Welsh Springer Spaniel
Dawn Ritchie was the judge at the WSSCSW’s Open Show last weekend where she had an excellent entry of 77 dogs with 15 absent.
Her BD was Tim and Honor Harrison’s Sh Ch Glenbrows Picture Me Now JW with RBD going to Sharon Barkley’s Sh Ch Cherryheaths Mr Mischief JW ShCM and BPD to Ann Worth’s Sarabande Lord of the Dance (AI).
Karen Lancett’s Coedybrain Nia at Cwmbeili was her choice for BB with Tim & Honor’s Sh Ch Glenbrows Tribute to Weslave JW RDB and Ruth Waller’s Isfryn Lady Godiva at Fireglow BPB.
During the lunch break Anne Le Maitre judged another excellent entry, this time 34 in the 3 Specials classes. Her winners were: Special Junior D/B Tim & Honor’s Glenbrows Valentine, Special Post Graduate D/B Allan Brown’s Bowdonia Ozzie and Special Stakes D/B Tori Ellis and Emily Pilkington’s Shannara Total Eclipse.
Dawn took the ring back for the afternoon with her final show winners being: BIS G. Picture Me Now, RBS/BOS C. Nia at Cwmbeili, BPIS I. Lady Godiva at Fireglow and BVIS G. Tribute to Weslave JW
In the SW at Newton Abbot & South Devon CS Jan Reynolds and Vicky McIlwaine’s Sh Ch Glenbrows Band Of Brothers For Benoveor JW ShCM (Dalton) was Best Veteran Gundog under Derek Lade and then won the Champion Stakes and was later BVIS under Bridgette Bodle.
Glenbrows Van Gogh For Benover (Vinnie) co-owned by Vicky & Alistair McIlwaine was BP & PG1 under Derek Lade.
At Westminster BOB from an entry of 13 with 3 absent was the 5½ year old bitch Ch Clussexx One Step Ahead (Ch Rolyart’s It’s All About The Timing X Ch Clussexx Spring In Your Step) owned by Erin Tenuta, Douglas Johnson & Jamie Hubbard with BOS going to her litter mate, the dog, GChB Clussexx Step Right Up this time owned by Dr Stacey Blau, Margaret Curtis, Doug Johnson & Jamie Hubbard.
I would guess that some celebrating was done by the breeders that evening.
Two new Working Secretaries for WSS clubs are myself (Sharon Barkley) for the WSSC and Sally Nowak for the SEWSSC.