Scotland was home to a variety of working dogs from as early the 13th and 14th centuries, probably even earlier. The majority were indigenous to the location, supplemented with a handful of breeds brought by traders, visitors and invaders.
This is a truly Scottish breed, originating there during the 19th century, born out of retrievers who were traditionally used as hunting companions across the Highlands and beyond.
Born in Scotland and imported to the USA at 10 weeks old, Ailsa comes from a long history of working goldens. Her breeder is a retired game keeper.
In the United Kingdom, a gamekeeper (often abbreviated to keeper) is a person who manages an area of countryside (e.g. areas of woodland, moorland, waterway or farmland) to make sure there is enough game for hunting, or fish for fishing, and acts as guide to those pursuing them.
About the name: Ailsa Craig, Scottish Island
Ailsa Craig, sometimes referred to as the Granite Jewel of the Firth of Clyde, is an island that sits in the outer Firth of Clyde. Around 99 hectares in size, Ailsa Craig is comprised from a volcanic plug from an extinct volcano.
It is currently owned by a nature conservation trust as it contains some of Europe's most important bird colonies. This includes the continent’s biggest gannet colony and a significant number of puffins. It's blue hone granite is also good for the manufacture of curling stones, two-thirds of stones in us today are made from it.
-Foundation Training- SIT HEEL HOLD COME NO DOWN UP Leash Training
Everything I train for is built from these simple, but essential commands. Bird Introduction (build prey drive) * Whistle commands * Swim Work * Steady to Shot * Decoy Intro * Marking drills on land and water * Single Marks/Retrieves * Upland Training * Dead bird work primarily with ducks/pheasants * Practice hunting situations * Proper Gun Introduction * Kenneling * Sit (sit means sit, no stay needed) * Here * Front to Side Heel * Walking Heel * Hunt Command Nose Work