Date of Birth:26th September 2011
Owned by:Alec Stewart and Danielle Ritchie-Smith
Bred by:Gwendariff


AT STUD to Approved Bitches – Natural Matings , Chilled or Frozen Semen

Stud Book No: 1732CX


GB Sh Ch, Ir Sh Ch & Int Ch Gwendariff Whippersnapper JW CW’18 is the Kennels CC record holder across both sexes.  This fabulous Show Dog has collected 33 CCs, 30 of which with Best of Breed and 22 Reserve CCs.  His tally of Best in Show, Groups and other such awards I believe is way into the high thirties, for certain he can lay claim to 14 Best In Show wins within those numbers. Top Dog All Breeds in his country of origin in 2015, is an achievement to be heralded as well as achieving the pinnacle of the years’ events winning the coveted title of Champion of Champions in 2018.

Nilsson was very lightly shown through his final years in UK competition and never competed in any Veteran Classes at all. He retired from sustained competition in his native land after winning the Top Dog campaign. His fabulous record included 11 occasions winning alongside many other Gwendariff girls – each having taken the top spot in their relative genders.

Now, life for Nilsson is relaxed, chilled and of course totally spoiled.  On occasion he may have a special lady or two to visit – but in general he is living the high life after taking us on one hell of a rollercoaster ride! It’s been a whirlwind journey for all those involved with this amazing boy.

Some dogs are just way beyond special…………….

33 CCs, 30 BOBs, 22 RCCs

Best In Show – Setter & Pointer 2018

Best in Show winner - Speciality Shows

Best in Show Winner - UK & Ireland

Res Best in Show Winner- UK & Ireland

Top Dog All Breeds - Ireland 2015

Top Gundog #2 - UK 2014

Top Irish Setter - UK 2014

Top Puppy 2012 – Our Dogs

Top Puppy 2012 – ISBC

Celtic Winner 2015

Multiple Group Winner

Multi Group Placer

Junior Warrant


See VIDEOs from Belfast Dog Show Society 2018 below

ParentsGrandparentsGreat G-parentsGreat GG-parents
Sh Ch & Int Ch Copper's Magiska UnderDubliner Tiger WoodsAsoftwind of The Golden Vale WW08Ger Ch Goldings Jeroboam
Temptress Of Golden Vale
Dubliner ImagineWithersdale World Wide Web
Dark Auburn's Fun In Dublin
Sh Ch & Int Ch Copper's Magical Bubble JWW08Sh Ch Caskeys Concept at Aoibheanne JWCaskeys Persuader From Amberlight
Sh Ch Dunnygask Ginger Spice at Caskeys
Balintyne Coppers Home N Dry WW08 FJV03Sh Ch Caskeys Vaguely Scottish JW
Sh Ch Aniara (Imp SWE)
Sh Ch Gwendariff Miss Whiplash JWSh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Dom Perignon JWSh Ch Danaway Fortune Teller JWSh Ch Caspians Intrepid
Wendover Lorna
Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Clonageera Klassique GwendariffSh Ch Starchelle Chicago Bear
Sh Ch Clonageera Stella
Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Ms DynamiteShenanagin What NextSh Ch Thendara Kennedy
Sh Ch Fetteresk Take That To Shenanagin
Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Pop My CorkSh Ch Danaway Fortune Teller JW
Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Clonageera Klassique Gwendariff

Nilsson is a very experienced Sire.  He has sired litters in GB and Europe.  Successful matings have resulted from the use of frozen and chilled semen.

He has sired 3 International Champions and an abundance of National Champions throughout Europe for the successful CAEMGENS breeder, Mr Sjoerd Jobse (Sweden), as well as other European winners of great quality. Another successful winner is based in Belgium, whose Polish import bitch has her International and Multi Champion titles.

Lightly used at stud in the UK, he has produced two Show Champions and another female on 2CCs and 1 RCC.  His most accredited son, GB SH CH GWENDARIFF THYME BOMB AT JACWILINS JW was the CRUFTS Dog CC Winner in 2020.

Nilsson has a number of new young hopefuls coming to the ring in the not too distant future.

We are very excited about the next generation of Nilsson babies.



BVA Hip Score:  3:5

PRA RCD1 - Hereditarily CLEAR


CLAD - Hereditarily CLEAR

A selection of Nilsson's Progeny

Nilsson's Adverts

Nilsson's Highlights captured in Video

Best in Show - Belfast Dog Show 2018

Gundog Group - Belfast Dog Show 2018

Best in Show - Belfast Dog Show 2018

Best in Show - Belfast Dog Show 2017

Manchester Dog Show 2017

Belfast Dog Show 2015

Best in Show - Bray & District 2015

Group 7 - Clonmel & District 2015