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Spaniels, Field - week 17Updated : 24/04/2017

WE HAVE A few game/country fairs coming up; if there is anyone who is interested in representing the breed, can you get in touch? The details are: Hampshire Country Fair, April 30- May 1; Sandringham Game & Country Fair, Sept 9-10 and Wiltshire Game and Country Fair, Sept 23-24.      Congratulations ...

Spaniels, Field - week 16Updated : 13/04/2017

THE SOCIETY held a very successful AGM. It would have been nice to see a few more members attending but thankfully the items on the agenda were easily dealt with. Our president, chairman and health supervisor gave their in depth reports on how the past year had gone. Once again hoping that we would see more members willing t...

Spaniels, Field - week 15Updated : 06/04/2017

WE NOW have enough members to proceed with the 100 club, although we will always welcome more, thank you to all of you who have joined. The first draw will now take place in May, following on from committee confirmation this will take place at the Birmingham show.  I also have standing order forms for the 100 club to be...

Spaniels, Field - week 14Updated : 29/03/2017

THE SOCIETY held a very successful health seminar recently. The speakers were Prof Mike Herrtage and Dr Jane Dobson speaking on endocrine diseases (thyroid) and cancer, particularly mammary tumours and oral cancer. Both speakers were well received and those attending found the day very informative. Prof Herrtage has kindly a...

Spaniels, English Springer - week 14Updated : 29/03/2017

THE ESSC of Scotland’s ch show was judged by Wendy Willey (Speeton)      Kerry Simpson, ESSC of Scotland secretary, writes: ‘We had an entry of 63 dogs with just seven absent, the show was very well attended by exhibitors with a good number of visitors too making a lovely atmosphere in the ha...

Spaniels, Field - week 13Updated : 23/03/2017

THE WORKING Minor Breed Spaniel Club is holding a fun gundog training day on June 17 near High Wycombe. For those of you who might be interested in taking your dogs along to what should be a good day the contact details are Graham Constable at graham.constable2@btinternet.com.      Dogs will be split int...

Spaniels, Field - week 12Updated : 16/03/2017

VERY MANY congratulations to all the winners at Crufts. The Sonnetend had an amazing day winning both CCs. Malcolm Fowkes’ Sh Ch S Finishing Touch at Shirmal taking the DCC and BOB with Janet Ford’s Sh Ch S In Touch with Coverwell taking the BCC.      A lovely day for Judith Harris winning bo...

Spaniels, Field - week 11Updated : 09/03/2017

WELL ANOTHER Crufts over and I hope all those attending had a good day.       We are progressing well with the Genome project. Three dogs are being submitted to the AHT to start the process. All three will undergo eye testing including the goniososcopy. Thankfully those taking part will be reimburse...

Spaniels, Field - week 10Updated : 03/03/2017

JUDGES names are already coming forward for 2018 and 2019. A Orzel is judging WELKS and C Holgate East of England in 2018. Heather Weeks at Blackpool and C Moore at Bath in 2019. Surprisingly though after checking through our list of judges for this year I notice that we are still awaiting confirmation of who is judging at S...

Spaniels, Field - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

THE FSS has a breed specific seminar planned for the Sept 30 at Baginton, so for those looking to progress up the judging lists, a date to remember. Further details will be given later.      Tickets are also available for the health seminar on the March 25 at Stoneleigh. This is open to all and I’m...

Spaniels, Field - week 8Updated : 17/02/2017

WE NOW have a new venue for the championship show on June 18. It will now be held at Yelvertoft Village Hall, Yelvertoft, Northampton. This is situated within ten minutes of junction 19 on the M1 and five minutes from junction 18. The decision was made to make the move as our original venue has now opened a café in on...

Spaniels, Field - week 7Updated : 08/02/2017

WE ARE now progressing well with the genome project. The next step now is to give the details of three dogs/bitches to take part, so we are now asking members if they would be willing to put their dogs forward to take part in this project.      To become involved the criteria is a) The dogs/bitches must ...

Spaniels, Field - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

A REMINDER to all FSS members that subscriptions were due on Jan 1, 2017. Details of the AGM will be posted out to members by Feb 21 in line with the society’s rules. However any member who has not paid their subscription by Feb 14 will unfortunately loose the right to vote. So just a quick look for you all to check th...

Spaniels, Field - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

TWO VERY happy people drove home to Scotland from Manchester on Sunday night, or should I say flew home! Ann Menzies had an amazing day with her young boy Nadavin Ualan at Vrackie winning his first CC and BOB under Alastair Moss. Her travelling companion Aimee Holtom took RBCC with Nadavin Strathspey at Rivandell (Lucy). &n...

Spaniels, Field - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

I HAD A call from Wendy Welfar (Haverson as was). I haven’t heard from Wendy for some time so it was nice to catch up. We had many a good time caravanning in the past. Wendy with her mum Iris showed and bred the Woodgay Fields and English Springers. Many of you will have Sh Ch Woodgay Fieldfare in your dog’s pedi...

Spaniels, Field - week 3Updated : 11/01/2017

FIRSTLY, a reminder that we are looking for volunteers for Discover Dogs at Crufts, all four days, so if there is anyone out there who wants to help please get in touch.      For our record keepers the following is a list of the CC winners for 2016: Sh Ch Nadavin Nobilty, six CCs; Ir Ch/Sh Ch Kingsmist...

Spaniels, Field - week 2Updated : 04/01/2017

A HAPPY new year to everybody. I hope you all had a good Christmas and I would like to wish you all a very successful 2017 in whatever you do.      Final standings are now out for the winners in 2016. We have two winners for top Field – Ir Ch/Sh Ch Kingsmist Eternal Knight and Sh Ch Nadavin Nobil...

Spaniels, Field - week 52Updated : 19/12/2016

HERE WE are the end of the year and for many of us it’s had its good times and bad. Many of us have lost friends and companions and this is the time of year when we remember them the most.       On the bright side it’s been a great year for the breed with five new Sh Ch’s: Soberh...

Spaniels, Field - week 51Updated : 14/12/2016

CONGRATULATIONS to Jane and Ben Bennett and Allie MacBain on their wins at LKA. Sh Ch Fecimus Hobnob with Jesham and Dutch Ch/Sh Ch Hardypups Cookie Monster taking the dog and bitch CCs. Reserves went to Ir Ch/Sh Ch Kingsmist Eternal Knight and Thandiwe Lady Of The Knight. BP was Elgert China Girl for Gadelic. Cookie was als...

Spaniels, Field - week 50Updated : 12/12/2016

A SAD END to the year for Diane Wheeler who has had to say goodbye to Tayowen Touch Of Dignity at the age of 13 years. Harley was bred by Howard and Shelia Taylor by Gamefell Gambit ex Sh Ch Tayowen Touch Of Dreams. Not widely shown he had however gained one CC under Janet Ford and a RCC under Kathy Gorman.   &n...

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