14th October 2023 -
another Reserve Challenge Certificate for Gertie (Maursett
Masikean), awarded by Judge Michelle Meredith at the
South Wales Kennel Association Championship Show.
9th October 2023 -
Maureen and Tony were delighted to receive notification from the
Royal Kennel Club that we have been awarded the Accolade of
Excellence for Clumber Spaniels on the Assured Breeders Scheme,
having been put forward for this by the
Clumber Spaniel Club. We are very proud of this award and
grateful to the Royal Kennel Club and our breed club for this
8th October 2023 -
Tibetan Spaniels (no, this is not
a typo - definitely Tibetan, not Clumber, Spaniels!):
Tony, Maureen and Hannah have a thoroughly enjoyable day out at
the Breed Assessment Day run by the Northern Tibetan Spaniel
Club. All three of us were all delighted to come away with
certificates after successfully attending the talk and then
passing the Multiple Choice Examination followed by the
Hands on Assessment in the afternoon.
Clumber Spaniels: tonight another star shines brightly as
our lovely girl Beatrice
Make A Wish for Maursett (Imp Bel)
- was given sleep
after a very short illness.
Bea was never destined to be
a show girl, but she revolutionised our Mob and we are
forever grateful to Danielle and Jan for entrusting us with
Mother of Maursett show
champions Maursett Mathos, Maursett Mercy and Maursett
Mycate of Kiswahili and not forgetting Maursett Morveen of
Vanitonia, mum of Lee Cox’s BIS Winner Sh Ch Vanitonia
Soloist, as well as Maursett Mhairi Res CC winner at Crufts
in 2020. Her grandchildren include show champions Maursett
Malfoy, Maursett Marnie and Maursett Malachie at Molvonia.
Her impact goes even further
with grand and great grandchildren Maursett Masikean,
Maursett Muttley at Molvonia, Maursett Marvella of Bebacova,
Maursett Mordecai at Rocabec, Maursett Moruisg and Maursett
Mimi of Maiank all winning CCs and Reserve CCs.
Bea was the sweetest of girls
and loved everyone and was a joy to live with, even if she
did have a love of Jaffa Cakes.
God speed Bea over the
Tomorrow is never promised so
everyone give your dogs an extra hug tonight.
2023 - Bracco Italiano: Maureen judged Bracco Italiano at the
National Gundog Association's Championship Show and gave Best of
Breed to her bitch Challenge Certificate winner, Sh Ch
Braccorions Never Say Never JW, owned by Marlene Critchley and
handled by Emma Towns. It was wonderful to see this super
girl then go on to be awarded Best In Show by judge David
Clumber Spaniels: Leeds Championship Show saw Anthony
Allen judging the breed and it was another good day at the
office for the Maursett Mob, with Marnie (Sh
Ch Maursett Marnie) winning the Open Bitch
class. But it was Gertie (Maursett
Masikean) who stole the day winning the Junior
Bitch class and then being awarded the Reserve Challenge
Certificate (her second) at just 16 months.
2023 - Clumber Spaniels: off to Scarborough & District Canine
Association's open show, where Howard Ogden was judging our
breed and the gundog group. He awarded Best of Breed to Marnie (Sh
Ch Maursett Marnie) who was then shortlisted
in the group, with Gertie (Maursett
Masikean) going Reserve Best of Breed.
Congratulations also go to James Taylor and Mike Hilton who won
Best Puppy with Delsaux Fly Me To The Moon (sired by our Mathos
Sh Ch Maursett Mathos JW), at her very first
2023 - Clumber Spaniels: Bill Orzell judged the breed at East of
England Championship Show. It was a good day out for the
Maursett Mob with Marnie (Sh
Ch Maursett Marnie) picking up the Bitch CC
after winning the Open Bitch class, while Hannah and Dave's
Madrigal) won the Puppy Bitch class and was Best
Puppy Bitch. Congratulations also go to Paul and Susanne
Whitehouse who won the Dog CC and Best of Breed with Sh Ch
Maursett Mallachie at Molvonia, with their Maursett Muttley at
Molvonia taking the Res Dog CC. There was continuing
success for the Brown's with Maursett Meadie, who won the Puppy
Dog class, and also for the Warehams who saw their
Maursett Melwyn win Post Graduate Dog. A bit of trivia for
you - the Best of Breed, Dog CC and Bitch CC were identical to
the result at East of England in 2022!
