportsway Aurum x Sansue Gideon of Dooneryan) "Blair" 1975 -1990
Blair was born on 1st September, 1975 and was my first Golden Retriever and without doubt 'Simply the Best'. He was the perfect family member and my first baby! I took him to shows along with the carry-cot and although he and I were totally naive we came home with prizes. He was loved by everyone in the neighbourhood and was a true gentleman.
'Blair' 1 year old
'Blair' 15 years old
Hazelden Handsome Talker (Sansue Royal Fling of Darrochonna x Santory Sweet Talking Gal) "Alfie" 1988 - 2003
"Alfie" was a mischievous happy boy and friend to everybody. He was the proud father of "Paddy" and lived alongside friends "Blair", "Sydney", "Hazel" and another of his daughter's "Frostie" who was from a mating with "Hazel" Hazelden Sweet Talking Gal" (Camrose Early Morn of Braydan x Braydan Spot on) at Hazelden Mains Farm - hence the name!
Paddy was a lovely old Girl who sadly died on 16th July 2008. She was born on 15th July 1995. I owned her father, Hazelden Handsome Talker (Santoyre Sweet Talking Gal x Sansue Royal Fling of Darrochonna). Paddy had three lovely litters and was my foundation Bitch. She was the mother of "Gigha" and "Rhum", who were from the same litter, and "Eigg", who died on the 14th July 2009, two days before his mother.
"Gigha" was the daughter of Paddy and litter sister of Rhum. They were totally different in nature - Gigha having been blessed with all the brains and Rhum with none!! Gigha was a wonderful mum and had several litters out of which we kept "Muck" Nedlezah Muck (Braemal Bliss x Weirston Hot Shot) and also "Bute" Nedlezah Golden Mission (Braemal Bliss x Rigerin Missionary Man). Her main pastime was digging and seeking out voles and rabbits and she also enjoyed swimming. Gigha had a superb temperament and was very vocal.
'Gigha' in whelping box
'Gigha' after digging
'Gigha' enjoying her pups
'Gigha' with pups
From Left to Right: Nedlezah Golden Mission "Bute", Nedlezah Muck "Muck" and Nedlezah McKay "Gigha"