English Springer Spaniels

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Show Results & Critiques April - Sept 2011

28th August 2011 - Scottish Kennel Club  

Our judge today was Trudy Short (Parkmist)  who gave Holly the Limit Class then we were delighted when we were also awarded the Reserve Bitch CC behind Kath and Bonnie who also went on to get BOB - well done Kath


















Irish Circuit News  

We had a lovely week in Ireland this year taking all the dogs for their week on the beach with a bit of showing (for Holly only) thrown in for good measure.  Quite a respectable performace as well culminating in 3 Green Stars, 2 Reserve Green Stars, 2 Best of Breed and a Group 2 and a Group 4 placing - so the girl did good again!!

















22nd July 2011

Leeds Champ show today at Harewood House - a lovely setting with our judge Dave Mitchell  of the Peasblossom affix.  Out of a lovely class of 6 and her first time in limit (now up with the big girls!!) Holly was placed a very respectable 2nd


Judges critique "Very smart liver tri bitch racing through the ranks and finding herself up with the big girls still at a tender age.  More than holding her own here.  Not the expression of 1 with eyes still needing to darken a shade or two.  Correct size and more compact than 1.  Great bone and substance for such a youngster but would prefer a little more elegance in the neck and shoulder department.  Moderately angled, well bodied and conditioned.  Moved really well today"


Too Cold and windy today to get a photo!!




25th June 2011

Onde of our more local Champ shows today at Blackpool with our judge David Shields.  Holly's one and only visit to Graduate which she won out of a lovely class of 7.  A lovely critique from the judge - thank you














18th June 2011 –

A trip up north of the Border today  under judge Sylvia Bunting for            

12 montha ago this was Holly's first Ch Show under Barbara Ganarin where she was placed 5th out of a really strong class of 10 at the very tender age of 6 mths and 2 days - and my word didn't she look it!!  But 12 months on............  Although not the biggest of entries today but Holly won her Junior class and received a very nice critique from the judge.  




12th June 2011

Northern ESS Club Open Show today with Frank Bjeklund (Westaway) from Sweden.  This is a lovely show with gthe usual fab food on offer in such a lovely venue which is all the better when the weather is kind and on this day it was.  Holly won her junior class of 7 and I was delighted to receive this lovely critque from the judge




3rd June 2011

A very early start for our trip down south to show at Southern Counties under breed specialist Roly Cross (Cerchfelle)  Holly won her Junior class of 4 and then I was absolutely overwhelmed when she was awarded her very first CC at 17 months old.  What a fabulous day and thank you to our judge for this lovely award


JUDGES CRITIQUE "What a cracker, lovely young bitch with feminine head, good eye colour and shape, shoulders, topline and balance first class, correct angulation which showed in her lovely movement, a real quality young Springer, everything we look for in a nice ESS – CC."





8th May 2011

Gareth Lawler of the Roqfolly affix judged today at Birmingham National Ch Show.  He placed Holly first in a strong Junior out of a class of 8 and was short listed down to the last 3 for the bitch CC - so near yet so far away !!

JUDGES CRITIQUE quality bitch, beautifully presented, feminine, yet has substance, and is very well balanced. Moves well up and back and in profile – in last 3 for CC



30th April 2011

WELKS Ch Show today at the foot of the Malver Hills - a lovely venue for our judge Jan Wood. Holly wins a super Junior class of 8 and our judge gave her a real good look in the challenge - maybe next time :-)) and gave her a fabulous critque - one for the future maybe!

JUDGES CRITIQUE "Quality young l/w/t who pressed hard for higher honours, lovely head, good through neck and forequarters, correct amount of body and bone with good feet, pleasing overall balance, topline & tailset, moved as a springer should"




10th April 2011

The parent club held it's Ch show today with breed specialist Ray Smith (Melverley) presiding over the affair.  Holly won an amazing first in a class of 13 - critique currently in progress






















3rd April 2011

Lancs and Cheshire Champ SHow today and another one of the more local shows for us and as Geoff is on the committee it was an early start with the car loaded to the roof.  Our judge was George Clarke (Reulmill) who gave Holly a lovely Junior class of 9 - well done Kath and Bonnie on your Reserve CC!

JUDGES CRITIQUE lovely bitch, super outline, so feminine yet has substance, good head and eye, well angulated, good quarters.  Really covers the ground moving, one for the future.

Killington Lakes on the way home from the SKC weekend


Holly in full flow at Blackpool

Leeds Ch Show

Border Union Ch Show