Willowswind Flatcoated Retrievers  

Willowswind Whispering Elm JW ShCM


Sire:  SH CH Benvellyn Nephrite Jade Of Seaheart

Dam:  Willowswind Mischief Maker

Date of Birth:  22nd July 2009

Hips: 3/4

Eyes: Glaucoma unaffected, restested under new scheme PLA 1

PRA & Cataracts:  Clear July 2011,2012, 2013, 2015, 2018

Coat Colour:  Black carries Liver

Awards: Junior Warrant, Stud Book Number, Show Certificate of Merit






Murphy is owned by both me and my mum.  I had a soft spot for Murphy from day 1 but had not said anything just in case he wasn't the one we decided to keep.  There was just something about him that made him stand out.  He was also the one that was always found to be nibbling mum's ear lobe - he still does it now.  I was so pleased when we chose Murphy as ours.  


Murphy really is our loveable loon and likes nothing better than lots of snuggles.  He has such a great personality and you can never be sad or mad for long when he is around.  Murphy has several names amongst our flatcoat friends,  Murphilicious being the main one, along with 'Smurph' and 'Monster Murph'.  He fits all of these on occasion :0)


He adores his soft toys especially his purple octopus which we bought at one of his first championship shows and which he promptly carried back to the bench in the carrier bag.  He always greets everyone with enormous enthusiasm and usually grabs their sleeves to help them on their way.  He loves water which goes without saying really and will even sit in the bath awaiting his shower before a show.


He exceeded our expectations as a puppy especially as he was the first dog that we had owned that really enjoyed showing.  He loves being in the ring and he just oozes the loveable personality that we adore.  He is such an enormous character and we really do have a very special bond that I think anyone that sees us together cannot fail to understand.   We were thrilled when he gained his Junior Warrant in December 2010 - our first homebred stud book number.


He has done consistently well in the show ring, regularly placing in the cards at both Championship and open shows.  He gained his Show Certificate of Merit title and as a veteran finished his showing career with numerous veteran classes and a best veteran in breed at Windsor Champ Show and a Best Veteran in Show at United Retriever Club open show.  He has now retired from the ring and so spends his days just loving life as only Murphy knows how.


Murphy sired his first litter in September 2011 to Rainesgift The Dawn Chorus, his second in July 2013 to Casanjay Ruby Tuesday for Madelea and his last litter in August 2015 to Telurn Already Hot Gossip.


Murphy is our one in a million, our heart dog - there will never be another like him.

Ch Branchalwood Stroan JW


Ch Riversflight Inny



Ch Tom Thumb JW


Sh Ch Riversflight Mella



Ch Shargleam Kestrel JW


Wizardwood Black Magic Over Shiredale



Sh Ch Cleovine Derrynane


Sh Ch Shargleam Sedge Warbler JW

Ch Riversflight Marling to Pajanbeck




Riversflight Quishon to Pajanbeck






Ch Shiredale Magic and Mystery at Wistosa




Ch Shargleam Legend of Benvellyn

Benvellyn Athena

Ch Pajanbeck Prince of Thieves JW

SH CH Nephrite Jade of Seaheart


Waverton Toby Ale Of Varingo


Westbrook Burhou



Sh Ch Withybed Quartermaster of Huntersdale


Gunmakers Gift to Huntersdale



Exclyst Crackshot


Parsifal Puff



Leeglen Jazz FTA


Ravenhall Double Century

Sh Ch Westbrook Cinnabar




Ch Withybed Miss Montana






Parsifal Paris of Exclyst




Colleenor Ptarmigan

Sh Ch Withybed Drummer JW

Merry Mouse of Willowswind

Willowswind Mischief Maker

fcrs 2012 3 Photos of Murphilcious