2023 - Clumber Spaniels: just the two girls with us at Three
Counties Championship Show as Hannah and the grandkids were all
participating in the Race For Life to raise funds for Cancer
Research. Our breed judge was Chris Page and Gertie (Maursett
Masikean) won the Junior Bitch class, while Hannah & Dave's Pearl (Maursett
Madrigal) won the Bitch Puppy class, before being
awarded Best Puppy in Breed.
2023 - Clumber Spaniels: Ripon & District Open Show saw Marnie (Sh
Ch Maursett Marnie) win Best of Breed Clumber
Spaniel, with Hannah & Dave's Pearl (Maursett
Madrigal) winning another Best Puppy in Breed award
under (replacement) judge Kelly Jenkinson. Marnie (Sh
Ch Maursett Marnie) then went on to be awarded
Group 4 in a strong gundog group judged by Carol Moore.
2023 - Clumber Spaniels: the Bank Holiday weekend proved to be a
special one, as the Mob had a outing to the North Riding Gundog
Club's open show. Jennifer Millard judged the breed and
Hannah and Dave's Pearl (Maursett
Madrigal) won Best Puppy, with kennelmate Gertie (Maursett
winning the Junior class. Marnie (Sh
Ch Maursett Marnie) added to her recent run of
success by winning the Open Class and being awarded Best of
Breed, with Gertie (Maursett
handled by our grandson Ben, going Reserve Best of Breed.
It was then on to the big ring for the finale under judge Tracey
Hayes and Marnie (Sh
Ch Maursett Marnie) did us proud by going
Reserve Best in Show.
Clumber Spaniels: another great day for the Maursett Mob,
this time at Bath Championship Show, where breed specialist Kath
Kirkman was our judge. Marnie (Sh
Ch Maursett Marnie) added to her CC tally
winning the Bitch CC (her fourth), with kennelmate Gertie (Maursett
taking the Reserve Bitch CC (ably handled by Lucy Wareham).
Hannah and Dave's Pearl (Maursett
Madrigal) won the bitch puppy class, ahead of
Rachel and Lucy Wareham's Maursett Missy. There was more
success for the Maursett Mob as Paul and Sue Whitehouse saw
their Garfield, Maursett Malachie at Molvonia, win the Dog CC
and go on to be awarded Best of Breed. Rachel and Lucy Wareham
also took a first place with Merlin (Maursett Melwyn) in the
post graduate dog class. All in all, a very pleasing day
for the Maursett Mob.
2023 - Clumber Spaniels: the Scottish Kennel Club championship
show saw the breed judged by Mrs Jill Peak and what a day
it proved to be for the Maursett Mob as Marnie (Maursett
Marnie) wion the Open Bitch
class and was then awarded the bitch CC - that all important
third CC. So she is (subject to KC confirmation) now
Ch Maursett Marnie
- the third Show Champion out of this super litter.
Congratulations also go to Julie and Peter Cumming who took the
Reserve Dog CC with Maursett Mordecai at Rocabec. It was
also delightful to see George and Lorna Brown take the Best
Puppy in Breed award with Maursett Meadie. Well done also
to Mary Hanney, whose Maursett Moruisg won the Limit Dog class.
What a really super SKC show for the Maursett Mob!
Clumber Spaniels: Hannah and Dave's Pearl (Maursett
Madrigal) wins the Best Puppy in Breed and our
Masikean) then takes the Best of Breed award under
judge David Smith (Oliwoodpoint)
at the Saltburn & District Canine Society open show.
2023 - Clumber Spaniels:
huge congratulations to Paul and
Sue Whitehouse who took the Best in Show at the United
Spaniel Association's open show with Sh Ch
Maursett Malachie at Molvonia (Garfield).
2023 - Clumber Spaniels: Pearl (Maursett
Madrigal) wins the Best Any Variety Not
Separately Classified Gundog Puppy award at the Consett Canine
Society's open show (judge: Jane Graham).
