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About Maursett


Maureen, Tony and Hannah Taylor bid you a warm welcome to the our site, the home of what we affectionately call the "Maursett Mob". This has, over the years, included Clumber Spaniels, English Setters, Basset Hounds, German Shorthaired and Wirehaired Pointers and the Bracco Italiano.

"Pleased to see top breeders working together as I note he (the CC winner Sh Ch Vanitonia Soloist) is by a Vanitonia who seems to be producing some excellent examples of the breed, out of a Maursett bitch who again is from the top drawer.  Pleased to see such cooperation for the good of the breed".

Pam Blay

Judge - Clumber Spaniels

City of Birmingham Championship Show 2023



Those of you who know us for reasons other than dog showing often ask why we use the name "Maursett" - the reason, simply, is that it is our Kennel Club Affix.  We first applied to the Kennel Club for our own affix many years ago at a time when we first started showing English Setters. We tried to get all sorts of names that would be appropriate, all of which were rejected - apart from 'Maursett' - derived from Maureen and Setters much to Tony's great distress!

It was not long before we were at a show and caught sight of one of those white gundogs in the distance. 

"Cumberland Spaniels!" - well, that is what we were told by someone we thought to be knowledgeable, but we did eventually find out that these were, indeed, Clumber Spaniels.

Needless to say, we were well and truly smitten with the breed and they have, of course, become a major part of our lives (and yes, that really is Maureen and Tony in the photograph with Claude and Sheena, our foundation dog and bitch).

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our site and learning about our hobby.  Please feel free to contact us about our fields of interest.

Our dogs have performed well in both the show ring and working environments and have been bred for type, health and, above all else, temperament. 

We are members of the Kennel Club's Assured Breeder Scheme for Clumber Spaniels and all of our Clumber Spaniel breeding stock are hip scored and have been tested clear for EIC. All of our dogs are, of course,  micro-chipped and their details registered. Tony and Maureen are both qualified implanters, having been trained by a veterinary surgeon.

Dogs with the Maursett prefix have gained Champion status at home, as well as internationally in the United States of America and in the Republic of Ireland.   Maureen and Tony have both awarded Challenge Certificates in Clumber Spaniels, German Wirehaired Pointers and Bracco Italiano.

Maureen also had the honour of judging Clumber Spaniels at Crufts in 2013 and awarded CCs in English Setters at Blackpool Championship Show in 2018. 

Tony and Maureen are delighted to have been made on honorary Life Members of the Clumber Spaniel Club of Great Britain.

Hannah, daughter of Maureen and Tony, started actively showing and helping with the campaigning of the Maursett Mob in 2022 and, for her sins, now has one of her own Clumbers from our breeding.



Left Sh Ch Maursett Mildraed (Clumber Spaniel) & Sh Ch Normbar Coleen of Maursett (GWP)


Right  Mariglen Fathom For Maursett (English Setter) & Sh Ch Mischievous Maeve With Maursett (Clumber Spaniel)

Photographs Eileen Sutherland

Maureen and Tony have both judged Clumber Spaniels at Championship Shows down under in Melbourne, Australia.  Maureen was, for many years, an award winning  Breed Notes correspondent for Clumber Spaniels in Dog World (prior to the paper closing in 2017).  Maureen is continuing to produce her breed notes  - you can read Maureen's latest breed notes here,  on the Dog Focus website (Click Here)  or on Facebook (search for: Clumber Spaniel Breed Notes) Anyone with any news or information for Maureen's breed notes should email her.  

You can also read her extensive comments after Clumber Spaniels were removed from the Kennel Club High Profile Breed List in September 2014 - just go to our Clumber HPB List Removal page, to read the Dog World article in full.


rlin - pictured at 4 months

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