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Spaniels, Sussex - week 18Updated : 27/04/2017

AT UNITED Spaniel Delia Gorse (Tawnyka) had a good entry. BOB was Sh Ch Norriss Northern Cassandra. RBOB was Susan Evans Yorkham Rocking Rudolph handled by Becky Johnson. BP was Linzi Bannister’s Knuckerhole Ruby Carousel at Roanhowe.      The following day was Birmingham Gundog and Terrier Julie R...

Spaniels, Sussex - week 17Updated : 19/04/2017

IF YOU are thinking of coming to our fun weekend on July 1-2 at Downton Castle, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 2LQ let Kay Smith know as she needs to get numbers for catering, especially the hog roast which will need paying for in advance. It’s £20 per person, which will include camping, hog roast, free tea and coffee an...

Spaniels, Sussex - week 16Updated : 12/04/2017

CH PINDANI Myrtle represented us at the Contest of Champions along with Kay and Ian Smith. The judges were Malgorzata Supronowiez, Pedro Sanchez Delerue and Christine Rossier.      It was our AGM and open show held at Baginton. There were over 60 members attending the AGM – this was brilliant compa...

Spaniels, Sussex - week 15Updated : 05/04/2017

CHRIS Wakefield our breed archivist says on April 3, 2017 it was 93 years since the SSA was formed, it’s a good job we have Chris keeping check on these dates.      Many of you will remember Ray Burt, father of Janet who sadly died a few years back. He will be celebrating his 90th birthday on April...

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

KAT EDGE had an email from Heritage Events 2017 with dates where we could have a breed stand if we wanted.      These are Thame Country Fair, April 16-17; Hampshire Country Fair, April 30 to May 1; Sandringham Game and Country Fair, September 9-10; Wiltshire Game and Country Fair, September 23-24.  ...

Spaniels, Sussex - week 13Updated : 22/03/2017

I WROTE a letter of complaint to the Kennel Club about the order of judging at Crufts and had a speedy response. I don’t know if this will make any difference to 2018 or not, Grace also wrote from her point of view as our judge.      Reading Andrew Brace’s page he said that the Jack Russell T...

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

I PERSONALLY thought the television coverage of Crufts was pretty poor. The afternoon slots with Alan Carr were just a comedy act, the expression on Frank Kane’s face when he had to deal with him said it all and Clare Balding didn’t look too impressed. Is this the level that Crufts has come to? Ewan Thomas has im...

Spaniels, Sussex - week 11Updated : 07/03/2017

HELEN Boniface (Boniblend) had a good entry at Coventry Gundog, everyone getting ready for Crufts. BOB was Liz Bowe’s Sh Ch Tawnyka Its A Puzzle for Belcam who later went BIS under Jane Eyeington (Meadowdale).      Carol and Ifor Williams have recently celebrated their ruby wedding anniversary and ...

Spaniels, Sussex - week 10Updated : 02/03/2017

I WAS FEELING quite smug that I hadn’t had a cold this winter but as I write this my nose and eyes are streaming, at least I can’t blame Crufts.      Catey Bates tells me the Lincolnshire Gathering at Grimsthorpe will be on July 30. For more information contact Catey on 01223 870867. This is ...

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

LESLEY Nesbitt will be at Crufts to take any late entries for the open show. Christine Swietalski (Bowswizzler) is our judge. The AGM will be before the show, try to attend, this is your club and you should be interested in how it is run.      If you have any trophies that need to be returned to the show...

Spaniels, Sussex - week 8Updated : 16/02/2017

PLEASE remember to look out your photographs of your champions past and present to be displayed at out 2017 championship show. These should be A4 size and laminated. If you have any questions contact Lesley Nesbitt on 01665 602961 or lesleyanesbitt@gmail.com.      Kay Smith wants your photographs for our...

Spaniels, Sussex - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

PLEASE remember to look out your photographs of your champions past and present to be displayed at out 2017 championship show. These should be A4 size and laminated. If you have any questions contact Lesley Nesbitt on 01665 602961 or lesleyanesbitt@gmail.com.      Kay Smith wants your photographs for our...

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

THE UNITED Spaniel Association is running a rally event on Feb 12 which is open to all, it will be held near Derby. Details are on the United Spaniel website and entry details are available at www.unitedspaniel.com or from Gina Bowers on 01427 811404.      I don’t know who will be representing us i...

Spaniels, Sussex - week 5Updated : 26/01/2017

THE ENTRY at Manchester for Andrew Brace was 17, quite low compared to last year. Hope this isn’t going to be the pattern for 2017.      DCC, his second, and BOBwas Sue and Steve Graves’ Norriss Northern Wizard (Sh Ch/Dutch/Bel Ch Julius Of Tonispada at N ex Sh Ch Norriss Northern Cassandra)....

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

KELLY, James, Zennor and Arthur Jefferies have a new address: 8 Beauchamp Meadow, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 2DG, the only mobile number at the moment is 07554 004877. I hope they will be very happy at their new home.      Catey Bates contacted me to say Jazz and her had been to a Cavalier show in Harston an...

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

CONDOLENCES to Christine Swietalski who has recently lost her mother. She was a lovely lady whom Christine brought along to some shows in the past when she had been visiting her from Scotland.      Boston is the first general champ show for 2017. We didn’t go along this year as we no longer have ...

Spaniels, Sussex - week 2Updated : 05/01/2017

I HOPE you all enjoyed your new year’s celebrations and have a healthy and successful 2017.               I haven’t picked up my Dog World ANNUAL yet but I have heard good reports so I am looking forward to getting mine at Manchester and catching...

Spaniels, Sussex - week 52Updated : 20/12/2016

CATEY Bates had a Christmas card from Lady Willoughby at Grimsthorpe Castle where we have a gathering every summer. She seems to be keeping well and wishes the SSA good wishes for the new year.     DAPHNE BAILEY, 01507 363804, daelyb.deb@gmail.com

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

LINZI Bannister had a good day at Reading going BNSC and G1 with Quarr Persuasion (Max). The judge was Beverley Nicholson (Kingsheath).      At LKA Tim Harrison (Glenbrows) judged without CCs where there were 12 entered. BD and BOB was Liz Bowe’s Sh Ch Tawnyka It’s A Puzzle for Belcam. BB w...

Spaniels, Sussex - week 50Updated : 07/12/2016

WHAT A lovely way to end the year with a full champion in our breed.      At a recent KC field trial Ian Smith gained a CoM with Sh Ch Pindani Myrtle. She is owned by Ian and Kay and is homebred by Quintic The Countryman at Ivcar ex Sh Ch Jubilwell Mashona at Pindani. She has gained six CCs this year. ...

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