We both have a passion for dogs having previously owned Labradors, Spaniels, German Shepherds and even a Border Terrier. In 1995 we bought a yellow labrador bitch and little did we know how this would change our lives. We called our puppy 'Amber' and this formed the first part of our Kennel Name the second part 'stope' coming from our address. The show and obedience training we did with Amber stood us in good stead for what was to come.
Carromers Heaven Sent At Amberstope
In 1996 we purchased our lovely 'Heidi' from the Carromer Kennel and with Carromers Heaven Sent At Amberstope had moderate success in the ring.We had now been bitten by the showing bug. At the beinning of 1999 Heidi was mated to Rocheby Navy Blue to produce our beautiful boy Amberstope Blue Moon(Blue)
Rocheby Babycham At Amberstope
The following year we added another yellow bitch to our kennel in the form of 'Caff'. Caff and Heidi were to form between them the Amberstope kennel as it is today. Our first litter with Caff produced Amberstope Glen Grant(sire Sh CH Foxrush Prime Suspect) and he went on to sire Sh Ch Amberstope Rebel Yell ShCM and Amberstope American Star ShCM. Blue and Caff were really the way forward for us producing lovely puppies such as Amberstope Blue Mist. She was always in the cards at Champ shows and gained many Best Of Breeds at open shows
Amberstope Blue Mist - A perfect retrieve
During 2005 we went back to working Blue and Mist on local shoots. At the end of the year they both passed their Show Gundog Working Certificates, thus making Blue Moon our first full champion.
We are very fortunate to have so many lovely dogs in our kennel and way down the line from Blue and Caff we have Rebel Yell, American Star and Lunar Eclipse sired by Blue Moon.