Clumber Spaniel Club 2021 Championship Show

Clumber Spaniel Club 2021 Championship Show

By Lesley Knowles, Honorary Secretary, Clumber Spaniel Club

October 3rd 2021

The Clumber Spaniel Club ran their third and final show of the year, the 2021 Championship Show, at Roade Village Hall on 3rd October. Although the club had tried to find an alternative date for this show to avoid a clash with the rearranged SKC show but unfortunately the logistics of postponement were too difficult to overcome.

The show was sponsored by CSJ dog foods who provided prizes of treat bones for every class winner and a bag of food for the Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show, Best Puppy in Show and Best Veteran in Show. The club is very appreciative of the generous sponsorship received from CSJ both for this show and our Open Show held in August.

Gordon Sutherland was our breed judge and he and his wife Eileen deserve special mention for undertaking the long journey from their home in Scotland to be with us for the day, all amidst the threat of fuel shortages! The show attracted an entry of 30 Clumbers who ranged from multi award winning dogs to those attending their first Championship show. Congratulations to Lee Cox and Vanitonia the Force Awakens on winning Best In Show.

Thank you to Eileen Sutherland for taking the photos of our show winners featured below.

Our Special Awards classes were run in the lunch break and had 8 entries. Sadly our scheduled judge, Ian Dawson, was unable to be with us to judge these classes but many thanks to Sue Graves who stepped in at short notice and enabled these classes to run as planned.

Clumber Spaniel Club 2021 Championship Show

October 3rd 2021


Class 1 Minor Puppy Dog(3) 1 absent

1st Wahnahnish Super man (AI) (Imp) – Pickering

2nd Badgersmoon Mr Branson – Fenwick, Thompson & Langridge

Class 2 Puppy Dog (1)

1st Wahnahnish Super man (AI) (Imp) – Pickering

Class 3 Junior Dog (0)

Class 4 Novice Dog (1)

1st Nivalis Augustus – Gascoigne

Class 5 Graduate Dog (1)

1st Nivalis Augustus – Gascoigne

Class 6 Post Graduate Dog (2) 1 absent

1st Suelynda Special Edition – Fenwick & Thompson

Class 7 Limit Dog (1)

1st Whissgig the Bristolian – Sheppard

Class 8 Open Dog (3)

1st Vanitonia The Force Awakens – Cox, Gardner & Crocker

2nd Maursett Malfoy – Taylor

3rd Micklemess Fundamental – Page

Class 9 Veteran Dog (2)

1st Sh CH Creeaark Artreyu – Hirst

2nd Whissgig Daddy Cool – Sheppard

Class 10 Special Working Dog (1)

1st Micklemess Fundamental – Page

Class 11 Minor Puppy Bitch (3) 1 absent

1st Badgersmoon Lady Sybil – Langridge

2nd Badgersmoon Lady Mary – Langridge, Fenwick & Thomson

Class 12 Puppy Bitch (2) 1 absent

1st Star Fidelis Isle of Sancerre among Whissgig – Sheppard

Class 13 Junior Bitch (0)

Class 14 Novice Bitch (2)

1st Whissgig Crackerjack – Sheppard

2nd Drumancroy Lightening – Turnbull

Class 15 Graduate Bitch (1)

1st Snow White Source of Happiness for Creeaark – Hirst

Class 16 Post Graduate Bitch (1)

1st Whissgig Comedy of Errors (AI) – Sheppard

Class 17 Limit Bitch (3) 1 absent

1st Badgersmoon She’s So Guinevere – Langridge

2nd Whissgig Wintersaga (AI) – Sheppard

Class 18 Open Bitch (3)

1st Wymeswold Butterscott at Kirkara – Kirkman

2nd Maursett Mercy – Taylor

3rd Micklemess Magic Flute – Walton

Class 19 Veteran Bitch (2)

1st Micklemess Sunny Dawn – Page

2nd Sh CH Creeaark Fantastica – Hirst

Class 20 Special Working Bitch (2)

1st Jackpotstud Running Late – Knowles

2nd Micklemess Sunny Dawn – Page

Class 21 Brace (0)

Class 22 Stud Dog (0)

Class 23 Brood Bitch (0)


Special Awards Classes Results

Class a Special Puppy Dog or Bitch (1)

1st Star Fidelis Isle of Sancerre among Whissgig – Sheppard

Class b Special Junior Dog or Bitch (0)

Class c Special Post Graduate Dog or Bitch (4)

1st Snow White Source of Happiness for Creeaark (Imp) – Hirst

2nd Whissgig Crackerjack – Sheppard

3rd Jackpotstud Running Late – Knowles

4th Nivalis Augustus – Gascoigne

Class d Special Open Dog or Bitch (3)

1st Micklemess Fundamental – Page

2nd Sh CH Creeaark Fantastica – Hirst

3rd Sh CH Creeaark Artreyu – Hirst

Special Awards Class a Special Awards Class c Special Awards Class d

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Results from the Arfon Working Gundog Club Open AV Spaniel (excluding Cockers) Stake

Results from the Arfon Working Gundog Club Open AV Spaniel (excluding Cockers) Stake

Photo L – R, R. Tomlinson, Chris Slater, Damien Riley

The Arfon Working Gundog Club held their Open AV Spaniel (Excluding |Cockers) Stake at the Vaenol Estate, Nr Bangor , Gwynedd on the 18th November 2021 by permission of Mr Keith Jones. The judges were Mr A P Dyson and Mr C Myers. The guns were Brian Jones, Sion Wilkes, Rhys Roberts and Noel Parry. 

