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Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

 

Sadly in July 2010 we had to make a very hard decision and Paulgun the Wizard from Andsal is now at Rainbow bridge.  He was a once in a lifetime dog.  He was never sick or sorry, he had to be the best working dog that anyone could have wished for, there was never a day to cold or a river too wide, which he has passed onto his offspring, and i feel very privileged and honoured to be owned by such a wonderful and talented dog.  Thank you to Pauline and Arnold Giggins for this very special boy.

 Merlin as he was known is the only GSP to have sired winners in just about every discipline there is. They include, showing, working trials, working tests, field trials, obedience, agility and he also has two children that are fully trained narcotics search dogs for the police and prison service, he also has a son that is in training to search for humans in disasters such as the 7/11 disaster.  He was my first male GSP, and he was a terror as a puppy, he and his mum shadow destroyed my leather 3 piece suite, my lounge carpet and  my stair carpet ...all just in 2 hours!  He was gobby and loved the sound of his own bark, to which my neighbours will verify!  I was told that they grew up at about 2 years old, well that never arrived and he still thought he was 6 months old for his entire life.  He loved puppies and was superb with them, his temperament was faultless and he always had a twinkle in his eye.  He was a BIG dog but he managed to curl himself up into the smallest of ball to fit on the sofa and he would sit on your lap at any opportunity he had, he was like lightening and if you were sat down then he was sitting on you before you realised what was going on. he was top dog and everyone know it!

Merlin was my foundation stud dog and i have his field trial winner son, Dipper to carry on his legacy and several daughters and granddaughters.  There are also Merlin sons and Daughters world wide.  Anyone who has owned a Merlin baby knows what a special boy he is.  I knew exactly what he would produce ...his black and whites and solid blacks were Merlin doubles and the liver and whites and livers were replicas of mum, that never changed and just by looking at his black and white babies, you are looking at Merlin.

Merlin, you were one very special boy and will be truly missed by everyone that me you and everyone that has one of your babies, have fun at rainbow bridge and your mum Shadow will keep you in check.  You have no idea how much you are missed xxxxx

 

PAULGUN THE WIZARD OF ANDSAL

BLACK AND WHITE

CLICK HERE MERLINS BABIES TO SEE SOME OF HIS PUPPIES

AKA MERLIN, HE IS ONE IN A MILLION AND WAS BRED BY PAULINE & ARNOLD GIGGINS WHO ARE NOW IN FRANCE.  (www.paulgun.org.uk)  

HE HAS BUILT UP QUITE A REPUTATION AS A WORKING DOG AND A PROVEN SIRE OF EXCELLENT QUALITY PUPPIES WHO   ARE WINNING IN, FIELD TRIALS, WORKING TRIALS, WORKING TESTS, AGILITY, THE SHOW RING AND OBEDIENCE - NAME ME ANOTHER DOG WHO CAN MATCH THAT!!!  AND HE NOW HAS A FULLY QUALIFIED NARCOTICS DOG WORKING IN A PRISON

 MERLIN IS BLACK/WHITE BY PAULGUNS SOLOMANS SEAL WITH BODUF, HE ALSO CARRIES THE WELL BLOODLINES, BIRKENWALD,  MIDLANDER, AND INCHMARLO  

HE IS A BIG DOG THAT PASSES HIS SIZE, BONE AND OUTSTANDING WORKING ABILITY TO HIS PUPPIES

HIP SCORE 4:3  EYES: CLEAR  HEIGHT: 26" TO THE SHOULDER

 

T.T. KURTZ VOM WACHTAL WEISA (IMP)

BLACK AND WHITE

SEE SOME OF THE WONDERFUL KURTZ BABIES THAT HE GAVE US

SADLY IN MAY 2008 KURTZ WAS PUT TO SLEEP DUE TO CANCER, I MISS HIM TERRIBLY AND HE WAS THE MOST WONDERFUL BOY, I FEEL PRIVILEGED TO HAVE OWNED HIM FOR THE TIME I DID.  DUE TO THE MASSIVE PART HE HAS PLAYED IN MY BREEDING PROGRAMME I WILL KEEP HIM ON MY BOYS PAGE AS HE MORE THAN DESERVES TO BE HERE. I AM ALSO LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE TWO OF HIS SONS AND 3 OF HIS DAUGHTERS AND ONE STRAW OF FROZEN SEMEN THAT I WILL USE WISELY, SO IN THE FUTURE THERE WILL BE (FINGERS AND TOES CROSSED - AND JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE) ANOTHER LITTER BY KURTZ.

KURTZ HAS EVERYTHING, HE HAS THE MOST OUTSTANDING WORKING PEDIGREE, HE IS BY MEIKO VOM POETTSIEPEN (YARD VOM HEGE-HAUS & ILKA KS VOM   POTTSIEPEN) FULL PEDIGREE CAN BE SEEN BELOW, HIS TEMPERAMENT IS AMAZING, HE IS GREAT WITH OTHER DOGS, AND JUST LOVES EVERYONE,  AND IS A FULLY TRAINED GUN DOG WITH A GOOD SOFT MOUTH, STEADY AND VERY BIDDABLE.  HE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO A SMALL NUMBER OF HIP SCORED BITCHES.  FIRST LITTER IN THE UK WAS BORN MARCH 2006, I HAVE KEPT ONE BLACK AND WHITE DAUGHTER THAT CAN BE SEEN ON THE GIRLS PAGE       

HE STANDS 23.5" TO THE SHOULDER AND IS OFA GOOD (AMERICAN HIP SCORING SCHEME)

DARLINGTON CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW SEPT 2006 - 3RD IN A VERY STRONG AND FULL LIMIT CLASS OF 18 WHICH QUALIFIES HIM FOR    

CRUFTS 2007.  WHAT MAKES THIS EVEN MORE SPECIAL IS THAT, THIS WAS ONLY HIS SECOND SHOW IN HIS LIFE!!