FTW Spinnakeu Feather of Mekoro

FTW Spinnakeu Feather of Mekoro – Isla

Sire: FTCh Brindlebay Butler

Dam: FTW Chatston Harmony of Spinnakeu


Date of Birth: 18/07/2010

BVA Health Scores

Hips - 2:2

Elbows - 1:1

Eyes - Clear 2016

DNA Tests

PRCD-PRA - Hereditary Clear

CNM - Tested Clear

EIC - Tested Clear

SD2 - Tested Clear

Isla is one of those dogs who will live in your memories and heart for as long as you go on. Every retrieve where I held my breath, the round of applause from galleries, guns and friends and the little grin she used to give me when I would send her for a retrieve, knowing she wouldn’t let me down, will be forever etched into every part of what I do. Sometimes when I train young dogs (grand-children of Isla’s especially), I think, what would Isla do… She was the most amazing but often frustrating dog (bitch!) that I have ever worked with. Stubborn but driven. Natural but biddable. She enjoyed every test/ trial and picking up opportunity, with an extra love for game (especially if it was a runner, or hard to pick…!). Isla is the foundation of my Mekoro bitch line, producing 2nd and now 3rd generation test and trial winners, award winners as well as some puppies successfully being trained for the Hearing Dogs and as Detection Dogs.

Isla is retired and lives with a loving family who also get to enjoy the Isla that I know, taking her out shooting and allowing her the freedom to be just as she is.

Test & Trial Achievements


4th Open Working Test- VYWC


1st Open Cold Game Test- VYWRC at Sancton
1st Novice Field Trial – VYWRC at Warter Priory


4th Novice Field Trial – Utility Gundog Society (EC) at Cavenham Suffolk
COM Novice KC Working Test
3rd Novice KC Working Test- VYWRC


COM Novice Cold Game Test – 3R’s