Crufts Dog Show sees Gertie (Maursett
Masikean) win the Puppy Bitch class under
judge Ralph Dunne and then go on to be awarded Best Puppy in Breed. Well worth the travel through the snow as the bad weather
descended on the UK.
Clumber Spaniels: a debut for Hannah and Dave's
Pearl (Maursett Madrigal) who won the AV Gundog Puppy under
Brian Foster at Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Canine Society's
open show. Meanwhile, our Gertie (Maursett
Masikean) won AVNSC Postgraduate under the
2023 - Clumber Spaniels: wow - what a year 2022 proved to be.
Today we had formal confirmation that Maeve (Sh
Ch Mischievous Maeve With Maursett) was the
Clumber Spaniel Top Brood Bitch in the Our Dogs competition.
This is to add to the Top Clumber Spaniel Stud Dog award for Mathos (Sh
Ch Maursett Mathos JW) - last year was well and truly capped
off as Maureen and Tony are Top Clumber Spaniel Breeders for
Our thanks to the many judges who have thought so
highly of the Maursett Clumbers and, of course, to the owners
who have campaigned their Maursett dogs with such aplomb.
Clumber Spaniels: Gertie (Maursett
Masikean) is really on a roll. She won a good
sized Graduate class and then took the Best of Breed and Best
Puppy award at Border Counties Gundog Club's Open Show, judged
by Nicola Calvert.
Clumber Spaniels: a very pleasing start to a new
show year at Boston Championship Show, where Gertie (Maursett
won Best Puppy in Breed and Reserve Best Bitch under judge Sue
January 2023 - Clumber Spaniels
- as we start a new year, we thought we would do a review of
what has proved be a great 2022 in the show ring, but
health-wise, something of a nightmare. This began with Maureen
having breast cancer and undergoing a mastectomy, along with all
sorts of other problems that we will give a miss here, as well
as more surgery for Tony!
Championship shows in 2022, it was a very different story, with
Ch Maursett Malfoy),
Garfield (Sh Ch Maursett Malachie at Molvonia) and Mercy (Sh
Ch Maursett Mercy) all
gaining their titles. Marnie (Maursett
Marnie) and Mary
Hanney's Walter (Maursett Moruisg) also picked up Challenge
Certificates. Muttley (Maursett Muttley at Molvonia), Peggy (Maursett
Marvella of Bebacova) and Mimi (Maursett Mimi of Mariank) also
added to the Reserve CC list in the year. In total, Maursett
Clumbers bagged twelve Challenge Certificates and twelve Reserve
Challenge Certificates, along with six Best Puppy in Breed
awards at Championship Shows during 2022. As far as we are
aware, we are top breeders again this year and Mathos (Sh
Ch Maursett Mathos JW)
is Top Stud dog, all the points coming from his first litter.
His second litter has only just hit the show ring a few weeks
ago and his third litter is due to hit the show ring in March
2023. Meanwhile, his fourth litter (with another breeder) is due
any day in the near future.
also great to learn that Maeve (Sh
Ch Mischievous Maeve with Maursett) was Top
Brood Bitch in the breed, as Foy (Sh Ch Maursett Malfoy), Garfield (Sh Ch
Maursett Malachie at Molvonia) and Marnie (Maursett
Marnie) are her offspring with ten challenge
certificates between them in 2022.
thank you to Paul and Sue Whitehouse for campaigning Sh Ch
Maursett Malachie at Molvonia (Garfield) this year and his pal
Maursett Muttley at Molvonia. Thanks also Rachel and Lucy
Wareham with Maursett Melwyn (Merlin) who has done a huge amount
of winning, Mary Hanney with Maursett Moruisg (Walter), Ricky
Furnell with Maursett Marvella of Bebacova (Peggy), Ryan Ennis
Holden with Maursett Mimi of Mariank and a;lso to Peter and
Julie Cumming with Maursett Mordecai at Rocabec (Elvis), who
made his debut at LKA where he was Best Puppy in Breed. On top
of all this, there were numerous successes at Open Show level
for the Maursett mob.
you all have a happy, successful prosperous and, above all else,
safe and healthy 2023.