About us

Hello, we are Ari and Gregory.

 

We are living at the foot of Teutoburg Forest close to the beautiful Hesseltal, a picturesque valley. Many hours roaming this beautiful area with our dogs, have inspired us to call our kennel Hesseldale.

 

We are both passionate about dogs, who have been at our side since childhood and have become an essential part of our lives. Our hearts beat for labradors in particular. That is why we took the decision to mate our bitch Int. FT CH Masters of Water Emie dite Ellie with FT CH Waterford Ganton in 2016. Our two bitches Gundog’s Choice Flame called Lemmy and Gundog’s Choice Flinte called Purdey result from this perfect match.

 

These two are the foundation of the Hesseldale kennel. From the A-litter we kept back Hesseldale Abbey. She’s our little sunshine.

 

We aim to breed healthy labradors with a good temperament and the typical will to please. Even though we deeply enjoy taking part in working tests and picking up with our dogs, they really are family members accompanying us through our everyday lives. It is our goal to pass on the wonderful character of Ellie and her offspring to future generations of dogs.

Hesseldale A – litter

We are happy to announce the Hesseldale A-litter this winter. The choice of stud wasn´t easy after visiting so many dogs this summer. Ari and I started to make short lists and tried to explain why we had them on that list. All of them are quality working dogs with lovely temperaments, each with their own „superpower“.

 

In the end we both fell for Mr and Mrs Steel´s FTCH Mitforton Oscar of Leadburn.

 

Thank you Catherine Steel Billy Steel for trusting us to use Oscar on Purdey. I also want to thank Frances Roberts for taking us to the South West Scotland Gundog Associating two day open stake. Two years ago we saw Oscar with Billy for the first time and he impressed us straight away.

Hesseldale B – litter

Due to the current situation we postponed the B-Litter indefinitely.

We are happy to announce the Hesseldale B-Litter this summer.

 

As we said, the choice of stud wasn´t easy after visiting so many dogs. Two dogs stole our hearts from the start. This was the case with FTCH Mitforton Oscar of Leadburn which we have chosen for our A- Litter and with his sire FTCH Gosberry Governor. FTCH Gosberry Governor is a lovely stamp of a dog with a friendly and outgoing temperament. He qualified five years in a trot for the IGL Championchips. Two of his offspring (FTCH Mitforton Oscar of Leadburn and his litter sister OFTW Mitforton Onour) qualified for last years IGL Championchips.

 

We are expecting puppies out of this combination with a lovely temperament and a lot of drive.

 

A big thank you goes to the Yarwood family who are letting us use Governor at stud.

 

When everything goes as planned, Lemmy should come in heat around May.

Lemmy

Gundog’s Choice Flame

FTCh Waterford Ganton x Int. FTCh Masters of Water Emie Dite Ellie

Registratio No.1621035
Born21 / 10 / 2016
PedigreeDRC-Database
Hip / Elbow clearanceA2 / 0/0
Eye clearanceRD:clear PRA:clear, Katarakt: clear (28.10.19)
Genetic informationCNM: clear by parantage, EIC, SD2, HNPK: clear, Typ EE
Dentition clearanceFull scissors bite
Date of breeding certificate18.10.2018
RequirementsMating partner PRA-prcd-Test: clear
Titel/TestsFTW (novice), div. Workingtests (F), FT Open
Hight54cm

Purdey

Gundog’s Choice Flinte

FTCh Waterford Ganton x Int. FTCh Masters of Water Emie Dite Ellie

Registratio No.1621034
Born21.10.2016
PedigreeDRC-Database
Hip / Elbow clearanceA2 / 0/0
Eye clearanceRD:clear, PRA:clear, Katarakt: clear (28.10.19)
Genetic informationCNM: clear by parantage, EIC, SD2, HNPK: clear, Type EE
Dentition clearanceFull scissors bite
Date of breeding certificate18.10.2018
RequirementsMating partner PRA-prcd-Test: clear
Titel/Testsdiv. Workingtests (F)
Hight56cm

Abbey

Hesseldale Abbey

FTCh Mitforton Oscar of Leadburn x Gundog’s Choice Flinte

 

Registratio No.24469
Born27.02.2020
Pedigreecoming soon
Hip / Elbow clearancecoming soon
Eye clearancecoming soon
Genetic informationCNM, EIC, SD2: clear by parantage
Dentition clearancecoming soon
Titel/Testscoming soon

Lemmy and Purdey passed their coformation and sociability tests with flying colours.