Thanks to our hosts, judges, guns, helpers and competitors for making it a successful day.

We also thank our sponsors CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds for their continued support.


1st – Chris Slater handling Adrian Slaters Kipperidge Kelly – ESS Bitch

2nd – Damian Riley with Lindowmoor Hurricane – ESS Dog

3rd – R Tomlinson handling Nathan Laffy’s Cornermarsh Flout Moor Girl – ESS B

COM – Mark Cliffors with FTCH Belvden Justin Time – ESS Dog

Guns’ Choice – Melvin Jaques with Yarkdale Bizzy – ESS Bitch

Arfon Working Gundog Club Anglesey Retriever Test results

Arfon Working Gundog Club Anglesey Retriever Test results

Photo: (L-R) Novice – Lisa Nicholls, Victoria Waterfield, Nathan Laffy, Karen Jones, Jackie Owen

The Arfon Working Gundog Club held a Retriever test at Plas Llanddyfnan, Talwrn, Anglesey on the 19th June 2021 by kind permission of Mr Paul Hogarth and Mr Steve Cadman (Keeper). The judges were Dr Nicky Reynolds, Mr Robin Lloys and Mr Neil Dutton.

Thanks to all the helpers, competitors, judges, our hosts and sponsors CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds.


Novice –

First – Nathan Laffy with Rathdrinagh Arrow of Drumindoney – Lab Dog

Second – Jackie A Owen with Kensteen Tomorrow’s Dream of Marianbach – Lab Bitch

Third – Karen Jones with Mood Music Millie – Lab Bitch

COMs – Victoria Waterfield with Brocklebank Diamond – Lab Bitch

Lisa Nicholls with Lewiselm Breeze – Lab Bitch

Bill Dewhurst with Claybrow Red Rambler – Lab Dog


First – David Latham with FTCH Fendawood Harold – Lab Dog

Second – David Latham with FTW Cairngryffe Alise of Fendawood – Lab Bitch

Third – Nathan Laffy with FTCH Think Twice Zero to Hero – Gold Ret Dog

Fourth – William Dewhurst with Kelmagra Billy – Lab Dog

COM – Nicky Waddington with Venvill Major – Lab Dog

Photo: Nicky Waddington, David Latham, Nathan Laffy, William s Dewhurst

It’s Christmas time

It’s Christmas time

By Mark Laker

It’s the time of year for being indoors and reflecting of this year and planning for the next.

There is so much to think about that I thought I would look up a couple of Christmas quotes to concentrate this message:

‘Christmas is a time of year for remembrance. We take stock of where we came from and have a moment to think about where we are going, as we pursue the future with hope.’

This echoes my sentiment yet is written more eloquently. When coaching, we encourage people to find the best word(s) to help their minds and heart combine to drive their motivation.

Remembrance – think about things that have happened to forge a strong memory

Take stock – gathering information/details about the achievements made or the activities that didn’t quite go to plan.

Have a moment to think – although it’s important to understand the past, to avoid similar mistakes in the future, it isn’t a good idea to dwell either.

Pursue the future with hope – I like this phrase as pursue sounds like you need to engage in an activity rather than thinking it will just come to you.

“Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large” (source Wikipedia)

At its best, Christmas is a mirror in which we see reflected the very best life can be. Where we see ourselves moved by generosity, inspired by hope and uplifted by love, not only for ourselves but for the whole evolving universe.”

What more can be said?

In a good goal setting program there is often an element of being grateful for what you have, the people who have helped you and of ‘paying it forward’ which gives others hope to enable everyone to reach for their goals.

Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.

Is it just at Christmas that you should consider these gifts?

It seems the first and last of these are the real hard hitters. A great many people allow themselves to underachieve because they lack confidence. Often, people can waste emotion and energy wondering what others might think of them. Then like some reactive dogs they chose to strike out first with destructive comments. It can become a downward spiral and never has a positive outcome. Far better to believe everyone has the gifts above and embrace the giving of them personally to have a clear conscious and peace of mind.

And lastly:

Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered.

We hope Christmas brings you what you want this year and good luck in 2022.

BIS4 The Labrador Club of Scotland open show 23.10.21

BIS4 The Labrador Club of Scotland open show 23.10.21


The club held a highly successful open show at Alva on the 23rd October 2021. Another great show with good weather for this time of year. We had a fantastic entry of 98 dogs for our judge Stephanie Perkins. The Club and exhibitors were very appreciative of CSJ for sponsoring our event.

