Tibea Gundogs was first established in 1964 by my late Father, also named Robin Watson, and my Mother Marlene. He was an ‘A’ Panel judge and made up 2 Field Trial Champions of his own, namely FTCH Oday Alice of Tibea and FTCH Tibea Topaz who was a daughter of Alice.
He also won trials with several other dogs both Novice and Open. They also bred several UK Field Trial Winners/Champions which were owned and run by other people the most well known being FTCh Tibea Tosh. I took over the Tibea Gundogs in 1988 when my Father passed away and have been running it ever since. I was running it as an amateur handler until I turned professional in 1995. I trialled my first dog Field Trial Winner Tibea Cid in 1988. I have been trialling ever since – both my own and clients dogs.
I have had much success and made up my first FTCH in 2003, namely FTCH Whitmill Ecylpse of Tibea, and made up in 2009 FTCH Brackenbird Minnow.
I am an ‘A’ panel judge and am a Member of the UK Kennel Club.