CchB.BISS Mallyree's Contessa at Pooles Ide CGC "Ava Gardner"  (above)

Ava is co owned by Emily Pikul and Gregory Siner of Pooles Ide Irish Water Spaniels. She is our foundation and our resident Iws. Ava has excelled in the show ring with her beautiful looks and fabulous personality. She is a joy to show and even more so to live with. She is a Multiple Group placer, 1st award of Excellence winner at Eukanuba, a Top Ten ranked Iws, and a Specialty winner.

Her first show she started out with a bang, Best of Breed over two top ranked specials, later on in the day she placed 3rd in a large Sporting group under Breeder Judge Patricia Leakey Brenner at 9 months old. Soon after she attended the National specialty where she was Best in Sweepstakes under judge Patricia Hess. She finished her championship with a very honorable Best of Winners for a 5 point major under well respected judge Patricia Trotter during a specialty weekend. She also had other supported entry wins.

In 2014 with two litters on the ground Ava was able to go out and show she still had it. In three weekends she garnered 40 grand champion points, a BISS, a BOSS to her brother and only walked from the ring once without a ribbon. Shown very selectively in 2015 and finished her Bronze Grand championship. Also in 2015 Ava was Best of Breed at the supported entry in Wine Country and Select Bitch at the well known and prestigious Morris and Essex Kennel Club. Now into 2017 Ava has won 2 best veteran in sweepstakes and 2 first places at the national specialty in her veterans class at 8 years old. Like a fine wine she only gets better with age.   

She is also a very healthy girl. You can find her test results by clicking here. She passed all of her Irish Water Spaniel Club of America health tests. She is a CHIC certified Iws. For more information please visit the Orthopedic Foundation for animals website. You can also find her pedigree here. It is full of healthy, beautiful and intelligent Iws.

Woodrock's North by Northwest CGC (above)
(shch. Fyder's Rowdy heckler X Multi ch. Hooligan's Starlit Finnish woods)
Owned by: Pamela Manus, Emily Pikul and Florence Blecher

14 points by 13 months old undefeated in the classes.
wd Nov springfield 2015 7 months old
wd maryland sporting supported entry 2016
wd maryland sporting sunday 2016
Wd bow New england sporting supported entry 2016
wd bow bob over specials, including the #1 iws, New england sporting sunday 2016

Growing up at home for now.

Fin's Pedigree can be found here. And his health tests can be found here.

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MBISS Multiple Group placing Can NSC Can Ch. & Am GChB. Epik's First Edition CGC TKN "Hadley"  (below)

Owned by Emily Pikul

Bred by Emily Pikul & Gregory Siner

Hadley is from our first litter out of EliotXAva. She is a beautiful girl with a fantastic temperament. She enjoys everyone and everything she does. We can't wait to see her grow up.

Hadley finished her championship with two 3 point majors one of which was a supported entry, a 5 point supported entry major, and a 4 point specialty major. Also along the way a Best in Sweeps, two bred by exhibitor Group 1, multiple puppy group placements, and a Best Bred By Exhibitor in Show! 

Hadley took a weekend trip to Canada and was Winners bitch everyday of the 5 shows. She was Winners bitch, Best of Winners, Best of Breed at 4 of the shows. This was including the National specialty where she was Best in Sweeps, Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, Best of breed from the Bred by class.

Hadley and her other brother, Forester, Pooles Ide a walk in the Park, were recently Best in sweeps and Best of opposite sex in Sweeps at the prestigious Morris and Essex Kennel club show. Hadley was also Reserve Winners Bitch in a gorgeous entry. 

At 2 years old, in 2016, Hadley was the #1 Iws in the country! She was also ranked as the #5 iws in group points Pretty amazing year to say the least. 

Westminster 2017 and Hadley comes home with Best of Opposite Sex to her uncle Lake.  Absolutely Fantastic day! while being very selectively shown in 2017 she is the #5 iws all systems. 

While Hadley has been enjoying showing very little this year she managed to, in the past month attain her Bronze Grand Championship, her Canine Good Citizen and Trick Dog Novice title. 

Her pedigree can be found here as well as her ofa testing results.


Ch.  Epik's First of Many "Hughie"  (below) Bred by Emily Pikul & Gregory Siner Owned by Emily Pikul & Joanne & Reid Grey

Hughie has been an amazing adventure for us. He is our First Champion . He is from the EliotXAva litter. In six shows he was Winners dog 5 times, 4 majors, two Best in Sweepstakes, Best of Opposite sex in Sweeps at the National specialty, a Best Bred By exhibitor in Show and won the Bred by dog class at the 2015 National Specialty.  For now he will grow up at home being the best pet to his two little girls.

Hughie's health tests can be found here and his pedigree here.