BREEDING FULLY HEALTH TESTED GUNDOGS
Back on April 10th 2011 BBC's
Countryfile programme featured
Christine and her working gundogs.
Using only top stud dogs with hunting
ability and kind temperament at the top
of the list of her requirements, she is
very proud of her SCHERZANDO
Kennel's reputation for producing hard
workers. All Christine's dogs over the
age of twelve months have always
been hip scored and regularly eye
tested. She now holds annual eye
clinics at her home; this saves on
petrol and the clinic is also open to
anyone else that might like to attend.
All dogs are DNA screened for
everything currently possible and,
although bred from top competition
lines, her dogs make excellent and
intelligent companions to old and young
The Scherzando Affix is justifiably proudly owned by Christine Bridgwater as the ONLY
breeder in the UK of WORKING spaniels that has health tested to the maximum for over
thirty years and she's now even popped over to the dark side.... and has some
silly hairless dogs :-)
In her "proper" dogs she aims for drive, stamina, soundness and long healthy lives.
Currently she's into her eighth generation of English Springer Spaniels. She has a
keen and practical interest in all working spaniels and retrievers and Christine's affix
is well known and respected in many breeds. Christine breeds in order to provide
herself with a pup of KNOWN ability, soundness and longevity... NOT for commercial
gain. She says "if you think you can make money in correctly breeding dogs.... forget it!"
She is breeding less in recent years as her stud dogs have attracted some very nice
bitches; pups in lieu of stud fees have been taken. Not to mention that she is getting a
bit long in the tooth... she's trying to cut down the work these days... not increase it.
One such stud fee, pet name Healey, is pictured below. She's a fantastic hunting bitch
and I have high hopes..
Trial Winner - Shantae's Modesty Blaise - aka Healey
1st Bristol & West Gundog Society Novice Cocker Stake - 10th October 2015
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The woman behind the Scherzando Name...
Please take the time to browse the site, there's a lot to see,
and read through, and be prepared, as our Christine does not
mince her words, she is refreshingly forthright and honest,
coupled with an excellent sense of humour (some might say
she's as mad as a box of frogs), so enjoy your visit, and
expect to smile frequently during your tour.
Click on the picture to meet the person behind the name......
"It was a privilege to have Buster with us for fourteen years
and two months. He was a superb shooting companion and,
in his last few years, he welcomed new grandchildren into..."
David and Kay
"I met a really nice couple who were parked outside the Vet's
in a really smart pickup with ESS number plate so I tapped on
their window and after a bit of a chat they came and ..."
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