Dec 30 Had a busy couple of days yesterday took Luke & Jessica to Luton Canine Soc Premier Open Show held at Woodgreen Animal Shelter Huntingdon. One of the biggest open shows around!! The atmosphere was really nice at this show!
Breed judge today was Carl Miller (Feorlig) Luke won the puppy class & was BPIB Jessica 4th in Open.
Luke won the puppy group under judge Jeff Horswell which I was thrilled about as it was a very strong group also won £20 for winning the group!!
Had to go back today to challenge for BPIS another very strong group, Luke won RBPIS and £50. the judge again was Jeff Horswell.
2009 has been a good year and a brilliant start to Luke's show career, I am looking forward to see what happens in 2010!!
Ola will make her debut in March all being well!!
DEC 22nd Today got health results back for Luke & Ola they are both PRA CORD 1 CLEAR!! hooray!!
Dec 20th Well the past few days have been freezing but hardly any snow to speak of here.
Yeserday took Luke to Lincoln CS held at Newark showground. Entered Luke in AVNSC gundog puppy he won this and got PG2!
Today we went to North Western Spaniel held at a lovely venue in Nantwitch Cheshire. There was a last minute change of judge as our judge had been snowed in in Scotland! The judge who kindly stepped in with about 2 hours notice was Lucy Addoo! Luke was BPIB and also went RBPIS so a very good weekend alround. A photo to follow shortly I hope!
Dec 14 Haven't entered any shows lately went to LKA as a spectator on Sat was lovely to see friends before christmas.
Here is Lukes crituqe for ESS of Wales show:
1st Trimere Transition to Carlyquinn
Gorgeous young puppy, was quite a handful to show, which is understandable as he was only 61/2 months old, beautiful outline & topline, super head & espression, good reach of neck, shoulders & body for age, good front & neat feet, well turned stifules, in gleaming coat & excellent condition, when he settled he moved better on a loose lead, very promisng but needs time to settle. Erina Green
Nov 23 This weekend The English Springer Spaniel Club held their open show judge today Kirsty Miller (Feorlig). Luke won MPD and went on to win BPIS (Best Puppy In Show).
Nov 17 This weekend as I had no shows entered thought it would be good practise to take Luke to a companion show as there are no ringacrft sessions nearby for us to go to. Companion shows are licensed by kennel club and are open to everybody, where you enter on the day. They are usually run by a local dog welfare society or similar and are ideal places to socialise a puppy.
Luke was entered in Puppy a very large class where he was placed 1st and he went on to get Best Puppy in Show! (BPIS). He was a really good boy and enjoyed the day! The judge was a Champ show judge.
Nov 8th Had a busy weekend yesterday went to Welsh ESS champ show held at Tredegar. Erin a & Phil Green, Erina judged the dogs Luke won MPD despite hardly keeping 4 feet on the ground. Jessica was 3rd in GB.
Today went to Mid Herts Gundog a very tiny ring, once again Luke mucked about & the judge said she was unable to assess his movement althogh she thought him beautiful and place him 2 out of 2. Jessica was 4 out of 4 don't think it helps when she steals a loaf of bread during the night, the waistline expanded once again!
Had entered AV SB stakes so thought good idea to stay and take Luke in this ,to my delight he came 2nd in a very large class. We won £5 wa hey! It was a large ring which gave more time to settle him although he did still bounce a bit. He is enjoying it which is the mian thing at this age. Had two lovley days catching up with friends!
Nov 4th The last puppy boy went to his new home today, He has gone to live in Somerset
.Nov 1st Today set off to the Midland English Springer Show held at Wakefield Yorkshie. Travelled up in horrendous rain. Judge today was Wendy Willey (Speeton) Luke was 3rd in MPD Jessica 3rd in SY.
Spent a lot of the day selling the ESS calendars which are A3 size this year and are really superb!
Oct 31 Two more boys have gone to their new homes one to West Sussex & one to sunny Guernsy lucky boy! It is gettting a lot quieter now but not that quiet as Lola is quite a vocal little girl! Maybe now I will get around to making a new page for a new member to the show team Trimere Transition (luke)
Oct 28 Today the 1 st boy left for his short journey to Rugby with his new family his name is Zebadee!
Oct 27 Today The the first of Tammy's litter Maggie went to live with her new family in Winchester Hampshire. Bless her such a sweetie xx!
Oct 14 Today back to glorious Malvern for Gundog Soc of Wales Ch show. What glorious weather we had .
Jessica was placed 2nd in grauate Bitch, judge today was Jon Thirlwell (Ferndale).
Oct 9 Wednesday evening travelled down To Builth Wales to stay overnight before South Wales Kennel Ass Ch show, stayed in friends caravan. Woke up to very cold misty morning!
The judging today was held in freezing sheds it was warmer outside than in!
Jessica won her graduate class in good company and then went on to win her second RCC! which made me forget about the cold for a bit. Judge today was breed specialist Sue Aston )Tasa)
At this show there was a RCC stakes class where Jessica was placed VHC!
September 7th No news worth writing about of late except Tammy has had six puppies four boys two girls all are doing well! They were born Sept 1st
Yesterday was Birmingham National show held at Stoneleigh Warwickshire very local to me:
The judge ws Breed specialist Trudy Short (Parkmist) Jessica was placed 2nd in a good graduate class!
August 2nd Yesterday was National Gundog Championship show held at Malvern Three Counties showground always like this show!
The weather was torrential rain so judging was held indoors! The judge today was Margaret Jaimeson breed speciaiist who had to step into replace Carolyn Muirhead who is very ill! .
Jessica did well winning the GB class!
JULY 26TH Yesterday an early start for Leeds Champ Show held in the grounds of Harewood estate. We had planned to caravan there but there was a lot of rain in the week previous to the show and more was forecast, yet again the weather man got it wrong the weather was good and conditions dry .
The judge was Ray Smith (Melverley) Jessica was 2nd behind the RCC winner second show running not bad at all congratulations again to Dave & Jacky Mitchell!
JULY 12th This week I have been caravanning at the East of England showground Peterborough. The weather has been good all week.
Had a lovley time!
Yesterday was the day of the show, Judge today Caroline Robinson (Baldragon) Jessica no longer in Junior and moved up to Graduate (up against older bitches again) where she was placed a good second behind the eventual RCC winner Barecho Qualified to Show at Peasblossom! Well done to owners Dave & Jacky Mitchell well deserved. The bitch CC went to Ray Smiths homebred Melverly Sublimity she also went BOB & group 2, well done Ray!