SUCH Travis It´s A Black-Out
Leavenworth It´s A Pleasure
dam: Travis Wild Gossip
breeder: Kari Haave
Travis It´s A Black-Out -
Oskar - was my first cocker spaniel and he became my great friend and teacher. He had the
unique - beauty and talant for hunting. We went to shows and on field trials. Oskar became
show champion and many of the judges appreciated his classical and compact
outline. He won his CC:s for;
Ed Croud (AUS), SKK Göteborg
Hans Lehtinen (SF), SKK Stockholm
Rae Furness (GB),
In the autume the shooting
days occupaid the weekends. He was a keen companion on formal pheasant shoots. All
these shooting days gave him a great experience in finding game and to be the devoted
retriever he was. The autume was the shooting time and the fur had to be cut off just to
be in full lenght again in april when showtime was round the corner.He was, as many
show-cockers, a very good dog in tracing wounded game as deer and moose.
Although he was found to have
serious hip dysplasia when he was only 11 months old, he lived in 12,5 years, with many,
many hours of hunting behind him. In May -98 he went on to the eternal hunting fields,
where I guess he will have infinite days of hunting ahead of him.
A cocker as Oskar one wish everyone
would have the possibility to experience!
In field trials, Oskar got to the "elitklass"
(the highest class in Swedish field trials) rather quickly and won
one 1:st price and six 2:nd prices. Why he got so many second prices
was probably due to the fact he entered so many shooting days and
it resulted in some amount of independence which can be devasting
on field trials where the demands require more co-operation with
the handler. However, he had a very soft mouth which delivered a
great number of running phesants.
Oskar was a very soft and kind dog without loosing character. He
was exactly as a cocker should be - one shall never know to 100
% what he´s up to. As an example: In the international field trial
in Näsbyholm, in southern Sweden when Mr Charlie Johnsson judged,
Oskar entered the trial and had to go for a long time, although
I tried to end it as I was rather sure that he any moment would
do something nasty in a cockery manner. Well, as the judge didn´t
want to interrupt the trial, Oskar met my desire and ended the field
trial with full chase after a hare, over open field so every one
could see him, and he was not quiet when he had his chase!
The judge gave me a comfort-reward, as he despite the "chase-cirkus",
saw good qualities in the dog. It was warming as I felt most embarrassed.
Oskar won his prices in
"elite class" in the following field trials;
Romare, Läckö, -89
2:nd Gunnar Petersson, Frötuna Gård, -89
2:nd Erik Björne, Brevens Bruk -89
2:nd Bengt Pettersson, Brevens Bruk -90
2:nd Curt Hjalmarson Boström, Frötuna Gård -91
2:nd Jörgen Sandberg, Brevens Bruk, -91
2:nd Henry Hammarlund, Björkvik, -92