Meet FTCh Shimnavale Excalibur “Taz”


DOB:  May 27, 2010

Imported, 2016

FTCh Shimnavale Exalibur, “Taz,” joined the Wildrose sire lineup in 2016 just after competing in the 2015 Irish Kennel Club Championship Stake.  Straight away Taz distinguished himself as a superb retriever whether on land or in the field.  Boldness in water, excellent handle and superb scenting abilities combined with a delightful personality make him a perfect Gentleman’s Gundog.

Taz’s sire is International Field Trial Champion (Int. FTCh) Marranscar Blackcap, known to us as “Drake.”  Drake, trained and handled to distinction by Wildrose partner, Nigel Carville, earned many field trial awards including a Diploma of Merit in both the IGL (British) Retriever Championship and the Irish Kennel Club Championship Stake. Wildrose has produced quite a number of successful dogs in the past sired by Drake.  Additionally, we imported a finished dog, Storm, who is a direct son of Taz and he, too, has developed into a dynamic gundog.

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The three-generation pedigree of Taz’s dam, Greenbriar Cocoa of Shimnavale, is outstanding with 100% of the dogs earning Field Trial titles.  Further, her 4th generation lineage combine some of the most notable names in UK retriever history including:

FTCh Saxaphone Express

FTCh Pocklea Remus (IGL winner)

FTCh Lafayette Tolley

FTCh Kennefer of Leadburn

FTW Greenbriar Solitaire

Excalibur’s competitive career in the UK has been impressive totaling 17 field trial awards of which 6 were 1st place.  These do not include his novice stake awards.

Member of the Winning Irish CLA Team, 2013

Member of the Winning UK team at Chatsworth, 2013

Qualified and participated in the 2015 Irish Kennel Club Champion Stake

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