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Spaniels, English Springer - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

EVERYONE has been very busy in the build up to Crufts and there were some lovely wins for ESS up and down the country.      Edith Rose was at Upperward of Lanarkshire CS with 20 month old Westaway Dream Angus of Rosannoch (imported from Norway) where he was G1 under Mrs J Cunningham (Elandar) and was als...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 8Updated : 20/02/2017

I AM EXTREMELY grateful to those of you who have advised me of your successes this week. It was lovely to receive an email from Julie Shovel who was thrilled to hear of a young Tiverstone puppy doing brilliantly at its first show. T Stirling Castle had his debut at Plymouth with owner Julie Merrick who was absolutely over th...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

NO BREED club or championship shows in UK last weekend, so it was good to hear from Ed Casey that his and Cam Cavallo’s Sh Ch/Aust Supreme Ch Sandicam The Look Of Love ventured out to Eire for the very first time. At Dublin Dog Show Society ‘Noah’ took the DGS and BOB under Mrs J Crawford Manson, went on to...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

I’M DELIGHTED to report that Diana Gates and Gunring Ensueno have together won the Working Gundog Certificate. The assessment took place at the Raglington Shoot just outside Southampton and Diana applied in advance for an opportunity for ‘Dennis’ to do the test – this is not her normal shoot so the te...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 5Updated : 26/01/2017

AT MANCHESTER Becky Johnson (Downstream) was awarding CCs in the breed for the first time. DCC, his fourth, and BOB went to Helen Cokell’s Sh Ch Carlyquinn Can’t Wait. RDCC went to Jane and Steve Eyeington’s Sh Ch/Ir Sh Ch Meadowdale Chaos. BVD and BV overall went to Margaret and Steve Wildsmith’s Tri...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 3Updated : 12/01/2017

AT BOSTON Graham Tain (Tainmere) judged the breed without CCs. BD and BOB was Richard Bott and Christine Savell’s Swedish import, Art-Waves Standing Ovation for Allenie, who then went on to win a fine G2 from Jacqui Ward. RBD was Sh Ch/Aus Supreme Ch Sandicam The Look Of Love owned by Cameron Cavallo and Ed Casey. &...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 2Updated : 05/01/2017

HAPPY new year! It has been a long festive period with Appletree Cottage turning itself into a hotel for my ever-expanding family so apologies for not meeting the Christmas deadlines. Back to normal now!      There were just a couple of bits of news that came in just before the holidays. Paul Osbourne ...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 51Updated : 15/12/2016

GEORGE Clarke (Reulemill) judged the last ch show of the year, LKA, and it was a first CC and BOB for Richard Bott and Christine Savell’s import Art-wave’s Standing Ovation for Allenie, bred by Jens Karlsson in Sweden, and who has been quietly doing very well winning three RCCs during the course of 2016.  ...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 50Updated : 08/12/2016

DIANE Scott (Lossiedoon) handled her Sh Ch Melverly Islay Inspired at L to her full champion title by gaining the SGWC at South West Scotland Gundog A after the field trial last weekend. Diane says this achievement was one of the proudest days in her ownership of an ESS and tells me she was so grateful for the support given ...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 49Updated : 01/12/2016

CHRISTINE Savell had a wonderful debut with Plaiglen All That Jazz who she owns in partnership with Anthony Allen. At Horsham, Jim Richardson was judging the breed and awarded him BP and RBOB and he went on to not only win PG4 from Gordon Mackenzie but also was second in the puppy stakes and fourth in a huge RBOB stakes clas...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 48Updated : 24/11/2016

JUST TOO late for my notes last week came a lovely email from Cathy Holman who is very proud of the results gained by her Roqfolly Endeavour. At Plymouth he took BP and PG2 under Barrie Welham. The following day they were at Minehead where he won PG2 once again, this time under Mrs A Harding.      Last...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 47Updated : 16/11/2016

AT GUNDOG Breeds of Scotland Michael Keely (Alhambra) was judging the breed for the first time as a UK resident, although has judged several times from his native Australia. Wife Kate ensured that live coverage of his CC line ups was available for those of us unable to attend, but were glued to our computers.   ...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 46Updated : 10/11/2016

AT ROMSEY Kendra Whittock’s Kingsheath William Regal had a wonderful outing, winning BOB and G1 under Jane Graham. Dorothy West’s Grosbreuil Abricot Regal, his daughter was BP and she went on to PG2.      Kath Holt was at Liverpool where her homebred Bethryn Devil Moon was the only represen...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 45Updated : 03/11/2016

AT MIDLAND Counties we were without CCs on offer but Richard Morris had a decent entry. BD and BOB was Sh Ch/Aust Sup Ch Sandicam The Look Of Love adding another top spot for Ed Casey and breeder Cam Cavallo who went on to take a repeat of his success at South Wales with another G1 under Mike Gadsby.    &nb...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 44Updated : 27/10/2016

FIRST, an apology to Paul Richardson and Yvonne Terry Richardson for my error in reporting on the result of the ESSC of Wales open show where their Cherishym Chara was RBB and not as stated. I did notice and sent a correction but not sure where that went to!      This weekend I was enjoying a little br...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 43Updated : 20/10/2016

TWO BREED club open shows on the same date – the SWESSC and that of the ESSC of Scotland, with Lesley McCourt judging the former and Jane Graham the latter.      At SWESSC, Lesley’s choice for BIS was a triumph for Kendra Whittock’s Kingsheath William Regal. Kendra also collected BPB ...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 42Updated : 13/10/2016

ANOTHER really busy weekend for so many with South Wales where Andrew Brace (Tragband) was awarding CCs in the breed. The entry was smaller than of late.      It proved to be a stupendous weekend for Ed Casey and Cameron Cavallo’s Australian import Sup Ch Sandicam The Look Of Love took his third ...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 41Updated : 06/10/2016

DRIFFIELD proved to be another sunny show, but without CCs for English Springers, and it was a first UK appointment for Martin Adner (Goldflame’s, Sweden).      BD was, once again, Ed Casey and Cam Cavallo’s Australian import, Sup Ch Sandicam The Look Of Love and RBD went to Fran Glendinnin...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 40Updated : 29/09/2016

A PACKED weekend news-wise and a very good one for English Springers everywhere.      At Belfast, Gordon Haran (Magregor) judged the breed and had an entry of 23 with just a few absentees. Top honours went to Australian import, Sup Ch Sandicam The Look Of Love, owned in partnership by Ed Casey and bree...

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