I registered the "Tapeatom" affix in 1973 with the
UK Kennel Club,
based almost exclusively on the Sandylands Lines.
I first travelled from the Channel Islands to the Sandylands kennel to
mate a bitch in 1983, i was very fortunate to be befriended by Gwen, and benefited
greatly from her advice.
In 1990 Mr and Mrs Clayton had a litter out of Sandylands Fino Sherry
of Ardmargha by Sandylands My Guy. They ran on 2 bitch puppies, Gwen asked
them if they would let me purchase the one they weren't keeping and I was
lucky enough to have Ardmargha Gin Fizz.Gin Fizz is the foundation of all the success i have had over the last
Her daughter, Tapeatom Faith, was mated to Sandylands
Gentry, his first bitch, on Gwen's birthday. After the mating a celebration
lunch took place at the local pub.
From this litter was produced
Gilly with a G, for
me a once in a lifetime bitch. Shown just 5 times, at Champion Shows in puppy,
she achieved best puppy bitch each time, 3 with best puppy in breed.
I have been fortunate to have bred the top winning labrador in 2002,
Sh Ch Tapeatom Gin an' Tonic at Sandylands,