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Dennis, my devoted husband and I purchased our first cocker from 'Reinlee kennels' way back in 1978. This bitch, Reinlee Pandora became our foundation bitch and the start of 'Glenayden Cockers'.
We decided that we wanted to try and use the very best stud dog we could over our girl and in our eyes that was Aust.Ch. Brightleaf BeWinged. This combination produced very well giving us our first blue champion bitch, Aust.Ch. Glenayden Quicksliver who won an enourmous amount for us including Best In Show Cocker Specilities, two Royal Challenges; Sydney and Melbourne. 'Wings' had worked his magic for us and set our path in concrete for our future as we now have produced fourty champions & two Supreme Champions & Grands most of all go back to our foundation blue bitch by Wings.
We have also shown quite a few solids and again enjoyed much success with by using the best dogs we could access with this combination enabling us to title a good number of blacks.
My all time love as many will know, has always been the gold roan/gold and white, a colour I have been told so many times before is too hard!!! I have proven this wrong, I will agree it is a hard colour to win with but all the same I sincerely believe if you have a good cocker regardless of what colour it is, it will do well. We have over the years had great success with this colour with our main girl being Aust.Ch. Glenayden Snow Storm, winner of the very first National under Richmond Weir. This bitch also won two Sydney Royal challenges & BOB and RUBIG Sydney Royal plus 3 Best Exhibits in Show Cocker Spaniel Specialities.
'Oliver' or Aust.Ch. Glenayden Edged In Gold is the other very well known orange and white dog who has also left his mark with Best In Show Specialities and the main honour of BEST IN SHOW ACT ROYAL SHOW 2001.
Glenayden prides itself in consistently producing dogs of high quality, we are not a big kennel and only keep limited amount of typical happy natured cockers who are loved and cared for in clean conditions.
I passed my licence to judge Gundogs in 2007 and have now enjoyed quite a few quality judging appointments both here and overseas. A highlight was being asked to judge bitches at The West of England Championship show 2015 drawing a super entry of 135 bitches. My co-judge Penny Lester judged dogs also a super entry - we both agreed on the BIS winner and awarded accordingly - a day I will never forget.
Another two most enjoyable appointments drawing super entries was at Greenville South Carolina 2016 & two Cocker Spaniel Specialties in America. I also enjoyed judging The Golden Retriever Championship show an entry of 110, in America, these appoinments are very special and loved every minute of the experience.
I have enjoyed judging many Gundog groups & Gundog Specialty shows in most states of Australia and New Zealand, my last appointment October 2019 with a lovely entry of 196 Gundogs.
I am currently learning the vast standards for hounds, different to Gundogs but so interesting to about other breeds and their purpose!!
Ann & Dennis O'Keefe
GLENAYDEN COCKERS HOME OF MULTI BIS ROYALS, SPECIALTIES, BIS FIVE NATIONALS & TWO RU BIS NUMEROUS ALL BREED SHOWS (CITY) BEST PUPPY IN SHOW SYDNEY ROYAL 2016, TOP PUPPY ALL BREEDS NSW 2015 RUNNER UP BEST PUPPY ALL BREEDS 2016 BEST IN GROUP SYDNEY ROYAL 2018 RUNNER UP BEST IN GROUP - MELBOURNE ROYAL 2019
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