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

I HAVE two lots of winning ways to report this week. Firstly, Jon Rudbach did rather well at the Welsh Springer Spaniel working test with Micklemess Making Music at Clumbadane (William to his friends) gained a first in the puppy class. William is owned by Jon and his wife Janet.      Next we go over the ...

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

YOU KNOW that feeling when you have put something away in a safe place because you will need it shortly? Well that is what I did with a note that Sue Williams gave me at the open show. It went to a safe place because I intended to include it in my breed notes this week. Yes, you have guessed it! I simply cannot remember wher...

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

WE DO SEEM to be lucky when it comes to the weather for our shows, as we once again had a glorious day so judging was outside. Pam Blay found her BD and BIS in Linda Thorogood’s Sh Ch Winhampton Over The Yardarm of Harrifield. Paul and Hilda Monaghan’s Tweedsmuir Blaze Of Glory was RBD and RBIS.   &nbs...

Spaniels, Clumber - week 14Updated : 30/03/2017

THE MAURSETT household is under siege at the moment – no not from Clumbers, but from two English Setter puppies. I may need therapy before much longer. It is over 20 years since we had setter puppies and I had conveniently forgotten what hooligans they really are.      Sara Kirkman is attempting a ...

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

AS A FOLLOW on from last week’s notes about Crufts, we all had a very nice drink and food following the judging to celebrate Sue Williams turning 70. I understand that the cake was provided by Izzie Hurst and very nice it was too. I must admit Sue certainly wears well and I would not have guessed she was 70.  &nb...

Spaniels, Clumber - week 12Updated : 20/03/2017

I WONDER if the photographs that were taken of our Crufts judge will ever be made public? If so, a certain committee member may be in bother, just don’t ever play poker Eunice. I was not looking forward to the very early start to get to Crufts, but must admit it was good to arrive before the crowds built up and enjoy ...

Spaniels, Clumber - week 11Updated : 10/03/2017

WELL, THAT is it all over for yet another year. I hope you have all recovered from the melee that is Crufts and had an enjoyable day out (these notes are prepared before the big day so I will update the news with next week’s notes).      I can begin with some good news from Marjorie Charlesworth Ir...

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

IT IS HERE again, gosh doesn’t Crufts seem to come around oh so quickly these days. You will all no doubt be giving the finishing touches to your dogs and sorting out what outfit you are going to wear, ready for the big day. Good luck to everyone going and have an enjoyable day.      I had the plea...

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

BARBARA Weston is short of dogs for the Discover Dogs stand at Crufts on Friday March 10 and Saturday 11. If anyone is able to help contact Barbara on barbaraweston57@gmail.com.      Now on to the update of the last two committee meetings that Eunice King has sent to me. I will not print the content verb...

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

I HAVE received an email from the CSC secretary Eunice King. It is, of course, a busy time of year for breed club secretaries with AGMs looming, along with seminars and committee meetings.      The first thing to remind everyone is that if the club has not received your subscription for renewing your mem...

Spaniels, Clumber - week 7Updated : 10/02/2017

A VERY nice entry awaits CSC secretary Eunice King when she judges Crufts next month – 32 dogs making 38 entries and 32 bitches making 35 entries. We will all have to be up bright and early as judging starts at 8.30am in ring 11.      Continuing with the Crufts theme, I had a letter from Sue Willia...

Spaniels, Clumber - week 6Updated : 03/02/2017

WELL, THE Setter babies have arrived – there were only three, so I must assume that the vet had double vision when she saw six. Perhaps it would make another good advertisement for a well-known firm of opticians! Nevertheless, mum, the two girls and one boy all well and thriving.      I have receiv...

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

THE WEATHER kept fair for Manchester with none of the white stuff falling out of the sky. The judge for Clumbers was Per Iversen, who last judged us at the National in 2014. He had an entry of 12 dogs and 11 bitches to go over. It was a day for both youth and maturity as John and Margaret Newsham’s boy Annbrook Burma S...

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

WELL, WE did not seem to get the adverse weather that was forecast, but it is still rather chilly. On the plus side the nights are getting just a tad lighter and the dawn arriving just a little sooner.      Meanwhile, I am just about all prepared for the arrival (hopefully) of our English Setter litter a...

Spaniels, Clumber - week 3Updated : 12/01/2017

WINTER has at last reared its ugly head and as I write the snow and ice are apparently on their way.      The entry for Manchester for Per Iversen is 29 dogs making 27 entries. I think this is about the same as last year. We are first in Ring 7 at 9am so it will be an early start for many of you. &n...

Spaniels, Clumber - week 2Updated : 06/01/2017

NO DOUBT you are all getting your dogs ready for the first championship show of the year which, for Clumber folk, is Manchester. I hope this fine weather holds for you all and that the ‘S’ word is not mentioned on the weather forecast.      There has been a good discussion on social media r...

Spaniels, Clumber - week 1Updated : 28/12/2016

HAPPY new year to one and all. I hope you have all recovered from the inevitable excesses consumed over the festive season. I must admit that we are very good these days and leave much of this to the younger generation.      As I write these notes, it is between Christmas and new year and as I view the...

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

LAST NOTES FOR 2016 so a quick re-run of the year seems to be in order.      As you may recall, during 2015 we had a number of dogs gaining CCs, but not that many gaining their title. However, it has been all change for 2016 with seven new show champions.      Top of the pile w...

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

MAY I WISH all of my readers a very merry Christmas and a happy, prosperous and successful new year.      Our judge at LKA, Ian Layfield, had nine dogs and 15 bitches to go over, finding his DCC and BOB in Sh Ch/Ir/Dutch Ch Wyclydo’s Fast As The Wind at Glenariff. This dog is now owned in partner...

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

CLUMBER Spaniels in the news and pleasingly for all the right reasons.      Barbara Weston tells me that the sun shone down on more than 40 Clumbers as they gathered together in Clumber Park for the second festive walk and fancy dress competition. It is always lovely to hear how our breed can gather to...

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