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Spaniels, Welsh Springer - week 17Updated : 20/04/2017

I AM UNFORTUNATELY beginning this week’s notes with the sad news that Maggie Mullins died on April 18 at St Michael’s Hospice, Hereford, after a short illness. Her daughters Kate Dillon and Sarah Boad were with her.      Maggie was very much a larger than life character in the breed, known as...

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

THE WSSC held its spring AV spaniel working test at New Farm, near Evesham, Worcester last Saturday with judges James and Claire Starkey. It was a stiffling hot day which did appear to affect some of the dogs as the day progressed.      The results were as follows with dogs being WSS unless specified: Pu...

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

FOLLOWING on from the positive comments regarding the recent stewarding seminar run by the WSSC I noticed a film available from the Kennel Club.      The film contains information on ring procedures for judging dogs at all KC-licensed shows and while it includes specific reference to the judging and exhi...

Spaniels, Welsh Springer - week 14Updated : 30/03/2017

THE WSSCSW held the first of the four club championship shows last weekend with Pat Butler-Holley (Shandwick) judging dogs and Catherine Dods (Balcraig) bitches.      Pat’s DCC, his second, went to Jane Graham’s Taimere’s Twister round Nyliram with Shelagh Tolladay’s Sh Ch Ferndel...

Spaniels, Welsh Springer - week 13Updated : 23/03/2017

THE WSSC’s fun weekend is back this year. It will be held over the weekend of July 8 and 9 at Park House Farm in Ashbourne (Derbyshire) with camping available from Thursday July 6.      Activities include a fancy dress competition, fun dog show, fun agility competition, party games, scurry, dog rac...

Spaniels, Welsh Springers - week 12Updated : 16/03/2017

FOR TWO WSS owners Crufts started on the Thursday with the first ever Crufts rally inter regionals, seven teams being entered from around the country. Finuala Barnes with Islemoor Ruby Tuesday with Barhi (Ruby) was part of the team representing the South East and East Anglia working at Level 2 and Angela Wilson with Oxhayes ...

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

SOME OPEN show news from both North and South this week. At Yorkshire Gundog Jane Graham’s Taimere’s Twister Round Nyliram was BOB under Ashleigh Frost (Bushwacker) and BIS under Christine Rayner (Raystans). At Kent County Sharon Jones’ Julita Rumours at Trosley was BPNSC and PG2 under Steve Richardson (Car...

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

SOME OPEN SHOW news to start with this week: Jan Rees’ Hudolus Rhys Henllys at Typica (Lloyd) was awarded BOB, G1 and RBIS under Graham Hill (Dimland) at Llynfi Valley open show.      Meanwhile, Elizabeth Chandler showed her Millie (Glenbrows Paper Pagaent at Chanangel) to BVIS at Ripon’s eve...

Spaniels, Welsh Springer - week 8Updated : 17/02/2017

APOLOGIES TO MICK and PAM Tew as I somehow missed out of my report that their Pamicks Field Of Dreams won BP at the January SEWSS open show.      At Darlington Fiona Stevenson awarded Angela Chandler’s Chanangel Dujardin BP and I later selected her for PG4.      The following d...

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

APOLOGIES TO MICK and PAM Tew as I somehow missed out of my report that their Pamicks Field Of Dreams won BP at the January SEWSS open show.      At Darlington Fiona Stevenson awarded Angela Chandler’s Chanangel Dujardin BP and I later selected her for PG4.      The following d...

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

TWO OPEN show successes sent to me from last weekend were: at Stoke on Trent Jane Graham took BOB with Taimere’s Twister Round Nyliram under Colette Perkins and went onto BIS under Sue Harris.      Whilst in the south at UK Paper Leisure Club Tori Ellis awarded BP to Sharon Jones’ Julita Rumo...

Spaniels, Welsh Springer - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

PENNY Williams judged the breed at Manchester, awarding a first CC and later BOB to Anne Worth’s Sarabande Perfect Storm with RDCC going to Ian and Kay Douglas’ Sh Ch Ferndel Justin Time.      BCC went to Andrew Morgan and David Schofield’s Sh Ch Ferndel Silhouette of Cwsscwn. RBCC was ...

Spaniels, Welsh Springer - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

I’M STARTING the notes with a cautionary tale regarding walking in areas that have or have had weather warnings given. Alison Findlay decided to take her two WSSs, Boris and Wilberforce, for a lovely walk in the winter weather along the coast, miles upon miles of heath and sand and no one but them. Keen to get to the l...

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

LAST WEEK saw the first general championship show of 2017, Boston, although the breed didn’t have CCs. The breed judge was Shelagh Tolladay who awarded BD and BOB to Jenna Cocking and Pete Barnaby’s Sh Ch Bushwacker Captain Courageous at Ruskinite. RBD was Tori Ellis and Emily Pilkington’s Shannara Total Ec...

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

MICK AND Pam Tew went to Coventry LKS where their young Pamicks Field Of Dreams was BP and later awarded PG3 by Howard Ogden.      Angela Wilson contacted me regarding her two WSSs Lilybet Penarddun at Oxhayes RL6 (Willow) who is now 11 years old and O Rich Flower RL6ex aged eight years old doing reall...

Spaniels, Welsh Springer - week 1Updated : 28/12/2016

HAPPY new year.      Just the one open show result: At Oakengates Gill Philipson and Menstonia Marksman took BOB under Heather Rose and G3 under David Howarth.     Taking advantage of the unusually mild weather a group of 14 WSSs (plus owners) from the south east converged on Frensham...

Spaniels, Welsh Springer - week 52Updated : 19/12/2016

A SUMMING up 2016 for the final breed notes of the year: there were 27 sets of CCs on offer for both sexes which were won as follows:     Dogs: Sh Ch Ferndel Aeron Magregor 5 CCs, 2 RCC, 2 BOB and 1 G3; Sh Ch Glenbrows Trademark 4,4,2; Sh Ch Bushwacker Captain Courageous 3,2,2 and 1 G2; Sh Ch Ferndel Justin...

Spaniels, Welsh Springer - week 51Updated : 14/12/2016

TOM GRAHAM was the breed judge for LKA, the last Championship show of 2016.      DCC was Gill Philipson’s Menstonia Marksman with John Thirlwell’s Ferndel Glenfiddich taking the RDCC.      Lesley and Graham Tain’s Taimere Takes The Biscuit took her third and cro...

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

THE GOOD Citizen Dog Training Scheme (GCDS) held its second annual super match competition at the Kennel Club Building in Stoneleigh recently.      The GCDS supermatch was created to recognise and reward exhibitors who support the GCDS and gain specific places in either breed classes or AVGCDS stakes c...

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

THE WSSC held its autumn open show, the last of the club shows of the year.      Carol Ridge judged the main classes of the show and as a treat awarded each of her class winners with some chews. BD and BIS was Jenna Cocking and Pete Barnaby’s Sh Ch Bushwacker Captain Courageous at Ruskinite. RBD ...

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