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Spaniels, Irish Water - week 8Updated : 17/02/2017

THERE are 32 dogs making an entry of 48, at Crufts this year for specialist Martyn Ford (Cuboglach) to judge. This is made up of 13 dogs/18 entries and 19 bitches/30 entries. We are second in the ring, after Spanish Water Dogs.      At the recent Westminster Dog Show, held in Madison Square Gardens, New ...

Spaniels, Irish Water - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

MY APOLOGIES for lack of recent notes, but we have been without any internet recently. We are back in the land of the living now, thankfully.      Hazel Walker has organised an IWS owners and their dogs beach walk on Feb 25, starting at 10am at Knoll Beach, Studland, Dorset, with optional lunch at the Ba...

Spaniels, Irish Water - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

A REMINDER from Hazel Walker that nominations for chair, secretary and committee members to be elected at forthcoming IWSA AGM are to be with her by Jan 31. Also a reminder that memberships were due on Jan 1. Hazel can be contacted on 01202 871699 or hazel.iws@outlook.com. JUDITH CARRUTHERS, 01697 343480, knxhll@aol.com

Spaniels, Irish Water - week 3Updated : 13/01/2017

THE FIRST show of 2017 was Boston held at Peterborough Showground. There were no classes for the breed, but Ian Sexton made Alan and Denise Costley’s young bitch, Waterford’s Purple Rain at Axelhurn (Can Gr Ch/Can Ch Navaronne’s Back In Black ex W Anything You Want) BNSC gundog. JUDITH CARRUTHERS, 01697 ...

Spaniels, Irish Water - week 1Updated : 29/12/2016

I HOPE you have all been clicking away with your camera over the holidays, preparing photographs of your dog to be included in the IWSA yearbook. The publication will be in full colour, however you can have your photos printed in black and white if you prefer.      Copy should be sent to Helen McLaughl...

Spaniels, Irish Water - week 52Updated : 19/12/2016

SO HERE we are at the end of another year, where the breed has, once again, competed with the best of the best at the highest level. The Dog World/Arden Grange top dog awards have resulted in Angela Williams and Penny Williams’ bitch Sh Ch Stanegate Sorceress at Foulby (Ch/Am Ch Whistle Stop’s Elements Of Magic e...

Spaniels, Irish Water - week 51Updated : 14/12/2016

WELL, IT’S a sure sign of getting older; here we are in the middle of December already, with entries completed for some of next year’s shows and LKA 2016 behind us.      As second breed in the ring, after Clumbers, there was plenty of time for getting dogs ready and doing a little Christmas...

Spaniels, Irish Water - week 50Updated : 12/12/2016

LIN AND Paul Bradley and their homebred Nyallup Chilli Pepper have been doing well recently. At Stroud under Dianne Hammond (Southmead), and the following weekend at Bristol, under Ann Falconer (Siatham), he was BNSC gundog and G1 at both shows.      I am grateful to Lucy Spensley for the following reg...

Spaniels, Irish Water - week 49Updated : 02/12/2016

I AM GRATEFUL to Sandra Rawlinson for correcting me. Sandra and David’s Pharises Moulin Rouge was the DCACIB winner under Mr F Rodriguez on day one of the IKC international show, not as previously stated on the website.      News is thin on the ground at the moment, so don’t be shy. I would...

Spaniels, Irish Water - week 47Updated : 18/11/2016

OVER TO Ireland for the first of this week’s results. At the Irish KC international show day one, judged by Mr F Rodriguez, BOB, CACIB and GS went to Lindsay and Steve Belcher’s Sh Ch/Int Sh Ch Stanegate Storm Warning at Sosteli (Am/Can Ch BISS Sylmars Raindancer ex Sh Ch Foulby Fired Up), who was also BV. RGS wa...

Spaniels, Irish Water - week 46Updated : 11/11/2016

IT’S THAT time of year again. Helen McLaughlin, editor of the IWSA yearbook, has reminded us that we need to be prepared with photographs for this year’s edition, which will be printed next year. Closing date for entries is Jan 7. The yearbook sub-committee is Helen, Brenda Triffitt and Allison McNaught, so lots ...

Spaniels, Irish Water - week 45Updated : 04/11/2016

IT’S THAT time of year again! Liz Cooper has emailed on behalf of the Irish Water Spaniel Association (IWSA) judges sub-committee, to remind judges to update their CVs and to send them to her at Mrs E Cooper, Taylors Meanygate, Tarleton, Preston, Lancs PR4 6XB, or they can email Liz at malanis@tesco.net by Dec 1. Detai...

Spaniels, Irish Water - week 43Updated : 21/10/2016

BREED specialist Hannah Cooper (Malanis) was the judge for the Irish Water Spaniel open show held at Norton Parish Hall, Worcestershire. From and entry of 19 with five absent, she gave BIS to Penny Willoughby and Angela Williams’ homebred bitch Foulby Mariah (Sh Ch F Fireworks ex Sh Ch Stanegate Sorceress at F). RBIS a...

Spaniels, Irish Water - week 42Updated : 14/10/2016

IT WAS A cold day, albeit a sunny one, for us all, at Gundog Society of Wales. We were fortunate to be judged outdoors at this, the last outdoor show of the season, in a spacious ring, which the exhibits really loved.      In an entry of seven with one absent, Marion Sargent gave BOB and BP to Carruthe...

Spaniels, Irish Water - week 41Updated : 06/10/2016

ONCE AGAIN there was a reasonable entry at Driffield with ten dogs for Richard Stafford to judge on paper, however only three turned up. The majority of absentees were bitches and I know of one which was in season, but with entries being so expensive, one cannot help but wonder why there are so many non-appearances. Personal...

Spaniels, Irish Water - week 40Updated : 30/09/2016

A RESPECTABLE entry of 12 greeted David Shields (Willholme) at Belfast, where he awarded CCs to the breed for the first time. BCC and BOB was Angela Williams and Penny Willoughby’s Sh Ch Stanegate Sorceress at Foulby (Ch/Am Ch Whistlestop’s Elements Of Magic ex Sh Ch F Fired Up) and her litter sister Lyn Walker a...

Spaniels, Irish Water - week 39Updated : 23/09/2016

I WAS SHOCKED and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Colleen Morgan from Seattle. Colleen loved the UK and visited our shores often, and in fact, when I saw her at the IWSCOPS speciality last month, she was planning her next trip to the South of England next year. Her visits were not about places, but people, and she al...

Spaniels, Irish Water - week 38Updated : 16/09/2016

A COUPLE of weeks ago we were near Seattle, Washington State, at the home of Jack and Colleen McDaniel, at the Academy of Canine Behaviour, which was the venue, for the weekend, of the Irish Water Spaniel Club of Puget Sound (IWSCOPS).      Jack and Colleen’s hospitality is legendary, and it was ...

Spaniels, Irish Water - week 37Updated : 09/09/2016

IT’S HARD to believe that we are coming to the end of another summer show season, with City of Birmingham last weekend. Kathy Gorman (Walgoreg) had an entry of 23 with just over a third being absent, which was a pity. Most were bitches, presumably being either in season or in whelp.      BCC and ...

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