Sue and Andrew spent several years living in England and upon their return to Australia purchased 9 acres at Inverleigh near Geelong. Once their house had been built it was decided time was right for another GSP. After much research Sue decided to purchase another speckled bitch from Raelene, Alex and Liat Smith of Heidherst Kennels in South Australia. Heidherst Sheer Klass arrived in time for Christmas and was aptly called 'Holly'.
Holly easily gained her show title and won several groups and class in groups along the way. The biggest highlights of her showing career were winning Best Exhibit in Show at the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Victoria's specialty show in 1999 and going Best of Breed at Royal Melbourne Show (and short listed for the group) in the same year. Holly was registered under the Silvahunter Prefix.
Aust. Ch. Heidherst Sheer Klass
21-10-1994 to 1-1-2009
S. Gr.Ch. Heidherst Cointreau Onice
D. Ch. Heidherst Firedancer
Aust. Ch. Heidherst Sheer N Stylish
w. 21-1-1999 - 11-3-2013
S. Ch. Heidherst All That Style
D. Ch. Heidherst Sheer Klass
After a really long and happy life in a most loving home, our beautiful Phoebe passed away suddenly on the Tuesday after the long weekend in March, 2013. She was so greatly loved and is so greatly missed by us all, especially her daughter Lucy.
Tracking Champion Heidherst Sheer Xtravagnc
w. 8-12-2004 - 11-10-2019
S. Gr.Ch. Katydid Strongbow
D. Ch. Heidherst Sheer N Stylish
Lucy has finally found he niche in life, she has proved to be a natural tracking dog, gaining her Test 1 pass at Bendigo in June, 2010 after only 6 training sessions. In early July at the Tracking Club of Victoria Broadford trial she passed her Test 2 with a grading of Very Good under judge: Denise Burriss. Sue handled Lucy for the first time under Tracking Trial conditions and gained a grading of "Good" for test 3 giving Lucy her Tracking Dog Title.
Monday 30th August, 2010 - Victorian Canine Association - State Tracking Trial - judge: Denise Burriss. As Lucy had gained her T.D. the week previous she was again eligible to be judged again by Denise who really loves to watch Lucy work (Denise has a GSP too). Lucy had the most difficult conditions for parts of her track, the grass and weed was quite long (at times up to her head) and the base was mostly soft wet sand (like quick sand but with a hard base about 8 inches down). Sue did a really great job of handling Lucy under these conditions and was continually trying to keep her feet under he so she didn't check her dog with a tug on the lead. Lucy missed the second sock, but I would seriously doubt if most dogs would find a sock that was right in under a big cape weed bush. Everyone of us walked straight over the top of it. Lucy was graded 'Very Good'. This was Lucy's last trial for this tracking season. I think she is going to miss her tracks when the weather warms up. See photos in gallery below.
Lucy lived a very long and wonderful life with Sue, Andrew and Fraser. She was extremely spoilt and went everywhere Sue went - Lucy spent several winters in the snow at Mt. Buller where she loved to have great walks around the snow covered streets.
Fraser with Lucy and Phoebe - 2009
Sue with Lucy on the rock and Phoebe taken in 2012