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27-06-2024: For those who do not know Ms. Philippa Williams it goes to tell, that she is the European key figure to admire when it comes to positive gundog training. Not only is she extremely well educated and carries long experience as top handler herself, but moreover is it a feast and very enlightning to watch her give a practical guidance to the positive training of our dogs. Ms. Sanne Amnitzbøll at Sannes Hundecenter, had invited Philippa to throw a four day seminar, and Søren participated on theory-day (day one) and puppy training (day two) - at which we were fortunate enough to participate with nine weeks old, Ravensbank Carrie (Carrie).
It should be said, that Carries participation was cleared with Philippa who said, that her young age only meant that we only had ruined her for a week. The puppies are born learners.

So what did Carrie get out of it..... Hmmmmm - obviously not as much as any older puppy would have, but at least one thing clearly came with her home. A gigantic socialization event. Seventyfive people clapping, laughing and cheering. A highly invovled Philippa communicating lively over the outdoor monitors, and not the least other handlers, puppies and dogs who were everywhere. Carrie responded to all the turmoil with utter calmness, and we are very proud that she could stay in the training for as long as she actually did. Thank you very much to Philippa for this excellent seminar which gave loads of ideas that should find their way into our training. And thanks to Sanne for taking the risk and setting it all up.

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16-06-2024: DKFTCH DKBRCH DKWTCH SEJCH 3RM22 RM24 EV24 Squareclose West (Bosse) has today won the Danish Retriever Cup which is the dummy-based test held over two days for leading open class dogs from Scandinavia. Very warm congratulations to Ms. Charlotte Rasmussen with her wonderful dog!

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15-06-2024: Five of the puppies have gone to existing puppy buyers, two are with new puppy buyers, and one is staying with us. Seven puppies are in Denmark and one is in Austria. We would like to express how grateful we are to our puppy buyers, for showing us confidence by picking a Ravensbank puppy.

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20-04-2024: On Friday 19 April Squareclose Wendy (Nessie) had eight puppies:

18:00 yellow bitch, 400 gr . (Ravensbank Carrie) yellow ribbon
18:18 black bitch, 465 gr . (Ravensbank Darling Fifi) black ribbon
18:27 yellow bitch, 370 gr . (Ravensbank Scarlett) red ribbon
19:28 black bitch, 380 gr . (Ravensbank Lydia) white ribbon
19:30 black dog, 400 gr . (Ravensbank Charlie) orange ribbon
20:45 black dog, 435 gr . (Ravensbank Angus) blue ribbon
21:20 black bitch, 420 gr . (Ravensbank Serena) green ribbon
22:25 black bitch, 390 gr . (Ravensbank Naughty Nicky) pink ribbon

All the puppies are doing fine, and Nessie is great and being such a good mum!

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30-03-2024: Yesterday Ms. Due went to Official Nosework1 with Ravensbank Swoon (Sally). And again they did well and received 100 points and a third place in container search, and a combined winner place as no. 10 out of 40 participating dogs. Very well done - Great result - Warm Congrats!

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30-03-2024: The test season has slowly started in Denmark, and yesterday Ms. Christensen was taking her lovely Ravensbank Bruce (Bruce) to Official Working Test in Beginner Class. I enjoyed watching Bruce all day, and he shows so much calmness and authority. Above all I am impressed with how he moves and posesses the terrain. He brought home a third winner, which was well deserved.

Warm congratulations to Ms. Christensen with this result.

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26-03-2024: Squareclose Wendy (Nessie) was mated with Leadway Karl on 19 February 2024. The ultra sound scan shows, that there will be a small litter of maybe as few as four puppies, hence we do not add more potential buyers to our reservation list.

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09-03-2024: After a number of fine unofficial results, Ms. Due and her young dog Ravensbank Swoon (Sally) had a brilliant debut on official nosework test. Ms. Due wrote to us:

"Sally and I have participated in our first official Nosework 1 competetion today.
Our goal is a gold title, which requires 5 times 100 point and a maximum og tree mistakes in each of the five tests.
Today we had the first 100 points with no mistakes, and got a 3 place out of 36 competing dogs. GREAT DEBUT!!


Sally was 10 months old on the day.
Very warm congratulations with the excellent result, and we wish you a happy journey towards the gold!