Welcome to Sookie (Turnervale Talulla)

Today we picked up our new Irish Water Spaniel puppy Sookie (posh name Turnervale Talulla) She is a very happy confident puppy not at all shy and happy to play with us and Harley.

Originally bred as a wildfowling dog, working on the marshes, bogs and estuaries of its native Ireland, the Irish Water Spaniel can be adapted for many forms of work. They are responsive, equipped with an excellent nose, eyesight and hearing.

Irish Water Spaniels have natural instincts that make them suitable for all types of shooting; they have been used as drug and explosives detector dogs; they have competed in agility, working trials and obedience and worked as PAT and therapy dogs.

Irish Water Spaniels are slower to mature than some other breeds, they can be headstrong and wilful, needing a firm but fair and patient owner who will need to gain the dog's respect before it will give of its best. If over trained they become easily bored and stubborn.

And Teresa makes sure that Harley does not feel neglected