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MEAZLE | Supreme Champion Sunspur Zeuss CD RA ET


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☆ Meazle Pedigree  ☆  

~ MEAZLE HAS BEEN TESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING ~

  • Meazle has been DNA profiled ~ enabling genetic identification.
    • Official ANKC height = 52 cm (20 15/32 inches) 
  • Fucosidosis (FS) [DNA tested] = CLEAR
  • Phosphofructokinase (PFK) [DNA tested]CLEAR
  • Cone-Rod Dystrophy (Cord 1 PRA/crd 4) [DNA tested] = CLEAR
  • Goniodysgenesis (G) = UNAFFECTED 
  • Multifocal Retinal Dysplasia (MRD) = UNAFFECTED
  • Generalised Progressive Retinal Atrophy (GPRA) = UNAFFECTED
  • Retinal Pigment Epithelial Dystrophy (RPED) = UNAFFECTED
    (​Eye Parts Examined ~ Adnexa, Cornea, Iris, Lens, Vitreous, Fundus = ALL UNAFFECTED)
    (Instrumentation: 'Mydriatic', 'Direct' & 'Indirect Ophthalmoscope', 'Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy', 'Gonioscopy'). 
  • Hips ~ R:0/L:0 Total = 0 (tested at 6 yrs old) ~ Australian Grade '0' & International Grade 'A1'
  • Elbows ~ 0/0 Total = 0 (tested at 6 yrs old)

   CAREER HIGHLIGHTS ☆
(as of  2nd October 2017)

SUPREME CHAMPION TITLE ~ AUSTRALIA'S FIRST (July 6th 2012)
GRAND CHAMPION TITLE (July 2011)
AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION TITLE  
AUSTRALIA DAY MEDAL WINNER 2012
# 1 ALL BREEDS NT DOL POINTSCORE ~ 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
# 1 GUNDOG NT DOL POINTSCORE ~ 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
35 x BEST EXHIBIT IN SHOW WINNER (BIS 1st)
2 x BEST EXHIBIT IN SPECIALITY SHOW (BISS 1st)
33 x RUNNER UP BEST EXHIBIT IN SHOW WINNER (BIS 2nd)
3 x RUNNER UP BEST EXHIBIT IN SPECIALITY SHOW (BISS 2nd)
# 1 ALL BREEDS NT TOPDOG POINTSCORE ~ 2014 & 2016
#1 GUNDOG NT TOP DOG POINTSCORE ~ 2014 & 2016
# 1 GUNDOG RISING STAR NT DOL POINTSCORE ~ 2008
224 x BEST EXHIBIT IN GROUP (Group 1st)
2 x BEST EXHIBIT IN GROUP ~ ROYAL SHOW 2016 & 2012 (Group 1st)
2 x OBEDIENCE DOG OF THE YEAR AWARD
65 x RUNNER UP BEST EXHIBIT IN GROUP (Group 2nd)
MULTI CLASS IN ROYAL SHOW
156 x CLASS IN SHOW
9 x CLASS IN SPECIALITY SHOW
7 x BEST OF BREED ROYAL SHOW
10 x BEST OF BREED SPECIALITY SHOW
298 x CLASS IN GROUP
9 x SHOWDOG &/OR GUNDOG OF THE YEAR CLUB AWARD
BEST SPORTING SPANIEL OR SETTER AWARD ~ SPECIALITY SHOW
# 2 GUNDOG NT DOL
POINTSCORE ~ 2009
# 2 GUNDOG PUPPY OF THE YEAR NT DOL
POINTSCORE ~ 2007
RA ~ RALLY ADVANCED OBEDIENCE TITLE
RN ~ RALLY NOVICE OBEDIENCE TITLE
CD ~ OBEDIENCE TITLE
CCD ~ OBEDIENCE TITLE
ET ~ ENDURANCE TEST TITLE
4 x SPECIALTY SHOW PROPERTY CLASS

What can we say about our mate Meazle ~ the history maker!

