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
Judge - Clumber Spaniels
City of Birmingham
Championship Show 2023
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.
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
Sheena, our foundation dog
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.
dogs have performed well in both the show ring and working
environments and have been bred for type, health and, above all else,
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Clumber HPB List Removal
page, to read the Dog World article in full.