Willowswind Mischief Maker 'Echo'

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

august 2017

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.

Echo - 13 years young at the beach ...


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

Waverton Toby Ale of Varingo

Westbrook Burhou

Sh Ch Withybed Quartermaster of Huntersdale

Gunmakers Gift to Huntersdale

Sh Ch Westbrook Cinnabar

Sh Ch Withybed Drummer JW

Ch Withybed Miss Montana

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

Merry Mouse of Willowswind

Colleenor Ptarmigan