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Spaniels, English Springer - week 17Updated : 24/04/2017

SESSS chairman Graham Osborne writes: “It is with great sadness that the SESSS committee has learned of the death of our popular president, and friend, David Webster (Webline) at the grand age of 93. Although better known as a Beagle enthusiast, former president of the Beagle Club, breeder and judge, he was also its lo...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 16Updated : 13/04/2017

THE SUN shone on the ESSC ch show and everyone, including the dogs, was thrilled to be outside all day with no need for a jacket – unbelievable weather for this time of the year. There was plenty of shade from the cherry trees in full blossom which scattered like confetti in the afternoon as a welcome light breeze arri...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 15Updated : 06/04/2017

QUICK day trip to the Lancs and Cheshire ch show where Steve Wraith (Australia) judged an entry of approximately 70 at a new venue in the Wirral.      It was another DCC and RBIS for Ray Smith’s Melverly Buona Notte, hot on the heels of his Scottish win and a string of successes so far this year. R...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 13Updated : 22/03/2017

DAISY Toublic tells me that Pat Grimshaw (Patbee) will be celebrating her 80th birthday on April 1. I am sure you will all join me in wishing her a super day with her family and friends. I believe there is to be a special party and it would be great if those of you who know her would send her greetings on this milestone. &n...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 12Updated : 17/03/2017

CRUFTS is the focus of the week of course and John Palmer (Roandew) drew a very good entry of 167 dogs, the weather was kind for the walk into hall 2 (just as well as I had left my coat on the kitchen table!), the ring well organised, all the exhibits and exhibitors looked very smart and the SESSS stand was busy selling ESS ...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 11Updated : 08/03/2017

I HAVE received an important advice from health co-ordinators Lesley Field and Louise Scott regarding Acral Mutilation Syndrome (AMS). Sadly, a puppy has been affected by this devastating condition. Lesley and Louise have sent full information to all breed clubs and can be contacted if you require more information.  &n...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 10Updated : 02/03/2017

GOODNESS, what a busy weekend! By the time you read these notes I shall be fully recovered and preparing for Crufts. I wish you all an enjoyable day and every success.      First of all some sad news from Derek and Sue Hales who have lost their Sh Ch Trimere Trading Places with Sheledams (Kevin) at the g...

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...

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