Meazy is an exceptional Springer Spaniel! A once in a lifetime dog. Bred from outstanding stock in Perth, Western Australia by Stephen & Ericka Baker, at just 5 yrs old ~ he was Australia's first 'Supreme Champion' show dog (of all breeds of dogs, not just the first ESS), & quite simply, he has surpassed all our expectations by winning many awards, accolades & trophies & tucked them all firmly under his collar! It doesn't matter what we keep asking of him ~ he gives his all & amazes us time & time again. 

From interesting bloodlines ~ a classic blend of European, New Zealand, Australian & USA stock ~ he has inherited his ancestors beautiful movement, something the ESS is famous for. Really quite special. NOT a flashy, high stepping, energy wasting movement however, Meazle moves very correctly 'pushing & driving' forward with the desired energy efficient, ground covering, effortless & breathtaking movement so necessary in a hunting Spaniel. Many judges have commented favourably on his way of going with one going so far as to publicly state "how precious this dog is; his movement is SO correct & true. He is an absolute treasure ........ we need to put THIS movement back into the breed" & she then went on to award him 'Best In Show'!

 
Not only is Meazle's movement stunning, he also moves absolutely 'true' & as straight as an arrow. We never have to worry how fast or slow we run him for a judge ~ whether it be going 'out & back', or displaying his 'side-gait' ~ as his balance & proportions are so good that he always tracks up regardless of his speed, the terrain or conditions. Even on slippery concrete surfaces, he never falters ~ he just keeps moving 'true'. Oh yes! He will 'pace' as the ESS is inclined too at slower speeds, although not usually whilst on show!

Being such a sound, honest & reliable Springer Spaniel means he cruised home with pots of energy to spare after successfully completing his 20 kms ANKC 'Endurance Trial/Test' (ET), with his temperature & pulse pretty much the same as when he started! An 'ET'is held over 20 kms & to be completed within 2 hours, it must be run on at least 3 different surfaces ~ the Trial also includes 4 x compulsory Veterinary checks & 2 x 'willingness tests' (one at the start & one at the completion) which are similar to a very basic Obedience test

Holding a current ANKC Height Card (& officially measured according to ANKC rules), Meazle stands at just under 52cms. therefor pretty much spot on according to the the ANKC ESS Breed Standard; "appox 51 cm/20 inches..."

 
Not only is he a STAR in the ring, he is a dream at home. Easy to live with, a big softy & so full of character! He also talks constantly & sings like you wouldn't believe! Just bring out the Harmonica & hear him hit those top notes! He will actually sit & have a serious conversation with you, although we have to admit he is a bit rusty on current politics sometimes! Meazy just adores water (just as a Spaniel should), & is a natural retriever, but there is nothing that he loves more than to be a show off at a Conformation show, compete in Gundog Working Tests, Retrieving Ability Tests, Obedience Trials (although he isn't always keen on training), Rally Obedience, Agility & Jumping trials. We are very pleased to announce however, that he has ceased burping in the ring ~ one trick he used to insist on doing every time a judge inspected his 'bite' (mouth)! He does have a weird doggy sense of humour sometimes!

With one 'pass' already at his first Tracking Trial he is off & on his way to another Title & we are sure he will surely try his heart outscipline as well. We are proud that he has also been awarded 'Obedience Dog of the Year' twice (2 different Clubs) & his name adorns many other Club 'Showdog' & 'Gundog of The Year' awards. In 2012 we were thrilled to attended Government House as he was awarded an 'Australia Day Medal' ~ such a huge honour! Meazy has also received multiple invitations to represent the NT at National level ~ with his most recent invitation arriving in December 2016.

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MBIS, MBISS Supreme Champion Sunspur Zeuss CD RA ET
"Meazle"
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Nicola & Peter Llewellyn-Jones
Berry Springs, NT, Australia
Email : [email protected]