Dora, who is the inspiration for this whole venture and who the training arena is dedicated in memory of, was Ellena's best friend and loyal companion since she was just 15. Her gentleness and kindness knew no bounds. She worked from the tender age of 6 months beating and picking up better than most. She loved agility winning her last competition at 10 years old, loved tricks and most of all loved her pack. She passed away peacefully early in 2013 in Ellena's arms and will never ever be forgotton.
Tilda is a 7 year old German Shepherd bitch. She works well picking up, beating and on peg although sadly more recently has lost her hearing and so now has a new job. She is now a registered Pets As Therapy dog visiting hospitals, hospices, care homes and schools. She is also the 'cover girl' for the PAT website! She is quick to learn and great fun in agility and tricks. Her enthusiasm and clumsy, comical charm never fail to make anyone smile and her loyalty is second none.
Pumba is Ellenas main working dog. She excels at gun dog and agility and is one of the nicest girls around. She has won her first novice working test and next year is hoping to push into open. She has had two litters of puppies now, Ellena keeping a bitch from the first (Nala) and a dog from the most recent litter (Keepa).
Millie was Tysons eldest and first dog, a liver and white Springer Spaniel. She was more commonly known as 'Womble', as this is what she spent most of her time doing. We sadly lost her at 14 years old leaving a gap that no other dog could fill.
Wispa is the resident working sheep dog, a Kelpie cross Border Collie. This little dog has more energy than most I know. She loves working the sheep and is soon to start agility when she is not busy working. She helps dogging in the pheasant poults and works steadily and accurately beating on shoot days. One of her favourite things in the world is a deflated football that she likes to take for walks with her.
Tara is Tysons first fully trained working gun dog. She is a very pretty Fox Red Labrador bitch who is steady on peg, hunts well in the beating line and all in all makes a very loving and loyal companion. She has the most gentle nature to people and dogs alike, and never fails to cheer anyone up with a cuddle.