From 2000 – 07
In 2000, Sh Ch Lynwater Frosty Welcome of Crookrise, from the first ever litter of pointers in the UK sired by imported frozen semen from the USA, was BIS at the Pointer Club Ch Sh.
Her litter brother, Lynwater Atlantic Crossing of Cookrise, won the Gundog Group at Darlington Ch Sh and has been the sire of Champions at home and abroad, including Ch Crookrise Hi-Jack who is the sire of Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Crookrise Rhum.
In 2001, Sh Ch Lynwater Roulette of Crookrise (sire Sh Ch Vossmead Gambler of Crookrise and dam Sh Ch Sarah Pocket of Crookrise) was Best in Show at the Southern Pointer Club Ch Sh and Gundog Group Winner at LKA Ch Sh.
Ch Calderside Love in a Mist, bred by Dawn and Graham Ingham and owned and handled by Helga Edmondson was Best of Breed and won the Gundog Group at Crufts 2001. She was also RBIS at the Welsh Kennel Club Ch Sh. Ellie, sired by Crookrise Old Glory from Sherryton Love Bug at Calderside, was Top Pointer that year and went on to win Best of Breed at Crufts from Veteran in 2005 and a total of 21 C Cs. In 2006, she was Best Veteran in Show at all three breed clubs championship shows and overall runner up in the Veteran Stakes at Driffield Championship Show.
Other Sh Chs included Sh Ch Crookrise Slaney of Fowington, owned by Geraldine O’Driscoll and Sh Ch Whipspan Dorrigo of Crookrise bred by Barbara Critchley.
Ch Crookrise White Lace, bred and handled by Helga Edmondson, a great grand daughter of Love in a Mist, sired by Vossmead Jester of Crookrise from Wherathy Fizz, was BPIS at the Pointer Club Ch Sh in 2006.
Crookrise bred dogs continue to be used regularly for grouse counting on estates and moors across the North of England.