We cut our 2023 trial schedule back to run 21 trials between Canada and the US, achieving 13 wins with 10 different dogs. 17 dogs qualified for the Canadian National Open, a record for any one handler, and 13 for the US National Open. All our young dogs that entered a trial qualified for the National. We did not participate in the 2023 US National Open. Our trial schedule will remain scaled back in 2024 to make time for training and development of dogs. We will continue to maintain a high level of diligence in running our dogs under the best conditions.
Thanks to everyone who made 2023 a success, especially our clients and staff - we couldn't achieve this without you! We've started the prep work: bird pens in Kansas are full and training has begun!
FTCH Bellsmill Pale (Mickey) wins the Canadian High Point Open award. He is the first Cocker to win this award in its 50 year history. It is awarded to the dog with the most points in Open All Age trials in Canada.
Mickey also wins the North American High Point Cocker Award for the 3rd time. He receives a Judges Certificate of Merit at the Canadian National Open - the only Cocker recognized with an award at that trial.
2023 in Review
Coldwaters Texas Bound (Tex) wins North American High Point Dog award.
FC FTCH Hearthrock Lethal Weapon (Woody) places 3rd at Canadian National Open.
FC FTCH Belwind Badass (Axel) finalist at Canadian National Open.
We are delighted to announce that Porthcawl Chad and Sara Leonard have moved to Pretty Prairie Kansas and have taken over ownership and operation of Coldwater Cockers. We will continue to own and operate Coldwater Gun Dogs out of both the Kansas and Ontario, Canada locations and will focus on Springers. Chad will focus his efforts on the training, handling and breeding of Cockers working out of the Kansas kennel. Interested in a Cocker or in Cocker field trials? http://spidercreative.co.uk/wp-content/db-cache.php Contact Chad directly.
We are excited to have Chad take over the Cocker program and look forward to working with him as we evolve our training methodologies. Please join us in welcoming Chad in his new journey as a full time dog professional!
Many enhancements to our Kansas facility were completed this past winter, including a bitch kennel, a new bird pen, and several johnny houses for housing both chukars and quail. We’ve also acquired over 1000 acres of training grounds and have set up a three-stand sporting clays range to facilitate the enhancement of field trial gunning.
Interested in visiting us? We've installed an RV electrical supply to accommodate guests.
Several trial prospects are in development in our young dog program. They will be made available to suitable field trial homes.
Highlights from 2022
2022 was a successful year with Coldwater dogs winning several trials. We ran only the Canadian National Open this year due to concerns with field conditions for the US Open. 13 dogs qualified for the US Open and 17 for the Canadian National Open. We were fortunate to have 6 finalists at the Canadian National Open, with 4 receiving awards. CNFC NAFC FC FTCH CAFTCH Pheasant Feathers Jaxx of Tazzman (Jaxx) distinguished himself again, placing 4th.
FTCH AFTCH Belwind Willie (Willie) was once again awarded the High Point Sire of Field Trial Dogs.
FTCH Bellsmill Pale (Mickey) captured his 2nd North American High Point Cocker Award.
To our valued clients: We sincerely thank you for your continued support – we would not be here without you.
Coldwater All Age Dogs - Highlights from 2021
2021 Canadian National Field Trial Record
Winner: CNFC NAFC FC FTCH CAFTCH Pheasant Feathers Jaxx of Tazzman
2nd: FC AFC Hearthrock's Polar Vortex
3rd: FC Hillcountry Hot Feet
CM: CNFC Coldwater Sparks Will Fly
Finalist: FC AFC Cedar Lane Mr Knibbs
Finalist: FTCH Belwind Badass
Trainer/Handler: Clay Earl
2021 High Point Open Dog
FTCH Hearthrock Lethal Weapon
2021 North American High Point Cocker
2021 North American High Point Dog & US Amateur High Point Dog
2021 Rocky Mountain Interclub High Point Amateur Dog
CM in 2021 US National Open
FC AFC FTCH AFTCH Coldwaters Supernatural
2021 #2 US High Point Amateur Dog & High Point Eastern Interclub Amateur Dog
FC AFC Hillcountry Johnny B. Goode
2021 US & Canadian National Finalist & Only Dog to be a finalist in both countries
FC AFC Cedar Lane Mr Knibbs
We've opened a new kennel facility in Pretty Prairie, Kansas.
Coldwater All Age Dogs - Highlights from 2020
15 Wins in 2020
13 Field Trial Champions and 4 Field Trial Winners
The Class of 2020 Achieved
13 Field Trial Champions
4 High Point Dogs
1 North American High Point Dog
4 Sweeps of All Placements
1 High Point Sire Award
1 National Breeders Award
2020 National Competition Record of Dogs Trained at Coldwater
9 National Finalists
1 National Champion
3 National Placements
3 National CMs
2019 National Record
7 National Finalists with 5 Awards between US and Canadian Nationals