Wow what can I say about this dog?!
Mathew was the reason I chose English Springer spaniels. I fell in love with him after watching him being shown in the National Dog show, then decided then and there he would be the sire of my new puppy. Luckily I was offered him for a few months to show in the South Island, I quickly jumped at the opportunity.
We've never looked back. He was only two-and-a-half years of age at this stage, our first show out BEST IN SHOW, Supreme Dog Of the Year 2007 and from then onwards it just kept getting better. Mathew now has achieved 16 all breeds best in shows, over 15 speciality best in shows, and too many groups to name.
He is now retired at 14 years of age. At his retirement show at 11 years old he was awarded Best In Show! Amazing! He showed like a dream, just like a 3 year old!
I will never forget that day... it was hard leaving the ring knowing this would be his last time competing at this level. Matty is now enjoying the Veteran Classes.
As Mathew was one of my first serious show dogs, it only seemed appropriate that considering I took him into the ring; that it should be me to take him out of the ring. ...And we did so in style!!
Mathew is the dog of my dreams. He will always be my most amazing boy, not only for his showing, but at home too, as he is loving and has an amazing personality that I could never replace, and would never want to replace, because he is Mathew!! Saldy Matty passed away just before his 15th Birthday, A gave who always gave me his best never to be replaced,,, Love you matty and always will.