Willowswind Flatcoated Retrievers  

Willowswind Mischief Maker


Echo was our first home bred Willowswind Flatcoated Retriever.  She was one of only 3 bitches, 2 black and 1 liver.  We had wanted to keep a bitch and also wanted to keep a black so we watched the two girls very closely.  Although the slightly less prettier of the two at the time it was Echo that really stole our heart and was actually the better bitch if we were to try our hand at showing.  Echo was an absolute dream as a puppy, probably not very typical flatcoat at all but maybe that was because her mother was naughty enough for both of them.  Echo just slotted into life and enjoyed every minute.  Although we had originally planned to show her from the start, mum became ill and so she didn't really get the start we would have liked. She was almost 2 before we managed to get her into a show ring at Bath Championship Show 2007.  She got a very respectable 4th place in her first yearling class and we were so pleased. She was lightly shown as she never fully enjoyed the experience but was usually placed and will still go to the occasional show now.  She much prefers to be out and about in the fields especially during shooting season, and although never formally trained she has a very natural ability.  Her favourite pastime of all is tennis balls which she manages to manouvre in to positions so that she doesn't need anyone else to play.  She was a fantastic first dog for me to get used to showing with as she was just so easy, and we had many great times in the handling rings where again we were always placed.  She has taught me so much and I love her to bits.

Sire:  SH CH Withybed Drummer

Dam:  Merry Mouse of Willowswind

Date of Birth:  22nd August 2005

Hips: 3/6

Eyes: Glaucoma unaffected

PRA & Cataracts:  Clear July 2008 and Clear July 2011

Waverton Toby Ale of Varingo




Westbrook Burhou






Sh Ch Withybed Quartermaster of Huntersdale




Gunmakers Gift to Huntersdale

Ch Withybed Miss Montana

Sh Ch Westbrook Cinnabar

Sh Ch Withybed Drummer JW


Ch Brown Keston of Varingo FTA


Ch Waverton Madeira JW



Ch Moonbeam Storm of Larksdown


Westbrook Tellico



Ch Hallbent April Storm SDC A


Withybed Country Lass



Sh Ch Exclyst Viking JW


Ch Withybed Meadow Falcon at Gunmakers

Ch Exclyst Watchman JW


Sh Ch Exclyst Victoria JW



Hermitage Hector FTW


Paraven Black Cherry of Parsifal SDC A



Tarncourt Noteable FTA, SDC


Leeglen Midnight Lady



Sh Ch Exclyst Bristol Cream of Ravenhall JW


Sh Ch Ravenhall Barley Wine

Exclyst Crackshot JW




Parsifal Puff






Leeglen Jazz FTA




Ravenhall Double Century

Parsifal Paris of Exclyst

Colleenor Ptarmigan

Merry Mouse of Willowswind

august 2017

Echo - 13 years young at the beach ...