"Good-looking, AND Intelligent"


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About me, 


  What does the name 


ABER = at the mouth of and the first four letters of ABERDEEN, where Sandy and I met, and both of us were born and brought up.   

DON = the river Don, and also the first three letters of my Mum's surname.

My name is Anne Massie 

I am a Founder member of the Brittany Club of Great Britain, and a past committee member. I was Treasurer for 13 years until 2011.  

I have been Judging the breed at CC level since 2000, and give presentations and arrange Breed seminars on the Brittany.

I have judged all other breeds in all groups at Open Show level, and have long had an interest in gundog training.  I am on a number of Gundog Committees and am presently General Secretary and Treasurer of Lothian and Borders Gundog Association.

The ABERDON Affix was held jointly with my late husband, Sandy, from the  1970's till his tragic and untimely death in 1991 Sandy and I showed Cocker Spaniels from 1980, and Brittanys soon after.  After meeting my late partner, John, in 1992, he became interested in working our dogs and trialled one of our bitches, Gigi, with some success.

How we got into Brittanys

When the children were small we had a lovely litter of golden cockers in 1972 from our pet girl Brandy.  She had the most beautiful nature, wonderful with the children, and we mated her to a Show Champion, Lochranza Magic Dragon (AKA Puff!) She had 7 lovely square, well boned pups - all girls, who went to lovely family homes.
Much later after we lost Brandy at 11 years of age, we bought a blue roan we called Misty.  She had had Parvo virus as a baby pup and when we bought her at 14 weeks was the same size as an 8 week litter her breeder also had at the time.  But as she was so pretty and was vetted as now healthy we took her home.  When she was about two we bought a friend for her from Maureen Horley.  This was Churlton Sugar and Spice, a blue roan and tan, known as Pepper.  Sandy and I registered 'Aberdon' with the Kennel Club in the early 1980s.We had one litterfrom Pepper with all 6 blue roans going to pet homes.  Pepper died at 6 years from liver cancer and Misty likewise at 11 years of age.  When Sandy stopped smoking we decided that his saved cigarette money should buy us another golden.  Unfortunately Candy had Cocker Rage Syndrome and was put down at 18months.  At that point we were devastated and decided to change breeds.  A friend put us in touch with Stan Smith - and the rest, as they say, is History!

Anne, Sarah (our daughter) and Sandy

Anne and John