Whilst Thornton is primarily a much loved family pet we were keen to select another WCS with a good FTCh pedigree.
Thornton is a very steady dog and socialises well with other dogs and people, adapting well to new situations and experiences. He is happy chasing a ball on the beach, rooting around to retrieve his lure and is always up for cuddles on the sofa.
Thornton has beaten on the last 5 pheasant/duck seasons, working across multiple shoots in the Bristol and Gloucestershire area. He is very well regarded by guns and beaters alike. Whilst we had no intentions of “formally” training him as a gun dog, we have been keen to allow him the opportunity to work. He shows natural enthusiasm, energy and stamina and appreciates he is there to work and not play with the other dogs. He is confident diving into thick cover and is good at both recall and quartering. It is impossible to hide his excitement when the shooting kit comes out as a “boys day out” always includes sausages! That said, he’s developed an ‘off switch’ at home with age.
Thornton and I attended Agility training twice a week at Celestine, which we loved and Thornton performed really well, but have had to stop due to health challenges for me. He has also achieved his Gold KC Obedience Certificate.
Thornton’s sire Bishwell Barcud is a respected FTCh.
If you are interested in using him as a stud, please take a look at his photos and videos and give us a shout. We would be delighted for you to come and join us on a country walk to see him in person.
Thornton has been DNA health tested clear for AMS, FN, AON, prcd-PRA and holds a current clear BVA eye certificate and Grade 1 PLA. Priority for matings will be given to bitches that are similarly DNA health tested clear.
Thornton is siring cracking, well balanced and very trainable pups who have gone on to excel in the Agility, Support Dog world. He throws all colours apart from liver.
Please see the pinned post on Thornton’s page for up to date breeding information. Thornton-Glanhowy Nimrod.