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Thanks to Connolly’s Red Mills for kindly allowing us to upload this  video of the highlights of the 2008 Kennel Club Champion Stake for Pointers and Setters, held at Byrecleugh Estate, by Lauder, Berwickshire by kind permission of the Duke of Roxburghe. Watch and enjoy! 

1990 Champion Stake: This 25 min TV documentary film was produced by ITV. The event took place at Logiealmond Estate in Perthshire, by kind permission of the Earl of Mansfield. Please be patient as this video takes about a minute to load and start running. To view in full screen mode, click on the little square arrow icon on the bottom right of the screen.

Video of Lady Auckland of the famous Cromlix Kennel 1966
Many thanks to the National Library of Scotland – Scottish Screen Archive and Scottish Television for granting us permission to upload this clip from 1966, which features a short documentary featuring Lady Auckland of the Cromlix Kennel with some of her gundogs

SFTA Open Stake 2009
The following images are a selection from a large number of pictures captured by Glyn Satterley, well known countryside and wildlife photographer and taken at the SFTA Open Stake in July 2009. These and other photos of individual handlers and their dogs can be purchased directly from Glynn whose details appear on the Links section of this site.


You can view some of the Traigmhor Pointers of the 1980’s and 1990’s here:

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Isle of Arran Pointers – Archive Photos

Many thanks to Lady Jean Fforde of the Isle of Arran Pointers for giving us permission to make these amazing archive photographs available for Pointer enthusiasts worldwide to enjoy. Most of these photos were taken in the early 1900’s and passed onto us by Marcia Clark, via Ian Struthers. The bulk of the photos were in an album presented to an Adolf Ribeck by Charles Reid and dated 1911. Some of the others were given to Ian by a John White, the father of whom was a keeper with the estate. Charles was quite
famous and made many visits to Arran, mainly to take photographs for the Duchess. The last few photos show Lady Jean with FT Ch Isle of Arran June and Marcia with the Isle of Arran team which she handled in the late 70’s/early 80’s. To view more recent photos of ‘High Ground Hawking over Pointers on Arran’ log into the website of Ian Struthers at

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Scottish Spring Grouse trials pictures:

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Pointer Club of Italy – International Conference and Show May 2009

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  1. Thanks for the memory stir. It is great seeing the moors and the dogs in their natural element, and the video of the championship stake is much appreciated as well.
    Sandy Gunn

  2. Really enjoyed watching the video of The Champion Stake. It evoked many happy memories of trialling days.

  3. Thoroughly enjoyed watching this wonderful video of The Champion Stake. Many thanks.

  4. Marvellous to see such video and it brought back so much of treasured memories when I was invited to the grouse shoot at Isle of Arran by the kindness of Lady Jean Fforde 1971. How time flies and it was wonderful to see Jeannette Handled Crookrise Festival to her title under myself at the Souther Pointer Club Ch. show. Such History will never be forgotten in my mind.

  5. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Perfect videos.
    I am very happy that i saw a video with Lady Auckland and her famous pointers !!!

    George from Greece.

  6. Hi Jon,

    I am very impressed with the film, especially the one about Cromlix pointers. I live in Taiwan and have a dog direct from Derry Argue which is sired by Derry’s Denmark import Paco out of an Advie bitch. Derry’s breeding foundation was Sandpiper of Cromlix and Moanruad Mourne of Advie. It’s the first time that I see Cromlix pointer.

    Lee Cooper told me that you exported pointers to Taiwan one or two years ago last night. I did not know it and was very surprised. Is it possible to you to give me the owner’s email address? I am very interested in your pointers and hope to see one in my eyes.

    Best Regards,

  7. Hi Jon my name is Joe camilleri I’m from Australia we met at the irish kennel club championship stake in 07 don’t know if you can remember but my question Jon is in field trials in the UK how far do you guys let the dogs run in front of the handlers and how far can thay cast from side to side ? Kind regards Joe

    • Sorry for not replying sooner. In the Uk we would expect the dogs to work methodically approximately 100 – 150 metres on either side of the handler, not too far in front. We try to replicate a walked up shooting day where the paying guns would not be happy having to walk long distances to pointing dogs. Also if the dogs bite to much ground they are more likely to miss game.

  8. Super video of Lady Auckland and her dogs, particularly of the two Pointers up on the hill.

  9. So pleased to watch the Champion Stake video, brought back a lot of memories of my childhood. My mother was Barbara Swinden of Freebirch Gordons and I spent a lot of time on the moors with her at trails. Remember people such has Trish Wood, Colin & Julie Organ, Lady Jean etc. I was often put into use and held dogs whilst the owner was trailling another dog.

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