The main results were:

Best In Show – Mr B Meissner & Mrs Z Gajda-Meissner – Saorsa Polar Star

RBIS & BOSIS – Mr A, Mrs M and Ms M Brown – Ramsayville Revolver

Best Puppy in Show – Mrs M A Percival – Wynfaul New Years Eve

Best Veteran in Show – Mr P and Mrs T McCrory – SH CH Millroseglen Make my Day with Meadovillabs

The Labrador Club of Scotland open show 12/06/21

The Labrador Club of Scotland open show 12/06/21


The club held a highly successful open show, the first show in Scotland since March 2020, at the Dumyat Centre in Menstrie. The weather was fabulous and it was great to see so many exhibitors.  We had a fabulous entry of over 80 dogs for our judge Sadie Holliday. The Club and exhibitors were very appreciative of CSJ sponsoring our event.

The main results were:

Best In Show – Linda McGillivray – Woefdrams American Abbygail with Antonine (IMP NDL)

RBIS & BPIS – Zuzanna Gajda – Meissner – Saorsa Polar Star

BOS & BVIS – Susan Parker – SH Ch Poniel Reason to Believe at Bruadarach SHcm Shcex

Congratulations to Debra Harker and superstar Hector

Congratulations to Debra Harker and superstar Hector

By Debra Harker

Hector has finished the year as a Show Champion with the icing on the cake being him gaining his 4th CC at the British Gordon Setter Club Ch. Show and Best Opposite Sex in show .

This weekend he has then gained his 5th CC and gone Reserve Best in Show and Best Opposite Sex at The Gordon Setter Club of Scotland’s Ch Sh and then topping it off by going Best in Show at their Open Show the following day.

A long and tiring weekend but amazing results for this special boy. Still on CP24 and CSJ Salmon oil 😊

Debra and Hector

Congratulations to Hefin Jones – this year’s North Wales Nursery Champion, amid tight competition

Congratulations to Hefin Jones – this year’s North Wales Nursery Champion, amid tight competition

By Ceri Rundle

The North Wales Sheepdog Nursery Final was held on Saturday, 19th November in Llanfair Caereinion by kind permission of the Bebb family with the standard of running high at the top.  

A clock-wise course was set with, IMHO, the cross drive gates set in the perfect position for the handlers to be able to ‘see’ perfectly.  Running was on 4 lambs that were ‘split’ before penning and were consistently good throughout the 36 runs although they were not easy.  They generally behaved well as long as the dog did not upset them although the odd ones did challenge the dogs at the turn and then would take off down towards the drive.  The dogs that had good turns and were ‘smooth’ excelled and this proved to be the case with the top three runs.

The competition really ‘started’ when Aled Owen went to the post with his recent acquisition, Jim 374162 (Sire: Madoc Mot (C Pritchard) 358982  Dam: Glenys (A L Owen) 304490):  Drawn at no.6, Jim made a good start – maybe slightly short on his ‘lift’ but quickly had the sheep under control and guided them to put up a classy run with just a loss of 12 points.  Based on this performance, this is going to be a very successful and ‘dangerous’ partnership for the future!

Just 3 runs later, one of the hot favourites, Medwyn Evans with one of his two bitches, Eryri Nan 375662 (Sire: Gary (Serge van der Zweep) 308277  Dam: Eryri Dot (A Roberts) 345456) took up the challenge set by Aled’s run and put up an even ‘better’ run dropping just 7pts. Again, Medwyn has had much successful with both his young bitches which have run consistently well in trials this season.

In hot pursuit, running immediate after Medwyn was another ‘hot favourite’, Hefin Jones with his dog, Llanfarian Mirk NL/370217 ( Sire: Mac (Serge van der Zweep) 333520  Dam: Mia (Serge van der Zweep) 330785.  This is another really ‘dangerous’ partnership that has gained much success throughout the season and gained a lot of attention so, as ‘expected’, they put up yet another great run on the 4 lambs that looked deceptively ‘good’ as a result of Hefin’s clever handling and Mirk’s ‘method’ of work.   So who had won?  Medwyn or Hefin?   The runs were so close that unsurprisingly, it came down to the difference of just one point.

Huge congratulations go to Hefin who becomes this year’s North Wales Nursery Champion and Captain of the North Wales team of 15 dogs that will go to compete in the All Wales Nursery Final being staged in South Wales next month. 

All in all, a really enjoyable day was held by all.

We’re delighted to say that all three winners feed CSJ CP30. Aled Owen also feeds Champ!

Good luck to everyone – keep training!

See the full list of the North Wales Nursery Team members: N.W.S.D.S. 2019/2022 – North Wales Sheep Dog Society

We’re proud to say that all team members of both teams will wear a CSJ gilet in the All Wales Nursery Final 2021.