In 2003 we were given the opportunity to import Tidemark Ivy (Ivy)
as a puppy from Mrs. Angela and Mr. Andy Markham who lives near Spalding in the middle of England. Andy is a highly reputed handler of gundogs in his local area, and he spends a lot of time over the shooting season by picking-up with several dogs at a time at a prominent place such as Sandringham.
Ivy soon proved to be exactly the kind of dog we had been dreaming of. She is very easy to train, and has immense "will-to-please". Already at the age of two, Ivy participated at the Danish Team Championship where our team earned itself a Bronze medal. Ivy was qualified for participation at Official Field Trials at the age of two and at the age of three she was awarded 2nd winner with RCACT on official cold game tests.
Being sound, a good worker and with excellent temper I decided to use Ivy as a breeding bitch, and in 2006 I had the DKK affix of Ravensbank
So far I have had four litters with Tidemark Ivy (Ivy)
as Dam, and another UK-imported dog, DKBRCH DKJCH Cynhinfa Emperor (Leo)
as Sire. Leo is owned by Mr. Bernhard Fibæk, Kennel Miska
. We kept a bitch (Ravensbank Wagtail (Waggie)
) from the first litter, a dog (Ravensbank Jock (Jock)
) from the third litter, and a dog (Ravensbank Observer (James)
) from the fourth litter. Moreover we have purchased back a bitch from the second litter (Ravensbank Flo (Flo)
Moreover we have had three litters with Ravensbank Wagtail (Waggie)
as Dam and DKBRCH DKJCH Lochiness Green Chive (Chive)
as Sire. Chive is bred and owned by Ms. Kirsten Lynge and Mr. Keld Jørgensen, Kennel Lochiness
, and he too is 100% purebred British field trial working lines.
Waggie has furthermore had two litters with Levenghyl Como (Drago)
owned by Ms. Charlotte Rasmussen, Kennel Piperfield
Flo has had three litters, also Sired by Levenghyl Como (Drago)
Two Ravensbank dogs have been exported to Finland, one to France, one to Spain, three to Holland and one to Germany.
Dogs from Kennel Ravensbank have already done very well in tests and trials among this a second and third runner up at the young dogs championship in 2008 and in 2009 DKBRCH DKJCH NOJCH SEJCH NORDJCH 2EV2010 3UM2008 Ravensbank Swift (Swiffer)
, handled by Mr. Gert Müller became the first Ravensbank dog to receive a championship title (DKBRCH, Danish working championship on both cold and warm game). Swiffer was only just three years of age when he was awarded this championchip, and in 2010 he became Norwegian Field Trial Champion (NOJCH) and became no. two at the Danish Field Trial Championship. Swiffer was in 2009 and 2010 the most winning trialing dog in Denmark. In 2011 Swiffer became Danish Field Trial Champion (DKJCH), Swedish Field Trial Champion (SEJCH) and with that Nordic Field Trial Champion (NORJCH).
In Finland, FI KVA, SE KVA Ravensbank Tip (Tipi)
, handled by Mrs. Mervi Salo became both Finnish and Swedish Working Champion in 2013.
In France, FRFTCH Ravensbank Sir Lancelot (Lance)
, handled by Ms. Anne Besnard became French Field Trial Champion in 2015.