Thomas was bred by Bill and Trudy Short (Parkmist) and is the busy one of my 'family,' enjoying life to the full always doing everything as fast as he can.
He is now shown less and needed something to stimulate his mind which is ever busy. At the age of 9 I decided to take up obedience with him, he passed his Bronze, Silver and Gold KC Good Citizen tests and was invited to join the Competitive Obedience class. He has now had several placings (even against Border Collies) and last year won 7 Kennel Club Obedience Awards of Merit.
Thomas is my 'worker' he hunts naturally and enjoys retrieving but is sometimes rather noisy and headstrong however he has been placed in several Gundog Working Assessments.
18th April 2009 4th in WSSC's Novice Gundog Working Assessment Test (aged 12)
He has been assessed as a PAT dog and regularly visits the Special School that I teach at.
He has sired some nice puppies, several of whom are in the ring, including 3 Sh Chs (1 in Sweden, 1 in Holland and 1 in GB).